Chalk Paint Cards

Hi Crafties!
This is my last project as a DT member for Itsy Bitsy 2019.
Let’s move on to today’s project…
I have several CAS cards for you today featuring Chalk Paints!
CAS stands for Clean and Simple cards. You can make all of these cards in a short time!
For the 1st card :
Step 1:
I used several colors of Chalk Paints. Do let me know in the comments below if you would like to know the names of each!
I used the paints with a flat brush in a swiping motion and then let them dry.
Step 2:
On this panel, I stamped the ‘Flowerful Gratitude’ stamp set with black ink.
Step 3:
Then I foam mounted the panel on a white card base and stamped a sentiment. I also rounded the corners for added interest. And my card is complete!
Now lets move to the next cards –
Both the cards are created from a single panel.
Step 1:
I did the wet on wet watercolor technique. It entails first giving a wash of water on the card panel and then coming in with the colour of your choice. I used Deep Sea Blue and Marsh Green chalk paints.
I let the colour flow on its own.
Step 2:
After drying the panel completely, I die cut the leaf from Fern forest dieset by Little Birdie.
Step 3:
You get two cards out of this. I adhered the negative panel on an A2 card base and stamped the sentiment.
I also created some splatters and added Little Birdie pearl drops.
Step 4:
I then swiped three stripes of chalk paint Marsh Green on a white card panel. And then glued the positive leaf diecut on it and stamped the sentiment.
*To match the colour of the diecut, I painted the borders of the card base with same Deep Sea Blue chalk paint*
Moving on to the last 2 cards.
Step 1:
I used the net stencil with Sailing Sky chalk paint on a white card base.
After I lifted the stencil, I immediately pressed the other side of it on another white card panel.
So you get 2 cards out of this one too!
Step 2:
I stamped the ‘Flowery wishes’ stamp on the stenciled image.
Step 3 :
After repeatedly stamping the sentiment, I glued the panel on a black A2 card base.
Step 4 :
I colored another white card panel with Charcoal chalk paint. And then diecut that panel twice with the same leaf die.
Step 5:
I adhered these 2 diecuts on the faded stenciled image panel. After stamping the sentiment and adding the pearl drops, both cards are complete.
I hope you liked my projects.
Which project did you like more?
Do let me know in the comments below.
Have a great day ahead!
Priyanka

A Beautiful Tree!

Hi Crafties!

I have two projects for you today, both made using almost the same products.
Both the projects follow the theme of a beautiful tree to illustrate that beauty lies within! This is my DT post for Itsy Bitsy. You can find the post here.
Read on further to know how I made them….
Let’s begin the 1st project.
Step 1:
First I used the Flowering Tree die on white cardstock. This is to be used as a stencil.
Step 2:
I then sprayed Little Birdie Gold Alcohol Splash in Canary Gold using the above stencil on the green paper from the Chevron in Aquarelle paper pack by Little Birdie.
It looks like this:
Step 3:
I then created small drops on the tree using Little Birdie Pearl drops in various colors. ( Check out the colors listed at the bottom of the post ). You can create different sizes of drops by controlling the bottle. I also used the Snow White drops to highlight the image.
Step 4:
For the base, I used the cardboard from the box that my DT kit arrived in. I painted it with Deep Blue Sea chalk paint. On this I adhered the panel created above.
* I frayed the edges of the paper for added interest *
Step 5:
The next step was to diecut some grass and fence from the Victorian Lamp Post dieset. I glued these over the tree.
Step 6:
Finally I stamped some clouds from the Princess and Dragon stamp set and pasted it on the panel. I also stuck the sentiment sticker from the gift hamper that Itsy Bitsy had kindly sent all crafters for the New Year.
And my project is complete!
Now let’s move on to the next project:
Step 1:
I used the stencil that was already created for the above Project in the 1st step.
Step 2:
Next I trimmed a piece of Coco Brown polyester felt from the store and adhered it behind the stencil.
Step 3:
Using the Little Birdie Pearl drops in Mahogany, Tangelo Citrus and Black Satin was next.
Step 4:
Then I spread some Stone texture paste in Graphite Dust at the base of the tree with the help of a spatula. It gives the effect of rocks. The texture paste looks so pretty when it dries. It has a lovely shine to it.
And my project is complete!
Little Birdie Pearl Drops are so pretty to look at when they dry. 
Which project did you like more?
Do let me know in the comments below.
Have a great day ahead!
Priyanka 

Metallic Projects

Today I have not one but three tutorials using Little birdie Metallic Wax – Copper Blaze.

This is my DT post for Itsy Bitsy. You can find the post here.

This product is so versatile, you could use it on a variety of mediums and finishes. It gives instant shine to your projects.
Lets get started –

Project I :

The first project I am showcasing is a home decor project.
Step 1:
I used Little Birdie embossing paste in Frosty Fizz with Little Birdie 14×14 inch stencil Classy Lace on black cardstock. The cardstock measured 7″ × 12″.
I used only half of the stencil.
* Spreading the paste evenly with a spatula is the key*
Step 2:
It looks like this.
With the help of a heat gun, I got this texture of the paste like below.
Isn’t it gorgeous?
Step 3 :
Then I used my Star product – Little Birdie Metallic Wax in Copper Blaze. I used my finger to dab the wax on the elevated parts of the design. I purposefully avoided some areas and kept them white. I also let the wax spread a bit on the cardstock too. Its unto you how you want the design to look.
Step 4:
I adhered the cardstock on heavyweight chipboard of the same size.
To further decorate the panel, I used Pearl drops by Little Birdie.
And my project is complete!

