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Embossing Blog Hop

Welcome to the end of the year Indian Craft Room Blog Hop. You have come to the last stop of this Blog hop and you would have landed here via Sharda’s Blog or the Blog Hop post at ICR. We are ending this year with a bang by having some of our past DT’s be a part of this hop.


The Hop is about embossing…wet or dry… well…I decided to create a card with both 😀 Here is my creation:


So I used an embossing folder (dry embossing), added versamark (wet embossing) on one side of the folder, put cardstock and ran it through my big shot. This not only embossed my cardstock, but also transferred the versmark ink. Then I added white embossing powder and melted it with my heat gun. Then started coloring with distress inks. The embossing folder Floral Frenzy was part of the SSS November Card Kit.


The distress inks color I used were: Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral and Frayed Burlap (color combo idea from THIS POST at SSS Blog). With the round blending tool, I started to apply the colors. The white embossing powder resists the inks, while the open spaces pick the color.


I just love how the colors reveal the embossed background. I used to this technique a lot before..minus the distress inks. I would just use colored embossing powder. But I think I like the blended inks revealing the image better than colored embossing powder 😀 I did add some Nuvo Glitter Drops in the middle of some flowers for shimmer.


The sentiment is from Mama Elephant’s Sunday Sentiments and it is white embossed. Since I wanted the background to shine, I kept the sentiment simple and small.

So this was my contribution to this Blog Hop. Do not forget to checkout the rest, incase you haven’t:









Shraddha – You are here!

So now that you have seen all the creations, time for you to join in…get embossing, link your creation on ICR blog post via InLinkz, comment on all posts. You definitely want to do so in order to win some awesome prizes by our sponsor Nagshri Arts.


REMEMBER– To be eligible for the prize, you need to participate and comment on all 10 blog posts.

I definitely can not wait to see what you create!!

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Dinosaur Birthday

Today’s card is one I made for a little boy in my neighborhood. He turned 3 and loves dinosaur. With some ink blending, die cutting and Silhouette Cameo I came up with this:


I started with a 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of cardstock and started with distress inks – tumbled glass and broken china to make the sky. Then mowed lawn to make the grass. I did not like the plain look and decided to do some dimension like effect. I do not own any hill dies… going through my dies, found Simon Says Stamps Stitched Curved Edge die… and voila…we have hills!!


The hills are colored in with distress inks too and glued on one top of the other…to create a scene type effect. I like how it ended 😀 The dinosaur is a Silhouette Cameo cut out… I printed it and used the registration marks to cut the outline. Perfect cutting!!


The balloon is from Simon Says Stamp Balloon Die set and the number 3 balloon is from Avery Elle’s Numbered Balloon set. I used wink of stella clear glitter pen and glossy accents on both the balloons.

Easy and fun card. Hopefully the little boy it was meant for enjoyed it as much!

This is all for today,

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Children’s Birthday Card- 6

With this post, we come to the end of the Children’s Birthday Card Series. While these cards were made for an order I received… making them has been fun! I enjoyed every bit of it…I think I shall continue making cards for children 🙂

So my 2 cards for today are interactive cards…I mean we are talking about children, they would enjoy receiving fun stuff like this.

Card 1: Step Block Card


This is a card that can lay flat and be made to stand. A very easy card to make, just scoring and cutting out some parts.


Once you create the base, the front, top and back can be decorate as you like. Make it for birthday, anniversary, wedding, baby…. many versions possible. I made mine a Birthday card with balloon, banner and present. All the images are from Simon Says Stamp’s Baby Party Animals.


I put a strip of white or cream cardstock on the back in order to write a message. If you do not want to do that, you can add square pieces to decorate like the others.


I have seen videos where crafters talk about using the inside space to insert a gift card- so you can do so if you want, since it folds flat. This card measures 6 x 4-1/2. so I had to make a special envelope to fit this card.


The envelope was made using We R Memory Keeper’s Envelope Punch Board. I used the A3 card size envelope measurements for this one.

Card 2: Scratch Off Card

Yes I finally made one of those… used supplies from Simon Says Septmeber Card Kit. It has a cute Birthday stamp set- It’s No Secret and some Scratch Circles by Inky Antics. A perfect combo for kids card. So here is my card:


The colors I used here were also in the kit… Archival Inks… love the bright colors!!


I simply love the scratch off circle… genius invention!! I intend to use more of these to make cards.


While stamping the sentiment, I was heat embossing with clear ink. Well, the arhcival inks hadn’t dried just yet and hence some clear embossing occurred on balloons too!! I liked how it looked…so I went back on other balloons and did some clear embossing 😀

So with this we come to an end on this series! To catch on other posts from this series, click on following links

Children’s Birthday Card 1

Children’s Birthday Card 2

Children’s Birthday Card 3

Children’s Birthday Card 4

Children’s Birthday Card 5

This is all for today!

