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DIY Watercolor Background | Inky Paws Challenge #142

Hi me again! Yup, third time today! Guess I can say it’s been a good day! I just wanted to pop in here with a last minute entry to the Inky Paws Challenge #142.

I love splotchy watercolors, not only are the really quick and easy to make, they look so good!

To create this card, I started by die cutting a scallop heart from watercolor paper, using the Heart Frames Die Set. Then I embossed (in white) the little paw from the Smitten Kittens stamp set to create a background. After heat setting it, I smooshed distress ink (in worn lipstick, dried marigold, crushed olive and tumbled glass) on to some acetate. I sprayed it with water and ‘rubbed’ the heart die cut on to it. After carefully flipping it, I heat dried it to make sure that all the colors don’t mix together to become a mucky brown! Lastly I stamped a sentiment with dye inks to create a rainbow look. I used a sentiment from the Heartfelt Love stamp set, stamp on a banner trio die cut.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

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Butterfly Scene Slimline – Inky Paws Challenge #130

Anyone that knows me, knows that I love making floral cards! Anything else is a challenge! Including making a scene card, which is the theme of this challenge!

The card I came to for this challenge is probably not really scene, but its the best that I could come up with given my stamp collection! I really need to diversify my stamp collection!

I started by stamping and coloring (with copics) all the butterflies from Beautiful Wings. Since I don’t have the coordinating dies, I just fussy cut them! Next I die cut the frames, cloud and hills from a slimline die set. To create the ‘scene’ I ink blended the inner frame using Broken China and Lucky Clover, the cloud strip with Tumbled Glass and the hill with Mowed Lawn distress oxide inks. I assembled the card with lots of foam tape, arranged the butterflies, and finished off with a sentiment, white embossed on a piece of black card stock. Lastly I added some nuvo drops!

Thanks for stopping by and as always here’s a list of products I used :

Beautiful Wings stamp set
Mama Elephant slimline basics
Heavy weight white cardstock
Black card stock
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
White embossing Powder
Broken China Distress Oxide
Lucky Clover Distress Oxide
Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide
Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide
Taylored Expression blending brushes

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

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Inky Paws Challenge #129

Hey there! Popping in with a short post for the Inky Paws Challenge! I’ve been using the challenge ideas to create, just don’t finish my projects in time to share with y’all. #momlife But I think I’m slowly getting into the grove of things and *fingers crossed* will be sharing more frequently now!

For the first card I used two (retired) stamp sets from way back in 2014! Yes, I have been a fan of Newton’s Nook Designs for a really long time! It’s been a while since I have updated my stash from them, my wish list only gets longer!

Copic Combos : R29-27-24, YG63-G21, G99-94-YG03

I wasn’t entirely pleased with the result but I figured I’d still share it (and then I got a ton of love for it on instagram and figured it’s worth it to type up a blogpost for!) To create the card, I started by stamping the larger floral image and the leaves from the Love Grows stamp set multiple times with copic friendly ink, then I colored (color combo listed above) and fussy cut them. For the background I die cut a panel using a slimline stitched frame, stamped and embossed the vine image from the Love Grows stamp set in white, and then ink blended over it. Finally I used words from the Simply Sentimental stamp set to emboss the sentiment on to black card stock. I assembled the card using some foam tape for the flowers and sentiment to add dimension.

For the second card, I used my current favorite stamp from Newton’s Nook Designs, Happy Little Thoughts.

Copic Combos : YR 12-15, R 14-24, RV 63-66, V 12-15, RV 09, YG 01-03, Y 11-15, B 21-24

I started by stamping the floral image from the Happy Little Thoughts with brown copic friendly ink on to kraft card stock, three times. Then I colored them using copics (color combos listed above). To finish off the card, I embossed a sentiment in the center with gold embossing power, and die cut the panel with a slim line die before adhering it on to a card base.

Thanks for stopping by, and as always here’s a list of products I used :

Mama Elephant: Slim Card Basics
Love Grows Stamp Set
Simply Sentimental stamp set
Happy Little Thoughts
Copic Markers
Neenah dessert storm
Heavy weight white cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
White embossing Powder
Gold embossing powder
Distress Oxide (Salty Ocean)
Taylored Expression blending brushes

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

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Inky Paws Challenge #126

Sneaking these cards in for the Inky Paws Challenge hosted by Newton’s Nook Designs right before it closes! Talk about calling it close! Mom life, right?

