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BEAUTIFUL FUN-FOILED BACKGROUNDS:a video tutorial!

Hello Everyone,
Hope you are doing good and that you had loads of fun this diwali… 🙂
Well, im sure you all had!!!
Here I’m back at Craftyscrappers blog today and this time I have a Video tutorial on how i created some beautiful,sparkly backgrounds for cards using craftyscrappers Fun foils, for our ongoing challenge, “Sparkle it up”!!!
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This is the first time I’ve used foils in my cards and I really love the outcome…..
Craftyscrappers shiny transfer foils are professional grade and are proudly made in INDIA, and these super glitzy foils , add Stunning Sparkle and shine to your craft projects.
What stopped me till now was the investment in laminator machine for foiling….
But these fun foils are really fun to work with.
You don’t need any fancy tools for this.. and in my Video tutorial i will show how these can be easily used without a lamination machine and also work like a charm with Big shot and Cuttlebug machines, where you do not need heat to transfer the foils to your craft surfaces.
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I hope you will get inspired and participate in our current challenge,

CHALLENGE#16:”Sparkle It Up”

You can create cards, layouts, journal pages, altered art, MDF items, anything crafty and add glamour to your projects in any form, be it foil, glitter, shimmer or anything to sparkle it,to participate…
Last date of submission is 31st Oct 2017.

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To win this amazing Goodie bag:

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Do read the challenge rules at the beginning of the post, the link will take you straight to the challenge post, where you can enter via Mr.linky.

We would love to see your creations… 🙂 

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So back to the Video tutorial now.. 🙂

But before moving to the Video tutorial ..
let me show you the Cards where i used the beautiful fun-foiled backgrounds:
Here they are…
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So without further ado.. 🙂

Here is the Video tutorial…

 

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I really enjoyed working with Craftyscrappers fun foils
You can check the whole collection of 16 beautiful colors these beautiful Fun-Foils are available in over at the store.


I hope you get inspired.

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Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

Hugs xxx

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PRIZE REVEAL:CHALLENGE#16-Sparkle It Up!

Hello Wonderful people!

Hope you all had a wonderful and fun-filled Diwali!!!
Well today I, Konica…  am here to reveal the  winner prize for our current challenge for the month of October, which is still ongoing ….

If you missed our previous post,check it out here…

CHALLENGE#16:”Sparkle It Up”

You can create cards, layouts, journal pages, altered art, MDF items, anything crafty and add glamour to your projects in any form, be it foil, glitter, shimmer or anything to sparkle it,to participate…
Last date of submission is 31st Oct 2017.

 

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But before i reveal the Winner prize,
let me share with you a quick and easy Festive Card tutorial.
I made these easy festive cards for my family and friends on Diwali.

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Diwali, or Deepawali,  is a Sanskrit word meaning “rows of lighted lamps,” is a Hindu-originated festival celebrated in India and worldwide.
During the five-day celebration  which is also known as the “festival of lights”,clay lamps known as diyas are lit to signify the destruction, through knowledge of all negative qualities — be it violence, anger, jealousy, greed, fear or suffering… in other words, the victory of good over evil.
As per tradition, Diwali is celebrated with grand splendor, where every home is lit with diyas, leaving no room for darkness to enter, sweet and savory snacks are prepared throughout the day, every doorstep is decorated with rangoli to welcome guests with great honor, one fashions new clothing to thank Goddess Lakshmi for providing prosperity and good fortune, when the sun sets, firecrackers light up the streets… and it is the perfect time, for sending some love as gifts to your family and friends.

 

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Moving on to the Tutorial, On how i created these…

 

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I took the Craftyscrappers Premiun cardstock (white) and Die cut 10 pieces, using Madrasbazaar stitched rectangle die and created my first layer for my cards.

 

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(I later on ended up making 30-50 card bases.. for a total of 50cards 🙂 )

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Then i took Fried brick, spiced marmalade and wild honey distressing inks and started blending them together to create a background.

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Once the inks were nicely blended, I sprayed mist over the distress background that allowed the ink to wick and spread out, traveling across the paper  and created a beautiful effect.Then i let it dry over night.  
(Many thanks to Niharika Gupta for teaching me this technique!)

