Tuesday, April 7, 2020

WOW! Embossing Powder - Rainbow Thanks Card

Hello Everyone! Today, I have a rainbow thanks card on WOW! Embossing powder blog. Hope you all are staying safe. The April challenge is here on our facebook group and the theme is "Rainbow Colors". I love rainbows as they are cheerful, hope, happiness to me and that's what we definitely need right now. We would love to see your happy creations.

I started by creating a 5 by 5 inch square card. I then cut a mat layer, slightly smaller than the card front and sponged distress inks in tumbled glass and salty ocean. I then stamped the images from Heffy Doodle You're Weired, Spaced Out stamp set using versafine onyx black ink. Let this panel dry.
I die-cut the letters for "THANKS" using Heffy Doodle stitched Alphabetters Dies. I then applied WOW! Embossing powder slow drying ink to the letters and embossed each letter in a rainbow order. For this I used WOW! Embossing Glitter Sugared Almond, Tangerine Dream, Red Glitz Something Borrowed, Sorbet and Lime Rickey inspired by Catherine Pooler.

To get the colors a bit intense and some dimension, I embossed each letter 2 more times. This gives a beautiful chipboard kind of effect.
Stamp the sentiment and adhere the letters.

Hope you enjoyed this splash of color today. Stay safe and have a nice crafty day :)

Friday, April 3, 2020

Blog Post Title: Altenew 6th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

Hello crafty friends!
Today, I am delighted and honored to help Altenew celebrate their 6th Anniversary! In light of current events, Altenew considered cancelling their celebrations. However, they want to use this blog hop to spread joy and encourage others to give back/ be there for one another during these challenging times. Subsequently, Altenew has donated 6K to relief organizations that are working to help vulnerable populations. Watch this short video to learn more
You should've come here from Agnieszka Malyszek blog, if not start at the
Altenew Blog.

I have TWO cards for this hop. 
For my first card, I used the Simple Beauty stamp and dies, Pen Sketch Mandala stamp, Altenew Crisp dye inks in Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite (Cherry Blossom set), Parrot, Olive and Warm sunshine. I also used patterned paper from Verdant Walk paper pack and Antique Gold embossing powder.

I started by cutting a white mat layer and sponged the warm sunshine ink to it. I then cut the stripe pattern paper and adhered  it to the panel diagonally. Now I embossed the image and stamped the layers using various inks. Die-cut the images and adhere to the layer. Adhere this layer to the cardbase.

 To finish, I used some crystals.

For the SECOND card, I used one of my favourite Watercolor Halftone stamp and dies. I used inks in Bamboo, Just Green, Fresh Lemon, Autumn Blaze, Puffy Heart, Rubellite, Heart Beat.  I also used patterned paper from Verdant Walk paper pack and the
Artists Watercolor 24 pan set to create the background wash.

I started by taking a watercolor CS layer. I applied some blue watercolor to create the wash. Let this dry and flick some gold splatters. Adhere some of the patterned paper to 2 sides of this layer. I then stamped the floral cluster using multi-color stamping technique. I would prefer to have a stamping tool like Misti for this technique as that makes it easier to stamp in the same position using various colors. Die-cut the image. Adhere to the layer and adhere the layer to the cardbase.

To finish, I adhered some black crystals.
The next stop in the hop is the wonderful Galina Filippenko

Special Offer
Enjoy FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY6TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV20 at checkout. Offer valid from 4/2/2020 at 12:01 am EDT through 4/5/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Shop here: Altenew


Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Altenew: 6 $50 Altenew gift certificates
Altenew Academy: 10 class spots
Jennifer McGuire Ink: 1 $100 Altenew gift certificate & 5 Share Handmade Kindness goodie bags($20 each)
My Sweet Petunia: 1 prize bundle(Original MISTI, a set of Creative Corners, a Cut-Align and a bar magnet)
CiLi in Papers: $100 gift certificate
Craft Stash: £75 gift certificate
Amy Tangerine: Your Brightest Year Yet online workshop(valued at $89)
Online Card Classes: 3 class spots
Simon Says Stamp: $50 gift certificate
Scrapbook.com: $50 gift certificate
Michelle's Cards & Stamp: $50 gift certificate
Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 gift certificate
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 gift certificate
Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2020 issue
Bumbleberry Papercrafts: £25 gift certificate
Seven Hills Crafts: £25 gift certificate

Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2020 for a chance to win one of 37 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!". 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/18/2020.

