Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Untraditional Diwali Card

Hello Everyone,

We all are busy with Diwali festivities here in India... 

I am sharing with you a non traditional Diwali card which I made with Peek-aboo Designs new Floral Bloom stamp set .

I've colored the flowers with Zig watercolor markers. 

I've another tag to share with you today..

for this tag I've used PABD Swirl Flourish die in the background. 

Products used from PABD

Swirl flourish die

Floral Bloom stamp

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Create a Night Scene - 1 Background 3 Completly Different Cards

Hello Crafty Friends,

Its me again..
How are you doing? I guess you all will be busy, as Diwali as just in the corner. HAPPY DIWALI in advance, have a Prosperous Diwali.

Now for the cards. Today I felt like creating the sky, that's similar to the Diwali Night - all dark but still full of lights (I hope you guys understand what I'm trying to say) And to add a twist I used few monsters to create Montrous scene using MONTROUS Stamp Set.
These really made some awesome Birthday cards.

I'm sure you guys are cravng for some close-ups. These actually turned out pretty good. Loved each card and you will see, each card is completely different in style. 

First card, where you can see the whole night scene - a monster with a bunch of balloons hanging from a rocket. I know this is what monster suppose to do - impossible. I love love love this scene and I smile everytime I see this card. And the face of the monster makes it look like its been dragged by the rocket - a perfect fit for this card..

My next card is a Shaker card, I used the large die from Scalloped Rectangle Die Set. And used the scallop frame to create the well for my shaker. Its quite thin frame but the used my foam tape and trimmed it to 1/4th size, to fit the frame and create the shaker.

For my third and last card here, I used the large die from Scalloped Circle Die Set but  didn't use the scallop frame that cuts along with the circle. I really liked the simple but still classy look of this card. Its just great.

So now without taking much of your time let me share the video tutorial with you guys.

To watch on YouTube click HERE

Materials Used :-

Dual Stitched Rounded Rectangle
Scalloped Circle 

Thank you for visiting..
Have a Great Day...

Monday, October 24, 2016

Lots of gold and some glitter - October Release Inspiration

Hello everyone! It's Juhi with my second post for October. My first card is a birthday card for my daughter who is turning 5 in December.
Watercolor card with Pee-a-boo stamps and Dies by Juhi
To created the watercolor background, I cut out the number dies on masking paper and stuck them randomly on watercolor paper, leaving some space in the middle for the number '5'.
I then painted the background in pink and orange Gansai Tambi watercolors.
I peeled off the digits once the watercolor dried, some paint did seep under the digits giving the background a beautiful watercolor wash effect! I finally cut out the '5' in gold and stuck it along with some gold thread and sequins and also heat embossed the sentiment in gold.
I hope my daughter likes the card :)

I followed exactly the same process to make the watercolor background of this Thank you card.
watercolor thank you card with Peek-a-boo designs stamps and dies
Don't you just love the gold against the turquoise? I just love how this one turned out!

I used my favorite "Border Frenzy" die from the month's release. I just can't get enough of this how it lets you add interest without extra bulk, perfect for CAS cards.
I created the background by stamping the broad stripes from the "It's Plaid Time" set in white followed by red inks. I then added the fancy stitches with the "Border Frenzy" die.
For the glitter heart I used the "Shaker Love" Die.
Well that's it from me for now, I hope you find inspiration in my projects! Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Supplies Used:

Chess Pieces

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Cards using October release

Hello Friends Pooja here with second batch of inspirations for this month. I have gone soft and subtle with first card.The background is created using beaded Stencil and layered stitched bubble die-cut over it.

 The butterflies are from Doodled Butterfly set and so is the sentiment.

For my next card I used the negative of fern flourish die (By now you must have known I love using negative of die-cuts more than the positives).

 Its a clear shaker card. I have stitched two acetate sheets together with some sequins sandwiched between them. You can see some the sequins inside the ferns in this picture

Third and the final card for October is simplest.Created the texture by applying texture paste through abstract triangles stencil.

I wanted all the focus to be on fern die-cut so kept the design very clean.The sentiment is from Stringy text set.

I hope you enjoyed the post and loved my cards .

PABD Products used are  :

Friday, October 21, 2016

Thank you cards, sending happy mail with Swapna

Hi.. Crafty friends...

Here I am with my second DT post. To be frank I really struggled and liked the process of these 3 cards. At the end I am pretty happy with my cards.

I hope you are playing along with our October challenge which is a recipe. Please do read Guidelines carefully before linking your project.

Card #1
** First card is inspiration for our october challenge.
** I masked the card base (1"around the card base), placed the stencil diagonally on the base and secured with masking tape.
** I mixed candid apple distress ink with texture paste, applied it through stencil. Left it dry on its own.
** Die cut the scalloped frame (bigger) with same CS, few vellum fern flourishes and one white fern flourish.
** I double heat embossed the CS fern flourish with gold embossing powder to give it dimension. Die cut few Thank you, adhered them together and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
** To assemble the card, I foam mounted the frame on card base around the stencilled area. I put silver embroidery floss on top of which glued ferns. Added the sentiment.

Here is a close up of die cut embellishments, just love this texture of white embossing powder.

Card #2

** This was real fun to make. I just kept die cutting stitched bubble die.
** Used distress inks in blue range to blend over them.
** I stamped the image towards bottom and coloured with Staedler water colour pencils.
** Stamped sentiment with black ink.
** Used stitched rectangle die to die cut these panels.
** I glued these panels with liquid glue leaving little space in between.

Here is a closer look of die cut 

Card #3

** This is water colour card. I stamped the flourish image with versa mark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
** Used zig markers to colour flowers and leaves.
** Die cut the panel and foam mounted it on a grey CS.
** For sentiment, I die cut 2 times with grey CS and once with water colour paper.
** I used Zig marker to add shade to the die cut sentiment.
** Added few sequins.

Closer look of die cut sentiment



Thank you for your love..
Suggestions are always welcome..