Saturday, September 16, 2017

Winnie & Walter Leading Lady | Post 2

Hello everyone!
I am back with my second post at the w & w blog. Today I will be sharing cards I made using products from the new August release.


Again, I am starting out with a floral card first :
To make this card, I stamped and die-cut some flowers and leaves from the In Bloom: Shirley's Blooms stamp and die set. For the flowers, I have used two different colored dye inks for contrast between the inner and the outer petal. I also did some pencil shading using Prismas on the centres of the flowers.
I stamped the polka dot circles using stamps from the Ring in the Celebration set. I then die-cut the buds using the dies from Shirley's Blooms Cutaways.


To die-cut the frame, I first stamped the scalloped circle with Versafine Onyx Black ink and then die-cut it out using the coordinating dies from the Ring in the Celebration Cutaways.


I also die-cut a card panel using the largest rectangle scalloped frame die from the Audrey's Cutaways set. My background was created by randomly stamping the black rings from the Shirley's Blooms set. I also colored in these rings using Prismacolor pencils.  Finally I popped the flowers and leaves on foam dots. The sentiment is from an older set - The Big, the Bold and You.





For my second card I have created a fun shaker :)

I decided to work with some soft colours. I started by stamping my card panel with three tiny images from the Ring in the Celebration set. I used different shades of dye inks to stamp them.


The little cake in the centre of the card was stamped and die cut using the coordinating die from the same set. I also added two more stamped and die-cut circle frames, one with a sentiment around it and one a decorative frame. Both were popped on foam dots. The ribbon banner and the sentiment is again from a old set - The Big, the Bold and Extras. I finished off the card by adding a little bit of Clear Stickles to the stars, the cake and the centre of the gift bows.


I love how this came together really quick - the set is perfect for making birthday cards and pretty tags which I shall be sharing in my next post. The Ring in the Celebration set is really very versatile and I'm definitely going to be reaching for it soon.


I hope you liked my cards and are inspired to create your own. I would love to hear what you think of them. Don't forget to comment on my blog post for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to the Winnie & Walter store. Winner will be announced on my blog, at the end of the month.


Have a great day ahead!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Winnie and Walter | Leading Lady

Hello everyone,
I'm super excited to share that I am going to be the Leading Lady at Winnie & Walter for this whole month. It was such a sweet surprise when Shay invited me :)


I am sharing two cards today on the Winnie and Walter blog I made using some previously released stamp and die sets from w & w.

For my first card, I HAD to go with florals :) w & w has some of the most beautiful flower stamps, perfect for colouring and since watercolouring is so much in trend these days, these stamps worked perfectly for my design idea.


I stamped the flowers, leaves and the the little berries from the In Bloom : Anna's Flora, In Bloom : Elsa's Flora and In Bloom : Renee's Leaves stamp sets on some watercolour cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink and coloured them using my Zigs. I fussy-cut the images and kept them aside. My stenciling on the background was done with a very light hand using the w & w Creative Screening : Do You See What I See with Peacock Feathers Distress ink. I added some black acrylic paint splatters as I knew I was going to arrange my florals against them.


I popped up some flowers and leaves on foam dots and for few of the images, I directly adhered them to my card front. Finally I heat-embossed the sentiment from the The Big, Bold & Party using White embossing powder.



My second card which is very fun and perfect for a birthday party!

I have gone with the VIBGYOR colours on this one. To create this card, I first die-cut my card panel using the scalloped frame die from the w & w : Audrey's Cutaway die set. Then, I stamped the yummy cupcakes from the Sugar Rush stamp set using various shades of dye inks. I did some masking to give a clean and crisp look to the scalloped frame.

I then started working on the focal of my card. I used the Happy Cutaway and die-cut it using white cardstock and added some black cardstock behind the die-cut to give it a shadow effect. I coloured the white die-cut piece using various shades of Zig markers.
You can see the dimension on the die-cut as well as the glitter on the outlines in the picture below.


I then stamped the cupcake frosting and also filled in the remaining space in the background by stamping stars all over. The banner is also from the same set.


