Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop - Beaded Hope Necklace

Hello everyone, it is the 17th , and we have the Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop at the Casual Fridays.
This is a collaboration hop with Pretty Pink Posh.
This is a monthly reminder to check yourself for breast cancer.


For this Hop Pretty Pink Posh sequins are added in the shop, exclusively for this great cause. These will available with the Calling all Sistahs products.
These sequins are like Limited edition items, once gone they are gone, so if you want to get your hands on, get as soon as possible.

 2 random commenters will win gift certificates to the CAS-ual Fridays store.  Comments must be made by 12am EST on January 19th to be eligible.

Well, my card don't have sequins, as my snail mail is still on its way!
I will use those for the next time!

For my card I am going monochromatic today.
I doodled the necklace and then pierced the paper to add the stitching along with the beads. I used a gold floss and transparent beads.
For the pendant I used the Hope Die cut from CASual Fridays - Calling All Sistahs line, and the sentiment is stamped in parts. I did masking for that.
I didn't wanted to add another panel here, so I used a gold gel pen to draw lines along the edges. That is it.
A very simple reminder card.

Here is the hope order:

Cas-ual Fridays Stamps
Rahmat Gouse <<<<<<<< you are here
Penny Ward
Gwendolyn Estrada
Vicki Dutcher 
 Ceal Pritchett 
 Kara Stainbrook
Sue Nagata
Kimberly Rendino
Susan White
Shona Chambers 
 Lori McAree
Nora Noll
Melissa Miller
Lori Kobular
Lydia Evans
Sandi Pressley
Lisa Lahiff
Mary Moisan
Claire Apostoloff
Kelly Griglione
Theresa Knopf
Jeanne Jachna
Heather North

Your next hop stop is Penny Ward

I am linking this card with:

CASual Fridays
Joining in with all gold and used the stamps from here 

Paru's Card Making Challenge
 Another entry here

HLS anything goes with dies
 Another entry here

Word Art Wednesday
 Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by, and leaving your kind comments. Have a great day!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Video on marbling, and an Anniversary card

Happy Sunday everyone, our Sunday is almost done here, the weather is bit cold, so we all are stuck in the cozy house.

I have another marbling card today, and also a video on this technique. I have done nail marbling, and created a few examples in the video to give an idea to the ones who wants to try.

Please watch the video for the nail marbling details.

I had left the marbling cards for a few days to think how to finish those.
I had used the Happy cutaway die from winnie&walter. My daughter suggested I should make this one as an anniversary card. So I chose the Anniversary sentiment from Altenew vintage roses. I decided to add a leafy twig too, and a few black jewels to finish off.

Linking this with:

Gossip Column with Taheerah -#6
Here is another entry here

HLS January Anything Goes with Dies
Another entry here

CUTplorations January Challenge
 I am joining in with the shimmer and black in the picture

Double D Challenges
 Joining in with an anniversary card

Altenew January Challenge
Inspired by the colors, used a Altenew stamps here

Mix it Up Challenge
Another entry here

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Bamboo Forest

Happy Friday all, I am p with a simple CAS creation today.
While I was experiment with marbling, I had a watercolor panel with water color paints, and I used that panel here today.
I die cut the panel using winnie&walter word die Happy.
It is a one layer card, I used a bamboo stencil, which was purchased in India 2 years back. I used distress ink - old paper to ink the stencil, and I was looking for a faded look of the green here.
I added the die cut, and stamped the other words around it, also from winnie&walter.
A few jewels to finish off

Linking this with:

HLS January CAS Challenge
 Another entry here

HLS January Anything Goes with Dies
 Another entry here

Less is More
 Another entry here, with the Ombre die cut word

The Male Room
 Another entry here

 Interpreting the cue with a bamboo stencil, and also with the die cut happy with the forest colors.

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Nail Marble on cards

Photo Heavy Post

Hello blogger friends, its Thursday already, the week is going by pretty fast.
You might have seen that I am doing a lot of marbling. Today's card has Nail marbling on it, it is the same panel I shared on Instagram a few days back. I LOVE nail marble art, and I was completed hooked into it. But today it just a card.

I started with the same technique as for the nails, and instead of dipping the nails, I dipped the white card stock panel, and lifted it up, and TADAA I had this beautiful panel.

Now I had waited more than a day to think it through, to how to use the panel. It's not the size that I could use as a whole base, so I ended up using it as a tag, I used Avery Elle Tag die to cut out a tag.

The theme I chose is Valentine's day, as the colors were calling out loud for it! Well you have to go with the flow. What can I say? ;)

I added a heart stamp sticker from my collection, the colors go pretty well with the tag.
I decided to add a matching satin ribbon to tie the tag, and I LOVE LOVE the way the ribbon hangs!
The base was looking too plain, so I used the stencil from winnie&walter to ink it in velvet rose distress ink.
The happy is also from winnie&walter, and cut out using a maroon shimmery card stock.
I decided to stamp the sentiment on the same card stock, also from w&w.
That is it, all done, and I can say that I am in LOVE this card, specially the colors!!!

