Monday, July 23, 2018

Alcohol inks on YUPO (distributed by NoteGrab in India)

Hello Friends,

As you all know, I works quite a lot with alcohol inks and yupo. Till now, I used to source it from USA as it is very expensive here and most of the time not available. Recently, I found a new source in India for YUPO.  NoteGrab - The paper is same but prices are great...:). It is available in different sizes and microns on You can check the products HERE. Their Instagram handle is They were kind enough to send me a pad of these papers to try. Surface is same as yupo, the one I got was very thin but they have thicker papers too. As it is waterproof paper, thickness didn't make much of a difference. These are used for water colors too which i have to try yet.

The weather is quite humid and alcohol inks don't like moisture so i had tough time maneuvering inks but enjoyed all the things I tried.

Lately, I am liking the contrast in textures. I have created abstract land scape here with various Ranger and Piniata inks.

Another abstract. I used tonic nuvo Gilding Flakes to add little glamour .

Abstract landscape with some hand drawn trees...:P . Hills are painted with palette knife .

I have used Art Impression stamps for cabin and trees. Love the cliff on this one.

Last two are my favorite. Believe it or not it is just one ink - Ranger's Pitch Black . It is magical how one ink gives so many shades.  Took long time to build all those layers of petals but love the end results. 

Once again, just black ink and some details with white sharpie. 

Please check their Amazon & Instagram for more info on this paper.

I hope you enjoyed the post. Please mail me on if you have any query regarding this paper or any other materials. Thank you for being here.G

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Be creative with Alphabet Die

Hello Friends,

Today, I am here with two cards using Let'z Craft alphabet die. An alphabet die and a stamp set is very much necessary for a crafter as it gives you liberty to make your own sentiments.  Currently that particular die is sold out but you can use THIS die instead of that.
Fiestcard showcase the partial die cutting technique. Here I have also used Altene Floral Shadow stamp set. ( You can see more cards using this set HERE )

The word "YOU" is connected at the bottom with that panel. I took a 4.25x5 inch Let'z craft white card stock panel. I used 3 colors of oxides to blend on 2/3 of my panel to create this gradient look . I stamped 2 branches from the altenew set using a bit darker oxides and daubers
Below is pictorial on how to do partial die cutting.

Align your letters on a grid paper. Use masking tape to hold them together. Now, draw a marking line on your panel where you want to add your sentiment. Arrange taped letters slightly below the line. While die cutting, align your cutting plate ( top plate ) on the pencil line in such a way that it will cover most part of the letters except the one hanging below the line. I forgot to take the picture of this step but i edited it in PS to show it. Hope it makes sense...:)

Once the letters are cut, cut the panel along the line with ruler and paper cutter. Now you have partially die cut letters above your panel.
I rubbed tonic studio glimmer paste on my base panel, behind the word 'YOU' to make a kind of halo. I mounted panel on card base using white foam for dimension.

Added sentiment from MFT stamp set and some enamel dots to finish it off !

For the next card, I just used die cut letters as main element.

I just build the card around that sentiment...:) I think it is self explanatory how I made it. Let me know if you still have any  question about it.
Jar Stamp : Jane's Doodle
'Love' die : PTI
stamped sentiment : PTI
Panel Die : MFT
I hope you like the ideas with alphabet die. Please share your thoughts in the comments. Hugs!

Monday, July 16, 2018

I love Math Challenge #10

Hello friends,

It is the time for I love math challenge @ Milka's blog. It is 10th challenge. The theme is Lines and/or stripes with hint of summer. Use line or lines or stripes on your summer themed project.
Curves (curvy lines) are allowed, but lines and/or stripes must be in a focal point. 

Here is my take on it. 

The stripes are Clearly Besotted stamp  . Origami Cranes are old, probably  retired Reverse confetti stamp. Sentiment is mix of Flaura & Faune and Avery Elle. Blue, green colors are for summer hint.

I love the ultra modern look of this card and the color combo. Sometimes, you surprise your own-self and this was that moment for me. Head over to challenge blog to learn more and see more inspirations HERE.  

I hope I will see you there in link up..:) Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Hello Crafty Friends,

 How have you been? I hope you all are creating something beautiful.

Today, I have a set of cards made using Altenew -Floral Shadow stamp set on Let'z Craft blog.

I created inky backdrop using Minty Mint and Dew drops ink pads. This is my favorite way to add color to the background. You can check the video of same technique  HERE. Let the background dry. Emboss few flowers using versamark ink and Altenew - Rose Gold Embossing powder . I love the peachy shimmery floral on that minty background. Stamp some leaves using Fresh leaf and ocean wave inks. On a piece of paper, I created similar background and stamped the sentiment. I added a frame (lawn fawn mini picture frame die) around it to highlight the sentiment.
Here is the colse up.

I wish you can see that in person! That shimmer is amazing!
For the second one, I embossed florals in white on a piece of printed vellum.

I backed the velum with slightly broader dark grey cs which gives nice contrast to the stamped images. I mounted the panel on light grey card base, Stamped few branches at the bottom of the card and finished it off by stamping the sentiment in black.

Last one is my favorite.

I have used various Altenew Inks   and MISTI for stamping. You will need two shades of each ink for flowers and leaves. I used these ink daubers by Tsukineko   to ink the stamps. these are very useful when you have very small are a to ink or stencil. Yocan do selective inking on a large stamp. First, I inked the solid flowers in lighter shade of blue and stamped. I used same ink to ink outer edges and stamp it again on the same spot using misti. For the 3rd and last alyer I used ear bud to ink edges of the flowers with darker blue ink. Such inking helps to create depth in a flat, solid images. Same way, I stamped leaves using 2 shades of greenish blue. Added sentiment and details in the flower centers using marker and some glitter. Mounted the panel on black striped pattern paper. I also added some gold accent cut from DCWV glitter cs!
   There is so much more you can do with this solid stamps. I will be covering few in my next post. So stay tuned and keep crafting.
Thank you for being here.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Nuts about you

Hi there,

I am on Jane's doodles blog with a scenic card I made using her various stamps.

Background is created using various distress inks. Images are colored with copics. 
I have used Bear HugsStinks ,Double Trouble sets for it!

Sunday, July 1, 2018


Hello Friends,

I am guest designing @ Paru's Card making Challenges   with this card and tag. You can find all the product details and challenge guide lines. HERE

The theme is Birthday!

You can make either card or a tag to participate. 

I made these card and tag for your inspiration. 
The will be one chosen winner, who will guest design for next month's challenge. There will also be three honorable mentions. 

Please head over to the challenge blog for details and more inspiration. Hope you will join the fun!
Thank you for being here.