The Flower Challenge Reminder #69

It’s midway through June already and I am here sharing an inspiration as a reminder for The Flower Challenge #69. Our theme this month is “Yellow and Blue”

Hello everyone!

Hope you’re having a great summer so far. It’s been hot here in New York. And I am not a huge fan of hot weather. I hadn’t been feeling so great and I’ve had very busy few weeks. I even missed the inspiration post for this challenge on the 4th of the month.

But here I am with my idea of using “yellow and blue” on this card.

Focus

The main focus of my card today is this blue flower today. This is a digital stamp called Truly Inspire by Joy Clair Stamps. Instead of coloring this flower in reds or yellows, I decided to go with the theme and color the whole flower in shades of blue.

I used Copic colors in B01, B02, B04 and B06 and added a little highlights with white gel pen. You can hardly see the highlights in photos. But trust me they’re there.

Background

The other day I had ordered the Abstract Art stamp set from MFTstamps. This stamp set has several paint brush stroke like stamps. I stamped a few towards the bottom on a piece of Bristol smooth card-stock with Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Ink in Sunshine. This took care of the yellow from the theme.

I also added a sprinkle of gold embossing powder before the ink dried completely and then heat set it to melt the embossing powder. The point was to cover some parts of the brushstrokes with gold.

Sentiment

This stamp set is from Simon Says Stamp. I received it as my subscription for their card kit this month which has some fun birthday sentiments. It is called Happiest Wishes. I stamped “Happy Birthday to someone special “ on the bottom right of the panel with Ranger Archival ink in black.

I then matted the background panel with blue card-stock and added it using foam tape on my card-base. Propped up the blue flower and finally added some iridescent blue jewels in three groups to complete my card.

Hope you guys enjoyed going through my process of creating this fun inspiration for our Flower Challenge this month.

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Creative Use Of Scraps/ The Flower Challenge #66

Hello everyone!

This month the design team at The Flower challenge have come up with ideas to use scraps on your cards creatively. As our theme for this month is Use Scraps.

Here is my take on this challenge.

Background

The background is where I have used scraps for my card today.

  1. I picked up some scraps of pinks and reds from my scrap folder.
  2. Cut the scraps to make it onto half inch strips.
  3. Adhered these strips on to a piece of 4 and a quarter by 5 and a half inches copy paper diagonally.
  4. Embossed the whole striped piece using Spellbinders Sketched Floral embossing folder.

Focus

As this was the flower challenge and the main focus is supposed to be floral element I used the Altenew Magnolia Layering Die set.

  1. I used the scrap pieces of white card-stock to die cut the layers of this flower and leaves.
  2. To add color to my flower layers I used distressed oxide inks in shades of pinks. The bottom layer being the darkest and the top most layer the lightest.
  3. Similarly added green inks on the layers of leaves
  4. For the flower center I just used Copic markers to color the tiny die cut pieces
  5. Added the layers with liquid glue and arranged the flower.

The pink flower against the pink background was not so visible so I decided to add a square piece of vellum cut with the Spellbinders Hemstitch Square die.

Sentiment

  1. Stamped a sentiment from Altenew with clear embossing ink on a scrap piece of black card stock and embossed using white embossing powder.
  2. Added it right under the flower

This completed my card which I created from mostly just scraps except for the card base. I am famous for hoarding even the tiniest scraps. Projects like this make me use up these so I do not feel guilty of saving all these scrap card stocks.

Hopefully I am able to inspire you to use the scraps and create fun projects like this. If so join with us at The Flower Challenge and share your creations.

Happy Crafting!

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Jyoti

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Fun Floral Card / The Flower Challenge #65

Fun floral cards are always my favorite. This month’s theme for our challenge at The Flower Challenge #65 is ”Occasions”

Hello everyone!

Every month at The Flower challenge our designers create inspirations for the month’s challenge. This month our theme is “Occasions”. I have chosen Birthday as the occasion for my card, since Birthday Cards are the most I send out. And who doesn’t love a fun floral card?

Here’s my take on today’s inspiration project.

