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!
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. I 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. For 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.
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.The 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.
I have a full video tutorial on these two cards below. You can watch the video tutorial below or in HD on YouTube.ARVE Error: need id and provider
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!