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Mamma giraffe, baby giraffe…

Hi everyone! 

It is me again! Sorry for spaming your emails and feeds today! I have only a few more hours left to enter the MFT Card Design Superstar contest  and wanted to do separate posts for all three cards. 

This card that I’m gonna show is for the ‘Innovation Master’ category. It doesn’t have any fancy folds or interactive elements though. 

Here is my card…

I am planning to give this card to my mom. I always look up to her and she never stops caring about me no matter how old I grow. The baby giraffe is eating stuff hand picked (read mouth picked! :D) by its mom. The mommy giraffe also dropped a pile of leaves for the baby to eat. ๐Ÿ™‚

This cute scene of these two giraffes was a very spontaneous idea. I intended to have one giraffe eating leaves. But I instinctively stamped, coloured and fussy cut the baby giraffe too! And I knew exactly what I wanted to have on the card…

What is special about this card?

I wanted to create a scene where the mamma giraffe looks like it is plucking leaves from the tree tops and dropping them on the ground so that the baby could feed! 

But the mamma giraffe’s head wasn’t looking up in the stamp set. So, i stamped the body of the big giraffe till the neck and then stamped the head of the little giraffe. I managed to achieve what i wanted!

But have you looked at the tree with enormous trunk? And the tree tops? Do you spy some clouds in there? ๐Ÿ™‚ I didn’t have a tree die which I needed badly. So, I made my own tree. 

I cut out free hand the trunk from Neenah Solar white 110lb cardstock and sponged dye inks on it. (I messed it up and had to flip it and colour it again!) Then, I die cut out puffy clouds and inked them in green and added to the tree.

Do you also see the clouds in the background?  I made a template using the puffy cloud dies. And sponged some blue ink to make them look like leaf clusters on the trees.

Here are couple more close up shots ..

I hope you like the card… ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies used-

Neenah solar white 110lb cardstock 

MFT giraffing me crazy stamp set

MFT blueprints 29 (stitched rectangle) 

MFT puffy clouds dies

Dye inks.

Hugs… (adding pencil details to solid stamped images)

Hello everyone!

I wanted to share a card I made for MFT ‘Card Design Superstar contest for the ‘Coloring Virtuoso’ category. To be honest, I’m by no means a coloring virtuoso but I couldn’t let the opportunity to try something different pass by. 

Since the day they had announced the contest, I had been playing around the idea of adding details to a floral stamp set I had in my stash. I hadn’t used it much which was another reason why I wanted to put it to use. So, I tried. 

Here is my card…

I also took pictures along the way while I coloured it.  Excuse the bad lighting. It is very cloudy here and I had to take some of the pictures indoors. 

I used the ‘Flashy florals’ stamp set for this card. Here is a look at the stamp set…

As you can see, I had used the biggest flower and a medium sized flower and a couple of leaf images to make this card.
First, I created masks for both the flowers and stamped them on white cardstock with ‘insulation pink’ dye ink from MFT. Then, I masked the flowers and stamped the leaves in Memento Pear Tart dye ink. I let everything dry well.

Once the images were dry, I started adding layers with my Prisma colored pencils. You can see the steps in the below picture.

I used 3 shades of pink and 3 shades of green.

Once the coloring was done, I fussy cut the whole arrangement out and assembled the card. 

I die cut a stitched rectangle using a die from MFT blueprints 29. I stamped on it with ‘bold diagonals’ background cling stamp with ‘grout grey’ ink. I love how subtle it looks in the background while still adding a great pattern to the card. I added a die cut from stitched basic edges dies at the bottom as I needed some white. I die cut the word ‘hugs’ several times and layered them. On the top, I added the die cut in grey. Instead of diecutting from a grey cardstock, I smooshed the same grey ink that I had used for the background on a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock and die cut the word from it and it matches the colour of the backgrond pattern perfectly!

Here are a couple more pictures…

I also wanted to add why I thought this card deserved to be linked to the awesome challenge… As soon as I saw what others had made, I felt like giving up. I had no chance. The entries were AMAZING to say the least. So much talent… 

But I didn’t want to give up. So, I sat and tried. After throwing at least 10 different colored versions, this happened. I was pleased. It took me over 3 hours to make masks, add details and fussy cut it out. And another one hour to finish the entire card. Also, this was the first time I had done something so elaborate. Now, when I see the first image ( in the collage) and the card in front of me, I feel it was totally worth the time and effort. Irrespective of whether I win or not, I’m going to cherish this card. Bonus?  My hubby who usually is hard to please, looked pleased when he saw the card, said it was very good. What more could I ask for? ๐Ÿ™‚ Here goes my card in the ‘Coloring Virtuoso’ category.

List of supplies used

Neenah solar white 110lb 

MFT Flashy florals stamp set

Prisma colored pencils

MFT stitched basic edges dies

MFT BluePrints 29

MFT bold diagonals background stamp

MFT inks ‘insulation pink’ and ‘grout grey’.

Memento ‘pear tart’ ink

Pretty Pink Posh clear droplets (4mm and 6mm).

Winners!!!!

Hello everyone!

Thank you so much everyone who took their time to comment.

I used Random number generator App to pick the winners. 

Here they are… Congratulations!!

Please mail me at sindhura.papermintATgmailDOTcom with ‘Blog anniversary celebration winner’ in the subject. If you don’t respond within 48 hrs, I will pick another winner. 

Celebration post # 1 with Piyu.

Deepti Aggarwal – $20 GC to Neat and Tangled.

Celebration post #2 with Priya Sondhi

Blissfully Scrappy (Andrea)- Clearly Bessotted stamp set.

Celebration post # 3 with Jasleen

Sindhu- Animation stamp set sponsored by Meetu.

Celebration post #4 with Hussena

Sabiha- Prize sponsored by Letz Craft (Jovi)

Celebration post #5 with Shona

MargeSSW- A $10 worth digis to Craftin Desert Divas

Celebration post #6 with Erum

Karthikha- $10 worth digis to Just ME digital stamps sponsored by Elena.

Celebration post #7 with Therese

Anila Dikay- $15 GC to Gerda Steiner Designs

Celebration post #8 with Juhi

Kavita- Rs. 1000/- worth goodies from Crafters Corner sponsored by Shalini.

Celebration post #9 with Anang and Pooja

Suman Pandit- Papericious prize package

Vijaylaxmi- Altenew Stamp set.

Fly away friends card set…

Hello! 

I can’t wait for the weekend to be here already! How about you? I had made maby cards pver the last couple of weeks but had not been getting much time to write a post for them.

Here is the card set I made using Pretty Pink Posh products. I absolutely love the stamps Paulina designs as they are absolutely cute and they go well with my style of card making. 

Usually when I make cards, I don’t plan them in advance. I just start making them and go by the way I feel once I start. But the card sets I made recently are different. I planned them in advance. I coloured all the images, coloured them using zig and fussy cut all of them. I created a mask using a Mama Elephant cloud die from a sheet of acetate so that I could use it over and over again. 

I inked up the sky using Altenew dye inks. 

After sponging the clouds, I die cut out the panel using one of the Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle dies. I adhered everything down and stamped the sentiment. Adhered the panel onto a card base.

This id an interactive slider card… I used a knofe to cut out the slider slot. See below how this works…. ๐Ÿ™‚

The last card is almost a one layer card.  I masked the whole card base but circle and sponged inks using the cloud template I had created.

I stamped the sentiment and a few heart clusters and traced out a circle with a black pen. I adhered the image using a foam take for some dimension.

That’s it for today from my side. ๐Ÿ™‚

Supplies-

Neenah Solar white 110lb cardstock 

Pretty Pink Posh Fly away friends stamp set

Pretty Pink Posh ‘thoughtful greetings’ stamp set

Simon Says Stamp Stitched rectangle dies

Altenew dye inks

Zig clean color real brush pens

Strathmore Bristol Smooth 140lb cardstock.

Celebration post #9 with Anang and Pooja

Hello everyone!

How are you all doing? I’m back with the last celebration post with two amazing people guest designing for the blog today. They both are pretty close to my heart. 

Let me introduce you all to Anang and Pooja.

Anang is a sweetheart! I’m blessed to call her my friend. She is one of the kindest persons I have ever known and she knows how to make someone’s day. She has a heart of gold and I love her! 

She has a BEAUTIFUL floral card for us today. 

I’m so super excited to have my guest post featured on Sindu’s blog! Omg!! 

I love her style and find it amazing how she manages to churn out such pretty and creative cards with a small toddler. Hats of too you! 

I love florals in any form, this is a very, very simple card that I’ve done with very limited supplies. Hope you’ll like it! 

Thank you for featuring me. ๐Ÿ™‚

Isn’t her coloring fantastic?! I love every bit of it! 

Thank you so much for helping me cebrate, Anang! Love you, girl!

Next is Pooja. I am absolutely lucky to have known her for almost 5 years. She is talented, kind, inspiring and down to earth…a combination that would make an amazing person! She is beyond amazing! She has supported me all through my journey and it means so much to me…. 

Today is a floral kind of day… she made a floral card too… check it out…

Hello Friends, I am So glad to join Sindhu for Blog-Anniversary Celebrations ! I was very pleased that she thought of me,Thanks a lot Sindhu for giving me chance to share my card on your beautiful Blog ! I have been a die-heart fan of your work since early blogging days(As if you didn’t know ๐Ÿ˜‰) ! You have an amazing style and have constantly inspired me & many like me to try creating CAS cards ๐Ÿ™‚ Wishing you many more such celebrations:)

I have a simple card to share with you all..almost One-layered card !

See how cool she is?! She even made a tutorial… ๐Ÿ™‚

I LOVE your card, Pooja! Thanks so much for doing this for me! Hugs..

Now for the giveaways…. yes, giveaways! I have 2 today. 

The first one is sponsored by Aastha, the owner of Papericious.

