Thursday, May 5, 2011

Anniversary Card

Hey,

What a lovely weather we are having today at Delhi!! It rained a day ago and the after effects look fab!! Just makes you forget work and have some fun. :) I hope it keeps the sun away few more days, 41 degrees of heat is quite unbearable considering am not used to the Delhi heat. Ok here's a long post i have with some tips and update on the challenge running on my blog but first the card with the coordinating envelop :)

I am entering it for the following Challenges:
Paper take weekly - Anything Goes
Crafty creations challenges - Anniversary
Craft your passion challenges - Anything Goes
Kaboodle doodles - I's the B's knees (Bling, Butterfly)
Divas by design challenge - Anything Goes





So here's a card i made for a very special couple my husband i know. I made this card in 2 hours which is a record for me, considering i take a lota time planning. Maybe i had an idea about the colours and the look which made it easy. I have been putting an extra effort off late to use left over PP and other die cuts lying around. Wait till you see the baby scrapbook i have been working on since last 1 month!!! Yes it took me that long :) But all the effort was totally worth it. Will upload it by this weekend if Hubby dear agrees to click nice and clear pics by then :)

So the background has been stamped with leaves from a bigger stamp you see on the envelop. You have to be careful to not let the colour spill to the rest of the stamp :) So this is a tip to use a part of a bigger stamp if you ever wish to :) I have also embossed it with some pastel dark green colour to give a smooth finish. Some distressing on the PP which have been punched with MS.I have used the hand-made flower which i had made long back along with left over punched butterflies and lotsa Bling. Doesn't it look gorgeous?

I used a Left over oval scallop die cut, distressed it with sme Memento inks and did a hand written sentiment using my new embossing Pen. Another tip is on using the Embossing Pen. Its my new fav! Its perfect tool to doodle and write your own sentiments when you don't have the right stamp or image. Not just that its also useful to cover up the missing part of stamped images when the stamping(with watermark/embossing pad) doesn't happen well in the first go. So after you finish the heating you can doodle freehand on the missing areas and re-do the embossing powder sprinkle and heat it. I did so in the Mother's day card when the flowers petals were missing in between due to less pressure in certain areas while stamping with the watermark. Hope this helps you in your next attempt at Heat embossing.

Don't forget i have a challenge for "Making a Card with only Heat Embossing" running till 20th May!


Cheers!

21 comments:

Bhavana said...

very colorful.. waiting to see the scrapbook..

Shalini said...

a bright and colorful card... love the flower...

P.S. really? did it rain here? where ws i :(

Priyadarshini Deshpande said...

Beautiful! Can't beleive you completed it in 2 hours. I need 2 hours to just decide on the design :p. I am surely going to participate in your embossing challenge..Got some ideas.

Karuna said...

Thanks girls!! And priya am lukin fwd to your participation :)

Romina's Cretive Crafts said...

VERY BRIGHT N CHEERFUL CARD !!N SHALINI IT DID'NT EVEN RAIN ON MY SIDE :(

Hussena said...

i simply love the colors of this card and the flower is gorgeous,beautiful the way all the elements of the card so nicely blend with each other.

SUGANTHI said...

This is so bright and beautiful. Just the way I like it.

chillin with Quillin said...

very colorful, like the flower and butterflies!!!
Paula

anita said...

Lovely card! I too have an embossing pen and will surely use it .

Dr Sonia S V said...

Hi Karuna Nice to see you back after a hiatus.Lovely card. I have to get myself some embossing stuff and join all of you in embossing! [ Maybe my next visit to Commercial street in Bangalore to discover new craft stores will be fruitful].
Wish you Lot of luck to beat the heat! Delhi grows on you. Can you imagine after 5 years in Delhi when we came to Bangalore, hubby and I actually missed the Delhi climate!

Creativek(shraddha) said...

Lovely bright and cheery card!I think it reflects your mood..can't wait to see the album!

yyam said...

This is so pretty! I love the fresh burst of colours!

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Wonderful and gorgeous card thank you for joining us at Craft your passion
Hugs
Tamara

Deepti Aggarwal said...

wow... what a colorful anniversary card...love it...

Priyanka Bokdia said...

wow such a pretty and colorful card! loved the vibrant clors and the big bloom!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow its so pretty.

Neelam said...

Very pretty and beautiful card...full of vibrant colours :)

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi

What a lovely card bright and very spring like! Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.

Tina

HandmadebyTLC said...

This card is so creative, so realistic! I hope to see you again with the next challenge at Diva's by Design! Good luck!

Andrea said...

Such a pretty card, thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly

Dawn said...

Very colourful. Thanks for joining us at DBD for our 1st challenge x

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