January 31, 2014

Stenciling using handcut stencil

Hi all, today I am here to share a card I made using stencils. I had joined the online stenciled class and it made me dig out all the stencils I had with me. I experimented with an old stencil of mine which I had traced way back in 1998 on a normal sheet of paper. I have preserved it since then. I really love this sweet peas stencil. I visualised how I wanted my card to look like and started accordingly. I wanted a flower bunch in the background in light shades and a 3D bunch overlapping it.

I started with shading the stencil using distress inks. In the collage below you can see the behind the scene pics. I used foam tape to adhere the top bunch to create the 3D look. I finished the card by attaching the panel on a green CS. On the side I punched a silver glitter sheet border and glued it. I layered it witha peach lace to match the flowers. I added some stickles on the top layer to match the glitter border.

Here are some pics of work in progress. You can view my older cards made using stencils here.

January 23, 2014

Apron Shaped Card

Hi everyone!! I am back to my blog after a lonnnnnnnnnnnng break. First I went to Pune to meet my parents and then to Dubai for a much deserved annual vacation. Also work has been keeping me busy so I have not been able to craft regularly. I have been seeing lovely posts from my fellow crafters and admiring them. Hopefully I get on track soon :)

Here is a card that I made for my mom's birthday. I thought of making something simple yet meaningful. Since she is the best cook I know, I thought of making an apron shaped card for her.

This is my first try at an apron shaped card. I did have to experiment a bit :)
The card base is kraft colored card stock. I used the little border stamp from MME's 'Follow Your Heart Be Amazing Clear Acrylic Stamp' which I had pruchased from Crafters Corner, to outline the apron. The buttons were white in color and I did not have matching red buttons, so I colored them using my nail polish.

For the inside of the card, I printed this doll from the internet and colored it using distress inks.

A close-up of the coloring that I attempted :)

Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you all a Happy New Year. I know I am late, but nevertheless!

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