Wednesday, December 30, 2015

#30 - Pergamano Flowers

I had been fascinated with this form of art called Pergamano. Its simply amazing, beautiful and so much fun. This is my first Pergamano card and I really liked the way its come out.

For this card, I used 140gsm vellum sheet and traced the design with permanent black fine ink. The best option could be using Micron fine tip pens or even Sharpies are good. For coloring I used the Faber Castell Connecter pens and the Faber Castell Polychromous pencils of the same color shade.

For the flowers I started from the bottom of the petal, added a little color with pens and then used the waterbrush to create the light an shaded effect of the same color. Then turning the vellum, I embossed the petals starting from the top which has added the white effect on the petals.Finally, used the pencils to added a little darkness to the petals. Followed the same technique with the leaves.

I traced the chevron with the white pencils and turning the vellum stippled the entire chevron using a single needle tool.

Finally, the border, I traced it using the white pencil and embossed it using the ball embossing tool and using the 2-needle tool(Mini StampEdge) cut out the border.

I really hope everyone like this!!!

#29 - Quilled Flowers

I had come across this simple design of a 3 petal flower and wanted to re-create it with #Quilling. I have not added any sentiment on this card as I felt it could be used for any occasion.

I used the #Spellbinders - Romantic Rectangles die set to make the shaped card and added a few pearls on it.

Each petal in the flower is made of 7 individual quilled teardrop, all glued together.

Hope all like this.

I am entering this card for the IQCG#22 - Anything Goes and the IQCG DT Call 2016

Thursday, December 10, 2015

# 28 - Quilled Christmas Card

I wanted to create a quilled card in red and green and thought of this very simple design.

I first quilled the flower with 3mm strips of red and golden and the leaves with 3mm strips of dark green and arranged them.
I diecut the cardstock using the spellbinders die on which I made the arrangement. Used the patterned paper from Kaisercraft Twig and Berry cardstock.

Monday, November 30, 2015

# 27 - Christmas trees

Some days back I was just browsing on one of the online scrapbooking stores and came across these gorgeous Christmas tree peel-offs. I instantly fell in love with them and had to order them.

To go with these silver Christmas tree stickers I used the silver glitter paper and white glitter paper as a mat. And finally used the silver border and corner stickers as the finishing touches to the cards.

# 26 - Quilled Flower - Seasons Greetings

I had this quilled flower made some time an wanted to use it somewhere and this new card was the best way to utilise it.

I die-cut the twig using Marianne Designs dies. Embossed the top part of the white cardstock and tied the black and white polka dots ribbons to add some contrast to the cards.

I am not a very big fan of using ribbons on my cards but really love their effect with quilled cards.

# 25 - Quilled Snowflakes

Love quilling and I absolutely love quilled snowflakes. So I thought os making a few mini cards which would highlight one single lovely little snowflake.

Made the snowflake using 3mm white quilling strips and added some pearls. Used die-cut shapes to ad dimension to these cards and finally used silver peel-off borders just to add finishing touches to these cards.

# 24 - The Paper Players - Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Back after a long time.... Its Christmas fever everywhere and I am all set to create some beautiful Christmas cards.

I created this card for The Paper Players - tic-tac-toe Challenge

The combination for this card is the Blue - Sparkle or Shine - Embossing.

I have used the blue cardstock, heat embossed the snowflake with white powder on the blue vellum and to add the sparkle I have used the rhinestones at the corners. I did the same embossing for the sentiment.

I really wanted to work on vellum for a long time now and this was a perfect opportunity.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

# 23 - Flowers and Butterflies

"Some people make your laugh a little louder, your smile a little brighter, and your life a little better"

Created this card for the Catchy Challenges and the inspiration was this pic below

I loved the colors and have tried to incorporate them in my project. I have used the roses from the gold peel-off sheet and have stuck them onto the watercolor paper and coloured usingTim Holtz distress markers - Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose for the roses and Shabby Shutters for the leaves.

Created the background using MFT Stencils and sponge daubered the Memento Desert Sand ink. Finally stamped and cut the small butterflies from the Hero Arts stamp set. The sentiment is also from the Hero Arts stamp set.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

# 22 - Flourish

"I keep myself busy with the things I do. But every time I pause I still think of you"

I have tried to highlight the orange color. Gold embossed using the Stamp-It's Flourish stamps and Ranger's Gold embossing powder. Scored the center part of the card for an additional effect and added a few yellowish pearls.

Friday, June 12, 2015

# 21 - Butterflies

'Believe you can and you are halfway there'

Created this card for the Addicted to CAS Challenge.

Scored the cardstock in rising straight lines to create that embossed look(I still don't own a embossing and die-cutting machine, so I do all the embossing using bone folder) . Punched the butterflies and sponge daubered then using memento ink pads.Stamped the sentiment from Kaisercraft and stuck it. Handmade the flower.

Just tried to interpret the sentiment in this card with the butterfly's journey towards the flower

# 20 - Sunset Again

'Enjoy the little things in life, because one day you will look back and realize they were the big things'

Created this card for the Less Is More - Sunset challenge. I have tried to bring about the shades of sun during sunset in concentric circles and then just stamped the image onto it. Used watercolors again to create the background.

# 19 - Sunset

'It is almost impossible to watch the sunset and not think of you'

I created this card for Less Is More - Sunset challenge. I created this sunset using watercolors. It was the first time I used watercolors so much. Enjoyed so much creating this card with such a beautiful theme.

Also adding this card for the Virginia's View Challenge # 15 

Tried to showcase the Ombre pattern here.

Monday, June 8, 2015

# 18 - Friends

'I love those people you can joke around with and have so much fun with and then have deep conversation with and its not weird at all'

I created this card for the Colour Me... Monochromatic! challenge.

I absolutely loved creating this card. I dont have a embossing and die-cutting machine yet and was so keen on creating a white card with a little embossing on it and this was where I tried it.
 The embossing on the card is done by scoring the lines using the bone folder. I have stuck some pearls on the embossing for an elegant effect. 
The top portion of the card is self-embossed slightly using the Stamp-It Swirls stamp. The sentiment is gold embossed. Finally embellished the card with a few small flowers, a strip of ribbon and stamens.

Friday, June 5, 2015

# 17 - Vintage Card

Its the first time I tried my hands on creating a Vintage Card and I absolutely enjoyed creating this card for the CAS.ology Vintage Challenge

I have used 3 different stamps here - Kaisercraft's Script stamp, Papermania Urban Stamps - Chronology and the Typewriter. I used the Memento 'Potter's Clay' ink pad and sponge dauber-ed the paper edges with same to give that vintagy finesse. The typewriter is stamped with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink pad. Hope everyone likes this.

# 16 - Great Day

"You are off to great places, Today is your day, Your mountain is waiting so get on your way"

I created this card for The Paper Players - A Tic- Tac- Toe challenge , the idea was 

My card showcases the use of patterned paper on a blue cardstock and I have gold embossed the sentiment on it. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

# 15 - With Love

"The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away"

Created this card for CAS(E) this Sketch #125 

Layered the black cardstock onto the red one. Die-Cut the With Love sentiment and sponge daubered it with Memento 'Love Letter' ink. The wooden heart embellishments were lying with me for a long time now and this is where I thought of using them. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

# 14 - Hello Sunshine

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind races us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.... Have a great day '

For this card, I first cut out the window and the bars. I then stamped and inked the sky and the sun using sponge daubers and memento ink pads.

I quilled the four lovely flowers using 3mm yellow strip and the leaves have been quilled using 3mm green strips.

# 13 - You're in my thoughts

"You are in my thoughts and prayers"

Since a long time I have been thinking of creating a quilled frame. Now I finally did it :-). Its a small one but I am still happy... Looks good on my husband's desk :-)

Well, I quilled the flowers using an eccentric board and used the 3 mm purple strips. The grass has been husked using 3 mm green strips.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

# 12 - Mother's Day

Another Mother's Day card on its way :-) .... I created this card for the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge - 120  and it came out quite well....

I created a small pocket with patterned paper for the sentiment and for the background I used the Kaisercraft Script stamp and used the Memento Potter's Clay ink.

Following is the sketch based on which I created this card.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

# 11 - Congratulations

"The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams... Congratulations "

I have punched and embossed the flowers and have used the patterned papers for the background.

# 10 - Inspire Me

There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection.To me that is the true essence of beauty.

Gold embossed the image and the sentiment onto the black patterned paper. Used gold gel pen to highlight the background.

Entering this card for the CAS(E) this Sketch #119 Challenge . 

Also, entering this card for the ric#82 - Challenge . 

My inspiration for this card being the use of black and gold to enhance the perfect imperfect beauty of the woman.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

# 9 - Mother's Day

"My mother - is the bones of my spine keeping me straight and true, she is my blood making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart I cannot imagine a life without her"

Created the quilled flower using 3mm strips of 2 pink shades. I created 2 flowers and then layered them. Then quilled the leaves and a little grass. Cut-out the oval shape and gold embossed the sentiment onto it. Completed the card by pasting all the pieces together and adding the pearl lace around the oval cut-out.

Here I have used watercolor pencils to create the background. I used all shades of green and light brown pencils and just scribbled on the paper. Later I spritzed some water and just used the watercolor brush to blend the colors. 
I have used scalloped punch to create the red flowers.

The minute I completed this card, I totally fell in love with it. Didn't expect it to turn out so well. Quilled the 2 flowers with 3mm yellow and brown strips. Quilled just 2 sprigs of grass and added a few pearls. To give the window effect to this card, I used Distress Ink - Wild Honey and the MFT stencil and then stamped the sentiment.

I am definately gonna post this card to my Mum in India :-) ..... I hope she loves this...

Quilled 2 flowers with 3mm red and yellow strips. The smaller flower is quilled using the husking technique and bigger one is done using beehive technique. I absolutely love the effect the beehive technique brings to the flowers.  Quilled the sprigs of leaves using 3mm green strips.

I border punched the yellow cardstock and pasted the quilled creations onto it and stamped the sentiment.

A little something for Grandmom's :-)...
This card is my first take on the gate fold cards and I really liked the way it has turned out as it was the first I have tried this.I have punched and embossed the flowers and leaves. Used patterned paper for the gates and the walls. Finally stamped the sentiment on one of the gates.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

# 8 - For you MOM

"Youth fades; Love droops;the leaves of friendship fall. A mothers secret love outlives them all"

Mothers Day is getting closer, and I am trying all different techniques to make some beautiful cards for the occasion. I had been wanting to use watercolor pencils for a long time and this is where I tried them first.

I have used watercolor pencils to color the birds and grass. For the grass I have also used some green markers. The stamps are from the Hero Arts Mothers Day stamp set. To complete the card, I have used a few clear rhinestones.

Entering this card for the retrosketches #158 challenge

Thursday, March 19, 2015

# 7 - Love

Punched the red flowers and embossed them. Punched out the strands of leaves. Arranged to form a heart shaped bouquet with 'LOVE' stamped in the heart.

# 6 - Stamped flowers

A simple card made by stamping the flowers and coloring them using markers. The stamp is from the Hero Arts stamp set. I have stamped the sentiment to complete the card.

# 5 - Daydreams

"Happy thoughts, cups of tea, pink peonies, big dreams, smell of rain, morning dew and thats when I think of you"

I made the three pink flowers be fringing a 10mm pink strip and used a 3mm black strip for the centre. The leaves surrounding the fringed flowers are punched and embossed.
The rose buds are stamped from Hero Arts stamp set and have coloured them using markers. I have used polka dotted black ribbon and stamped the sentiment to complete the card.

# 4 - Falling leaves

"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from that beautiful tree"

I have used a pink patterned paper. Punched out the green leaves and embossed them. Have used the brown strip on which I have attached the leaves. Stamped the sentiment to complete the card.

# 3 - Special times

Punched flowers from a red paper sheet and embossed them for an elegant finish. I have colored the border using a silver gel pen and used clear and black rhinestones.

Completed this card with a sweet special day sentiment.

# 2 - Congratulations

"Happy" is what happens when all your dreams come true :-)...

Simple 'Congratulations' card with 3 quilled flowers. The flowers are made using the quilling comb and husking technique. Have done a simple layering of red over dark brown cardstock and grouped the 3 flowers. I have completed the card with a 'Congratulation' sentiment stamped on the card.

# 1 - Colors of Love

"Love is like a rainbow, the more you see it, the more you realize, what a miracle it really is"

This is how I created this card
Cut out a heart shape on the top layer and stuck the strips so that the heart showcases the colors of the rainbow. I have used a silver bow just to enhance the look of this card and have grey stamped the simple 'Love you' sentiment.