Guest Designing at CASology

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

 Hello friends!!  

I hope this post finds you well.  I am so excited to share that I am joining along in this fortnight’s CASology challenge as a guest designer!  In the previous challenge, I was selected as the winner with this card here.  As a result, I was invited to be a guest designer for CASology in this week’s challenge.

This week's cue card (Week 376) is DRY. The first thing that came to my mind was to design my card showing some dry leaves as the focal point. After spending some time rootling around my stamps and dies searching for the "right" kind of leaf elements for using on my CAS card, I finally decided to use a couple of leaf dies bunched together as the focal element of my card.

    I started with a folded square card base measuring 6 by 6 inches. I first die-cut the leafy vine from Sizzix Thinlits Elegant Leaf die set (#662603) and decided against adding any colour to it. For the second leaf, I die-cut using Brustro watercolour paper from Sizzix Thinlits Meadow Leaves die set (#661746). I watercoloured it using various warm shades of distress ink such that it resembled a dry, autumnal leaf. 

    I bunched these die cuts together and adhered the bunch over the card base splattered with some black watercolour (using a paint brush) to add interest. I then stamped the sentiment from MFT-Harvest Mouse stamp set and finished off my card using a khaki cord tied up into a small knot and a few enamel dots.

    I hope this card inspires you to play along this fortnight's challenge at CASology blog. Please visit the challenge blog for some more inspiration from the design team.

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Card by my Daughter

Friday, 25 September 2020

 My card-making hobby has rubbed off on my elder daughter- Jasnoor and I love the sparkle in her eyes when she excitedly asks me, "Mama, come let's make a card today."

While I was making a card for AAA card challenge the other day, she asked me if 8-year-olds were allowed to play along too. I am not sure if kids are allowed, but didn't want to discourage her from making a card. So here's what she made. :)

She stamped the images from MFT- Harvest Mouse stamp set and coloured these using Zig brush pens.

I hope you will spare some time to leave an encouraging comment for Jasnoor. She would  love to read about what you have to say about her card. :)

Linking this card to AAA Card Challenge-- CAS Game #174 - Up To One Third + optional twist Woodland Animals.

Dreaming about Vacation

 Well, we all are, aren't we? ;)

Anyhow, a real vacation is not happening for me anytime sooner, so I thought why not try and mimic that experience and feeling of going on a holiday. Yeah, card making does that trick for me ;)

I made this holiday-themed card to paly along a couple of my favorite challenges using dies from Sizzix.

I started by masking the upper third area of my card base and sponging distress inks to create a night sky. The white splatters were added using white acrylic paint and a brush. For making that curvy landscape panel edge, I used Sizzix Thinlits Die- Build a Landscape (#662839). Those cute little tress are from the same die set. I like the simplicity of those trees. Perfect for CAS cards!

The car is from Sizzix Thinlits die set-- Summertime (#662547). The die cuts were sponged using distress inks too.

The sentiment from MFT was aligned on the stamping tool such that it aligns along the edge. After stamping the sentiment, I still felt that something was missing. Therefore, I stamped that curvy line along with the tiny heart form Neat and Tangled stamp set (Thank you, Pooja for gifting this to me) to add interest.

I hope you like the card.

Linking this up with the following challenges:

AAA Card Challenge-- CAS Game #174 - Up To One Third + optional twist Woodland Animals

CASology Week 374: VACATION

Uniko Challenge #61 - Anything Goes + optional twist Thanks

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super week ahead.

Harvest of Blessings

Thursday, 17 September 2020

 Hello everyone,

I hope you all are in the pink of health and spirits.

I haven't been very active lately when it comes to card making and blogging, but when I came to know about the Card Design Superstar 2020 Challenge hosted by My Favorite Things, I had to participate for the sheer spirit of positive energy and enthusiasm I could sense in the blogland, with so many of my friends sharing their gorgeous makes for this challenge.

I decided to make a one-layered card with no-line watercolouring, which I have been practising lately, using the Harvest Mouse stamp set from My Favorite Things.


For me, clean and simple design means being able to express my sentiment with minimal layers, a main focal element  and glorious white space. I used St. Petersburg Whitenights watercolours for colouring the image. The sentiment was stamped using Versafine Onyx black ink. I love how the sentiment naturally fits into the focal image. I hope you like my card.

Linking this card to 

MFT 2020 Card Design Superstar: Clean & Simple Genius

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