Create a smile- tag it challenge

Hi everyone!

A quick post to share a card I made for the Create a Smile Tag- it challenge. It is their first challenge and I’m excited to participate using one of their adorable stamp sets.

Here is my card using the ‘unfrogettable‘ stamp set.

To make this card, I stamped the images from the stamp set in grey on the card base. I coloured the frog and the puddle with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens and gussy cut them out. I added googly eyes as I thought it would be fun. Die cut a tag using the Paper Smooches tag die and adhered the images on it. Since I found the background too distracting, I layered a piece of vellum and then added the tag.

I hope you like it. πŸ™‚

Hugs…

Sindhu.

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Happy New Year!!

Hello everyone! Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a great time this Christmas and New Year. 

I wanted to share a couple of projects I made this year. Not bad of you ask me… two in 5 days. πŸ™‚

The first is a card…

I used a beautiful stamp set from Tha Stamp Market for this card. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday.

I stamped the images on Neenah Solar white cardstock and coloured them with copic markers and fussy cut them out. The card design is pretty simple and I wanted it that way.

The next is a diy shadow box. 

And look at all that shimmer when it catches sunlight! Amazing, isn’t it? 

Here is the blogpost that explains how to make these shadow boxes yourself. It is so easy and you will be able to make some cool wall decor. πŸ™‚

See you soon, friends…

Have a nice weekend. πŸ™‚

Gift bag- little tangles challengeΒ 

Hi everyone,

A very quick post to share a gift bag that I made for the Little Tangles Challenge

Here is what I made…


I used Neat and Tangled ‘Holiday baking’ stamp set and a couple of patterned papers from Papericious. The red one is a Simple Stories journaling card that had been in my stash for a lobg long time… I used the We R Memory keepers gift bag punch board to make the bag. 

Hope you like it… πŸ™‚

See you in the new year. πŸ™‚

Hugs…

Holiday baking

Hi everyone!

I know I have been very irregular in posting on my blog these days. I have been busy with a personalised order but more than that I have been struggling to get creative. Absolutely no mojo. 

I finally got myself to make a card for the ‘Little Tangles’ challenge. The challenge this month is colouring.I made this card…

I feel most challenged by the no-line colouring technique.  And even more if I am colouring relatively larger sized images like the bear on this card. And I’m not really good at using dark browns. So i tried to do all three together that I usually don’t do… no-line colouring+dark browns+large image (large for me!).


I hope you like the card…

I used ‘Holiday baking‘ stamp set from Neat and Tangled to make this card.

Bear hugs

Hello everyone! 

I have a fun set of cards to share with you today. I used the free Heffy Doodles digi on all of them to make 5 different cards. I had loads of fun to say the least. πŸ™‚

Here they are..

I decided to make a simple scene on the first one…  sponged some dye inks and added a die cut to frame the scene.

For the second, I followed Bibi Cameron’s video on how to make snowy backgrounds. It was a fantastic tutorial. She explains it so well.

I gave the bear a sweet sweater and a Santa’s cap. The snowflakes on the sweater were stamped using a stamp from Lawn Fawn.

The next card is a pretty simple one. I layered a couple of journaling note cards from Simple Stories that have been in my stash for ages and finished the card with a sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh. I also die cut the hearts edge on one of the cards.

This card was so much fun to make. Text backgrounds are my favorite. I stamped the background using a single word stamp with Distress Oxide inks. I also stamped a few stars and hearts in light grey ink to fill up the spaces. I layered a piece of torn vellum and adhered the images and heat embossed the sentiment.

The last card is an interactive slider card. I used MFT dies to make the slider channels. I also gave the bear a sweater. Isn’t that fun?! πŸ™‚

I hope you like the cards…

Have a great weekend, friends…

Sindhu.

A picture book…

Hello everyone! I wanted to share a cute picture book I had made on order for a little girl for her birthday a couple of months ago. Yes, I’m sharing it NOW. I already had shared on Instagram.

I had used a ton of stamp sets from different companies and patterned papers.

Here is how the book looks….

The cover of the book… πŸ™‚

I hope you like it… πŸ™‚

See you soon..

One stencil- four waysΒ 

Hello everyone!

Today I have a post that shows four ways to use a stencil. The ‘Rice paddies’ stencil is my current favorite and I made lots of cards using it already. Today, I will be sharing four

Here is the first card…

This is how I made this card. (I’m only going to concentrate on how I made the background)…

1. Take a piece of watercolour paper and sponge some ‘broken china’ distress ink. (I wanted the effect to be very subtle. So, I tried not to useva heavy hand while sponging ink.)

