Saturday

We go together like... CAS card - DIY Tutorial!

Hey Peeps,
I hope you all are doing great!!

Today I am here with my most recent inspiration for Craftyscrappers Blog and new contest: CAS cards!

Yes, the brand new challenge is to make CAS cards. The acronym CAS stands for Clean And Simple. 
The parameters are:

  • One focal point
  • Lots of white (or open) space
  • Minimal layers and embellishments


Sounds interesting? Its more fun to make it. I have made a quick & simple card for the inspiration keeping the center of focus as the Craftyscrappers stamps. The stamp set used is: We Go Together.

The other items used are:
1. Brown thick cardstock for the base
2. Green colored cardstock for the front layer
3. We go together stamp set
4. Zing sparkle black embossing powder
5. Memento ink of your favorite color for sentiments - I used the pink one
6. Adhesives, versamark watermark stamp pad, ruler, cutter, scissors


Let's get started:
1. Let us create the top layer first. Take the green card stock cut into the size slightly lesser than that of your card size.
2. Pick out the favorite combo - I used Tea & biscuit for it.
3. Apply versamark ink and stamp in the center of the card.
4. Sprinkle the the embossing powder to make the perfect cover of it. Remove the excess of it and put it back in the bottle. You can use dry brush also to remove the excess powder.
5. Heat emboss it. I don't have heating gun, so I have used inverted iron technique to emboss it :D Thank god the paper didn't turn black ;)
6. The main image is ready. Now, stamp the supporting sentiment on the card. I did: We go together like Tea & Biscuit
How cute... no?

The final one: Paste the top layer on the base layer and you are done... Tadaaa!
Have a look:


The supplies(major ones) are from Craftyscrappers. You can shop for them here.

I hope you like it guys! Do leave some love in comments :)

Take care!

Hugs

Rupali Goyal


Friday

Life is Magical... with my LOVE - Altered Project :)

Hey peeps!
How are you all doing!!

This post will let you step in the weekend with more fun :)
You all might have seen my DT kit from Craftyscrappers. If not, you can view it here.

The stuff is so tempting and high quality that you won't be able to resist. Today, as DT member of Craftyscrappers, I am happy to share yet another creation of mine using beautiful stamp, stencils and die cuts from Konica - Craftyscrappers and shining sequins from Madras Bazaar.

You know what, I loved working on these because of above mentioned reason and also because that's so close to me. Title suggests some and rest will be revealed right here right now... I altered the tin case of my favorite fountain pen. The case was in silver, pen is golden and black in color. Don't you think it's a mismatch? So here I put on my crafty gloves to make them a perfect match. Have a look:









Brief tutorial:
1. Apply white Gesso on the tin box on the outer side and on the top inner side.

2. Mix the powdered metallic paint in modge podge to form a liquid color ad apply all over the surface of the case - on outer side.

3. Take the red distress ink, the Circle & hearts stencil and make the pattern evenly on both the pieces. It will look like this:



4. Now I have gathered some chinna minna stuff, embellishments and a huge flower with a pretty sentiment.
5. Then I colored the inner base with red and simply pasted the 'my love' sentiment. I wanted it to be simple elegant and pretty matching with my pen.

Stuff I have used:
1. Stencil: Circle & Hearts; CODE: CS-STNL-01
2. Stamp for the sentiment: Magical Birthday designed by Shobha Agarwal; CODE: ST-BD-11
3. Die cuts: CODE: CS-DCS-01
All above 3 from Craftyscrappers!

4. Sequins: The Blushing Sunrise sequins from Madras Bazaar.

I hope you all liked this. :)

Thanks for watching guys!
Keep crafting and stay happy!!

Love
Rupali Goyal

Wednesday

Using the Foil die cuts & revealing my DT kit!

