12-05-2015

Rainbow Tags

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I always end up not having a tag or fishing through my box of cards looking for one to maybe send a quick thank-you or Birthday note along with a gift or parcel that I am sending to my family or friends. And what is better than making one by yourself for your loved ones and make them feel special.

So, what I made today are seven tags each representing each color of the rainbow. Each tag is unique in its own way. For the base of each tag I have used pattern papers from the paper pad, Lemon Lush from Studio Calico. It is a perfect 6×6 paper pad for this Rainbow challenge.

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The first tag is fairly simple. I cut out the sentiment ‘Love’ and the window used in the background using my Silhouette Cameo. I stuck a flower sticker in the background and added some wood veneers (colored them with some violet ink) as embellishment. As simple as that.

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This second one is also a clean and a simple tag. Yes, that gorgeous butterfly is cut using my Silhouette Cameo. I used my distress marker and added some stokes on the butterfly cut out to add some depth.

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What I love most about this tag, apart from the flutter, is the sentiment from my Lawn Fawn Breakfast stamp set.

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Needless to say, this third tag is my favorite form the lot. I distressed the pattern paper with distress inks, later stamped a background stamp with some blue ink. The doily used in the background is Cameo cut.IMG_8727
I also went ahead and spritzed some blue glitter mist on the butterfly wood veneer before I stamped the sentiment on top.

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I decided to not touch up this beautiful pattern paper with water color effects used in the background of this fourth tag.

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I used some stickers and some other embellishments and kept it simple.

IMG_8731A lot of thought and effort went behind this yellow tag. I decided I wanted to use my rose stamp from Miss Caroline Howdy Doody Baby stamp set to go with those leaves on the pattern paper. Just in case you are wondering what pattern paper is this..

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It is this from the same Paper Pad. I just erased out the lemon images by distressing the pattern paper with some Mustard Seed distress ink.

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The sentiment used is from the ‘The Sweetest Thing collection’ from My Mind’s Eye.

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Orange reminds me of the Sun and so I added some sunrays to go behind the beautiful bloom. I spritzed the flower with some water after I colored it with some distress markers.

IMG_8737This last lacy creation is again one of my favorite from the lot. I did some distressing on this one too.

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As for the pretty Hero Arts butterfly, I stamped it with my Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Pale Tomato. I again stamped the rubber stamp over it with some Versamark ink and clear embossed it. You need no Stamp-a-ma-jig for it. Do leave a comment in the comment section below if you need a quick tutorial on how to restamp over an already stamped image without making any error.

That is it! I hope you enjoyed my take on the Rainbow challenge.

With love,

Shruti

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11-29-2015

Floral handmade cards

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Greetings!

Good morning to all of you!

I am back with some versatile and beautiful floral cards. These cards can be turned to any occasion cards by adding the right sentiment. The flowers used on each of these cards were made using four different techniques.

To begin with I started off by blending watercolors for the background and once it dried I adhered the zebra pattern die cut on top. I enjoyed making it so much that I went ahead and made more than a couple.

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The flower cluster created on this first card was hand cut from a floral pattern paper

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In this second card the flowers were stamped and colored using Copic markers. The sentiment ‘Love’ is die cut using the Silhouette Cameo. I also added some sequins on this one.

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The set of flowers on this third card were drawn on a shimmering vellum paper using the Cameo with a black marker pen from the Silhouette Cameo’s Sketch markers starter kit. I later cut it using the Cameo to get a perfect cut. The sentiment ‘Smile’ as well as the yellow frame was bought from the Silhouette design store and cut, again, using the Cameo. I decided to use some contrasting colors on this card.

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Here is a closer look at the flowers. I even colored the vellum flowers lightly with the Copic markers.

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This last card is my favorite from the lot. Here I have used mulberry flowers bought from a local store which I distressed and colored with my Copic markers. I hand drew the branch and the sentiment was stamped.

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The glitter balls adhered in the center of these flowers are from Pie Lane.

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I think these cards would be perfect for any occasion. They are all so vibrant and colorful that it would cheer anyone up!

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That is all I have today. I hope you like my cards and get inspired to make one yourself.

