Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Mother's Day Pocket Card with Tilda

I was really excited about Mother's Day and was really looking forward to making cards for the occasion; especially since I had been able to lay my hands on two of the Magnolia Stamps on the Lulupu Store. It was almost as if I was looking for an opportunity to use them; itching to use them, actually. So when my friend Kamya said that she wanted me to make a card for her mother, I immediately stamped Tilda Loves Flowers & Tilda with Daisy on paper and showed them both to her while we were chatting on Skype.

She loved them both, but she liked Tilda Loves Flowers more. So I decided to go with that. Excited that I was, I started to colour her up immediately, just to get an idea of what the final coloured image would look like. Here are the two options I tried. But ultimately, I picked some colours from the first combination and some, from the second. And it turned out to be beautiful.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

First Accordion Card

It all started when I received a call from someone who wanted to gift something special to her fiance on their engagement that was about to take place in a few days. I asked her if she already had something in her mind that she wanted me to do on the card. When she said no, I asked her if she liked something that I had already made. It was then that she told me that she wanted me to do something different and that she wanted to add a few pictures on the card too.

After giving it a bit of a thought, I realised that a simple card wouldn't be able to accommodate messages as well as multiple pictures. So I suggested an Accordion Card.

I had never made one before, so this was a challenge for me as well. But I had seen one or two Accordion cards before and I kind of knew how it should turn out, so at least I knew how to start.

I decided to make a standard size card (4.25"x5.5") The accordion flaps on the inside measured 3"x4".

Once I had those ready, it was just a matter of printing the content and the pictures out and embellishing.

Printing is always difficult and the most time consuming thing when you're making a card for the first time as you have to create a template with the right size, the right margins and of course, test it on plain paper before you can print it directly on cardstock. This obviously saves time when you decide to make a similar card again, but as I said earlier, the first time is always hard. Although the Accordion flaps were 3"x4", I made the text and photo panels 2"x3" so that there would be space left to show the Patterned paper in the background, as well as add a few embellishments.

As soon as I was done making the templates and writing all the measurements down (in inches & centimeters) for future reference, I decided to print the message out.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Lulupu Challenge #12

Good morning folks!!

Today I am going to show you a card that I made for Lulupu's Challenge #12 - My First Love, My Dad. According to the challenge, we had to creating Masculine cards for any occasion for our Dads and here's my take on it. :)