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

Children’s Birthday Card-5

I apologize for not being able to quickly go through this series. But here is another post continuing with the Children’s card series. Today I have 2 cards- 1 simple and quick, other one simple too, but a fancy fold card. Few days ago I shared Joy Fold Card, so the 2nd card is using the fold but made to please a child.

First card is simple, and quick one. Patterned paper, fun image and sentiment and done!


The pattern paper is from one of the Simon Says Stamp card kit (I think the July one) and the circle is also actually pattern paper. The shiny stars are not showing up well in the picture (sigh!!)


The image and sentiment is from Paper Smooches Birthday Buddies. I used copic markers to color the dog.


The pun sentiment is heat embossed using white powder. I can imagine a child receiving this card and enjoying the funny sentiment!

Moving on to the 2nd card, the Joy Fold Card.


The pattern paper is a retired set by Stampin’ Up! and the word Celebrate was cut using A.Muse Studio’s die. I cut it in the card base color and black and adhered both off centered to make it look like the top word had a shadow (idea seen in 1 of Jennifer McGuire’s video).


The cute sock monkey is from Ellen Hutson’s Sock Monkey Surprise. Ofcourse used copics to color the monkey and his hat. I also used Wink of Stella clear glitter pen and add glossy accents to it. I do not have the coordinating die, but I fussy cut the image (it was pretty easy to cut)


On the inside I stamped a sentiment. This is optional, but I wanted to. In the end, a fun card for a child. While I made this card for an order, I also am submitting this card on Paru’s Card Making Challenge for the November Challenge which is about making a card or tag for children.

So these are the 2 cards for today. I have 2 more left. If you want to check the previous cards in this series then follow the links below:

Children’s Birthday Card 1

Children’s Birthday Card 2

Children’s Birthday Card 3

Children’s Birthday Card 4

This is all for today,

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

October Moodboard

It has been a while I have posted something… Things surely get busy with a baby… and if not busy with him, then trying to organize the craft space. Had a light bulb moment few days ago…baby boy is growing up so fast… in no time he will be crawling, pulling things off shelf (aaaagh!!!) My OCD kicked in… right time to get working… to baby proof my craft space. Well, while that work is in progress, I managed to make a DT inspiration for the challenge at Indian Craft Room. This is round 2 of the challenge. I could not participate in Round 1. You can check out Round 1 inspirations HERE.

So this month’s challenge ICRCOCT16 is by our new DT member Akshma. She has come up with this festive moodboard. The Hindu festival of Diwali is right around the corner. So Akshma came up with this beautful moodboard that allows for many card design possibilities.

The gold, the diyas, the mandalas… all so festive… Now with the time crunch I had, I decided to pick the colors from the mandala on top right and the bokeh pattern. I would have loved to add a diya, but did not have enough time to print, color and cut!!


I started by creating the background. Simple distress ink blending. I used Barn door, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Lucky Clover. I love this color combo.


Creating this Bokeh was too easy with my Lawn Fawn Let’s Bokeh set. Although I have seen it being created by regular circle stamps too… inking and rolling the stamp on paper. But this stamp set cut the creation time in half and gave perfect bokeh’s 🙂 I used Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink to create the subtle gold bokeh’s.


Technically a “Happy Diwali” sentiment would make it perfect for the occasion… nevertheless, this Shine Bright (in the Let’s Bokeh set) fit perfect with the background I thought. Sentiment is stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Ranger Gold embossing powder.


The front panel is layered on black cardstock to give a tiny border and the card base is Neenah Solar White.

I am also linking this card to Paru’s Card Making Challenges:

This was fun to do, especially after a small break.

Check out the challenge and join in the fun.

Until next time,

Happy Krafting =)



Bubble Fun

Today I have a scrapbook page. Lately I have gotten into scrapbooking again….and I am loving it. Making pages of my little niece and nephew. I have 4 scrapbooks … time to get back to them and start filling in those pages. Anywhooo so my page today involves 2 techniques- Texture paste bubbles and paint bubbles!!

1aSo I started by using some of the cookie cutters and an icing tip (to get different sizes) and some Ranger texture paste. It did not work out the way I thought it would. Then I added some Dina Wakley Gesso to the paste and the new mixture stuck well to the cookie cutters. Next… fun with bubbles 🙂

2Google search and I had recipe to make paint bubbles- Just take water, mix some paint and a squirt of washing liquid, stir and blow through a straw to make bubbles. Use your paper and gently put it against the bubbles. The size of the bowl will affect the type of effect it creates on paper. So I used some Stampin’ Up! Ink Refills- Melon mambo, Perfect Plum, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie.

SO here is my page:

3Love the bubble effect, the colors and simplicity of the page.

6The Phrase “Bubble Fun” is made using Lawn Fawns Owen’s ABC and the words are created using alphabet stickers (Recollections brand from Michaels).

4It was fun to create the background and preserve this wonderful memory of the 2 kiddos enjoying themselves.

This is all for now,

Until next time,

Happy Krafting,

Cheers =)

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