Friday, January 29, 2016
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Monday, January 25, 2016
For my first card I used Heat Embossing + Water Coloring technique and below are my supplies.
On a Neenah white CS, I heat embossed the lotus with Silver embossing powder. And then used Distress Ink to color the lotus. Also used green Distress Ink for the stem.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Hello and good morning! ^__^
This stamp is not only great for Valentine's Day projects and love themed ones but also makes a great background for casual and fun projects.
So, let's get to the steps for this card!
After this, I took the same stamp and on white cardstock, using distress inks, stamped repeatedly. (I went kinda crazy here, was having fun mixing the colors!) :D
So this is what it looked like. Pretty cool huh? I definitely will be doing more of these colorful backgrounds in the future!
Then, I took the pretty Chrysanthemum, colored it up and adhered to my colorful background.
You can see that big bloom (this was before I coated some of the petals in fine glitter) in the above picture where I was also trying to figure out the layout et al.
After this, I added a die-cut and some washi tape bits for that extra pop of color. Boom. Done!
I also made another project, check it out :
Super simple and great for those who do not like coloring, the background is made of pink and blue distress ink smooshed onto paper with the help of acetate.
Here's a photograph :
It is the first layer, but I kept building on color as I wanted a darker background.
After that, stamped a couple of blooms from Lotus Delight on white cardstock, fussy-cut them and adhered to project.
Stamped sentiment, added sequins and some colorful washi tape. You can also add glitter to the flowers to jazz them up a bit!
That's about it folks! Hope you liked the projects and they inspired you to create something new!
Have a lovely day! *Hugs*
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Back ground is heat embossed in White EP & then distressed with Tumbled Glass DI.
Stamped the flower on white CS & Colored it using Watercolor Pencils..the center is covered with glossy accents & a pinch of glitter!!
Before adding fuzzy cut flower to the base i splatter the base with some green & golden watercolor for more interest & also added a golden scalloped strip & sequins for final touch !!
Sentiment is from You and Me Stamp from Peek-a-Boo Design !!
Closer look of the flower -
All Together -
Friday, January 15, 2016
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Stamps are one of the most favourite item for any crafter and one cannot have enough of them. The greed for stamps never ends and the market is flooded such amazing brands and designs that one just goes crazy yearning for them. Be it rubber stamp or clear stamp, these are most prized item for any crafter and for me at least each of my stamp is very dear to me.
Since we all love stamps and stamping so much; have you ever wondered what little effort can we do increase the life of our stamps. Since they are inked over and over again, how should one look after or take care of the stamps so that they remain free from damage and continue to give good images for years together.
I have been crafting since last ten years and have taken lot of care of my stamps and so even mu first stamp bought many years ago is still as good as new.
Over the years, I have gathered many tips and advice from expert crafters and friends and teachers all over the world. There are many posts on stamp care all over the net so what I am sharing is nothing new. Its just my own experience that I am putting down here and the effort that has helped me and now you can benefit for this post too.
As you all know stamps come in few varieties--Clear or Photopolymer and Rubber stamps. Rubber stamps can be again cling mounted or wood mounted.
So how does one take care of stamps.
First--LOVE YOUR STAMPS--YES!!!!!! Its very important to love your stamps for each one of them has been bought with lot of thoughtfulness, love and of course your money!!
Second-- Keep a good supply of stamp cleaners, a good rag free from fibers preferably a lintt free cloth so that fibres are not stuck in the grooves of stamps while cleaning. Baby wipes that are alcohol and aloe free --although many crafters swear by it, but I avoid using them on stamps as they leave a wet residue on my stamp amd then I have to pat them dry really well, but for removing your ink quickly, this is good.
It is also very important to wash your stamp with warm soapy water once in a while as this will add life to your stamp and also help in re gaining the stickiness which diminishes with frequent use.
You can use Aleenes tacky glue over and over again to get the stickiness back. Just clean the back of your stamp and apply a thin film of tack over and over again glue and let it dry and you get your sticky stamp back.