Time for more cards! A simple thankyou card using altenew painted flowers stampset, altenew purple shades crisp inkpads and altenew label love stamps.
I seem to be thanking a lot of people these days! After my penny black hyndrangea card I shared last month its a faux watercolored thankyou card this month using altenew painted flowers stampset, altenew purple shades color cubes and altenew label love stamps. Its a total altenew card 😀
Must read list for cardmaking in India. This post in the cardmaking tutorial series helps you understand various types of cards and gets you choose a style.
So I have finally joined the bandwagon of paper-crafters in India although I am most of the time invisible! Its high time I share my experience on cardmaking basics, cardmaking supplies, techniques etc – I mean whatever I know about cardmaking. This post is going to be part 1 of the many more topic specific posts to come. As and when I make new post in the series, I shall tag them here in a list.
Little introduction with types of cardmaking styles
I thought I would just give an introduction about cardmaking by sharing some cards from various blogs and sharing how they were made. That way you could choose your style of cards and buy supplies in accordance to that.
A friendship card with the tag ” thinking of you” will definitely surprise your friend! Do read on for full tutorials on how to make this card!
I hadn’t touched my cardmaking supplies since Christmas and I just felt like I needed a break and craft for a change! I made this “Thinking of you” Friendship card for a friend of mine ( which btw I just posted yesterday!) with hydrangea stamps from the Penny black Flower Festival stamp-set.
Snowflakes christmas card : A simple snowflakes card with stamps from Varnas creations. Loads of sequins loads of snowflakes. Prefect Christmas greetings.
I made several Christmas cards this time and I am quite proud of the neat outcome of my trials 😛 This is the first in the series that I am going to share and its a snowflakes Christmas card. If you are into cardmaking, I would love to get suggestions on Christmas stamps available in India. Maybe not this year but in next years haul, I would include those suggestions 🙂
Handmade angel Christmas card – Cute andgel christmas card made using stampset from whimsy and mama elephant. Coloring using zig brush pens.
Yet another Christmas card for this holiday season and this time its an angel Christmas card 🙂 I had bought this Whimsy’s cute angel Cody stamp from Die cuts& more and couldn’t wait to make a card out of him! HERE is the previous Christmas card that I had posted if you missed out on it. Don’t you think the baby angel is too cute to be packed into an envelope? Me too! read on to know more..
A good tutorial compilation of simple spray technique for mixed media art. If you are a beginner trying mixed media art, here where you should start!
Mixed media is presumed to be a much difficult form of art work but in real, it gives you immense opportunities to let yourself loose and experiment in all kinds. One important part of mixed media art/mixed media journaling is creating the background for your work. And this post is all about various spray techniques and how to incorporate them in your mixed media art.These are just some ways in which I use my sprays and they are not hardbound techniques! You can always experiment more and more. These are just some tips for beginners 🙂
I started working on this ocean theme handmade greeting card in the beginning of the month but as you can see I got tied up with all our giveaways and other pending posts etc. Nevertheless, I managed to complete the ocean theme greeting card yesterday for Lulupu challenge for the month of June 2015- quite different from my initial design that I had in mind.
As a beginner, I refrained from experimenting with complex techniques and hence started simple and straight. Want to know how I made these little ocean theme greeting cards? Read on!
Materials required to make ocean theme greeting card :
Hero arts magical background stamp
Heidi swapp “always” stampset for hearts & sentiments
Hero arts Cleardesign: Friends
Inkadinkado hearts stampset
Cardstock – white ( Brustro)
Pleacock feather distress ink for ocean waters
Memento summersky for swirls background stamping
Rangers classic cherry for hearts
Archival jet black for sentiment
Versamark ink pad and rangers white embossing powder for embossing.
Procedure to make ocean theme greeting card :
I accept that I’m no expert to put up a tutorial but this is just sharing with you guys the method I followed to make this ocean theme greeting card so that you readers can add in suggestions 🙂
So first I cut out a card-stock into A2 size and stamped magical background with memento summer-sky dye ink.
On another card-stock, cut out same size as the no card, I applied plain water with brush all over and spread out distress ink in the shade peacock feathers in a single direction.
In the meantime while I left it to dry, I hand drew these tiny fishes with faber castell water based sketching pens and painted them with watercolors.
Hand cut these cute fishes and went ahead to draw swirly waves on my ocean with blue sketch pens.
Cut out strips of waves to superimpose on one another to get a real fake ocean effect. I paired up my fishes and decided to make one pair as lovers and another as friends 😛
Both the cards were kept simple with just a small heart stamped out of heidi swapp heart stamp in rangers classic cherry between the two fishes. I stamped “love you’ sentiment on love couple card and finished it off.
For the friends card, I actually stamped the sentiment “friends always” from Hero arts & heidi swapp but it was tilted a bit so I covered up the error by placing a heat embossed sentiment in blue card stock there. I cut it out wide enough to cover my silly stamping and decided to make it a ribbon shape – kinda looked better.
And my “l” in always didnt stamp properly 🙁
Do you want to know how I heat embossed without a heat gun? Im gonna follow this till I invest in one and you too can if you don’t own one yet. Read the experience HERE where I made a black and white card with heat embossed sentiments.
So that is the story of my ocean theme greeting card 🙂 Liked it ? have suggestions? Please do let me know because I’m really really in need of some criticism to learn better 🙂