Thursday, 20 July 2017

Happy birthday - With just a pop of orange

Hello guys
I dunt know why but i am just hooked on to handmade card.....everyday I wake up with something new buzzing in my head and I can't rest until its done. July for me marks the beginning of Birthday season for me and I have a lot of Birthdays lined up....so I decided to stock up on my cards so that I have enough to send to everyone I know.
I am putting this card up at the following challenges:
  1. Paru's Card making Challenges - July - Happy Birthday
  2. Scrapping4fun Challenge #94- Birthday
  3. The Flower Challenge#10 - Embossing Dry/Heat
  4. HLS July CAS card - Birthday
  5. Addicted to CAS challenge #115 - Summer - My card has summer bright colors
  6. Addicted to stamps and more challenge #251 - Anything Goes
  7. Double D challenge - A pop of color with Black and White - I have my inspiration from the moodboard.

Its a fairly simple card and took me 1 hour to make it considering that I colored the flower with watercolor pencils. Though, I did use water to blend them initially and so I started with a watercolor cardstock. But then, I was very unhappy with the blending and went back again with the pencils and did some shading on the flower..
 So, I heat embossed the flower and colored it with my pencils. I then fussy cut it out and kept it aside ready to mount on the panel. For the front panel, I stamped the leaf from the same stamp set several times using dye ink. I added a little black thread and on top adhered my flower. I glued this panel to a black cardstock making sure it was peeking out from 2 sides only. I added this to my chrome yellow standard A2 size cardbase. I finished my card with the sentiment stamped on vellum and added it to the front of the flower and sprinkled some clear sequins. I hope you liked my simple card with a pop of orange.

Supplies used:

  1. Watercolor cardstock
  2. Geometic Nature - Mudra Craft stamps
  3.  Sequins- Clear- Mudra stamps
  4. Black cardstock- 270gsm - A1 Craft
  5. Chrome Yellow cardstock - 270 gsm
  6. Watercolor pencils - FaberCastle
  7. Momento Tuxedo Black Dye ink- The Craft shop
  8. Ranger Multi medium matte- The craft shop
  9. Wow Heat gun- ItsyBitsy
  10. Wow gold Embossing powder - ItsyBitsy
  11. Versamark - ItsyBitsy
  12. Vellum - ItsyBitsy
  13. Black thread

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Handmade card - Wishing you Peace and Tranquility ( LCC DT Inspiration).

Hello guys
I have a wonderful news to share with you all today. I have started my term as a DT member of Lets Craft and Create challenge Blog from July onward and today is my first blog post for them. I have an inspiratin card to share with you all today and the this month's challenge is Just Beachy or Red, white and Blue.  So here is my card for this month's challenge. I would encourage you all to join in this month's challenge which you can enter by clicking this Link

Now onto my card, it is a very simple card and took me 20 mins to complete it. to begin I took a white textured cardstock and did some ink blending with just 2 distress inks - Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon. I splattered some water and lifted some color off. I heat set this and then I did the waves using Modelling paste and Papericious Frosting Powder. I heat set everything and then stamped my sentiment using Archival Ink Black. the slippers are fussy cut from Red cardstock and it was fun to sketch and cut something out. I used my white gel pen to do the straps. I matter this panel with a Kraft cardstock and then mounted it on a standard A2 size white cardbase. Finished my card with some sequins from Mudra stamps.
I hope you like this quick and easy card....super fun and easy to make.

Supplies used:
  1. Prima Marketing Modelling paste 
  2. Papericious Frosting Powder
  3. Kraft , Red,  White cardstock (270gsm) - Itsybitsy
  4. Textured White cardstock (250gsm) - ItsyBitsy
  5. Distress inks - Tumbled Glass and Mermaid lagoon
  6. Mudra stamps- Wishing you stamp set
  7. Mudra stamps - Sequins -Clear and Pumpkin Harvest
  8. Black Archival ink
  9. White gel pen
I am putting this card up at
  1. Cards and more challenge #189 - Holidays and Summertime - My card is inspired by my holiday to Goa which is full of beaches and a must for summertime.
  2. Try it on Tuesday - Let it shine - I have used sparkling frosting powder on my card.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Follow your dreams - Shabby chic handmade card

