May Guest Designer: Gayatri Murali

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Hello, everyone and welcome to our May Guest Designer post!

We have an awesome treat for you today! We have the incredible Gayatri Murali as our May Guest Designer and she will be sharing some amazingly beautiful projects with you. But, first, let's get to know her!

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Hello everyone. I am Gayatri Murali. I live in Perth, Australia with my husband, two children, and my Cocker Spaniel dog, Charlie. I started as a scrapbooker nearly 15 years ago, mapping out life memories, especially with my children, as we lived very far away from the rest of the family. After discovering Stampin’ Up, I started making cards. Then I discovered clear stamp which was more fun and easy to use and never ever looked back. I enjoy the process of creating. Bright and bold with a technique or two is my style. I also love learning and experimenting new techniques. Card making is my hobby and I am passionate about it.

Let’s start admiring Gayatri’s marvelous projects!

I have two cards to share with you today. They are similar yet different, in a way. I actually chose the color combination first. I combined the jewel tone rich teal with greys, pinks, and a touch of gold. These are some of the interior design colors for 2018.Hope Your Day is Amazing flat Hope Your Day is Amazing closeup3I stamped the flowers from the Hope Stamp Set using Cherry Blossom Mini Cube set, the leaves using Rock Collection Mini Cube set, and the buds using both. Then I die cut them out using the coordinating Hope Die Set.Hope Your Day is Amazing closeup1 Hope Your Day is Amazing closeupFor the background panel, I die cut two white cardstock using the Cross Stitch Canvas Cover Die and sponged one using Sweet Dreams Mini Cube set in a gradient and the other using just the two darker shades in the set that is Teal Cave and Galactic Stream. The jewel tone teal is so rich and beautiful and the cross stitch die cut gives a subtle texture to the panel.

To assemble the card, I used gold foil ornate frame die from the Framed Die Set on one of the cards with the gold-foiled “hope” die as the bigger sentiment.You recover soon

For the other card, I used gold glitter cardstock to die cut the “hope” die as the bigger sentiment. The secondary sentiments from the Hope Stamp Set are white heat-embossed on strips of black cardstock. The flowers, leaves, and buds are clustered and adhered on the background panel with a gold ornate frame on one panel.You recover soon closeup1The ornate frame card uses the foil “hope” die-cut and the secondary sentiment. The other card has the gold glitter “hope” sentiment and the secondary sentiment. To bring the cards together, I used gold sequins in two sizes.You recover soon closeup

I have a full video tutorial on these two cards below. You can watch the video tutorial below or in HD on YouTube.

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Wow. We are simply in awe of these beautiful projects!

How stunning are Gayatri’s cards?! We absolutely loved them! We hope you enjoyed looking at her projects as much as we did. Make sure to visit her blog and don’t forget to send her some love.

Thank you so much, Gayatri, for being our May Guest Designer and for sharing your amazing talent with us today! We are so honored to have you!


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Beverly Jordan May 15, 2018 - 10:57 AM

Gayatri, your work is beautiful! You are such a gifted creator. Love your bright, and beautiful cards and loved the teal and pink with the gold die cuts!

Linda May 15, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Michele F May 15, 2018 - 11:31 AM

SUCH an exquisite creation, Gayatri! You have the most marvelous way with color that I envy so very much! Congratulations of your Guest Designer post… you fit into this team perfectly! xx

Harriet May 15, 2018 - 11:44 AM

Your card is stunning! Gayatari, I look forward to your posts in the future as I think you like vibrant colors; and since that is hard for me-I think you have much to teach me. Thank you.

Anne Roberts May 15, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Absolutely love these cards. The color combination is so very nice. Using the rock collection for the leaves and bud was such a nice touch. Thank you!

Rhonda Beckwith May 15, 2018 - 1:03 PM

I really love the dark shaded backgrounds. I’ve never tried that.. I will now, thank you..just stunning..

Maureen Reiss May 15, 2018 - 1:37 PM

These are Really Beautiful!!!

Henriëtte May 15, 2018 - 3:41 PM

Awesome card and colours, thank you Gayatri.

Kathy P May 15, 2018 - 4:09 PM

Stunning is right! The color scheme is gorgeous, and I really like the arrangement and sentiment work. Can’t wait to try this myself!

Francine May 15, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Simply a beautiful, cheery and bright card. Love that you dared to be different and make gray leaves. The background are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Nice work

LauraJane:) May 16, 2018 - 8:45 AM

Beautiful cards and wonderful process video Gayatri !

Karthikha Uday May 17, 2018 - 10:49 AM

Fabulous cards!! Bright and beautiful :)

Shelly May 17, 2018 - 8:23 PM

Beautiful cards!

Alice May 24, 2018 - 10:01 AM

They are beautiful; What paper did you use?

Carol Henderson May 24, 2018 - 5:15 PM

These two cards are truly beautiful! I love the color combination and the layout on both cards.


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