Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Brush Stroke - Penny Black

Hi friends,

I am back with more Penny Black goodness! They have this brush stroke cling stamps. They are red rubber stamps and are perfect for giving that water colour effect without being an actual water colour artist. I tried this beautiful Gentle Whisper stamp with various inks and each time I got different look. My suggestion is... experiment with these stamps...use different papers, different inks and paints... and you will be amazed by the out come.

Card 1: Iron Off Embossing Technique 

I have used  iron off embossing technique to make this card. It gives  negative or reverse image of stamping. 



1.  Stamp the image with versa mark ink and clear emboss it.

2. Apply various distress inks with ink blending tool. The embossed part will resist the ink and give       inverted image look.

3. Add some script stamping and texture with Kaisercraft stamp. Also add some black splatter.

4. Sandwich the panel between folded sheet of a4 copy paper and apply heat on the copy paper with    hot iron. This will melt embossing powder and the copy paper will absorb it. It will give flat, matt       image.

5. 'Wishing' die cut is from Simonsays die & 'you joy' sentiment is made with dymo label maker. I  love this handy tool to make my own sentiments. Mount the panel on white, gold and finally on bottle green card base.

Card : 2

I tried stamping on kraft card using pigment ink.


1. Stamp with white colorboxpigment ink on a kraft card panel.

2. Add details with coloured pencils. Add texture with Kaiser Kraft stamp & versa mark ink. Trim the upper corners with corner rounder.

3.  Add script detail on the bottom of card base.

4. Take a strip of corrugated cardstock and apply viva decor gold with finger, allow it to dry for a minute, buff it with a clean cloth. This will give an elegant shine to the parts where inka gold is applied. Inka gold has this creamy consistency and it contains natural bees wax(just like shoe polish). You can apply it with brush or finger on any surface and buff it  with clean cloth or paper towel for that gorgeous metallic shine.

5. Add die cut sentiment ( here I used three die cuts in green, white & gold) and some enamel dots to finish it off.

Card : 3

For this card I have used Hero arts Ink Daubers to colour the stamp. They contain premium Dye and Shadow inks same as hero arts ink pads, in a new way. Daubers and brush stroke stamps are like match made in heaven. Their fluidity accentuates the water colour look of these stamps.
 Telling you... it is a must try!


1.  Apply inks with dauber on stamp and stamp on white card base.

2. I coloured a wood veneer butterfly with the same daubers, dabbed the edges with versa mark ink and emboss it with gold embossing powder.

3. Add some gold string, sentiment and enamel dot and done.

Card : 4

1. This one is created using pigment inks. As name says, pigment inks have fine powdery pigment in them which stays on the surface of paper when you stamp with it and gives very crisp and detailed impression. So, if you are stamping person like me and haven't try pigment inks yet... you are missing much fun.

2. I used Mama Elephant inksto create this card. They are the most creamy pigment inks and pretty...pretty colours. Some curvy strips of papers at bottom, bakers twine and some embellishments from my stash.

Card : 5 

This is a 2"x4" canvas board. I use them to make miniature paintings.


I used various acrylic colours to make back ground. Stamp text stamp with archival ink. Add more layers of acrylic colors. I used distress paint daubers to stamp. Added detail with paint brush.  Add  shadow with black pencil, stamp sentiment with archival ink & add butterfly rub on from Tim Holtz. 

Card : 6

This is the easiest method to get the most gorgeous results from these stamps. 


1. Dab distress inks on the stamp.

2. Spritz the stamp with water. Stamp. Your water colour art is ready. As you can see, I did not finish the card. While I was writing the post, I realized, in enthusiasm of exploring many possibilities with the stamp...I overlooked the most obvious one. So, made this in like 2-3 minutes. 

3. There was enough ink left on stamp so I spritz it again with water and got second generation impression too. Isn't that cool! Just by varying amount of water, you can get many different looks. 

Card : 7 

I have used Flower Frolic Die and HypnoticStencil from Penny Black. 


1. Cut two die cuts from water colour paper and paint it with water colour. Keep it aside to dry.

2. Apply embossing paste using stencil (my stencil is stained...i am not using ink...;) ) on white card base. Let it dry.

3. Take a narrow panel of green cs. Now, take the dry base card and once again lay the stencil on it and adjust a little so that it will align with the previous embossing. Secure it with masking tape on right side. Slowly insert green panel from left and position it on card base. Once it is in place, hold it securely from right side along with stencil and slowly remove the white card base. Apply embossing paste and let it dry. Mount it on card base and you will have perfectly aligned embossing at split level.

