One die,two ways

Friday, 14 July 2017

Hi friends!

I recently received my newest Chapter 3 dies from Sizzix Lifestyle and I even did an unboxing video giving you a closer look of these new dies. If you wish to see the video, scroll right to the end of the post, but kindly overlook the little technical mistakes you might notice and please be kind. :P .I guess it would take a little more practice to get a hang of making videos and all the technicalities involved in video editing. Hopefully will come up with better and more professional videos in future.

And now, over to my cards that I made using one of my favorite dies from the new release, it's Sizzix Thinlits Little Robin Die set. The first card below also features Sizzix Bigz die- Pretty Climber.
 


 I started off by stamping the French script over one side of a 5 by 7 inch card base.I used Memento London fog ink for the same. I die cut the leafy vine and the little birdie using water colour paper and coloured the bird die cut using Zig brush pens. The diecuts were adhered over the card base and the sentiment(from Impression Obsession stamps) was stamped using Versafine onyx black ink. I also sponged some distress ink(hickory smoke) over the left side edge of the card, to highlight the stamped script. Finished off the card by adding enamel dots.

 And the second card features the same little robin die set, but used in a different way.


The negative portion of the bird die cut was used as a stencil here, with the help of which I sponged some distress inks. I added the sentiment from Cas-ual Fridays stamp- Big Treble using Versafine onyx black ink. This ink dries slower as compared to other pigment inks, and that makes it suitable to use it for heat embossing as well. For my one-layered and CAS cards, I prefer clear embossing my sentiments, especially if the main focus of my card is the sentiment. So after stamping, I clear embossed it and added the pearls to complete my card.

Which one did you like more ? let me know :)

Here's the unboxing video I shared on my YouTube channel -


You can also view it directly on YouTube by clicking HERE
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Products used :-
Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine(grey and white only)
Sizzix Thinlits die set- Little Robin
Sizzix Bigz die set- Pretty Climber

White card stock- Iris sg
Water colour paper- Canson Montval
Inks- Versafine onyx black, memento london fog, distress ink- hickory smoke
Zig Clean color brush pens
enamel dots, pearls
Stamps-- Cas-ual Fridays stamp- Big Treble ; Impression Obsession rubber stamp.


I'm linking the cards to -:

Happy Little Stampers- July Anything Goes with Dies

 

 See you all soon!

Hugs,
Jasleen.

Friendship Card Using Peacock Die | Sizzix

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

One of the dies that I had received in my second DT kit from Sizzix was this thinlits die set - Peacock designed by Pete Hughes. I have been procastinating big time putting this die to use. I was kind of intimidated to use this die all this time, don't know why, maybe because it is so beautiful that I had some doubts if I would be able to do justice to it. :)  But last week, I decided to give it a go and see how my card turns out with it.

Here's how it looks:-


I wanted to keep the card very clean and simple, especially so with this die cut, because it looks so beautiful in itself. Cluttering the background would take away the spotlight from the peacock ! 
This die set contains a total of 7 pieces of die- One main body, three sizes of wings, two varieties of tiny feathers and one eye die. We need to assemble the die cut pieces together to form a peacock. 
I decided to die cut the pieces using Canson Montval water colour paper and then add colours of my choice using Zig brush pens to get a lovely watercolor look. If you are in a hurry, you can even die cut these from the coloured card stock.

The left-hand side corner of the card base was inked using distress ink- spun sugar and the sentiment( from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps-Big Treble) was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I LOVE that sentiment !! 
I wanted the sentiment to look more prominent, so I quickly poured some Zing Clear Embossing Powder over it and heat embossed it. This is a great way to make your sentiment look more prominent. 

The assembled die cut peacock was then adhered over the card base and added some musical notes by doodling them next to the peacock. 

That's all. I love the way it has turned out.

