Thursday, September 29, 2016

CARD INSPIRATION WITH MARTHA LUCIA

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a bunch of cards that I created using some of the products released this month. I love to combine stencils and die cuts in my creations and in today's card I used some of these.


My first card is following our Challenge of the month. As you may remember, this month we have a wonderful sketch to  recreate and I decided to use the Grid Stencil to create the background and the Scalloped Circle Die Cuts to create the Focal Point. Take a look at my card.



In this card I created the background with distress ink using the colors Ground Espresso, Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade and VersaFine Onix to stamp the sentiment from the stamp set Happy Birthday to All. To finalize the decoration I added some enamel dots from the Pastel and Smoky Quartz Collections.


My second card was created in Very Vanilla card stock accents in Peacock Metal Sheets. I cut the second layer using the larger die cut from the Dual Stitched Rounded Rectangle and pasted it directly over the base.


Then I cut and embossed a third layer using an embossing folder with leaves and pasted over the layer. I stamped the sentiment With Deepest Sympathy with VersaMark and Gold Embossing Powder and created a banner and paste over the embossed layer using dimensionals.


To finalize the decoration I cut the Dual Leaf die cuts using Peacock metal sheet and pasted it on the left side of the banner with a large pearl.

My third card has a base in Watermelon Wonder card stock and the next layers in very vanilla. I cut these layers using the new Scallop Rectangle Die Cuts. I pasted the border directly over the base and stamped the images over the center piece.


In this card I used one of the images included on the stamp set Indian Motif stamped in three different colors of ink: Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight and Tip Top Taupe. I also edited one of the sentiments included on the stamp set Sympathy to create two lines that I stamped on the right corner.


I pasted this layer over the base using dimensionals and added some enamel dots from the Smoky Quartz Collection.

My last card was created using the Beaded Stencil with white craft ink and tangelo twist ink to create a special shadow.



I used a decorated paper on the lower part to create a diagonal angle. I covered the union with a tiny embossed white border and added the word Celebrate die cut to finalize the decoration.


As a final touch I added a cute white bow to complement the sentiment and party look.

These are the products that I used in my creations





 

 



Hope you entered your entry to our September challenge . If not do it soon, few more days are left to win Gift voucher.

Thank you for stopping by and see you soon with something special and new because for me new release is new inspiration!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Deepavali Cards with Peek-a-boo designs

Hi... Crafty friends..

Swapna here with few cards for upcoming Deepavali festival. I made these cards with Peek-a-boo designs September release. Do check them out Here.

Card #1

* Stamped the image and coloured with Staedtler water colour pencils and used wink of stella to blend colours.
* Die cut image with scalloped circle die, used bigger die.
* Glued the circle pieces on a circle card base.
* Used sentiment inside as the main image says everything.

Its depicting young girls making Rangoli during festival.



Card #2

This is continuation of my previous post which you can find Here.

* I die cut leaves from craft foam twice.
* Die cut leaves from a scrap acetate to make my own stencil.
* Used few dye inks to blend through leaf stencil.
* Then stamped detail of leaf on the ink blended leaves.
* Wrapped green embroidery floss towards top and tied a small bow.
* Glued two leaves die cut in white and added a green sequin.
* Stamped sentiment and foam mounted on the panel.
* The whole panel was foam mounted on green card base.

This card is depiction of  Torana (Mango leaves we use during any festival to decorate the entrance of house and temple) .



Card #3

* Secured card base to work surface.
* Placed stencil and secured it.
* Used ranger spray in gold and sprayed few times from 1 feet above to get smaller droplets.
* Heat embossed sentiment in gold on a vellum piece.
* To add little interest I tore edges of vellum.

Its depiction of Light over darkness. That is what Deepavali is all about.


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Monday, September 26, 2016

Masculine canvas and Tag...

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

First, I would like to share with you mixed media canvas using Peek-a-boo designs new products 


here, background is created using PABD Grid stencil, acrylic paints and ink sprays, washi tapes. I am in love with these newest Gear dies ... I cut 2 designs from Gear die, adhered them together. For more interest attached arrow charm in the middle....the theme for canvas is masculine.

here is my next creation...


I have created this tag using PABD Scallop circle die, dual leaf die and Floral fantasy stamp, Dream word die and Enamel dots.

Products from Peek-a-boo Desigsns
 

 
 Dual Leaf die




















Sunday, September 25, 2016

A card and an ATC with tips!

Hello and good morning dear friends!

I'm Halak and today I'll be showing you two vastly different projects.

How are they different?
They're different in the sense that they depict two different moods.

