Tuesday, 28 July 2015

OHP card

Today's card is a new try. I was having sheets of OHP at home and didnt know what to do with them. So, I thought why not make a OHP card???

I used the silhoutte stamp on a white card stock and used ink blending technique for the background color. I used pink, orange and red color dye inks for the blending. 

 I trimmed out the card stock as I wanted it to be a small card since I am trying it for the first time. I used a pink ribbon and tied it around the OHP sheet and pasted the ends using masking tape. I adhered the picture to the sheet and on the inside of the card, I pasted a white card on the inside of the card to hide the riboon end and the tape.I did the same for the sentiment as well. I felt the card was kind a empty and added some eyelets to it. I was quiet happy with the end result. 

Monday, 27 July 2015

Shaker card "Shaking you wishes"

Hi everyone,

I am super excited today. I've always wanted to make a shaker card and unfortunately due to soemthing or the other I was unable to make them. But today I found a lot of time and made this shaker card. 

As usual I printed out this cicrular stamp design from net and colored them using color pencils. I didnt want to waste time in shading so I have not shaded them. Its a neutral wish I come up with "Shaking you wishes". I using mixed sequins I had and used a OHP sheet to cover it up. I cut the circle in the middle of the picture and adhered all of them together. I used baker's twine and added my sentiment to it. Even before I could post it online, I sold the card. I have have saved the circle that was cut out to use for other projects. 

Ink blending and stamping


I have 3 cards for today’s post. The first one is a masculine birthday card using stamping technique. I have randomly stamped 4 colors from Ranger dye ink pad and then selected 2 designs and stamped it over the same. I used dark brown satin ribbon to tie a bow and made it into a birthday card. 

The second and third card and of similar technique, ink blending. I used ink pads from Ranger and ink blender from ranger to blend these cards.  The first is like a silhouette type card. The second card is  from a stamp set. And I used Zig colors for coloring them instead of my stylefile markers. I didnt decide on the sentiment for my cat card. 

Friday, 24 July 2015

Ice cream birthday card

My next card is a birthday card with yummy ice cream. I used three ice cream pictures from a stamp set and used 3 colors yellow for mango, green for pistachio and pink for strawberry. These are my favorite ice cream flavors. I made this especially on request from a relative of mine. 

I stamped 3 ice cream images and cut them out. I then colored them with my markers and took the sentiment from the stamp set that says "Happy birthday with sprinkles on top". I thought it was very different sentiment and like it a lot. I made a blue border using my marker for the sentiment and green border for the card using my marker. Then I adhered all of them to the card using double sided tape. 

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Quick card in 5 minutes-cosmos card

I am up with a new card today with my own sentiment "You are out of this world" (other sentiments can be "you are my universe" or "you make my world colorful". What I basically did here is I took a picture of the space cosmos and printed it out. I trimmed out the edges and and used 1/4 inch blue ribbon to wrap it around.

I made a bow and used a double sided tape to adhere it to my card. I have still not thought about the sentiment so I just roughly made a You are out of this world sentiment and the inside of the card can say beacuse you are the best or you are wonderful. Its a very very very simple card which can be made in less than 5 minutes. 

Friday, 17 July 2015

Are you made of CuTe?

Hi everyone,
I am back with a new card design. I used a stamp set to make this beautiful card. Me being a total science freak I loved the concept of using elements into my card. I am using 2 elements here one is copper (Cu) and the other is tellurium (Te). Cu+Te=CUTE. I was just a try out card but turned out really well and best part was I sold it immediately. Luckily I just took a moderate picture of it. 

So I did here was I first downloaded the peridoic table for the atomic weight and mass and I wanted it to look like a part from the table. So I made 2 separate pieces from card stock one for each element and used blue for copper and green tellurium. To adhere it to the card stock I used foam ahesive to give dimension and used 2 ribbons to decorate the card stock and adhered it to a blue card stock. The first image is the outside of the card with the sentiment 'Are you made of CuTe' and on the inside the sentiment says beacuse you are cute.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Zig clean color real brush

ZIG clean color real brush is an amazing product form Kuretake, a Japanese company. I just love playing with this color pens. 

This pen has brush tip similar to paint brush and colors blend beautifully. I use a water brush to blend colors. I have seen some demo videos of the product and where they first use the colors and then use the water brush to blend them out. But I first used the water brush to apply little water on my paper and then put little of the color and started to blend it out. It works beautifully and I love it. 
I have a couple of pictures where I used them. The best part is it can be used without water as well to give darker color but I made it very little. 

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Handmade greeting cards

Types of greeting cards:
Counter cards: Greeting cards that are sold individually. This contrasts with boxed cards.
Standard Greeting Cards: A standard greeting card is printed on high-quality paper (such as card stock), and is rectangular and folded, with a picture or decorative motif on the front. Inside is a pre-printed message appropriate for the occasion, along with a blank space for the sender to add a signature or handwritten message. A matching envelope is sold with the card. Some cards and envelopes feature fancy materials, such as gold leafribbons or glitter.
Photo Greeting Cards: In recent years, photo greeting cards have gained widespread popularity and come in two main types. The first type are photo insert cards in which a hole has been cut in the centre. A photo slides in just like a frame. The second type are printed photo cards in which the photo is combined with artwork and printed, usually on a high-end digital press, directly onto the face of the card. Both types are most popular for sending holiday greetings such as ChristmasHanukkah & for baby showers.
Personalised Greeting Cards: Websites using special personalisation technology, such as Moonpig, allow consumers to personalise a card which is then printed and sent directly to the recipient.
Reusable Greeting Cards: These are greeting cards for the budget conscious. There are two common formats for reusable cards. Firstly there are cards with slits in them positioned to hold pages. Secondly there notepad style cards where pages stick to the back of the cards. The pages that have been used for reusable cards can be removed after being received and fresh pages can be used to reuse the cards.
Risqué Greeting Cards: Some companies offer risqué greeting cards, with adult-based humor and cartoons. The humor in these cards can sometimes be offensive to more conservative parts of the population.
Musical Greeting Cards: Recently greeting cards have been made that play music or sound when they are opened. They are commonly 3D handmade birthday cards which play traditional celebration songs such as Happy Birthday To You.
Electronic Greeting Cards: (also called E-cards) Greeting cards can also be sent electronically. Flash-based cards can be sent by email, and many sites such as Facebook  enable users to send greetings. More recently, services have launched which enable users to send greetings to a mobile phone by text message or use mobile app for this purpose such cards are called Mobile E-cards or MCards. Many of these electronic services offer open or anonymous chat, to enable further discussion.
Pop-Up Cards: Pop-Up Cards are normally cards that, once opened, have a picture coming outward, giving the reader a surprise. Pictures and printed messages in greeting cards come in various styles, from fine art to humorous to profane. Non-specific cards, unrelated to any occasion, might feature a picture (or a pocket to paste in a personal photograph) but no pre-printed message.

Common cardmaking materials: Cardstockstencilsmarkersvellumtissue papergluerulers and t-squaresrickrackfoilsequinsbeadsribbon, acetate, paper embossing, die cutting machines and more.
Other materials that can be used in cardmaking are brads, eyelets, tea bag medallions, and buttons. Brads can be used to hold the four corners of one piece of cardstock on top of another to create a layered effect. Eyelets can be used to draw a piece of string or ribbon from one side of the card to another. Tea bag medallions are a type of origami that makes a wonderful decoration for the front of a card. Pretty shaped buttons make nice additions to a design that is stamped on the card.