Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sweetest Christmas


I have another Christmas card to share with you. I'm entering this card to Cure For The Monday Blues challenge as well as PTI Make It Monday challenge.

The inspiration photo for this challenge is shown below.
I created my card based on the gold and silver jewelries, the neutral, pink and light green colors from the picture. I also used the "Gold Dipped die cut" method that Danielle Flanders shared on PTI blog, except that I used some white flower soft instead of a gold embossing powder.

I started by die cutting a white cardstock using a stitched die from Mama Elephant Femme Frames. I then stamped various circle stamps from PTI Polka Dot Basics using Tsukineko Delicata Gold and Silver ink.

For the embellishments, I die cut a mug and the candy canes from PTI Candy Cane Christmas set. I used the coordinating stamp set to stamp the images on the die cuts and added some flower soft on the edge of the die cuts. I also added some gold stickles on the flower soft. To make it more sparkly, I added some sequins.

I simply stamped the sentiment (also from PTI Candy Cane Christmas set) using some Versafine Black Onyx ink.

- PTI Candy Cane Christmas, Polka Dot Basics
- Mama Elephant Femme Frames
- Tsukineko Delicata Gold and Silver ink, Stampin' Up ink pads.
- Sequins, Flower soft, stickles
- PTI cardstock

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bright Christmas Card

I made another Christmas card based on Cured For the Monday Blues challenge. Below is the inspiration photo for this challenge.

I draw my inspiration from the duvet cover, the frames, the painting as well as the green and teal colors from the ikat pillow.

Here is my card.

I used WPlus9 Winter Wonderland set as well as a background stamp from Basic Grey to create this card. I first created the background by stamping the background image using Mama Elephant Sunshine ink pad.

I used embossing, masking and blending technique to make the framed images and "painting". I embossed the bird in red glitter.

- PTI cardstock,
- Mama Elephant, Distress Ink pads
- Versamark ink
- WPlus9 Winter Wonderland, Background stamp from Basic Grey

Saturday, October 4, 2014

WCMD 14 - Another Thank you card

Here is another card that I made for Butterfly Reflections, Ink. challenge.

I used MFT Cover-up Stripes die to create the background. For the center of the card, I created a wreath using Simon Says Stamp Heart Wreath die. I die cut the leaves and hearts from various colored cardstock and adhered the little elements on the wreath.

For the sentiment, I stamped the "Thank you" sentiment from WPlus9 Fanciful Feathers set on a piece of banner created using a banner die from Mama Elephant. I also stamped two little feathers on the banner using Tsukineko Delicata Gold ink.

- Simon Says Stamp Heart Wreath die, MFT Cover-up Stripes die, Mama Elephant banner die
- WPlus9 Fanciful Feathers set
- PTI cardstock, Neenah cardstock
- Black Onyx Versafine ink

WCMD14 - Thank You Card

I'm making cards for WCMD challenge at Butterfly Reflecitons, Ink.

Here is my first card.

I stamped a sentiment from Avery Elle's Oh Happy Day set on a piece of white cardstock and added some sequins that I got from PTI Make It Market kit. Using some dimensional adhesive, I adhered two pieces of PTI Harvest Gold cardstock joined by a piece of acetate to create a window.

I cut two thin strips of some green POW paper and adhered them on top and at the bottom of the window. I also stamped the phrase "for your kindness" at the bottom of the green strip. This sentiment comes from WPlus9 Fanciful Feathers.

On the left, I added a wood veneer and a resin flower that come from SC kits. I also added some orange jute string.

- Neenah cardstock, PTI Harvest Gold cardstock, POW Glitter paper
- Avery Elle's Oh Happy Day stamp set, WPlus9 Fanciful Feathers stamp set
- Black Onyx Versafine ink pad
- Sequins from PTI Make It Market kit
- Embellishments from SC kits

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sending Lots of Love Your Way

I created this card as an entry to Taheerah's Challenge (Cure For The Monday Blues).

For this challenge, we have the following inspiration photo.

I used the Peony on the table and the gold elements as my inspiration.

So... here is my card. :)

I used PTI In Bloom set to create this card. I stamped the flowers and leaves on a piece of Neenah white cardstock with some masking and then colored the images with Copics. I also used Gold Peerless watercolor to add some accents.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Chalkboard Love. To finish the card, I adhered some chunky glitter on a piece of Spring Rain cardstock from PTI using a piece of sticky tape. I then adhered the main piece of the card on the base card using some dimensionals.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sweet Treat Card

I combined two challenges for this card, Cure For The Monday Blues challenge and PTI Make It Monday #178.

For the PTI challenge, we have to create an easel card. For the Cure For The Monday Blues, we have to create a card based on the following inspiration photo.

So, here is my card.


When I saw the inspiration picture, I immediately thought of creating a card with dessert images. I also took the colors from the inspiration photo. To make it even more fun, I created a shaker card.

I started by creating the base easel card. I die cut PTI Soft Stone base card using Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 22.

To create the shaker part, I die cut a piece of DCWV pink glitter cardstock with PTI Slider Frame die. Also, I used the same die, with the help of a handmade shim, to create an opening on the base card. 
I die cut a piece of double-sided foam adhesive that I got from PTI Shakers and Sprinkles kit. 

I adhered a square piece of transparency to the front part of the foam adhesive and then adhered the frame die cut on top of it. I flipped the foam adhesive, put some sprinkles on top of the transparency and then adhered the second piece of the transparency, sealing the sprinkles inside. The sprinkles are from PTI Shakers and Sprinkles kit as well. I adhered the shaker to the front of the card.

I stamped the "Thank you" sentiment from Ruby Rose stamp set on the inside of the card with Versamark ink and embossed it with gold embossing powder from PTI.

To embellish the card, I used Cleary Besotted's Tasty Treats stamp and die sets to create the cupcake and the little macarons. I added some gold Stickles to add sparkles to the die cut pieces.

I also added scalloped ribbons, embellished with some liquid pearls to the card. I got the idea from the border of the pink cake stand in the inspiration photo.

- PTI Slider Frame die
- PTI Ruby Rose stamp set
- PTI Shakers and Sprinkles kit
- Clearly Besotted Tasty Treats stamp and die sets
- Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 22
- PTI Soft Stone cardstock, DCWV cardstock
- Stampin' Up ink pads (Coastal Cabana, Red Riding Hood)
- Mama Elephant Bubble Gum ink pad
- Gold stickles, Gold embossing powder, Versamark ink pad
- AC ribbon

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Butterfly Reflections Ink's Labor Day Challenge

Vanessa at Butterfly Reflections Ink hosts a challenge for this Labor Day weekend.

I created a card using the mood board posted on her blog.

Here is my card.

I used Avery Elle's Laurels, Winter Wreath sets as well as the Slide Frame die from PTI.

I started by stamping the flowers and leaves on a piece of white cardstock. I used Grafix frisket film for masking. Pinecones from Winter Wreath sets were embossed using some espresso embossing powder from Ranger. I then fussy cut around the image.

I used a piece of pattern paper from Echo Park to create the frame. All the elements were adhered on a piece of white woodgrain paper with some dimensional adhesive. The "Happy Holidays" sentiment is from a rub-on sheet I found in my stash.

For the base of the card, I used some Soft Stone cardstock from PTI.

- Avery Elle's Laurels, Winter Wreath sets
- PTI Slide Frame die
- Grafix frisket film
- Stampin' Up Whisper White cardstock, PTI Soft Stone cardstock
- Stampin' Up Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, More Mustard, Crushed Curry inkpads
- Versamark inkpad, Ranger Espresso embossing powder
- Kool Tak adhesive