Saturday, 8 July 2017

Card without stamp or dies

Hello dear crafters,

Hope your day is going well. My days are always better if I get to craft the previous night. I have always wanted to do cards similar to those where one uses stamps and dies. Alas, I dont have many stamps and no dies! But don't worry, if you sail in the same boat, today I have step by step instructions on how to make a card without stamps and coordinating dies but still make it look as if you used them. The only stamp I have used here is for the sentiment, which you can always handletter (I love hand lettering, just that I wanted to use my newly bought stamps for this card). The flowers and the leaves are made with resist technique - Emboss resist in this case.


I began with taking a watercolour paper and Perfect medium embossing pen, to scribble flowers on the paper. Because I am not very good at free hand drawing, I decided to do a flower arrangement like a card with free hand flowers that I had made with a similar technique, you can see it here .

I used a white embossing powder (EP) to heat set the scribbled flower. It's a little difficult to make it in the pictures, but as I colour it, you'll be able to see the flowers better.




I made three such flowers and four leaves and heat embossed all of them with white EP .To colour these flowers and leaves I chose the colours of the Muse , at the Muse challenge. I used a wet brush to first coat the flower with water and then picked colours from the Koi brush pen on to my flowers.


Similarly, I coloured all the flowers and the leaves too. I let the colours bleed out as I thought it gave an effect of stamping.


I used scissors to fussy cut the images.

Now that my main elements were ready, I took a card base and put a pretty pattern paper on it. I used Purely sentiment stamps - labeled  from Mudra craft stamps for a contrasting effect and stamped on a piece of cardstock.

Using foam tape I arranged the the flowers, leaves and the sentiment and stuck on a white cardstock and then stuck it on the patterned paper cardbase. I used spectrum noir glitter pen on the flowers for some sheen and embellished with sequins, in similar colour as of the flower arrangement.
Here's the finished card from an angle to show you the dimensions.


I hope you liked this card and would try this easy way to make beautiful cards.






I would like to enter this card for 

Musecardclub  - using the colours, sentiment and arrangement of the Muse.










25 comments:

  1. What a great technique and a fabulous introduction to anyone wanting to make there own cards but think they need a craft room full of art supplies to do it. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the That's Crafty *Anything Goes* Blog Challenge.
    Tracey x

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    1. How sweet of you to say such a lovely thing Tracey. Thankyou so much..am delighted to see that this post is being appreciated!

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  2. This is a fabulous card! Thank you for playing along at Penny's Challenges this week.
    Mary (DT)

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  3. This is beautiful, Ishani! Thanks for the tutorial - your hand drawn flowers and leaves are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

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    1. Thankyou so much Ardyth.. am so happy to read this and also to see that you are following me.. how kind of you.. Am so honoured. Thankyou ❤

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  4. Wow! You are so clever! What a beautiful card, and great drawing skills! :-)

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    1. You are so kind Michelle.. Am so glad you liked it. Thanks a lot :)

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  5. Beautiful card, it's so awesome that you drew it!

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    1. Thank you so much.. It's such a pat on the back reading your comment Jodi!

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  6. So glad my card inspired you and, wow, you have a real talent for creating these images without the use of stamps! A fabulous tutorial too.
    Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

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    1. OMG.. That's such a compliment..Thankyou so much Anita. Necessity is mother of inventions :P May be if I had more supplies I wont have tried this!

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  7. Can't believe that the flowers and leaves aren't created using a stamp. You are so talented! Great interpretation of Anita's Muse card.

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    1. Thankyou so much for your kind words.. Your card was beautiful.. loved your interpretation of the Muse!

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  8. Your card is so pretty! What a creative way to make a card without a stamp! Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge!

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    1. Am so glad you liked it.. Thankyou for the kind words!

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  9. This is so beautiful Ishani..I love it.

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    1. Aww Dee' .. Thankyou for your constant encouragement .. Hugs!

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  10. Simply beautiful...such a sweet card! I love your soft pastel flowers, gorgeous. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Muse!

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    1. Thankyou very much Kim! Am glad you liked it :)

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  11. Hello Ishani! Your card is gorgeous... you are so generous to share the details on creating it. Wonderful inspiration for crafters to try a different process. Greatly appreciate your thoughtful comments on my card.

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    1. Thankyou so much for your kind words Marilyn! 😍

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  12. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 336 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

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  13. Such an elegant card..loving it:)m ur your newest follower
    Do visit my blog
    mumuncards.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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