Thursday, January 15, 2015

A shaker card

Hi Friends,

I am here for a quick post today. Shaker cards are so much in & I think it is going to be there for a while. So, here I am with my version...:)

Here is the inspiration photo.

Ralph Lauren Spring-2015 RIC#75

A close up of shaker portion.

I am entering this in Runway Inspired Challenge #75.

Bye, for now...!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

You Bring Me Joy

Hi there,

Today, I am here with a white on white card which is one of the technique for Virginia's View Challenge #1 too. She said white doesn't mean boring...! So I tried to add as much interest as

I had so much fun creating this card. Love how it tells a little story...when you are in love and you are together, happiness blooms hence branch with leaves in last frame where two birds are together and bare branches where both birds are lonely. 

  I have used Simonsays-Stitched Rectangle &  Spellbinder square dies for frames. Branches and birds are memory box & IO dies. A touch of wink of stella on birds in last frame.

Entering this for

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Spectacular 2015!

Hi friends,

Happy New year! It feels like forever since my last post. I got so busy with friends and get-togethers. Apart from that I am working on a tall order of  wedding invites so time is just flying.

Today, I am sharing a card (with tutorial) which showcase masking - to give dimension & depth in a single layer card.

 I bought this mft stamp because I love those sentiments. But the images of spectacles are too small (as my cards are 5" x 7") to use it as focal point. So I used this stamp from Hot Off the Press too.

1. On the card base, position the round die & stamp to decide how you want to lay them.

2. Take a copy paper as big as your card front. Draw a circle with the help of die at desired position.    Tear the paper by hand to cut out the circle.( you can cut it with die too but i love that deckle edge)

3. Use the negative to mask the base and stamp those spectacles with two different shades of grey.

4. Remove the negative mask. Cover the stamped area with cut-out circle - positive mask and apply chalk over the edges to define it. This will give an instant pop &  dimension to the stamped portion.

5. Stamp the bigger image in black & add sentiment.
6. I wanted to add something on the bottom. I decided to use Simonsays this stamp as it has similar fonts as mft. Mask the bottom with torn paper & stamp few words. Apply chalk.

7. I made another card too. In this I made a mask of big spectacle by stamping and fussy cutting from copy paper. Lay that mask under the negative circle mask before stamping. This will push focal point in front giving  more depth to the background.



Hope you enjoyed reading it and will give it a try.

I am entering this card for :