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.
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