BRIGHT INK BLENDED FLOWERS

 Hello everyone!

I am  here today sharing my card I created using the Beautiful Birthday digital stamp. This is one of the April releases by Varada Sharma.  This stamp set is called “Beautiful Birthday”. Bright floral and white background is my today’s theme.

The Focus

For my card today, I had bright florals on a white background in my mind. So first I printed this image on a 80 pound Neenah solar white card stock and then tried ink blending it using distressed oxide inks in color Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, and Twisted Citron. My first try wasn’t successful as the print wasn’t dry. Hence, got smudged. So I decided to ink-blend the card-stock first before printing on it.This time it turned out perfect. With the help of a sharp pair of scissors I fussy cut the images. I really loved the bright colored image. 

The Background

For the background on my card I used the Simon says stamp Detail Ringlet cover plate die. 

Accents

I used Waffle Flowers A2 rectangles  to cut a thin border with a matte gold card stock that I purchased from Michaels. Considered adding the frame directly on the panel using liquid glue.

The Sentiment

Same matte gold card stock is used to cut out the word “sending” with the help of So Many Sentiments die from The Ton Stamps. I layered it with two other sentiments cut out with heavyweight white card stock. For the main sentiment of this card, I wanted it to be a Mother’s Day card but I didn’t have any sentiment stamp that I wanted that was perfect for this card so I printed out the sentiment that says “Mother’s Day Wishes” and then cut it out using my Tim  Holtz paper trimmer.

The flowers on the panel are arranged using foam tape I added the die cut border with the  help of liquid glue and the sentiment strip on a foam tape but adding a little glue on the sides that touched on the flowers.

I then paired it with a champagne shimmery envelope which I think matched perfectly with my project.

This finished my card for today and I’m really happy with how it turned out. Let me know what you think in the comment. I hope this inspires you to use this stamp in a similar way.

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Jyoti 

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Watercolor Floral Card And Blog Hop/Giveaway

Watercolor card using watercolor markers

Hello everyone. Hope you are all doing great. Today I am sharing a watercolor floral card I made using Karin Watercolor Markers. Ever since I bought these markers I have fallen in love with them.

Me along with some talented cardmakers are celebrating Varada Sharma’s August Release Wings and Petals. This beautiful floral image if from one of her digital stamp set Awesome Blossom.

Giveaway

We are giving away THE ENTIRE RELEASE to one lucky blog reader – selected at each stop in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, August 16th, 11:59 pm CDT. in the blog hop post the following Tuesday.
To win simply comment below.
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Don’t forget to comment on my post and hop along other designers blog post for a chance to win. The full list of artists with their blogs is listed below.

Watercolor card using watercolor markers

The Focus

Started by printing this stamp set in a floral arrangement on a mixed media paper.

I wanted to create a 5 by 7 card because I preferred to paint a bigger flower not tiny floral clusters.

watercolor floral card

I printed the image in light beige color so I could create a no line coloring effect.

Colors Used

Started water coloring the flower using Karin Watercolor Markers. Pale pink concentrating on the base of the petals and fading towards the tip, leaving a pale wash of color for highlights. After two layers of pink I added a little olive green to the base of some petals and added a light wash of gold on the highlighted areas for a warmth. Finally, I added warm grey wherever it is supposed to be shaded.

The leaves on the top are colored with olive green and the leaves on the bottom are colored with curry.

watercolor floral card using karin markers

I added some splatters of white acrylic paint and some gold watercolor paint.

gold embossed sentiment from wplus 9

Sentiment

And then, I used the sentiment from Wplus 9. It is a very old set of sentiment stamp. I stamped the sentiment directly on top of the colored image with Versamark ink and embossed using wow gold embossing powder.

For embellishment, I added a few gold sequins from my stash. I then layered this panel on a gold foiled cardstock and then adhered it to a 5 by 7 side folding cardbase made of heavyweight cardstock.

That finishes my card.