2. Place the stencil on the sponged background and spritz water on it and wait for a few seconds for the water to react with ink. (Make sure that your stencil is in place all the time)

3. Take a dry tissue and dab it on the stencil till all the water is absorbed.

Tip: If you want this effect to be more visible, sponge the background with a darker ink. Then the contrast would be more obvious. 

Here is a close up…

Here is the second card…

This is how I made this card..

1. On a piece of watercolour cardstock, sponge inks of same colour in different shades to get an ombre look.

2. Then, randomly sponge ink through the stencil. The pattern will not be continuous.

3. Change the orientation of the stencil and dry emboss it.

Here is a close up…

Third card…

1. Sponge ink through stencil.

2. Without moving it, dry emboss using a die cutting machine. You are done. 

Here is a close up….

Now for the final card…

1. On a piece of white cardstock, sponge the dye ink lightly with the help of an ink blending tool.

2. Place the stencil on the inked panel and tape it down with a washi tape or any temporary adhesive to hold the stencil in place. 

3. Sponge the same dye ink that was used to ink the panel, through the stencil. The areas inked through the stencil will look darker because of layering of the ink.

4. Without moving the stencil, dry emboss by running it through a die cutting machine. (Sandwich from the bottom to top- Base plate, B plate, embossing mat, inked panel with stencil facing up, B plate).

5. Remove the stencil and coat the panel with anti-static powder.

6. Replace the stencil in such a way that the raised parts of the stencil are exposed for heat embossing.

7. Take a versamark ink cube (clear sticky ink pad) and press it down on the stencil making sure that all the exposed areas are inked with it.

8. Remove the stencil and pour the sparkle clear embossing powder on the background. The embossing powder will stick to the areas that has Versamark ink.

9. Heat set the powder. 

The result would be a pink background with darker pink stencilled, raised, clear sparkle embossed pattern.

Here is a close up…

That is all for today.

Hope you give these techniques a try. 

Supplies used-

Neat and Tangled Rice Paddies stencil

Neat and Tangled Beach DayFlamingo floatie, MermazingSay yes to donuts.

Party animal

Hi everyone!

There are a few challenges that I try hard not to miss and Little Tangles is one of them. 

Here is my card for the challenge. I decided to keep my card long and in landscape format to accomodate all the cute critters.

I created cute scene where it looks like all the animals are going to a party. The inside of the card shows the star of the party- a pink fox! Why not? πŸ˜€

The card measures 8.25″x4.25″. 

Here is the inside of the card…

I hope you like it.

Supplies used-

Neat and Tangled stamp sets- SchoolhouseWild onesHoliday Baking and Say yes to donuts(for sentiment)

Zig Clean color real brush pens to colour the images

Versafine onyx black ink and various dye inks to stamp the confetti. 

Mamma giraffe, baby giraffe…

Hi everyone! 

It is me again! Sorry for spaming your emails and feeds today! I have only a few more hours left to enter the MFT Card Design Superstar contest  and wanted to do separate posts for all three cards. 

This card that I’m gonna show is for the ‘Innovation Master’ category. It doesn’t have any fancy folds or interactive elements though. 

Here is my card…

I am planning to give this card to my mom. I always look up to her and she never stops caring about me no matter how old I grow. The baby giraffe is eating stuff hand picked (read mouth picked! :D) by its mom. The mommy giraffe also dropped a pile of leaves for the baby to eat. πŸ™‚

This cute scene of these two giraffes was a very spontaneous idea. I intended to have one giraffe eating leaves. But I instinctively stamped, coloured and fussy cut the baby giraffe too! And I knew exactly what I wanted to have on the card…

What is special about this card?

I wanted to create a scene where the mamma giraffe looks like it is plucking leaves from the tree tops and dropping them on the ground so that the baby could feed! 

But the mamma giraffe’s head wasn’t looking up in the stamp set. So, i stamped the body of the big giraffe till the neck and then stamped the head of the little giraffe. I managed to achieve what i wanted!

But have you looked at the tree with enormous trunk? And the tree tops? Do you spy some clouds in there? πŸ™‚ I didn’t have a tree die which I needed badly. So, I made my own tree. 

I cut out free hand the trunk from Neenah Solar white 110lb cardstock and sponged dye inks on it. (I messed it up and had to flip it and colour it again!) Then, I die cut out puffy clouds and inked them in green and added to the tree.

Do you also see the clouds in the background?  I made a template using the puffy cloud dies. And sponged some blue ink to make them look like leaf clusters on the trees.

Here are couple more close up shots ..

I hope you like the card… πŸ™‚

Supplies used-

Neenah solar white 110lb cardstock 

MFT giraffing me crazy stamp set

MFT blueprints 29 (stitched rectangle) 

MFT puffy clouds dies

Dye inks.