Guest Designing For AAA Card Challenge #92

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Hello bloggers!

I'm so happy to share today that I'm guest designing at AAA Cards Challenge blog for their Challenge # 92- Emboss Resist. I was a winner of their Challenge #87  and I didn't think twice when I was asked if I would like to guest design for one of their challenges. I have always enjoyed their fun themes. Thank you, Jane, for giving me this opportunity.
Emboss resist has been one of the most popular techniques amongst all the cardmakers. If you haven't tried it yet, you can do that now.

Here's my inspiration for the challenge:-


I started off by stamping the sentiment from My Favorite Things- Brushstroke Birthday stamp set in Versamark ink on a Brustro watercolour paper panel. I then heat embossed it using Ranger's white embossing powder.Then, I sponged different colours of distress inks over the embossed sentiment. Heat embossed areas resist distress inks and watercolours, and that's why the sentiment won't take any colour from the inks. Just to make it look more prominent, gently swipe over the sentiment using a soft cloth or a baby wipe to wipe off the inks over the embossed areas.
 Just to add a little interest to the card, I decided to die cut two hearts from one end of the sentiment and pop up one heart die cut over the letter 'J'.

Although I did have an urge to 'just add a little something more' to the card, I'm glad I resisted it because I love how effective this looks in all its simplicity. What do you think? :) 

Please do visit AAA Cards Challenge #92 and check out the beautiful inspirations from the design team members. 
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great Sunday !

Geometric Shaped Dies- Card #2

Monday, 5 June 2017

Hello,
I'm back with my second card of the 'geometric shaped dies' series(you can check out my first card here), and this time my card features Sizzix Framelits die set 2 pk- Tiny Stars Mini.


The most difficult and time-consuming part during making of this card was the alignment of the stars in a straight line. I hope they do look aligned though. Do you like making such cards too?

Will be coming up with more ideas soon.
Thanks for visiting :)

Geometric Shaped Dies- Card #1

Friday, 2 June 2017

Hey friends!!!

How're you all ?

In my last kit from Sizzix, I got a few tiny geometric shaped framelits dies such as circle, hexagon, triangle, scalloped circle and star dies. So, I have challenged myself to come up with some card ideas using only these geometric dies in the next few days ! I hope I manage to complete my own challenge. Great way to get my lost mojo back on track, don't you think ?

So here's the first card of the series :-



Father's day is just round the corner so I thought it would a nice idea to have few such cards in my stash. ;)

So, for this CAS card, I made use of Sizzix Framelits little bunting and Sizzix Framelits small  Scallop Circle die sets. That sentiment is hand-written, as you might have already guessed ;)

And if you are looking for some interesting patterned papers to help with your Father's day makes, there are some free paper downloads available at sizzix.co.uk

Here' the link where you can download these free patterned papers -
https://www.sizzix.co.uk/fathers-day-2017

Will be coming up with more cards soon. Thanks for stopping by.

Linking the above card to :-
1. CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #175- Use Pattern Papers



2. Uniko Challenge- Masculine with an optional twist - Father's Day ( I don't know really if my card falls under the masculine category, but it sure does for father's day, so anyway didn't want to miss entering here. )
 

Products Used :-

Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine(White and Gray Only) (#660020)

Sizzix Framelits die set 2 Pk- Little Bunting(#661780)

Sizzix Framelits die set 2 pk- Small scallop circles (#661779)

White cardstock- Iris Sg
Grey Cardstock(for making the ice cream cone)- Locally bought
Patterned papers - Lawn Fawn
Distress Ink- Salty Ocean
Micron003 Pen- For writing the sentiment and for doodling .
Googly eyes- Locally bought.



Mother's Day Cards | Sizzix Post

Saturday, 13 May 2017


We are observing Mother’s Day in India on the 14th of this month and I came up with a couple of last minute mother’s day card ideas featuring the newly released dies from Sizzix—Butterfly Meadow by Debi Potter and the Sentiment Words Thin by Tim Holtz.

First One:-





Although this one was quick to put together after planning the design, it took a lot of time and brain-storming to finalize the card layout. Yeah, guess that happens when you’re low on creative ideas. I usually find it difficult to incorporate patterned papers on my cards. But I have a huge stock of pretty patterned papers kept in the drawers unused and it hurts me to see them getting dusty. So I challenged myself to try using PPs onto my card.  That beautiful die cut is a single piece with the butterfly, flowers and the leaves. I sponged the die cut using different colours of distress inks with the help of sponge daubers.

And now over to the second one:-


For this card, I wanted to try out a stenciling technique with my distress inks. I started by sponging three colours(abandoned coral, scattered straw, evergreen bough) of distress inks on a 4 by 5 ¼ inches sized Iris Sg card panel.


Then I chose my stencil I wished to use, sprayed some water over the stencil and placed it over the sponged card panel. I saw this technique in one of the recent card-making videos by Jennifer McGuire.
That gave me a beautiful background. The reason why this technique works so beautifully with distress inks (or even distress oxides) is the unique tendency of these inks to react with water.
And because I already had a colourful and striking background, I decided to keep the butterfly meadow die cut uncoloured.



How do you like these cards? Would love to know. :)

Products used:-





Love,
Jasleen.
 
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