Circle of Hope Rachel Vass Release

Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing a card I created using Rachel Vass release called circle of hope.

For this card I had this idea with a Lot of layers and lot of dimension.

The Focus

For the Main focus of the card the floral image was one layer matted with a golden card-stock layered with slightly bigger than the floral image itself.

I colored the flower with Coppic markers in the warm grays. The darkest shade was double five then W2 and then blended with W00. I wanted the flower to be a neutral shade because there was a lot going on on this card design already.

The center of the flower was colored using the COPIC marker that matches the background and dotted the stamen with a gel pen and embossed with gold embossing powder.

The Sentiment

The sentiment on this card was another layer again baked with a layer of golden card stock. The sentiment that says life is tough but so are you is converted into white on back black.

I have a video explaining how I do that.

The Background

For the background of this card I decided do use a stencil with distressed oxide ink. The stencil I picked for this was from Altenew and the ink I used was tumbled glass. My stencil had a little yellow from the last time I used which I forgot to clean. That made the stenciling a little bit greenish shade. Then I sprinkled some embossing powder with the help of my fingers. The embossing powder I used was Seaglass from Wow embossing.

The background piece was again layered with a gold card stock.

I usually design my card layout silhouette studio. That makes it easier for me to size the image perfectly and create cutlines around the images and matting layers which are slightly bigger than the images.

I then adhered everything on a top folding landscape A2 card base.

This completed my card. Hope this inspires you.

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Jyoti

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Romantic Ruffle Card and Rachel Vass Release

Card made using Rachel Vass release called Romantic Ruffle

Hello Everyone!

Today I have a beautiful floral card to share with you. I created this card featuring Rachel Vass latest release called Romantic Ruffle. This digital stamp consists of a beautiful loose peony flower and a few sentiments.

Here’s my card for today:

Card made using Rachel Vass release called Romantic Ruffle

For the main focus of this card I layered the flower one on top of another slightly in an angle so it looks like two flowers facing away from each other.

I printed it on a mixed media paper. Because I wanted to watercolor these flowers using distressed inks. Unfortunately my printer doesn’t feed heavyweight watercolor card-stock so I have to compromise and use mixed media paper which is a 95lb weight.

I taped the panel on a hard board using some washi tapes on all sides and started coloring it using Tim Holtz’s Distressed Inks in color Worn Lipstick and Peacock Feathers.

For the center of the flower I used some gold metallic watercolor for extra interest.

Once my watercolor painting was dry, I cut the panel using a stitched rectangle die from Mama Elephant. This die is exactly the size of an A2 card front. I use this die a lot.

Then I adhered this panel on a top folding landscape A2 card base made of Recollection Heavy weight card base in white.

I hope you get inspired by this and will create something similar.

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Hello Friend Card And Rachel Vass Release

Hello everyone!

Today I have a card to share with you which features this beautiful digital stamp release by Rachel Vass Designs. It’s called Dancing Delights. These flower images are just too adorable.

The Focus

The main focal image for this card is a cluster of these lovely flowers and buds. I colored the flowers using Copic colors in Y17 YR12 and YR15. The leaves and the stems are colored using G99 and G07. Nothing fancy coloring, but still these flowers look so pretty.

Arranged the flowers in a bunch and added with foam tape on a strip of metallic paint splattered black cardstock.

The Background

I ink blended the background using the new stencil by Fun Stampers Journey called Starburst Lines. I used distressed oxide inks in colors Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and, Blueprint Sketch. With the help of the blending brushes by Taylored Expression, I was able to achieve a crisp stencil image.

The sentiment is from a Hero Arts stamp. This is stamped on a black piece of cardstock with sticky embossing ink and embossed with detail white embossing powder and heat set.

Finally embellished the card with the Nuvo Drops in Yellow and some shimmering pen over the flowers.

I hope you get inspired by this project.

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Jyoti

Here’s another card I created using Rachel’s stamp

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Thinking of You Card And Rachel Vass Release

Hello Everyone.

Today I have two cards to share with you. I created these cards using the latest release by Rachel Vass Designs called Doodle Flowers. It’s a beautiful stamp for someone who likes to color.

First Card

The Focus

For my first card, I colored these flowers in Copics. I decided on the purple and green combination for the flowers I started coloring the center with dark purple and shaded with a lighter shade on the outside. Blending the purple with the green was a little tough but I managed to create a smooth blend. The outside of the petals I wanted it darker green shade.

This is almost a one layer card. But I wanted something fun and not so simple. So I traced the center of the flower with my sparkly silver gel pen. Added some gold pearls to finish off this card.

The Second Card

The Focus

For the focal image of this card I just wanted a simple ink blended look. I didn’t want to spend a lot of time coloring these images. Not because it isn’t fun to color these beautiful images, but because I wanted this one to be a quick card.

