Friday, 16 March 2018

Trio of Floral Cards

Hi friends !
Good Morning :)

Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here. How are you this fine morning ?

Today, I have a Trio of Floral Cards to share with you.
I wanted to create 3 different cards with the same stamp set, "Adore You" by Altenew. This stamp set is one of my favorites and definitely a must have for your cardmaking and other crafting projects. I used similar supplies & color scheme for the 3 cards to show that we can get a different look by making slight alterations. I've used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers for watercoloring. They are currently on sale at Crafters Corner, so, it is a great time to grab them! All the supplies from the store are linked at the end of this post for your convenience :)

Let's get started.

Card 1: Happy

Photo Tutorial:

1. Stamped the flowers and leaves from Altenew's Adore You Stamp Set onto Watercolor Paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink 

 2. Watercolored the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers & Koi Water Brushes.
Tip: Keep a few tissues nearby to dab off excess color/water 

3. Did ink smooshing on Dress My Craft Floral Oriental White Cardstock by scribbling blue markers onto a piece of acetate, spraying it with water and then smooshing the colors onto the paper. Did this a few times to get an organic look of ink splatter. 
Tip: Dry the colors before adding more layers of color on top

4. Fussy cut the images with the Cutter Bee Scissors
Tip: Darken the edges of the cut images with a black marker for a finished look 

5. Die cut the ink smooshed cardstock with the largest out of the Gina Marie Designs Rounded Stitched Rectangle Die set and also die cut the word happy a few times in black using Altenew's Happy die. Then stuck the die cuts together (to form a dimensional sentiment) using Ranger's Multi Medium Matte. 

6. Assembled the card by creating a floral cluster with the fussy cut images. Before adhering it to the stitched panel added some black thread under it for texture and interest. Then adhered the cluster with a few foam mounted elements and some adhered with glue. Then adhered the dimensional sentiment & foam mounted the panel onto the A2 sized card base. Finally, embellished the card with a few Nuvo Drops.

Card 2: Thank You (Clean & Simple Style- CAS)


1. Added a striped washi tape to the right side of the beige colored card (A2 size).
2. Created a floral cluster & adhered some of the elements with foam tape & the rest with glue
3. Stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black Ink
4. Embellished the card with a few Nuvo Drops

Card 3: Have a Beautiful Day


1. Created watercolored stripes with zig markers and a water brush on a rounded stitched rectangle die cut. Also created a little splatter with black ink to add interest to the background. 
2. Stamped the sentiment in black from Altenew's Floral Frames Stamp Set
3. Created a floral cluster with the water colored & fussy cut images. Then adhered the floral cluster to the panel.
4. Foam mounted the panel onto an A2 sized white card base.
5. Finally, embellished the card with blue sequins 

Supplies from the Crafters Corner Store

19. Altenew's Happy Die & Floral Frames Stamp (on Pre-Order)

We love to see your gorgeous creations using supplies from the store, so please do share them with us in our Facebook Group- Crafters Corner Showcase using the apt hashtags #craftwithcrafterscorner #dressmycraft #crafterscornerindia, on Twitter or on Instagram. 

Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Hope you have a great weekend!
Stay Blessed

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Experiments with DMC fabric transfer

It's a Thursday and am back with some lovely experiments with the DMC fabric transfer! I have not 1 or 2 , but 3 project shares and ofcourse a video on my experiments!
Are you ready....
I have played around with one sheet of fabric transfer ( An evening in Paris)and created 3 projects today and have scope for 1 more!!! Isn't that amazing....

The fabric transfer is so easy to be used and I have used cotton fabric, black denim and lining fabric for the same. Have a look at the projects here...Can you smell the coffee too here????

On cotton fabric...

On black denim..

On cotton lining fabric..

Here is the link to video , do let me your thoughts on this and ofcourse share your experiments and feedback about the fabric transfer.

Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.

Products from the store
Dmc fabric transfer

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Glitters and Pollen

Hi friends, Dr Sonia here sharing a desktop organizer featuring Graphic 45 papers and a floral arrangement jazzed with gorgeous pollen and glitters from Dress My Craft.

The  lilies were made with Heartfelt creations  Sunrise Lily stamps and dies .The Pink-peach ones were made using Dress My Craft floral exotica papers and made to sparkle using "sparkling dust".The white lilies were made by stamping and heat embossing on parchment paper and the lovely centers are from the new pastel pollen collection from Dress My Craft .

The cute bottle has "micro mini pearls" and "little hearts" both Dress My Craft best sellers! Can you guess how the little butterfly sparkles so beautifully ?....well yes I used my favorite Rainbow glitter from Dress My Craft !
The beautiful  range of Dress My Craft brand glitters and pollen  available now is simply amazing. I especially love the styrofoam buds....not only are they fabulous to make rose buds, roses and other flower centers but they are fabulous to use as stand alone pollen too.

