Thursday, December 10, 2015

Roses, candles and a birthday card

Hello People,

My today's card is inspired by the colour combination of this beautiful outfit by Tory Burch for ric #97 .


I was always fascinated to this not so common colour combo whenever I saw it. But never gave it a try ( I don't know why...). Thanks to ric# 97   who made me to try this And I came up with this card

You must be wondering why have I posted two photographs with slight difference. Well, I was not able to decide which one is better. LOlz.. So How do you find it. I really liked the overall design.
Along with this colour combination there is one more thing which I used in this card after so much delay. That is  Vintage roses stamp set from Altenew. I had got this stamp set  2 months ago but kinda resisted using it. May be I was not confident enough of layered stamping. So these orange coloured roses are my first try at Vintage roses. I know they could have been better...
The background was super fun to make. I had lot of blue squares left over from polaroid die so I just stuck them over a piece of white card stock 1/2" smaller than white card base. 
Stamped roses and fussy cut them. I stamped the sentiment (Cas-ual Fridays) on a oval die cut in versamark and white heat embossed it. I also sponged the edges of this oval to add some depth.I had few negatives of candle die so used it as mask and sponged some ink to make candles. Don't they look pretty??
So when almost all elements were ready I assembled the card. First took a blue card stock 1/4" smaller than card base and adhered the tiled background on it. Arranged the roses, adhered them as well in desired fashion and foam mounted the sentiment oval. And finally foam mounted this complete assembly on card base. The pictures are bit flat. May be you can observe the layers in following picture.
Hope you like the card. Please leave your comments to let me know.

I am linking this card to Runway Inspired Challenge #97

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs 
Parul



Happy Holidays !!

Hello everybody,

My today's card is inspired by the photo inspiration of Sparkle and Shine Challenge # 19. You can have a look at it here..

The colour combination is so tempting that I could not resist myself from giving it a try. And I came up with this card
I went for a layered yet simple card. The purple glittery border, snowflakes embossed background , a flourish and a beautiful sentiment were the ingredients in my card recipe.
From the first look on this photo inspiration I thought of a purple glittery washi tape in my stash. This is a light shade washi tape with very subtle glitter in it. I put this on all four sides of a card stock (1/4 ") smaller than card base  and my first layer was ready!!
I took another half inch smaller card stock and dry embossed the snowflake background. To match it with purple colour scheme I sponged dusty concord distress ink very lightly over it. Next I die cut a flourish from white card stock and sponged it with dusty concord in a darker shade and glued it on snowflake background. Thus, second layer was ready. Both these layers were foam mounted on card base. I stamped the sentiment on a white stripe and adhered it with foam tape in just centre and glue on both ends. Which gave it a look of raised banner. So my card was ready!!

I hope you like the card. Please leave comment to let me know.

I am linking this card to





Thanks for stopping by
love
Parul





Wednesday, November 25, 2015

RIC # 96

Hello all,
How are you doing? My today's card is inspired by Runway inspired challenge # 96. I LOOOVE this dress. That floral pattern with hint of purple compelled me to make something. And you know what! My elder sister is going to receive this card. Its her wedding anniversary next week. 
So here we go!!


This card has lot of layers, stamping and inking. I started with a white card stock and stamped the florals from Altenew lacy scrolls  with purple pigment ink and  clear heat embossed it. Next, stamped the leaves from same stamp set and white heat embossed them. Then I sponged lot of chipped sapphire and black soot distress inks and sprayed some water on it. Water droplets were pat dried with tissue paper to add an artistic look. Lolz.  After drying it cut out a quadrilateral out of it and kept aside. Took another white card stock and sponged some seedless preserved through falling heart stencil (Simon says stamp) and foam mounted it on card base. Further I stick the ready panel on in. I heat embossed the main sentiment (penny Black) on a black circular die cut and stamped the supporting sentiment (Mama Elephant)  on a stripe of white paper. Took some silver thread, made a lot of loops and put them behind black circle ( which I cut at bottom :P) and adhered it to card. Then adhered the supporting sentiment stripe and my card was DONE!!
It looks beautiful and I am hoping that my sister will also love it.
Thanks for stopping by. Your comments will be highly appreciated :)
I am linking this card to following challenges
Love
Parul



Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Pretty Pink

Hello all,

Hope you all are doing well!! Since today was a busy day and I really need some sleep; this post is short. This card is one of my commissioned work and involves lot of  stamping, embossing,inking and fussy cutting. I will share the picture of envelope as well because like me you may also love envelope more than card.. Lol. So have a look at the card first :)

One of the sentiment and high heel shoe stamps are from hero arts. Happy Birthday stamp is from paper smooches and other pretty party accessories including cake are digis. Shoe and dress are colored with Victorian Velvet distress ink. Every thing is fussy cut and sentiments are stamped on vellum so that the pink theme is not disturbed. Background is embossed half in white and half in pink. I am in so much love with this new pink embossing powder from Wow.Card has 4 layers and its  a two fold card as you can see below

So card is pretty thick and that led to design a box envelope


I did embossing on envelope as well.. Isn't this Pretty?
well that's it for today.
Hope you like it.
Love
Parul



Monday, November 9, 2015

love for blue

Hey crafters,
Hope you all are doing well. I am back with one more card after a long time. Actually I was engaged in some commissioned work. Diwali is around the corner and is the most celebrated festival in north India. Its a 5 days celebration where fifth day is for brothers and sisters. Its called Bhaidooj. One of my client wanted a card for her brother and she didnt want simply "Happy Bhaidooj" written on it. She wanted some meaningful general message and hence I came up with this card. I always reach out to blue whenever I design a masculine card :)

I just loved the outcome. The combination of gold, blue, black and white turned out just magical. my client also loved it at first sight. Well here are the steps I followed:

Step 1: I took a piece of white card stock 1/4 inch smaller than card base and sponged tumbled glass distress ink over it through a chevron patterned stencil from Heidi Swapp.
Step 2: I sponged salty ocean distress ink around the edges of the same piece.
Step3: I took another piece of card stock, cut a quadrilateral with craft knife and stamped the floral pattern(penny black) on it with versamark ink. Next, I heat embossed it with golden embossing powder.
Step 4: I sponged this piece with salty ocean and peacock feathers heavily and adhered it to the chevron patterned card stock.
Step 5: I die cut a circle out of black card stock and white heat embossed the sentiment on it from my brand new stamp set from penny Black. And at this point my presence of mind came handy ..LOl I remembered about this stamp set from mama elephant and this sentiment went very well with the main sentiment. So I cut one part of the circle to make its bottom flat and stamped the sentiment directly to the chevron card stock according to planned arrangement.
Step 6: I made some loops with silver twine, put them on card stock and adhered the sentiment on it.
Step 7: I provided fun foam backing to whole panel and mounted it on white card stock. 
And my card was ready.

Hope you like it.
 I am linking this card to following challenges:





Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Have a Rocking Birthday

Hello creative people,

Today I am here with a layered and heavily embellished card. A client of mine wanted to give a very masculine card to his boyfriend and I came up with this

I thought of every element which was associated with birthday party and was in the liking domain of a boy. Lol.. And then took out all relevant supplies as guitar stamp and propose a toast die from PTI, glasses die from Paper Smooches, headphone die from MFT, and sketch heart Die from SSS (after all this card was for BF ). The sentiment in the card is from Keep on Rockin' stamp set from MFT. And here goes the process:
Step 1: I chose some grey card stock for card base as well as layers. I took a grey card stock 1/4"smaller than card base and put black glitter washi tape on all four sides. 
Step 2: I took another card stock 1/2" inch smaller than card base and stamped some script from 2-3 different stamps in versamark and heat embossed it with charcoal embossing powder. To make this grey color darker I sponged some black soot distress ink over it.  It made such a subtle and attractive background that you can possibly appreciate it to full when you look it in person.
Step 3: I took a stripe of black card stock and stamped the sentiment with versafine and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. ThenI cut fish tails in this stripe on both ends.
Step 4: I stamped guitar with black archival ink and fussy cut it, die cut two wine glasses (one in sparkling silver and one in red). I also die cut headphone, glasses and sketch heart. To make heart more attractive I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder as well.
Step 5: I tried different arrangements and settled for the one showed in picture and glued every thing at their respective places. Guitar and one wine glass were foam mounted to give some extra dimension.
Step 6: While assembling I first sponged some black soon on card base to match the color and then   I foam mounted the card stock with washi tape border on it and then glued the top layer with embellishment on it. The washi tape provided very charming as well as sparkling border.