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Blog
Kristina Werner
Terri Koszler
Virgninia Lu
Alex Syberia
Simon Says Stamp
Lilith Eeckels
Amanda Baldwin
Mindy Eggen
Butterfly Reflections Ink
Agnieszka Malyszek
Isha Gupta (You are HERE)
Galina Filippenko
TaeEun Yoo
Norine Borys
Ilina Crouse
Irina Fonina
Keren Baker
Maryam Perez

Stay safe and Thank you for dropping by! If you like to see more of my work please follow me on the blog and my Instagram ishagupta_ig

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you!  I genuinely appreciate your support.

Monday, March 30, 2020

WOW! Embossing Powder & Whimsy Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the WOW! Embossing Powder and Whimsy Stamps collaboration blog hop. It was so much fun combining the products from both the companies. 

You should have come here from Lori U’ren's blog. If not start at the WOW! Embossing Powder blog.
  I have two cards for you today :)

Card 1 - I started by using the  leaves from the Layered Peruvian Lily to create the background. I stamped the leaves in WOW! slow drying ink and embossed using the Montserrat, Dominica embossing powders. I then tore a vellum stripe to ground the word SMILE. For that I used the Smile Word Die, applied the slow drying ink and embossed it using Black Magic embossing powder. I repeated the process 2 more times so that we get some dimension to the word. Adhere the word to the stripe. Mat this layer with black cardstock and adhere to a white cardbase.

Love the effect :)

For my next card, I created a background wash using green watercolor, let it dry and flick some gold ink to it. I then die-cut the word SMILE and embossed it the same way as my first card. Now, I stamped and embossed the flower and the leaves using  Black Glint and Lime Rickey embossing powders. 
I then die-cut 2 circle frames using circle dies and adhere it to the card and embossed one of the circle using Pink Sherbert embossing powder. I then applied a light wash of pink color to the flower and created the cluster. Assemble the card.

Love the glitter of the Lime Rickey embossing powder.

Gorgeous Flower and the word SMILE.

Your next stop on the hop is
Iris Wiechmann's blog.
There are two prizes which means two winners!!!! YAY!!!
WOW! Embossing Powders has 6 powders of your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store your powders safely in.
Whimsy Stamps is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their store.
To join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment on the designer's blog post and each comment you leave is an entry for a chance at getting your hands on these prizes.
This hop is open internationally.
The Winners will be chosen at random in the week of the of 8th of April from the comments left on THE POSTS.
 Enjoy the hop and have a nice day!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Studio Katia: Rainbow Hello Card

 Hello everyone! 
 I am on Studio Katia blog with a rainbow stenciled card. Hope you all are staying safe. I wanted to create a fun, cheerful card and rainbows I feel are full of hope and brightens any gloomy day. I used the Ink Splash stencil and added more interest by overlapping parts of it.

I started by making a white top fold cardbase. I die-cut the Half Striped Cover die and label from Dotted Patterns Set 4 from white cardstock.

Using the blender brushes, I applied distress oxide inks in spun sugar, squeezed lemonade, wild honey, peacock feathers, wilted violet, worn lipstick and twisted citron through the stencil onto the cardbase. I used the big splat part first. Now I applied the similar colors of ink through the small splatters over the first layer.

I then flicked some water. once dry, I flicked some gold watercolor to it.

I then die-cut the word HELLO, applied embossing ink and embossed it using WOW! Pearl Gold Sparkle embossing powder. Repeat the process two more times. Stamp the sentiment onto the label.

Adhere the half striped cover die-cut and the sentiment label to the card. Adhere the word. To finish apply a few gold sparkle Crystals.

Thank you for dropping by!

Have a nice crafty day!

Saturday, March 21, 2020

WOW! Embossing Powder - Happy Birthday Card

Hello Everyone! The March challenge is here on our facebook group and the theme is "New to You Products". Don't forget to play along, we would love to see your creations :)
I decided to use the new Trios by Seth Apter "METALZ". It's a beautiful mix of metallic, glitter, ultra high embossing powders. I couldn't decide on one so created this multi-colored embossed background for a fun look. I also used new to me Lime Rickey embossing powder by Catherine Pooler.

