Showing posts with label Crafters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crafters. Show all posts

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Quick Card Tutorial by GDT Anila & GDT Khushboo


Hie guys! I'm here today with a very special and a little different post - a Quick tutorial on Quick Cards. And specially for this, we have two GDTs coming together to share with you a detailed tutorial for quick, yet beautiful cards.

Often times than not, we're so busy with life, that we rarely get time to create those special looking cards for the ones we love. Hence, Rainbow Craftykari and Maninder, came up with this super idea of showcasing a tutorial that encompasses some techniques that you can use for making cards in just a few minutes.

There will be a couple of cards with different techniques by me, Khushboo Gandhi, and another very talented GDT, Anila DK. Hope you guys enjoy this post as much as we enjoyed creating it for you. Can't wait to see how you put these techniques to use with your own twist on your projects!"

The following is the introduction for my cards:

"Let's begin with our first segment on quick cards in this series. As some of you must be aware, I LOVE colours! I love vibrancy and magical stuff. And I try to bring some of that spunk in my projects too. Quick cards don't always have to mean CAS style or a minimalistic style. I've come up with a couple of techniques that don't take very long to implement, ans the end result is really distinct and lively. So let's get on with our super pretty tutorial.



Colour Burst Mixed Media Card Tutorial #1










You will need:

White/off-white cardstock
Crackle paste
Ranger's alcohol inks
Vellum
Versafine Black ink pad
Sentiment stamp
Rhinestones


Directions:

  1. Dimensions of the card: 5x4 inches
  2. Take a white or an off-white cardstock, folded into the above dimensions.
  3. Add crackle paste in the background, in whatever way you wish. It should look random and not in a set square or rectangle shape. That way, your card looks edgy and different.
  4. Take alcohol inks in the colours of your choice and start squeezing a drop here and there (in-between spraying with water/alcohol).
  5. Repeat step no. 4 till you are satisfied with the colour combinations and have covered almost the whole of your crackle base.
  6. Take a piece of vellum for the sentiment. Stamp it with your sentiment stamp, and stick the vellum on top of the colourful crackle base. You can use any colour cardstock if you don't want to work with vellum. I've used it because I did not want that beautiful, colourful background to be hidden by the cardstock.
  7. Embellish with rhinestones to add an elegant touch, and voila! your card is ready in just a few minutes

Make your own background and font (card #2)






You will need:

White/off-white cardstock
Colour sprays
Glitter
Butterfly stamp
Black ink pad

Quick Directions:

  1. Fold the cardstock in the same way as for the above card.
  2. Take a few color sprays and spray them on the cardstock. The spray should be concentrated on one point on the cardstock (so that you get the splotchy effect).
  3. Take your card and let it drip out at one end to get rid of the extra spray color on your card. In doing so, you are allowing the colors to mix and get dragged to another end of your card (hence creating a random pattern as seen above).
  4. Stamp a butterfly and add glitter on it. Curve it and stick it on the card.
  5. I was a little bored of the pre-set sentiment stamps and fonts, and so I took my glitter bottle and stylized the sentiments myself for the words 'fly high'.

Hope you liked what I created and I can't wait for you to give these techniques a try.

Here by I'm signing Off, But this Tutorial post hasn't been finished yet, Our GDT Anila is now going to teach you some cas cards.
Warm Regards
Khuhboo Gandhi




Hello, Dear Crafters. 
This is Anila Here, I am back again at the Rainbow Craftykari blog.

We come across various occasions for wishing our friends and family. One click on the smartphone and your wishes reach the person. 
In this age of Whatsapp and Facebook, we often forget the joy of sending greeting cards. The emotions you attach to a digital card is not felt as much as when you send out an actual card. This way the recipient feels and knows the love and efforts you have put in making the card and thus your wishes to them also become memorable. I think we all love receiving cards. 
Let us make few cards today and send them out to our family/friends.

Today in this post I am showing you three easy and quick cards, which you can make for your loved ones. The most important part here is that these cards are made with minimal supplies.  