4. Add wink of stella on die cuts and adhere them with some buttons. I used negative of die cut to ink the corner of green panel and bottom left corner of card.

Card : 8

1. Take two die cuts. Emboss some texture with help of kaisercraft stamp, versa mark ink and white embossing powder.

2. Add some colours with some distress inks. let it dry. Stamp sentiment (that is such a beautiful quote) with versa fine on a white cs, trim it and mount on piece of pattern paper and then on velum.

3. Take a 1.25x 7 inch strip of  grey paper and stamp the same texture in white pigment ink. Stick it on the left side of card base.

4. Take  4x7 inch white cs panel. Add some colour on the top left corner with distress inks. Apply some rub on when dried. I chose that phrase as it goes very well with sentiment.

5. Stick the sentiment patch with foam tape. Cut the die cuts in smaller parts and arrange and stick it with liquid glue around sentiment patch.

6. Mount the white panel with foam tape on card base.

Card : 9

1. This is kind of paper piecing technique. Cut few die cuts from various pattern paper from - painted blooms stack by Penny Black. Take the green one as a base and cut flowers from other die cuts and stick it on it. I wasn't sure how will it look but turned out really good.

2. Create white on white texture with circle punch, emboss sentiment on velum , add a silver frame  and stick everything in a pleasing manner.


I used same tag die to cut pattern paper and negative of earlier die cuts. Trim the white tag from the both side so the pink paper will peek from behind. Pop the white tag with 3d foam tape on pink tag, add pearls and ribbon and you are good to go.

It is one looong post but thank you for being with me...if you are still there...;). Please leave me a comment if you really like this post. 
Love to you all. 

Supply :

 Penny Black Stamps : Gentle Whisper
                                    :  heartfelt 
Penny Black Stencil    : Hypnotic 
Penny Black Die         : Flower Frolic
Penny Black Pattern Paper : Painted Bloom

Kaisercraft Stamp - Sketchy

Distress Inks :  Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick, Peeled pain, Black Soot, Weathered wood, dusty   concord, chipped sapphire

Color Box : Frost White 

Mama Elephant Inks : Lemmon Grass, Sweet Lilac, Tutti Frutti, Appletini

Versa Mark, Versa Fine - Onyx Black

Distress Paints

Hero Arts Ink Daubers : Lime Green, Dark Quartz, Pale tomato, Field Green, Butter Cup

Embossing Powders : Clear Embossing Powder , Silver Embossing powder , Gold Embossing Powder
Viva Decor Gold

Tim Holtz Rub Ons - Botanical

Bakers Twine

Corner Punch


Monday, 27 April 2015

Shabby tea pot

Hi guys!!
Welcome to crafterscorner!
It feels so good to be able to use all the best supplies of the world in our creativity and all this is possible because of "crafterscorner". There have been so many new brands which are pouring in our store almost everyday and that allows us to be more creative and to be at par with the top crafters of the world.

The new and old releases of heartfelt creations are extreemly gorgeous and blend beautifully with each other. My focus for this month was on flowers and heartfelt creations . In my last post I created flowers with the botanical wings die and altered a bird cage . Today I got my hands on an old teapot and gave it a makeover.
I have a detailed video tutorial at the end of the post and u can watch all the steps I used to create it.
For quick reference I am sharing some steps and pictures...
Step 1:
Clean the teapot properly and allow it to dry. Apply 2-3 coats of gesso to prime the surface. Allow it to dry naturally or use the ranger Heat It took to dry it faster.

Step 2:
Take modpodge and Tim holtz Tissue paper and stick it over the entire surface of the tea pot. This is called decoupage and it gives the surface a new look and texture. Once dry add thin diluted layer of gesso to lighten the print .

Step 3:
Take prima chalk edgers in shade DRY SAND to distress the edges. Blend using a wet baby wipe. Then add Inka gold GOLD on the egdes and other spots to give the teapot an old Victorian look.
Inka gold are highly pigmented creamy wax based paints which can go on porous/non porous  surface and dry super quick.

step 4:
Now add the Distress Inks with the help of a sponge and I used CRACKED PISTACHIO , BROKEN CHINA AND WORN LIPSTICK all over the tea pot.

