Saturday, 28 September 2019

Spotlight Technique with Shabneez

Happy Monday!

It's Shabneez here!  How was your weekend? I was busy demonstrating new craft products yesterday which was very enjoyable and in fact I have another couple of months of demos coming up.

I'm up on the blog with a tutorial on the spotlight technique today.  This technique is used to emphasise particular areas of a card and I've shown two different ways this can be done using the Wishes with Magnolia stamp set.

To begin, I took the stamp set and positioned the stamps individually before stamping with my stamp platform.

Next I used a couple of circular dies and die cut areas from the image I created.

I am drawn to colour pencils at the moment so I used my Chameleon pencils to colour in the images within the circles.

To compose the card, I covered my card blank with paper then stuck on the stamped image and used double sided foam tape to adhere the circles.

I stamped a sentiment from the same set and die cut it before adhering on the top.

For my second card, I decided to stamp using a different composition of the stamps and use only one die.

This time I wanted the focus to be on the flowers around the spotlight so I coloured in the images around the die cut circle.

After colouring in the image I die cut a shape at the top and stamped inside it.

I hope that you'll try the technique as it's a fun one to do.  Please do let me know what you think in the comments.

See you again soon!

Supplies Used:
Tubby Craft Wishes with Magnolia Stamp Set
Tubby Craft Dye Ink – Jet Black

Tubby Craft products are available at following online retailers:
Crafters Emporio

Friday, 27 September 2019

Tubby Craft inks on various bases with Priyadarshini

Hello everyone

Welcome back....

My post for today is all about Tubby Craft inks. Tubby craft inks are water based dye inks and can be used for stamping, stenciling, water colouring and inking backgrounds. I always wanted to try using inks on other textured bases as well and fortunately today my post is all all about inking on different textures. Since they are water based, inking turned out to be very easy and fun to make.

I am using 3 bases here, the first one is paper clay mould, the second one is burlap/jute and the last one is felt. Adding water to the inks make them move and blend freely. 

Materials used:
1. Stamps
    a. Adorable runner
    b. Darling four  
2. Inks
    a. Jet black 
    b. Turquoise
    c. Lemon yellow
    d. Magenta
    e. Imperial red
    f. Liliac purple
    g. Lavender violet
    h. Emerald green
    i. Mustard yellow
    j. Tangy Orange
3. White card stock
4. Gem stones
5. Acrylic block
6. Brush
7. Colour pencils

Lets start......

Inking on paper clay mould

Inks used colouring: Turquoise, Emerald green, Lemon yellow

1. I made a peacock using mould and paper clay. I let the clay dry completely for a day before I started adding colours.  
2. Once the mould is dry, I started adding colours by watercolouring.
3. I dabbed some ink onto my work surface and sparyed some water. Using a brush, I started adding colours and these inks work perfectly for blending colours. 
4. Once the colours are dry (only air dry not to use heat tool), I added it to a card base. 
5. To finish the card,I added the sentiment and some gem stone. 

Inking on burlap/jute

Inks used colouring: Lemon yellow, Tangy orange, Imperial Red

1. I took a white jute (heavy base jute) and trimmed it down.
2. I started dabbing the inks directly onto the jute base.
3. Before the inks dried out, I immediately sprayed water and used my brush to blend the colours out. 
4. The jute stated to curl up when drying because of the water, hence I placed a heavy object on top of it. 
5. I used strong adhesive to add the jute/burlap to my card base. 
6. I stamped two images and coloured them with pencils.
7. I kept the rest of the card simple and added the image to burlap base and finished by adding sentiment and gem stones. 

Inking on felt

Inks used colouring: Liliac violet, Lavender violet, magenta

1. Here too, I used white felt and trimmed it down...
2. I did not dab the ink directly to the felt but used my work surface to do watercolouring.
3. Blending the colours on felt was very easy than I expected. But it does take a while to dry completely. 
4. Felt must be adhered to the card base only when its completely dry to stick well. 
5. I used a pattern paper for the base and then added a black card stock and felt on top of it. 
6. I added a cake image and sentiment along with gem stones to finish the card. 

I hope you all liked my post and do give it try and have fun. If you did remember to follow my blog and other social media accounts too. 

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Until my next post..
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Ink Smooshed Florals with Irina

Hello all!

This is Irina Chebotareva (IraChe).

Today I want to show you two cards.

I made this cards using Bright day stamp set and Tubby Craft inks.

I want to make something special and I used ink smooshing technique!

I cover a piece of plastic with inks. Then I add some water (I used spray). End simply "stamped", leaned inked plastic to paper.

I used inks: Lilac Purple, Magenta, Raspberry, Lawn Green and Olive Green.

Then stamp&cut flowers and leafs on that paper.

I used inks: Lilac Purple, Magenta, Raspberry, Lawn Green, Olive Green and Jet Black.

After I stamped leafs on base with Olive Green ink.

Also I stamped the sentiment using Tubby craft Jet Black ink.

Then I glued flowers and leafs on the base.

In the second card I blended background using Olive Green ink.

After I stamped leafs on base with Olive Green ink.

Then I glued flowers and leafs. That was made the same as in the first card.

Also I stamped the sentiment using Tubby craft Jet Black ink.

Products Used

Tubby Craft products are available at following online retailer

Letz Craft
Crafters Corner
Nirmal Stationers

Monday, 23 September 2019

Watercolored Florals with Mona

Hello Everyone ! Today I am on the Tubby Craft Blog with a card using Beautiful Stamp Wishes with Magnolia Stamp by Tubby Craft. I have colored this lovely stamp few times lately but I realized  I had not posted it on the blog. I did some no line water coloring with this stamp which took me for a while , but I am happy with my result.

 I recently bought Venezia water colors from Germany and they blend beautifully on the cold pressed water color paper. I am really happy with the coloring and the blending. I fussy cut the rectangular panel from the stamped paper and fussy cut the stamped image from the sides and pasted on the black card base to give it some contrast. Finally heat embossed the sentiment from the Fancy sentiment by Tubby Craft stamp set to complete the card.

Envelope with Plumeria Florals

I created this simple yet elegant looking envelope using my favorite Stamp set -Plumeria Florals by Tubby craft . I colored the Plumeria florals using Tubby Craft  Light Pink ink and Olive Green ink . I simply fussy cut the stamped image and pasted it on the die cut panel which was pasted on the already embossed white envelope.  You can see the video tutorial for creating envelope here, which I created in my recent blog post. As a final step I stamped the sentiment with Lilac Purple Ink by Tubby Craft.

Aren't these flowers looking beautiful? I think I have already mentioned in my previous blog posts that how much I love the quality, depth and blending of these Tubby Craft Inks .

I hope you have enjoyed these examples and you found some inspiration today ! I can't wait to see what you create with these Tubby Craft stamps and Inks.
Thanks for visiting today ! have a lovely week!

I have used these products for my creations:

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Hope you liked both my creations

Thanks for stopping by.

Inky Hugs,Mona Diwan