Friday, September 15, 2017

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017 and STAMPlorations !

Yay! It's time for Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I am sharing few of my coffee theme Fall cards as a part of STAMPlorations :) We have some amazing new stamps, including the TYPOGRAFIA series, I am absolutely in love with these.
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Here are a few of my creations... I have kept the fall theme in all my designs in terms of the colors I picked :) and I have done my favorite water coloring in all of these.
For the above card, I masked and stamped the images in light distress ink and water colored them for a no line coloring effect. Once dried I stamped the sentiment on top.
For this card I followed the same concept and stamped the cup with the flower and water colored it. To give it a more distressed look, I inked the edges with white pigment ink along the borders after the panel was all dried. Finally I stamped the sentiment on top.
For this card, I stamped the images in a grid pattern and water colored those. I then followed the same concept as the previous ones to stamp the sentiment on top.
For my final card, I went a bit creative in my design. where in I made a little fall scene from the coffee spill by a combination of water coloring and stamping.

Here are the products I have used Coffee Happy, Oh, So grateful, Coffeecionado TYPOGRAFIA Coffee,  Rise and Grind, Before Coffee - TYPOGRAFIA Coffeee, Coffee Petites and Vignette - Tree silhouette and Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. For coloring I have used Distress inks and Gansai Tambi Water colors.


Hope you enjoyed mt creations, check on the STAMPlorations Blog for the new products and the prizes you can win. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)

Thursday, September 7, 2017

STAMPlorations Spotlight - Cake and more Plus INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY

Hello friends! I am up with a spotlight project over at the STAMPlorations blog. I hope I will be able to inspire you. I am playing again with the newest Stamp Club set "Sweet Cravings" along with some previous sets to make this floral card :)


Here is what I created...
Please head over to STAMPlorations Blog for a photo tutorial on this. click HEREThank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)

Also, in case you don't know I have an Instagram Account @deesartutopia and I am hosting a little giveaway. I am giving away two Blossom Sprays #1 stamp set. Check out the details HERE
Hope you will play along !

Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)

Friday, September 1, 2017

Guest Designer at Paru's Card Making Challenge!

Hello everyone, I am excited to be a part of Paru's Card making challenge for the second time. She was kind enough to invite me again :) Thank you so much Paru. The challenge for the month of September is "RAINBOW", I think rainbow is most likely one of our favorite challenge :) We all love colors.
I am also sponsoring this challenge and the winner gets a stamp set, I illustrated for my stamp line Dee's Artsy Impressions. The set is inspired by rainbows and is called "Kathryn's Rainbow" So if you wish to win this set and want to have some colorful fun, play along the challenge. The challenge runs for a month, so you will have plenty of time to play along :) Click HERE
Here is the look into my stamp set...
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Now let me show you the card and the tag I made :)
I had so much fun. Lately, my love for inking is back and that led me to make the rainbow backgrounds for these. To make these I drew some diagonal lines using a ruler and the masked off and inked the stripes in rainbow colors on both the card panel and the tag. Did some water splatters on top. Next I stamped, fuzzy cut and colored the images and put those together on the base. To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment and added some clear sequins.

Here is a closeup into each of these..


I want to thank Paru again for having me over :) I hope you will play along and have fun ! Click HERE for more details 
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)

Thursday, August 24, 2017

STAMPlorations Spotlight - Color Blocking!

Hello friends! I am up with a spotlight project over at the STAMPlorations blog. I hope I will be able to inspire you. When I saw the newest Stamp Club set "Sweet Cravings" all that came to my head was something colorful. So hear I am sharing my vision. I had so much fun with color blocking technique, the inking and masking is so much fun and once you have all the colors in place you really don't have to do much :) 


Here is what I created...

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Please head over to STAMPlorations Blog for a photo tutorial on this. click HEREThank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

STAMPlorations TYPOGRAFIA MOTIVATE Blog Hop !

Welcome friends! This is a super special post as we begin STAMPlorations TYPOGRFIA MOTIVATE Blog Hop. We are introducing some amazingly awesome Typography Stamps. I mean you are going to love them and when you look at the variety... you would want to have them all. 

