Monday, August 27, 2018

Rubeena's Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop DAY ONE + Giveaways

Hi everyone! Today, I'm sharing a card celebrating Rubeena's crafting anniversary hop. Congratulations, Ruby, hope your further crafty journey will bring you lots of joy!

The hop starts at Ruby's BLOG, where you can find the entire blog hop list. If you've been hopping along the order, you should've come from Tracie Pond's BLOG


This hop is epic with more than 70 guests and over $1,000 in sponsored prizes! Not only are we celebrating four years since Rubeena first discovered cardmaking but also crafting in general. This industry is made up of wonderful individuals who are creative, inspirational, kind, and incredibly supportive! Hop along so you can learn about why we create and how much joy it brings us!

When I think about the first time I discovered stamping, I get a bit nostalgic. Slowly discovering products and techniques like (heat) embossing, distress inks and dies on YouTube, it seemed like a whole new world had opened up before my eyes. And still today, I'm amazed by how much you can get out of a stamp, an ink pad, some colors and cardstock.
Another unexpected thing I found were some great friends across the globe. It's beautiful how sharing a hobby (and using the internet) can bring people together.

As you may already know, I absolutely love trying out techniques and playing with colours, so I decided to make a card using some of my favourite techniques: watercoloring (creating backgrounds and coloring in images) and heat embossing on vellum.



I started by creating a watercolor wash for my background. Once dry, I die-cut it. I then embossed the tag image onto a piece of vellum and die-cut this too. I then stamped and embossed the florals and leaves onto watercolor paper. I colored the images using Zig Clean Color real brush markers and fussy cut them. Finally, I assembled everything together.

Your next stop on the hop is Maria Peters' instagram.

GIVEAWAYS

In celebration of this anniversary, we have several amazing sponsors. Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs. The winners will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 on THIS page. Winners will have up to 2 weeks to contact Rubeena at ararerubycrafts@gmail.com to claim their prize before another winner is selected.

Studio Katia - $50 gift card
Hello Bluebird - $50 gift card
Altenew - $50 Gift card
Pinkfresh Studio - $30 gift card
Gina K. Designs - $50 gift card
Clearly Besotted - £25 gift card
Simon Says Stamp - $25 gift card
Spellbinders Card Kit ($55 value).
Jennifer McGuire - $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Winnie & Walter, LLC - $40 gift card
Mama Elephant - $25 gift card
Hero Arts - $25 gift card
Nichol Spohr LLC - Custom-sewn rainbow pencil case filled with brand new Spellbinders dies
Danielle Flynn - $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Picket Fence Studios - four $25 gift cards
Ellen Hutson - two $25 gift cards  
Pretty Pink Posh - two $30 gift cards
The Stamp Market - July 2018 Release (estimated $100 value)
Indigojade Art Shop - $50 gift card to Art Prints & Gifts Shop
Flora & Fauna - a 4x6 stamp set
Waffle Flower - $25 gift card
Power Poppy - $50 gift card

Enjoy the hop, happy crafting everyone!

187 comments:

KM Miller said...

I must buy better vellum as when I heat emboss I end up with warped paper. Yours is so pretty.

Zsoka Marko said...

So soft and pretty, Isha!!!

Isabel Z said...

You are such a talented artist! Thank you to all for inspiring me to create.

Cherie said...

Love your card! The details you have created in the flower are simple amazing! TFS!

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Isha, this is such a pretty card. I loved the white embossed tag as a mat for your tender watercoloured flower. - Sweet Kobylkin

Sundaystamper said...

Soft, beautiful coloring. Lovely!

Esther Asbury said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love that background!

mumof4 said...

Your card is so beautiful!

Dana Joy said...

Such a beautiful card Isha. You always amaze me with your talent.

Ddlove 3 said...

Beautiful card! Love the coloring!

Teri Ann said...

That card is a GREAT example of using those techniques well!

JMcKnite said...

Very pretty card. I don't like to do watercoloring but like to see what others do. I like the colors you chose.

Raga Senthil said...

So soft and delicate watercolouring. Absolutely fantastic. Love the colours on the BG. 💕❤️💕

Dayna Audirsch said...

the pink flower is so pretty!!! TFS!

Joanne Hoffmann said...

I am a technique freak too...never can have too many in your library but I find I always go back to my "tried and true"! This is awesome!

Pam said...

Beautiful card! Love the clean look of it.

Nandini said...

Amazing card! The colouring is super gorgeous!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the pastel colors in the background.
Using the tag for sentiment and a base for
the flower was a great idea. Beautiful
card. thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

{VICKI} said...

'THANK YOU'
for sharing

Kelly Parker said...

Love your card and the use of the elements! Beautiful!

kelli horger said...

