Monday, July 25, 2016

Birthday card - Day 20 of daily marker challenge - Altenew Hennah elements

Hi.. Friends..

Today I am here with a simple copic coloured card. I have a small collection of copics so trying to mix-n-match them.

I stamped images from Altenew hennah element set. I usually never mask but thought will do it. I coloured images with copic markers. Applied wink of stella for shimmer. Sentiment is from Altenew label love. To finish off the card added few sequins. Mounted the panel on card base with foam tape.

Thats my card..

I am entering this card to 

Stamplorations - CAS card challenge

Thank you for visiting..

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Stencil love - 3 cards

Hi... Hello..
Crafty friends...

I am Swapna from The Dream Pages, I hope you are playing along this month's challenge which is LAYERS

Hope you are enjoying our blog posts from all fellow DTs. This is my second detail post for this month for PABD and its mainly on STENCILS. Sometimes its tricky to add layers in CAS cards but its fun to challenge yourself to do so. When the post is about stencils then lets talk about these stencils a bit.

These are 8.5*8.5" stencils which allow you to cover larger area so these can be used to make 5*7" cards also and for Mixed media too.

Now coming to my projects

Card 1

I have a small, behind the screen story for this card.
To be frank I was not sure about this card. My fellow Dt Ria have designed this stamp and after July release she asked me 'Did you like Humming blooms' set n particularly bird images? I said liked but I might not do justice with birds so I will use only flourish from the set. Then I thought WHY NOT TRY birds. So decided to make this card.

* My first step was to keep the card base ready, so i took a black top folding card base. I secured the base to my work surface along with stencil. Applied texture paste concentrating towards centre portion of the base. Left it air dry.

* I stamped and coloured the small bird from the set on water colour paper and coloured in rainbow theme. Then fussy cut the image. I used wink of stella for blending colours and to add shimmer to the image

* Heat embossed the custom sentiment on black CS.

* Mounted bird and sentiment with foam tape.

Card 2

I will try my best to explain this card.

* I took 15*7" CS, scored at 5 and 10".

* Partial die cut on each flaps using the stitched oval dies.

* Placed the stencil on one flap and applied SSS lavender ink and on other flap I applied hero arts white pigment ink. While placing the stencil on other flap I made sure the design that the design continues.

* Cut white CS with second large and second small stitched oval die. Stamped image with same SSS ink. Coloured the image with colour pencils. Stamped sentiment with Versafine black onyx ink.

* Glued large oval inside card. Mounted small oval in the front.

Card 3

After doing 2 cards I was thinking to do one more card with our third stencil. Thought to keep it simple.

* Placed the stencil over a white CS. Used two distress inks to blend.

* Trimmed it 0.5 cm on all sides so that it can fit on the card base.

* Stamped the sentiment with black ink. Applied black wink-of-stella for shimmer and Glossy accent for gloss.

* Die cut a heart, applied wink of stella and glossy accent.

Thats it..

Hope you liked my work..

We also have 10% Discount on your purchase through the month of july. Visit PABD site and grab the discount.

Copoun code is SWAPNA_10

I am entering these cards to

Addicted to CAS

CASology 207

Last but not least

The 30 day colouring challenge 

Suggestions are always welcome...

Thank you...

Monday, July 11, 2016

Layered cards - Peek-a-boo designs



Here I am with my first post in detail and second post for Peek-a-boo designs. They have introduced cutting dies this month, do check them out they are awesome. As I had planned I am focusing on dies in my post. 

This month's challenge is about layers

Hope you will play along with us..

Here are my two projects..

This card is white on white with pop of colour.
I stamped layered images (two big flowers, two small and few leaves ) from Layered dahlias with altenew inks and die cut them with matching dies. Then die cut an oval frame with Stitched oval dies, i used two larger dies. Die cut a piece from background die. I backed the oval frame with die cut background, trimmed it along the edges. Mounted it with foam stripe on white card base. Adhere remaining bits of background die cut to accent corners of the card. Then i arranged and glued flowers. Die cut the word - Love from silver glitter paper and glued it beside flower arrangement. 

Thats pretty much my card.


