03-06-2016

Easy DIY Vellum Flower Party Lights | Tutorial

vellum-party-lights-11I’ve seen some really pretty vellum flower party lights in Gifts and Craft shops here in Dubai and they’ve always caught my fancy. It is only when I made one myself did I realize how easy it was to put one together.

So let us get on with it.!

To begin with, you need some wire lights. I went for these really thin ones I got from a craft shop. you could use any type.vellum-party-lights-2Apart from that you need some Vellum, a ball tool to make flowers, Crop-a-dile and some glue.  That is it!! Can you believe it?

Start off by cutting out some flowers in four different sizes. I used my Silhouette Cameo. You could use flower punches in 4 different sizes or simply cut using scissors.vellum-party-lights-3Use a ball stylus tool to gently mold and form a cup shape to each petal. If you don’t have one, you can use the rounded back of a paintbrush.vellum-party-lights-4Glue them together. I used the Glossy accent so that it dries clear and it does not see though the vellum when lit up.

Easy DIY flower Party lights using Vellum

Now push the front end of the bulb though the punched hole. In this case, the size of the hole was perfect for bulbs to sit in snugly.vellum-party-lights-6Finish up by covering all the bulbs with the vellum flower.vellum-party-lights-7Voila! You are done! How easy was that?!IMG_0798It looks so pretty even in the daylight that it works as a great home decor accessory.vellum-party-lights-8I urge you to try it out! I am sure you will love it!!

Tell me if you have ever tried one of these yourself. If yes, then I would love it see it. Share it with me on my Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account.

That is all from me today.

Toodles,

– Shruti

Supplies:

Silhouette Cameo

Wire Lights

Vellum

We are Memory Keeper Crop-a-dile

Ranger Inkessentials – Glossy Accent

Flower making Ball tool

06-30-2014

Scrapbooking layout – Masking technique tutorial

Good Morning all!

This is Shruti here and I am here to show you how I made this very easy scrapbook layout using the masking technique.

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I used my Silhouette Adhesive cardstock for the masking technique here. I cut out my daughter name ‘Krisha’ using my Cameo on the adhesive cardstock. The font I have used here is Impact.

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Before you place the letters on to your cardstock make sure you stick them on back of your hand couple of times so it removes the excessive stickiness and it makes it easy to peel it off from your cardstock later. I have used the American Crafts 12×12 cardstock in Vanilla

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I sprayed some Tattered Angels glimmer mist on top of it. I used two colors here; Marigold and Blue skies

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Once the mist dried up I used a gel pen in red to roughly trace around the letters. I did not want the letters to have a very clean look so that it gives it a handwritten effect.

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Peel off the letters.

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Voila! how simple is that?!

I went ahead and added a photo and other embellishments to finish off the layout.

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Supplies used:

Silhouette Cameo

Silhouette Adhesive backed cardstock – White

American Crafts Solids VANILLA Textured Cardstock 12×12″

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Marigold & Blue Skies

Studio Calico Essentials – Green Dot

Project Life  Themed Cards – Mom

Dear Lizzy Daydreamer Treehouse Foam thickers

Martha Stewart Punch Edge Arch Lattice

Love,

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04-23-2013

Distress Stain–Tutorial

Good Morning, friends..

I am here to talk about Distress Stains. Distress Strains are fluid water based dyes for papers and other porus surfaces. They can be used in multiple ways. Use them directly top down on by pressing the nylon dabber on to the surface to create a beautiful background… It gives a very water color like effect on paper.

Another way of playing with them is by pouring some of the ink into a spray bottle and use as a mist. You can also dilute it with water to give it a lighter effect..

Use them to color in ribbons, laces, paper flowers and other such embellishments.. I even tried using them on canvas once and it worked just perfect..

Here is what I quickly put together using some of my distress stains..

Hope you enjoy the tutorial..

Step 1

I started off by heat embossing some clear embossing powder directly on to the Hero Hues folded card in Snow
Step 2:

I decided to color up my card with three different Distress Stains.. Picket Fence, Peacock Feathers and Broken China. You can either apply them by rubbing the nylon dabber directly on to the card.. or use your fingers to gently dab them like I did in the picture below. I wanted a very uneven water-color like effect to my background which is why I decided to use my fingers.

Step 3: I cut a smaller piece of watercolor paper and this time I rubbed all the three color directly on to the paper and colored it up.. I even stained a piece of sheer white ribbon with Broke China Distress Stain

Step 4: I then stamped and cut some cute images on a water color paper to ink them with some distress stains..

Picket Fence is a very useful stain, according to me.. I use it to mix with other colors to create different shades..

Like here.. I mixed it with Barn Door Distress Stain to create a light pink color. Similarly I mixed Barn Door, Picket Fence and Crushed Olive stains together to get shades of orange.. And that is what I used to color these flowers up.. 🙂 How cool is that?!


I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Oh! yes.. the sentiment was cut using my Silhouette Cameo.. 🙂
Thank You!!
Love,
Shruti
Supplies Used:
Hero Hues Snow Floded Cards
Hero Arts Bright White Water Color Paper
Hero Arts Zig Zag Cling Stamp
Zing Embossing Powder Clear
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stain: Barn Door
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stain: Peacock Feathers
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stain: Broken China
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stain: Crushed Olive
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Stain: Picket Fence
American Crafts – Pebbles – New Addition Girl Collection – Clear Acrylic Stamp
Silhouette Cameo Die Cutting Machine

07-03-2012

Lulupu–Mini album Tutorial

Heya crafters!!

I made a little mini album at Lulupus.. Here is a little sneak peak..

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You can find all about this mini album along with a video tutorial at Lulupu’s blogpage!!!

Have fun!

Also, Lulupu’s challenge for the month of July is up.. To get more details of the same and to enter, make sure you check the post linked below.

JULY CHALLENGE – Mini Album

See you at Lulupu’s! ;)

You can also find Lulupu on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!!

– Shruti