Monday, 25 February 2013

Quad Easel Card

When I get emotionally involved while making a card, the result is always great. I always believe that no one but yourself can be the best critic of your work. And when my heart feels wow, am exhilarated.

So a friend of mine was leaving for USA for a long period. She wanted to gift something special to her mom. She asked me to make a "Nice" card for her. She told me she loves peacock blue. After some head scratching over various colour combinations, I finally gave up and decided to make a colourful card. After all, every lady loves bright colors!!!! When you decide to make something big and have limited time, you have to burn the midnight oil.... and that is what i ended up doing :) But had fun nevertheless!!!

So this is the Quad easel card I came up with....

This is the closed view.
This is the top view. I added the peacock blue colour at the base and paired it up with yellow :) Sometimes when u start making the card, color combination comes to you by itself
 Easel 1- a simple sticker of winnie the pooh..

Easel 2-  I found this pic dam cute and decided to include it in the card. Its my friend with her mom. The pics of 1980's give a vintage look to the card and make u want to hold on to that memory!
Easel 3- A little poem I made up to show importance of mom in daughter's life. The red flowers are made using the tiny balloon punches
Easel 4- This is my friends childhood pic. She looks sooo cute. I had to use this one!! The childhood pics often bring out some lovely emotional sentiments.

I was hoping and praying that her mom loves the card.... And she really did! my efforts after all were rewarded. :)
Please do leave back your feedback and comments....

Linking it to:
Itsy Bitsy pattern paper challenge
Lulupu: splash of colours
Challenges 4 everybody
corrosive challenges:rainbow bright
Dream Valley Challenges:Ribbon and bling
GingerLoft Challenge: bows
Glitter and sparkle
Joanna Sheen Challenge:layers
Pan PastelUK: Birthday
Sweet Stamping: for Mom 

Monday, 18 February 2013

Twist Turn Card-Valentine

I think I am completely addicted to cards with folds. :) Am posting again one more valentine card that I have made.

The picture is hand drawn and painted. Do leave back your comments.
Linking it to :
ABC Challenges: all stitched
Lacy Sunshine 

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Joy Fold card for Valentine

If anyone asks how i spent my valentine, I would say, cutting and sticking and amidst beautiful lovely papers!!! :)
Am posting one card at at time. This Joy fold card was made for my friend to gift her husband on valentine. She wanted something classy but cute. So this is what i came up with....

 The image is self coloured :)

A small poem to express her Love!!.
Hope you like it. Do leave back your comments.
Linking it to :
Amusing Challenges: red white and black
Corrosive Challenge: Rainbow bright
Lacy Sunshine Challenge

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Wedding Easel Card

Imagine a wedding on Valentine's Day !! Every girl's secret dream.....
Well, one of my friend's such sweet dream came true :) She is getting married on this valentine. I wanted to gift her something special and what best than a lovely card.

So this pinky easel card is what I came up with to gift on her wedding day! I just hope that she likes it :)
Please do leave back your comments and suggestions. I shall look forward to it!

The image is hand drawn and painted..The flowers are hand made too :)

I added the cupids to get a flavor of valentine. They are self painted too

Linking it to challenges:
Twisted Tuesday Challenge
Color Throwdown
Digi Stamps for Joy
Craft Room Challenge
Ladybug Crafts: PInk cards


Sunday, 10 February 2013

Diamond Fold Card

At times i make cards that highlight the words that i have given in it and at times I make cards to give it a touch of beauty... Well this was one card on those lines....
One of my friend wanted to gift something to his girlfriend on Valentine, but he didnt want me to add words to it. Sometimes it gets difficult to come up with cards where in i don't have to add my words. After alot of head scratching and internet surfing i found about a diamond fold card and pulled up my sleeves to experiment with this one...
Let me tell my start was a disaster. I goofed up the measurements and ended up wasting my precious card stock :(  ( I dont know whether to call my self thrifty or miser :P  ) But the result was worth the effort.

Thats the closed view

This is when i fully open it
This is the back view of the card. I added this, because my dear friend was going to add words himself. So a little blank piece of page for his input ;)

The image is Ragged Romeo Image from MO's Dream Team I have hand drawn and colored it. The picture was soooo cute I could not resist adding it to my card.

The red little prima roses are my first experiment with prima roses. You can find its tutorial at Prima Rose Tutorial. 
Am adding it to following challenges:
1. Beyond grey Challenge
2. Itsy Bitsy Pattern paper challenge
3.Crafters corner:Expression of love
4. ICR Challenges
5. Amusing Challenge
6. CAS on Sunday
7. Challenges for everybody
8. Creative Inspiration:Valentine Day
9. Cupcake Inspiration
10.PanPastel UK
11.The squirrel and Fox: Love theme

Since i faced some goof ups while making this card, I thought of adding a little tutorial here, for whoever wishes to make this card and would not like to waste the precious card stock :)

Diamond Fold Card Tutorial
 I have taken a card stock that measures 4*12 inches.Make sure that the width of the card stock is always 3 times the height e.g if the height is 7 inches,width should be 21 in. When closed the card will almost be a square with the length of height you choose.( in my case a 4*4 inch square). So choose accordingly. Except for these there are no measurements involved!!!

 This is my 4*12inch card stock.
1. Fold it in half and then open it to get a central line
2. Fold both flaps along the centre line

3. Open it, and fold in similar fashion on the opposite side.
4. Now when you open it, you will get the diamond shape(which is actually a 4inch rhombus). Now fold the 2 sides till the first edge of rhombus.

5. Now turn the card back and again fold these till the central line.
6. Now open the entire card. You will get 4 triangles. Bend them on the inside.

7. Your diamond fold card is ready!!! Absolutely no measurements(for lazy asses like me, who hate holding a pencil and scale, its a boon!!!! )

Nupur Creatives Craft Supply: Giveaway

Nupur Creatives Craft Supply: Giveaway

A little candy given by nupur for her new craft store!! Hope in there and find the details!!