We have much to hope from flowers :)

Whether its declaring love, conveying wishes, proposing marriage, cheering up a sick person, making up for a fight , there’s one  thing certain- a bouquet of flowers!

Its incredible how a bunch of delicate flowers could bring a smile to someone’s face at any time . Flowers have more to offer than romance. Its hope, happiness, beauty and joy!

When I think of flowers and cards, roses are what I prefer currently because I can use various colors on them. Its been a while since I used lawn fawn stamp flowers and I m posting this for this week’s lawnscaping challenge .

Today’s post is a last minute project and I m happy how it turned out to be!

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Supplies used:

Stamps: Lawn fawn flutter by (for flowers), Lawn fawn sophie’s sentiments (for sentiment)

Inks : Memento tuxedo black ink, Distress ink squeezed lemonade , Copics R29, R24 (roses), YG17, YG15 (for leaves)

Paper: Neenah solar white cardstock, Daphne’s closet paper pack from lawn fawn for green patterned paper

Misc: Doodlebug twine

  • Cut an A2 size card (8.5″ X 11 ” folded at 4.25″ X 5.5″)
  • Cut the patterned paper 4.25″ X 5.5″ and adhered it to card .
  • For the card panel , cut neenah solar white cardstock 4.25″ X 5.5″ – just tilted it placed and cut the edges from reverse side accordingly . Stamped roses and another small flower stamp using distress ink squeezed lemonade (by masking technique) – making it the background
  • Stamped sentiment with memento tuxedo black ink and stamped roses on it sides on the edge of card panel
  • Tied a small twine with bow on the left upper edge on the panel
  • For the roses, I used Neenah solar white cardstock, stamped with memento tuxedo black ink; Masked the rose and stamped the second rose and the leaves and colored with copics as mentioned above. Fuzzy cut the entire piece of roses and leaves and adhere it to the card panel
  • Attached part of leaves the card panel with dimensionals in the lower half of the card ; Used atg for sticking the upper part.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice day!

Vidya

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I shall call him Squishy!

Hi ,

I wanted to squish in an extra post for today – another sea card.  I had already posted a sea card and I like the pattern of it. So couldnt resist making the same type again only with different technique- distress ink blending!

While making this card , all I could think was the movie Finding Nemo . Its one of my favorite movies . Who doesn’t like disney and pixar creations? I loved the quotes from Finding Nemo and this is what came to my mind -”  I shall call him Squishy and he shall be mine and he shall be my Squishy ”

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Yes, I m talking about jelly fish ! They are so graceful and beautiful to look at and yet many of them are dangerous.

Here’s the card i made:

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Supplies used:

Stamps: There she goes (discontinued) for jelly fish and the oyster and the sentiment,  Lawn fawn critters in the sea -(weed, wave)

Ink used:Memento tuxedo black ink, distress ink tumbled glass , broken china, vintage photo, copics N1,C6, E40, E21 (for oyster), YG17 (for weed), YR04 for orange oyster (wth Y17, R24), RV13 for pink oyster (with Y17, C6)

Paper: Neenah solar white cardstock , Neenah desert storm cardstock

Embossing folder : Lifestyle crafts wave

Misc: Stickles, glossy accent, pearl from recollections embellishment, water mister, dimensionals

Making of the card:

  • Cut A 2 size card from neenah solar white cardstock (8.5″ X 11 “) folded at 4.25″ X 5.5”
  • Cut the card base 5.25″ X 4″ piece from neenah solar white cardstock – Using ink blending foam and distress ink broken china and tumbled glass color the entire piece and then spritz with water using water mister and allow it to dry. Then using lawn fawn wave stamp, stamp with distress ink broken chine and fuzzy cut the wave.
  • Cut 2″ X 4″ piece from neenah desert storm cardstock for ocean floor-  pass it through embossing machine with lifestyle crafts wave folder and emboss it . Then cut by hand the curved wavy look. Ink the edges again by blending technique with distress ink vintage photo
  • In neenah solar white cardstock, stamp jelly fishes, oyster, weed with memento tuxedo black ink and color with copics (as mentioned above) . Attach them to the card using dimensionals and glue.
  • Use stickles and glossy accents to make bubbles
  • Assemble the cardbase to the card, then the ocean floor , attach the weed, oyster and jelly fish (with dimensionals) . Add the pearl to oyster.

Here’s a close up :

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The water effect from distress ink is visible and isn’t the pearl in the oyster adorable?

I seriously wish there was some nemo and dory there!

Have a good day

Vidya

I have never seen a mermaid this close before!

