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Hello!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. It’s mostly because I am feeling completely exhausted these days, and find absolutely zero energy to craft. But I’ve been silently hoarding a lot of stuff! (with my brother coming home from the US next month, I will probably be getting a couple of late birthday gifts as well. One of which I’d ordered last year and been waiting for him to come home.)

So, yesterday I took a day off because of nausea, and lightheadedness, and I felt ok in the afternoon. So, I quickly whipped up this card with few supplies I’ve been longing for since ages.
1. The Blue Skies stamp set from Lawn Fawn( which I bought from Meetu Agarwal at an unbelievable price)
2. Stencils (which I won from Emily)
3. Aleen’s true snow (from Priya’s – The Craft Shop – which was a steal too!)

The base is PTI aqua mist. Using the tweed stencil I applied Aleen’s true snow. It looks gorgeous, and works just like any other embossing paste. I stamped and handsponged the two little hot air balloons and fuzzy cut them out. Then I went for my favourite die ever – Wplus9 pinking squares. Matted a piece of white cardstock inside and using the MFT cloud negative die cut as a stencil I sponged a few clouds on the panel again in aqua mist and a little bit of broken china. The banner is from SSS. The sentiment is handwritten. No too bad I think.

After completing the layout, I felt that since the colors are the same, the layers were too muddled and not differentiable. So, to differentiate the layers, I sponged the edges of the pinked square and the banner with aquamist again. I liked it better :)

Here’s the card

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I was in love with a card that Jennifer Rzasa made with the tweed stencil, and I been wanting to lay my hands on it ever since. Thank you Emily. The stencil is sooper dooper awesome!

And the Lawn fawn stamp is something I’ve got my eyes on forever. More like ever since I saw Debby Hughes do some amazing stuff with it.

So that’s where I was inspired from.

Hope you will like it!

Linking it to Lulupu – Birthday Special

L – Layers, Lawn Fawn
T – texture, tweed pattern
C – Cardstock, clouds

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CC Challenge #7 – Trendy triangles and chevrons

Made this card almost 3 weeks ago. Life’s been hectic, yet happy ;). Hopefully it will slow down.

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The triangle were actually square die cuts, cut into two diagonally. The bottom reddish maroon is Fabriano CS, and the grey is Itsy Bitsy felt.

Thanks to Neha Bhatt for the awesome post that opened my eyes to use apt sentiments :) I chose this sentiment from SSS, to draw a parallel to the triangle with which I have filled the card.

Hope you like what you see!
Thanks for dropping by. Hoping to catch up on a lot of blogs soon.

Entering this card into the CC Challenge #7

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Runway Inspired #52- Dennis Basso

Ok, I made this card for a purpose. To give it to one of my teachers when I was supposed to be at the Alumni meet. Unfortunately my DH fell ill, and I wasn’t able to go :(
So, I have this card with me still.
 

Anyway, I made this card based on the RIC Challenge graphic

Here’s my card.

At first I was thinking in the direction of stamping flourishes and flowers in various colors, and the layering it with translucent lace or vellum. And then mounting my sentiment. But then, I saw that it was too close to DT inspirations(which were gorgeous) So, I wanted to do something different.

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Granted this technique has been done by a lot of people, this is my first attempt :) Layered stamping. Those who know what I am taking about, just skip the entire paragraph below.

I wasted a piece of PP as well as cardstock once. I got it right the second time. The trick to it is simple(for those few of you who don’t know) Stamp your sentiment/image on the overlay(in this case PP) in the location where you want it. Take a larger piece(atleast by an inch on either side) of cardstock, and stamp your sentiment/image approximately in the correct position. Now Die Cut the overlay with you die. Carefully take out the die cut. Put some temporary adhesive on the back of the overlay. Wiggle it around over the mat cardstock, and align the stamped impression. The temporary adhesive should keep it place. Now, if the die you have used is an intricate one you might need some more pieces to fill in the negative. You can do that by first placing the die cut back into the negative and then mounting the bits and pieces using foam tape. You check out Jennifer Mcguire’s this video, if you aren’t able to understand what I’m trying to say. Once all the little pieces are fitted in, lift of the die cut, and the overlay. Now put mounting tape on the back and mat it down. Again wiggle around a little bit to get the perfect position. Now you can trim off the excess of all sides leaving just a bit on the sides :)

The pattern paper is from MME, and the cardstock is PTI sweet blush. They worked perfectly well together. The stamp is from SSS, and the die is PTI.

You see the furry stole (in smokey gray and peach) the model is carrying? I love it! And that translated into the fishtail banner. When I got this particular piece of felt from Itsy Bitsy, I wasn’t happy at all. I expected it to be more grey. Now I thank to heavens it isn’t! It looks near perfect to what the Model’s having. Love it! The cardstock on the background is PTI Melon Berry.

I matted everything onto aqua mist mat, and then onto a white card base. It somehow felt a little bit empty. After contemplating for a while I drew those floating hearts as opposed to the dashed lines on the border.

Linking it to the RIC #52 – Dennis Basso.

You just have a day left to play along. There are some gorgeous entries that you need to check out :)

Hope you like what you see, Thank you dropping by!