Beautiful card

Nikki said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and composition

QuilterLaura said...

So sweet and delicate, ty for sharing.

luluvision said...

What a beautiful card and wonderful coloring! Thank you for sharing your creation and for being a part of this blog hop!

wienerhoneymooners said...

You are an amazing artist!!!! It is great popping around to see everyone on the hop. Im up tomorrow and I am glad im going around, there are several other little stories I may have to add into my post!!!!

TrainWithMeghan said...

Your Colors are SO VIVID! Great coloring and detail!

Susie Sonnier said...

Awesome Card!

sharon g said...

The shading of the flowers looks amazing!

Elaine Dunton said...

Beautiful card, the coloring on the flowers are just amazing!

Kim Salito said...

What a lovely card, the flower is beautiful.

Pat Gasko said...

Your card is soooooooooo pretty.

Sam B said...

Love the way you did the tag as a focal on your card, and your lovely lovely colors! Very pretty card. TFS!!

Teri W said...

Such a bright and happy card!

Nana Griffin said...

Oh this is so lovely. I love how you put it all together.

Sue Smith said...

Stunning card. I love the soft colors you used. The way you colored your flower is beautiful. TFS

Rose Mary Smalley said...

This is a very soft and beautiful card.....I loved your choice of colors...thank you so much for sharing...and thank you also for participating in this fun blog hop......loving it...hugs

Debra Rumpza said...

Beautiful! I'm not sure why I struggle so much with the Zig markers... I see so many beautiful cards with them!

Becca Yahrling said...

Absolutely beautiful; love all the gorgeous details of this beauty
(and all that you do!). Love seeing what you're gonna come up with next.

Janis said...

So softly feminine and pretty. What a lovely card!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful watercoloring on your background and flowers, love the vellum tag too!

D Golly said...

Pretty card. Thanks for sharing.

Joy Meadows said...

A beautiful card! Love the colors your chose to use.

Barbara said...

Very pretty! Love the coloring!

Karen said...

Very pretty! Love the colors.

Diane Louise J said...

You have created a gorgeous floral tag card and I think your colouring is beautiful, thanks for the inspiration.
Diane Lousie xx

Christine said...

There is so much to love about this card. The soft background, the pretty tag, and that amazing flower are just beautiful!

Cynthia Cole said...

Such a pretty card!

Patti Bailey said...

Sooooo pretty!!!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow said...

Wow--that tag image is on vellum?!? That's way cool! Love the soft watercolor wash, and the beautiful bright pink of the flower. Beautiful! Tfs--have a blessed evening.

Linda M said...

Love your beautiful card!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Beautiful job coloring!

Jodie said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful. I love vellum. It adds elegance.

Loly Borda said...

Beautifully colored! Gorgeous card Isha! TFS

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very pretty and a nice job on the colors!

Connie said...

This card is fabulous!The background is beautiful, There is a lot going on and I love every bit of it. You are so creative.

McStamper said...

Love your beautiful card. Great design.
(Gilda)

Karen H said...

Love the bright, vivid color of the florals against the soft background colors. Stunning!

Dana M said...

Oh, such an exquisite card. Such a beautiful balance of soft and light vs rich and intense. Stunning watercoloring.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! Love that awesome flower and the colors you used! Fabulous details! Thanks for celebrating Rubeena's crafting anniversary with this awesome hop!

Shirley B said...

Lovely card. Very cheery and bright.

PatriciaD said...

Beautiful watercoloring on the background and flowers, always love vellum too!

Heidi G. S. said...

That's Absolutely beautiful! I really love that background, the colors, everything!

Thank you so much for sharing.

Deeps said...

I love the watercolor wash you made. It is beautiful with all those pretty colors.

Rubeena I. said...

You are so talented!! Thank you for being part of my celebration, Isha!! I love all these things about cardmaking, too :)

Wendy Lambert said...

Such a pretty card. So many details that all come together to make an awesome card!

Kristie Goulet said...

So beautiful, Isha!

Custom Crafty Lady said...

I love the added tag to the card, it was unexpected.
The use of the same color pattern for the background & flower, pulls the whole card together. I would love to receive a card like that in the mail.
Great job.
thanks,

Erica K.

Gloria Kratz said...

What a beautiful card!

Cyndi Morris said...

Such a pretty card. I love the unique style and the coloring is gorgeous.

Rita Swanger said...

Beautiful color choices.

DJ said...

Beautiful card! Beautiful coloring, I love the background and your color choices. TFS!

Cindy said...

Love your beautiful card!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Such a beauty..love the colors you have used..

Teri Smith said...

Isha, this is just lovely! Soft colours, beautiful flower, texture, what more can one hope for in a card?

