Pretty in Pink Pop-up Bouquet Card!

Hello Crafties!

I am back with another project for the Itsy bitsy blog.

Well, did you miss me?

Please say yes πŸ˜‰
You don’t want to break my heart!

Speaking of hearts, isn’t Valentine’s day just around the corner?
If like me, you too, would want to gift your loved ones a handmade card, I have the perfect one for you!
Read on to know more….

Here’s the card in action :

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Hi Crafty people! I am on the @itsybitsycraftstore blog with a step by step photo tutorial for a pretty Valentine's day card! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’— . What with Valentine's day just around the corner, don't you want to gift your love a handmade card! πŸ’• . So what are you waiting for? Hop on the blog to see how it's done πŸ˜†. Link in bio πŸ‘† . Check out the pics in the next post. . . . . . #madewithitsybitsy #itsybitsyindia #happy #2019 #curlymakes #prettyinpink #valentinescard #valentinesday #handmadeinindia #craftersofinstagram #cardmakersofinstagram #livetomake #eatcreatesleeprepeat #instavideo #rangerink #bouquetofflowers #masonjar #popupcards #interactivecards #iloveinteractivecards #theyarefun #greetingcards #cardmakingvideos #cardmaking #papercrafts #lovepink #pink #sparkleeverywhere

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Let’s begin the tutorial

First we will prepare the bouquet of flowers.
Step 1 :
I began by first stamping the Flowerful Gratitude stamp onto Bright White cardstock!
Step 2 :
Immediately I pour Clear embossing powder by Little Birdie on the stamped image and heat embossed it with my heat gun.
Step 3:
I now had to color this pretty image. As I wanted to give shine & sparkle to my flowers, I decided to use the pretty Sparkle Pastes by Little Birdie for watercoloring!
Yes, you read it right!
You can use your sparkle pastes for coloring too! I like to stretch my products, making them work for more than something they were meant to!
Sparkle pastes are so pretty, I just had to use them for coloring!
Step 4 :
I took a little bit of paste with a spatula on a glass block.
* Take little by little as it tends to dry fast *
If your paste is pliable, you need not add water. Just wet your brush.
But if it is bit sticky, then add 1-2 drops of water on it and just mix it with your brush.
* When you first try it, it might seem a bit tricky!
But what’s the fun in doing something easy, right? πŸ˜‰ *
Step 5 :
If you don’t have all the colors of the pastes, no problem. I didn’t have too!
I took some Whipped Cream Sparkling Paste and dabbed a little bit of Mustard Seed distress ink and mixed the two. Voila! Yellow colored sparkle paste is ready.
Step 6 :
Now to color the mason jar, I used Distress Oxides in the shades Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch, blending them with a cylindrical sponge by Little Birdie.
Step 7 :
I also stamped and fussy cut images from the Chirpy Garden stamp set and another older stamp set by Itsy Bitsy.
Step 8 :
Cutting strips of acetate, I adhered these images onto the strips and then the strips on the back of the mason jar, rearranging them as according to the result I wanted.
This is how it looks :
Now, to make the base –
Step 1 :
For this, I took a square of 6 Γ— 6 inches of Bright cardstock. And different shades of distress oxides – Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick & Picked Raspberry.
(You can tell by now, that I Love distress oxides πŸ˜€ )
Step 2:
Ink smooshing was the effect I was going for.
To achieve this, you need a piece of acetate (a sheet of packing material is fine too). Dab the oxides onto the acetate and sprinkle some water on it. Now turn the acetate and press it on the cardstock.
* You can also wet the cardstock a little bit to help move the oxides. But it’s optional *
This is how it will look:
Now, dry it with your heat gun and do this again. You can keep repeating this step till you get your desired effect.
This is the end result :
Step 3 :
To create more interest, I used the script stencil by Little Birdie along with Picked Raspberry distress oxide.
Step 4 :
To embellish the panel, I cut the pink mini envelope, the mini sentiment & the heart from the True Story paper pack by Little Birdie.
I scored the envelope on the dotted lines and adhered the sentiment inside it.
The other heart is from Pretty in Pink paper pack.
The glitter sentiment is from a mini embellishment pack.
I also stuck strips of Pink glitter card stock from the Glitter Cardstock Brights paper pack.
The front panel is done.
Now, Let’s assemble the inside Pop-up mechanism!
Step 1:
For this, I took the pink paper from the Chevron in Aquarelle Paper pack by Little Birdie. This paper pack has such beautiful watercolored papers.
The paper was cut to 6 Γ— 12 inches and scored at 6 inches on the larger side.
Step 2 :
On the back side of it, I marked a rectangle measuring 1.25 Γ— 1.75 inches and cut it at the marked crosses.
Then I scored it as shown.
I also marked 2 smaller rectangles measuring 0.75 Γ— 1 inches and repeated the steps.
Step 3 :
I then pushed the rectangles on the inside and then scored it again.
It should look like this from inside :
Step 4 :
I also stamped, colored and fussy cut a bear and a hippo from the Jungle Birthday stamp set.
I adhered both the critters and the Mason Jar bouquet on the pop up panels.
And finally stuck the inside panel on a 6 Γ— 6 base card (measuring 6 Γ— 12 inches and scored at 6 inches) on the inside and the oxide panel we created earlier, on the front! The inside sentiment is also from the True Love Story paper pack.
And our Pretty in Pink Bouquet Pop up card is ready!
If you do make this card, I would love to see your creations!
Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka.

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For a Friend like Gnome one else!

Hello Crafties!

I am back with another card for Valentine’s day!

I have been long wanting to make a card with a happy summer scene. When the sun is up and the weather is pleasant and you just wanna have a picnic. That scene. 😍

So here I am with a card with the same feel (or so I would like to think) πŸ˜†.

