Thursday, 25 August 2016

Time for clear cards

Hi crafty people, 

With all the my love for transparent cards or clear cards and all the queries for the procedure of the same, I am back with a couple of clear cards to share on

Without wasting much time I will jump into the steps to make one:
Following are some easy steps for making of this card:

Stamp some floral bunches fromFlower in a Jar set with gold and color it, here I have used distress inks, fussy cut them and adhere them on a patterned paper.

Using the first panel as a base, draw the outline on a separate blank card stock. I have avoided the buds as I dont want them to stick to the card, hence giving a 3D look.

Draw the outlines on two more pieces but this time not the floral outlines, only the arc.

Stamp any background design on an OHP or acetate sheet, here I have used Quilted Love and have embossed it with Enchanted gold from Ranger. Stick the floral base cut out on it with any glue.

As you see, the glue can be visible from the other side as the card base here is a transparent OHP sheet! So, this look is a total No No!!

Stick the copy of the first base cut out on the other side to cover any visible traces of glue.

Stick the other two arc shaped card stocks to the other side of the transparent sheet. and its done!
Take a look

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I have done an extra one to show it to you people about myriad possibilities with the concept of clear cards!!

Isn't it so much fun!
Hope you like this post. 
Happy crafting
with love

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Its time for the Plaids!!!

Hey all,

This time I am on! It has a long time I have crafted anything in particular. Missed me? I missed you people much :)

I have been in love with the Plaids stamp from the beginning and one day I got ample time to play with the designs and had made a lot of plaid designs in every possible color that I could think at that time!

So, why not play with the plaids today? 

Without wasting much time, lets get started :)

Today I am bringing four very easy to do designs with plaids.

First Card

Apart from the Plaids stamp design I am focusing on the Solid shapes for this card.

First of all, stamp the hearts and the diamonds with your favourite colors, here I have used distress inks and highlighted them with felt pens.

Fussy cut them. Arrange them and stick them in a circular form to make flowers.
I have used a plaid made with black archival ink. I adhered the plaid design on a pale yellow cardstock and coupled it with some rhinestones and enamel dots.

Too much possibilities with these stamps!!! I bet you second me.

For the second card I have used a combination of plaids and the Monstrous Stamp for a Birthday card.
This card is very simple to make. I had preserved a plaid design on Pink which I have used for this card. I stamped and colored some images from Monstrous stamp. I made this a Shaker Card. The sentiment is from Happy Birthday to You set.

Third Card

The third is a super time saver! I have used a plaid design I had done with the distress inks and I love the look it has resulted into. Just the plaid with the skeleton leaves, Jute twine and the sentiment! And its done.

The sentiment is arranged from the Banner Alpha.

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Fourth Project

The last card of the day from my side is a simple one arranged with a patterned paper, a hand lettered fussy cut sentiment and an arranged sentiment from Banner Alpha. AND Its done!

Aren't these too simple?

Card making tip: The card making becomes super easy and time saving if you have plaids earlier. I had made plaid designs earlier on different colors and these four cards took hardly an hour to complete. 
So, whenever you are free, play with the plaids ^_^
Thanks for having patience with my long posts everytime :) 
Waiting to see your designs with these wonderful plaids.

With much love 

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Celebrate Rakhi with Peek-A-Boo Designs

Hi all,

This time I am with a set of rakhis for the

 Rakshabandhan or simply Rakhi is a Hindu festival celebrated in many parts of India, which celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters. On Rakhi, sisters tie a rakhi or the sacred thread on her brother's wrist which symbolizes the love and prayer by a sister for her brother. 

As the month of August hits, we can see many colorful rakhis being sold in the local markets.
Every year I make rakhis for my brothers; so, this time I thought to make a few with the PABD stamps.

Without wasting time, lets get started:
I will try to give detailed steps as much as possible.

Step 1: I took the Mandala stamp set and had drawn the outline of one of the layers on an OHP sheet.
Step 2: Then I took Happy Birthday to you stamp and stamped the 'BEST' from there on the OHP sheet and handwritten the word Brother, and embossed it white.

Step 3 : I made a shaker RAKHI by sticking it to another paper, a lil bigger on the edges, and some sequins inside it.
Step 4: I finished it with glitter on the edges and a ribbon I had in my stash.

I made another SHAKER rakhi on Blue and have used Banner Alpha for the Word 'BROTHER'.

Now to match it up with, I made a card followed by the simple steps:

Step 1: I have stamped the middle of the Golden Cardstock with Swirly Time and the outer section with Quilted Love by masking one another with two different shades of Gold embossing powders.
Step 2: I have made some handmade flowers (though this is my second try without any die cuts and accessories), placed those with some sequins.
Step 3: A hand written sentiment and some glitters on the edges.

Its done and I am happy to see how the two background stamps can be effectively used.

Lets have a final look on the set.

I hope you all have liked the shaker rakhis with a matching card. Wish you all a Happy Rakshabandhan :)

With love 

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Its the time to try Handmade flowers!

Hello All, 

I was very eager to try the handmade flowers as soon I saw them in my news feed! The flowers complete the cards like a magic and moreover, I wanted to try something other than CAS style!

I thought for going with some 3D style in my project now.

