28 Jun 2016

Birthday card for kids

Fancy fold card
Hello friends ! Wondering if you have landed on a different blog than mine ? :)
Interactive cards are fun to receive as well as gift . I have a long to do list of interactive card techniques .Recent pop-up card by Dr.Sonia got me inspired and I was saying to myself I will try this one ,instantly the list flashed in front of my eyes and said mockingly  "Ahha so you are going to try this one ,lets see when that happens !" So here I am sharing a simple fancy fold card !

Fancy fold card
 Plus I don't have a single card in my stash for kids ! I have used 2 6x6 card bases and you can find tutorial for this card on Dr.Sonia's blog.The digi is from bugaboo and colored with color pencil ( the coloring sucks !).Pp from local paper mart.This is how it looks when opened.

Fancy fold card open

Matching Envelope
Its different from my usual cards specially the color-scheme ,did you like it ?

Linking it to :
Seize the Birthday : Anything goes

613 Avenue Create : Anything goes
Crafty Creations Challenge : #318 Anything goes
Decorate to Celebrate : #18 Anything goes

24 Jun 2016

Guset Desiging for Mudra Craft Stamps-Full Reveal

Guest designing for Mudra craft Stamps
 Hello friends I shared the sneak of cards I made for Mudra Craft Stamps  earlier now sharing the full post with  few additional photos of cards.I received three stamps set Dream catcher,Dainty blooms and Special Birthday and will share my experience of working with the stamps with the cards.(Alert : Its going to be a long post !)

Let’s start with “Dream catcher”

Dream Catcher 6x4 stamp set
The theme and words in the set are so encouraging and what I loved most was the number of small n medium size stamps, solid n outlined feathers, dot, hexagons, circle which can be used separately in number of ways as well as combined together.This stamp set works fantastic with all types of inks I used it with DIs,pigment ink, Archival ink and every time got a sharp n detailed image.
First Thing that came to my mind was Watercolors .
Watercolored card using Dream catcher stamp
 Followed a technique shared by Jennifer Mcguire for this card .Stamped the images on Brustro watercolor paper with various Distress inks,then sprayed generous amount of water allowing the inks to bleed and after they were dry stamped the images once again with memento ink.The central portion of dream catcher is cut out and adhered directly on card base while remaining is adhered with foam tape. I had fun putting the small images together creating my own dream catcher !

Next up is my favorite technique faux-chalkboard.

card using dream catcher stamp set with faux-chalkboard technique
Started with a piece of textured black card stock,roughly marked the areas where I wanted the stamps to be and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder.Drew lines ,banner and other details with color pencil to create chalkboard look.For the background I drew lines using stencil and color pens.
Second stamp I worked with is Dainy Blooms.The flowers in this set are prettiest!
Dainty Blooms 4x4 stamp set
 There are so many delicate details in this stamp and It’s deep itching ensures that even the thinnest line is stamped clearly, I used juicy white pigment ink and you can see the details clearly.
Layered CAS card using Dainty blooms stamp set
 I heat embossed the flowers with white embossing powder and then colored with mix of DIs,traditional water color mixing some LSG magical for shine and then fussy cut the flowers n leaves.

Layered CAS card using Dainty blooms stamp set
Used a Dry embossed cardstock (Thanks to Dr.Sonia) on card base ,cut a window in the embossed panel and adhered fussy cut flowers inside it ! Stamped a selective part of sentiment on vellum and finished off with vellum butterflies.
I loved the dainty blooms so much and could not stop but create one more layered floral card.
Layered card using Dainty blooms Stamp & Special Birthday Stamp
 Started by stamping the blooms n leaves on watercolor paper and did no-line water coloring coloring using peacock feathers distress ink.

Layered card using Dainty blooms stamp & Special Birthday Stamp
The sentiment is from the third set Special Birthday.Stamped in black n clear embossed.. You can see how clearly the fine lines in SPECIAL are visible even after heat embossing! Speak of Quality n clarity..
If you are still here,just one more card left !

Layered card using Special Birthday stamp

Heat embossed the special birthday sentiment on vellum and layered it on colored cardstock & pp held together with a clothespin(Thanks to Yvonne).

Layered card using Special Birthday stamp
 For background Painted the strips loosely using watercolors mixed with LSG magicals. Added few stars n gem stones for embellishing.

Last but not least thing about the stamp is they don’t stain much even with pigment inks .If you are quick enough to clean them, then the stamps are good as new!

Thank you for being with me till the end of this post ,now that you are still here do tell me if you loved the cards . Do you have any favorite ?

20 Jun 2016

Sneak Peek -Guest Designing for Murda

 Hello friends ! Today I am very Excited to be Guest Designing for Mudra Craft Stamps.  I never expected I would get this opportunity.Thanks to Varshitha and the Creative team for giving me this chance. For those who are new to this brand ,Its very First Indian Stamp Brand owned by Varshitha Cholaprakash and was relaunched few months back.They have an amazing creative Team and some Awesome designers.I am a Big fan of the stamp design and being Made in India I  have a soft corner for it !
Want to know whats in these envelops ? yup they are card envelops!check the full reveal here.

Matching card Envelopes

3 Jun 2016

GD for STAMPlorations June Challenge

Hello friends ! I am very Happy to welcome you to my blog as STAMPlorations GD once again ! Thank you Shery and the entire Team for this opportunity .

The theme for STAMPlorations June challenge is stamps & celebration and a sketch .You can play along just the theme ,just the sketch or combine both.

June Challenge Sketch

June Challenge  Theme

 I followed the sketch for my card .
Card based on Sketch

Isn't the background pattern wonderful ? I received  New stencils from ARTplorations as my prize and could not wait to use them !! ( Tribal Swirls - ARTplorations Stencil).Sponged Salty oceans distress ink on Neenah solar white card stock.

Digi stamp from STAMPlorations
The lovely flower is a STAMPLorations digi ! Printed on watercolor paper and colored with distress inks.Adhered a piece of corrugated paper and a strip of silver glitter paper on the card base and then attached the water colored panel with foam tape.

Birthday card
I hope I have inspired you to play along the challenge you have one month to link your creations win Awesome prizes.