Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Guest Post | Tejal Shah

Hello Everyone,

It is my absolute honor to take over the blog for today.. I am Tejal  and I blog at
Creative Expressions. When Vidushi asked me, if I would like to do a Guest post on this blog, I jumped in without a second thought.
She sent me two aaaaamazing stamps to play with and you will see the cards I made in a while.

Since I am such a review freak, let me spend two minutes to tell you about these stamps...
These were my first stamp sets from Peek-a-boo Designs and I was not sure what to expect.
They arrived with the perfect packaging, and via Fedex no less! That itself impressed me right away.

And the stamps...they stamp perfectly. Love the crisp impression..takes every ink easily (though I have yet to try distress inks with them) and THE BEST part...Permanent inks clean out so easily from them! I use my Clean Cham cloth to clean my stamps...and absolute no stains from using Versafine black ink. I totally love that fact.

Ok, So now lets jump into the stamp sets, shall we? And forgive me for such a long post and so many pictures, But I really hope you enjoy these cards as much as I enjoyed making them!
The first set that I used was called Little Wonder...Ah such a darling set with tons of cute images..Here is my first card with it...

I went back to my old love for CAS and completely went Clean with this card..


 I lightly penciled a heart and keeping that as my outline, stamped all the little stamps inside it..and then colored it all with my Zig Clean Clear Real brush markers.
Also gave a very faint blue halo wash to create a faint heart outline.
I curved the sentiment to fit on the heart and stamped with Versafine onyx black.
Matted on Black layering paper, and used foam tape to pop that up on a Dark Magenta cardstock.


 Added a dash of Diamond stickles to a few accent images like the hearts.

Then I decided I needed to shake things a bit...hehe..you got that right..I made a shaker card.


I used the sentiments to create a background for the shaker window..
Used a stitched heart die to cut into the background as well as the front of the shaker card..
I wanted the stitched lines to show through the window..



You can see the stitched lines...as well as the background..and the assortment of sequins that I used..
I simply loooove these sequins!! (Dare I show you my stash?? hehe..some other day!! )



I was in a fussy (the grammar nerd in me wants to point out, its fussy..not fuzzy cutting...noted? OK..lets move forward!!) So I was in a fussy cutting mode..and you will see in the next cards too..
I fussy cut the little elephant as well as the banner..All colored with Zig Real Brush Markers.
Sentiment stamped on a stitched rectangle mat, and ombre inked with distress inks..

Here is the set that I used for the above cards..Isn't it absolutely cute?

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Coming to the Cards.. I went a little scene crazy..ditched my CAS mode here..

I mean come on...look at the adorable critters...How can you resist them!! That Koala has my heart...
Since these were cute wild critters, I had to add some kind of wood-grain, and some foliage..


 I use my wood-grain folder for the base, inked with Brushed Corduroy distress ink.
Then cut out 3 circles with my double stitched circle dies. I had to re-emboss the panel, because while cutting the dies, it got flattened, which is where the cardstock cracked..
(TIP - Die cut first and dry emboss after that!)
And here are all the fussy cut critters, the bug and the snail and butterfly. Told ya, I went crazy!


 Wood-grain panel and critters are popped up on foam tape. Here in this close up, you can see all the amazing dimension to these critters and the foliage.

I have saved the best card for last (for me, it is anyways! )


I tried to create a 3D frame like effect...there are so many layers here..
The frame, the hills, the critters all are popped up on foam tape.

I die-cut the hills, grass, clouds from various dies..
Distress inked the sky, hills and grass also the trees.
Critters are colored with my Zig markers
(TIP - to give more dimension to the hills and tress, I used the same color, but used dotting motion. Darker on the top and fades while coming down, gives the impression of depth and fuller trees!)

And with the current selfie craze, I had to make the panda do a photo-bomb!! And he has that impish look..I could not help but put him there!

 Here's a peek at all the dimension.



 Here is how the whole set looks
So if you made it this far...Thank you so much for sticking with me!

Hope you enjoyed my cards and are inspired to try these stamp sets...They are awesome and Made in India..what more can you ask..
Thank you again Vidushi for this wonderful chance to be on your blog...

Much love
Tejal

27 comments:

  1. Wow! Fantastic post Tejal and I love love love what you did with the Cute Critter stamp set! ^__^ <3 Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. That is my absolute fav set...Thank you so much for the compliments!

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  2. Totally amazing!! you nailed the sets Tejal!! Super awesome cards! Loved them all! *Big hugs*

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  3. Love the set of cards ^_^ so very cute !! Love the way you created a background using the elemnts from Little Wonder set and the photo bombing Panda ^_^

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    1. Thanks again for this amazing chance!

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  4. Wonderful and so adorable cards all are...loved each and every little detail on these cards..perfectly awesome !!

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    1. Thank you so much.. I am so glad you liked it..:)

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  5. Wonderful and so adorable cards all are...loved each and every little detail on these cards..perfectly awesome !!

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  6. What a fabulous line up of cards, Tejal. Im totally in love with those cute animals peeking from the woodgrain background! So, so adorable :)

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    1. Thank you so much.. means a lot to me :)

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  7. Love all the cards! The third is my favourite. :)

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  8. Love all the cards! The third is my favourite. :)

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  9. Love all the cards..the first one n third one my favourite

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  10. Love all the cards..the first one n third one my favourite

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  11. You create a wonder! Beautiful and cute creations Tejal, love them all!!!

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  12. What an adorable and awesome set of cards!!! Loving the Cute Critters set!

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  13. such adorable cards Tejal !!! lovely post with lots of tips...love the selfie panda :)

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  14. Totally amazing stamps and wonderful creations from you 😊☺

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  15. What a great set of adorable cards Tejal! These are cute!!! :)
    Suchi xx

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  16. Wow Tejal...These are really beautiful...

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  17. Wow gr8 to see you guesting here Tejal ! I am sure everyone was expecting review about the stamps and got bonus of super cute Adorable cards !

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