And this completes it. My client is super happy. Hope you also like it.

I am linking this card to CAS-ual Chic # 04 (CCC04) challenge under last row (distressing, sparkling, embosing),



Thanks for Stopping by
Parul




Saturday, October 17, 2015

Miss You

Hii,

Its weekend here already an we have to attend a family function as well. So this post will be really quick. This weeks the inspiration picture of Paper Smooches Sparks Picture perfect challenge is so pretty. You can have a look at it.

It made me think of fall theme going everywhere on blogs but in India we don't celebrate fall really. October is packed with lot of festivals but they are mostly associated with lord Rama. I said its goig to be a quick post right? Lol..
So I came up with this card

I have lot of Paper Smooches stamp sets but lately I  have fallen with digi stamps so thought of using one from Paper Smooches free digi stamps. I printed these cute leaves in two sizes on water color paper and colored them with distress inks ( picked raspberry, spiced marmalade, festive berries and mustard seed) and fussy ,s them. I know it was a lot to do but I enjoyed it and leaves too look really cool.
Next, I took  a water color paper 1/4" smaller than my card base and generously painted it with water. Once it was completely wet I started painting  with weathered wood and black suit inks. I dried it and sprinkled some ink with brush over it and thus my background was ready. 

I stamped the sentiment in the middle and foam mounted the panel over card base. Then assemble the leaves around the sentiment. And to express the emotion visually I left the pattern incomplete. Hope,I am making sense :)

That completes my card for today.
Hope you like it..






Friday, October 16, 2015

Smile is the best thing

Hello Creatives!!

Runway Inspired Challenge is one of my favourite challenges and I am really glad that I am participating in this time. The inspiration picture; the costume designed by Emilio de la Morena is really cool.  Haven't you seen it? No problem. Here it is..

And after looking at it lot of times I came up with this card
             
I got my inspiration in this fabulous color combination. And This may sound funny but I started designing this card around the sentiment. I have recently bought this beautiful Jillibean soup stamp set and wanted to use it desperately.So following are the steps I followed to make this card:

Step 1:  I tool a white card base 1/4" smaller than card base and dry embossed with the very relevant embossing folder (Darice Dress form small.Thank God I had it in my stash.) and then sponged it with salty ocean distress ink.
Step 2: I cut a 2' wide vellum stripe and stamped the sentiment in onyx black versafine ink and clear heat embossed it to prevent smudging.
Step 3: This step was most difficult one.I wanted to embellish this card with same color combination as that of skirt of the model. It had many colors as blue, pink, purple, yellow green etc. To convert that thought into reality my Avery Elle Laurels stamp set and dies came to rescue. I pulled out all my inkpads and tried many combination to achieve same kinda color combination. And when I was happy with the result I diecut them.
Step 4: I started assembling the card by first sticking the vellum stripe to the dry embossed panel and foam mounting it over the card base. Just to give the look as if vellum stripe is held by brads I put two enamel dots on either sides of sentiment :)
Step 5: I arranged the flowers and leaves symmetrical and when I was happy with the arrangement I glued them, added a clear wink of stella over them and card was ready!!

I am really happy that this card is also eligible for Cas-ual Friday's Cas-ual Chic challenge #04 as well. I am going for third row (Distressing, sparkling and embossing)

I hope you like the card as much as I enjoyed it making :) Do let me know !!

I am linking this card to Runway Inspired challenge #93,





Monday, October 12, 2015

Use your eraser

Hello everybody,
This is a quick post as I made this card for Papertrey ink Make it monday # 226 challenge and deadline is few minutes away.
I am just providing the pictures of card I have designed and will come back to the post and edit it to elaborate on how I made this card. I have used Pencil me in stamp set from Papertreyink and stripes stamp from mama elephant.



