Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Holiday cards (OLC)

Hello friends!
Making cards with layers is something that comes easy for me. I just love the pop of some elements here and there & the 3D look it creates. But creating One layer cards always confuse me. I don't know how to create these as good as some people around me. 

So when I saw this Holiday challenge at Time-Out with an optional twist of OLC, I decided to just take the plunge and make a few. (I already have linked two of my cards HERE and HERE before and this is my third one...lol..highly obsessed)
But I am still confused about the usage of some elements for OLCs. 
Anyways I am sure, I will learn by the end of this.

Here is a couple of Christmas OLCs I made for this challenge.

For my first card, I have used a washi tape stamp and dye ink to create the Xmas tree. Stamped a star and some decorations around. Lastly, stamped the sentiment. All this directly on a card base...Pheww...

For my second card, I have used few washi tapes from my stash. Cut strips of varying sizes and adhered them on to the card base. Stamped the star and the sentiment.
(Here, I am not sure whether this can be considered as an OLC, but I am posting this as it is...)

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Happy Birthday Prince!

I am sharing a birthday card for a boy today. 
It is always very difficult to make a Boy/Masculine card. But, I had to give it a try. 

I am using Craftyscrappers supplies here.
The image is from the stamp set called Grow a little every day. 
Background made using Fading pattern mini stencil.

Stamped the image on a watercolor paper and colored with zig markers. Fussy cut the image and put thin foam tape at the back. 
On a white card panel, I stenciled the pattern using twisted citron distress ink. 
Stamped the two sentiments. 
Foam mounted this panel on a grey card base. 

Lastly, adhered the image on the card.

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Sunday, 17 June 2018

DAD (Shaped card)

Hi friends!
Wishing you all a very Happy Father's day! 

Father's are so very special to all of us. 
They are our Role models, our superheroes and they complete our worlds. 

Here's a couple of shaped cards I made especially for Father's day.

I am obsessed with shaped cards. The best thing about them is that you do not need many supplies. Here's how I made them :))
I printed the word to the size required on a white card. Fussy cut it. Fussy cut two textured card panels using this as a template. 
I took card bases of approx. size 7.5" x 3". 

Mounted one fussy cut panel directly on the folded card base using foam adhesive. (Place it leaving perfect margin from the folded side. As this side cannot be trimmed.) Once it was mounted trimmed the remaining three sides to create equal margins from all the sides. 

The second card is a shaker card. So before mounting the panel on the card base, I adhered acetate sheet to it. Added double tape all around the shape, making sure that all the edges are covered. Also, the boundary created for shaker elements had to be perfect with no gaps (Or the shaker elements would slip out of the gaps) I put the shaker elements in each alphabet windows. Carefully placed the folded card base over the panel making sure that I placed it centrally leaving equal space all around. 

Next, I stamped some images and some sentiments. Coloured and fussy cut the images. Adhered them all on both the cards.

There the cards are done! 
Wasn't it super easy to make these?

Thank you for spending your precious time here. 

Playing along -
paruscardmakingchallenge - masculine

Craftycardmakerrs - for a man/boy
Cas-ualfridays - Boys of summer

Thursday, 14 June 2018

No road is too long!!

Friends are the best people on the planet with whom you can be as you truly are. They may make fun of you on your face but deep down they just love you.
I am lucky to have such lovely people around me. 
I don't get to spend a lot of time with them. Neither do we meet often. 
But I can feel their presence in my life. 

Sharing a card dedicated to all my friends.

I stamped the image and the sentiment from a stamp set by The Cat's Pajamas called BESTIES on a watercolor paper. Colored the parts of the image with Zig markers. 
On a watercolor paper, I stamped the cloud and the sun from a stamp set by Craftyscrappers. Colored them with Zig and fussy cut them.

Trimmed the cardstock with the image on it. Matted it with a green strip and foam mounted it on a card base. Adhered the cloud at the top of the strip and popped the sun using foam.

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DAD - Captain of my heart

Hello Crafty friends!

With Father's day just three days away, I am sure you all must be busy making cards for it. 
I was so tied up with my other commitments that I couldn't find time to make one till today. 
Finally after a lot of brain-storming session(this went on for many days as I have been planning these cards for more than a week now) I came up with this card. 

I have used a lot of sentiment stamps for making the background.
This is a super easy technique, seen a lot many times in use. 

My concept here was to use all sentiments that would be descriptive of a father-figure. 
A father is always a role-model who rule the hearts of all the family members. The hard-work and the efforts by  him are always noteworthy.
For the sentiments here, I went through my entire stash of stamps and collected all the possible ones that would reflect today's Dad. On a white card stock, I stamped  all the sentiments one by one, using  dye inks by Lawn Fawn.  Also stamped few tiny images in between to make it little more interesting. 
I kept the center portion blank as I had planned to place my main sentiment there. 
Foam mounted this panel on a white card base.
I die-cut the word DAD using the LLD little alphabet dies by My Favorite Things (MFT). Stacked 4 of them to make it dimensional. I stacked 3 layers of white and topped it with a black die-cut. (I had initially planned to keep the word in white, but changed my mind and finally made it black to pop it against the busy background)
I stamped the main sub-sentiment "captain of my heart" using Versafine Onyx black ink. Later adhered the word using liquid glue. 

That's all from my end today.

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