Thanks a Latte | Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Fall/Winter Blog Hop 2019

Hello Crafties!

I love coffee and I love making cards.. So today I have a coffee themed card. 😉

I also have a Video Tutorial on how I made the card below :

This is a mixed media card. As in I have used different mediums to make it.

All products are from the Itsy Bitsy store.

I love this sentiment and cute coffee cup image too. I colored these images with watercolor markers.

What do you like about this card?

Which technique would you like me to cover in the next video?

Let me know in the comments below.

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E.T. Inspired Card!

Hello Crafties!

I have another movie inspired card for you!

Lawn Fawn stamps are so versatile, we can adjust them according to our requirements.

I used the ‘Bicycle built for you’ stamp set by Lawn Fawn.

I made the hood of the alien using the headgear image from the same stamp set. And the little alien is the doggy from that very set. 😉

Everything else I hand cut.

The background is done by blending different distress oxides.

The sentiment is from the Ahoy matey stamp set.

It is so much fun making cards inspired by movies.

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by…

Have a great day ahead!


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!


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.

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MFT 2018 Card Design Superstar – Coloring Virtuoso

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!





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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!