Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Shabby Chic Birthday Wishes

Hello everyone!! It's time for my Inspired By Stamping DT post. I'm always intrigued by the vintage shabby chic cards. I love to look at them. But I don't try to make them often because I really don't know where to start with the layers. Recently, for the Inspired By Stamping July release, I made a kind-of vintage card (see here), for which I received some appreciation in FB groups (most likes was received by my copic-colored card here). It motivated me to try it again. So here am I, with a shabby chic card, with lots of flowers and distressing, giving you the step-by-step detail of how I made this as well.


My first difficult step was to choose the layers - how many and how big. I had decided to use the papers from the Inspired By Stamping Vintage Florals Paper Pad. After much debating, I settled on these papers and sizes.


I distressed the edges of the papers with scissors and inked them with Distress Ink Victorian Velvet. I also inked the edges of a white A2 card base.


Next, I added lace and ribbon on the card panel (A) of size 4" x 5 1/4". Both the ribbon and lace are from the Inspired By Stamping Pink Ribbon collection.


Then, I layered the card panel C on top of card panel B. 


Then I adhered this onto the card panel A, next to the ribbon and lace. I also added some lace on top of it.


Then I adhered the card panel D


Now comes the fun part - adding flowers!! I used flowers from Mixed Flowers and Paper Roses from Inspired By Stamping. I inked the flowers I also added a few leaves cut from my Cricut.


For the sentiment, I stamped the "birthday wishes" from the Summer Bouquet stamp set on to piece of white cardstock and cut it out into a fishtail banner. I sponged the edges with Distress Ink Victorian Velvet and curled up the banner. Then I adhered it near the flowers.


Then I adhered the entire panel on to the card base (which I had already inked with Victorian Velvet)


Here's another look of the card.



That's it. So what do you think? Does it qualify as a shabby chic card? Or does it need something more? Do tell me.

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, Joanna has generously offered a 15% off coupon that is valid till Dec 31, 2017. Please note that it cannot be used with conjunction of other coupons. It is not valid for clearance items and sale items. It can be used more than once.


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Friday, 14 July 2017

Inspired By Stamping Release - Happy

Welcome to Inspired by Stamping’s July 2017 Release! We are so happy you are here. This week Inspired by Stamping is releasing 3 new stamp sets and 2 new coordinating die cuts to their store. All new products are already available in the store! You can visit us by clicking here!


Today we are showcasing the Happy Stamp set and the Happy die.


I've made 2 cards to inspire you today with the Happy Stamp set and the Happy die.


Today's cards are very simple and easy to make, with no coloring.


For my first card, I gold embossed the orchids from the Australian Nature I stamp set on the lower part of the cardstock. I then gold embossed the sentiment "Happy Anniversary" above the orchids. The color combination of navy and gold and the orchids seems perfect for an anniversary card.


For my second card, I decided to use a paper from the Inspired By Stamping Vintage Floral Paper pad. I white embossed the sentiment "You are my" on black cardstock and die cut the "happy" on black cardstock. I adhered them both on the patterned paper. This is a quick and easy to make card.

That's all from me for today. I hope you've enjoyed our blog hop over the 3 days. Please do visit my DT friends' blogs to see their beautiful creations. 


PRIZE
To Celebrate this release, Inspired by Stamping is giving away a $25 gift card to three lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Inspired by Stamping blog by Sunday July 16th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Monday July 17th.

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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Inspired By Stamping Release - Summer Bouquet

Welcome to Inspired by Stamping’s July 2017 Release! We are so happy you are here. This week Inspired by Stamping is releasing 3 new stamp sets and 2 new coordinating die cuts to their store. All new products are already available in the store! You can visit us by clicking here!


Today we are showcasing the Summer Bouquet stamp set.


I've made 2 cards to inspire you today.


 It's no secret now that I love to color flowers. This flower bouquet was a pleasure to color, both with copics as well as watercolors.


For my first card, I stamped the bouquet on the top right and bottom left corners of the card panel with Distress ink Antique Linen and colored it with copics. I used the colors R59, R29, R35, R32 and R22 for red colored flowers, YR68, Y38, Y35 and YR31 and Y99, YG67, YG63 and YG61. I stamped the sentiment "birthday wishes" with Hero Arts black ink and added a few red sequins from the Inspired By Stamping Valentine's Day Sequins. I wanted the colored flower bouquet image to be the focus of the card, so I left it clean and simple.


For my second card, I decided to go with no-line watercoloring. I used distress inks as watercolors. I stamped the image with Antique Linen. I used the colors Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose and Seedless Preserves for the flowers and Bundled Sage for the greens. Once again, I wanted the colored flower bouquet to be the focus. So I stamped the sentiment "sending hugs & happy thoughts" with Hero Arts black ink and left it at that.

That's all from me for today. Do visit me tomorrow for more inspiration and a new stamp set with coordinating die.

PRIZE
To Celebrate this release, Inspired by Stamping is giving away a $25 gift card to three lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Inspired by Stamping blog by Sunday July 16th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Monday July 17th.

