Friday, July 22, 2016

Happy Birthday - Flower Shaker Card


This month I'm bit by the shaker bug :) This is my third shaker card now :)

Sneak peek?

I've always wanted to use the Mudra Botanical Blooms stampset and finally got to make a card just for it :)

I started by stamping the flowers, layer by layer, using the Altenew Red Cosmos inks. Mudra has provided a stamping guide to follow, so that you get the perfect flower. But don't worry even if you get misaligned, the flowers do come out very well and look so natural in those tones! I then stamped the leaves using Mowed Lawn DI and Black Soot DI, since I don't have shades of green :) Love the final look of those flowers :) Colored the inside of the smaller flowers using yellow sketch pen.

Once the flowers are ready, I moved on to the base of the card. I took a yellow CS for the base, and used patterned papers to create a frame look. Added the sequins in between, and finished the shajer using acetate sheet and foam tape. I then layered the flowers and leaves using foam tape. The sentiment is stamped using mini alphabet stamp set onto a golden glitter wedding invitation scrap piece. Attached it too with foam tape, and the card is ready :)

Thanks for reading all the stuff! Do you want to see the final pics now? Here you go! :)

Linking the card to,
1. Lulupu - #63 - Sketch

2. PCM Challenges - July - Birthday

3. HLS - Case the Designer - July
4. Craft Stampers - Take It Make It July

Thanks for stopping by, hope you like my card! Do let me know your feedback.
Have a nice day :)

Monday, July 18, 2016

Shaker Card 2


So here comes the second shaker card :)

I wanted to try something different, and to use multiple patterned papers, here is what I came up with.

Here come the detailed steps!

I stamped the lovely cake from Mudra stamps onto my panel using Versafine Onyx Black - a red cs. This is going to be focal point. I've carefully cut out the cake and this portion is going to be my shaker.

Here you can see that I've cut out the cake part. I placed the red cs on top of my base white cs, and to know the position, I've stamped using a lighter shade onto the white cs.

I've cut out each layer of the cake from different patterned papers - I know I've used more than 3 PPs as per the theme ;)

Now the cake is paper pieced layer by layer.

Paper piecing is complete!

Now comes the hard(?!) part to hold the shaker elements within the cake design. I had to cut multiple pieces of foam tape and adhere to the cake border. It does look ugly, but I assure you it'll have a good finish :)

I added some golden beads for the shaker part. The main red panel is covered with acetate and foam tape to the borders. Remove all the backing sheets and stick the tape to complete :) 

Linking the cards to,

2. PCM Challenges - July - Birthday

3. Pink and Main Challenges - #11

Thanks for stopping by, hope you like my cards! Do let me know your feedback!
Have a nice day :)

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Shaker Card 1 - Guest Designing for ICR


This is going to be a special post for 2 reasons

1. Guest Designing for Indian Craft Room - The first challenge I participated last October was for ICR! And now I'm a guest designer! Isn't that a great honour? :) Thank you so much ICR team for choosing me!

2. It's not one card this time, but 2 cards - and the theme? well, it is the ongoing coasteride ICRCMON01 - Shaker card + 3 patterned papers

So, onto the first card.

I was so inspired by the Star fold card I saw recently on the Itsy Bitsy blog, that I wanted to try one! That is a very clearly explained tutorial.

Here is what I made - a star fold shaker card!

Wondering where are 3 PPs here? One more for surprise on the inside :)

This is how the card looks on the inside. Those strawberries are yummy, aren't they?

I started by making the base of the star fold card out of a 12x12 inches black cs, following the tutorial. I've then measured, trimmed and glued parts of a geometric patterned paper from the DCWV sweet stack. I loved those strawberries in rows and trimmed and glued them too. I then stamped the sentiment onto the middle portion and added a few sequins to add some interest.

Then began the journey of creating the shaker. I took a black cs, cut it in the shape of a circle for the base and adhered a contrasting patterned paper to it. I then took a corrugated sheet that came in some packaging and cut out 2 circle frames. This gives the depth to the shaker, since foam tapes do not look good on forming the circle shape. The frames are stuck one on top of another and attached to the circle base in black and yellow pp. I covered the inside and outside using same colored quilling strip so that the corrugated sheet is not visible. The next step is to add the sequins to form the shaker element. I made another frame of the same size out of the yellow pp, attached a circle cut acetate sheet to the back and glued it to the base with the sequins. That completes the shaker element!

