Thursday, May 2, 2013

Kraft and Colors

Thinking of a title name for the post is as challenging as making a card!! And boy oh boy!! Looks like my give-away will come sooner than I anticipated...My blog is already at 74,900 views...just a hundred more and I have a party!!! So what do you want in the give-away? I've given away vouchers, stamps, inks in my previous do drop in your options!!

So coming on to the card..I had brought a pack of Kraft card stock a long time back and never got around to using it....and then I saw Julie's card on Pinterest...and I had to do it. Don't know if flowers qualify on a card for a guy, but this did go to a guy. And I'm hoping he didn't think it was too girly.


I white heat embossed my stamps, colored with my Bic markers and a little bit of glitter and the card was done. But there were a lot of failed experiments to get this one card...
 Firstly, not having my heat gun made things a bit weird. I was heat embossing on my dosa pan. Works, just gotta be careful!  

TIP- Try out the colors you plan to use on a scrap kraft CS. Colors don't show up  very well on Kraft CS...the light colors just fade if you're doing watercolors, play around on a scrap first. 

TIP 2 - Bic markers will stain on the white embossing. So be very careful, or use a Copic colorless blender pen to remove colors. I could remove the red with the blender pen, but blue didn't come off easily. 

The glitter pen I used doesn't show well in the pic, but IRL its very subtle shine. !!  I also went around the edge of the flowers with a light grey marker..just to show a bit of shadow...

This is the inside of the card. 
 Here I white heat embossed the border, and added vintage photo for a contrast. And then the words were glued down on the inside

Stamps - Papertrey ink- Friends til the end, Signature greetings
Inks - Versamark, Vintage photo distress ink.
Paper - Kraft from Creativita Store,  Fabriano white CS.
Other - Zing opaque white embossing powder, Sakura stardust pens, Bic Markers, Copic Colorless Blender pen, Pro-marker light grey pen.


  1. Not one of my favs from ur work bur definitely eye catchy...

  2. lovely card tejal.hey thanks for your tip about heat embossing,will try too.

  3. Congrats Tee... Hope u reach 75000 hits soon....

  4. I LOVE this one! Didn't know colours look so good on kraft CS... Beautiful card Tejal!

    As for the give away,anything should be fine ;)

  5. Girl, this rocks! I will try it with heat embossing this time. Thanks for the inspiration~

  6. Beautiful card it is..n congratulations for d milestone u achvd...wish u a grt success ahead...n for giveaway love to hv stamps n inks...thanks for tips n inspirations as always...

  7. Lovely card! Haven't tried heat embossing as wanna try it now..your card looks fabulous..

  8. I like the colours against the Kraft.Neat.I am subscibed to you but do not get any updates in my feed!

  9. It is a classy card. Really love the burst of colours against the kraft.

    P/s: Men secretly love flowers...*winks*

  10. I love Kraft! Such a pretty color and so much you can do with it.. This looks simply elegant! Surely one of my favs.. :)

    - Shruti


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