So Thankful

Sharing a card that I made inspired by the sketch at CASE this sketch Challenge. The sentiment is inspired by Just us girls Challenge. I have used many Crafting trends like smooshing with distress oxide inks, emboss resist, gold thread and sequins to play along with the trends Challenge at inkspirational.

To make this card I first heat embossed with white on a water color card stock. The stampset is from simon says stamp, it’s called “look for the miracles”.

To match the design on the sketch I used   ink squooshing technique with distress oxide inks. The emboss resist technique works so well with these inks.

I then added golden thread and sequins before sticking the white heat embossed ‘Thank you’ sentiment on a black card stock with foam squares for dimension. I loved the small detail near the sentiment on the sketch and added one on mine too.

To match the variety of white foliage in the sketch, I added white die cut leaves. I wanted these new additional leaves to be different than the ones already embossed in texture and shape.  I love how the additional leaves tied in with the card.

To finish the card, I stuck my card panel on to a black card base that is slightly bigger so that it will provide a border to the white card front.

I had a great time playing along with the challenges and making this card.

Hope you like it. Do let me know what you think about it in the comments section.

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You are on my wish list

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Sharing this quick CAS card inspired by the cue card “list” at CASology challenge #273.

Hope you liked the clean and simple design.

Love is in the Air

The movie UP is one of my favorite movies /love stories. I love the soundtrack of the film as well. Here’s another entry for the aaacardchallenge inspired by the movie UP.

 

To make the clouds I first die cut a scrap card stock with cloud border die. Then using the die cut as a stencil, I softly blended the cloud pattern on a white card front.

For this card I used stamps and coordinating dies from lawnfawn bicycle built for you , lawnfawn Fairy Friends and MFT adorable elephant. I colored the balloons with water colors and the house with copic markers.

To finish the card I stuck all the elements on the card front and added the Sentiment.

I love how stamps from lawnfawn and mftstamps  go so well together. That’s another love story I guess.

Linking this card toHSL anything thing goes with dies challenge

Hope you loved the card. Have a great day.

Swimming in Oceans of Love

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downloadI am sharing a card that my sister and i created together for the Time Out ‘Home Sweet Home’ photo challenge. Their inspiration  photo “Anythingology” is really awesome.

What inspired us was the contrast between the striking white of the seahorse/shells and the vibrant orange of pumpkin. The twigs and glass bottle added to the beauty. We tried to incorporate these elements in our card as well.

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To make this, we took a white card that had a jar shape per-cut in it (this one was by Jillibean for shaker cards).

After masking the edges with a masking tape and ink blending the card front with  distress inks (Carved Pumpkin & Spiced Marmalade), we added few flicks of water and lifted the same. Once the masking tape was off, we were delighted with the contrast that the crisp white edges and jar shape provided against the bright and vivid inked card front. We then stamped the schools of cute fish inside the jar with light and dark browns to reflect the  color from the twigs in the inspiration photo.

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For the Seahorse we first white heat embossed the image on a white card stock. Then we re-heat embossed only certain details on the image with light orange embossing powder for added interest. To create further dimension we again heat embossed the entire image of the seahorse with clear embossing powder. I was quite thrilled with the outcome of our experiment to color emboss just a few details on the image. We then fussy cut the image of the sea horse and also some white corals. I had had this star fish embellishment for quite sometime, which finally found its home on this card. All the elements were then stuck on the card after we heat embossed the lovely sentiment to finish.

Today, while I was making this card in a hurry before i left for office; I realized that i was swimming in Oceans of Love, just as the card read and visualized the elements of this card personify infront of my eyes (I am a bit of a crazy romantic and yes, i know i am weird that way).

While i was making this card as quickly as i could (pl read –  while i was swimming in oceans of love):

  1. Our son like the lil cute fish got ready for school all by himself without any help from me (which the sweet lil fellow actually does everyday).
  2. My house help took care of everything in the kitchen, leaving me worry free to concentrate on my card, like the white corals that give support.
  3. My talented sister helped me in all the ways possible. Who like the star fish on the card is the actual star. It was mostly her design and idea that we executed.
  4. My husband had actually left home early in the morning to drop his parents at the airport. But instead of heading to office or asking me to drop our son at school, he drove all the way back home to drop our son at school, so that i could finish my card on time. He like the seahorse carried the load.

IMG-20171025-WA0027All these lovely people in my life actually know how much i love to craft and encourage/support me to take part in challenges with all their heart.

