Thursday, May 12, 2016

Invitations and Invitations !!

Hi lovely people,

I am today at Mudra Craft stamps blog showing how to design beautiful invites!! Here is a sneak peek for you !!
So head over to Mudra Blog and leave some love. 
I am linking the white and gold embossed invitation card to Simons says stamp Monday challenge : Emboss it

Thanks 
Parul

Saturday, May 7, 2016

I love Math

Hi creatives,
I  am back from my holidays and I feel so relaxed. I must say I misses crafting :) Today I am here with a card which is inspired from an inspiration board at I love math challenge #1. Maths being my favourite subject I wanted to play along as soon as I saw this challenge.
The inspiration board is quite interesting

 and I came up with this card

I just hope that its easily understandable :)
I had to use some circular shape so Venn diagram were only choice I could think of to incorporate that shape mathematically. And after lot of brain storming I thought I will show the union operation. 
I used "<" + "3" = <3 (heart)
Second, I had to use positive negative effect. I had a hard time understanding it :) so I used masking and stamping to give that effect. I first stamped the "<" in black ink through mask and then sponged yellow ink. Next, I put a acetate over this circle and stamped the "<" again with yellow ink.  I hope you are getting me. Same process was followed in all three parts. 
I used yellow and red in first two circles and then orange in third to show their union ( red+yellow=orange) :) It also fulfilled the third requirement of challenge( yellow and orange colours)
Next, I stamped the sentiment on a card base and adhered the trimmed focal point with foam tapes to add some dimensions.
And that completes my card for today.
I am linking this card to following challenges
Hope you like it. 
Thanks and regards 
Parul








Thursday, April 7, 2016

Lotus blooms and Polka dot Butterfly

Hi everybody,

I am on Mudra's blog today; sharing my creations. The Lotus Bloom, Polka dot butterfly and Metamorphosis are main features. :) Here is a sneak peak for you:
For more details please hop on to Mudra.  I would love to here from you :)

Thanks
Love
Parul


Friday, January 8, 2016

Congrats on your new home

Hello people,

Happy new year !! And here comes my first post of 2016. I was asked by a friend to design a card as a gift for her sister, congratulating her on her new home. And I came up with this card.

Yes its a shaker card !!Initially I didn't have any idea what I was going to make but it turned out really well. I have had this mini stamp set from Papertrey ink for so long but never got to use it. It is so apt for this occasion.
In India when people buy a new house they usually organize a Pooja (Worshipping God) before starting to live in it. That's why I chose these traditional colours (shade of saffron and reddish pink).
The house image is stamped with Avery elle inks Fizz and Raspberry and then fussy cut. Ashley's fussy cutting tips came really handy. you can check out her video here. The sentiment is stamped with black archival ink. And to provide the matting of matching colours I actually smooshed the Fizz and Raspberry ink pads on the edges of mats. And They looked really cool.
I just looveed it!! hope you also like it.
I am linking this card to
1.Paru's Card making challenges # New. As my stamp set is new and this card is for a new home. Paru has started a really cool challenge with awesome prizes. Do check it out and participate.
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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