Teresa Doyle said...

Isha, as always your card is so elegant. You have a knack for knowing what colours to use with each image. L♥VE that about you!

I laughed when I read your post about when you started stamping as I was quite mesmerized by it myself so it sounded so familiar!

Kim Faucher said...

So very pretty!!! These colors are ethereal and elegant!

Barbara S said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the many textures. Thanks for sharing.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful card and coloring!

Lagene said...

Awesome card! I love the pretty coloring. Congrats to Rubeena!

Carol Rossouw said...

Congratulations to Rubeena! Love her work. And what an amazing group this crafting world is to sponsor such wonderful prizes. Love your card inspiration too!

Janelle said...

Gorgeous card! Love the soft colors! :)

Florine Chan Li said...

Amazing card! Love the colors!

Dee Earnshaw said...

sweet card - LOVE the coloring - just gorgeous !

CoolPaperArt said...

Your flower is really well done!

Mirella said...

That's so beautiful, thanks so much for sharing and inspiring. And for supporting the amazing Rubeena, too! :-)

ljcasselman said...

Beautiful! I should use tags more. I’m CASEing this!

Emmaline said...

Really sweet, pretty card - love the use of the tag!

Cindy G. said...

Very creative use of the velum on the card! It is very pretty and the colors are bright! Thanks for sharing.

Macimbalo said...

Gorgeous! Love the tag and vellum - really creative and beautiful!!!

Patti H. said...

Love the soft colors & the use of vellum! Very pretty card!

CERMIN (reflection...) said...

Adorable! You chose pretty colours. Love it!

Barb Gallagher said...

Lovely subdued background and a strikingly beautiful blossom. Such a nice card!

Dominika Cherrington said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing!

Carrie Barron said...

Such a beautiful card! I really love your background.

Martha Herrera said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love it.
Thanks for sharing.

Papercrafts by Cindyellen said...

i like the flower. pretty

Psychomak said...

The layering brings the card together and the flower brings it alive. Thank you for sharing.

Betty Keefe said...

just such a sweet lovely, card, Isha!

Laura J said...

Simply stunning!

Nikil65 said...

Very creative design! Tfs

Lindsay Dickason said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Karin Bauer said...

An awesome design and the flower is colored beautifully.

Tracy Hawkins said...

Such a beautiful card! Wonderful background and love the soft colours ! Can't believe I've actually reached the end of the hop . Wow there has been so much inspiration, lovely to see so many great crafters !

Karthikha said...

Super beautiful card!! This is so soft and pretty!! Love it! :)

~amy~ said...

Isha, this is gorgeous! WOW!

Kathy b said...

Very pretty!

Toni L said...

Very nice! Love the tag with the "dots"!

Celeste Goff said...

Oh Isha, your card is so beautiful and vibrant! Love that vellem tag and the beautiful colors!!!

Arlene said...

I love your card and the colors you chose!

Karen Letchworth said...

Thanks for being part of this celebration. LOVE your art.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Sherri Little said...

Pretty in pink.

L. Tree Kienbaum said...

Thank you sponsors for this super-hop. And thank you for the info and inspiration here! Pretty shading...

Kristina H said...

Absolute WOW!!! So very gorgeous!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such a beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing...

Joan V said...

Oooh, so pretty.

Cheriese said...

Such a soft and pretty card - Great inspiration!

Buttarcrafts said...

Stunning card. All the subtle details add so much. Thanks for the inspiration

mom2five said...

I just love your card. Beautiful

Kathy Ferguson said...

I love the softness of your card design. The rainbow background is amazing and the postage stamp sentiment rather clever. Your florals are beautiful and the cord bow charming. Terrific card design. Thanks for sharing!

Helen said...

A really beautiful card with that wonderful flower and clever layered background! Thanks so much for sharing!

Lynda said...

Love the colours you have used, and the background.....lovely. :) Loopyloo

Nunzia Carusio said...

Such a beautiful design and coloring style.

Miriam Prantner said...

This is beautiful! I love the glow it has! It's just so bright and lovely!

Denise Mlady said...

So pretty! I love how you embossed the tag onto vellum, gives such a soft look. Thanks for the inspiration.

LmichelleH said...

Thank you.... for this beautiful card.

bzyPTmom said...

Gorgeous card--love the tag layering and the featured flower is gorgeous
!

6 twenty 3 ink said...

I just love your card - it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

L Williams said...

Beautiful card! LOVE the shading on the petals and leaves! Happy Anniversary to Rubeena! ~ Lenice

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card. I like all the extra touches you added.

Tina said...

Beautiful coloring 😍

Parker said...

