Thursday, February 28, 2013

Easel card..

Posted by Rajni Chawla


Hello friends!!

Sharing my another card with the same alchohol inks but thys time combined with heat embossing technique.The background paper is made using alchohol inks.


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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wood background card..

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Hello friends...

Just a small and a very quick post today. Though i hv a long list of crafters who always inspire me daily but the card i am sharing today is inspired by Erum Tasneem and Kavi tha.



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"We are the perfect blend"

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Hello everyone!!

I'm here again to show u what all i m busy creating these days with alcohol inks. Since Holi is approaching and i m too playing with lots of bright colors i thought of making something to co-relate with the same.

 This card will show u how clear n transparant these inks are.You won't believe i have used more then 6 colors in creating this background.
Again simple steps to work with these inks.I have used OHP transprency sheet for this project.

  • Squeeze two or three colors of AdirondackAlcohol Ink on an Ink Applicator.
  • Dab onto the transparency, covering the entire area with color. Allow to dry.
  • Dab second layer with another three different colours with the help of ink applicator and this time use ink blending solution.Dab again n again to get blotchy effect and let it dry on it own.
  • Once the surface is completely dry add few drops of some bright color and without wasting any time blow with a straw.The inks have flowing consistency due to which it will run with pressure.
  • Attach the Transparency over the glossy paper.




Now you can design your card according to your theme.Here i have made a rossette with Ms Double LoopPunch and placed a pretty mulberry flower on top.For the tiny butterflies i have used the same inking technique,but on glossy paper this time.

Note.....A very very special tip for all those who have these inks but are not able to use them because either they don't have Alchohol blending solution or those who feel expensive using it.This is the tip i got from a wonderful friend,a wonderful crafter who runs craft online classes.she is Varah Musavvir.I must say she is a wonderful teacher Thanks a lot Varah it was great fun learning at ur classes.
Now on to the tip...
Just open your cupboard and try using your inks with your nail polish remover.Those who don't have it can get Wembley's thinner from a hardware shop.Trust me it worked wonders for me.With this i want to add that results with Alchohol blending solution are much better.Those who want to spend can add that only but my pocket allows me to add new shades of these colours rather than to buy blending solution.So the decision is left to you.


All supplies used are easily available at Imaginations,the premium craft supply store.U can also find us on facebook for latest updates.



Please feel free to ask questions....i think i learn more by answering your questions.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Love You..

Posted by Rajni Chawla

Thanks a lot for the warm welcome and such wonderful comments.Today I am here again to share another inspiration for alcohol inks but this time I used clear acetate sheet. Trust me its very easy to use these inks and everytime u get a new results.I embossed the acetate sheet with polka dot embossing folder.Now add few drops of each color you want to use to the felt pad that is attached to your applicator. I apply single drops of color a little randomly on various areas of the felt.Lightly dab your surface repeatedly until you achieve the
coverage and pattern desired. If you apply it by patting the surface only a couple times you will get a blended, less marble looking / blotchy effect as you do if you keep patting your surface repeatedly. You can make it very interesting by blowing on it as you work in quick taps for the smallest marble pattern effects.Try out combinations of 2 inks, or even just one and the "alcohol blending solution" (works as clear alcohol ink) for 
a variety of marbled monotone effects.







I dressed up my card wid various die cuts from spellbinder dies ( Twisted Metal Tags & Accents,Splendid Circles and Ribbon Tags Trio 3) and PP is from DCWV.Black lace and just few pearls added more beauty to my card.
Hope u all enjoyed it.
I love hearing from you !!

All the supplies used in this project are available atImaginations, the premium craft supply store

Entering...


THE ITSYBITSY PATTERN PAPER CHALLENG 

Crafters Corner Challenge#5 : Expressions of Love

CHALLENGE #105 EMBOSSING FOLDER + DIES +STAMP
 
Polka Dots and/or Stripes!

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

My first Post as DT of IMAGINATIONS

Posted by Rajni Chawla

Hello everyone!
Today I begin a new journey as a DT for Imaginations, the famous online craft supply store by Mr. Aditya Gupta. Here is my first post with Adirondack inks, another product of Ranger by Tim Holtz. I must say this is my introduction to these fabulous inks and they really worked well. In this very project I will be sharing few basic things we need while using these inks.

A small introduction to Adirondack Inks...
These are light and bright dye inks specially formulated to create a colourful, polished stone effect, used on glossy paper, dominoes, metal, shrink plastic, glass, and other slick surfaces. These are available in sixteen exciting 3-color palettes. Alcohol Blending Solution is used for lightening colours and cleaning inks from non-porous surfaces. Adirondack Alcohol Ink Applicator is used to apply Alcohol Inks to paper and other surfaces and Adirondack Alcohol Ink Fillable Pen to create custom Alcohol Ink markers for doodling, journaling and colouring.

Now on to the card...
The background of the card is made with normal home foil, just folded few times. The foil is then run through bigshot using sizzix embossing folder. The embossed side of foil is then inked with Butterscotch, Currant, Meadow and Latte alcohol inks. I used Alcohol Blending Solution to blend the inks together and added few drops of gold mattalic mixatives to add little effects to the inks. 


The heart is again embossed with same embossing folder and then fussy cut.




The sentiments are from Inkadinkado clear stamp and heat embossed with Ranger Black embossing powder using Versamark embossing pad.

The versatility of Adirondack inks is amazing! You can use them in projects, in cards, in photo frames and in many more beautiful creations. To know more about Adirondack inks, click on the links below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzFasXUbPps


Supplies used:-

I will be posting few more projects on alchohol inks very soon. So stay tuned!

All the supplies used in this project are available at Imaginations, the premium craft supply store

FOR ANY QUERIES REGARDING THE TECNIQUES PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME ON....
aakriti.rajni@gmail.com

ENTERING MY CARD TO..

Crafters Corner Challenge#5 : Expressions of Love

Pink gem challenge #68 

Little claires designs #30 - Love
Inky impressions Splash of red #IIC99 



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Monday, February 18, 2013

The best crafting gear is the one that’s with you!

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How many times have you got yourself a new punch, a new pack of card stock or a new stamp just because you were not satisfied with the ones already in store?
Don’t worry. It’s human nature that always makes us want more, even if we already have more than enough. But for us crafters, it’s a trap that will make us fall into a rut. A rut that will not only hold back our creativity, but also make us shell out more money to buy new stuff.
A few days ago, I promised myself that I will not buy any more craft material till I have explored all the possible things I can do with the material I already have. And to my surprise it did work for me. I stumbled upon a few dies that had been lost in the vast pile of my material, and created something new out of them.

So here is one thing you should always believe, my fellow crafter:
The best crafting gear is the one that’s with you!

 Open your cupboard and explore the unexplored.

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Saturday, February 02, 2013

Gift for some one u luv!!

Posted by Rajni Chawla


Hi friends

Sorry to keep you guys waiting as I am still trying to learn the nuances of blogging, out of which one happens to be putting up regular posts. So here is one from the archives… A project that I had created for one of my clients whose requirement was ‘something in pink’ as it was in sync with the theme of her wedding.

So here is my project - An elegant marriage of form and design

Project name: Quiled pink

P.S. I have already shared it on my Facebook group.























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