Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Hi All,

Today I'd like to share a few cards I made with some new goodies I got from Simon Says Stamp's latest Stamptember release.

Let me start with the pictures of what I made.
Card 1

For this card, I heat embossed the Abstract Triangles background stamp and watercoloured it using distress inks (all colours listed below).
I then die cut the big you and co-ordinated it with a sentiment from the matching set.

Here's what I used (hyperlinked)

Brustro watercolour paper - 300 GSM
Ranger white embossing powder  
Ranger Heat It tool
Abstract Triangles BG stamp
Big You die
You matter stamp set
Distrss Inks: Chipped Sapphire, Picked Raspberry, carved pumpkin, mowed lawn, festive berries, wilted violet and seedless preserves.

Card 2

For this card, I heat embossed the Sketched Ranculus set from Simon Says Stamp on watercolour card stock and coloured using different distress inks.
All it needed after colouring was a sentiment, which is from Altenew's Label Love set. All products and sources from where you can buy the products are listed below

Brustro watercolour paper - 300 GSM
Ranger white embossing powder   
Ranger Heat It tool 
Sketched Ranunculus Stamp set 
Altenew Label Love
Distress inks: Festive Berries, Wilted violet, rusty hinge, and picked raspberry

There are some more cards I made recently. I shall post them all in a separate post.

Thanks for reading
Until next time.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Hi Everyone,

The last few weeks were a frenzy of work travels, missing mojo and stuff.
When I heard about the amazing drive run by the Indian crafting community to send some handmade cards to soldiers serving at the border, I found the perfect opportunity to make some quick cards.
We made Diwali cards to send to the soldiers and blank ones for them to send to their family. We also made cards to thank them. Read all about the drive here.

Now, I don't own any Diwali stamps but, since I needed to make these in bundles, I had to find a stamp that I could use, fast and quick. And voila. I found some stamps in my stash. 

For the Diwali cards, I used the(not used more than twice) Heena Elements stamp set from Altenew. Plan, stamp, repeat and BAM. I made 6 cards in under an hour.

Here is a pic:

I water coloured the flowers using some kuretake gansai tambi paints.
The sentiment was custom made using the Sophisticated Script Bundle from Concord and 9th. This set is a must buy!

All card stock was procured from Letz craft.

I made 6 more cards using the other big flower from the set.
Thanks for reading.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hi Everyone,

After a hiatus, I'd like to get back to blogging full time, if not more then at least one post a week.

Let me start by sharing something I made very recently.

I am a big fan of challenges. It gives me tons of ideas that help me work with various products I own. I recently participated in (as I regularly do) the Simon Says Stamp's Flickr challenge. They run a fortnightly challenge with a new theme each time.

This past challenge was 'Anything Goes'. I absolutely loved one, since it lets me try absolutely any product as long as one of them is from SSS.

Here's what I made. And let me warn you, I went berserk and created not one, not 2 but 6 cards. This was also to mostly replenish my stock of cards. I will list all sets and products used for the cards listed below each photo in each post.

For this card:
  • I started with heat embossing the balloons on watercolour paper in silver. 
  • Next I coloured the balloons using wet on wet technique (this helps the colour spread easily).
  • I then coloured the outer area with a pale wash of grey. You can use blue or brown as well for this.
  • The next step was for the panel to dry before it could be die cut to make it look neater than it would have.
  • I stamped the sentiment on a vellum panel, also from the set and adhered it on the front. The last thing I did was drop some splatters on the panel using the 3 colours and silver paint from my new favourite set - Starry Colours from gansai tambi before embellishing the front with some sequins.
  • The front panel was then laid on silver glimmer sheet and then finally on an A2 card base.
Something like this wouldn't take more than an hour, trust me!

Stamp Set: SSS Birthday Bits || Dies: SSS Stitched Rectangle dies || Distress inks: Peacock feathers, fossilised amber and festive berries (these are available in various places within India) || Watercolour paper: Brustro 300 GSM
Kuretake Gansai Tambi starry colours used for silver splatters on the card ||
Embossing Powder: Ranger silver embossing powder (also available at various stores in India) ||
All card stock and embellishments were procured from various local stores.

Thanks for reading


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

First Anniversary Scrapbook Album

Hi Everyone,

I have recently completed a scrapbook for a couple who wished to celebrate their first anniversary. The customer wanted specific moments from their dating days to their travels after marriage to be segregated. Below is the picture of the cover and a close up of the flowers, all of which are handmade.

And here is another picture of the flowers:

Here's what I used to make the flowers:
Dies - Joy crafts floral flourishes 4
Distress Ink - Seedless preserve

Until next time. :)

Sunday, October 4, 2015

World Cardmaking Day

Hello Everyone:

Despite being uber busy, I had to make something on World Cardmaking Day.
Though a day late, I'm happy I've managed to get the picture up on my very new blog.

Here's the picture of what I whipped up in practically minutes. Thank God I am a hoarder and love to keep a stash of flowers at hand :)

Love You

List of supplies:

The cardstock and the quilling strips were procured locally
The sentiment is from Winnie and Walter's Big, bold hello stamp set.

Thanks for visiting today!