Monday, February 28, 2011

Make a wish and live your bliss!

Hi there people,

I have a bright and fun card to share with you today. 

I tried to make it not-so-neat with splotches of color, embossing powder et al. When I get some new crafty supplies, I tend to forget the old ones.. Does that happen to you too?? Well, I decided to use a neglected item in this card and guess what it was? My cuttlebug embossing folder! I haven't used those in a long long time. And to think of it - I had been dying to own them last year! Evil me to have not used it!

I am submitting this card for a few challenges:

If you haven't seen Tejal's post on embossing techniques (with all unusual techniques listed out there, hop on to her blog NOW!)

A little about the card:

I created the quilted pattern with 2 patterned papers. I didn't have the shade of blue that I wanted so I painted them from a bottle of poster paint. Like a fool, I didn't order the big scallop border that I like so very much, so I used different sized circles to make that lime green line... I added embossing powder in bits and places using regular glue and then heat embossed the line with my toaster ;-) The flower is punched out of leftover wallpaper scraps from my parents' new home :)

Stamps: All PTI (Background Basics-Retro, Cupcake collection, Mega Mixed messages)
PP: Pebbles Inc (green and orange); leftover wallpaper scrap for the flowers (thanks again to my sister and mom for preserving that one for me!) 
CS: Fabriano
Others: A beautiful Jasmine flower punch by Cristina Re (thanks Papa :-) )

My sister and her husband left for the US after a 3 week long stay here in India... and we are already missing them :( Why are holidays sooooo short???



  1. Thats lot of detailed work!! Love it!! You rocked the sketch :)

  2. yeah for using neglected supplies! I think we're all that way:) Great embossing:) Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns!

  3. awesome!! Loved the pattern and the colours!! Everything looks fab!

  4. lovely card, gorgeous colors, u r so right abt forgetting abt old supplies esp embossing folders, I have a whole box of them n I haven't used them in a loooooooong, n there was a time when I wanted each n everyone available!

  5. yes,me too do the same.There are times when we die to get those,and now,..?ha ha,anyways lovely use of PDC colors,great work:)

  6. this is a really lovely card Smita. Its always great to use neglected supplies

  7. Lovely the sketch and your take on it

  8. love the colors Smita... bright n fresh!!!

  9. Love the inchies.....:) Good one!!!!


  10. Love how you improvised with the supplies that you have. This is fabulous! Great textures and colours! :)

  11. Smita, there are just so many stamping supplies and so little time! I can't get to all of mine, but I do use my embossing folders pretty frequently. I'm glad you got to pull out some older stuff to play with, and that you chose us to play with at the Cafe!

  12. lol, you are so right, we neglect stuff we so recently wanted for newer things! Great use of this embossing folder, glad you dug it out. Thanks so much for joining us in the play date cafe this week :)

  13. Oh, I've so been there in neglecting old supplies, but that's what makes it fun when we find them and use them again! Love your quilted pattern and splotches of color. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

  14. Cute cute! I'll be willing to take your folders and have a go at them!! Thanks for the shout out about the embossing post!
    Will send you some goodies soon!

  15. p.s. I'll teach you how to create those big scallop borders with your coluzzle circle template!

  16. I love your beautiful bright card Smita, the embossing folder looks fab.
    I'm very guilty of forgetting old stash in favour of new stuff, very naughty, but every now and then I take some time out and look back and it's great to use something that you bought years ago!
    Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog recently Smita,
    Love Sarita xx

  17. Smita, I love that you used recycled wallpaper and your neglected ef for this beautiful card! It's so much fun for me to see how you use PTI.

  18. the embossing over that patchwork looks amazing! Shame on you for neglecting your Cuttlebug! xxD