Flu season is here

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Achoo!!! That’s me sneezing now! Grrr…. How long does it take for a flu to go away? Its been four days and tons of tissues and tired nostrils already! I took the flu vaccine and still end up getting it every year (like a repeating gift). I wish there was a quick remedy for flu. Today’s card would seem perfect if someone was sick only with a Get well soon sentiment. But I really needed a happy birthday card with a doctor on it (to give to a physician in the family) It’s a quick post to share a simple card I made today.

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I used the following to create it :

Stamps : art impressions stamps ( http://www.artimpressions.com/Product.asp?Sku=4099) lawn fawn ( http://www.artimpressions.com/Product.asp?Sku=4099 ) for the dialogue lawn fawn ( http://www.artimpressions.com/Product.asp?Sku=4099) for the happy birthday sentiment. Ink : Memento tuxedo black ink. Colored the image with copics, Distress ink broken china for dialogue Paper: bazzill blue cardstock, Neenah solar white cardstock ,patterned paper Misc: Glossy accents for the spectacles ,spellbinders circle die cut, tiny bubbles embossing folder, foam dots.

Hope to get better soon.

All those staying in east coast and Midwest, Stay warm and travel safe!

Vidya

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Birthday = Cake

Cake , candles and confetti . All these terms are synonymous with any celebration. But the most common of its birthdays!

I m going to share a card that involves a birthday cake! I have tried my hands on baking a cake which turns out perfect . Icing the cake, I m not really sure. Last time I did roses on top of the cake, they looked like melted candle in the shape of roses. I’m going to stick around with icing mini cupcakes!

A friend of mine wanted a custom made card with a name mentioned on it! Here it is :

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The image is a digital image (not sure where I found it ; Wish I could give credit ) colored with copics

E40, E21(skin), N1, C3, C6, E27(shoe

s) , B26, B24 (jeans), Y15, Y13 ,E27, E25, B 21 (cake and towel) , 100, R24 (shirt), N1 (apron)

Stamps: Lawn fawn a birdie told me for dialogue , lawn fawn claire’s abcs (oscar), sentiment penny black party time

Papers used: Peppermint bazzill card stock, plaid patterned paper (digital print), neenah dessert storm cardstock , neenah solar white card stock for image .

Dies –  spellbinders circles

Embossing folder – Happy birthday cuttlebug

Misc – white embossing powder, foam dots.

Forgot to add glossy accents; would have given the rich chocolate ganache look.

Have a good day

Vidya

Witchy Halloween!

Its all about spooky cute images today. There’s a wonderful set of digital images for halloween that I simply cant get enough of.

You can find them here. http://www.whimsiedoodles.com/whats-new.html

I just cannot choose which of the image is my favorite. I chose to do a witchy card and I m entering this in the whimsiedoodles challenge of the month (Here it is – http://whimsiedoodles.blogspot.com/2014/10/winners-and-october-monthly-challenge.html)

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Please click on the image for a larger view.

Supplies :

Paper: Neenah solar white cardstock (for witch), black cardstock (for cardbase) , Patterned paper (from stash – magazine) , Vellum 40lb

Ink : Copics (100, C6, C3, E21, RV06, Y15, YR04, Y11, Y15, R24, B26)

Misc: Tombow multi glue, orange ribbon, foam dots

Steps:

1. Make an A2 size top folding card from neenah solar white cardstock.

2. For the panel –  Cut 4.25 inches X 5.5 inches black cardstock and adhere patterned paper ( 4X5.25 inches size) over it. Attach a one inch X 5.5 inch strip of vellum over the card. Run through the ribbon over all these and attach to the backside. Attach the entire panel over the cardbase.

3. Print the digital stamp in neenah solar white cardstock and color with copics. Handcut with scissors and attach to the card with foam dots.

Isn’t this an adorable cute little witch?

Vidya

Here I come!

