July 27, 2015

You’re out of this world!

Technique tuesday Out of this world, Impression obsession Herringbone stamp

I’m always in the mood of making backgrounds especially by doing some sponging. So during one such moment I created this ombre background by embossing the background stamp in silver and then sponging on top of it. Once I’d the background I wasn’t sure what to do. Then I realized that it would make for a nice whimsical space scene! Hence was born my card!

The images are colored in copics. This is the first shaker card I’ve created. I used foam tape to create the cavity and added some martha stewart glitter (which I’ve plenty of!) to it.

Technique tuesday Out of this world, Impression obsession Herringbone stamp

Pleased with my idea Smile

  • Stamps: Technique tuesday Out of this world, Impression obsession Herringbone stamp
  • Papertrey Ink Cardstock, Copics, glitter, silver embossing powder

July 20, 2015

Thanks card set

impression obsession damask cover-a-card, Waltzingmouse stamps say it loud

Made a set of notecards. It was very simple but a lot of fun! Stamped a background. Die cut an oval. Embossed the sentiment in white. Swiped the oval with the same ink.

impression obsession damask cover-a-card, Waltzingmouse stamps say it loud

Used a gold gel pen above to do some doodling.

impression obsession damask cover-a-card, Waltzingmouse stamps say it loud

Used a silver gel pen to add some interest to the pattern.

  • Stamps: Impression Obsession Cover-a-card damask, Waltzingmouse Stamps Say it loud
  • Papertrey ink cardstock, memento inks, Zing white embossing powder, gold and silver gel pen

July 13, 2015


lawn fawn admit one

I was going for a retro circus look and feel here and I think I quite succeeded at that. really like how this card turned out! Wasn’t sure what sentiment I wanted to add so left it blank.

I created an oval mask from contact paper. Adhered it to cardstock. Sponged mustard seed distress ink. Then stamped the polka dot background using memento blue ink. Removed the mask. Stamped the carousel. Colored it with prismacolor pencils. Stamped the horses on other cardstock, colored and then cut out. Adhered them with foam tape. My prismacolor pencils are getting the love again!

  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn Admit One, Polka dot background
  • Papertrey ink cardstock, prismacolor pencils, memento tuxedo black ink

July 6, 2015

Have a whale of a time!

lawn fawn critters in the sea

I wanted to make a really clean and simple card – just one image, one layer and one sentiment. This is what I came up with. Not exactly what I had in mind but I’ll take it. The coloring is done using prismacolor pencils. I like the shading that I did.

  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters in the sea
  • Papertrey ink cardstock, prismacolor pencils, memnto tuxedo black ink

June 29, 2015

Dancing dolphins

lawn fawn critters of the sea

When I saw this card (video) on the Lawn Fawn youtube channel, I wanted to do something similar. Flipping through my stamp sets I found the Critters in the sea and thought to myself how beautiful would it be to have dancing dolphins in the moonlight! I searched the internet for some images as my inspiration. I wasn’t sure how well I would be able to execute my idea but definitely wanted to give it a try; and let’s just say I’m so pleased with my work Smile

I used the idea from the video to use a contact paper as the mask. So I cut out a circle using my nestabilities. Adhered it to watercolor cardstock. Also ut out a rectangle and masked the water. Then went to town with Broken China, Faded jeans and Chipped Sapphire distress inks. Sponged them to create the night sky. After the sky, removed the mask for water and now masked the sky. Using distress inks to watercolor created the water. The inks used were chipped sapphire and dusty concord. Some of the color seeped through the mask (yes the video mentions that the contact paper is not a good enough mask for water coloring). So I created some tree silhouettes to cover that up. Once the water was done, removed the mask for the moon. Using weathered wood watercolored here and there for the moon. The dolphins were stamped on watercolor paper and watercolored using weathered wood. Created the splashes and the stars using a white gel pen. Must say that the gel pen doesn’t do a very good job on a watercolor paper. Or maybe mine is just too old.

