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.


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.


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.


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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The Flower Challenge #65 Reminder

Orchid Rose bouquet card by cardsncraftsnyc

Hello Everyone!

It’s already midway through February. We are creating wonderful inspirations for you to remind you to participate with us at The Flower Challenge. Our theme this month is “Occasion”

For my project today I have created an Anniversary card.

Here is my take on it.

Orchid Rose Bouquet anniversary card

I have used the Orchid Rose Bouquet Stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped this image with the help of my Misti Stamping Tool on an 80lb Neenah card-stock.

Orchid Rose bouquet card by cardsncraftsnyc

I’m still in the learning stage in coloring white flowers. I like to try different styles. I used Copic colors for this image. Started with light green where the depth should be and flicked it out. Added C3 where there are cast shadows.

For the center of the orchid I used RV4 which definitely was much higher in value hence contrasting the rest of the coloring. So I tried to balance it out by stamping the sentiment is matching color card-stock strip and also matted the layer with the same card-stock.

I really believe that a well balanced composition makes a card admirable.

Here is a little closer look to my colored image.

Hopefully this was an inspiration for you to create your projects and play along with us.



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Springish Fiesta / Joy Clair Designs Release

Hello Everyone!

I am so excited to participate in this Blog Hop showcasing the new release of Joy Clair Designs Springish Fiesta Collection 2022.

For my post today I have created two cards.

My First Card

Joy Clair Designs

I printed the heart image from the Always in Style Stamp set and the sentiment on a white card-stock. I cut the image using my silhouette cameo leaving a white border around the image. Then I foiled the image with gold foil and the laminating machine.

Joy clair designs strong heart stamp set.

Started coloring the image using Copic markers. Used R24 R27 R29 for the heart. G24 G28 G29 for the leaves and vines and finally, C07 C05 and C04 for the lock.

Joy Clair Designs blog hop

Because the image was busy with foiling and coloring already I wanted the background to be really plain. So I embossed a black card-stock panel with the Spellbinders embossing folder that was out on my desk for another project already.

Added the image and the sentiment from Good Luck Stamp set beneath it using foam tape for dimension. To finish off I added some gold pearls and the card was done.

Second Card

Usually my cards contains floral image and I am very comfortable with picking the design and color choices with floral cards. But this time I really challenged myself to use very different images than my regular floral cards.

For my second card today I picked this cute lollipops image from Joy Clair Good Luck Digital stamp set. Picked some of the lightest colors that I owned in my Copic collection in order to give these lollipops a transparent look.

When I printed the image I added the subtle floral textured pattern behind the image. I used R00, V12,B000 for the lollipops and R27 R29 for the ribbons, and finally E34 and E49 for the chocolate drips.

I had to add a little depth around the candy part of the lollipop to create roundness. Just similar color in slightly darker shades of Prismacolor pencils did the trick.

Finally finished off this card with a sentiment from Truly Inspire Stamp set and some white gel pen highlights wherever I thought would look good. My card was done.

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Lawn Fawn – Lawn Cuts – Dies – Double Slider Surprise

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Love Cards / Joy Clair Designs

Hello everyone!

I am super excited for this awesome oppertunity to be guest designing for Joy Clair Design this month. Today I’m sharing two cards I created using these beautiful digital stamp sets by Joy care design.

The first card

For my first card I am featuring the stamp set called Full Heart. I chose one of the heart image that is a beautiful heart filled with the roses.

I have printed and colored the roses with prisma color pencils.

For the sentiment of this card I picked the XOXO image. The word XOXO is cut out with the silhouette cameo machine with gold mirror card stock on top of the vellum shadow layer.

For the background I used a scallop border die to cut two pieces of gold mirror card stock. On the center is a black piece of card stock is embossed With Simon says Stamp 3-D embossing folder Lumen.

I layered all of these elements on the side folding US A2 size card base made with Neenah Solar white cardstock.

This finishes my first card

The Second Card

For my second card today I picked this beautiful bunch of roses from Bunch of Love Digital stamp set.

I colored this with copic markers. Added on the gold foiled panel adhered with foam tapes for dimenstion.

The heart on the back is cut with a Spellbinders die so is the love you die cut word.

The I arranged all the elements on a side folding A2 size card base.

This finishes my second card.

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Iris Card/ The Flower Challenge 53

Hello Everyone!

This Iris Card is a part of the flower Challenge. I am very excited to be on the design team for the Flower Challenge. This card is created for the Feb 2021 Challenge.

The theme for this month is Use Your latest Stamps or dies.

Today I am sharing this card I created featuring this beautiful Iris stamp called Care and Hope Iris from Unity Stamps Company. This stamp is special for me as it was designed by my talented friend Sandhya Iyer.

The Focus

The main focus of this card is this beautiful iris stamp. I have colored this image using copic markers. As copic markers are alchohol based it is important that you stamp the image with compatible ink. I have used Memento Tuxedo Black ink for this image.

The colors I have used for the flowers are V28, V25 and V22. The leaves are colored with YG67, YG17 and YG13.

I have cut the image using a pair of scissors.

The Background

The background stamp is called Love Story which is also from Unity Stamps. I stamped this on a white card-stock with Versamark Ink and embossed using Wow Embossing white detail embossing powder. Then I ink smooshed Distressed Oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade and Mowed Lawn.

Then, I added a rectangle frame cut using two rectangle dies from Waffle Flowers. The frame and the flower are added with foam tape for dimension.

The Sentiment

For the sentiment of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp and embossed with white on purple strip of card-stock that matches the color of the flower perfectly.

I hope this will inspire you to create something like this.



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