For this card, I first used a cloud stencil with Tumbled glass distress oxide giving the soft clouds in the background.

Tumbled glass distress oxide is such a pretty shade of blue.

I then used the Stitched Valley dienamics by MFT.

The stamp set is also by MFT called BB You Gnome Me. It comes with such cute gnome images.

I colored these images with my inktense pencils!

And also added a wobble behind the gnome for fun.

That’s all for today!

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by… Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka

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Guest Designing for The Twisted Challenges blog!

Hi Crafties!

I am so excited to be a Guest Designer for The Twisted Challenges blog for their February Challenge : Valentines day + No Red or Pink.

I love their themes. They help in challenging our creativity.

Well, Valentine’s day without pink or red seems a bit tough! But we ain’t gonna give up, are we?

So today I have a different type of interactive card for you – a wiper card.

I am sure this card would definitely make your love happy. That’s the aim, isn’t it? πŸ˜‰

I used Bananas as my theme as Yellow is a color that makes everyone happy. πŸ˜„ (See the emoticons are yellow too)

You can see my card in action below :

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Hey Guys! I am guest designing for @thetwistedchallenges for their February Challenge : Valentine's day + No Pink/Red πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’› . I created a double wiper interactive card with stamps by @itsybitsycraftstore . Thank you @thetwistedchallenges for this lovely opportunity 😍. . Products used by @itsybitsycraftstore & @lawnfawn πŸ’• . . Check out pics of this card in the next post! . . . . #iloveinteractivecards #lovetocreate #wakenmake #happy #bananas #cutecritters #distressoxides #distressinks #iambananasforyou #valentinesday #valentinescards #lawnfawn #wipercard #itsybitsyindia #itsybitsyonlinestore #yellowandgreen #itsybitsy #curlymakes #2019 #monkeys #bananas #handmadecards #handmadeinindia #inktensepencils #instavideo #cardmaker #thetwistedchallenges #cutecards #thedailymarker30day

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Enough of the banter, let’s get to the card.

I used the ‘Berry Special’ stamp by Itsy Bitsy for the bananas.

I smooshed distress inks in the background in random fashion to create the effect of greenery.

The script stencil by Little Birdie, I used for added interest.

The surprise this card gives is so much fun.

The sentiment ‘I am Bananas for you’ is so mushy, I totally love it! πŸ’›

And isn’t the monkey so cute too?
It’s from another little birdie stamp set called ‘Jungle Birthday’.

It was so much fun creating this card.

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by… Have a great day ahead!

Magnet in an Easel card!

Hello Crafties!
Today I am on the Itsy Bitsy blog with my very first blog post as a design team member.
This month’s Challenge theme is Anything goes with Little Birdie Instant Image Transfer Gel.
For this, I have a step by step photo tutorial for making a magnet easel card for you today.

I am obsessed about making cards and incorporating new products into my cardmaking!

So if you love cardmaking like me [ high – five πŸ˜€ ] or you are into other crafts [ high – five to you too πŸ˜€ ], I am sure either way, you would have fun making this card!

Enough of my banter, lets begin:
Step 1:

I took a wooden slice by Little Birdie measuring around 2 inches. These come in a pack of six. So you can make plenty of magnets this way.

I reversed the image of the laser printout before printing. As I wanted my peacock to face in a particular direction.
Step 2 :
Then with a wide brush, I spread Little Birdie Instant Image Transfer Gel over my wooden slice.
* Be generous while applying the gel. The first time I tried, I used very little and ended up ruining my project. So please keep that in mind *

I then placed the gel side of the slice on top of my image. I did this so that I could see how the image was being placed.
Step 3 :
After letting it dry for around 15 min I took some water and began dabbing the paper with my finger, slowly, all over.
* Do not rush this step *
Taking out the first white layer of the paper & then little by little the image starts to peek out. It is so much fun when you see the image transferred completely onto the slice.
Step 4 :
The image might appear a bit hazy but fret not. Just apply a layer of Little Birdie Decor Varnish and voila- the image is immediately crisp! You could use Little Birdie Deco Magic too.

Step 5 :
I then applied a small strip of magnet on the back side of the slice and my magnet is complete.
To find out how I made the easel card, click here .

I have step by step tutorial for the easel card too!

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by…

Have a great day ahead!

Happy Birthday Foodie!

Hello Crafties!

Happy New Year! Hope the new year brings immense happiness & peace to you and your family!❀

Today I am back with an interactive card I made for a foodie!
Well, we all love to eat (I do πŸ˜‰), don’t we?
But this card also contains a surprise! Something else we also love…

Check out the video below to see the surprise!

For this card, I smooshed some Wild Honey & Squeezed lemonade distress oxide on a white card panel.

I also stamped, colored & fussy cut images from my new Breakfast puns stamp set by Sunny Studio Stamps.
Those images are so cute, aren’t they?

For the interactive mechanism I used Surf & Turf dienamics by My Favorite Things.

I also stamped, colored & fussy cut the images from Hello stamp set by Waffle Flower stamps.

For the coloring I used my Inktense pencils!

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by… Have a great day ahead!

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Inspirational Magnet

Hello Crafties!
Today I have something other than a card for you. A magnet!

I love making them. Specially the ones with inspirational quotes on them.

For today’s project, I diecut a hexagon out of black chipboard.Loving the hexagon die by Gina Marie.
I then, heat embossed the sentiment stamp with WOW Metallic gold rich embossing powder.
The stamp is by Jane’s doodles.
The cactus stamps are by Itsy bitsy’s – Little birdie.
I watercolored and then fussy cut them and adhered at the bottom of the hexagon.

On the back I attached a magnet and my project is complete!

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by… Have a great day ahead!