Flower Bouquet Card!

Hello Crafties!
Hope you all are doing absolutely fantastic!

This month’s challenge by Itsy Bitsy is Anything Goes with Little Birdie Watercolour Embellishments

I have a tutorial for you for a Flower Bouquet Card!
What’s better than flowers
Flowers that don’t wilt !!! πŸ˜‰
Read on further, how to make the Flower Bouquet card…..

You can see the card in action below :

Let’s make the base first :

Step 1:
I first took a light brown handmade paper by Little Birdie measuring 8.5″ Γ— 12″. Scored this piece on the long side at 2.75″, 5.5″, 8.25″ and 11″.
Step 2:
Then I cut off 2″Γ—12″ from the above panel. Kept this strip aside as we would require it later.
Step 3:
I then scored the 6.5″ Γ— 12″ panel at 2.75″ on the shorter side and cut along the red lines as shown in the pic.
It will look like this :
Step 4:
The strip (from step 2), I cut at 4.75″ from the end with the 1″ score line.
Then trimmed it in half the long way to get 2 strips of 1″ x 4.75″ each as shown in the pic. Scored them and added double sided tape to the scored ends.
See how I attached them to the box:
Step 5:
For the matting I cut the following :
6 panels of 2.5″ square
3 panels of 2.5″ Γ— 3.5″
2 panels of 2.5″ Γ— 6.5″
See how I adhered them below :
I adhered a white piece of cardstock on the back to write a message for the recipient.

For the flowers :

Step 1:
I used the Watercolour Paper Blooms pack by Little Birdie. Leaving the largest size, I used the other 3 sizes of flowers.
Step 2:
You can watercolor them as per your choice. I used watercolor pencils to color them. Then I embossed the petals a little bit and decorated the center with Little Birdie Pearl drops. I let the drops dry overnight.
* You can make smaller or larger dots based on your choice. They dry hard. *
Step 3:
I also diecut leaves from the Ornate frame dieset with green cardstock.
Step 4:
The next step is to add thin strips of green cardstock (of different lengths) to each of the flowers and some of the leaves.
Step 5:
I also diecut 3 panels of cream color handmade paper using appropriate Square cross-stitch thin cut die by Little Birdie.
I stamped a sentiment onto this from my stash.
The last step is to attach the flowers & leaves with glue onto the box as per your choice.
Hope you liked my flower bouquet card. 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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Tree Jewelry Holder featuring Craft Cement!

Hey Crafties!
I am back with another project for Itsy Bitsy.
This month’s Blog Challenge is Challenge #19: Anything Goes using Little Birdie Craft Cement.
Little Birdie Craft Cement is such a versatile product. You can use any mould/plastic box available at home to make different types of holders!
Today, I have a step by step photo tutorial to help you create a ‘Tree Jewelry Holder’.

Let’s begin :
Step 1
Let us first make the tree. For this, I die cut bright white cardstock and 2 different shades of brown handmade cardstock using ‘Flowering Tree’ thin cut die. All products are by Little Birdie.
Step 2
I adhered all three of the tree die cuts in such a way that they were not aligned exactly behind each other and was slightly off. I did this on purpose so that you can see each color peeking a bit.
* You can use different shades of same color cardstock to give added dimension to your die cuts *
Step 3
I then die cut the little flowers & leaves that come with the ‘Flowering Tree’ die set using different colors of felt.
Step 4
The next step involves sticking these leaves & flowers on the tree.
This is how it looks :
Step 5
Let’s make the base now!
I mixed the required amount of Little Birdie Craft Cement gradually with water till I got a flowing consistency. I applied a bit of petroleum jelly (Vaseline) on the inside of the plastic box. Then I poured the cement mixture into it. You can use whatever box is available.
* Pour water gradually into the cement and not in one go *
Step 6
I let the cement sit in the mould for about 10 min and then pressed the tree upright inside it. I also pressed a small lid beside the tree to create a holder for my jewelry.
* Put a heavy object inside the small lid to create a deeper dent *
Step 7
I kept it aside for 24 hours and then took the cement base out of the mould. I also took the lid out. It looks like this :
Step 8
Now Lets decorate the jewelry holder we made. I applied Glass Bead Gel with a spatula on the base of the tree and let it dry till it turned transparent. This gives the effect of small rocks at the bottom of the tree.
Step 9
After this I painted the base with ‘Charcoal’ chalk paint. To finish off, I glued some leaves and flowers that were leftover from Step 3 on the base of the tree with silicon glue.
Ta da! Our project is complete!
Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka

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 Diwali!

Hiya Crafties!

Diwali is just around the corner!

It is a hindu festival of lights. We celebrate it by eating a variety of sweets and lighting diyas and fire-crackers.

I made this card for my niece’s teacher.

I first stamped the Diya (lamp) from the Diwali Decors stamp by Mudra using various Hero arts dye inks.

After that I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set.

The hexagon diecut is from an earlier card I made. I like to save negatives of diecuts and use them as & when I need in a card.

I also distressed the edges of the panel with dye ink to bring everything together.

