A Bunch of Flowers

Hiya Crafties!

Coloring is a stress release therapy that not only kids but grown-ups too must partake.

It is especially useful when we have long travelling to do or are just plain bored. 😉

There are different coloring mediums we can use like color pencils, watercolors, copic markers, brush pens, etc. The list is endless.

For my one layer card today, I have used color pencils.

The beautiful stamp is by ‘Craftyscrappers’ called ‘Be kind – be you’.

I have done a bit of shading for the leaves and also the flowers.

First I stamped the image on watercolor cardstock with Versafine Black Onyx ink.

Then I colored in the image and fussy cut it.

I restamped the image after coloring to get crisper outlines. I used my Misti for this.

For the background, I used the ‘Distress Circles’ stencil again by ‘Craftyscrappers’ along with ‘Whipped Cream’ sparkling paste by ‘Little Birdie’ here & there.

I also sprinkled frosted sugar powder by ‘Dress my Craft’ over paste while it was wet.

The sentiment is from the same set.

Finished it off with white 3D outliner drops & Vanilla sparkling dotties.

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by… Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka

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You Are My Happy Card

Hi Crafties!

Today I am back with a simple card made using cutting-dies!

For this card, I used a green colored cardstock panel cut using a rectangle-die.

I had first dry embossed the panel using Craftreat ‘Stripes’ stencil and a Spellbinders embossing mat.

Then I ran this panel under the ‘You are my Happy’ cuttingdie by ‘Concord & 9th’.

I also separately used the same cutting die on a white cardstock.

And adhered the white diecut on the green panel using inlaid diecutting technique.

I watercolored another panel of watercolor cardstock with blue and offset it behind the main green panel.

I diecut the tree & cloud from the ‘In the city’ thin cuttingdie by ‘little birdie’.

The raindrops are the negative pieces from the white cardstock sentiment.

Finished it off with blue nuvo drops!

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by… Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka

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Floral Easel Card and Tag

Hi Crafties!

I am back with a tutorial for the oval easel card & tag that I posted about in my earlier post.
Let’s get started :

For the card,

I used the Simon Says Stamp ‘Flower Explosion’ background stamp set. It is such a beautiful design.
I heat embossed the image with black embossing powder on watercolor cardstock and colored with Koi watercolours.

Then I used an oval die on the panel and slightly bigger oval-die on black cardstock.

After that, I used the Thanks-die by Pink & Main on the watercolored panel. I also die-cut the ‘thanks’ sentiment from black cardstock. This ‘black cardstock thanks diecut’ I stuck in the negative space made on the watercolored panel.

This is called the ‘inlaid die-cutting technique’.

Then I stuck the watercolored panel and oval black cardstock panel together to add more interest.

I also cut two more oval panels from white cardstock. On one panel I scored at around 1 cm. And applied glue at that part on the backside and adhered it to the other panel.

I also scored the same oval panel midway & applied glue on its lower half (this time on the front) and stuck my watercolored black outlined panel.

Then I stamped the sentiment on a strip of paper and adhered it with foam tape on the inside of the card at the end so that when the card opens, it acts as stopper for the front panel.
Ta da! Our card is ready!

Fr the tag:

I used a Spellbinders tag-die both on watercolour and black cardstock.
After masking, I stamped the same stamp set on the tag and colored it.
I then stamped the sentiment and punched a hole at the top and finished it off with a blue ribbon from my stash.

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by… Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka

Interactive Adorable Elephants

Hiya Crafties!

Making interactive cards is so much fun. It’s true that the efforts that we put are ten times more than making a simple card. But the satisfaction that you get when your card actually moves and surprises you is ten fold! That is totally worth the efforts, isn’t it? 😄

I made this card for MFT 2018 Card Design Superstar – Innovation Master.

Below is a video of my card in action –

There are so many wonderful entries!

I hope you like my card too ☺.

I spent a lot of time designing this card. A. Lot.

I literally went over it again & again in my mind, till I was satisfied with the idea!

I actually had made another card with another stamp set by MFT but then this one caught my heart ❤

After designing, executing the idea perfectly was the next task.

This required the next Lot of time! [Obviously 😋 ]

I decided to go for a quadruple slider card. My card is 5.5 × 5.5 inch square card.

The front panel has a hidden double slider.

The right hand panel has the spinning wheel mechanism.

And the left hand panel is a pop up slider card.

I made all the mechanisms by hand. As I did not have the corresponding MFT diesets.

I used the ‘Adorable Elephants stamp set’ for the main images. The other images come from the ‘Happy Hippos stamp set’, the clouds from ‘Magical Dragons stamp set’ & the hearts from the ‘Once upon a time stamp set’.

