Showing posts with label Card-Making. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Card-Making. Show all posts

Friday, 28 April 2017

Watercolor Cards Tutorial by GDT Ria Banerjee

Hello all,

Ria on this side. Today, I have brought some watercolor cards for you people. I know sometimes people find it hard to do CAS cards. I have tried to explain everything step by step so that your inspirations can leave us in awe.

Project 1: Bleaching Watercolor

This is a technique which many of you may be afraid of attempting, but trust me this is super fun. (Check the Materials Pic below)

Cut a cardstock diagonally and ink with distress inks. Dark colors are preferable.

Let it dry or heat dry it.

Apply anti-static powder on it.

Now choose any stamp that has some good outlines. Here, I have taken Renee Leaves by Winnie and Walter. Stamp it with Versamark and apply clear embossing powder. Heat dry it completely using Heat Tool.

Take a pinch of bleaching powder with a little amount of water and apply it inside the stamped outlines with the help of a brush.

Give some time the bleaching powder to react.
After that, Paste the cardstock with the bleached background on to a blank white notecard

I have finished the card with die cuts and sentiments from Sizzix Thinlits and Adorable Elephant by MFT respectively.

Here is another project inspired by the same technique.

PROJECT 2 : Watercolor and Embossing Folder

For this card,

I took the Geometric Embossing Folder and embossed the cardstock with the same in a bigshot machine.

Take a cardstock and color it with distress ink with some water. You can give an ombre look of any color. I have used three colors, Wilted violet, Blue sketch and Ocean reef/Mermaid lagoon as shown in the pic

I have colored the elephant with Artistry ink Aged stucco. I have dabbed some ink from the inkpad on the craft table, with the help of water and brush I have colored the image. One tip I would like to give that you have to be quick when coloring with distress inks as they leave some lines when get dried. The stamping has to be with Archival ink to prevent Blotting.

I have taken Gina Marie Circular Die to cut the panel. Preserve the cut out to use it for another card.
Then paste the embossed cardstock on to a blank white notecard using any white glue of your choice.
In the end, I have stamped some more images, colored and fussy cut from Adorable Elephants from MFT. Adhered them on to the panel with the sentiment from the same set.

Materials Used:

• White cardstock (Brustro WaterColor - 200gsm)
• Distress inks ( Bluesketch, Wilted Violet, Mermaid Lagoon)
• WOW Clear embossing powder- Semi Dull
• Paintbrushes
• Glitter paper- Silver
• Sizzix thinlit die- Wishes
• Adorable Elephants by MFT
• Enamel Dots ( black and blue)
• Geometric Embossing folders by We R Memory keepers
• Gina Marie stitched circle die set
• Glossy Accent by Ranger
• Ranger White Embossing Powder

All the materials listed above are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre order them by sending an email at

Hope you got inspired to create one yourself. Do join us in the ongoing challenge "Exploding Surprise". Looking forward to see your entries. Happy Crafting!!


Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Decoupage on MDF Box with Easel Card Tutorial by DT Nikkita Sethi

Hello Crafters,

Nikkita here again on India's Best Papercrafting Blog that's Rainbow Craftykari Blog. Hope you all are doing great. Often you want to decoupage the MDF Box with pattern papers but many doubts arises, Today in our Teaching and Learning program, I'm going to share step by step tutorial Decoupage on MDF Box using Pattern Papers. Also I'm going to share one more tutorial on how to prepare an Easel card, which is going to be inside in it and it will become an Wonderful gift to present to your loved ones. It's going to be lengthy post, so sit back and grab your favorite summer drink.

Decoupage Box with Pattern Paper:

Step 1
Take MDF box of 6"x6" size. I have bought mine from Rainbow Craftykari Store. It has good finishing and of highest quality. Clean it completely using fine sand paper. Shake off the dust thoroughly.

Step 2
Apply Light Coat of Gesso to all over the box, Coat only once. Let it dry completely or Heat Dry it using heat tool.

I'm using Prima Rossibelle Pattern paper, so i have picked the color from it, then apply DecoArt Reminisce chalkboard paint using sponge or brush, chalkboard paints give a smooth and neat finish and dries quickly.

Step 3
For 6by6 inches box, have cut the pattern papers into 5.75inches leaves a 0.25 inch gap which shows the background color of the box and distressed the pattern papers with Black soot distress ink or any other ink to give a finished look.

I used mod podge to stick the papers it's a fabulous product for decoupage. Apply Mod Podge in Horizontal and Vertical way so that it get apply evenly on on base and it won't form any bubbles.

Tip: When you'll adhere the pattern paper, before give a one good coat of Mod Podge glue which is sufficient. Than take any clean rough cloth, fold into small rectangle shape and by keeping good pressure of your hand move that cloth piece on to the pattern paper, it will set  your pattern paper.
Stenciled using grey chalkboard paint and if you don't have grey use black and white acrylic paint. I have stenciled inside and outside before and after adhering the pattern papers. Heat Dry it.

For Inside have cut the pattern papers approx 7mm from all four sides. Adhere it using same technique. 

Step 4
Coming to decoration, I have colored the Simple Lattice Chippie from Papericious and other chipboard elements with DecoArt Reminisce ChalkBoard Paint using Sponge brush. To give a brushed look i have Distress them using Black Soot Distress ink. I have even use left over chippies from Simple Lattice to give a unique look. Have adhered them inside and top of the box using glossy accents.

On the top of the cover, I've placed chippies, flowers, Metal Embellishments and die-cuts from the Prima Rossibelle Collection to give symmetrical composition. After that i have adhered them with glossy accents and tacky tape.

Tip: You can take photographs of you composition, It'll help you to make the placements of your decorative products to check the correct composition, Once you're satisfy, adhere them.

Our Decoupage Box is Complete, Keep it aside. Let's move to Card now.

Easel Card Tutorial:

Step 1
Take black cardstock of around 250-300 gsm measuring 5*11inches and score on long side at 2.75" and 5.5".
Pre-fold all score lines.

Step 2
Take another piece of cardstock measuring 5x5.5" and adhere to 2.75" x 5.5" section  as shown using tacky tape,
Remove the Tape liner and adhere the 5x5.5" cardstock piece. Now the card base is ready.

Step 3
For embellishing the card I have used scraps from the collection left while making the box and have cut strips of 0.75" x 5.5" and now stick them randomly using tacky tape , now you can add a die cut and embellish it with the tags from the collection. I have added foam tape at the back to give 3D look. Take a strip of 1.75 *5 inches and add to the inside flap to make a stopper for the card to stand.

Step 4
I have added satin handmade flowers and embellished with diecut leaves using glue gun and glossy accents and added a sentiment in the inside flap to complete the card.

And now the easel card matching the mdf box is ready.

Material List for Decoupage Box
Deco art pink and grey chalkboard paints
Mod podge matte
Sand Paper
Stencil brush
Papericious chippies
Prima Rossi Belle Paper Pack
Diecuts from my stash
Mulberry flowers
Black Soot Distress ink
Black gum drops

Material List for Easel card

250-300Gsm cardstock
Rossibelle pattern papers
Satin flowers
Tags from collection
Cherry Leaf Die
Tacky tape
Glossy accents
Foam tape

All the materials listed above are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre order them by sending an email at

Hope you got inspired to create one yourself. Do join us in the ongoing challenge "Exploding Surprise". Looking forward to see your entries. Happy Crafting!!

Love & Warm Regards
Nikkita Sethi
Blooming Crafts by Nikkita

Monday, 3 April 2017

Starburst Card Tutorial by GDT Neha Lunia

Bonjour Crafters,

Hope you all are doing good. It's an April month and Summers are approaching, So don't let the summers take away your MOJO. We have a way to bring out your mojo back.
Today, Our GDT Neha Lunia, in our Teaching and Learning Program, will be going to teach an detailed card to gift to your loved ones. Let's get started!!

