October 30, 2018


Hello everyone! Welcome to Craftangles October Blog Hop. The theme for this hop was sharing Ethnic cards using new EID/Diwali/People of India from the newly released collection. Here I have used People of India, From all of us, World's Best stamps and Sunburst Stencil from Craftangles. I have used different coloring mediums - Color Pencils, Water Colors and Alcohol Markers on these women. I think they turned out really beautiful. What do you think?


I started by stamping the beautiful image from Craftangles World's Best stamp set with Memento Black Ink on Canson Watercolor paper. Then I colored the image with Faber-Castell Color Pencils. I went with lighter shade first and then moved onto the darker shade. I chose water color paper because of the added texture which is very helpful for the colors to blend while coloring. Don't go too harsh on the paper, start with light strokes and then build up the color.

I took an A2 sized card, placed the Sunburst Stencil and blended in Black Soot Distress Ink through it. Finally Stamped the sentiment from From All of us and finished the card by adhering the colored panel over the main card base.

This one was also similar to previous card design but I used Sizzix Permanent Markers for coloring the image. These are alcohol base so I used an alcohol friendly ink, Memento Tuxedo Black, to stamp the image.

I used People of India, From all of us Stamps and Sunburst Stencil from Craftangles.

This is the last one and also similar to previous cards. I stamped the image in Archival Jet Black Ink which is permanent, water proofed and fast drying, on Canson Water Color Paper and Water colored the image with School Watercolors from Camel.

I used People of India, From all of us stamps and Sunburst Stencil for this card too. :)

I hope you like these cards. Thank you so much for visiting. Take care and I'll see you next time. :)


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October 27, 2018


Hello everyone! Welcome back. This card is for Sizzix Lifestyle. The overall card design was inspired by Timholtz 2018 Idea-ology Holiday Cover Photo. I hope Tim and you guys don't mind me :p

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I started by die-cutting the Holiday Greens and Garden Greens Thinlit Dies out of Canson Watercolor Paper and water colored them with Candied Apple, Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint Distress Inks. 

Next I distressed the background panel with Candied Apple Distress Ink and then added stripes with water and Picket Fence Distress paint. Then I added splatters of water and Picket Fence ink with paint brush for the snowy effect.

To the edges of the card panel I added Picket Fence Distress Paint.

I adhered all the water colored die-cuts with Tacky Glue and stamped the sentiment from CP Designs with Archival Jet Black Ink.


That's all for today. Thank you so much for visiting. Take care and I'll see you next time! :)

October 22, 2018


Hi everyone! I've been missed in action (MIA) for quite sometime due to some other work. I made this Bright Fall Leaves Card for Sizzix Lifestyle. I used Distress Inks only for the background and for the leaves.

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I started by ink blending the background with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink and added splatters of water then followed by white paint and then gold paint and then followed by Chipped Sapphire Ink. It was such a dreamy background to make!

Then I die-cut Tattered Leaves Dies out of white card stock and colored the leaves with Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Candied Apple Distress Ink. Then added splatters of white paint and gave some details to the leaves with gold paint.

I made a pocket, stamped the sentiment from CP Designs and heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder. Also made a simple knot with some white twine. Then foam mounted the pocket over the main card base.

Then struck the leaves into it. And that is the card for today. I hope you like it! Thanks for visiting! :)