Showing posts from July, 2015

OHP card

Today's card is a new try. I was having sheets of OHP at home and didnt know what to do with them. So, I thought why not make a OHP card???

I used the silhoutte stamp on a white card stock and used ink blending technique for the background color. I used pink, orange and red color dye inks for the blending. 

 I trimmed out the card stock as I wanted it to be a small card since I am trying it for the first time. I used a pink ribbon and tied it around the OHP sheet and pasted the ends using masking tape. I adhered the picture to the sheet and on the inside of the card, I pasted a white card on the inside of the card to hide the riboon end and the tape.I did the same for the sentiment as well. I felt the card was kind a empty and added some eyelets to it. I was quiet happy with the end result. 

Shaker card "Shaking you wishes"

Hi everyone,

I am super excited today. I've always wanted to make a shaker card and unfortunately due to soemthing or the other I was unable to make them. But today I found a lot of time and made this shaker card. 

As usual I printed out this cicrular stamp design from net and colored them using color pencils. I didnt want to waste time in shading so I have not shaded them. Its a neutral wish I come up with "Shaking you wishes". I using mixed sequins I had and used a OHP sheet to cover it up. I cut the circle in the middle of the picture and adhered all of them together. I used baker's twine and added my sentiment to it. Even before I could post it online, I sold the card. I have have saved the circle that was cut out to use for other projects. 

Ink blending and stamping

I have 3 cards for today’s post. The first one is a masculine birthday card using stamping technique. I have randomly stamped 4 colors from Ranger dye ink pad and then selected 2 designs and stamped it over the same. I used dark brown satin ribbon to tie a bow and made it into a birthday card. 

The second and third card and of similar technique, ink blending. I used ink pads from Ranger and ink blender from ranger to blend these cards.  The first is like a silhouette type card. The second card is  from a stamp set. And I used Zig colors for coloring them instead of my stylefile markers. I didnt decide on the sentiment for my cat card. 

Ice cream birthday card

My next card is a birthday card with yummy ice cream. I used three ice cream pictures from a stamp set and used 3 colors yellow for mango, green for pistachio and pink for strawberry. These are my favorite ice cream flavors. I made this especially on request from a relative of mine. 

I stamped 3 ice cream images and cut them out. I then colored them with my markers and took the sentiment from the stamp set that says "Happy birthday with sprinkles on top". I thought it was very different sentiment and like it a lot. I made a blue border using my marker for the sentiment and green border for the card using my marker. Then I adhered all of them to the card using double sided tape. 

Quick card in 5 minutes-cosmos card

I am up with a new card today with my own sentiment "You are out of this world" (other sentiments can be "you are my universe" or "you make my world colorful". What I basically did here is I took a picture of the space cosmos and printed it out. I trimmed out the edges and and used 1/4 inch blue ribbon to wrap it around.

I made a bow and used a double sided tape to adhere it to my card. I have still not thought about the sentiment so I just roughly made a You are out of this world sentiment and the inside of the card can say beacuse you are the best or you are wonderful. Its a very very very simple card which can be made in less than 5 minutes.

Are you made of CuTe?

Hi everyone, I am back with a new card design. I used a stamp set to make this beautiful card. Me being a total science freak I loved the concept of using elements into my card. I am using 2 elements here one is copper (Cu) and the other is tellurium (Te). Cu+Te=CUTE. I was just a try out card but turned out really well and best part was I sold it immediately. Luckily I just took a moderate picture of it. 

So I did here was I first downloaded the peridoic table for the atomic weight and mass and I wanted it to look like a part from the table. So I made 2 separate pieces from card stock one for each element and used blue for copper and green tellurium. To adhere it to the card stock I used foam ahesive to give dimension and used 2 ribbons to decorate the card stock and adhered it to a blue card stock. The first image is the outside of the card with the sentiment 'Are you made of CuTe' and on the inside the sentiment says beacuse you are cute.

