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About the hobby crafter

Hi everyone!! My name is Gauri and i enjoy cardmaking and beading and getting to know new things from so many inspirational people out there.

You are Amazing card

Hi Everyone,

The card i made today uses a very simple but beautiful technique. I saw Jennifer Mcguire use it in one of the many amazing videos on Youtube. Its the embossing technique using dies.

Here is the card,

You Are Amazing card

First, i used a stitched oval die for cutting the center panel. Before running the cardstock through the die cutting machine, i applied versamark on the die itself. Then run it through the die cutting machine. This causes the ink to stick to the edge of the oval.  Embossed using gold embossing powder. Used the florals from Simply Floral stamp set by Mudra Craft Stamps, embossed it in gold and adhered it to the oval panel using foam tape. Stamped the You sentiment from the Thank You Stamp Ste by Mudra and the remaining sentiment from the Dainty Blooms-2 stamp set.

 

For the card base, masked the edges and applied distress ink and stamped the floral bud from the Simply Floral stamp set. Finally adhered the center panel to the card base.

You Are Amazing card1

Materials used,

  1. White cardstock
  2. Mudra Stamps-Simply Floral
  3. Mudra Stamp-Thank You and Dainty Blooms 2 for the sentiment
  4. Versamark
  5. Embossing powder in Gold
  6. Versafine Onyx Black ink
  7. Distress inks in different colours
  8. Masking tape
  9. Stitched Ovals die
  10. Adhesive
  11. Foam tape
  12. Embellishments

Hope you like the card.

Thank you and have a great day!!

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Happy Birthday Card

Hi Everyone,

The card i have made today is a Happy Birthday Card. Have used a stencil from Mudra Craft Stamps and tried giving a three dimensional look to the card.

Here is the card,

Happy Birthday Card

Embossed the Mudra Stamps Mandala Stencil on a dark green card stock using versamark and gold embossing powder. Then used scalloped rectangle dies to cut the embossed image into several pieces. Then used yellow and green cardstock and cut it using the same rectangle dies and adhered the pieces to the back of the embossed pieces to give it a dimensional look. Here is how the card looks from an angle,

Happy Birthday Card2

Matted the whole piece on a bright yellow paper, highlighted the stitched edge with a white gel pen and adhered it on a white card base. Finally, stamped the sentiment from the Mudra-Wishing You stamp set.

Materials,

  1. Coloured card stock/thick paper in different colours
  2. White card base
  3. Mudra Stencil-Mandala
  4. Mudra Stamp-Wishing You
  5. Cutting dies
  6. Versamark
  7. Gold embossing powder
  8. Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  9. White gel pen
  10. Embellishments
  11. Adhesive

Submitting the card to Mudra October Challenge #14

Hope you like it.

Thanks and have a great day!!

Birthday Wishes Card

Hi Everyone!!

Hope you are all having a great day.

Made a very simple Birthday Wishes Card using Altenew Persian Motif Stamp Set. Here is the card,

Birthday Wishes Card

Stamped the beautiful image on Neenah classic crest cardstock  using Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. Then coloured it using watercolours. Used ink blending foam to apply ink around the edges.

Then cut a border of coloured card stock for the outline of the card and glued it to the card base along with a very thin strip of gold glitter washi tape for accent. Finally, added the sentiment sticker and used foam tape to pop the stamped image on the card base.

Materials used,

  1. Altenew Stamp Set-Persian Motifs
  2. Bielo smooth white card stock for the base
  3. Neenah classic crest cardstock for stamping the image
  4. Orange coloured card stock (Tangerine is the colour. Don’t know the brand) for the border
  5. Ranger White Embossing Powder
  6. Versamark Ink
  7. Memento Tangelo Ink pad
  8. Watercolours (used Sennelier)
  9. Gold glitter Washi Tape for the thin strip at the base
  10. Gold sentiment sticker
  11. Adhesive
  12. Scissors

Hope you like it.

Thanks and have a great day!!

Submitting this card to http://altenewblog.com/2017/03/01/march-2017-inspiration-challenge/

Birthday Card using Lawn Fawn – Hang in There Stamp Set

Hi Everyone,

Got whole lot of craft supplies (mainly stamps) and few from the latest CHA release. We have some really great craft supplies stores catering to the latest demands of crafters.