I am truly blessed and very thankful to each one of them. More so because i have seen quite a few crafters, especially women, who don’t get encouraged so much. Most of the times, people think its just a hobby and don’t appreciate how keen & passionate a crafter could be.

I want to give a huge shout out to my family as well as all the people who help crafters/ artists like me to pursue their passion and follow their heart.

Three Cheers to all those who create Oceans of Love!

Thanks for dropping by and hope you liked my card. Do let me know what you think through the comments.

Have a great day, make someone happy today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case-ing Michelle Lupton

I have always admired Michelle Lupton’s cards. She does magic with rainbow colors and the simplicity of her cards is stunning.

CAS-ual Friday is having case a girl challenge and I wanted to let Michelle know how much I love her work by case-ing her card.

For my card I heat embossed with white embossing powder a backgound stamp from My Favorite Things on a water color card stock. I always love how Michelle uses rainbow colors and so I went for it. I absolutely love how she uses White space to balance the card and keep it simple. While case-ing her card, I learnt to do the same. Since my background panel already has more colors I decided to use white n black for the sentiment. To finish the card I used sequins just they way Michelle does.

I really enjoyed playing along with this challenge.

Have a nice day!

Magical Stars

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Today I am sharing a card that i created for my lil sister. She has been a constant support in my life and made it truly Magical!

For this card i first masked the borders of the die cut water color card stock and then using distress inks, inked the background. I added drops of water with a brush and lift the water with a tissue  before i used a stencil and modelling paste for the stars. I then colored with copic markers and fussy cut the stamped images from MFT Magical Dragons stamp set. The sentiment is from the same stamp set which i heat embossed with white embossing powder on a black card stock strip. I poped the images and sentiment using foam squares. To finish the card i stuck some sequin and applied clear glitter on the sentiment panel. I really like the crisp borders that showed after the marking tape was peeled off.

Playing along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Stars with this card.

You Amaze Me

I got my hands today on the maze element by My Favorite Things n I just had to use it. To my good luck the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #304 seemed a perfect fit, which also is a CAS challenge.

 

Earlier I used to struggle with leaving white spaces on my cards. But now I seemed to have fallen completely in love with CAS n white.

I had fun making this card and I hope you like it.

Do let me know by leaving me your comments.

Have a great day!

Up Up and Away!

Playing along with CAS Color and Sketch challenge #239

I have fallen in love with dimension on cards n I am trying to incorporate the same in my cards.

I staked up n stuck the word die cut on top of one another n used foam squares Under the balloon element.

The colors are inspired by the CAS Colour and Sketch challenge #239

This card is perfect for cheering someone on promotion or success, so I am also playing along with card in envy challenge – Cheer

Thanks so much for dropping by and hope you liked my card. Do let me know through the comments

Have a great day!

CASonFriday Challenge – One Layer Card

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Hello There!

I am really excited to share this card with you all, as this is my first card as a guest designer. I am very thankful to casonfriday for the opportunity. This card is for One Layer Card #115 Challenge at casonfriday. The challenge is to make a one layer card or one layer wonder as many people call it.

To make this card i used Strathmore Bristol watercolor paper and i think almost all of my distress inks.. Yup there are 18 inks on this one. lol!

img_20170728_082632.jpgI started with stamping the image of adorable elephant from MFT stamps and then masked it using the inkadinkado masking paper.

Then using Rays die from Gina Marie Designs and scrap card stock I made a stencil for inking the rays using distress inks.

Later i peeled off the masking paper from the image of that cute lil elephant i had stamped earlier and colored it using Zig Real Brush Markers. Then all that was left to do was to heat emboss the sentiment in black ink.

 

Well i really enjoyed making this card and playing along with One Layer Card #115 Challenge at casonfriday . Do play along with this fun challenge!

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Wishing you tons of Fun!

Books Take You Places

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This card is completely inspired by the photo challenge #89 at the time out challenges and completely my husband’s idea. All i did was to execute it.

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When we saw this Photo by the Time out challenge, the lamp, sofa, books and the world map caught our attention. Then we had this idea of making the world go around the lil gal reading a book.

I love making and gifting interactive cards so i just jumped into making this spinner card.

I also had fun using kraft card stock for the first time.

The best element in this card however, it the hand lettering on the sentiment. It is done by my hubby dearest.

So happy to be entering this one for the Time Out Challenge #89

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