I like these stamps specially because they are complete in themselves, allows me to make cards quickly and create some fun backgrounds to go with them :) The quotes in the motivate series are fabulous :) The hop has a few stops, so if you want to win these awesome stamps don't forget to leave a comment at every stop :) Don't forget to go HERE

Prize: 
One commenter will win her choice of 3 Typografia Motivate stamps. The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers' blogs.

Commenting closes on Monday, August 28 and Winner will be announced on Tuesday, August 29.

Let me show you the cards I created with these stamps...
As the stamp says rainbow, I had to make a rainbow but instead of going with traditional inking, water coloring etc I used a stencil to make the rainbow, every flower was masked and inked to create the rainbow. The stamp was stamped on top and adhered on a fog card base.

For my second card, I kept it pretty simple by stamping floral design in a colored ink and coloring it in same color for a subtle background. To finish the card I stamped the sentiment and added a few sequins.

These are so much fun and look at the numerous possibilities you have with these :)
I hope you had fun, check the STAMP blog and hop along. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)

Friday, August 18, 2017

STAMPlorations Christmas Release 2017 - Day 5

We are continuing the fun with the final day of Christmas Release Party at STAMPlorations and I am back with some more awesomeness :) today we are showcasing the awesome new dies :)
Today is the Day 5 of the hop and we are showcasing the dies designed by the awesome Shery,I am showcasing the following four dies Holiday Words Plate die, Christmas Icons - Christmas Angel, Christmas Icons - Christmas Tree #2 and Christmas Baubles #2 Layering dies . Here is a look into these sets and the fab dies.
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Don't forget to leave a comment here and on STAMP blog for your chance to win.

Prizes: 
- THREE (3) winners of a $10 gift certificate to the store
- ONE (1) winner of her choice of 1 stamp set and 1 CUTplorations die from the new release
- ONE (1) winner of a $25 gift certificate to the store
**Extra prizes:
- TWO (2) winners of their choice of 1 CUTplorations die from the new release -- drawn from our Facebook page (for commenting, sharing, and tagging a friend)
- ONE (1) winner of her choice of 1 stamp set from the new release -- drawn from our Instagram post (commenting, liking)

Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blogs. Commenting is from August 14 to 21, 11:55 p.m. Pacific and Winners will be announced on August 24

Let me show you the cards I created with this set...
For my very first card I dis some inking to create my winter sky, stamped some trees and went over with white gel pen for the snow of trees, then I die cut the plate die, kept all the pieces together for my inlaid look. I used foam sheet for layering.To finish I added the snowman on top. 
For this one too I did in laid die cutting but added no dimension. I simple water colored a piece and used the positive to inlay into the negative tree die cut on kraft. Layered this with patterned papers to finish my card.  
These baubles called for a metallic and dimensional look. For that I cut the dies using gold foil card stock and also die cut foam sheet for adding dimension. To finish I added these with gold string on a patterned paper.
For my final card, I turned the snow angels into ornaments and gave the look as if they are hanging from the Christmas tree by stamping some pine needles along the top edge of wood grain patterned paper. I also embossed these with an embossing folder :)


Hope you enjoyed it, don't forget to leave a comment :) Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

STAMPlorations Christmas Release 2017 - Day 4

We are continuing the fun with Christmas Release Party at STAMPlorations and I am back with some more awesomeness :) I had so much fun playing with the new goodies both stamps and dies. I am excited to share all of it.
Today is the Day 4 of the hop and we are showcasing the sets designed by the awesome Shery, it's called Homespun Christmas and Winter Chill. Here is a look into these sets and the fab images and superb sentiments. 
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Don't forget to leave a comment here and on STAMP blog for your chance to win.

Prizes: 
- THREE (3) winners of a $10 gift certificate to the store
- ONE (1) winner of her choice of 1 stamp set and 1 CUTplorations die from the new release
- ONE (1) winner of a $25 gift certificate to the store
**Extra prizes:
- TWO (2) winners of their choice of 1 CUTplorations die from the new release -- drawn from our Facebook page (for commenting, sharing, and tagging a friend)
- ONE (1) winner of her choice of 1 stamp set from the new release -- drawn from our Instagram post (commenting, liking)

Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blogs. Commenting is from August 14 to 21, 11:55 p.m. Pacific and Winners will be announced on August 24

Let me show you the cards I created with this set...

