Saturday 28 June 2014

Guest Designer - Bhavana Kesarkar

 Hello Everyone,
Kripa here,
Every month at Lulupu we like to 'STAR' a talented crafter. This month, the spotlight is on Bhavana Kesarkar. She plays regularly with our challenges with her very creative beautiful cards. Let us know more about her.

Hi Everyone, I am Bhavana here. I have been crafting since my childhood. I always loved the craft classes in school. I started blogging to share my hobby on internet and I got know the whole new world of paper crafting especially making cards and I am kind of hooked to it. I get inspiration from everything around blogs,galleries, pinterest and I hope to inspire you with my small tutorial here.

Inlaid diecut background
Here is simple way to make use of your dies for backgrounds. 

1. I have used a banner die and diecut on a pink base cardstock as you can see in the pic i have die cut it thrice.
2. Take another pink (same colored CS or different color) and tape runner. Make sure the glue is applied generously so that pieces wont come out. Then, adhere the pink cut base on another pink cardstock.
3. Cut the banner shaped diecuts either from pattern paper or colored card stock. Here I have used pattern paper.
4. Finally insert these pattern paper banners in the blank spaces of the pink base. You may feel like you are solving a puzzle :)
Once everything is inserted the background base is just one layer!

Here is another example of  a background using Joy craft flower dies

And here are the 2 cards made using these background. Have made these cards keeping in mind the current challenge all the colors are chosen from new Lulupu logo and have used banners :) I wish all the luck to the new Lulupu.

What a creative way of using your dies. I hope you take a few minutes to visit her blog and leave her some love. 

Well friends, time is running out fast to enter this challenge,so if you want to win yourself this new release from Studio Calico, then don't forget to link up your entries here.
From the latest American Crafts release as colourful as our new logo!

Until next time, Ciao, take care


  1. Both the cards are so adorable Bhavana! love the embedded banners. Thank you for the lovely post!

  2. Well presented Bhavana. Loved your both cards too. Thanks for sharing. Will definitely going to try. :)


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