A Trio Of Cards

Hello!

I’ve never made a set of cards – it was always individual cards all the time. So this time, inspired by the Muse Challenge, I am making a trio of cards with the theme ‘Snowflakes’!. Unfortunately, I cannot submit this to the challenge since I made use of several pattern papers instead of one, but I still had fun making them all! 🙂

A Trio Of Cards

Its been some time since I’ve had these Spellbinders Snowflake die cuts, but I’ve rarely used them – so, I put them to good use this time. 🙂

A Trio Of Cards - Card 1

For my first card, I cut some pattern paper in two widths, foam mounted them in almost center of the card. I die cut the snowflakes in scrap paper and added glue and light silver fine glitter on top. After they dried, I adhered them directly on top of the pattern paper. I stamped the sentiment in another piece of trimmed card stock and adhered it directly on top, hiding a small portion behind the snowflake.

A Trio Of Cards - Card 2

For my second card, I chose pattern paper with the same design but opposite colors. I adhered the grey pattern paper first directly on the card base. I then die cut the snow flake using scrap paper and added some silver stickles on top. After letting it dry, I adhered it directly on the pattern paper such that a part of it would be hidden by the next piece of thin pattern paper, which I foam mounted on top. I also added an outline using a grey pen so that the snow would be highlighted. I also added a strip of silver embossed paper to decorate it more. I then stamped the sentiment and re-wrote it using glitter pen.

A Trio Of Cards - Card 3

For my third card, I chose some pattern paper with snowflakes pattern on it. I die cut a snowflake at the top left corner and using this like a stencil, I lightly outlined the card base below using a pencil. I adhered some rhinestones in a snowflake pattern within this outline and erased the pencil lines. Leaving this to dry, I stamped the sentiment by scribbling the stamp with glitter pen. I also outlined the pattern paper with two rough lines using the same glitter pen. I then adhered the pattern paper on the card base.

I am submitting my first card to the CAS(E) This Sketch #97

Thanks for looking! 🙂

Art Book : Its Autumn

Well, its actually past autumn here in Bangalore. But I guess its never too late for an autumn theme! 😛

Art Journal : Its Autumn

I started by getting some acrylic paints, applying them on an acrylic block, wetting it with water and sliding it across the page. Once this was dry, I took the Prima Flourish stencil and added some bronze, gold, and white paints over them.

Art Journal : Its Autumn (close up 1)

Once this was dry, I started stamping using the Hero Arts Scattering Leaves stamp set. I used some distress ink combinations with brown, green, red, pink and orange spritzed it once with water and stamped it directly on the surface.

Art Journal : Its Autumn (close up 2)

Once this was dry, I free handed some words on top in a black gel pen.

That’s it! Very clean, very simple. I was done in about less than an hour I think! 🙂

Thanks for looking!

From Halloween Colors

Hello!

This time I am trying for Halloween colors, of Orange, Black and White! A strange (at least I think so!), yet beautiful combination of colors. I am glad to work on this colors, for making a card with a non-Halloween theme.. 😉

From Halloween Colors

And so, I proceeded to make a very simple card. I started with stamping some flowers in a few shades of orange, at the upper side of a card stock panel. I then drew some lines down the flowers using a black marker to make the stems for the flowers and also doodled on some leaves.

From Halloween Colors (close up 1)

I then cut out a piece of pattern paper – with orange background and black buttons – to cover all of the card base from DCWV Halloween and Fall stack and adhered it directly on the card base. I then foam mounted the above card panel on it.

From Halloween Colors (close up 2)

I fuzzy cut a panel for the sentiment and cut the sides to get a banner shape. I then stamped the sentiment on and adhered only the sides of the banner on the card.

That’s my card! I am submitting this for the Fusion Card Challenge (Something Wicked This Way Comes…Or Not…)

Thanks for looking!

