Showing posts with label Pattern Paper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pattern Paper. Show all posts

Monday, 7 August 2017

Stylish and Classy Tags Tutorial by DT Khushboo Gandhi

Hie guys! This is Khushboo Gandhi, and I'm here today with my very first post as a DT member for Rainbow Craftykari. It's such an honor! And I'm so excited to create tutorials for you guys. 


I always try to share certain off-beat projects and that's why I chose to do tags this time around. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create 2 very different tags - one heavy tag in a green monochromatic, jungle theme; and second, a classy house-shaped tag with a pastel colour scheme - quite opposite to the first one. 


I will also share a handy technique where you wouldn't have to waste time creating a pocket from scratch. So let's get on with our tutorial without further ado.




Tag #1: Green Monochrome Tag

Step 1: First of all, decide what colour tag base and what type of cardstock you want to use. I've custom-made these tag bases according to the size (6 x 3.25 inches) and shape that I wanted. For the green mono tag - I used a white cardstock; and for the pastel tag an off-white textured cardstock.



Step 2: Randomly spray your tag with a colour spray of your choice. Don't worry if it gets splotchy (just dab a tissue over it to minimise the bold effect); and don't focus much on the pattern; the absence of one creates a strong effect.


Step 3: As I mentioned earlier, I will be showing you how to create a pocket without actually creating it. I do so with lots of layering and for that, you need a strong base - since your personal messages/etc would be going into a makeshift pocket and not an actual pocket. So, for the base, put down a big fan flower - which acts as a strong base. Cover it with a beautiful and characteristic flower.



Step 4: Gather a few 3d stickers that go with your theme. I've chosen a floral bird cage and a Valentine's Day sticker. Stick one partially on top of the fan flower and partially on the tag base to seal one side of the makeshift pocket. Stick the other sticker on the right side of the fan flower for the same reason. This way, you've sealed all the exposed sides and your small tags won't fall out of the pocket. 


And Voila! Your makeshift pocket is ready. It's time to make it look pretty! As you can see in the picture below - there's enough space created to store your tags.



Step 5: Now, accentuate the fan flower furthermore with more stickers or any other embellishments that you would like to use. Don't forget to balance the opposite side of the tag with some embellishment too - I've stuck a bird 3d sticker.



Step 6: Next I wanted to add some texture to my tag and a colour pop to tie all the elements on my tag together. So take some roughly cut sponge bits or salts and spray the same green colour, that you used for the base, over them (since it's a monochrome tag). Let them soak in the colour.



Step 7: Once the green bits dry, paste them onto the tag randomly. Don't worry about any pattern. Once the glue dries, get on with finishing your tag. Add your ribbon or twine; your baby tags in the pocket, any more elements that you'd like to include - and your Green Monochrome Tag is ready!


Check out some detailed pictures of the tag!













Tag #2: Classy Pastel Tag

Step 1: Take your tag (6 x 3.25 inches) and choose a colour scheme you'd like to stick with. Since my colour scheme is pastel - I've used pattern papers with colours like pistachio, baby blue, faint pink, etc. Take your pattern paper and cut it 1/8th inch shorter than your actual tag. I've trimmed the edges with my fancy scissors. After sticking the pattern paper onto the tag base, flicker some green colour on it to add an effect.

Step 2: To create a house look, I've created a fan pocket here (which goes at the base of my tag) - coz c'mon, an ordinary pocket is so passe! So take a 5.25 x 2.75 inches cardstock piece. Score vertical lines at every 3/8th inch from the left and the right. For the horizontal fold, score the cardstock at 2.5 inches.


Step 3: Now fold the score lines like you would do for a mini album's spine - in a fan-like manner. Add double-sided tape to the back of the pocket which will need to be stuck to the tag base. Also, add a small tape at the bottom of the vertical folds (in between two folds) so that the base is stuck and the upper part of the fold fans out - as shown in the picture below.


Step 4: Now adhere the pocket to the tag as shown. Adorn it with a beautiful pattern paper. You can also smudge the edges with a 'Black Soot' distress ink to give it a mild Gothic look.

Step 5: Our base of the house is done. Now we need a roof! So take a piece of cardstock and match it with the top of the tag for the size as shown in the picture below.

Step 6: Now add a contrasting pattern paper on the roof cardstock. Next, if you would like to add metal chains and embellishments as I have added at the edges of the roof - you need to pierce two holes towards the ends of the edges. Take two jump rings and a piece of chain. Add the jump rings at both ends of the chain. Next, take your metal embellishment, and add it to one of the jump rings. The other jump ring will go into the pierced hole at the edge of the roof. Repeat the process for the other side too.



