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.

Hugs

Jyoti

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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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Cards Featuring My Monthly Hero Card Kit August 2018

Hello. Thank you for stopping by. Hope you’re doing great. Today I am presenting my card I made using My Monthly Hero Card Kit for the month of August.

This card kit is coffee themed. Here’s my card for today. my monthly hero card kit august 2018

First I started by stamping the coffee stamp image from the Hero Arts Monthly Kit on a 110lb Neenah solar white cardstock twice using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored them using Copic colors and then die cut the images using the coordinating dies that came in the kit. Added some shimmer on the cup and the plate using Wink Of Stella Glitter pen in clear. Then highlighted some streaks of white across with Gelly Roll Pen.

my monthly hero card kit august 2018

What Inspired me:

I usually look up on Pinterest for inspirations

like the color combination, or scenes.  I came across

this color combo that I really liked for this card. That’s why I colored the coffee cups in blue-green shades of Copics.

 

I even created my own stip of dusty pink paper with one of the color combinations to go with my color theme where I stamped my sentiment from the same stamp set.

my monthly hero card kit august 2018

These were coffee cups so I wanted them to sit on a table. I had wood patterned pattern paper in my stash. I cut that with Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circle Dies. Seems like I use these in almost every project. Arranged the table with the cups and the sentiment strip right above it using Foam Tapes. Then I cut the paper that came in the kit using the Simon Says Stamp‘s Stitched Rectangle Dies. But I wanted more of that teal in my card so I cut another pattern paper in similar color using the same die and arranged on the card that was a standard A2 size top folding panel on Simon Says Stamp Smoke Card Stock.

Another Card From the Same kit

I also attempted to create another card with the same kit.

my monthly hero card kit august 2018

This one is repeated stamping technique on the background with Copic colored images. A strip of cardstock colored with Copic to match the coffee color in the background was stamped in Versamark Ink and embossed using the embossing powder that came with the kit. This embossing powder is a  little bit textured cream color. I love it.

my monthly hero card kit august 2018

Another Stamped image I painted with gold watercolor paint  I bought recently.

I am not very much impressed with the outcome. But I did work very hard with these cards. Want to definitely come up with more ideas for this kit.

I love the Subscription for the My Monthly Hero Card Kit. It is worth the price I pay and the excitement when I receive my monthly parcel is priceless.

Let me know what you guys think in the comment box down below.

I love hearing from you.

Hugs

Jyoti

Supplies Used:

August 2018 My Monthly Hero

I am participating in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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