Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Cards Inspired by Meenakari Work-1

Todays card is inspired by Meenakari work. Meenakari work involves inlay work. Inlay means cutting out some space(design) and inserting some contrasting colour pieces to give a decorative look.

I used the same technique here.

This was my first trail. So I did not want anything too complicated to try. This  turned out well. I have used inlay work for my card. I have also made some more cards which I will share with you later on. 

Base is cream coloured card stock A4 size folded into half. I have rounded of the corners. 

Thank You Card

Then I cut out the flower design by using Memory Box Bloomington Border die from the Yellow-Orange plaid hand made paper.

I used the flower die cuts on another card. 
Thank You Card

I glued the  Yellow-Orange Paper onto the base of the card. 

I again cut out same flowers from Dark Red handmade paper.  I inserted it into the cut out space and glued it. 

Then Stamped out the sentiment.

This card has plain off white coloured insert and  plain white colourd envelope. I think I should make off white matching envelope for it.

Sorry for the poor images. The white part of the card looks like blue. It was difficult to take good photographs because of weather conditions

So do you like the concept? Have any one of you tried this technique? Please do drop in your comments and suggestions.


Materials Used:

Cream Coloured Card stock A4 size
Yellow-Orange Plaid Handmade Paper
Dark Red Handmade Paper
Memory Box Bloomington Border Die
Thank you stamp
Black Ink 
Glue
Corner Eater



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Sunday, July 25, 2021

Good Luck Card


Hello Friends! Hope you are all enjoying your week end.

Here is my card for today.

Good Luck Card

The base was Kraft paper thick enough for card making. I have used the negative space of butterfly punched out from the kraft paper. Underneath I added an orange coloured scrap paper. Then added the sentiment printed on a circle punched out from the same colour paper.

I have added plain cream coloured paper as insert. This card has matching kraft paper envelope which I made to match the card.

Overall look of the card is subdued. What do you think? Is it too sombre? Should I have gone for some bright colours? If so which colours would match the brown of kraft paper?

Please do leave your comments and suggestions. I would like to read hem very much.


Materials Used:

Kraft Paper A4 size
JAGs Papermania Signature Printed Paper 6X6 size
Orange coloured craft paper scraps
Sentiment Stamp
Black Ink
Circle and Butterfly punches
Glue and Double sided foam tape
Cream Coloured Paper A4 size for Insert
Kraft paper Envelope




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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Floral Card

Hello Friends!

Today we have some respite from rain. Though still heavily overcast, we did not have any rain in the  past 24 hours. 

Here is my card. Another Thank You card. My theme was floral. Background is subtle floral print in light blue. I also added a flower branch in white.

Floral card

My base was A4 size white Ivory sheet folded in half. Entire face of the card is covered by the printed paper. I then added the die cuts; dark blue light blue and the white one with stamped sentiment.

Floral Card

The I added the floral branch and the butterfly in white.

Floral Card-Punched Insert

For the insert I used a matching blue coloured paper A4 size with borders punched in the four corners. This card has a plain white envelope. 

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Materials Used:
  • White Ivory Card Stock
  • Navy Blue Card stock
  • Light Blue Card Stock
  • JAGs W&M Paper Pack A4 size
  • Spellbinders Label 20 dies
  • Sizzix Framelits-Fancy Labels  dies
  • Sizix Thinlits - Winged Beauties dies
  • Memory Box Blushing Flower Branch
  • Sentiment stamp
  • Blue Ink
  • Matching Light blue paper A4 size for insert
  • Border Punch
  • Glue



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