This challenge was a sketch, something that I have a harder time working with, so I was definitely challenged!

These are the three cards that I came up with, I tried to play around with the background and ‘circle’ to make a variety of cards!

For the first card, instead of a ‘circle’ I decided to go with a vase, I used the Lovely Blooms stamp set, and stamped and colored the mason jar, along with the hydrangeas and some leaves with copic markers, and fussy cut them out. To complete the card, I used a piece of pattern paper to create the card front, and stamped and embossed a sentiment from the Floral Fringe stamp set on to a strip of matching green card stock. I adhered my colored images using foam tape to add dimension. As a finishing touch I added a Nuvo drops.

For the second card, I started by stamping the wreath from the Happy Little Thoughts stamp set and coloring it in with copics, and fussy cutting it and stamped a sentiment from the Floral Fringe stamp set in the center of the wreath. To create the card front, I stamped the same wreath image on a piece of pattern paper multiple times, and embossed with white embossing powder. I added a ribbon and then the wreath image with some foam tape. Like my first card I added a Nuvo drops to finish off the card.

For my third and final card, I started with stamping the mixer image from the Made from Scratch stamp set, and colored it in with copics and fussy cut it. I die cut two circles, and ink blended them in blue and red. Lastly, I created the background by stamping all the remaining images onto the A2 size white card stock, with versamark watermark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Then I ink blended the card front with yellow ink. Finally to finish the card, I stamped the sentiment on a white strip of paper, and assembled the card. And yes, my circle is chopped off and my sentiment was longer than I thought OR the circles were larger than can fit on the card front after the sentiment. Either way, I thought it still works with the sketch hence sharing!

As always, thanks for stopping by and here is a list of products that I used :

Lovely Blooms stamp set
Floral Fringe stamp set
Happy Little Thoughts stamp set
Made from Scratch stamp set
Nuvo Drops
Copic Markers
Distress Oxides Inks
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
Copic friendly black ink
White embossing powder

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

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Inky Paws Challenge #125

In case you missed my little announcement, you can read about it here. And that’s the reason that these were never posted on time! But I enjoyed making them and loved the results I figured I’d share anyways! Maybe inspire you to make some summer themed cards. I used the color scheme from the Ink Paws Challenge over at Newton’s Nook Designs.

I got a little excited, and ended up making three cards. Believe it or not, I’d had these sets for years and they were brand new, proof that I need to buy less and use more!

I found the perfect paper pad from Doodlebug Designs in my stash that matched the color scheme, so I used that to make some CAS cards, and one detailed one, cause if you know me, then you know I need to go a little extra on my cards!

For the first and also most detailed card, I started by stamping ALL the images from the Summer Scoops stamp set in watercolor friendly black ink on to heavy weight white card stock. I used my derwant inktense colored pencils to color in the images, trying to stick with the color scheme. Once the images were dry, I fussy cut them. To assemble the card, I started to create the background with some ink blending using a strips stencil. You can always use pattern paper, but I have been enjoying practicing my ink blending lately. To finish the card I adhered the fussy cut images using foam tape and glue to add layers to create dimension. Finally stamped a sentiment from the same set in black ink and added a few nuvo drops.

For the second card I used the Party Pops set (which is retired), and stamped and fussy cut the images. Using some pattern paper I created a card front and foam mounted the stamped images. I finished off with a sentiment from the same set along with some nuvo drops.

For the last card, I only stamped the sentiment! The rest is just diecutting, very unusual for me, right? I used the same pattern paper pack for the card front, and also die cut the balloons from the Balloon Shaker Die Set, I left one as it, and made the second one a shaker with the help of some foam tape and acetate. I stamped the sentiment on the back of the shaker from the Uplifting Wishes and filled it with Summer Sequin Mix from Pretty Pink Posh. After I adhered the balloons to the the card front I added the string die cut along with a few more sequins.

