Friday, 22 September 2017

Mixed media card + Step by step tutorial

Hi Lovelies

Are you not already having fun with the Dress my Crafts cutest of charms, fashion accessories that can glam up your projects in an instant, bubblegum accessories and now the bells, that come in a whole lot of designs like frog, mickey mouse, pokemon, teddy, whale, squirrel, penguin, monkey and what not !

The full of life Hydrangea Lawns paper pads come in a smaller 6x6 inch size too and are perfect for card making, tag making, creating embellishments and more.

You can check the newly launched products on the website here <3

For my creation today I have made a mixed media card with an easy step by step tutorial for you to follow.


I have used a 6x6 inch sheet from the paper pad and used stencils with modelling paste, randomly used the script stamp and sprayed on Lindy's. For my card I have colored a lavender chipboard with purple and green paint. Some stamped images with distressed edges have been fussy cut to build layers.


This is how I started to build my card by creating layers. I have also heat embossed the chipboard to add some depth.


I have used finnabair's art glitter in purple and yellow at some places .


A metal charm with Finnabair's glass glitter in golden adorns the card.


Here is the finished project !

Thanks for stopping by. Hope it inspires you to create something blue :-)


Hugs
Shubhra

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Fly away Mini Album using the Hydrangea Lawns paper pack + mini tutorial !

Hello Everyone!

Manu here and I have a new shaped mini to share with you all today!! It's a decor plus it doubles up as a mini album too. I also have a mini tutorial on how I made few portions of this shaped mini. 
This mini is shaped in the form of a hot air balloon and the top portion also houses slots to stick pictures and a few message tags!

Papers are a crafter's delight and Dress My Craft's Hydrangea Lawns paper are no exception. The lovely blue hues will give you the burst of freshness !
Between, the Hydrangea Lawns paper pack comes in 2 sizes now, a 12*12 inch paper pack and a 6*6 inch paper pack catering specially to the people who are adherent card makers.
Now over to my project, I have a Shaped mini in a form of a Hot Air balloon and yes, it's exiting ! I went overboard which clicking the pictures and I'm sure that you would like this little creation of mine.
Here's how it looks.


I couldn't resist making this cute little kitty's sit in there and have fun !


They look fab, don't they?
Lets get started with how I made this album into a hot air balloon 

1. Take a MDF mini, I chose a heart shape one and took 2 of the chipboards along with the front ones.


   

2.  Dab white gesso at the edges to give it a shabby effect. Cut papers from the Hydrangea Lawns paper pack as per the side of the heart shape chipboard album. 




3. I did a little shimmer spray in green and blue hues to match up with the papers.

  
  4. To make the base of the hot air balloon, take a circle die cut as per the size of the holder you want and then cut it into half to get 2 semi circles. Along with it take a elongated strip of paper measuring 4*8 inches approx and score it at .5 inch and 3.5 inch. The .5 inch gaps where it's scored at both the ends, cut small fringes on the border. These fringes will help give the base to the holder. Once the fringes is done, put tacky tape and then stick this to the semi circle along the curved portion from both the ends, you will end up having a pram kind of a structure which now becomes the holder for the kitty's to sit in.

   
Tadaa, embellish as per your choice and your sail away with me mini is ready!

Here are a few more close up's.
























These are the insides of the mini album and I have kept them pretty simple to have some pictures and the mini messages to keep in.









I hope you all liked this little alteration of mine and now that you must have seen a lot of inspirations for the pretty  Hydrangea Lawns paper pack, I'm sure you must be tempted to buy this gorgeous one!

Oh yes, there are some gorgeous additions to the Bubblegum accessories and I have a bonus project to share with you! The pretty accessories on the cover of the new pregnancy journal that I had a chance to make.


The best part is that these accessories are bell sounding ones and they look pretty nice with such variety of shapes and of course, the sound is another plus point!


Happy Crafting!
Manu


Monday, 18 September 2017

ELEGANT CARDS WITH 6X6 HYDRANGEA LAWNS PAPER



HELLO!!!!!

Welcome all to the Dress My Craft blog. Words fail me as I look at the beautiful products introduced by DMC and these are truly a crafters' delight.
Papers always mesmerise crafters and we card makers are always on the look out for perfect papers that have beautiful designs, good thickness and excellent quality.

So after the 12x12 Hydrangea Lawns from Dress My Craft , there is the 6x6 paper pad of similar design that is just perfect for card making and mini albums.

Why should you buy this paper ????

I would really go for these papers because of several reasons.
1. The designs are soft and beautiful and have florals , abstract, borders, sentiments, script etc.. all patterns within this pack.


2. There are two sheets of each design .
3. The thickness is just perfect to give sturdiness to my cards and scrapbook pages.
4. These papers are acid free and lignin free so no further damage to my projects is seen after many days.
5. They are so reasonable that you will not believe that such a beautiful product is available at this cost.

You can buy both the 12x12 and the 6x6 Hydrangea Paper Pads HERE>

Here are a few cards that I have made using this paper pad. I love cards and had so much fun creating them from this beautiful paper pack.

See them on display here and you will realise the beauty and simplicity of these cards that has been enhanced because of the Hydrangea Lawns .