  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters in the sea
  • Watercolor paper, Distress inks, White gel pen, memento tuxedo black ink

June 8, 2015

Flip flop till you drop

Lawn Fawn Life is good

Oh when this stamp set was released and I saw the samples I was drooling over it! So when I got the first chance to buy a stamp set  purchased this and you know what? Every time I wanted to make a card using this set, I would be totally stumped. Just didn’t know what to do with it. Finally a few months later I resolved that I must use this set and I’m glad that I did. For I really like this card!

I sponged the base cardstock with tumbled glass. On a separate piece of cardstock I stamped the castle. Then I masked the castle and stamped the dunes. Colored the castle and the dunes. Cut it out and glued it to the base. The pail, flip flops and shells were acolored, cut out and then glued. The sentiment is printed on the cardstock. I wanted to make a birthday card using this set but none of the sentiments in the set were what I was looking for so I made my own. The castle and the dunes are sponged using distress inks – since I didn’t have copics in this color. The rest are colored in copic. Added some stickles to the castle.

Lawn fawn life is good

  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn Life is Good
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink and Crafter’s companion
  • Copic Ciao markers, Stickles, Distress Inks.

June 1, 2015

Hope your birthday is a blast!

Technique Tuesday out of this world, Spectrum noir markers

This was also an image that was in my stash of colored images! I sponged the background using distress inks – Broken China, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire. I really like the color of Chipped Sapphire! The stars are doodled using a silver gel pen and the sentiment is embossed in white embossing powder.

  • Stamps: Technique Tuesday Out of this world
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink and Crafter’s Companion
  • White embossing powder, Spectrum Noir Markers, Silver gel pen, Distress inks

May 25, 2015

May your life grow…

Hero Arts Blossom Art, My Sentiments Exactly Anniversary sentiments

There are times when I just feel like coloring something. So I would stamp a few images and color them with no specific card/goal in mind. I’d collected a few such images and decided it was time to give them some meaning. I was quite surprised at how this card came together! Initially I’d these 4 colored flowers which had no coordination between their colors and I was totally at a loss on how to use them; but slowly and gradually things started falling in place. When the card was completed I loved it! Absolutely loved it!

Look at those touches with a gold gel pen! They look gorgeous! And those flourishes in the background? They added such a neat effect. I drew a border with a gold gel pen and embossed the sentiment in gold embossing powder.

Hero Arts Blossom Art, My Sentiments Exactly Anniversary sentiments

  • Stamps: Hero Arts Blossom Art, My Sentiments Exactly Anniversary Sentiments
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink and Crafter’s Companion
  • Spectrum Noir Markers, Gold gel pen, Gold embossing powder, Versamark ink

May 18, 2015

Stained glass look

knk zing, stained glass

I used the same stencil pattern as I did here. Instead of using a blade, I used a sharpie marker to draw with my Zing on acetate cardstock. Then colored on the back of the acetate with various sharpie/bic markers. I die cut the window using Nestabilities. The panel is adhered on foam tape to the base cardstock.

  • Stamps: Stampendous Birthday sentiments
  • Papertrey Ink cardstock, sharpie/bic markers, Swiss dots embossing folder, knk zing

May 11, 2015

Bold and Beautiful

Hero arts Blossom Art, Copics

I love bold and bright colors. So when I saw this card from Sandy Allnock, I wanted to make something similar. Lucky for me, my small stash of copic markers had just arrived and I knew the perfect stamp set for this. The background is done using Bic marker since I didn’t have a copic in that color. I love how this card turned out. What I learnt from Sandy’s card is – don’t be afraid to use two totally different colors together. In fact that’s what is the beauty of this card.Love it! Thanks Sandy!

