Tuesday, July 10, 2018

CAS Scandinavian - Angela Jose

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying our Scandinavian Pattern Challenge so far. Today, I have a very special guest, the girl who has nice, good and clever crafting skills, one of my favourite crafters,

Hello creative people!  This is Angela Jose from The Crafty Angels. First of all, a huge thanks to Deepti  for inviting me to create something catchy, a challenge that shaped my card making game from the very beginning when I could hardly differentiate between stamps, inks and papers! 

So starting off, the theme for this month’s catchy challenge is “Scandinavian Pattern” and that is a theme I absolutely love.

What is Scandinavian Design?
Scandinavian design stands for simplicity, minimalism and functionality – something easy to incorporate and something we all want after-all.

I made two cards on Scandinavian theme and I absolutely loved making them. Minimalist and functional cards have always been my favourite.

Here is my source of inspiration!!

The first card is a cliche Scandinavian style card – patterns with greys. The different shades of greys with hints of gold/copper have always been a statement Scandinavian style. 

I used the background stamp “tiny hearts” from my favourite things and hero arts ink in the shade “soft granite” from hero arts, on fabriano cardstock in the shade “bianco”.

I die cut the word “hello” from MFT’s “hello & thanks” dies , stacked it together for a 3D finish and topped it with a gold shade die cut.  That's it.  A pretty card to break the ice between long lost friends and surprise them.

And for the second card I was very much inspired by the pattern.

The second card is a bit colourful because come on we are still Indians who love colors: D A little Indian style Scandinavian card with a bit of personal touch.

 I chose these simple flower and leaf stamp from concord & 9th stamp “all year long” stamp set and stamped on fabriano elle erre  in shade “bianco” .   

I wanted to write the wishes by hand so I kept the background colourful yet subtle. The sentiment is written with Hunt101 Nib in Sumi Black ink and I think the functional part of the Scandinavian style is fulfilled with the handwritten sentiment.

The reason I started card making on the first hand is I loved our childhood Christmas time when we used to carefully choose Christmas cards from the church, and I want to revive those memories in this digital age. Handwritten messages and handmade cards are the best way to be closer even when you are away. 

I hope you liked these cards and I can’t wait to see your take on Scandinavian theme :)

Angela Jose