Monday, 9 June 2014

Gallery Idol Round # 4


Thanks again friends  for your valuable votes!!

Now I´m in Round ' 4 of Gallery Idol. I´m one among Top 10.
This is really a wonderful crafty journey and I´m enjoying every bit of it.
You can check the Papercrafts connection blog here.

I want to once again thank you all who voted for me in Round # 3.And hope you will vote me for this round too.

Here is my card for Round # 4

closer view

The theme for Round # 4 is " Border stamps".
I have used three different Border stamps to create this card.
I made this "Missing you" card inspired by one Indian song where the wife of a Soldier is waiting for her husband to come home from his duty,who is away from her since months.
First, I created the background using Music staff border stamp in rainbow colors with masking and distressing techniques.

To create a window, I stamped the thick ribbed band border stamp as shown in the picture and then heat embossed with golden embossing powder . I added few tiny beads to golden wire and wrapped around the window to add more interest.

And the Saree ( Indian attire) is also made using Damask border stamp.I have done heat
embossing using red, orange and sky blue embossing powders and inks.
All the stamps and embossing powders are from Rayher.
For the girl face, I borrowed top model sketch book from my daughter. And colored her using
acrylic colours. Her earrings are heat embossed

For the sentiments I have used alphabet beads. I brushed little gold embossing powder on them to match with the window. Added some sequins in the end.

If you like my card,then please vote for me.

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Thanks for stopping by!!!




  1. Your creations are so unique and beautiful! Love all of the bright colors. Good luck this round!

  2. Wonderful masking and inking. I love the sparkly frame and the wire/beads that you wrapped around it!

  3. Beautiful! Beautiful! It is just beautiful!! Good Luck :D

  4. Its Awesome card Archana ! I loved the Indian colorful touch to it ! Congrats n All the best for next round !

  5. Your card is awesome Archana!! You've added so many details using so many techniques. Simply awesome!! All the best to you.

  6. Archana, this is absolutely stunning!! Gorgeous.

  7. Archana, I really love the beauty of this card! The colours and gold embossing make it so stunning. I especially love her Saree. And her face is perfect. It goes so well with your inspirational story. Nice work!

  8. Its so so beautiful :) voting you right away :) Good luck for this round :)

  9. WOW this one is a each and every element you created!! All the best--rooting for you!!
    Dr Sonia

  10. Oh I am so sorry I did not realize, I missed commenting on this beautiful card of yours. You did an awesome job to create the essence of India through ur card, I love the shimmer and all the bright colors :)