Birthday cards #46 AAA BIRTHDAY

Namaste, welcome to my space and i am here to share my cards for AAA BIRTHDAY challenge for february. Please make note that AAA birthday challenge is now monthly challenge it starts on 1st of the month. The theme is to use stencil. For more details visit here.

I literally struggled to make tjesecards. My plan was to ink blend but most of my inkpads are dry so i couldnt as i didnt get the right colour combination i wanted. So at the end i used embossing paste and embossing powder to make my card front.

I used wow embossing powders for the cards. Btw i have those die cut pieces which for sure you will see son in my posts on Instagram. @thedreampages1021

After joining AAA BIRTHDAY challenges i have kept few birthday sets in my reach so i can grab them quickly while making cards.. Thats why you see few sentiments again and again..

Hope you liked my cards, let me know which colour combination you liked. I hope you will join us at AAA BIRTHDAY challenges. Stay safe and keep crafting.

Thank you

Set of cards for an ORGANIZATION

Namaste, welcome to my blog and it’s time for new challenge at HLS blog for dies. The theme is anything goes with dies. More details click here

I came across an organization run by a couple who collects handmade cards for hospitals, patients and healthcare workers. I felt so happy to know because being a reason for someone’s smile is so precious that too when you don’t know the person. If you want to know more about them click here.

So keeping in mind this need I made set of birthday cards. I used Altenew dies, I specially wanted to use the U die. It’s so big that it covers the card panel and you don’t need anything much.

I used die cut inlay and monogram technique for the card set. Here are my cards.

I actually used every bit of the backgrounds I created. Positive and negative of the die cuts are used. I could stretch them even more but held myself. May be next time again.

Is there any personal favourite from this set? Let me know in comments.

Winter Holidays With Simon Says Stamp

Hello Friends..

Before I could start with my post I would Love to share a funny thing happened with me. Here In India we have Summer Holidays and I didn’t know at all that in US they have holidays in December. So when we got to know theme of the challenge I was totally confused as why Holidays in Winter. Any way lets get back to the post. So now you know the theme of the challenge and the collaborating company for this month still I will make it clear.
This month at A Blog Named Hero we are collaboration with the Simon Says Stamp and our theme for this month is Winter Holidays. Do visit the blog for more details and wonderful take on the challenge from my Dt friends.

Now lets come to my card..

  • I prepared a card base with a light green card stock (its mix of kraft n green).
  • Its a side folding 3.5×8.25 card.
  • I heat embossed leaves from Simon Says Stamp set and die cut them out.
  • Gold heat embossed sentiment on vellum and gave it torn effect.
  • Arranged my elements on the smaller panel, edges of which I had distressed.
  • Foam mounted panel on the card base. Glued few leaves flat and few foam mounted.
  • Added a few golden dew drops.

  •  Loved the dimension of the card and how it turned out.

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Stencil love – 3 cards

Hi… Hello..
Crafty friends…

I am Swapna from The Dream Pages, I hope you are playing along this month’s challenge which is LAYERS

Hope you are enjoying our blog posts from all fellow DTs. This is my second detail post for this month for PABD and its mainly on STENCILS. Sometimes its tricky to add layers in CAS cards but its fun to challenge yourself to do so. When the post is about stencils then lets talk about these stencils a bit.

These are 8.5*8.5″ stencils which allow you to cover larger area so these can be used to make 5*7″ cards also and for Mixed media too.

Now coming to my projects

Card 1

I have a small, behind the screen story for this card.
To be frank I was not sure about this card. My fellow Dt Ria have designed this stamp and after July release she asked me ‘Did you like Humming blooms’ set n particularly bird images? I said liked but I might not do justice with birds so I will use only flourish from the set. Then I thought WHY NOT TRY birds. So decided to make this card.

* My first step was to keep the card base ready, so i took a black top folding card base. I secured the base to my work surface along with stencil. Applied texture paste concentrating towards centre portion of the base. Left it air dry.

* I stamped and coloured the small bird from the set on water colour paper and coloured in rainbow theme. Then fussy cut the image. I used wink of stella for blending colours and to add shimmer to the image

* Heat embossed the custom sentiment on black CS.

* Mounted bird and sentiment with foam tape.

Card 2

I will try my best to explain this card.

* I took 15*7″ CS, scored at 5 and 10″.

* Partial die cut on each flaps using the stitched oval dies.

* Placed the stencil on one flap and applied SSS lavender ink and on other flap I applied hero arts white pigment ink. While placing the stencil on other flap I made sure the design that the design continues.

* Cut white CS with second large and second small stitched oval die. Stamped image with same SSS ink. Coloured the image with colour pencils. Stamped sentiment with Versafine black onyx ink.

* Glued large oval inside card. Mounted small oval in the front.

Card 3

After doing 2 cards I was thinking to do one more card with our third stencil. Thought to keep it simple.

* Placed the stencil over a white CS. Used two distress inks to blend.

* Trimmed it 0.5 cm on all sides so that it can fit on the card base.

* Stamped the sentiment with black ink. Applied black wink-of-stella for shimmer and Glossy accent for gloss.

* Die cut a heart, applied wink of stella and glossy accent.

Thats it..

Hope you liked my work..

We also have 10% Discount on your purchase through the month of july. Visit PABD site and grab the discount.

Copoun code is SWAPNA_10

I am entering these cards to

Addicted to CAS

CASology 207

Last but not least

The 30 day colouring challenge 

Suggestions are always welcome…

Thank you…