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CHALLENGE#19″ANYTHING GOES” &WINNERS ANNOUNCED For CHALLENGE#18″EMBOSSING”

Hello Friends!
Konica here,First of all…
Wishing you all amazing and wonderful people a Happy & Prosperous New Year!!!
Lets Live the life, explore new horizons, go for new adventures and
recharge your energies and get set to enjoy.
Abandon all worries, doubts and fears and just follow the policy of laugh, love, live.
keep it in mind that you live only once, life is short, rules are meant to be broken and having fun and creating memories are all that counts.
May the year 2018 be filled with brightness and hope, that darkness and sadness stay away from all of you.

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We have some really interesting products coming up for you all!!
So keep watching!!!
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So lets move on to this Months challenge#19,”ANYTHING GOES”.
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You can create  Cards, layouts, a journal page, Canvases, interactive/3D cards,
mixed media, altered art, Flower Crafts …anything crafty!
But keep in mind, Stamping as focus.
  • Last date of submission is 31st JANUARY,2018

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To win the amazing goodie bags !

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  • FIRST WINNER: A GOODIE BAG WORTH RS2100/-
    Winner will be given the option to select 4 stamp sets, 2 stamp sets of the size-5x5inches and 1 stamp set of the size-4x4inches and 1 mini stamp set worth Rs.2100/-  and will be our GD for the forthcoming challenge.[Other CS products will be added as complimentary in the goodie bag! 🙂 ]

   

  • Top 2 picks will be offered each with a 5x5inch stamp set worth Rs.475each.
  • All 3 winners will be awarded with the win badge to flaunt on their blogs/facebook pages.

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  • You can create any project, such as Cards, layouts, a journal page, Canvases, interactive/3D cards, mixed media, altered art, Flower Crafts.
  •  The most important part is that, you have to USE AT LEAST ONE CRAFTYSCRAPPERS PRODUCT FROM CRAFTYSCRAPPERS STORE to make your project.(It can be anything from the store!!!)
  • CRAFTYSCRAPPERS PRODUCT used should be the FOCUS of your project.
    If you do not have any products from us, You can purchase them from the store.
  • Do tell us in your post what product you have used from our store.
  • Last date of submission 31st JANUARY,2018
  • Link your projects via Mister Linky shown at the end of the post or through facebook at CRAFTYSCRAPPERS CRAFT CHALLENGES.
    or if you still face trouble to add your creations kindly drop your creations link/blog links/ facebook page links/ pictures at craftyscrappers@gmail.com
  • To submit your creations for the challenge and to share them on social media, please use   #Craftyscrappers challenge19 “ANYTHING GOES” to qualify for submission,failing to do so, the entry would be disqualified.
  •  Also go through the general rules Here
  • Do not forget to follow us on Instagram.

So do join in our January challenge to win amazing prizes.

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So lets move on to the Winner of our Challenge#18″EMBOSSING”.
We had a nice number of cards and other crafty creations this month for our december challenge and several email, facebook and instagram entries.
Despite the holidays …  everyone had a little time to enter the challenge!
we had so many wonderful entries for the December challenge…
Lots of sparkly.. and dazzling creations were seen.

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We absolutely adored each and every entry by the talented people
and we had a hard time deciding  the winner.

But the majority of votes that made  the winner for the
challenge#18:EMBOSSING is:

SONIYA AGGARWAL

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who created this super gorgeous altered glass bottle, using shimmer pastes from our store.

A Big Congratulations to You!!!

The winner is advised to send an email: craftyscrappers@gmail.com along with your full name and shipping details with in 3 days to claim the prize and information about the winner badge, to put up on your blog/Facebook page.
(Please mention the challenge number in the subject!)
In case of failure another winner will be chosen.

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Hope you will come up with your projects with craftyscrappers products!
Waiting to see your lovely projects!
 

Do join us in our challenge!
Don’t forget, there is a maximum of 3 entries per person and it needs to be new work
(so created and posted after this challenge has started).

Have fun with our challenge for which the entries close on 31st,JANUARY 2018 and good luck!

(NOTE:If you don’t see Mr.Linky below, please refresh your page, your browser may not have fully loaded this page.)
If you still have trouble adding your creations for the challenge,
kindly drop your creation links/blog links/facebook page link/pictures at craftyscrappers@gmail.com and we will manually add them for you.
And if you want to participate via facebook,
you may post your creations over our facebook group:
Craftyscrappers Craft Challenges

(While sharing your creation post over the social media, ie Facebook/twitter/instagram
please use   #Craftyscrappers challenge19 to qualify for submission,
failing to do so, the entry would be disqualified.)