Hello everyone
today I am breaking my watercoloring streak and got back to doing what I love making....shabby chic cards! A big shout out to everyone who loves shabby chic cards... I love shabby chic and cant get enough of them.
I am putting this card up at the following blog challenges:
  1. SimonSaysStamp - Monday challenge - Get in Shape - I have incorporated hexagons and  #d elements
  2. Butterfly challenge#82 - M is matching Pairs and O is color of Orange Peel - I have used 2 same butterflies and orange color.
  3. Craft Addiction design Team Challenge #07 and #08 - Summer in mixed media style - I have made a shabby chic card
  4. Cute card Thursday #486 - Ribbons/ Bows - I have incorporated bow in my card.
  5. DLART July Linky challenge
  6. DLART Thankful thursday #208 - Anything Goes
  7. Scrap and Craft Challenge #5- summertime with butterflies - My card complete summer with flowers, butterflies and honeycombs
  8. Craft Milka - I love math challenge #6 - Hexagons
I started with a white cardstock cut to 4" x 51/4" and I did some distress ink blending with Spiked Marmalade through a honeycomb stencil I just used 1 ink and just varied my pressure to get the gradient effect. I distress ed the edges with a distressing took and then added some neutral hemp twine around the front panel and finished with a cute bow. I mounted this onto a 41/8" x 53/8" orange cardstock which was also distressed on the edges using some fun foam. I mounted this onto my white card base cut to 41/4" by 51/2".

Once everything was assembled, I added some cheesecloth and then assembled all my flowers. Finished off the card with the sentiment and sequins. But then, I thought something was missing and thats when I decided to add butterflies which are white heat embossed and then colored with Spiced Marmalade distress ink. I shaped them and added them on my card and then added glossy accents to few of the honeycombs...super fun when you look up close.

So, that completed my card...I hope you all like it.

Supplies used:
  1. White cardstock (270gsm) - Itsybitsy
  2. Orange cardstock (270gsm) 
  3. Glossy accents
  4. Distress inks - Spiced Marmalade
  5. Mudra stamps- Geometric Nature
  6. Mudra stamps - Sequins - Harvest Mix
  7. Stencil- Honey comb- ItsyBitsy
  8. Ranger heat embossing powder - Superfine White 
  9. Versamark watermark inkpad
  10. Wow Heat gun
  11. Ranger multi medium matte
  12. Tim Holtz distressing tool
  13. Hemp twine - Neutral - ItsyBitsy
  14. Butterfly stamp set - Hampton Art 
  15. Flowers - Personal Stash
  16. Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Happy Birthday - Geometric flower card

Hello guys
So today I have a handmade card which is again inspiration driven and here is the picture which inspired me to make this card. I was going through Pinterest for some inspiration for a project and I saw this picture. I was so driven by it that I decided to make a card.
I am putting this card up at the following challenges:
  1. Paru's Card making Challenges - July - Happy Birthday
  2. Polkadoodles Week#28 - Anything Goes
  3. Scrapping4fun Challenge #94- Birthday
  4. SimonSaysStamp - Monday challenge - Distress it.
  5. YNS color challenge#68 - I have used Pale pink, Bright pink and Green color.
  6. Color Throwdown #451
  7. DLART July Linky challenge
  8. DLART Thankful thursday #208 - Anything Goes
  9. The Flower Challenge#10 - Embossing Dry/Heat
  10. HLS July CAS card - Birthday

It took me a while to make this as all the flowers and leaves are stamped and heat embossed on a watercolor cardstock and then individually watercolored using Distress inks. I fussy cut everything out and kept them aside while I readied my card base.
For the base, I started with a white cardstock(270gsm) cut to standard A2 size. I cut a frame out from the front of this cardbase leaving a 1/2"border for the frame. Then, I arranged and adhered my flowers and leaves on the front panel. Then, I added a piece of clear acetate behind my frame and secured everything.
On the inside, I added Kraft cardstock which was splattered with white acrylic paint and heat embossed sentiment which I glued behind my front panel. I finished my card with few sequins and a coat of wink of stellar sparkle on the flowers and leaves. I hope you all like liked my card.
Supplies used:
  1. White cardstock (270gsm) - Itsybitsy
  2. Kraft cardstock (270gsm) 
  3. Watercolor cardstock (250gsm) - Personal Stash
  4. Distress inks - Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar, Crushed Olive and Cracked pistachio
  5. Mudra stamps- Geometric Nature
  6. Mudra stamps - Sequins -Sugar Plum Mix and Harvest Mix
  7. Watercoloring Brush
  8. White Acrylic Paint
  9. Ranger heat embossing powder - Superfine White 
  10. Versamark watermark inkpad
  11. Wow Heat gun
  12. Ranger multi medium matte
  13. Clear Acetate sheet - Itsybitsy
  14. Wink of stella - Clear

Saturday, 15 July 2017

First attempt at Watercolor Smooshing card - For a Friend

Hello guys
I have yet bright and colorful card to bust all the blue mood due to heavy rains in Mumbai........Its raining so heavily since couple of days....I am worried the trains might stop working due to water logging very soon. Today, I was going through some of the photos I took when I was on vacation last month and saw this beautiful Lotus...So pretty and serene. I took inspiration from it and made this card.


