Showing posts with label Cardmaking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cardmaking. Show all posts

Friday, 26 May 2017

Double Slider Card Tutorial By GDT Karthikha

Hello Crafty Folks!

This is Karthikha back again with another tutorial, this time, on how to make a double slider card. Here is the finished card, before we start!

To start with, take a cardstock of size 11x5.5inches, and score at 3 1/2, 7 1/8 and 10 5/8 inches.

Take a plastic cover that is flexible and strong enough to slide inside the card. Cut a long strip out of it.

Wrap it around the longer side of the cardstock and attach the ends with tape. The plastic should neither be tight nor loose. Move it around over the cardstock to allow easy movement. 

Note: The thinner the layer of tape, the better the movement would be. I realized it later after completing the card.

Take 2 more pieces of cs measuring 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches each

Attach your favourite patterned paper. I've used The Perfect Affair paper pack from Papericious. This forms the inside of the slider.

Paste one of the cards on to the top of the plastic sheet.

Note: Glue/tape is to be applied only on the plastic and not on the base cardstock. And apply only on the top and not the entire card. See the tacky tape position in the pic below.

It should open like this, the top being attached.

For the inner one, invert the card and attach on the bottom of the plastic sheet.

After pasting both the cards, it should look like this, with the opposite sides attached and open in a Z fashion. If you pull one open end of the card, the other one slides up and this forms the slider.

Now, take the scored cardtock, Fold along the score lines of the cardstock and cover it either with glue or with 1/4th tacky/Scor Tape. The edge should be inserted and glued without hindering the slider movement.

On the outer part of the slider, attach patterned paper of your choice.

This is how the slider works when you pull one end of the inner card.

I've punched a hole and attached a satin ribbon to help open the slider.

To embellish, I've used a couple die from Tattered Lace and created a shaker frame. The frame die is from Gina Marie Scallop Stitched Rectangles. I've used a mix of red sequins for the shaker part.

Another look of the card

To finish the card, I added a handmade flower and a sentiment 'Love'. The alphabets are die cut from Sizzix Bubble Alphas die set.

And here are the final pics :)

Materials used:

1. Black cardstock

2. Papericious - The Perfect Affair

3. Tattered Lace couple die

4. Gina Marie Scallop Stitched Rectangle die

5. Tacky tape

6. Plastic cover

7. DCWV glitter sheet

6. Sequins

7. Foam tape

8. Red satin ribbon

9. Scissors

10. Sizzix Alpha bubbles dies

Hope you enjoyed my post :) Do give it a try and share your work! Have a great day :)

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 Current challenge "The Blooms Magic". Looking forward to see your entries. Happy Crafting!!

Warm Regards
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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Quick Card Tutorial by GDT Anila & GDT Khushboo

Hie guys! I'm here today with a very special and a little different post - a Quick tutorial on Quick Cards. And specially for this, we have two GDTs coming together to share with you a detailed tutorial for quick, yet beautiful cards.

Often times than not, we're so busy with life, that we rarely get time to create those special looking cards for the ones we love. Hence, Rainbow Craftykari and Maninder, came up with this super idea of showcasing a tutorial that encompasses some techniques that you can use for making cards in just a few minutes.

There will be a couple of cards with different techniques by me, Khushboo Gandhi, and another very talented GDT, Anila DK. Hope you guys enjoy this post as much as we enjoyed creating it for you. Can't wait to see how you put these techniques to use with your own twist on your projects!"

The following is the introduction for my cards:

"Let's begin with our first segment on quick cards in this series. As some of you must be aware, I LOVE colours! I love vibrancy and magical stuff. And I try to bring some of that spunk in my projects too. Quick cards don't always have to mean CAS style or a minimalistic style. I've come up with a couple of techniques that don't take very long to implement, ans the end result is really distinct and lively. So let's get on with our super pretty tutorial.

Colour Burst Mixed Media Card Tutorial #1

You will need:

White/off-white cardstock
Crackle paste
Ranger's alcohol inks
Versafine Black ink pad
Sentiment stamp


  1. Dimensions of the card: 5x4 inches
  2. Take a white or an off-white cardstock, folded into the above dimensions.
  3. Add crackle paste in the background, in whatever way you wish. It should look random and not in a set square or rectangle shape. That way, your card looks edgy and different.
  4. Take alcohol inks in the colours of your choice and start squeezing a drop here and there (in-between spraying with water/alcohol).
  5. Repeat step no. 4 till you are satisfied with the colour combinations and have covered almost the whole of your crackle base.
  6. Take a piece of vellum for the sentiment. Stamp it with your sentiment stamp, and stick the vellum on top of the colourful crackle base. You can use any colour cardstock if you don't want to work with vellum. I've used it because I did not want that beautiful, colourful background to be hidden by the cardstock.
  7. Embellish with rhinestones to add an elegant touch, and voila! your card is ready in just a few minutes

Make your own background and font (card #2)

You will need:

White/off-white cardstock
Colour sprays
Butterfly stamp
Black ink pad

Quick Directions:

  1. Fold the cardstock in the same way as for the above card.
  2. Take a few color sprays and spray them on the cardstock. The spray should be concentrated on one point on the cardstock (so that you get the splotchy effect).
  3. Take your card and let it drip out at one end to get rid of the extra spray color on your card. In doing so, you are allowing the colors to mix and get dragged to another end of your card (hence creating a random pattern as seen above).
  4. Stamp a butterfly and add glitter on it. Curve it and stick it on the card.
  5. I was a little bored of the pre-set sentiment stamps and fonts, and so I took my glitter bottle and stylized the sentiments myself for the words 'fly high'.

