Hope you've kickstarted your December with enthusiasm! After the Diwali month, December is my personal favourite because of the cheer you get to see around the world!
Keeping up with this festive spirit, today I am back with an Inspiration post for you. I have also incorporated the December Challenge in my creation. I used the colours Red and Green, Snowflake and Glitter.
I have altered two glass jars which make great gifts for Christmas. I personally have been flaunting them at home. To alter them this time, I decided to use techniques of paper crafting rather than mixed media.
Here's a look at the Jars:
To make these begin by choosing three to four pattern papers. Cut one to go around the circumference of the jars. Distress the edges and stick it. Next, cut two narrow strips for a different pattern to layer on top. Die cut a circle for the lid. Use glitter cardstock, and die-cut a snowflake element to decorate the lid. Embellish it with flowers and other die cut elements. You could go on with layering and embellish as per your imagination and liking. Fill them with cookies, chocolates, brownie and more for Christmas Gifts. Like you see, they are quick and easy to make so you can create multiple of these at once.
Here are some more pictures:
DCWV Paper Stacks- Cranberry Christmas 12x12", The Heirloom Christmas 12x12", Glitter Cardstock 6x6"
Heartfelt Creations Die- Snow Kissed Flake
Nested Circles Die
Cherylynn Die- Flourish #8
Distress Ink- Black Soot
Hope you're inspired to create yours! Do participate in our ongoing challenge.
A very happy November to you all! We have an interesting challenge this month and we also have a collaboration with Paru's Card Making Blog. Check all the details regarding this here.
For the challenge, I have created a Tri-Fold Vintage theme card! I have a video tutorial for you all.
Here's a look at the card, with some close-ups:
Here's the supply list with the basic measurements, before you proceed to the video:
White Cardstock- 12" x 5.5" for the card and 1" x 12" for the belly band
Pattern Paper Kaisercraft Be-You-tiful Pack- cut to the following sizes- 5 3/8" x 1 5/8" (2pieces first flap); 5 3/8" x 2 7/8" (2 pieces second flap); 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" (1 piece last flap); 7/8" x 3 3/8", 7/8" x 4 3/8", 7/8" x 3 7/8" (Belly band)
Sizzix Thinlits Flower Die- 661806
Old book page
Altenew Painted Butterflies Stamp Set
Staz On Black Ink
Distress Ink- Vintage photo
All the mentioned materials are available at the Rainbow Craftykari store or can be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
Time surely flies! It's October and I'm back with an inspiration for you for our October Challenge!
Today I decided to make some DIY gifts for the festive season. These project ideas are so simple, that parents/teachers can teach kids to make them and they can proudly flaunt their hand-made creations.
First up is a Sun Catcher Wall Hanging- Included the twist of lights in the form of the Sun and the celebration here are the festivals!
For this hanging, I altered an MDF piece, however, you could simply take an image of the sun from the internet and trace it onto chipboard (those good at drawing can draw it also). Next, cover the surface with gesso if your base is dark. Play with colors. Here I spread colors on the gell press plate and lifted them on my surface. First yellow, next orange and then some magenta. Do this on both the front and back, since it's a hanging both sides will be visible. Next, pick a stencil and place it on the base, dab some gold paint with a piece of sponge. This enhances the look and adds some interest. Cut out pieces of chipboard for the eyes, nose, mouth, and eyebrow and paint them. Stick them with glue. Punch two holes- one on the top and one at the bottom. String a few beads and a bell and tie it to the hole at the bottom. Similarly, string some beads with a hook and add it to the top. That's it, you have a fantastic wall hanging.
Here are some close ups:
Next, is a tea light holder.
For this, I used an MDF Coaster base, and brushed white gesso. I stuck some pieces of newspaper and then covered it with gesso again. I then used some modelling paste through a stencil for added texture. Next, I applied some sand texture. I then spritzed some colours. Next, On the sand texture, I used Inka gold to highlight it. Finally, I mixed some metallic paint to modelling paste and applied it with another stencil.
Acrylic paints- Standard and Metallic Finish
Plastic loop for the hanging
Hope you're inspired and do participate in the challenge!Happy Crafting!Aditi
A very happy September! With the beginning of a new month, we have a wonderful new challenge!
Today I'm here to share an easy to make Layout Tutorial with you all which is also an inspiration for our challenge this month.
Many craft brands come up with coordinated sets/kits. Most often we end up buying the paper pack alone and using it and then in a future date we end up buying the die cut/embellishments and use them individually. However, have you realised how worthy it would be to invest in the entire kit and use it in your projects? Sometimes we are creating an album, a layout, a card, and using all the coordinated elements leads to a great creation.
In my layout today, I will be using one such kit from Kaisercraft- The Golden Grove Collection. All the elements go so well together, that within minutes a quick layout can be created.
Step1: First begin by choosing a photo and a base paper.
Step 2: Choose a contrasting pattern paper to mount the photo on. Here I have kept it a 1/4" bigger than the photo on all sides. Stick the photo on the paper. Add some depth to the entire photo mat with waste chipboard/cardboard. Distress the edges of the paper.
Step 3: This Paper Pack has one sheet with flower clusters. So I fussy cut those from the sheet. Usually, every paper pack has one such pattern from which elements can be fussy cut.
Step 4: Use a stencil and add some texture with modelling paste.
Step 5: Pick inks of the colours on your base paper. Here I used distress inks. Randomly add some colour on your paper, especially to blend in the texture. Ensure to leave some texture white as that adds extra interest. Distress the edges of the base paper.
Step 6: Add more interest with stamping. Choose one colour that dominates the background colours (in this case green) and black. Stamp randomly around the focal image using two background stamps.
Step 7: Layer and play with the fussy cut elements, the collectables (die cut elements coordinated with the sheet) and the wooden collectables. Stick some with glue and some with foam tape. Run the blade of the scissors on the edges, to give the flowers and leaves some dimension. Pick a title from the collectables.
Step 8: Complete the layout with some splatter in white and green.
Since this is a layout, and it's difficult to merely read instructions, I created a video tutorial for you all :-)! Click here
Kaisercraft Golden Grove Collection- Paper Pack, Collectables and Wooden Flourish pack
I'm here with some inspiration for the challenge- Friendship and Rainbow Colours. I have made a set of three ATC Cards. ATC Cards are usually sized 3" x 4" (like a visiting card) and are swapped among the artist/crafting community. At times there are themes decided, based on which the cards are created.
Here's a look at the cards:
For these cards, I first created a background using distress oxides on textured cardstock. I then used a bubbles stamp with black archival ink. Next, I stamped the girls and coloured with pencils. I then stamped the quotes, cut them out and distressed the edges. I then dug out elements from my stash- hand made flowers die cut flourish, doily, vellum butterfly and some gauge. I arranged them on each of the cards and stuck them down. I then randomly added some black sequins. I completed them by distressing the edges and mounting them on black cardstock.
Here's a look at them closely:
Santoro Girls - #13 Fairy Lights, #4 Forget Me Not, #7 The White Rabbit