Saturday, December 27, 2014

An Envelope and Gift Bag

Hello friends!!
I'm back again sharing with you the very last post for this year and it's NOT a card. Hehehe :D Jokes apart, recently though, I had been asked by my cousin to create a very large gift bag approximately measuring 20 inches X 15 inches in size. She wanted to gift to her MIL and she wanted an exclusive envelope to go with it and this is what I came up with.
The sad part though, is that the pictures I clicked are from my phone camera and are not very good quality ones. So please bear with me!

The gift envelope :

 The gift bag! 

 A close up of the decorated panel :

Since the gift bag was very large in size, the only thing I could think of creating was to create a panel for it which I did using cardstock and DCWV pattern paper. I have added punched laces using the Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch colored with Tim Holtz Distress Stains- Spun Sugar. The flowers and the leaves are created using Cheery Lynn Medium Tea Rose die. I'm totally in love with this die as this helps cut five different layers of flowers in one go plus it also cut and embosses the leaves, all in one go. This really saves time on die-cutting and plus the results are really beautiful. :-) I've used handmade paper to create my roses and leaves.

The gift envelope was embossed using Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder and added a Spellbinders die panel and again used the Cheery Lynn Tea Rose Medium die to make my flowers and foliage. The glittered alphabets are die-cut using glittered Washi tape and Memory Box Alphabet Soup die.

Supplies used :
Gift bag base- Local buy
Patterned paper- DCWV
Punches- Martha Stewart Doily lace.
Dies- Cheery Lynn Tea Rose Medium die, Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles die, Joy! Crafts Lily Angle Corner 2 die, Memory Box Alphabet Soup die.
Inks- Distress Stain - Spun Sugar.
Stamens , Fillers, Pink Glitter Washi tape, Pearls, Glitter Strips.

Envelope base- Handmade
Embossing folders- Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Sizzix embossing folder (RAK from Piali)
Dies- Cheery Lynn Tea Rose Medium die, Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles die, Memory Box Alphabet Soup die.
Punches - Martha Stewart Doily lace punch, Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly punch, Jef flower punch.
Pearls and glitter strips.

Challenges entered :
Cheery Lynn - Anything Goes

Hope you like my projects! I would love to hear what you think about them. :)
Have a nice day everyone!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

You are awesome!

Hello everyone!
I am back again to share a shabby-chic card with you all. Love this style of card making and can't stay away from it for long. :P
Recently, I have been getting quite involved with the mixed media trend and I guess my card does incorporate a bit of Mixed media this time around! Here's a look at what I have created :

The base of my card has been made using three different patterned papers. The light pink striped pattern paper is from Graphic 45, followed by the blue one from Prima Marketing Cigar Box paper pad and finally the alpha one from Prima Marketing Coffee Break Paper pad.

The small butterflies were paper pieced from Prima Marketing Forever Green paper pad. For the base of my floral arrangement, I have used a Prima Marketing Doily Die #1 and popped it up on foam dots and colored with Distress ink- Tattered Rose.

 I have created a shabby-chic card so to create the look, I have distressed all the papers using a paper distressing tool and have inked all the edges of the papers with Distress ink- Tattered Rose. The flowers are all from my stash and I have Gesso-ed the edges of the flowers using Heidi Swapp Color Shine- Tropicana Teal Mist mixed with Gesso and painted using a paint brush to give that light blue colour to the flowers. The Gesso gives the flower a very nice texture and colour!

The sentiment has been stamped and paper-pieced and popped up on foam dots to give that raised look. I have used a lot of rhinestones on my card to add the bling factor to it. :D

Hope you all like it.

Supplies used :
Base cardstock- Campap and Fabriano Brustro.
Dies- Prima Marketing Doily Die #1.
Patterns papers - Graphic 45 (RAK from Piali), Prima Marketing A4 Cigar Box Secrets paper pad. Prima Marketing Forever Green 6 by 6 paper pad,  Prima Marketing Coffee Break Journaling Notecards - 4 X 6.
Flowers- Stash and few were RAK from Priya.
Stamps- Technique Tuesday Incredible stamp set.
Inks- Versafine Onyx Black ink pad, Distress ink- Tattered Rose.
Heidi Swapp Color Shine- Tropicana Teal Mist, Lindys Stamp Gang Hottie Pattotie Mists. (Used to colour the flowers).
Gesso, Rhinestones, Fillers, Mulberry Leaves.

Challenges entered :
Cardabilities - Sketch challenge ( Featured )

Have a nice day everyone!