Monday, December 21, 2015

October 2015 Release Showcase with Mayuri

Hello there - Mayuri here to share some cards using the October Release - I didn't get a chance to create anything back then because I was filming my Craftsy Class, but wanted to show you how versatile these stamps and dies are!
Here's the first card:
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This one came together by adding a subtle pattern in the background to make the focal element pop - I used translucent embossing paste through the Scenery: The Peppermint Zone Creative Screenings onto a black card base. 
While that was drying I swiped some Distress Ink cubes across an acrylic block, spritzed with water and then stamped down onto a panel of white cardstock. I did this with several colours, heat set and then stamped a sentiment from Merry & Bright with Evelin T Designs with Versamark ink. I sprinkled white embossing powder and heat set before trimming the panel down, adding some gold washitape to the bottom and foam mounting to the card base. Here's the second card:
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This one showcases how much fun you can have with the In Bloom: Paulina's Greenery Cutaways I simply die-cut the wreath out of four different coloured bits of cardstock, but also out of the centre of a piece of white cardstock to act like an aperture. On a white card base, I blended some Worn Lipstick and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks and stamped a sentiment from Merry & Bright with Evelin T Designs in the centre, before foam mounting the white panel to the card base. 
I then arranged the four wreath die-cuts on top, allowing the blended ink and the sentiment to show through. A few enamel dots and Glossy Accent blobs finished the card up nicely! Here's the third card:

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You can use any stamps in your stash to create a pattern around a sentiment, but I think the images from In Bloom: Elsa's Flora make it so easy for this look. I stamped a sentiment from Merry & Bright with Evelin T Designs in the centre of a white cardstock panel with black dye ink, then stamped various images around it with different shades of green ink for the leaves and brown for the cones.
I also stamped the holly images from the same set, and filled in the berries with Xmas Red Stickles for a bit of fun! I added a few gold ink splats and then mounted the panel to a white card base. Here's the fourth card:

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I love creating sceneries and the cute images from Our Town made it so fun to create a street full of colourful houses. I stamped them with Distress Inks and then added pops of black for the smaller images. The sparkly sky is made by stamping the stars from the same set with Delicata Golden Glitz ink and brushing with Perfect Gold Perfect Pearls.
The sentiment comes from Happiest of Holidays with Evelin T Designs and was stamped onto a panel that I'd trimmed to look like a snow bank. I foam mounted the colourful street and the snow bank to a white card base to finish up. And here's the final card:
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I created the background using the Scenery: Madison Creative Screenings and one of my favourite techniques. I added droplets of Dylusions Ink Sprays onto a large acrylic block, covering the entire surface and then liberally sprayed a piece of watercolour cardstock with water. I laid the stencil down and immediately pressed the inky acrylic block on top. I jiggled the block around a little to allow the ink to move and create an amazing, blended look through the stencil - you have to try it to believe it!
I removed the block and the stencil before heat setting the panel. I then trimmed it to the same size as my card base and adhered it straight down. The sentiment was created by die-cutting the In a Word: Hello Cutaway out of white and black cardstock, and then adhering them both together to create a thicker embellishment. This was then adhered to the card front.
I hope you enjoyed my showcase of the October Release! 
Have a great Christmas and New Year ;-)
Mayuri
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7 comments:

  1. Absolutely fabulous cards, Mayuri! Fantastic inspiration, each and every one of them!!

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  2. Love your cards! You are so talented 😊

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  3. Mayuri each is as charming as the one before it! I've chosen Our Town as my personal favorite... I cannot resist a cute little paper neighborhood! LOve that you've finally had a chance to play with these awesome products!
    =]

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  4. Mayuri, you've certainly accomplished your goal of showcasing the versatility of the October release! The little village, in particular, caught my eye...looks like a place I'd love to live in! Thank you for the marvelous inspiration!
    ~carol

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  5. The little city, in particular, taken my eye...looks like a place I'd really like to live in! Thank you for the excellent inspiration! I've wrote http://www.idiotsguides.com/education/reading-body-language-5-simple-tips/ a nice article with really perfect info! Check it out!

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