It is then attached to the base star fold :)

I've also done some stencil work on the back of the star, along with heat embossing on gold. I've used the Mini Punchinella stencil from TCW.

Backside of the card after folding

Front side of the card after folding

That's it for the star card :) Check out my next post on the second card! :)

Linking the cards to,

2. Ranganjali - July - Geometric
This card is entirely geometric, listing down a few
  1. Shape of the card - A 6 pointed star
  2. Patterned paper used - Symmetrically trimmed and used at each place, for all 3 patterned sheets used
  3. Sentiment stamp chosen for its shape - contained within a rectangle
  4. Gold embossing using stencil - geometric patterns
  5. Sequins placed around sentiment in the shape of a triangle

3. PABD - #8 - Layers
4. Pink and Main Challenges - #11
5. Country View Challenges - July - Fun with circles
6. Craft Stampers - Take It Make It July

Thanks for stopping by, hope you like my cards! Do let me know your feedback!
Have a nice day :)

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Birthday - Layered Cake


Today I'm sharing a card that I made for a dear friend Akshma for her birthday.

I used the Let's Party stampset from Mudra. I so love these stamps and the images are so pretty, you get a lot of options and ideas to go with!! So I wanted to try a layered effect this time. Here it is!! :)

I started by stamping the lovely cake 4 times onto Beilo cardstock, one being the main panel.

Did you notice the crisp images? Isn't the stamp awesome?!

I've then colored the stamps using Fuji watercolor transparent folios.

The images are then fussy cut, layer by layer. The below image should be good to understand.

I've then attached these layers one by one to the main panel image. Once that is done, the cake has got a pretty layered effect :)

I've then stamped various elements using the same stampset, along with Winnie and Walter - Party Hangover stamp set. I've used distress inks for stamping and coloring.

The next embellishment is the crochet trim I bought from Itsy Bitsy. Love how it blended with the card. I also stamped the sentiment onto a pink distressed cs using Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Added a glass cabochon for more interest to the sentiment. Finally finished by mounting the panel to the base cs. The card is done!!

Oh wait! There is some more! Do you want to see the inside of the card? There you go!

I made this simple popup of flowers following a tutorial on instructables. I stamped the inside of the flower using one from MME - Lost and Found stamp set.

Linking the card to,
1. PABD - Challenge #8 - Layers
2. PCM Challenges - July - Birthday
3. Cards Galore - Create your own sunshine
4. LPOCF - #37
5. CraftStamper - Take It Make It July

Thanks for stopping by, hope you like my card! Do let me know your feedback!
Have a nice day :)

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Thank You Cards Set


I was eagerly waiting for this post! But had to wait until my swap partner received them :)
Sneak peek?

So here comes a set of cards that I made for the ICR Swap - June 2016. The theme was to make a set of 8 Thank you cards, in different colors, with coordinating envelopes.

Swaps are so much fun! To make something that will be admired by the receiver, and to eagerly await a surprise for yourself - doesn't it sound fun? :) Do check out the ICR monthly swaps and join in!

Some work-in-progress pics. All I needed was CS, Stencil and Distress inks

I used the Mini Daisy Cluster stencil from The Crafters Workshop. I placed the stencil on top of a polka dot embossed cardstock and adhered to the base using masking tape so that it doesn't move while I'm working. I used different colors of Distress Inks with the blending tool to create these colorful cards :) The panels are then mounted on the base white cs using foam tape. Thank you sentiment is stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink onto a separate cs, fussy cut and attached using foam tape.

Here are the completed and individual cards pics.

Linking the cards to
1. PABD - Challenge #8 - Layers
     Used stencil and stamps, Layers are the panel with flowers and the sentiment - adhered with foam tape
2. Cards Galore - Create your own subshine
3. LPOCF - #37

Thanks for stopping by, hope you like my cards! Do let me know your feedback!
Have a nice day :)