Monday, 30 April 2018

RCS Challenge #9 Love & Color Palette Winners

Hello Everyone,

Today we're here to announce our April Challenge Winners. Before we go into the announcement, we have another fun contest for you all.

We've had so many gorgeous, and we love your interpretation of the challenge! We loved to see different interpretations of the board.

We love all the entries, and it's always hard to choose a few. However, some things have to be done...

Let's move on to the announcement!!

The top two in no particular order are

1. Vinita Jain

We loved the take on the challenge colour palette and how all elements come together on the card.

The mixed media layout is fabulous with all the various elements. 

Top two, do grab your badges from the blog and flaunt them!

Now onto our winner!! 


The color play on this layout is fabulous! The lace, flowers, and all the elements look splendid!

Kindly grab your badge from the blog and flaunt it.

Winner kindly email us at with the subject Challenge #9 Love Winner to claim your prize. 

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Tea Coasters Inspiration by DT Priyadarshini

Hello everyone,

I am here with a new inspiration post for Rainbow Craftykari blog. For this month's inspiration, I am making 2 different types of tea coasters and I will be sharing the technique with you. 

TEA COASTER 1: Rhinestone Technique

How to make them:
1. Paint MDF coasters with desired colours and allow to dry
2. Start with applying glue on all sides and stick gold ball chain
3. Stick rhinestones/Kundan stones as per choice leaving enough space for the cup and allow to dry completely
4. Apply a coat of clear varnish to seal (on both sides of the coaster) and let it dry
5. Once dry, the coaster is ready to use.

Materials used:
  • MDF coasters
  • Paint
  • Rhinestone/Kundan stones
  • Gold ball chain
  • Glue
  • Clear Varnish

TEA COASTER 2: Heat Embossing Technique

How to make them:
1. Paint the coasters with desired colours and let them dry for 24 hours
2. Select stamp and use Mini Misti or Misti for stamping (Acrylic block can also be used)    
3. Rub anti-static powder tool 
4. Warm the heat gun
5. Use versamark ink to stamp on the coaster
6. Use embossing powder, I used white here and use the heat gun for embossing.
7. Let it cool for 20 mins and then apply a thin coat of clear varnish and dry for 24 hours
8. Coasters are ready to use

Materials used:
  • MDF coasters
  • Embossing powder - White
  • Mama elephant Stamps - Cup of wishes (any stamp can be used)
  • Mini Misti Stamping tool
  • Heat gun
  • Versamark ink
  • Anti-static powder tool
  • Clear Varnish
  • Paint

Tips for Heat embossing:

1. Use of Misti: Some stamps do not stamp well and may require repeated stamping. Since we are using MDF here, to avoid errors while stamping its best to use Misti.

2. Use of anti-static powder tool: Embossing powders are sticky and tend to stick to the entire MDF. The powder prevents embossing powder from sticky all over the MDF and only to the stamped parts

3. Warming heat gun prior to use- embosses quickly. 

4. Embossing powder: If there are no colour or white powders available to you, you can stamp with colour ink and again stamp with versamark and use clear embossing powder

Must have embossing powders - gold, silver, clear - regular & gloss, white. For black use Versafine Black Onyx Ink and emboss with clear powder. 

I enjoyed making these tea coasters and hope you all try them out. 

Most of the above-listed materials are available on the Rainbow Craftykari Store and can also be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail at

Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE

Visit our BLOG for more inspiration, tutorials and check out our ongoing challenge.

Happy crafting


Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Scrapbook Layout Video Tutorial by DT Spardha

Hello guys!

Hope you are having an amazing month!

Continuing the happy spirit of Spring, today I have a scrapbooking layout tutorial for you. I love making scrapbook layouts especially using different mediums cohesively. 

So today I present to you a video tutorial on stamping and layering. I've used three different kinds of paints and a variety of stamping ink for this project. Checkout the tutorial

If you're wondering how to DIY your own mists, CLICK HERE to read the blog post where I made them. If not, you can definitely go buy some great inks HERE!

I am glad the grungy look did not overpower the bright colours of spring *YAY*

On a side note - If any of you are wondering who the *pretty girl* is, it's me! *sobering up now*

Supplies Used:
  • Paper - Kraft Cardstock, Coloured Paper Scraps
  • Paints - Poster Paint, Acrylic Paints, Chalk Paint
  • Ink Pads - Blue and Green
  • Stamps - Bold Flowers {Fiskars}, Studio G, Ink n Layer {Prima} and Daydreamer {Kaiserkraft}
  • Tools - Scissors, Glue, Heat Gun, Digital Die Cutting Machine, Butterfly Punch {Martha Stewart} and Label Maker {Dymo}
  • Embellishments - Pearls and MDF star confetti 
Most of the above-listed materials are available on the Rainbow Craftykari Store and can also be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail at

Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE

Visit our BLOG for more inspiration, tutorials and check out our ongoing challenge.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Victorian Effect Jewellery Box Inspiration by DT Megha

Hello everyone,
Hope you've kickstarted your Summer with some juicy mangoes and buttermilk to beat the heat!

