Showing posts with label DT Pavitra. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DT Pavitra. Show all posts

Friday, 9 June 2017

Book Card & Stamped Envelope Tutorial by DT Pavitra Chanchal

Hello My Dear Friends

I am back and as usual very excited to be here on this platform. Today I have two lovely projects to share with you guys. After a real long time I wanna to play with cardstock and pattern paper so I created a cute little book card and cash envelope which is an excellent way of gifting small things with personalized touch. They make an excellent way of presenting return gifts for children’s birthday party and can be resized easily depending upon the requirement so let’s get started. But first have a look at the project.

From the outside it looks like a tiny book and inside it has space for gift.

Below you will find the instructions : Cut black cardstock 6 x 10 inch.

Score at 5 inch – 1 inch – 5 inch as shown in above image using scoring board and fold.

Cut two pieces of black cardstock measuring 6 x 4 and 5 x 4 inches.

Score at every 1 inch and fold in a zigzag way mimicking alphabet M OR W. Overlap them together forming a frame (as shown in below pic) and paste the edges with glue.

Center it inside the book cover and paste with tacky glue or tape.

Cover with pattern paper and attached a ribbon for closure. For the outside I placed a filigree die cut out, a resin lady embellishment in the center and finish off with a flower and a sentiment cutout.

Stamped Envelope Tutorial

Secondly I have a stamped envelope made from scratch for you to go with the Book Card, have a look!!!

Let's Start, Firstly Cut red cardstock 11 x 9-1/2 and score at 4 , 8 fold (on longer side i.e 11 inches).

Score 1 inch on both the sides (from smaller side i.e. 9-1/2) and fold.

Trim the 1 inch portions form both the flaps leaving the center portion as shown in below pic.

Fold the flaps inward, round the upper edges as shown and paste with glue as shown in below pics.

Cut iris sheet 270 GSM 7-1/4 x 3-3/4 inches

Dab distress ink aged mahogany, spiced marmalade, fired brick, abandoned coral on nonstick mat, spritz with water and place iris sheet on top of it.

To make it splotchier, I tried spritzing archival ink red carnation with liquid sanitizer, since it contains alcohol it helps the archival ink to move and believe me I really loved the outcome.

Next I stamps big maple leave from just right stamp set, using spiced marmalade, vintage photo and aged mahogany distress inks.

I first applied spiced marmalade on the entire leave, than aged mahogany on the outer sides and vintage photo on the extreme edges.

Using the smaller leaves from same set I fill up the empty space and stamp the leaves using aged mahogany and vintage photo distress inks.

Lastly I stamp a tiny postage stamp with vintage photo distress ink and finish off my background.

Paste it on top of cardstock envelope base with tacky glue.

I die cut iris paper with spellbinder die set using the smallest dies, colored them with distress ink – spiced marmalade and layered them on top of each other with 3D tape.

On the top most layer I applied a layer of clear glitter with glossy accent and finally placed it in the center of the envelope

I hope you like this tutorial and will try to make one for yourself.

Material List:

For Book Card - Black Cardstock
Pattern paper
Resin embellishment
Mulberry flower
Tacky glue
Tacky tape
Butterfly cutout

For Envelope -
Red cardstock 200GSM
Iris paper 270GSM
Distress ink – spiced marmalade, vintage photo, aged mahogany
Archival ink – red carnation
Just right stamp – shabby chic , autumn leaves
Spellbinder die
Tacky glue
3D tape
Hand sanitizer
Clear glitter
Glossy accent

Warm Regards
Pavitra Chanchal.
Paper Grace

Monday, 1 May 2017

RCS Challenge # 3 - The Blooms Magic

Hello my Dear Friends

Pavitra here and it’s time for another challenge at our blog Rainbow Craftykari.

Who doesn’t love flowers, every feeling of ours are well defined by flowers, personally I myself love to see blooms on my projects, cards frames and so on, so for this month The Blooms Magic challenge is to create projects with handmade paper flowers. Isn't it really exciting!!

Here are the Challenge Guidelines:

  • Create any project using any technique with handmade paper flowers.
  • It can be made of any type of paper like filter paper, Iris cardstock, quilling paper or any Cardstock/Paper But not of ribbon, fabric or foam.
  • Flowers made with the Stamped images WON'T be counted. Your Project will be counted as Invalid.
  • It can be die-cut, Punch cutouts, or Hand-cut.
  • The use of flowers SHOULD be CLEARLY VISIBLE.
  • Your project should be absolutely NEW. Any Old Projects won't be acceptable.
  • Your Project Must be in Rhythm with Handmade Flowers

Please go through General Guidelines and Rules HERE. Any entry which won't be following the guidelines, will be disqualified and will be removed by the participation entries.


Rainbow Craftykari will be giving Following Prize for this month -

  • One Winner will be be selected by the DT and He/She stand a chance to win Gift Voucher worth Rs 500/- from Rainbow Craftykari Store.

  • Top 3 entries will win Rainbow Craftykari badges to put on their blog.

  • Every Participant will get Participation Badge to Flaunt on their blog. 

    *Above given guidelines are mandatory to qualify in the challenge. If any participant fails to follow the guidelines, they will be disqualify from the challenge.

    Here is my project to inspire you all. It’s a money envelope adored with beautiful flowers.

