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.
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
This card was made in less than 5 mins. The fastest one so far. Of course , i had all the supplies out on my desk, including the matting card stock and card base ready to go.
First I die cut some watercolor card stock using a rectangle die. Then using a bangle and a pencil i drew a very light circle.
I used the Hero Arts Flower Garden stamp set which has these cute and adorable images of flowers and leaves. I stamped some of those following the pencil circle as a guide and colored in with distress inks and water. To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment with spiced marmalade distress ink and matted the panel using a black and orange card stock.
The most fun thing about making this card was that it one layer, easy to make and fast to execute. I did make 6 more cards with the same design and using different colors.
The colors and theme for the card are inspired by a couple of challenges that i am linking this card to:
I hope you liked my quick card. Do let me know what you think by leaving me a comment.
PS: Don’t forget to erase the pencil line after the inks have completely dried.
My son Ishu (short for Ishaan) was gifted a quilling kit for his birthday and that’s when it all began! Both of us got into quilling and since then we have enjoyed a lot of time together. Here ishaan is making a gift for his beloved grand parents.
I was really amazed at how confidently and independently he wanted to do this project all by him self. He had come to me and ask me to show him on a scrap paper how to stick the single strips and then he used the technique for the stems and the waves of water at the bottom.
Speaking of those waves, the lotus flowers were actually not part of his original project. While he was completing his design we had visited this place called “Kondakarla Ava” a lake full of lotus flowers. So Ishu incorporated those lotus flowers as well.
It is need less to say say how over the top happy my parents were to receive this handmade gift, we all know how loving grand parents are.
Have a nice day!
Thanks to the challenge at inkspirational #142 that my very first stamp got love after a long time.
The challenge is to use the first stamp and this lil design stamp was my first. For sometime I used to use this stamp at the back side of the card n pen my details. I guess I am going to start doing that again.
I am also entering this card to Paru’s Card Making Challenge for September – Rainbow
This was really nice challenge n I loved playing along.
Thanks so much for dropping by. Have a nice day.