Tuesday 15 July 2014

Masculine Card-in-a-box

Hello, hello!!
How have you all been? I know it's been a while since I posted something here, keeping busy with my job and a few family commitments.  Haven't crafted much this month, except for this order that I got a few days back from a lady who requested for a greeting for her father on his retirement. She loved the idea of the card-in-a-box I had made earlier(here) and wanted a similar one herself.

Here's what I came up with:--


Frontal view

Retirement made me think in the direction of a relaxing and refreshing holiday on a beach. So I tried to replicate what I had in mind onto this card. And I'm pretty much satisfied with it. :)

The background beach scene is created using distress inks. The palm trees, beach umbrella and the ball are hand drawn and fuzzy cut. The hammock is made out of burlap and hung to the trees using thread.

From the left

I have used the patterned papers which I feel would look masculine and compliment the beach scene nicely. That's why, there's minimal usage of the pinks and purples.

From the right side

The back side

Card lying flat

Custom-made matching envelope with the card inside

So, that's what I have been doing this month. Sorry for not being able to visit your blogs very often. Hoping to change that soon.

Linking this to:

http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.in/2014/07/challenge-9.html ( Inspired by the phrase--Fun in the sun----Thank you Sandie for reminding me about this challenge )

Have a great week! 


  1. Love it, the hammock is pretty impressive, an out and out masculine card Jasleen! love the message too :D

  2. Jasleen such a beautiful bf execution of ideas. The hammock is the show stealer...you are so talented!!

  3. very beautiful Jasleen :) love the hammock... very nice..
    Moxie Craftie

  4. Wow Jaleen ..Awesome I loved it to bits..The handdrawn n fussy cut images n perfect pps everything :) !!

  5. Such a thoughtful card, Jasleen! The hammock is soooo cute and loved your hand writing too!

  6. Excellent Jasleen. Someone is going to be very happy and pleased with this card. Very Nice.

  7. Wow!! great card Jasleen and every element is so refreshing and love the total card and the envelope too :)burlap swing is cute :D

  8. What a fabulous design and so perfect for a retirement card. I want to be there! This would be great for our challenge at TIME OUT challenges, would be great if you linked up. Here is the link

  9. Gorgeous card dear. .love the scene. .what a beautiful holiday mood you have set...how did you participate in the blog hop I would love to be involved too

  10. Wow..What a Beautiful scene...Loved each and everything...Jasleen..

  11. Card not only for men. Great also for women. Congratulations :-)

  12. Wow! Jasleen, you've made his day! What a pretty and neat work! Elegant and apt for the purpose. Beautiful papers and images and I liked the envelope too. It's pretty neat :).

  13. it is such a stunning gift jas

  14. What a creative mind you have, Jas! This is truly genius with that sweet little hammock!! It's so nice to have things quiet down in the real world to be able to visit and comment again.

    I've loved spending time scrolling back through all the beautiful cards you've created since I was here last!! Your CAS heart design for CFC in the style of the extraordinary Susan R. just knocked my socks off!!

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

  15. OMG! this is really fantastic Jas!Thanks so much for joining the fun at CSCC #5. Good luck.. :)

  16. What an amazing idea. Love the hammock. TFS at CSCC#5.

  17. aaaawww Jasleen. this is sooo cute. and soo creative, i wonder how long it took u.u are too good at hand drawn images. I still cant imagine how u made that palm tree not look 2D. its too good, better than the hammok actually


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