Hello sweet blogging buddies, I am a bit sentimental as one of my dear friends is leaving Jakarta for Vietnam since her husband is relocating. She was one of the first few ladies I met when we moved to Indonesia some six years ago and we hit it off instantly. Even though we would have liked to see each other more often than we did, it was always easy to feel comfortable in her company.
So here is a card I made for her in minutes this morning... the sentiment I thought was very apt. Sorry I cannot recall the name of the rubber stamp. The green flourishes are from a larger spellbinder die that I picked up at Hobby Craft in London. It took me forever to die cut it. I have randomly cut it into two and stuck it on the top and bottom of the card. The flowers have been cut from a lace and I have stuck matching confetti in the centres.
Hello dear bloggers,
You know I really miss my old followers since the time I began blogging in 2010. I have come across such a lovely community of people here. So kind and so generous and so encouraging and so loving and so so so. It could go on and on. I am grateful for my friend, Aparna who suggested I start blogging when I lost my dad and I was facing some personal challenges.
Back to this card - the bee has been hand drawn and coloured by Aleeza, who is 11 now. She made it on printer paper and I had to give it much backing to make it suitable for a card. But use I had to since the bee is so cute. I wrote a hand written sentiment some 10 times only to give the idea as a sentiment did not fit with the layout. I have popped the embossed background on foam top as well as the nestie with the bee. The washi tape on the left completes the card. I doubled it to make it look more striking.
The background here has been water coloured on water colour paper by me.
Hello, dear sweet bloggers,
Here is my card to show you today. The top panel was embossed after spraying water on to it as I read somewhere that it helps the embossed surface to look more 3D.
Aleeza went over the brick wall with brown chalk using her fingers.
I placed a layer of white cardboard under the brick wall nestie as suggested by my dear Maxine, who is always so helpful to share tips.
The little jar is a die-cut from a Japanese die brand, the name of which is Wonderhouse or something similar. Pardon me! I have used watercolour paper which was coloured by the smoosh technique with Camlin brush markers from India. The centre of the jar has also been placed on a piece of white cardboard.
The washi tape is from Hokkaido, Japan and my card has been made with much love.