Showing posts from March, 2016

CASology - WASHI + In-laid die cutting TUTORIAL

Hi all,
I have a very simple CAS card to share with you also a new technique to those who have not tried it yet.

Let's check out the card first.

This card is Inspired from Sid's version here. I have taken the concept of using washi tapes for die cut pieces and used it in my card.

Now What is In-laid die cutting?
It is basically die cutting your CS, then coloring or texturing it or embellish the die cut and then simply put it back in place from where it was cut out.

This creates a CUT yet NOT CUT effect. The die cut is in laid in the card itself :)

Here is how I went about creating this card.

First I lined up some washis in strips of alternating colors

I have used nesting scallop circles of two coordinating sixes and cut out from both CS and washi paper.

Then I just assembled it with the Washi outline circle. I have used the remaining negatives in the inside of the card.
Linking this to CASology Week 191 = WASHI

Let me know how it is guys!!

Simple Die Cut Cards

Hi all,
Quick post sharing with you two simple cards that I created using my first dies that I purchased and used with big shot :) :)

Let me know what you think of it guys! Love Uma

Happy Birthday - CAS Card

Hi all,
 I guess I am in a card making spree.. God knows to whom I am going to give these off to :P
Today I was inspired by one of my friend's doodles and decided to try my hand in a relatively simple project. I took up as a CAS challenge. Here you go!

Entering this to Less is More - Polka dots theme challenge.

Let me know what you think of it guys!

Good Times- Retrosketches #208

Hi all,
I am trying to play along retrosketches for the first time today and luckily everything fell into place with regard to the sketch. Let us take a look at the card first.

The card is totally vintage and the coordinating elements are all from a single paper pack. I used a grid sheet for the background and added die cut corners. Then I layered on musical note border [You can see it partially behind the Good Times Tag]. A tag and two embellishments in place to finish off the card. 
Here is the sketch that I tried to match up with!

Entering this to Retrosketches #208
What do you think guys!!! Happy crafting till another time :) Uma

Watercolored Flower using Distress Inks

Hi crafty friends!
I have been wanting to try watercoloring using distress inks for some time now and finally got around to doing it. I am sharing a loose watercolor painting using Mini DI kit #1

First I sketched a hibiscus flower roughly and started layering colors. I have used spiced marmalade, mustard seed and picked raspberry for the flower and a combination of mustard seed and peacock feathers for the leaves and stems.
Then once I was happy with the basic coloring added some definitions to the outlines and strokes using some watercolor pencils.

I fuzzy cut the image and mounted it onto another CS and then layered it onto another panel.[Not visible in the pic though]

Let me know how it is guys!!

Linking it to below:

ICR's anything goes with flowers :

Happy painting guys!!!!

Shabby Chic Altered Tin Can

Shabby Chic Altered Tin Can:

Hi all,
I am sharing another uber cute upcycle project today. I really hate throwing away those "of-great-use" tin cans that watches comes in. I usually use it to store some beads/stationery.
I wanted to give it a real nice face lift and make it super cute as a desk accessory.

I recently purchased some amazing pattern paper packs , laces and flowers from charming Neha from CraftBuzz. I wanted to put them to good use in this project. So I first took a pretty in pink sheet from the pack and covered the outside as well the insides.
This pack from Eno Greetings comes with co ordinating die cuts and borders. So I added a scalloped border and lace trims on the top and bottom edges. I lined the inner edge as well.
I dyed some ribbon using picked raspberry Distress inks and added a trim and a bow to the bottom.

Then I created a shabby lace flower with adorned it with bright yellow flowers. It is start of spring afterall. So let it be springy and refresh…

Shabby Chic Photo Album

Hi all, Here is my first try of a photo album in Shabby Chic style. I recycled some packaging boxes to form the main layout and covered it up using some really pretty pattern papers. For the from of the cover I added some really beautiful colors in shades of pastel pink, white and orange. Some laces, OFC what is shabby chic without some lace on it and some die cuts.
The inside has 7 pages each decorated with beautiful coordinating sheets and can contain photos or sentiments or memoirs. I also created a shabby flower using some lace and adhered it to the cover.

Do let me know how it is guys. Thanks a ton Neha for all the supplies :)

Linking it to Dr. Sonia's 5 million page giveaway

ICR's anything goes with flowers :

See you all later folks!!!

CAS card and a tag + Tutorial

Hi all,
I recently purcahsed a "Light Bulb" stampset from Hot Off The Press and wanted to try it in a CAS card. I have used masking technique here and have captured he process below.
Let us take a look at the card first.

First I stamped the light bulb image and Sentiment using Archival ink and HOTP stampset. I drew a coluple of lines to mark off the portion where i wanted to do the masking. 
Then I created a banner at the end of the card using some washi strips.

Now leaving out the masked portion I colored the banner using distress inks.

I made a matching tag using the same DIs and Kaisercraft "Srcipt" stamp. Here is the final look !!!

Linking to the following challenges

Paru's Card making Challenge : Masking

Ranganjali challenge : March Monthly challenge Watercolors

Peek-a-boo Challenge #4 Rainbow with Clouds: 

Napkin Fold Card + Flowery Belly Band

Hi Friends,
This is my first special fold card, " A Napkin Fold card"

I had so much fun doing it and got it decently right at the very first time.

I have used a 12X12 CS for the base so the finished card measures 6X6 when closed. I have decorated the insides using Pattern papers and die cuts. Here is how it opens up.

For the belly band I wanted to keep it simple and added some handmade flowers colored using DI and some leaves. Here is a close up. :)

Hope you like it!
Pumped to do a more intricate card next time :)


Warm Birthday Wishes - Masking Technique Tutorial

Hi all,
I have a super cool project to share with your all today :)

Here is a step by step tutorial for this card :)

Here is what I started off with,

A piece of folded CS in dark green colorPlain white Neenah CS Post it Notes for maskingLove Stamps from VarnasDistress Inks Kit #1Washi Tape for maskingCotton for distressing [I donot have any blending tool as of now, so blend using cotton balls :)]Mini Butterfly stamp from HOTP small stampsetHappy Birthday sentiment from same setCrochet thread

First up I stamped the heart onto a few post-it notes and cut it out for masking process
Then I adhered washi tape to the centre of CS and masked off the area for adding sentiment

I started off by stamping the heart off the CS. Now mask off the stamped portion using a mask cut out 

Stamp the next image. I continued this process and created a diagonal set using 'mustard seed' DI .

Next i did the same with 'spiced marmalade' DI on the top portion of yellow, and with 'picked raspb…