 
Have Fun creating,
Happy Crafting!
 
 
 
Thank you,
Craftyscrappers Team

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BEAUTIFUL EASEL CARD TUTORIALS USING CS STAMPS: GDT Avni Jain.

Hello everyone..
It’s Avni Jain today , winner of Craftycrappers November challenge#17″ SKETCH”
and it’s an honor for me to be a guest designer for craftyscrappers for this month of December.
I received this fabulous goodie bag from Craftyscrappers as my Win prize.
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And with the products that i received in my goodie bag that i won, i have created an Easel Card as an inspiration for you all.
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 Since child hood, I was passionate towards crafts.. but one day I was searching something on YouTube and I came across Craftycrappers Youtube Channel,
Craftyscrappers Channel has so many craft videos,which were so inspiring and educational.
Each video has a new idea, a different technique to showcase.
Not to mention, their products. Craftyscrappers is the first company here in India to bring so many versatile crafting products at a pocket friendly cost,
whether they are clear craft stamps, mixed media tools such as shimmer pastes,stencils or shimeer sprays… or scrabooking supplies such as Pattern papers,Die cuts, dies,ribbons, flowers,charms..ets.. they have it all.. and that too are priced economically, keeping in mind crafters need and their capacity to afford those products to create stunning creations.
I have been so impressed by Craftyscrappers products and the videos, that from last three months , I have taken crafts seriously… Not only that, they have a superb Design team, who are so talented in their fields… and their Craft videos/tutorials are so very inspirational and motivating… that has motivated me to come up with new crafty ideas and give life to my creations.
 

“Thank you Craftycrappers team”
for being the best,
for bringing crafting to a whole new level, for providing versatile and beautiful products in India at an economical rate so that all crafters, whether beginner or experienced can afford and enjoy them with out any hindrance and most importantly, For showcasing crafters handwork and talent with the world.
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As a part of the Guest Design team I have made an easel card for you all as an inspiration using Craftyscrappers new release  “you are so enchanting”.

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This Stamp set is so mesmerizing and unique and is designed by Pritusha Banerjee,
who is an established graphic artist in India.
Craftyscrappers has given a new meaning to the fairytales themes and these designs are the first ones to surface in india, which makes me so very proud.
All of craftyscrappers stamp sets are available in 3 different sizes, keeping in mind the crafters need.
They are available in 4x4inch stamp set size which is perfect for making your own handmade embellishments for craft projects.
The 5x5inch stamp set size is the medium size, used in making A3 cards,envelopes and layouts, and its is the size that i have used to create my make today.
And the 6x6inch Stamp set size, which is the jumbo stamp set size,used for making bigger projects like,using in  8 or 12inch scrapbook layouts,mixed media etc.

Along with Craftyscrappers versatile stencil, ” Victorian”.

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Which is a beautiful and high quality stencil,for you to create amazing backgrounds
or highlights on your projects.
These stencils comes in a trendy package and are 6.5×6.5INCH in size,

which makes it easier for you to twist and turn the stencils according to your work surface.You can also customised the size of your stencils with Craftyscrappers, they have a wide range of  mini stencils too…
And the most incredible thing about them is, they are pocket friendly.

Check them out at the store: Craftyscrappers store

And with the stencil, i have also used Craftyscrappers Super shimmery and one of a kind product, “Shimmer pastes”. The shimmer paste that i have used in my creation is called, “Shimmer paste-Splash”
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These Add a fabulous layer of shimmer and shine to any craft project , and you can
use stencils with these shimmer paste and create beautiful sparkling details and add the touch of beauty to any card, scrapbook or mixed media.
Can be used on paper, cardboard,chipboard,acetate, wood, glass,mdf,fabric and even on layered stencils.
They are also available in 16 amazing coloring sets, here’s a glimpse of that:

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And last but not the least, to add the special touch of shimmer to my creation, i have also added Craftyscrappers Shimmer tape,” Rainbow
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These shimmer tapes are used for packaging, crafts, and decor!
​They have a nice feel and are very easy to use.
These shimmer  tapes can be re-used since they are removable and re-positionable.
Lots of colors and styles are available at the craftyscrappers shop to – get creative – and to use them in your craft projects.

