June 20, 2019

To My Fabulous Friend!

Today I have a project for Altenew’s Certification Program. I took Therese’s With a Twist class. And here I have a project for the class.

Hello and welcome. I am Gayatri. There was so many ideas in my head for this class but I chose to mix modern with vintage idea to make my project. Here it is.

AECP level 2 With a Twist class card #1

I stamped and watercoloured the flowers from Ornate Foliage stamp set on Bristol smooth cardstock. Then using the coordinating dies I die cut them out.

For the background, I used Kind Words stamp set to stamp the stars in Silver Lake ink. Then I hand drew the triangles and used a circle die for the circle using a copic fine liner.

I adhered the flower die cuts to make a cluster. The adhered the cluster on the centre of the background using glue on the centre of the cluster. The edges of the cluster therefore lifts up to add dimension. I used white pen to add details to the flowers.

The sentiment is from Ornate Foliage stamp set which I stamped using Charcoal Suit ink, trimmed and adhered on the centre of the flower cluster using foam adhesives. The whole panel is adhered to white card base using foam adhesive.

AECP level 2 With a Twist class card closeup2

AECP level 2 With a Twist class card closeup1

AECP level 2 With a Twist class card closeup


I really really enjoyed making this card. One of my favourite cards. Hope you like it too.Thank you so much to stopping by my blog today! Have a wonderful day!

June 19, 2019

Hello Beautiful!

So hope you are having a great week! Mine is busy catching up on washings and ironings because last week was raining throughout. Although cold, sun is shining and hence catching up on household chores. Rain is coming back weekend again. Apart from that I have also been busy with projects for upcoming releases. So I cannot wait to share them soon.

Hello and I am Gayatri. Welcome back. Today’s card is a mermaid card usng Taylored Expressions June release products. I have used the Be a Mermaid stamp set and dies and Sweet Scallop stencil.

hello beautiful card

I sponged TE inks on the Sweet Scallop stencil to create the background. The colours I used are TE Mint Julep, Cookie Monster, Blueberry and Blue Corn. Sponging the light colours in the centre and building to the darker colours towards the edges gives the glowing look to the focal images when place in the centre of the background.

I stamped the coloured the sea shells from Be a Mermaid stamp set and die cut them using the coordinating dies. Then sponged a scrap piece of Sugar Cube cardstock with some pink and orange inks from TE to die cut the solid mermaid tail using the die. The details layer of the mermaid tail, I die cut using TE gold foil cardstock. I glued the layering die cut over the solid die cut.

I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set on the centre of the panel using Oreo hybrid ink, followed by versamark to clear heat emboss the sentiment. Then I clustered glued all the die cuts framing the sentiment. A few clear sequins from Snow Flurries sequin collection finishes off the card.

hello beautiful card closeup

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Thank so much for taking the time to visit my blog. Have a lovely day. I will see you tomorrow with more project shares ๐Ÿ™‚ Bye for now.

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!