I stamped the background with Hero Arts Garden tiles with gold embossing powder to finish. I waterwashed it with Victoria Velvet distress ink. (I loveee it !!!)
I cut the flower cut outs manually and inked them with festive berries distress ink
I left them to dry, arranged them with the pollens and finished it with some shimmer from wink of stella.
I have made two flowers of the same shape and size and also added some small handmade flowers to it.
I added some pearl strings to it and the sequins too
I have used the die cut as border to the sentiment (received as a gift)
Written the sentiment with hand and some ink splatters and its done.

Peek-A-Tute Friday with Ria

Hello Everyone,

This is Ria again on this side with some projects on your favorite Friday! I hope you all are enjoying the July release and I am already seeing fabulous projects by everyone.

Are you taking part in this month's challenge Challenge 8 - Onlylayers

I am here today with three new projects. Let us move onto the projects:


My first project is an altered glass bottle. I have made the project in four easy steps:

Step 1: Using your distress inks, stamp the butterflies from Bold butterflies of every size on a paper (I have used scrap paper and I never throw scraps and better use for these tiny stampings). I have also cut some tiny butterflies using a paper punch.

Step 2: Fussy cut the butterflies, blend the same ink on it by which it was stamped and I have used some bling with Wink of Stella.

Step 3: Cover the body of the bottle with acrylic colors with a sponge. Let it air dry for few minutes.
Step 4: Apply the texture paste on it through Leaf stencil. Let it dry. And then cover partially the same acrylic colors on it.

I have finished it by sticking the butterflies on it- on an ascending order. Placed all the three word diecuts and some sequins.



I have come to know about the transparent cards last month and wanted to try this asap. I have made the night scene with Festive berries, Blue Chase & Grape vine from artistry inks; with some mist and white acrylic.
Stamped the fairies, colored the wings, fussy cut them and adhered them to the margins. The sentiment is also from the same set. I have stamped the stars from the solid shapes set and embossed them with Enchanted Gold. Its done!


My third project is a card this time. Made the background with the stencil with some mist and pearl effect on it. Stamped and colored the flourish from the Humming blossom Set. Cut it into an oval shape, adhered on a black foam and then on the background, finished with some enamel dots and sequins!

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I hope I have done justice to the mixed media and the transparent card with my first trials. 

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Thanks for stopping by

Monday, 11 July 2016

A birthday shaker card

Hello all,

I have newly learnt making shaker cards and I must confess I have become too much addicted to these. With my first post for this month, I decided to go for the second post making a shaker card with the Magical fairies of the Peek-A-Boo designs

Without much delay, moving on to the steps:

I first inked and blended two colors of blue from distress inks. After blending it, added some big drops of water from a water brush. After it got completely dried, I added some white dots and sprayed too with white acrylic. The base is done.

Meanwhile, I stamped and embossed the fairies with black, fussy cut them and adhered them to a case panel (which is cut manually).

I also gave a nice blue hue to the panel and embossed the sentiment on the OHP sheet.
Finished it with some sequins :)

Take  a closer look

I would like to share this card with:
My take on for this challenge:
Two fairies
Two colors of distress inks
Two sentiments
sentiments placed in Two different techniques (stamped & embossed)
Two layers 

Monday, 4 July 2016

An array of Designs to start off July

Hello everyone,

This is the first post for the month in detail. I hope you have liked all the new designs of July, aren’t they just amazing? I am in love with all the designs and couldn’t resist myself from experimenting all the designs together in a post.

Without wasting much time moving directly to the projects-

First Project
My first project is related to the July Month challenge theme-Layers. 
For this I have chosen Bold Butterflies stamp set. I have made the background with distress inks with various shades of blue, green and Lime yellow. Stamped the images from the set with distress inks again and embossed the butterflies with gold. I have used the die cut – Word - Dream and Graceful Lattice in bits and pieces. Finished the whole card by cutting the panel from between.

Take a closer look...

Second Project

My second project also is related to the Challenge theme. I have used Layered Dahlias and stamped the flowers finishing it with tinsel Gold embossed on it. I have placed die cuts of Graceful Lattice randomly on a wooden patterned paper and placed the flowers in between. I have also added the Dream die cut here, embossed it with tinsel Gold and Glossy accents.

Third Project

My third Project is a Shaker Card Which also goes with the challenge theme. I have stamped dahlias and leaves from Layered Dahlias, embossed it white and colored with distress inks. I have also colored the background with the inks and written the sentiment on it. I have used Dual Stitched Rounded Rectangle to cut the frame. I have added sequins to finish it up.

Fourth project

My fourth project is also layered one but this time I have used supplies of older releases. I have used the stencil Arrow and blended some blues on it, my favourite being the Ocean reef from Artistry inks which is really vibrant. I have added some water droplets to create the magical effect with distress inks. I have stamped and embossed the sentiment from Happy Birthday to You with white. Finished it with some glitter papers and wires.

Fifth project

It’s a tag that I have made using Banner Alpha stamp set. I have only used the triangle outline to create a background, embossed it white and blended some red and pink to make a background. Embossed the sentiment DREAM from the same set by arranging it and one from the Magical Fairies set on a vellum. 

I hope you liked the projects and thanks for having such patience to go through all the six projects.


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