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

Friday, 5 May 2017

Altered Tin Can with Thank You Tag by GDT Anila Dikay

Hello Crafters!

Today at the Rainbow Craftykari blog, I am here to inspire you for the new challenge for the month of May. 

The theme for this challenge is "The Blooms Magic". Checkout the details here.

As an inspiration post, I have two projects here today where I have used the flowers made by me. 

(Please do bear with me as this is a very picture heavy post. But as I wanted to cover each and every side/angle of the project I could not skip adding any of these pictures...Not to mention some close-ups of my blooms.... ;-))

Let's begin with the first one!!!

Project 1 - Altered Tin Can

You can make blooms by taking a square paper and fold it into half and again into half. Now in this folded conical portion cut a heart shape. When the paper unfolds a flower is formed. Make three more such flowers with little varying sizes. Now to assemble the flowers together. Pinch and fold each and every petal of all the four flowers into half. This forms creased effect. Don't be very perfect, The imperfections give it a more natural look. After pinching all the flowers arrange them one over the other in descending form. Lastly add pearls / beads in the center to form the core.


I covered the can with a corrugated sheet I received as a packing material. Stuck a white laced burlap ribbon at the bottom and a crochet lace at the top of the can. I made 3 bright colored blooms for this project and covered the center of the blooms with tiny white pearls. Arranged and stuck the blooms on the can and added few leaf die-cuts. Lastly tied a twine around the can and attached a ready tag with a wooden clothespin.

Few more pictures

 My second project is a "Thank you Tag"

I began with stenciling the card with texture paste and covered it all with white gesso. Next, I used color splash and heat set it. I made 3 blooms again for this project (same blooms). This time I covered the center of the blooms with black beads. Added leaf die-cuts and a butterfly. Adhered a heat-embossed sentiment with foam adhesive. Tied two ribbons at the top. Lastly, to cover up the empty spaces I doodled the texture with a black gel pen.

 Few more pictures

I had great fun making these blooms. I hope you too enjoyed my post.

Hoping to see you participate in the challenge and also looking forward to what flowers you all make.

Thank you for dropping by. Do leave your valuable comments below.



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

Monday, 20 March 2017

DIY Shadow Box Tutorial by Guest DT Anila

Hello lovely crafters,


A very warm good morning to you all. Hope you all are doing well.


Gifts, who doesn't love gift, but selecting gifts is very tough. But now no more tough because today in our Teaching and Learning Program our Guest DT Anila has brought an awesome tutorial of handmade shadow box. After seeing this tutorial I  bet you will all try. Grab your coffee and sit back, enjoy the tutorial.


Over to you Anila,


Hello Crafters,


This is my first GDT with Rainbow Craftykari. I thank Maninder and RC team for giving me this opportunity. It is indeed a great pleasure to be a part of this talented team.


We all know finding gifts for any occasion is a big task, especially if the gifts are for kids and with our own kids around we struggle for their birthday return gifts. Today in this Teaching and Learning program I am going to show some simple ways of making Shadow boxes which make as excellent piece for home décor or for return gifts. These can be modified and decorated in various themes and sizes. 


Let’s Begin!!


Take a cardstock of size – 12” x 8”. 


(Note – 12”x8” size of cardstock makes a shadow box of size 8”x4”, you can modify the size as per your requirement keeping in mind the 2” scored lines that fold in from all four sides)


On the 12” side of the cardstock score the paper at ½”, 1”, 1 ½” & 2”.

Next score the paper at 10”, 10 ½”, 11”, 11 ½”.


Turn around the paper. Now on the 8” side of the paper score the paper again at ½”, 1”, 1 ½” & 2”. Next score the paper at 6”, 6 ½”, 7” & 7 ½. Your paper will look like this.


Now cut along the lines and cut-off the overlapped portion as shown / marked in the picture below. Cut all the squares except the two unmarked squares.



Separate the two squares. (Check picture below)



Repeat this step for all the 4 sides. The cardstock will look like this now.


Fold the paper (longer side) on all the score lines as shown.  Fold in and stick the first strip on the base, to form the box wall.  Do it on both the sides.



Fold in and stick the squares over each other as shown in the picture. Trim the smaller sides as shown in the image. The first two score lines are trimmed in line with the wall and the third strip is cut in slant so that when it folds in, it over laps the longer side wall.



Now fold in the scored lines of the smaller sides and stick it on the base to form the smaller wall. While doing so apply little glue on the squares (shown in the picture), this will give it additional support.



Once all the sides are folded in the base of the shadow box is complete.



Now take two pieces of the same cardstock, around 1 ½” x 1 ½”,  punch a hole on them and stick them from the backside of the box.  Apply generous amount of adhesive here as this part is going to bear the entire load of your shadow box. Tie a matching satin ribbon through the holes to use it for hanging.



Now comes the decoration part. Stick a patterned paper on the inside of the box and decorate it as per the theme.



Here I have made a few shadow boxes with different themes. 


Shadow box 1

This is in a “Baby girl” theme. It is decorated using some Baby stickers like baby clothes, booties, socks, an elephant. The name of this baby is mounted on white coloured die-cut circles. Washi tapes are on the borders. 



Shadow box 2

The next one is for a home décor. Here I have used flower, leaves and chipboard decorations.



Shadow box 3

It can also be made to display inspirational quotations / sayings. This is a smaller sized shadow box.



Shadow box 4

Here it is made as an intial art with floral arrangement.  This is a little different shadow box it is covered with a plastic sheet.  (When you make a closed box you can even have 3D/ standalone decorations)



Shadow box 5

A Jungle safari Shadow box. For this shadow box I have used a double sided patterned paper with animal print. Embellished it with die-cut flowers, animals and birds stickers, butterflies, some smiley buttons.



Shadow box 6

This is an Aquarium Shadow box. It has been decorated with some fine stones, shells, fish stickers etc. There are endless possibilities.



It was real fun making them all. Did you like them? Which one is your favorite


I am listing the materials used for them below


Materials used:

Plain cardstock

Satin ribbon

Patterned paper

Washi tapes

Sticker embellishments

Alphabet stickers




MDF alphabet


Animal / bird stickers

Fine stones / sand

Shells, stars etc.

Fish stickers

All the above mentioned materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari store or you can pre-order them by sending an email

I hope you liked and enjoyed my tutorial and that I have inspired you enough to try it out soon.

Don’t forget to participate in our on-going challenge – “Revamp your scraps”!


Anila Dikay