You are my Everything!

Hello Crafties!

Flowers are so inspiring that they make great art designs. They create that timeless feel.

Today I have a floral card using faux watercolor stamps.

Altenew makes awesome floral stamps and one of them is the Watercolor Wonders stamp set that creates faux watercolor effect.

It creates such pretty flowers that is helpful if you are new to watercoloring.

I used different distress inks and some hero arts inks for the card.

The stripes stencil is also by Altenew. I used gray to help enhance the floral colors.

The sentiment is from another Altenew stamp set called Painted Rose.

Finished it off with some splatters and clear sequins.

How do you like my faux floral card?

Let me know in the comments below.

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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 November 2019 Inspiration Challenge

The Flower Challenge #38

Friends are flowers in the Garden of life | Ink blending technique|I love Math Challenge 14

Hello Crafties,

There are different techniques using inks and one of them is ink blending. One of my favorites! ❀

I have a VIDEO TUTORIAL for this card below :

I have used distress inks for the ink blending.

The flower stamp set is by Gina K designs.

Did a bit of masking for this one.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

The grid stamp is by Craftyscrappers.

I finished off the card with ebony black Nuvo drops.

Hope you liked my video tutorial and the card too!

Let me know in the comments below if you are inspired to make one.

You can also check out my Instagram, Pinterest & Facebook. Links are in the sidebar.

I really appreciate your support.

Thank you for stopping by…

Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka
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I love Math Challenge #14 : Grid

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge : Anything goes

Timeout Challenges #145

Window Flower Pop-Up Card

Hello Crafties!

Today I have a card that I made using stencils.

You can see the card in action below :

I have used stencils by CraftTreat.

The shaded flower stencil is pretty easy and fun to use. Lining up the layers is pretty simple too. I used distress oxides for the layering. I love using distress oxides for most of my inking. They are totally worth the investment in my opinion!

This is a window pop-up card. I have a tutorial for a similar card here.

So when you open the card, the inside image pops up. So fun!

The inside sentiment is by Gina K designs. And the outer one is my Mudra stamps.

For the outer panel, I used the Polka dot stencil again by CrafTreat.

I loved making this quick and easy card! Would you make one too?

Do let me know in the comments below.

You can also check out my Instagram and Pinterest. Links are in the sidebar. I really appreciate your support.

Thank you for stopping by…

Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka

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Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Bright & Cheerful

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday July 2019 – Tim Holtz

Used my favourite Distress Oxides

MFT Camp Create Day 1 – Wonderful Watercolor

Hey Crafties!

Today I am sharing a card made with ‘My Favorite Things’ products for their Camp Create Day 1 – Wonderful Watercolor.

Watercolor is such a fun medium. You never know what the end result will be like. It really teaches us to go with the flow.

For this card today, I took a white cardstock panel and gave it a wash of water on the lower right in a scalloped circle kind of motion.

Then I came back with a wash of different shades of green, one after the other. And then let the color flow on its own.

I also added some splatters.

And then foam mounted my cute giraffe from the ‘Safari Friend’ stamp set by MFT, which I had colored and fussy cut during the ‘Daily Marker 30 day Coloring Challenge’ held by Kathy.

You can check out all my colorings of different images on my insta here.

In addition, I adhered few leaf images from the set.

I also stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with black ink on the bottom.

I simply love this color combination. Do you?

Do let me know in the comments below.

A Garden of Flowers!

Hi Crafties!

Flowers are so beautiful that just looking at them makes our day, doesn’t it? What if we could keep looking at them forever when we feel like?

A garden of flowers is exactly that kind of a card! ❀

Let’s see how to make it…

I first created a basic box card with Grey cardstock.

I then stamped different flowers from the Hearts & Flowers stamp set by Altenew with Hero Arts dye ink cubes.

I fussy cut these and glued acetate strips on their back.

I also diecut a grass border by Lawn Fawn from green cardstock and adhered on the front.

I arranged the flowers on the box card so as to create the effect of a garden.

The happy word die is by Lawn Fawn.

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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

Priyanka

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 :

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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Faux Metal Butterfly Embellishment Card

Hello Crafties!

Butterflies are a universal symbol for good things to come. Like snowflakes, every butterfly is unique.

For my card today, I have created a faux metal butterfly.

I have used WOW Metallic Gold Rich superfine embossing powder to achieve this metallic effect.

Stacking 3 layers of butterfly diecuts by Frantic Stamper, I heat embossed them 3 times with the above embossing powder.

This technique has been shown by Jennifer Mcguire. You can find her tutorial here.

The faux metal butterfly looks way more prettier in real.

The sentiment I used is by Jillibean Soup.

The background is watercolored with Koi watercolors.

I finished off the card with Ebony Nuvo drops.

Do let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you for stopping by…

Have a great day ahead!

Priyanka

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