Used 3 nail polishes here Copper glittery one, pink, and a dark maroon shade

This photo is just to show the hanging ribbon

Linking this card with:

The Gossip Column - 6

Another entry here

Paru's card Making Challenge
 Another entry here

Dies R Us Challenge
 Another entry here
Anything Goes

HLS January Mixed Media Challenge
 I have too many mixed elements and I am hoping the layering on the tag counts!

HLS January Anything Goes with Dies 
Another entry with 2 die cuts on my card

STAMplorations January Theme Challenge
 Another entry with all the mixed elements here

CAS Mix Up Challenge
Another entry here, and I am hoping the nail polish counts as liquid colors!
Stamping + Nail Polish  + Stencil/die cutting

Thank you for stopping by, and leaving your kind comments. 
       Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Uniko Revisit - Bold Blooms I

Hey all, this month at Uniko, we are revisiting an old set - Beautiful Blooms I stamp set and the matching dies too.


This set one of my most loved Uniko sets, and I used quite a lot in past.
For this card, I used a fine-striped white card base. I stamped the flowers in SU - Pink Pirouette, and the leaves in SU - wild wasabi, and cut out with the matching dies. The sentiment is from Simply Said - birthday wishes, stamped on a shimmery maroon strip in white ink,
A triple layered twine, and a few jewels to finish off.

Prize: Beautiful Blooms I Clear Stamp Set & Designer Dies (or a eGift Cert to the same value if the winner owns the prize). To be eligible to win, they must comment along the hop by Midnight Friday 20th January. Winners Announced Saturday 21st January.

Linking this with:

HLS January Anything Goes
Another entry here

Paru's Card making Challenge
Another entry here

Take it Make it
Stamped and die cut flowers and stamped the sentiment.
Anything Goes with Stamps

Dies R Us Challenge
Used die cuts here
Anything Goes with dies

Double D Challenges
Joining with a simple birthday card.

Thank you for stopping by, and leaving your kind comments. 
       Have a great day!

The year of rooster

Good morning all, I am up with a Chinese New Year card.
I need a make a few for my local friends here, and I will be sticking to the colors red, gold and a dash of black, not going to use my usual whites, as white is considered inauspicious.

I used a red textures card stock for front, and a black textured base.
I chose a new stamp from mama Elephant - lunar wishes set, the lantern ones to heat emboss in gold.
Used a gel pen to draw the strings, an used a red gel pen to color in the lanterns, it gave a perfect look to the lanterns, the kind I wanted.
I added the die cut of Eiffel tower silhouette,  with the newly built Parisian hotel, and replica of the Eiffel tower here, it goes very well for a local theme.
The sentiment says Happy New Year in Chinese, it is also from Mama Elephant same set. I stamped in black and heat embossed in clear powder. Framed the panel in gold.
A few gold jewels to finish off.

Linking this card with:

The Male Room
 Another entry here

Take it Make it
Joining in with stamping and embossing
Anything Goes with stamping

STAMPlorations January theme challenge
 Joining in with the mixed elements here

Just Us Girls
Another entry with new stash

Simon Wednesday Challenge
 Another entry with new stash
Something New

HLS January Anything Goes with Dies.
With a die cut silhouette

Thank you for stopping by, and leaving your kind comments. 
       Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Marbling take 2

Happy Tuesday everyone. I am up with another marbling card. You will see quite a few cards with this technique, as my desk is full of marbling experiment cards.

I have once again used the shaving foam technique, I used distress ink spray - forest moss here to create the marble background.

I used the leaves from In bloom: Addie's garden set from winnie&walter.
I had stamped the leaves on water old paper in distress inks twisted citron and old paper, and then used the waterbrush to blend in the color, fussy cut to add to the card.
I added a twine, and leaves hanging down from the top corner.

The sentiment is from The big, The bold, and The Happy from winnie&walter.
I love this card, as green is my color.

Leaving you all with a few more examples of my nail marbling, I haven't done this in one year time, you bet I will be doing this in one of these days.

This one is bit crazy, I was experimenting with colors, and I did get quite few stares when I went ;)
Well, stares don't matter to me, I like to have the freedom to explore. 
I even went to school teaching with these nails :o, the only problem was whenever I used to move my hand around the smartboard, the girls eyes used to follow my fingernails, they got pretty interested in the nails ;) asking how I did those!

Ok now to the card, I am linking this with:

Joining in with shades of green this time.

Another entry here

Stamping _ liquid colours + fussy cutting

Black + White + Green
Black and white plus one color
 I have to say a big thank you to Taheerah for the marbling effect, I am loving to create these.

Thank you for stopping by, and leaving your kind comments. 
       Have a great day!