November 17, 2017

SIMPLE CHRISTMAS POP UP CARD | SIZZIX LIFESTYLE | VIDEO


Hello everyone! Today I have a very Simple Christmas Pop Up Card to share with you all. I was inspired by Amanda from Little Crafty Pill for the pop up thing. She took measurements but I didn't as I don't like taking measurements and all. I just want to live that way! Thank you Amanda for all the helpful tips and tricks you share in your videos :)

The Tree Line was the previous release and the Village Christmas Time Die is from the latest collection by Tim Holtz for Sizzix Lifestyle. 



Card Project Details

I'm loving working on Kraft Card Stock lately so I took a standard sized card base and another panel smaller than the main card base. Then I ran all the thinlit dies through the Big Shot Express machine and die-cut the pieces out of Black card stock.


I double stacked the Village Christmas Time die. Next I adhered the Tree Line die onto the smaller panel with the help of Tacky Glue. I added splashes of Picket Fence Paint to mimic the snow. And I let the panel dry completely.

Next I made the pop up thing, you can watch it in the video below. I adhered the Santa and Reindeer's die to the pop up element with the help of glue. Finally stamped the sentiments both inside and out with CP's Midnight Ink.


I hope you like it and would give this a try. I have also a video for you. Thank you so much for visiting. Just Watch and Enjoy! :)

November 15, 2017

STAMP OF APPROVAL NATURALLY INSPIRED COLLECTION BY CATHERINE POOLER DESIGNS | VIDEO


Hurrah! Catherine Pooler's Paradise Found Release blog hops went live today. To know more details about the hops and prizes, please, CLICK HERE


And also I have another good news! The Stamp of Approval Naturally Inspired Collection is available for purchase at catherinepooler.com


You can also purchase the SPA Collection HERE..
 

Here are the few cards I made using Naturally Inspired Collection in the past. Click on the pics, they will take to you to their respective sites.


Today I'm helping CP to celebrate their release and for restocking Naturally Inspired Collection. Here is the card I made using that collection.

CARD PROJECT DETAILS


I started by ink blending the background with Bellini Ink. Then stamped over the ink blended panel with scripty kind of stamp from Birds of a Feather stamp set with the same Bellini Ink


I die-cut the flowers/leaves from Wild Garden Die set out of white card stock and colored them with Pixie Dust, Lime Rickey and Rockin' Red Inks, added splatters of water for some lovely water color effect.


Next I stamped the sentiment from Simply the Best stamp set in Midnight Ink. Adhered all the plants with Tacky glue and finished my card by adding few sequins and stickles. 



 I have also made a video for you. I hope you'll like it. Thank you so much for visiting. :)

November 10, 2017

PINKY HOLIDAY CARD | SIZZIX LIFESTYLE


Do you like making Holiday Cards with non traditional colors and supplies? I enjoy doing it and I do it every year, I love playing that way! :)

Products from Sizzix Lifestyle

please visit sizzix.co.uk for more information and education about die-cutting and handmade products.

CARD PROJECT DETAILS

I like Iris card stock for some reasons because it is smooth, gives good results with the ink blending also gives a whimsical look when water or water colors were applied. When you stamp an image it does take a few seconds to dry but I think that is not a problem at all! Overall the finished card looks fantastic!! So I started by trimming down the Iris card stock to a standard sized side folding card, took another panel smaller than the main card base.


Over the smaller panel I ink blended the background with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink. After that I added splashes of water and blotted the excess water with a tissue paper. Once that's done I placed Bubble Stencil from TimHoltz's Stampers Anonymous, applied Picket Fence Dauber Ink through it.


Next, I die-cut one of the Meadow Leaves through the Big Shot Express Machine and water colored it with Peeled Paint Distress Ink.


I free hand cut the hill with a pair of scissors and adhered the hill top over the smaller panel with foam tape followed by the leaves/trees with Tombow Glue.


Finally stamped the sentiment 'Happy Holidays' in London Fog ink by Memento


Also adhered the smaller panel over the main card base with foam tape. And that finished my card for today. Thank you for visiting. :)

November 9, 2017

SUPER QUICK CHRISTMAS CARD | SIZZIX LIFESTYLE


Hello everyone! I hope you guys remember my Foamiran Flowers from last week. I've made a bunch of flowers, you can check the actual post HERE. I was meaning to add these flowers to my card so here it is now! It was easy and simple to make! :)


CARD PROJECT DETAILS

I started by sponging the edges of the music notes pattern paper by Inspired by Stamping with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then adhered to the A2 sized top folding white card.


Then I stamped the sentiment with Archival Jet Black Ink.


Next I adhered the Poinsettia Flower over the main card base with the help of the foam tape.


And that's it, that pretty much finishes the card! A few close ups for you!


