April 19, 2018

CREATE SOMETHING CATCHY CHALLENGES | LET'S GET PINSPIRED #3


Hello, hello! This card is a part of Create Something Catchy Challenges. Yep! the challenge blog is open now and anybody can participate. Also this card features Doodle Rose and Dainty Birthday Numbers by Sizzix Lifestyle. I did a lot of loose water coloring on this card with Distress Inks. :)


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HOW I MADE THIS CARD

  • I took a card panel smaller than the main card base and loose water colored the background with Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord Distress Inks
  • Then I die-cut the Doodle Rose and 'today' from Dainty Birthday Numbers from heavy weight card stock
  • I water colored the rose with Peeled Paint and Picked Raspberry Distress inks
  • I colored 'today' die-cut in black and applied shimmer with Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
  • Then stamped the sentiment on a strip of white card stock from Mudra in Archival Jet Black Ink
  • Finally adhered all the elements with Tacky Glue and embellished the card with a few clear sequins from Mudra

I hope you like this card. Do participate in the current challenge and have fun. Thank you :)

April 11, 2018

MOTHER'S DAY CARD | SIZZIX LIFESTYLE | VIDEO


Mother's Day is just coming and Spring has sprung almost everywhere! So I clubbed both the themes and made a card for my Mom! I celebrate Mother's Day everyday, the sentiment says it all :) My card features Swan Bigz Die and Garden Florals Thinlit Dies by Sizzix Lifestyle. I was inspired by The Ugly Duckling story, it was my favourite since I was a kid. I love how the creators put those expressions on the little Swan and mom Swan faces. Heart touching!! This story always make me cry!


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HOW I MADE THIS CARD
  • I started making my card by folding the card stock which is not a regular sized one, it's a kind of big card
  • I trimmed another panel smaller than the main card base. Both are heavy weight in white
  • Next I die-cut the Swan Bigz Die followed by Garden Florals Thinlit Dies through the Big Shot Plus Machine out of the same heavy weight card stock in white
  • Next I placed my Craft Mat over my work surface and water colored all the die-cuts with Distress Inks (flowers - Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade and Peeled Paint / Swan - Antique Linen, Black Soot)
  • I water colored the smaller panel also with Spun Sugar
  • I gold foiled one of the Swan's wings by Clearsnap
  • I doodled a bit on Swan's nose with Copic and black permanent markers
  • Finally adhered everything together with Tacky Glue and finished the card with a sentiment from Altenew - Best Mom
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WATCH & ENJOY

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April 7, 2018

SET OF CARDS | LAWN FAWN


Hello everybody! Look at this set of cards! This set shows the continuous tree line and slanty road and the movement of the car. This card features and highlights Home for the Holidays and Dream stamp sets from Lawn Fawn. I did lot of masking in the background, did copic coloring and also did some water coloring. And the sentiment is from Technique Tuesday. :)


HOW I MADE THESE CARDS

  • I took three card panels of same size and drew a slanting line with a ruler and pencil on three of them
  • I made two masks for trees (I used feather as trees and this is from Dream stamp set) and stamped it along the line
  • I also stamped the cute car from Home for Holidays set thrice on a piece of card stock
  • I colored all the images with Copic Markers
  • To add some definition, I water colored the background with green and blue for sky and brown for the road
  • Next I fussy cut all the car images with a pair of scissors and adhered as shown above
  • Finally stamped the sentiment and adhered the card panel over the main card base
  • By the way, I used heavy weight card stock and school water colors to color the background
A FEW MORE SHOTS FOR YOU




This is such a fun card and I'm so happy how the card shows motion!

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I hope you like this set of cards. Thank you so much for stopping by. See you on Monday :)

April 5, 2018

WATERCOLOR FLORAL CARD | ALTENEW


I'm getting back to my good old times again where I write down all the interesting challenges, make a card according to the theme, submit the project and wait for all the beautiful comments. I really love and miss those days! :)


My card features Best Mom and Adore You stamp sets by Altenew. I tried No Line Water Coloring with Camlin Brush Pens. What do you think about my card? Special thanks to Sindhu Prajay for the beautiful stamps! :)


HOW I MADE THIS CARD

  • I started by stamping the floral image on a heavy card stock in London Fog Ink Momento
  • I tried No Line Water Coloring with Camlin Kokuyo Brush Pens, these are water based
  • Then I fussy cut the image with a pair of scissors
  • I took a card panel smaller than the main card base and I did some loose water coloring in the background with the same markers in pink and also added splatters of pink and purple inks
  • Once everything is dry I went ahead and adhered the floral panel at an angle on the smaller panel
  • Next stamped the sentiment from Adore You stamp set in Archival Jet Black Ink
  • And finally embellished the card with white sequins.

A FEW SHOTS FOR YOU



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THANK YOU FOR VISITING


I hope you like my Water Color Floral Card. Thank you so much for visiting. See you soon! :)

April 4, 2018

WATER COLOR SUNFLOWER CARD | SIZZIX LIFESTYLE | VIDEO


Hello my dear crafties! I hope you all had a Blessed Easter, Great Sunday and an Awesome Weekend. It's been almost ten days since I shared anything here. I've been busy working for Apple and Cupcake. Hopefully the new release will be coming soon! :)


Well.. I have a video for this one! Yep! I have done voice over this time. I think doing voice over is much easier than writing text while editing. So this card features Sunflower Thinlit Die by Sizzix Lifestyle. 


