Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Kraft Korner - 50th Bday card for my M-i-L

Hi all! As you have guessed, my experiments into cardmaking are in full swing :) And this time, it is stamping!! I was just waiting for a perfect occasion to make use of all the information gleaned from Stamping videos on youtube and I did get a very special one... 

The celebration of fifty years of a woman's life which has had a mixture of joys, challenges, sufferings, incessant work, achievements, tribulations and what not is no small thing. Especially when it is your mother-in-law's! So, I wanted to make it more special for her through this card. And I had to do it late at night after she slept so I could maintain the surprise :) All the pics have been taken at night, so pardon the lighting and picture quality. 

For the cover, I have used a normal print paper on which I've just used a little pink distress ink dabbed on to the acrylic block itself. And I was indeed stupefied at the transformation of a simple white sheet into a pretty background! And for the scenery, I have used pigment inks and Wildflower stamps of Tech Tuesdays. Embellishment is lent by pink glitter foam flowers from Itsy Bitsy and pearls.

Here is the inside of the card:

I have used kundan stones to form the magical numerals and stamps again for the sentiments (Everyday - Wow! Sentiments and Kaisercraft Mini Flowers) as you can see... The background has been made using a normal white sheet again by rubbing a sponge dabbed first with a little orange ink and then with blue. Here's a close-up of both the stamped portions:

So, do you like it? I'd love to learn more stamping techniques from you all too.. In fact, I've been avidly going through my fellow crafter friends' blogs on stamping :) I wanted to link this to Itsy Bitsy's Pretty with P Challenge but couldn't complete the card within time :-( 
But then, no problem.. There's always a next time!

Along with the card, I made a sponge cake (again a first-time effort) which turned out just perfect... And when she saw the goodies, I really don't know who was more delighted - she or me :) Creating something new is very very liberating... Don't you all agree?


  1. Totally fabulous card EsVee love the mixed media on the card...and your stamping is so neat ..I think you don't need any practice you can now rock in card making ;)...and loved the envelope too.. post the sponge cake pics if you have taken with recipie..your words explain how happy she is... convey my wishes to her...

    1. Thanks so much, Radhika.. I didn't take any pics of the cake. But here's the recipe for you:

      Maida - 1 1/4 cup
      Sugar - 1 cup
      Eggs - 5 (white and yolks separated)
      Butter - 60 gm
      Baking powder - 1 tsp
      Vanilla essence - 1 tsp


      Sift the flour along with baking powder thrice. Set aside. Preheat oven to 180 deg C. Beat the yolks well in a large bowl till it is fluffy using a hand blender. It should almost double in volume. In a separate bowl, mix the butter and sugar well. Add this along with vanilla essence to the yolk mixture. Now clean the blender thoroughly, dry it with a towel and then beat the egg whites in a bowl till soft peaks form. (That is, if you touch and lift the blender from the mixture, it should retain the blender marks). Now, add the yolk-butter-sugar mixture to this. Dont mix now. Add the flour too through a sieve and gently incorporate into the egg mixture uniformly. Take care that much of the air beaten into the eggs is retained. Grease a cake pan and pour the flour mixture. Bake at 180 deg C for 30 minutes. Let it cool a while before you slice it and enjoy!

    2. Thanks for the recipe EsVee...

  2. Lovely card Esvee and the thought behind it make it even more special...!

    1. Thanks for making it all the more special Pooja!

  3. lovely stamping EsVee... the card is very beautiful!!
    Moxie Craftie