Friday, November 29, 2013

Use your stamps,dies and distress inks to create a garden scene....

Posted by Rajni Chawla

Hello friends..

 Rajni here, sharing a step by step tutorial to create a garden scene. This is my very first picture tutorial which i specially made for CCC blog for its fifth Challenge.U can click here for more inspiration from other Dt's. I have tried to cover most of all the steps. Being it my very first tutorial, I am bit nervous as all the step by step pictures are clicked by me....the thing I always avoided. Hope I m not that bad in doing that.

Now lets begin with the card.

1. Main card base of 5"x 6" 
2. card used for creating a scene is 3.5"x 6"

  To start with...first cut a cloud out of small felt piece and stick it to a blending tool. Stamp few clouds on upper half of the 3.5'x 6' off white self textured card stock using Tim Holts Picket Fence Distress Paint. White on white won't show much but it will be visible after applying distress inks.

I have used Withered Wood, Bunddled Sage, Wild Honey, and a little touch of Aged Mohaghany and Vintage Photo on edges.The clouds start popping up after giving them a color. Distress paint acts as a  resist to distress inks. You can wipe of the excess of distress inks with baby wipes if you want. now sprinkle little water with your hands and dry it using heat tool.

Stamp with  Kaiserkraft Music Stamp and Humming Bird Stamp using Black Archival Ink.

Take any scrap paper and tear it in the shape of grass land. Color it with Mowed Lawn and Vintage Photo.

Place it on the card as shown using foam tapes and cut the extra.

Cut few pcs of grass from the left out.

Now onto flowers....
I have used PTI Sunflower stamp to make flowers. Stamp two big flowers and two small flowers with Wild Honey DI, one big flower center and one small flower center with black archival ink and few big n small leaves with Mowed Lawn DI.

 Fussy cut all images with any small n sharp scissors. Give little deep cuts between the flower petals. 

Now give little more color to your flowers by adding Rusty Hinge. Also color the leaves using Wild Honey and Vintage Photo. Color the flower centers with Vintage Photo.Emboss them from the back using embossing tool and perforated pad. Also give a little shape to leaves .

Assemble both the flowers by keeping both flower petals one on other using glue. Complete the flower by keeping flower center using foam tape on top.

Cut one piece each from  Sizzix Fence die and Memory Box Cycle Die. Add a little color using Vintage Photo and Black Soot.  

Now you are ready with all you want for the garden scene. You just need assembling. For the small flowers I have used small daisy punch.

 Line up your card leaving 1.4"and stamp the sentiment using black archival ink. Sentiment is from Technique Tuesday Stamp Set.

Note...Always keep a perforated pad under your sheet while stamping. You will never miss the image and more over the image is more crisp and sharp when stamped using perforated pad. Its my personal experience...just try...u will love it. 

Adhere the scene using foam tapes.
Note...Here I want to add something. After so much of coloring we generally spoil the back of our card. I don't know about others,,,but it happens with me. If my card or shows from the back I tries to attach some fresh card stock at the back . It will add a little more beauty to your card. 

Another good tip...
I always make a sandwich of  red tacky tape and foam tape to give more strength to my cards, The Layers won't come out easily.

Here is what I did here.First layer is red tacky tape... layer is foam tape and then again a tacky tape on top.

Now add rest of the layers.


Hope I was not confusing with any step. If you  still have any query you can mail me at or leave a comment below.

All the products used here are available at The Craft Store. Also you still have a day time to enter our current challenge. 



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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Friends are the sunshine of life...

Posted by Rajni Chawla

Hello all...

Your passion is the reason you wake up in the morning,and just the thought of a new technique can keep you up late with excitement. Exactly the same is with me.

Isn't it fun...when trying something new you stumble upon something that u really love.
I love colors and  I love coloring too.
And sunflowers...they are my all time favorites!!  While I was trying bleach stamping for justrite Friday Challenge #110, I tried it on quite a lots of card stocks. I was not satisfied with few colors but loved how brown card stock reacted with bleach and resulted in deep yellow. It immediately reminded me of my another new justrite stamp that had sunflower collection. I decided to do cloring with bleach. 

For this card I have used Black Magic Core'dination card stock and Justrite Vintage Labels Five cling stamp. I stamped the image four times with versamark and heat set using black embossing powder. Then bleached the flowers using my water brush. I left the leaves as it is as if I bleach them they would also turn yellow. Fussy cut the images and arranged them using foam tapes on a Cheerylynn Sunflower Doily. I felt the flowers were missing their leaves somewhere.....that's why added deep green card stock in the lower half of my card. The sentiment is from same stamp on vanilla card stock set on the Spellbinders Fancy Tag Two. I have used IO butterfly.

few close ups...

