A Clean and Simple Card

It’s amazing how sometimes, even though your mind doesn’t know it, your hands know exactly what you want.  That’s how I made this card.  I was just fiddling with my distress inks and learning how to work with them. And this card was the end result 🙂

A Clean and Simple Card by Dhivya Rajasekhar

I’m submitting this card to the Lulupu 2nd Birthday Challenge:

C – Cardstock, Charm (Star), CAS (Clean and Simple)

T – Technique Tuesday Stamp (Incredible by Ali Edwards), Twine

P –  Punched Butterfly (Martha Stewart Punch)

Wild About You!

After quite a long break, here’s a quick post.

Submitting this card to Lulupu Challenge #19: Word Play:

Wild About You!

 

I’m not sure if the hand-drawn border did any good to the card.. Do you think I should have left the borders blank? Hmmm…

The Rhino , the sentiment and the grass are a part of the Lawn Fawn Stamp Set – Critters of the Savannah.! The hearts and the border are hand-drawn with red Sharpie. Coloured the Rhino using Spectrum Noir Marker..

 

Mini 3×3 Notecard

Earlier this month, I came across the monthly challenge post at Catchy Challenges Blog.. 🙂 The challenge is to make a mini note-card of dimensions 3×3 and make a matching envelope for it.

Although it sounds pretty simple, it is tough to make cuz the area you are dealing with is very small. It’s about the size of the palm of your hand.

While making mini cards, it is kinda hard to know when to stop. I mean that’s how it is for me. Well, it’s like that for me with every card 😛 It’s like – how much is too much? I didn’t wanna go overboard so I have tried to keep it is as simple as possible.

MIniNotecard-1

MiniNotecard-2

 

 

Submitting this to Catchy Challenges – 3×3 mini note-cards + handmade envelope

 

 

 

Polaroid Card

I’ve made this card using the Lawn Fawn – Say Cheese Stamp  Set and Sunny Skies Stamp Set.

I didn’t have any Airplane Stamp so I had to hand draw that one. Kind of screwed up the coloring on the plane though. And not sure if you noticed at first look, but I have forgotten to add the kite’s tail as well 🙂 Didn’t wanna spoil the card any more so I decided to let it be as it is.

Polaroid Card Entering this to CAS(E) this sketch #46:

 

Entry to Case the sketch challenge – #42

Made this card last night. (Click on the image to see the enlarged image)

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First stamped the cute little hedgehog with black memento ink onto plain white paper. And colored the image using Lyra Color pencils.

Then I cut out the image as a square piece and used a round corner punch to get the rounded edges. Repeated this on blue card stock for a slightly bigger square.

After pasting the diagonal striped washi tape on my base white card, i stuck the pink and blue punched circles on the card. Used glossy accents for the 3-d look.

I stuck the hedgehog image and blue square on top of the card base using 2-sided foam tape and Ta da! All done! 🙂

Submitting this card to Case This Sketch Challenge #42

Sketch #42

Combining it with the Challenge @ “Less is More” : Week 134 Recipe – WASHI TAPE

 

 

 

Weekends are awesome

Love the weekends. Saw the movie – ‘Beautiful Creatures’ today. It was a good movie but it could have been better. The concept was good so I am wondering if I should read the novel it was based on. Hmm…

After the movie, went to a Arts n Crafts Exhibition, sort of like Music-food-crafts festival, called the Madras Market. It is pretty amazing how many talented people are out there..

And then, I finally got a chance to use my new Floral Punch.. And here’s what I came up with..

What do you guys think?

Flower Punch Card

 

So entering this card into the following challenges:

1. CAS-ual Fridays : CFC111 – Buttons

CAS-ual Fridays : CFC111 – Buttons

2. CAS(E) this Sketch!: #40 

CAS(E) this Sketch : #40

Now that I am almost finished with this post, I guess I will go to bed…

Happy weekend  everyone!! Hope you all have a great time!

July Cards

This post is really late as you can make out from the title. Well I guess I got really busy last month and couldn’t make any posts here.

So here’s a post with assorted pics. I have only four in here right now. A few have already been sent across to the people they were made for. I wish, of course, that I had clicked a few pics of all of them. And above all that, had a minor mishap with my phone and lost all my pics when I restored phone to factory settings 🙁

Will make do with the ones I have left for now.

All the cards in these images are blank cards with no written words inside. So here they are :

Masculine Birthday Card

Circle Punch Card - No Sentiment

CAS Birthday Card

Set of 2 mini cards

 

Ribbon Weaving for Handmade Card

So here’s the work of an amateur card maker.

Handmade Card - Rainbow Colors

I know the card doesn’t have a whole lot except the whole ribbon-woven portion. But then, there are so many colors in there, that adding anything else in the card, would have made it look really tacky.

I was really confused for a while, wondering where to add the word – ‘Best Wishes’.

So the lesson learnt here is that, next time, I will do the ribbon weaving for a smaller area 😛

I decided to use satin ribbons for this handmade card because of my ever growing stash. I normally use my ribbons for jewellery making, but I have used it here for a change.

Below, you can see the whole process of how I did the ribbon weaving portion for the card.

Ribbon Weaving - DIY - For Handmade Cards

Here’s a closer look at the hand-written sentiment and the flower.

Card-Flower Card_Sentiment

 

Submitting this card to : Catchy Challenges : Rainbow Colors without a Rainbow

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