If you came here from


@anaa975 – https://stacksofcards.com/

Your next stop on the hop will be

@crafty_sistahs –  https://thecreativetwins.blogspot.com/

Here is a full list of talented desiners:

@anaa975 – https://stacksofcards.com/

@cardsncraftsnyc – https://www.cardsncraftsnyc.com/blog/ 
@crafty_sistahs –  https://thecreativetwins.blogspot.com/
@itsapreetiworld – https://www.itsapreetiworld.com/
@mugdhagujarathi – https://craftomania123.blogspot.com/ 
@tenianelson – http://jazzypaper.blogspot.com/
@terispracklin &  @varadasharma – we will share our creations together on my blog – https://varadasharma.com/

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Simple Copic Coloring and Rachel Vass Release

Hello everyone.

Today I am sharing a trio of cards I created featuring the new release by Rachel Vass. This stamp set is a digital stamp called Glorious Geometry.

Coloring digital images are my favorite. I usually color them using Copic Markers. But to be able to use the digital images on your cards you don’t have to be perfect at using coloring mediums. Sometimes simple coloring can make beautiful cards.

First Card

My first card using the rachel vass Glorious geometry stamp set

For my first card I didn’t even use the image as it was supposed to be. The beauty of digital image is that you can modify the way you like. Almost like masking off the part of the physical stamp.

the simple copic coloring on digital stamp

On this card I only used the large cluster of floral image and quick colored them with Copics. With not much blending or shading it took me no time to color those.

digital stamp sentiments printed in white on black

I then foam mounted this image cut with the help of a pair of scissors on a black background I had created a couple of weeks ago. This background was created using the Nuvo Crackle Mousse in black on a black cardstock. The sentiment is from this same stamp set. Printed on white on black .

That finished my first card.

Second Card

second card using the glorious geometry stamo

Here this is how this image was supposed to be printed and used. So for my second card I kept it as is and colored with copics again. Simple coloring,nothing fancy.

rachel vass designs release June 20, 20

For this card, I printed the sentiment in white and filled the triangle with black before printing. That’s how I got the white on black sentiment in the middle.

A lot of people ask me how I change the digital sentiment from black in white to white on black. Here I am sharing a video explaining the technique .

You Tube Video explaining how to change the digital sentiment into white on black.
I admire your strength digital sentiment

I cut the printed and colored panel to slightly smaller than an A2 base, matted it with black cardstock and finally foam mounted on a card base. This finishes my second card.

The Third Card

card made using rachel vass release and alcohol ink background

My third card is even more simpler. As I just cut out some of the flowers in the design. Just gave it a hint of color.

sentiment strip on alcohol ink background

Then I foam mounted the flowers in an arrangement on an alcohol ink background I created a few weeks ago.

Again the sentiment is from this stamp set. Which I created in white on black, cut in a strip and added across the card.

Then the panel was added to an A2 base.

The versatility of digital stamp is endless. You don’t have to be an artist to color the images. Digital images can be resized and flipped. You can add images on top of each other or remove a part of the image.

Rachel Vass release her new stamps ever week. Her designs are one of a kind and beautifully drawn. I have been spending money on physical stamp less ever since I started using Digital Stamps.

Hopefully this will inspire you to create beautiful card like these with simple copic coloring and premade backgrounds.

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Jyoti

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Using Digital Paper With Digital Stamps

Rachel Vass digital stamp

Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing a fun way to create an instant background with your digital images. I used Digital Paper with my digital stamps.

There are lots of free digital prints and pattern papers online. You can download any of those nowadays.

Along with the technique this project features the latest release digital stamp by Rachel Vass. This stamp is called Joyous Moments.

digital pattern paper background and rachel vass stamp

This is a beautiful stamp with a flower cluster of three fluffy flowers and some sentiments in beautiful fonts.

I usually design my card using the silhouette cameo software whenever i am using digital stamps. I had this beautiful pater paper in teal saved in my library. You can also purchase a digital pattern paper from the silhouette design store.

