Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Hope necklace and a recyled card

Hey all, hope you all are doing great. I am up with 2 cards, which I made yesterday, even though I have  a backlog of cards to be posted, I decided to post these 2 first.

The first one is a very quick and simple one, I received the hope die from CAS-ual Friday stamps, 2 days back. I wanted to use it a a pendant, so went with stitching.  I die cut the die using a heavy silver card stock.
I chose all whites as I wanted to keep it monochromatic. I chose a pink shaded embroidery thread to add the stitches. I doodled the string part. I decided to add the die in the stitch itself, to make it look like a pendant, and yes it hangs and moves just like a pendant. It is secured well with the stitch. A few silver jewels to finish off. Hope you like this simple card. OOPs almost forgot that I stamped the other part of the sentiment using worn lipstick, it gives a shaded look to match my thread.

 Here is a look at my doodling.

Linking this card with:
 Curtain Call
I am just going with the pink and silver color for here

Taking in this rough challenge with some hope this time ;) lol

CAS-ual Fridays
 I am going the middle column down - twine, monochromatic, and no pattern paper

STAMPLorations July CAS challenge
Joining in the anything goes

AAA cards
Embroidery floss is one of my favorite from my stash

Another entry here
Anything Goes

The second card is a made by recycling some flowers from the chocolate box. These flowers were way too pretty for me to trash it. So I fussy cut the flowers, believe me just to cut a small section precisely took me more than half an hour. The previous card with sewing took me about 10 mins.
Anyways, once the flowers branch was cut. I used leaves from Altenew - vintage roses, and stamped in a dark green shade. Then I used ARTplorations bubble stencil to add yellow ink on the card. I also added some splatters using a green distress ink. The sentiment is from Altenew vintage roses set, and is heat embossed in silver on a black strip, I used foam adhesive to add. I used quite a few gold jewels to finish of the card, I am loving this one a lot, so glad I recycled the box.

Linking one with:

HLS july mixed media
I have stamping, fussy cutting, stenciling, embossing on this recycled card.

Altenew July inspiration Challenge
I was surely inspired by the flowers for this wedding theme
Altenew July Inspiration Challenge - Wedding Season!

Uniko Studio
Another floral entry here, I might tire you guys with few more cards.

STAMplorations Anything Goes
Used the bubble stencil here

Share Joy Challenge
Joining in with the CAS

TIME OUT Challenge
I am going in with some stenciled sunshine bubbles on my card.
"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine"
Anthony J. D'Angelo

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!


  1. Rahmat, your pendant card is so creative! Love everything about it!
    Your second card is so ingenious! Love how you recycle things and make beautiful works of art with them!
    Thanks so much for joining us again over at CASology! :)

  2. I love your pendant card idea. It is incredible. The second card with the recycled flowers is beautiful.

  3. Such beautiful cards today, absolutely love them x

  4. Gosh you have been busy! I love the tropical colours of your flower card & the soft blended yellow background & splatters x

  5. Absolutely awesome cards, Rahmat! I love the stitching in the first one...and I am glad you recycled the flowers to use in the card - you are right, they are too good to be trashed!!

  6. What a beautiful necklace ! your stitching is so neat.I bet anyone could evr guess the flowers are from a packaging box ..loved both the cards !

  7. What a neat idea with the pendant! Very unique! Thanks for joining us for the Curtain Call!

  8. Hi Rahmat!!! LOve your gorgeous, Hope-filled necklace!!! Seems we have more than cooking in common - love to recycle - and YOU have saved a beauty here!

  9. Oh, these are beautiful! Lovely cards!

  10. Lovely, Rahmat. Both cards are beautiful and perfect for AAA Cards and HLS Mixed Media. Thanks for playing along at both!

  11. How fabulous to see some actual stitching on a card while still keeping it very CAS. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  12. Back again with my Uniko hat on. Totally stunning card, who would have thought to recycle flowers from a box could look quite so spectacular. Thanks for playing at Uniko.

  13. Great idea to recycle the flowers from the box - and they look so stunning with the background you created! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

  14. The hope pendant card is a terrific design! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week, Rahmat!

  15. Wow, these are both stunningly! Glad my little parcel got to you safely. Cara x

  16. Fantastic cards. Love the stitching on the first one. The flowers are so pretty on the second card. Also like the touch of yellow in the background. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

  17. Absolutely gorgeous Rahmat!
    Thanks for joining us at CASology !

  18. Such a creative and clever CASology card, Rahmat! Love how you recycled that chocolate box too! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

  19. What a beautiful pair of card Rahmat. I love the simplicity of the first and the articstic style of the second. Both so gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope we will see you again soon.
    Carol x

  20. I remember your winner card at CASology
    also with the necklace...
    I adore the idea of HOPE as the necklace you are so creative my friend
    and the chocolate box oh yes that flower is so lovely
    great flower card as always
    my mom come tomorrow from Indonesia (Jakarta)
    I am happy to have her here but I am sorry then no time to blogging and maybe only make a card for DT Job..
    try to catch up now hehe

  21. This is simply a beautiful design! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays :)

  22. Wow! Your cards are so clean and beautiful! I love everything about them!

  23. Rahmat what beautiful creations !!! loved both the cards, totally awesome, thanks for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers. XOXO

  24. Lovely set of cards. Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call.

  25. Your cards are so beautiful!! I love how you incorporated thread into your design, brillant!! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

  26. I am so glad you saved that package and used it on your card
    thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Recycle challenge
    Barb Housner (DT)

  27. What a fabulous design .... Thanks for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS challenge xx

  28. Beautiful designs Rahmat, love how you have up cycled for your floral card. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the Uniko Challenge. My apologies for commenting SO late too. Hugs Bev x