Fun floral card 1

Focus

For the main focus of my card today I created a fun cluster of flowers with the help of Spellbinders Be Bold Blooms. I used the colors mustard yellow ,light brown ,black and white for my flowers and green for the leaves.

One of the Rifle Paper Co. prints I had seen on Pinterest inspired the color scheme for todays card and these floral dies also looked like them.

Background

For the background of my card, I picked a dry embossed panel with a black mat and a white border around it. This embossing folder is by spellbinders and this is one of the Embossing Folder of the month subscription. This embossing folder is large so you can even create a slimline panel with it.

Sentiment

For the sentiment, I picked this beautiful word die from Spellbinders which is called Yana’s Layered Script Sentiment. As the occasion I chose was Birthday, this die was perfect. I just love the font of these intricate dies. The strip on top that says it’s your is a part one of an old Simon Says Stamp sentiment stamp.

At last, I finished my card. So, if you are inspired by this card come and join us at The Flower Challenge and post your link.

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Jyoti

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Use A Shape/The Flower Challenge #61

Hello everyone!
We here at The Flower Challenge are celebrating our 5th anniversary. Check out the whole lot of prizes by generous sponsors on The The Flower Challenge blog.

This month’s theme is ‘Use a Shape’ . For my project today instead of using a shape die or a shaped card I decided to arrange my flowers in a shape of heart. I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire’s video about using small dies creatively.

Here let me show you my card so you understand what I meant.

I used Bohemian cover plate by Simon Says Stamp to create the fun pierced background. But I still wanted my focus on my heart shape.


These small flowers are perfect for my arrangement. With different shades of purple card-stock I created the flowers using the Craft A Flower die from Altenew. This one is called Dendrobium Orchid Layering Die set. Smaller flowers looked better within the shape so I skipped the larger ones.


In order to complete the proper heart shape I added some enamel dots in colors that matched with my floral arrangement.

Finally to complete the card I added the die-cut hello and sending you a big hug sentiment strip underneath.

This completed my card . I just can’t stop staring at this card as I think it turned out so pretty. What do you think?

Hope this inspires you to participate in the flower challenge with us for a chance to win prizes.

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#JYOTIISINSPIREDBYPINTEREST Inspiration 2

card made using spellbinders dies

Hello and welcome.

I have recently started this series of card-making challenge I call Jyoti is inspired by Pinterest on Instagram. Where I pick a picture I like from Pinterest and try to recreate that in the form of a handmade greeting card using the supplies I already own.

I loved the response I received from the 1st challenge. Only a few of my crafty friends on Instagram participated in my fun journey of inspiration and crated their version of cards from my Inspiration. But I thank each of you who even thought that was a fun idea.

I am presenting my second challenge in this series.

Here’s my Card for today

Actually I have two cards I created with one watercolor background.

Inspiration:

The inspiration picture I picked for this challegne that I posted on my Instagram story is:

For this card I used Prima watercolors on a Strathmore watercolor paper panel using blues and greens. Layered the watercolors with splatters and random dots. Dried each layer completely before I proceeded with another layer on top. Finally I was happy with the result. Then I picked my leaf dies from Spellbinders Small and Large Dies of the Month. Arranged them on the watercolorded panel and cut it out using the Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine.

This first card is the negative piece after die cutting the leaves out of it. I didn’t want it to go to waste. So I cut it with a stitched rectange die and turned it into a card. It turned out beautiful.

For the second card I arranged the die cut leaves on a 4 and a quarter by 5 and a half inches panel of navy card-stock from recollection.

I loved how this turned out. As each leaf is different in color from each other it looks more organic. I loved how the die cuts just pop on the navy card-stock.

I did not put any sentiments or any embellishments on these cards. Because I like when you can add sentiments on cards as you need them.

Finally these panels are attached to an A2 size top folding card bases make with Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock.

If you guys want to participate in my challenge please tag me in the social media. I would highly appreciate it.

If you are interested in the first inspiration I posted a few days ago here is a link to the post.

#JYOTIISINSPIREDBYPINTEREST Inspiration 1

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Jyoti

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