Post#151 Confetti Card

It was high time that I tried a confetti card myself….there are a lot of versions on Pinterest and I’ve been delaying trying that because I first wanted to try making a very small envelope using a WRMK 1 2 3 punch board…

Since I wasn’t able to find dimensions for a tiny envelope online,I sat down with the punch board and came up with one that I could use on this card….I used a 3″ square double sided paper and the first punch and score line is at 1&3/4″….

Once the envelope was ready,I stuck it on the card and covered the card with colourful punched circles and rhinestones in a way that they seem to be bursting out of the envelope….

The sentiment is stamped on a small gold cardstock banner and placed on the envelope…

Hope you liked this confetti card….

Post#150 Celebrating my 150th post..!!

Yesssss…I’m celebrating my 150th post…and I’ve even made a card for myself…Ha ha!!!

The card has a white base and the a white  top layer…all four sides of both layers have been rounded using a corner punch….

On the top layer I have used distress inks and stars stencil to create a background….and stamped a ‘hip hip hooray’ stamp with Grape Soda Ranger Dye Ink….I used a tag die and stamp to create a tag to decorate the card..the top tag also has a die cut word ‘celebrate’….

Thank you so much for visiting my blog…Hope you liked today’s card….

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Post#149 Embossed Birthday Card Wrapped With Gold String

After making quite a few brightly coloured cards,I wanted to make a card with a light colour theme….
First the top layer of this card has been sponged using various distress inks….then it was embossed using the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder….I wrapped a gold string around it and glued three thin strips of paper on one side…
For the sentiment stamps I used gold cardstock and stamped with black stazon ink and then punched them out using circle punches….to decorate the card I have used various tiny punches with the same gold cardstock as well as a few rhinestones…
Hope you liked this card…
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Post#148 DIY Checkered Background Pattern Card

It’s so much fun to create backgrounds for cards yourself….and this one has got to be one of the easiest….and its great because you can choose the colours you’d like to match your embellishments…
I’m sure most of you had one look at the card and knew exactly how the background was made…and just to confirm, I’ll let you know that I made it using a ruler and my Spectrum Noir markers…
I have used glitter adhesive tape in 3 colours to decorate the top layer….I also created a tag by using two Stampin Up! punches and ribbon….the image on the tag is actually a cut out from a piece of vellum paper on which the image was stamped and coloured in….and the sentiment was stamped directly on the tag…

Once the top layer was ready,I adhered it onto a card base made from marble print green cardstock….

I hope you liked this card and the background I created…..

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Post#147 Glitter & Butterfly Birthday Card

After using a lot of glitter cardstock for my projects,I had a fair bit of scraps left over…even though they were not very useful pieces,I held on to them until I came up with a way to use those…and then I saw  my sequin dies..and here’s the card….
The base and top layer of this card is plain white…..I die cut two different sizes of butterflies….the large one is die cut from pink glitter cardstock and the small one using silver cardstock which I have embossed as well….. I layered them before adhering to the card….
Then I stuck all the sequins dies cuts above the butterfly…..at the base of the card,I have used silver heat embossing powder with Versamark ink to stamp the ‘Happy Birthday’ message…
I thought to use a nice printed paper to create an envelope for this card using the WRMK 1 2 3 punch board….
Hope you liked this card…
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Post#146 Surfboard Card

Post#145 Champagne Bottle Gift Tag

Post#144 DIY Background Birthday Card

This card was so much fun to create…..mainly the background….all you need is some water soluble colour and a drinking straw…and very soon you will have one of a kind background ready for your card…
I used Peerless watercolors and a Pentel Aquash water brush…after picking up the colour I wanted,I dropped a few drops of colour on the card..it’s easier with the water brush….and then the fun started…I took a drinking straw and blew air over these droplets….very soon the water started running/spreading in all directions…I did the same with 2-3 more colours…
Since the background is the hero of this card,I did not want to hide it under unnecessary embellishments,so I simply adhered a die cut word ‘happy’ from gold cardstock and stamped the word ‘birthday’ under it…
There is a layered gold and orange butterfly and a couple of tiny ones on the card…on one side is a strip of gold and red cardstock…
This is a fun technique to try with kids…you could even create your own wrapping paper this way…
Hope you liked this card…
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Post#143 Birthday Hugs Shaker Card

After trying out this shaker card technique a couple of times with circle frame dies,I wanted to try creating a shaker card with a large heart frame….

The card base is plain orange with a silver first layer and an orange top layer…two sides of all these layers have been rounded with a punch…

To create the main heart frame,I used the two largest Kaisercraft nesting hearts dies….but since I needed to die cut more heart shapes in the same size,I used Washi tape to keep the dies together….this way all the frames were exactly the same shape…there are seven frames cut from white cardstock and stuck together to create a well to house the shaker elements..

Inside the frame,I have adhered the die cut word ‘hugs’ from glitter cardstock and stamped the words ‘sending birthday’ above it…and then all that was required was to add a bit of sequins for the shaker….

There is an acetate layer glued on top to close the shaker….and the topmost heart frame has been cut out of glitter cardstock….

I really like this bright  and glittery card…hope you do too…

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