I am linking this to papertreyink make it monday #226

Hope you like it
Parul

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Rainbow and Sky

Hello people,

Parul here.. As soon as I saw the ongoing Sparkle and Shine challenge,the first thing which came to my mind was RAINBOW. So I thought of using my rainbow die from Paper Smooches, I was dying to use since I had bought it.  My today's card started with the rainbow and looked like following after completion..
This card turn out very pretty and I decided to gift it to one of my crafty friend. I hope she likes it. Layout wise this card is inspired by very talented crafter Neha's this card. I always wanted to make something like that :)
I have decided to write out the complete method in steps from now onwards. Following are the steps I took to make this card:
Step 1 I die cut the rainbow and sponged the distress inks on stripes in various colors as in rainbow.
Step 2 I took a card stock 1/4" smaller than card base and die cut the largest label from spellbinders label 17 die and sponged the negative with tumbled glass and salty ocean distress inks.
Step 3  I took a white card base and marked the outer edge of label negative with pencil and sponged salty ocean distress ink on rain drops stencil, within the marked area.
Step 4  I stamped this beautiful sentiment from Wplus9 Guiding light sentiment with black versafine ink within the marked area at desired place adhered the rainbow strips as per my plan.  
Step 5 I took some dark blue card stock cut the 2 die cuts with Memory box cityscape die and adhered one die cut at the bottom of marked area and foam mounted some parts of second die-cut upon it. It added some dimensions to the buildings. Here is the closer look:


Step 6  At last, I foam mounted the negative die cut panel and that completes my card for today.One more picture is as following:
I hope you like the card and do tell me if writing the card making process in steps is better.  
I am linking this card to Sparkle and Shine challenge fifteen

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

I am beary Sorry..

Hello all,

Second post for the day. Is it true?? I think I need to pinch myself and check if I am daydreaming. Lol.. Considering my irregular blogging, writing two posts a day is something I need to do a reality check upon..Well, lately I have been in love with digital stamps. I discovered about digis recently and was amazed to see how much possibilities they have in terms of size variation and coloring ( no need to worry about bleeding ink :P). And the credit goes to Erum Tasneem. Her work with digis is a real treat for eyes..
My today's card also uses a bear digi from Beccy . The expressions of this bear are so beautiful and I thought it will make a great sorry card. And here it is..
My card is somewhat inspired by DT Erum Tasneem's card on Lia Stampz challenge blog. This time challenge is all about Animals.
First of all, I colored the bear with Faber Castel sketch pens and fussy cut it.  Then to prepare the background I smooshed evergreen bough, salty ocean and peacock feathers distress inks on my craft mat and sprayed some water and kept a water color paper on it. Dried it with heat gun and again put on puddle of inks. Repeated it till I got the desired result. Next step was to make the frame. I put two MFT inside out rectangular dies on white card stock and ran it through my Bigshot. I sponged this frame heavily with evergreen bough distress ink. So now background, frame and bear were ready I went ahead with sentiment. I designed this sentiment ( there was no designing actually.. LOL) in Microsoft Word and printed it. I then cut it with a speech bubble die. Just to add some interest I also die cut some more bubbles from scrap papers. 
To assemble the card I first adhered the smooshed background to the card base and glued the bear, and speech bubbles on it. I spread some beads and sequins over it. Further I put an acetate behind the frame and foam mounted it on card. And hence beautiful shaker card was ready.

I hope I did justice to this beautiful digi.

I am linking this card to Lia stampz challege # 93 Animal

Thanks for stopping by
Hugs
Parul



I am awed....

Hello everybody!!

I am back with another card. Today I have used Hope stamp set from Paper smooches. As and when I saw this stamp set I remembered of my two aunts who have recovered from Cancer recetly. I really feel proud of both of them.  I thought it would be great to make card for them. So here it is..

Each and every element is from the same stamp set. I must say it has been designed wisely. I first took a white card stock and repeatedly stamped the  [hope love faith] in black memento ink. This stamp indeed makes a beautiful and relevant background. Later I die cut three labels one in pink, one in white and one in vellum. I stamped the Cancer ribbon in pink on white one with bubblegum Hero arts die ink and heat embossed the sentiment and lovely ribbon on vellum with black embossing powder. It looks super cool. I stacked all these labels and punched them on top to add a silver thread.

To finish my card I provided black mat to stamped background and foam mounted it to white card stock.Then adhered the label assembly on it. I put a little glue in between labels to keep them in a place and added few sequins over it just to make it complete.  

I enjoyed a lot making this card..Hope you like it..


Thanks for stopping by

love
Parul

Monday, October 5, 2015

Way to Go!!