For both my cards I went with the traditional Christmas Colors. This set calls for cuteness and that's what I have tried to bring out by pairing the adorable images with inking, die cutting and some patterned paper.


Hope you enjoyed it, don't forget to come back tomorrow for the inspiration using the new dies :)
Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

STAMPlorations Christmas Release 2017 - Day 3

We are continuing the fun with Christmas Release Party at STAMPlorations and I am back with some more awesomeness :) I had so much fun playing with the new goodies both stamps and dies. I am excited to share all of it.
Today is the Day 3 of the hop and we are showcasing the sets designed by the awesome Shirley, it's called Christmas Elf and Three Kings. Here is a look into these sets and the fab images and superb sentiments. 
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Don't forget to leave a comment here and on STAMP blog for your chance to win.

Prizes: 
- THREE (3) winners of a $10 gift certificate to the store
- ONE (1) winner of her choice of 1 stamp set and 1 CUTplorations die from the new release
- ONE (1) winner of a $25 gift certificate to the store
**Extra prizes:
- TWO (2) winners of their choice of 1 CUTplorations die from the new release -- drawn from our Facebook page (for commenting, sharing, and tagging a friend)
- ONE (1) winner of her choice of 1 stamp set from the new release -- drawn from our Instagram post (commenting, liking)

Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blogs. Commenting is from August 14 to 21, 11:55 p.m. Pacific and Winners will be announced on August 24

Let me show you the cards I created with this set...

For both my cards I went with the traditional Christmas Colors. In the first one I stamped and water colored the imaged and paired it die panels and frames of patterned paper. In the second card, I stamped and colored the images with marker and paired with a strip of patterned paper. The sentiments were heat embossed.

Besides the new set I have used Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle dies 

Hope you enjoyed it, don't forget to come back tomorrow for yet another new set :)
Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

STAMPlorations Christmas Release 2017 - Day 2

Wohooo! It's time for Christmas Release Party at STAMPlorations and let me tell you... be ready for some awesomeness :) I had so much fun playing with the new goodies both stamps and dies. I am excited to share all of it.
Today is the Day 2 of the hop and we are showcasing the set designed by me, it's called Yuletide Deer Here is a look into this set, I have always been in love with deer antlers, there is so much that we can do with those creatively that I ended up designing this set. You can use this set not only for Christmas but all year round and also for masculine cards...
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Don't forget to leave a comment here and on STAMP blog for your chance to win.

Prizes: 
- THREE (3) winners of a $10 gift certificate to the store
- ONE (1) winner of her choice of 1 stamp set and 1 CUTplorations die from the new release
- ONE (1) winner of a $25 gift certificate to the store
**Extra prizes:
- TWO (2) winners of their choice of 1 CUTplorations die from the new release -- drawn from our Facebook page (for commenting, sharing, and tagging a friend)
- ONE (1) winner of her choice of 1 stamp set from the new release -- drawn from our Instagram post (commenting, liking)

Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blogs. Commenting is from August 14 to 21, 11:55 p.m. Pacific and Winners will be announced on August 24

Let me show you the cards I created with this set...
I wanted to focus on the image and kept my design pretty simple. Took some patterned papers and taking cues from the striped colorful paper, I colored my reindeer. assembled it for a simple look.
For this one I was inspired by a color palette I saw and also did some color blocking technique with papers to make my base. I then heat embossed the deer in gold and embellished it with die cut flower and leaf, oh and yes I also did a splatter of gold :)
For my third card I did  some water coloring. and made a focal image, embellished with some twine and wood veneer trees :)
Final design is also Clean and simple. I stamped the image and sentiment in black, used some post-it notes for masking and inked the triangle representing a tree :) to finish I adhered a striped patterned paper. I have so many ideas in my head with this set, can't wait to share them in future :)


Hope you enjoyed it, don't forget to come back tomorrow for yet another new set :)
Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment!