Showing posts with label Embossing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Embossing. Show all posts

Friday, 16 September 2016

Guest DT Anushree: Learn Different Card Backgrounds Techniques

Hola Crafters, What's up?  Today in our Teaching Learning Program, Anushree will teach you about creating different card backgrounds. Anushree is been making cards and mixed media projects for more than a year. Her style is CAS cards and what makes her cards and mixed media projects in a unique way. She loves to explore different products and techniques to make cards, boxes, mini books and home decor. Without taking much time of yours let's move to the Tutorial.

Over to you Anushree
Hi everyone,
I am Anushree Vaish. Today I am really very excited to share this Guest Designer post for Rainbow Craftykari Blog. Thanks team for believing in me and giving me this awesome opportunity under Teaching and Learning program.

Lets get started, I have tried making this post detailed, informative and at the same time fun to try new tricks with same products. In this post I am using various stencils and Modelling paste in three different ways to create backgrounds for the cards on white cardstock.


My first background: I have used Crafter's Workshop Stencil Harlequinn, Modelling paste and Ranger Embossing powders to create this one (You can use any embossing powder of your choice). I have placed white cardstock below the stencil and used paper tape to fix it to my craft mat, this fixing is important as we don’t want the stencil to move while applying modelling paste to it. Once all set with fixing, I started applying modelling paste smoothly with the help of my painting knife, you can also use an old credit card/plastic card for smooth effect.

Once done with application of modelling paste, remove the tapes and stencil from the cardstock, now before it dries I have sprinkled gold embossing powder on some areas and dust off the extras, on the remaining areas of stenciled part I sprinkled pearl embossing powder, again dusting off extras as shown in pics. Now I have heat embossed the whole area with the help of my heat tool.

Awesome results,After this embossing powder melts along with modelling paste,the texture we get it super..its much thicker effect than using embossing powder with watermark I will start creating card with this background.I have used tacky glue (you can use any pva glue) to attach this background with base cardsheet. I have used vellum sheet and used same gold embossing powder now with watermark ink to create the sentiment. The final card will show in the end, till then keep reading.

Second background: This time I have mixed white acrylic color with modelling paste and applied over the stencil. Once the paste is dried, I have distressed the cardstock using three different colors.



Again I have used vellum sheet and hand cut the scalloped shape, This time for the sentiment I have used a die cut. Attached two same die cut to give volume to it.

Modelling paste generally dries off white color,this mixing of white acrylic has really enhanced the look of distressed portion as well. Stay tuned for how I have attached all these together, before that lets quickly see the third background as well.
Third background: With this one I have mixed distress ink with the modelling paste to make coloured modelling paste. after application of modelling paste, let it dry at room temperature. Modelling paste dries very fast.

The color looks really vibrant and beautiful, now for this card I have stamped the sentiment on white cardstock separately and fussy cut it. Also used few metal embellishments, made these flowers with die cuts and old novel pages after distressing them. Also I have used glossy accents to attach all this.


Now time to reveal my three beauties.

I had super fun making these, Hope you also enjoyed the tutorial. Listing below the supplies used:
    1.   White Linen cardstock
    2.  The Crafters Workshop stencils - Harlequin, Art is and Bricks
    3.  Prima Finnabair Modelling paste
    4.   Ranger gold and pearl embossing powder
    5.  Ranger Glossy accents
    6.  Ranger heat tool
    7.  Ranger Archival ink Jet black
    8.  Versamark watermark stamp pad
    9.  Distress inks( Vintage photo,Seedless preserves,picked raspberry,mermaid lagoon)
    10.  Vellum sheet
    11.  Avery elle You are invited sentiment
    12. Penny black petal party sentiment set( life is beautiful)
    13. Sizzix Thinlit sentiment dies( celebrate)
    14. Sixzzix flower dies
    15. Metal embellishments,Sequins and enamel dots(from stash)
    16. Aleene’s Tacky glue
    Here I end my post. Thank you so much for stopping by. All above listed products are available on, Also you can place pre-orders to them by simply sending mail to them.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below, i will revert to you. Have a wonderful day.

