Thursday, September 22, 2016

MFT Florals | Card Two

Hello, friends!
Back again with my second submission for the MFT Superstar Contest. This time around, I have used the same stamp set as the previous one which is the MFT Desert Blooms set, but I have tried to play with some unusual colours using the same set, here's a look :

For this card, I have used cream cardstock from MFT as my base. This cardstock has some interesting texture in it and it's the most gorgeous shade of cream. I first embossed the background using the MFT Mini Chicken Wire Cover Plate then did some wet embossing using texture paste and the Grid Stencil from MFT adding a slight hint of blue color to the paste. Added some black spatters and stamped the flowers and leaves using just two shades of ink : Altenew Ruby Red and Dark Chocolate ink. The gears are die-cut from another MFT Die-namics called Time Pieces.This was distressed using Dark Chocolate ink as well. I finally added some gold glitter die-cut leaves and flourishes. The sentiment is from a SSS Stamp set .

I hope you like it. Do leave me your comments/suggestions regarding it. Have a nice day everyone!

MFT Florals | Card One

Hello, friends!
Today I have two cards to share. I'll be sharing the first card here and the second one in the next post.
After a very longggg time, I have made cards to participate in challenges. I have been so tied up with all my DT work that I have recently not got any time to play with the new goodies in my stash.
I made this card for the MFT Superstar Contest. I'm literally giving a last moment entry. This contest has been so popular that people have been entering in this contest through all medias.  Here's a look at my card first :

Although, I have a lot of dies from MFT & even stencils, I seem to have only one stamp from this company which I recently got & that is the Desert Blooms. I've used this set to create both my cards. Also, I have die-cut some glitter flourishes using the Die-namics Fancy Flourish. 
This card was pretty easy to put together. I did some light blending on a piece of cardstock using Tumbled Glass Distress ink, added some black & gold coloured splatters, stamped the flowers & leaves & fussy-cut them and popped them on foam dots and adhered everything on my card base along with a stitched die-cut circle which was colored using distress inks as well. Finally added a die cut sentiment to finish off my card.

Supplies used :
Off - white cardstock, MFT Desert Blooms Stamp Set, MFT Fancy Flourish die, Distress inks, Altenew inks, Gina Marie Stitched Circle dies, Die-Versions 'Celebrate' Sentiment die.

I hope you like my card. Please do leave me your views regarding it. Would love to hear from you.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Sneak Peek | Cards

Hi, crafty friends!
I'm sharing some cards today at the MUDRA blog using their newest stamps from the September Release. Here's a sneak peek for you :

I am sharing a total of 4 cards. Do visit the blog for the complete reveal and don't forget to leave me a comment there. I would love to hear your views regarding it :)

Have a nice day everyone!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Gift Bag & Notecards | Photo Tutorial

Hi, crafty friends!
I'm posting after a short hiatus on my blog :D
Today, I have a very quick and easy tutorial to share for making a beautiful card pouch. I really had a lot of fun creating this. My son has a male class teacher & coming up with a gift for him for Teachers' Day was quite a challenge as I usually tend to create quite feminine project, so I was pretty happy to work with the newest collections from Papericious which has some really good masculine tones. 
Warning - It's a picture heavy post.

Here's a look at the card pouch :

Here's how it looks when opened up :

I have embellished the insides using pattern papers from the Mi Estilo collection. The bow-tie & sentiment have been fussy-cut from the Gentleman pack. (The papers used here are all from Papericious)

As you can see, it has two pockets and can hold 4 X 4 inch notecards with coordinating envelopes and also there is enough space to hold a candy bar of your choice.

The note-card & coordinating envelope :

The trio together!

The back side of the pouch :

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Here's the tutorial on how to create this :


Step 1 - Take a 12 X 5" piece of cardstock and score at 5 1/2 and 6 1/2 inches.

Step 2 - To create the inside pockets, take TWO pieces of 2 3/4 inches X 5 3/4 inches piece of cardstock.

Step 3 - Score at 1/4 inch TWICE on three sides of this cardstock and fold it to form the pocket. Cut out the two squares on the sides to help create a crisp pocket-fold.

Step 4 - To create handles of the card pouch, you can either use any punch of your choice or a die, I have used Spellbinders Label 4 to create my handles.

After die-cutting the handle looks like this :

Step 5 - To further embellish the handles, create a frame using the same die set. I have distressed it using Hickory Smoke Distress ink. ( I have used the Papericious Craft Sheet & Ink Blending Tool )

Step 6 - To embellish the front & back of the pouch, I have used different pattern papers from Mi Estilo and the Gentleman pack.

The Note card and the co-ordinating envelope were also made using these papers.

For the pouch, I die-cut a scalloped border panel using papers from the Mi Estilo collection and layered it with another paper from the same collection. I then made a handmade flower again die-cut using papers from the Mi Estilo pack. Added few leaves, filler flowers and the sentiment, and my bag was ready :)

For the note-card, I have used die-cuts from the Infinity Collection. I have used three different pattern papers from the Mi Estilo collection.

For the envelope, I have again used a die-cut from the Infinity pack.