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HOW I MADE THIS CARD
  • I die-cut all the thinlits from Sunflower Die Set through the Big Shot Plus Machine with heavy weight white card stock
  • Then I water colored all the die-cuts with some water color paints with my favourite water color technique - Loose Watercoloring
  • Also water colored the card panel which is smaller the main card base with blue water color paint
  • I added splatters of water, blue paint and white paint in between to add a nice texture to the background
  • Once everything is dry I adhered all the die-cuts with Tacky Glue
  • Also stamped the sentiment from Everyday Sentiments - Craftangles in Archival Jet Black Ink and embellished the card with few clear sequins from Mudra
A FEW SHOTS FOR YOU



WATCH & ENJOY


So I've made a video for you with a voice over. Do you like voice overs? Let me know in the comments! :)

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT SIZZIX LIFESTYLE


Sizzix Lifestyle is introducing The Making Essentials. You can find Markers, Washi Tapes, Felt, Fabric and oh! you name it! Click Here to learn about this.


Get creative this Spring and host your own festival themed garden party! Click Here to learn more about this.

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THANK YOU FOR VISITING


And that's all for today, I hope you liked my card and video. Thank you so much for stopping by. Take care and I will see you next time! :)

March 26, 2018

100% HANDMADE CARDS | DOODLING


When I first started my crafty journey I had no stamps or inks! I dreamt of stamps, inking them and stamping and etc. Oh! I would never forget those days! And now I have a very decent amount of stamps and inks and other supplies which I never dreamt of and I am very grateful to GOD for all his blessings and I am thankful to all the lovely and beautiful people who had filled my stash with their beautiful RAKs :)


When I don't have any DT or GDT or other commitments I doodle to relieve my stress levels. Not a little doodling, a lot. I always carry heavy weight white card stocks and pouch full of coloring mediums with me where ever I go. I first start with a pencil, then trace it with black permanent marker and then color it in with my favourite coloring medium.


Inspiration is everywhere! I easily get inspired by everything! LOL! I write down my ideas, sketches, colors and inspiration in a book and then I implement it on my cards. A few work and a few doesn't!


I love being simple and my simplicity reflects on my cards. This time I tried a little Calligraphy too. My husband is my best critic, as soon as he saw it, he said 'wow! good job'. So he liked my calligraphy skills (hehe) too. And I was like 'meh' (just kidding)


Once the doodling and coloring part was done, I fussy cut all the images and place in a book or in a box. Whenever I feel like 'no mojo or bored or depressed' I open the book/box and lay them on my desk and watch them for few minutes. I appreciate myself for the job that I've done! LOL! Sometimes we have to love ourselves, encourage ourselves, appreciate ourselves and push ourselves, Right?


I watch a lot of YouTube videos! My favourite thing to do while watching videos is doodling or embroidering. The lady who constantly inspires me is Sea Lemon and this wood pattern idea was from hers!


I am very fond of fox images, I don't know why!? When I was a kid I very much loved seeing the books and cartoons which had Scandinavian Patterns and Russian Folk Art designs. That impact had on me and till date if I see something like that my heart just skips! LOL..


Hmmn.. I think that's enough for today, LOL! So these are 100% HANDMADE CARDS and I love making them! :D


I hope you like these cards. If you want to see more like this let me know, I would like to share with you!


Thank you for visiting! :)

March 25, 2018

FUNNY EASTER CARDS | SIZZIX LIFESTYLE


Do you like making funny cards! Basically, I'm a very fun loving person. I usually open up my views and thoughts to the people those who are very close to me. I often don't speak to people much, I wouldn't say that I am an introvert but.. I don't know, may be! :P

I made these funny Easter Cards for Sizzix Lifestyle using their Spring Animals Bigz Die. I also used Distress Inks for my projects.


Dies - Spring Animals
Die-cutting Machine - Big Shot Plus
Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers
Other Ink - Archival Jet Black Ink
Stamp - Happy Little Stampers, Birthday Friends


Oh! this chicken is laying an egg and happily sighing 'whoops' with those smiley eyes! :)


HOW I MADE THIS CARD
  • Started the card by ink smooshing the panel which is smaller than the main card base with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink
  • I die-cut the hen from white card stock and ink smooshed it's body with Mustard Seed and the wing with Spiced Marmalade
  • I hand drew the egg and smooshed it with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
  • I adhered the ink smooshed panel over the main card base and also adhered the hen over it.
  • I placed the egg at an angle to create an illusion that the hen is laying! LOL
  • Finally stamped the sentiment from Happy Little Stampers - Birthday Friends with Archival Jet Black ink, drew a speech bubble around the sentiment, fussy cut it and adhered at the top of the card.

Die-cutting Machine - Big Shot Plus Machine
Distress Inks - Black Soot, Picked Raspberry and Chipped Sapphire
Ink - Archival Jet Black Ink
Sentiment stamp - Skipping Stones, Sassy Cats


Does his butt look big here?? I think so! hahaha


HOW I MADE THIS CARD
  • The procedure was similar to the above card. 
  • I used Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink to ink smoosh the background and the die-cuts repectively
  • I adhered and foam mounted all the panels over the card base
  • And adhered the sentiment strip over the die-cut

And that's all for today. See you tomorrow with more cards. Thanks for visiting! :)

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