REinspired is a new part of my blog. This means, I will get to invite some of my favorite crafters over my blog, to re-create one of their old creations, but with a twist. They must add something they never used, or something they have in their own stash, but too afraid to use. As a crafter myself, I look back at my creations and I wish I could have done it in a different way.
Let me introduce you to the wonderful and super talented .....
Hey! I am Erum Tasneem aka E.T. I live in Karachi, Pakistan. I blog at VIBGYOR Krafts and run a small business by the name Glitter & Swirls. I have an army of cats and I rescue fur babies whenever I am able to.
2.How did you get started?
I have been creating art in one form or other since I can remember. Every year in school I used to win an art certificate. But I started making proper cards when I started blogging in 2008. I took the decision to blog after checking out fabulous work from cardmakers all around the world. That's when I found out there are other things that you can use on your cards apart from glitter and sequins! HA!
3.Have you ever had second thoughts and wanted to give up? If so, what makes you continue?
Never ever. It has been the best(est) decision of my life. I have been the happiest I have ever been in my life since I have converted my hobby into my full time job.
4.Name five must-have tools.
The five must have tools for me are;
- Tim Holtz ruler, because it has piercing holes, a metal edge on one side and a grid + piercing tools
- Heat gun
- Corner chomper
- Tonic scissors , they are very helpful cutting double sided tape
- flower making embossing tools and mat because I make a ton of flowers - these two are must haves for me.
- I have to add one more, blending tool! I use distress inks ALL THE TIME so this is a must for me.
Simon says stamp, Technique Tuesday, WRMK, Altenew to name a few.
6.Have you ever bought craft supplies,just because the other crafters did?
Never, I follow my own style and buy things accordingly.
7.Name something you are afraid of, but you would like to try.
Project Life albums!
8.Is there anything in particular we should know about you?
Craft related; I dont have one style. I can make a super CAS card and then create the most complicated, layers on top of layers of card.
Life related; I love Superheroes, mainly Superman and Flash :D
9.Is there a crafter you would like to recommend?
TONS! I have way too many favorites and too many friends to list here.
10.Your favorite snacks,movie and song.
Dried figs, salty buttered popcorn. Movie; almost all superhero movies :p Songs are too many to list.
Now let's see the REinspired result.
( before ********************after)
As you can see I used the same image and layout for both my cards but the look is completely different I even used the same background stamp on the card base. For the revamped or "reinspired" card I inked the background in darker hues and used sparkling embossing powder to add shimmer. For the base I chose a lighter shade of ink so the stamping wont distract you from the gorgeous night sky. The new never been used before element on my card are the Mama Elephant star dies I won in a giveaway!
She did an amazing job! Love both cards! The stars on the second card look magical.
Thank you Erum for sharing your stunning creations with us.Please visit Erum's blog for more amazing creations!
Win a SURPRISE card made by Erum! To enter this contest, please let me know in the comments down below ''What's on your craft wishlist, this year?''
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