Sunday, 27 April 2014

Scenic Birthday on the Beach! ;) With cake and roses, at sunset..

I'm back with another card I made way back in January this year. What I liked about this card was the specifics I was provided with before I began. This card was made for someone's wife's birthday and he wanted sunset at the beach or at Marine Drive (I figured making a beach would be easier :P) and two figures - a boy and a girl - the girl smiling shyly while the boy hands her a cake with a bunch of roses hidden behind his back!

Extremely specific, I know. And that's what made creating this card easy and the most difficult as well. For one, the answer was obvious - I had to distress to create the scene and even though I had always dreamed of making something on these lines, I had never actually done it.

It took about five tries to get the right tone of pink, lavender, purple and orange - Spun Sugar, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord and Wild Honey for those who speak "Tim Holtz" and only then I was satisfied that this was something I could show other people.

Once the sky was done and ready, I used The Craft's Meow's stamp set called 'Vintage Rides' and stamped a banner and the sentiment on watercolour paper and stuck it in the sky. Let me start giving you glimpses at the card.. :)

This post is picture heavy and has extremely detailed notes. :)

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Valentine's Day 2014 | Project 2 - Love-ly Card

Hello all!

Today I am sharing the second card I made for Valentine's Day 2014. This card request was through a referral through another crafter. Our very own Pooja Khupse (of the BGC fame) recommended me for one of her husband's colleagues who wanted to send a Valentine's Day card to his wife in India. It was extremely nice of her to recommend me and I was really happy to make this for their friend's wife!

After he saw a couple of pictures of my work, he wanted a tweaked version of this kind-of-vintage anniversary card that I had made. I got pretty specific instructions regarding the tweaks I had to make so it didn't involve too much thinking on my part. Also, as this was for a lady, I could go heavy on pinks and reds!! :D :D

So, before I show you the original card that I tweaked, here are a few peeks of certain elements on the card. :)

Monday, 21 April 2014

Anniversary Card with Paper Lettering

Hi everyone,

I'm here with a quick post on a card I made in January. Moumita and I have been obsessed with Quilling lately and we've been experimenting with traditional quilling techniques, micro-quilling, typography and cursive lettering with paper. Yes, you got it! We just did't do an outline on a bold thick font, we wrote with paper. 

We used a nice and curly font and printed it on PP in Dark Brown as that's the colour of the paper we were using. We wanted any mistakes to be hidden by a colour camouflage, but turns out, Moumita did this so well, that a camouflage wasn't required at all. :D :D

I printed the sentiment on a beige colour Echo Park PP from the Sweet Girl collection with a subtle print that easily blended with the intricate quilling on the card! I also distressed the edges of the card with my favourite Tea Dye Distress ink :D :D

This card was requested by an ex-colleague for her parents' anniversary! 

Picture heavy post!

So we started with a simple 'Happy Anniversary' and just glued brown paper strip over it. 
We have used 3mm paper strips on this project! :)

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Valentine's Day 2014 | Project 1 - Accordion Card

Hello people!

I am back after a really long time. It's two months late, but I am now sharing the projects that I made for Valentines' Day. Sadly, I didn't make any for my husband. :(

Anyway, this one is an accordion card and was requested by one of my friends from school for her husband, and in a rare occasion today, I am going to type less and get straight to the pictures. Lesser than normal, I meant. :P

When I was making this, I was still in love with the Quilled Creations Rose Die and I thought I'd use them here. :)