Project II :

Now, let’s move on to the second project :
Step 1:
On a square canvas measuring 4″×4″, I stamped the sentiment from the Family stamp set in the middle.
Step 2:
I then lightly drew a circle around it with the help of a lid. I spread the Glass Bead Gel by Little birdie around the circle with the help of a spatula.
Step 3:
After drying it looks like this :
Step 4:
The next step involves sponging on top of the gel with Little Birdie Chalk paints in Frozen Ice & Sailing Sky.
I also mixed those two to get a darker grey.
Step 5:
After drying, I spread Little Birdie Metallic Wax in Copper Blaze.
I also outlined the circle with the chalk paints. And used pearl drops around the circle to further enhance the look.
And its complete!

Project III :

Now, lets begin the 3rd tutorial :
You can use this versatile metallic wax in cardmaking too!!!
Step 1:
Taking a 4 × 4 inch Bright White cardstock , I used various distress inks and smooshed them using water.
Step 2:
After I was satisfied with the result, I stamped the Flora Wishes stamp by Little Birdie on the panel and heat embossed it with Little Birdie Clear Embossing powder.
Step 3:
I then spread the Metallic Wax Copper Blaze on top of it with my finger. After that I took a tissue and wiped the excess off!
Step 4:
On a base of Classic White cardstock measuring 5.5″ × 11″ , scored at 5.5″, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set repeatedly with festive berries distress ink.
I adhered the square panel in the middle. Also, I spread the Metallic Wax Copper Blaze all over the sides. And stuck red shiny tape on two sides.
*To make it transfer proof, I applied a thin layer of Little Birdie Matte Varnish*
And my card is complete.
Hope you liked my projects.
Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Have a great day ahead!
Priyanka

Peas Forgive Me

Hello Crafties!

I am really loving the Magic Picture Changer dieset by Lawn Fawn so much so that I use it to make every other card with it.😆

You can see a short video of the card below :

The Be Hap-Pea stamp set by Lawn fawn is another stamp set I can’t get enough of.

I made this card as all the earlier Magic Picture changer cards.

You can find them here , here & here .

For this card, I added an extra diecut circle and did some cloud stenciling with Tumbled glass distress oxide.

I also used the border-dies by Lawn Fawn on the base.

I also used the other small stamp images from the above stamp set on the base.

This cute stamp set makes a sorry card look cute too!

Who wouldn’t forgive after receiving it? 😉

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by…

Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka

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Happy Holi !!!

Hiya Crafties!

Happy Holi !!! 🎉🎉 🎉.

Wishing everyone a Happy & Colorful Holi!

I made this card to celebrate the importance of colors in our lives 💗💚💛💙

Holi is one of the great festivals of India which is celebrated with great zeal, zest and enthusiasm. It is also called as the festival of colors during which people play with colors and splash colors on each other. Holi also signifies the triumph of good over evil as this was the day when evil king Hiranyakashyap was slayed by Narsimha, the half man and half lion incarnation of Lord Vishnu and saved Prahlad who was a devotee of him…

You can see the card in action below:

I used the Magic Picture Changer-die by Lawn Fawn.

I first blended Tattered Rose distress oxide and stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink on the front panel.

Stamps are by Lawn Fawn & Avery Elle.

On the back panel, I stamped the splatters stamp by Kaisercraft in different Hero Arts dye inks.

I used the square border-die that comes with the set on kraft cardstock.

After assembling the card I adhered it to a kraft base.

And my interactive card is ready.

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by…

Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka

Thinking of You!

Hello Crafties!

Today I have an ink blended card for you.

Tried out this color combination for the first time. I used Picked Raspberry & Wild Honey distress oxides for this.

I stamped the sentiment repeatedly to add interest.

All the images are stamped from the Bowl of Dreams stamp set by Jillibean Soup.

The embossing folder is by We R Memory Keepers.

I finished off the card with black 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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A Box of Happiness!

Hiya Crafties!

I am back with a box card this time! A box full of happiness!
I love these type of cards as they can be displayed on our shelves in addition to making us happy (which is their primary objective if you must know 😆 ).

For this card, I made the basic box card layout. I’ll be posting a tutorial for the same soon.

The cutie girls and boys are from the Hello stamp set by Waffleflower.

I stamped, fussy cut and colored with my Inktense pencils!

The balloons are die cut from Paper Smooches dies.

I also used the Blotchy stencil by Little birdie along with various distress inks.

I adhered all of these with strips of acetate onto the box.

Aren’t they so cute?

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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

Priyanka

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Uniko Birthday Challenge – 7th Birthday

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 😉
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 :

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? 😉 *
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 × 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 😀 )
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 × 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 × 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 × 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 × 6 base card (measuring 6 × 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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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!

A Shiny Congratulations!

Hey Crafties!

I love shine and sparkle, especially in my cards. So wherever I can, I try to use products that do so.

For my card today, I have again used WOW Gold Metal Rich Superfine embossing powder. I just love this powder.

The Mandala stamp by Studio Katia is so pretty. I had been wanting this stamp ever since I saw it.

I first watercolored the background in an ombré effect using Koi watercolors with different colors of green.
I then heat embossed the stamp with the above powder.

I also heat embossed the sentiment which is from the Altenew set- Celebrations. That is aother set which I had been drooling over since a long time.

The stripes stamp is by Craftyscrappers.

I finished off the card with green jewels, again from Studio Katia. Aren’t they so pretty?

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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

Priyanka

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