 Ooopss...was in hurry to get it clicked and missed pocking my butterfly properly. I did it after clicking the pic.

That is all for today and thanks for stopping by.

Justrite Friday Challenge #110


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Bleach Stamping

Posted by Rajni Chawla

Hi all..

Hope you are all doing well.

Today, I am here with a card that I designed for Justrite Friday Challenge #110. This time the fun is to do bleach stamping. Again something that I never tried before.

You may wonder why I made Valentine card for this Challenge while there is still quite a lot of time for Valentine. Several reasons for that. 1. Justrite just released their November Stamps and I got inspired so much that I ordered my Lace Heart dies and  Sweet Heart Clear Stamps the same day of their release and just got them few days back in my hands.  I also matched and ordered Antique Valentine Tag One.  All the three I used in this card were totally new to my collection. I felt like trying my hands on these. 

2. Bleach stamping was totally new to me. Since I am still a fresher and have just started working with justrite stamps only few moths back....I still have a limited collection. I tried doing bleach stamping on various card stocks but was not satisfied with the results. To my experience I must say bleach immediately gets soaked in paper but take little time and gives a little blur image. I was not able to get the perfect detailing of my stamp. That's why I preferred using some bold stamp. Because of so many  tries lots of card stocks were set aside.

Here is my final satisfactory try ...

I have used Black Magic Core'dination paper. These are twin color papers and give a real grungy look when distressed. I used the back side of the paper and gave a little more color to the card stock using Aged Mohaghany Distress Ink. Then stamped the image randomly on card stock with bleach. Once again stamped the same image overlapping a bit with Archival deep maroon ink and I was done with the background. I used same paper again...but with top side up(BLACK) and cut an oval in the center. Distressed the edges and gave little dimensions with the foam tape and layered them together. Added another layer with golden paper. 

I die-cut and embossed two hearts form Lace heart die from Black magic paper and other from white card stock. The one with black magic paper is then sanded and layered with golden paper and then fussy cut. The other in white is colored using distress ink and stamped with Sweet Heart Clear stamp. The sentiment and the banner is from Antique Vintage Tag One. 

I stamped the image once with versamark and heat set it using black embossing powder and again with black archival ink . Fussy cut both and again heat set with UTEE using versamark to add extra sheen and bounce to highlight the main subject of the card. Placed them using foam tapes.  

Banner...again stamped with black archival ink ....fussy cut and then heat set with UTEE. 

Added little more romance with handmade flower which I made with joycraft flower die. Few more layering s with Sunflower doily and pattern paper,ribbon bow and pearls and I was done with my card.

And here is the result of all my tries...

Once again thanks for stopping by!!

Justrite Friday Challenge #110



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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

WOW.....White on whites.

Posted by Rajni Chawla

It's WOW this time at JustRite Friday Challenge #109

Guess what??
Whites On Whites.....only whites to be used. It was quite challenging for me as I have never tried creating anything without distress inks . Its not that I don't like whites....but its just that I love colors. 

As I told u in my last few posts that I am working on lots of wedding projects these days I tried a wedding cards for the same.

White is appropriate for weddings because the unity of male and female symbolizes the unity of allness.

I tried creating different textures using heat embossing, embossing folders , layering different die cuts and off course using different papers. For this card  I combined translucent Vellum and milky white textured card stock.

 For the center rosette I specially used vellum. I stamped and heat set using Seafoam White embossing powder with Justrite Lace Edges One.  I loved the lacey effect I got. For the card base I combined both A and B designs of Spellbinder's Framed Petite Labels and decorated the corners and edges using Amazing Paper Grace Corner die and Joycraft- Mid French Lily.  


A little close up to show the lacy edges of the rosette. I really loved the see thru effect of the translucent vellum and white heat embossing.

Here are the pictures of the rosette that I took before fixing it to the final card base. All layered using Marianne Creatables Oval and Justrite Enjoy The Day Vintage Labels Four stamp set. 

I even took few clicks with dark backgrounds.....It was my first try with whites, so was not sure about its photography.  

Don't forget to visit Justrite Challenge #109 to see what other crafters have come up with.
That's all for today. 

Thanks for stopping by.

JustRite Challenge #109


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