Friday, November 24, 2017

Guest Designing at Spellbinders - Trio of Cards Using Sunflower Cool Vibes


Hello everyone! I am honoured to be guesting for one of my favourite companies, Spellbinders. Today I have three cards to share with you using just Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low. I will be showing you three ways to use this stamp set.


Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

As you can see I kept the colours same on all three cards so that it doesn’t distract you from the design. Bonus that they look nice in the photo J

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

First and foremost, I have to say how beautiful this stamp set is! The intricate details all stamped perfectly and crisp. I used both stamps from this set several times with Versamark on watercolour paper. I then used Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set it.

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Then, my most favourite part, I ink smooshed the background using Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks. When the background was still a bit wet, I went in to drop some more of the same colours in a few places to add a bit more interest.

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

To add a little sparkle I rolled up some silver string, glued it on to my card front. I stamped the sentiment and popped it over the string with foam tape. I really wanted to add yellow enamel dots to my card instead of silver sequins but I ran out of them. I think the enamel dots would have looked so much better here and would’ve complimented the other two cards beautifully.

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

For my second card, I stamped the Sunflower twice on watercolour paper with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I then watercoloured the petals using Peacock Feathers and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks.

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

The flower center was coloured with a variety of yellows and greens from the distress ink family. I do love to watercolour with distress inks, they flow effortlessly. After the images were dry, I fussy cut them out and started working on my card front.

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Again, I stamped the Sunflower repeatedly on to watercolour paper with Veramark and heat embossed it with Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder then heat set it. I already knew what the placement of my flowers and stamp would be, keeping that in mind I added grey watercolour to my background with varied concentration. By varied concentration I mean that the grey would appear dark in some places and light in others.

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

After my card front was dry, I popped my sunflowers on foam tape. I heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock added a little more foam tape on this label so that it was on a higher level than the flowers.
I played around with the placement of all three elements till I found the perfect position.

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I then covered my stamped images and sentiment label with my hand (you can even use a piece of cardstock or do this step before adding the images) and added black and grey paint splatters. In the end I added a few silver sequins for the bling.
Now onto my final card.

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

This one too has white heat embossed images and watercolouring! I stamped both the images from this stamp set on to watercolour paper with versamark in a way that it would make a corner border. Apart from this I stamped both the images again to add to the opposite corner.

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Then I watercoloured the sunflower petals with Peacock Feathers only, the center with Spiced Marmalade and the outer design with Chipped Sapphire. For the smaller medallion, I used a mix of colours. This image reminds of ceramic tiles.
After the images were dry, I fussy cut the design leaving a white border along the design.

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and added paint splatters to my card front. I then popped up the two pieces I fussy cut on each corner and added a few sequins.

Spellbinders Sunflower Cool Vibes Stamp Set from the Cool Vibes Collection by Stephanie Low | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

There you have it! A trio of cards using just one stamp set!
That is all from my side! 
Erum

Altenew: WINNER Build-A-Flower Gardenia


Altenew Build-A-Flower Gardenia | Peony Bouquet | Coral Charm | Watercoloured with Liquid Watercolours | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0


Hello everyone!
I apologize for the delay in announcing the winner!
The winner is 

CONGRATULATIONS
Please email winner@altenew.com with the subject title "Winner BAF Gardenia from Erum's blog" by 12/15/2017.



Monday, November 20, 2017

Spellbinders November 2017 Blog Hop

SECOND POST of the day. Scroll down for Altenew Marker Release post or click HERE



Hello friends!
You must be here from Simon Hurley's blog.

I am SO EXCITED to be part of this hop with Spellbinders.
If you have known me for a while, you'd know I run a small business by the name of Glitter & Swirls where I take on commission work (custom orders for cards etc). 90% of the work I do there has a Spellbinders die on it! That is how much I love and use Spellbinders dies.

As you know Spellbinders has released the following collections this month:


Today I picked out three dies from the Chantilly Paper Lace collection by Becca Feeken who I adore immensely.

I have three cards to share with you that uses a mix of three die sets from this collection.

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Annabelle's Trousseau Layering Frame | Hannah Elise Layering Frame  | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

For my first card, I used dies from Spellbinders Shapeabilities Annabelle's Trousseau Layering Frame and Hannah Elise Layering Frame.

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Annabelle's Trousseau Layering Frame | Hannah Elise Layering Frame  | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

The frames are so gorgeous that you really don't have to do much on your card.
After die cutting the frames, I popped them on the card base with foam tapes to add dimension.
I don't know if it's visible or not but I added pearls around the smallest oval frame and four on each corner of the largest frame.

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Annabelle's Trousseau Layering Frame | Hannah Elise Layering Frame  | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

To make the layer that is behind the Hannah Elise frame a bit darker, I inked it with Antique Linen.

I stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts and added it in a banner style with an arch. I also added two pearls on both ends of this banner.
I am always blown away by how intricate these designs are!

Next up is a similar card, I just changed the colours and added a bow plus flowers.

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Annabelle's Trousseau Layering Frame | Hannah Elise Layering Frame  | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I made this one in white! Doesn't the card look absolutely different by changing just a couple of things?