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Its the time of the year when the chill is in the air , the kids get to enjoy carving pumpkins and trick or treating! Halloween is long over but I love the kids coming in costumes with their pumpkin bags asking Trick or Treat! This Halloween my neighbors kids came over and one boy was dressed as a vampire and a cop. I got a bit confused as he was dressed up as a cop with an uniform whereas he had these false fang teeth. When asked, who he is , his answer was I m a vampire cop! Hmmm that was definitely new to me. What can I say? Kids are curious thinkers , I guess.

For today , its a vampire card. (not a vampire cop card, lol)

I m entering the whimsiedoodleschallenge for this  month in the last minute.

http://whimsiedoodles.blogspot.com/2014/10/winners-and-october-monthly-challenge.html

The theme for the challenge is GETTING KINDA SPOOKY. This card was perfect for it and its cute to give to kids who enjoy Halloween

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I had to use the perfect vampire colors (the Christian louboutin colors) – Red and black . Its one of my favorite color combos.

The image I used is a digital stamp from Whimsiedoodles shop. Its a super cute image that I had to make the second card. Here’s my first one : https://www.flickr.com/photos/94013869@N06/15491531117/

You can find them here under Little boos. http://www.whimsiedoodles.com/whats-new.html

Supplies used:

Paper: Neenah solar white cardstock, Black cardstock

Ink : Distress ink barn door , versafine onyx black ink , wink of stella clear pen

Copics 100, C6, C3 (vest); R29, R24 (red cape); E21 for skin; 100, C3 for hair ;YR04, Y11  for pumpkin

Stamps: Whimsiedoodles little boos digital stamp (vampire) ( http://www.whimsiedoodles.com/whats-new.html)

Lawn fawn (http://www.lawnfawn.com/products/happy-everything)

Hero arts leaf and floral background (http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product.aspx?id=90517)

Die: Spellbinders labels four nestabilities

Misc: Enamel dots from recollections , glossy accents, foam dots.

Steps:

1. Make a cardbase from neenah solar white cardstock  – top folding card A2 size.

2. Make cardpanel 4.25 inches X 5.5 inches from neenah solar white cardstock . Inkblend with distress ink. Stamp with hero arts stamp to create the floral background.

3. Cut a small hexagonal white cardstock and attach to cardbase. Use two consecutive die cuts and make the frame from black cardstock and attach it above the white and red panel with small foam dots.

4. Print the digital image of vampire and pumpkin and color with copics . Use wink of stella pen to give the satin shine to cape. Put glossy accents over pumpkin. let dry. Hand cut both images. Use foam dots and attach over the white panel .

A close up view: (see the shine of the cape and glossy accents over pumpkin)

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5. Stamp the sentiment using versafine inkpad and attach enamel dots on both ends.

Hope you enjoyed!

Vidya

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi ,

Life always turns to be beautiful if we just see it from a different perspective no matter how tough it gets going. This year has been one such on the personal front. I m so indebted to a few friends . Adversity always shows real friends. I’m so happy I came to know my real ones. Gratitude is such a great thing, isn’t it?

Yes, Today’s card is about Thanksgiving.

Fall is my favorite season of the year. Trying to reproduce the same colors with a card is quite a challenging task. Having more inkpads would be better to compare and contrast. Its been a while since I used Lawn fawn stamps  and finally got to use it. The inspiration for my card is the photo I took of a tree. Here it is :

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I wanted variety of colors and not just green and yellow. Here is the card :

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Supplies :

Paper: Woodgrain cardstock, Neenah solar white cardstock

Ink: Memento tuxedo black (for sentiment), Memento ladybug , Memento Rich cococa (for tree ), Memento tangelo, Memento bamboo leaves, Distress ink spiced marmalade, Distress ink Squeezed lemonade  , Copics for leaves and bark , Wink of stella clear pen

Stamps: Lawn fawn harvest season ( http://www.lawnfawn.com/products/harvest-season ) ;

Lawn fawn home sweet home ( http://www.lawnfawn.com/products/home-sweet-home )

Steps:

1. For card base –  cut a 8.5 inch X 11 inch cardstock at 4.25 inch. Score at 5.5 inch. Make a top folding card.

2. For cardpanel  – use neenah white solar cardstock (3.75 X 5 inch).

3. Use Memento rich cocoa and stamp the tree stump . Color with copics. Use a circle die cut and draw a circle with pencil.

