Congrats!

Today is a cutie card using Sugar pea designs stamps . This stamp set is versatile as it can be used for new home, for baby on the way.

I chose the teal color as its my new favorite and can be used for baby boy or baby girl cards!

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Its a regular A2 size card (4.25″x5.5″) ;  card panel black 4″X5.25″, argyle design paper 3.75″x5.5″ , Black die cut drawn with oval die and fuzzy cut, white oval die cut stamped with stamp ,colored with copics, and edges inked with peacock feathers distress ink. This is mounted on the card panel with 3d foam dots over a stripe of black cardstock and teal ribbon.

Yellow ribbon tied to a teal button and mounted with foam dot.

Close up show the stickles – which makes the dress and hairband pretty.

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Sentiment stamped in right upper corner of card.

Aint it pretty? I m in love with this little bird and the ruffle dress.

I m working on the inside of the card nowadays. This is how the inside looks:

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Black die cut handdrawn with the ovals large and fuzzy cut, white die cut colored with peacock feathers distress ink, and the sentiment is stamped in parts .

Supplies used:

Stamps: Sugar pea designs Tweet Friend

Paper: Robin blue bazzill cardstock, neenah solar white cardstock, black cardstock, argyle pattern paper from Joanns

Ink : Memento tuxedo black ink, peacock feathers distress ink Copics – E27, 0 for tree, E25 and E40 for nest with colorless blender , E40 for egg, YG17 for leaf ,Y17, Y15 for all the yellow and bird, BG11, BG13 for the dress , R24 for heart, E21 for skin, RV13 for cheek blush

Misc: Nestabilities classic ovals large , Teal button, yellow twine from doodlebug, teal satin ribbon , yellow stickles for dress and hairband

Have a good weekend!

Vidya

Ramadan Mubarak!

For all those celebrating Ramadan, Eid Mubarak!

I m making this post simple. I fell head over heels in love with the new Altenew stamps. They are so beautiful and alluring. My first purchase from Altenew was the Eid Mubarak set because I wanted to create a card which had the arabic version of Eid Mubarak.

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I wanted only the arabic image in the front panel and I tried to merge the colors black and gold (hoping to replicate mecca colors) . Gold and black is always a pretty combo, isn’t it?

The starry backdrop was made by overlapping the stamping of stars stamp (from lawn fawn), as I do not have a falling stars stamp. How I wish I had it to create the falling stars image! 

The black panel was created by stamping lawn fawn stamp (stars) with versamark and gold embossing and tied with a golden satin ribbon. 

The die cut was embossed with a embossing tool (edges have a bit of elevation) after coloring with antique linen distress ink. The Altenew stamp set was used with versamark ink and ranger gold embossing powder to create the arabic sentiment! I m so in love with the ranger gold embossing powder. 

The sentiment inside read – May the Guidance of Allah Be with you and your family with happy Eid from the same stamp set. 

Supplies: 

Paper: Bazzill marshmallow cardstock (white), black cardstock, neenah solar white cardstock for die cut 

Stamps: Altenew Eid Greetings , Lawn fawn Teeny Tiny backdrops (stars stamp) 

Ink: Versamark ink for the heat embossing, memento ink for sentiment inside. antique linen distress ink

Die: Nestabilities Label 4

Misc: Ranger gold embossing powder , gold satin ribbon, Heat tool, ATG

Enjoy the Ramadan Feast! 

Vidya 

Blue skies, bright colors and pretty flowers! Its summertime!

Another flower card with the summer theme! Yes, a combination of blue skies and flowers made me come up with the beautiful hydrangea from the lawn fawn stamp set! i love this set so much. Its so versatile to make different cards.

Hydrangeas represent anything that is sincerely heartfelt because it possesses enduring grace and beauty.So I made a blank card which can be used for any occasion! Did you know that the hydrageas get their name from the fact they need lots of water?

IMG_8017This is a A2 size horizontal card ( 4.25 X5.5″). The blue panel is 4″X5.25″ . Distress ink faded jeans has been used to completely turn the white cardstock to blue . Stamped with penny black background.

Supplies used:

Paper: Neenah solar white cardstock

Stamp: Lawn fawn flutterby (flowers and leaf) , penny black letter background (stamped in faded jeans distress ink )

Dies: Nestabilities label 4 (for the die cut – colored with distress ink)

Ink: Memento tuxedo black, distress ink faded jeans, distress ink spiced marmalade, copics B24, B26 for the flower, copics YG17, YG23

Misc: Orange and white twine, glossy accents for the flower

Fun fact: Hydrangeas are also called bigleaf! They definitely look like that , aren’t they?

Signing off,

Vidya

Life happens when we least expect it!

Or should I say – Life happens when we expect it . I believe its both. The title above is perfect for any moment or in this case an occasion I guess!

After a long hiatus in my blog, here I am writing this post!

I got a call recently from a friend and heard that she s expecting! Now you know where I am heading. This post is about a card for an expectant mother. As she is in her early weeks of pregnancy, I couldnt decide what color card I was about to make. But then teal was one of my favorite colors and this is what I created.

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I wish I had some sequins to add a little oomph to it . This is a 5 x 7 inch card.

I usually leave the inside of the card blank. It always made me feel incomplete imagining how the person would feel opening a card that’s pretty on outside and blank on inside. I designed the sentiment “Heard you are expecting” using a very beautiful font and die cut and stuck it on the interior.The inside came out pretty good too!

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Supplies used:

Paper: Bazzill robin blue cardstock for cardbase, teal patterned paper from michaels , Neenah solar white cardstock for the die cut , black cardstock

Stamps :  Whimsie doodles expecting image , Hero arts sentiment

Ink: Copics BG11, BG13( for teal), Y15, Y17 (for yellow), E21 (for skin and cake ), RV13 for blush, 100 and C6 for hair, R29 for cherry on cupcake , Versamark ink for embossed sentiment, Distress ink peacock feathers for the die cut

Misc: Teal ribbon, Spellbinders nestabilities floral ovals , silver embossing powder , stickles yellow and crystal stickles, foam dots (to add dimension to die cut and double dimension for the expecting mom image)

I m entering this card in june 2014 whimsiedoodles blog challenge – celebration theme!

Here’s a close up of the outside and inside:

The coloring is quite visible in this picture.

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I can’t just resist using stickles ! Do you spot a bit of sparkle on the cupcake liner, the shoes and the frills of the dress?

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Time to post it !

See ya,

Vidya