Altenew – Perfectly Perfect & how to enhance background

Hi friends, I have one more card using Altenew Perfectly Perfect stamp set before I head out for the weekend. I am also thinking of taking a few days break after we come back. {But I will share normal life stuff from time to time on Instagram. I’d love it if you’d join me there.¬†Look me up as @varadsharma, ok?} So, over to the card for today: I created a bunch of flowers and leaves at one go – all from Perfectly Perfect stamp set. Stamped them using Memento Tuxedo black ink, colored using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and fussy …

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Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes release inspiration 3

good vibes 3a

Hi Friends, one more card idea from the Good Vibes release from Simon Says Stamp. Today I used one of my favorite techniques to create this card and also tried something new too. I am still showcasing the same stamp set – Vacation Time – from this release.¬†Although this set is focusing on vacation and travel related stuff, there are several different sentiments which can be used for other cards like I am doing here for a graduation card and like I did in this “Thanks” card and this “Travel” card. I love to create my own stamped and colored …

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Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes release inspiration 1

good vibes 1a

Hi friends, it is release day at Simon Says Stamp – and I have 3 ideas to share using one of the stamps sets in this Good Vibes release. This stamp set is called Vacation Time and has several sentiments in beautiful fonts. I am a huge fan of sentiment stamps and can’t seem to have enough of them. :-P In these 4 posts, we will explore ways to use this stamp set with patterned papers and create cards for different occasions. Today we will use these stamps to enhance a patterned paper background, and also to add a bold …

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Hello Friend – fun backgrounds for die cut focal points

Hello Friend - enhancing backgrounds

Hi friends, today I have a simple to create, but fun card with a little pop of color + some dimension (nothing too layered or bulky, just enough). I love the big bold blooms and funky leaves from Spellbinders Victorian Garden Romantic Blooms die set. I die cut these using bold yellow for the flower and teal color for the leaves. I wanted a fun, modern background for these, so I paired them with Simon Says Stamp Birthday Flowers stamp set. One of my favorite tricks to make my die cuts stand out is to add some stamping on the …

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Stamping on patterned paper

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have two cards to share with you. These are cards which I made way back when (April 2017, using Hero Arts My Monthly Hero card kit!). I just haven’t been able to put some time into blogging and sharing them here with you. I’m sorry about that :-( On both of today’s cards I’ve stamped on a patterned paper. This is a super easy way to create some interesting backgrounds or even interesting focal points. The patterned paper already has some color and pattern onto it, so you can use that to …

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