Hi there! it is still very hot here. Still temperatures are well above 40 degrees. Hot winds blow from morning till late in the night. I am struggling to maintain my plants. The situation of water scarcity is so bad that, we are collecting water used for washing clothes and utensils and using it for watering our plants. Surprisingly, my plants are responding well to the water containing detergents(than fresh water) and they seem much greener than before.
OK here is my second card. This was also started along with the first card.
I used a cream coloured textured card stock. I bought this in one of the local stationery shops. I started with trying out the border punch I bought then. Then I abandoned the card for quite some time.
Later on I added the punched flowers. I have used a bit thicker paper(dark and light pink) for the flowers. So when I shaped them, the retained their shape beautifully. I cut out the leaves my self and scored the veins using a used ball point refill. At that time I didn't have a leaf punch and I also wanted bigger leaves.
I added a golden coloured tape on the edges of bottom layer of the card. Then I added other flowers and leaves.
Recently, I bought some stamps and experimented a bit with them. So I added the sentiment.
I added the sentiment GOOD LUCK as I was wishing my students best of luck for their exams.
You can also see the bird punched out of a thick card. I used a seed bead for its eye. Both the bird and circular sentiment were stuck by using dimensional tape. Oh I first cut out a circle and then stamped it.
Textured Card stock from local stationery shop
Punches of flowers, bird and circle
Punch papers, thick green paper for leaves and thin dark brown colour card for bird, orange coloured hand made paper for the sentiment
Golden coloured tape
Crystal Black coloured Pigment Ink pad
Circular sentiment stamp wooden mounted
The problem with craft material sold in India when we buy locally is that they don't have any details on them like the weight or GSM of the paper, the manufacturer or other details. May be they are bought in bulk and repacked into smaller packs.
Next time if I want to buy it, I don't know what to ask for. I always keep a sample with me and show them. Moreover, there is no guarantee that the shop will be selling the same material again or any other shop for that matter.
I always buy different craft material when I am on shopping round. So it is also difficult to keep track of where and what I am buying.
But one thing is local bought material is cheaper than online ones. I also get to see and touch it before buying.
Similarly the sentiment stamp is wooden mounted and I bought the pack containing six of them. I don't know about the brand or manufacturers name.
So what do you say? Do drop in your comments and suggestions. It will help me a lot....
Watch out for my next posts......