Okay so moving on to sharing my inspirations now…
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But before i get into that, let me tell you…
Our challenge for this month of DECEMBER is ongoing.
If you missed our previous post,check it out here…
 

You can create any project using embossing technique.
This embossing can be in any form,wet or dry,on stamps,through stencils or pastes.
it can be a layout, a journal page, a simple card, interactive cards,
mixed media canvas or project, altered art, anything crafty!

  • Last date of submission is 31st DECEMBER,2017

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To win An amazing goodie bag of  rs1500/-
From our store, http://www.craftyscrappers.in
(Coupon code will be generated to the winner.)

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So this is my completed EASEL CARD:

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An easel card is another fun alternative to the ordinary fold.
It has a built-in easel, so artwork stands beautifully on display. As an added bonus, the card lies flat for ease in mailing.

Here i will show you how you can create a Square easel card, but keeping the measurements in mind, you can create an easel card in any size that you like.

 

A BRIEF TUTORIAL:

  • Cut one piece of card stock to 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ and one piece to 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. The larger piece will serve as the base and the square will become the front.
  • The basic formula for an easel card is to divide the length of your base by two and score.  (This is the mid-point.) Next, divide one side by two and score. (This is the three-quarters point.)
    Place 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ block of card stock on scoring table horizontally. Score at 4 1/4″ and 6 3/8″.
  • Fold along score lines creating a mountain fold at the 4 1/4″ mark and a valley fold at the 6 3/8″ mark.
  • Flip card stock so that the largest panel is face down and the two smaller panels create a mountain fold. Apply double-sided tape to the outer panel.
  • Turn card stock so that adhesive is at the top and remove liner from tape. Adhere 4 1/4″ square to top of base, aligning top and side edges.
  • Decorate as desired. (I used “you are so enchanting” stamp set and Stencil, ” Victorian” with the “Shimmer paste-Splash” for this.
    Be sure to include a border strip,paper embellishment or Shimmer tape like i have used here, which is Craftyscrappers Shimmer tape,” Rainbow” near the bottom edge of the base (i.e. the rainbow strip as can be seen above) as this will help hold the card open for display. The deeper you adhere the “stop,” the taller your card will stand.
  • Then i created the origami air balloon using some scrap paper from my stash.
  • Colored and fuzzy cut the stamp set, you are so enchanting’ and adhered it to the balloon carriage.
  • Added some mulberry flowers from the store, and the card was ready.

 

Sharing some Close-ups:

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I would also like to share some other variations/measurements to make Easel cards:

 

#1) MEASUREMENTS TO CREATE A STANDARD A2 SIZE VERTICAL EASEL CARD

  • Cut card stock pieces to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.
  • Score 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece at 5 1/2″ and 8 1/4″. Fold along score lines.
  • Adhere double-sided tape to top folded edge. Remove liner from tape.
  • Adhere front panel to base, aligning top and side edges. Pull forward to stand in easel position.

 

 

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 #2)MEASUREMENTS TO CREATE A ROUND EASEL CARD

  • Cut one piece of card stock a little wider than your circle die and a little longer than twice the width. This will serve as the base. Score down the center and fold. Cut a second piece of card stock slightly larger than your circle die. This will become the front.
  • Using removable tape, adhere circle die to folded card stock with die edge just above the fold line. Die-cut with die-cutting machine to create folded circle base. Die-cut front circle shape as well.
  • Open folded circle. Fold top circle in half in opposite direction from center fold line. Apply double-sided tape to top half above fold.
  • Remove tape liner and adhere front circle, aligning all edges. Pull top circle forward into easel shape.

 

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Hope you enjoyed the tutorial, 

Do leave some love and feedback below.
Don’t forget to join our craft challenges (details at beginning of the post)
You can participate via mr.linky (at the end of the challenge post)
or via facebook, instagram and even via email.
(While sharing your creation post over social media 
via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
please use #Craftyscrappers challenge18 to qualify for submission,
failing to do so entry will be disqualified.)

Happy Crafting!

 

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3INTERACTIVE 3D CARDS: using CS goodie bag!

Hello Wonderful people,
This is Uma Didwaniya, winner of the

CHALLENGE#16:”Sparkle It Up”

and today i am at Craftyscrappers blog to share with you my inspirations as a GUEST DESIGNER, for the month.
I have some beautiful interactive 3d cards that i made using the products from
my fabulous goodie bag that i won recently.

 

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This is the fabulous goodie bag that i won for the challenge, that has some awesome products that are so versatile and most importantly is “made in india”.

