Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sneak Peek of a new product !!

We have something new and exciting being released tomorrow  !! 
Yep ... Its surely a new product !! 
Here are a few glimpses by two of our DTs. 

Well we are super excited !! Officially we will have to wait till tomorrow ^_^ 

Loves and Hugs 

Projects featuring Roundy Sentiments

Hello and good morning! ^__^

I'm Halak and today I'll be showing you some projects with a fantastic stamp set called Roundy Sentiments.

But before that, let me remind you, today's the last day of the month and tomorrow we have the new release launch over at Peek-a-boo Designs!

Super psyched about it! Fabulous set of products releasing tomorrow!

You probably might even get to see a sneak peek or two... but shhh... you didn't hear it from me... :D  

So.. here's a look at the stamp set :

I love circle text because it's unconventional and fun!

This stamp set has a great mix of sentiments and patterns so you can build your entire project without the use of additional stamp sets.

Let's check out the projects one by one, shall we?

Starting with this bookmark that I made :

The sentiment is a sticker from my stash.

I used a cool color scheme of blues and greens for it.

Tip : I wanted to embellish the project but wanted it to be functional as a bookmark, so I used flat sequins.
If you use cup sequins, it will ruin the book pages and the sequins could get crushed when the weight of the book is too much.
Hence, while making a project do think about what you want to use it for and embellish it accordingly.

Next up is this birthday card.

A CAS project, I used pastel colors for the patterns and Archival black ink by Ranger for sentiment from the set.

The butterflies and the stamped heart are coated in fine glitter.

And here's an envelope.

I masked the top half of the envelope before stamping to be able to write stuff on it.

Tip : Notice the sentiment on this project. In the stamp set it is quite big + runs continuous and I didn't want it repeating while stamping so I masked it such that the sentiment is stamped without repetition.
If I were making a bigger project like a card or a layout, I would keep the entire sentiment.

So this brings us to an end of this blog post. I hope you enjoyed reading it! Which project is your favorite? I'd love to know!

Thank you so much for stopping by, have a great day! *Hugs*

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Peek-A-Tute Friday : Black Magic Technique !!

Hi Friends...how you all are doing ?? Its Vijaylaxmi Siyal and sharing a very fun technique with two variations !!

So today's tutorial is based on Black Magic Technique !!

This summer is already very hot & killing us with the high temperature ..so i have one cool card too for you guys at the end of the post..but before that see my Black Magic .. ;p ..LOL.. Just kidding ;p

So now come back to the tutorial...here it is step - by - step --

1) Black Magic Technique With Emboss Resist & Black Ink -

Steps -

1) I used the following supplies for this technique -
- PABD Black Card Stock 
- PABD Swirly Lines BG Stamp
- PABD Bold Hugs 'n' Love Stamp Set
- PABD Acrylic Block 4*6"
- 3-4 Distress Inks
- Clear Embossing Powder
- Versa-Fine Watermark Ink
- Heat Gun
- Violet CS for the base.

For this card i took a white cs of 4*4 " ...Distressed it with 3-4 colors of DI ...!!


2) Then i Took PADB Swirly Line BG Stamp & Using PABD Acryilic Block, Stamp it on the colored panel with Versa-fine Watermark Ink.

 3) Sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder & then Heat Set it !!

4) Now comes the fun part -- I took my Momento Dye Ink Pad & Rub that directly on the CS until it covered all the panel fully black ..!!

5) Then Using wet baby wipes i swipe off the Ink from the cs and there the magic happens..:) All the embossed area does not absorb the black ink and they came out clear and hence the color under them :)
Look how pretty the whole Background :)

5) I tried the same Technique with Versafine Onyx Black Ink & After wiping off the ink with baby wipe this was the result !! And i am not impressed with this one so chuck it..!! Versafine doesn't work for me :)

- Stamps Used For the above Card - 

2) Black Magic Technique With White Pigment Ink & Pencil colors -

Steps -
1) I used the following supplies for this technique -
- PABD Black Card Stock 
- PABD Peonies Love Stamp set
- PABD Acrylic Block 2*3"
- Pencil Colors 
- Colorbox white Pigment ink
- White CS for the base.

2) Stamped the solid peony with white Pigment ink on Black CS from PABD Peonies Love Stamp.

 3) This is how it looks after stamping the all elements. 

4) Start coloring using pencil colors only when your white Ink  dries completely...i didn't wait for its complete dry so did a mess ;p But no worries you can use black pencil color to cover all silly mistakes ..magicccc ;p

 5) Heat embossed the sentiment From PABD Awesomeness Stamp in white in center ...!! Taddaa..we are done ...mat it on the card stock with Silver glitter stripes on both sides & some blings for extra touch !! 

