Showing posts with label Crafters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crafters. Show all posts

Monday, 31 July 2017

Uncovering RCS DT Team Day 2

Hello everyone,

We are back with the second part of our DT reveal. Without any adieu let's begin.

First up we have,

Priyanka Thukral

I am Priyanka Thukral, 26 years old, Marketer by profession & a Crafter/Artist by Passion ( a Marketer by the day & crafter by night ;) ). Since my very childhood colours and crafts have always fascinated me. I was one of those who believed in giving a handmade card to people instead of rushing to archies or other stores to buy one. I started with gifting very unique gifts to my friends something that they could connect to instantly & something that would put a smile on their face. Then, I started Happily For You with a simple aim to  make a difference in someone's life & spreading happiness in a way that has a far more impact & what better than something personalized, something they see a reflection of their own in a very unique and creative way. 

Here's the link to her blog-

And here are some of her works:

Next we have,

Khushboo Gandhi

My name is Khushboo Gandhi. I am from Mumbai, India. I absolutely love travelling and food! I've been into crafting since more than a year now and I find myself completely in love with every aspect of it; be it decoupage, mixed media, card-making, scrapbooking, etc. I've always been interested in creative hobbies like painting, photography, writing; and crafting is my new found love. I love experimenting with new techniques, new products, different mediums and creating something unique and fun. I work under the brand ‘Snowflakes and Lilies’ and I love the fact that I can bring about a deep sense of versatility in my creations and that makes me feel really happy about the kind of work that I do.

Here's the link to her blog-

And here are some of her works:


Priya Mishra

Hello, My name is Priyadarshini Mishra from Odisha, staying in Mumbai. My journey into crafting started in 2012 when I took a break from my job after the birth of my son. It all started with Quilling and now I enjoy mixed media, altered art and different paper crafts. I love learning new techniques  .I am thankful to Maninder for putting her faith in me and bringing me on board. I look forward to join the talented team at Rainbow Craftykari.

Here's the link to her blog-

And here are some of her works:

And finally we have,

Anila DK

A Home maker and a full-time crafter from Mumbai,  India and a mother to a 10year old little crafter-in-the-making.I am passionate about learning new skills / techniques and am in a constant process of developing myself. Card making and other paper crafting is my most favorite.

Here's the link to her blog:

And here are some of her works:

So that completes our reveal! Looking forward to a great new term!

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Goodbyes and Uncovering RCS DT Team Day 1

Hello Everyone,

Our old term has come to an end which means it's the beginning of a new one. Goodbyes are always hard, especially to a talented team of crafters. However, change is the only thing constant in the world.

Thank you to all our Design Team and Guest Design Team Members who created some amazing projects and provided readers with some great tutorials. You will all be missed.

Welcome to our new team!

Today we will reveal four members of our new team and tomorrow we will be back with the rest.

Without further delay let's introduce our DT Members-

First up


Hello everyone, I am Ishani! Since childhood, I have loved getting my hands smeared with glue and colours. But, the studies as a student and then establishing myself at work, didn't leave me much time to pursue a hobby. Around two years ago, I learnt Quilling which helped me cope with daily stressors.  Subsequently, I started making cards by incorporating quilled elements and gifting them to friends. With the internet full of ideas and inspiration, I ventured into using stamps and colouring with different supplies to make cards. I love to learn and experiment new techniques, my recent obsession being handlettering. From being just a hobby, card making has become a passion for me. The way I was inspired by other's work, I hope my work inspires a few too.

Here's a link to her blog-
And below are a few of her works

Next, let's welcome back

Kriti Mishra

I am Kriti Mishra from Hyderabad, India. I have done Masters in Information Technology, and was an Astt. Prof. at a reputed engineering college. I left my job after my daughter, Akshada, was born, she is 4.5 years old and now I am a full-time mother. She allows me to do some creative work and I can see a good artist in her also. Right from my childhood, I am into crafting, and I always loved making handmade cards. I am more into Scrapbooking and making mini albums(but now exploring Mixed - media and Flower making) and love to use different kinds of pattern papers and embellishments to enhance my creativity and to share some knowledge with other people around. Previously, I used to make simple handmade cards, just to gift them to my loved ones and friends, but when I joined social media, there I saw a huge world of crafting.

