Happiest of holidays

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Hey there!

Sharing a clean and simple (CAS) Christmas card today. Although I enjoy trying out new techniques and interesting card designs, it feels satisfying to keep things CAS.







That cute little tree die cut is from the newly released Chapter 4 dies from Sizzix. The sentiment is from My Favorite Stamps-Santa's elves. I love how simple and tiny that font is; perfect for a CAS card! The tiny heart die cut is again from Sizzix.

Th started by smudging the centre of the card with Gansai Tambi Gold paint. The little tree got its sparkle from the Papericious frosting powder (by Rajni Chawla ma'am. Thank you for this gift, ma'am). 

That's all for now, friends! 
Have a nice weekend, ya'll!


Linking this card to

The Card Concept #125 {Home for the Holidays}-- I was inspired by the colours and overall Christmas vibe of the inspiration picture.




Perfectly CAS challenge#3- Christmas--I came to know about this new challenge in the blog land and I love their criteria for explaining the CAS style. If you are a CAS lover, you should check it out too. Love the inspiring work by their DT.



Bridge Card

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

  A few days ago, I watched a video by Jennifer McGuire where she shared a very interesting card design technique- Bridge cards. I LOVED how beautifully and simply she explained the technique. I tried making a similar card using my new dies and stamps from Sizzix.




The background was sponged using distress inks to mimic the soft winter sky. The stamped and die cut images were colored with Zig marker pens.
The most interesting thing about this kind of card is that although it looks dimensional, it easily slides inside an envelope, which makes it easily mail-able! As soon as the recipient removes the card from its envelope, it pops open to its dimensional form. It also makes a cute keepsake adorning a side table, as it can stand on its own.



Here's the ink to Jennifer McGuire's amazing tutorial:

Products used:
Distress inks
Heat embossing powder- Lindy's Stamp Gang- Mistletoe
Zig brush pens
Ranger's heat embossing tool
Iris Sg card stock
Ink blending tools (locally bought)
Fevicol MR glue




How do you like it? Have you ever tried making a bridge card?






One for the Holiday Season

Monday, 2 December 2019

Hello, hello my dear blogger friends!

How have y'all been?

I've been MIA from the blogland since several months; I'm still learning how to find that (elusive) balance between managing my new job (that I joined in March this year), home and children. Experienced ladies, I could use some time-management tips from you ;)

I managed to make a couple of cards last weekend! Yayy for that! ;)

I'm sharing one of those cards in my post today.


The cutie image is from Your Next stamp-Sprinkles-Coffee and Tea and the sentiment is from My Favorite Stamps-Hug in a mug.
I started by slightly sponging the center of a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches card front with distress ink (ground espresso). Next, I stamped a few snowflakes from the aforementioned MFT stamp set, using Memento ink (summer sky) for stamping. The main image was colored using Zig brush pens and it was adhered to the sponged area using double-sided foam tape. Finally, I stamped the sentiment and finished off my card with some color-coordinated sequins.

Linking this card to
Inkspirational challenge #201- Naughty| My card features a naughty bunny in the cup :)
Addicted to stamps and more challenge #369| CAS
Would love to know if you liked this one.
Thank you so much for stopping by.


Hugs!

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Friday, 30 November 2018

Recently, I received my box from Sizzix containing the dies from Chapter 4 release. Exactly what I needed to get my almost-vanished mojo back after almost 5 months.

 I decided to use the Sizzix thinlits Scattered hearts die(#662599) to make one card but I actually ended up making two ! I realized that the best way to get the creative juices flowing again are simply to start something. Anything. Even if we don't have a plan in mind. You wouldn't realize when ideas start coming in. I sat with a blank mind and just had the die and the coloured cardstock in front of me on the table. And during the process of making, I was getting more ideas that I could've used for making 3 more cards if only I had more time in my hands.But I had to stop at two.




I absolutely love the gorgeous colours included in the Sizzix cardstock sheets(#663007). There are all shades in pastel hues and I love pastels. 


Which card did you like more? I am slightly more biased towards the one with a white background. :)







































Are there any challenges going on in the blog land where I can link up my card? Please let me know if you know of any. :) 

Hugs!


 
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