The styrofoam pollen is available in 2 varieties- pointed and round and in a lovely range of sizes .
Sharing a simple pictorial on how you can use them to custom make the perfect matching embellishments for your project.

Since my flowers and papers were distressed with "worn lipstick" Distress Inks  I wanted  pollen to match  !
Here is a simple pictorial :
Sponge Distress Inks  on the styrofoam buds.

Use a quick drying and clear drying tacky glue. I experimented with different glues and loved the way Elmer's Craftbond worked was fluid enough to get a nice thin layer of glue and tacky enough to hold all the chunky glitter.

After applying dots of glue use a brush or your little finger to smear the glue evenly.

Now comes the fun part...dunk the styrofoam bud into the jar of rainbow glitter chunks! And there lies the importance of using a nice thin layer of tacky glue. If you use runny glues - you can spoil your glitter .

Lift up the bud and you have a gorgeous custom made flower bud which shimmers beautifully !

Stick it onto a sponge and leave to dry. Elmer's craft bond dries fairly fast so it is perfect for impatient crafters!

In this project the white rounded buds were made by just smearing glue and dunking in rainbow glitter chunks .

I also made dazzling butterflies  with rainbow glitter!

It was fun to experiment with different colors ...some turned out so yummy!The gorgeous green buds were made after sponging with mowed lawn Distress Inks  and adding rainbow glitter.

I experimented with all the Dress My Craft  glitters and got different results with each!

Here you can see the "frosted" look which you can get using  "microfine glitter".

I used Aleene's tacky glue here and though the adhesion is good is a rather thick glue and you need to be more patient to get an even coverage and not leave lumps of glue in certain areas.

Like earlier...dunk the glue smeared bud into glitter and lift it out .

The microfine glitter gives a beautiful frosted look!

In this project the flowers and leaves were painted with E6000 spray adhesive and dusted with "sparkling dust".E 6000 spray adhesive is a nice watery glue and you can either spray the glue or for better control--open the bottle and pour a bit into a container and use it to paint your flower petals and leaves.

My lilies have ready-made cute pollen centers . I just love the unique pastel shades of pollen now available at Crafters Corner and  they are available in individual and value packs too.

I hope you liked the ideas to jazz up and customize your projects by making perfect matching embellishments plus my tips on adhesives

Here is the list of Supplies : You can buy from Crafters Corner 
Die cutting Machine : Sizzix Big Shot 

Monday, 12 March 2018


Good Morning Everyone 
I hope you all are doing great and having fun crafty time.
Today I have a very simple yet refreshing card to share with you all

I was very much confused as to what should I be sharing with you all as post inspiration. So I decided to make a super quick and easy card with my favorite Altenew stamp set.

I have pictures for every step how I have build this card.
Supplies used to make this card will be listed below towards the end of the post.
Let's begin!!

First of all I have stamped Altenew Magnolia flower stamp set using versamark embossing ink and heat set it with ranger gold embossing powder.

 Similarly I stamped Mudra stamp and stamped it versamark embossing ink and heat set it with black embossing powder by ranger.

After stamping I have colored the flowers and leaves using zig watercolor markers and I absolutely love them.
                                                     BUILDING BASE OF THE CARD

For card base I have used black card stock and layered it with white card stock and finally with beautiful Dress My Craft Pattern paper Hydrangea paper collection.
This script patter I loved the most, super light and towards muted purple color is just perfect for my pretty yellow blooms.

Now I have pasted 1.5 inch thick white card stock layered with patter paper to add some dimension to the base.
First I have pasted flowers and topped it with pattern paper strip. I absolutely loved this stamp set from Mudra. Next I have made a small tag using same script pattern paper from DMC.
You are absolutely free to make your placement on top of card.

For Tag I have used jute twine and tassel from dress my crafts.
Its a fun and simple card to make.

To add bit extra glamour to the card I have used prima shabby treasure frame and filled it with gold glitter balls.

Lastly I randomly sprinkled white embossing powder mixed with glitter on the edges of my card.
And for the sentiment again I have used Atenew stamp set.

                                                                           Close up!!
                                   I hope you liked my card and was able to inspire you all.
                                       Don't forget to leave some love and Happy Crafting


List of supplies Used -
Dress my craft Hydrangea paper collection 
Mudra leave stamp set 
Altenew STAMP - Mangnolias for her 
Versamark ink
Ranger embossing powder gold and black
Misti stamp set tool
Small Faux leather tassel - Dress my crafts
Natural Hem cord dress my craft
Mono Multi liquid glue.