We all have our fantasy world – be it fairies, magic or mermaids! When I came across a digital stamp from Whimsy Doodles store, I was mesmerized ! Mermaids are beautiful and mesmerizing , atleast to me !  Today I made a card , the output of which was so adorable and beautiful and it led me to write the caption – “I have never seen a mermaid this close before! ” Now, I honestly dont feel like giving away this card and want to stash it with my little treasure.  I m posting this card for whimsie doodle challenge for month of april (theme- water or april showers)  Here’s the card:

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Supplies used:

Stamps: Whimsiedoodles Starfish mermaid digital stamp, Lawn fawn critters in the sea (for weed, fish and sea shell and the sentiment)

Paper used: Neenah solar white cardstock for card, card base from studio g blue patterned paper (ombre blue paper), neenah desert storm cardstock for sand, white vellum for wave

Inks used: Memento tuxedo black ink, versamark embossing ink, distress ink vintage photo  (for the sand) , Copics BG13, BG11, E25, E27, E21, E40,YG 17,RV13, YR04,Y17, 0

Misc: Pearl from recollections embellishment, stickles , white embossing powder

Embossing folders: life style crafts embossing folder (wave) for ocean floor, cuttlebug tiny bubbles for sea

Close up of the mermaid :

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I d post another day as to how this card for created!

Waving bye,

Vidya

Is summer about trails or butterflies ? or butterfly trail ?

With the onset of late spring ,this blog post has been an inspiration from Jennifer Mcguire .

I ve posted this card long ago in lawnscaping challenge (which was inspiration challenge)

Click the following link to see how beautiful my inspiration was.

http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2013/04/bee-awesome-lawn-fawn-giveaway.html

Spring or summer is always looked forward for hiking trails, watching squirrels, fighting bees and mesmerized by butterflies .

I ve fallen in love with the butterfly in lawn fawn flutterby stamp.

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Supplies used:

Stamps: lawn fawn -butterfly from flutter by, bubble from a birdie told me , leaf from harvest season ,sentiment from critters in the sea , hearts from bee mine

Inks : Distress ink spiced marmalade and tumbled glass, memento black, copics

Paper used: neenah solar white cardstock, recollections patterned paper (blue)

Misc: glossy accents, stickles

Butterfly stuck by glue dot to give flying effect

Steps :

  • Regular A2 size from Neenah solar white cardstock ( 11″ X 8.5″ – folded at 5.5″ X 4.25″)
  • Recollections blue patterned paper cut into 5.5 X 4.25 inches and stuck on the card
  • The orange paper is made from neenah white cardstock (5.5 inches X 2.5 inches)  using spiced marmalade distress ink and its stamped with leaf stamp and the same distress ink to give tone on tone look (reminds me of fall) ;Attached to card base using atg
  • Butterfly stamped with memento tuxedo black ink in a small neenah solar white cardstock, fuzzy cut, colored with copics 100, Y17, Y15, YR04 . Glossy accent added to that with stickles ; stuck with glue dot to card
  • Bubble fuzzy cut after stamping from lawn fawn birdie told me set with memento tuxedo black, and edges colored with distress ink tumbled glass; glued to the orange cardstock
  • Trail stamped using lawn fawn bee mine set using memento tuxedo black ink , and memento lady bug ink.

Enjoy the spring!

Vidya

Celebrate !

Just in time for Mother’s day!

This post is about a card I made for last year’s Mother’s day .

Till date, this has been my favorite and best creation!

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The color combination is just lovely after it was completed. I have to say, it takes quite some time to make this as I didnt have some tools.

What better to wish Mother’s day with butterfly and peacock colors?

Supplies used:

Stamps : Lawn fawn flutter by (for butterfly) , penny black paisley background, hero arts magical background , Celebrate sentiment from tpc studio

Ink: Distress ink peacock feathers, distress ink black soot, Copic BG13, BG11, Memento tuxedo black ink (for butterly), Versamark inkpad , white gel pen

Paper : Neenah white cardstock

dies: Spellbinders circles, spellbinders labels 18

Misc: Stickles , glossy accents , foam dots, glue dot

Here’s how I made it:

1 )Cut neenah solar white cardstock into A2 size card (11″ X 8.5 “) – folded in half at 5.5″ and at 4.25

2) Cut neenah solar white cardstock 5″ X 4” – from that piece, die cut the piece (black piece) from spellbinders labels 18  and again cut a center circle using spellbinders circles . This forms the black piece in the card. With an ink blending tool and black soot distress ink, color the entire die cut piece and then stamp hero arts magical background stamp over it with the same ink .White emboss “celebrate” sentiment using versamark ink pad and white embossing powder and heat gun. place dots all around the inner and outer edges with a white gel pen. Attach dimensionals or foam dots underneath it .

3)In neenah solar white cardstock piece, using memento tuxedo black ink, stamp the lawn fawn flutter by butterfly stamp and fuzzy cut (with hand) ; color with copics ; add glossy accent to the inner part and stickles and let it dry

4) For card base , cut neenah solar white cardstock 5.5″ X 4.25″ . Color with peacock feathers using ink blending tool and then stamp with paisley penny black stamp with the same ink pad . keep aside.

5) Die cut another bigger piece of white cardstock with a spellbinders circle (larger than the previous die cut )

To assemble :

First attach the card base (number 4 ) to the card (number 1) using atg .

Place the cut circle (number 5) on the card in center.

Place and attach the black panel (number 2) onto the card .

With a glue dot attach the butterfly and slightly fold the wings to give the flutter look !

This card is perfect for mother’s day, summer, spring occasions or even birthdays !

Hope this card and its colors will stay vivid all through the day in your thoughts ! 🙂