Friday, May 31, 2013

Finally A Happy card

Hi friends,

Back with another card,just completed making it. I saw this tutorial of ribbon border here and wanted to try it from long time .Finally done one card  which turned out to be much better than i expected. I never thought that i would use black in my cards(sentiment) but this combination of maroon and black really works well. 
Coming to the card i made the knots with maroon colour satin ribbon. I first had problem in selecting the sentiment and finally thought something related to love will be good with these colours. I dont have any love sentiment expect the letters so settled with Thinking of you. I dont have a black cardstock so used a marron colour base with embossed black thick card.  I made a border with crimped black paper which my son helped me in crimping (he saw that on my desk and was playing and thats how i got the idea ;) ) used some rhinestones.  Roses are handmade and stamped the butterfly on maroon colored cardstock, used black gel pen to highlight the dots on the butterfly which i dont think is visible here in the photo. Then finally the heart shape is done with white gel pen.  

Linking to

I am not feeling very good these days due to my hairloss :( and finally something made me happy. I liked this card so much and thanks to BGC. :)
sorry for the bad pictures,the directions and clarity are not good.
Hope you all like it too

Kavitha vadhri


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Saw your wonderful card at QKR Stampede. Like the striking colors of red & black. I like Butterflies.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Monica said...

Your card is very stylish Kavitha. I like the crimping and flowers and the butterfly of course.
You could ask the doc about hair loss... some vitamins help. Spirulina and B6 help and maybe even Vitamin A may help but do ask a good doc.
And staying happy, doing yoga, deep breathing and exercise are great ways to help.
Stay cheerful,

Reusing with Quilling said...

This is stunning kavitha !I liked the knotty ribbon a lot, very different !Though the embossing and crimped border is not visible I am sure this card must be fantabulous in real !Thanks a lot about your suggestion about fabric challenge..but as I have linked it to more that 5 challenges, I cannot link it there !

Sathya said...

Lovely striking!!

Kavitha Vadhri said...

thanks all, yes iam taking vitamins monica,thanks for your concern and tips.

Shivani Singh said...

Hey Kavitha.....beautiful card! loved the knots :)

PJ said...

this is a stunner !!! Such a lovely card ! I love how u took special care on the "knotty" element of the BGC challenge :)
really love ur card !
thanks for playing with us at BGC for the Oh so knotty challenge !

Brenda Caldow said...

Wow, what an awesome card. It is just beautiful. I love the butterfly and how you have done your knots. Very pretty work. You nailed the challenge. Good luck. Thank you for playing along with BGC

yyam said...

Very classy card. Love the ribbon treatment and the colour combo!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kavitha,

I could not find your email address anywhere.

So, m typing my reply here. If the question is Bigshot or Cuttlebug. I would say BS, even though it is a bit over-sized.

Well, buying the bigshot is huge. And by huge I don't mean the 4500 bucks you have to shell out. By huge I mean the innumerable number of dies one will be attracted to purchase.

While I don't hoard dies. I have bought a few dies out of impulse that I feel I could have done without.

Also, think about "Why you need the Big-Shot?"
If you like layering and shabby chic, then you will definitely need the BS or a Silhouette Portrait/Cameo down the line. The thing to note is, the portrait is 10000, the BS is 4700. I have bought dies for more than 5000. So, the Portrait is a one time spend. The disadvantage with the portrait is that you cant do embossing.

If you like stamping, and CAS. You can do without the Bigshot, but it will be a useful addition still.

I know how it feels like to see so many girls using die cuts to pretty up their cards all the time :)

So, save up. Maybe Itsy Bitsy will have a sale on the BS soon. I bought mine for 4399.

So wait till the right time.

Also, never feel down. Your quilling is super awesome, and you've won so many challenges. Nobody is perfect. We all keep learning.

Don't be too hard on yourself. You handmade work is so beautiful :) Keep crafting, and keep having fun ;)

Much Regards,

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is gorgeous!

enjoy *~*

Sujana said...

Hi kavita....
Such a beautiful card. The ribbon knot looks super gorgeous. N girl I guess u r on a roll, soo many mentions, blog candy n challenge wins. Keep going. Congratulations, these wins ll surely pump up u for sure. Be happy

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Kavitha, so elegant and striking.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
Mandy xx

snehal watwe welde said...

Very pretty card and loved the way you used the knots.thanks for playing along BGC#31 - Oh So Knotty !

Bettina L. said...

Oh this is really pretty. Love the butterfly. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and good luck. Hope to see you back friday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at QKR Stampede!! xx

Sujana said...

hi kavitha
Hope ur son is feeling better now.

Thank you for ur trust in me, but its barely been a couple of months since am blogging n i feel i still need more time to give tuts. But Kavitha, ill never forget ur words n ill surely dedicate my first tut to u.

PS. Kavi can u pls give me the link to this ribbon knot tut, its really gorgeous n i wanna try it out.

Eila Sandberg said...

This is such an elegant and classy card Kavitha! very striking indeed.
I have a little unexpected surprise for you over at my blog! xxx Eila

Merry said...

This is such an elegant card. Great work. I hope you feel better soon.

Greta said...

LOVE this card! The ribbon frame is absolutely wonderful--gotta try it!