Thank you for lifting me up

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Hi there ,

Today i am sharing an interactive gate fold card. Its about being thankful day and night – today and everyday for all the things both big and small in our lives that lift us up and cherish each and every moment of life. Living with the attitude of gratitude is the best way to lead a happy and contended life.

I am so thankful for everyone and everything in my life. I consider myself truly blessed for my family and friends. I am so very thankful for the loving crafting community for all the love and support that they provide. Thank you all for lifting me up and encouraging me to pursue my passion for crafting.

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Picture2.pngTo make with card i stamped the images from My Favorite things – Growing up stampset with memento black ink on neenah solar white card stock and colored those with my copic markers. I added the white highlights with a white gel pen. The images were then cut using the coordinating dies.

Then i made a white gate fold card base ready by scoring a 6 x 10 white cardstock from both edges.  Using the coordinating die for the image of the big hot air balloon, the window aligning both the folds was cut in such a way that it matched the placement of the hot air balloon in the center panel inside the card.

Next I took three white cardstock panels and die cut these with a stitched rectangle die. I inked the first panel to create a scene with a night sky by ink blending distress oxide inks and then adding white splatters with gesso. I cut this night sky panel to match the window and the gate fold cut on the card base and stuck it to the form the front of the cardbase after adding the sentiment and sticking the colored die cut images.

Picture3.pngIn the next step i ink blended some clouds with distress oxide ink on the remaining two panels to create a day scene. One of the panels was cut to match the inside of the window and the gate fold card base and stuck it on inside of both the folds of the card base. The remaining panel will form the center for the inside of the card. On this panel i first black heat embossed the sentiment and then die cut the gap for slider action. I then added the big hot air balloon in the slider panel in such a way that it fit the window that was already cut in the gate fold card and stuck this panel using foam tape. There are many tutorials online on assembling slider cards, you may want to check out those.

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Once the slider was working, I added the grass landscapes that i had made by die cutting ink blended pieces with different green distress oxide inks. To finish the card i added cute little images that i had colored and die cut earlier.

I am playing along with a couple of challenges with this card:

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Paru’s card making challenge – November 2017

Take time out challenge – #97 Inspired by words thankful today and everyday. Hence made the card with thank you sentiment with both day and night scenes.

Cupcake inspirations challenge – #432 Thankful

Always fun challenges – #33 Thanks giving

Use your stuff challenge – #289 Thankful

Cas-ual friday Challenge – #187 Gratitude with  Attitude – My elaborate and interactive card depicting thankfulness day and night shows the attitude of gratitude 

HLS Dies – Anything goes with dies – In addition to using dies for cutting the inking panels with a stitched edge, i have used the coordinating dies for cutting the images as well as the window in the gate card. The coordinating die was used to cut the window in the inked inside and outside panels on both sides. The grass landscape edges were also cut with the dies that add more interest to the scene. The interactive slider was also cut using a die. I really don’t think it would have been so easy to make this card without the dies.

Little miss muffet challenge – #176 Anything goes

Crafty creations Challenge – #355 Anything goes

Creatalicious challenge – #127 Anything goes
I really enjoyed making with fun card and i hope you liked it too.

Thank you for dropping by and do leave me a comment letting me know your views.

Have a great day.

Watercolors – CAS Flower card

Tried my hands on watercolors with one of my favorite flower stamps. This stamp is from altenew beautiful day stampset.

To make this card I first stamped the flower n leaves on a water color card stock with versafine onyx black ink. I then colored the images with water colors. After the images dried I die cut the images with coordinating dies and stuck them on my card front. I white heat embossed the sentiment on a black card stock n stuck in place. To finish the card I added the black, blue and violet mats and stuck everything on a card base.

Hope you like this clean n simple water colored flower card.

Thanks for dropping by.

Entering this card into :

Always fun challenges- #31 water colors

That’s crafty challenge – Forever more Floral

Cupcakes inspiration challenge # 430

The flower Challenge #CAS Flowers

Crafty Creations challenge #353

Cups of Succulents

I just love succulents in cute pots and cups. They make excellent gifts as well. Today I am also sharing a picture of my indoor garden.

I am entering this card to a few challenges:

With the colors yellow, red n green I am playing along with Cupcake inspirations challenge # 422

I loved coloring the images with copics. I wanted to pop up the images for some dimension so fussy cut right next to the stamped line. I used an exato knife to cut between the leaves. With all those marks made by my hands I am playing along with Alphabet Challenge -M for Make Your Mark

 

This set by Simon Says Stamp is one my all time favorites as is goes with all occasions n the plants that I love to gift. I am entering the card to SSS Wednesday Challengeas it’s about stamping with Simon Says Stamp products.

Thank you for dropping by.

Do give me your feedback by leaving me comments.

Have a great day!

Ballerina Bunny

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One of the best things about participating in card making challenges is that all my craft stuff is getting my love and attention. I had had this stamp for quite sometime now and thanks to the card making challenges that i made using it.

Entering this card into a couple of challenges

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #417

Crafty Creation Challenge #347

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #56

Stay Cool!

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This cute lil penguin seems to be on my dream holiday, on the beach under the tree with a cooler in its hand. Hmmm… somethings are still missing though – a hammock , a good book and a craft table by the side. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all had a magical craft table and the moment we wanted to craft all we had to do was to snap our fingers and Abracadabra – your craft table is right in front of you. What do you Say?

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Whenever i make a beach card my soul floats back to GOA. I absolutely love that place, the sandy beaches, the cool lifestyle, the music, the food, the picturesque drives, Goan Homes, the people… All i want to do there is just Chill!
My dad was in the Indian Navy so all through my life i was lucky to have lived in various coastal places in India like – Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, Port Blair … I have finally settled in Visakhapatnam, which is a coastal city in Andhra Pradesh. There is something mesmerizing about water; I just love being in it, be it the ocean, lake, river , swimming pool or just a tub. My son too has started enjoying in the water and loves to swim.

By the way i am playing along in a couple of challenges with this card :

Addicted to stamps Challenge #253 Holiday

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge – Sketch #344

Simon Says Stamp Monday : Food and/or Drink

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge # 416 – Little Miss Muffet Stamps

I as much as I loved making this card, think i enjoyed the day dreaming more , LOL!

Here’s wishing a very happy weekend to all my crafty friends and fellow day dreamers!