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The winner,GOODIE BAG has a wide range of products,
that is available at the store at a very reasonable rate,
and Craftyscrappers is bringing up more awesome products that are just perfect,
If you are a scrapbooker, a card maker or a mixed media artists!
These products are just  for you!!!!

 

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But before i get into that, let me tell you…
Our challenge for this month of DECEMBER is ongoing.
If you missed our previous post,check it out here…
 

You can create any project using embossing technique.
This embossing can be in any form,wet or dry,on stamps,through stencils or pastes.
it can be a layout, a journal page, a simple card, interactive cards,
mixed media canvas or project, altered art, anything crafty!

  • Last date of submission is 31st DECEMBER,2017

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To win the amazing goodie bag!
(Prize reveal will be up soon!)

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Okay so moving on to the cards that i created are:

 

First project: SHIMMERY LIGHT UP 3D CARD

 

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SOME CLOSE-UPS:

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Second project: INTERACTIVE 3D CARD

 

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SOME CLOSE-UPS:

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Third project: SUPER GLITZY SHAKER CARD

 

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SOME CLOSE-UPS:

 

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I hope you enjoyed the Inspirations and that we have inspired you enough for the challenge for this month “EMBOSSING”

 

Watch out for more in the coming days enter your creations below!
 

Do join us in our challenge!
Don’t forget, there is a maximum of 3 entries per person and it needs to be new work
(so created and posted after this challenge has started).

Have fun with our challenge for which the entries close on 31st December and good luck!

(NOTE:If you don’t see Mr.Linky below, please refresh your page, your browser may not have fully loaded this page.)
If you still have trouble adding your creations for the challenge,kindly drop your creation links/blog links/facebook page link/pictures at craftyscrappers@gmail.com and we will manually add them for you.
And if you want to participate via facebook, you may post your creations over our facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftyscrappersCC/

You can  participate via mr.linky (at the end of the challenge post)or via facebook,Instagram and even via email.
(While sharing your creation post over the social media, ie Facebook/twitter/instagram
please use   #Craftyscrappers challenge18 to qualify for submission,
failing to do so, the entry would be disqualified.) 

Do participate and stand a chance to win the amazing goodie bag!

Looking forward to your participation in the challenge.
love,

 

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CHALLENGE#18:”EMBOSSING” and winners announced for challenge#17:”SKETCH”.

Hello Friends!

Anushree here and I am very happy to bring you this month’s challenge.
The theme for this month is “EMBOSSING

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You can create any project using embossing technique.
This embossing can be in any form,wet or dry,on stamps,through stencils or pastes.
it can be a layout, a journal page, a simple card, interactive cards,
mixed media canvas or project, altered art, anything crafty!

  • Last date of submission is 31st DECEMBER,2017

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To win the amazing goodie bag!
(Prize reveal will be up soon!)

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Lets quickly go through the challenge rules now…
 
 

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  • You can create any project using the embossing technique.
    This embossing can be in any form,wet or dry,on stamps,through stencils or pastes.
    it can be a layout, a journal page, a simple card, interactive cards,
    mixed media canvas or project, altered art, anything crafty!
  •  The most important part is that, you have to USE AT LEAST ONE CRAFTYSCRAPPERS PRODUCT FROM CRAFTYSCRAPPERS STORE to make your project.(It can be anything from the store!!!)
  • CRAFTYSCRAPPERS PRODUCT used should be the FOCUS of your project.
    If you do not have any products from us, You can purchase them from the store.
  • Do tell us in your post what product you have used from our store.
  • Last date of submission 31st DECEMBER 2017
  • Link your projects via Mister Linky shown at the end of the post or through facebook at CRAFTYSCRAPPERS CRAFT CHALLENGES.
    or if you still face trouble to add your creations kindly drop your creations link/blog links/ facebook page links/ pictures at craftyscrappers@gmail.com
  • To submit your creations for the challenge and to share them on social media, please use   #Craftyscrappers challenge18 EMBOSSING to qualify for submission,failing to do so, the entry would be disqualified.
  •  Also go through the general rules Here

So do join in our december challenge to win amazing prizes.
(December challenge prize reveal will be soon up!!!)

 
 
 
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Craftyscrappers have amazing & huge collection of various craft supplies and that too at affordable prices! You can even customize the size of stamps and stencils!
There are lots of supplies to choose from, so go & grab them at great discounts over at:
http://www.craftyscrappers.in
 
 
But before we move on to see the inspirations that our talented Dts have created,
for the current, “EMBOSSING”.
lets talk about the winner of our previous challenge…

CHALLENGE#17:”SKETCH”

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We had a nice number of cards and other crafty creations this month for our NOVEMBER challenge and several email, facebook and instagram entries.
Despite the holidays around the corner…  everyone had a little time to enter the challenge!
we had so many wonderful entries for the November challenge… Lots of sketchy.. sparkly.. and dazzling creations were seen.

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We absolutely adored each and every entry by the talented people
and we had a hard time deciding  the winner.

But the majority of votes that made  the winner for the
challenge#17: “SKETCH” is:

AVNI JAIN

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who created this super gorgeous interactive card… according to the challenge theme.
She has used our stamp set- MERMAID WISHES  to create her make.
Do check out her blog/FACEBOOK, to see how she created it.

And she will receive this “sketchy goodie bag” from us.

 

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A Big Congratulations to You!!!

 
The winner is advised to send an email: craftyscrappers@gmail.com along with your full name and shipping details with in 3 days to claim the prize and information about the winner badge, to put up on your blog/Facebook page.
(Please mention the challenge number in the subject!)
In case of failure another winner will be chosen.
 
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To inspire you to play along with us, in our current challenge#18: “EMBOSSING”
our super talented DT members have created some fabulous projects.
I am sure you will be truly inspired for the current month’s challenge with such creative inspirations.
Let’s have a look at them:

Cute Distressed card by DT Member

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A brief description

On how to create this fun card
 
  • Took a thick white cardstock and folded it into half in such a manner that front side is smaller than back side
  • Using archival ink “Vibrant fuscia” created the background getting a dense shade at bottom and moving with a lighter shade on top
  • Sprinkled few drops of water and removed the excess droplets with tissue
  • Using this cute stamp set “Wishing you Tons of Fun” by Craftyscrappers, stamped the images then colored and fussy cut them.
  •  Added a piece of acetate to the front side of the card using double sided tape
  • Punched the corners of the card 
  • Using “Brick stencil” from Craftyscrappers added the embossing ink using sponge on the cardstock and acetate
  • Added gold embossing powder and heat embossed it. I repeated the process to get a thicker layer
  • Lastly added the images using foam tape and added few sequins and sentiments. 

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Shimmery stenciled card By Dt member

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Last but not the least,

Beautiful Mixed media layout By DT member

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A brief description

  • For this layout I have used Color splash stencil and Distress circle stencil from Craftyscrappers.
  • I used Shimmer paste,Sonoma,Tickled and Pumpkin to create base for the layout first…with these pastes I did wet paste embossing on the layout.The paste dries in next 15 minutes giving a gorgeous 2D embossing effect.
  • Then I pasted mesh fabric with the help of Fun-Foil glue by Craftyscrappers.
  • The Flower is handmade with PREMIUM White Cardstock from Craftyscrappers again and then I painted it using Shimmer spray-Grape juice.
    Leaves are also painted using shimmer spray-bitter lemon.
  • I applied one more top coat of shimmer sprays on overall project after attaching them to desired places.
  • The Mdf’s are also from the Craftyscrappers and painted with prima acrylic colors.
  • Lastly added some gold micro beads here and there on the layout to add shimmer.

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I hope you enjoyed the Inspirations and that we have inspired you enough for the challenge for this month “EMBOSSING”

 

Watch out for more in the coming days enter your creations below!
 

Do join us in our challenge!
Don’t forget, there is a maximum of 3 entries per person and it needs to be new work
(so created and posted after this challenge has started).

Have fun with our challenge for which the entries close on 31st December and good luck!

(NOTE:If you don’t see Mr.Linky below, please refresh your page, your browser may not have fully loaded this page.)
If you still have trouble adding your creations for the challenge,kindly drop your creation links/blog links/facebook page link/pictures at craftyscrappers@gmail.com and we will manually add them for you.
And if you want to participate via facebook, you may post your creations over our facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/craftyscrappersCC/

You can  participate via mr.linky (at the end of the challenge post)or via facebook,Instagram and even via email.
(While sharing your creation post over the social media, ie Facebook/twitter/instagram
please use   #Craftyscrappers challenge18 to qualify for submission,
failing to do so, the entry would be disqualified.) 

Do participate and stand a chance to win the amazing goodie bag!

Looking forward to your participation in the challenge.
love,

anushree

 

 

 

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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