Lesson 1 - White space

Hello everyone,

Now that I am a full time crafter, I thought of taking some lessons. What could be better than MFT’s Educational series, Summer School 2018. Though I don't own many MFT products, I'll use whatever I have. Also, I am a bit late for the challenge there, but not late to learn.

The first class is of white space and the Video tutorial by Laurie Willson was so inspiring, I had to use the elements learnt there, in my homework. As my embroidery hoop die was still out, I thought of making a card incorporating the lessons. I have two boxes of my crafty bits, a small and a big one. I came across this beautiful scrap piece from my inspired by Loll series cards attempts. I knew it will look pretty behind the cross stitched heart.

I die cut the circle and the heart and the sentiment - hello from white cardstock and craft foam. I embossed horizontal lines with my paper trimmer on the front panel. Using the rule of thirds – assembled the card, some floss in a bow and nuvo drops to embellish. And wow.. it looks pretty!

CAS card, dry embossing, die cutting, waffle flower, paper smooches, Quillish, Card for her, cards by Ishani, DIY card, Clean and simple cards, card for mom, card for grand mom, grandmother

Another angle to show the embossed lines.

CAS card, dry embossing, die cutting, waffle flower, paper smooches, Quillish, Card for her, cards by Ishani, DIY card, Clean and simple cards, card for mom, card for grand mom, grandmother

Someone who loves to emroider or cross stitch would surely like it. What do you think?
What grade would you give me?

Also joining in at

(my die cut hoop and the
 blended scrap piece from my box)

AAA cards

Addicted to stamps

Water cooler challenges

Happy little stampers

Stamplorations- CAS challenge


  1. An absolute stunner Ishani! Love that pretty cross stitch die with those hot colours peeping through. Thanks for linking it up at AAA Cards.

  2. Wow Ishani, what a beautifully crafted card! I love the clean and simple lines and design. Great idea keeping it all white, thus spotlighting the rosy bow, sentiment and cross-stitch. Simply stunning! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  3. I love your original frame, so "out of the box" thinking, also fab colors. Thank you for playing at AAA cards

  4. Such a beautiful concept Ishani 👌❤

  5. Beautiful CAS card, Ishani! Wasn’t it great to use leftovers to make such a gorgeous and quick card? Love how your blended panel pops up with all the white elements! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

  6. What a stunning card Ishani - love the way you used the 'waste' from you other project, and the scoring is subtle and does not take the eye away from the focal point, but adds to the overall look of the card

  7. Oh to be a full time crafter, you're very lucky! I watched Laurie's video the other day and adored her card with the butterflies so I can see how you were inspired here. Loving the coloured panel behind that lovely die cut, so effective. A wonderful CAS card, perfect for our challenge. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  8. Stunning Ishani. So bright and such a warm card. Great idea to put the heart die into frame. Fantabulous dear. Live Love it 😍😍😍😘😘😘

  9. This is a beautiful card, Ishani! The background behind the die cute gives it a great 'pop'! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

  10. You are an A+ student Ishani! LOVE this design. Gorgeous with all that white space. And the colours really show through the cross-stitched heart. xx

  11. As a stitcher myself, I can verify any stitcher would love to receive this! So creative. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  12. When I first saw this card in the gallery Ishani I thought it was a stitched card and nearly didnt come. But saw your name so came to look, so glad I did, its wonderful, I love it. Not that it wouldn't have been beautiful if it was stitched just not my style but this definitely is, wow perfect.

  13. Lovely card and great use of white space! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

  14. you are brilliant and a beautiful card ishani. Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@ATSM

  15. Love love love this card, absolutely stunning work Ishani....
    Thankyou for joining us at Happy Little Stamper Anything Goes with Dies Challenge this July, All the best.
    DT Seemaa


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