December 2, 2016

Guest Post at Mudra Craft Stamps

Hi friends.... I am delighted to be guesting again at Mudra Craft Stamps blog today!! Here's a sneak peek of the 4 cards that I created.... Do hop on and leave some love...

November 17, 2016

Thinking of You Critters Card

Hi friends, today I am sharing a card after a short break. First the festive season kept me busy and then me and my son fell ill for some time. I am trying to slowly get back to crafting. So the cards may not be perfect, but they sure lift my mood up by keeping me happy and busy.

I started out with the scrap piece of red paper that was left over after punching out few scalloped circles from a punch. The whole idea of the card is based on that only.

Then I stamped and colored few critter from a TPC stamp set and stuck them behind the red piece so that it looks like they are peeking out of a window.

For creating an illusion of a forest, I stamped out a bunch of leaves from Itsy Bitsy stamp set and colored them using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. It was quite a task to fussy cut these tiny and intricate leaves. I just kept on layering them around the red window to cover up the whole space. 

Lastly, I stamped and added a sentiment from another stamp set and also glued in a few sequins.

That's all for today! Have a great day!

September 27, 2016

Guest Designing at Mudra Stamps

Hi everyone! I am Guest Designing at Mudra stamps blog today. Hop on to see the 5 cards I made with the Gerbera Blooms stamp set....

September 6, 2016

Heartfelt Thanks - Waffle Flower Lotus Stamp Set

Hi all... here's a card made using Waffle Flower Lotus Stamp Set. I did a lot of masking and stamping on this card. 

Masking is so much fun and it's a joy to see the final image underneath. I used my stamping tool Stampoholic to do all the stamping and masking. I started by stamping on white card stock but I wanted to color the background black. 

In all the excitement I forgot to use watercolor card stock, so the blending is not great because I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. 

Nevertheless, I went ahead with the card. I outlined the entire image with yellow Zig pen and then colored the full background with black Zig pen.  I did not cover it completely in black so that it gives a chalkboard like look. Note how the image pops up with yellow outline.

The sentiment is also from the same stamp set. I stamped it with VersaFine Onyx Black ink and adhered it onto the card with foam tape.

This card was quite an experiment for me... hope you like it! Thanks for dropping by...

September 5, 2016

Handmade Teacher's Day Cards and Gifts

Hi All..... Today I am sharing the cards that I made for my son's preschool teachers... I kept them simple so that I could replicate them quickly. And the Stampoholic tool made it even more easier.... 

I used a mix of stamps for the card....TPC - Travel World, Winnie & Walter - Big Bold You, Just Rite - All Boy, Avery Elle - Christmas Florals and Mini Alphabet Stamp sets. 

Firstly, I heat embossed the globe and the stars with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder. Then I stamped 'Thank you teacher' below the embossed image. Added a strip of washi tape below, to complete the cards.

These are the set of cards that I made for the teachers. I also made two more cards in a different design for the helpers who help with changing, cleaning, etc. for the kids at pre- school. Here in Manila (Philippines) they address them as 'Ate' - meaning sister. 

For the second set of cards I replaced the globe image with florals.  I stamped one card in black and heat embossed the other two. Rest of the design is same as the card above. 

If you visited my blog earlier, you would have seen the bookmarks that I had made for Teacher's Day. In addition to that I also decided to make these super cute floral magnets. (More pics on that post page) 

Now on to the packaging part.... I wanted to do something different than the regular envelopes. Also since I had a couple of more things to add, they wouldn't fit inside the envelope, so I decided to wrap them in a piece of wrapping paper (dunno what exactly this type of paper is called). It comes wrapped with a flower bouquet. 

I popped in a chocolate in each of the packets and folded them neatly. Tied them with raffia and added little name tags on top so that the cards don't get mixed up.

I really hope my son's teachers love all the handmade stuff.. I dedicate this post to Jennifer McGuire who I consider as my virtual teacher. I have learnt all my stamping watching her videos. She is really a fabulous person and a great teacher too!

