Friday, 16 December 2016

Playing with Dies

Today post will be with Itsy Bitsy dies and would be playing around with few easy techniques to create some simple and fast cards. I am playing around with nesting dies (scallop heart die and decagon die) and 220 gsm thick white cardstock.
For the first card I have used the  decagon die to create a de-bossed effect. You can use the other side with embossed effect. 


I have placed the nesting dies in a eccentric pattern and taped it to the cardstock. While embossing place the first cutting plate on Tab 1(using Big Shot machine) followed by rubber pad and than second cutting plate. 

 Here is the deboss look.

I have hand cut the butterfly and stamped the flowers and sentiment from the hope and smile stamp set.

For my second card I have used the scallop heart die to create a window and frame for the front panel of the card.

For the window use the smaller die and for the frame use both smaller and larger one from the set. 

For stamping I have used Itsy Bitsy chalk ink trio. I love how juicy are these chalk inks. And you get three colors in single ink pad. 

The leaf background comes from the leaf die I cut multiple time from a single piece of card stock and later used it as a stencil. This way you can even use your scraps and create interesting backgrounds. 

Another interesting use of nesting dies can be in creating embellishments. Here are few I made. 
The birdie comes from my handmade resin embellishments stash and the papers are from the new Itsy Bitsy launch chevron aquarelle papers and used flowers to complete the shaped tags.

 I have used rose from the angle rose carnation collection, I totally love the roses from this set.

Also, you can maximize the use of dies by using them as templates for shaker embellishments. Here I have used WRMK Fuse tool with the largest die from the decagon die set as the template to my shaker pocket. I love creating shakers and fuse tool is one great tool to have in your stash. You can use them with your cards, embellishments, scrapbooks etc...

And the hearts are cut in felt  from the smallest scallop heart die. These dies cut felt like butter, you can check my last post on felt plushies for more ideas. 

Hope you liked these ideas to maximize the use of your dies.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Felt plushies

Hello people,
It was my childhood hobby to make cute felt plushies. These are cute, little, fun tiny miny things to make on a weekend.

(Few of the colors available at Itsy Bitsy)
I have used the thin cut heart dies in different sizes to cut through felt. And these dies cut the felt like butter. 
Lets start making these....
I have used blanket stitch to sew together the bigger pieces and fill the plushie with cotton. Blanket stitch is the easiest when it comes to putting these little pieces together.
You can either choose a same color thread or shaded thread for a cool effect.

                                  Image result for blanket stitch steps
                                   (pic courtesy Google Images) 

For the base of each plushie cut 2 large heart pieces in yellow, pink, blue colors.

Notice the intricate scallop design in the smallest heart also. That is how fine these dies cut.


 For the blue felt plushie I have white crochet lace between the two pieces. The little bee sticker is turned into a resin embellishment.

These days there is an ongoing shaker mania, so here is a cute little felt shaker.
For this have cut the center using the second largest die in the set and used ohp sheet and filled granules & sequins. Have used blanket stitch to sew the edges.
The best part about shaker embellishments is you can pretty much put anything inside the belly. 

 Here are the little felt plushies...

 Hope you enjoyed these and would love to hear more from you.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Color Splash

Hi crafty people, 
Here I am playing around with the new Itst Bitsy sprays.These are ideal for your mix media, scrap booking projects. These are rich and vibrant in color. I have used few Color Splash sprays for this mix media project. Working with these sprays and whitewash alterable box.


I painted the box with black gesso. These sprays are rich and vibrant even on black gesso.
I have used  modelling paste and chevron stencil to create a wonderful texture on the box lid to give a little dimension. Once dry used Lemon Zing,Hot PinkOcean Mist color splash sprays.

 I used these sprays with crochet lace and they work wonderfully dying the lace trims.

I am amazed at the versatility these sprays have. They remain true to color with even these jute burlap flowers.

Since these react well with water you can use them directly for vibrant color or dilute them with little water for a more subtle shade. You can spray two shades to form a new color. 

Used silicon glue to stick the flowers, lace trim to the box lid.
Also added resin dots I made with Resin and some pearls.

Added quilled fringe flowers along with burlap flowers.

Hope you liked the little color splash ...
Thanks for stopping by and would love to hear from you.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Fun Resin Embellishments

Hey people, I would be playing with Resin today ...
Do u miss adding enamel dots to your projects, now you can make your own sparkle dots, dew drops. Mix resin Glitter dust with Resin and use Toothpick to pour little drops over a plastic sheet. For dew drops just pour clear resin.

Next I played with chipboard designs,iron on stickers,3D stickers to make resin embellishments,stamped images.Any simple sticker/chipboard can be transformed into pretty embellishments.

 For these chipboard designs chipboard owl and garden bird chipboard, I painted them with  metallic paints and backed the bird with ohp sheet

Next I made small batches of resin and added different colors of glitter dust for all the small areas of the design. Use toothpicks to pour the resin as the area is very small and more precise coverage.The resin gives a glass like finish. Only important thing is to remove the bubbles (use straw to pop the bubbles)

Next made these little sparkly resin tiles using stickers and chocolate molds and for one tile I inserted a very pretty pink shell .
After the resin cures fully you can remove from the mold and sand the sharp edges using a fine grit emery/sandpaper.

 Another experiment I did was using resin with these iron on stickers.
The left has little glitter dust mixed in resin and the right is the original sticker with silk thread. I love the glass finish and now it can be used as a pendant/key chain(since I added a jump ring before pouring the resin).

Next I stamped the flower image and fussy cut it. The left has clear resin,I totally love the resin rose. You can use it with any of your card making or scrap booking projects.

 And now comes the most adorable part. I took these 3D stickers and since these are in two layers I removed the top and than poured the glitter dust mixed resin for some sparkly stickers. Let these stickers sit on small pieces of foam tape so any extra resin at the edges can be easily removed once dry.

 Layered these birds back to the original bottom layer of the sticker.

 There are endless possibilities with resin. Just play along with any little pieces lying there in your stash.
Hope you liked my little experiments with resin. Do leave some love and do not forget to join our CHALLENGE here.