4. Stamp leaves using separate inkpads as mentioned above, and also using mixed inks. Use wink of stella ink pen to give the glitter effect (the effect of sun shine on leaves)

5. Stamp the sentiment with memento black ink.

6. Use inkblending with distress ink spiced marmalade.

I m entering this card for lawnscaping challenge – http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com/2014/11/lawnscaping-challenge-fall-pumpkins.html

Happy (early) thanksgiving!

Vidya

For a happily ever after

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I m going to keep this post simple. I made this card for a friend of mine who was celebrating her anniversary. I must say, they are one romantic cute couple  and the card I made is perfect for them.

I made this card using a digital stamp. There’s a whole big wide world of digital stamps and they are so pretty especially after coloring!

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This card brings out the romance in the air, doesn’t it?

Supplies:

Paper: Peppermint bazzill cardstock, Neenah solar white cardstock, My minds eye patterned paper (from stash)

Stamp: Some odd girl ( http://someoddgirl.com/index.php/digitalstamps/2-hearts-kody-mae-detail) You can find the digital stamp in the link above.

Ink : Versamark inkpad, white embossing powder hero arts

Copics :

Kody : E 37, E25 (for hair) ;  E21, E40 (skin) ;RV13 for cheek blush;  B26, B24, B21 ( jeans), R24 , C6, C1  (shirt);  R29 and R24 (shoes) , E25(eyes)

Mae: 100, C6, C3 (for hair) ;  E21, E40 (skin) ;RV13 for cheek blush; N1 (eye shadow) ; C3, C1 (shirt) , C1 (shoes)

Heart : R29, R24 , stickles

Misc: Pink and white twine, Pennant flags cut from patterned paper , distressing tool

Steps :

1. Cut card base A 2 size cardstock (top folding) 4.25 inches X 5.5 inches  from 8.5 inch X 11 inch peppermint cardstock.

2. Cut card panel from patterned paper (size 4 inch X 5.25 inches). Distress the edges using distress tool. Attach the twine on upper right corner . Glue the card panel to card base.

3. Print the digital image (approx 4.75 inches height X 3 inches width) in neenah solar white cardstock and color with copics. Using versamark ink pad stamp sentiment (my stash) and white emboss it.  Hand cut and attach to card panel using foam dots.

4. Hand cut the pennants and attach using tiny foam dots.

Voila !

I m eager to see the smile on my friend’s face when I hand her this card!

Hope you enjoyed!

Vidya

My first holiday card for this year

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Now that Halloween is over, Its looking a lot like Christmas (even though there’s thanksgiving in the midst) . We had our first snow on Halloween night in Michigan . I love winter and the snow but I get jitters thinking of really cold winter days. Its lovely to see the whole white and red colors everywhere and definitely lifts up my mood.

For today, I m posting my very first holiday card.

What better way than to start with red and white colors?

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Isn’t this a pretty cute image ? Sharing gifts on a snowy day is beautiful right?

Here are the steps to make this card?

Supplies: Neenah solar white card stock, Red embossed paper from Joanns

Stamp: Penny black jolly friends ( http://shop.pennyblackinc.com/p/jolly-friends )

Dies: Nestabilities scalloped circles

Ink: Memento tuxedo black ink , Copics E27, E25, B21, C6, R29, R24, E21, Y14,YG17 , Tumbled glass distress ink

Misc: red and white twine, Foam dots, Stickles frosty lace

Steps:

1. Cut an A 2 size card (4.25 X 5.5 ” ) from white card stock

2. For card panel – cut 4 inch X 5.25 inch red embossed card stock . String the twine three times around and attach the panel to card base.

3. Cut spellbinders die and blend with distress ink around corner. Stamp the penny black stamp . Color with copics. Use stickles for snow on ground and on umbrella.

4. Attach it to card panel with foam dots. Use any sentiment for Christmas on inside.

I m posting this card for this challenge –

http://festivefriday.blogspot.com/2014/10/ffc43-mid-challenge-inspiration.html

Hope you enjoyed the Christmas feel! Have a good day .

Vidya