Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Subaru Impreza STI

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Hari ni dalam sejarah.......for the first time ever, I did a design for the new year AND it's a car themed card! Gosh! I got an order from one of my darling customer who wanted a new year card with a car theme for her BF....it had to be either a Satria Neo or Subaru Impreza STI because he loves those type of cars. I love the design on the Subaru so I decided to do that one. After tons of research on the net to find the perfect image of the car, I found one that would be suitable and of course it had to be BLUE in color as it is his favorite!

I had a hard time figuring out how to do the layout.....as usual lah!! hahaha....I always have that problem when it comes to designing. Just couldn't figure out where to put what! I just went blank for a few days until one day I just sat down and just did it! Time was running out and it had to be done by hook or by crook! Yikes! I really didn't want to disappoint my customer and so the panic began! hehehehe! However, I had to remain calm otherwise all be ruined.

The design for the car was done by drawing the image of the car on a plastic sheet and cut out the design to form a template of the car. Then from the template , I drew the image on paper and cut out the pieces one by one and pasting them on the white paper first before pasting it on the card itself. I adorned the car with all the details of the Subaru and did the finishing touches with metallic gold and silver pen. All around the car I decorated with strips of shiny metallic paper that would shine when it hits the light. I love that effect as it matches the shine on the car. I chose all the colors that is available on the car and cut many strips of multi color paper. Then I glued them one piece at a time next to each other. I formed 4 sections on the card (top, bottom, left and right) and filled the sections with the multi color paper strips. That really tested my patience hehehe.....one mistake will ruin the whole card! So I had to be careful.

I'm so happy that it's all done and my darling customer is happy with it. I do hope her BF will be happy to receive it too!!! :)
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Purple flowers....

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(This is a similar design like the one below but only has the wordings "Happy Birthday" on it without the person's name)


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This card is another one of my experiments done for a customer of mine. One thing I have always had problems with is how to arrange the layout design on the card. I always have problems deciding where to place the wordings so that it does not bother the decorations. So that's how this layout came about. I made the wordings as part of the background design. The wordings where printed and cut out line by line.....and then glued on to the paper. The card itself is almost covered with all the decorations and wordings. You could only see the color of the card in between the lines wordings.

The flowers were cut by hand....the petals were traced from a template onto a metallic purple paper and I cut out each petal one by one with scissors, then layered it onto 2 more pieces of paper, one dark purple and the other is soft purple. Once that is done, I assembled it together and glued them to form the flowers. It's a lot of work....but I love the effect it gives on the flowers. :)

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Merry Christmas everyone!

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I just had to post this Christmas card design today before I leave for Alor Setar tomorrow morning!! hehehehe! :D I made it last night......and I got two more to do tonight if my eyes can still open! I'm just so tired but this is something that I just got to do. The cards are for my best buddies.....need to get it sent as soon as possible....before it's too late. Not sure if it will arrive on time, but at least I tried my level best to do it . I guess this is the only Christmas card design I manage to make this year......if I can find the time to do some more after I get back from my hometown then I can post it here. Till then, Merry Christmas everyone! :)

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

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This card was made for my Mom's 59th birthday today.......I wanted to use that furry wire again and couldn't help but use it for her birthday card. I made this card in about an one hour.....so fast because the time I had to make it was so limited. So I didn't even think much, I just did what I thought was ok. Gosh, if she knew this she would just fire me hehehe......but at least I managed to find the time to do it anyways even though my mind was not working too well lately. hahahaha....... :) Love you Mom.....Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!
This card is also so very suitable for Valentines Day....it can be given to your Mother on Valentines Day to show her how much you love her :). 

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Just for you babe!

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This must be one of the card designs that I love but, have to think many many times to do it again. It's because of the paper that I used to make the stems of the flowers. Gosh was it hard to make the flower stalks hug each other like that! :D hahaha LOL! The flower stalks are actually made of crepe paper which I folded and twisted so that it would look like a stalk. The wordings were hand written with a metallic silver pen.....no stamping involved....hehehe.....

This particular card is made from a much softer paper (2 sheet card) :) ....so it's not the usual thick paper that I normally use for my cards.....but I have always loved working with this type of material when I first started designing cards. You could see it in my earlier card collections.

The flowers are actually made using heart shape cut outs, served as petals to form the flowers. I've always love using that idea....in fact I have a few cards which I designed using this similar idea....it's not easy, as I would have to cut the heart shapes out one by one and then gather them together to form the flower. But it can be fun especially if I am in the mood to do it hehehe..... This card has no wordings on the inside, it's left blank for writing on your own personal wishes and it comes with a matching red hot envelope. :)

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Kain Pelikat la la la la....... :D

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Kain pelikat la la la la....kain pelikat la la la la.....kain pelikat selesa, memang selesaaaaaaaa...... ;D I got inspired to do a design that has a pelikat motif on it. I've always been interested in textile designs, especially the Malay fabrics....such as kain pelikat, batik, songket etc etc.

