Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thank you Card

               I love learning new techniques and for that one reason alone, I took the Inspiration showcase class...Loved it so much that I've got all the techniques printed out and bound in a book...and that book is my bedside companion...love it...

There was a fun technique shown there in- Faux letterpress..(here's a beautiful video by Kristina Werner demonstrating this technique) It was such a beautiful one..And then Erin's Faux letterpress challenge on Yvonne's blog was the perfect kick in the back to make that card....so without further gabbing...here's the card...Definitely not my style...but what's the fun in life if you don't try something new???

  
Supplies - Brustro 200 gsm for card base, same for the card front, gingham ribbon from stash, 
MFT Heart Die-namics, Daisy punch, PTI - sentiment, Vintage photo distress ink, Versamagic Chalk inks, Tumbled glass distress ink, hobby ideas-ice shimmer glitter

I love the softness that versamagic chalk inks give to this card... I've used Sea breeze and Aloe Vera chalk inks to create the faux letterpress effect. And rubbed the raised (embossed area) with some ice shimmer glitter..

I die cut a heart out of some glossy paper and added Tumbled glass distress ink- first straight to paper (so that the raised areas-embossed parts are darker) and then with blending tool...
Punched flowers and added peeled paint distress ink, added a generous dose of ice shimmer glitter..topped with self adhesive pearls from Itsy Bitsy..

 I stamped the sentiment with Memento black (proof that this ink will react with water- the ink bleeds with water) and then distressed with with vintage photo and lastly gave a small spritz of water for the blotchy effect..Next time I should remember to use staz-on or Graphite black if I'm going for the wet splotchy look!!
Just added a touch of vintage photo to the card edges for finishing the look...

Since I loved this card so much, thought of sharing the step by step with you...See you soon...
I'd be happy to answer any queries if you have....

And on a gleeful note, Birthday cards have started arriving...yipeee!!!! Swathi, Sudha...thank you so much...will be posting your cards and showing them off when I come back from my vacation...Thank you so much for the thrill of anticipating lovely cards in the mail....

30 comments:

  1. Awesome card....Love the blue and the green but most of all loved the shimmery effect.very elegant card.one of your best

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  2. Super awesome card girl! You are making me crave for the cuttlebug each and everyday :D

    I love the colors you chose and just how nicely everything comes together :)

    Thanks for sharing all the steps and I am now eying your little book :D

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  3. I totally agree with You Tejal!! Its more fun trying out new things! Also versamagic gives better results than distress inks for this method. I love the soft hues on the card and that striking brown tag is really an eyecatcher!!!

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  4. I totally agree with You Tejal!! Its more fun trying out new things! Also versamagic gives better results than distress inks for this method. I love the soft hues on the card and that striking brown tag is really an eyecatcher!!!

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  5. I am peering at this trying to figure out everything!!How interesting it is!

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  6. gorgeous gorgeous card....just love those pastel shades....u've done full justice to the technique......I'm no good at distressing, maybe u should post "distressing for dummies" for ppl like me!

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  7. oh this is 3rd time i am writing this...i am having some blogger issues...but just wanted to say that your card look gorgeous,i love your color combo and the shimmery effect you have created ,love the brown tag ..just the right touch!!the background looks so elegant..thanks for sharing the technique's and video it helps beginer's like me a lot:)

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  8. This is so beautiful Tejal! the color combo is Fab! You have inspired me to try this technique :)

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  9. Absolutely stunning... WOW... am speechless.. I thought you had forgotten about the challenge.. But NO.. here you are with a masterpiece.. subtle tones.. gives it a nice feel.. :-)...

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  10. This looks super awesome,love the sheen on it:)

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  11. its drop dead gorgeous!!! I think it's ur 1st card without butterflies :P.. but seriously... U have some a fab job with the technique... and thanks for sharing the instructions....!

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  12. Oh my! How beautiful is this Tejal! I love the awesome textures and the beautiful shimmer and splotches! :)

    Thanks for playing along with my guest Erin's faux letterpress challenge! :)

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  13. OMG!!! one of ur best works!!! its so inspiring and when i get time am sure to try this!! loved it to bits!

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  14. ahh!! yet another master piece from the technique queen!!and love the sheen on it!!Even I eye on ur bedside companion!.. :)Any pdf you could share? P.S can I ask it?!!

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  15. Awesome colours...soft and nice...I love this letterpress effect ! Its super gorgous and the splotching is rocking !~

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  16. Absolutely awesome dear... love every bit of it..

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  17. this is super gorgeous Tejal... dat faux letterpress technique is a total winner!!! love the colors and the brown tag is so cool!!!

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  18. a class apart ..you really outshine yourself as a habit :P

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  19. I was expecting more butterflies here !!! Wish u a very Happy Birthday Tejal

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  20. oh this is my second comment and its to wish you a very very happy birthday,may your day be filled with happiness galore:)

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  21. Wow. Your card looks amazing. Im still new to all the techniques of cardmaking and probably dont have all the tools required but i too love learning new methods. Im keen to know whats inside your bedside book. :)

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  22. hapy bday tejal di :)

    god bless u

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  23. Just went hopping on the blog hop arranged for you and I am sure your birthday must have been a rocking one.may god bless you and have a crafty year ahead

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  24. Hey Congrats for winning the Do More with Less challenge for this card

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  25. Happy Birthday! This is a very pretty card!

    (Sent here be Vibgyor)

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  26. Oh this is fabulous, not sure how I missed it earlier, love the water look. Your prize is now in the hands of the USPS, so hopefully it'll arrive sooner rather then later.

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  27. I love love love lovvvvve this!

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