A quick post today as I have lots and lots to do today. This is no stamp Christmas card using old and new dies from Penny Black.
We are showcasing Altenew Products this week. You don’t have to use them to join in but if you have some we would love to see them used.
I used Doctor’s Rule stamp set from Altenew to make my card. I love this set but have not used it since I bought it. It has been months sitting in my storage box. So I decided to tackle it for this challenge. I stamped the heart from the stamp set using Light to Dark Peach Hero Arts Ombre ink, then the heart shape is stamped over the heart image using Simon Says Stamp Teeny Bikini ink. I filled the space by stamping the sentiment in black to give contrast.
For the focal point, I black heat embossed the stethoscope heart rate image on vellum panel, then added the sentiment stamp on strips of cardstock and adhered using foam adhesive. I also added the fuzzy cut stamped heart shape. Finished off with Gold 6mm and 4mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Here is a closeup.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
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Great to be back after a few hectic days. I have a CAS card share using Taylored Expressions Watercolor panels. The watercolor panels are trendy at the moment in cardmaking. They are basically doodle images printed on watercolor paper. These panels are 3 x 4 inches in size. Can be used either on the card or as project life cards. Here is my card using one of the panels from Keep in Touch Watercolor panels from Taylored Expresssions.
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For the second cards, I white heat embossed the same girl’s image and watercoloured her using non traditional colours.
I love both by the first card is my favourite. I like the black embossing and the colours of the girl’s dress more than the white embossing. Which one is your favourite?
So now it’s YOUR turn, Happy Crafting
I love the tone on tone background on this card.
Jessica Frost Ballas
Gayatri Murali (that’s me!)
Make sure you leave comment on all the blogs in the hop. There are three Hero Arts kits to giveaway. Winners will be randomly choosen from any of the blogs. The comments need to be received by 11.59PM PST on Sunday November 22nd. The winner will be announced on Tuesday November 24th on Hero Arts Blog.
I am excited and been waiting for this day to share with you Pretty Pink Posh’s new stamp set and dies. Yes, Paulina is releasing stamp set and coordinating dies. Yay! Very exciting and a huge congratulations to Paulina for her new adventure.
For this hop, you should have arrived from Shannon McComb‘s blog. If this your first hop, then don’t worry, I will list the participants of this hop towards the end of the post. Make sure you visit all the blogs and comment. There are two giveaways. The details of that is also at the end of the post.
I have a few cards to share. So make yourself a cuppa and enjoy!
I love the Photo Frames die set. They are perfect size to go on the card front either as a cluster or just one. I decided to cluster in three. I choose the large Photo Frame and the two smallest ones. The cute images of dog, cat and penguin from Winter Friends stamp set is designed to peek out of the other elements in the stamp set such as the stockings and coffee. I decided to use the photo frames instead. I stamped, copic coloured, die cut and brush the images with Wink of Stella. On a white card base, I sponged Spun Sugar and Cracked Pistachio distress inks. Then randomly stamped the music notes from the stamp set in black ink. I then adhered the photo frames die cut using foam adhesives overlapping the smaller frames slightly over the large one. Then I adhered the coloured die cut images from the Winter Friends stamp set again using foam adhesives. Stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set on a strip of cardstock sponged with Spun Sugar distress ink. Finally embellished with Classic Christmas sequins mix. Here is a closeup.
On my second card, I use the baubles from the Winter Friends stamp set and photo frames dies.
For this card, I stamped copic coloured and die cut the baubles from Winter Friends Stamp Set. Then I die cut the large photo frame with gold glitter cardstock, the smaller photo frames using white cardstock. On a white card panel, I sponged some Seedless Preserve and Mermaid Lagoon distress inks to the centre of the panel. Then layered and glued the large photo frame over the two white photo frames. Added the inside of the large photo frame in white, then layered glued the baubles with bunched up thread under it. I stamped the greetings on a strip of white cardstock, trimmed an angled edge and adhered using foam. Embellished with Classic Christmas sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. The card base is brushed gold cardstock. Here is a closeup.
I did some ink smooshing technique to make my background for this card. I wanted a watercolour wash look to the background. I used acetate sheet to smoosh Salty Ocean distress ink on my card front. This is not watercolour cardstock but Neenah Solar white. I added layers of ink by drying the ink layer in between. Then I flattened the cardfront by putting the card base between few cardstock packs. Then I set out to stamp, copic colour and die cut the umbrella and the handle. Die cut the smaller scallop die using glitter gold cardstock, stamped the sentiment on white strip of cardstock.
Then I went back to my card base which is now dry and flat. I stamped some raindrop using blue pigment ink. Since pigment ink sits on top of the cardstock, they add a tiny bit of dimension making the rain drops dimensional. I adhered the scallop frame using foam adhesives, similarly the umbrella in the middle, then the sentiments strips on the handle of the umbrella. I finally embellished the card with Clear Droplets and Onyx 4mm and 6mm sequins. Here is a closeup.
Here is the list of all the designers participating in the blog hop today.
This is day #1 of the hop. There is one more blog hop tomorrow with a different set of designers. Make sure you hop and leave comments on all the blog. There are four $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two for each day!) Winner will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments to be left by 11:59PM PST on 11/16/2015. Winners will be announced on Pretty Pink Posh Blog on November 18th.
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