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4 GORGEOUS CARDS BY GDT Pratima Diwan: a step-by-step tutorial.

Hi , this is  Pratima Diwan, winner of Craftyscrappers Challenge#20″Love is in the air” and today i am so happy to be on Craftyscrappers blog, to share with you all, 4 of  the cards that i created as a Guest Designer here.

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A LITTLE  ABOUT ME

“I am from  Delhi. I am a qualified postgraduate engineer. I am a mother of three children and an entrepreneur . I started crafting couple of years ago in my free time. I am now a passionate crafter and hope to start my own crafting venture soon.
Frankly speaking I am not into crafting since my childhood. But some how colours have always fascinated me.I remember how I used to create handmade greeting cards, envelopes and wall decors in my childhood. I think it is in my genes. My mom has been my inspiration. She used to knit sweaters and  embroidered to add personalized touch to whatever she created.I am a self taught crafter and I am very passionate about it. I recently took few professional classes as well. My work has found home in many states of India.”

MY CRAFTING STYLE:

I do not have any favourite crafting style but I love to create different things with my personalized touch to make it different from other creations. Whenever I get an order I request my costumer to allow me to experiment with it in my own way.
Though I do not get much time to craft but you can always find time for something you love. I hardly watch T.V or hang around with friends . I choose to craft whatever time I get.

MY INSPIRATION:

As i mentioned above that my parents and my sister  have been my biggest inspiration as they have always encouraged me.My kids and my husband has always appreciated my work . When I started crafting there were very few people in India who actually motivated me. To name few I was most influenced by the work of :

Rajni Chawla
Anita Kejriwal
Hussena calcuttawala
Manisha Khandelwal
Neha Bhatt
Erum Tasneem
Meiraj Zaidi 

MY VIEWS ABOUT craftyscrappers

Craftyscrappers has versatile range of products and I have been following craftyscrappers from past few months. They have beautiful collection of stamps and stencils and the best part is that they customize the stamp and stencil size according to our needs . It’s our own “Made in India “Brand and I have always taken pride in the products made in my own country and I always prefer to encourage the entrepreneurs from my own country . When they are working hard day and night to give us quality products of international standards then it is our duty to encourage them by taking pride in whatever good  they are doing .
I love their variety in designs and the themes of stamps which include Indian festival stamps as well . Moreover craftyscrappers provides us a great platform to showcase our talent with the world.

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So before i begin with my inspirations, let me remind you,
Craftyscrappers fun and colorful challenge, challenge#21″FESTIVAL OF COLORS” is up and running, 

if you have missed the previous post check it out here:

Challenge#21:” FESTIVAL OF COLORS”

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You can create Cards, layouts, a journal page, Canvases, interactive/3D cards,
mixed media, altered art…anything crafty,With the FESTIVAL COLORS in it!
(Don’t forget to add the touch of GOLD or SILVER to your creations!)
But keep in mind, Craftyscrappers products as focus.

 
  • Last date of submission is 31st MARCH,2018

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To win the amazing goodie bags !

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Onto my cards now…

For all of my cards, i have used Craftyscrappers
IM STUCK ON YOU ” Stamp set.

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This trendy succulent stamp set, “Im stuck on you”  includes striking, artsy plants and cool pots to create a myriad of delightful designs, with Punny coordinating sentiments that can be used for birthday, and love greetings and this is what make this stamp set one that you’ll be glad to be stuck with!

Other than the beautiful stamp set, I have also used, Craftyscrappers one of a kind  stencils:

CREATE-A-SCENE(CLOUDS,LAND AND GRASS) STENCIL

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CREATE-A-SCENE(SUNBURST) STENCIL

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AND BRICKS MINI STENCIL

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CARD#1 

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A BRIEF TUTORIAL

  • To begin with I stamped the images from the stamp set, “im stuck on you” using  Stampoholic stamp positioning tool and black archival ink.
  • I also created masks using  Stampoholic and fussy cut them using fussy cutting scissors.
  • I colored the images using Zig Brush markers and fussy cut the stamped images.
  • I took the cardstock and added some designs in the background using Craftyscrappers “create-a-scene(sunburst)” stencil. 
  • Finally stamped the sentiment. “Im stuck on you” on a panel tag i created and added it to the card with some twine and wooden paper clip.

(Full details with pictures available at my blog! )

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CARD#2

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A BRIEF TUTORIAL

  • Used Craftyscrappers “Bricks” mini stencil and distressed the background.
  • stamped and fuzzy cut the succulent on to a piece of watercolor paper.
  • colored them using zig markers.
  • created a twine hanger for hanging the succulent image on to my card.
  • used a brad to adhere the hanger to place.
  • stamped the,”im stuck on you” sentiment from the same sentiment onto a circular tag and adhered it to the card panel and finished the card.

