AAACards #126 Moonlight

Hello There!!

Happy Sunday! Welcome to another wonderful challenge at AAACards.

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Here’s my take –

To make this card I first masked the card front leaving the circular area exposed and inked it with distress inks. I then added the moon and splatter of stars with white copic paint.

I then adhered the cute ghost that i had stamped, colored and fussy cut. This cute ghost is from a stamp set by MFT and i added the sentiment from the same set.

I adhered the ghost with foam squares to make it appear to be floating in the night sky.

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 is Clean and Simple – CAS.
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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.

Åsa
Bharati (you are here!)

 

I am also playing along with other challenges:

inkspirational Challenge : Hugs are most comforting. This handmade card is best for giving virtual hugs. Especially from this cute and adorable ghost. What do you say?

Just us girls challenge #462 Celestial Elements

Sweet stampin challenge blog # Halloween

The fairy and the unicorn challenge # Halloween – Spook it up

Cardsinenvy # Halloween – Fav holiday

Craftycardmakers # Halloween Ghost – Mythical creature

A perfect time to craft – # October Challenge – Anything goes

classic design team challenge # October – CAS DESIGN

The sisterhood of crafters :  cute-spooks challenge – the cute ghost goes well with the theme.

SSS Monday challenge : Stary night 

All the very  best. Happy Crafting !! Have fun!!

Hugs

Bharati

Birthday Tweets

Hello There!

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I just got time to play with these lovely birds stamps by MFT that I had gotten a while ago. My card is inspired by the sketch challenge by MFT.

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To make this card first inked a stripe of white card stock with distress inks. I then applied some embossing paste with a stencil to create a bit of interest on the inked panel. For the focal point I stamped and colored the image with copic colors. I added a googly eye and glossy accents on the beak and flowers.

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To finish the card i added the sentiment from the same stampset on black die cut stripe with white embossing powder.

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I really hope you liked my card. Do let me know what you think about it by leaving me a comment.

I am entering this card into the following challenges :

Always Happy Birthday – # October Challenge – Birthday Card

 

 

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a tweet day!

Bharati

AAA Cards #123 Sketch Challenge

Hello There ! Happy Sunday!

It’s time for the next challenge and my first Sketch challenge at AAACards.

Here’s the sketch for you to play with

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And here’s my card based on the Sketch

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The fun thing about a sketch challenge is that, half the work is already done. One already has a blueprint for a CAS Design. And for this card the other half of the work was also already done. I had colored this cute frogs, flowers, leaves and grass from the stamp set “Frog” by Sunny Studios during the daily marker 30 day coloring challenge.

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I made this card for two of my friends who are twins and are totally awesome.

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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).

CAS def 2017

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.

Åsa
Bharati (you are here!)

I think we are going to get some amazing CAS Cards for this challenge and i am so looking forward to your take.

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

Addicted to stamp : Challenge #307 – Make Your Mark

I used the copic markers for coloring the images and distress inks for the background. I also used a stencil with the distress inks for creating the water in the background. The coloring is the highlight of the card.

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Avenue 613 : Challenge #213 – Anything Goes -Optional Twist CAS

Keeping the scene inside the window leaves a lot of empty white space keeping the card Clean and Simple which is the optional twist

Crafty friends challenge : Challenge 91- Animals / Birds

The frogs in the card are perfect for the animal theme of the challenge as they are the focal point of the card. The sentiment also refers to the animals.

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2craftycrittercrazies : Challenge #18 September Challenge

The images of the frogs and the word toad in the sentiment is the focal point of the card. As the critters are the center of attention in the card, this is perfect for the theme of critters.

Paru’s Card Making Challenge : September Challenge – Anything Goes

Anything goes is always a fun theme with many possibilities. I always love playing along with Paru’s challenge.

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a2z Scrapbooking September 2018 Challenge : CAS

The Clean And Simple look goes well with the theme of the month

Please do let me know what you think about this card. I love and appreciate your comments and thoroughly enjoy reading those.

All the very  best. Happy Crafting !! Have fun!!

Hugs

Bharati

CASology #285 Swoon

Hello Everyone!

