Monday, August 27, 2018

DT Inspiration post for Conie Fong

Hello,

Here is a card I have made as an inspiration for this month. I have used 'Ellie's Holiday Helper'

I have used Bielo cardstock to printout the image and colored it with copics.



I used MFT scallop frame die and created the card with Graphic 45 pattern papers. 


I added few of my handmade foamiran flowers and other embellishments. I added few star sequins to complete the card.


Hope you like my card. Thank you for stopping by.

Till next time - Happy crafting!

Gayatri

Friday, August 17, 2018

cute matchbook mini photo album


Hello,

I have a cute little matchbook album, which can be used as such or as an insert in albums. This is my inspiration project for Itsybitsy.

It measures 4" x 4" and I made it out of a  single 12" x 12" card stock. You can make this for birthday/ anniversary/ or any occasion with few pictures of cherished moments.
I have used 'Vintage Frame' die for cutting frames for photos and the flowers are made with the flower dies in the set.


So without much ado, let me get into how you can make this.
  • Take 12" x 12" cardstock and score at 4" and 8" on one side. Rotate it 90 degrees and score at 4" and 4.25" , and 8.25" and 8.5"

  • Cut the quarter inch flaps on both sides as shown in the picture.
  • You will end up with the sheet looking like the one in the picture below. Fold and burnish all the fold lines well.
  • Cut alternate flaps to around 1. 75" so as to make pockets.


  • From the cut scrap pieces, make four 1" wide pieces. score and fold at .5" .  The pieces should slightly less than the pocket height. Stick these to the pocket flaps.
  • Cut the two side flaps of the top fold which will be less than 4". This will be the flap cover.
  • Stick the side flaps to the base to make pockets.
  • You can shape the cover flap in any way you want.
  • Decorate with pattern paper and other embellishments.
  • I have used the Vintage Frame die, which gives a perfect frame for photos.
More pictures of my finished project:








Here is a video of the project:



  • Check my itsybitsy blog post here


Hope you like my project. Till next time - Happy Crafting!!

Gayatri

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Victorian Window card

Hello,

Today I am sharing a card I made for Itsybitsy DT post. I have used their recently launched 'Thin Cut Dies'.

Here I have a card using the beautiful die - 'Victorian Window'



Here is a step-wise description on how I made it:
  • I prepared a square card base measuring 5.75" x 5.75". I took another card panel and trimmed it about 1/8 of an inch smaller.
  • I cut several pieces of the window, so as to create a 3 dimensional effect. I used washi tape to hold the die in position.


  • I made an out line of where I have to cut the opening for the window  on the panel, and cut it with a craft knife.

  • I used the brick stencil  and distress inks, to give a wall effect. I mixed two colors to get a stone wall effect.

  • I distress colored a piece of card stock with - Mowed Lawn, Pickled Raspberry and Dusty Concord Distress inks and die cut leaves and flowers with the dies in the set.

  • I created a curtain for the window with organza ribbon which I had in my stash.
  • I assembled the flowers and leaves on the panel and adhered it to the card base.

  • I splattered some brown and white paint to finish the card.
Here are the final pictures of my project:





Hope you liked my card. Check for Itsybitsy Challenge #16. Waiting to see your wonderful creations.

Till next time,
Happy Crafting!!

Gayatri