Zig clean color real brush

ZIG clean color real brush is an amazing product form Kuretake, a Japanese company. I just love playing with this color pens. 

This pen has brush tip similar to paint brush and colors blend beautifully. I use a water brush to blend colors. I have seen some demo videos of the product and where they first use the colors and then use the water brush to blend them out. But I first used the water brush to apply little water on my paper and then put little of the color and started to blend it out. It works beautifully and I love it. 
I have a couple of pictures where I used them. The best part is it can be used without water as well to give darker color but I made it very little. 

Handmade greeting cards

Types of greeting cards: Counter cards: Greeting cards that are sold individually. This contrasts with boxed cards. Standard Greeting Cards: A standard greeting card is printed on high-quality paper (such as card stock), and is rectangular and folded, with a picture or decorative motif on the front. Inside is a pre-printed message appropriate for the occasion, along with a blank space for the sender to add a signature or handwritten message. A matching envelope is sold with the card. Some cards and envelopes feature fancy materials, such as gold leaf, ribbons or glitter. Photo Greeting Cards: In recent years, photo greeting cards have gained widespread popularity and come in two main types. The first type are photo insert cards in which a hole has been cut in the centre. A photo slides in just like a frame. The second type are printed photo cards in which the photo is combined with artwork and printed, usually on a high-end digital press, directly onto the face of the card. Both types ar…

Quilled gift/money envelopes

Hi everyone, I am back with a new but old project "Gift envelopes".  I enjoy and love to make these envelopes. All I need for this project are: 1. A4 size card stock/100gsm color paper 2. Quilling tools    a. needle    b. quilling paper    c. template 3. Scoring board 4. Glue 5. 1 cm satin ribbons
I always tend to first pick my color for the envelope I will be making. And then I decide on the pattern or design I will be making on the envelopes. I will also be making some heat embossed envelopes for my future posts. I have made lots of different envelop designs, some with quilling and some without quilling and I have enjoyed everything. Projects where I using quilling are those I spend a lot of time. I want the finished product to be perfect. I waste a lot of time in deciding the colors and pattern. Some of the envelopes I make for my customers are mostly very simple and not so time driven. But those I make specially for trying out new stuff take a lot of time which I enjoy as well. I …

Tools required for quilling

Tools required for quilling are:

1. Quilling needle. This needle has a slot so its easy to place the paper in between the slot and start rolling.

2. Quilling template. After the paper has been rolled, it needs to be placed in the template for desired size (circle). Then its taken out and the end of the paper is glued and then shaped. 

3. Quilling coach. The quilling needle is put the middle of the coach. There is a small hole avaiable in the middle of coach. It helps in getting a very smooth and clean quilled roll. 

4. Quilling comb. It just resembles a normal comb. Its used for flowers, leaves, butterfly wings, angel wings,etc. I have a picture of butterfly below using the comb. 

5. Quilling crimper. To make beautiful fringed flowers, this is my choice. As the fringer is quiet expensive, I would recommend this. I cut in the ridges of the paper and then roll them up to get beautiful flowers. It can also be used for borders. 

6. Quilling mold and border buddy. Though I dont use them m…

Introduction to Quilling & Shapes used in quilling

Quilling or paper filigree is a form of art that involves the use of strips of paper which are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The paper is rolled, looped, curled, twisted and otherwise manipulated to create shapes which make up designs to decorate greetings cards, pictures, boxes, eggs, and to make models, jewelry, mobiles etc. The most popular and versatile technique is that of rolling. The paper strip is rolled in fingers or using a tool. The coil is then released and then glued at the tip and then shaped. These shaped coils are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns. 
Some sources suggest that many of the techniques we use today were originally practiced in Ancient Egypt. Work of high quality was achieved by French and Italian nuns in the 16th and 17th centuries; genteel ladies in the Stuart period; ladies of leisure in the Georgian and Regency periods - and it is currently enjoying a modern revival. It also spread to Nort…