Monday, October 27, 2008

Elegance. Eh?



This is nothing close to being elegant. But "elegant" was in my mind when I started to plan this card in my head.
Actually, I had this gorgeous shimmery card stock which I really wanted to use with silver, and I did too but the card did not come out as expected. People here are liking it though. Anyway, it is an incomplete card, I have to gift it to someone so I left the lower pat of the card empty for her to put any sentiment that she wants.

At first I didn't add the silver layer, and it looked quite empty without it. After adding the silver layer I was much more pleased. There is always this little thing that a card needs and when you add it, it looks complete. This was one of those things.





The flower as usual is hand drawn. I have added polka dots (vertically only) on the petals with my permanent silver FAT marker. LOL
Outlined the polka dots with embossing paste and then showered it with silver glitter. I am short on bling atm so I added silver sequins in the middle.
The doodling has been embossed using silver embossing paste and then sprinkled with glitter.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Anniversary...



A colleague of my mum's asked me to make an anniversary card for his wife's uncle and aunt. I don't know why but I really wanted to do a gold and off white card. I think I will be making more cards using this combination because it looks so elegant. Plus the gold sequins never look too much on the off white, that is one more reason to use it over and over again :o)



I used a sketch from I{heart}2stamp but I didn't actually submit the card in the challenge. I just liked the sketch and thought that it would be very good for an anniversary card. Whenever I go sketch hunting it secretly means I have no clue how to go about a card! :-p

I have outlined all the layers with a gold marker.





I doodled some swirls with a gold metallic pen on the top most off white layer (the smallest rectangle with a ribbon wrapped around). I made those little spring thingy and glued them under this layer to pop it up. After sticking the gold sequins I used dots of gold embossing paste to fill the gaps.

I popped up the the brown layer with the sentiment using the same spring thingies.

I wrapped around some gold string on the three off white layers. The middle one has some gold beads as well. I didn't add them in all three because it was taking a long time and I had to complete the card as quickly as I could. So instead of beads I added sequins to jazz it up some more.

Okay so I have officially used FIVE layers and one base layer making it SIX LAYERS! The gold layer is a wrapping paper and it is just GORGEOUS! I made the envelope using this paper!


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Balloons, grass, fence and a boy

Hi everyone!

Weather is changing here, it was quite cool in the morning (very early morning) but then in the afternoon it was a typical DRY October. Yes chap sticks, Vaseline, lotions and especially cocoa butter cream are all on my dressing table now. That kind of month has started and I don’t like THIS kind of month because my skin is as dry as Sahara LOL. Is that even a comparison? Can I say that? Ha-ha. You know what I mean right?




The card that I have to show you today was made couple of weeks back. I have seen everyone making a belt around the card and decorating it with scalloped edges, ribbons and what not. This is my first attempt at the BELT card. LOL I hope this is what it is called! Hahaha

I have cut the circles out from a wrapping paper and as usual the flowers are hand drawn.



And this is the inside...
I am proud of the fence and the grass! It is the first time I have made them. I know that the fence is quite irregular, but then I have drawn it myself on a simple printer paper and pasted it on a card stock to make it a little stiff.
Bev sent me this stamped image :o)



I had to make it in a way to show as if a kid is giving the card to his mom. That is why I included balloons, grass etc... kid things...

Check out these balloons! LOL
The one at the top left, behind purple and green is way to oval!
The drawing was totally rough, I didn't do it neatly. My bad.




This card was made earlier otherwise I would have made the tree like Mel did HERE. Or almost like she did :-p
I am lovin my grass though! :o)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Doodling








Today's card is nothing more than doodling on black card stock with my permenant white marker. I could not find the thinner white marker, out of stock they said. That would have helped so much. Anyway, I doodled some flowers and tiny swirls and applied white glitter only on the flowers and then placed an offwhite sequin flower in the middle.










I will be trying this in another style too... I have something going on in my mind... hmmmm
Oh yeah one more thing, this card is also going to the same friend of mine! I hope she likes all of em!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A Lotta Ribbons!





I used how many..1,2,3...7 ribbons! A lotta ribbons huh?! Oh well I had no ideas and I really wanted bright colours on plain white card stock. I came up with this... Its not that bad c'mon!


I like it, it is cute and fun. LOL
This card is going to the same friend. Actually, I am sending her a few cards as gifts that she can send to anyone. That is why I have not added any sentiment. I have left it on her. :o)







The image is hand drawn as usual. I have drawn something like this earlier as well. I don't know why but I like free flowing blooms and swirls.


Friday, October 10, 2008

Steph's BIG RAK!



BIG BOX of goodies. When I say BIG it is BIIIGG! Steph aka SmilynStef from Ingenious Inkling send me a box of goodies, sorry...a BIG box of goodies! I was on my bed resting when it arrived. I was unwell, but when my dad told me that the package was for me I jumped out of my bed! Seriously! The package was huge! Who wouldn't jump with joy!



It had everything! Dozens of stamps! Loads of ribbons! Hell loads of papers! Stickles! Glitter! More stamps! And what not! Looked like she sent me half of her stuff! lol


This is how generous she is! I was amazed! WOW! SERIOUSLY!





Whenever I open that box, I just get lost in crafty land! I was totally behaving like a kid when I got it! Showed it to everyone I know! LOL





Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Kit Kat :o)



I don't know why red and white reminds me of Kit Kat. Oh well every other thing reminds me of chocolate! LOL

This is a very simple card. I just had to make one quick card, which turned out to be not so quick (I completed it in three sittings I think).



The images are hand drawn and I know they went wrong....too much red :o( I really didn't want to redraw so just bear with me this time (and some other times too in future)

The scallop thingy is drawn by the help of my beloved compass and then hand cut hence the ultimate neatness :-p


The card was sliding towards very simple so I decided to add a pierced white strip and make fringes around the images. The fringes part went wrong too. I planned on adding a red layer and then adding white fringes in order to reduce red a bit. But I forgot. Obviously, when I will work in three sittings I wouldn't even remember what I planned to make! At least I was able to finish this card!





PS: Please let me know if the lighting in the pics is fine? I found a new place to take pics, if this works then I wont have to hang my cards on plants :P

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Dawn's RAK!


Remember Dawn? Everyone knows Dawn from INSPIRATIONAL! Remember she said she would send me stuff :-D ---> "BIG SMILE" LOL

She DID! I was mean and bad that I did not put it up earlier here! But better late than never.

I got papers, cuttlebug embossed pieces and embellishments, brads and what not! I even got a beautiful card from her!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I am BACK!

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So you guys thought I ran away huh?! LOL


Now that the Islamic month of Ramzan is over and Eid is done with, I got time to make some cards.


Today I am showing you a card which is (almost) like the one I have made earlier, but this time the colours are different. The picture is not doing justice to this card. Seriously, it looks amazing IRL.

Everyone loved it! The colours looked just WOW. The flowers just looked awesome on black card stock. I have not included any closeups because the flowers are same. The only difference is the middle part of the flower. I added some cylindrical glass beads, sequences and a few glitter dots to fill in the spaces.
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