05-07-2017

Easy Watercolor Background Floral ‘Miss You’ Card

Happy Wednesday!

I am back with yet another video tutorial! I received so much of love and motivation from a lot of my friends and well-wishers on my very first video that I had to make another one. I have in fact much more lined up and am only excited to share them with all of you here.

Today I have made this really simple watercolor card. The background is a two layered wash of white and black color mixed from my Gansai Tambi watercolor set. I’ve used the Strathmore Ready Cut Watercolor paper which is one of my favorite. I’ll be doing a review on it shortly. So stay tuned for that.

The floral stamp is from Altenew’s Best Mom stamp set. Its stamped and heat embossed using Versamark and Black embossing powder from Stampin’ Up. I filled it up using Kuratake Zig Watercolor Brush pens.

The size of the card is 4″x5″.

So, without further ado, here is a quick tutorial on this clean and simple watercolor background card.

Thanks!

-Shruti

04-06-2017

Heat Embossed & Vellum Birthday Card

Hello, all!

Today I am back on my blog after almost a year. I had promised myself I will be more regular here and be more active on my social media too.  To be honest, I have done quite a bit of craft and artwork. You could see bits and pieces of it on my Instagram.

Anyway without further ado, here is a simple card I made using minimal supplies.

The yellow cardstock is trimmed and scored at 4×5 inches. The Kraft Cardstock is trimmed at 3.75×4.75 inches. I went ahead and stamped the leaves by Altenew’s Doodle Blooms stamp set on the cardstock randomly with my favorite white embossing powder from Wow! by American Krafts and Rangers Versamark.

The fuzzy cut poppy stuck on top is from the Painted Poppy stamp set by Alternew. The poppy was also stamped and heat embossed and colored using Zig Watercolor Brush pens.

Then I placed the Kraft cardstock on top of the yellow cardstock using Scotch’s double-sided foam tape. I also placed a vellum trimmed at 2.75×3.75 inches. The sentiment on vellum is stamped and embossed similarly as well.

Do check out my very first video tutorial on my Youtube channel. Please do like and subscribe if you like what you see.

Thanks!

05-14-2016

Stencils using Silhouette Cameo | Photo Tutorial | Mixed Media Canvas |

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Hello!

I am back with yet another tutorial featuring  Silhouette Cameo. This time I show you how to make your own stencils using vinyl and acetate sheet.

So without further ado, lets get started with the tutorial.

I first started with making a vinyl stencil. Here I am using Silhouette’s Premium Vinyl in the color white.

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While using Vinyl make sure you always choose the option ‘load media’ on the Cameo.

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I decided to cut out this really pretty pebble background stencil.

I adhered this pebble vinyl stencil on to a canvas,

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Here I am using the Prima Marketing Finnabair Art Extravagance Texture paste all over the stencil to create an embossed effect.

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This is how it looks once the stencil is peeled and dried. Beautiful, isn’t it?

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I repeated the steps on an another canvas of the same size and went ahead and painted both of them in a color of my choice. You can see how the dry brush technique gives a really pretty look to the dried texture paste.

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I left the canvas to dry and hopped on to the next step. I cut out a silhouette image of Lord Buddha, using my Silhouette Cameo, onto a really thick cardstock as well as a wood-grain pattern paper.

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I glued them together using a really strong glue and distressed the edges of the cut out image using a Distress ink in the color Vintage Photo

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My next step was to cut out yet another stencil but this time using an acetate sheet. Here I am using Judikins Embossable Window Plastic Sheets.

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Here is a closer look at the shape I chose to cut on the acetate sheet with the help of Cameo

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Here is how it looks when I used it on the pattern paper using the same texture paste. If you are wondering about the color, I just mixed it with some Gold acrylic pain before smearing it through the stencil.

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I cut out a round shape on burlap and painted it gold.

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I also added some fine gold glitter powder in the center of it using Mod Podge. It takes a while to dry.

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Now going back to the cut cut out Lord Buddha image. I backed it with lots and lots of foam tape so it has a bit of a risen effect when stuck on to the canvas.

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Finally, I put them all together for the final look.

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I decided to keep it simple like always.

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Before I end this post I have to say that Silhouette Cameo truly is a versatile product. There are numerous ways you can use it depending on your creativity. It is definitely a must have for any one who loves to craft!

Supplies Used:

Silhouette Cameo

Canvas

Prima Marketing Finnabair Art Extravagance Texture Paste

Silhouette Premium Adhesive Vinyl 9″ White

Judikins Embossable Window Plastic Sheets

My Mind’s Eye – Miss Caroline – Living Everyday 12×12″ Patterned Paper

Prima Marketing Art Alchemy – Acrylic Paint – Metallique Gold Rush

Burlap Page 100% Jute 12″X12″ – Natural

Mod Podge

Challenges Entered:

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That is all from me for today.

Ciao!

sig

 

04-18-2016

Graphic 45 Mon Amour | Silhouette Cameo | Mini Album Tutorial

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Hello,

I cannot wait to share with you guys a closer look at this mini album that I made using my Silhouette software and Cameo as a DT project for PPS. I cannot tell you enough how easy it is to make an album or any paper project once you own a Cameo. It is a great paper cutting machine!

I used mostly the Graphic 45 Bon Amour 12×12 pattern papers and embellishments for this album.

So, for the pattern papers I chose the Patterned Paper 65lb Silhouette setting.

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Most often than not the machine suggested settings are accurate.

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The Mini Album cutting file is the Lori Whitlock Chipboard Mini Album bought from the Silhouette Design store. It comes with a very easy to follow video tutorial on Lori’s blog.

Here are all the pieces cut and ready.

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It is very easy to put these pieces together into a mini album even without a tutorial.
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This is the accordion spine of the album. I remember earlier how long it took me to measure and score the cardstock while making one of these.. but not anymore!

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This is how it looks when you attach the pages to the spine.

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Once the skeleton is ready you can go ahead and start embellishing it.

Page 1:

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On the inside front and back cover I made a pocket for the tags, journaling cards and photo mats:

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Page 2: Here, I have used some cut-outs with quotes on it to hold my tags and photo mats together.

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Page 3: I also used the band technique on more than a couple of pages to hold mini envelopes with journaling cards and other embellishments in them.

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Page 4:

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Page 5:

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Page 6: I used some acetate sheets too. It can be easily slid on and off the album page.

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That is it! My mini album is ready! All I have left is to fill it up with photos, sweet memories and maybe some more beautiful embellishments.

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I had a blast putting together this mini album from  beginning to end!!

Do let me know what you think about it in the comments section below.

Love,

sig

Supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo

Graphic 45 Mon Amour 12″X12″ Paper Pad

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Chipboard Die Cuts – Journaling

Graphic 45 Mon Amour Cardstock Die-Cuts 6″X12″ – Tags & Pockets

American Crafts Solids KRAFT Textured Cardstock 12×12″

Maggie Holmes Shine Foiled Acetate 12″X12″

Echo Park Paper Lucky In Love Cardstock Stickers 12″X12″

Bazzill Cardstock Bling In the Pink 12×12″ Cardstock

Bazzill Classic Cardstock 12″X12″- Cardinal