Showing posts with label Rainbow Craftykari. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rainbow Craftykari. Show all posts

Friday, 1 December 2017

RCS Challenge #8 X-Mas Joy

Hello Everyone,


A very happy December to you all! Another new month and another new challenge! 


This time we have another unique challenge for you all!

Here's a look at our challenge

(Pic credit Google and Vecteezy)

The theme of course is X-MAS JOY and it comes with a few elements to be used on your project. Use at least three of the mentioned elements- Red, Green, Star, Snowflakes or Glitters. Let us know how you interpreted the challenge and also make sure to use the challenge banner in your post. 


Feel free to create any crafty project be it a card, a layout, altered piece, tag, home decor art, album and anything art/craft related. Last date to submit entries is 28th December'17


One winner will receive a Gift Voucher Coupon worth Rs 450/- as well as the winners badge to flaunt on the blog. Top three entries will get to flaunt a badge on their blogs.

Any entry which doesn't follow the guidelines will be disqualified and will be removed from the participation entries


Please go through General Guidelines and Rules HERE.


Here's what our Blog Coordinator Aditi made for the challenge (red, green, snowflake and glitter)

Here's what our GDT Vinita has made: (red, green, star, glitter)

Look out for amazing inspirations during the month!

Link your entries below to participate in the challenge.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Everyday Sentiment Cards by DT Ishani

Hello Dear crafters,


I love making cards and sending them to my dear ones. Am sure you love it too, especially to see or hear the joy when they receive it! Today, I am here to inspire you and encourage you with my cards.


Friendly Birds

My first card today is something I created primarily using dies and pretty patterned paper.


  • White cardstock

  • Pattern Paper

  • Birdhouse dies

  • Stitched circle

  • Watercolours

  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen

  • Corner Chomper

  • Die - cut sentiment

  • Sequins

  • Glue

I cut a circle on the front panel of the card base and just behind it, I did some watercoloring to create a scene of sky and grass. Then I cut a fence, birdhouses and birds out of dies and some patterned paper. I adhered behind the cut circle, the fence and one of the birdhouse so that they are on the upper panel. The other birdhouse was adhered inside the card, protruding till the cutout circle. Some glossy accents for the birds and spectrum noir for my background watercolour. I used a die cut sentiment, chomped off the upper corner and some added sequins to finish off my card.


Shaker card


  • White cardstock

  • Stamp

  • Embossing powder

  • Versamark ink

  • Heat Tool

  • Zig clean color brush pen

  • Pattern Paper

  • Scalloped square frame die

  • Acetate sheet

  • Foam tape

  • Double sided tape

  • Sequins  

For this, I stamped out a cake with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with a gold embossing powder. Then with zig clean colour brush pens, I coloured the cake and fussy cut it. 
For the shaker card I cut a frame from a Scalloped square die and similar to the dimensions of the frame, I cut an acetate sheet, a pattern paper with the birthday theme and the card stock.

On the base which is the card stock I stuck the pattern paper and glued the cake over it. I took the scalloped square die cut and adhered the acetate sheet with a strong tape. I treated the acetate sheet and the pattern paper with anti-static powder and then put foam tape at the edges of the card. Before placing the acetate sheet and sealing, I put some sequins on the card.

Hope you liked these cards and would try to make similar too! 

All above-mentioned products are available at the Rainbow Craftykari store or you can pre-order them by sending an e-mail to

Happy Crafting


Monday, 6 November 2017

Shabby Chic Jewelry Box by DT Priya Mishra

Hello Crafty Friends,

A very good morning to all of you. I'm Priya again with a photo inspiration post. This time I transformed a boring box into an interesting shabby chic jewelry box. 

The box I used is a drawer box and is beautiful inside. I just cut some pattern paper according to the dimensions and glued on it. So, here's the box I altered...

I cut the pattern papers according to desired measurements, distresssed the edges and glued on all sides of the box. Then I adhered some pearl string and rhinestone string on the top cover of the box. also some strings on the front opening of it. Then I adhered a beautiful leaf pattern lace on the top cover and attached a mandala die cut, some flowers, pearl stickers, twines and some more lace to decorate it.

Supplies Used:

Cardboard Box
Martha Stewart Score Board
Guillotine Paper Trimmer
Eno greeting Pattern Paper
Papericious Lace
Tacky Glue
Distress Ink
Double sided Foam Tape
Paper Flowers
Pearl String
Rhinestone String
Pearl Stickers

Hope you are inspired. 
You can find all the above mentioned products from Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre-order the same by writing to 
Also do not forget to play along with us at our monthly challenge here.


Friday, 3 November 2017

Innovative Mailbox Tutorial By DT Anila Dikay

Hi Everyone!

Anila Here, I am back again, at the Rainbow Craftykari blog today with a tutorial and walk-through video. 

This is a mailbox shaped box for gifting.

Let's begin with a tutorial.
(This is a picture heavy post.... I wanted to include as many pictures as possible so when you try to recreate this you will have no problem at all)

Materials needed are:
Black CS
Pattern papers
A Brad and a handle
Decorative material.

  • Take a CS measuring 12" x 7". Score the 12" side at 1/2" and 11 1/2". (Sheet 1)
  • Take a sheet of the same CS measuring 7" x 4". (Sheet 2) Stick the scored lines of sheet 1 to sheet 2 from the lower side. The box structure is ready.

  • Take a CS measuring 8" x 5" and score it at 1/2" from all the 4 sides. 

  • Trim the corners as shown and fold up the edges to form a tray.

  • Cut 2 pieces of the CS, little larger from all sides than the arch shape.

  • Make small cuts along the extra edge of the cutout and fold them inwards. Cover the folded edge with a strip of paper.