BLOG HOP
Thank you so much for stopping by! Your first stop is Joanna’s Blog! Below is a complete list of the amazing designers who are participating today:

Berina Febin - That's me
Anita Kejriwal 
  

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Inspired By Stamping Release - Smile

Welcome to Inspired by Stamping’s July 2017 Release! We are so happy you are here. This week Inspired by Stamping is releasing 3 new stamp sets and 2 new coordinating die cuts to their store. All new products are already available in the store! You can visit us by clicking here!


Today we are showcasing the Smile stamp set and Smile die.


I've made 2 cards to inspire you today.

On my first card, I stamped the flowers from the Hummingbirds stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with copics. I used RV29, RV14 and RV13 for the flowers. I sponged Distress ink Tumbled Glass after masking off the flowers. I stamped the hummingbird on a piece of cardstock, colored it with copics RV13, YG63 and YG61 and fussy cut it. I adhered it above the flowers and used foam tape for the wings, to make it look like it was flapping. I diecut the word 'smile' on black cardstock and adhered it on the card panel. I stamped the sentiment "it's gonna be okay" below it with Hero Arts black ink.That's a clean and simple card.



My second card is kind of shabby chic. I love the Vintage Floral paper pad from Inspired By Stamping. I used 2 different papers from this pad for the background. I sponged Distress Ink Antique Linen around the edges of the pattern paper. I stamped the sentiment "You make me Smile" from the Smile stamp set and die cut it with one of the dies from the Fancy Label die set. With the die cut still inside the die, I sponged it with Distress Ink Victorian Velvet. This leaves a beautiful border around the edge, which I sponged with Distress Ink Antique Linen. I sponged the edge of the card base with Distress Ink Victorian Velvet. I adhered the pattern paper after adding some ribbon and lace from the Inspired By Stamping Pinks Ribbon Collection. After adding the sentiment panel with foam tape, I added a triple loop bow with the same ribbon.

That's all from me for today. Don't forget to visit my DT friends' blogs to see their lovely creations. Do visit me tomorrow and the next day for more new inspiration and more new stamps and dies.

PRIZE
To Celebrate this release, Inspired by Stamping is giving away a $25 gift card to three lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Inspired by Stamping blog by Sunday July 16th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on Monday July 17th.

BLOG HOP
Thank you so much for stopping by! Your first stop is Joanna’s Blog! Below is a complete list of the amazing designers who are participating today:

Berina Febin - That's me

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Hope Happens

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a great week. I'm here to share another card that I made recently.



I'm using one of the freebies that Joanna had sent in one of the newsletters, few weeks back. It's no secret that I love to color flower images. And this one is no exception. Since I have not seen many irises in real life, I did a google search to get some pics of the flowers.

I printed the Iris card front in the size I wanted, with a oval border around it, so that I cut it with my Xacto knife. I started by coloring the leaves and stem of the flowers. I used Copic markers G99, YG67, YG63, YG61 and YG03, my usual color combination for leaves.


I saw that many irises have yellow color in the lower middle part of the petals. I used Y38 and Y35 for those areas. For the remaining part of the petals and the buds, I used R37, R35, R22 and R32.



Then I cut out the oval border with my X-acto knife. I cut a oval from white cardstock to add a mat to the oval panel with the image and colored the edges with R35. I took a piece of white cardstock and used Stampendous Small Damask stencil to add texture paste on it.


Once dry, I adhered it on to coral colored A2 card base. I adhered the matted oval on to it. That's a pretty simple card.

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Friday, 16 June 2017

Cherry Blossoms

Hello everyone! It's been a few weeks since I last posted. We were on a vacation to California last week. We had a great time. It took us a few days to get back to normal life :) Today I'm here to share my inspiration post for Inspired By Stamping.


Recently, I saw a video by Jennifer McGuire, where she had used tulle to make shakers. This card is inspired by her technique.
Here's how I made this card:
  • I stamped the Cherry blossoms from the Inspired By Stamping Cherry Blossoms stamp set with distress ink Abandoned Coral on a scrap piece of copic friendly paper. I colored the image with Copics and fussy cut it. I used G99, YG67, YG63, YG61, YG03 for leaves and stem and R37, R35, R22, R32  for flowers and Y35 for stamens.

  • I cut out a frame from white card stock and embossed it with Hero Arts gold embossing powder.
 
  • On the backside of the frame, I added a layer of double sided adhesive tape and adhered a layer of tulle. I added sequins from Inspired By Stamping Strawberry Slush and Valentine's Day sequins on to the tulle window.
  • I folded the tulle over itself, and pressed down on the double sided adhesive tape.
  • I added another layer of double sided adhesive tape on the tulle, along the oval frame. 
  • Then I cut off the excess tulle. This is the shaker part.
  • Then I removed the backing on the double sided adhesive tape and adhered it down onto the coral card base. Alternatively, you can just use 1 layer of tulle and adhere it on to the card base, instead of making a shaker element separately. I adhered the fussy cut Cherry Blossoms image over the shaker.
  • I then decided, it needed a tiny butterfly. So I gold embossed the small butterfly from the Inspired By Stamping - Australian Nature I Stamp set and colored it copics R37, R35 and R32. I fussy cut it and added it on top of the banner.
 

Here's a view from the side, showing all the sparkle.


Hope you like this tone on tone look. Do let me know your thoughts.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

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