Monday, November 11, 2013



This card was very unusual for me to make because I have used quite a few new things that I haven't used. It turned out great I really like.

Here is the card:

I started with playing molding paste. I LOVE it!!!! I used Viva pearl molding paste this is what gave it the shine. I could've added ink and make it more stone looking but I loved it the way it was so decided not to change it. I used Prima Stone template. It was so easy to use and I really like how the "stones" turned out.

For the words "thanks" I have used Utee. I bough Martha Stewart alphabet mold it was on sale for $6. Yeeey!!! It took few tries to get the letters come out properly. "N" and "S" here the worst because of the narrow legs and curves. I was happy that I didn't try to make word "Christmas" It has a lot of "S"es  in there. But those got done! With Utee the longer it stays in the melting pot more amber it turns... so N and S were getting pretty dark. I used Momento Briliance ink to make them all one color, or close to it. I hit the letters with the heat gun to melt the ink a little bit into utee.

I cut out gears using Tim Holtz die. I don't have many sizzix dies... I have tons of spellbinders but only 3 sizzix. It was awesome to see that it can easily cut 3-4 layers of card stock. I think I will more of sizzix dies. I wish it should emboss like spellbinders... but I think I am asking for too much here. Ok ... on to the card.... I stamped the gears using Just Rite background. I wanted the words of loyalty, friend.. etc to show up. I put them on pop dots.

For the inside of the card I have used the same Prima Stencil to add "stone" on the inside. I like how it turned out. Stone picking through.Then faux stitching, and Just Rite sentiment. I made a lil boo boo and left inked finger print, I covered it with left over gear.

To assemble the card, I have added lace then placed the letters, starting from "S", placed the gears. It looked like it was missing something. I cut out Cherry Lynn doily and scrunched it up, making more of a heart shape ( not really but that was the thought) :) Glue those on. The last step was to add glossy accents. I have never used those but I saw so many crafters using it. OMG!! I am in LOVE!. Super glue and I love what it does.

I think this is my longest post. P.S. This is my way of procrastination... I really don't want to pack. Thank You for sticking with me :)

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

W.O.W. Thank you

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for visiting my blog and it is so great to see wonderful ART pieces that everyone creates. I have few news before I get to the card. I am moving! I am now in process of packing. I have a lot of stuff to go through. At least I will have an opportunity to clear out everything I got. I am so not looking forward to it.

Ok on to the card. I found white on white challenge a bit difficult for me. I love playing with colors and inks, gelatos, coloring. It was interesting not to add any of the colors and just working with textures.

Here is what I have came up with:

I kept it simple without trying to over load it. I used Tim holtz embossing folder to create texture. Then I thought what if I do vellum flowers. Ok this is the first time I was working with vellum, it does not behave like a regular paper. I love the trasperancy of the flowers but got to practice to turn them into realistic flowers. On the other hand it was cool to add all the lines to it. I think I will play with vellum using embossing forders later. I used thank you sentiment from JustRite collection. Also added Cherry Lynn florishes. I love those little things. Added pearls and that's it.

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Freshed Up

Hello Crafter Friends,

I decided that my blog needs a new look. It has been some time since I had the same image. So I made it a little brighter, wider and more "me".


See you soon with project