14 Aug 2017

Simple Birthday card

Sharing a One layered birthday card today.I was inspired by Kelly Latevola's card shared here.Well Kelly's cards are far more neat and beautiful then mine, my card is a messier version ;)I have few step photos ..

I started by applying traditional tube water color (Camelin Artists water colors) on a acetate sheet diluted them with water before smooshing it onto wet water color paper.I used yellow & pink colors.

After the panel was completely dry stamped the flowers with masking (Studio katia- Together we bloom).The flowers were not standing apart from the bg.So stamped some text and added more color around them.(started getting messier ;)

Made some black dots to separate the floral design from bg.The sentiment is also from Studio Katia stamp set (Birthday lions)

Made a matching envelope.I did not to add any sequins or enamel dots to keep the card simple,A sequin or two might have looked good ..what do you think ?

Linking it to :
Addicted to stamps and More : #254 Clean and Simple

HLS water color challenge

Addicted to CAS #117 One layered card

Stamping sensation August Anything goes
House of cards : Floral images  and /or Colors

5 Aug 2017

Can a card get any more busier than this ?

Seriously..no place for eye to rest on this card !
Well I started with a nice CAS layout in mind with few bright & bold fuschia flowers(Mudra-Humming Bird) and a white heat emboseed sentiment(also from Mudra).As I started stamping the floral bunch with white pigment ink on textured black cardbase, got carried away and stamped almost 1/2 of the card,Thank God I remembered to leave some space for the sentiment !!

Stamped the flowers on watercolor paper.Colored them with brush pens and fussy cut ,when I place them on card ,I felt a need to add more (carried away again !) in came the buds,then some white dots..then some clear sequins ..some more color..spotted this nailpaint which matched a bit.. some more dots..I also colored the remaining stamped image with white color pencil.

Did I tell you it was supposed to be a OLC..but ruined the card base initially (impatient to let the white ink dry !) Stamped another panel and foam mounted it on the (ruined)card base.

As if this was not enough I even decorated the envelope to the most ! I made this card for the designer of this beautiful stamp set and my crafty pal Suchi.
Do tell me if you like this overdone set !
Linking it to :
The Flower Challenge # 11

HLS Water color challenge-Anything goes

Mudra Craft challenge #8 Spotlight stamping
Seize the Birthday-Anything birthday goes

2 Aug 2017

Mudra Guest Post - full reveal

Hello friends here the full reveal of the Mudra GD-Post.Its a long post as I have four cards to share today :)
Let’s get started,

I loved the Humming Bird set ever since I received it but didn’t use it much .This was a perfect time to get the stamp out .For the background I did lots of masking and stamping for the fuschia flowers. I wanted the bg to be light so I stamped with light grey ink and colored with watercolor brush pens.

The humming birds in this set are so cute. I stamped one of them on water color paper .Colored and fussy cut it. I wanted the card to be one layered so, glued it directly on the card base. I Stamped part of sentiment from Special Birthday set and finished off with few sequins.

One layered card again!  I was aiming for the watercolor print look for this card. Used the most favorite and beautiful Dainty Flowers set. Started by roughly drawing a square frame and stamped the sentiment from Special Birthday set I tweaked it a bit to suit a couple ;)

Stamped flowers and leaves with masking .Then water colored the flowers, leaves and the frame loosely. Few sequins and splatters to finish the card.

Next card is based on current challenge. It’s a Spinning wheel card. I stamped the sentiment and butterflies from the Butterfly Layers set on a card panel and fussy cut three butterflies, then stamped them again on acetate sheet and adhered on back of the card panel. The spinning wheel is colored in rainbow colors. Splatters and sequins again :)
You can see different colored butterflies as you spin the wheel

Lets open it,
Some more butterflies using simple pop-up mechanism.
Here comes the last card.