Linking the card to :-
1. Addicted To Stamps and More Challenge#249- CAS
 

2. AAA Cards Challenge# 93-  Words Take Centre stage
 

Products used:-
Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine Only(White and gray)(#660020)

Sizzix Thinlits die set 7 Pk - Peacock by Pete Hughes (#661707)

Sentiment stamp- Cas-ual Fridays clear stamp set - Big Treble
Distress ink- Spun Sugar
Card stock- Iris Sg
Water colour paper- Canson Montval
Zing Clear Embossing powder
Versamark onyx black ink
Zig clean color brush pens-24 pk

Reminder :-

Sizzix is offering a chance to win Big Shot Plus Machine along with a beautiful collection of dies.
 
 Have you entered the Sizzix giveaway yet?  If not, you still have time uptil 14th of July 2017, 10 A.M BST.(2:30 p.m. IST)

To enter this giveaway, click on the following link :-

https://goo.gl/SteF45

That's all for today. Have a great day ! 
Hugs !
- Jasleen.

SuperGirl Cards | Guest Post for CrafTangles

Monday, 3 July 2017

Hi friends !
Hope you all are doing well.

I'm guest designing today at CrafTangles official blog (blog.hndmd.in) and I made three cards featuring their
SuperGirl stamp and co-ordinated die set.

I’m very impressed with their amazing and detailed designs. And the co-ordinated dies fit perfectly well with their respective images and give a clean cut with a perfect edge. It’s for the first time an Indian craft manufacturing company has come up with a stamp and co-ordinated die set. They also have a Super Boy stamp set and die as well as patterned papers in the same theme too.

Here’s my first card:-


The image was stamped using versafine onyx black ink on Iris Sg card stock and coloured using Faber Castell watercolour pencils. It was then die cut using the co-ordinating die. I wanted to keep this card very CAS and I’m happy with the way those colours look against the light grey background. Sometimes, substituting a white card stock with some other neutral colours adds an interesting appeal to the whole look and at the same time, keeps the card clean and simple.


Second one:-


I started by drawing a cloud on a scratch piece of paper and fussy cut it to use it as a mask for sponging distress ink. That skyline die is from Sizzix and I stenciled some distress ink over it to add some interesting texture. This super girl image is the second one from the same stamp set and it was also coloured using Faber Castell watercolour pencils. It was die cut using the coordinating die and then popped up on the prepared scene using double sided foam tape.


Third One:-



This one’s my first attempt at making a pop-up card.  I have kept it quite simple. I stamped the ‘bang’ on the outside of the card in versamark watermark ink and silver embossed it. I die a cut a few stars from a Sizzix framelits Star die set using golden and silver glitter paper and mounted these using 3D foam tape. Added a few star-shaped sequins here and there. Have a look at the picture below to see how it looks on the inside :-



I've also shared a small video clip to help you see better how the pop-up card looks like on opening up:-

I had a great time making these cards. Hope you liked these!

To view my post on the hndmd blog, please visit this link HERE and I'm sure you'd also love to have a look at many more inspiring posts by the other talented crafters and the design team of HNDMD.

Thanks a lot for your visits, likes and comments on my work. :)
Love,
Jasleen.

Floral Card- Altenew Challenge

Sunday, 25 June 2017


Hi friends !

How's your weekend going? As for me, I managed to make a card to play along a challenge after ages, so yes, my weekend is going great ;) 

June 2017 Inspiration Challenge – White On White Focal Point
I loved  June month's Altenew Inspiration Challenge picture and decided to make a card inspired the gorgeous floral bouquet of deep pink and light yellow coloured flowers against the light gray backdrop.


 


 The design of this card was inspired by Ardyth's card I saw here. I'm a huge admirer of Ardyth's work and there are so many of her cards I wish to CASE.

The flowers are from Altenew Hennah Elements stamps set ( I can never get bored of this stamp set) coloured using my newly bought Zig brush pens. Now I know why everybody is crazy about Zig pens.;) They are so amazing to work with.
The sentiment is from Mudra Craft Stamps- Butterfly wishes.

I'll be sending this card to a friend and decided to go with yellow envelope. Do you think this envelope goes well with the card or should I go with the one that looks less brighter? 

Thanks for visiting my blog today. 
Hugs !

- Jasleen.
 
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