Material list -

White cardstock

Black cardstock

Colourful cardstocks

Sentiment stamps

Foam adhesives

White Embossing powder (Optional)

Embossing folder (Optional)

Colorful sequins

Card 1


Directions:
  1. I took a plain white cardstock of size 2.5" x 5.75".
  2. Dry embossed this card panel through my bigshot using a cupcake embossing folder.
  3. On a textured card base of 4"x6", I stuck a glitter washi tape such that when the embossed panel is mounted over the card base a part of this washi tape is seen from under.
  4. On a white CS strip, I stamped the "Happy Birthday" sentiment. Mounted this on the card base with a little larger black strip underneath. 
(Note: - The embossed panel can easily be replaced by a pattern paper if you do not own an embossing machine or folder)




Card 2

Directions:
  1. I took a white card panel of size 2.75" x 6". 
  2. I mounted few colourful heart die-cuts as balloons on the panel.
  3. With a black marker traced the strings for the heart balloons. 
  4. Adhered this panel on a white card base.
  5. Stamped the sentiment on a white strip and mounted it with foam adhesive.
(Note - The hearts can be easily hand-cut)




Card 3 

Directions:
  1. For this card, I cut colorful strips and arranged them on the 4"x6" card base. 
  2. I tried to maintain the color wheel concept. So first placed the primary colored strips and then overlapped them with the secondary colors. Stuck them in place. Trimmed off the extras. 
  3. Next, I took a white card panel of size 4" x 5.5". Die-cut a heart shape on this panel. 
  4. I mounted the negative panel with foam adhesive on the card base such that the heart cut-out overlooks the colorful strips. 
  5. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on a black strip. Adhered it with foam adhesive with a part of it overlapping the heart. 
  6. Lastly, added few colored sequins to add some element to the card. 
(Note - The heart can be traced and cut with a carving knife.)



Wasn't it easy to make these cards? 
We all have these basic supplies lying in our house. And like I mentioned, the embossed panel can be replaced by pattern paper, the die-cuts can be replaced by hand cuts and the stamped sentiments too can be replaced by handwritten sentiments. 
Just imagine the joy of making such cards and sending them to your loved ones. 

Hope to see you start soon.
Thank you. 
Do leave your valuable feedback in the comments below.

Regards,
Anila Dikay

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Here Comes The Surprise.....Revelation of DT Members Feb'2017

Hello Crafters,

Good Morning to you all.


Hope you all are doing fine. Today we are so much thrilled  to reveal Our DT's in our Teaching & Learning Program. They are well known in their fields and in craft Industry, Say hello to them

Here we go,

Our first DT is Nikkita Sethi


Over to you Nikkita, 

I am Nikkita Sethi from Kolkata, the city of joy. I am a fashion and accountancy graduate, now a full time craft designer.

Since school days Art and Craft have been my hobby, my passion. I am involved in this art form professionally since 2014. Nature and everyday moments are some things that really inspire my work and I am very particular about neatness and perfection.

Crafting gives me immense happiness, and using it to help people capture memories, convey love, wishes and blessings fills me with joy! :)

With Blooming Crafts, I aspire to bloom flowers of love, joy and well wishes into your world. In today's generation where birthday wishes are only a happy birthday on whatsapp, I come with an idea to change the outlook of greetings and help you gift the right gift in a personalised way of greeting cards, handcrafted gifts like frames, boxes and much more, made with love, so you can show your loved ones how much you care!

Hope you like my crafts, each made with utmost patience and attention to details. For sometimes, the gift can mean more than the occasion.
My fb link - https://www.facebook.com/bloomingcraftskolkata/

My few works,






Our second DT is Pavitra Chanchal



Hello! My name is Pavitra Chanchal . I live in New Delhi, India. I made my master's in Food and Nutrition and Nutritionist by profession. I am married and mother of 2 year old little one. Beside the little munchkin, crafting keeps me happy and busy.

My crafting journey started with scrapbooking and trying out different crafty things but one thing with that I fall in love is handmade realistic flowers, and now I am kind of addicted to create them. I currently design and teach paper crafting classes. I like to try out different techniques and create cards or projects with detailing.


