Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Altenew October 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and Welcome. I am so excited to be part of the Altenew October 2017 Release Blog Hop. You are gonna love it as there is such a GORGEOUS range of Embossing powders and beautiful Our Family Scrapbook Collection :) You might have come here from the awesome Laurie Schmidlin's blog.

This is a long post so grab your favourite drink and relax.
For my projects, I used the " Razzleberry, Fluorescent Green, Rose Gold, Copper, Platinum Crisp Embossing Powders" from the new release. I also used some products from the previous releases :)

It was so much fun playing with these gorgeous embossing powders and combining them with various stamps and dies :) For my first card I used Super Script Stamp Set, Super Script Die set and Layered Laurel Stamp set and Coral Berry Crisp ink. I used Rose Gold, Copper, Platinum Crisp Embossing Powders to different layers of the leaves. It looks so pretty in real and all the 3 metallic shaded match perfectly.

For my 2nd. card, I went a bit mixed media style. I used Sketched Lines Stencil, Beautiful Day Stamp Set, and Fantasy Floral 3d Die, those 3 are my all time favorites :) Along with I used the new Fluorescent Green and Rose Gold Crisp Embossing powders. 

For my 3rd. card, I played with the layered dies and embossing powders. I used the Layered Floral Cover Die A & B Bundle , Super Script Stamp Set, Super Script Die set and Lavender Fields Crisp Ink. I used Rose Gold, Copper, Platinum Crisp Embossing Powders onto the Layered Floral Cover Die B. Again a beautiful mix of metallic shades and really pretty effect. 

The close-up shows the beautiful effect of the embossing powders.

For my last card I simply used the Razzleberry Crisp Embossing Powder for background embossing and used it for the resist technique. I really like the effect. I used Pattern Play Circle and Hug Me stamp and die bundle for this card, but you can get the stamp and die separately too. Cute right?

To celebrate this release, Altenew is generously giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, November 2nd for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on theAltenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, November 4th.

Prize 2: 
Altenew is generously giving a $30 gift certificate for one of my readers...simply follow my blog and leave a comment here. Please don't forget to check on November 2nd. I will announce my blog winner here on my blog. The next stop on the hop is talented Flora Monika Farkas's blog.

Blog Hop Order

>>>Isha Gupta <<< you're here

Monday, October 23, 2017

FSJ: Traveler's Journal

Hello everyone! Today I have a fun spread in my Bronze Traveler's journal by Fun Stampers Journey. I tried the watercolor notebook insert for the first time and love the paper. It's wonderful to use with techniques and takes the modelling paste without any problem :)

Here is how I created it.

I started by using Lovely Blue Liquid color with water and added it to my pages. This watercolor paper is wonderful :)
I let it dry and then stamped the image using Clear Pigment ink and applied two shades of  blue Pan Pastels.
I then applied modelling paste using the Vintage Screen stencil. Once dry, I flicked some Citrus Cooler Silk.
I then stamped some of the images onto whip cream cardstock using Denim Days ink.
I then stamped the florals from Flower Swirls stamp set using clear pigment ink onto the color splash sheet, embossed using white embossing powder and colored using the color splash pencils.
I then die-cut all the images using co-ordinating dies.
I then die-cut the doily, word "AMAZING" and the tag and assembled everything together.
I actually created a pocket for my tag to go in, so I can write and hide it if I don't want to share
To do this, I adhered the doily, only from 3 edges and then adhered the photo on the top so the adhesive is only onto the doily part. Now I can easily slide in the tag
Here are a couple more close ups for all the texture.

All the products used are by Fun Stampers Journey

Bronze Traveler's Journal
Traveler Notes Refill
Stamp and Dies: Flower Swirls Bundle, Remember Today Bundle, Media Artist, Doily Die Set, Everyday Tags Die
Stencil: Vintage Screen
Cardstock:  Journey Splash Sheets, Whip Cream, Denim Days
Ink: Clear Pigment, Denim Days, Lovely Blue Liquid Color
Journey Modelling Paste
Journey Black Licorice Thread
Day Notes Sticky Script
Pan Pastel: Confectionary Days, Rich Sorbets
Journey Tape Runner
Journey tape: Simply Gold, Sweet Romance
FSJ Amaze Machine

Have a fun filled day and happy crafting!!!

Monday, October 16, 2017

FSJ: One Stamp Two Ways

Hello everyone! Today I have two mixed media cards for you using the same supplies from Fun Stampers Journey. I used this beautiful branch die and the Hexagon stencil.

Card 1: I took the watercolor paper and used Journey modelling paste through the stencil and let it dry. I then die-cut the branch using watercolor paper and added color to it using the Journey splash and water. I die-cut one more branch using vellum. Once the mat layer was dry, I stamped the sentiment and adhered the branches. Finally I adhered the layer to the Lemon Drop cardbase.

Card 2: I took this card up a notch. So I created a light background wash using Journey Splash and water onto watercolor paper. Let it dry. I then added some Journey Splash to the modelling paste and applied it to the mat layer. Once dry I adhered this piece to the Oatmeal Cookie cardbase. I die-cut the branch and flicked the same Journey splash. Layer the branch using vellum branch and adhered it to the card. 


All the products used are by Fun Stampers Journey

Stamp: Tag Elements
Die: Branched Teardrop Die
Stencil: Vintage Screen
Cardstock: Lemon Drop, Oatmeal Cookie, Journey Splash Sheets
Ink: Black Licorice
Journey Splash: Watermelon Fusion, Sweet Berry, Citrus Cooler, Pineapple Smoothie
Journey Vellum
Journey Modelling Paste
White Liner Tape
FSJ Amaze Machine

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Happy WCMD/ Merry Christmas

Happy World Card Making Day to all my cardmaking friends from around the Globe :) 

I’m joining Simon Says Stamp today to share some WCMD happiness. The lovely Susan from SSS, invited card makers from around the globe to make a Christmas/holiday card for the Simon Says Stamp blog to celebrate WCMD! 
And you can join us too! Make a holiday/Christmas card and enter the challenge HERE. 10 random winners will be chosen to win $50 gift cards to the Simon store. And one winner will get one subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine.

I made two card today. For my first card, I went with CAS almost one layer card for easy mailing. This is fun and easy to mass produce too. I used, 
SSS (Merry Christmas Stamp set); Die: Memory Box (Silent Snowflake Frame); WOW! Gold Embossing Powder; Nuvo Glitter drops (Ruby Slippers); Distress Ink: Salty Ocean

For my 2nd. card, I went with mixed media style. Love the whimsy of the poinsettia :)
Stamp: SSS (Winter Flowers, Christmas Toys); Die: SSS (Stacked Stars), Winnie&Walter (Katherine Cutaways); Ink: Distress Ink (Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron), Versafine Onyx Black; Zig Clean Color Real Brush MarkersWOW! Gold Embossing Powder

Below you will see the list of designers participating in this awesome event and the countries each will represent. I suggest checking out all these blogs.

Australia – Gayatri Murali
Belgium – Laura Sterckx
Canada – Sarah Moerman
China – Scarlet Liu
Colombia – Bibi Cameron
England – Jo Nevill
Germany – Maria Fischer
Greece – Vicky Papaioannou
Italy – Barbara Schiassi
Russia – Svetlana Pavlova
Scotland – Debby Hughes
South Africa – Anna-Karin Evaldsson
South Korea – Marge Yoon
Spain – Amanda Korotkova
Switzerland – Isha Gupta
Ukraine – Svitlana Shayevich
USA – Barb Engler

Have fun!