Thursday, September 10, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Deepti Plays with Floral Bliss

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Hello, friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. Today I decided to play with stamps and dies to create my card. Sometimes combining your supplies leads to pretty cards and you don't necessarily have to have a technique :)

So, here's a look at the finished card:

I started out by cutting a frame of corrugated paper using rectangular dies, if you don't have dies, you can always work with your trimmer. Then I marked the inside of the frame with a pencil on my card base.

Then I masked the white card stock panel with post it note and inked it lightly with Distress ink. I also added some water drops after inking.

Next I did second generation stamping of the flowers.

I colored the flowers and fussy cut them.

I stamped the sentiment on the card base, die cut some leaves in kraft, and assembled it all with some foam dots and glue. I was not very happy with the kraft die cut leaves so I switched it to white and also removed the blue bird and added a wood veneer butterfly.

Here's the finished close up :)

That finishes my spotlight feature :) I hope you enjoyed it and will give this a try. Happy paper crafting!

Products Deepti used in today's project:


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  1. Gorgeous colors and meticulous fussy-cutting make this card a stunner. Love the rustic corrugated cardboard juxtaposed against the delicatec ink blending and lovely flowers.

  2. Everything about this card is "simply elegant." The water spots add nice interest to the delicate sponging, and the contrast between the corrugated frame and the lovely flowers is really fun.

  3. Work of art!! Love the frame and composition! This card should be FRAMED! LOVE it, Deepti!

  4. Beautiful card!! Love the corrugated frame!! The flowers are gorgeous!!
    Moxie Craftie

  5. This is SO BEAUTIFUL and SO ELEGANT - what gorgeous blooms those are and I love how you have framed this card!!!

  6. Totally amazing!!! I love the fun frame and the blooms are stunning. You are fabulous at fussy cutting too!!

  7. Love the framed look, gorgeous as always Deepti!

  8. Beautifully created card. Love the corrugated card idea. I shall have to try this one BUT How do you stop the corrugated card from getting squashed in the cuttlebug?

    1. Thank you Dee, actually I was concerned about the same but still I gave it a try :) seems to work fine.

    2. Dee i just put mine through my big shot and it's fine...thanks Deepti for a wonderful tutorial.xx

  9. Just popped over to Dee's blog after seeing this and it's gorgeous! Thanks for the fab inspiration and sharing exactly how you created it. Karen x

  10. What a lovely card Deepti - love the way you have given it dimension without a lot of layers.

  11. WOW LOVE this and just received this stamp in the mail....guess who's going to case this wonderful card...Meeeeeeeeeeeee.....xccx

  12. Love the corrugated frame with so many dimensions in this delightful creation and i love those fussy cut floral bliss! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Gorgeous card Deepti! Love the corrugated frame...

  14. Pretttyyyyy Card Deepti....the frame looks so cool..and the flowers add so much richness to the card.. :)
    Suchi xx

  15. Beautiful card Deepti ! Loved how you have used corrugated paper to create the frame !

  16. What a pretty card! I love the colors you have used. The way you colored the flowers is beautiful!!

  17. Oh, my goodness, this is beautiful. I love that corrugated frame and lovely fussy cut flowers. Yummy colors too.

  18. Holy crow! This is beautiful! Love that corrugated frame - how did it not get smooshed when you ran it through your die cutter? Inquiring minds want to know!), and those lovely flowers!

  19. I have made my card but I guess it is not one I can put in the CASE challenge is it??


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