Friday, October 21, 2016

Sending happy mail and thank you cards

Hi.. Crafty friends...

Here I am with my second DT post. To be frank I really struggled and liked the process of these 3 cards. I hope you are playing along with our October challenge which is a recipe. Please do read Guidelines carefully before linking your project.

Card #1
** I masked the card base (1"around the card base), placed the stencil diagonally on the base and secured with masking tape.
** I mixed candid apple distress ink with texture paste, applied it through stencil. Left it dry on its own.
** Die cut the scalloped frame (bigger) with same CS, few vellum fern flourishes and one white fern flourish.
** I double heat embossed the CS fern flourish with gold embossing powder to give it dimension. Die cut few Thank you, adhered them together and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
** To assemble the card, I foam mounted the frame on card base around the stencilled area. I put silver embroidery floss on top of which glued ferns. Added the sentiment.

Here is a close up of die cut embellishments, just love this texture of white embossing powder.

I am entering this card to

Paru's card making challenge


Card #2

** This was real fun to make. I just kept die cutting stitched bubble die.
** Used distress inks in blue range to blend over them.
** I stamped the image towards bottom and coloured with Staedler water colour pencils.
** Stamped sentiment with black ink.
** Used stitched rectangle die to die cut these panels.
** I glued these panels with liquid glue leaving little space in between.

Here is a closer look of die cut 

I am entering this card to

CAS(E) this sketch #195

Card #3

** This is water colour card. I stamped the flourish image with versa mark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
** Used zig markers to colour flowers and leaves.
** Die cut the panel and foam mounted it on a grey CS.
** For sentiment, I die cut 2 times with grey CS and once with water colour paper.
** I used Zig marker to add shade to the die cut sentiment.
** Added few sequins.

Closer look of die cut sentiment

I am entering this card to

Stamplorations - CAS card chellenge

Mod squad challenge - The way we were

Inspired by own card (CASing )

Thank you for your love..
Suggestions are always welcome..


  1. Gorgeous cards!! Love the details you add to all your creations. The photography is great too. I myself have a lot to learn :) keep rocking!!

  2. Your cards are gorgeous.....beautiful colors, beautiful details! Love them! So glad you shared one at FMS!

  3. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  4. Swapna love this all project's!! they are awesome!!

  5. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

  6. Your card is just beautiful and I love your water coloring. The challenge over at Mod Squad this week was to CASE your own card. I am wondering which card you CASE'd as I don't see a link anywhere. Thanks for playing along with us, however, I really like your card.

    1. Hi.. Sorry I forgot to link my old card.. I have edited the post now.. Hope its clear now..

  7. Lovely cards! Thanks for playing along at ATSM.

  8. How pretty these all are! Lovely work. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  9. Beautiful card Swapna! I just love your photography...superb!