Hello friends,

I am playing at recent challenge of CASology and the cue card says "Science". After seeing the cue card the first though which came to my mind was to use my brand new deepred Quantum background stamp. It was so made for this challenge..
here is my card

I took a white card stock and stamped the background with charcoal die ink from Heroarts. Because of cloudy weather picture is not perfect but its a light black colour and gives a  really nice and subtle background against black. The size of this background stamp is bit small so had to stamp in instalments. I have recently purchased  words to rescue  stamp set from Stampers Anonymous for it has really nice sentiments. I took a black card stock, cut out a banner out of it and stamped the sentiment with versamark and heat embossed in white. 
To assemble the card, I foam mounted the white panel on black card base and glued the banner on it.  Just to give a finishing touch added few black sequins along with some black enamel dots.

Hope you like it.
I am linking this card to week 166: CASology challenge

love
Parul

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Can't get enough of you...

Hello everybody,

I wanted to take part in Simon Says stamp Monday challenge but don't have any supplies related to tea or coffee except one tea-cup die from PTI. An idea popped up in my mind when saw Michelle's up cycled coffee bag and the sentiment on it. And I came up with this card:


This card symbolizes the fondness for somebody via fondness for tea and stacked empty tea cups are proof of that. I hope I am making some sense :)  I started with cutting a rectangle with an MFT die and five tea cups with PTI tea-cup die. I colored the cups in different oil pastels (Faber Castell) and rubbed them with fingers to smoothed look. Then I took some border stamps and stamped the edges of cups to make them even more interesting. I stick all these cups starting from the lowest one to give the look as if they are stacked. when my focal piece was ready I die cut this paperclip and stamped a small sentiment on it. 
Since I do not have any coffee stamp in my stash, the word "enough" was written with Inkadinkado Curly Q alphabets and rest is handwritten :)
To create some contrast  I stamped Newsprint in top right corner of the card base roughly and stacked the focal piece with two more pattern papers behind it. I stick the paperclip to this as if it is holding all of them. I adhered this piece to the card base and that finishes my card. I enjoyed a lot making this.
Hope you like it.

Thank you for dropping in
Parul



Monday, July 6, 2015

Sending HUGS

Hello,
Second post for today.. It will be a quick post since I am entering this card to Papertreyink make it monday# 216 and I have very less time before submission ends.. So without delay I present my card. Tadaaaa...:)

Color added to cover plate die cut is main feature of this challenge. I don't own any from Papertreyink ( which indirectly means I need to buy it in my next shopping :P) I used Butterfly Magic die from Spellbinder and die cut from white card stock. Then I smooshed three colors of die inks (bubblegum and soft lilac shadow inks  from hero arts and bahama blue memento ) on my craft mat, sprayed some water and put my die cut over it. The beautiful colors were added to die cut having a look of water color. It looked awesome. But there was a problem. Being a extendable die it does not have border as cover plate. So I cut largest rectangle (MFT die) out of another white card stock and stamp this beautiful  sentiment from Papertreyink Big Hugs stamp set on it. And Then I first stick the colored die cut  on card base and then foam mounted the panel having sentiment. I also applied wink of stella to the colored die cut to create some more interest. That completes my card . Hope you like it.
Thanks a lot 
Parul

I am happiest when.....

Hello everybody,

Today I am super happy. You wanna know why?? Okay this Saturday I went to my sister's house and she gave me my long awaited Papertreyink supplies. According to plans they were scheduled for August.. O My God I couldn't believe first.. It was such a pleasant surprise :) After bringing them home I couldn't resist to make card with them. Here is what I made yesterday night:

I started with white card base and stamped the flower from Flower mini stamp in different die inks . This flower has the word Joy written in it. Isn't it beautiful? Then I die cut this round tag from vellum and stamped the sentiment from same stamp set in archival ink. Added the black twine in the tag and adhered it to the card base  with glossy accent. To finish the card I stick some matching rhinestones. That completes my card for today.
Hope you like it
I am linking it to Virginia's View Challenge # 16
Thanks
Parul



Friday, July 3, 2015

Jigsaw puzzle solved :)

Hello,
This is a quick post today. I really like it when we get water color effect by just spraying some water to the inked stamp. So my card for today showcases the same technique.