Let's begin with the card. (Project #1)

To be honest, I dislike making sympathy cards. They make me sad. This is my second sympathy card till date.

But, there are times in life when the inevitable happens and you need to make a sympathy card. v_v

The Peek-a-boo Designs Sympathy stamp is perfect for sympathy cards and projects.

It's got a sentiment in a nice bold font and what I like about it is that it keeps things simple. No weird poetry or phrase, just a simple heartfelt statement.

The first thing I did was stencil in the background using the Leafy Delight stencil. After that stamped the sentiment and lastly, embellishments.

When you set out to make a sympathy card, here are a few pointers to keep in mind :

1. CAS is the way to go.
Clean and simple project should be your way to approach a sympathy card. The key word here is, understated.

2. Think about the colors.
In my project I've chosen the color pink because pink is associated with healing.

3. Go slow on embellishments.
Avoid overloading embellishments on a sympathy card.
A good idea would be to use matte / subtle gloss finish embellishments instead of the sparkly and attention-grabbing ones.
In my project here, I've used Enamel Dots from PABD.

Now, let's check out Project #2 :

Here's my second project. It's kinda like a blast from the past because this ATC features a prior release but in my defense, it's the very first time that I've used it! ^__^

As you can see this ATC depicts all of the things I love. It's bright, fun, happy and has oodles of glitter!

I've used the Summer Cooler stamp set by PABD for this project.

Tips :

1. In such a vibrant project, it is easy to neglect the sentiment. To avoid doing that, a good idea would be to mat it on another card base and give it some height using foam.

2. Don't be afraid of using a lot of color. As long as you remember which colors co-ordinate with each other (example : pink & blue, green & orange, pink & green etc.) you will always end up with a good result.

List of products from PABD :

I hope you liked my projects and learnt something new today.

Thank you so much for stopping by! *Hugs*


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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Create Backgrounds using Die - Cutting Inlay Technique (two variations)

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome back to my post, today I'm sharing a fun video where I just use one die to create a very glittery background for my cards..
Its a very simple technique of die-cut inlaying, where you die cut your base panels with some die. And use some other cardstock to die cut few out of the same die. And then use this die cut pieces as puzzle pieces to fit into the base panel(already die cut).


I know this sounds really really confusing, but trust me, its easy as it could be. So I have a video tutorial for you guys to show you this fun easy and awesome looking technique..


I also share a variation in my video where you can use either vellum or cardstock behind your panels to get different looks from the same technique..


So without much ado let me share the video with you guys..



And if you wanna watch the video on YouTube click HERE

Here is a picture of both the cards together.. Aren't they pretty? Oh I love all that glitter.. Could not decide, which ones my favorite.. Can you??


All the supplies used here are listed in the description box of the YouTube Video.
Hope you guys enjoyed it.
Thank you for visiting. 
Have a Nice day.

Regards 
Neha Tulsyan

Friday, September 23, 2016

Getting Ready for Diwali

Hello Friends Pooja here,have you started making Diwali cards ? If not then this is the correct time as PABD September release has perfect stamps for Diwali,Indian Motifs and Diwali Greetings.Indian motifs stamp set has some very beautiful traditional Indian design and you can create variety of patterns just by arranging them differently .I am sharing few Diwali cards made using just these two stamp sets.

 First card has heat embossing and watercolor combo.
Diwali card with Indian Motifs and Diwali Greetings Stamp set


For the second card I made the background by heat embossing the paisley motif repeatedly and blending ink in ombre color scheme.I have used the negative of scalloped rectangle die-cut as frame for sentiment panel and embellished with enamel dots.

Diwali card with Indian Motifs and Diwali Greetings Stamp set

For the third card I heat embossed (embossing again!) the paisley and sentiment on vellum.Layered it on red fabric card-stock and then on pre embossed paper.

Diwali card with Indian Motifs and Diwali Greetings Stamp set
Final card is a shaker card. clear embossed the tiny patterns on bg and the paisley is heat embossed on vellum.Used scallop circle die-cut as frame.

Diwali card with Indian Motifs and Diwali Greetings Stamp set

This two stamps are perfect for all Indian festival and not just for cards but we can also create Shagun/cash envelopes.Sharing few that I made.I have used beaded stencil and distress inks for the bg on both.

Gift/Cash Envelope using Indian Motifs and Diwali Greetings Stamp set

Gift/Cash Envelope using Indian Motifs and Diwali Greetings Stamp set

This brings to the end of this post ,quite an overdose of embossing (& glitter ;))I  hope I have inspired you to get started with Diwali cards and envelopes! If you need some more information drop a comment with your email id will surely reply.


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