Thursday, April 29, 2010

Shimmering beauty ;-)

Well, 'shimmering beauty' is what I was trying to make my card... beauty or not, it is your say, but it sure is shimmering (more in reality than in the pic). It is always a big challenge for me to follow the Mojo Monday sketch. I find it too full of little bits and pieces for me to follow... 

My cards are usually neither CAS nor embellishment-heavy; hmm... somewhere in between. They always depend on my mood and supplies PLUS on what technique I want to try (yes, I am a very technique-loving girl, if there is such a word). I had started this self challenge of trying new techniques in the beginning of last year (I had not yet discovered my fellow Indian card makers till then and lack of crafting supplies was a big heartbreak back then!) ... I love trying anything new I see, though they might not always be successful attempts. So, here I am with a few new things...

This card follows the Mojo Monday challenge. I chose the Square (well, just realized it isn't square... :-( ). But I put in so much effort into this card that I am submitting it anyway. 
> The image is again from Birds' cards. I colored it using my Derwent pencils and blended with Camlin distilled turpentine; 
> The pretty lace on top and in the very bottom are from mom's stash; 
>I bought the glittering purple ribbon a few days back from the local market;
> The printed glossy vellum (circle behind the image) was gifted to me by Chirag, my brother-in-law
> The patterned scallop circle is Heidi Grace (thanks Donna!!)
> The pink shaded paper (layer 1) is from Hobby Ideas

I made the flower myself using 2 sizes of heart punches and a clover (yes!) punch [ Kathy has a beautiful tutorial for the heart punch flowers - I am nowhere close of course! Too lazy to punch or cut smaller/bigger hearts] and loads of 3D outliner in the center; so I do qualify for Cute Card Thursday's challenge (make your own)!!! :-) The leaves are punched using a Carl craft punch. The swirls are hand drawn (sorry, I can't do better than that! ;-) ); the scalloped edge was done using a decorative scissor.

The inside of the card:

Don't remember where the sentiment is from. I'll update it as soon as I can recollect.

PS: Ahhh yes! i can't believe this is my second post today ;-)


  1. Hi!
    Thanks for leaving a comment after my tutorial at the WoJ tuin blog. You could use 3d tape or 3d pads instead of the cardboard circle just make sure there are no gaps so that the insides of the shaker won´t fall out (...and if you use buttons inside your shaker it doesn´t matter if there are a few gaps, the smaller the particles inside the shaker the more intact the frame has to be). I also have some candy up for grabs at my blog for crafters who decide to make a shaker. Please join in.

  2. OOOh I love this Smita! Sooo glittery and the colors are fab! Beautiful flower and I think your hand drawn swirls are perfect! xxD

  3. Lovely Smita :) And the flower is really relly beautiful!
    Thanks for the link.. it looks brilliant.. will try some this weekend :)

  4. totally love it!!.. awesome!!.. yeah it is a beauty!! :D

  5. this is a fabulous card, what a great idea to make your flowers using heart punches.x

  6. A beautiful card Smita, the colours are stunning and I love the gorgeous flowers you created.
    Debbie x

  7. It's such a pretty card, Smita and must have taken AGES!
    I really love you take on the flower tutorial, it looks completely different to mine and really, really lovely