I started ink blending the image with distressed oxide inks in colors Abandoned Coral, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, and Broken China in almost rainbow colors. Then I used a metallic watercolor in color gold carefully painted the stamens with it to give it a sparkly look.

I actually intended to make a fun fold card with these images were a little too big for that design I adhered with some foam tape one nest to another on a slimline card base again blended with distressed oxide ink in color Wild Honey.

Finally, I finished off the card with some gold sequins adhered with the help of art glitter glue.

I hope you liked these cards and get inspired to create something like this. Tag me on social media if you create something similar. I would like to see what you come up with.

Let me know in the comment how you like it.

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Jyoti

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Thank You Card And Rachel Vass Release

rachel vass thank you card

Hello everyone!

Today I have two cards to share with you featuring The New Release Digital stamp Called Spring Background by Rachel Vass Designs.

Here are my cards for today:

The First Card

thank you card

The Focus

For this card, I had this fun color combination in my mind. Yellow and blue. But I wanted something unique so I went with blue for the center of the flowers and yellow for the petals.

I started coloring centers of the flowers using Copic colors in blue shades, B02, B04, and B06.

For the petals, I picked Y12, Y15, and Y17. For a little bit of depth in the center, I used E11.

I then matted that square piece with black card stock.

Spring background

The Background

For the background of this card, I stretched the otherwise square stamp into a rectangle of 4 inches by 5 and a quarter inches which is slightly smaller than a regular A2 size card.

I colored the background panel using cool gray shades of Copic Markers. C3, C5, and Colorless Blender to blend Them all. I used Prismacolor pencils in 50% cool gray for extra depth in those black and white looking flowers.

Then I matted that panel with black card stock and mounted it on a top folding A2 card base. I added glossy accent to the center of the flower.

The Sentiment

The sentiment for this card came from the same digital stamp set. I loved the sentiment which is in white on black. They are all Thank You sentiments.

The Second Card

rachel vass thank you card

The Focus

For this second card, I wanted to color it in ombre. Since I owned a few different shades of Copic markers in reds, I picked all of them.

The center of the card is light and as it goes towards the edge of the card it becomes darker and darker. Vignette is the exact term.

For the darkest red shade which is the background behind the flowers I used G17 first and used R39 on top of it to make it even darker.

I then matted the panel with black card stock.

Here’s a list of copics I used on this red card.

R00, RV42, R32, R05, R24, R35, R27, R29, R37, R39 and, G07

The Sentiment

The sentiment again came from the same stamp set. For this card, I picked just a simple Thank You.

I then mounted this card on an A2 size card base. and embellished it with some Nuvo Drops In black.

I hope you like these cards and get inspired to create something like these in the future.

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Jyoti

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Kindness For Florals Instagram/Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hello everyone!

Thank you for visiting my blog.

I hope you’re all staying home and healthy in the middle of this COVID 19 crisis.

I along with some of my kind cardmaker friends on Instagram are sharing kindness through cardmaking as an IG/Blog hop. As we all share the common love for flowers our theme is Floral.

Each of us has special prizes for two lucky winners. Just visit my Instagram post to see more details.

Theme

The theme for this IG hop is a floral focus card with ink blending and the use of stencil is optional.

Here’s my card:

Background

For the background of this card, I used distressed oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, and Barndoor and Taylored Expressions Blending brushes for the smooth blend.

Then I used Tim Holtz’s stencil to apply Texture paste to create the swirly texture on the panel.

The Focal Point

The focus of this card had to be a floral image. I used one of the digital images from Power Poppy. I printed the image and started coloring it in Copics. Some of the details were added later with Prismacolor pencils.

I picked this azalea flower because it brings so many memories of my dad who passed away 17 years ago. Azalea was his favorite flower. As this is my first IG/ blog hop ever and I wanted to pay tribute to my father with this card.

The oval frame is cut using Spellbinders Die. I cut 4 frames and adhered them on top of each other to create a chipboard look.

The floral image and the sentiment are then adhered using foam tapes at the back for dimension. Then the whole panel is matted with a little bit bigger panel of black cardstock.

I really loved how this card turned out. I hope this gave you some inspiration

Please check out these wonderful cardmakers who are a part of this hop on their Instagrams:

@handmadebytasha13

@amandacardsandgalore

@cardsncraftsnyc (me)

@irishrosecreations

@rightbrainart

@sanjuscreations_craft

@natashavacca02

Visit their blogs for more pictures and details about their posts.

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Jyoti

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Card Featuring My Monthly Hero Card Kit September 2018

Today I am showcasing the card I made using the My Monthly Hero Card Kit for September 2018. This Kit has a fall theme with images of Chinese Lantern Plants and pots and some very nice sentiments.

