23 Oct 2013

Using up tiny paper scraps

Hello crafty bloggers ! How are you all ? busy with Diwali preparations ? Today I have something easy peasy to share with you.

 How are the flowers ? Nice ? You will like them more when I tell you how I made them .
Usually I make roses and other paper flower by folding square n circle piece of chart paper n then cutting the shape out of them, as a result I am left with tiny paper scraps like these..they are hardly 1cm wide.

Like a good hoarder I keep them in a plastic bag thinking some day I will use them in some way,with the bag full now I had only two options throw it or use it.How could I throw such pretty tiny scraps SO used it n the easiest way was to make flowers(what a unique Idea :D !!) These scraps do not have any perfect shape so I sorted the pieces n I embossed the bigger ones.

I used a small circle as base to attach the petals.

glued some more layers of dark colored petals inside the outer layer.For the center I glued the spiky pieces,you can use pollen,pearls,flower soft ..any thing you like.Here is the complete flower.

I hope I have inspired you to use those tiny scraps you have been hoarding for long :)

17 Oct 2013

Shaker Snowglobe Card

Shaker Snow-globe card
Hello friends ! Sharing a shaker snow globe card today .Any guesses what the snow is  ?? ( hint : Its not cotton :) )

Front view
 The reindeer is hand drawn and cut from a silver glitter sheet and so are the small trees in the snow globe.I haven't glued the snow completely so you can play with the snow just by shaking it :) Only problem is the snow gets stuck to the coarse glitter ..so you will have to spend few more minutes shaking the card to keep the reindeer clean ...:)

I have tied a bow around the globe and decorated it with dries leaves,berries n bells.This card has base  layered with pp and the snow-globe has few more layers(3 to be exact !) ,the snap below gives the idea of layers.I took the snap before placing the globe.

in process image

Now lets open the card.You can clearly see leaves n bow over the edge of card in this snap.

card inside
 Lots of paper piecing.The Christmas tree is cut from glitter paper and colored with memento ink(which is not much visible :( ), decorated it with some gold glitter strips.The gift boxes and baubles are paper pieced from pps.

drew some spots with blue glitter pen ,some hand-cut pine trees.I have glued some snow.( did you guess ? ) OK..Let me tell :)
I have grated thick white handmade sheet to make the snow .Got the idea here

I have also made a coordinating box for the card.

card n box
Now the interesting part..

reused materials
I have used small steel grater to make the snow,reused cookies tray for the globe,fruit packing net for bow and made the berries n bells with glittery chocolate wrappers.

Memento ink ,glitter paper from Itsy Bitsy

Linking it to :
Catchy Challenges : Glitterify
LESSology : # 30 Kitchen Raid
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge : Christmas/Happy Holiday
Beyond Grey Challenges: # 41 Layered and over the edge
Get Creative : Rania's card Challenge -paper piecing

9 Oct 2013

Layered B'day card

Hello crafty friends !Today's B'day card  is totally inspired by Hussena's style of card making.I am always amazed by gorgeous cards and blooms she creates.
My card has lots of layers and stitching visible and invisible (Invisible stitching ?? SUSpense :? !!)

Started by adhering navy blue colored pp on base ,layered it with gauze and the  lace and finally light blue colored pp.I tore its edges to add some interest ! I have done machine stitching on the pps (visible :) )

The lace is colored with light blue watercolor to match the card then added a paper doily layered with gauze and placed a label with sentiment over it .Lifted doily n label up with double sided tape.

The big pink bloom is made by stitching crepe paper strips (Invisible :) )..want to know how ?? Check this amazing video tutorial.The leaves are also cut from crepe paper,some small handmade flowers n buds.Finished off with pearls ! Do tell me if you like it ..

Supplies :
Dark blue pp n sentiment label RAK from Deepti
Light blue pp from Lawn fawn paper pack.
Paper doily- Bits n pieces

Linking it to :
Itsy Bitsy : Pretty P Challenge(pp,pink,posy,pearls)
Lulupu: Challenge #18 Load it up  (Layers-2 pps,gauze,lace ,Embellishments-flowers,pearls,twine doily)
Sentiment Sundays: # 175 Happy Birthday with doily , pearls n lace/Ribbon
Unstampabelles :Challenge # 28 Stitching
IBS: Birthday Theme Challenge

5 Oct 2013

Black & White

Usually I plan my card in mind before actually starting to create,This one is different..

Didn't decide anything except for color ..just kept on adding what ever came to my mind..

I have done machine sewing on each layer ,used a broad black satin ribbon a lace n some pearls. made the back flower using chart paper and followed the tutorial mentioned by Rajni Ma'am in this post.I didn't use distress ink..

Finished off with hand-written sentiment .Do you plan your cards or just start it..do share?

Linking it to :
trapped in craft : Celebration Challenge 1- Wedding /Anniversary using Black n white n lace
Simon Says..We're going dotty
Tammy's Scrapin Corner : Challenge # 82 Monochromatic
Sister Act Card Challenge : Challenge #27 Anything goes
Jelly park friends : Anything goes
Get Creative : Irini's Challenge - Layers (black n white card stock on base,black satin ribbon,white lace)