I am super thrilled and greatly honored to have joined the awesome Design Team at CASology Challenge. It is indeed a privilege to be working with the very talented card makers I adore. Very grateful to the lovely ladies at CASology for having me and for the warm welcome they have extended me.

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The Cue word at for the Week # 285 is “SWOON” and here’s my first card as the Design Team member of CASology. It’s a one layer CAS card, perfect for Valentine’s Day.

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I really adore the way these two little mice are looking into each other’s eyes, holding each other’s paws, with overwhelming love… I especially find the knotted tails very cute. I wanted to make a romantic scene on the card and hence opted for a moonlit sky as the background.

img_4791.jpgTo make this card, after stamping the images of the mice & hearts, I covered them with masking fluid. I let the masking fluid dry completely before covering the card front with a masking paper that had a circular window to frame the mice. I then blended distress inks to form a moonlit night sky. Once the inking was done I peeled off the masking, added stars with white gel pen and white heat embossed the sentiment. To maintain the CAS look, I didn’t color the mice much.

I hope my card inspires you to play along with us at CASology Challenge and gets you creating cards for those who make you swoon. Can’t wait to see your wonderful cards in our gallery. Do visit CASology Challenge for more inspiration from the very creative Design Team and the guest designer who have beautiful cards to dazzle you. I encourage you to visit their blogs and leave them more love.

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The challenge is to make CAS style cards, so do check out the CAS guidelines.

I am entering this card into a few challenges :

  1. Less is More # 363 One Layer card – Cute : One Layer CAS card with and cute scene
  2. Penny Black Saturday Challenge # January – Anything Goes : ‘Critters in Love’ stamp set by Penny Black Stamps

Hope you liked my card. Do let me know by leaving me comments. I really love reading them and appreciate the time you spend on my blog.

Hugs

Bharati

1 Stamp Set – Many possibilities

One of my personal challenges is to make as many cards and designs as possible from a single stamp set. To give my stamps the maximum love i challenged my self to make at least 10 cards from a stamp set. The MFT’s Space Explorer stamps are so cute and  the sentiments are so versatile that one could just keep on going…

To check these images on Instagram follow #1stamp10cards or click HERE

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The first thing I did was to stamp, color and fussy cut all my images. I think i have a few images from Lawn Fawn’s Out of this World stamp set as well (I like to mix brands for more fun). I also coated all the images with my wink of Stella glitter pen, because the fact is that there is huge amount of glitter in the space and that’s what makes the sun, moon and the stars shine… lol

CARD #1

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For this card i blended Distress Inks on watercolor paper and flicked some white paint on it to make the galaxy. I love how the galaxy came out on this card.

CARD #2

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This card is a Clean And Simple one. All i did was brush the galaxy with water colors, adhere the images and black heat emboss the sentiment. Vola! a card is ready.

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I just love how this astronaut is floating amidst so many planet and stars. The oval die cut background symbolizes the expanding galaxy. The galaxy is made with distress oxide inks and clusters of stars have been die cut to add interest.

CARD #4

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My Gansai Tambi watercolors arrived and i had to rush to my craft table to make a galaxy using those. The intense pigment gives a rich look to the galaxy and helps the images colored with copic markers pop against the background.

 CARD #5

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When i saw that sentiment “today the world revolves around you”, all I could think of was a spinner card. In this card the world literally goes around the cute astronaut . How cute is that!

CARD #6 & 7

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After floating about in the space for quite sometime, those astronauts landed on some new planets. I wish they discover a planet where crafting burns most calories. I will turn skinny in just a few days…

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CARD #8

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I just can’t get enough of the pop up box card. There’s something really charming about how a flat card pops open into a dimensional box card. The floating astronaut is just perfect for these types of cards.

CARD #9

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This astronaut image is particularly best suited for a spinner card as it has the same shape in the front and back (one need not stamp a mirror image).

CARD #10

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Shaker’s gonna shake – shake – shake – shake – shake

I just love making a shaker card. Well truth to be told, i have seen so many crafters on Youtube heat emboss an acetate sheet that i was fooled to think it was easy. Well my first two acetates warped so much i just could not stop laughing at myself. Third time definitely is a charm and i managed to get it right.

 

Thanks for visiting this page. Hope you had fun reading it. Have a great day!

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.

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.