Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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 ...so 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 distressing..giving 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 info@crafterscorner.in

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.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Hello to all ,

It is Challenge time at the ECD blog and its a fun one to begin with.
Spinners and Sliders cards are fun interactive cards that are really easy to make and look fabulous.

For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away Joset Designs Sliders & Spinners die set to 3 winners. 

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us " What Elizabeth Craft Designs image would you make spin or slide?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, May 19 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Here is my card using the Spinner and Slider die.

Tulips and Fairy-Elizabeth Crafts Designs

Hello friends !!!!

Flowers are one gift of nature that bring happiness and smiles in our lives. To be able to capture the beauty of these flowers forever is something remarkable.
Susan's Garden Notes from Elizabeth Craft designs has many flower making dies that can give realistic and beautiful flowers.

Here I have Garden Notes Tulip 2 on my card and with it I have the pretty fairy made from Garden Notes Fairy Tiger Lily.

Do stop by the ECD store to view the range of dies.

To see how to make tulips, follow this link here. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Journal Note Book with Xyron and DCWV

Hello to all !!!


Today I have two fabulous brands coming together on my blog-DCWV and Xyron----Both have a name and place of honour in the world crafting industry and need no introduction. DCWV pattern papers are on every crafters table and are known world wide.
Xyron makes the best adhesive and laminating machines with variations and the combination of both result in beautiful projects.

I have created  vintage journal note book using the DCWV 12/12 Premium Paper stack-Letters From Home.

Together with this, I have used the Xyron Creative Station Lite 5" , Xyron Tape Runner and Xyron  Mega Runner

Xyron gives the perfect adhesive support to the papers helping in creating quick fuss free projects.

Here is the short video of the project followed by step by step pictures on creating this.

Gather all the supplies

Cut three pieces of chip board 2-4.5x 6.5 inches , 1-6.5" x 1.5"
Cut a pattern paper 8" x 12 " from DCWV paper stack

Pass the chip board pieces through Creative station lite to apply adhesive.

Remove the plastic paper on top by giving a good rub.

Adhere on the pattern paper as shown.

Use Mega tape runner to fold in the edges to make the cover

Add pattern paper inside the cover using mega runner.

Cut pattern papers in various size and score all of them at 1/4 " on the left side. Apply adhesive using tape runner.

Attach the flaps and pages by adhere the scored fold line starting from the centre spine beginning from right score line and finishing on the left score line. Flaps and mats can be adhered in between also.

cut out the journalling note cards from the stack and insert in the note book as required.

Finish the cover by applying adhesive using tape runner on the cut work pattern paper, included in the stack. Fussy cut some flowers and add on top. Repeat on the back side too.

I hope you enjoyed my post. Do visit www.xyron.com for all products. Thanks for stopping by.



Hello friends !

Happy new reveal day from Heartfelt creations !!!! Can you guess the flower that is revealed today. A beautiful summer flower with trailing vines and vibrant hues with a feather petals...Thats PETUNIA.... A FLOWER SO DELICATE AND BEAUTIFUL.

Move on over spring, and let summer begin…the new Classic Petunia Collection by Heartfelt Creations has arrived! 
 No flower signifies summer more than the large trumpet shaped blossom of the gentle petunia!  Surround yourself with memories of wandering through greenhouses filled to the brim with a multitude of varieties in every color, from solids to variegated, compact to blanketing and of course those showy hanging baskets and container gardens spilling over with these heat loving flowers! 
The becomingly illustrated cling stamp sets found within this collection will have you planning your very own garden themed paper crafts filled with trailing petunias, bountiful bouquets and lavish petunia filled hanging baskets. 
 Three sizes of coordinating stamp and petal die cuts will allow you to recreate the ever popular petunia, making it easy to cut and shape the perfect blossom in the ideal size and color necessary for any project from handmade cards, scrapbook layouts and even altered art pieces.   
A beautiful selection of premade card panels and scrapbook pages filled with illustrations of graceful petunias in hanging baskets, classic terra cotta pots and pretty garden scenes showcasing elegant petunia draped wishing wells and white washed garden benches allow for ease in creating any garden variety creations.  Filled with classic petunia pinks and deep purples along with pretty leaf like greens, the delicately patterned papers in this charming paper collection will transport you to your favorite garden plot!  So join with us as we usher in the summer season with the tender flowers of the new Classic Petunia Collection….no fertilizing, deadheading or watering required!  We promise!

Here is my first project with this fabulous collection.

Petunia Birthday Card

Heartfelt Creations Products used

HCD1-7140  Large Classic Petunia Die
HCD1-7141  Classic Petunia Bouquet Die
HCPC-3785  Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3786  Large Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3787  Classic Petunia Bouquet Cling Stamp Set
HCDP1-278  Classic Petunia Paper Collection
Fleur Border Basics Die HCD1-7120
1259723 Art Institute (Dries Clear)
HCST1-401- Deluxe Flower Shaping Tool Kit
HCDA2 450 Stack and Store Daubers
Glue Tip Pins PIN6
Minnie Pearls Prills ANC803

Other products

Archival inks-saffron, deep purple, Majestic violet, library green, leaf green, Distress re inkers-seedless preserve, spellbinders die-Nestabilities Stacey Caron Botanical Bliss Label 54 Decorative Element Etched Dies


Make a card base using white card stock 5" x 7".
Cut a pattern paper from the paper collection and using the plin border die cut out a piece to be attached on the left side. Using White card stock , cut two border die cuts and adhere along the pattern paper as shown on the card. Add another piece of pattern paper on the right side.
Cut two die cuts from the spellbinders die and distress one with leaf green ink very lightly. Adhere one on top of other and adhere to the left top side ad shown. 
Stamp the flower and leaf images with archival ink and cut with coordinating die. Colour with purple and yellow inks using new sponge daubers. Stamp, cut and colour the leaves. Shape the flowers and leaves on flower shaping tool kit. Add the stamens in the centre and add prills. Stamp out the flower pot in black ink and attach on the card as shown. Add tiny flowers and coloured images of petunia vines. Finish the card witha sentiment from the paper collection.

Do visit the Heartfelt Creations blog and store for all the details. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Gerberas from Susan's Garden

Hello dear friends ,

Today I have some beautiful Gerbera blooms from Susan's Garden . 
Elizabeth Craft Designs has a whole range of flower making dies from Susan's Garden. They help you to make realistic flowers and are really beautiful.

Have a look here.

I have made this card using the Garden Notes Gerbera Daisy. I made the flowers by colouring them with copic markers and shaping on Susan's tool kit. Then I arranged the flowers and leaves on a die cut from Gatefold Elegant Roses die. The sentiment is from Dream sentiments, stamped on Vellum.
Do visit the ECD store for more details.
Thanks for stopping by.