Showing posts from March, 2016

In-lay die cut with intricate dies

My second project for day is inlaying die cuts using intricate dies. I learnt this technique from my friend and stamper Jennifer McGuire. Thanks to her.

I used a very intricate floral die for this technique. First I die cut the flower on white card stock. I removed the die cut piece so I can use it for another project. I adhered the rest of the paper to my card stock with negative space showing. I used two colours for my flower. First I die cut orange and adhered the piece to my card. Then I die cut yellow card stock and adhered the small pieces of flower to the same.

To finish the card, I adhered black strip and gold strip of paper on both sides and stamped my sentiment.
I will be making another card using the same technique and will post step by step pictures.

Aarti Thali on MDF board


Today's project is a tradtional aarti thali. The base of the thali is made out of MDF wood.
I used acrylic magenta to paint the entire base which includes the back as well. I let it dry for an hour (though I know its quiet long but I wanted to be sure its absolutely dry).

I selected very bright light green rhine stone, colourless stone, white half beads and dull gold beads for the decoration. I was debting whether to adhere gold ball chain or not but decided to do it first. It took close to 2 hours for me to finish this project as I didn't want to hurry and mess it put.

After adhering all the, I left it to dry overnight. Once its dry, I applied a coat of clear varnish and let it dry for 12-15 hours (overnight). I was not happy with it and applied another coat of varnish and let it dry overnight. I can clean my project with water without worrying about damaging it as varnish will help me protect my project for long time.

Window card with floating balloons

With my loved one's birthday around the corner, I came up with a window card with floating balloons.

I used a bunny set from mama elephant and stamped it with black ink and colored them with water colors with very mild shading. I stamped a few balloons using blue, orange and green stamps. I cut all of them out and kept it aside till I finish creating my window.

For the window, I cut the mid portion of the card stock and adhered my transparent sheet to it. For the base I used white card stock and on front of it I used mild yellow card so I could sandwich my transparent sheet. I used double sided adhesiveto adhere all of them. First, I marked where I want keep my bunny and added my adhesive. I used black sewing thread for the balloons and adhered them only on the card and not on the transparent sheet. On the inside of the card, I used another set of bunnies and Happy birthday stamp.

Easter shaker card


Today's project is shaker card for Easter. Materials required for this card is card stock, colors, embossing folder, big shot, ohp/acetete sheet, sparkles for shaker,stamp and ink pads. I used honey bunny stamp set from mama elephant.

I stamped the bunney from the set 3 times and colored one of it. I cut all of the bunnies and adhered them to together for some dimention. A small trick before embossing the paper, is to die cut the circle and then do embossing.

First adhere the OHP sheet to the back of the embossed paper. I took a piece of scarp paper and inked it with yellow and orange from Ranger dye inks. I put some of the shaker on the and I put double sided tape to make the shaker. Finally I did some mild coloring on the embossed background flower. I stamped the sentiment on white card and used a purple card stock on back of the sentiment. I adhered it to purple color card stock.


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Happy Holi card

Holi is a colourful and happy Hindu holiday celebrated primarily in India on the last full moon of the lunar month of Phalguna at the end of the winter season. It falls in either late February or early March. It is also known as the Festival of Colours. 

I made a colourful card for Holi for all my friends using water colours. It took under 5 minutes for me to make one card. I made about 60 cards. I used water colour paper for this card. I used zig water colours. I randomly applied colours on card stock and then used my water brush with lots of water for the colours to spread and blwnd it together. 

I used alphabet stamps for my sentiment "HAPPY HOLI". I used a violet colour marker for the borders and adhered it to my card stock using two sided tape. 

(Colours I used here yellow, green, pink, red, blue, purple). 


Pattern card

Today’s card is a patterned card. I got this card from online and loved it. I this lovely pattern stamp and the sentiment that goes along with it "You dazzle me". 

Its a very vibrant and colorful card. I love to add a lot of color if its a beautiful pattern. I added lots of colors and adhered my sentiment to the right side of the card. I used an OHP sheet on top of the picture and used eyelets to hold them up in place. I adhered them to pink card stock and added a sentiment on the inside of the card which says "And make my life colorful". I added this sentiment as a continuation to the "You dazzle me". I hope you like this card.  For more cards and other art projects check out my facebook page "Simple art craft". 

Reason for breaks in between

I have been getting messages and mails regarding a long break in posting my craft projects. I apologise for the same. I am busy travelling for work and balancing home as well. I am working on managing my time to click photos and blog about my work. I will definitely work on it. I will soon be posting some kolam (traditional south indian rangoli designs) which I use everyday. They will be small easy and very simple. I am also working on a draw and colour book for children. Once I am done with it I will blog about it. Do not forget to follow and like my tweets, instagram and facebook. I will be soon announcing a coloring challenge this year. Till then keep crafting and stay safe.