  • Stamps: Hero Arts Blossom Art
  • Papertrey Ink Cardstock, Copic Ciao markers

May 4, 2015

Foiling with printer and iron


Foiling is all the rage these days and for good reason! Not only is it fun doing it but the results produced make you feel so smug Smile For the above card, the scrolls were foiled using some adhesive designs from clearsnap. You apply the design like a double sided tape, put the foil on top and rub on it (like rubons). For the sentiment, I printed it on a laser printer and then used my iron on the wool setting. Now this took some trial and error before I got it right. Cotton setting was too hot and the nylon setting too cold for it. So I would suggest that you print out some small star or other design in multiple copies on your paper and then try with different settings. Now when I did this, I was too confident! How could anything go wrong. So I just started with my original design and ended up wasting so much of my foil Sad smile that towards the end I was worried I wouldn’t have any when I finally got it right!!

I did another card:


The setup that worked for me:

  1. lay your heat resistant craft sheet on the table ( I use the ranger’s craft sheet).
  2. Put your cardstock with laser printed design on it.
  3. Put your foil the shiny side up on top of the cardstock.
  4. Now iron on top of the foil.
  5. Regarding how long you need to iron – that too is trial and error. I did for around 40-60 seconds I think.

A close up of the first card


As you can see it may not be perfect but the flaws are not so obvious. For the effort it takes and the results it produces, I think it is totally worth it!

  • Papertrey ink cardstock, Thermo web deco foil, Clearsnap adhesive design

April 27, 2015

Glittered stencil

KNK Zing, MTC, Stencil

Ooh I love what I did here Smile. I used the stained glass pattern here and traced it in MTC. Then I used the technique described here to do the glitter part. The “Mother’s” is also cut out using Zing. White embossed “happy” and “day”. Rounded the corner using the We r memory’' keeper’s corner chomper.

April 20, 2015

More rainbow background


 hero Arts Basic Grey Large Petal background, My Sentiments Exactly Anniversary sentiments

I used a similar technique to make this background as I did here. Except that I forgot to wet the cardstock in this case and I like how it turned. You can see defined squares of colors and that’s because the distress ink pads are squares Smile  I white embossed the stamp on the cardstock. Smooshed them on craft-sheet, mist with water and then press the cardstock onto it. If you miss some areas, just press it again. I misted the cardstock a little after doing it to ensure a better coverage. After it dried I squeezed some stickles on the craft sheet and then using my finger spread it onto the cardstock. Pretty simple eh!

  • Stamps: hero Arts Basic Grey Large Petal background, My Sentiments Exactly Anniversary sentiments
  • Distress Inks, white embossing powder, stickles, memento tuxedo black ink

April 15, 2015

Rainbow background

Waltzingmouse text-it, Hero Arts Cuckoo

I had so much fun making this background and love how it looks! I pounced various distress inks on my non-stick craft sheet, misted it with water, wet the watercolor cardstock and then swiped it across the color puddle on the sheet. Stamped text. Embossed the image in gold. Stamped the sentiment around it in black. Easy and so much fun!

  • Stamps: Waltzingmouse Text-it, Hero Arts Cuckoo
  • Distress inks, Gold embossing powder, Memento tuxedo black.

April 6, 2015

There’s gnome place like home

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This is one of my favorite cards – clean and simple!

Stamped all the images on crafter’s companion cardstock, colored with spectrum noir markers and then cut them out.

Created a rolling hill mask by fuzzy cutting printer paper. Using the mask, created the grass. Then using the reverse mask sponged the sky.

Stamped the bee trail and then added all the images. Stamped the sentiment.

  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn Gnome Sweet Gnome
  • Spectrum noir markers, Distress inks, memento tiuxedo black

March 30, 2015

You Float my boat

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you can see the memento inks here again! So excited to have them Smile. I stamped the stripes in the two colors and used a neat trick here. The stamp had three stripes. So I took the green ink and inked the outermost two stripes. Stamped it. Next I inked the outermost two stripes with the blue ink. Then stamped it such that a blue stripe was in between the green stripes! So proud of myself Smile

Stamped the boat on a white circle cardstock. Colored it with prismacolor pencils. I used the little wave stamps to create birds too (another aha moment! I’m on a roll!!). I wanted to give the look as if the view is from a porthole. So I cut a ring from white cardstock, colored it grey with spectrum noir markers (I ran out of my grey cardstock). Then hand drew those black circles and colored them. Popped the ring on foam dots. Stamped the sentiment all around it. Doodled the periods in between the sentiment.

