Post#178 Dotted Circles Card

I really like creating backgrounds for my cards…I use watercolours, inks, embossing folders or stamps….the best part is that it makes the card unique….
The card I’m sharing today has a plain lavender card base and a white top layer….to create the patterned background for this card I have used a stamp set called Layer Away Dots Frames by Fiskars….the set has concentric circles and squares…for this card I just used the circles and stamped them randomly on the white top layer with various colours…
I die cut the word ‘Happy’ from purple foil cardstock and adhered it to the card….then stamped the word ‘birthday’ on a lavender strip of paper and placed it partially on the word ‘Happy’…I have also used  a few lavender rhinestones  as embellishments…
Hope you liked this card…What do you think of the dotted circles background???
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Post#177 Birthday Love Card

Over the past few months I have bought some Stampin Up tools like punches,trimmer,stencils etc. and I absolutely love them….but recently I bought a beautiful stamp and punch set called Balloon Celebration….In this card I have only used two of the stamps and the punch but there are so many stamps in this set that I’m sure I will be making quite a lot of cards from it…
The card base is brown and the top layer is pink which has been embossed using a chevron embossing folder…I then stamped and/or punched the various balloons and added a gold string  to all of them….once the ballons were attached to the card,I tucked the strings at the back of the top layer…
The sentiment has been stamped and cut out then placed on the top layer…Once the top layer was adhered to the card, I added a few star sequins as well….
Hope you like this card as much as I do….
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Post#176 Thank You Card

Today I’m sharing a very simple Thank You card….
The card base is plain pink….the top layer watercolour style background has been created by using Twinkling H2O shade called Sugar Plum….once the watercolour was dry, I stamped the sentiment with green dye ink….
I then used a chevron die to die cut six different shades of green and adhered those to the top layer in a line….I really like the Avery Elle Chevron Bits dies…these die cuts can even be used as embellishments…
Once the top layer was adhered to the card base,I used a few green rhinestones to decorate the card…
Hope you like it..
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Post#175 Sweet & Lovely Card

I had thought of trying out this colour combination towards the end of last year….but it looked too Halloween-y at that time…Grey,Orange & Black look great together….and here’s my card using these colours…
The card base is light grey and the top layer is orange….I have used a corner punch to round off all four corners of both layers….
To write the whole message on the card,I have split the message into three different peices…..First I stamped ‘You Are So Sweet’ with orange ink on a grey banner strip,then I heat embossed the ‘&’ with silver embossing powder and finally I die cut the word ‘lovely’ with black glitter cardstock…
I have used a silver foil card stock and black adhesive pearls to punch a few flowers to decorate the card…
Hope you like this card….
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Post#174 – Distress Inks,Stencils+Water Background Cards

I have followed a tutorial by Jennifer McGuire to create backgrounds for all these cards….I got quite excited by such a good result and went ahead and made a couple more cards using this technique…
Here is the link for the tutorial – Easy Distress Ink Backgrounds by Jennifer McGuire
It’s an excellent video so there is no need for me to write down much details….
I did however mix a bit of twinkling H2O watercolour in my water spritzer for a shiny look as I do not have any other kind of pre-bottled shimmer spritzer etc….
The cards are only lightly decorated as the background is the hero in all these cards….
Hope you liked these cards…
Do you have a favourite??Let me know…
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Post#173 – Happy Birthday Flowers Card

So while I had all the distress inks out to create yesterdays Valentine’s card,I quickly created a background for a birthday card….
On a white card base I used a stencil and a few different distress inks to create the background….while the stencil was still in place,I rubbed on Versamark ink and then heat embossed it using clear embossing powder…this made the background waterproof as well as shiny…
I die cut a small white rectangle using the stitched die and adhered two flowers that I had coloured in and cut out…I placed this at the centre of the card using foam squares…I also placed a die cut ‘happy birthday’ near the top of the card…
To decorate the card,I have used clear sequins in various sizes….
Hope you liked this card…
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Post#172 – Love You Bunches Valentine’s Card

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone….Hope someone you love makes your day a special one….I’m sure all the card makers and crafters already have a few goodies ready for their loved ones…!!
I’m sharing my favourite card today….if you’ve been following my blog then you already know how I lack in confidence when it comes to colouring in stamped images….and with this one I was colouring in straight onto the top layer of the card…
The card base and top layer is plain white with all four corners rounded with a punch…..I then started preparing the top layer…First I stamped and coloured in the image and then masked it off…Then got out my distress inks and blended a few colours to make it look like ground….then I cut a scrap piece of paper and shaped it like a cloud and used blue distress ink to sponge it lightly at the edges to create the clouds….
I finally stamped the sentiment stamp in the middle of the card using red dye ink….to decorate the card I have used very tiny red hearts punched from glitter cardstock…
Hope you liked this card….
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Post#171 Hearts Embossed Background card

I quite like the card that I’m sharing with you today….It has a few layers and things on it but it’s not too full of stuff…
The base is made from plain dark pink cardstock…..and the top layer is plain white which has been embossed with love hearts embossing folder and then I wrapped around a silver string on it before attaching it to the card base…
I then added a few layers…the first one is a large stitched circle die cut from the same pink cardstock as the card base…the second one is a smaller stitched circle die cut from silver foil cardstock…Then I die cut a red heart and placed the die cut XOXO on it along with a couple of punched hearts…
Hope you liked this card…
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Post#170 – Rainbow Hearts on Kraft Card

Today I’m sharing a simple card with a very sweet message…. 
The card base and top layer are made from Kraft cardstock…I have rounded only two sides of the card and top layer…on one side of the top layer I have attached a wide strip of Vellum Paper and another in red glitter cardstock above it…..on both of these I have used a heart border punch….
The sentiment has been stamped at the top right of the card using white pigment ink….and I punched two different sizes of hearts from coloured paper(prepared using peerless watercolors)….each heart has a tiny red rhinestone on it as well…
I hope you liked this card as much as I do…
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