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Annabelle's Trousseau Layering Frame | Hannah Elise Layering Frame  | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Here I coloured the layer behind Hannah Elise frame with a mix of Dusty Concord and Wilted Violet distress inks. I did not add the small oval die but instead added a large sentiment stamp by Wplus9.

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Annabelle's Trousseau Layering Frame | Hannah Elise Layering Frame  | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I tied a double looped bow and added a small bunch of flowers to add a more feminine touch.

Spellbinders Tallulah Frill Layering Frame | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

This card features the Tallulah Frill Layering Frame. This is such a beautiful die set!

Spellbinders Tallulah Frill Layering Frame | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I added pearls on the rectangle floral frame on every flower. It looked so pretty!
The sentiment is from JustRite Stampers.

Spellbinders Tallulah Frill Layering Frame | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I inked the frames with Tattered Rose distress ink.

Spellbinders Tallulah Frill Layering Frame | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I added a double looped bow on this card as well along with a bunch of small flowers and one bigger flower which I coloured with Worn Lipstick distress ink.

That is all from my side.

On to the good stuff now.


Giveaway

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, November 26th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day.


Additional Giveaway

I will be giving out $25 gift certificate to one of you! Leave a comment on this post by November 26th and I will announce the winner the following day.

Now the next stop on the hop is Laurie Schmidlin.


Erum Tasneem  (you are here)



Altenew Markers Release Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY


Hello friends!
You must be here from Sveta Fotinia's blog.
Today Altenew is releasing their Artist Markers Set B and Set C!
I know everyone is super excited.
I made a card using Charmed Stamp Set.
Altenew Charmed Stamp Set, coloured with Artist Markers Set B and C | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I used Permanent Black Ink to stamp my image. I then coloured the flowers using Greys and Yellows from Set B and Reds and Blues from Set C.
I then fussy cut the image and popped it on my one layer base.


Altenew Charmed Stamp Set, coloured with Artist Markers Set B and C | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I die cut the word "hugs" from Script Words and coloured the top most layer with Warm Sunshine Marker. Then I heat embossed a sentiment from Crafty Friends stamp set using Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder.

I popped up both these elements with foam tape. Added a few sequins and I was done!

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Monday, November 27th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Wednesday, November 29th.

Additional Prize:
I will be drawing out a name from all the comments left on this post by November 27th for $30 gift certificate. Winner will be announced on November 28th.

Now hop on over to the Altenew Scrapbook Blog






Friday, November 17, 2017

WINNER Altenew November Release Blog Hop


Hello everyone!
Just dropping in to announce the November release winner.
And the winner is 


CONGRATS!

Please email winner@altenew.com by 11/30 with the subject same as my post title and include my name as well.
Happy shopping!
Erum

Monday, November 13, 2017

Altenew: Build-A-Flower Gardenia + GIVEAWAY


Altenew Build-A-Flower Gardenia | Peony Bouquet | Coral Charm | Watercoloured with Liquid Watercolours | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Hello friends!
I have a colourful floral card to share today featuring the new Build-A-Flower Gardenia.
Another beautiful flower by Altenew!

Altenew Build-A-Flower Gardenia | Peony Bouquet | Coral Charm | Watercoloured with Liquid Watercolours | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

For my card, I used Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder to emboss my stamps. In addition to the gardenia stamp set, I used Peony Bouquet and Coral Charm stamp sets.

Altenew Build-A-Flower Gardenia | Peony Bouquet | Coral Charm | Watercoloured with Liquid Watercolours | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I used liquid watercolours to colour my images.
After they were dry, I die cut them using the coordinating die and placed them in a floral cluster using foam tape.

Altenew Build-A-Flower Gardenia | Peony Bouquet | Coral Charm | Watercoloured with Liquid Watercolours | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0
For my card front I used Woodgrain White sheet with splatters of Mountain Mist Crisp Ink as watercolour.

Altenew Build-A-Flower Gardenia | Peony Bouquet | Coral Charm | Watercoloured with Liquid Watercolours | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

In the end I popped up the sentiment and added a few sequins for bling.


You can visit the Altenew Card Blog and Scrapbook Blog to check all the inspiration using this stamp set. Also they are giving away FOUR $30 gift certificates. Winners will be announced on November 22nd.

I am giving away $20 gift certificate. I will announce the winner on my blog on November 20th.

That is all for today! Have an amazing day.
Erum





Saturday, November 11, 2017

Studio Katia - 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017


Studio Katia Merry Poinsettia Stamp Set | Watercoloured with distress inks | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0
Hello friends!
Welcome to day 11 of the annual 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 by Tracey McNeely.




Studio Katia Merry Poinsettia Stamp Set | Watercoloured with distress inks | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0
For my tag today I have used the beautiful Merry Poinsettia Stamp Set by Studio Katia and watercoloured it using distress inks.
I stamped the flower twice and layered it on top of another for additional dimension.
The tag's background is also watercoloured with distress inks. Added some lovely Studio Katia Gold Foil sequins for the extra bling.
I like how festive this looks.
Thats all from my side. Thank you for stopping by.
Erum



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