Adhered the panel onto a readymade yellow colored card base by Itsy bitsy.

I also cut the card in a house shape to add interest. Also, with a fine tip red pen, I added details on the card base. Finished it off with Sparkling dotties by Itsy Bitsy.

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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

Priyanka

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Tunnel Inside!

Hi Crafties!

Layers in cards are so much fun to make and also create so much interest.

Today I have a inside tunnel card where I have created a jungle inside.

For the front , I kept it monochrome with the color green.

I used the ‘Happy’ sentiment stamp by ‘Craftyscrappers’ and applied Twisted citron & Lucky Clover distress oxides to create shaded effect.

I also added stripes using the ‘Fun with stripes’ stamp set by Mudra and finished it off with green sparkling dotties.

Here’s the inside :

I used the ‘Critter Party’ stamp set by Mudra stamps.

The amazing Jennifer Mcguire has step by step instructions on youtube. You can check out her blog post here.

For the ink blended background, I used Twisted Citron & Lucky Clover distress oxides.

I stamped, watercolored & fussy cut the images and adhered them accordingly.

I also used a cloud stencil with Salty ocean distress oxide.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Here is the video of my card in action :

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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

Priyanka

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A Bunch of Flowers

Hiya Crafties!

Coloring is a stress release therapy that not only kids but grown-ups too must partake.

It is especially useful when we have long travelling to do or are just plain bored. πŸ˜‰

There are different coloring mediums we can use like color pencils, watercolors, copic markers, brush pens, etc. The list is endless.

For my one layer card today, I have used color pencils.

The beautiful stamp is by ‘Craftyscrappers’ called ‘Be kind – be you’.

I have done a bit of shading for the leaves and also the flowers.

First I stamped the image on watercolor cardstock with Versafine Black Onyx ink.

Then I colored in the image and fussy cut it.

I restamped the image after coloring to get crisper outlines. I used my Misti for this.

For the background, I used the ‘Distress Circles’ stencil again by ‘Craftyscrappers’ along with ‘Whipped Cream’ sparkling paste by ‘Little Birdie’ here & there.

I also sprinkled frosted sugar powder by ‘Dress my Craft’ over paste while it was wet.

The sentiment is from the same set.

Finished it off with white 3D outliner drops & Vanilla sparkling dotties.

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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

Priyanka

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You Are My Happy Card

Hi Crafties!

Today I am back with a simple card made using cutting-dies!

For this card, I used a green colored cardstock panel cut using a rectangle-die.

I had first dry embossed the panel using Craftreat ‘Stripes’ stencil and a Spellbinders embossing mat.

Then I ran this panel under the ‘You are my Happy’ cuttingdie by ‘Concord & 9th’.

I also separately used the same cutting die on a white cardstock.

And adhered the white diecut on the green panel using inlaid diecutting technique.

I watercolored another panel of watercolor cardstock with blue and offset it behind the main green panel.

I diecut the tree & cloud from the ‘In the city’ thin cuttingdie by ‘little birdie’.

The raindrops are the negative pieces from the white cardstock sentiment.

Finished it off with blue nuvo drops!

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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

Priyanka

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Floral Easel Card and Tag

Hi Crafties!

I am back with a tutorial for the oval easel card & tag that I posted about in my earlier post.
Let’s get started :

For the card,

I used the Simon Says Stamp ‘Flower Explosion’ background stamp set. It is such a beautiful design.
I heat embossed the image with black embossing powder on watercolor cardstock and colored with Koi watercolours.

Then I used an oval die on the panel and slightly bigger oval-die on black cardstock.

After that, I used the Thanks-die by Pink & Main on the watercolored panel. I also die-cut the ‘thanks’ sentiment from black cardstock. This ‘black cardstock thanks diecut’ I stuck in the negative space made on the watercolored panel.

This is called the ‘inlaid die-cutting technique’.

Then I stuck the watercolored panel and oval black cardstock panel together to add more interest.

I also cut two more oval panels from white cardstock. On one panel I scored at around 1 cm. And applied glue at that part on the backside and adhered it to the other panel.

I also scored the same oval panel midway & applied glue on its lower half (this time on the front) and stuck my watercolored black outlined panel.

Then I stamped the sentiment on a strip of paper and adhered it with foam tape on the inside of the card at the end so that when the card opens, it acts as stopper for the front panel.
Ta da! Our card is ready!

Fr the tag:

I used a Spellbinders tag-die both on watercolour and black cardstock.
After masking, I stamped the same stamp set on the tag and colored it.
I then stamped the sentiment and punched a hole at the top and finished it off with a blue ribbon from my stash.

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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

Priyanka

Guest Designing at Paru’s Cardmaking Challenge

Hey Crafties!

Today I am guest designing over at Parus Cardmaking Challenges blog.

This is such a fabulous opportunity. It would be a pleasure if you could visit and leave some love.

Do not forget to participate in the challenge.

The theme this month is ‘Anything Goes’

I made an oval easel card and a tag to match it.

I used the Simon Says Stamp ‘Flower Explosion’ stamp.

Tutorial coming soon.

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

Priyanka