Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fancy fold and Christmas....

I remember that one of the first card that I ever posted to this blog was a tri-shutter card and after so many postings, I come back to it again.  The best things about these cards is that they look so complicated and yet so easy to make - just my kind of cards. Anyway, without much ado, here is my newest tri-shutter card

Pretty, ain't it ? The card has my favorite color combination - red and brownish green ( or greenish brown , may be) . And it also has my favorite stamped characters - Edwin and Tilda. I really enjoyed coloring Edwin and am especially proud of the lantern and how the light reflects on his pants.  Also, I kept this card embellishment-free ~ I have been paying too much for postage lately :(
But I think in the case, it works.

The sentiments next to Edwin are from Justrite while those next to Tilda are computer generated.

This is how the card looks completely open.The blank space on the central panel is for a message. The papers are all from DCWV.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

A sunburst card

As a card maker, I am not very good at complicated things and complicated instructions. But sometimes it is fun to try new things, so when the design team at ABC Challenges invited me to be their Guest designer this week, I delved in to a new kind of card. The challenge this week is to case a DT card from the past. I chose the sunburst card by DT member Danielle in the ABC 49 challenge

 As I had never tried a sunburst card before, I was a bit skeptical on how successful I was going to be. But I am really happy to report that it is so easy.This is what I came up with

I retained the basic pattern while changing it from a Halloween to Christmas celebrations. The papers are all from DCWV and the stamp is, of course, Magnolia Tilda- sitting angel. All the panels are distressed with Tim Holtz vintage photo distressing pad.

 The two layered stamps are both from Justrite Christmas collection. I love " The magic of Christmas" stamp and tend to use it way too often :)

 The inside is lined with DCWV Christmas collection paper and decorated with the Memory Box dies.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Another one....

As you can see, I am running out of titles for the Christmas card posts...and there are still so many more to go. Sometimes I wish I could be all alone with all my craft supplies and no can only wish.
Anyway, coming back to the card, what is funny is that I worked more on the inside of the card than the outside and you will see in a minute why. It is almost as if the front of the card was an after thought :)
So this is how the inside of the card goes:

The center ornament swings to reveal a different message on the other side. The ornament stamp as well as the sentiment are both from Justrite.

 And now for the front....the stamp is Magnolia Tilda ( I seem to be doing Magnolia exclusively for the last few to do something else soon).


The star on the left corner managed to twist itself just a bit. I did correct it but not before I had taken all the pictures, downloaded them on to the computer and packed away the camera. Once I realized the bent, it was too much of an effort to redo the taking image thing. Like most crafters, I love to create but hate to take pictures :(

Since the inside of the card is all used up, the back of the card has the only place to write a message - though I do think the recipient would not mind.

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