Hi Crafty Folks,

This is Neha here with my first GDT post. I would like to thank Rainbow Craftykari Team and Maninder Kaur for giving this awesome opportunity to work with them. We all do have lots of pattern papers which are half used. So, this card is perfect to use them up. Today, I have tutorial post for creating this addictive and super easy “Starburst Card” with very few basic materials.


1. Let’s get started by cutting the pieces required for the card.

   1 piece of 3 ¾ * 3 ½ “cardstock

   1 piece of 3 7/8 *5 ¾ “cardstock

   4 pieces of 4*1 ½ “Pattern Paper (of your choice)

   1 piece of 2*3 ¾ “Pattern Paper

2. Cut each of 4*1 ½ “of your pattern paper diagonally by lining the edges up on your paper trimmer.

3. Place 3 ¾ * 3 ¼ “cardstock on your scoreboard along the long side. Mark on centre at 1 7/8” with the help of pen/pencil. Rotate 180 degree and repeat the same.

4. Apply glue all over on your 3 ¾ * 3 ½ “cardstock.


5. Line the pointed tip at the bottom and top of marked centre points. Once you have first piece in place then you can start adding other strips. Keep going and play around the combination.

6. Trim off the excess edges and you have your starburst ready.

7. Mount your starburst onto the 3 7/8 * 5 ¾ “cardstock. Line up your 2* 3 ¾ “of Pattern Paper below the starburst with help of any adhesive of your choice.

8. Place 8 ¼ *6” cardstock on your scoreboard with the long side on top and score at 4 1/8” and fold along the scored line.

9. Mount your starburst onto the folded card with help of adhesive. Decorate the card with die cuts, laces, trims, flowers or sentiments as you prefer. Here, I have used my designer scissor and strips of plain cardstock to make the trim. I have punched few small 5 petal flowers and leaves. Have shaped up the flowers using embossing tool (you can also use rounded back of your ball pen). Lastly, have completed the card with cutting off sentiment from the same paper pack.


Hope this tutorial has inspired you to use some of your scraps of card and paper. Do share your creations with us at our FB Page

Material Used:

Plain Cardstock

Pattern Paper (Eno Greetings)


5 petal flower and leaf punch

Embossing tool

Half cut pearls

Designer Scissors


All materials are available at the Rainbow Craftykari store and you can also get them on pre-order.

Dont forget to participate in our Second Challenge "Exploding Surprise" currently going on at our blog here


Warm Regards,


Thursday, 12 January 2017

Shaker Card with Heat Embossing By Guest DT Zalak

Hello Friends,

I am Zalak and today, I have a project to share with you using Heat embossing, a very easy and popular technique and one of my favorite technique with shaker card (again very popular).

Let's check out my project.

So for my project I have used Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp and Fiskars stamp Good Times.

Stamped the flowers and heat embossed it with Ranger's Gold embossing powder on Bielo CS. To color the stamped image I used Zig clean brush markers, here I have colored only shaker part and left the rest without coloring. I have die cut the rectangle stitched from Lawn Fawn die to make shaker card window. For shaker elements I have used some star and cupcake sequins from Lawn Fawn.

I have 12 colors set of Zig clean brush markers so with this colors only I colored Altenew Peony Bouquet image. For one flower I have mixed red and yellow color to form orange color and once its dry I just gave some stroke with red color. I have used light blue to color my second flower and again give some stroke with dark blue. And the last small flower which is on top of right corner, I colored it with yellow and gave stroke with light green.
TIP: Bielo CS doesn't hold water for long time so I didn't used water. I have directly blended the colors. As these are water based markers so the tip of markers don't get damage. If you want the colors to be light the use Brustro watercolor paper and use water for blending, Brustro are watercolor paper so it holds the water and you can blend it very easily.
Some close up to see how I colored them,

To finish up my project I have adhered them on black CS.

I hope you liked my project and inspire you to make to work with informative techniques.

Above listed Materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre-order.

Love and Regards,