Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Happy Little Stampers - March Anything Goes with Die Challenge

Hello Everyone!!!

From this month I will also be a part of Happy Little Stamper's - Anything Goes with Dies Challenge. As  the name suggests, you are welcome to submit any card with some kind of die usage in it.

The challenge is sponsored by :

 Let's take a look at my card now.

As you all know, I have been on an "Ink Smooshing" frenzy recently, I have used the same technique for this card too. See my previous cards here and here showing the same technique.

  • So I started it with watercolor card panel & Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus watercolors
  • Using acetate sheet, Distress water sprayer, I created ink puddles and then placed them on the watercolor panel only on the left bottom corner.
  • Taking the acetate sheet to the paper give you a bit of control as to where you want to place your color. I did not want to color the whole panel.
  • After I had the ink pattern created to my satisfaction, I die cut the Poppy from white card-stock and adhered it to the panel on the colored background.
  • Finally I stamped the sentiment and embellished using some Dew drops.
I am submitting this card to :

I hope you all liked it. I would love to hear back from you all. Thank you very much for taking your time to notice it. Hope to hear again from all of  u soon. Till then take care. :)

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding :-) 


Supplies used:   Recollection card-white
Canson watercolor paper -140 lbs
Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus watercolors - 2H, 3H. 5H

Memory Box - Perky Poppy Craft die

Stampendous -Happy Messages stamp set
Versafine inkpad - Onyx Black

Misti stamping tool (Also available in small size, large size)
Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue 

Pretty Pink Posh - Clear droplets 
3M  Scotch Double stick Foam tape 
Distress water sprayer
Acetate sheet 


  1. Gorgeous mix of colours with your smooshing, Neha! Your white die-cut really pops off the bright background. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. I love these bright, vivid colors that are perfect for the poppy! Another gorgeous example of smooshing Neha! Thanks so much for sharing with us again at CAS Mix Up!

  3. Beautiful Spring colors for your smooshed background, Neha. Love your added die cut flower, sentiment and dew drops. Your smooshing is one of my favorite techniques too using the acetate for more control. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs...

  4. such a beautiful background and the die cut on top is beautiful

    Barb Housner

  5. What a gorgeous background and I love the finished card, it's beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  6. Perfectly smooshed colours in your background for that white Poppy die cut.
    Another beautiful card Neha. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  7. The richness of these inks is amazing here, creating such beautiful contrast! Stunning! Hugs, Autumn

  8. pretty, vibrant, richness...lovely...
    Thanks so much for playing along with The Flower Challenge.

  9. Really pretty!! Love the partial smooshing. Die cuts really do make a statement.


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