Sunday, 28 May 2017

Victorian Romance

Hello, Everyone!!

Time flies so soon... 
It has been three months since I started Guest designing for the Make My Monday challenge blog. Today is my last post for this challenge blog. 
Thank you, Carole, for this wonderful opportunity. 
It was indeed a great pleasure working in a stress-free environment, with you and the team. 

The theme for the current challenge is "Victorian Romance"

Here is my GDT inspiration post for the same.

I began with an image of a Victorian couple from Google. Die-cut few leaves and the image using stitched circle die. Distressed the die-cuts with "Scattered Straw" distress ink. Took a brown embossed cardstock. Stuck a golden washi tape. Adhered a doily and mounted the circle die-cut on the doily. Arranged the leaves around the circle. Tied a twine around the panel and added flowers/leaves. Lastly added a sentiment to the card.

Here's another look at the card.

Thank you for dropping by my blog. 
Looking forward to seeing your creations for this challenge.

Do drop by the blog to check some wonderful inspirations by my other DT friends.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Peek-a-boo surprise

A "Pee-ka-Boo" surprise on the blog today.

This is a very cute and awesome stamp set from Craftyscrappers that I won recently. I am totally in love with this stamp. 

Here is my card with the above stamp set.

I began by stamping the images and colouring them with pencil colours. Later fussy cut the images and keep them ready. I took a card panel and coloured it with blue and green distress inks. 
Mounted this panel on a card base. I cut two strips of grass with different shades of green. Arranged the fussy-cut images and the grass strips on the card base. Lastly stamped a sentiment in the centre.

Isn't that a cute card? It was great fun making this. 
Hope you enjoyed my post.

Thank you for dropping by my blog. 

Entering this in the following challenge - 

Craftyscrappers - May challenge
Craftsneedblogspot - May Challenge

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

A Thank you card

Hello Crafters,

Today I have a Thank you card over my blog. 

I began with covering the card base with the pattern paper from Bob n Betty Optima collection. 

Layered the card with torn colored paper, lace, a doily etc. 
Embellished it with flowers, leaf die-cuts, heat embossed vellum flourish. 

Added a sentiment and few sequins to complete the card.

Thank you for dropping by my blog.

Entering in the following challenges - Anything goes - Warm colours

Monday, 15 May 2017

Sugar & Spice

Hello, Everyone!

A New challenge starts today at Make My Monday blog

Theme for the challenge is Sugar & Spice.

Here is my Guest Design post for the challenge.

For this card, I sketched two mason jars on coloured papers and fussy cut them. Matted a white cardstock with a green patterned paper. Adhered a doily and a circle die-cut over it. Mounted the 2 mason jars over this. With white gel pen on black strips, I wrote the sentiments and adhered them on the card. Lastly added few sequins to add some element.

My sentiment here depicts all the Sugary and Spicy experiences one gets in their everyday lives.

Isn't that a very different challenge to work on. So what are you waiting for?

Looking forward to seeing all the creations you all come up with.

Head over the blog to check out other DT inspirations.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Happy Birthday CAS

Hello, folks!!

A set of CAS cards made using a single stamp set "Doodly blooms" from Craftyscrappers.
I loved this stamp set so much. There is so much you can do with this single stamp set. 

Card 1

For this card, I began by stamping the sentiment repeatedly on a green colored cardstock panel with green colored pigment ink. Trimmed this green panel and adhered it to the card base such that a wide portion of the base cardstock is seen. Adhered a very thin strip of the green panel leaving a thin gap in between. Mounted a die cut circle on the panel with foam adhesive. Next, I heat embossed the sentiment on a black strip with white embossing powder. Stamped the flower outline on a yellow cardstock. Adhered the flower and the sentiment strip over the circle die-cut with foam adhesive. Lastly added sequins to add some elements to the card.

Few more pics..

Card 2

I made the background here again by repeatedly stamping the sentiment, but black heat embossing it this time. Mounted this panel on a white cardstock and added a washi tape on one side. Stamped the bloom outlines from the same stamp set, on coloured cardstock and leaf outlines on green cardstock. Fussy cut all the images. Arranged and mounted the leaves and flowers on the stamped BG with foam adhesive. 

I had great fun creating the BG with these stamps and loved the outcome.

Thank you for dropping by!!
Do leave your valuable comments below.

Entering in the following challenges
Craftyscrappers - May challenge - CAS
aaacards - Bright and Beautiful
addictedtostamps - Anything goes
Craftsneed - May challenge - Anything goes

Monday, 8 May 2017

Handmade flowers

Hello, Crafters!

Today at the Rainbow Craftykari blog, I am here to inspire you for the new challenge for the month of May. 
The theme for this challenge is "Handmade flowers". 
Any flowers on the project made by you. 

As an inspiration post, I have two projects here today where I have used the flowers made by me. 
(Please do bear with me as this is a very picture heavy post. But as I wanted to cover each and every side/angle of the project I could not skip adding any of these pictures...Not to mention some close-ups of my blooms.... ;-))

Let's begin with the first one!!!