I hope you enjoyed this Tutorial & Do try any of these technique but don't forget to share with us !!
Stamps Used to create this card -

So Here comes the cool & yummy card for you guys as a treat ..;) ( From me to you all as a token of thanks for your love & support )..!!

Stamp used to create this - 

Please Don't forget to take part in our ongoing monthly challenge - here !! Few Days more left so hurry up gals :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Guest Designer Post with Monstrous Set- Ria Banerjee

Hello Crafty Friends,

This is Ria Banerjee again here on the second part of the Guest designing post for this month and I blog at rbartfx.blogspot.in I am really thankful to everyone who left such wonderful and inspirational comments to boost me up :) I hope you will be liking my second post for this month as I didn’t want to make one post too long :P

Thanks Vidushi again for this opportunity :) ^_^

With the Flower in a Jar set, I also received Montrous set from Vidushi. The set stole everyone’s heart right from the first day of its release with its super cute creatures. I must admit to the fact that this set and the projects not only made the kids happier but also us! What say?

After playing with this stamp set for a longer time, I finally got some idea to work on these cutie monsters. I have made four projects in total and here it goes:


The first thought that I got seeing the set is the starry night. So, I tried to depict one. I took one water color paper and colored it blue of different shades with transparent water color folios. I can also be tried with the distress inks. Then I sprayed some drops of texture white mixed with water and also stamped and smudged some stars to give it a look of shooting star. I stamped the rocket and a monster from the set separately, colored them, fussy cut them and pasted them on the card stock with a 3D tape.  I made the moon with some silver glitter, Finished the bottom side with tapes, glitter sheet and the sentiment embossed with white.
Here is the final look…


The second project is also one card with these monsters. I stamped and embossed some stars on a black cardstock and added pearl finished papers for the grounds at the bottom. I stamped the monsters and the rocket separately, colored and fussy cut them. I added them to the card stock with a 3D tape. I added the sentiment at the bottom and embossed it with black. Lastly some foam glitters on the borders.


My third project is a CAS card.  I stamped this funny monsters separately and only the face of the monster separately and have drawn a heart around it (I loved the expression of joy on its face), colored them, fussy cut and pasted on a water color paper. Meanwhile I first embossed the mini hearts and stars to it and added colors to it on a random basis and let it spread on its own. Isn’t it looking beautiful the effect!
And the sentiment, I placed it in a single line and the sentiment goes perfectly with the expression ^_^


My last project is the cute and small tags. I thought these tiny, cute monsters go best with these. I took some scrap papers and blended some ink on it through a stencil. Stamped each monster on each tag and colored it. I really loved the fact that these monsters actually give you the liberty to color with no limitation. Isn’t it?
Finished with the different sentiments on each tag and some bakery twines! And here it goes:

I hope you liked all the projects with these super cute monsters.

Happy crafting with this set :) and lets say ZOOMMM! 

Love and Hugs


Monday, May 23, 2016

Its time for Symmetry!

Hello Friends

Ready for some new cards and some new inspirations. Well this time its not the usual flowers, or elements  swirls or furnishes rather some solid SHAPES.

Yeah, haven't you seen yet this, so right away head over to here and grab yours cause its a must for one Stamper.

Well before we move on, I hope you are having some fun time playing the challenge this time.

So here we go, below is the set I have used to create my cards today.

Isn't that a awesome set, simple but can create magic. So some of my take with this set as goes:

Card 1 : I made a set here, though same design however different combination

Card 2: You can create some border for your cards with this set.

Card 3: Ohhhh who doesnt know this, yeah Bokeh :).

I hope you like my cards and please do share your feedback and some love :)

See you Soon!

Friday, May 20, 2016

How to create texture with stamps

Good afternoon dear friends! ^__^
I'm Halak and today we're going to be talking about creating texture with stamps.

Ever feel that sometimes you wanna create a project but don't have stuff matching to the theme you want to go with?

No problem! You can do all that you want and more with just stamps and inks.

List of the items used in this project : 

2. 1 Month Exclusive Stamp Club (Limited Edition Stamp Set - Away We Go)

3. PABD Black Cardstock

Sit back and relax as I take you through a step-by-step picture tutorial on how to make the project that you see in the first image above.

It starts with the background. Nope, no fancy pattern papers et al, this project uses 3 distress inks (Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn & Peacock Feathers) along with 1 Archival Ink (black).

I smooshed Salty Ocean + Mowed lawn onto an acetate sheet, added a little water and put my cardstock over it.
Removed cardstock from acetate sheet, left it to dry for some time and this is the background I got.