Here’s my card for today

Hero Arts card kit

Inspiration:

Fall colors obviously were my inspiration for this card. I wanted something warm but still colorful. The color combination certainly matches with the sentiment in this card I think.

Background:

I have been trying to work with some ink blended backgrounds lately. I thought this was a perfect opportunity for this project because my card needed some warm background to complement the image. I used Tim Holtz Distressed Oxide inks in colors Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey. I loved how these colors look like a sunset scene.

My Monthly Hero September 2018

The Focal Point:

Images of the Chinese lantern plants from the My Monthly Hero Card Kit were my main focus for this card. I stamped one of the images from the stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on Watercolor Paper. And colored the images using the Daniel Smith Watercolors that came in the Kit. I adhered one of the images on the color blended background panel with liquid glue. Another branch was added with foam tape for dimension.

The Sentiment:

The stamp set includes a few very nice sentiments. I took one of the sentiments that said: ” You bring color to my world” which was stamped directly on the background with Ranger Archival Ink in Jet black.

Finally, the panel was mounted on a card base that is made with 110 lb cardstock measuring 5 and a half inches tall and 4 and a quarter inches wide.

Here’s my final project. I am really happy with the outcome. What do you guys think? I am definitely going to make more cards using this card kit. There are so many ideas for this card kit in my head but due to a busy work schedule, I haven’t been able to create more cards.

These Kits are limited while supplies last so if you want to get these kits, subscribe here for Hero Arts Card Kits

I participated int he Through the purple haze challenge and SumMore Fun Challenge 

Products I used for this project:

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Birthday Card Featuring Altenew Hibiscus Bouquet Stamp

Hello everyone. It’s been a while since I posted anything. I have family visiting from back home and have been very busy entertaining them and also with work. Here’s the card that I made today using Hibiscus Bouquet stamp set from Altenew.

I love the combination of pink and gray.  Since the flower was a large image and as always I had to make a flower cluster, I didn’t want any distraction and wanted the flowers to be my main focal point.

Stamp Images:

Here I stamped these flowers in two other shades of pink. Because I love how crisp the Altenew die inks are. They are so vibrant and true to color even after it dries. So the colors I used was Rose Quartz in the first card, Puffy Heart in the second one and the darkest one, the third one is Purple Wine. The green for the leaves is Forest Glades. And last but not least the black outline is stamped using Jet Black.

Here is the picture showing all three together.

I arranged the flowers in layers with the help of foam tapes in the back. Some of the leaves are attached with just glue so that they look like they are set back a little bit to create extra interest.

I used the sentiment  from another stamp set. I stamped that in Versamark sticky ink and embossed with white fine detailed embossing powder and heat set it.

Hibiscus bouquet

Attached some sequins in coordinating colors to each o the cards. Decorated the middle of the flower with yellow Nuvo drops.

Hibiscus Bouquet

I love how it turned out. Hope you guys like it too. Let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite? Also if you have any suggestions for color choices of this card please suggest.

Hibiscus Bouquet

Thank you very much for stopping by.

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Jyoti

 

 

 

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Altenew January 2018 Inspiration Challenge

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a great new year so far. I have always loved Altenew stamps and dies and I often visit their blog which is always so inspiring.

I came across this Altenew January 2018 Inspiration Challenge by Erum Tasneem. I loved the idea of a bright color palette and had to implement it. Here’s the inspiration picture from the post.

Altenew January 2018 Inspiration Challenge

Orange and yellow colors always make me smile — it reminds me of sunshine after a rainy day. Besides, pink is my favorite color. So, because I wanted to use these colors, I decided to participate in the challenge.

I had to make two cards because my creative mind couldn’t just settle on one out of the many background ideas that were coming to me.

Here’s my take on this challenge:


My cards feature the Fantasy Floral Die from  Altenew. I used pink, orange, and yellow colors from the inspiration picture and used it on the background for the first card using Hexagon Dies from My Favorite Things. For the second card I used the tag dies that I bought online on some random website.

The white panel I used was cut from a Mama Elephant Creative Cuts die.

I used Altenew Fantasy Floral Die to cut the flowers for the main focal image. I used three different shades of grey for the flower on the bottom to create a shadow effect under the colorful flower created with the inspired colors.

I adhered the layers of the flower slightly offsetting from each other intentionally because I think this flower looks much better and fuller this way. Then, the flowers were popped up on foam tapes for extra dimension.

The sentiment is from the Adore You Stamp Set from Altenew. For the final touch I embellished these cards with coral and matte gray sequins.

I hope you will like these cards that I have created for the challenge. Please take some time to leave a comment. I love hearing from you all.

Thank you,

Jyoti

 

 

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