To add more interest and detail to my card, I stamped the entire background behind my card front by masking it with Washi Tape. I used the bottom of the small cupcake stamp to create the wavy chevron pattern you see. I think it really adds a lot more to my card :)


I hope you liked my cards and are inspired to create your own. I would love to hear what you think of them. I will be back next week with another set of cards using the new August release sets from w & w.
Don't forget to comment on my blog post for a chance to win the $30 gift certificate to the Winnie & Walter store. Winner will be announced on my blog, at the end of the month.



Have a great day ahead!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Altenew August Release 2017 Blog Hop Winner!

Hello everybody,
I'm here to share the winner from all the comments which were left on my Altenew August 2017 Release Blog Hop post. Thank you so much for being so encouraging and leaving such sweet comments. I loved reading each and every one :)


Now, for the winner.
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It's you, Priya Sondhi

Big congratulations on your win! Please email winner@altenew.com with the subject line August 2017 Release Blog Hop Winner from Hussena's blog and they will set you up with a $30 gift card.


Thank you so much everyone once again. 
Have a great day ahead!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Hello Beautiful Card | Guest Post for Sindhu

Hello friends!
Today, I have this card to share with you which is totally hand stamped and watercoloured. This card is also a part of my dear friend, Sindhu's fifth blog anniversary celebrations. Do check it out HERE.

To create this card, I first stamped the flowers and leaves from the Altenew Golden Garden set on Canson Watercolor paper using Versamark Embossing ink. I heat-embossed all the images in gold and then fussy-cut them out. I colored the images using Zig Clean Color pens and then popped some of the flowers on foam dots for dimension. I also added a die-cut frame to balance the floral design. I then stamped, fussy-cut and coloured the butterfly from the Altenew Painted Butterflies set.


The background stripes were hand painted by masking with Washi Tape and diluting some Vintage Photo Distress ink with water and then creating broad paint strokes to give the watercoloured look. Finally added the sentiment which is from the Altenew Sweet Friend stamp set to the card front and few enamel dots using Nuvo Crystal Drops.


My card was inspired by the colours of this month's Inspiration Challenge over at the Altenew blog.


I hope you like my card. I would love to hear what you think about it :)

Thank you so much for dropping by!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Altenew August 2017 Release Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

Hello everyone,
I'm so happy and honoured to be joining the August 2017 Release Blog Hop over at the Altenew blog. I have been really very excited about this new release and have FIVE cards to share with you today. :)
If you have come here from the amazingly talented Debby Hughes's blog, you're on the right track.


CARD ONE 



To create this card, I die-cut a piece of white watercolour cardstock and did some ink blending on the background using Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed Distress ink. I kept the concentration of the inks on the right hand side and tried to create a color gradient towards the bottom. I added few black and pink paint spatters. Then, I stamped and die-cut the frame using the Altenew Sweet Friend Stamp and Sweet Friend Die set and clear heat-embossed it. I did some light watercolouring on the frames using markers. 


For the florals, I used the Altenew Doodle Blooms Stamp and Die set which was again coloured using markers. I arranged all the flowers and leaves on the die-cut frame and added foam dots to them for added dimension. The sentiment is also from the Sweet Friend set. It has been masked and then heat-embossed in white on a strip of black cardstock. I finally finished my card with some clear sequins. 


CARD TWO

This was very simple to put together because the Altenew Fantasy Floral die set makes it a breeze. I die-cut the roses and leaves from the Altenew Fantasy Floral die set using heavyweight white cardstock. The fun part is that Altenew already has coordinating inks for layered stamps so while working with the dies, the same rule applies - light to darkest. So even if you don't have a lot of coloured cardstock like me, you can always create your own custom coloured paper which is so much better :D


I coloured the teal coloured flowers using the inks from the Altenew Sea Shore ink set. I used three different ink shades to colour the flowers. Similarly, I used the Altenew Red Sunset ink set for colouring my red coloured florals. This die set is one of my absolute favourites from this release! The leaves and flourishes were also coloured using the Altenew Tropical Forest ink set. 


I used the Altenew Adore You set for my sentiment. It has been heat-embossed using White Embossing powder. I also added few washes of grey watercolour on the background and a couple of sequins to finish off my card!



CARD THREE
This is another simple card to assemble, here I have used a combination of the Altenew Rose Filament dies and small filler flowers from the Bamboo Rose stamp set. I think they really go well together!