The different color paper strips were layered one by one on the card. It's quite tricky.....one mistake can ruin the whole thing. I simply chose the bright green color card as the base and mix it with red, purlpe and orange......the black is suppose to make it stand out. I think this card would be suitable to be given to a guy even though the color is a bit cheerful. :)

There is no wordings inside the card, I left it blank for writing on personal wishes. But if you want me to print out some special wordings for you, it can be done, no problem at all. :) The card comes with a matching bright orangy handmade envelope too.
Kain Pelikat la la la la....... :DSocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Black package with gold paper ribbon...........

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From the top it looks like a black box wrapped with a gold ribbon......and a small card pasted on top of it. But actually it's a card :) . This card design is so simple and clean cut. The tiny card is a folded card that can actually be written on the inside hehehe.....so cute. And the wordings on it are handwritten, because I don't have a rubber stamp that is small enough to stamp on the tiny cream colored card. This card comes with a soft cream colored handmade envelope. The inside of the card is left blank and has a paper inserted in it for writing on personal wishes. :)
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Thursday, December 11, 2008

The furry wire experiment

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It's been awhile since I last posted anything here.....been busy posting in my personal blog instead hehehe........ :D

I got this new material recently from the craft store....it's a form of wire with furry rayon swirling around it. I'm not sure what they are actually called, so I guess I'll just call it the furry wire hehehe :D I bought two different colors of the wire, one red and the other is dark purplish pink. The dark purplish pink the one I'm using for this card design as it matches the purple card I'm using. They wires comes in a variety of colors.....namely blue, green, black, brown etc etc....will probably get more of them in future for me to use in my new designs.

For this particular design, I used the furry wire and form it into the shape of a heart. I love working with this wire as it is quite flexible....I haven't tried forming it into any other shapes yet. I have only tried the heart shapes for now. It is also not that hard to glue it on the paper, so that's why I love this new material hehehe..... I also used lots of glitter glue to decorate the card, dark pink and also silver....I just love the sparkling effect it gives to the card. As you can also see, the tiny purple rectangular shapes around the center of the card is actually pieces of ribbons which I cut out piece by piece and glued them around the card as part of the decoration. That is also some new in my design. :)

This card comes with a matching soft purple envelope and also has a soft pink paper inserted inside the card for writing on personal wishes. For now I haven't decided on what to write inside it, so I leave it blank. This card is suitable for any occasion and also can be used for Valentines day to be given to loved ones :)


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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A wedding cake

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This is a wedding card I made sometime ago but could not find it in my heart to sell nor to give it away hehehe......It is adorned with seed beads, sequins, ribbons and gold strings too.....it has no wordings whatsoever.....inside or outside. I have not decided yet on what to write :D. It's just an idea I had and just love leaving it that way. It has a bright yellow handmade envelope to match it and a yellow paper inserted inside it for writing on personal wishes :)
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wedding card for the sweetest bride......


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This is a special card I made for my cute sis, Aleen.....for her wedding day... :) Her wedding day is on the 29th of November 2008. So I wanted to give her a special card on her special day.

I used a scented patterned paper to make the base of the card.....I simply decorated the card with laces and ribbons....sweet colors for a sweet girl. Well, that is how I see her....and that is how I try to convey in this card.

The front part of the card was also decorated with tiny heart shaped punched out paper....the heart shape paper is the same paper as the paper for the base of the card and by pasting them on the card, it somehow creates an illusion that the card is embossed with heart shapes. Pasting the heart shapes on the card one by one was not easy....it took sometime to get it done.....but the results was worth the trouble. The card has a matching peach colored handmade envelope and is decorated on the inside with a simple printed message for the bride.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Congratulations Dear...

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A matching red hot envelope for the card

The tiniest paper cupcake I ever made ;)

I got an order to make a pop up card recently.....pretty excited about that :) My customer wanted the same design as the pop up card that I made a while back, but instead of writing wordings like "Happy Birthday Honey", she wanted it to be "Congratulations Dear". Well that was not a problem hehehe......so I made it just the way she requested.

The pop up lip and cupcakes inside the card is the same like the original design I made as you can see at the link HERE. However, the wordings inside had to be changed to suit the needs of my customer. One thing that I would like to mention here is that this is the first time I had to make the tiniest paper cupcake ever! hehehe......actually, my customer wanted a small photo of a cupcake beside her signature, but I decided to make one by hand instead. So tiny and cute! :)

Congratulations Dear...SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Thursday, November 13, 2008

More embossed gift cards!