Project 1 - Altered Tin can.

I covered the can with a corrugated sheet I received as a packing material. Stuck a white laced burlap ribbon at the bottom and a crochet lace at the top of the can. I made 3 bright coloured blooms for this project and covered the centre of the blooms with tiny white pearls. Arranged and stuck the blooms on the can and added few leaf die-cuts. Lastly tied a twine around the can and attached a ready tag with a wooden clothespin.

Few more pictures

 My second project is a "Thank you Tag"

I began with stencilling the card with texture paste and covered it all with white gesso. Next, I used colour splash and heat set it. I made 3 blooms again for this project (same blooms). This time I covered the centre of the blooms with black beads. Added leaf die-cuts and a butterfly. Adhered a heat-embossed sentiment with foam adhesive. Tied two ribbons at the top. Lastly, to cover up the empty spaces I doodled the texture with a black gel pen. 

 Few more pictures

I had great fun making these blooms. I hope you too enjoyed my post.

Hoping to see you participate in the challenge and also looking forward to what flowers you all make.

Thank you for dropping by. Do leave your valuable comments below.

Entering in the following challenges - 
Craftsneed - Anything goes
pinkandmainchallenges - Anything goes
Scrapping4fun - Anything goes

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Tinkerbell fantasy

Hello, Crafters...
A new challenge starts today at Craft Rocket challenge blog.

Theme for this challenge is "Fantasy"

For my DT inspiration, I made a card on Tinkerbell. I coloured this image of Tinkerbell with pencil colours and mounted it on a card with a sentiment. Added few stars over the card to give the magical effect.

It was absolute fun making this card. 

Here are few more pictures

Thank you for visiting my blog. Do leave your valuable comments below. 

Entering in the following challenges
craftygalscornerchallenges - CAS
cleanandsimpleonsunday - Use sequins/glitter

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Quick and easy cards

Hello, dear Crafters. 
I am back again at the Rainbow Craftykari blog.

We come across various occasions for wishing our friends and family. One click on the smartphone and your wishes reach the person. 
In this age of Whatsapp and Facebook, we often forget the joy of sending greeting cards. The emotions you attach to a digital card is not felt as much as when you send out an actual card. This way the recipient feels and knows the love and efforts you have put in making the card and thus your wishes to them also become memorable. I think we all love receiving cards. 
Let us make few cards today and send them out to our family/friends.

Today in this post I am showing you three easy and quick cards, which you can make for your loved ones. The most important part here is that these cards are made with minimal supplies.  

Material list -
White cardstock
Black cardstock
Colourful cardstocks
Sentiment stamps
Foam adhesives
White Embossing powder (Optional)
Embossing folder (Optional)
Colourful sequins

Card 1

I took a plain white cardstock of size 2.5" x 5.75". Dry embossed this card panel through my bigshot using a cupcake embossing folder. On a textured card base of 4"x6", I stuck a glitter washi tape such that when the embossed panel is mounted over the card base a part of this washi tape is seen from under. On a white CS strip, I stamped the "Happy Birthday" sentiment. Mounted this on the card base with a little larger black strip underneath. 
(Note: - The embossed panel can easily be replaced by a pattern paper if you do not own an embossing machine or folder)

Card 2

I took a white card panel of size 2.75" x 6". I mounted few colourful heart die-cuts as balloons on the panel. With a black marker traced the strings for the heart balloons. Adhered this panel on a white card base. Stamped the sentiment on a white strip and mounted it with foam adhesive. 
(Note - The hearts can be easily hand-cut)

Card 3 

For this card, I cut colourful strips and arranged them on the 4"x6" card base. I tried to maintain the colour wheel concept. So first placed the primary coloured strips and then overlapped them with the secondary colours. Stuck them in place. Trimmed off the extras. Next, I took a white card panel of size 4" x 5.5". Die-cut a heart shape on this panel. I mounted the negative panel with foam adhesive on the card base such that the heart cut-out overlooks the colourful strips. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on a black strip. Adhered it with foam adhesive with a part of it overlapping the heart. Lastly, added few coloured sequins to add some element to the card. 
(Note - The heart can be traced and cut with a carving knife.)

Wasn't it easy to make these cards? 
We all have these basic supplies lying in our house. And like I mentioned, the embossed panel can be replaced by pattern paper, the die-cuts can be replaced by hand cuts and the stamped sentiments too can be replaced by handwritten sentiments. 
Just imagine the joy of making such cards and sending them to your loved ones. 

Hope to see you start soon.
Thank you. 
Do leave your valuable feedback in the comments below.

Entering this project into the following challenges
aaacards - Bright & Beautiful
thecardconcept - the colours inspired me 
daranddiane - red, blue, white and optional stripes
papercraftcrew - color challenge
Play along with the Paper Craft Crew Color Challenge for #PCC242 #PCC2017
craftygalscornerchallenge - CAS