Hello There !
Happy Sunday and i am so glad your joining me today for the next AAA Cards Challenge!
The theme this time is FRAMES.
Isn’t it just perfect to inspire a Clean and Simple design. Here are a few ideas to help you start – frame your focal point using die cuts, stamping around the focal point, use the stamp of a frame, stamp your sentiment inside a frame, create a scene inside a window or frame your image with the sentiment. Whatever be the technique you use, keeping the design framed and contained will surely enhance the CAS look and maximize the white space. So join us with your creative take on the theme FRAMES.
Here’s my take on the challenge:
For my card I first stamped and colored this adorable frame from the Flirty frames stamp set by Lawn Fawn. Then I stamped the tiny branch and the cute lil birdie from the Season’s Tweetings stamp set by Lawn Fawn. This sweet lil bird reminded me of one of my favorite childhood cartoon characters – Tweety. So I colored it yellow and gave it a blue cap. I wanted to make the branch appear as if it was somewhere high and so I masked the bird and the branch to ink a few clouds in the background of the frame. I finished the card by stamping a few pretty flowers and the sentiment in scripty font from the Flirty frames stamp set by Lawn Fawn.
I hope my cards inspires you to play along AAA Cards challenge and gets you crafting to make some handmade happiness for your loved ones. Just remember to KEEP IT CAS (Clean And Simple).
Do visit AAA Cards challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team who have beautiful cards to dazzle you. I encourage you to visit them and leave them some love.
All the very best. Happy Crafting !! Have fun!!
I am very excited and greatly honored to play along with Paru’s Card Making Challenge as Guest Designer for the month of April with Flower challenge – to welcome spring. Many thanks to Ms. Paru for having me over.
I have two projects that i want to share with you all – a spring flower theme card & a floral thank you tag.
1st Project :
My first project is a card inspired by my dear friend Sanjeevini, who has a very happy and cheerful personality and who loves flowers and bursts of colors.
To make this card I started with heat embossing, in white, the flowers and leaves from the stamp set ‘More spring flowers’ by Simon Says Stamp. I then added distress ink to each image using finger dabbers and fussy cut them. While adding the ink, mixing two of more colors to get a gradient look always works. I then took another white card piece and heat embossed the sentiment in white before ink blending the panel. The white heat embossed sentiment goes with the white outline and the dash line on the images. I then die cut a rectangular white card panel and then cut a oval window through it. I then adhered the leaves and flowers on the white window panel with tape. I also used foam squares in few places for dimension. I then adhered the window panel with the images using foam tape on to the ink blended card stock with the sentiment. I finished the card by adding a few sequen and adhering the whole card front to a deep green card base.
Apart from the colourful look I love how a portion of the leaves is inside the window and few leave pop out of the card from the top and bottom of the card.
2nd Project :
I really had a ton of fun making my second project which is a thank you tag.
I started with smooshing distress oxide inks on my craft mat and spraying some water. I then pressed my tag onto the ink. I repeated this process several times till I was happy with the results. Building layers of colour each time by adding ink, splattering water and drying between the layers. I then added interest by stamping some scripty font in black ink and the stamp i used is by Hero Arts and its called ‘Old French writing’. To add more interest i stamped randomly pattern from Bo Bunny’s rough-it-up stamp set using spiced marmalade distress ink. I also added an image of a swirly ribbon in black ink from Inbetweenies stamp set by Dyan Reaveley’s Dylusions. To add some texture to the tag i applied some embossing paste using a stencil by Tim Holtz. I was gifting a pack of beautiful flowers by Prima that I was hording since long and finally found place this tag. Before adhering the flowers and the word die cut in black by Mudra Stamps, i did add few splatters of black ink with a thin brush. Then all that was left to do was to tie a white ribbon on the tag.
As you can see I played with a lot of crafty goodies while making this tag and therefore enjoyed the whole process.
The theme for the month – Flowers has many beautiful possibilities and I hope my projects inspire you to play along at Paru’s Card Making Challenge. Thank you Ms. Paru for the wonderful opportunity!
May your spring be filled with colorful flowers and crafts.
I am very excited and greatly honored to be playing along as Guest Designer at Inkspirational Challenges where the cue word this time is – Work. The various challenges at Inkspirational are always fun & stimulating, and their DT creations are absolutely inspiring.
I am an HR professional at a Steel Plant and i love giving handmade cards at work. So, here ‘s my take on the word prompt challenge – “WORK”.
To make this card, I first masked the edges with painter’s tape and then inked the card front with distress oxide inks using a stencil. I then added a few splatters in black for added interest on the background. After i stamped the images from ‘MFT – Get down to business’ stampset with momento black ink, i colored the images with copic markers. The all that was left was to adhere all the images and the sentiment on to the inked background. Some of the images are adhere on to the card front while a few have been adhered with foam tape for dimension. I then adhered the card front to a black card base to form a frame all around the card.
I have made this card for my husband who recently was recognized with an award for his outstanding and dedicated contributions in his work.
I hope my card inspires you to play along Inkspirational Challenges and gets you crafting to spread handmade happiness around. Do visit Inkspirational Challenges for more inspiration from the super talented Design Team. Many thanks to the lovely ladies at Inkspirational for having me.
Hope you liked my card. Do let me know by leaving me comments. I really love reading them.