(Full details with pictures available at my blog! )

                                                                       

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CARD#3

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A BRIEF TUTORIAL:

  • For this  card I first stamped the succulent images from the same stamp set on to a water color paper.
  • colored them using zig markers.
  • Used the “bricks” mini stencil to create a beautiful wall background using brown distress inks.
  • fuzzy cut the stamped,colored images and kept it aside.
  • created Jute  twine hanger for the pot and made a hook using brad.
  • finally stamped the sentiment, “promise i wont desert you ever” using white embossing powder onto a piece of white card stock.
  • Hanged the sentiment using the twine hanger with the brad i created earlier.

(Full details with pictures available at my blog! )

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CARD#4

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A BRIEF TUTORIAL:

  • For this card, i created the cloud background using craftyscrapper, “create-a-scene(clouds,land and grass) stencil.
  • distress it using blue distress inks.
  • die cut the grass onto a green card stock
  • die cut the cart to a grey card stock and kept separately.
  • stamped a bunch of images from the same stamp set.
  • colored them using zig markers and adhered them onto the cart die cut.
  • added some mini butterflies that i die cut earlier and added soft colors to the butterflies.
  • Stamped the sentiment,”i aloe you very much” using white embossing powder onto a black card stock.
  • Finally adhered all the pieces to the card panel and finished the card.

(Full details with pictures available at my blog! )

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So that’s all for today! i hope you’re inspired!
Do let me know which one is your favorite card.

Do leave some love and feedback below and the DTs will be back soon for more inspirations!
Don’t forget to join in Craftyscrappers craft challenges,(details at the 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 the social media, ie
Facebook/twitter/instagram
please use   #Craftyscrappers challenge21 to qualify for submission,
failing to do so, the entry would be disqualified.) 
Watch out this space 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.

Have Fun creating,
Happy Crafting!
 
Thank you,
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4 STUNNING BACKGROUND CARDS WITH CS STENCILS: a step-by-step tutorial.

Hello Everyone,
 
This is Deepti and today I am at Craftyscrappers blog to show you how to use your stencils effectively to make beautiful cards…I made a set of 4 ” Best wishes” cards using Craftyscrappers stencils from new release for the month of March.
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But before moving to my cards, let me share with you my MARCH DT KIT’2018 that I received:
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I have got some cute stamps, so many stencils, some beautiful shimmer colour sprays and gold shimmer paste along with Craftyscrappers Card stock.
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But before I start, let me tell you our challenge for the month of MARCH is ongoing,
if you have missed the previous post check it out here:
 
 

Challenge#21:” FESTIVAL OF COLORS”

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You can create Cards, layouts, a journal page, Canvases, interactive/3D cards,
mixed media, altered art…anything crafty,With the FESTIVAL COLORS in it!
(Don’t forget to add the touch of GOLD or SILVER to your creations!)
But keep in mind, Craftyscrappers products as focus.

 
  • Last date of submission is 31st MARCH,2018

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To win the amazing goodie bags !

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Now over to my cards…
 
So these are the four cards that i made using the stencils from my March dt kit:
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CARD#1: LAYERED FLOWER CARD
(HEAT-EMBOSSING TECHNIQUE)
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To make this card, I took A2 size
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First, I inked the first layer of flower using Altenew Ink ( lightest shade of purple) as shown in below pic.
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 Then I inked the second layer using Altenew’s darker shade of purple as in the pic.
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and lastly, the final layer which I heat embossed using gold embossing powder.
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Once satisfied, I added the leaves using the same stencil with distress ink.
Then , I rounded off  the corners of my stenciled background panel and adhered it to the purple card stock.
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Finally completed it by adding die cut sentiment and some gold nuvo drops crystals here and there.This is the first time I’ve used layered stencil and really love the outcome.
I hope you like it too..:)
 
Here is the close up…
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CARD#2: INKED BACKGROUND CARD
(DISTRESSING INK TECHNIQUE)
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        To make this card,I took A2 size 

Craftyscrappers premium white card stock 

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and CS Abstract patterns Stencil

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To start with, Firstly I distress inked the background with yellow distress ink and then overlapped the inked background  with stencil and inked it with another colour as shown in below pics.
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I repeated the step 1 using different distress inks till the end of my card stock. And it created a beautiful abstract background.. I really loved the outcome..
( I was so excited that I forgot to clicked the rest of pics… ;))
 
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Adhered this abstract inked background on white card stock.
 Finally completed it by adding vellum, heat embossed sentiment and some nuvo drops crystals.
 
