Mother's Day Cards | Sizzix Post

Saturday, 13 May 2017


We are observing Mother’s Day in India on the 14th of this month and I came up with a couple of last minute mother’s day card ideas featuring the newly released dies from Sizzix—Butterfly Meadow by Debi Potter and the Sentiment Words Thin by Tim Holtz.

First One:-





Although this one was quick to put together after planning the design, it took a lot of time and brain-storming to finalize the card layout. Yeah, guess that happens when you’re low on creative ideas. I usually find it difficult to incorporate patterned papers on my cards. But I have a huge stock of pretty patterned papers kept in the drawers unused and it hurts me to see them getting dusty. So I challenged myself to try using PPs onto my card.  That beautiful die cut is a single piece with the butterfly, flowers and the leaves. I sponged the die cut using different colours of distress inks with the help of sponge daubers.

And now over to the second one:-


For this card, I wanted to try out a stenciling technique with my distress inks. I started by sponging three colours(abandoned coral, scattered straw, evergreen bough) of distress inks on a 4 by 5 ¼ inches sized Iris Sg card panel.


Then I chose my stencil I wished to use, sprayed some water over the stencil and placed it over the sponged card panel. I saw this technique in one of the recent card-making videos by Jennifer McGuire.
That gave me a beautiful background. The reason why this technique works so beautifully with distress inks (or even distress oxides) is the unique tendency of these inks to react with water.
And because I already had a colourful and striking background, I decided to keep the butterfly meadow die cut uncoloured.



How do you like these cards? Would love to know. :)

Products used:-





Love,
Jasleen.

Triangular Gift Boxes| Sizzix

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Hello friends !! 

I feel sorry that this little space of mine is being neglected since quite a while now. I haven't been upto the mark in keeping my blog active with my posts of late. I'm juggling with a number of things at the moment and  I try to squeeze in atleast half an hour everyday for myself, when I can simply create something on my craft table .  Blogging(for me, it includes taking pictures of my work, editing, writing posts) is something I'm struggling with. Need to organise my timings better.

Okay, now moving on to sharing what I made from the new Sizzix Thinlits Die set 5 Pk- Triangular Gift Box(661688)


These gift bags are one-of-a-kind due to their shape. They would make a fantastic choice as party favours. 

Here's how I made them :-



This pack contains a total of 5 dies. We need two die cuts from the main rectangular die, which forms the 'body' of the gift bag. The obtained die cuts have pre-scored lines on them, and we simply need to fold along the scored lines to get our box together.

The other four dies comprise of a scalloped border die(we need 4 die cuts from it), a leaf die, a heart and a tag die. The latter three are helpful for embellishing the box.

Check out the pictures above. I think they would explain better.


Products used :-



Patterned paper- Lawn Fawn;
Wooden Clothespin, Baker's Twine for embellishing.


hope you liked these cute little 'Samosa' shaped boxes ;)   
Thanks for visiting me today. Have a great day !

Rise High- Wall Decor | Sizzix

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Hello friends!
Hope you all are doing great.

Last week I tried my hand at an artsy wall decor with the help of the newly released die- Sizzix Thinlits die set- Cityscape, Skyline(#661810) and Sizzix Thinlits die set- Brush Capital Alphabet (661710)



I'm not a professional artist when it comes to watercolouring. I'm still very much a beginner. But that shouldn't stop you from creating an artsy wall decor for your home, should it ? ;)
So if you are like me and still if you wish to create a watercoloured wall art, I'll share a simple technique I followed to make this one with the help of dies. ;)

Here's what I did:-



  • I die cut the skyline using my Big Shot Plus Machine from an Iris sg card stock.
  • I sponged the die cut in different colours of distress inks, making sure they are well blended and even.
  • Then, I arranged the negative die cut of the 'skyline' on a suitably sized sheet of watercolour paper upside down in such a way that it looks like a mirror image of the die cut when placed(see the picture to know what I mean)

  • When I was happy with the positioning, I temporarily adhered it using washi tape.
  • Using this die cut as a stencil, I first applied water through the stencil and then started adding different colours of Gansai Tambi Watercolours. Your watercolours will not be confined entirely within the stencil space and will flow easily across, but that's how we intend them to be here. This is what gives an artsy look, keeping the skyline silhouette intact.
  • Then I adhered the skyline die cut over the watercoloured image edge with the help of 3D foam tape.

Now my idea to do this technique was to make it look like a blurry reflection in water. Doesn't it look like one? 
I hope I've inspired you to try watercolouring art with the help of die cuts. Would love to know your views.

Products used :-




Water colour paper- Canson Montval 300 gsm

Iris Sg card stock

Watercolours- Gansai Tambi

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day ! 

Hugs,
Jasleen.

Butterfly Shaker Card

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Hello ! :)


Quickly sharing a clean and simple shaker card idea made using the newly released Sizzix thinlits die set 4 Pk- Detailed Butterflies, Mini (#661802)



The stamps are from Mudra craft stamps- Butterfly wishes.





I love making shaker cards. They add such a fun element to a simple card ! That detailed butterfly die cut on the envelope is also from the same Sizzix die set.


Products used :-

Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine only(white and gray) (#660020)

Sizzix thinlits die set 4 Pk- Detailed Butterflies, Mini (#661802)



For more such ideas, visit sizzix.co.uk

Linking the card to :-

1. AAA Cards- CAS game#87- Shiny Spring

2. Addicted To Stamps and More#236- Anything Goes

3. Happy Little Stampers April Challenge- Anything Goes with Dies
  


That's all from my end today. Hope to see you soon.
Hugs ,
Jasleen.
 
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