Until next time,

Love,

sig

10-04-2015

Krisha turns 2! – Birthday party ideas

So last month, my darling little daughter turned 2. (Phew! I am still in shock!) She has grown up faster than I can imagine! It has been a roller coaster ride!! But the best part of being a parent in these 2 years is waking up to Krisha’s smile and snuggles every morning and witnessing the many milestones she has achieved in these two years. I simply love her to bits!!

Anyway, I had an amazing time organizing a small birthday party even though in a very short time. To be honest, I had no intentions of throwing her one because I wasn’t sure if she would really enjoy it. Krisha wasn’t very social and did not really like being around a lot of people. But lately, I noticed she was mingling better with the other kids and was getting better at her social skills. So it was only 2 weeks before her birthday did I decide to arrange a little birthday party. I wanted to make it really special for my little girl.

It was a must for me to have almost everything at this party to be handmade (All thanks to Pinterest for the last minute ideas)!!. It took me days of sleepless nights but was worth it all!

I decided to go with Owl as a theme because just like her mum she loves them too.

I started off making handmade invites first.IMG_9649IMG_9669

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IMG_9676The color scheme chosen were pink, blue and gold/kraft. So, I cut and colored the birthday banner to go with the theme.IMG_9679

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IMG_9744The next in line was to finish the party favors.IMG_9700These personalized frames were made for all the little guests coming for the birthday party.IMG_9701I also added some candies and other goodies into their goody bags.IMG_9714Here is how I finished packing each one of them, in these cute paper bags altered to look like an owl.IMG_9762I bought some some lanterns and altered them as well to go with the theme.

Here is a look at one of them.IMG_9681I painted it gold and gave it some eyes and wings.IMG_9765Here is a full view of her birthday table.IMG_9742

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IMG_9793This altered letter K was my favorite piece on the table.IMG_9805I baked some chocolate walnut cookies and decorated it with chocolate chips and jelly beansIMG_9756I made some cone cakes topped with some whipped cream and sprinkles. IMG_9761As for snacks, the menu included wholewheat pizzas, spring rolls and corn cheese bites.

And finally here is the my birthday girl gorging on to some pizzas!!IMG_9843

Dear Krisha,

When you grow up and if you ever read this, I want you to know that I love you with all that I am and with all that I have!! Your ‘dada’ and I love you beyond measure!!

I highly doubt you will remember anything about this day but I am glad I am able to document your second birthday here as the Internet is forever!!

God Bless you!! May you grow up to be a wonderful girl and I am sure happiness and success will follow you.

Happy Birthday, Krisha!

sig

08-26-2015

Silhouette Sketch Card – Step by step tutorial

Hello everyone!

This time I am back with a card exclusively made using Silhouette Cameo’s Sketch feature. I tried to incorporate the sketch marker in almost every element of the card.

IMG_9638I started off by scoring a 12″ x 4″ cream cardstock into half. I went for this light black glitter sketch marker pen to sketch the backgound. The vellum I’ve used here too is a shimmery one.

IMG_9557The background sketched on the cardstock is the file Tiles Square Sketch from the silhouette design store. The two tags that I have used for the card too is edited and cut from the background image. I also went ahead and sketched the Flower Sketch bought from the Silhouette Design store. The vellum is measured and cut at 3.5″x5.5.

IMG_9559Out with my Copic markers to color the flower image. The colors here used are Y06, Y13, Y15, YR04

IMG_9567 The green hues used for the leaves are YG03, YG13, G07

IMG_9573I decided my flower needed some dimension so I sketched, cut and colored yet another flower but this time without the leaves.

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IMG_9599This sentiment was a random ‘thanks’ font image I found online that I edited and sketched using the Sketch feature with the same black glitter marker and later went ahead and cut it. I also cut out two more of it but this time with just the outline of the sentiment.

IMG_9609This is how it looks stacked and stuck on top of each other. This just made the sentiment sturdy, thick and gave it a chipboard look. I later decided to color it all black and top it with some glossy accent.

IMG_9611I put them all together. I glued down the vellum using a transparent double sided acrylic foam tape. I punched some green eyelets into the tags. I also added some sequins to the background.

Here is the final outcome!

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I hope you liked it!

Love,

sig

 

Challenges Entered: Create Catchy Challanges – Create your own background. Pretty Paper studio – Coloring Challenge. Crafty Card Makers – No Pattern papers