Friday, February 28, 2014

Second card of the day...

Hi! Yesterday was one of the really rare days when I actually managed to make 2 cards. Of course I am very sleepy now! But it was fun.

My starting point was the current challenge at The Card Concept: Challenge #4 - Use a Floral theme

I used the sketch from CAS - Colours and Sketches Challenge #63.

I went for a Clean and Simple (CAS) look, which is my favourite style. I love the neon bright flower and the bold sentiment.

The sentiment was created digitally and printed out.

The flower is done using tea bag folding technique and finished with a wood button.

Also entering this card in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More: ATSM Challenge #84 - Clean and Simple

The Friday Mashup! FM149 - Spring Flowers

I hope you liked this card. I certainly did!


Best of luck...

Hi! Three of my friends have daughters who will be appearing for the 12th exams this month. So I have been busy making cards to wish them luck.

The first card is based on the Seize the Sketch #14.

My take is this

I used the colour palette from the ColorQ Challenge #230

I have been quite obsessed with subway art of late. I found a very nice word art freebie at Luckeyfrogs Lilypad which I processed and printed out. I decided to combine the word art with chalkboard style card, which is first for me. So I am also entering it into the Lulupu Challenge #26 - try something new.

I also added a small four leaf clover charm. Since I did not have a thick foil, I simply folded the regular thin foil few times and then punched out the shape.

I am also entering this card in the Less is More Week 160 - Metal.

That's all from for now. Will be back soon with the second card.


Friday, February 14, 2014

One layer card...

Hi! One of my favourite styles is the one layer card. The possibilities are endless and you normally need few tools, which suits me just fine. Also these cards are the easiest to mail. So I was very excited when the current challenge at Less is More was announced. And here is my entry for the Less is More: One Layer Week 158.

Supplies are brown hand made paper, Hobby Ideas pearl acrylic colours in shades of pink, cream and green. The sentiment is from the set Wonderful Words by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

The basic idea for this card came from the Crafts Unleashed site - Hand Painted Note Cards - The Easy Way by Shaunte. I, of course made a few changes. Since I didn't have a suitable stamp, I decided to hand draw the flowers. It also gave me the chance to use the embossing pen which I had purchased ages ago. I embossed with the sea foam embossing powder. I coloured the image with the pearl colours.

Here is a close up.

Overall, I am quite happy with this card. I really liked this technique, so expect to see more of it in the future.


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Die cut inlay technique...

Hi! A quick post today, with a new technique.

I was fascinated when I saw the die cut inlay technique that Jennifer McGuire demonstrated on her blog, Jennifer McGuire Ink. You can find the fantastic tutorial here

I have only one die which fits the bill - Cheery Lynn's Canadian Kaleidoscope Tiny Doily, with which I first die cut a piece of black card stock. Then I cut several other papers in assorted colours. Instead of the sticker paper used in the tut, I used a scrap sheet of printer paper and fabric glue by Hobby Ideas.

Here is a close up of the final medallion.

The whole thing went surprisingly fast, once I got the hang of it. Rest of the card was easy. I cut a piece of bright golden yellow card stock and mounted the medallion. The sentiment is from the Wonderful Words stamp set by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

Here is a pic of the medallion with the die.

I am entering this card in the CAS(E) this Sketch #63.

I am now thinking of all the different ways in which I can use this technique. So expect more die cut inlays from me in the future!


Friday, February 7, 2014

Trying my hand at typography...

Hi! My second post of the day! I think I am a bit impressed with myself!

I made this card for my brother-in-law's wedding anniversary. The sketch is from Retro Sketches #100.

The colour palette is from Dynamic Duo's DD#88 - Red & Teal.

And my take on this is...

Supplies used are handmade paper in white, red and teal blue. The embossing folder is Daisy and Swirls from Itsy Bitsy

I embossed the white handmade paper and then dry brushed with Hobby Ideas pearl colours in shades of blue. The tiny red sequins add a pop of colour.

Here is a close up of the embossing.

For the word art panel, I typed out a list and then applied various fonts till I got a good mix of styles. The names of the recipients are coloured with red sketch pen.

Some red grosgrain ribbon and stitching lines with a white gel pen complete the card.

Here is a close up...

Entering this in the following challenges:

Retro Sketches - #100
I used their lovely sketch

Used the colour palette

I think my card qualifies since the embossing has both dots and tiny hearts.

That is all from me for now.


Thursday, February 6, 2014

A birthday card...

Hi! I am back with a card which I made for a very dear friend. After a very long time, I actually made a card at one go. Normally my projects take couple of days, since I have to craft around a very active toddler.

I used the sketch from Retro Sketches #100.

The theme and colour palette is from Beyond Grey Challenges' BGC #45 - Colour Palette + Sweet tooth.


I decided to make a Center Step Card, the tutorial is available at Splitcoaststampers.

Supplies used are white handmade paper, yellow card stock and various scraps of pattern papers from my stash.

The cake is a digital stamp from Paperprintables and the sentiment is from Create with TLC. Both are free downloads.

I coloured the image using Faber Castell sketch pens. The stars were done with a gold glitter pen. I also used glitter pens in pink, gold, blue and orange to accentuate the sentiment.

The sentiment inside is again a freebie from Create with TLC and I continued with the banner theme inside.

I also decorated the envelope quickly, with some left over triangles.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Retro Sketches - #100
I used their lovely sketch

Beyond Grey Challenges - BGC #45 - Colour Palette + Sweet Tooth
I used the image of a cake and the all the colours in the palette.

Paper Players - PP#181 - Anne Marie's Theme Challenge
I used the image of a cake.