For the little gift in the spinning wheel, I partially stamped the hippo image holding a gift and then drew the remaining outline with a fine tip black pen. Phew! 😅

I also used the instagram camera-die from the ‘Cute Cameras die-namics’ for the spinning wheel panel and ‘Surf & Turf dieset’ for the green hills.

Where I didn’t have the required MFT diesets, I fussy cut everything! The circles, the slits etc.

The front panel is watercolored. And the other panels are blended with Distress oxides Wild Honey & Squeezed Lemonade.

This is my card in its full glory 😉.

If we are counting all kinds of ‘Lots’ then let me say –

I had a Lot of fun too.

Learnt so many new things while making this card.

If it were not for MFT, I wouldn’t have learned so many new techniques on my own.

I hope you enjoy watching my card as much as I enjoyed making it.

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by… Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka

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MFT 2018 Card Design Superstar – Innovation Master

Pop Art

Hi Crafties!

I have a Pop Art card that I made for MFT 2018 Card Design Superstar – Coloring Virtuoso

Do you know what Pop Art is? I am always awed by pop art drawings.

Citing Wikipedia :

Pop art is an art movement that emerged in Britain and the United States during the mid- to late-1950s.

The movement presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular and mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects.

One of its aims is to use images of popular (as opposed to elitist) culture in art, emphasizing the banal or kitschy elements of any culture, most often through the use of irony.
It is also associated with the artists’ use of mechanical means of reproduction or rendering techniques. In pop art, material is sometimes visually removed from its known context, isolated, or combined with unrelated material.

For my card, I was inspired by Andy Warhol’s pop art drawings.

I used the pineapple stamp image from the BB Polynesian Paradise stamp set by My Favorite Things (MFT).

I first divided my panel into nine equal squares.

I then stamped the image nine times using my Misti and colored it with brush pens.

The sentiment is also from the same set.

I then stuck my panel on an A2 card base.

I took an unnecessary long time deciding the position of the sentiment. Whether to stamp in the middle or in the right!

Does this happen to you too? If the answer is yes, then we can safely say that “Great minds think alike”😉.

I have wanted to make a pop art card since a long time.

I love the contrasting effect that the various colors are having on the eyes. Hope I did justice to this card.

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by… Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka

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Happily Ever After!

Hey Crafties!

Today I am sharing a Clean and Simple aka CAS – One Layer card that I have created for MFT Superstar Challenge – Clean and Genius category.

Making a CAS card is so tough but if done properly then it sure makes an impact.

For this card, I used the ‘Once upon a time’ stamp set by My Favorite Things (MFT).

It is such a beautiful stamp set! Everything from the images to the font style is very pretty.

I decided to use the castle image and stamped it on watercolor paper and colored it. After fussy cutting, I stamped the image depicting a hill outline from the same stamp set. I colored it green and then stuck the castle image over it.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

To complete the card, I stamped the tiny heart images from the same stamp set with red brush pen and colored it with the same pen

I made this card dedicating it to all the fairytales I read and believed as a kid. I still do. Because who doesn’t love a happy ending? 😉

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by… Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka

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Thank you Cards

Hey Crafties!

We celebrated Teacher’s day in India on 5th September.
5th September is the birth anniversary of a great teacher Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was a staunch believer of education, and was a well-known diplomat, scholar, the President of India and above all, a teacher.

To celebrate this occasion I made 2 cards for my niece’s teachers!

I used the radiating rays stencil by Craftyscrappers.

For the green rays card, I used Twisted Citron distress oxide and Mowed Lawn distress ink through the stencil.

I diecut an oval piece of cardstock and blended Wild Honey distress oxide on it.

I then stamped, colored and fussy cut the cute girl image from Waffle Flower’s ‘Hello’ stamp set.

The sentiment I stamped from itsy bitsy’s ‘Happy Bird-Day’ stamp set.

For the Yellow rays card, I used Wild Honey distress oxide through that same stencil.

For this card, I stamped, colored and fussy cut the same girl image.

The sentiment is stamped in a contrasting color.

Made both these cards in less than an hour which was quite a feat for me 😀

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by… Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka

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Guest Designing at Paru’s Cardmaking Challenge

Hey Crafties!

Today I am guest designing over at Parus Cardmaking Challenges blog.

This is such a fabulous opportunity. It would be a pleasure if you could visit and leave some love.

Do not forget to participate in the challenge.

The theme this month is ‘Anything Goes’

I made an oval easel card and a tag to match it.

I used the Simon Says Stamp ‘Flower Explosion’ stamp.

Tutorial coming soon.

Thank you for stopping by…. Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka