Monday, 14 November 2016

Guest DT Archana : Mixed Media Doodling Card

Hello Crafty friends,

Happy Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurpurab to Everyone and Very Good Morning to all.

Today in our Teaching and Learning Program we have Archana Thani as our Guest DT. She's a banker by profession and has been into various styles of Art and Crafts from young.
She will gonna teach us MM Doodling card, so sit back and enjoy the step by step tutorial from her.

Over to you Archana,

Hi all

With Fall being the season, I have come up with a Fall theme mixed media card with some doodling

Doodling as the Google definition  goes is just to scribble absent minded.
Very true to it we have all done this at some point in our life. During our boring lectures, scribbling in our rough books etc

So doodling is something that everyone has done and definitely can do. There is no definition to it, the scribble can be just with lines, and simple repetitive designs.

So let's get started.

Step 1
I have taken strips of various pattern paper of ¼ inch and torn them roughly on the edges. Stick the strips on your white card stock. See to it the card is of high gsm so when we apply layers of paint they don’t turn in.

Step 2
Distress the card with colors of fall like green, yellow and brown. I have used green ink in the middle and graded with Yellow on the corners. Lastly inked the edges of the card with sunset orange and brown.Then I have stenciled a few patches (Honey comb stencil) with deep brown.
Step  3.
Now the base card is ready.

Next I have started with a outline of a pattern of Maple leaf and filled it with repetitive designs.
It’s a free hand drawing; however you can also trace a leaf pattern and fill with doodling. The second leaf I have filled with lines, pattern of the lines give dimension to the leaf. Once the doodling is complete, with a Black Brush pen highlight by thickening the image.

Then have doodles simple lines, circles and leaves on the bottom of the card.
Step 4
On a white card , I drew a small circle and doodled it with leaves and a few flowers. Then using a used blending foam (you can use the same foam used for stenciling in step 2) very lightly ink on the card and fussy cut.
I cut the circle into half and stuck them with a foam tape on two sides of the card.

Step 5
With 3D outlines have given a few highlights on the card.
Step 6
On a separate white card stock stamped the sentiment and fussy cut. Lightly inked the edges of the sentiment with Yellow and Orange. With a normal punch machine made a punch hole on one corner of the card, In a jump ring added two leaf embellishment and attached to the card. Stick the sentiment with a double tape. Please be careful not to punch a hole at the edge of the sentiment as this might tear and fall if very close to the end.

Finally stick it to the base card stock. It’s a edge to edge card so both the mixed media card and the base card are of the same size.
The card is ready

Have a Happy season of fall :) If any doubt please feel free to ask.
Material used
Base card stock of 6 x 4 inch
White card stock of 6x4 inch (something thick)
Strips of pattern paper (1/4 inch each)
Doodling pen ( I have used Luxor black ink )
A black brush pen to give thickness to the doodling can also use normal pen
3D outlines
Above listed Materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre-order.

Arachana Thani

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Umber Handcrafted Box with Platter by Nikkita Sethi

Hello Crafty people,
I am so thrilled to be part of Rainbow Craftykari Design Team.
This is my first ever post for Rainbow Craftykari, and I have created a multipurpose gift box with matching platter.
So are you looking for an attractive and unique style of packaging for your gifts this festive season?
Search no more, because this handcrafted box will be your go-to, to keep and give all those lovely gifts. From chocolates to sweets, money to cards it works great with about anything.

Carefully handmade with a shabby chic look, using Papericious naturals collection papers, MDF Shapes, metal embellishments and mulberry flowers its great to have this platter- box set if you are looking to solve purpose of gifting something unique and stylish this festive season all in a new and more beautiful way.

Basic Instructions:
I have decoupaged the platter using modpodge matte and embellished it. For the multipurpose box, I have used chipboard to make it sturdy and adhered pattern paper and embellished with flowers, MDF Shapes and metal foot leg and corners. Than lastly, I have used inka gold platinum to give a smudged look to the MDF Shapes and corners.

Here by, we are complete now!!
Have used these beautiful high quality charms from Rainbow Craftykari Store

Metal Charm - Bronze Curved Legs - 4pcs

Antique Two Side Corners

Do leave some love. Happy Crafting!!

