Thursday 28 February 2019

Sending Hedgehugs

Hello everyone!

Made a Birthday card with Hedgehog hugs as my little niece loves cute critters and a nature lover!
There are lots of geometric pattern along with circle frames and tried to keep it clean and simple with a lot of white open space! I think it's a unique way to gift someone handmade!

PS: This card is in the winner category!

I started by stamping the images on smooth white cardstock, colored with Zig markers and fussy cut out all the elements.

Then on a white card base panel, I stencilled the geometric pattern with dye inks in dual shades.
Die cut some dual stitched circle frames. The cute prickly hedgehog is lying on the circle frame with a bit of dimension along with some flowers, mushrooms and some die cut ferns which are already colored too. Attached all the elements with foam tape.

Once the sentiment from the same stamp set was heat embossed on a piece of dark brown cardstock, highlighted the flower centre and mushrooms with crystal clear glitter.  Finished it off with some green droplets.

Hoping you like this cute card!
Have a wonderful day!

Supply List
Cardstocks: Smooth white CS, Dark brown CS, white foam sheet
Stamp: Enjoy the ride stamp set from Craftyscrappers
Stencil: Faded pattern from Craftyscrappers
Dies: Dual stitched circles and ferns from Peekaboo Designs
Zig Clean Clear Real brushes
Dye Inks: Emerald green and Tangy orange
Nuvo drops: Crystal clear glitter
Droplets: Green color 

Monday 25 February 2019

A bouquet of Romantic Peonies!

Hello friends!
Happy Tuesday!

This post is all about Romantic Peonies!!!
Flowers that don't die are awesome! I love all the paper flowers, how gorgeous and realistic they are! Plus I gotta say I really like the idea of beautiful blooms that will stay pretty for months with no extra efforts required!

Warning: Picture heavy post

I will show how to make these flowers down step by step, to make them as simple as possible. They will take some time and creativity. But trust me- the energy spent will be worth in the end!
Peonies gradually get larger. I am not giving you a size it really doesn't matter but it should be round in shape as Peonies petals are ruffled, romantic and loose.

I found a pretty clip art at Pinterest and inspired with colors and try to make look like these flowers and leaves!

This set of 20 high quality hand painted watercolor flowers: Peonies Flowers, Freesia, Eucalyptus, Sprigs, Leaves Perfect graphic for wedding

Duplex crepe paper Peony #1
Set up your workstation. Here I am using double shade pink color crepe paper and green color crepe paper, simple glue, floral wire,  yellow color pollens. I already die cut my peony petals and leaves in different sizes and shapes.

Take a floral wire and make a bunch of yellow pollens and make a hook to fit in the wire to make stamens for centre.

Note: As I mentioned by writing pencil, I added more petals while making this.
 Cut 26 smallest petals, next size 16 petals, largest size 8 petals ( so in all 50 petals) and 20 small & big size leaves. You can cut petals easily once at a time out of crepe paper.

Shape all the petals and leaves. Take a petal and stretch with your index finger and thumb starting from the middle of the petal pulling to either side of the petal to achieve a spoon shape, shaped all the petals like this. Now attached them to stamens.

Now let's start adding our first set of smallest peony petals as I have shown in the pic.  Start laying them around the stamens one set overlapping by adding glue.
Now add the next size petals. Repeat the above process just like the first set of petals that you have already attached to the stamens. Continued this process, now attached the largest size petals, in the end, repeat this process until you have achieved your desired shape of the peony. It should be round in shape.

Voila done, love the desired and gorgeous result!

Pastels and Pink Shades Paper Peonies#2

Workstation:   Gather your material: watercolor sheets, dye inks, daubers, embossing pad, embossing tools, glue gun, pollens, floral stem.
Die cut some different sizes petals for peonies out of a watercolor sheet. Inked them all using daubers.
Note: Feel free to use different colors than what I've chosen. Peonies also come in bright pink, cream, coral, lavender, red and yellow. Your petals can be all in the same color or you can choose graduations of color as I have done.

