Friday, 14 October 2016

Inspirational card

Hi folks!

So today I created a card which I feel sends across a positive message to everyone, especially to women. The message is to aim for the stars, dream big and go after their dreams. In our lives sometimes due to cultural, familial, social or personal reasons we tend to get tied down or perhaps even let go of our dreams, "our calling" if you will, and I feel that it is truly important for us to be able to pursue those dreams whatever they might be. It is paramount for women to utilize their inner strength, wisdom and resilience to circumvent any curve balls life throws at them and come back mighty strong. They need only to believe and keep at it! Here is hoping we fill the world with a little more inspiration, hope and positivity :)

So onto the card. Here are a few pictures of the card.

Process and supplies:

I started by die cutting a piece of white CS with the Gina Marie Designs X stitched rectangles die, after which I stamped the lady in the saree from a CraftyScrappers Stamp set using Archival Jet Black ink. Then I colored the image with zig brush markers and a water brush. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Mudra Humming Birds Stamp set using Archival Jet Black ink. I matted with 3 sheets of pattern paper which were tilted in position for interest. I trimmed off the excess papers. The card base is dark green in color. Then I die cut the vines from the Spellbinders Floral Gazebo die and added them to the card. I felt like the card needed something more, so I chose a silk thread twine and made a bow out of it and attached it to the upper left of the card and I added a few silver sequins to finish it off. 

Thanks for your time! Do leave some comments :) it brightens my day to read your encouraging words. Till next time, stay blessed!

I am linking this card to the following challenges:

1. Craftyscrappers Challenge #10: Women Power (Facebook)


  1. Hi Preety, Welcome to the fun world of crafty blogging! Your card is wonderful I always struggle to place my papers off centre and you have done it wonderfully! Have a great week... Megan

  2. What a beautiful card Preety! I love this card, wonderful colouring and a perfect sentiment too. I do like that the shape and style of the dress resembles a sari as well - I lived for several years in the Far East and always think the clothes are so lovely and elegant.

    And isn't it fun - I see you already have some more followers and also that a few Snippets Playmates are coming to visit you! :) Happy Dance time!


    Di xx

    1. Hi Di!!
      Thanks so much. You are very kind :) yes that is right, she is wearing a sari. Far east wow!! That would make for an interesting conversation (maybe over a cuppa tea and samosas? Lol ). Loved your card for week 251. Look foward to participating again !! Take care
      lots of love

  3. You've written a very moving post, Preety, and your card is beautiful! You might want to link it up over at Becca's hop to stop domestic violence. It would be perfect. Her blog is "The Damsel of Distressed Cards." Thank you for your visit to my place! Hugs, Darnell

  4. What a stylish card and Preety do make more cards in this style for Becca's hop to stop .Is very inspiring
    Dr Sonia

  5. so beautiful and elegant! Love the color!

  6. Those angled panels are so eye-catching and so is that fantastic image! Very pretty!

  7. Hello and welcome to the playground. Thanks for that positive message, we need to encourage each other, I think we are very good at that in the playground. Your angled papers really set off the lady in her gorgeous sari.