I like how those bits of color on the background gives just the right amount of subtlety.

zehra said...

Lovely card

kim b said...

Oh so pretty

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Love how you used the vellum! I often forget to use vellum until I realize I didn't save room for my sentiment and then vellum saves the day ;-) I really should pull it out at the beginning and work it in intentionally sometimes. LOL

Tami Priebe said...

Gorgeous. That flower looks amazing.

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my!!! I'm totally in love for your lovely card!!! Beautiful colouring!!!

jan metcalf said...

Very pretty thank you!

Lisa Moline said...

Beautiful card! I love the background too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jen said...

Love your card! So beautiful!

Sherrie Johnson said...

Gorgeous card. Love the idea of the tag on the card. Very unique!

Lisa Byers said...

Love your card!!! Very dainty!!

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your card is stunning ! Your flower is.... WOW !

Heidi Rees said...

Lovely colors, subtle but beautiful!

Jennifer Archambault said...

So lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Roberta said...

Isha your card is absolutely stunning. Love the colors. Thank you for sharing

Jeannean said...

Beautiful watercolored thank you card!! I love how the yellow accents and in the background make a soft glowing look!

Annette Reed said...

Very lovely! I love the background and the tag is a great centerpiece.

Beata Ng said...

So beautiful!

Tracie Pond said...

Oh my....your flower is gorgeous. Love the hint of orange on the tips. =)

Cindy Holmes said...

Such a lovely colored flower! I love the little subtle hints of some different colors here and there too!

Lily said...

So soft card! I love the dots.

Christy Q said...

Love the watercolor wash you created for the background!!!

Gayle Bartholomew said...

This is such a pretty card! The coloring of the flower is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Tammy L said...

Stunning card! Wonderful layers and textures and some fabulous techniques I really should be trying! TFS and being a part of Ruby's anniversary!

Born Again Farm Girl said...

A real stunner Isha !!!!!

Patty said...

Very beautiful card!! Love the design with the tag!

Jessica Williams said...

It really is amazing how much the world of card making has changed over the years! Back when I started you had to fussy cut everything! lol.
I love how your flower turned out. Just beautiful!!

Lorraine said...

You've given so much depth to your flower with your wonderful watercoloring skills.

Haley Bayong said...

Very detail card that turned out to be fantastic thanks for sharing

Cathy Lillie said...

Wow, this is so pretty, Isha! That flower is stunning! Love that fuchsia color with the hints of yellow - so vibrant. I also like the tag you created on your card. This is something that I've been wanting to try. Thanks for the inspiration and for being a part of Rubeena's blog hop.

Shrimayi Janet said...

Very beautiful card!

mindy1414 said...

What a beautiful card, I love it.

ericastwilight said...

I love this soft background, all the other elements are so pretty. I love heat embossing on vellum, such an elegant touch. TFS!

Colleen said...

I am just recently becoming more acquainted with the many techniques that one can do with stamps. I love reading all of the blogs for inspiration. Thank you for sharing!

Ilda Dias said...

Beautiful card, love the colors!

LC Lamothe said...

Beautiful! Such pretty colors! I just recently started coloring with Zig markers. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

Lucy E. said...

Such a lovely card!
So soft and delicate :-)

Cheryl Rigney said...

Such a gorgeous card!! I love the color palette. Your flower is beautifully colored!!

Marianne said...

Gorgeous. Love the subtle background and vellum tag behind the bright bloom!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous card! I love that flower!

Linnea S said...

so pretty! I can't believe how much more I've learned about cardmaking with the internet and youtube!

Laurie B. said...

Lovely card. beautiful colors and pretty arrangement

Andrea Murdock said...

everything is just perfect on this card

jess best said...

Your flower looks like you can reach out and touch it. Beautiful!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty watercolouring and love the design and layers.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Your card is so gorgeous ! I love the sweet, soft pastel colours.
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D.Ann C said...

Oh, my! That gorgeous flower!!
Congrats to Rubeena!

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

I like love the water coloring, the die cut background, the stitching.... Well just all of it as its a beautiful card!

Stephanie said...

Lovely card :)

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Gorgeous texture and imagery! Love this!

catsndcrafts said...

ohh, I love the vibrant colours!

Lisa said...

So sweetly beautiful!! Love the embossed tag on vellum... fantastic touch and of course... gorgeous floral!

Andre M. said...

So much dimension on your floral and card. Thanks for the inspiration.

bluemoon said...

Very lovely card. I love the polka dotted background for interest. I do not have much luck heat embossing on vellum, what type do you use?

Priyanka said...

Very Pretty card Isha. Lovely coloring :)
~ Priyanka Kantak

Sue D said...

So sweet. I like the soft colors.