I took less than 10 minutes to finish this card..


I hope you like this and I hope you guys would give this a try! You can find how the Foamiran Flowers are made HERE


Products from Sizzix Lifestyle

Please visit Sizzix.co.uk for more information and education.

  • Sizzix Bigz Die - Tattered Poinsettia
  • Sizzix Big Shot Express Machine Only (White & Gray)

  • PROMOTIONS


    Check these beautiful Christmassy pattern papers by Sizzix Lifestyle. You can download them for free HERE.

    MIXED MEDIA GIVEAWAY 


    If you love Mixed Media and Scrapbooking, then this brand-new collection from Sizzix designer Pete Hughes is going to be perfect for you! The competition closes on 30th November, so make sure you don’t miss out and enter now! More details can be found HERE.

    November 8, 2017

    CHRISTMAS CARD | CATHERINE POOLER DESIGNS


    Hello my dear lovely crafty people! How are you doing? My husband has recovered well by the grace of God. He is still on sick leave and will get back to work next week. :) I had this card design on my mind for quite sometime and finally I was able to put my ideas into action. To make this card I used the products from Catherine Pooler Designs.

    NOTE : Geo Trio Stencil and Tags, etc. dies are from Stamp of Approval Counting Blessings Collection which is sold out at the moment but the stock will be back very soon! So keep an eye on shop.catherinepooler.com.


    Card Project Details

    I started by folding the Kraft card stock into an A2 sized card base. Then I took the beautiful Tag,Vine Die and tiny circle dies and die-cut out of Kraft, White and Red card stocks respectively with the help of Big Shot Machine.


    I placed the stencil over the die-cut tag and applied Ranger Texture Paste through it and allowed it to dry completely. Mean while I colored the leaf vine die-cut with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and added splashes of water for some beautiful result.


    While the die-cuts were drying I went ahead and stamped the sentiment from Hip Holiday in Picket Fence Ink Dauber. Fussy cut it and kept aside!


    Finally I wrapped a white twine around the tag and adhered all the elements together with foam tape and glue. I hope you like this card. Thank for visiting! :)

    November 3, 2017

    DOODLES AND WATERCOLORS

    Hello everyone! Today I have a fun post to share with you all. As my hubby is down with Dengue Fever, I don't have enough time to craft. So all I'm doing was sitting next to him, doodle and water color. This way I can spend more time with him and have a noise free house.. LOL.. I have shared all these doodles on my Instagram feed but I wanted to share here too :)


    I didn't use any traditional water color paper instead I used Iris card stock. I got a little frustrated when the water color was applied first to the paper because the water was not soaking into the paper but I liked how the water took some time to merge into the paper. I am quite impressed with the result! Such a cool cartoony effect which I love the most :)


    To doodle my images, I use a regular CD marker which is easily available in the market. Once the penciling part was done, I'll go ahead and doodle again on those pencil marks with this marker.


    To erase all those pencil lines I used a regular eraser.. See.. I don't use any fancy material at all..


    I must say, I invested a little in water colors and yet I need to buy a few more. But I am quite happy with my Koi water colors. So all I want to say is 'I am a beginner, I love what I am doing and I never stop to learn and experiment' ;) Thanks for visiting!

    October 30, 2017

    Foamiran Flowers | Sizzix Lifestyle | Pictorial


    Hello everyone! Today I have a very fun and interesting project to share with you all - Foamiran Flowers. To be honest I am very new to this type of crafts, this is the first time I've ever tried and I am pretty sure you'll love making these as much as I do. 

    I used the following Bigz Dies to make my Foamiran Flowers..





    You'll need the following products to make this craft
    • Foam Sheets
    • Hot Glue Gun
    • Iron Box or Heat Tool
    • Skewer or a Pencil
    • Inks (optional)
    • Glitter (optional)
    Procedure of making Foamiran Flowers


    Start by die-cutting the foam through the Big Shot Plus Machine


    Once all your die-cuts are ready, apply ink/chalks to the edges of the foam flowers. In my case I used Chalk Colors to color the edges.


    Put your settings to silk in your Iron Box and apply heat as shown above. Use a skewer or a pencil to protect your fingers from burning.


    As soon as the heat was applied, twist the flowers nicely and keep it aside


    Then open the petals slowly and carefully and adhered the petals with Hot Glue Gun. They turned out pretty, right?


    I also applied Star Dust Stickles to the edges of the petal and smudged it with my fingers. 


    To enhance the beauty of these flowers I adhered golden beads with glue


    I turned one of the petals from the Asian Flower as green Cactus


    Here is another one!


    And these are the beautiful roses from 3D Rose Bigz Die


    And that is the project for today! I hope you liked it and got inspired. This is such a easy and fun filled craft and I hope you would give this a try. Thanks for visiting! See you soon :)