Saturday, October 22, 2016

Patterned Paper Greeting Cards

Hello again!
for my DT post today at CraftAdda I have used the gorgeous papers from 

To make this card, I started with the gorgeous rose background paper and cut it down to size to fit my card base. 
I then partially debossed it using my Cuttlebug swirls folder, to add some interest. 
I white embossed (Ranger white embossing powder) the beautiful sentiment from Hot of the  Press on vellum 
and added it to the card along with some pearls to finish the card.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Diwali cards for our soldiers.

For my DT post for CraftAdda today, I am using the fabulous Diwali stamp sets from Craftangles.
I was encouraged by my dear friend Neha Gala  who is collecting cards to send to our brave soldiers who could not go home for Diwali.
I was pushed out of my comfort zone, but, I am really thrilled with the cards I made.

For this card, I started by creating a background using the large diya in the 
I heat embossed the background with Craftangles clear embossing powder. I then blended the background using Memento  Cottage Ivy and Memento Tangelo inks. Once blended, I flicked some water onto the background and lifted off some colour. 
I then placed a scrap sheet of paper over the panel and ironed off the embossing powder.
I then gold embossed the sentiment on a strip of vellum and attached it to the card panel. I used three star shaped buttons in the tricolours as an embellishment.
I finished the card panel by placing it on a kraft card base.

For this card, I started with stamping the fireworks stamp in the Indian tricolour on a piece of white cardstock cut with Simon Says Stamp's stitched rectangle die.
I added a gold embossed sentiment on a vellum panel and added a watercolured diya. I finished the card by placing the card panel on a kraft card base.

For this card, I started by using TimHoltz sun rays stencil and colouring in with Memento Cottage Ivy and Tangelo inks.
I then added a gold embossed sentiment on vellum and a watercoloured diya. I then finished the card by placing the panel on a kraft card base.

For this card, I created a dark sky background for the very first time!!!! I am so thrilled with the way this card turned out.
I clear embossed the fireworks and then blended the background using memento and Tim Holtz inks.
I then flicked some water onto the background.

I then stamped, watercoloured and fussy cut the small diyas from 
I added the tricolour panel at the bottom of the card to anchor the diyas and stamped the sentiment onto the panel.

I hope you enjoyed this post and will be inspired to create a few diwali cards of your own.
Thank you so much for stopping by...
Have a great day!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Craft Adda New release

Have you seen the fabulous new Diwali release 
 from CraftAdda?!
These stamps are superb quality and when stamped the images are super crisp!

I have used some of these gorgeous stamps to create a set of  3"x4"notecards...perfect for the festive season!

I used a range of techniques to make these notecards... masking, rubber stamping, watercolouring, emboss resist and heat embossing. 

For this card, I first gold embossed the rangoli pattern from the 'Festival of lights' stamp set. I then masked off half the card using post it tape and used Tim Holtz distress inks  Fired Brick and Dried Marigold to blend the colours. I used a paisley stamp on the coloured background to create some interest. I finished the card with gold embossed sentiment from the same stamp set.