Showing posts from June, 2017

Pattern Paper card

Hello ladies,

Am relatively new to card making and have recently became a hoarder.. such a hoarder that I don't want to use my pretty pattern paper or the ribbons.. I know it's stupid because they'll enhance my creations.. but still.. it's difficult!

Now that my mom's birthday is approaching I thought let me use that pretty paper.. at least it'll go to someone who would love it too. I visited few challenges for drawing inspiration.

I painted horizontal stripes on half of the card (inspired by the blog hops), stuck a pretty paper from Pebbles called Spring fling. I used a glitter pink strip of paper at the junction of the stripes and the pp. Cut a heart out of the same paper pad, used my printer brush pen to handletter Mumma. I used perfect medium pen to trace the Mumma and put clear embossing powder. Mudra stamp for the sentiment Happy birthday and a small heart with glossy accents.

This card is a little different from what I usually make. I hope you like it! …

Gold Doily Card

Hello friends,

I fell in love with heat embossing when I saw few calligraphy folks using it in their posts on Instagram. And there.. I got stuck in the trap of all that melts!

I wanted to try heat embossing on my doily stamp set. To tell you the truth, doily isn't really a great pattern to emboss because it's too intricate! Anyways, I had made my own static powder tool which I wanted to  try and see if it helps.

I wanted the sentiment to be the focal point as in the muse , I used a masking tape to make a window for my sentiment, which is different words of different sets put together and also a little handlettering as few words weren't available as stamps. Around the sentiment I put my doily stamp and heat embossed with the gold EP. And tadaaa.. the Gold laden card, one layer card..  for a friend who's like a little sister to me.. Celebrating Birthday and friendship. Our Friendship is precious than Gold.

The part I loved the most is that.. some embossing powder from t…

Quilled Surf - blue with a splash!

Hello Crafty friends,

This weekend starts with completing the quilling I started last weekend. For this month, the  Indianquillingchallenge had the theme, Blue with a splash!

What splashes and is blue.. many things came in my mind. But I knew I'll make a scene and something that I can frame. So I planned to do a surf, splashing waves in blue. I decided to pull out my 5 mm strips. I don't use them much, but I love how the width and the shadows play and make the work more dimensional.

I started with the waves, then added mountains and the sun at the horizon. Then I finished the whole piece with some froth over the surf!

I would frame it and update the blog when I have it with me. For now few angles of my Surf splash for you!

I hope you liked it. I would love to know if you think I could have done it differently or something else would have looked better. A critical review will let me improve. I would love to know your views.

Happy Crafting! Love Ishani

Wax resist watercolouring - Resist Technique

Hello everyone,

This week it was Birthday of this special lady who was my first boss's wife. Out of Academy to this new world of the Air Force, Shonima ma'am showered love upon me and now after almost 9 years the bond has only got stronger. She is not just a senior, she is a friend, a sister, a mother.. very special to me!

I was searching for wax resist technique on Google and found a crafty friend's Blog with the wax resist technique using crayon. So I decided I would try this.

I used a crayon to draw free hand flowers and used water colours to color them. For the sentiment I used a stamp I had bought from Itsy bitsy, stamped with memento ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I took a crystal and put as a dot on the i of the Birthday. 
I am happy that a quick card could be made with nothing but a crayon.. no need for going through my limited stamp stash :P
Hope you like it ma'am!
Linking this for
 1. pennyschallenges 2. Seizethebirthday 3. Crazy4challenges

Emboss Resist - CAS card

Hello friends,

I now have the remedy for the Monday blues ; )

As soon as you are back from work.. make a card! I wanted to try Emboss resist technique and had it in my head about how I should do it. I used a floral stamp and white heat embossed it! Then I used two shades of distress inks, spiced marmalade and scattered straw and blended them on the flowers and around. The embossed areas resisted the colours. I then cut the panel and put it on a white card base.

               I used Congratulations sentiment and nuvo crystal drops to complete the card.

I hope you like this Clean and Simple Card :)

Entering this card to 

Watercoloured Bunny Card

Hi Everyone,

I won a Giveaway during Easter and the cute stamp set after crossing half the globe reached me a little later than expected! Giveaway was hosted by Mirella, she is a constant inspiration to me!

I don't have fancy colouring supplies, so I used my stash of water colour pencils, koi brush pens and distress inks.. basically using all that can give effects of water colours.
To finish off the card, I used Glossy accents for butterflies (God..I wish I could put Glossy accent everywhere ) and Nuvo crystal drops for the centre of the flower. Some shimmer of the spectrum noir on the flowers too.
A close up to show the goodness of accents!

I usually put a sentiment on the front of the card, but I opted out in this card.

This card is very different from what I usually do.. but I believe one learns from others. Hope you like this not-a-quilled card!

Linking this card to






Waterfall Card - For a Tie-rrific Father!

Hello friends,

With Fathers' Day in a week's time, I had been thinking about what to make! Papericious challenge for the month - Try something new.. made me feel I should do something other than my usual Quilling. Then I happened to see the Paruscard making challenges ,  which was making an Interactive card!

I have always appreciated the different types of Interactive cards I come across on Instagram. But man.. it's so intimidating.. I was actually scared! I googled some interactive cards tutorials and loved the waterfall technique because as soon as I saw it.. I thought of a tie & I knew it's perfect for Father's day theme too.

I love the diagonal striped tie on men and I had exactly what I wanted in my stash! The Papericious Pretty basics Patterned paper! I embossed my base card with stars, but they are not visible the pictures though!
The most difficult part was making sure the diagonls of my patterned paper align, so that it looks like a tie.

I wrote the m…

AAA card challenges Anniversary

Hello friends,

Everyone has this favourite place to go to for inspiration and to me for CAS inspiration and to challenge my mind.. for what to make next, I often go to AAA card challenges. I have discovered this blog only a couple of months back and as they are celebrating their Third Anniversary, I thought to make something inspired by their super talented DT.

I decided to incorporate Ksenjia's flowers and Justine's colors and use Quilled flowers. Quilling has got modernised a lot and I really love these not - very - definite shaped flowers.

The monsoon has arrived... And the strong wind from the window flew the flowers away. For which my son came to my rescue and picked them up for me!

I opted to put them at the bottom of the card. Stamped the sentiment and stuck on my quilled flowers.

A picture from another angle :)

Hope you like it !
Linking this card to 
Crafting-with-dragonflies #Abitmoretimetocraft #Alohafridaychallenge #Timeoutchallenges #AddictedtoCAS