Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Thank-you notecards

Hello friends!
Hope you are doing great!

Last week, I made some bulk Thank-you cards on a custom order for a friend. I decided to make some cards which can be reproduced quickly as I didn't have much time on hands. Finally, after a lot of brainstorming designs, I made this set of 4"x4" mini notecards. I have used the Freehand florals stamp set by WPlus9 for my cards. Each card is in a monochromatic scheme, so as to make it more colorful, I made each set of 5 differently colored cards. 

Here's the set of cards!

This is just when I came across a beautiful card made by my friend Sandie on Instagram. I realized then that she had made it as her DT project for one of the challenges where the theme was to make a card in 10mins or less. 
I found this set of my cards to be perfect for this challenge. I knew they were made at a record speed by me, but I hadn't timed them to know the exact amount of time involved. So today, I recreated one card in the same design, while timing my process. 

And I was delighted to see that I completed this card in 5mins 31secs to be exact. (Yeah, I did prepare for it in advance by keeping all the products handy, but that's how it is supposed to be right?)  Yayy... 
So very perfect for this challenge. Isn't it...?

Here are few more pictures of these cards!

Look at the beautiful roses...

That's it for today!
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Inkspirational challenge

simonssaystamp-wednesdaychallenge-anything goes

Be Happy :)

Sharing a card I made for the challenge at Create a Smile
I am using a penguin which is one of the freebies generously offered by Christine.

Here's my card for the current challenge!
The theme for the current challenge was Water!

I printed, coloured and fussy cut the digital image. 
Added some fine details to it using my Memento Tuxedo black marker pen. 
On a white card panel, I masked off the top part using a freehand cut paper stencil. Distressed the bottom portion using Salty Ocean DI. 
I used a wave stencil from my stash and dabbed over the distressed portion using a wet wipe. This gave the cool wavy effect in the water. 
Foam mounted this panel on a white card base. 
Stamped the sentiment and adhered the image using thin foam tape. Added few dew drops near the sentiment and a lot of tiny clear Nuvo drops on the water portion. 

Few more pics...

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Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Just for you ( Rainbow butterfly)

Sharing a Rainbow butterfly card. 
I was wanting to participate in a couple of challenges with the rainbow and/or butterfly as the theme. 

I made this card using the Butterfly stamp set by Itsy Bitsy. Stamped it on a watercolour paper twice. Coloured in rainbow colours using Zig markers and fussy cut the images. 

On a white card panel, I stencilled some hearts using the Sparkle paste - Whipped cream to add some interest to the plain background. Die-cut this panel using a stitched rectangle die. 

On a yellow, top folding card base, I mounted this die-cut rectangle using some craft foam. Next adhered the butterflies to the panel, by applying glue only in the centre portion of the butterflies. Lastly, stamped a sentiment and foam mounted it on the card.

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(I was inspired by the rainbow background on Bharati's card)
July Challenge: Anything Goes!

Tropical sunshine (Little birdie DT post - II)

Hi friends... 
Today I am at the Little Birdie blog sharing a quick pictorial for some cards.
You can check out the post at the Little Birdie blog here!

I am sharing the tropical scene card I made using the cute images from the Tropical Birthday stamp set.
I stamped all the images from the stamp sets on a watercolour paper. Coloured and fussy cut the images.

I took a rectangle die-cut. Using a scrap paper, I made this stencil showing curved land. Distressed the base of the die-cut using this paper stencil.  I also distressed some sun-rays from the top right corner. 
Tip: Place, arrange all the elements on your card to plan out a design. Click a picture on your phone so you can refer to it while assembling it all.


I decided which elements in my card need a little pop. Added foam adhesive at the back of them.


Stamped some tropical flowers from the set, coloured and fussy cut them. 


On a 4"x6" card base, I adhered a piece (slightly smaller) of blue paper from the Aquarelle paper pack. Mounted the die-cut rectangle using foam adhesive. 


Stamped the sentiment from the set. Lastly, adhere all the images to the card to complete the card. 
Tip: To create level differences or to show things in the background, pop the elements in the front using foam. The pop in the front makes the elements behind look as the background. While assembling all the elements don't be too perfect. Overlap some elements to create a natural look.


Final images - 


Supplies used -

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July Challenge: Anything Goes!
Addicted to CAS - Summertime

simonsaysstamp - Work it wednesday - June 2018

Magical Birthday (Little Birdie DT post - I)

Hi friends... 
Today I am at the Little Birdie blog sharing a quick pictorial for some cards.
You can check out the post at the Little Birdie blog here!

Here, I am sharing the shaker card I made using the cute images from the Princess and the Dragon stamp set.


To begin with, I stamped all the images from the stamp sets on a watercolour paper. Coloured and fussy cut the images. At this point, I was not sure which images I would be using, so I just stamped and coloured all of them, some also in multiples. 

Tip: Always stamp and colour a few extra images. This helps if anything goes wrong with one image. If all goes good, you can keep ready images to make quick cards later :) 


Next, I started planning the shaker card. I have used many images for this card. I die-cut an Oval ring with white cardstock and an oval piece of acetate to fit this ring. Added double tape at the backside of this die-cut.


On a white card base, I stamped the sentiment. Stamped and coloured the rainbow. (I had arranged all the elements on the base to plan out before stamping the details) 


Next, I adhered the coloured image of the cloud and the castle as planned. 

I have used the sequins medley as the shaker elements. Randomly, stuck a few sequins, before pouring some in the centre. I have mixed two colours of the sequins (Pink sherbet and Gold fizz) Mounted the die-cut to cover it. 

Tip: Putting some images here inside the shaker window gave them some depth. It creates an effect of these elements being far in the background. 

Adhered the images on top. 

Tip: Use some foam adhesive at the edges/parts of the images hanging outside the die-cut. It gives support to the image and makes sure it doesn't fold/bend. 

I wanted to create something sparkly for the dress of the princess. I covered the top part of her dress with some glue and poured a little amount of Shimmer crush - Primerose. Dusted off the extra. 


That completes the shaker card. 
(Don't miss the sparkle on the dress of the princess in the image below) 


Supplies used -

Hope you enjoyed the Pictorial.
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July Challenge: Anything Goes!

Wednesday, 18 July 2018


Showcasing a simple CAS card using some washi tapes and alphabet die. 

I put some washi strips of a variety of colours/designs on a white panel. Foam mounted this panel on a Navy coloured card base. Die-cut the alphabets using the same navy cardstock. Adhered them over the washi strips. Added few enamel dots to complete the card.

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Sunday, 15 July 2018

Scandinavian cards

Hello friends
I am over at Create something catchy challenge with two cards. Theme for the challenge is Scandinavian patterns.

Thank you Deepti for this opportunity.

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Thank you

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Lifetime of happiness

Sharing a card I have been planning for a very long time. An inspirational, motivational CAS style card with some florals and a lovely sentiment.

Here's my card

The florals are coloured with Zig clean markers and fussy cut. Stamped the sentiment on a card and arranged the florals over it. Matted this panel using craft foam and mounted it on a coloured card base.

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