This card is my favourite. It measures 6" x 6" and has the hydrangea bunches fussy cut from the paper and arranged giving a popped up effect using silicon glue. I created this card in just 15 minutes and was too happy to see the results.


So breathtaking is the floral design of the Hydrangea Lawns paper, that it can be used as background for any card. I have highlighted my design by adding a few die cuts from Amazing Paper Grace . Look how awesome the die cuts stand out against the bright background.

 This card is elegant and simple and yet a beautiful piece. Look at the hydrangea bunches pop up against the subtle water colour background.
Lastly, a few  bunches of handmade Hydrangeas enhance the beautiful card as they are displayed on the Botanic Window by Heartfelt Creations.

List of Products used
Hydrangea Lawns 6 x6 Paper pad
Floral Oriental Collection for card base
Versafine Onyx Black ink pad
Live Laugh Love sentiment from Indigo Blu
Graphite Texture Paste
Graceful Scallops Die
Graceful Fans

So give wings to your imagination and get creative with the new Hydrangea Papers .... Waiting to see your creations.






Friday, 15 September 2017

ENJOY FESTIVE SEASON WITH DMC PRODUCTS

Hello My Dear Crafty Friends,

 NAVJOT GUJRAL Here And How Are My Dear Crafter Friends Doing. Hope you are also busy in preparations of coming festivals. Yes all the exiting festivals are lined up and just like that many, many, many new products are also lined up at DMC range. Pretty excited for the most beautiful months of the year AND for the upcoming add on at DMC site. And one of our favorite festivals, DIWALI the festival of lights is here. So let’s enjoy DIWALI with DMC products this time. As a super cute series is added in DMC products range, BELLS. Super duper cute, adorable and with majestic sound these Bells are perfect match for any kind of your projects.
 The biggest, brightest, loudest and most opulent of festivals is Diwali. Everyone takes a break from their hectic schedules and busy lives to bond with family, pray for prosperity, indulge in lip-smacking food and surround themselves with the beautiful twinkling lights of Diwali that touch the soul.
 Diwali decorations are an essential element to celebrating the festival. Crafting some wonderfully inventive creations, adds certain kind of magic in decorating home. DMC products elaborates that magic when added to your projects.
 There are some classically traditional Diwali decoration ideas like brown clay diyas, yellow marigold torans and rangolies. Let’s reinvent Diwali decorations this year. Taking a clue from traditions let’s make few things.
 Diwali is not Diwali without the shimmering light of diyas. So let’s start with a Diya……………………………


 Light up your home with this Hanging Diya with beautiful sound from DRESS MY CRAFT, Newly launched BELLS for the entrance, living rooms or bedrooms.  Modern and contemporary version Diya can also become statement piece.

 Firstly, for the base I have taken a wooden cutout from my stash. And color it with Brown n Golden color.

After that I joined two types of Bells from DMC range, with the help of jumprings.

I also added two jumprings for my chain to hang my diya. I pasted a Tea light in between of my Diya’s base. I randomly choose few flowers from my stash. Few bright shades this time.

For the finishing touches, I have added glass glitter here and there.

Lastly, I attached chain, to make my diya hanging. And it’s done.


Let’s move on for second article. Bulb Chime………………………………


Windows or ceilings decorated with this bulb chime are an awesome decoration for every festive season. Make your own cool Bulb Chime. So here is an impressive way to just reuse of your old light bulbs. Bulb Chime- such a cute simple idea. I really like this idea for outdoors too!


 Firstly I have taken 3 light bulbs and color them with pink color. After that I have used crackle medium and then purple color coating.

 Look at these cute pink beauties. You may also give a base coat of gesso if u want.

 I have taken wooden planks from my stash, and did the same job done on bulbs earlier.

After this process, as I want my article in vintage style. I have coated full set with Home Décor Wax.

Wow look at the awesome result. Now it’s twine time.

Turn your glass bulbs more creative, using twine or rope. With twine you can make cool décor for the house and change it out regularly. LOVE IT!

After that for giving more dramatic looks, I added little stamping and shading with inks.

 It’s time to embellish my bulbs with super versatile products from DMC.

 Maximum work is done now. Let’s hang bulbs with wooden plank. I used chain and same twine to give more interesting look.

Here comes the one more beautiful launch from DMC. 6’6’ Hydrangea Lawns Paper Pack. I fussy cut few random flowers from both sheets, small and big.

To make my flowers look same as my project, I distressed them with ink to make them vintage. And add a little Sparkling Dust also. Pasted them randomly.

 N here is the awesome result!!!!!!!!!!






Finally the last one. Cute Little Cushions……………………………
 These packing decorations would make unique souvenirs. Or you may use these as décor pieces too.

 I have taken white and black felt sheets for making my cushions, coordinating colors with super cute flowers from DRESS MY CRAFT range.

 I pasted felt with glue gun and filled the desired cotton.

 To give more interesting look, covered both cushions with ribbons.

 Pasted beautiful flowers. How cute these are. Colored few Fashion Accessories from DMC range with alcohol ink silver.

 And its done. Perfect base for gifting watches, chains or bracelets etc.

 Super cute, can be used for miniature setups too.

 That’s it for today friends. Enjoy, enjoy n enjoyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy with DRESS MY CRAFT Products.

Happy crafting