Challenges entered

DIY Floral Bouquet Magnets

Hi friends. Today I will be sharing two posts with you. These are related to the stuff I made for my son's pre-school teachers. Earlier I had made bookmarks for the teachers. You may refer to that post here

In this post I am sharing these cute little Floral Bouquet Magnets. Since I had little time on hand I took a bunch of ready made flower mix that I had in my stash. Quickly bunched them together to form mini bouquets, and wrapped them up with bright yellow paper. Secured the paper with a twist tie. I cut out square pieces from magnetic sheets and glued them behind the bouquets. 

I fell in love with these cuties..... To view the full post on what more I made for Teacher's Day and how I packaged them all together.... please visit my second post for today!!

Thank You!

September 1, 2016

Hello Friend Shaker Card

Hi friends... I have a shaker card to share with you today. This card is inspired by my crafter friend Deepti Stephen's card. She even has a video tutorial for it here

I absolutely loved the idea and wanted to try it out. Also this is my first try at this super awesome stamp set from Altenew - Doodle Blooms.... and I adore it totally. It's so easy to work with and has endless possibilities. The sentiment is from Altenew's Super Script stamp set.  I am not a pro at stamping but I am trying out new stamp sets and inks and seeing what works best for me.

I stamped the images randomly around the edge of the card panel, leaving some space for the sentiment in the center. I fussy cut the shaker window as illustrated by Deepti in her tutorial. Then I colored the stamped images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. Added the shaker mix and created the shaker panel. Then I mounted it on top of a pista green card base. I also added a sequin in each of the flower centres to go with the shaker theme.

Challenges Entered

Lulupu Challenge #64 - Friendship with a twist - Shaker Cards
Ranganjali  August Challenge - Your Favorite Technique ( My fav is Shaker Cards)
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

August 29, 2016

Happy Birthday Card with Altenew Striped Florals Stamp Set

Hi. Today I am sharing a card that I created for Altenew's August Challenge. I have used Altenew's Striped Florals stamp set for this card. 

All the flowers and leaves were heat embossed in gold and colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. The birthday sentiment is from a stamp set from Flonz Craft. I arranged the floral elements as a bouquet on the card base and popped up a few of them using foam dots for added dimension. Adhered a grey glitter tape at the bottom and added the sentiment with foam tape.

Challenges entered

August 27, 2016

Bookmarks for Teachers

Hi friends. I made a couple of bookmarks for my son's teachers at his preschool. They are his first teachers and I wanted to make something special for them. I made a few cards too which I shall share very soon.

I used a mix of stamps from PABD - Summer Cooler, Avery Elle - Alphabet Stamps and Maya Road - Ornate Frames, to complete the sentence "A scoop of thanks, sprinkled with love, from Neil". I mounted the sentiment stamps all at once on my Stampoholic tool and that made my work so much easier. I stamped the wordings with Versafine Onyx black ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. 

Then I white embossed the ice cream cup image and colored it using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. I used multiple colors for the ice cream scoop to give it an 'Ice Cream Sundae' look.

I applied glossy accents in swirly motion on the ice cream scoop and it looks oh so yummylicoius in real life!! Have a closer look!! I also stamped the small sprinkles image from the same PABD stamp set and embossed it with Zing hot pink embossing powder.  

At last, I mounted the white panels on colorful card stock and tied a ribbon on the top.

Challenges entered
PABD Challenge #9 - Color Inspiration

August 24, 2016

Repeated Stamping Card Lawn Fawn Flutter By Stamp

Hi there! Today I have another card that is created using just two stamps from the Lawn Fawn Flutter By stamp set. I had shared a card with the similar technique yesterday. You may like to check it here.

This technique involves a lot of masking, but its worth the effort. I wanted to achieve a stained glass effect with these stamps.

Here is how it looked after all the stamping and masking. Then I colored it using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. I gold embossed the sentiment using WPlus9- Whole Lotta Happy stamp set on green vellum and adhered it onto the colored card panel. Finished off by adding few sequins here and there....

Challenges entered
PABD Challenge #9 - Color Inspiration

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