How to make a simple embossed card with Ujjwal Gupta! :)

Today's guest is Ujjwal Gupta of Handmade with love. I "met" Ujjwal sometime last year when she started participating in my guest blogger challenges. Her style epitomizes simple elegance. I love that she exercises restraint rather than pile on the embellishments. Her cards have a clear, often graphic focal point that draws your attention and makes you think "Hey, why didn't I think of doing that?" Today she shares a tutorial on embossing with scor-tape and is hosting a challenge with an awesome prize for the winner! :)

But first, let's take a look at her gallery of work!

Hello, I’m Ujjwal living in Pune, India and I am super excited to be a guest blogger on Yvonne's blog today. I am almost like the rest of the crafters around, seriously addicted to Crafts, admiring, hoarding and most defiantly buying ( things that I don't need but MIGHT need :D ). I got married to a wonderful guy10 months back and life has been a beautiful journey ever since.My DH is most supportive, encouraging and ever so patient with my crafting needs(I am not sure if its the same when I go on my crafting shopping spree!)
I have been into card making and crafting since I was a small kid but it got serious when I discovered blogging one year back and started my own blog in feburary 2010 and there has been no looking back since then. I have met some very talented people..made wonderful friends and learned a lot.
I am a full-time working software professional and I am not really sure if I really love my job ( except for the part that it pays and I can buy all the crafting goodies :D) because my heart is always in crafts.
I am glad to have been given the opportunity to be featured here today. Looking forward to all the fun and crafting!

Although I love experimenting with different techniques and styles of crafting, over the years I have found myself to be most comfortable being simple. No heavy layering, No complicated sketches, simple color schemes & no heavy embelishments. So my challenge for you all is to make simple cards. But wait thats not all - to add some more fun I want you to add some sort of embossing to your projects  (which is my new found love :D). 

Here is the card I created and a short tutorial I prepared.

Step 1: Once you have decided on the layout and design of your project, gather you supplies.

For this card: scor tapes (1/4” and 1” wide), dimensional adhesive, cardstock, ranger embossing   tinsel in red, Colorbox white ink, skipping stone stamp set (Grunge), felt flower embellishment, heat tool

Step 2: Apply the scor tape on the cardstock as per your choice of design.
             Remove the tape backing and sprinkle embossing powder/tinsel.

Step 3: Once you have applied the embossing powder/tinsel as per your requirement, heat the embossing powder using a heat tool.

Step 4: After the embossing is completely heat set, work on the stamping part of your design.

I used Skipping Stones Stamp set and white pigment ink to stamp my images.

Step 5: Put you card together.
             I used some 3D Foam adhesive to add some dimension to the top layer.


A pretty easy way to add a little extra sparkle to your project! Are you ready to play along? Your challenge if you choose to accept it, is to create a simple card featuring either dry or wet embossingShare your new simple and embossed cards via Inlinkz (located at the end of the post) by Friday July 1st

As always, please leave a little love for my guest Ujjwal. :)


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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

What a great idea! I loveeeee her card!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tee said...

Love the glitter!! super super cute Ujjwal!!

Mel said...

Oh wow, I cannot believe this talented lady works fulltime also as trying to scrap. I love what she did with the glitter, how clever - great tute. Melxx

Isha Gupta said...

Love the glittery card by Ujjwal. Thanks for the great challenge Yvonne. I hope to play along as I am feeling much better now.

Unknown said...

wow ...great tutorial and lovely card...thank you for the detailed instructions

Lea said...

Wow, love her style and great technique! I have never embossed and would like to give it a try one day.

~amy~ said...

Yahooooooo for Ujjwal!!!! Excellent challenge and ISPY Skipping Stones Design stamps:)

Angi Barrs said...

Love the fun glitter. Fabulous idea for a card. :)

Anita Kejriwal said...

lovely! I love Ujjwal's simple cards and believe me! I find them the toughfest ones. Thanks for sharing.As I said, I always learn something new from your blog. THanks for this new way of embossing.

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

this card is lovely!!!

scrapsnsuch@gmail.com said...

Congrats to Ujjwal on the Guest spot :>) Simple style, yet the glittery embossing adds just enough pizzaz - I just have the plain ole stuff (and a ton of it somewhere). Watch out craft room, I get out the messy stuff and I create a mess.

Alice said...

fabulous simple card, by Ujjwal! never thought to use score tape for embossing. thanks for sharing the tip, Ujjwal!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Lovely to find you as guest designer Ujjwal and Thank You for the link to this awesome site. I have never been here before!

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous work, Ujjwal! Glad I could play along. xxD

Ella Swan said...

Great card & 5 entries already!

Sharm Nidyanandan said...

Awesome card!!! love the flower and red!! so pretty!! :)

Brenda said...

Great card and tutorial, Ujjwal!!

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