Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Love Story




The holidays are almost here, hope everybody has got their  presents  wrapped and the cards  in the mail!

 I had a last min request yesterday night for an anniversary card ASAP, which actually meant right now! So I sat to work at 10:30 yesterday night and came up with this card and if I may say so myself, I was pretty pleased with the end result, but waited to see her reaction. I did not have time to do much, she came to pick it up in 30 mins, so I went super simple, limited colors and a simple sentiment!
I waited to see her face when she saw the card....  her eyes lit up..I had got my answer!




The dancing couple is by Unity and the sentiment is by Papertrey Ink. I took color inspiration from the Unity Be Inspired challenge.


A closer look....


On a different note...
 I am looking for a die which would make inserting watercolor paintings onto a base card easier. I mean something where foam tape could be avoided totally and the recipient could just remove the painting and frame it if they wish to do so.
Right now it is adhered to the base and when they try to remove it, it can tear. If there is a die out there where slots could be made in four corners and the painting could be inserted ( like a gift card)  it would be awesome! 
I have tried the slot punches and they work great, provided it is not a folded card and is  just a flat notecard. " Hopefully" some die manufacturer will read this post and come up with something innovative!


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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13 comments :

  1. So, so beautiful, Sanketi! Wow! I love this card so much! I have no idea about the die, but perhaps you could create a frame that you slide the watercolour into?

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    1. Thanks Michele!
      Yes, even a frame would be a great idea, but I have not found such a die as yet!

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  2. Oh my.... This is beautiful. Love your artwork. Such a lovely scene that you've created. So much talent!!!! :)

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  3. As usual, when I see your post, I get excited and I am never disappointed. This love story is awesome. I still am amazed at how you get water and colors to move. Or even to decide which colors to use. Such a mystery.
    The lane where the couple is..just fantastic. I even bought the Mama Elephant stamp you used once just to see if I could capture a highway like you do. Any tips when you post will be appreciated by all of us. I love letting the water do the work, put I do have hard time figuring out what colors to use.
    Sincerely,
    Tish in Tampa

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    1. Thanks so much Tish!
      I will definitely try to do some stepped out tutorials on my blog in the future. If choosing colors are your main concern, then try taking color inspiration like I have done above, it really helps and could be a jumping off point too!

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  4. Really exciting to see your post, Sanketi !! I can cut and paste Tish's comment here, pl pl try and do some tutorials....

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  5. A very beautiful card Sanketi!

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  6. Ohh my goodness Sanketi..
    how could you create such master piece in jus 30 mins....I loved the card to the bits! perfect for a couple ! Ditto like trish...I would like to request for tutorial...may be a video tut on how you design card frm start to finish .
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  7. Sigh, you have more talent in your little pinky than I could even dream of!! Your eye for colours, design and your amazing watercolouring techniques are amazing!!

    A couple of ideas for mounting card fronts that can then be completely removed -

    Use the foam tape to apply to the back of the card. Do NOT take the backing off of the side that is supposed to adhere to the card base. Instead, use glue dots to mount it to the card base by adding them to the backping paper and then the glue dots are the only sticky thing touching the base. Then the recipient can pull off the foam mounted watercoloured piece and end up with the beautiful picture already on foam tape.

    If you want to forego foam and dimension at all than try one of these two methods:

    Clear, metallic or black photo corners, depending what look you are going for. Just slide the watercoloured piece into each photo corner - you can mat with a slightly larger card or keep the mat very slim. Super simple and does not damage the gorgeous creation at all. Alterrnately, you can easily do your own slots with a ruler and Xacto knife.

    I have gifted personalized cards with new baby names on them to be used to frame (commissioned work) and usually just do the double glue dots method to keep it simple for them to remove - here is the formula from the card base UP:
    card base
    glue dot
    glue dot backing paper
    glue dot
    watercoloured piece on top

    So the recipient pulls up the watercolour piece which comes off quite easily because the glue dot is backed by a backing piece.

    Hope that my long rambling ideas make sense - hard to explain without visuals. :)

    Have a wonderful holiday season! :)

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  8. Sigh, you have more talent in your little pinky than I could even dream of!! Your eye for colours, design and your amazing watercolouring techniques are amazing!!

    A couple of ideas for mounting card fronts that can then be completely removed -

    Use the foam tape to apply to the back of the card. Do NOT take the backing off of the side that is supposed to adhere to the card base. Instead, use glue dots to mount it to the card base by adding them to the backping paper and then the glue dots are the only sticky thing touching the base. Then the recipient can pull off the foam mounted watercoloured piece and end up with the beautiful picture already on foam tape.

    If you want to forego foam and dimension at all than try one of these two methods:

    Clear, metallic or black photo corners, depending what look you are going for. Just slide the watercoloured piece into each photo corner - you can mat with a slightly larger card or keep the mat very slim. Super simple and does not damage the gorgeous creation at all. Alterrnately, you can easily do your own slots with a ruler and Xacto knife.

    I have gifted personalized cards with new baby names on them to be used to frame (commissioned work) and usually just do the double glue dots method to keep it simple for them to remove - here is the formula from the card base UP:
    card base
    glue dot
    glue dot backing paper
    glue dot
    watercoloured piece on top

    So the recipient pulls up the watercolour piece which comes off quite easily because the glue dot is backed by a backing piece.

    Hope that my long rambling ideas make sense - hard to explain without visuals. :)

    Have a wonderful holiday season! :)

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  9. This is beautiful. I love the way you use the watercolors - just beautiful! I agree with everyone: tutorial, please :-) I love the way hee red dress just pops out at me.

    I don't know if this what you mean but Sizzix makes these dies called Movers & Shapers Photo Corners. They come in a pair and they are adjustable. There is also a clipboard type die. I forgot the name of that one. Really cute. I have seen it used with pics and gift cards. That is also ajustable. HTH

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  10. Hi, this is beautiful. I love how the red pops out at me - it is such a lovely scene. To echo the others: yes! You should do tutorials.

    I don't know if this is what you mean but Sizzix makes a couple of that might fit what you are looking for. One is called Movers and Shapers Photo Corners and the other is a Movers and Shapers die that looks like a clipboard. I forget the name of the latter. They are adjustable and I have seen projects with photos and gift cards used with them. HTH

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