This is how the backgrounds looks after they are  dried:

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Next, i started working on the focal point of the card.
For this, i decided to use the beautiful image from Craftyscrappers festival (diwali) stamp set, “Blasting Diwali” designed by Aastha Jain.

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It has some really nice sentiments and images that is just perfect for the occasion!
I stamped a bunch of the beautiful diya from the stamp set, using Staz-on Black ink.

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After i stamped the diyas with the staz-on black ink, i started stamping them again using Craftyscrappers Fun foil glue, (You can use any glue for this technique, but do make sure that the glue is sticky and transparent once it dries.)
so that i could use Craftyscrappers Fun-foils without any lamination machine.
You may check my video tutorial here, where i have demonstrated an easy way of foiling using the bigshot machine, if you do not have a laminator machine or a heat tool.

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(Sorry about the poor quality of the pic!!!
It was very difficult to capture the shine on the foils due to the lights reflection!)

 

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I used Craftyscrappers Fun foils-glitzy gold, to create these diyas and fussy cut them.


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This is how they look, once foils applied:

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After foiling the Diya’s i started coloring them using Smart color watercolor markers and water brush.I pastel shaded for the diya’s so that i could create a contrast with the background.


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This is how they look, Up close:

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I added the Double sided dimensional adhesive from oddy and kept it aside.

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Next i started working on the inside sentiment, for the card.
For this, i decided to go with the beautiful sentiment from Craftyscrappers stamp set, “Crackling Diwali”, designed by Pritusha Banerjee. this stamp set too has many sentiments and images that are ideal for creating Diwali cards.

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I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Craftyscrappers Premium white cardstock and repeated the process, that i did with the Diyas.

For Foiling the inside sentiments, i used Craftyscrappers fun foil- Stormy Violet.

 

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(Stamping with staz-0n black ink, then stamping with the Craftyscrappers Fun foil glue, placing a piece of foil- shiny side up and running it through the bigshot machine.)

This is how the inside sentiments looks once Fun foils applied:

 

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I also foiled some Diwali wishes for the front of my card, the same way i did before.
I used Craftyscrappers Vellum sheets  for this and used Craftyscrappers Fun-foils-Blushing salmon for this.

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I used Craftyscrappers Vellum sheets and stamped the diwali sentiment and foiled them.

 

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This is how they look, once foils applied:

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Next, i started assembling everything to create my Diwali cards.
First i adhered the distressed background to an A2 Card size.

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Then added the foiled and colored diyas and front sentiment on top of it using some double sided dimensional tape.

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and lastly added the foiled sentiment on the front and the diwali wishes on the inside of the cards.
I wanted to keep the card simple so embellished them using some coordinating shaker elements from Madrasbazaar.
And thus finished with the Diwali cards.

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I hope you like my handmade diwali cards and that they inspired you for our ongoing challenge, “sparkle it up!”

Do Join our  ongoing challenge, and submit your best Creations to us to win our Goodie bag!

Here’s the Reveal of the Goodie Bag that the winner will receive:

 

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Do read the challenge rules at the beginning of the post, the link will take you straight to the challenge post, where you can enter via Mr.linky.

 

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So thats all for today!
Wishing you all good luck for the challenge!
We will soon come up with some more creative tutorials to share with you all, so keep checking this space!

Thank you for stopping by.


Happy Crafting!

konica

 

 

 

 

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BOOK STYLE PHOTO FRAME: a step by step tutorial!

Hello friends,

Today I am on Craftyscrappers blog with  a lovely  photo frame.
This one is a book style two pic photo frame.
I had great time making this one and outcome was really pretty.

 

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Let me show you a picture of it first before I proceed for the step by step instructions how I made it along with list of supplies.

 

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Here’s the completed Book style photo frame:

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Sharing few close-ups:
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Let me share now the procedure, how to make one easily.
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So I took white chipboard
(u can opt to take any color chipboard of your choice).
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Then I marked it as shown in pic.
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 Cut it and keep aside.
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Then i took some a sheet of handmade paper
and started sticking it around and joining all panels.
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(This is how it will look after joining all three panels.)
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Then i cut some more chipboard to stick on inside panel
and make a window to put picture.
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Inside I stuck two of such windows,
one on each side and covered with some handmade paper borders.
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(This is how it looks after finishing making the photo frame.)
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Now is the turn to embellish the frame and make it look beautiful.
I have used Craftyscrappers mdf frame,some beads,some flower cutouts and inka gold.
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This is how my frame looks after arranging all these embellishments.
I have put inka gold on mdf frame to add touch of gold.

