Showing posts with label GDT Khushboo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GDT Khushboo. Show all posts

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Garden-themed Decoupage Bottle by GDT Khusboo Gandhi

Hie guys! I'm Khushboo Gandhi, and welcome to our next round of Tutorials. And especially for this, I've chosen one of the most interesting techniques: Decoupage. Today, I will teach you how to decoupage a bottle using tissue papers. 

First, you need to collect all the paraphernalia required for your project, like: a bottle, your choice of tissue papers, decoupage glue, gesso, white acrylic paint, paint brushes, glue and other embellishments (but these can be assorted later as well).

Step 1: Clean your bottle with rubbing alcohol to get rid of grease and stains. This will ensure that your bottle has a clean surface for you to work on.

Step 2: Gesso the bottle all over. Let it dry for some time. Gesso it again. Give it a few uneven coats (in case you want a textured surface).

Step 3: Choose the kind of design you want to put on your bottle. Generally, decoupage tissue papers are 2 or 3 ply i.e. they have 1 or 2 white, plain paper behind the design that you need to separate from (as can be seen in the following picture).

Step 4: Decoupage is the art of sticking design paper on the surface of a project. How much of that tissue paper you want to stick on your bottle, and how you want to place it - is entirely up to you. For my project, I wanted to wrap around one complete piece of tissue paper on the lower half of my bottle. So first take the decoupage glue and apply it with the help of a flat paint brush on the bottle. Then take your design tissue paper and lay it over the wet glue carefully and gradually. Then apply a coat of decoupage glue over the tissue again. Let it dry.

Step 5: For my project, I wanted to give it a little texture; and hence I let the creases form naturally white setting the tissue paper on my bottle. Repeat until the whole of your lower half bottle is covered with tissue (as can be seen in the picture below). 

Step 6: Now we need to cover the neck of our bottle. Here's a more detailed shot of the process. I took a small piece of my design tissue paper (butterfly motif) and spread it across a glued surface. I then applied another coat of decoupage glue over it.

Step 7: This is how it looks (see the picture below). Keep on repeating until the entire neck of the bottle is covered in tissue paper.

Step 8: Cover the white areas in-between the tissue paper pieces with a matching acrylic paint. This will give a cohesive look to your project. Let it dry.

Step 9: After half an hour, cover the whole bottle with an even coat of decoupage glue and let it dry completely. This will further seal your tissue paper layers and reduce wearing out the papers.

Step 10: Your beautifully decoupaged bottle is now ready to be embellished. Now starts the most adventurous part! Go wild! Try out different themes on your projects! For mine, I created a Garden Theme.

And Voila!!! This is how I embellished my project! Scroll on further to check out more pictures of this beautiful Garden Bottle.

Materials used:

Glass Bottle

White Gesso

Decoupage Glue

White Acrylic Paint

Design Tissue Paper

Pearl Trims

Flowers (paper/resin/acrylic)

Sentiment Stamps


White, Green and Black Laces

3D Stickers

Dragonfly cut-out

Hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial as much as I loved making it for you! Do share your Decoupage creations along with handmade flowers - which is the theme for our new challenge at Rainbow Craftykari blog.

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

Warm Regards
Khushboo Gandhi
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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

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Floral Vintage Box Inspiration by GDT Khushboo Gandhi

Heyloo guys! I'm so excited to be here! This is my first ever post for Rainbow Craftykari Blog and I'm extremely thankful to Maninder for this amazing opportunity.

For my Inspiration post this time around, I have a plain chipboard box that I altered and transformed into a completely elegant and floral keepsake box. We can find tons of posts on 'how to construct boxes and albums' all over the web, but it's equally important to focus on 'how to embellish' something. And so, for my post, I'll be highlighting certain features of 'how to decorate a box with a cohesive theme' + certain distress ink techniques to get a vintagey and bright look (for both the outside and the inside of the box). 

I had so much fun embellishing this box. It's so amazing that crafting is such a versatile art - we can create whatever we want, and decorate it the way we want to.

Brief Steps for 'How To Embellish A Box/Project':

1. First of all, decide what theme you'd like to go with - floral, vintage, fun, eccentric, classy, monochrome, etc. It could be any one, or a mix of a couple of themes together. For this box, I've chosen a Floral theme with a Vintage backdrop.


2. The trick (to be able to work well during your embellishing stage) is to gather all your supplies that resonate with your theme - floral/vintage pattern papers, flowers, box corners, metal embellishments, pearls, inks, fillers, etc.


3. Decide what pattern papers go well with each other, try and determine which design would go better for the top and the sides, the inside of the box and the outside. Contrasting your design papers and colour combinations is one of the strongest points in embellishing your project.


4. I went with an intricately designed paper for the top (since it's the first thing anyone notices) and I used simple designed pattern papers for everything else. 


5. I cut all the papers 1/4th inch less than the size of my box and went ahead and stuck everything in it's right place (leaving 1/8th space all over). The effect that you get when the background cardstock peeps through that 1/8th inch is absolutely enchanting!


6. I then added my metal box corners to the lid, some pearl trims, and loads of flowers on one end of the lid. I also added a clock embellie with some stickers, especially the one that said 'Traditions'.


7. For the front of the box, I added a 3d sticker on which you can write your name or a message. I also added some resin corners.


8. For the inside of the box, I contrasted it and kept it really simple (since the outside is so full of life and heavily decorated). 

Some Distress Ink Techniques to get you going on that beautiful Vintage look:

1. If you notice, all of my pattern papers on the outside of the box have an aged, brownish, vintagey look. To achieve that, I simply used an ink applicator with Tim Holtz' Distress Ink (Tea Dye) on my papers, moving it in different directions (circular, random, straight).

2. Since papers age/become yellowy/brownish in random places over the years, the idea is to replicate that look with random strokes of inks - so that our paper looks as naturally 'vintaged' as possible.

3. For the inside of the box, I used Picked Raspberry for the bottom and Peacock Feathers for the sides (keeping the contrasting colours in mind). I tried to create a vignette using these colours that I applied on all 4 corners of the paper in a circular motion.

Supplies used:

Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Kirby Teesdale Studio Paper Pack

Pearl Trims

Resin embellishments


Metal box corners

Papericious clock sticker

3d stickers


You can find all the above mentioned supplies at the Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre-order them by sending an email at

I hope I was able to inspire and motivate you enough to go try your hands on embellishing a project today. Don't forget to share your pictures!

Warm Regards
Khushboo Gandhi