Challenge Guest Designer : Rubeena Naz

Hello, hello, hello! We're back today to share a fabulous post and gorgeous card by our guest designer, Rubeena Naz from A Rare Ruby. Ruby had always created such beautiful floral cards, and this one is no exception!! Check out the full details below!


Good morning! I'm so excited to be a guest designer for Stamping Smiles Designs' Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #9! A little background about me: I am in my early 30s and discovered papercrafting about two years ago. Professionally, I work as a social worker, but I spend a lot of my downtime creating cards. Some of my favorite techniques include heat embossing and watercoloring. I currently design for The Ton and Coffee Loving Cardmakers. You can find me at A Rare Ruby, where I share my work as well as organizations tips.

For Challenge #9, I knew instantly that I wanted to use flowers on my cards. I picked the first row down: Flowers, Birthday, and Masking Technique. My card features Altenew and Mama Elephant. I started with a watercolor card cut down to 4" x 5.5". Using masking tape, I stamped the rose from Penned Rose several times as well as some of the leaves in a black waterproof ink. I used my Mission Gold watercolors to color the images. On separate cardstock, I stamped 'hello' from Halftone Hello onto white cardstock and die-cut with the coordinating die. I die-cut the word several times from black cardstock and stacked them together for dimension.

I stamped 'happy birthday' from Mama Elephant's Monster Jam with VersaMark and heat set with white embossing powder. Finally, I arranged all the pieces together on my cardstock and added some clear sequins from The Ton.

I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration! Thanks so much for having me as a guest!


So?? Isn't Ruby so talented? We love Ruby's beautifully colored roses along with the bright colors, and the added touch of the black stripe on the side. Such a lovely design! If you love creating floral cards, check out Ruby's blog because she has many floral cards along with cool techniques that I'm sure you'll love! :)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a lovely day, friends!


  1. Yes, Runy is extremely talented, I love her work! Beautiful card Ruby as always, thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  2. Yay Ruby!!!!!!!


  3. Ruby, this is an absolutely gorgeous card!


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