Step 7: Add some more embellishments, your baby tags, ribbons and what not! And your tag is ready!


Some close-up pics for you guys!










Materials used:

  • Cardstocks - white and textured
  • Colour Spray
  • Fan flower (stash)
  • Paper flowers
  • Fillers
  • Fabric leaves (stash)
  • 3d stickers
  • Sponge bits (stash)
  • Prima brads
  • Pattern paper
  • Ribbons
  • Pearls
  • Metal embellishments
  • Acrylic embellishment
  • Resin corners
  • Metal chain
  • Jump rings (stash)
  • Distress inks

Hope you guys enjoyed my creations and the tutorial. Can't wait to see how you add your own twist to this!

Above mentioned products are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store OR you can pre-order the products by sending email at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com

That's it from me, folks!

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)

Adhesive

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,

Neha
Craftmaniaa

Monday, 27 March 2017

Altered Pen Stand with A Card by Our Guest DT Kriti

Hello lovely crafty friends,


A very good morning to you all. Hope you all had an awesome weekend.


Do you guys have some empty food cans!! don't no what to do with it?? Do you throw it away?? Then stop thinking too much because today our Guest DT Kriti has came with awesome tutorial on recycling the cans in our Teaching and Learning Program and she has a card tutorial also. So grab your cold drinks and enjoy it.


Over to you Kriti,


Hey Everyone, 


I am so happy and excited to be a part of Rainbow Craftykari Guest Design Team member, heartiest thanks to Maninder Kaur and Rainbow Craftykari Team for this opportunity. Today, I have come up with a tutorial post for the ongoing Monthly Challenge “Revamp your Scraps”, for details HERE

 

What do you do with the cans when you are done with the food item? You probably throw them right into the recycling bin. Maybe you wait a while to accumulate a bunch before you chuck them out, or maybe you toss them every week. Either way, you are parting ways with a valuable craft supply. You can use your crafty skills to turn empty cans into all sorts of cool things! Here is my idea to get you going, you can use it to hold pens, pencils, or paint brushes.

 

Tutorial for Altering the can-

 

Firstly apply black acrylic paint on the edges. 





Take two pattern papers, 

a. One whose length is equal with the height of the can and breadth approximately 4 inches.

b. Second whole length is equal with the height of the can and breadth approximately 2 inches less than the circumference of the can.




Firstly paste the first pattern paper and then paste the second pattern paper (don't apply the glue on the above two corners,bend them), in that way so that the first paper pop out from the second one. If I am making it too complex, refer the picture.




Leave it to dry and then let your imagination run wild with your craft stash. You can use any colour of lace, flowers, etc. I have used pink colored lace as it was going with my pattern papers.





Next I used my script stencil and made some scripts texture using modelling paste.

After the modelling paste dry I took bubble stamp and stamped on it to give a bit more contrast and to fill in a bit more of the open space.




The beauty of this project is that once you've created the basic tin, it can be then customized in any way you like, creating a totally unique finished item which perfectly reflects your individual character and tastes! The possibilities are endless, so, what will you add to yours??? Silk flowers, pearls or gems perhaps???


I have decorated it with some leaves, flowers, twine, MDF butterfly and in the last added a tag.




Some close up pictures of the altered tin,






Tutorial for card-

-> Take a black cardstock of 4'' by 6'' size and score on 6'' side at 3''.

->Take a pattern paper of the 3-3/4'' by 2-3/4'' size (I have taken matching pattern paper as that of tin).

-> Distress the edges of the pattern paper with the distress tool (I have used scissors).

-> Adhere the pattern paper onto the black cardstock.

-> Next I made some script texture using modelling paste and script stencil. Next made some stamping using bubble stamp.

-> After that I collected some embellishments.



Adhered them onto the card and the card is ready.




Some close up pictures of the card,






The final pictures of both the projects,




Hope you liked it.


Materials used-


A Tin can

Pattern Paper (Papericious)

Plain cardstock ( Ivory,  Green and Black)

Black Acrylic paint

Flat brush

Glue Gun

White glue

Distress ink

Lace(Pink)

Twine(Ivory)

Modelling paste

Script Stencil

Bubble background stamp

Ranger’s Black Archival ink

Handmade flowers

Prima Leaf die

Mdf Butterfly

Die-cuts(Sentiments)

Micro Pearls

Edge Distressing tool


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

Regards,

Kriti Mishra