I am just back from office and i could not stop myself from playing along with the CASology glimmer challenge.
To make this card i first stamped this adorable orca image by Avery Elle stamps and colored it with Zig real brush markers before fussy cutting it.
I them applied blue glimmer paste by Nuvo using the stencil to make the ocean for my whale to swim in.
I wanted to make a masculine valentine’s day card and so i stayed clear from the usual reds and pinks. Also I picked rectangles and squares over the usual waves for the water.
Once the glimmer paste dried, I stamped the sentiment and adhered the whale. I slightly bent the image of the whale to give it some dimension and interest.
Once the card is was made i felt, it can be used for not just valentine’s day but for all occasions. I really love the texture and the subtle shine that glimmer paste adds to this card.
Although quick, this card was very enjoyable to make. Hope you liked it too. I really appreciate your comments and cherish them.
Have a great week ahead
Sharing a card that i made with my son. He always loves to help. So we colored this cute lil piggy with copics and masked before we stenciled with distress inks. We really loved the way this cutie was hugging the heart and thought the sentiment ‘sending hugs’ matched.
My son is actually recovering from cold and this crafting time helped him distract and feel better for sometime. I strongly believe that crafting has a very calming effect and is one of the best way to bond with kids.
We are playing along with CASology – Hugs challenge
I hope you liked the card as much as we enjoyed making it.
Hugs from both of us! Have a great day.
Today i am super excited to share this card because i love musical themes and these instruments – tabla and sitar are really awesome Indian musical instruments.
I am playing along with the sketch challenge at Craftyscrappers and i have used their products – Rays stencil and No music no life stamp set.
Ok back to the card. I followed the sketch given in the challenge and made a Gate Fold Card.
To create a gate fold card a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of white cardstock was used as a card base. The short side was scored at 2 1/8 from both edges on both sides and folded. Both the sides were matted with black card stock, leaving a slight white border all around.
Following the sketch, for the left side a stenciled panel was made using the rays stencil and ink blending with distress oxide inks. While the stencil was still in place sparkle was sprayed for added interest. The stenciled panel was then stuck on the left fold. The right fold was stuck with a plain white card stock for contrast. The black matting works as a border for both sides.
The rectangular panel on the center was made by ink blending distress oxide inks and flicking and lifting some water. For the focal points the images of tablas and sitar from No Music, No Life stamp set were stamped with memento black ink and colored with copic markers before being fussy cut. The cut images were then stuck on the center panel with foam squares for some dimension. The ink blended panel was then matted on to a black card stock and stuck only on the left fold of the card.
To finish the card the sentiment from the same stamp set was white heat embossed on to a black card stock strip, that has a fish tail cut on one end, and was added as per the sketch.
When ever i use products designed by Indian designers and made by Indian crafting companies, i feel very great. Honestly, there is so much talent in India and handicrafts are part of very household. So this card is extra special.
Hope you liked the card. Do let me know what you think of it by leaving me a comment.
Have a great day!
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.
Made this Clean n simple card inspired by the movie Monsters.inc for the AAACard Challenge #101 – inspired by a film challenge and less is more #351 – Monsters challenge.
The ink splotches are my tribute to the month of Inktober!
To make this card i first stamped the cute monster image from Crazy Monsters Stampset by Mudra Stamps on copic friendly paper and ink to color with copic markers. After fussy cutting the colored image, i adhered a googly eye for dimension and added fun. Once the image was ready, I stenciled an ink splotch with distress ink after heat embossing the sentiment in black. Then all there was left to finish the card was to adhere my monster image on the card before mounting the panel on a black card base.
Thanks so much for dropping by and do let me know what you think about this one in the comments
Monster Hugs and Happy Inktober!
Did you ever wanted to cycle off to the Moon!
Well i did, a long time back when i saw this movie E.T. It was a super hit film and i am sure most of you must have seen it. The boy in movie, along with friend E.T (an extra terrestrial being) in the front basket, cycles and suddenly lifts off in the air and that scene was truly magical. As a kid i was filled with all kinds of wonder and wished i found a friend like E.T someday. For the next couple weeks (till the movie wore off its influence) though, i did cycle with my toys (a doll or a teddy) in the front basket. I cycled very fast and on slops and pretended i had found my E.T. and was flying with him. Oh! lovely childhood memories. Yup! I was and still am a bit crazy in a weird way, living in my own world and having fun.
So the card i am sharing has this scene inspired by the movie E.T, dedicated to dreamers everywhere with a spirit to fly.
I stamped and colored the images from Lawn Fawn – Bicycle built for you set and then used the coordinating dies to cut the images. I stuck the images together to built the scene on the cycle.
Then on a white card stock i stuck a circle masking paper before blending the distress inks. I then stenciled the modeling paste to get the look of a night sky. After the past was dry i peeled off the masking papers to reveal the moon. Then I stuck the boy on the cycle and all the other elements with foam squares. The sentiment from the same stamp set is embossed with white embossing powered on a black card stock.
I actually made this card for my nephew who is studying very hard for his exams and i wish him all the very best. I hope this card brings a smile on his face and helps him shoot for the stars!
I am entering this card to :
- Lawn Fawnatics – #12 Create a scene
- Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – It’s written in the stars
- Take time out challenges – # 92 Inspired by words challenge : Paint The Flying Spirit Of The Birds Rather than its Feathers
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.