Friday, May 26, 2017


Hello to all !!!!!

Card making can be so much fun if you have the right elements with you. I am specially fond of the Vintage Elegance Etched Dies from Becca Feekan of Amazing Paper Grace. These dies can make any mundane card look highly elegant and beautiful.

My first card with Vintage Elegance dies can be seen here

Do have a look at my card here that I have made with Vintage Elegance Curled Grace Oval Etched die.

I have made this card with very light pastel shades blue paper as the dies are so delicate that I thought that the light shade will go well with this design.

To make this card, I cut out the Curled Oval die in white card stock and also cut out the mat layer.
I distressed the mat layer with Iced Spruce distress ink. Then I adhered the cut work die on top of this.
I adhered this whole die cut on black card stock and fussy cut around it with a little edge.
This I stuck on a pattern paper 6" x 4". The edges of the pattern paper has been distressed .

I cut a tag from the Filigree Bookmark Tag Etched Die nad added on the top with 3d foam tape.
then I distressed another die cut from the Curled oval set with same ink and adhered on the book mark die cut.
On this I stamped a sentiment from Fiskars.
Finally I added a few mulberry flowers and leaves to complete my card.

There is a huge collection of awesome inspiration at the Amazing Paper Grace site. Do visit us and leave some love.
Thanks a lot for stopping by!!1

Sunflower Shaker card and Expression Plus dies

Hello to all !!!!

Summer is at its peak and so are the beautiful sun flower blooms .
CottageCutz has come up with amazing set of Expression Plus dies 35 in total and all of them are awesome. You can check them out here.

There is also a video showcasing the dies made by our design team mate.
Here in this video she shows the beautiful dies and how she has used them on the cards.

For my card today, I have used the beautiful sun flower die and have created a shaker card . Also see how I have added the expression WISH in a 3d way.

Start by die cutting all the designs in white card stock. Cut two foam frames from the stitched round rectangle frame. Cut the Wish frame three times and the sun flower die two times.

Colour all the die cuts as shown with Archival inks

 Adhere the two sponge frames together. Cut another backing frame from a pattern paper. Adhere a transparent sheet of the same size as the frame with glue. Adhere one sunflower face down as shown. Add the sequins and mini glitter balls. Cover with the backing paper.

Distress the frame with Peeled Paint ink. Add the other sub flowers.

Adhere the wish die cut colouring two with green ink giving a little shading and adhere to the last white piece , offsetting a little. Adhere this shaker panel on a card mat. Add twine and the wish phrase. Adhere the whole panel on an A2 card base.

the finished card

Do visit the CottageCutz blog to see the inspirations and stop by at the store for all your die cutting shopping.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Vintage Elegance and Amazing Paper Grace

Hello to all !!!

I am super excited today as I write this post for Amazing Paper Grace.
Becca Feekan is a master designer of most beautiful dies and her cards are simply gorgeous!!!
To be in her design team is indeed a proud place to be in.

Today I am showcasing the beautiful Vintage Elegance Filigree Booklet Etched Die.
This die has two filigree designs and can be cleverly used for making small booklets ideal for journaling and gifting or can be used as a card.

Another die that is my favourite is the Vintage Elegance Round flower Fold n Go dies.
The flowers on this card has been made using the above dies and soon I will be posting a video tutorial on this.
So have a look at my card.

I have made a small book with this filigree booklet die and used it as my card front.
I have used the pattern paper from Couture Creations. The leaves and sentiment are from stash.

The flowers are the Round flower fold n Go. These too are so much fun to make and many varieties of blooms can be made with this. Soon I will be posting a video tutorial on this.

Stay tuned for many more such creations using APG dies.

Do come back again. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Hummingbirds and Petunias

Hello Friends !!!!

Its Wednesday today and Heartfelt Creations is overflowing with amazing projects highlighting pretty petunias. The whole collection can be found here.

Petunias are the most gorgeous summer blooms swaying merrily in the soft wind in clusters, hanging in baskets from the patio and balconies and spreading happiness.

Here is my take on this collection.

The details of this card can be found on the HC blog here

Other inspiration from the Classic Petunia are

 These flowers are so gorgeous that one cannot stop oneself from making them. I hope you liked my collection. Do come again next week. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Delicate Filigree Card

Hello friends!

It's Anita here with another project featuring one of the newly released ModaScrap dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. These dies are all lacy with intricate cut work, giving a filigree look to the card.
You can check the whole range here
Do visit the ECD blog for many more designs.

And here is my card -

This is the recipe for the 7" x 7" card:
  1.  Die cut white cardstock twice with the Oriental Card die. Trim off the flaps along the straight sides to get perfect corners.
  2. Cut a 6" x 6" white cardstock square. Use a Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink pad to smoosh some ink on the surface of a non-stick craft mat. Lightly spritz with water and swipe the cardstock square onto the ink to create a dappled background. Dry with a heat tool. Repeat if more ink is needed.
  3. Score lines at 1/2 inch intervals to create raised ridges and distress the lines with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. Spritz with water and heat set.
  4. Adhere the die cuts as shown using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape along the straight edges only.
  5.  Cut a 4" square from rose pattern paper.
  6. Die cut two squares using Stitched Squares dies in sizes that fit the center of the card front.
  7. Add a quote, printed on vellum, on top of the small square. Layer the small square to the larger one, using foam tape for dimension. Adhere to the rose pattern paper and then to the card front, tucked under the corners as shown.
  8. Adhere this card panel on a mat layer of white card stock 6.25" x 6.25".
  9. Adhere on the second mat layer of rose print pattern paper 6.5" x 6.5".
  10. Adhere the panel on a white card base 7" x 7".
  11. Add a satin ribbon bow and mulberry flowers to finish the card.
Elizabeth Craft Designs -
Other -
Distress and Distress Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick
White cardstock
Satin ribbon
Rose pattern paper
Foam tape
Pre-printed vellum with quote
Mulberry flowers
Spray mist bottle with water

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!!

Distress oxide inks--information and techniques.

HELLO !!!!

This is Anita here and hope you all having a great crafting time !!!! Crafters Corner blog is flowing with information check it out here.


do not miss this event !!!!!
and the second news....
the new Dress My Craft blog is live ......Incredible !!!!!!
and I am a proud DT there!!!!!
Now on to the post of the day !!!!!

We crafters are always on the look out for amazing products and when we get them, it seems as if a treasure is in our hands !! Oh !!! how we love our craft supplies!!!!!

So to have an add on in the craft supplies or one more name in our craft stash is ..........................

Distress oxide inks , another popular product by Tim Holtz Rangers was introduced in CHA 2017 and it became quite a news and soon became a sought after item by everyone.
Crafters Corner as always has endeavoured to bring the best to India... so now has all 12---yes there are 12 of them !!!! for us to India along with the Reinkers.
Check them out here

Vintage photo, walnut stain,  broken china,  fossilized amber,  peeled paint, iced spruce, fired brick, wilted violet,  faded jeans, worn lipstick , spiced marmalade, cracked pistachio

These are the colours available .
Now the first question that comes to the mind !
Are these similar to Distress inks. Or, What are Distress Oxide inks ????
So let us see!!!!
Distress oxide inks have a composition of both due and pigment ink making it more opague and chalk like unlike the distress inks .
They are reactive with water .
They give an oxidised look when reacting with water.

So let us see some techniques using the Distress Oxide Inks.

These are good for a smooth non-patchy look. But does not have the transparent hue as in distress inks. However flawless blending can be achieved when distressing with oxide inks.

We can create beautiful backgrounds with Distress oxide inks.

                               Pic from google

Distress oxide inks are good for stamping give crisp images

                         Note the difference between Distress inks and oxide inks in stamping

Gives a beautiful look to die cuts, spreading evenly

Can get wonderful results with stencils

                                             Distress oxide inks are very good for painting

          General stamping can be achieved beautifully on distressed oxide ink background

             Look at the beautiful effect of oxidised spritzed background-when water is spritzed

                                       Distress oxide inks are wonderful for heat embossing

So what else do you need when one ink pad gives so many advantages. 
I have a Facebook live video showing all these above techniques. 
So just click on this link to see me live.

Come to the Crafters Corner store to see the ocean of craft supplies. 
You have any queries???? Drop a mail at

So see you again with more crafty news!!!!!
Have a good day and Happy Crafting!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pretty Petunias from Heartfelt Creations

Hello to all!!!!

Flowers fill our lives with happiness !!!! Petunias are one such flower that are so vibrant and beautiful that it is difficult to find a house that is not full of these petunias in the patio in the summers.
Heartfelt Creations has revealed beautiful petunias for you last week .
Do visit the blog for full reveal.

Here are my card.

All the details are given on the HC blog. 
Thanks for stopping by.