I am super excited and honored to design for Rainbow Craftykari Team.


My few works,





And our final DT is Aditi Mahajan

Hello Creative People!!


My name is Aditi Mahajan and I am from Bangalore. I did Msc. in Clinical Psychology and Dip. in Special Education, has taken up arts and crafts since school days and also practiced art therapy when working with children with special needs. I've took up an art course from School of Visual Arts, New York.


Crafting, thus has been a part of daily activities mostly in the form of various altered projects, or making gifts. However, it was about a year ago I took my  hobby seriously and with my mother, I started 'Dots to Lines'. We make home decor and specialize in mixed media, decoupage and zentangling.

Our style of art and craft is a fusion of techniques and usage of vibrant colors. We aim to spread joy with our art.
My fb link - www.facebook.com/dots2lines

My few works -








A very warm welcome to all you in a team.

Our new team will going to inspire you and teach new things in coming days. The teaching and learning Program is going to Start from First week of March, Stay Tuned for more updates!!

Regards
Rainbow Craftykari Team.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Uncovering Guest DT Team Feb'2017 - Day 2

Bonjour Crafters,

A lovely Good Morning to you all.

Today we are back with few more crafters on our second day of revelation in Teaching and Learning Program. Say hello to them & Here we go....

Our Sixth Guest DT is Ria Banerjee


Over to you Ria,

Hi, I am Ria Banerjee from Kolkata, India. I am 25 years old, a teacher by profession, student and also gearing up for the research field. I own and operate a startup known as Ciar. Painting is my hobby from which I got into card making. I love clean and simple designs, which have caught my attention right from the time when I thought of card making. I love to try other styles too and altered objects. 

My blog link - mycriar.blogspot.in
My fb link - https://www.facebook.com/ria.banerjee.777

My few works - 





Our Seventh Guest DT is Mouni Koneru


Over to you Mouni,
Hi am Mounika staying in Bangalore. Doing handmade things and learning them constantly is in me from my childhood, slowly I started doing handmade gifts to my friends and family. After my marriage I came to Bangalore I was introduced to paper crafting, started my journey with scrapbooks, mixed media, cards and so on. I love to have more colours in my projects.

My few works - 





Our Eighth Guest DT is Karthikha,
 

I’m Karthikha, from Erode district in Tamilnadu. I’ve settled in Hyderabad, with my loving husband and darling daughter. I work for an MNC as a software development technical lead, and crafting is my hobby. Juggling between home, office and craft is now my hectic schedule!

I’ve been into crafting since my childhood, making simple greeting cards and trying out DIY stuff during school crafts period. I’ve always loved doing something creative and I got it from my mom, who has tried various art forms! However I’m now stuck to Paper crafts – Cards and Quilling. I entered the blog land of crafting a couple of years back and got to know a lot of tools, techniques, crafters, blogs, types of crafts and more!! And I’m still learning! I made some really good friends too!
Card making is my favorite! The happiness you see on the receiver’s eyes on being gifted a handmade card is priceless! And I feel cards make any occasion special! I love stamping, making fancy folds, reusing scraps and trying out different techniques that I learn. I also hoard wedding invitation cards and reuse them for punch outs on cards. Quilling is my next favorite craft and I love to make and wear matching jhumkas!

My few works -






 Our last but not the least Ninth Guest DT is Kriti Mishra,


Over to you Kriti,

Hi, I'm Kriti Mishra from Hyderabad. I had done my masters in Information Technology and was an Asst. Prof. at a reputed engineering collage. But left the job after my daughter Akshada was born, she is 3 years old and now she allows me to do some creative work. I can see a good artist in her also.

Right from my childhood, I'm into crafting. I always loved making handmade cards and its my passion. I'm more into scrapbooks and making mini albums. I love to use different kinds of pattern papers to enhance my creativity and to share some knowledge with other people around. Previously, I  used to make to make simple handmade cards just to gift them to my loved ones and friends, but when I joined social media there I saw a huge world of crafting.


My few works -





So, here we are finished for today but we have a surprise for you all on the third and final day. So keep watching this space.

Regards,
The Rainbow Craftykari Team.