    Wednesday, 29 January 2014

    Guest DT post by Shoma - Tutorial on Sospeso Transpente

    Heya Crafters, Hope you all are enjoying Winters.This month we have bring an exclusive tutorial on Sospeso Transpente.

    Let me introduce this month Guest DT who is passionate about crafts since her childhood and love to learn new forms of crafts. Presently she's into Paper Quilling , Scrapbooking, Greeting cards, Lamasa, Handmade Chocolate and Sospeso Transpente. Yes! She is Shoma Beramji (G.Noida) of Art Bug India and Krafter's Kart Store .

    Hello friends,

    Today I am going to show you how I made these lovely Sospeso flowers and used then in my projects. As we all know that there are different ways of making these flowers. I will show you how to make the flowers using Sospeso Napkin (printed fabric), Plastic Film and The printed tissue.
    A special thanks to Maninder for inviting me to be a Guest designer on Rainbow Craftykari blog. All the materials used in the making of this project is from Rainbow Craftykari Store.

    These are the things that we need to make out project, Scissor, sospeso glue, some glitters, small pollens(if you wish to put), the embossing tools, candle, and any kind of tissue. I made some flowers with napkin, some with regular tissue that you get for decoupage, and the normal printed tissue that we get in Monica Allegra’s collection, and some clear Transparencies and a paint brush to apply the glue with and glue gun.

    Cut all the paper roughly so that you can stick on the transparent sheets with the glue. This is how it looks after cutting the extra parts of napkin and transparent sheet.
    If u want a darker look then you can first put a white or a matching sheet of paper and then glue the tissue on top. That will give it a more brighter look.

    The Sospeso glue is very thick so add water to make it liquid.. the instructions are written on the bottle. When you adhere, first apply a coat of glue on the base then put Napkin or Tissue on top and then again slowly with a brush apply another layer (the way we do for decoupage)

    *Note : you can glue the printed side down that will give you a glossy finish or you can do print side up that will give you a matte finish.

    Once you finish gluing your sheet it will look like this (here I've pasted napkin, tissue paper and the printed napkin) Give it time to dry about 4-6 hours depending on the weather.

    Once it dries it will look like this, now the tough part is cutting the sheets. I would normally make a pencil layout of what and how i would want to arrange so that my work becomes easy.

    After the cutting final sheet will look like this. You can cut further if your layout demands.

    Then starts the embossing and debossing of the flowers to give it a more realistic look..its your choice what and how you want your flower to be.
    Add the finishing touches, put glitters or pollens or diamond dust with the help of some glue, you can even put a layer of varnish if you wish to and start assembling the flowers together with the help of silicone glue or a glue gun.

    Making  of the Printed Sheet flowers

    The process of making these flowers is almost the same, just a few things too keep in mind.

    We start by cutting the printed sheets, once cut, you can further cut the flowers and the petals if you want a dense or layered look.

    Lit a Candle and Bring the flower film close to the fire, keep just 3-4inch gap so that u don’t end up burning the plastic. Then heat one petal at a time n emboss or deboss.

    Soon your flower will start taking shape, Arrange the small flower in side the big flower to give a dense effect.

    At the end add the desired look to the flower, I wanted to put pearls but u can put anything or your choice to decorate it. This is how the finished flower looks like ready to be used in any project, you can add more beads or pearls so that it looks attractive.
    For any questions related to this tutorial please leave a comment and we will get back to you.

    Have a nice time making Sospeso.

    Here is My Finished Projects:

    All Sospeso Material is available at Rainbow Craftykari Store
    Sospeso Material
    Napkins -
    Diamond Dust, Pearls and Sparkle -

    TIPS :
    - If you keep film very close to the fire it will burn.
    - When working with the glue gun you need to be carefully holding the flower so that with the hot glue your flower  does not bend.
    - If at any point you feel the flower has not come the way you wanted it to come then don’t worry, just put it on the table and with your heat gun, just run over it, so it will become a flat sheet and you can work again.
    - Don’t rub your embossing tool too hard on the printed side as the color will come out.

    Thank you Rainbow Craftykari Team once again for inviting me a guest designer on your blog.
    Have a Great Day
    Shoma Beramji

    Thank so much Shoma for the Tutorial, Tips and Projects you've shared with us.