05-16-2018

Video Tutorial: Acetate card + Die Cuts + Simple Watercolor Background

Today I am bringing back my Youtube videos with a card that I made using an Acetate sheet. Acetate is a fun material to use for cardmaking. It allows you to get new looks from products that you may already have.

One of the main issues working with these sheets is that because its clear base, everything shows from the outside to the inside. But by using high-tack double-sided adhesive sheets, or a liquid glue that dries clear, smooth, clean results can be achieved.

[All supplies are linked in the text below]

I show you in the video how to assemble a thank you card with acetate and a simple watercolor background and lots of die cuts. I hope you like it.

Supplies Used

**SUPPLIES USED**
# Hero Arts Radiant White Cardstock
# Acetate Sheet
# Sizzix Thinlit Butterflies Mini Die
# Silhouette Cameo
# Fiskars Paper Trimmer
# Bone Folder
# Scotch Double Sided Tape
# Sizzix Bigshot Machine
# Double Sided Foam Tape
# Ken Oliver Color Burst Powder
# Me and Big Ideas 365 Create Washi Tape

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05-08-2018

Altenew: Painted Poppy Thank You Card + Silhouette Cameo

Hello!

Are you a fan of poppies? Well, I sure am. In fact, I love all flowers in general. Altenew had released this beautiful Poppy stamp set  last year, that is to die for! I had used this stamp set before and had even made a video tutorial on how I made a card using it, If you would like to watch it then click the link below.

Heat Embossed & Vellum Birthday Card

If you are not the best at coloring, this stamp set helps you achieve a layered look easy as 1-2-3! It is from their build-a-flower stamp set collection.

I’d like to share a very simple card I made using the Altenew Painted Poppy Stamp set and of course my Silhouette Cameo.

I have used some hexagon cutouts which were cut with the Silhouette Cameo, for the background. They are scraps from another card I made a while ago. (This explains why you should never throw away paper scraps. *chuckles*)

I went ahead and colored each of these cutouts individually, with watercolors. They were backed with double-sided foam tape and glued down to the card base (dimensions: 4×5 inches)

I used the Cameo again to cut out the fancy frame and then colored it in contrast to give the card a pop of color. Vellum backing was added to give the card a softer look.

As for the poppy, I decided not to layer the stamps this time. Instead, I simply stamped the poppy image with Versamark and embossed it with white Zing embossing powder. Zig Clean Color Brush Pens gave the poppy a vibrant look.

To finish it off, the sentiment, Thank You, (Avery Elle Sentimental stamp set) was again embossed on to vellum and glued down.

Voila! You are left with a vibrant card that took not much effort.

If you liked the card then do leave a comment below or go to my Facebook page and give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends!

Thank you!

04-25-2018

Silhouette Cameo: Two Thank you cards using Distress Inks

Hello all!

Thank you for stopping by!

I am back and today I have a set of two fun cards to show you. Thought it would be fun to do some ink-blending onto a cardstock so I used a stencil on one to create a patterned background and a die cut background for the second card.

  • Stencil and Distress Ink Technique

To create this beautiful patterned background, I used the polka dot stencil and taped it down to the cardstock with a masking tape and dabbed distress inks in rainbow colors with a blending tool.

Since I enjoy making rainbow cards, so I had to try this using the stencil technique.

I have recently been loving this gold foil cardstock that I bought from a local stationery shop. I use it to add accents or sentiments on to my project. For this particular card, I used it to cut out a sentiment using the Cameo.

  • Distress Inks and Die Cut Background Technique

For this Butterfly card, I cut out this Morrocon tile background using the Cameo to add texture to the card. I used some vibrant colors along with some black and blended them together to create the background.

This beautiful butterfly is from the Penny Black’s Social Butterfly stamp set.

The greeting was finished with stamping and embossing one of the small greetings from Altenew’s Many Thanks stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by today.

04-18-2018

Some art work from 2017

Hello.

I know I have been really inactive here on my blog and one of my resolutions for 2018 is to be more regular.

So before I post any of my latest works here I thought I’ll share some of my favorite artworks from the past two years. If you already follow me on Instagram then you probably have already seen them.

This one with the tiger has been one of my bests from 2016.

And here is another one of my beautiful friend Bipasha. I am so glad she let me do this.

Last year we had seen a lot of cactus and succulent paintings doing the rounds on Instagram so I decided to try my hands on them as well.

Wreaths too have been really popular over the past year and I too couldn’t stop trying my hands at them.

Here is another one with my daughter’s initial.

I made this particular one when I was on a staycation at Vythiri Resort in Wayanad, Kerala. While in India I bought a couple of watercoloring demonstration books by Milind Mulick through Amazon. I love his work and I am glad I could learn some tips and tricks through his books..

This one is for my love for owls.

Tried some still life watercolor paintings as well.

That is all folks!

See you in my next post.

Love,