Here is the close up:
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CARD#3 : RAINBOW BACKGROUND CARD
(INK BLENDING TECHNIQUE)
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 To make this card,I took A2 size
Craftyscrappers premium white card stock
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and Craftyscrappers Mini Fading pattern Stencil
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First, I distress inked the card stock using 4 different distress inks as shown.
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Then stencilled the background using darker shades.
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Once satisfied, adhered it white card stock.
 Completed it by adding silver heat embossed sentiment and silver nuvo drops crsytals.
 
Here is the close up..
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CARD#4 : SHIMMERY BACKGROUND CARD
(SHIMMER PASTE APPLICATION TECHNIQUE)
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Here is the final card…I really love this gold shimmer in this.
 
To make this card,I took A2 size
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Craftyscrappers Abstract patterns Stencil
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To start with, I chose my Shimmer sprays (Lushy Orchid, Dancing peacock, Sweet sunshine and Tasty tortilla) and randomly sprayed these on the card stock and heart dried it. 
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Once satisfied,  stencilled the background using gold shimmer paste. 
Completed it by adding die cut out sentiment and some sequins.
 
Here is the close up:
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I really enjoyed making these beautiful background cards using Crafty Scrappers stencils that in some cards I forgot to click pics.. 😉
 
I hope you got inspired… You can shop all these products at our STORE 

and I will be back soon for more inspirations and easy and fun tutorials!

Don’t forget to join in our craft challenges,(details at the 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 the social media, ie
Facebook/twitter/instagram
please use #Craftyscrappers challenge21 to qualify for submission,
failing to do so, the entry would be disqualified.)

Thank you so much for stopping by!!
 
Happy Crafting!!
 
Hugsxxx
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MIXED MEDIA ALTERED SHADOW BOX USING SHIMMER SPRAYS: A step-by-step tutorial.

Hello!! My Arty and Crafty Friends,
This is DT Archana here, on the blog today.
And i hope you guys have enjoyed the festival of Holi with lots of colors,
today I have come up with an idea of colorful and vibrant project for you all.

But Before moving on with my STEP-BY-STEP tutorial, let me share with you my
MARCH DT KIT’2018 that i received:

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I am so in love with the products, the Stamps are one of a kind,with beautiful designs and are of high quality, They have come up with lots of mixed media stamps, which i totally love! then there are the shimmer sprays  which are a must have, such vibrant colors they are available in, with the touch of shimmer ,jazzes up makes each and every project, The good thing about these vibrant sprays are that they can be used in multiple surfaces.(Trust me, i have tried them on different surfaces, paper,wood,mdf,chipboard-and they work like a charm)
The stencils on the other hand are super quality with amazing designs, a crafter has the option to select the sizes, whether small or big and they have lots of mixed media stencils too, not to mention the layered stencils-ohh i love them!
And then there are these awesome chalk paints that are also my favorite, you can use them for backgrounds or even use them with stencils to add dimensional touch to  your projects, isn’t that amazing!!
You can grab all of these at the Sale price over at our store, before the sale ends and the products go out of stock!

 

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Im sure, you all are pretty excited about our craft challenges, which is ongoing for this colorful  month of MARCH…
if you have missed the previous post check it out here:
 
 

Challenge#21:” FESTIVAL OF COLORS”

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You can create  Cards, layouts, a journal page, Canvases, interactive/3D cards,
mixed media, altered art…anything crafty,With the FESTIVAL COLORS in it!
(Don’t forget to add the touch of GOLD or SILVER to your creations!)
But keep in mind, Craftyscrappers products as focus.

 
  • Last date of submission is 31st MARCH,2018

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To win the amazing goodie bags !

 

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Okay so moving on to my tutorial now…

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So for my tutorial today, i have come up with an idea of colorful and vibrant project,
as accordance with the festival of colors-Holi.
And i will be demonstrating you, how i have created this vibrant looking altered mixed media shadow box, from start to finish.

 

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Here is the final shot of the project which we are going to create today:

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First i took chocolate box dividers and glued it on thick cardboard and also glue down at cross junction in between to have more strength, as you can see here in picture below, (Here you can create this type of layout using thick cardboard as well)

 

 

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Next I took 8 bottle caps and place them into the slots and fixed with the help of glue gun as shown in picture, but here its all up to you to select the slots as needed and also add few more caps if you want.

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I added melted glue in manner as if its flowing out or dripping out from caps, that’s what my whole concept was, i use hot glue gun to get that effect here, all you have to do is just tilt the project and start adding glue and it will flow down easily….

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If you are new to mixed media then gesso is first thing you should have in your supplies list because its a primer, and in mixed media when we add different elements we need to prime those for the next step that is coloring so that those elements won’t absorbs colors, okay so moving ahead, after glue dries completely, I cover entire project using gesso and also added art stones..