Today I have used the ‘Hang in There’ stamp set from Lawn Fawn to make a fun slider card (just wanted to make a slider card with the sloth). Its a small stamp set with a cute image and simple sentiments. Have not been able to make a video tutorial so have taken few photos of the process of making this card.

Here is the card, have merged two images (forgot to do that earlier :-P), one with the slider in place and other with the slider pulled up to show the stamped image and birthday sentiment.

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So this is how I made it,

Step:1

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Cut standard size card stock in 2 pieces of 81/2 x 4 3/4. one for the base/inside of the card and the other for the top panel.

Step: 2

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Cut 3 pieces of foam of 1/2 inch width, 2 for the slider element to fit and 1 for the base as as stopper for the slider. The remaining 2 sides (left and top) can be closed later with foam. The top section of the slider is open for the slider to move.

Also cut a strip of thick card stock of appropriate width to make the slider.

Step 3:

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The two foam columns for the slider are glued making sure that there is a little space so that the slider does not get stuck and moves freely. After adhering the foam columns, adhered foam to the base, the left side and top of the card. While gluing the left piece make sure that the focal image fits in the space.

Step 4:

Now I stamped the image on a watercolour paper, coloured it using watercolour pencils and cut it. Also, stamped the happy birthday sentiment and embossed it. Glued this behind the focal image.

Then cut a small strip of 1 1/2 inches width and attached the whole focal image at one end on the left side. Then attached the other side of this small strip to the slider. The slider should move freely.

Once the slider element is all done, used Distress ink to add the sky and cut some balloons and glued it directly on the base of the card.

Step 5:

For the top panel, I cut a circle/oval of appropriate diameter so that when the slider is pulled up the image is visible through the window. This required a little adjustment and trimming of the foam columns. Added a piece of transparency on the inside to close the window. Finally used distress ink to add colour to the panel and stamped the small leaves to create a pattern paper look. Cut a small piece of card stock in banner shape and stamped Hello sentiment in black ink and adhered using double sided foam tape.

Finally, placed the slider element in the channel created on the base card and glued the top  panel using a strong double sided adhesive to complete the card. Here is the final card, one with the slider element in its original position and other with the slider element pulled up to display the focal image (the cute sloth holding the happy birthday placard).

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List of materials used:

  1. Lawn Fawn Stamp Set – Hang in There. Balloons are from Pop Treat Stamp Set by KaiserCraft
  2. Card Stock (300 gsm)
  3. Foam
  4. Distress Inks (have used Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron)
  5. Water colour paper
  6. Any colouring medium – Watercolours, markers
  7. Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  8. Clear Embossing Powder by WOW
  9. Scor tape
  10. Double sided foam adhesive
  11. Small piece of transparency
  12. Cutting knife and scissors

Hope you like the card!! Thank you:-)

Submitting this card to http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/announcement/welcome-to-our-first-challenge

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Badge

 

You Are Amazing Card

Hi Everyone!!

Today have made a Your Are Amazing Card using some pretty stamps from Mudra CRaft Stamps.

Here is the card

you-are-amazing-card

The materials I have used are

  1. Mudra Craft Stamps-Beautiful Butterflies, Background Heart Builder. The sentiment is from Dainty Blooms-2
  2. Gold Embossing Powder
  3. Versamark ink
  4. Holiday Green Card Stock
  5. White Card Stock
  6. Double sided foam adhesive and glue

Embossed the hearts on the green card stock and then cut it along the edge on one side and glued it to the white card base. Then embossed the butterfly and sentiment on white cardstock and cut it. Used double sided foam to add dimension to the image and sentiment.

Hope you like the card, Thanks!!

Linking this project to mudracraftstamps.blogspot.in/…/mudra-blog-challenge-5

Shaker Card

Hi Everyone!!

Have made a Shaker Card..

This is the card

shaker-card

Materials used are

  1. Altenew Stamp Set-Vintage Flowers
  2. Memento inks in Pink and Purple colours
  3. Versamark Ink for embossing the Congratulations sentiment.
  4. Coloured and White Card stock
  5. Sequins

Stamped the big and small flower and leaves on a card stock and cut them. Then cut a circle in the green card stock and glued the flowers and leaves. Used transparency on the back of the pane, added sequins and used double sided foam to adhere it to a white card stock. Then adhered the whole shaker piece to a card base to complete the card.

