05-22-2018

Introducing PPS clear Stamps + Heat Embossing Techniques

Yes! That’s right! Pretty Paper Studio released their very first set of clear stamps, this month, and I was lucky enough to be sent all the four sets to try out!

Here is a closer look at all the four stamp sets. You can buy them at the Pretty Paper Studio website (https://ppsuae.com/craft-shop/) or visit their store.

So, I created three cards using these stamps sets incorporating the heat embossing technique on each card.

  • Plain Heat Embossed Background

Here is a look at the first one.

So for this 4″x5″ card I heat embossed the Islamic Pattern background stamp on a Kraft cardstock With Versamark and American Krafts white embossing powder and then layered it with vellum. I love how clear the image stamped on the cardstock. Its a fun pattern and the possibilities with this stamp-set are endless.

Since the backgrounds colors were subtle I thought of adding a pop of color by adhering some bright embellishments.

I also added some gold to the card. Something about gold just adds such a beautiful, classy feel to your projects.

As for the sentiment, its from Anjali’s Islamic Greetings stamp set by PPS again. This was my favorite sentiment from that stamp set and works perfect too for this holy month of Ramadan.

  • Heat Embossed Background with Watercolors

For this second card I decided to go with brighter colors!

I again stamped the Islamic Pattern Background stamp on a white cardstock with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with American Krafts white embossing powder.

We all know how beautiful watercoloring can be. It’s natural blending is what makes it such a wonderful medium to use. So I applied three bright colors from the Zig watercolor brush pens to the background so that the pattern stood out.

I finished the card with some glitter Washi tape and a bright blue doily frame. The sentiment was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and heat embossed with American Krafts clear embossing powder.

  • Heat Embossed Background with Distress inks

Ing’s Doodle Background stamp by Ingrid has to be my favorite stamp set of the four. I love how intricate her designs are.

So this time again I heat embossed the background stamp in clear embossing powder and then used the Tim Holtz distress inks, Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade and Spun Sugar, across the card with a mini round ink applicator tool to color the background.

I wanted the finished card to be 4.75 inches square so I cut down the stamped piece accordingly and cut it into squares.  Then I adhered it to the white card base. 

The final step was to add this gold butterfly and an embossed sentiment to finish this card.

Thank you so much for your stopping by and reading this blog post. I hope you liked the cards I made.
Have a wonderful day!

 

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.

09-13-2017

DIY Princess Birthday Invite (WARM_Sept 2017 DIY Challenge)

Hello, everyone!

So my little girl, Krisha just turned 4 last week and this time we had a little Frozen themed birthday party arranged for her at home. I’ve posted all the pictures from the party on my Instagram. Do check them out.  Today’s post is a mini tutorial on how I made

Today’s post is a mini tutorial on how I made Krisha’s birthday invites. It is an easy handmade party invite that would not require a lot of supplies.

I am posting this tutorial for We Are Real Mom‘s September Challenge’s DIY Game Night to celebrate the birthday month of darling little Laddoo.

If you do not know what this challenge is all about then you can read more about it here.

Now let us get started.

For the base of the card, I took this mildly textured blue A4 cardstock and folded it into half.

I had an outline of a flowy dress drawn on to the cardstock in a way where the puffy sleeves touch the folded edge like shown in the picture below.

I carefully hand cut them and this is how it should look like. (You can avoid these three steps if you have a Silhouette Cameo. Since I have quite a few invites to make the Cameo just made my task easy.)

Now comes the fun part! Jazz it up. You could use absolutely anything to embellish it. Use your creativity to the fullest. I decided to use some lace, ribbons, and rhinestones.

The blue mesh that I used for the dress is from one of Krisha’s old dresses.

I went ahead and customised each one adding the names of each kid on a tag tied around the waist.

Voila! Just like that, the birthday invite is ready. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Thanks for stopping by. I really hope I’ve inspired you to try one of these yourself. If you do try them out please don’t forget to share them with me.

Thanks!