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Bold floral cards (with Studio Katia)

Yay! I made it! After sharing today’s cards I’ll have shared 31 cards in August with a day to spare! I actually made 25, the rest were from before, but I still assembled/wrote the blog posts so it counts!

The images on this pair of cards started of as an experiment to test copic combos, and silly me didn’t write them down, cause most of them worked and I would have loved to reuse them. But oh well, next time! And I just couldn’t waste these pretty images so two more cards to my stash!

For the first card, after coloring the floral image from Studio Katia, I ‘highlighted’ it using a BG10 copic. Then I trimmed down the edges using a border die, lastly I stamped and embossed a sentiment, trimming it down before adhering it with some foam tape. Finishing off the card by adding it to a kraft card base and adding some nuvo drops.

For the second card, I trimmed down the colored card front, added a sentiment on a banner die cut, adhered with foam tape. Before adding it to a card base, I backed it with a borders I cut using a slim line frame die cut and added a few nuvo drops.

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

Lovely Blooms Stamp Set
Peony Trimmings Stamp Set
Peony Trimmings Dies
Mama Elephant slimline basics
Eyelet Borders Die
Heavy weight white cardstock
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
VersaFine ink (onxy black)
Clear Embossing powder

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

P.S. Submitting this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Pretty Pink Posh, studio katia

Floral border cards (with Studio Katia)

Content creator. Designer. Influencer. These are very frequently used words in the world of social media, but do we really know their true meaning and do we really want to be labeled with one of these words? For the longest time I thought I wanted to be, but after some long conversation about it with fellow crafters, I’ve decided to go take a step back, reduce my time on social media and craft for me, and since I did, it has helped me be so much more creative!

Lately, I have been trying really hard not to impulse buy anything and everything I like! I eyed these Peony Stamps from Studio Katia for the LONGEST time and then finally gave in a few months ago, then baby came along, so only got to using a while back! I also got the coordinating dies and I’m so excited that they work well with other sentiments!

To make these cards, I started by stamping them on white cardstock using copic friendly ink. After coloring them using my copic markers, I die cut and fussy cut them, as the coordinating dies only cut one edge. To assemble the card, I diecut a lattice cover die from white cardstock, along with two banners from black cardstock. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder onto the diecut banners.

Before sticking the lattice diecut onto the card front, I ombre ink blended on it to add some depth. Lastly added the peony trimming and sentiment banner with some foam tape to add dimension, and finished off with some nuvo drops in morning dew.

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

Peony Trimmings stamp set
Peony trimmings coordinating dies
Lattice Background Die
Heavy weight white cardstock
Copic Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
White embossing Powder
Distress Oxide
Taylored Expression blending brushes
Nuvo Drops

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

Arabic Sayings

Salam and Sayings Theme Week (with DStamps) : Day 4

This post is days late because I decided not to pack my laptop, thinking that I can type it up and post it on my phone, but I failed. Really badly failed, so here I am on a Monday afternoon when I should be creating/posting for Eid! Can you believe Eid is less that a week away! I’m still unpacking from the wedding weekend. Man, Dallas was hot! Enough chit chat, card time! 

To make these cards, I started off by stamping this beautiful floral wreath image from Studio Katia, it’s a HUGE one! My final card was a 5 x 5 inch square. I’ll link the envelopes I use to mail/give this away below. I colored them using chameleon dual tone colored pencils, and diecut using the largest square die I could find in my stash. Then I used a circle die to cut out the center of the wreath. With my card fronts ready, it was now time to finish of the cards. I made 5 x 5 cardbases in black cardstock.

For the first card, I made a window card. Started with lining up card front with the base, and die cut a circle, and create the window. I added a white square to the inside of the card to stamp the sentiment (from DStamps), leaving room to add your message. As usual I added some gems to the front of the card for a finishing touch.

I made the second card a shaker, one of my favorite cards to make! Using some thin foam tape I created the ‘well’ for the sequins, after adding a piece of acetate to cover the window in the middle of the wreath. I added more foam tape around the ‘well’ and added it to the card base. I also added a few of the same sequins on the wreath, along with an embossed sentiment to finish off the card!

Thanks for following along and here is a list of the products that I used to make these cards!
Salam Stamps // DStamps
Floral Wreath // Studio Katia
Spring Blooms Sequins Mix // Pretty Pink Posh
Strathmore Bristol Smooth // Micheals Stores
Memento Ink – Tuxedo Black // Impress Cards and Crafts
Versamark Pad // Impress Cards and Crafts
White Embossing Powder // Impress Cards and Crafts
Chameleon Dual Tone Colored Pencils // Amazon
Square Envelopes // Amazon

Thanks again for stopping by! I’m off to type up the last post for this series! See y’all soon!

Happy Crafting!

Farhana