Thursday, October 13, 2016

October challenge inspiration with Swapna

Hi.. Crafty friends..

Swapna here, today I have 3 cards to share using October release. The release is just awesome. It has product for everyone. Hope you are playing along with our fun filled October challenge. My cards are based on the October challenge theme. Lets just dive in my post.

Card #1

** Used number die cuts n made the background by gluing them in random pattern on a black card panel. 
** Die cut number 1 & st with red glitter foam. 
** Heat embossed sentiment with white embossing powder. 
** Foam mounted panel towards top of card base. 
** Glued glitter foam pieces in place to finish the card. 

Here is close up of glitter foam the number background. 

Card #2

** This is my first attempt in colouring on vellum. 
** I stamped & gold heat embossed the image on vellum. 
** Used few copics to colour it on back (many have said that colouring directly on heat embossed image will damage copic nibs). 
** I didn't feel like taking risk with glueing vellum on card front. So i left 1/2" towards top so that i can fold and glue it behind. 
** Heat embossed sentiment with gold embossing powder. 
** Added few enamel dots to the card.

Here is close up sentiment and the the coloured flowers.

Card #3

** This was the card which i made when i was struggling with ideas. 
** I secured card base n stencil and applied embossing paste.  Left it to dry of its own. 
** Sprayed gold shimmer mist from ranger. 
** Gold heat embossed two butter flies and fussy cut them out.
** Coloured one butterfly with copics (carefully) and few strokes with gold marker. Glued it on other plain butterfly.  
** Heat embossed sentiment on vellum n sandwiched it between two scalloped circles. 
** Placed sentiment n butterfly with liquid glue. 
** To finish the card added few clear stones towards top n 3 more on butterfly's body.

Here is closeup of butterfly n gold shimmer mist.




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  1. Awesome cards, Swapna ! My favorite is the first one- so CAS and super.

  2. Swapna! Love all your pretty creation! Love the use of number dies and beautiful coloring on vellum with a perfect match of gold and I especially love the third creation with clear stenciling and gorgeous flutter by!

  3. Beautiful cards Swapna !! My favorite too is first one !!fantastic use of numbers and highlighted 1looks fab on it !

  4. Awesome post and fantastic cards Swapna! ^__^ The first card is my favorite! What a brilliant idea, the background looks as though it's embossed. Thank you for sharing! *Hugs* <3

  5. Beautiful cards Swapna ....all are so different from each other and I just loved the first one 😍

  6. I'm completely bowled over by your creations Swapna!!! The black and red card is a stunner!