Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Creating Stickers with Epoxy

You might have seen Epoxy stickers from Basic Grey, Making Memories and different other brands. Though they are lovely but still they are very costly. A pack of 6 epoxy stickers cost around Rs. 300-500. Here is a very simple method to make it at home at One third of the cost. Here is what you will be able to make:

(Sorry for the alignment, it should be Best Friends :) )

Anyway, Here is the tutorial:

Items Required:
2. Some printout or pattern paper (there are lots of Bottlecap designs available online). Don't use Glossy Paper as it will damage the epoxy.
3. Scissor (you can also use 1" Circle Punch)
4. Double Sided Tape (the one which comes with backing)

Here are the steps:

1. Take the printout of the design you want to use
2. On the back side of the design, put the double sided tape (this will help us in making the sticker).
3. Cut the circle or punch out the design
4. Put the epoxy blank over the top of the design

Now its ready. Whenever you need to use it, simple peel off the backing paper of the double sided tape and fix it. It looks lovely on the cards/scrapbooks.

Tip: Even if you don't have the Epoxy blank and you want to make stickers then you can use the step 1-3 to make your own custom stickers.

The Epoxy blanks are excellent and I am in love with this product. I will soon show more work which have made using these stickers. Till then here is a sneak peak on how it looks :

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Simple Embossed Card Tutorial

 Here is a very simple card which is made using three color embossing powders, one background stamp and a sentiment stamp. Distress ink is also used to color the sentiment strip.

Here are the steps to create this type card:

1. Create a base card with white color, for this card I used the dimension, 6" x 4.5"
2. Cut 6 square blocks of 1.5" each.
3. Choose your favorite background stamp, use Versamark Watermark inkpad or any other pigment inkpad to stamp on the squares.
4. Spread the Embossing Powder on the squares, use same color for 2 squares.
5. Using Double sided Foam tape, fix all the squares on the card creating a background.
6. Add a sentiment over the squares.
7. To give some extra look on the sentiment, use distress inkpad to color the edges.

The best thing for this card is that you can use any color combination of embossing powders you have, you can use any stamp and even any sentiment.

In this card I used: Hero Arts Flower Burst Pattern Background Stamp, Rich Red Embossing Powder, Blue Glass Embossing Powder, Gold Pearl Embossing Powder, Distress Inkpad - Worn Lipstick, Fiskars 4x8 Stamp Happy Birthday, and instead of Versamark Watermark inkpad I used Ranger Perfect medium inkpad (it is lot better than versamark and can also be used with pigment powders).

I will soon post another variation of this card as I am planning to make it today, it will be on dark color background without use of embossing powder. Lets see how it comes out.

Some Cards

You all might be missing me for some time, well actually I was extremely busy as right now admission process is going on in Accord Business College (where I teach), so I was busy in college and also I have started my store which took away the evening time from me. So I was left with little or no time which I spent with my kids :)

Anyway, my crafting did happened and these days I do have created some cards, lots of tags and some 3D items too. Most of the times I created stuff in my store which eventually got sold even before I could take snaps but luckily I took snaps for some of the cards I made, and here are the cards:

In the above card, I made pop-up Flowers for the inside. For card base I used Black Cardstock, For the internal flowers I used simple printer paper and colored them using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Tea Dye, For the cover I used Papers from Provocraft 6x12 Pack (will be added to store soon, its great value pack), The doily is a random purchase from ujjwal way back, For the Rosette I used Tim Holtz Rosette Die and added it as a layer on the doily. I used Doddle twine - Black color and some mulberry flowers. For the final decoration I used a punchout butterfly which I colored used Tim Holtz Crackle Paint - Fired Brick, I love the cracked effect of the paint.

 These are some random cards which I made over the past few days.

All the material used in above cards are available at Imaginations, though some might not be listed in the website but its available in the store.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Quilled Red Bouquet card

Hi frnds....
I am back with a love card :)

The life is so busy these days that i am not able to keep my blog that much activated which i used to do few months back....but no worries... :)

Here is my card

I had saw this card some where while googling and i tried it.
Sorry i dont have link to that original card...but wanted to give credit for my inspiration so mentioned it :)

The embossed Love sentiment is from Imaginations online store

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