Friday, September 26, 2014

Blue Eid card

Hi there.
I am back today (yes! I know! two cards in two days! Awesome, right? ;)) with another Eid card.
I am having so much fun with my Altenew products, they are so perfect for Eid cards. I have a ton of ideas swarming round in my head that I can't wait to make up.
Anyway, lets get on to todays card, shall we?

This card was inspired by Indian fashion. I think I have mentioned my love for colour a few times, and well hey, you just need to look at the name of my blog to know that I'm serious ;)  So for this card I got inky!  I started by cutting and scoring my Gina K 120LB card stock so it would open in the front. Next I masked off the back and stamped and heat embossed the two front panels with images from the "Henna Elements" stamps set from Altenew. I used wow embossing powder in pearl gold, I absolutely LOVE this EP, I have been looking for a bright gold EP for ages!  And now I finally have it.  When that was done I pulled out my distress inks and got inky with tumbled glass, peacock feathers, salty ocean and chipped sapphire. Next I heat embossed the Eid greeting, from the "Eid greetings" set, on the inside and inked that up too.
Here is a look at the inside of the card.

Well that's it from me for today.  I hope you had a fun visit.

Tasha :)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Watercolor Eid card

Hello again.
I am very excited to share with you my very first Eid card.  A few months back Altenew released two stamps sets geared towards Muslim celebrations. Of course,I HAD to have them. With summer and my kids going back to school however, I did not get much time to make anything with them. So since Eid is coming up in a couple of weeks I wanted to make a few cards to share with Family and friends.
Here's my first Eid card ever ;):
I am absolutely in love with the whole watercolor trend thats so popular right now. Anything that promotes or showcases a gradient effect is super cool in my world ;) 
So, I started by die cutting the arch (from Lil inkers) from Strathmore 140LB watercolor paper. I then stamped the image onto the panel with some distress ink in antique linen, just as a guide. I then went to work coloring it all in with some Peerless watercolor paper sheets. When that was dry I stamped my sentiment.
For the base I used some PTI soft stone card stock and I die cut the Wplus 9 lattice frame from Neenah solar white. I glued that to the front of the card base and then popped up the focal image with foam tape.  Lastly, to finish it all off I added some rain drops and a star.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed my card for today :)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Rainbow Thanks

A  couple of months ago I had the pleasure of meeting a few crafty gals that I have met online but not in person. (Ardyth, Tracey and Emily) I am sure these superstars need no intro from me! They are super talented and oh so delightful!
Well.....I am sure you can imagine, not a lot of crafting happened. BUT that was just fine, we did all borrow stuff and die cut items from each others stash, so we all left with stuff we did not have before.
Ardyth was kind enough to let me keep a couple of her stamp sets to play with, and I just had to make her a thank you card for when I returned it.  Now, I did not use any of the stamps she loaned me :b , but I did use some die cuts I got from Tracey.  

I started with some glossy cardstock and alcohol inks to create the rainbow background. Next I die cut the triangle panel, from Hero Arts, and adhered it over the rainbow BG.  The thanks die is from PTI and is one of the die cuts I used from Tracey's stash.  I had only cut white so I colored it in with a copic marker.  I adhered it to the Lil inkers diagonal strip (also from Tracey)  and popped it up onto the panel with foam tape. I finished it all off with some enamel dots.
And that was pretty much it.

Thanks for stopping by.
Natasha :)

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