Hope you liked what I created and I can't wait for you to give these techniques a try.

Here by I'm signing Off, But this Tutorial post hasn't been finished yet, Our GDT Anila is now going to teach you some cas cards.
Warm Regards
Khuhboo Gandhi

Hello, Dear Crafters. 
This is Anila Here, I am back again at the Rainbow Craftykari blog.

We come across various occasions for wishing our friends and family. One click on the smartphone and your wishes reach the person. 
In this age of Whatsapp and Facebook, we often forget the joy of sending greeting cards. The emotions you attach to a digital card is not felt as much as when you send out an actual card. This way the recipient feels and knows the love and efforts you have put in making the card and thus your wishes to them also become memorable. I think we all love receiving cards. 
Let us make few cards today and send them out to our family/friends.

Today in this post I am showing you three easy and quick cards, which you can make for your loved ones. The most important part here is that these cards are made with minimal supplies.  

Material list -

White cardstock

Black cardstock

Colourful cardstocks

Sentiment stamps

Foam adhesives

White Embossing powder (Optional)

Embossing folder (Optional)

Colorful sequins

Card 1

  1. I took a plain white cardstock of size 2.5" x 5.75".
  2. Dry embossed this card panel through my bigshot using a cupcake embossing folder.
  3. On a textured card base of 4"x6", I stuck a glitter washi tape such that when the embossed panel is mounted over the card base a part of this washi tape is seen from under.
  4. On a white CS strip, I stamped the "Happy Birthday" sentiment. Mounted this on the card base with a little larger black strip underneath. 
(Note: - The embossed panel can easily be replaced by a pattern paper if you do not own an embossing machine or folder)

Card 2

  1. I took a white card panel of size 2.75" x 6". 
  2. I mounted few colourful heart die-cuts as balloons on the panel.
  3. With a black marker traced the strings for the heart balloons. 
  4. Adhered this panel on a white card base.
  5. Stamped the sentiment on a white strip and mounted it with foam adhesive.
(Note - The hearts can be easily hand-cut)

Card 3 

  1. For this card, I cut colorful strips and arranged them on the 4"x6" card base. 
  2. I tried to maintain the color wheel concept. So first placed the primary colored strips and then overlapped them with the secondary colors. Stuck them in place. Trimmed off the extras. 
  3. Next, I took a white card panel of size 4" x 5.5". Die-cut a heart shape on this panel. 
  4. I mounted the negative panel with foam adhesive on the card base such that the heart cut-out overlooks the colorful strips. 
  5. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder on a black strip. Adhered it with foam adhesive with a part of it overlapping the heart. 
  6. Lastly, added few colored sequins to add some element to the card. 
(Note - The heart can be traced and cut with a carving knife.)

Wasn't it easy to make these cards? 
We all have these basic supplies lying in our house. And like I mentioned, the embossed panel can be replaced by pattern paper, the die-cuts can be replaced by hand cuts and the stamped sentiments too can be replaced by handwritten sentiments. 
Just imagine the joy of making such cards and sending them to your loved ones. 

Hope to see you start soon.
Thank you. 
Do leave your valuable feedback in the comments below.

Anila Dikay

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Flip Book By Our Guest DT Afreen

Hi Folks
This is Afreen here,  today I am going to share pictures of my  recent project  ''FLIP BOOK''. I really enjoyed while making this cutie and this is little junky. Here you go...

This is the one am talking about,

Take a piece of card stock measurement at 8 ½ x4 and score it at 4 & 8 .Now, adhere pattern sheets of your choices and coming to cover page I just added flower, washi tapes, scallop punched circle , tag , doily die cut, pattern paper  and twine to decorate them. (arrange it as per your wish)

For second page of the Flip Book I cut pattern sheets from small to big size in fish tail shape and distressed the edges and adhered them to  the top left corner of the page. Then wrapped  it with the twine, adhered charm and flower. Stamped sentiment in the small fish tail shape. Added little pocket full of sequins and adhered them using color tape. After that I adhered resin embellishment at the left side.

Close up view

For third page I adhered small envelope and pocket to add tag, decorated it with flower, charm and sequin.

Finally I added Glitter washi tape in between the two pages.

And tada your project is ready.

Materials Used:
1. Black cardstock 250 gsm
2. Twine
3. Charms and resin embellishment
4. Papericious Often paper pack
5. Eno greetings paper pack
6. Sequins and flowers from my stash
7. Script stamp
8. Washi tapes, glitter tapes
9. Fevicol
10. Distress inks
11. Spellbinder shapeabilities pendants – Contemporary heart
12. Technique Tuesday  poppies stamp sentiment

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

I hope you all enjoyed my post. Do leave some love. Feel free to put up your queries and am always ready to help you. See you buddies.Till then Be Happy. Stay Blessed. 

Happy Crafting..