Heya!
How are you all? Had a colorful Holi? Me too... but not with colors :D I had colorful crafty Holi. :)
After the Holi inspirations, we got a happy mail from Konica - our DT kits with lot of new and amazing products. Today, I am going to disclose the contents of my DT kit and the creation using some of those contents. :)

So, are you ready for the reveal? A loud yes.. yeahh... cool! So, here are the beautiful products from Carftyscrappers team for you. The codes are mentioned on each of the products for ordering purposes; you just need to email us the list of products you want to pamper yourself. :)


Now, without a delay, have a look at what we have in the DT kit :)

Moving further, here is my sweet creation using the foil die cuts and the shaker elements from Madras Bazaar. We are so happy to collaborate with the fantabulous brand and using the shaker elements was amazing. I just loved the colors and that chinni si packing ;) Perfect for cards and any purpose you want to use. Have a look:

I hope you enjoyed the creation :) Those who could not watch the video, here are some pictures of the project :)





Looking forward to you lovely feed back :)
Hugs!!
Rupali Goyal



Friday

Splash the colors on cute faces - Watercolor card!

Hello dearies,
How are you all doing? The weather is nice here, there too? You must already be enjoying the cool & rainy weather and to treat your eyes, I have another creation of mine to enjoy while you sip your coffee. :) This is a new try by me - water color backgrounds. I tried in my last creation(Bokeh Technique) too but that was too basic. Here I tried using the color mixing to create a background for holi card. Showcasing this card as an inspiration on Craftyscrappers. You can check other Holi themed creations from talented crafters here.

Let's have a look at I successfully created:


This is how I enjoyed making the background:

Base was colored as yellow and the red was splattered over it.
Next was blue in action; have a look!


Isn't it fun? You must try once... it is. And yes, if you are an expert in this, do share your tips, creations and experiences. :)

Please note if you want that cute stamp set, you'll get it from Craftyscrappers Shop and yes that bright embellishment too. 


The codes of the stamp sets are: ST-US-01 & ST-FEST-15
To buy the stamp sets, you can email Konica at: craftyscrappers@gmail.com 

Waiting to see your creations & opinions!
Till then, me, Rupali Goyal is signing off with a commitment to come back soon and you know, ek bar jo commitment maine krdi, fir mai kisi ki nahi sunti... :D 

Bbye fellas, Take care and keep crafting!
Love
Rupali Goyal

Monday

Creating backgrounds with Bokeh technique - handmade cards | Tutorial

Hello Lovely readers!!
Hope you all are fantastic even with this falling temperature... but am shivering hard since morning... It's too cold here.. ;) But if you have coffee, some colors, new things on mind, you rarely care about cold. Right? Yeah!! I did the same :D

I am on to another challenge by Craftyscrappers today and for the inspiration, we are working, as a team, on multiple new techniques to share with you guys. Once such new technique is Bokeh technique. I have created the background with the same and created this attractive card. The technique is basically a Japanese word which means blur.  Yes. Using the colors, we tend to blur the background color and give some amazing effects.

I tried few things in the beginning and created some amazing backgrounds - water color backgrounds and found that the results are good on dark colored backgrounds. Since it's my first try, it's not the perfect. Everything has a room for improvement so as they. :) Have a look at what the outcome is and detailed info after that. :)





This is the base that came up as I used the Bokeh technique on the water colored background.


Some of the backgrounds that taught me that only darker backgrounds will be more efficient are shown below:



Can you see the light circles in color white? The effect is present but least visible. May be I needed some darker ink.

Detailed Tutorial:

Requisites for the background: Plain white cardstock, water colors or distress inks or faber castle sketches. I preferred water colors for its dark colors; water brushes, white ink, daubers, stencils.
1. Spill the colors as you want and create a nice background using water colors. 
2. Take the stencil, I used circular ones. Use white ink with daubers and cover the circle with white ink. 
This will create an impression as the background is being lightened. 
3. Repeat the process at various places with different sizes. 
Once you feel sufficient, the background is done.

Materials used for the card:
Black ribbon, die cuts, red and black ink, stamp set.
Materials used:

Stamp set and die cuts are from Craftyscrappers. :)


So, this was it for the time being gals. I hope you enjoyed it thoroughly. I enjoyed creating this a lot. Do let me know your views on the same. :) 

Till then, take care and keep crafting!!

Cheers!

Rupali