Today I am here with my first DT Inspiration post for you through Rainbow Craftykari. I have also incorporated the 'Love' theme for April Challenge in my creation.

I have altered a jewellery box which makes a  great gift for near and loved ones. I personally have decided to gift this to my aunt who 'Loves" jewellery ;)!
To alter this, I decided to use techniques of mixed media. Here's a look at the altered project:

To make this begin by choosing any jewellery box, could be from your mother's or one of your own. Next, prime it and lay elements which you would like and take a picture, to refer later. Next, apply modelling paste through a stencil which will depict grandness. Pick your colours, I choose blues and yellows and covered the top and sides of the box. Next, I prepare the elements, here I gold embossed the chipboard frame (from Rainbow Craftykari), and the chipboard swirls with clear embossing powder. I used patina pastes and altered the metal butterfly. 

Keeping the Victorian lady as my focal point, I adhered all elements, along with a corrugated sheet to add texture, flowers, a vase, a skeleton leaf behind the frame to add detail and some art stones and glitter sprinkles. Lastly, I used waxes to bring out the details on the elements and added splatters with white paint.

Like you see, this is quick and easy to make so you can alter these and these would make perfect gifts for ladies.

Here are some more pictures:

Supplies used:
  • Jewellery box
  • Modelling Paste, White Gesso, Stencil, Embossing Powders
  • Matt Medium, Corrugated Sheet, Skeleton Leaf
  • Flowers, Metal/plastic Charms, 
  • Glitter Sprinkles
  • Rainbow Craftykari Chipborads
  • 13 Arts Colour Sprays
  • Finnabair Waxes, Patina Pastes, Art Stones
  • Liquid Glue, Heat Gun

Most of the above-listed materials are available on the Rainbow Craftykari Store and can also be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail at

Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE

Hope you're inspired to create yours! Do participate in our ongoing challenge.

Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Heart Layout by DT Saloni

Hello all Crafty friends!!!

My brother always tells me that "I am a big hoarder" and sometimes I do agree with him. So this time I have created a mixed media layout with a picture, I have been hoarding for a long time.  Making a mixed project is also so fun. You can add so many techniques and style and the end results are always a surprise.

I am here today with my first " Picture tutorial post "at Rainbow Craftykari as a DT member.

So here is how I made the layout:-

Enjoy the video flip through and the step by step instruction below.

Step 1: For this beautiful layout, I have taken an MDF base measuring 12x12 inches. You could use anything that is handy for you or even a 12x12 scrapbook paper. TO begin with, prime the surface with black gesso and let it dry. Next, for an edgy look, apply crackle medium evenly with a brush and let it dry. The crackle medium should be dry completely before applying the second layer of colour. 

Step 2: Once the base is dry, apply the second layer of colour. When using crackle medium, you should use the dark colour as your base, so that when the second layer of colour cracks, the darker shade is visible.

Step 3: Next, add some more elements on the background by stamping. I have used some clear stamps and distress ink for this.

Step 4: Mixed media is all about layers. Next, add some texture with modelling paste. To further enhance the look, add colour on the edges and let it flow. 

Step 5: Select the photo of your choice that will be the focal point of your project. I have used a picture which is very close to my heart. Pick out a few papers to create layers underneath your picture. Distress the edges with ink. Fuss cut some elements for layering, or grab your embellishments. Play around with them and see what looks good before sticking them.

Step 6: Once you are happy with the arrangement and placement of the layers, embellish the layout with the buttons, flowers, tags and stones.

Hope you all like it and get inspired by it to create something equally beautiful for yourself!!!

Supplies used:

  • MDF Base
  • Balck Gesso
  • Crackle Medium
  • Chalk paint
  • Modelling Paste
  • Pattern papers
  • Flowers
  • Colour Sprays
  • Tags

Most of the above-listed materials are available on the Rainbow Craftykari Store and can also be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail at

Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE

Hope you're inspired to create yours! Do participate in our ongoing challenge.

Happy Crafting


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Travel Watch Box inspiration by DT Vidhi

Hello Crafty folks,
How are you all? What’s happening?  Are you done with your planning for this summer vacation? Come summer and everyone is bitten by the wanderlust bug. As the travel is on cards, here I am, back again at Rainbow Craftykari blog with my DT Inspirational post dedicated to Travel.

