Sunday, 3 October 2021

October Release | Blog and Instagram Hop with Colorado Craft Company


 Welcome to the October new release blog and instagram hop from Colorado Craft Company. I'm delighted to have been invited to be a part of new product reveal as well as a fun hop. And how can a reveal be complete without a fun giveaway! :) Please read my complete post to know all the details.





Let me share what I have made using the new release, which includes Thanksgiving- and Halloween-themed stamps. I made a couple of Thankgiving cards, and a tag, with the beautiful sentiments as the focal point. I've featured the stamp set namely Savvy Sentiments ~ Gratitude Slimline



I found all the sentiments very meaningful and heart-warming; that's why I decided to make these the hero of my cards and the tag.

Card #1:


My first card is pretty quick and easy to make. I started off by a watercoloured wash over an 8 by 3 inch panel of Arches watercolor paper (100 % cotton, cold-pressed) using fall colours from Whitenights watercolour set. After letting it dry, I stamped of the sentiment using Versafine onyx black ink. Mounted the panel on a Sizzix textured pastel card stock in as a base (measuring 8.5 by 3.5 inches). This is one of those easy-to-mass-produce cards.


Card #2:


The second card features a beautiful sentiment from the same stamp set, which was gold-embossed with Ranger's embossing powder. The tiny acorns were watercoloured using Whitenights Watercolours. The background panel was made by free-hand watercolouring of some leaves and berries to give the card an autumnal feel. If you enjoy free-hand watercolouring like me, you can try any free-hand patterns such as tiny pumpkins, maple leaves, or mushrooms in the background, paired with a nice, meaningful sentiment.


Tag:


This one was a last-minute plan and I love it when last-minute plans turn out beautiful. :) I had a few tag diecuts in my stash and I decided to put one of those to good use by painting some loose hearts in fall colours and pairing it with a similarly diecut vellum tag with the gold-embossed sentiment over it. Don't you think vellum and gold look elegant together, especially when accompanied by some watercolour ;)


I hope my projects inspire you to create something quick, simple, and pretty. I would love to hear your feedback. :)


Giveaway:

Colorado Craft Company would be randomly choosing 9 winners who would be getting one stamp set each of their choice. To participate in this giveaway, please leave a comment here to win a stamp set of your choice. There are  some amazing  designers participating in this hop, and to increase your chances of winning, leave a comment on their blogs as well as instagram posts. You have until midnight mountain time, Wednesday, October 6. 

You can find me on instagram here: @eternallygreetful


Hop List:

Here's a list of the fabulous artists joining me for this hop and giveaway:




Check out the entire line-up of newly released stamps and dies here:



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Some cards with Colorado Craft Company-- September release

I was super happy when I received an email from the kind folks at Colorado Craft Company inviting me to create projects using their products. They loved the cards I had made previously using their stamps (you can view those HERE and HERE) and it is very generous of them to send me their entire product line of stamps and dies from the September release. I absolutely love their adorable stamps with co-ordinating dies. I'm sharing a few cards I made in the past few days using these. 

Card #1:





Card #2:



Card #3:




Supplies used:





Thursday, 23 September 2021

Clean and Simple Card with MFT

 Hello bloggers,

I'm hoping you are are doing well.

It's been long since I participated in any card making challenges owing to time constraints. But this one challenge is something that I love to participate every year. Last night, I made a card for participating in  2021 Card Design Superstar Contest hosted by My Favorite Things for the Clean and Simple Genius category. 






I started by diecutting a watercolour paper panel using the LOVE die from MFT Die-namics. I stamped those cute pigs from BB Hog Heaven stamp set using Spun sugar distress ink. I did no-line watercolouring using Tim Holtz distess inks (coral pink, spun sugar). Adding a third piggie peeking through the "O" window was a last minute idea, just before taping down the panel over the card base. I love the idea of that cute piggy peeking out ;) After adjusting the panel and taping it down over a 6 by 6 inch card base, I stacked a few "LOVE" diecuts and added those to their respective negative spaces, except "O." Finally, added the sentiment from MFT- Hug in a Mug Stamp set--- I like how the sentiment feels complete-- "Love makes things better" :)






Thank you for stopping by. 


Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Autumn-themed Slimline Card with MFT

 Hello friends!

I've always wanted to try a slimline card but never got around to actually making one, until yesterday. This month's MFT Slimline Card Challenge is about making fall-themed cards and that gave me a chance to ink one of my favorite stamp sets-- MFT Harvest Mouse. 


Since I'm neck-deep into watercolouring these days (and I'm absolutely enjoying it), I decided to go for a an autumnal watercoloured scenery paired with no-line colouring of the cute images. 

Supplies:

Paper for card panel: Arches cold-pressed, 100% cotton

Paper for card base: Generic

Watercolours used for the background landscape scenery: Whitenights watercolours

Colours for images: Zig brush pens, distress inks

Stamps: MFT Harvest Mouse

Envelope: Handmade from textured paper from Sizzix Pastels collection


I hope you like my first slimline card. Thank you for stopping by.


Linking this one to:

MFT Slimline Challenge -- Feeling Fall

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes