Mixed Media Card

Hi All, Nupur here today, Lets take a look at what I made! Yes, its a mixed media card, with lots of texture and an embossed frame and more... Let us take a look at how I made it. I used cardstock and a pattern paper from the Cottage Lace paper pack. I embossed the smaller cutouts of cardstock with the help of an embossing folder. And colored them with distress ink. In the lace pattern cutout, I applied heavy gel medium through a stencil that gives the look of pebbles. Added Read more...

Working with Stencils- Some Basic Techniques

Hi Everyone, Saadia here Little Birdie Crafts has recently launched beautiful new stencil designs and great art and mixed media journals. I thought I should share with you some of the very basic stenciling techniques, these will be useful to those who are new to stencils. I used only one design of stencil in almost all of the techniques. Stencils and stenciling: The stencil is usually a thin sheet of material, such as paper, plastic, wood or metal, with numbers, alphabets or a design cut Read more...

Flowers, Fresh air and Sunshine …It’s Spring!!

Hello everyone, Gayathri here Today I am sharing a project made as an inspiration for this month's blog challenge theme - Spring. For me Spring is all colors, bright sunshine and fresh air.  So here is my card using acrylic stamps from Itsy Bitsy. Here is a step by step tutorial on how I made the card. I took a top folding white card base measuring - 4" x 5.5 " On another piece I die cut a rectangular piece using the cross-stitch rectangle die. I added washi tape on one Read more...

A Walk Through Cardstocks

Hello everyone, Tejal here with a review of cardstocks that are available at Itsy Bitsy. This is actually less of a review and more of experimenting. I have put the papers through almost everything I can think of..i.e, which I normally use in my crafting. There are many unexplored ways to use these papers, and I haven't gotten around to all of them... mixed media, scrapbook layouts, quilling etc. just to name a few. As a stamper, most of my needs revolve around inking, distressing, water-coloring, Read more...