 I have used pattern papers from Papericious. The fuschia flowers are stamped on watercolor paper. Then I fussy cut the panel and adhered on the card base.
The sentiment is from Sentiment Essentials set and is heat embossed on vellum.
Pull the side and  pop comes the butterfly! It’s a wiper card

 I hope you enjoyed reading my post today.

29 Jul 2017

Guest Designing for Mudra Craft Stamps

Hello friends ,I am sharing my cards over Mudra Craft Stamps blog as Guest Designer .
Just peek of cards,you can check the  full post here

Thanks for dropping by :) Have a great day !

22 Jul 2017

Bloom together

Hello friends sharing a floral card made for a couple.

  I wanted put these beautiful pattern papers (Papericious-Grey Bloom) to use since many days.Started by selecting the papers to layer.Followed a sketch for the card layout.The roses are handmade except the smaller one.Used some pollen,sequins and jute cord(Papericious) for embellishing.

The sentiment and the leaves are from "Together we bloom" stamp set (Studio Katia).

 Made a matching box for the card.(Best Wishes-Mudra Craft stamps )

Linking it to :
Papericious July Challenge : Tic Tac Toe (played along middle row)

Stamping Sensations July Challenge : Anything with flowers 
Crafty Cardmakers : #193 Lots of Layers 
My Time to craft : #350 In the Garden (My card has flowers
Fab n Funky : #360 Use Pattern papers

13 Jul 2017

GD - TIME OUT Challenges Reminder

Hello friends ! I am back with one more GD post for TIME OUT Challenges , a reminder post :)If you haven't checked or played along you still have some time to check the current challenge "Case with your own Twist" and you could win $15 Gift certificate from Happy Little Stampers.Do check the challenge details here.We are CASing Cornelia form Stempel Spass.Her is her card.

I went with creating with twist.

Only one thing common with Cornelia's card is the bright focal point with wings ;) I chose grey base for my card bg ,Stamped the rings using (Winnie & Walter)to create a bark sort of look.

I had a bg panel created with alcohol inks ,stamped the butterfly from Butterfly layers set ( Mudra Craft Stamps)on it and fussy cut it.Layered torn vellum pieces below it to make the butterfly standout prominently .The sentiment if from Humming birds Stamp set( Mudra Craft Stamps). Kept it simple no sequins no splatters ;) I hope you enjoyed reading the post today :)

6 Jul 2017

GD Time Out Challenge

Hello friends ,I am so happy to share the card made as TIME OUT Challenges GD.For the current challenge the team has decided to CASE a designer, Cornelia from Stempel Spass.Here is Cornelia's card for CASEing .

Its far far away from the type of cards I have created .Its was very difficult for me..a challenge !! I could not come up with anything good and kept delaying it until deadline ;) I literally copied the design.

Stamped the bird with two ink colors and masked it,wanted it to standout mainly so the bg is light.The bird is from Grungy birds(STAMPlorations)and lines from Stripes(Winnie & walter).Do check the challenge details here ,you could win a $15 gift voucher from Happy Little Stampers.Thank you for visiting and taking Time out :)

24 Jun 2017

Stripy Birthday card

 Hello friends I have yet another Birthday card to share today (Can one have enough birthday cards ??)
Started by stamping pattern using Strips stamp set (Winnie & Walter)on one side and then masked the stamped pattern with acetate so I could see the pattern and line up properly to stamp other side.I used black Archival ink and distress inks for stamping.
The pattern looked good but I had no idea what to do next ! After few trials came up with this idea of foam mounting strip with pattern,Heat embossed sentiment (Winnie & Walter),vellum and some glitter to jazz it up .

I find using cracked pistachio ,grey & black for masculine colors a lot these days,hope you are not tired of seeing it ! The card looks quiet formal(in other words boring) ,what do you think ?

Linking it to :
Winnie & Walter Rerun No. 20 | Scenery: Stripes
Seize the Birthday : Anything Birthday goes
Time out Challenges :#86 Celebrations with the Optional Twist of One Layer Cards
STAMPlorations CAS Challenge :Masculine colors