Kuchu vs. Me

Hello everyone!

If you were wondering about the title, Kuchu is the nickname of my younger sister. Even though she is not a baby anymore, my brother and I still call her Kuchu. Over the winter break she stayed with me for a while, and among other things, we spent some quality time in the craft room πŸ™‚

To make things interesting, I proposed that we do a challenge together. For the first challenge, I asked her to choose an image from my Pinterest Inspiration board, and we both made a card based on it.

Here is the image she chose:

inspiration

Source

We had free reign on the products and the techniques we choose to use for our cards, and here they are:

my card

Masking

Now that I think back, I did masking, embossing and stamping on this card. The two blocks of color are done by masking and sponging on ink. While the mask for the aqua area was still on, I stamped a small dot with the same ink at random places. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Stamp’s set Many Thanks. The flower is embossed in white, and for a hint of dimension, I added the yellow enamel dot.

Kuchu’s card

designed by: Kuchu

As you can see, she paid no attention to the colors in the photo, instead, she went for the layout in it. This was her first time blending inks with a foam applicator, and I think she did an amazing job as a first timer! πŸ™‚

For our second challenge, I chose a stamp set, and the challenge was to design a card using stamps only from this set.

This set is designed by me, and has a lot of hexagon images.

My card:

Stamping

Just a lot of stamping here, nothing too complicated.

Kuchu’s card:

designed by: Tasnim cardsandbookmarks.com

She stamped and cut each hexagon separately, then mounted them all on foam tape. A very neat job, I must say, and a pretty color combination too!

Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

Tasnim

16 responses

  1. How fun to craft with your sisters! Mine are not that interested in my crafty past time….except to raid my card stash when they come to visit.

  2. Your sister is amazing!!!! You two must have some kind of talented parents…both of you have such incredible attention to detail!

  3. What a great opportunity – so glad you and your sister got time to craft together πŸ™‚

    Fabulous cards – can’t wait to see your stamp release πŸ™‚

  4. So cool that you both approach things from different perspectives and both make amazing cards . Thanks for sharing and please pass on to your sister she makes awesome cards and l love her perspective. Cheers Karen

  5. Awww, what a sweet post! How awesome that you got to spend time in your craft room with your sister, and that you did specific challenges. So fun to see both examples. She is really quite talented (but that’s not really a surprise!)

  6. Talent runs in your family! Your sister’s cards are as beautiful as your work, Tasnim! What a fun day you had with your Kuchu crafting? You know, we use the same term for “little” in our family as well. It comes from Malayalam language from Kerala. Such a nice post. Love it.

  7. You and your little sister are …amazing! Love love your challenges! You should definitely play more often! I adore this post!

  8. Well, Tasnim, it looks like talent is something that runs in your family :). You must have had a lot of fun playing together… and I see a few more stamps coming soon, right? Can’t wait to see all of your new stamp sets.

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