Hope you liked the tutorial and give it a try. I would love to hear your views on it :)

Linking this to Eclectic Ellapu- Gifts, Challenge up your life- Lace (Have used paper lace on both the gift bag & envelope), Crafty Catz- Anything but square (entering my bag only), Jo's Scrap Shack - 3 colors (Red, Gray and Green), 2 embellishments (2 kinds of filler flowers and enamel dots), 1 technique- Die-cutting, Just add ink - Just add P (Pattern papers).

Have a nice day everyone!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Gift Tags!

Hi, friends!
I'm sharing some gift tags I made for my inspiration post at Mudra. I had so much fun creating these..Here's a look at them. I have made 4 tags in total.

First Tag

For this tag, I stamped the flowers & leaves from the Botanical Blooms set and fussy cut them before foam mounting it on the tag base. I have used inks from Altenew here.
I decided to stamp the sentiment on the left side at an angle to create some interest.
Finished it off by doing some black ink splatters and adding the pink satin ribbon.

Second Tag

For this tag, I water-colored the background using Distress inks & I stamped the flower & the foliage by doing a little bit of masking. I kept it simple by just doing some stamping & watercoloring. Finished it off by stamping the sentiment from the Mini Bunch set.

Third Tag

For this one, I stamped the flower bouquet from the On your Special Day set and water colored it using Distress inks before fussy-cutting it & adding foam tape.
For the base of my tag, I die-cut the stitched pattern at an angle and water-colored the bottom half of the tag using Cracked Pistachio Distress ink. I then stamped the sentiment by masking and using two different fonts for it. The 'Special' is from the  On your Special Day set and the 'Wishes' is from the 'Mini Bunch' set. Added some ribbon to finish off my tag.

Fourth Tag

For this tag, I water-colored the background using Distress inks & I stamped the flower & the foliage by doing a little bit of masking. The stamp set used here is from Mudra & is called 'Wild Florals'
To create a bit of dimension, I again stamped, watercolored & fussy-cut the flower before foam mounting it and adhering it to the tag base. Stamped the sentiment from the Mini Bunch set and added some splatters of gold mist.

Few more shots :

Entering these in Cupcake Inspirations (only the right hand-side tag - I was inspired by the colours), Tuesday Throwdown -CAS, Amusing Challenges- Anything Goes,  Inkspirational - Primary Colours, SSS- Anything Goes

Linking the tags to - Love to Scrap- Anything Goes, Sweet Stampin- No designer paper.


I hope you like these..Would love to hear your views on them! :)

Have a nice day everyone!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Floral Happy Birthday | Card

Hi, friends!
I am sharing a card I made for my DT inspiration post at Mudra using few of their new stamps. Here's a look at my card :

Few close up shots :

To create this card, I took an A2 white card base and die-cut a rectangle frame to fit my card front using some Gold Glitter paper. I kept aside the frame and did not adhere it right away.
I made some watercolored stripes on my card front using a light blue shade of Distress ink. These were hand painted using a flat brush. I really loved the soft look of it.
Now, for the main focal of my card. I first stamped the sentiment for my card - I decided to go with "Happy birthday". It was stamped using some Versafine Onyx Black ink and is from the Mudra- Brushed Sentiments set. Since the font is pretty bold and it is in a brush lettered font, it creates a really striking focal.  I, then stamped and fussy-cut some flowers & leaves using the Mudra Daisy Blooms and Botanical Blooms set. I have used the Altenew Mini Inks for stamping all the flowers & leaves- Red Cosmos, Green Fields & Summer Afternoon. Adhered them using some foam tape and added the glitter frame to my card base that I had die-cut earlier. Finally added some sequins from my all time favourite, Pretty Pink Posh to finish off the card.

Linking his card to STAMPlorations CASEplorations Challenge- CASEing Shalu's card (I was inspired by the stripes and the florals), NBUS Challenge- My Mudra Happy birthday stamp set is brand new and I finally used the Gold Glitter paper which was there in my stash for a long time, ColourQ #356, Sweet Stampin- No Designer paper and Little Red Wagon- Birthdays


I hope you like my card. Do leave me your comments/suggestions regarding it. I love to hear from you! :)

Have a nice day everyone!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Fuschias | Card

 Hi, bloggy friends!
I am sharing a card today that I made some days back for my inspiration post at Mudra Craft Stamps. Here's a look at my card :

It's a fairly simple card to make. I have used the Mudra Hummingbird stamp set designed by Suchi of Suchi's Cardstock. You should definitely visit her blog to see her amazing CAS cards :)

I stamped and clear heat-embossed the fuschias on a watercolor card panel and did some simple watercolouring using Distress inks. I then stamped the sentiment which is also from the same set and added few die-cut butterflies from an Impression Obsession die. Added few gold splatters and did some light blue watercolouring on the background.
I added a patterned paper from the Papericious Ephemera collection and mounted my panel to an A2 white card base and it was done :)

Linking this card to Cards und more- Pink & Green, Craftin' Desert Divas- Watercoloring, Allsorts- Fabulous florals,