Friday, November 28, 2014

Embossing with Spellbinder dies

 Ever been frustrated with dies that don't cut properly no matter what you do?!! Or, die cuts that just won't come out of the die without tearing?!

These butterfly dies drove me to my wits' end and I was ready to give up and destash them!
Then I remembered a technique from Online Card Classes which taught us to emboss using dies and then water colour the image.

So here I have two cards that I have made with panels embossed with the troublesome butterfly die from Spellbinders Shapeabilities! It is so easy to do and so beautiful !

For the first card, I did a light watercolour wash around the butterflies in grey, popped on some gemstones and mounted the panel onto a silver card base.
simple and elegant.





For the second card, I water coloured the embossed area as well as around it and again added gemstones and popped it onto a kraft card base.



I am trying these days to make cards without sentiments…just for versatility.
I am also trying to change my style of photographing..what do you think?

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Have a great day!


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Super sized hug

I have a tag today which I made for the CASology Cue card EAT challenge.


The stamp set is from Paper Smooches and the tag was cut using an old circular tag die…don't remember the name..oops!

I stamped and coloured the sandwich with Versafine Onyx black ink and Camel watercolours, before fussy cutting and popping up with 3D foam tape.

Fun, don't you think?

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Have a nice day!


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Feather shaker card

I've made a card for the Simon Says Stamp Flicker challenge #6 today, which requires the use of any Simon Says Stamp die.
I just love the feather die from SSS and I came across this video by Jennifer Mcguire  making shaker cards so I decided to incorporate this technique for the challenge.



For the background, I clear embossed a stamp from Penny black and then water coloured the background (one of my favourite techniques that I learned on Online Card Classes). After it dried, I ironed off the embossing so I was left with this gorgeously soft background!
I then die cut the feathers from the panel as well from a sheet of orange fun foam.
I then sandwiched the sequins between the water coloured panel, an OHP sheet and the fun foam before adhering to the card.

The sentiment is from  the Hero Arts 'You're a rainbow OWN' stamp set.

I'm quite proud of this card…what do you think?!!!!

I am also submitting this card for the 'Runway Inspired challenge' #72.

Thanks so much for stopping by…
Have a nice evening!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Molded clay rose from Craft Adda

Hi all!
Today I have a card I made with a molded clay rose that was made by and generously gifted to me by Khyati Kothari of Craft Adda.


I combined it with the design block stamp from Hero Arts, ribbon and self-adhesive gemstones.

Pretty isn't it?

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Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

My first big order is in the mail!!

mailed my first big order today to the U.S.!

I packed all the cards in a box and went to post office, but, was told that the packing was not right and that I would have to go the main GPO to pack it correctly. 

So when I reached the General Post Office, I was pleasantly surprised that the post office themselves had boxes for packaging and would do the cloth packing too. 
As the employees were out for lunch (it was 1pm), I started to leave. A security guard stopped me and directed me to a small stall under a tree opposite the GPO where there were a few men doing the packing and addressing of parcels. The man ( known as JP to all) saw me from across the street and crossed over to help me. 
He then proceeded to pack my parcel expertly, address it, and guide me as to the firms that needed to be filled before I could mail it. 


At the same stall another gentleman was helping some by filling up a money order form. 
Such small businesses fill me with hope... India works... There is chaos in this madness!

I then went and mailed my parcel in the General Post Office!

All done and on its way!!

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Monday, November 3, 2014

Fun tags

Hey everyone! I have been having some fun with tags of late…
Here they are…


 Spellbinders nest abilities, Hero Arts nicest thoughts rubber stamp.


Kaisercraft stamp set, Verses rubber stamps sentiment



Spellbinders nestabilities, IO map background, Hero Arts better place rubber stamp 



Spellbinders nestabilities, IO map background, Hero Arts better place rubber stamp

I am submitting  these tags for the ATCAS 'Tag" challenge.



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Good night!


Birthday card for a teenage boy

It's my son's 17th birthday today!!
As per a tradition I started a few years ago, I made him a birthday card.
I was inspired by this card from Etsy.com...https://www.etsy.com/in-en/listing/121253993/computer-geek-birthday-techie-birthday?
I couldn't find the image online( it is a digital image by Mo Manning), so I decided to draw it myself. 
Not a bad illustration I think!


This is the view of my son that I see whenever I enter his room!!! 
He is an aspiring writer and illustrator so I added the cup of pens on the side. 
The sentiment is from Kaisercraft which I die cut with spellbinders nest abilities and popped up using an action wobble!!


These wobbles are so much fun and so very easy to use. 
The Happy Birthday sentiment is fro Hero Arts. 
All in all a good night's work, don't you think???

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Have a good evening!