Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Bloom with Happiness

Sharing my DT post for Craftin Desert Divas today.

I have used this cute Humming bird with flowers digi from the CDD store
The sentiment is a part of this digi.

I created the background on MS word using the sentiment image of this digi. I initially placed one sentiment. Adjusted the size and increased the transparency of this to make it very light in colour. As i was planning to use this to cover the entire background, I decided to keep it subtle. I placed the sentiment repeatedly over the background till the entire space was covered with the sentiment. 
Out of all the sentiments, I enlarged one of the sentiment around the place I planned to place my digi. Made the transparency of this sentiment zero so it looked black. Printed this background on a 4"x6" card base.  Trimmed the panel and foam mounted it in a tilted fashion on a coloured card base. 

Pirnted the image on watercolour paper, coloured with zig markers and fussy cut it. Mounted this image using thin foam adhesive to pop it against the BG.
Laslty, added few Nuvo drops to complete my card.

Few close ups.

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Layers and More

Hello everyone!!
This is Anila here. I am super excited to be sharing my first DT post for Little Birdie Crafts. It feels awesome to be a part of a team so full of talent. I am looking forward to an amazing time full of learning over the next six months.
Let's get started now...
Today I am sharing a couple of cards created using awesome Little Birdie goodies.

I have used the  12"x12" Succulents Paper Pack for the first two set of my cards. These papers have a soft linen texture with some beautiful and vibrant printed succulents on them.
For my last card, I have used the 12"x12" Aquarelle paper pack. This pack too has papers with a soft linen texture. It comes in shaded/coloured washed designs.
CARD 1 from Succulents Paper Pack
Tip - While creating cards using papers having a busy design, you can use a piece of Vellum to tone down the effect of the background and make it more subtle.
I fussy cut the wreath randomly from the paper. I adhered this on a white card to give it a little thickness/stiffness.
Tip - While doing this always stick the paper on the card first and then fussy cut. This ensures you fussy cut only once.

Cut the paper from the pack in 6"x 6” size. Distress the edges.
Tip - To get the distressed look you can use a simple scissor blade instead of the distress tool. You can also tear the edges of the paper to get the distressed/torn look.

Die-cut the sentiment and a colored cardstock into a circle. Cut a piece of 5”x5” vellum.

Fussy cut some flowers from the paper pack.

I took a 6" x 6” white card base to adher all the elements. I created some levels using foam adhesive under few elements.
Tip - As vellum is transparent, while adhering vellum make sure that you put adhesive at places that will be hidden under the layers/embellishments.

CARD 2 using Succulents Paper Pack - A set 4" x 4" CAS Cards

I Fussy cut a lot of succulents from various papers from the paper pack.
Tip - For layering, adhere the images on a white cardstock and then fussy cut the images. This gives the images the necessary thickness/stiffness.

Took 2 (3.5”x3.5”) pieces of white card. I created ink-blended backgrounds, using pink and yellow distress inks on one and using blue and green distress inks on the other. 
Tip - Use a simple plain white paper to mask off areas while ink blending. Start blending from the mask and pull the colours down on the card. Hold the dauber very lightly while blending. This will give a soft blended look.  Any imperfections can be covered with the image/element on top.

I adhered the succulents over the blended background. Few were directly adhered using glue and few using foam adhesive to create a little dimension. (Oops... I missed clicking the pictures in between :(... )
Tip - While creating dimension, make sure only a few images are popped up. This creates focus on those images. If many elements pop up, the interest/focal point is lost.

I added the sentiments, from the paper pack, on the cards. Lastly, foam mounted these on coloured card bases.

CARD 3 with Chevron in Aquarelle Paper Pack
Tip - Do not get intimidated while making such cards (shown below). Nothing goes wrong in these type of cards. Collect all elements, create layers and assemble all the elements together to create an arrangement.

I took some green, yellow and orange papers from the Aquarelle paper pack.

I randomly tore/distressed some papers from the Aquarelle paper pack.

On a white card base, I adhered these papers by creating layers.

Adhered the primed chipboard with a doily under it. I created the arrangement using cheese cloth, thread, handmade flowers and leaves.

Lastly, I added a sentiment from the Succulents paper pack.
Tip - While adhering the flowers, apply glue only on the corners/ends of them, leaving the other end as it is. This gives a fuller look to the blooms.

That's all from my end today.

Hope you enjoyed making the cards with me. Keep watching this space for more inspirations!

Supplies used from Little Birdie Crafts:

Sunday, 13 May 2018

CAS style Shadow boxes

A very Happy Mother's day to everyone!

I am sharing a couple of Shadow boxes, I made for Mother's day!
I have made these shadow boxes in CAS style. 

I made these shadow boxes using some A4 size cardstock (I have a video tutorial ready but I couldn't upload it for some reason :(... Will do it sometime soon...!)
Once the base of the box was made, I printed some sentiments and mounted them in the box using foam adhesive with a specific arrangement in mind. I decorated them using lots of flowers from Little Birdie. Lastly, added few Nuvo drops to complete the project.

Shadow Box - 1
I made this box very colourful using mixed coloured flowers and a simple quote.

Shadow Box - 2
I made this box very simple using single coloured flowers with focus on the sentiment.


That's all for today. 
It was really enjoyable making these shadow boxes. Hope you liked them too. 
Would like to know which one is your favourite...

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Saturday, 12 May 2018

Mother's day Eclipse card!

Hello everyone!!
I have made an Eclipse card for Mother's day!

I began by stencilling the flower on a white cardstock using distress inks. Die-cut the sentiment on this panel. Die-cut few more alphabets. Adhered the panel on a card base. Layered 3 plain white alphabets and lastly on top layered the colourful die-cuts. Stamped the sentiment to complete the card.

Supplies used for this card -
Create-a-flower (Roses) stencil by Craftyscrappers
Sentiment stamp by Craftyscrappers
Alphabet die by My Favourite Things (MFT)

Thank you for spending your precious time!

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Thursday, 3 May 2018

Spiral roses

Sharing a quick CAS cards using MFT Scribble roses die.

Here's my card!

I began by loosely watercolouring circles on a watercolour paper with different distress inks. Die-cut few roses in white cardstock. Adhered these roses on different colours. Fussy cut them. On a white card panel, arranged the placement and stamped the leaves and other details. Adhered the roses on the panel creating levels using foam adhesive. Mounted this panel on a card base. Added a heat-embossed sentiment. Lastly, added few clear Nuvo drops. 
Few more close-ups.

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