She generously offered a prize package worth rs.500/- 

The next giveaway is by a very generous soul who didn’t want to be mentioned here. She had said “No one needs to know who was sponsoring!”. ๐Ÿ˜€

This is what one of you is going to get… this beautiful Altenew 6×8 stamp set …

Rules to be eligible for the giveaways-

1. Follow my blog

2. Follow Anang’s Instagram account.

3. Follow Pooja’s blog.

4. Leave a comment.

**** All the celebration giveaways end tomorrow.

Celebration post #8- with Juhi

Hello everyone!

Today, I have a fabulous card maker on the blog as a guest- Juhi.  I absolutely adore her style and she always comes up with something unique. I have had the pleasure of learning from her work for the past 5 years. 

First, about today’s giveaway…

A rs.1000/- worth of goodies from Crafters Corner.

Thanks Shalini, for your generosity!

I’m really sorry but this giveaway is only for those who could provide an Indian address to get their prize shipped.

Rules to be followed to be eligible for the giveaway…

1. Follow my blog.

2. Follow Juhi’s blog.

3. Leave a comment on this post.

***Last date to comment is Sept 14th.

Now let us see what Juhi has for us…

Hi, this is Juhi from Juhiโ€™s Handmade Cards.  I am thrilled and honored to be a part of Sinduโ€™s 5th Blog Anniversary Celebrations. I love Sinduโ€™s Clean and Simple Card making style and awesome coloring skills.

I am sharing a floral shaker card with you today. My card features the Watercolor Anemones set from Wplus9 and the Hugs word die from MFT Stamps. Floral cards are my absolute favorite to make, but I am not very good with floral arrangements on my cards. I fussed over this one for a very long time, moving the flowers all over the card till I liked the positioning and I am still not completely satisfied. How do you create floral arrangements on your cards? Are there any rules or tricks that you use? Please share in the comments; I would love to know and learn.

Thanks,

Juhi

I’m stunned! Juhi, you are so good with florals that I have a hard time believing that you had had a tough time figuring out the arrangement. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you SO much for doing this for me! 

See you soon with another post…

Hugs..

DIY photo prop (WARM_ Sept 2017 DIY challenge)

Hi everyone! I’m so glad you are here!

I’m guest designing for We Are Real Moms to get you inspired for the DIY challenge hosted by Nikita. I was so excited when she asked me if I would be interested in making something for inspiration. 

If you don’t know what it is all about, click here for details.

Thank you so much, Nikita! It is a pleasure guest designing for WARM. 

Do you want to see what I have for today?

A DIY photo prop. 

I had so much fun making this. I have a tutorial showinh how it is done.

I hope the instructions are clear.  If you have any questions, please feel to ask them. 
Are you inspired enough to make something yourself? I’m sure you are. Good luck!

Sindhu.

Celebration post #7 – with Therese Calvird

Hi everyone!

I’m so excited today to have the awesome Therese Calvird as guest! I am a huge fan of her work which is so elegant and Clean and Simple! Her coloring is impeccable and each one of her cards is unique… I’m so honored to have her on the blog.

Thank you so much for accepting my invitation, Therese! 

Today’s giveaway- I bought a $15 GC to Gerda Steiner Designs for one of you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Rules to be eligible for the giveaway-

1. Follow my blog.

2. Follow Therese’s blog.

3. Comment on this post.

***Commenting closes on 14th Sept.

Now, let us check what Therese has for us today…

Hi, this is Therese from Lostinpaper and I am thrilled to be Guest Designer here at Sinduโ€™s blog today.  I adore Sinduโ€™s card style and her colouring is incredible, she makes every cute little image come to life!  A big Congratulations on 5 years of blogging and I know the future is going to be full of all things wonderful!
As for me, I started making cards about 13 years ago and took the plunge into blogging in 2010.  But the real learning curve started when I decided that I wanted to make videos for Youtube because my computer skills were minimal to say the least.  But I was determined and the learning curve was and still is so much fun.

You can connect with me at my 

Blog:  https://lostinpaper.com/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/lostinpaper

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lostinpaper

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lostinpaper/

Pinterest: https://au.pinterest.com/lostinpaper/

Todayโ€™s card is a cute little (had to have) image from Brutus Monroe called โ€˜Love Suitcaseโ€™ which I coloured with Copics and popped up on a Halftone heart for a simple but fun wedding card design.

Isn’t her card super adorable?! I absolutely love the layout and colouring! 

Thank you, Therese! It is an honor having you on the blog today. 

See you with another guest post soon.

Happy Birthday!

Hi everyone!

I wanted to share a couple of cards I made for Little Tangles Challenge… Neat and Tangled is celebrating 5th Anniversary this month and the theme for the Little Tangles challenge is ‘Birthday’.

Here are my cards-

And another one…

Supplies used for the cards-

Neat and Tangled stamp sets-  Beach DayFlamingo floatieSunburst.

Mama Elephant- landscape Trio dies

Simon Says Stamp- Stitched Rectagles dies.

Other supplies- vellum, Neenah Solar white 110lb cardstock, Canson Montval watercolour cardstock.