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SSS Fluttering by April Release: Polychromos on kraft!

Hi friends! Thank you so much for taking the time out to read this blog post. This is the second card I made for the fabulous SSS Fluttering By product again for the month of April 2018. I did some coloring on Neenah Desert Storm cardstock.

To begin I cut a Neenah Desert Storm cardstock to an A2 sized panel. I stamped the outer part of the Centre Cut Flowers using the Versamark Watermark Ink and colored the panel using the Faber Castell polychromos pencils.

For the sentiment, I cut the die three times. One using the NSW 110 lb, one using dark pink cardstock to match the flowers and one using the fun foam. I placed the pink cardstock on fun foam and on the white one, colored the sentiment using Red Gold from my Gansai Tambi starry colors.

I slightly offset the colored die cut when placing on top of the pink one to give it a 3d effect. I placed the die cut onto the panel and placed the entire panel onto an A2 sized card.

I finished the card off with some sequins from Lucy Abrams. That’s all for this card! Hope you liked it. Do give Polychromos a try! They are a lot of fun indeed!

SSS Fluttering By release!

Hi friends! Thank you for stopping by to read this post. This post is for the new and fabulous SSS Fluttering By product release for April 2018. The line of products this time round? … I don’t have the words! They are beyond amazing. I was fortunate enough to play with the Centre Cut Flowers and I thought of making a trifold card for Mother’s Day.

To begin I cut Neenah Solar White 110 lb to an A2 size card and one panel of size 5.5 inches by 4.75 inches. For the front panel I cut a frame using one of the frame dies from Mama Elephant and cut an oval inset using Hero Arts Nesting Oval dies. I aligned the panel to the front of the card stock and placed the oval die and cut the front panel so that the panel is see through.

For the second panel, I scored the piece at .5 inches so that it matches the dimensions of an A2 sized card and then cut another A2 sized panel from Neenah Solar White 90 lb and ran it through my die cut machine on embossing settings using the Folk Dance Stencil from Simon again. I adhered the panels onto the card.

I stamped and white heat embossed the flowers and MOM from the Mom and Dad Icons set and watercolored them using my Daniel Smith watercolors. I cut the flowers out using my scissors to give the card some dimension and make it look like they are clustered up closely.

I cut the MOM using the coordinating die cuts and placed it on the middle panel aligned neatly.

I embellished the card with some rainbow jewel mix from Pretty Pink Posh. That’s all for this card! I hope you liked it. Have a great day!

MOM

Hello friends! Thank you for stopping by to read this blog post. For this card I cut a Neenah Solar White 90 lb in an A2 size card. I used the rectangular stack Die-namics for MFT stamps to cut two panels for the base.

I used the blooming circles die a few times to cut the flowers out and colored them using varying shades of purple with the help of my copic markers. Using a light hand I sketched out MOM and placed the flowers and leaves on the panel.

The sentiment is from the Mom and Dad icons stamp set gold heat embossed on a cream colored cardstock and cut into a thin strip and adhered on top.

I used the sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to finish it up. That’s all for this card. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Hey There .. Hop Stuff!

Hey Friends! Hope the weekend is going great for you guys! I made this card using the Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit 2018 because I fell in love with this kit as soon as it was showcased. It is jam packed with cuteness.

For the background I used the Hero Arts nesting circles and using 5 different sizes created 4 panels, which I initially cut using the stitched rectangles dies from MFT Die-namics, in 4 colours that I chose for the card keeping in mind the brightness and colours of Spring. I wanted to go bright with this card. You can try different shapes and play around with different shades of one color if that’s what you prefer. It’s really upto your liking and imagination.

For the front I die cut a circle in vellum so that my Bunny stands out and doesn’t blend in the background. I colored the bunny using W5, W3, W1 and W0 copic markers. And for the ears I used R22 and R20. I colored the carrot using YR04, YR07, YG03 and YG17. I ink blended the grass and leaves in the background using SSS Green Apple and Green Leaf inks. I heat embossed the sentiment in White on SSS Black cardstock.