  • Take the other cutout, follow similar steps and stick it to the tray made.

  • Now cover the box with colourful patterned paper over the arch. 

  • Cover the side panel with colourful paper too (cutting the paper little larger and folding the sides inwards to cover the edges) Attach it to the box and stick it in place. This seals one end of the box completely. 

  • Similarly cover arched portion of the tray. Stick pattern paper from the inner side of the tray (as shown)

  • Adhere lace to the edge of the arch.

  • Cut a Flag shaped CS, cover it with pattern paper. Using a single hole punch make a hole. Attach this to the box using a brad. 

  • Attach a handle to the arch of the tray. Decorate the mailbox.

The Mailbox is now ready to hold any gifts inside.

Here are some final pictures with gifts inside.

That's all for today. Hope enjoyed making this mailbox with me. Would love to see if you create anything like this. Remember to tag us!

Here is the Walkthrough Video of Mailbox

Don't forget to participate in our ongoing this month challenge "Vintage"

All the above-mentioned materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari store.

Thank you!


Friday, 15 September 2017

Masking and Colouring Tutorial by DT Ishani

Hello everyone, 

I am back with another card for you'll. Today we'll be learning the masking and colouring technique to create a scene card! 

Kitty party

This card is a simple one, it uses masking technique to create a scene. The important principle of this technique is that which ever image you would like to be at front create a mask for it. A mask is something that will cover the front image so that if you stamp anything over it, the stamp doesn't affect the front image but makes the second image look like it's behind the front image. Masking can seem somewhat confusing or difficult, but it is actually quite easy. Masks can be created from masking paper or smaller masks can be created using Post-it notes (which I'll be using) . If Post-it notes are used, be sure to stamp a part of the image over the tacky area as the adhesive will help to hold the mask in place.

For this card you'll need:(all measurements are in cms) 

Cardstock (let me tell you a little about it)

For the card base, I usually use a heavy cardstock mostly 180 gsm or more. I initially used to check foreign blogs which gave dimensions and if I followed that I would either waste a lot of paper or would fall short of a few cms. We all know the A4 size paper (the Indian size which is similar to UK) it is usually 21x 30 cms, and that is the best size! Till you choose your favourite brand( Papericious and Neenah white, have different dimensions) I would suggest, that cut the A4 paper in half, length wise or breadth wise and score it in the middle to get a perfect sized card base which measures 10.5 x 15 cms.


  • Cardstock- I have used Papericious 180 gsm (as this is not an exact A4 size sheet my dimensions are different from what I have told earlier) Base card 11.6 x 31 cms 
  • Papericious Pattern paper 11 x 15 cms  
  • Pink- Plaid Card panel 10.5 x 14.5 
  • Stamps (multiple stamps- to create a scene)
  • Inks and colouring medium (distress inks and koi brush pens)
  • Masking Paper/ Post-it notes
  • Acrylic block

  • Scissors

  • Masking tape or washi tape
  • Double sided tape
  • Foam tape
  • Glue
  • Embellishments (Stickles, Gossy accents, nuvo crystals- gloss white and sequins)

Let's begin.

1. Cut the base card as per the dimensions and score it in the middle to create a side folding card. Cut a card panel of the said dimensions (You can directly use the base card too for making a card, without the layers and make it a One Layer Card)

2.  To create a feminine background for my card, I put some Washi tape, a little above the half of the card. Then I used a light pink ink and blended above the tape to get a crisp line (which could be a wall in the scene).

3. I used a few stamps from different sets to create this scene. However, the two kitties I would need to be used for masking were stamped on a post it note. Carefully
cut out each image. It is important to cut on the stamped lines. If
images are cut outside of the line, a thin white space or halo will appear
around the image after stamping surrounding images.
I did not cut neatly above the tail, as that area will not be impacted by the
images I want to stamp above.

4. Arrange all the components of the scene together until the desired layout is achieved. Taking this extra step helps to visualise the final result and clearly indicates which stamps will appear in the foreground and which need to be stamped in the back (or over the mask).

5.The first thing I stamped was my sentiment, because I didn't want to end up with no space for it later. Then, I wanted to add some party hats to my kitty, but since I don't have a stamp for it, I hand drew them and made a mask.


6. For my birthday girl, I wanted her seated on this cute cushion, so after I stamped the kitty I put over it the mask that I had cut. I then stamped the cushion over it. Do you see the line which got stamped over the post it note? When you peel the mask it will appear as if the kitty is sitting on it!

7. Similarly, for the three kittens I'll have as guests for the party, I wanted one to be behind another. So for that, first stamp the kitten you want in the front, put
the mask over it and then stamp the kitten which should be behind. 

8. I stamped the other images, put party hats on all the kitties. The cupcake
and the gifts are from various other stamp sets. I could have used other things
like a banner but I didn't want to crowd my scene.

9. Now, that my scene was stamped, I coloured my kitties and other elements with
the water based sketch pens. I used water brush to dilute the colour and give
some lighter shade.

10.  The scene was ready to be put on the card base. I took a pretty pink plaid pattern paper, which had similar tints like my colouring. I cut it in dimensions 5 mm lesser than my base card and stuck it on with a double sided tape. For the card panel I used 3d foam double sided tape and then stuck it on the pattern paper.

11. For some added interest I used Ranger Stickles stardust on top of the hats, glossy accents on the hats and the bow and some nuvo crystal drops for the pearl necklace and on the 'i' of the birthday in the sentiment. I used golden and pink sequins for some glitter.

Hope you liked this little kitty party scene and will try the masking technique when you create a card. 

Almost all above mentioned products are available at the Rainbow Craftykari store for can be pre-ordered by sending a mail at

Happy Crafting!