A Card with Santoro Mirabelle



I’m Shereen, married to Aftab and mother of two grown up children. I’ve been a doctor, a business woman, a stay at home Mom and finally doing what I love best which is ‘making pretty things’.

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I’ve been playing with the Santoro Mirabelle collection lately. It is a unique collection both in terms of imagery and colors. Today I’m sharing with you a card that I did using stamps, papers and embellishments from this collection.

I started by stamping the ‘Butterfly’ character on a piece  of white cardstock and on a paper from the mirabelle collection. I used Ranger Archival Jet Black to stamp.

There is a dangling hearts stamp (matching the hearts on the main character stamp). I stamped the dangling hearts on a piece of white cardstock and colored them. I cut out the dress from the image stamped on colored paper and the colored hearts. I then adhered  the cut out red hearts on top of the dress. I colored in the the image stamped on the white cardstock piece. I used Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads to color. I do this by transferring some ink from the pad onto my non stick craft sheet. I then dilute these with a little water from a mini mister and then use a brush to pick up the color. I used Tattered Rose for the skin generally. For the cheeks I again used the Tattered Rose but didn’t dilute it as much. Her hair were colored with a combination of Pumice Stone and Walnut Stain.The wings were colred in grey watercolor pencil. To emphasize the lines in her hair I went over these with my POSCA black acrylic pen. You could do it with any fine tip black marker.

I drew a pair of legs for the girl and colored those in too. I then adhered the girl (and here legs) onto a patterned sheet from the Mirabelle 6×6 paper pad. It has lovely glitter accents which you can only see slightly in the picture.

I then adhered the dress onto the first image and gave it a frilly edge with a crochet trim from my stash. I used hot glue gun to adhere the lace.

I then took another patterned sheet from the 6×6 pad in the same design, cut out the center and then adhere it onto the first sheet with the help of dimensional tape.

To embellish I stamped a lot of tiny butterflies, from the same stamp set, with brilliance pearlescent ink and cut these out. I cut the grey glittery butterflies from a sheet that is in the 6×6 stack. In addition I used embellishments from the Mirabelle collection including paper blossoms, resin flowers and paper rosettes. I added glitter accents with ice stickles to the wings, resin flowers  and on pearls that I had embellished the grey butterflies with.

I cut out the words ‘speak without words’ from a sheet in my stash. I didn’t have the right colored cardstock to layer the words. I ‘made’ some matching cardstock by coloring a piece with direct application of the brilliance inkpad in the same color that I had use to stamp the butterflies. I added the layered words with dimensional tape. Lastly I adhered the prepared piece onto a 6×6 Card.

Hope you enjoyed the post.

Some supplies used in this project

Santoro Mirabelle 6×6 paper pad

Santoro Mirabelle Stamp Set Butterfly

Santoro Mirabelle Adhesive Resin Flowers

Santoro Mirabelle Paper Blossoms

Santoro Mirabelle Adhesive Accordian Flowers

Ranger Archival Jet Black Inkpad

Tim Holtz Distress Inkpad Tattered Rose

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mini Kit 5

Tim Holtz Distress Inkpad Walnut Stain

Artful Crafting 6×6 Card Pack


Special Days of Spring



I’m Shereen, married to Aftab and mother of two grown up children. I’ve been a doctor, a business woman, a stay at home Mom and finally doing what I love best which is ‘making pretty things’.

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Today (after a very very long absence) I am sharing with you a Wooden House Shelf that I have altered using my favorite stuff including Maja Designs paper, Dusty Attic Chipboard and Prima embellishments among others.

I had wanted to alter this shelf for a long time. When I saw the ‘March Mood Board’ on Maja Designs Blog I decided to use the color and mood inspiration for my house project.

I started by covering the house shelf with Gesso. It allows for subsequent layers of paint to adhere and also provides a neutral background to add color. I then painted it with Prima Chalkboard paint (antique pink), added some Gesso, then more paint and finally touches of Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Victorian Velvet to get the right tone of Pink.

I cut out paper pieces (from Maja Designs) to go on the inside back of the different sections. I adhered the paper with Mod Podge Matte and also went over the paper with a coat of Mod Podge. I did brush a little paint on the edges of these papers to unify it with the sides.

For the topmost section I made a teeny tiny felt birdie. I diecut 2 birdies out of felt with a spellbinders die. Then I hand stitched around it and stuffed a little cotton before finishing it off. I drew and cut a wing (2 layers) from some patterned fabric and fused them with fabric glue. Then I adhered the wing and a button to the birdie. Finally I gave him an eye with a tiny black rhinestone. I sat the birdie inside a nest. The nest is from Prima (I have had this package for ages). Then I ‘arranged’ some natural raffia and a Prima flower vines to complete this section. THe floral scroll on the roof is a Dusty Attic chipboard piece that I covered with 2 layers of Gesso. ‘The special days of Spring’ was cut from a Maja Designs Paper (these papers have strips along one edge with text). I distressed the edges using a Tim Holtz distresser and adhered the strip to a piece of chipboard.

For the next level I made Flower Pots for the 2 section on the left. I made them out of paper and filled them with tiny flowers some punched leaves and strands of brown raffia. I added a Prima resin clock in the upper section. On the right I cut a piece out of Maja Designs ‘Coffee in the Arbor’ 6×6 pad and adhered it to a raised platform. The little wooden teapot and cup (from my stash) were covered with Gesso and then I added some fussy cut roses (again from Coffee in the Arbor). The tag saying ‘Care for some coffee?’ was also cut from the same papers I distressed its edges and layered it onto another paper. It was then adhered to chipboard to give it some dimension. I pierced a hole in the tag, added a bow of jute and a tiny pink brad. The wooden ‘Love’ piece is from Prima. I added Chipboard ‘Sweet Pea Border’ from Dusty Attic to the front. I applied gesso and white paint on this piece and added some small flowers along the border.

And now the ‘Ground Floor’. I added a paper scroll tied with some jute trim and embellished with a fussy cut butterfly to the left most section. Added some small flowers to the floor of this section. In front I added a wooden cage which I had colored with distress paint (Frayed Burlap). Then I adhered a bird to the front of the cage.
To the middle section I added a Tim Holtz Vial which I filled with some mica fragments, wrapped a piece of paper around it and added a butterfly. I adhered a resin rose to the top of the cork. THe right section has some natural raffia and Prima flower vines. Hope you enjoyed today’s post.
Some Products used in this projects.