Today is a very exciting day as it is the debut of our April Leading Lady, Deepti Aggarwal!
Deepti really made a very favorable impression on me with her collection of vibrantly and dramatically well-designed cards she submitted to our challenges last year like this one HERE and HERE and just recently HERE.
I am really excited to see what Deepti will be creating this month as she takes us on an adventure of her own design on Saturdays in April on the w&w blog.
Please give Deepti a big round of applause to welcome her as she steps onto the stage for her first performance as our April Leading Lady!
For this card, I took white card stock panel and die cut out the small flowers and leaves from In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies with Lydia Evans Cutaways by arranging 5 or 6 dies together at a time. Once I was satisfied with the background, I adhered it to the white note card. Then, I loosely water coloured some of the cut out flowers and leaves and inlay them on the card background. I layered some of the flowers for dimension and further added some details on the flowers and leaves with white gel pen.
After that I added stamped and die cut sentiment from In Bloom: Ashlee's Rosie Posies with Lydia Evans stamp set. I gave some dimension to the beautiful sentiment by covering it with glossy accent. Added some clear sequins for the final touch up.. I really enjoyed making this card..This is my favourite card from this post 😊...I would love to know which one is yours.. Partial Die cutting
I have made this CAS card & tag combo using partial die cutting technique. For the card, I partially die cut out the "love" sentiment using bold love die from In a Word: Love Coordinating Cutaways on white card stock panel and also die cut the tiny hearts from same cutaways. Then glued it on distress inked white note card. Stamped the sentiment from In a Word: Love (the stamp set to complete it. And for the tag I die cut the tag using Essentials: Lana Cutaways and then partially die cut the xoxo ( as shown) using xoxo dies from In a Word: Love Coordinating Cutaways. Then I took another rectangle panel (same size of tag) and distress inked it and added tiny hearts which was left over from the card and joined both of these panel with ribbon. Then added layered you die cut from Dotty About You with Lydia Evans Cutaways with foam tape. Added Just for sentiment from Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs stamp set to complete it. White Die cuts on Ink blended background
Here is my final card for the day....It came out much much better than my imagination. To make this card I took white card stock and distress inked the background and splattered it with water. Then I die cut the hearts from Warm Wishes to You Cutaways. and arranged & glued these to my inked background, cut the extras out, glued some left over X & O from the tag also.
After that I stamped and gold heat embossed the warm wishes cup on vellum from Warm Wishes to You stamp set and die cut it using Warm Wishes to You Cutaways. Adhered it to the inked background with foam tape for some dimension. Added some gold sequins to complete it.
I hope you liked my cards and I've inspired you to get crafty with your cutaways.
Before you go... I want to let you know that Shay has generously donated a $30 gift card for me to giveaway on my blog. For a chance to win, just leave some love on this post and also on the leading lady post on my blog Vishesh Collections- Handmade by Deepti. I will announce the winner on my blog on 4th May. That's all for today from my side. See you all next Saturday with some more inspiration. Thank you so much for stopping by!! Have a wonderful weekend!!