Saturday, 27 July 2013

Clean & Simple Thank You Card

One of my closest school friend's mother, just went through a spinal surgery, and he and his sister wanted a Thank You card for their doctor. So I whipped one up pretty quick as I was short on time.

The doctor was a man, so I had to stay away from flowers, pinks, leaves, butterflies - basically, everything girly. So I decided to start with picking up a subtle Patterned Paper and decided to see where it went from there.

I found this really nice Lattice Print PP in the Follow Your Heart Be Amazing Paper Pad from My Mind's Eye and I loved the baby blue on it. And the multicoloured diagonal stripes on the other side of the paper were perfect to add some contrast. That's one good thing about double sided papers - they are already colour-coordinated and you don't have to rack your brains for good colour combos!! :)

I was able to do the card in only ONE 6x6 sheet! And I was amazed. Zero PP wastage made me really happy. :)

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Happy Anniversary (Sort of) Vintage Card..

I wanted to make an Anniversary Card for my friend's parents' 25th Anniversary, but I was short on time. So I decided to make something quick, but still something that stood out. So I decided to go kind of Vintage. Actually, that was brought on when I saw the papers in the Lost & Found Two 6x6 pad by My Mind's Eye I decided to go Vintage. Now I know this card is not 'exactly' vintage, but this is the closest I've got so far. :P

I'll give you sneak peeks before I share the picture of the card. ;)

Sunday, 21 July 2013

My First "Quilled" Exploding Box Card!

This post is Picture Heavy. Click on the pictures for a larger image. :)

I am always looking to make something new, but of late, I have been stuck with making box cards. It's not that I don't enjoy making them, it's just that they seem repetitive to me. But when I got another request for a Box Card with Quilling on it, I couldn't resist. I knew I just had to try it out.

Now the hardest part for me, is not the making of the box as such, but to find co-ordinating patterned papers to decorate the box. With 6x6 papers, it's really annoying because you use 4"x4" out of it and the rest goes to waste. Also, since most 6x6 pads have only 2 papers (or 3 in case of Jillibean Soup) in each design, that meant you had to ruin at least 4 sheets. But with 12x12, the entire job is done is one sheet. But I digress.

Anyway, another problem I had with selecting the paper, was that it had to be subtle so as to make the quilling 'pop' and not clash with the quilling; which is why I refrain from using PP and Quilling on the same project as far as possible. But, when I picked these two sheets from Echo Park's 12x12 Paradise Beach Collection Kit, I knew they would be perfect.

PB30008 Tropical

Thursday, 18 July 2013

BGC #35 - The Sky is the Limit

I have some news to share. It’s like almost three weeks old, but since I haven’t shared it here yet, it’s still new, I hope. :P

I have been selected to be a part of the design team of a challenge blog called ‘Beyond Grey Challenges’!!  So I  get to make pretty cards and other projects for their challenges. Yaaaay!! So here I am to share what  I created for one of the challenges, Challenge #35 – The Sky is the Limit! (This challenge is open from July 16 - July 31, 2013.)

The rules for this challenge were - Use at least one element in your card seen in the sky (So you can use the sky background, clouds, an airplane, a rocket,etc... actually the sky is the limit) and here's what I came up with :)

I used a lot of elements from the sky.. like..
The sun and clouds..