June 12, 2019

True Friend, You are Amazing!

I am in the mist of making some projects for a new release coming later this month. But I got distracted and made a card which was not related to the ones I was working on. This happens all the time because an idea pops up and I have to put it to paper before it disappears from my memory. So now I am able to share this card with you.

Helo and welcome! I am Gayatri a papercrafter. Today’s card is a floral card with a lot of masking technique and colouring involved. I used Simon Says Stamp products here. One stamp set is a new release for this month called Ornate Alphabets stamp set. I paired this set with the Delicate Flowers stamp set which came with the April card kit. This set is available separately as well.

You card #2

I created the masks for Y, O, U and all the flowers. Then I stamped the YOU first on a white panel using copic friendly black ink using MISTI. Then masked them to stamp the flower, mask and stamp the leaves one cluster at a time. I removed the masks to reveal the whole stamped cluster.

You card

Next I coloured the whole cluster using copic markers. For the flowers, I used V12, V15, and V17. G00, G03, G05 and G07 for the leaves, Y08 for flower centre, RV04, RV06, YR04, YR07 for the YOU sentiment. I also outlined the entire cluster with C03 and C01 to add shadow. To add details to the images, I used white gel pen

You card closeup1

I pondered between a white heat embossed sentiment on a black strip of cardstock or stamp the sentiment directly on the panel. I chose to stamp the sentiments because I did not want to go through the process of heat embossing as it was not my day for it. I used MISTI to stamped the secondary sentiment directly on the panel. The sentiments are from Delicate Flowers stamp set.

I trimmed the panel and adhered to the white card base using craft foam. Then I added some white Nuvo crystal drops to finish off the card.

You card closeup

You card closeup2


Something about masking technique just makes me enjoy the technique and process of creating. It is time consuming but very enjoyable. I just love the end result of this card. Hope you do too. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. Have a wonderful day!

June 10, 2019

You Bring Color to My Life!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I had a housebound weekend mostly except for couple of hours at a friend’s place for a pooja. That is because of wild wet weather. This is the fourth day of wind gusts, massive downpour, very cold and dark days. Couple of more days of the same weather predicted. We want to the rain but the wind is just too windy. So the feel temperature is colder than actual temperature. Makes things worse. I don’t do well in cold weather. My nails are blue at the moment. Very cold! Brrrrr!

Hei, I am Gayatri and welcome to my blog. I am sharing a card I made using Taylored Expressions June release products. I used the Wild Flower stamp to make this card. I also did some masking and ink blending techniques.

Gayatri Wednesday Card #2

I masked a white panel three times in various sizes. Then sponged TE dye inks in Candy Corn, Lollipop and Plum Punch colours. Then I removed the mask and stamped the Wildflower image in Te Oreo Hybrid ink. I used MISTI to get good even coverage.

Then using copic marker in the same colours as the dye ink but slightly darker shade, I coloured the flowers and leaves inside the sponged areas only. This makes the flowers pop against the ink blending background. I trimmed this panel and adhered on a Sugar Cube card base using craft foam.

For the sentiment, I white heat embossed the sentiment from Complementary stamp set on Oreo cardstock. I used the Petite Scallop Rectangle die to trim the cardstock. I adhered this on the bottom centre of the panel using foam adhesive. A few TE enamel shapes to finish off the card.

Gayatri Wednesday Card #2 closeup

Gayatri Wednesday Card #2 closeup1


How do you like my project for today? This layout is very versatile. You can change colours to cool colours to make a cool tone card. Do rainbow colours and the card is totally different. Add more masked areas or vary the sizes of the masks and you get a different card. The possibilities are endless. If you make a project inspired by mine, please share and tag. I love to see them ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a lovely Monday and I will see you tomorrow!

June 8, 2019

Sending Hugs!

Winter has truly arrived in my neck of the woods. It has been cold, cloudy, dark, rainy, windy and miserable. So not much outdoor activity at all this weekend. So I did some crafting. I took Altenew’s Polychromatic class for the certification program. And I made my project for the class.

Hello, Welcome back to my blog. I am Gayatri, a papercraft. Today’s project is a floral card. And I did some faux no line colouring using copic markers. I am so surprised that I, I mean I can do no line colouring! I cannot describe how stoked I am. Lol! I have never been able to do no line colouring. So you know how stoked I am when you actually see it.

ACEP Level 2 Polychromatic class #2

Can you see what I mean? The flowers and leaves are coloured using copic markers. They look like I did no line colouring, right? Actually it is faux no line colouring. I stamped the flowers using Altenew’s Iceberg ink and coloured the flowers using B91, B93, B95, and B97 markers. The centre of the flowers are coloured using Y06, YR14 and E07. The leaves are stamped using Firefly ink and coloured using YG05, YG06, YG07 and YG17 markers. Then I die cut using the coordinating dies.

For the background, I used Spring Garden stencil and sponged inks from Lapis Lazuli ink set in ombre. This colours ties in with the colours of the flowers. I arranged the flowers and leaves in a cluster on the faded side of the background panel using foam adhesive as well as glue. The sentiment is from Painted Encouragement stamp set which I white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock and adhered below the cluster. A few white Nuvo crystal drops to finish off the panel. The panel is adhered to white card base using craft foam to finish off the card.

ACEP Level 2 Polychromatic class clsoeup2

ACEP Level 2 Polychromatic class closeup1


Now you know how thrilled I am. I am now motivated to do more of this faux no line colouring and get more better at it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you very much for taking the time to visit my blog. Have a lovely weekend!