    The envelope is made of colored cardstock. The base is made of iris sheet 270 GSM , I first colored it with distress inks and then stamped with various shades of archival and colorbox chalk inks.

    The flowers are first die cut with iris sheet 150gsm, inked and then shaped accordingly. Finally I placed all the other elements together and finish off the flowers with glass glitter for the sparkling effect.

    Material List:
    Colored Cardstock - 250 - 300gsm
    Iris paper 270
    Iris paper 150
    Archival Ink - Dark peony and Berrilicious
    Distress ink - Milled lavender, Seedless preserves, Dusty concord and Chipped sapphire
    Distress Re-inker -
    Peeled paint

    Link up your projects through Inlinkz before 30th May'17
    Excited to see your projects
    All the Best !!

    Paper Grace

    Inspiration Projects by our DT's and GDT's

    Altered Tin Can with Thank You Tag by GDT Anila Dikay

    As an inspiration post, I have made two projects here today where I have used the flowers made by me. Check here for detailed Post


    Beauty Inside The Blooms MM Canvas by GDT Mounika K. For more details visit here

    Beauty Inside The Blooms MM Canvas by GDT Mounika K

    Shabby Chic Card with Handmade Flowers By GDT Kriti. For details visit here


    Shabby Chic Card with Handmade Flowers By GDT Kriti

    Summer Breeze 3D Pop-up Box Album by DT Aditi Mahajan

    I've created a 3D Pop-up Box Album on the theme of Summer. Relax and rejuvenate in the gardens and enjoy your vacation. For Details Click Here


    Wednesday, 19 April 2017

    Contrast Between Basic Mixed Media Mediums by DT Pavitra Chanchal

    Hello My Dear Friends


    Pavitra here, I am back with you guys and believe me, I am super excited and happy to be here!!!Lately I started doing lots of mixed media projects and there is so much that can be done. I love to work with different mediums and today I would like to share my bit of knowledge with you guys about the basic mixed media mediums.


    Gesso – is the first and for most important medium that I start to play with when I start working on any projects. Gesso works as a primer for the surfaces and prepares the surface or the background for the next step without bleeding through. In simple work it let the sprays, inks, paints or crayon does the job in better way.

    Depending upon the consistency there are light gesso or heavy gesso that available in the market. Further there are three variants of gesso available – white gesso, black gesso and clear gesso. One can choose from white or black gesso depending upon the final look one is aiming for.

    Clear gesso is good to use on any image, pattern or sketch, so that a part of it remains visible while working with sprays, ink or paints.

    There are many brands available I am naming few of them here – Prima marketing, Liquitex, DecoArt, Dustic Attic, Sakura etc.There is so much that can be done with gesso like priming the surface ( below pic)

    Preparing the embellishments for coloring (below pic)

    Gesso can also be used for stamping, it creates a resist effect as shown in below pic.

    Modeling paste - is thick, dimensional paste, which can be worked with texture tool, spatula or stencil for creating various interesting textures. It dries permanent and somewhat semitransparent after drying. I usually first make the textures on base which i want to create and than after i apply paints on the textures. It can be sprayed with colors after drying. By mixing with pigments, inks or sprays one can create custom pastes out of it.

    The best tool to apply modelling paste is Plastic Palette Knife as its very easy to apply with, its flexible to use and you can use the knife in any direction while working on Stencils or at any base. The cardstock i work with for Modelling paste is 270 GSM to 300 GSM as it gives good weight to hold the modelling paste.

    Modelling Paste works great as an adhesive for embellishments. Few of the brand available in the market – dustic attic, liquitex , prima , golden etc.

    In the above image, in first row, I applied modeling paste with Plastic Palette Knife;
    Second row, I mixed it with distress ink and applied with texture tool;
    In the last I applied modeling paste through stencil using Palette Knife.

    Texture Paste - is as name suggests, It adds dimensional textures to painting or to mixed media art. It is like modeling paste. Texture paste is bit heavy than paints and modelling paste. With Texture paste you can create Impasto effects on the projects. Even one can shape or sculpt the texture paste in any way before drying using the palette knife. With using different texture tools, one can achieve unique textures on variety of the surfaces. 

    Texture paste can also be mixed with paints, pigments or colors for creating custom pastes. In the market there are various brands available one of them is from Ranger’s and its comes in three different variants depending upon the final finish –


    Texture paste (transparent gloss) – this one dries transparent with glossy finish

    Texture paste (transparent matte) – this one also dries transparent with matte finish

    Texture paste – this dries white with opaque finish.

    Further texture paste also comes up with various other finishes such a crackle paste, graphite paste; sand paste etc.

    The different brands available in the market prima marketing, dream weaver , ranger’s etc.

    Sand paste through stencil

    Texture crackle paste white and texture crackle paste mixed with distress ink (above pic)
    I first pressed the distress ink pad on the craft sheet and than mixed it with texture paste.

    By using the above mentioned uses and products I've created a tag, have a look

    If you have any queries feel free to write me comments here.

    All the Materials can be purchased from our Rainbow Craftykari Store or Pre-order us by sending mail at


    Supplies used –


    Modeling paste

    Prima sand paste

    Prima texture crackle paint white

    Distress sprays – chipped sapphire , cracked pistachio , salty ocean , moved lawn

    Inka gold

    Distress ink – vintage photo


    Tim holtz stencils – brick & floral

    Thank you so much