Do you have any idea as to who travels the most? It's the “Postal Stamps”. Nowadays they
aren't in vogue courtesy the New Fast Technology ... Nostalgia associated with Postal
Stamps compelled me to reuse them. There is one more element closely associated
with travel I feel and it is “Time”. The trio of Travel, Postal Stamp and Time looked so disjointed. But on a closer look together they inspired me to create a Masculine Watch Box with decoupage.

Let’s hop on to the project:

I took a raw MDF Watch Box with 5 partitions inside and gave it a coat of white
gesso to prime the entire box. Next, I painted it with Chalk paint and covered
all sides of the box. Then I distressed all my postal stamps with distress
ink for a vintage look.

After that, I started applying Postal Stamps on the top of the box with Mod Podge.
This was a random arrangement. I purposely did not cover the entire portion with stamps. I left some place on one side to add more zing to it.

On the left side of the top, I stamped some post and travel related stamps with Archival Black ink. With this addition, the lid of the box was ready.

Then I covered the three sides of boxes with decoupage paper and decoupage glue. I
chose a world map paper to match the travel theme. I distressed all the edges of the box with Vintage Photo distress ink and the box was ready!

Last and most important, I covered all the sides of the box lid with masking tape
and applied a fine layer of resin. When resin dried completely I removed the
masking tape and smoothened the edges with sand paper. 
Postal stamps, time, travel and watch box….an adorable quartet!

Most of the above listed materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari store and can
also, be pre-ordered by sending an email at

Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE

Visit our BLOG for more inspirations , tutorials and check out our ongoing challenge.

Happy Crafting


Thursday, 12 April 2018

Shadow Box Card Tutorial by DT Priyadarshini

Hello everyone,

Priyadarshini here with a Tutorial Post as a part of the DT for Rainbow Craftykari blog. I am here to show you a very simple and easy project - Shadow box card. The pictures may look a little complicated but its not.   There is a lot of scope to work here but I have kept mine simple. 

Here's a look at my card:

Let's start

1. Take a 12" x 12" card stock. To make it easy, I have marked them A & B.

2. Place the card stock on a scoreboard. The card is to be scored at 1",1 1/2", 2 1/2" and 3". This is on all 4 sides of the card stock. No need to crease the scored lines at this step. 

3. Note this step very carefully. To be marked only on sides marked A.
Make a mark, one inch from the last scored line and two more marks as shown in the picture below. 

4. Using a pen/pencil connect these points as shown in the picture.
The sections marked X are to be cut. 

5. Here's a look at the card stock after the sections are cut. (Only on sides marked A)

6. Now crease the scored lines and turn the paper over. 

7. Now its time for adhesives. Adhesives are to be applied on the outer part of the card stock. I have used double sided tape.

Turn the card stock over and apply adhesive as shown in the picture. This is to be pasted only in the last. Do not paste them before the last step

8. Start pasting sides marked B first. One side at a time. Remove the paper layer and fold the side as shown (half of the scored lines)

The fold will be facing the inside of the card

Repeat the same on the other B side

Now, push the folded sides out. This part makes it easy to fold and paste the other two remaining sides.

9. Repeat the same way of sticking these sides. If you see the picture carefully, I have the side adhesives still intact and yet to adhere them. 

10. This is the final step to make the shadow box. Remove the upper paper on all sides and push all the sides together in to create the box.

11. Score a piece of 12" x 6" card stock in half to create a 6 x 6 card. 

Adhere the card to the back of the shadow box

12. To decorate my shadow box card, I used stamps from The Greeting Farm and Yours Next Stamp. I stamped all the images on ninah white card stock and coloured them using colour pencils. 

First, I used some yellow ink from hero arts to add some highlighting behind the mermaid and adhered the mermaid using double sided adhesive to give dimension. 

I used normal liquid adhesive for the rest of the images. I added some clear water droplets to give bubble effect. 

I kept the inside of the card simple as well. Just added a fish and a turtle with a simple sentiment from Yours next stamp. 

  • 12 x 12 card stock (any colour)
  • 12 x 6 card stock
  • Martha Stewart score board
  • Pencil/Pen
  • Ruler
  • Adhesive tape & double sided adhesive
  • The Greeting Farm stamp - Trishell (mermaid), Maisea (sentiment)
  • Your Next stamp - Fishy fun
  • Colour pencils
  • Hero arts ink 
  • Ink blending tool
  • Scissors
  • Clear water droplets

I hope the tutorial was useful and fun.

Most of the above-listed materials are available on the Rainbow Craftykari Store and can also be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail at

Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE

Visit our BLOG for more inspiration, tutorials and check out our ongoing challenge.

Happy crafting