The stamp used in this card is Leafy vines from Hero arts. I inked the stamp with memento dew drops  (rose bud, tangelo, dandelion and bahama blue), sprayed some water with mini mister and stamped on card stock 1/4 inch smaller than card base. And there was a perfect water color look.  There were no hard lines and inks blended very well. Further I stamped the sentiment in one corner and cut this panel into squares and foam mounted them over card base giving them a look of solved jigsaw puzzle. :)  and That completes my card for today. Hope you like it.
I am linking this card to Virginia's view challenge #16
Thanks for stopping by
Love
Parul




Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Falling for you...

Hello all,
I am here with my second post today. I had planned this post for tomorrow but couldn't resist the excitement of sharing this card. The inspiration picture of Runway inspired challenge is awesome as always:

The color combination of orange, blue,pink, silver and black is just awesome and that pattern on sleeves and shoes is sooo beautiful,I wanted to create it as it is. The challenge was I did not have any stamp set which was even close match to this pattern. So I hand drew this pattern as shown in the following picture and colored with my Faber castell sketch pens. It was so much fun to draw with pencil and color it. It reminded me of my school days.:)


It did take time to create it but I was happy with the out come. I used my black gel pen to outline this pattern. Now you wanna see what did I do with this?? Okay.. Have a look..

I die cut these florals (Impression Obsession's Hollyhocks Die) from this hand made pattern paper and they looked very beautiful. Where as I was happy with these florals:  I had no idea of next step :P One thing was clear in my mind I wanted to include both orange and silver colors in my design. So I took a white card stock masked its borders (1/4"approximate) and sponged with Ripe persimmon distress ink keeping more intensity of color at the edges. I kept the central part lighter to resemble the inspiration picture. Now I wanted to give hints of silver color as in the dress and as Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is going on  with stencil focus I thought of using a stencil. I used chevron stencil from Heidi Swapp, positioned it over card stock and applied some versamark ink directly. Then sprinkled with silver embossing powder and heat set it. O My God It looked perfect to me!! Now when I was happy with the background I started looking for the sentiment in my supplies and I found the Die Version's Falling for you die and one more idea popped up in my mind. I wanted to give some look of falling flowers.:) I die cut the sentiment and trimmed it as I wanted it to be ( its a die with circular boundary). I also die cut some more flowers from holyhocks die out of the same handmade pattern paper. and adhered every thing to the card stock as shown in the picture. Hope I am making sense :P   Next, I provided a black backing to the panel and adhered to white card base. And, that finishes my card. Here are some more pictures of the card taken from different angles:



Hope you like it.
I am linking this card to following challenges.
Thanks for dropping in
Love
Parul

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Big, Bold, small,italic...

Hello everybody,

Today's card has been designed keeping stenciling in mind. This week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday  challenge is focusing on stencils. Stencils are one of my favorite craft supply and here is my card using one

I have used Mixed up Alpha stencil from The Crafters Workshop (TCW) to create a beautiful background which is sooo appropriate for the sentiment. I started with a white card stock 1/4"smaller than card base and positioned the stencil over it in desired way. I took out seedless preserves distress ink and sponged over stencil with the help of mini blending tool. This color is so beautiful that I am kinda in love with this color. :) Since background is quite busy, to pop up the sentiment I stamped it over white label ( Sizzix framelit) and provided matting by adhering it to a dark pink label. Sentiment is from Lots of love stamp set from Avery Elle.To assemble the card I foam mounted the background panel over card stock first and then foam mounted the sentiment. Then I drew a dotted line as well as out line around the sentiment with my white gel pen to finish the card. So this was my card for today.. Hope you like it.
I am linking this to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.
Just wanted to share that talented artist Deepti Stephen has an awesome Give Away at her blog Catchy Design and here is her Give away post. Do participate!! :)
Thanks for stopping by
Parul


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Nothing compares to you..