This card is simple. I placed the stencil on the orange CS and applied embossing paste, kept it aside to air dry. Die cut the the word - Inspire from black CS, applied black wink of stella, glossy accent n left it dry.
I die cut the card base with large oval from the set in orange CS. Used third larger oval to cut a black CS. Used smaller die to cut the stenciled CS. Assembled the card with foam sheet for dimension. Added few drops of glossy accent as embellishments. 

I am entering my first card to 

I am entering the second card to 



Oval dies - Peek-boo designs

Background die - Peek-a-boo designs

Word dies - Peek-a-boo designs

Stamps - Peek-a-boo designs

Altenew crisp inks

Embossing paste


Hope you liked my cards..

Thank you for your time...

Simple water coloured card - Zig markers


Here I am with a simple card. I used Peek-a-boo designs stamp. Coloured with Zig markers and wink of stella. Layered the water colour on a black card base.

Entering the card to


2 colours of CS
2 stamp sets
2 colours of zig markers used

And playing along with 

Thank you for visiting...

Friday, July 8, 2016

Guest designing for Stamplorations blog - July


It really makes me happy to be guest designing for STAMPloartions. 
Because it was the first bigger platform i got. Here I am again to share a card with you all.

July month's challenge theme is Stamps and stars.  
You can use the theme or the sketch or both, choice is yours. So sky is the limit for your imaginations and creations. Do play along with the challenge.

Now coming to my card

I have never used digital stamps until my first post to Stamplorations , back in March. (card#1 and card#2 )
I was so tensed as i didnt know how to use them so I played safe by using image and sentiment separate. This time thought will try to combine both. Pretty happy with my decision.

I am using both theme and sketch for the card.
I took printout of the image and sentiment on a copic friendly CS and coloured the flower. I highlighted the sentiment and image with light blue copic.
Used avery elle banner die to cut the image partially.

Then i made the night sky background for the card. Used distress inks and heat embossed few stars with white embossing powder.

I applied light touches of blue ink around the sky panel to give it smooth transition . Then mounted sky panel on card base with foam tape and the coloured panel on sky panel. 

Thats pretty much my card.



Copics - Y00, Y13, Y18, G40, G43, B01

Distress inks - Wornlipstick, Dusty concoed, Mustard seed, Chipped sappire, Black soot

Ranger white embossing powder

Avery elle - Dotted banner die


Hope you liked my card..

Really appreciate your time and suggestions..

Thank you..

Friday, July 1, 2016

Peek-a-boo-designs - First DT post



I am so happy to share this with you, I am one of the new design team member at Peek-a-boo-designs. Its a new journey in my crafting life.

For my very first post I made two cards with their new stencils.

These stencils are of good quality. What i liked most is size of these stencils. I prefer making 5x7* cards where as the stencils available for cards are smaller. So I was not able to cover entire card front. But these are bigger which can fit a 5x7* card front vertically,horizontally and even diagonally.

Now coming to my cards. I made two cards with their 2 of their stencils.

Card 1

Its a simple 2 colour card. I kept it simple and less colour.

# I placed stencil over a white CS and used hickory smoke ink.
# Then placed stencil over black CS and applied texture paste.
# After texture paste dried, I trimmed the CS so that it matches the design on white CS.
# Stamped sentiment from Magical Fairies with black onyx ink.
# Mounted all panels on each other with foam sheet.

Card 2

As earlier card was monochromatic I thought of making something colourful.
# Placed stencil over a white CS , used distress inks (wild honey, picked rasberry, peacock feathers)
# Then used brand new rectangle stitched dies from PABD. I placed dies randomly on inked panel and die cut it.
# I placed the middle die cut piece upside down and stamped sentiment ( Positive Vibes).
# Mounted these pieces on black CS and then on white card base with foam sheet.



EDITED INFO - Also they have 10% off on your order through 31st July...
Use code SWAPNA_10

Peek-a-boo designs

Wish to see you again in our new challenge thats LAYERS...


I am entering these cards to

SSS - Wednesday challenge - Anything goes


Stamplorations challenge - June


CASology - week 204 - Rows


Addicted to stamps


Thank you for your time..

Suggestions are welcome..