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Monday, 20 March 2017

DIY Shadow Box Tutorial by Guest DT Anila

Hello lovely crafters,

 

A very warm good morning to you all. Hope you all are doing well.

 

Gifts, who doesn't love gift, but selecting gifts is very tough. But now no more tough because today in our Teaching and Learning Program our Guest DT Anila has brought an awesome tutorial of handmade shadow box. After seeing this tutorial I  bet you will all try. Grab your coffee and sit back, enjoy the tutorial.

 

Over to you Anila,

 

Hello Crafters,

 

This is my first GDT with Rainbow Craftykari. I thank Maninder and RC team for giving me this opportunity. It is indeed a great pleasure to be a part of this talented team.

 

We all know finding gifts for any occasion is a big task, especially if the gifts are for kids and with our own kids around we struggle for their birthday return gifts. Today in this Teaching and Learning program I am going to show some simple ways of making Shadow boxes which make as excellent piece for home décor or for return gifts. These can be modified and decorated in various themes and sizes. 

 

Let’s Begin!!

 

Take a cardstock of size – 12” x 8”. 

 

(Note – 12”x8” size of cardstock makes a shadow box of size 8”x4”, you can modify the size as per your requirement keeping in mind the 2” scored lines that fold in from all four sides)

 


On the 12” side of the cardstock score the paper at ½”, 1”, 1 ½” & 2”.


Next score the paper at 10”, 10 ½”, 11”, 11 ½”.

 

Turn around the paper. Now on the 8” side of the paper score the paper again at ½”, 1”, 1 ½” & 2”. Next score the paper at 6”, 6 ½”, 7” & 7 ½. Your paper will look like this.

 


Now cut along the lines and cut-off the overlapped portion as shown / marked in the picture below. Cut all the squares except the two unmarked squares.

 

 

Separate the two squares. (Check picture below)

 

 

Repeat this step for all the 4 sides. The cardstock will look like this now.

 


Fold the paper (longer side) on all the score lines as shown.  Fold in and stick the first strip on the base, to form the box wall.  Do it on both the sides.

 

 

Fold in and stick the squares over each other as shown in the picture. Trim the smaller sides as shown in the image. The first two score lines are trimmed in line with the wall and the third strip is cut in slant so that when it folds in, it over laps the longer side wall.

 

 

Now fold in the scored lines of the smaller sides and stick it on the base to form the smaller wall. While doing so apply little glue on the squares (shown in the picture), this will give it additional support.

 

 

Once all the sides are folded in the base of the shadow box is complete.

 

 

Now take two pieces of the same cardstock, around 1 ½” x 1 ½”,  punch a hole on them and stick them from the backside of the box.  Apply generous amount of adhesive here as this part is going to bear the entire load of your shadow box. Tie a matching satin ribbon through the holes to use it for hanging.

 

 

Now comes the decoration part. Stick a patterned paper on the inside of the box and decorate it as per the theme.

 

 

Here I have made a few shadow boxes with different themes. 

 

Shadow box 1

This is in a “Baby girl” theme. It is decorated using some Baby stickers like baby clothes, booties, socks, an elephant. The name of this baby is mounted on white coloured die-cut circles. Washi tapes are on the borders. 

 

 

Shadow box 2

The next one is for a home décor. Here I have used flower, leaves and chipboard decorations.

 

 

Shadow box 3

It can also be made to display inspirational quotations / sayings. This is a smaller sized shadow box.

 

 

Shadow box 4

Here it is made as an intial art with floral arrangement.  This is a little different shadow box it is covered with a plastic sheet.  (When you make a closed box you can even have 3D/ standalone decorations)

 

 

Shadow box 5

A Jungle safari Shadow box. For this shadow box I have used a double sided patterned paper with animal print. Embellished it with die-cut flowers, animals and birds stickers, butterflies, some smiley buttons.

 

 

Shadow box 6

This is an Aquarium Shadow box. It has been decorated with some fine stones, shells, fish stickers etc. There are endless possibilities.

 

 

It was real fun making them all. Did you like them? Which one is your favorite

 


I am listing the materials used for them below

 

Materials used:

Plain cardstock

Satin ribbon

Patterned paper

Washi tapes

Sticker embellishments

Alphabet stickers

Flowers

Chipboards

Doily

MDF alphabet

Acetate

Animal / bird stickers

Fine stones / sand

Shells, stars etc.

Fish stickers

All the above mentioned materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari store or you can pre-order them by sending an email @rainbowcraftykari@live.com

I hope you liked and enjoyed my tutorial and that I have inspired you enough to try it out soon.

Don’t forget to participate in our on-going challenge – “Revamp your scraps”!

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.