And that’s it’s! Thanks for stopping by and as always, here’s a list of products I used:

Newton’s Nook Designs Summer Scoops
Newton’s Nook Designs Balloon Shaker Die Set
Newton’s Nook Designs Uplifting Wishes
Derwant Inktense colored pencils
Pretty Pink Posh Summer Sequin Mix
Gina K Inks
VersaFine Pigment Ink Pad (Onyx Black)
Acetate
NUVO: Crystal Drops in Morning Dew
Hammermill heavy weight white card stock

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

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Inky Paws Challenge #124 (3)

Confession : 90% of my stamp collection is floral! I finally figured out how to shade and color them, and I am obsessed, I have a handful of critters and should probably challenge myself with those BUT florals are so much more fun! What are your favorite type of stamps to use?

That being said, with the current Newtons Nook Design challenge, I had to sneak in one last card before it closed as the theme was perfect for me!

I decided to try out the new trend of slimline cards using my new dies from Mama Elephant, which make layering so much easier! I stamped the floral wreath from the Happy Little Thoughts stamp set three times with embossing ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder on watercolor paper. Then I (practiced) watercoloring using my gansai tambi watercolors. After the coloring dried I embossed a sentiment from the Floral Fringe stamp set in middle of card.

As usually, here’s a list of products that I used;

Happy Little Thoughts stamp set
Floral Fringe stamp set
Gansai Tambi watercolor
Watercolor cardstock
RANGER: Embossing Powder | Gold
RANGER: Embossing Powder | White
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
White card stock, Gold paper
Party Jewels Mix

Thanks for stopping by, till the next time; stay safe, stay sane and keep crafting!
Farhana

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Inky Paws Challenge #124 (2)

Y’all clearly I’m on a roll! I decided to finally start embracing quarentine/lockdown/social isolation and give this whole ‘homebody’ thing a chance. So far I’ve made whipped coffee, banana bread, pretty awesome chocolate chip cookies, and brewed my own cold brew. I’ve also read a few books and finally started binge watching ‘The Resident!’ AND I have also been making way more cards than I did before all this happened. Probably cause I have actually unpacked my crafting supplies, and has nothing to do with me being stuck at home as the 4 year old keeps me on my toes!

But one thing I have been struggling with is creative ‘mojo’, inspiration is hard to come by for me this days, so I decided it was time to start card challenges again! Here’s the first card I made for the Inky Paws Challenge by Newton’s Nook Designs, but I couldn’t stop at one given the floral theme! Y’all know I love florals! So here’s a second card inspired by the challenge, using a technique shared by Heather from House Built of Cards.

My color choice resulted in a brighter than I expected card, next time I want to try with more pastel colors. I won’t do into details of the technique, as you can watch this video. I’ll link all the products and colors I used at the end of the post, as usual!

I used a heat gun to speed up the drying, then I trimmed the card panel down and adhered it to a card base along with a strip of gold glitter paper to match the gold heat embossed sentiment on a scrap piece of black paper, that I added to the card with some foam tape to add a little dimension.

Thanks for stopping by! As mentioned before, here is a list of products that I used on this card!

Beautiful Blossoms Stamp Set
Blooming Botanicals Stamp Set
Gold paper
Black cardstock
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
RANGER: Embossing Powder | Gold Tinsel
Distress Ink Pad (Spiced Marmalade)
Distress Ink Pad (Festive Berries)
Distress Ink Pad (Mustard Seed)
Water color paper and a paint brush

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

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Inky Paw Challenge #124

When was the last time I blogged? When was the last time I took part in card challenge? Who remembers! It’s been that long! Well no time like the present for a comeback, as we all need an escape from reality. Between the floral theme for this challenge AND the fact that Newton’s Nook Design Inky Paws Challenge was one of the first challenges I did years ago.

I love background stamps, they are a delight to color, and stick a sentiment on it and you are good to go! For this card I used Blooming Botanicals stamp set, stamped it using black ink on heavy weight white cardstock. I colored the image using Chameleon Color Tone Colored Pencils. I love using these colored pencils as they are paired and blending is a breeze!

Once I was done coloring, I trimmed it down, added a sentiment, from the same set embossed in gold on black. Lastly adhered it on black card base and done! If you follow me on Instagram then you will know that the combination of gold and black is one of my favorites!

That’s all for today! All products I used are linked below.

Blooming Botanicals // Newton’s Nook Designs
Chameleon Color Tone Colored Pencils // Amazon
VersaMark Watermark Ink // Doodlebugs
Gold Tinsel embossing powder // Doodlebugs
Black and White Cardstock
Black Ink

Thanks for stopping by! Stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana