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Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Happy Birthday - Handmade card | Watercolor | CAS

Hello guys
A new day and a new project...I have a simple card to share with you all. I made this card to celebrate my own birthday a few days back.....and so I have used all my fav colors and elements. I love Pinks and Blacks and gold glitter is just my goto fix for everything and I love flowers....so I mixed it all up and came up with this card.
This is a standard A2 size card and I have used 250gsm Baby Pink cardstock as the base. I layered matted it with Black and White cardstock panels which are 51/4" x 4" and 5" x 3 3/4" respectively. I have added foam tape to mount the white panel to add some dimension to my card.I stamped and gold heat embossed my geometric flower which is from Geometric Nature Stamp set - Mudra Craft Stamps and then watercolored it with ombre shades of pink. Since, there inst a coordinating die I fussy cut the image out....which I feel is just therapeutic. Using Orange curvy leaf die from Elizabeth Craft Designs and gold glitter sheets from IstyBitsy, I diecut some leaves.

To further enhance my card, I added foam dimension to the flower and some black embroidery thread on my card front. I arranged all the elements and finished off with enamel dots in similar colors. The Birthday sentiment is from ItsyBitsy which I gold heat embossed on vellum and adhered onto the flower using Craft Glue from ItsyBitsy.
I also decorated my envelope using strips of matching cardstock...love it when it all looks like a set.
That's all from me today...thank you for stopping by and I hope you liked my card.
I am putting my card up at the following challenges:
  1. HLS October Watercolor Challenge - Anything Goes : Optional Twist Gold
  2. The Flower Challenge #25 - Sparkle
  3. Craft stamper magazine - Take It Make It October - Anything Goes
  4. HLS October CAS Challenge -  Vellum.
  5. Creative With Stamps - Halloween or Leaves
  6. HLS October Anything Goes with Dies Challenge -  I have included leaf diecuts on my card

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Simple Exploding box for Baby Shower / Baby Announcement

Hello guys
I have a cute little exploding box to share with you all today. This box is perfect for baby showers or baby announcement to write blessings for the baby or the mother to be and fill it up with some sweets.

The exploding box is 5" by 5" by 5" on all sides and when it opens it holds a box in the center which is 4" by 4" by 4" and can hold 250gms of sweets and treats. The exploding box opens to reveal 4 sides on the inside. 2 of these are decorated with flowers and baby embellishments like bib, bottle and onesie which are gold heat embossed to add more shimmer and shine. on the other 2 sides...a message or a blessing can be written for  the mother or the baby.


The lid of the inside box is decorated with gold heat embossed stroller and some pretty flower arrangement on a Prima doily diecut. The outside box is also decorated with a gold heat embossed stork with a baby bundle and beautiful flower arrangement. I have used a lot of diecuts from Spellbinders Nested labels die. I embossed a few of them and then layered them to get a more dimensional effect. I also dry embossed a few of these diecuts and rubbed a little cotton cany distress ink to highlight the raised part to add more interest. I created this fun quilt like effect on the lids of the boxes whihc is by far my most fav part of the project and I hope you all like it too.


I have used Pebbles Basics stack pattern paper to decorate the box and matching cardstock from Fabriano Elle Erre. The box is made using 270gsm Iris cardstock and red tacky tape as adhesive to hold it all together. I have a small video showing you the box better and i hope you will enjoy the video.

Here is a list of supplies used to make this project:-
  1. Iris cardstock - 270gsm
  2. Fabriano Cardstock - Fuscia, Rosa, Ciela, Celesto
  3. Gold glitter cardstock
  4. Mdf baby embellishments - Bottle, bid, onesie and stroller
  5. Wycinanka Chipboard stork and bundle
  6. Ranger Tinsel Gold heat embossing powder
  7. Versamark watermark embossing pad
  8. Pebbles Basics paper stack
  9. Red tacky tape
  10. White adhesive
  11. Mulberry roses, poppies and fillers
  12. Pink Fabric flowers
  13. Prima Doily die
  14. Spellbinders Nested Labels Die
  15. Foam tape
  16. Cotton Candy Distress ink
  17. Dots sizzix Embossing Folder
  18. Sizzix Big Shot

Monday, 1 October 2018

Sunshine - Mixed Media Layout and a free tutorial (DT post for ItsyBitsy)

Hello all you wonderful crafters
I have a mixed media layout to share with you all today.....I love making layouts but rarely can find time. I have so many ideas that I have to sit and single out one single idea for a layout but always land up mixing 2 themes......and this one is no exception.

This layout is a representation of the most fav seasons for me...summer and autumn.... these two seasons show you what nature really has to offer....such vibrant colors in birds, flowers, insects and generally everything around you. I have tried to bring the summery effect with flowers and insects while keeping fall colors intact...Hope you guys like it.

I have a free start to end tutorial here as well as on the ItsyBitsy blog along with a list of supplies used for this project ....click HERE to read the full tutorial.
Here are some more closeups of this project.... where you all see all the textures, sparkle and glitter elements...stamping and ofcourse the gorgeous flowers and butterflies in detail.



I am putting this project up at the following blog challenges:-
  1. Rhedds Creative Spirit October 2018 Challenge - Anything Goes
  2. Mixed Media Place September Moodboard Challenge - The flowers and sunrise have been the major inspiration for this layout.
  3. A inky Mess challenge #24 - Anything Mixed Media Goes
  4. Butterfly Challenge #108 - Spin the wheel with letter S - I have used sequins, spots, scarlet color along with butterflies in my layout.