I have used the Inlaid Die-Cutting technique here. I first die-cut the roses in black cardstock, and then again in some white cardstock. The white pieces were coloured using markers. The small flowers and the filler leaves were stamped, watercoloured and fussy-cut. I first adhered the roses in black on my card front and then 'filled' in the flowers with the coloured pieces. The sentiment is also from the Bamboo Rose set which I stamped using the Altenew Jet Black Dye ink




CARD FOUR
I personally love this card a lot!I think the 3D embossing in the background and the Fantasy Floral die set really go together very well. I die-cut the roses using white cardstock and coloured them using the Altenew Red Sunset inks. The leaves were also cut from white cardstock and coloured using the Altenew Tropical Forest ink set.


The sentiment has again been masked. The 'You Are' is from the Altenew Sentiments & Quotes stamp set and the 'beautiful' is from the Sweet Friend stamp set. This is a great way to stretch your stamps and get more use out of them :) 



Onto, my last and final card!
This is such a beautiful cover plate die! I first die-cut the Altenew Doodled Lace die in white cardstock and coloured the flowers using Distress Oxides. 


I added some gold glitter paper to the back of the flowers. It's an extremely intricate die set and will take atleast 2-3 pases through your die-cut machine, but the end result is gorgeous!


The sentiment is again from the Altenew Sentiments & Quotes set. I heat-embossed it in gold on a strip of black cardstock. This is a excellent set, full of lovely sentiments and quotes and is a must have for everyone. I added few gold sequins to balance my card design!

PRIZES : 
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, August 31st at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, September 2nd. 

ADDITIONAL GIVEAWAY :
I have a $30 Altenew gift certificate to giveaway to ONE lucky person who comments on my post by Thursday, August 31st at 11:59pm IST. I will announce the winner on my blog by Saturday, September 2nd.


Next on the hop is the lovely Sandra Dietrich!


BLOG HOP ORDER :

Hussena Calcuttawala >> You are HERE!


Thank you so much for stopping by! I would love to hear what you think of my cards.
Have a nice day everyone!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Just Saying Hello | Card

Hi friends,
I am back to share another card today. I had made this a few days back, but just got around editing the pictures. I have made this card using some of my newest crafty goodies.  Here's a look at it :


 Close-up of the magnolias which I have watercoloured.



A flat-lay view of the card :

To begin with, I stamped the magnolias, the leaves and buds from the Altenew Magnolias For Her set using Versamark Embossing ink. I stamped it on Canson Montval watercolor cardstock and then heat-set the images in white. After I heat-embossed them, I coloured them using my Zig Clean Color brush pens. This is my favourite watercolour mediums these days and I love using them for all my projects. I fussy-cut the images and arranged them on my card base. The sentiment is from the Altenew Super Script stamp and die set. The 'just saying' has been heat-embossed in gold on a strip of white cardstock which I then distressed on the edges using Worn Lipstick Distress ink. I also watercoloured the base of my card base using Hickory Smoke Distress ink. I then added a strip of gold cardstock which I created by smooshing my Versamark ink pad on a piece of white cardstock and then heat-embossing it in gold. Finally I added few sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and gold paint spatters.

I hope you liked my card. I'm entering this in the Altenew Inspiration challenge this month. I really loved the colours and had to play along!



Thanks for dropping by! See you soon with another card on Monday :)

Friday, July 28, 2017

Sending Love & Hugs | Card

Hello friends,
I am back after a short break. I am here to share a card I made based on the Altenew Inspiration Challenge this month.



I had a lot of fun creating this. I first started by stamping the flowers and leaves from the Altenew Adore You stamp set using Versamark Embossing ink on some Canson Montval watercolour paper. I heat-embossed all the images using Ranger Super White Embossing powder. Next, I coloured each of the images using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. After I was happy with how they looked, I fussy-cut them out and arranged it on my card base. The sentiment is also from the Adore You set which I stamped and heat-embossed on a strip of grey cardstock. I also stamped stripes on the left-hand side of my card for added interest. For the finishing touches, I used some Nuvo Crystal Drops and black paint spatters.

The colours which I was inspired from for the Altenew challenge.


That's it from my side today. I will be  back to share another card I made recently. Thanks for stopping by!