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Flower Play | Hussena Calcuttawala

Flower Play | Hussena Calcuttawala

30 Jul 2020 2 Comments

Hello, crafty friends!

This is Hussena Calcuttawla with you today to share my very first post for the Pinkfresh Card Blog! I am showcasing the Embroidered Blossoms Stamp and Die set and the Fancy Blooms Stamp and Die set for my projects today. I have created a total of THREE projects, so let's dive right in! 

My first Card features the Embroidered Blossoms Stamp and coordinating Die Set along with the Diagonal Stitched Rectangles Die Set. To begin, I stamped the various flowers and foliage from the set using a variety of Pinkfresh Inks (Sparkling Rose, Bubble Gum, and Coral Reef for the flowers and Grassy Knoll and Olive for the leaves). I stamped all the images on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 LBS Cardstock and then die cut them using the coordinating Embroidered Blossoms Die Set. I also stamped and die cut some additional filler flowers and foliage pieces for my design.

For the focal of my card, I decided to do something interesting. I used the Diagonal Stitched Rectangles Die Set to de-boss the design on my card using a regular Tan Embossing Mat in my Die Cut Machine. I did this technique using two nesting dies from the set and really loved how it helped frame the card design! At this point, I also went ahead and added a few pink and grey paint splatters to help add interest to the design. Once that was done, I die cut a rectangle frame from the Diagonal Stitched Rectangles Die Set from Silver Glitter Cardstock and adhered it to my panel using foam tape. 

I adhered down all my stamped and die cut images to this panel using foam dots. I wanted the design to look balanced, hence I used a varied mix of colours for my card. 

My sentiment is from the Essentials: Classic Words Die Set and I love the font of the dies in this set. It looks very stylish! I die cut the word from Black Cardstock and adhered it to my panel using fun foam.


My next Card features the Fancy Blooms Stamp and coordinating Die Set. I decided to some quick and simple watercolouring on this card to colour the gorgeous floral images. I stamped the floral clusters using the Detail Black Ink on Canson Montval Watercolor Paper and then die cut them using the coordinating Fancy Blooms Die Set. I coloured the flowers using Clementine Liquid Watercolor, while the leaves and foliage were coloured using a mix of Key Lime and Emerald City. I diluted all the colours with water before colouring, to get a soft, pastel look.

For my card background, I decided to create some broad watercolour stripes. I used the Sunshine Liquid Watercolor and a flat paintbrush to make the stripes on a Canson Montval Watercolor paper panel. I love how it turned out and it contrasted really well with the colours of the floral cluster. Next, I added some black paint splatters to this panel for some interest and then die cut it using the largest rectangle die from the Diagonal Stitched Rectangles Die Set.

Then, I die cut a circle from the centre of this panel to create an aperture. I used one of the dies from the Braided Circles Die Set for it. I adhered this to my card base using foam tape. Once that was done, I adhered all the stamped images using foam dots on my panel. 

For the sentiment, I die cut the outer shadow and the word piece from the Essentials: Classic Words Die Set. I coloured the pieces in contrasting shades for added interest. The finishing touch was adding some glitter to the sentiment piece.


My last project for today is a Mini Shaped Card which I made using the Embroidered Blossoms Stamp and coordinating Die Set and the Braided Circles Die Set. The idea for this card came when I finished creating the first card and I had some leftover stamped floral pieces. I decided to whip up this quick and simple Card using them.  

I love making Shaped Cards and this one was created using the Braided Circles Die Set. I used two different nesting dies from this set to create the base for my card from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 LBS Cardstock. Once my card base was done, I die cut another circle from the set and popped it to my panel using foam dots. 

  The bloom, leaves, and filler flowers are from the Embroidered Blossoms Stamp and coordinating Die Set. I used the leftover stamped pieces from my first card here, and simply popped them to my panel using foam dots. The sentiment is from the Essentials: Classic Words Die Set. I die cut the outer shadow from Black Cardstock and the main word die from Silver Glitter Cardstock. 

I love how this Card turned out, and it hardly took me time to put together as well, so that was really awesome! I hope this inspires you to use your leftover stamped images or die cuts too to make mini notecards/tags! 

 Hope you liked my cards for today and are inspired to pull out your floral stamp sets!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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31 Jul 2020 Priya

Wow!! So glad to see you here Hussena! You know I am huge fan of your work! And recently started having interest in PF products. What a double treat for me! All your cards are class apart and so elegant!

31 Jul 2020 Michele F

PF you’ve made a wonderful decision to add Hussena to your already-wonderful design team! Nobody does ‘feminine and lovely’ quite like Hussena!
Every card is a charmer … but OH those yellow stripes!

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