Nikkita Sethi

Materials used:
1 Papericious naturals collection
2 Chipboard - 1200 GSM
3 Black cardstock - 300 GSM
4 Tacky tape

5 Glossy accents
6 Mod podge matte
7 Inka gold platinum

8 MDF Shapes
9 Metal embellishments
Above listed Materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre-order.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Guest DT Afrreen: Folding Album Tutorial

Hello Crafty Friends,

A very good morning to you all.

Today in our Teaching and Learning Program we have Afrreen Banu as Guest DT. She is passionate about making handmade crafty products like Kundan Jewellery, Quilling and Papercrafts. She will gonna teach us Folding Album, so sit back and enjoy the step by step tutorial from her.

Over to you Afrreen,

Hello Everyone,
This is my first GD post for Rainbow Craftykari and thank you Maninder for this opportunity. Today am going to share a pictorial tutorial of making Mini Album.

Lets begin,

Step1: For album base we need chipboard (gsm as per your wish). Need 5 piece of various size chipboard size as follows (11x6.5cm ,11x3.5cm, 11x8cm, 11x3cm, 11x5cm), then 2  different pattern sheets for covering the chipboard outer and inner part (size of pattern sheet 26 ¾ x 11¼ cm and 30 x 14cm).

For inner pages need 4 piece of black cardstock 16.5x8cm score them at (8|0.5|8) here I used Penguins in love pattern sheet from Papericious.

Step 2: Adhere the chipboards to the pattern sheets for outer cover, trim the corners now you can see the excess of pattern sheets outside the chipboards, just fold them and stick it inside the chipboard I used red tacky tape for sticking them , you can also use white glue, now stick the inner part with another sheet of pattern paper and trim it off the excess ones outside the chipboard, and I have put magnetic clips on both the sides.

Step 3: For hanging charms, I used eyelet on top of the 11x3.5 size and chained them using jump rings, hanged charms in the chain using jump rings.

Step 4: Adhere pattern sheets as per your wish for inside pages now stick inner pages one after other, note a point while sticking adhere them opposite direction( if one page folded side is at the left then stick 2nd page, & folded side should be on right)

Step 5: for inner page decorating I just created a pocket and tags and I have fussy cut penguin from the pattern sheet and adhered them to the inner page, I used just for you embossed sentiment, so as I created pockets and put some tags and die cuts for other pages, adhered ribbon in center of the page & added die cuts to it.

Step 6: Used stitched oval die cut and frame, adhered at the center of the page and I used  corner die cuts, flower and leaf to decorate it.

Step7: Now adhere the accordion type folded pages to the center base (11x8).

Step8: I used fussy cut love you from Papericious pack and adhered it, for decoration I arranged flowers, leaves (flowers and leafs are made out of dies) added glitters in leaves and flowers.

Step9: Added few dew drops for leaves and flowers using glossy accents.

For adding glitters just sprinkle glitters over the flowers and leaves, if you are satisfied with the amount of glitters sprinkled just take a pic of it, now shutter all the glitters down, for adhering  glitters for 1 part of glue 1 part of water mix them well, it will become thinner, wet your brush and dip it in the mixture ,now just carefully splatter the mixture using brush (refer the pic taken by you ).

If you feel you want light sparkles then give slight coat, and now sparkle the glitters over it and shake the excess, if u feel anywhere excess amount of glitters adhered don’t worry use napkin and spread the excess.

And your project is ready. If any doubt, feel free to ask and leave your comments here.

Materials used:
1. Chipboard
2. Black cardstock 250 gsm
3. Fevicol & tacky tape
4. Penguins In Love Pattern Sheets from Papercious
5. Charms, Chain & Jumprings
6. Joy craft frame and 3 corners (0356)
7. Joy Crafts Dies - Floral Flourishes/Flower 5
8. Cherrylynn flourish #13
9. Glossy accent
10. Magnetic clip
11. Gina Marie designs Oval stitched die cut
12. WOW embossing power
13. Sentiment stamp
14. WOW heating tool
15. White fevicol
16. Flat brush
17. Memento inks – lilac posies & cottage ivy for flowers and leaves
18. Pearls from my stash

Above listed Materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre-order.