Tip : Don't forget about co-ordinating colors! You can use a multitude of color combinations if you know which colors co-ordinate with each other. I used blue and green, but you can also use : Orange and Pink, Pink and Yellow, Green and Yellow etc.!

Time for stamping!
First, I stamped the circular design from the Roundy Sentiments stamp set.
After that I added sentiment and that little plane from Limited Edition Away We Go stamp set. (It's a fantastic set and seriously guys, if you are not subscribing for the limited edition sets, you are missing out BIG TIME!)

After this, I added some more elements from the Away We Go stamp set with distress inks. (Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn & Peacock Feathers.)

Tip : Use second generation stamping while stamping with distress inks as the distress inks are juicy and if you directly ink and stamp, it could lead to a very dark and uneven image.

Then, I distressed the edges, added another sentiment + image from Away We Go stamp set and matted it onto PABD Black Cardstock.

Tip : You don't need any fancy tools to distress the paper. Just use the cutter blade. Slowly move it across the paper till you don't achieve the desired results. It's a very quick and effective way to add texture but don't forget to be careful while using it.

Matted it onto PABD White Card Base and did some more stamping around the edges.

Tip : Stamping on the edge adds interest to project, maintains continuity and makes it look like one cohesive piece. It's a great way to create that added texture without the use of additional materials like modeling paste, stencils etc.

Lastly, added a couple of blue sequins and a tiny blue confetti star in the location stamp at the top.

Also added black glitter to the plane.

Here's a close up :

And there you have it folks, a project that has color and texture without the use of added materials and 3D objects! Very mail-friendly too!

I hope you enjoyed reading and learnt something new, thank you so much for stopping by! *Hugs*

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Guest Designer Ria Banerjee

Hello Crafty People,

This is Ria Banerjee, I blog at rbartfx.blogspot.in I am super happy to be Guest Designing this month.
Thanks to Vidushi for giving me this opportunity :)

Today I am going to show some of the projects that I did with the set that I received as my happy mail from Vidushi. The set- Flower in a Jar, is one such stamp set I have come across that has endless possibility to work with. Looking at the set only, gives you so many ideas. With this one set, you can assemble all the elements and even the smallest cute bee in one card but also you can use each and every element separately; I have tried to do the latter.


For the first card that I have incorporated some painting skills of mine *grin* as the set gave me a beautiful picture to frame. I started with the Jar (the most beautiful element of the set). I stamped the Jar on a Water color Paper with two colors of distress inks viz. Gathered twigs from Tim Holtz distress inks and Green Garland from Artistry inks. First I stamped the Green on the stems and then the Brown on the rims of the jar to avoid merging these.

I loved the crisp image of the Jar and the stems. Then I took some water and a brush to wash the edges (but not too much) also by adding Broken china distress ink (to give a glass effect). I shaded the portion below the Jar with the same inks but this time the brown color on a greater proportion to get the dark shade.
Then I stamped all the flowers with Festive Berries Distress inks (to get the blotted effect) and shaded twice with the same ink to get some layers and finished it off with Gathered Twigs color for the last dark layer. For the leaves Green Garland again with the same technique as I did with flowers. Fussy cut all the flowers and the leaves and arranged it on the Jar simply by sticking it with glue.
I made some extensions to the bunch with the same used colors before to complete the picture. Lastly, the sentiment with some Archival Ink Black. And it’s done!!!!
With only Five colors the whole picture is complete :)


For the second project I chose for a Tag. I took a cardstock, stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed it Black. I used a stencil and blended some Green Garland on it and again I stamped the Messy lines by Peek-a-Boo designs on it with the same color. I stamped the bunch of flowers separately and embossed it white. 

After that, I colored it with Peacock Feathers and Shaded Liliac distress inks and finished it with some sketching with dark blue, fussy cut them, and pasted it on the tags. And here it goes…


My third project is again a card and again florals, as there are so many varieties of flowers to stamp, can’t get enough of one! I randomly stamped the roses with the leaves on a card stock. I colored it with Festive berries and Picked Raspberries, leaves with Mustard seed and Green Garland distress inks, and finished it off with some sketch pens (as they add the darkest shade I need all the times). The sentiment is embossed with white and here it looks like this…


My last project is with the tiniest stamp of the set, yes the BEE. The bee is too cute to ignore and I decided to make a whole card with the bee. I stamped, fussy cut, colored and pasted on a brown card stock. Made the edges on green with one of the designs from Its Plaid time by Peek-a-Boo. Some Mulberry flowers and a ribbon complete the Card.

Stamps used:

I hope you liked all my projects. Pardon me for making the post long :P

Happy Crafting and enjoy all the Peek-a-Boo stamps!