Double Stamping

Hello! My adventures to create a card for the latest Runway Inspired Challenge continue! When the latest in the challenge was presented, I was completely lost – void of ideas and sad that I wasn’t able to come up with anything..and now, 2 cards in 2 days! 😀 Well, that’s life, I suppose! 😉

The card today is inspired by several cards I’ve seen – I have no shame to admit that I am more often than not inspired by the cards created by others out there. This is also one of them (its an idea which combines techniques included in many other stamps I’ve seen, so I am not mentioning them all here..). My heartfelt thanks to all those great creators out there! 🙂

Double Stamping

Now, coming to the card – I first got out some Memento Dew drops ink in shades of red and swiped the ink pad across a card stock panel. After this, I took the Trendy Triangles stamp from MFT and repeat-stamped it in white pigment ink. I then reversed the direction and stamped the same image in black dye ink. This gave the background a geometric look. For the embellishment, I added some dots of pearl white acrylic paint like it is splattered diagonally across the panel – I’ve just discovered what great replacement acrylic paint makes to enamel dots! Love it! 🙂

Double Stamping (close up)

Now, I proceeded to die cut three pieces of cardstock in red, black and white using WPlus9 Timeless Tags and cut the base a little more. I stamped the sentiment in blak pigment ink and adhered the three pieces together. I then took some pink-white dyed string and after looping it a few times, adhered it between the panel and the die cuts. Finally I foam mounted the panel on a white card base.

This is my second submission to the Runway Inspired Challenge #70

Thanks for looking! 🙂

Runway Inspired Challenge #70

Hello! And again, I am using something new from my stash, which has been out there for quite some time.. But I enjoy using these new stamps so much! Really fun! 🙂

Abstract background hello card

I made the background first by repeatedly stamping different stamps from the stamp set WPlus9 Borders and Background stamp in different shades of black, red and grey. I die cut the sentiment using WPlus9 Hand lettered Hello die. I foam mounted this on the card base.

Abstract background hello card (close up)

Since the card was looking a bit plain, I tried adding a thin strip of paper at the side – I made this by adding glue to a thin strip of paper colored black and adding some fine glitter on top. Then I adhered this directly to the side of the patterned piece on card.

For the embellishment, I added a few drops of pearl white acrylic paint and some silver glitter nail polish – the acted as faux enamel dots…so beautiful! 😀 But not so readily visible in the card..:(

I am submitting this to the Runway Inspired Challenge #70

Thanks for looking!

A Watercolor Sunset

Hi all! This time I tried an experiment – using watercolor on modelling paste. 🙂 And a secret ingredient to bring out some glitter and shine on my card!

Its been quite some time since I did some shopping for craft supplies. Me new stash, consists of some products which have been out for some time – but I was always dilly-dallying about whether to purchase them or not..and I finally did! 🙂

Sunshine/Sunset

One of these products is Time Holtz Layered Stencil Rays. I used this with the modelling paste to get some sunshine on my card stock. After letting it dry completely, I started watercoloring it using some basic shades of red, orange and yellow. Since a lot of water was used, the surface warped a lot, but I let it dry as is. Once dry, I adhered it to some black paper, which stuck a little off the sides, and adhered this whole piece on the card base.

Sunshine/Sunset (closeup)

I drew and fuzzy cut some thick cardstock in bird shapes. added glue in a thin layer and added some black distress glitter and let it dry. In the meantime, I added the secret ingredient – nail polish! Yes, I added some really fluid silver glitter nail polish on the embossed areas of the sunshine, to add…well, shine! 😉 And after the birds were dry, I curved the wings a little and adhered the birds on the card base.

I am submitting this card to the Muse Challenge

Thanks for looking!

Art Book : New Start

After a few times I worked on my art journal, I started feeling that the page was too big for me to fill – I always needed to think how to cover various parts of the page with the same design I had in mind, without repeating patterns…tough! And all the time, I would also think that it would be better if I had a smaller book with me for journalling. But since I couldn’t find any in my local stationary shop, I thought of making one by myself!

New Art Journal - Cover Page

Well, there was naught for it – I bought a book of the usual size, removed the pins from the center, cut the paper where the fold was and folded them anew in between. Stacking them into four stashes, I pierced a couple of holes in each fold and stitched them together. I couldn’t just leave the papers like that, could I? I also added some thick white paper as a cover and glued the papers to the spine. And my pretty book was ready for art jounalling! 😀

New Art Journal - Cover Page (close up)

And my first project? The cover page, of course! 😉 I HAD to do something on top – I mean, the crafter in me would just not permit the cover to be white! And so I got to work –  I picked some stencils and distress ink and used my imagination to bring out a beautiful masterpiece (:P) on the cover!

Love it! Love it! How about you?