I finished the card with some sequins and a white pom pom for the bunny’s tail. This puff cotton pom pom was included in the kit! I hope you enjoyed this card. Have a beautiful day.

Love You

Hi Friends! I hope everyone is having an amazing day! Thank you so much for taking the time out to view this post on my recent card. Even though Valentine’s day is over I somehow find myself drawn to love as a concept in card making because it is so versatile and you can use it all year round. I love my friends and my family!

For this card I used the faux letterpress style and inked the star medallion stencil with SSS dye inks. I used Hollyhock, Rosie Cheeks, Thistle and Wisteria. Then I carefully place the stencil on white cardstock panel and stuck it on two ends using washi tape. My die cutting machine was set up to embossing and then I ran it through the machine a couple of times. When you remove the stencil, the feeling is amazing! The design is gorgeous and you get to use the stencil like a stamp, well.. almost!

The love die is from SSS and you is from the miss you die from SSS again. I matched the sentiment to Love You and got the card together by adhering the whole panel on fog cardstock again from SSS using foam tape and sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

That’s all for this card. I hope you liked it and thank you once again for stopping by to read this blog post! Have a great day 🙂

Thanks.. for everything!

Hi Everyone! Thank you so much for taking out the time to visit and read this blog post! So, this card is fairly simple. I used a couple of alcohol inks for the background along with the gold mixative. You can choose any two colors you think go with each other and use a metallic mixative for them to come together. For instance, a pale pink, silver and an orange will also look great. So it’s really up to your imagination, the colors you want to choose and use! I mixed the inks on Yupo Paper, which is a speciality paper meant for inks like these. Once you are happy with the background let it dry completely. I chose to die cut the panel first and then use the inks because I found that when die cutting after the inking, portions of the ink stuck to the die cutting plates and it was a mess. In case you aren’t familiar with alcohol inks and how to use them, try using this link where Jennifer Mcguire shares a tutorial on the same.

For the flowers, I didn’t want to use any colors because the background has so many vibrant colors as it is and using colors on the flowers will just make one bright mess. So I stamped and heat embossing in white the Simon Says Stamp Bouquet of Thanks stamp and slightly inked it with Simon White pigment ink to give it some body.

The sentiments are again from SSS and I used some sequins to hold the vellum in place because you can’t just directly glue vellum as the adhesive will show from the background.

That’s all for this card. Like I said, this card is fairly simple but the bold colours from the inks in the background make it look appealing. I hope you enjoyed reading this post and liked the card I made. Thank you so much once again for stopping by! Have a great day!

Happy Heart Day

Hello friends! Thank you so much for stopping by to read this blog post. I made this card for valentine’s day. To make this card I used Neenah Solar White 80 lb for the front panel and Bristol smooth for ink blending on the hearts inside. The card measures 8 inches by 4 inches. The front panel is 7.75 inches by 3.75 inches.

I made a vertical line in the centre of the panel so that I know where to place the first cut. I took one of the hearts from the nesting hearts die set from Hero Arts and place the along the line and using my die cutting machine cut the heart out. I continued it with the other four hearts cutting them slightly tilted just so that there is some sort of rhythm.

Next I temporarily placed the panel on the card with the Bristol smooth panel under it and outlined the hearts so that I know where to ink blend exactly. I used an acetate and cut the same heart out and used it as a stencil. I ink blended all the hearts using different color die inks from Simon Says Stamp going from shades of purple to pink. You can use whichever ink you prefer. I love the SSS dye inks 😍!

I colored the little boy agenda and little girl agenda from Mama Elephant using copic markers and adhered them on the Bristol ink blended panel.

I inked some hearts and flowers that were on other stamp sets to create a simple background for the front panel. I didn’t want to lose the white so I kept it to bare minimum. The Happy Valentine’s Day sentiment is from Love From Above set from Mama Elephant.

That’s all for this card. I hope you had fun reading it. Thank you so much for stopping by once again. I hope you have a great great day ahead of you.