Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A card and a sprout salad

Hey all, I hope all are doing great. I am bit demotivated nowadays, I am crafting but not really into it...or don't feel like it...I hope the feeling is short-term.
I started this card yesterday night and finished it this morning. It is made using the smooshing technique. I had used distress inks - festive berries, and squeezed lemonade to get my background. Then I used the flowers from Mama Elephant - freestyle bloom to stamp and heat embossed in clear and gold embossing powder, the remaining flowers are just stamped in the background. The sentiment is from HLS - mix mash. A few sequins to finish off, used foam adhesive to add the front panel.
I like how it looks despite being the mojo missing, I managed to make a card. There a couple more to share.

Linking this with:

Fusion Card Challenge
Was just inspired by the colors of the flowers

House of Cards
Only with the technique

Seize the Birthday
Another entry here.

Tic- Tac-Toe Challenge
Going with the first column down - gold, celebrate and background stamping.

Sovushkaslavia Card Sketch #42
A simple entry using the sketch here.

TIME OUT Challenge
Another Birthday card for here.

Before I go here is a salad which I wanted to share, this is made using home sprouted small black chickpeas. Sprouts are extremely healthy, loaded with vitamins and minerals. I make many different types of sprouts at home using dry grains. I usually fry the sprouts in a drop of oil for 2 minutes, to remove the raw flavor.You can add any veggies you wish to, and add any dressing. I use fresh lime and extra virgin olive oil with a dash of red chili powder and salt to add the flavor. If you need tips on how to do sprouting, let me know and I will post a step by step :D

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


  1. You can't tell your mojo is low as this card is stunning. I really like how you added embossing on top of the smooching. Your salad looks yummy. Thanks for joining TO

  2. Guess your mojo being low doesn't influence your card-making skills! :P Lovely card, Rahmat!

  3. Your card is just BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the fabulous gold embossing on top of those bright colors! Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  4. Swoon worthy background! Love t!
    Thanks so much for joining the fun!

  5. Hello, Thank you for participating in the first Stamping Smiles Designs, Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. Beautiful colors. Perfect for the flowered background. Lovely touch of gold embossing.

    Tracie Pond
    Stamping Smiles Designs
    Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge
    Design Team Member

  6. Great technique and colour combo. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  7. Oh my goodness!! What beautiful colors on your design here!! Love the pretty flowers too!! :) HUGS

  8. Very creative! Thank you for joining us over at TO Challenge.

  9. Love your gorgeous embossing and inked background! Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out and Fusion!

  10. Great-great inks smooshing combined with embossing! I hope you are feeling more enthusiastic by now :) So glad you shared your card with us at Sovushka Slavia. -Ksenija, DT

  11. Beautiful smooshing on this gorgeous card! Great take on the challenge colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion Card Challenge.

  12. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

  13. love how one color bleeds into another! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

  14. Very beautiful color combination, feels like warm summer to me :) Hope you mojo will be back soon :) and thanks from Sovushka Slavia!

  15. Wow, oh wow, absolutely gorgeous card and yummy-looking sprout salad! Hubby and I sprouted for a while and then got out of it, but your salad looks amazing! I love the smooshing technique you've done on your card - the background is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the House of Cards "Use Embossing and/or Colors" challenge this month!
    Leslie, HOC DT
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  16. Gorgeous card! I love all the boldness and colors! Thank you for joining our January Challenge at the House of Cards. Ruza, HOC-Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner