Sunday, July 5, 2020

Step-by-step Tutorial for CrafTreat with Video | Layered Hydrangea Stencil

Hi! Nandini Karmarkar here, with my very first DT post for CrafTreat! 

I am a big fan of stencils and I really love the CrafTreat layered stencils. With the multiple layers for each flower, it is very easy to get a beautiful, realistic-looking image. Today I will show you a card I created using the Layered Hydrangea stencil.

I have also included a detailed video showing the process. You can also watch it here.

I created two flowers, one with light pink, dark pink and purple, and the second with yellow, orange, and purple. Using multiple shades gives added depth to your image. For the flower centers, I used distress oxide ink and then added some glitter paste. This gives some shine as well as texture to the flowers.

I kept the leaves simple. There are two leaves in this stencil and I just inked each in two shades of green.

Once the ink was dry, I fussy-cut everything, leaving a tiny border around the image. If you find it difficult to maintain an even border while fussy-cutting, first lightly draw a line with a pencil. You can simply erase it after your cutting is done.

I like cards that have a bit of drama. And colorful flowers against a dark background always look dramatic. So I decided to use a black card base. To add some subtle texture to the background, I used one of the stencils from the 2-Step Plaid and added some inking with black ink.
To assemble the card, I arranged the flowers and leaves over the card base in a pleasing arrangement and adhered them with liquid glue. I used foam tape to pop up some of the elements.

I stamped the sentiment with dark pink ink and adhered it to the card with some foam tape.

Here is another look at the completed card.

CrafTreat Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Dye inks
  • Distress Oxide inks
  • Black card base
  • Cream cardstock
  • Finger Daubers
  • Glitter paste

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Rainbow Card Challenge - Tantalizing Tangerine...

Hi! Welcome back to the Rainbow Card Challenge. I am here with my inspiration for the July challenge.

I absolutely love the bright orange color for this month! Luckily I found a matching card base in my stash and a stamped and colored image to match.

The flower is from the Beautiful Day stamp set by Altenew. It was one of my experiments with coloring and I honestly don't remember which medium I used! 

I splattered some cream chalk paint on the base. Once the paint was dry, I cut strips of cream handmade paper and popped them on the card base with foam. The sentiment is from the Signature Words die set by Altenew. 

I adhered it to the paper and added the die-cut flower and leaves.

Here is another look at the finished card.

I hope you are inspired by my card and create something beautiful. You can visit the Rainbow Card Challenge blog for more inspiration from the DT and link your creations. I look forward to seeing you in our gallery!