This is all I did to prep the surface and then I started with the embelishments.
I chose heartfelt creations majestic morning Die and stamp to make my flowers. And Elizabeth crafts leaf die for my project today.

Step 1: 
Stamped the stamp with versafine watermark ink and heat embossed using ultra fine white embossing powder.
Step 2:
Die cut the flowers by creating a die template .
Step 3:
Colour the flowers with distress inks 
I used a water brush to colour the flowers and the embossing areas left white.

Step 4:
Moulded the flowers with a ball stylus and stuck them together. Then added some gold glass glitter in the centres using aleen's tacky glue.

Finally I arranged everything on my teapot. I also used three butterflies from the peon papers, few mulberry roses and leaves to make my bunch look fuller.
Added few blings ,metal charms and lace to make the look complete.

I have a detailed video showing all the above steps. 
Here is the link:

Hope u liked my post for today.
See u soon....till then keep crafting 
And take care 

List of products:
Laces,bling,pearls,Ribbon (from stash)

Friday, 24 April 2015

Capture Memories!

“The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, 
is a departure into unknown lands.” 
– Sir Richard Burton

To travel is to discover,
Its all about exploring the unknown,
making memories,
capturing the moments
those good old days... 

Filled with freshness, lively designs, happy colours and soothing feel
Heidi Swapp - September Skies Paper Pad suited the best to work with.

The theme being travel, I choose the following papers
with graphic elements with blues and greens .
(oh these patterns are amazing!)
Decisions, decisions, decisions! 
Which paper goes at the top?
Which paper goes at the bottom?
Which paper dwells in between?
(after a bit of thinking...)

Using the amazing super sturdy Tonic super trimmer
I have trimmed the following papers according to the sizes mentioned below.
(12" x 12" - Base)
no need to trim
(11.5" x 11.5"- Centre)
(11" x11" - Top)

Then I decided to go with the following paper being at the top.
(It is upto you to decide which paper you want to embellish.)
I turned the blue pattered paper over and used the white page instead as I love White.
(There are several times when breathing space is required.Hence White suited the best.)

Viola! After deciding their positions it is time for the icing.
I picked these 2 papers from the Stack with some 
amazing quotes, words, patterns, bright and happy snap cards.
Timmed them using the super amazing Martha Stewart Scissors.
(It is always a good idea to use the snap cards to make your projects interesting
 and to give that little memory touch.)

Then I chose the following papers and 
trimmed them according to the sizes of the snap cards. 

Having looked at all the snap cards I picked few of the co-ordinating ones,
especially the ones with travel icons and memories icons.
I loved the friends forever, happy trails and smile pretty.
(good old memories! These few words took me right back in those times.) 

Then aligned each of the following snap cards
to that of the black trimmed paper pieces.
Using the super tacky - red tacky tape I pasted the snap cards 
on to the black cards to make the snap cards sturdy.
(I always prefer using the amazing tacky tape 
due to its  super tacky and transparent clear crisp sticking qualities.)

Lets begin assembling now.
Using the super red tacky tape - especially 24mm is excellent to stick and align the 3 papers 
in the centre as shown in the image below.
(There are several ways to arrange these papers)
(The red tacky tape is also a bubble free solution to stick your pages)

Now its time for the snap cards arrangement,
Using the 3D foam tape and the red tacky tape - 4mm and 8mm suits the best
(It is always a good idea to add dimensions to you layout, 
it add depth and makes your layout look interesting, 
hence a play with both is must.)
(Its a must must have tacky tape.)

Once all the snap cards have been placed
its time to add the photo mats.
(There are several way to arrange the snap cards and photo matts.) 

Moving it all around and then deciding where it looks good 
could be very fun idea to experiment.

Oooh these eye candies are just too amazing.
Playing around with it all is indeed super fun.
(I just cant get my eyes of these candies, they are so yum..
I love these embellishments.)
But at times a question about how to stick them often gets me thinking..
All thanks to the amazing tacky glue
it dries all clear and indeed a perfect solution for all the sticking problems
(If you haven't tried it yet, its must a try). its time to add some cherries on the top, using the amazing and super cool
(These beauties are a must, they are just super cool and can do 
wonders in beautifying your projects and add those little emotion touches and boost up your page. )

And here it is...all ready...

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If you wish to play around with this wonderful collection here are some more Inspirations.


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I hope I have inspired you to create 
Have a crafty weekend
Thanks for Stopping by
...Nupur Patel...