Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Post 268: DT Post for Bob n Betty: 2 Mixed Media Cards (Photo Tutorial)

Hi friends :)

Today is my first Design Team post on the Bob n Betty Blog.
Excited and very nervous.
I've shared 2 Mixed Media Cards using their gorgeous papers.
There is a photo tutorial on how to make them as well.

You can check out all the details here


Here is a little sneak peek of the projects: 



Thanks for your time :)
Stay Blessed!

Post 267: Festival Card (Blessings)

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share a card today. This was made for a Guest Design post for Craftreat. All the details can be checked out here. I'm slowly sharing the projects on my blog as I get the time.

For this festival card, I’ve done ink blending through the Indian Motifs stencil using 2 shades of distress oxides (fossilized amber and spiced marmalade) and then accentuated the design by adding a few details with a red brush marker. Stamped the om and shree in green archival ink and added the main sentiment "blessings". The word was die cut twice, colored in 2 shades of green, then glued slightly off centre to get a shadow effect. Added the moli thread as an embellishment and also for its significance in Hindu customs.

List of Supplies:
Cutplorations Word Die- Blessings 
Mudra Craft Stamps- Om Shree
Winnie & Walter Essentials: Audrey Cutaways
White Cardstock 250 gsm
Craftreat Stencil- Indian Motifs
Gems
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Distress Oxide Inkpads- Spiced Marmalade, Cracked Pistachio & Fossilized Amber
Ranger's Archival Ink- Emerald Green
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
3d Foam Tape
Moli Thread

Here is a photo of the card:


I am playing along with the following challenges:




Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments. 
Stay Blessed.

Post 266: Card (Have a Blast)

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share a card today. This was made for a Guest Design post for Craftreat. All the details can be checked out here. I'm slowly sharing the projects on my blog as I get the time. 

For this celebration card, I’ve done ink blending through the Fireworks Stencil using 3 shades of distress oxides (spiced marmalade, worn lipstick and fossilized amber) and then stamped on some more fireworks and the sentiment with the same inks. It is important to remember that distress oxides become lighter in color after some time. In the end, I added a bit of sparkle with pink stickles and gold star sequins.

List of Supplies:

Mudra Craft Stamps- Crackers 
White Cardstock 250 gsm
Craftreat Stencil- Fireworks
Distress Oxide Inkpads- Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick & Fossilized Amber)
Winnie & Walter Essentials: Lana Cutaways 
Tombow Mono Multi Glue 
Pink Stickles 
Gold Star Sequins

Here is a photo of the card:


I am playing along with the following challenge:


Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed!

Post 265: Diwali Card (Warli)

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share a card today. This was made for a Guest Design post for Craftreat. All the details can be checked out here. I'm slowly sharing the projects on my blog as I get the time. 

For this diwali card, I've blended Picket Fence distress ink through the Warli Stencil. Then, added a few dots with stickles and a white gel pen and heat embossed the sentiment. I love the tribal art designs on this :)

List of Supplies:

Mudra Craft Stamps- Crackers 
Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
Stickles- red & silver
White & Black Cardstock 250 gsm
Craftreat Stencil- Warli 
Distress Inkpad- Picket Fence
Winnie & Walter Essentials: Audrey Cutaways 
Tombow Mono Multi Glue 
Ranger's Heat Tool
Ranger's White Embossing Powder- Super Fine Detail 
Homemade Emboss Buddy 
Gems

Here is a photo of the card:




Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed!

Post 264: CAS card (Happy Place)

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share a card today. This was made for a Guest Design post for Craftreat. All the details can be checked out here. I'm slowly sharing the projects on my blog as I get the time. 

In this Clean & Simple Card, I used a part of the lotus mandala stencil to form the petals of the stamped flower. Wanted a soft look so used brushes to add ink through the stencil. Then created some black ink splatter for interest. The sentiment reads, "next to you is my happy place"

List of Supplies:

Verve Stamps- Happy Place
Winnie & Walter Essentials- Audrey Cutaways
Craftreat Stencil- Lotus Mandala 
Distress Inkpad- Twisted Citron 
Distress Oxide Inkpad- Cracked Pistachio
Versafine Onyx Black Mini Inkpad 


Here is a photo of the card:


I am playing along with the following challenges:


Thanks for your time.
Love reading your sweet comments :)
Stay Blessed!

Post 263: Card (Taj Mahal)

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share a card today. This was made for a Guest Design post for Craftreat. All the details can be checked out here. I'm slowly sharing the projects on my blog as I get the time. 

I did heat embossing of the Taj Mahal design on the card front and ink blending in the background to create the night sky. The moon was masked off and then I added a few silver star sequins. I decided not to have a sentiment on the card because the focal image was so beautiful. 

List of Supplies:

Craftreat Stencil- Taj Mahal
White and black cardstock 250 gsm
Cutplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Die 
Distress Inkpads- Chipped Sapphire, Broken China, Peacock Feathers
Silver star sequins
Glossy Accents
Ranger's Round blending tool and foams
Ranger's White Embossing Powder- Super Fine Detail 
Versamark Watermark Mini Inkpad 
Ranger's heat tool 

Here is a photo of the card:


I am playing along with the following challenges:

SSS Monday Challenge- Its Written in the Stars (star sequins used)

Thanks for your time 
Love reading your sweet comments.
Stay Blessed. 

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Post 262: Best Wishes Card (Dry Embossing with a Stencil)

Hi friends :)

How are you? I'd like to share a card today. This was made for a Guest Design post for Craftreat. All the details can be checked out here.

I've used a stencil to do dry embossing here. There is a blog post I wrote a few days back on ideas to use stencils, if you'd like to check it out, it is here.

For this Best Wishes card, I’ve done dry embossing with a stencil. I inked up one part of the 2 Step Paisley Design Stencil with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and then with the embossing sandwich in place, ran it through the die cutting machine. The panel of green cardstock I used was already die cut because if we die cut an embossed paper, the embossing usually gets depressed into the paper. After running it through the machine, I got an embossed card panel which had lighter green embossed paisley shapes and it was surrounded by the peeled paint background. I took a sponge dauber and blended some fossilized amber distress oxide into the background and then placed part 2 (smaller design) on top of the card panel and blended peeled paint distress ink through it.

The embossing sandwich I used with my sizzix big shot plus was as follows:

Bottom to top: Platform + Sizzix Impressions Pad (this is a hard pad) + Sizzix Silicone Rubber Pad (this is a squishy pad) + Cardstock + Stencil (inked part facing the cardstock) + 1 sheet of printer paper + 1 cutting plate 

(I did not use either of the 2 adapters A or B because with the above sandwich I got the impression I was looking for, no more pressure was required). You can use a Spellbinders Tan Pad or Sizzix Silicone and Impressions Pads for embossing with stencils. Watch a couple of youtube tutorials and you’ll be good to go in case you have never done it before.

List of Supplies:
Winnie & Walter Essentials: Audrey Cutaways
Sizzix Thinlits Die Set - Celebration Words Script by Tim Holtz
Craftreat 2 Step Paisley Design Stencil
Distress Inkpad - Peeled Paint
Distress Oxide Inkpad - Fossilized Amber
Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
Half Pearls
White Ribbon
White & Green Cardstock 250 gsm

Here is a photo of the card:


I am playing along with the following challenges:

Fusion Card Challenge- I was inspired by the photo and all the greens in it. 

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your sweet comments. 
Stay Blessed.