The Design

I brought this patter paper to my silhoutte design page and then added the digital stamps from Rachel Vass to alighn in a way that two floral clusters would face away from eachother leaving a space for sentiments along the middle of the card panel.

I love how Rachel Vass Digital stamps are made with a white background to the images so you are able to layer them on top of each-other or on top of pattern paper like I did for this project.

copic colored Rachel Vass Joyous moments digital stamp

It looks like a dimensional card but it is really just one layer besides the sentiment which is another piece of cardstock. The sentiment came from the same stamp set.

After I printed out my flowers with the pattern already done for the background, all I had to do was color the image and the card would be done.

The Focus

Rachel vass digital stamp Joyous moments

The main focus of this card is this beautiful digital stamp from Rachel Vass. I really love how well illustrated Rachel’s images are. They are so fun to color. Of course there are other ways to use these lovely images but I love to color them with my Copic Markers.

Copic Colors

For the flowers I chose shades of orange to go with the teal background.

YR04, YR07, Y17 and YR09

I also added a little bit of highlights to some areas using prismacolor pencil in yellow for extra dimension.

For the leaves I picked

G99, YG67, G17 and YG17

For the center of the flower

E39 E49

Digital Paper with digital stamps

Once the coloring was finished which didn’t take a long time, I adhered this panel on an A2 size white card base made of heavyweight card-stock.

For the final touch I added some yellow gelly roll dots on the stamens of the flowers.

I hope this inspires you to use varieties of digital papers available online. I just downloaded some free digital papers from this website for future projects.

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Jyoti

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Vibrant Watercolor Card

Hello there, friends! Welcome to my blog.

I have a fun vibrant watercolor card to share with you today. This card features the latest release by Rachel Vass.

Watercolors are supposed to be soft and delicate, but I like to exaggerate them to make the colors more vibrant. That really satisfies my taste.

The Card

Vibrant Watercolor card using summer blood stamp by Rachel Vass Designs

This is what I’m talking about. This card features the latest release by Rachel Vass Designs called Summer Bloom. I printed this beautiful flower image on a Mixed Media Paper in light cream ink because I was going for a no-line watercoloring.

No line vibrant watercolor card featuring summer bloom by rachel vass designs

Watercoloring Process

I picked up my beloved Peerless Watercolor Sheets for this project. I’ve painted watercolored flowers with just one color, darker tone for the shadows and pale tone for the highlighted areas in the past. For this particular project, I wanted the red to fade into yellow.

vibrant summer blood watercolor card

I used Royal Crimson and Deep Yellow for the petals. I started with one petal at a time using these two colors trying to blend the colors in the middle of the petals. Then, I added a little bit of Sepia Brown to my Royal Crimson for the darkest corners of the petals. After the first layer was dry, I went with the second more intense coloring. There I achieved my vibrant watercolor card look i was going for.

watercolor card featuring rachel vass release

Background

Finally, for the background I used a light wash of clean water first and then picked up Pearl Gray and painted the area concentrating more towards the flowers and fading away from the flowers.

Once the painting was dry, I used white and black gouache and spattered it all over the painting. How fun!

celebrating you today watercolor card

Sentiment

The sentiment “Celebrating You Today” felt like a perfect match for this card. I stamped this Versamark Watermark Ink and embossed using white embossing powder.

handmade card using no-line watercolor technique.

Diecutting the watercolor piece using the stitched rectangle from Mama Elephant was the next step which then was adhered on to a top folding landscape card made out of Recollections Heavy Wight Cardstock in white.

Final Touch

For embellishment I used some sequins from my stash in silver and clear.

I hope this inspires you to go bold with watercolors and play around to get a vibrant look like this one.

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Jyoti

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Thank You Teacher Card And RV Release

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing this Thank You Teacher card featuring Rachel Vass Designs release called Piglets in School.

Schools are almost over for a long summer break here in United States. Due to the Covid19 kids here in New York are doing online classes. Amidst all these uncertainties and chaos we still need to be thankful to all the teachers that have dedicated their lives to these little kids.