I am putting this card up at the following challenges:
  1. SimonSaysStamp - Monday challenge - Distress it.
  2. Craft stamper Magazine - Take it Make it July
  3. Polkadoodles Week#28 - Anything Goes
  4. The Ribbon Girl - July challenge - Anything Goes
  5. Addicted to Stamps and more challenge#250 - Photo Inspiration (Got inspired by the colors in this photo)
  6. Mod Squad challenge - Make the sentiment the main focal point
  7. YNS color challenge#68 - I have used Pale pink, Bright pink and Green color.
  8. Color Throwdown #451
  9. DLART July Linky challenge
  10. DLART Thankful thursday #208 - anything Goes


So here is my new card which I have made using the smooshing technique. I have never done this technique before and it was super fun to try something new. For this card, I dabbed Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar and Twisted Citron on a clear acetate sheet and spritzed it with water. Then I smooshed this onto a watercolor cardstock cut to 4" by 51/4"and then picked the acetate sheet. I didnt have much patience to wait for it to air dry and so I used my heat gun.
Once everything was dry, I heat embossed the sentiment on the panel using Ranger Tinsel Gold. I made sure to use a anti static powder and it a must before heat embossing. Now, I cut a standard A2 size cardbase from Black Cardstock and added gold glitter cardstock on it which was 1/8" smaller than the cardbase. I then added my panel on this cardbase using strong adhesive as the panel was a little warped due to watercoloring. To add more interest to my card, I added a white frame on my card to make it look like I had framed my sentiment.
To finish my card, I added some sequins in white, iridescent clear and gold. I have made this card for my BFF as Friendship Day will be coming up next month and just wanted to start making few cards before I got too busy with work.

Supplies used:

  1. Balck Cardstock (270gsm) - ItsyBitsy
  2. Gold Glitter Cardstock - ItsyBitsy
  3. Watercolor cardstock
  4. Distress inks - Picked Raspberry, Spun Sugar and Twisted Citron - ItsyBitsy
  5. Sequins 
  6. White cardstock (250gsm) - ItsyBitsy
  7. Versamark watermark inkpad
  8. Wow Heat gun
  9. Ranger multi medium matte
  10. Ranger heat embossing powder - Tinsel Gold
  11. Kaisercraft - Best Friends stamp set
  12. Clear Acetate Sheet - ItsyBitsy
  13. Anti static powder tool

Friday, 14 July 2017

Summertime Birthday -Watercolor card.

Hello guys
Welcome back to my blog. I have a watercolor card or you all today. everything you see from the panel to the butterfly is all watercolored using distress inks...They are my favorite goto for watercoloring. I am new to this technique and have recently stumbled upon it and trying my hand as much as I can. So, here I have made a Birthday Day with lots of bright coloring and splatters which I feel would be perfect for a girl...... or even someone young at heart.
I am putting this card up at the following challenges:
  1. Addicted to Stamps and more challenge#250 - Photo Inspiration (Got inspired by the colors in this photo)
  2. SimonSaysStamp - Monday challenge - Distress it.
  3. CAS(E) this sketch #230
  4. Craft stamper Magazine - Take it Make it July
  5. HLS July watercolor Challenge - Optional Twist - Blue
  6. Paru's Card making Challenges - July - Happy Birthday
  7. Polkadoodles Week#28 - Anything Goes
  8. Scrap and Craft Challenge#5 - Summertime + Butterflies 
  9. Scrapping4fun Challenge #94- Birthday
  10. The Ribbon Girl - July challenge - Anything Goes
So, I started with a textured white cardstock which I had bought maybe years back and I hoarded it for as long as I could possibly....Today was the last piece I could do with it and I am glad with the way my card turned out to be.....Ok ...so back to the process. I started with the cardstock cut to standard 41/4" by 51/2" and then generously spritzed it with water and then started watercoloring my panel. I have used 3 Distress inks - Mermaid Lagoon, Pinked Raspberry and Crushed olive. They blended and forned Violets and hints of Oranges. I let this panel air dry and it took good 4 hours before I could work with it again. I cut my front panel 1/4"from all the sides and then divided into 3 parts and assembled everything on a standard A2 size white cardbase (270gsm)
The Butterfly is from Mudra Stamps and I loved this stamp set....so much can be done with it. I heat embossed this stamp with white and then watercolored the geometric pattern with the 3 distress inks I used on the panel. I mixed then at few places and the result is simply unexpected.
Once the butterfly was all dried, I fussy cut it out and then adhered it to my panel along with some cheesecloth. Finished my card with the sentiment from the same stamp set which I heat embossed with White. To add more interest, I added sequins and splatter of white acrylic color.
I hope you like my card. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Supplies used:
  1. White cardstock (270gsm) - Itsybitsy
  2. Textured White cardstock (250gsm) - Personal Stash
  3. Distress inks - Picked Raspberry, Crushed Olive and Mermaid lagoon
  4. Mudra stamps- Geometric Nature
  5. Mudra stamps - Sequins -Sugar Plum Mix
  6. Watercoloring Brush
  7. White Acrylic Paint
  8. Ranger heat embossing powder - Superfine White 
  9. Versamark watermark inkpad
  10. Wow Heat gun
  11. Ranger multi medium matte
  12. Cheesecloth