Dip them for 4 to 5 seconds in a bowl filled with water. Press those flowers in a paper towel to absorb the extra water and shaping them easy to break up the paper pulps.
If u need cut the slits of the petal edges in between to shape and curve them as I shown in the pic.


Shape them using embossing tool if you don't have it you can use the piercing tool too. 


Do all the same steps for creating leaves too.

To create the centre part of the Peony repeat the same process as mentioned for making crepe paper Peony.  I added 3 layers in all of different sizes petals.
Crafters Tip: Use your heat glue gun on the low heat setting to avoid burning your fingers. 

When you add your second row of petals, wrap them so that the petal cover the seam opening of the first row of the petal. Keep adding petals moving around the base of the flower evenly. Keep glueing and shaping. When your flower is almost finished the last layer of the petals should be placed a little lower on the stem to look like the flower is fluffing open at the base like peonies are known for. Now finished it off add your green leaves and pinch a little bit the, done!!!


I couldn't stop myself making more of these beauties.


This is how you start making a bud.

 I wrapped them all in a mesh cloth with some grasses!

Wow! Can you believe they look so good??? 
The color palette is completely up to you and almost endless!

Thanks for stopping by!
Sending Love!
Vinita Jain

Supply List

Cardstock: Fower making Papers, Duplex Crepe Paper sheets in pink and green
Die: Build a flower peony with extra flourish die from DCAM store
Dye inks: Hot pink, raspberry, Tangy orange, olive green, lawn green from Tubby craft
Archival ink: Fern green
Embossing mat
Embossing Tools
Hot glue gun
Other supplies: wire, flower wires, green tape, pollens, paper towel, A bouquet Mesh cloth in pink, beads, grasses

Would love to join these challenges:

Saturday 23 February 2019

Layered Borders at the edge card!


Today, I'm going to share a layered embroidery Border card in MM style with a theme love and vintage feel on it!  The graceful border opens up a world of possibility in card making. There are tons of other ways and places you can use the same border.

So here it is!

I simply cut the borders 4 times from a white CS and added a golden layer at the edges using the outline border die, it's so easy.

My card base is 15" long and 4" wide and fold it in half. Add those borders to the panels as shown in the above pic.
Now I die cut some flowers, inked and shaped them. Added a fluttery by stamping on acetate.

Added a scalloped die cut frame in golden and before adding this I added a layer of PP at the back. Now more layers added of corrugated sheets and PP. Added a printed sentiment with a big & bold Love sentiment chipzeb!
Assembled those die cut flowers with golden flourishes.

Finished it with some jute cord and granules. I added a little heart too, topping with green granules!
And have you seen the pretty flourish in golden!

Sending love!

Supply List
Cardstocks: White CS
Mirror sheet: Golden
Corrugated sheet: Dark green
Acetate sheet
PP: Florals from Eno greetings
Dies: Embroidery lace border, Peonies with flourish die, Margeurita flowers die from DCAM store
Chiplets: Love sentiment from DCAMstore
Stamp: Butterfly from Expressions craft
Distress Inks: Fossilized amber, carved pumpkin, twisted citron
Zig markers
Staz on ink: Black
Other supplies: Gauge, granules in green and golden color, tiny heart, jute cord, ephemera

Would love to join some challenges: I used amber, apple green color, butterfly on acetate, anything

Friday 22 February 2019

A Graceful Ballerina Fairy!

Hello to all!
Happy Friday!

My Ballerina fairy is ready with her magical dance to make someone happy with lots of love and make her day more special!
For this CAS card, I created a stencilled background using Damask in Hot pink dye ink and I love this damask design having some hearts which is perfect for my graceful dancing fairy!

I die cut my fairy 4 times to make a good stack and added the fairy wings in between for more realistic dancing look amongst damask.  

Added diamond dust to her wings.
Finished it off with a cute enamel heart and some splatters!

Supply list

Cardstock: White CS
Stamp: Fairy Greetings from Poppy stamps
Die: Graceful Fairie from Poppy stamps
Stencil: Damask from Craftyscrappers
Dye Ink: Hot pink from Tubby craft
Archival ink: Jet Black
Glitter: Diamond dust