Monday, September 26, 2016

Masculine canvas and Tag...

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

First, I would like to share with you mixed media canvas using Peek-a-boo designs new products 

here, background is created using PABD Grid stencil, acrylic paints and ink sprays, washi tapes. I am in love with these newest Gear dies ... I cut 2 designs from Gear die, adhered them together. For more interest attached arrow charm in the middle....the theme for canvas is masculine.

here is my next creation...

I have created this tag using PABD Scallop circle die, dual leaf die and Floral fantasy stamp, Dream word die and Enamel dots.

Products from Peek-a-boo Desigsns

 Dual Leaf die

Sunday, September 25, 2016

A card and an ATC with tips!

Hello and good morning dear friends!

I'm Halak and today I'll be showing you two vastly different projects.

How are they different?
They're different in the sense that they depict two different moods.

Let's begin with the card. (Project #1)

To be honest, I dislike making sympathy cards. They make me sad. This is my second sympathy card till date.

But, there are times in life when the inevitable happens and you need to make a sympathy card. v_v

The Peek-a-boo Designs Sympathy stamp is perfect for sympathy cards and projects.

It's got a sentiment in a nice bold font and what I like about it is that it keeps things simple. No weird poetry or phrase, just a simple heartfelt statement.

The first thing I did was stencil in the background using the Leafy Delight stencil. After that stamped the sentiment and lastly, embellishments.

When you set out to make a sympathy card, here are a few pointers to keep in mind :

1. CAS is the way to go.
Clean and simple project should be your way to approach a sympathy card. The key word here is, understated.

2. Think about the colors.
In my project I've chosen the color pink because pink is associated with healing.

3. Go slow on embellishments.
Avoid overloading embellishments on a sympathy card.
A good idea would be to use matte / subtle gloss finish embellishments instead of the sparkly and attention-grabbing ones.
In my project here, I've used Enamel Dots from PABD.

Now, let's check out Project #2 :

Here's my second project. It's kinda like a blast from the past because this ATC features a prior release but in my defense, it's the very first time that I've used it! ^__^

As you can see this ATC depicts all of the things I love. It's bright, fun, happy and has oodles of glitter!

I've used the Summer Cooler stamp set by PABD for this project.

Tips :

1. In such a vibrant project, it is easy to neglect the sentiment. To avoid doing that, a good idea would be to mat it on another card base and give it some height using foam.

2. Don't be afraid of using a lot of color. As long as you remember which colors co-ordinate with each other (example : pink & blue, green & orange, pink & green etc.) you will always end up with a good result.

List of products from PABD :

I hope you liked my projects and learnt something new today.

Thank you so much for stopping by! *Hugs*

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Create Backgrounds using Die - Cutting Inlay Technique (two variations)

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome back to my post, today I'm sharing a fun video where I just use one die to create a very glittery background for my cards..
Its a very simple technique of die-cut inlaying, where you die cut your base panels with some die. And use some other cardstock to die cut few out of the same die. And then use this die cut pieces as puzzle pieces to fit into the base panel(already die cut).

I know this sounds really really confusing, but trust me, its easy as it could be. So I have a video tutorial for you guys to show you this fun easy and awesome looking technique..

I also share a variation in my video where you can use either vellum or cardstock behind your panels to get different looks from the same technique..

So without much ado let me share the video with you guys..

And if you wanna watch the video on YouTube click HERE

Here is a picture of both the cards together.. Aren't they pretty? Oh I love all that glitter.. Could not decide, which ones my favorite.. Can you??

All the supplies used here are listed in the description box of the YouTube Video.
Hope you guys enjoyed it.
Thank you for visiting. 
Have a Nice day.

Neha Tulsyan

Friday, September 23, 2016

Getting Ready for Diwali

Hello Friends Pooja here,have you started making Diwali cards ? If not then this is the correct time as PABD September release has perfect stamps for Diwali,Indian Motifs and Diwali Greetings.Indian motifs stamp set has some very beautiful traditional Indian design and you can create variety of patterns just by arranging them differently .I am sharing few Diwali cards made using just these two stamp sets.

 First card has heat embossing and watercolor combo.
Diwali card with Indian Motifs and Diwali Greetings Stamp set

For the second card I made the background by heat embossing the paisley motif repeatedly and blending ink in ombre color scheme.I have used the negative of scalloped rectangle die-cut as frame for sentiment panel and embellished with enamel dots.

Diwali card with Indian Motifs and Diwali Greetings Stamp set

For the third card I heat embossed (embossing again!) the paisley and sentiment on vellum.Layered it on red fabric card-stock and then on pre embossed paper.

Diwali card with Indian Motifs and Diwali Greetings Stamp set
Final card is a shaker card. clear embossed the tiny patterns on bg and the paisley is heat embossed on vellum.Used scallop circle die-cut as frame.

Diwali card with Indian Motifs and Diwali Greetings Stamp set

This two stamps are perfect for all Indian festival and not just for cards but we can also create Shagun/cash envelopes.Sharing few that I made.I have used beaded stencil and distress inks for the bg on both.

Gift/Cash Envelope using Indian Motifs and Diwali Greetings Stamp set

Gift/Cash Envelope using Indian Motifs and Diwali Greetings Stamp set

This brings to the end of this post ,quite an overdose of embossing (& glitter ;))I  hope I have inspired you to get started with Diwali cards and envelopes! If you need some more information drop a comment with your email id will surely reply.