This card is to express gratitude to those teachers.

Here’s my card for today

This is a handmade card made using Rachel Vass digital stamp called Piglets in school. This stamp is printed and colored in copic markers

This release consists of these cute piglets and some beautiful sentiments unlike the usual floral stamp releases. I have always loved coloring floral images and making cards with them but these piglets are so adorable. I enjoyed coloring them with Copic Markers.

girl piglet from the digital stamp by Rachel Vass colored in copic marker

The girl piglet I colored with a lighter skin color and a little blush on her cheeks.

The boy had a little darker skin. I colored their clothes in colors that match with this polka dot patter paper I picked for the background.

polka dot pattern paper and thank you teacher card.

The piglets are adhered on the background with foam tapes for dimension.

The sentiment ‘Thank You Teacher’ is also from the same digital stamp which is printed and cut in a strip.

This kind of brings some of the memories of my elemnetary school days with me and my twin brother going to shcool .

I hope you liked this cute and colorful card I made. Hope this will enspire you.

Here is another cards featuring releases by Rachel vass.

http://www.cardsncraftsnyc.com/blog/

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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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Partial Die Cut cards and Rachel Vass Release

Welcome!

I hope you’re doing great. Today I have a fun technique to share with you and two cards showcasing latest release by Rachel Vass Designs.

The Technique

As most of the cardmakers are familiar with partial die cutting technique with physical stamps and dies. I am talking about digital stamps here. This is nothing new for someone who is a pro with Silhouette Cameo software. If you are not an expert on this technique using the Modify Feature of the software this tutorial is for you.

Now let’s get on with the tutorial.

Start by opening a new project and make sure your registration mark is on as we are going to be using the print and cut properties of this software.

Open the digital image you have saved on your computer and resize it according to your preference. For my project, I reduced the size to fit on an A2 size panel front with a rectangle window in the middle. I also stretched the image a little bit.

Then draw a shape you want the window to be cut along with the image. For my project, I drew a rectangle.

Now move the rectangle shape aside for a while and trace the digital image. I like to offset the image by .05 to create a cut line. Just keep the offset line and delete the actual trace lines.

After that move aside the digital image and bring back the rectangle image and the offset image of the stamp in the position how you want on your project. Place the offset image on the front and the rectangle at the back. For the demonstration purpose, I have colored the image so that you can see the position better.

Then hit Subtract feature on the Modify panel. The above picture shows what you should end with. Now bring back the digital image to its original position.

Remove the color of the rectangle before printing it. Then your printout is ready to send it through your silhouette machine to cut.

I hope I was able to explain the technique easily.

Now let’s get to the making of the cards…

First Card

I colored the digital image using Copic markers. The vase in shades of red. And the leaves in the shades of Green.

Copic Colors I used:

R24 R35 R39 G17 G69 and G99

For the inside of this card I cut a green cardstock printed the sentiment that came with the digital stamp. And then I splattered some metallic watercolor in the color gold. Tied a twine I had in my stash into a bow and adhered that panel on the inside on the window.

This one is a tri-fold card. This picture shows how it opens in the inside where you can write your personal message.

The Second Card

For this one, I used another image from the same stamp set which is a new release called Jars by Rachel Vass Designs.

I colored the image in comics. G99 G17 for leaves and C9 C5 C3 for the flower pot. The highlight of the flower pot is blended with C0 which is a colorless blender.

For the inside of the window opening, I wanted a watercolor background. This background is created using Distressed Inks in colors Dusty Concord, Mowed Lawn, and Worn Lipstick. I used some sparkling spray on it. I wish I could capture the beautiful shimmer in the photo.

The sentiment came from the same release. I printed it as I was printing the digital image.

I hope I was able to explain the technique easily and this will inspire you. If you create any project like this don’t forget to tag me on social media.

Please let me know in the comments below how you liked this cards.

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Jyoti

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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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