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Happy Rakshabandan - Shabby Chic Money Envelope and Gift Box (Pink)

Hello everyone
How are you all today? I hope you all are having a fab week. So I have yet another Gift box with a matching Envelope for the upcoming festival Raksha Bandhan. This is the second one I have made and its similar to the first one with the only difference being the color of the project.  

Importance of Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu secular festival which is a celebration of sibling love and to be very specific Brother- Sister bond. Raksha Bandhan in Sanskrit literally means "the tie or knot of protection". The word Raksha means protection, while Bandhan is the verb to tie. On this day, The sister comes to Brother’s house and ties a sacred thread (Rakhi or an amulet)on this wrist in turn seeking protection from all evil for a lifetime. This is followed with a prayer or a song while putting red vermillion dot (Tilak) on his forehead and performing Aarti . An aarti is nothing but  a tray with lighted lamp which ritually rotated  clockwise around the brother's face, along with the prayer and well wishes.She then feeds him sweets which traditionally are ladoos, barfis and pedas (Indian Sweets)and in the recent times we feed them Chocolates and sometimes even diet sweets….lol. In return, along with the promise to protect her all her life, the brother also gives her gifts and money.

My husband has 2 sisters (1st cousins) and they would be coming over for Raksha Bandhan to my house and for them I have made this money envelope and a gift box to add a small gift and some money.




The box is 5" by 5" by 3" in size while the envelope is 7" by 3.5" in size and is a 3 fold envelope. The is a belly band to hold the money and the center part is empty to add our message. The top part is left empty and we can keep it that way or add a nice poem or some stamping. Here are some close up shots of the envelope.

I am putting this project up at
  1. Addicted to Stamps and more challenge#250 - Photo Inspiration (Got inspired by the colors in this photo)
Supplies used:
  1. Ranger White heat embossing powder
  2. Wow heat embossing gun  (ItsyBitsy)
  3. Versamark watermark inkpad
  4. Pink cardstcock 250gsm (ItsyBitsy)
  5. Green cardstcock 250gsm (ItsyBitsy)
  6. J'ardin Paper pack (ItsyBitsy)
  7. Chipboard elements (ItsyBitsy) 
  8. Tsukineko Radiant Neon Pigment Ink Pad Quad Warm
  9. Kraft cardstock 270gsm  (ItsyBitsy)
  10. Sequins - Sugar Plum Mix and Yellow (Mudra)
  11. Small roses (1cm) - Nikita More
  12. Violet flower - ItsyBitsy
  13. Rose Buds - Nikita More
  14. White Sakura flowers - Nikita More
  15. Sugar Pollen - ItsyBitsy
  16. Rakshabandhan stamp - Peek a boo designs - Happy stamp set
  17. Happy stamp - Petals From Scratch Card Sentiments Clear Acrylic Stamp Set by Fiskars Stamps
  18. Elizabeth Craft Design Curvy Leaves Die
  19. Silicon Glue (ItsyBitsy)
  20. White Adhesive
  21. White 1" Satin ribbon (ItsyBitsy)
  22. Pink roses (ItsyBitsy)