  • Stamps: Avery Elle Knotty Stamps
  • Memento inks, Prismacolor pencils, Spectrum noir markers

March 23, 2015

You rock my world!

My Favorite things Document it - Rock on

When I got my new memento inks I was too excited to create a background using solid stamps! So I dug out this stamp set from my stash. And created the background – doesn’t the colors look fabulous! I created the black panel using some fuzzy cutting and guess what the black cardstock was a white cardstock that I turned into black using memento Tuxedo black ink! Go me! The sentiment on the black panel is embossed with white embossing powder.

  • Stamps: My Favorite things Document It – Rock On
  • Memento inks, White embossing powder

March 16, 2015

To my tweet-heart


Stamped the images using black ink. Colored them with spectrum noir markers. Created the sentiment using the alphabet set. Added glossy accents to the hearts and stickles over the birds.

  • Stamps: Lawn Fawn Gnome Sweet Gnome, LAwn Fawn Milo's ABC
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink
  • Ink: memento black
  • Accessories: Glossy Accent, Stickles, spectrum noir markers

March 9, 2015

Happy Birthday

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I used this cut file from Bird’s cards. I modified it a little so that I got a plain strip towards the bottom for my sentiment. Then I cut it out using my KNK Zing. Stamped the sentiment. Sponged the background with distress inks – red and weathered wood. Created some shimmer mist and sprayed that. the sentiment was white embossed on vellum. Voila! my card was done!

  • Stamps: Hero Arts Birthday sentiment
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink
  • Ink: Distress Inks

March 2, 2015

It’s your birthday!

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I used this cut file from Bird’s cards. I modified it a little so that I got a plain strip towards the bottom for my sentiment. Then I cut it out using my KNK Zing. Stamped the sentiment. Sponged the background with distress inks – Spicy marmalade and pickled raspberry. Created some shimmer mist and sprayed that. Voila! my card was done Smile

  • Stamps: Hero arts birthday sentiment
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink
  • Ink: Distress inks
  • Accessories: KNK Zing

February 23, 2015

Anniversary Wishes


White embossed the background on three different colored cardstocks. Fuzzy cut the design and popped it using foam tape. White embossed the sentiment on vellum.

  • Stamps: hero Arts Basic Grey Large Petal background, My Sentiments Exactly Anniversary sentiments
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: Zing white embossing powder

February 16, 2015

Happy Anniversary!


Sponged various distress inks on a white cardstock. Cut background using KNK Zing. Colored yellow circles using spectrum noir markers. Adhered pearls in the center of these circles. White Embossed the sentiment and then sponged distress ink around it. Assembled the card.

  • Stamps: My Sentiments Exactly Anniversary sentiments
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink
  • Ink: Distress Inks
  • Accessories: Adhesive pearls, white embossing powder,spectrum noir markers

February 9, 2015

Thanks (again :))!


Stamped the background in black ink. Cut the sentiment using KNK Zing. Embossed it in gold embossing powder. Doodled around the outline of the card using gold gel pen

  • Stamps: Hero Arts Basic Grey Large Petal Background
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, versamark
  • Accessories: Gold embossing powder, gold gel pen

February 2, 2015


It’s been quite a while since I posted any of my creations. Life has been busy on my side of the world. I was able to squeeze out sometime for my creative outlet but didn’t get any time to share them here. Now that I do, you would see me sharing more regularly!


I Looove this stamp! It’s so gorgeous! It’s one of those designs that I know I’ll love just when I look at it!

Stamped the background in walnut stain ink. Cut the sentiment using KNK Zing. Embossed it in clear embossing powder. Doodled faux stitches around the outline of the card using white gel pen

  • Stamps: Hero Arts Basic Grey Large Petal Background
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink
  • Ink: Distress ink Walnut Stain
  • Accessories: Clear embossing powder, white gel pen