Hope you like it. Thanks.

Submitting the project to http://altenewblog.com/2016/12/01/year-review-inspiration-challenge/

Shaker Card

HI Everyone!!

Another card. Have attempted a shaker card.

shaker-card

Have used the following materials,

  1. Mudra Stamp Set – Dainty Blooms-2 for the image
  2. Mudra Stamp Set – The sentiment ‘Love’ is from Rose Love stamp set. The ‘with’ sentiment is from another stamp set.
  3. Neenah Classic card stock-White
  4. Pink card stock for the base
  5. Spectrum Aqua Markers
  6. Versafine Onyx Black Ink
  7. Sequins

Stamped the image twice on cardstock and coloured with spectrum aqua markers. Then cut the two images with scissors. Adhered the images on a white piece of cardstock at top and bottom corners. Then created two windows on a separate 4.25″x5.5″ card. Also created similar windows on a piece of foam. Used a transparency between the cardstock and foam piece, added few sequins and adhered using a strong double sided tape.

Stamped the sentiment using versafine ink. Cut two small flowers from the dainty blooms-2 stamp set and glued along with the sentiment.

Finally, adhered the whole shaker piece to a pink card base to complete the card.

Hope you like it.

Submitting the card to Mudra Craft Stamp Challenge Mudra Challenge #4 : Sketch

Celebrate Card

Hi Everyone!!

Have made a card with emphasis on the background.

Here is the card

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The materials i used are,

  1. Rose Love and Purely Brushed Sentiment stamps from Mudra Craft Stamps
  2. Neenah Classic White Card Stock
  3. Chocolate coloured cardstock for background stamping
  4. Clear and GOld Embossing Powders by WoW
  5. Versamark ink
  6. Distress Ink-Picked Raspberry for the colored flower
  7. White gel pen
  8. Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen (hope the shimmer is visible)

Stamped the background with Rose Love Stamp using clear ink for tone-on tone look. Then stamped the same multiple times (6-7 times) on another inexpensive cardstock, cut the flowers with scissors and glued them on top of each other to get a dimensional look. Highlighted the background flowers with white gel pen.

Similarly, stamped the sentiment, embossed it and cut it (toughest part ;-)).

Finally, embossed the edges of the overlay with gold embossing powder, added some clear shimmer and glued it on the white card base to complete the card.

Hope you like it.

Made this card specially for submitting to Mudra Craft Stamps Mudra Challenge # 3: “Create background with stamps”

Its Your Day Card

Hi Everyone!!

Another card that will be ideal for Birthday, encouragement or Congratulating someone for their achievements.

Here is the card

its-your-day-card_oct-2016

Materials used:

  1. Neenah classic card stock
  2. Watercolour paper
  3. Watercolours
  4. Spectrum Aqua markers [the tips are wearing off..i need new markers ;-p]
  5. Dainty Blooms-2 Stamp and sentiment set from Mudra craft Stamps
  6. White Pigment Ink
  7. Clear Embossing Powder from WOW (white cab also be used)
  8. Distress Ink for the Its your Day tag
  9. Clear Sparkle Pen
  10. Silver Glitter Tape and sequins

Wanted a hand painted, watercolour look. Hope you like it.

Thanks!!

Submitting this to Mudra Craft Stamp Colour Challenge mudracraftstamps.blogspot.in/…/mudra-challenge-2-color-palette

 

Beaming Flowers-Thank You Card

Hi Everyone,

Simple cards are so beautiful. Just clean and elegant and they make you go wow everytime.

Here is a Thank you card..

thank-you-card_oct-2016

Materials used:

  1. Neenah white card stock for the base
  2. A plain yellow card to add the flowers
  3. Flower stamp is Zinnia by Mudra Craft Stamps.
  4. The sentiment stamp is from Dianty Blooms-2 by Mudra Craft Stamps.
  5. Gold Embossing powder from WOW
  6. Spectrum Aqua Markers
  7. Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen.
  8. Half pearls for decorations

Hope you like it!!

Linking this blogpost to mudracraftstamps.blogspot.in/…/mudra-challenge-2-color-palette