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)

Pink and Black embossed card

Although I have made a few other scrapbook layouts and cards since January this is my first blog post this year 2014.

Black and Pink Embossed Card 2

Have clear embossed the butterflies and “I {heart} you” using the Inkadinkado Gem Stone Insects stamp set and the Lawn Fawn Say Cheese set respectively on the black panel. The tags are Chipboard embellishments tied up with hemp cord. The black panel is mounted on dark pink craft paper which was then stuck onto the base pink cardstock.

Have clicked the photo using my phone. In fact, I am posting this from my phone.. So I have no clue how the paragraphs alignment is gonna turn out when viewing on desktop.. Keeping fingers crossed…

Entering this card into the CSCC#1

 

 

Three Cas Cards

Hi

Here’s a quick post with 3 cards I made for the DCAM Challenges : Challenge #5 CAS Cards

XMas Card

Supplies used for Card 1 : TPC Studio Stamp Set –  Christmas Sentiments(XMas Tree and Sentiment), DCWV – the Christmas & Winter Stack, Memento – Cottage Ivy Ink Pad

Thank You CardSupplies Used for Card 2: Technique Tuesday Stamp Set – Loving Words by Ali Edwards, DCWV – the Christmas & Winter Stack, Martha Steward Butterfly Punch, Memento – Cottage Ivy Ink Pad

Cutie Card

Supplies Used for Card 3: Penny Black Stamp Set – Party Time, Lyra Color Pencils

 

I didn’t wanna add any sentiment to the 3rd card, cuz I just loved the image and how it turned out after the coloring 🙂 Soo cute 🙂

Thanks for stopping by…. Please do leave your comments.. 🙂

 

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..

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

Bracelet DIY (Satin Ribbon teamed with Copper Wire)

Hi Y’all,

So yesterday night, I was all bummed out for no apparent reason. You know how that happens sometimes- when you have had a bad day and you feel everyone is out to get you and that all bad things only happen to you and so on. Well, I’ve had one such really terrible week and have had some real trouble sleeping.

So I made this bracelet last night, to keep all the dark thoughts at bay. Concentrating on crafting really helps with calming me down and sort of fills your heart with a blank sort of peace.

Anyway here is the photo.

Pink Satin Ribbon and Copper Wire Bracelet

 

Here are some other views of the bracelet along with some close up shots.

Pink Satin Ribbon and Copper Wire Bracelet - 2
Pink Satin Ribbon and Copper Wire Bracelet - 3

Pink Satin Ribbon and Copper Wire Bracelet - 4

I hope you guys like it. Would love to hear any comments or criticisms.

Cheers.

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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