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I came up with another idea! I used the same technique....the same white embossed paper and same ribbon wrap idea except, instead of using white ribbons, I used a variety of soft sweet colored ribbons. I used purple, blue, green and peach, pink....so sweet! :) To match it up even more, I used matching colored handmade envelopes. Don't they just look so cute? hehehe......
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thank You Teacher


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This is a new design I made last night....plus the whole day of yesterday hehehe.....I was brainstorming for new ideas on how to design a thank you card that is meant to be given to a lady teacher. A sweet customer of mine wanted a thank you card design that has soft colours and somehow combine it with an apple (a motif that is always used for teacher's greeting cards). My head just went spinning like crazy thinking of a few designs that would be suitable. I was running out of time.....and I knew I couldn't do anything that was too complicated otherwise it would take too long to complete it.....however I did came up with 2 designs for her to choose from. She finally chose this one and also these wordings that I found in the net for her. I love poems by Joanna Fuchs....they are beautiful.

I've always wanted to do something different everytime I design a new card. And this time around I tried stamping with the big letter stamps that I have. I've seen before in many other handmade designs by other artist whereby they used this similar technique, so I wanted to give it a try. I had to make a small rectangular template so that I could draw it out on paper and cut them up so that I could stamp the letters on them. It's quite fun to do actually hehehe...I really enjoyed stamping the letters "T", "E", "A", "C", "H", "E", "R", then layering them with different colour papers and later arranging them to form a word. The apple was another thing that I loved making....and I even made a miniature one for the envelope. And all that was hand drawn....as I don't have any ready made template available.....from the apple to the leaf to the stalk of the apple, all hand drawn and cut out using the old scissor hehehe..... I would probably make more card designs using this similar technique of stamping on small rectangular shape paper...because it's actually fun to do! :)

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Embossed gift card....


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Ain't this cute! :) I just love making these....so simple to make and look so cute...hehehe It's a gift card I designed that is suitable to be given together with your gift to that someone special.....or for weddings....
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Friday, November 7, 2008

HOW TO ORDER

Browse through the blog by scrolling down to see all the card designs OR you can pick your favorite card choice by clicking the different list of cards under "Labels". Once you have noted down which card you would like to purchase, you can email me the card codes.

You can email me for inquiries on the prices of the cards and also for orders of cards at this email address: inaabdul_21@yahoo.com. I will not entertain messages on sms.

For serious buyers, please include in the email:
* Your full name and complete mailing address. Please make sure that your mailing address is correct to ensure that there will be no problems later on with the delivery of packages to it's destination. I will not be made responsible for any missing packages due to incomplete mailing address. Please be informed!


* Contact number. (Hand phone number or office phone number)

* The codes of the cards you wish to order from my blog. (e.g. HB001).

* The quantity of cards you wish to order.

* Wordings/inscriptions on cards that you wish for me to write or print in the card.

* If you wish to custom made the card, please let me know in detail what you want in the design (such as :color preference, themes etc etc)



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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

PAYMENT METHOD

Payments must be made once the order is confirmed.

You can make the payment by depositing money/transferring money into my MAYBANK account via ATM Maybank or Maybank2u.com.

Details of my account number will be given to you via email.

Please send a copy of the receipt via email (scanned or uploaded) so that I can verify the transaction.

* Please take note that I will not proceed with the order if I do not receive the confirmation of the payment. Thank you!

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

DELIVERY METHOD

Pos Express (Malaysian customers only)
- RM3.50 envelope (for one to two cards only - small size & big size cards)
- RM4.50 envelope (for 5 cards or more - small and big size cards)
- RM6.00 box (for 10 cards - small size cards)
- RM7.00 box (for 15 cards - small size cards)

All orders will be posted within 1 - 7 working days upon confirmation of payment.
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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Cute pictures....



I got this really pretty wrapping paper with pictures of cute little boys and girls.....I just adore the colour they used for the pictures....the shades of brown, oranges, creams, black, soft green....just so pretty!



Then I cut them up along the lines....all of the pictures from the wrapping paper are not of the same size and it was really tricky to sort them and figure out how to use them in the best way. But I did a design for a card and some bookmarks too. I made a few paper beaded bookmark using those pictures as you can see above. Click here to view the bookmarks in detail in my bead blog.


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I really like this card for it's colours.....the mix of brown, mustard yellow, gold and dark brown just suits each other real well. The dots of gold completes everything else. I used the picture from the wrapping paper......it had to be cut this way because the picture was not square or rectangular in shape. So decided to choose this shape as it is something different from what I have done before. This card has a paper insert in it just like all of my other cards, to write on personal wishes. It also comes with a matching handmade beige envelope. :)

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