PABD products used are :

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Mini album inspiration by + Tutorial background for cards

Hello dear friends!!! I'm so happy to be
 addicted to this company and happy to present to you my project.
This is crazy energy mini album )))) The base of this is the Dual Stitched Fishtail Banner.
I ask you to make tea, take a delicious chocolate bar and have a Pleasant to you viewing as this is a photo heavy post !!

This is the cover of the album !! Isnt this gorgeous !! Im totally in love with this..

I now can not draw of poppies. It does not matter when we have Poppies Bunch Just put stamp and paint them with watercolor pencils.

The main decorations of my mini album this is floral stamps . I have cut the flower Stamp from the Humming blossom  into pieces and used it all around.

Bold Butterflies and Bubbles stencil They work well in tandem you do not seem?

a lot of gold, is a style of gypsy soul........
my favorite album pages, all thanks to the Happy Die !!! It's simple - the lower part I cut out white watercolor paper, and the top of the black CS.

I had a doily round, so I took a set of stamps Solid Shapes and made the circles.
 Poppies is my love love love love love love!

So combining and dies, and stamps, and stencils and Enamel Dots I got emotional intense album.
Here you can see a leaf, is a magical Dual Leaf dies - must have for everyone scrap fairy!!!

To see more closeup and pages of this album watch my video, enjoy!

I hope you are not tired? And ready for a small tutorial )))
I made two wonderful envelope for monetary gifts using a stencil September realise - Beaded

let's do that !!!
We need the modeling paste, stencil and palette knife.

I work with a magic assistant, and you?

Time to enter the color in my project )))

using another stencil bubbles I make brave color accents of.
I add decor for my liking.
I like drawing of a stencil, so I have little decor.
Some close up

Thank you for watching!!!

in my projects I have used
 Stencil Bubbles
 Stencil Beaded
 Dual Leaf Dies
 Stamp Solid Shapes
 Happy Die
 Bold You Dies
 Stamp Bold Butterflies
 Dies Graceful Lattice
 Stamp Humming blossom
 Poppies Bunch
 Dual Stitched Fishtail Banner Dies
Dies Scallop Rectangle  

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Little Sparrow cards

Hello lovely crafters!

I am Vinita Jain from New Creations! And very excited and thrilled to be here on Peek-a-boo Designs as their Guest Designer for showcasing my first ever designed stamp set "The Little Sparrow" and "Beaded Stencils." And both of them are turned out so perfect, Vidushi, made my dream true! And I don't even know how to express, how happy this wonderful opportunity has made me! When I received my own designed stamp set, I just jumped up with joy like a kid!

So here I am representing two of my cards in my fave color blue with my designed stamp and stencil!

Card 1

  • I went with Sketch Challenge#10
  • Stamped the image and little birdie in Pumice stone DI on Bielo white CS. Colored them with Zig Clean Color Brushes using water and for showing more depth, I used my watercolor pencils for shading. Fussy cut them.
  • By masking technique, I again stamped the flower part only, colored them. Fussy cut it and don't forget to color the edges too.  
  •  I embossed my flowers using the embossing tool and pad, added few pollens inside and adhered them on the main flower image, Look at the depth and dimension on 3 D flowers, I totally love the amazing results! Die cut a white CS using Dual Stitched rounded Rectangle. Created a grassland at the bottom by drawing some grasses and bushes, watercolored them.
  • For my card base, I extended the Stitched Rectangle die and embossed the stitches using my Big shot on black colored CS.
  • Die cut a stitched scallop border out of a blue glitter sheet and created some holes using die for more textures and adhered it on my blue panel. Now adhered my top panel on it and created the whole scene.
  • Die cut a Fishtail banner out of vellum sheet using my Dual Stiched rectangle die:), for V shape I used one of a corner of the die and created holes again using die. Stamped the sentiment on vellum and heat embossed it. 
Embellished with few sequins and added some Glossy accents on flower and water droplets too.   And I created the matching inside too, look at the view:

Card 2

  • Die cut a textured watercolor CS and  created a window using Dual Stitched Rounded Rectangle.
  • Die cut a fancy lattice out of an adhesive white felt sheet, applied glitter dust on it and burnished it with my finger.
  • Using Beaded stencil applied the texture embossing paste on it and watercolored it using acrylic paints and added some splatters too.
  •  I stamped my Little Sparrow image  in blue sketch DI. I colored the whole image with my white Gel pen for textures and then watercolored it with some DI and left the sparrow as it is. Fussy cut it. 
  • Die cut the Inspire word 4 times, heat embossed it and applied glossy accents for more depth and shine.
  • Before adhering the fancy lattice panel, I die cut one more panel for inside and adhered it between both of the panels to create a window. Now adhered the sparrow image using pop dots.
  • I cut a turquoise blue CS and adhered my back panel on it with a peek of the strip at the top.

For inside, I watercolored the panel using DI and added a stem of Bluebell flowers with a cute little birdie.  Stamped the cute sentiment in dual DI with a frame too.

Supply used:

Thank you Vidushi so much for having me and trusting me! It is truly an honor!
Hope you guys enjoyed my both creations and will leave some love here!

Happy crafting!