Thursday, March 29, 2018

Be Happy

Hi There! Today, I'm sharing a quick card which I made for the current MFT Color Challenge #90. I love the combination of the soft colors and here is how I used those colors on my card.

First, I inked up a white card stock with the Abandon Coral distress ink. Then, I used the happy sentiment die from MFT Cause For Celebration to die cut the word. Then, I layered it on top of another piece of happy word with Hickory Smoke distress ink. That gives a little dimension and gray shadow to the word. Next, I moved on to stamping the little birds from MFT Happy Hippos stamp set. I directly stamped the images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copic Markers.

Then, I pulled out the Be Happy sentiment from the same stamp set and stamped it on top the word Happy. For the background, I simply inked it with Salty Ocean distress ink. I finished off the card by adding some sequins and some details on the word and birds using white gel pen. That's all! Hope you like this simple CAS card.

Thanks for stopping by! 
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Feel Better Soon

Hi There! I've been little busy setting up new routine with my little one and also took some time (days :P) to clean up my workspace. I'm glad to be back again with this floral card which I made for the Altenew - March 2018 Inspiration Challenge. This is my first time taking part in Altenew challenge. I've fell in love with the color choice by Virginia with the beautiful click from her recent trip. Here is my take!

I used Altenew - Floral Motif stamps set for this card along with some distress inks. I used masking technique to create the layers of flower and leaves. I stamped and heat embossed the images with gold embossing powder and colored them with distress inks. Next, I used the MFT Wonky Stitched Frame die to cut out the panel and adhered it on a kraft base card.

I stamped the sentiment on a black card stripe and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder and layered it on a kraft card stripe. I finished off the card by adhering the sentiment using foam adhesive. Coloring flowers has been always a great challenge for me. I'm so happy to achieve something out of my comfort zone and I love how this card has turned out. Hope you like it! :)

I’m also entering this card into the following challenges...
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Floral Frenzy
HLS March Watercolour Challenge

Thanks for stopping by! I hope to have productive crafty days! 😌
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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Happy Birthday - Get Your Fiction On

Hi There! I had a little time to craft last night and I made this CAS birthday card inspired by the current Your Next Stamp - Sketch and Color Challenge #84. I absolutely LOVE the color palette and used three colors for this card. I also played along with the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches #328 challenge which is perfect for a CAS design.

I used the nerdy bookworm from YNS - Get Your Fiction On stamp set as the focal point of the card. I stamped and colored the image with Copic Markers. I added some details with white gel pen and glossy accent on his glasses. I used Simon Says Stamp Lemon Zest to ink up the background. Next, I stamped the birthday sentiment from the same stamps set and white heat embossed it. To finish off the card, I added some sequins. A quick card for today! I hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice day!

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thanks for always being there!

Hi There! I'm here to share a CAS card which I made for this week's Color Throwdown #483 challenge. I just love this color combination of Coral, Green and Kraft. I'm also playing along this week's CASE this Sketch #262 challenge. Here is my take!

First, I blended the Abandoned Coral, Mowed Lawn and Vintage Photo distress inks on a white card stock and cut out the feathers using Simon Says Stamp Feather Craft Dies. To give a little dimension, I layered the feathers and spritzed some water on it. Then, I stamped on the sentiment from Inkadinkado - Thank You Words stamps set and finished off the card by adding a strip of black and white washi tape adjacent to the sentiment. That's all for today.

It's always fun to play along with sketch and color challenges! Great way to bring back the creative mojo! :P I hope you like my card today.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week ahead!

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

It's time to party! - Birthday card

Hi There! I’m playing along with the MFT Color Challenge #88 and MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #374 today. I kept away all my dies and made this simple one layer birthday card featuring adorable bears from MFT BB Bitty Bears. This particular set is one of my most favorite and I really enjoyed playing with them. I did a simple masking technique for my card! So, here is my take!

First, I drew a frame on the base card and lined the bear stamps. I picked all the birthday themed bears to add extra fun to the card. Using my MISTI tool, I stamped and colored the bears with Copic Markers. Next, I inked up the background with Salty Ocean distress ink. I combined two sentiments from the Bitty Bears set and stamped directly on the base card. That’s all for today!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week ahead!

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Friday, March 2, 2018

You're Purrfect

Hi There! I'm stopping by to share a cute action card inspired by the sketch from this month's Paper Smooches Monthly Challenge - Sketch! I'm glad they are back with another fun challenge based on fan's voting! It's been a while since I played with pattern papers. As soon as I saw this sketch I decided to make a card with layers of pattern papers. Here is my take!

First, I stamped and colored the cute fat cat from Paper Smooches - Chubby Chums and set him aside with a mini action wobbler on his back. For the background, I used a light brown shade paper with large polka dots from DCWV - The Basic Stacks paper Pad. To that, I attached one fourth inch of black and white diagonal stripe paper from My Mind's Eye - Charmed paper pad.
Next, I cut out a flag banner from American Crafts double sided paper pad using flag die from Newton's Nook - Frames & Flag die set. I cut another flag banner out of Kraft card and stamped the background with tiny paws from the same stamp set using ColorBox Dark Brown ink. Finished off the card by stamping the sentiment using StazOn black ink. Visit my Instagram @niftycrafty to view the action part of this card! That's all for today. Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

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