And here are some of her works

Next, we have,

Shylaa Shree

I am Shylaashree from India, very happy to be on the Rainbow Craftykari Design team. I live with a beautiful family in a small industrial town in Tamilnadu.Crafting has always been part of my life, however, having a busy family it's confined to late at night when I steal a few hours to myself. Quilling is how it all began in the blog land in the name of Adhiraacreations and it was a turning point in my craft life from where I started into cardmaking, scrapbooking, alter items, 3D projects, fashion & paper jewellery & etc., I don't think I have a particular style, as it has evolved with time.Thank you Maninder for the opportunity. Look forward to the wonderful journey with Rainbow Craftykari team.

Here's a link to her blog-

And here are some of her works

And our last reveal for today, welcoming back,

Mounika Koneru

Hi, I am Mounika from Bangalore, India. I am into handmade things since my childhood. I got into making hand-made gifts for my family and friends. After I got married, I was introduced to paper crafting in Bangalore. I then began my journey in scrapbooks, mixed media, cards and so on. I love to have colours in my projects. 

Here's a link to her blog-

And here are some of her works

Stay Tuned for our Day 2 DT reveal!!

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

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Here Comes The Surprise.....Revelation of DT Members Feb'2017

Hello Crafters,

Good Morning to you all.

Hope you all are doing fine. Today we are so much thrilled  to reveal Our DT's in our Teaching & Learning Program. They are well known in their fields and in craft Industry, Say hello to them

Here we go,

Our first DT is Nikkita Sethi

Over to you Nikkita, 

I am Nikkita Sethi from Kolkata, the city of joy. I am a fashion and accountancy graduate, now a full time craft designer.

Since school days Art and Craft have been my hobby, my passion. I am involved in this art form professionally since 2014. Nature and everyday moments are some things that really inspire my work and I am very particular about neatness and perfection.

Crafting gives me immense happiness, and using it to help people capture memories, convey love, wishes and blessings fills me with joy! :)

With Blooming Crafts, I aspire to bloom flowers of love, joy and well wishes into your world. In today's generation where birthday wishes are only a happy birthday on whatsapp, I come with an idea to change the outlook of greetings and help you gift the right gift in a personalised way of greeting cards, handcrafted gifts like frames, boxes and much more, made with love, so you can show your loved ones how much you care!

Hope you like my crafts, each made with utmost patience and attention to details. For sometimes, the gift can mean more than the occasion.
My fb link -

My few works,

Our second DT is Pavitra Chanchal

Hello! My name is Pavitra Chanchal . I live in New Delhi, India. I made my master's in Food and Nutrition and Nutritionist by profession. I am married and mother of 2 year old little one. Beside the little munchkin, crafting keeps me happy and busy.

My crafting journey started with scrapbooking and trying out different crafty things but one thing with that I fall in love is handmade realistic flowers, and now I am kind of addicted to create them. I currently design and teach paper crafting classes. I like to try out different techniques and create cards or projects with detailing.

I am super excited and honored to design for Rainbow Craftykari Team.

My few works,

And our final DT is Aditi Mahajan

Hello Creative People!!

My name is Aditi Mahajan and I am from Bangalore. I did Msc. in Clinical Psychology and Dip. in Special Education, has taken up arts and crafts since school days and also practiced art therapy when working with children with special needs. I've took up an art course from School of Visual Arts, New York.

Crafting, thus has been a part of daily activities mostly in the form of various altered projects, or making gifts. However, it was about a year ago I took my  hobby seriously and with my mother, I started 'Dots to Lines'. We make home decor and specialize in mixed media, decoupage and zentangling.

Our style of art and craft is a fusion of techniques and usage of vibrant colors. We aim to spread joy with our art.
My fb link -

My few works -

A very warm welcome to all you in a team.

Our new team will going to inspire you and teach new things in coming days. The teaching and learning Program is going to Start from First week of March, Stay Tuned for more updates!!

Rainbow Craftykari Team.