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Sharing few more pictures of the beautiful frame.
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Hope you too enjoyed the making, do give it a try & share your creations with us, and don’t forget to leave some love 🙂

And i am sure this will get you inspired to participate in our CURRENT CHALLENGE  for this month of October which is still ongoing…
If you missed our previous post,check it out here…

CHALLENGE#16:”Sparkle It Up”

You can create cards, layouts, journal pages, altered art, MDF items, anything crafty and add glamour to your projects in any form, be it foil, glitter, shimmer or anything to sparkle it,to participate…
Last date of submission is 31st Oct 2017.

 

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to win amazing prices!!!

 

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Happy crafting,Hugs!!
anushree

 

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 MIXED MEDIA JOURNAL PAGE: a video tutorial!

Hello everyone,
First of all… a very happy Diwali to everyone!!
This is Aditi and Sunila and We on behalf of the entire Craftyscrappers team hope that the light of the lamps lit on this auspicious eve of diwali brightens your life,and give you success and guidance to walk towards your dreams.

So today we’re back on the blog with a fun Video-tutorial for you all!
Today we’re creating a Mixed Media Journal Page, showcasing few different techniques with Craftyscrappers Fun-Foils  .

 

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we will also demonstrate you,
how these amazing Fun-Foils can be used in the easiest way possible, so that you can add that shine and glamour to any of your project using just Cello tapes that are available in all craft stores as well as on stationery shops.

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Craftyscrappers Fun foils are like any other transfer foils available at the market but the amazing thing about them is that  these shiny transfer foils are professional grade and are made in INDIA.

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They work well with any lamination machine available, if you want to heat transfer.
They also work like a charm with Big shot and Cuttlebug machines, where you do not need heat to transfer the foils.
These fabulous fun foils can be used in Paper, Fabric, Wood, Fingernails, Polymer Clay, Leather, and other surfaces.

They are available in 16 beautiful colors to chose from, So isn’t that great!!!

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Here’s the completed Mixed media journal page:

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Heres the Video tutorial on how we created the Mixed media journal page:

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I hope you will get inspired and participate in our CURRENT CHALLENGE  for this month of October which is still ongoing…
If you missed our previous post,check it out here…

CHALLENGE#16:”Sparkle It Up”

You can create cards, layouts, journal pages, altered art, MDF items, anything crafty and add glamour to your projects in any form, be it foil, glitter, shimmer or anything to sparkle it,to participate…
Last date of submission is 31st Oct 2017.

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to win amazing prices!!!

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Thank you so much for stopping by!!
we will soon come up with some more amazing tutorials for you all.
Happy deepawali to everyone!!!

aditi and sunila

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DIWALI GIFT BOXES:a video tutorial!

Hello everyone!
This is Vani and today, i am  back on the  craftyscrappers blog  with video tutorial as an inspiration post  which is based on sparkle it up theme to inspire you all with the current challenge.
This tutorial is cute and really interesting.i made  these treat/diya/gift  boxes with different techniques, which i will show u one by one in my video tutorial.

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So this is how the DIWALI GIFT BOXES look:

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These  tiny boxes can be filled with diyas/gifts or chocolates or you can  put anything in it that you like since Deepawali is coming and these will be an ideal gift u can send to your loved ones.

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Check out the complete Video Tutorial here:

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I hope you will get inspired and participate in our CURRENT CHALLENGE  for this month of October which is still ongoing…
If you missed our previous post,check it out here…

CHALLENGE#16:”Sparkle It Up”

You can create cards, layouts, journal pages, altered art, MDF items, anything crafty and add glamour to your projects in any form, be it foil, glitter, shimmer or anything to sparkle it,to participate…
Last date of submission is 31st Oct 2017.

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to win amazing prices!!!

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Hope you’re inspired and liked the video tutorial!
Watch out for more in the coming month and enter your creations through the link at the beginning of the post, that will take you to the challenge entry.

Thank You!

VANI