Hello everybody..
This is a late night post so pardon me for any mistakes :) I love speech bubbles a lot so thought of using my chat bubble die from Penny Black and came up with this card:


I started with blue card stock 1/4 "smaller than card base. This card stock has some beautiful texture. I die cut two chat bubbles  ( oval and square ) out of it to create two windows and put it on card base and marked the out line with a pencil. I took two small pieces of pattern paper and adhered them to card base with the help of outlines so that they become background of bubble windows. I stamped some paisleys in the left corner of this card stock with turquoise color box pigment ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. They look gorgeous!! Then I die cut one more chat bubble (rectangular) out of white card stock, stamped the sentiment from Penny Black (from the heart) and distressed its edges. Now comes the assembling part: I foam mounted this complete panel on my card base so that there is some depth in chat bubble windows.Further I  foam mounted that sentiment bubble over it to give it some dimension.and at last, to finish the card I used my favorite embellishments i.e. enamel dots!! That completes my card for today.. Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by. I would really appreciate any feedback from you.
Love
Parul

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

You are cool..

Hello everybody,
I just love CAS style and decided to participate in CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge # 122. The sketch is so beautiful and so is each project from design team. Here is the sketch:

An following is my take on this:

Do you like it? :) Well, I started with a stripe of white card stock and stamped the sentiment ( incognito stamp set from Paper Smooches) on it ,cut banner out of it and distressed its edges with black soot distress inks. Then I took another stripe of white card stock and stamped a border from mama elephant basic borders  in black memento on it. I trimmed this also in the shape of banner. Next step was to make the embellishment. For that I chose  glasses die from paper smooches and die cut it  3-4 times in two colors black and yellow.I kept the frame yellow and lenses black keeping the sentiment in my mind. I stacked all die cuts with glue and tadaa!! my embellishment was ready. I assembled everything on white card base and to give some dimension to it, I foam mounted the sentiment and embellishment. That finishes my card for today.
Hope you like it and would really appreciate if you leave your feedback in comments.
I am linking this to CAS(E) this sketch challenge #122
Thanks for dropping in
Parul

Saturday, May 9, 2015

MY Life is rich because... version II

Hey all,
Here I am again with my second entry to both Runway inspired challenge # 83 and  Create your own background by Winnie & walter and Pinkfresh studio.

The inspiration picture is as following

And here is my second card inspired from the same picture..

I was happy with my earlier card also but wanted to do some experiments with background, wanted to give it softer look. and I came up with this card :) 
I started with white color card stock and stamped various flowers and leaves from different stamp sets ( wplus9, stampenduous, Itsy Bitsy.) and colored them with picked raspberry and ripe persimmon distress inks. This time I kept some space between blooms and to give a very soft look to whole background I used spun sugar distress ink to color complete panel.  OMG!! It looks awesome..
I chose this sentiment again from Big, bold and you stamp set from Winnie&walter and heat embossed it in silver on a black stripe. First adhered the colored panel to black card base and then pasted the black stripe ( sentiment on it) to the panel. and that completes my card.
hope you like it too..:)
I am linking this to two challenges 

Runway inspired challenge # 83

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Parul


My life is rich because..

Hello all.. 
I had planned this post for tomorrow but couldn't resist myself from sharing this card. Both Runway inspired challenge # 83 and winnie & walter with Pinkfresh Studio make your own background challenge are going on. So I took inspiration from the costume by Adam Lippes  and designed my own background..:)
Have a look at the inspiration picture first

And now my card

I got my inspiration from the color combination in the inspiration picture. What a beautiful combination of black base and colorful blooms here and there.. I just loved it.. let me come to my card now.. I started with white card stock and pulled out my all floral stamps from all brands I have. ( Stampenduos, Wplus9, some stamps from Itsy Bitsy) I  chose few out line stamps and few solid stamps and started stamping with them randomly. I purposefully used black archival for this as I had Planned to water color it later and archival doesn't bleed :) After stamping lot of blooms and leaves closely I started water coloring. I used festive berries, spiced marmalade, peacock feathers and seedlees preserves distress inks one by one, smooshed them over acrylic block and colored the panel here and there.  I had so much fun doing this :) 
After drying this panel I adhered it to a black card base. As mothers day is approaching only this sentiment came to mind. Moreover this beautiful floral background was requesting me to put some sentiment dedicated to all wonderful moms :P So I took a black stripe and stamped the sentiment in versamark. Later I sprinkled silver embossing powder and heat set it. I looked awesome against black. May Be I should try it more :)
To finish my card I adhered this stripe slightly tilted to the card and that completes my card for today.
I am linking this to following challenges:


Hope you like it
Thanks 
Parul