Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Halloween Greetings + A Haul Video + Q&A

Alright, so as the post title suggests..there is a lot of stuff going on in this one post (I was trying to make up for being absent for the last 5 days :D)
First up is a Halloween card, a simple one using my new Prickley Pear Stamps. I can tell you they are awesome. Don't believe me? Watch the video :)

Supplies: cardstock: Elle Erre Fabriano!; stamps: Prickley Pear Design Stamps(Halloween Greeting),  ink: Momento(Tuxedo Black), Distress Inks(Spice Marmalade); 

A super simple Halloween card for the CraftyJC Challenge#10 - Simplicity, Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge#71 - Halloween and Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Halloween.

And here is video with all the Prickley Pear Products that I received. Have fun watching!

P.S. I tried  voice over for this video and well as you might guess(I can't do anything perfectly the first time :D ), it went a little haywire while editing :D

You can watch it on YouTube HERE


Q1 What is the size of this card? Did u use an A4 on THIS card?                                   Jaya Christina
A1 Most of my cards are of standard size i.e 4.25 X 5.5 unless otherwise stated and the card in question is also of the same size..

Q2 Pleases mention the embossing folder u used  on THIS card                                         Varshitha
A2 It may come as a surprise but I do not own any embossing folders because I do not own a cuttlebu/big shot just yet. The embossed sheet that I used was a RAK.

Q3 Should I get re-inkers for the distress inks? And suggest some good inks both for stamping and distressing. Can I use pigment ink for distressing (stamp pad one not queues)?               E.T.                  
A3 I still have lot of ink on my distress ink pads and haven't had the chance to re-ink them. But I guess it would be good to have some re-inkers at hand, especially since we don't get them easily in our countries :)

As for the inks for stamping, I love Momentos. But I tried Jenni Bowlin inks recently and fell in love with them. They come in some amazing fun colors, are dye-based and even good for light distressing.

I have tried using pigment inks for distressing. You have to work really quickly in cleaning up the embossed area before they dry up. Otherwise the embossed part will also take the ink and won't be as good as it should be. You can use them sometimes on smaller areas but at the end there is nothing like Tim Holtz Distress inks :)

Q4 How did you do the leaf on THIS card?                                                               Snehal
A4 The leaf was stamped with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink and then sprinkled with water. Once it was dry, I hand-cut it and mounted it on the card using 3D tape.

I hope you liked it! Thanks for watching!


  1. Fabulous card Ujjwal :-) the pumpkins are fab and the simple design is perfect :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  2. wao! what a lovely card... and the stamps look gorgeous...

  3. urgh ...hw do you manage such mindblowing cards ?
    Even if I don't want to ...I still envy you ;)

  4. What a fab card. Love the clean design, perfect to the beautiful stamp! And super fun video, can't wait to see what you'll come up with! :)

  5. Love the simplicity of this! The image really pops on the black!!

  6. LOL Ujjwal !! Thanks for stopping by my blog ...

  7. I love this simple, clean card! The black background really makes those orange pumpkins pop out! Great job, Ujjwal!


  8. Gorgeous creation dear.


  9. What a great card! Your row of pumpkins is cute yet creepy at the same time!!!

  10. Love this card n all ur new stamps,waiting to see your cards:)

  11. Fab card! Thank you for playing along with us at WMC! :)

  12. Supper fabulous CAS! Love when you do a total CAS. THIS is SO you!
    thank you for answering each and every question :)

  13. what a fab card!!! very elegant... love the combination of black and orange!!!

  14. This is really fabulous!
    Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.

  15. Such a fab card. Gorgeous colours and love all that distressing.

    Thanks for playing along at CraftyJC Simplicity Challenge

  16. Absolutely wonderful card. I love the cool spookiness of it. That stamp is awesome!!
    Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.