You Amaze Me

Hi Crafties!

Today I have a layered floral card using Altenew stamps.

I created background on blue cardstock using stripes stencil from Altenew along with dark blue ink to create a dramatic effect.

The flower is from the Painted Rose stamp set and so are the sentiments.

I love bright color combinations. What about you?

Let me know in the comments below whether you like it!

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I really appreciate your support.

Thank you for stopping by…

Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka
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Altenew December Inspiration Challenge 2019

You are Tea-rrific!

Hello Crafties!

I am back with a magic picture changer card – this time for tea lovers! ☕☕☕

You can see the card in action below:

For this card I used the Lawn Fawn magic picture changer cuttingdie. It is such a useful one to create surprise cards!

I paired it with stamps from Little Birdie Crafts by Itsy Bitsy.

I colored the images with my inktense pencils.

The tea image was a bit longer for the window so I partially stamped it (not using the upper 2 cups) and then drew the outline (for the last cup) with a black permanent marker.

I decorated the outside with polka dotted pattern paper.

It is always fun making these type of interactive cards.

I hope you like them too.😊

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by…

Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka

Smile Please!

Hiya Crafties!

Today I decided to make something other than cards, a home decor project!

I used colored popsicle sticks to make this project.

The stamps are by Jillibean Soup called ‘Bowl of Dreams’.

I enjoyed making this project, quick and easy!

I love the positive uplifting message it conveys.

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by…

Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka

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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 😀 ] or you are into other crafts [ high – five to you too 😀 ], 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!

Flowery Wishes

Hiya Crafties!

Heat embossing is such an integral part of card making. Be it heat embossing a sentiment, or a small image or a whole background! And it gives such beautiful effects!

For my card today, I heat embossed the entire background with Little birdie Gold embossing powder from Itsy bitsy.

The background stamp is by Simon Says Stamp named Flower Explosion. I love this stamp. It’s so pretty. And a must have for a coloring enthusiast.

Before embossing, I adhered a diecut circle of masking paper in the centre. This was so that I could add the sentiment in there.

The sentiment is by Craftyscrappers. I heat embossed it on black cardstock with white embossing powder.

I also added some green & gold paint splatters to bring everything together.

Lastly, I matted my panel with gold cardstock on an A2 card base.

And my card is done!!!

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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

Priyanka

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The Pink Leaf

Hello Crafties!

Watercoloring is such a stress buster. And the awesome thing about watercoloring is that there is no right or wrong.

Everything is art!

For this card, I watercolored with my Koi watercolors in shades of pink using lots of water on watercolor cardstock.

I then used the Paper smooches leaf-die for the focal point.

The sentiment is by Honey bee stamps.

Added sequins to complete the card!

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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

Priyanka

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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Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Anything Goes

Hippo Wishes!

Hi Crafties!

Today I have something other than cards for you!

Any guesses?

Well, it’s a money envelope! 💌

I used my envelope punch board to make the envelope with white cardstock.

To add interest, I tore a yellow piece of cardstock and mounted it alongwith fussy cut hippo images from ‘Happy Hippos’ stamp set by Mft.

The ‘happy’ word is from Concord and 9th. I adhered 2 diecuts together to give 3D effect.

I made this envelope on order for a lil one’s birthday!

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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

Priyanka

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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AAA Cards Challenge #124 – Imagine

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