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Friends + Q&A

Another friendship card to show you today for a very dear friend from college times. You might know her because I talk about her often and have also shared a few scrapbook pages with our pictures together :) This is my second entry for CraftyJC Challenge# - Friends are Forever. The challenge requires us to send the card in the mail and this one is surely going to my sweetest friend :)

Supplies: cardstock: Elle Erre Fabriano!; stamps: Hero Arts (Speckled Ornaments), Kaisercrafts(Friendship Sentiments), Little Yellow Bicycle(Girl); ink: Jenni Bowlin(Brown Sugar), Ranger's Distress ink(Shabby Shutters, Barn door, Spice Marmalade), Unity Stamp Co. (Raw Sienna, french Lilac), Pigment Ink(blue, green);embellishment: Rainbow lustre Rhinestones(Pie Lane), Ranger's clear embossing powder

I know it is no secret that I am huge fan of Vicky's work and every single card she makes inspires me in some way or the other. This one is inspired by THIS card from her. An excellent way to use up all the scraps of cardstock :) This is my  entry for Lily Pad Cards Inspirational Challenge#4.
I also kept the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge#63 - Dare to color in mind while making this card. I do love some colors on my card :D

This one has a lot of embossing and distressing going on. I recently acquired my first ever distress inks and wanted to give them a go and they are really amazing. I know I still need a lot of practice to perfect the blending but again I am happy with this card anyways :)


I have been receiving a few questions and requests through comments lately and since I haven't set my blogger to send them as e-mails, I do not normally get to reply to each one of you individually. I thought it would be better to share them here just in case you might have common questions :)

Q1 Are the rhinestones on THIS card adhesive or non-adhesive?       - Khushboo Rathi
A1 They are non-adhesive rhinestones or better known as kundan stones in India. I bought mine from a local store. Not only are they in-expensive but also work really well to add a traditional Indian touch.

Q2 Tutorial on Notebooks?        - Shalini Maskara
A2 I will try to come up with a tutorial(maybe a video) soon, girl! Waiting for my knee to be all set although its much better than before now. Find me wierd but I do my crafting standing :D

Q3 Are the scallops on THIS card punched or hand cut?                    - Tejal Shah
A3 The scallops are hand-cut as are all my shapes and labels(even the cardstock). Again, it might sound weird but I do not own any punches, trimmers, cutters or as a matter of fact any fancy scrapbooking tool (not even a heat gun yet though it has been on my wishlist for a long long time). I just get by with easily available alternatives :D

Q4 Is it a pattern paper on stamping on THIS party trio?                 - Priya
A4 It is stamping all the way. It is called tone on tone stamping(I used a yellow ink on yellow paper). Not even a single pattern paper in use on this party trio. Even though I love my pattern papers, stamping gives me immense joy(because I have worked hard for a long time to get it right  :D).

What do you think of this Q&A section? Do you think it is something of your interest? Would you like me to make it a regular section, maybe weekly? Let me know I would love to hear from you :)

Hope you like it! Thanks for visiting!


  1. Great color combo and the rhinestones are the perfect touch. Beautiful! :)

  2. What an awesome card.. I am going *zoot*...what awesome colours.. you have a way with colours.. you're the only one I know who plays around with color so much...!!

  3. OMG love love it....And the Q& A section rocks ...make it a regular feature

  4. What a fabulous job!!! I love all of your distress inking! Beautiful!

  5. The colors on this are the sprinkling of bling too!!!

  6. Fabulous creation. So colorful. I like it.

  7. Beautiful card....and I surprised to know that u dont have much tools...!! This Q&A session is super kool..pls do it frequently if u can :)

  8. fabulous! i,m becoming a fan of yur stamping! can you give a few tips and are those flowers stamped?

  9. Beautiful! Lots of people have been inspired by Vicky's lovely work! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!

  10. This is so how beautifully you played with distress inks...I think you're going to have lots of fun!!!
    Another 25$ in Simon says? hehe!! just saying!!

  11. girl !!I am dumb stuck!!I admire your stamping more and more these days!!!love love this card!! would love if someone sends this card to me too :))!! lucky ur friend!

  12. Lovely inspired by card Ujjwal. Love Vicky's work too.

  13. Very pretty! Love the coloured panels! :)

  14. wow beautiful card as usual dear... love it...

  15. Beautiful and bright card..I like how you play with your colors...QA session is informative. pls keep it coming

  16. It is beautiful and bright card. I like the way you have created a card that does not look flat despite the fact it is only one layer. It is so cute image.

  17. hey ujjwal... lovely card... loved it a lot.... :)

  18. beautiful card always........just lovely

  19. no tools !! m in a shock
    ur hand cut is more like a tool !
    lovely cards
    sry had been busy wid clg lately .. so cudnt comment

  20. Wao!
    Absolutely stunning... wonderfully stamped, embossed and distressed!

    I love it!
    Thanks for playing along at Crafty JC challenge!


  21. Ujjwal so nice to read you dont own punches trimmers etc! I love punches but do without other fancy stuff.Your card is beautiful !

  22. oops sorry forgot to tell you I dropped in to say Thank You for playing along at Crafty JC
    All the best

  23. Hey Ujjwal!! This card is truly breathtaking!! I am going to catch hold of when I visit Pune and learn some stamping from you :) I don't know how to stamp :( And the Q&A section is a great idea. We generally have queries as comments and when the blog owner replies thru comments, it gets missed out. You should make it a regular feature.

  24. Wow!! what a wonderful distressing. love this card. seen your works before, im amazed :)) Thanks so much for playing with us at Wee memories challenge :)

  25. Super pretty card!.. LOVING the Q and A session!! :D

  26. This is just gorgeous!! I am a huge fan of Vicky's at Lily Pad. I think it was because of her that I bought every color I could get my hands on!!! Thanks for playing along with Wee Memories!!

  27. How did I miss out on commenting here! !!! hmm!!

    Loved this card girl. The colours are beautiful. And your Stamping is fab.

    Thanks for playing at CraftyJC Challenge :)

    PS: Darn nice of you to put togethere the QnA :)


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