I took a pink cardbase. I then made a mat layer using WOW! Superior Smooth white cardstock. I applied WOW! Clear Ultra Slow drying ink to the Walk in the Woods stamp by Altenew and added Crusty Copper, Weathered Gold and Etched Platinum embossing powders to it to create this multi colored embossed look. Now heat set the powders using the WOW! Dual Heat tool.

I added some pink and yellow color using mustard seed and picked raspberry distress ink using the smooshing technique. The embossed parts will resist the ink.

I die-cut some flowers and applied color using copic markers. I die-cut the leaves using white cardstock, applied clear ink and embossed using Lime Rickey embossing powder.

Die-cut a circle frame and adhere vellum behind it to ground the floral cluster. Adhere the flowers and the leaves.

Now, die-cut the word "Happy" using Heffy Doodle word die. Apply clear ink to it and heat emboss using crusty copper embossing powder. Repeat the same step 2 more times to get a nice dimensional effect.

Adhere it to the card and the sentiment stripe.

To finish, I adhered some dark sparkle crystals by Studio Katia.
Have a nice day!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Heffy Friends Blog Hop!

Hello everyone and welcome to the Heffy Friends Blog Hop! Today we are celebrating the new Heffy Doodle release with some great inspiration and a giveaway, too!

This is a super fun release with lots of GORGEOUS products for a variety of styles. I have 5 cards for you today, so without further ado....let's start :)

For my 1st card, I used the adorable Otter side stamps and dies along with the Scalloped Square Masquerade, Wave to Me and Stormy Seas stencils.

I started by first putting the scallop square stencil onto my mat layer, then I put the wave stencil on top and sponged distress inks to it. I then stamped, colored and die-cut the images. The cute otter has a cut in the die to tuck in the little heart. How clever right?

I then assembled everything together and applied some clear sparkle pen to the heart and the wave.

For my 2nd. card, I used this adorable Otter stamp and dies along with the Stormy Seas stencil, Stitched Slopey Joes Border dies, Swirly Clouds dies, Sun Moon and Stars dies.

I sponged some distress inks to create my background. I then stamped, colored and die-cut the images. I cut the sun and colored it using copic markers. For the sand, I cut the slopey Joes Border and applied WOW! Sparkling Sand embossing powder to it. I also applied some of the same embossing powder to the rock image. Now, I die-cut the clouds

and assemble everything together. To finish add a bit of sparkle onto the heart and the sun :)

For the 3rd. card, I created the background panel by sponging some distress oxide and inks to the panel, then I run it through the die-cutting machine using the Stitched Heart Background die. I then die-cut the panel using the Stitched Heart die.

Stamp, color and die-cut the image. Die-cut the I Love You words, emboss using embossing powder. Die-cut a few leaves from the Amazonian Leaves dies and color them.

To assemble the card, first adhere the heart to the cardbase. Now apply 3d foam to the negative part of the layer and adhere it to the card. Adhere the rest of the images and die-cuts.

Cute! Right?

For my next card, I used the GORGEOUS Wonderfully Woven stencil and let the background shine. I then stamped and embossed various sentiments from the More Classic Sentiments set onto black card. I sponged some distress inks to the card layer. I then applied some DIY embossing glitter paste to it through the stencil. To make the embossing paste, I took some translucent embossing paste and mixed some clear glitter to it. Remove stencil and let this piece dry.

Love the subtle sparkle.

Assemble everything together.

For my last card, I used the pretty Quilted Heart Background Die to create the background. I then die-cut this delicate frame from silver cardstock using Skinny Circle Frame dies. I then adhered vellum behind the frame to create a muted base for the sentiment focal image. I die-cut the shadow of the sentiment using white cardstock and the word using pink cardstock.

Apply clear sparkle pen to the words.

Assemble everything together. You can check out all the HEFFY Doodle products HERE in the shop.


To celebrate the new release Heffy Doodle will be giving away a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle Store! Make sure to comment on each stop in the hop to be entered for your chance to win. The winner will be selected randomly and announced on the Heffy Doodle blog on March 19th!

Here is the full hop order:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Thanks for dropping by! Have a nice day!