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I colored entire project using different shades of newly launched Shimmer sprays from Craftyscrappers, I used “Grape Juice“, “Rusty Denim“, “Sweet Sunshine“, “Dancing Peacock“, “Juicy Watermelon“, “Tasty Tortilla“, “Muddy Pool
(Color order is from Left to right), you can do coloring as you like at different slots with wide range of shimmer sprays available in Craftyscrappers Shimmer Sprays list of items.

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I used gesso again just to add highlight little bit, in this step I took very little amount of gesso on dry brush and apply here and there as you can see in below snapshot…

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Added black color shading around the dimensional color flow & also to the outside of art stones, and then added Shimmer paste using pallet knife just to add more shine, sparkle to the project, this step will bind the project together.

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I took heart shape and spread Craftyscappers shimmer paste “Tinted Gold” all over it, Hold for a moment and just look at this beautiful shine and sparkle, Shimmer paste is must have product if you are glitter and sparkle freak like me 😉

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In this step I distress the edges of heart shaped and wrapped white thread around it randomly & finish this project by adding sentiment from Craftyscrappers stamp set “Holi Sentiments” and also coated corners of bottle caps with black shade just to add extra depth for dripping color shades…. and boom!! your project is ready.

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Hope you guys have enjoyed this tutorial, I will be back soon with some new inspirational project and art techniques… Don’t forget to check out our previous blog posts for more inspiration and ideas.

Don’t forget to join in our craft challenges,(details at the 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 the social media, ie
Facebook/twitter/instagram
please use   #Craftyscrappers challenge21 to qualify for submission,
failing to do so, the entry would be disqualified.) 

Have a fabulous Day!
Happy Crafting!

 

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MIXED MEDIA LAYOUT USING CS STAMPS: a step-by-step tutorial

Hello everyone!
 
It’s Priyanka on Craftyscrappers today and I have a layout to share with you all using the newly released stamp sets. 
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It’s a mixed media layout made with just few basic craft supplies,
no fancy items, so easy to create for everyone.
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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 MIXED MEDIA LAYOUT:

 

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Now moving on to the tutorial,
let me quickly go through the products that i have used to create this layout.
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Take a piece of cardboard, any colour corrugated sheet
and distress or archival inks. 
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 Create the background blending the inks using blending tool and glue a piece of corrugated sheet to the base.
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Now using the stamp set “Dots to Lines”  Stamp set from the store, stamp the image randomly and add white embossing powder to it.
Heat emboss the stamped area. 
 
 
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Next I picked this lovely stamp set again from the store “You are so Enchanting” and stamped the images on a piece of white cardstock, colored them using faber castell color pencils and fussy cut them.
 
 
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Select other embellishments to go with your background, like flowers, chipbords, die cuts, pattern papers etc. 
 
 
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Arrange and glue the elements to the cardboard.
 
 
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 I added some more texture to the base by applying texture paste to the corrugated sheet, Used shimmer pastes  from the store. These are so good to use for any mixed media project and on any surface!
I also added some tint of gold paste .
 
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Here are some  close-ups:
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 Hope you enjoyed the tutorial, do leave some love and feedback below.

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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BEAUTIFUL POP-UP BOX CARD Using CS stamp set,”santa’s Christmas”-A video tutorial.

Hello friends!
This is Deepti, on the Craftyscrappers Blog and Today I have a video tutorial for you all  With Christmas around the corner, …showing how to create a beautiful pop-up box card using craftyscrappers Christmas stamp set,‘Santa’s Christmas’.
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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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Let me also share with you our DECEMBER Stamp release,
if you missed it over facebook.

 

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check these amazing stamp sets, these are all available at the store for you to grab at a discounted and launch sale price to make your Christmas and new year more merrier.

So visit our shop to place your order, before they are out of stock!!!

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Okay so moving on to the Video tutorial now…

 

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  • Craftyscrappers stamp set, Santa’s Christmas
  • Kraft glue
  • Double-sided christmas theme patter paper
  • scoring board
  • scissors
  • black ink pad
  • gems stones

 

A BRIEF TUTORIAL:

  • To create the Pop-up box card, you will need the Pop-up box template.

 

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  • And cut and score your paper according to the above mentioned measurements.
  • Once the box is completed, decorate it using the stamp set, ‘santa’s Christmas’
  • Color them as per your desire.
  • Use gemstones and pearls to decorate the piece.
  • and the pop up box card is ready.

 

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Before moving on to the video tutorial,
let me show you the BEAUTIFUL POP-UP BOX CARD

that I have made for the tutorial :

 

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Do check out my complete step by step video tutorial here:

 

 

 

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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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