Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Black & Gold | CAS Card

Hi, everyone!
I finally got some time to share my cards which I made for Mudra last month. There are lots of awesome stamps which were released and here's my card using one of them. This set was designed by a very close friend, Ruchi of Ruchi's Crafeteria. This is a very simple design and can easily be mass produced.


To make this card, I took a piece of black cardstock measuring 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches and die-cut it using a Gina Marie Stitched Frames die. Next, I prepped up my card surface for heat-embossing using the EK Success Powder Tool (This is used to remove the static from the paper). I used the Leaves stamp set for stamping on the two corners using Versamark Embossing ink and heat-embossed it in gold. (Tip - Since the leaves are pretty intricate, always use a Super Fine Detail embossing powder while heat embossing. Using a normal embossing powder will give you very thick & unclear images). I added two butterflies from the Butterfly Layers set which I had heat-embossed in gold and colored using Distress inks. For one of the butterflies, I cut off one part of the wing to create a silhouette shape. I wanted the sentiment to be a bit bold so I heat set the sentiment from the same set - Butterfly Layers and adhered it in the middle. I added two strips of gold paper to enhance focus on the sentiment. I added few tiny flowers from the Bunny Wishes set to finish off my card.

Linking my card to the Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes Challenge, heARTful Stamping- Anything Stamped, and WOW Embossing Powder Challenge.


Have a nice day everyone!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Mudra Christmas Cards | Sneak Peek

Hi, bloggy friends!
Today I have some Christmas cards to share on the Mudra blog using their newest stamp release. Here's a sneak peek for you :

Please head over to the Mudra Craft Stamps blog to check out the full cards. I hope you like what I have created :)


Have a nice day everyone!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Watercoloring with Altenew

Hello, friends!
I am blogging after quite a bit & I am really sorry if I have not dropped by your blogs & left you some love. I will definitely take out time & visit your blogs soon :)
Today I have a card to share which I have created for the Altenew challenge. It's been quite a while since I played along with their challenges. 
I have gone totally out of my comfort zone & created a single layer card using watercoloring & masking, which if you know my style, is totally something new to me. Here's my card :



To make my card, I used the flowers from the Beautiful Day set & the leaves are from the Peony Bouquet set. The sentiment is also from the Beautiful Day set. I have tried to do some loose watercoloring using Distress inks. I first stamped by flowers using Altenew inks - Warm Sunshine & Rouge. I masked the flowers & stamped the leaves using the Forest Glades ink. Then, I stamped the second layer of the flower using - Worn Lipstick & Squeezed Lemonade Distress inks, then using a waterbrush I just spread around the colours loosely. Did the same with the leaves. Finally, I colored the background using Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon & Chipped Sapphire Distress inks. For the finishing touches, I added a few clear sequins from The Ton Rose Gold Rush Couture Mix and black paint spatters. 

I was totally inspired by the colours of the Altenew Inspiration Challenge. I loved working with these colours on my card!

Also linking my card to the Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes challenge.

I hope you like my card. I would love to hear your feedback on it. 
Thank you so much for dropping by!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sneak Peek

Hi, friends!
I am blogging after a short break. I know it's been long since I visited your blogs, but I hope to do it soon :)
In the meantime, I have some cards to share today on the Mudra blog using their November release. Here's a sneak peek for you :


Please do visit the Mudra blog to see the complete cards and if you like them, please do leave me a comment :)

Have a nice day everyone!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Shabby Chic Floral Card | Photo Tutorial

Hello, bloggy friends!
I am sharing a shabby-chic card after a very long time. My current love is making stamped cards, but I do like to make layered cards from time to time. I made this for my Guest Post at Itsy Bitsy. You can check it out HERE, if you haven't already.

Here's a look at my card first :



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I also have a small tutorial to share on how I created the background for my card and the products used.

Step 1 - I have used a peach colored card base which was sent to me in the kit along with a piece of pattern paper which I have distressed using a pair of scissors & colored the edges using two different shades of Distress inks.

Step 2 - After distressing, I glued the pattern paper to the cardbase & then using a stencil from Itsy Bitsy (Floral) and some Modelling Paste, I did some stenciling using a Spatula to add some texture. I also added a bit of Distress ink to the Modelling Paste to give it a hint of colour.

Here is how it looks once the stenciling is done!

Step 3 - This is what I have used for embellishing my card. The Pattern papers that you see on the left were the ones I have worked with & the little flower embellishments were created using flowers from this set. I absolutely love the Glitter Paper from Itsy Bitsy & I have used it for die-cutting my leaf & foliage. Also used some dies for embellishing my card.

This border die by Spellbinders is absolutely regal & so intricate. I absolutely love using this.


I'm linking my card to the Simon Says Stamp - Use Pink, Happy Little Stampers- Mixed Media Challenge (Nature), Fab n Funky - Fabulous Flowers, Fusion - I'm going with the inspiration picture this time. (I'm inspired by the colours of the florals) and Cards 4 Galz- Use atleast one die.


I hope you like this card of mine. I would love to hear your comments/suggestions regarding it.

Have a nice day everyone!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Florals & some stamping!

Hello, friends!
I am sharing a card today which is totally stamped. I have used Mudra sets for this one! Here's a look at my card :



To create this card :
I first took a 4 1/4 inch by 5 1/2 inch card panel & stamped the word 'happy day' all over the card front using my MISTI and the Brushed Alphas set. This background took some time to create as each alphabet had to be stamped individually since this font is in cursive, but as you can see the end result is quite striking. 
Once I had stamped the background, I die-cut a semi-circle from the side of the card front using a Spellbinders circle die. Then I stamped the Gerberas & leaves using various colours of Altenew inks, and fussy-cut them & arranged it on the card panel.This card panel was foam mounted on to a plain white cardstock and the semi-circle space that was left after die-cutting has been distressed using Tumbled Glass Distress ink to add a bit of colour. I've added some flowers & foliage from a previously released set called Botanical Blooms. Finally added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins to finish off my card.

I'm linking my card to these challenges :
The Flower Challenge, Crafting with Dragonflies- Let's go floral, The Crazy challenge - Use Red, Use Your Stuff - Use two or more stamps ( I have used 3 different sets), and Make My Monday - I have used the colours black, red and white predominantly in my card.



I hope you like this attempt of mine! Do leave me your comments below :) Would love to hear from you!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Thanks Card | Photo Tutorial

Hi, bloggy friends!
I have a card to share today I made using various stamps & dies from Altenew. Here's a look at what I created :


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Here’s a tutorial on how I made it :

Step 1 : I first die-cut a card panel for my base then using the Altenew Die – Thanks, I die-cut a sentiment using the Crate Paper Craft Market 6 X 6″ Paper pad & ran it through my Big Shot machine.

Step 2 : Then, I die-cut the word from my card panel base also & inlaid the previously cut die-cut from the pattern paper into the card base.

Step 3 : I stamped some flowers & leaves using the Altenew Floral Motifs stamp and colored it using Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mists.  I fussy-cut the images & popped them on foam dots.

Step 4 - Lastly,  I added few black acrylic paint spatters and sequins in gold to finish off my card :)


Entering my card in the Creative with Stamps - Sentiment, Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies, Crafting by Designs- Add a sentiment, Create & Makes - Anything goes/Use of Die and STAMPlorations- Monthly Sketch.

 


I hope you liked my card & tutorial. If you have any questions regarding any of the products/techniques used, please leave them in the comments below. I would love to hear your comments/suggestions regarding it !

Have a nice day everyone!