Sunday, 31 December 2017

QUICK JOURNEY - DECEMBER' 2017

Hello readers,
  Last day of 2017………… wishing you all very HAPPY NEW YEAR, and a great crafting year ahead. I am sure all of you must loved the DMC products. Hope you all had a great time going through our blog posts this month and in fact every month. If you missed any post due to any reason, we are here to serve all inspirational projects here at one post.

  This month we are focusing on newly launched DOTS AND STRIPES – Paper Pad, and super awesome n versatile STENCILS of 12 DESIGNS. Isn’t super interesting.
We have some gorgeous projects attached below with the names of our talented team members...........
  Let’s start with the amazing post by Anita Kejriwal showing amazing card and envelops.

Another beautiful series of cards with DMC newly launched STENCILS.

  Here check the stunning Video Tutorial by stunning Bipasha BK for an amazing layout.

What to say about these adorable shabby chic cards, super amazing post.

  Don’t forget to check beautiful cards by Kavitha. Amazing cards perfect for every occasion.

Kavitha again with her amazing layout. Do check the detailed post and make one for yourself.

  Must check MM layout and super cute envelops by DT Manu Gupta.

Want to make cutie envelops; do check the full tutorial again by Manu Gupta.

  Check the beautiful post by Meher showing amazing MINIATURE SETUP of very cute STUDY ROOM and BABY PASSPORT COVERS.

Bunches of awesome projects to inspire all of us, again from Meher Shaikh.

  Have a look again at MY MINIATURE MADNESS Project, made by me (Navjot Gujral).

  Cute post by cute Shubhra, now make buntings for any occasion.

  I hope you liked each and every post till now and these will inspire to make everything for yourself.
  See you all next year with loads and loads of more inspirational posts.
Happy crafting








Saturday, 30 December 2017

Mixed Media Envelopes + Tutorial + a few tips

Hello Everyone!

2017 is almost coming to an end and here's wishing you all a very Happy New Year!!! May this new year bring immense happiness and good luck to all of you!

I'm sure that you all must have loved the new Dots and Stripes paper pack from Dress My Craft, I love this paper pack for my sheer love for polkas and stripes and also the fact that this paper pack has an awesome watercolor effect to each and every pattern in this pack. There is another paper which I truly loved in the pack and that was the distress brown shade that this paper pack has to offer. This superbly designed shabby distress shade is truly wonderful!!

I had designed a mixed media envelop using this paper pack and have a little tutorial for you as well. Lets checkout first the complete project.

This is a picture heavy post with lots of images of the final project, stay glued!





Off late, I decided to do my Dress My Craft posts dedicated to Mixed Media, which is a little alien concept to me, but I'm so glad that I made this decision which is giving me opportunities to try this wonderful art form out! I'm so loving Mixed Media, so be prepared for lots more from my end!

I have used the 12*12 Dots and stripes paper pack




Here is a step by step tutorial on how I made these mixed media envelopes.

1. Take a pattern paper from the 12*12 paper pack and cut to 9*10 inches, Score at 2.5 inch and 6.5 inches. Also score at 1 inch on both the opposite sides.
Check the diagram below to view the scoring positions.




Now, cut off top and bottom portions from the 1" score marks, from both the top and the bottom and glue together the flaps. The protuding top and below panel becomes the closure and the opening for your envelopes. 
Glue the closure also and leave the other end which will act as the flap of the envelop.

Your envelop base is ready.

2. Gather all you embellishments and supplies that you would use to decorate the envelopes.
I chose 2 different shades for the envelopes and will be making 2 of these. Along with the stripes background, I'm using the Pink polka paper in contrast with the stripes. 

Did you check the jeweled chains that are a new addition in the Dress My Craft family?? These are just plain gorgeous!

Lets get rolling and arrange the embellishments as per your choice


3.  Here is a little picture of the in-between process of making these tags. 
The arrangement is almost done and I would be doing some final touches to the envelopes now.



Checkout the gorgeous jeweled chain beneath!! It truly can elevate the complete project.
Here's a TIP:
The other thing I love doing in Mixed Media is the splattering and adding a few final touches with gesso. Adding a few touches of white gesso on the flowers and also a little white spattering of this color can elevate the whole project to a different level. I also added a few splatters of black ink to give it more of a shabby look.

Here are the final pictures.






Here how's the envelope can contain cash and I find these pretties much worthwhile to gift in the weddings and other ceremonies. These made for a nice handout instead of the usual boring plain envelopes.




 Here is a closeup of the flowers and the arrangement!

Another Tip, build up layers.. layering adds up a lot of dimension and make the project look more uber and the arrangement looks more fuller and complimenting.









I hope you liked the envelopes and these will sure inspire to make a few for yourself. The wedding season is coming and it's time to give your cash in style! 

Products Used:


Happy Crafting!
Manu 

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Shabby chic cards (Mixed Media)

Hello wonderful people,

Hope you are enjoying your holidays! I'm back with a bit of mixed media inspirations for you using the Dress My Crafts newly launched Stencils and 6x6" dots and stripes paper pack.



I have used the Floral Exotica Paper for the base of my bigger card, Then, I've use the finger print and little check box stencils to create the background of the layouts and layered it eventually using the cardstocks. The pastel shades of the paper makes it very easy to align them for any projects with coordinating embellishments from our stash!



Products used: Stencils & Paperpad




Some close-up views: 









Happy crafting,
Warm Hugs,
BK


Saturday, 23 December 2017

A colorful layout + Tutorial

Hello friends,

hope you all gearing up for the new year.There is so much going around in the year end,in amidst of everything i made a super simple layout tutorial for you all.Its as easy as 1-2-3,so first have a look at the complete layout.I used the new stencils and Dot n stripes paper pad along with lots of die cuts from my stash. I used lots of colors to keep it cheerful.



 Here is the step 1:
I have used Oriental card stock,it holds the water well so no need to use gesso.I just sprayed purple color n water through the stencils.
Step 2: Dabbed some distress oxide on the craft mat,sprayed some water to dilute it and randomly splattered it on my paper(dab off the excess with tissue).

Step 3: Sponged distress oxide picked raspberry and peacock feathers through alphabet stencils.Now the base is ready.

I created up my composition with some scrap papers left from dots and stripes paper pad.I cut some circles in purple and pink to add further layers and adhered some washi tape at the top and bottom of the page.Finally embellished it with various die cuts.


I hope you liked it,here is some close ups:




Products used:

Alphas stencil
Broken edges stencil
Dots n stripes 6*6 paper pad


Thank you for stopping by.
Happy crafting,
kavi

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Bunches of projects using DMC products

Hey guys,
Hope you're doing great.
I'm Meher back today with a new post here on DMC blog. I have created a couple of projects using DMC stencil, dots and strips papers, DMC mulbery flowers, DMC twine, DMC pom poms and tassels and DMC bubblegum accessories.
Well, my first project is a bunch of danglers created using pom poms and bubblegum accessories. I have also created a dangler with tassel.
Second project: I have created a name plate using dots n Stripes papers matching them with kaiser kraft papers. The best thing about these papers is that they match very well with any kind of papers. I have also used the DMC pink mulbery flowers to decorate the name plate.
Third project: I have created a bookmark using DMC stencil.
Step by step tutorial:
1. Mix a good amount of micro sparking dust in Finnabiar light paste and blend it.
2. Fix your stencil on the paper using masking tape.
3. Carefully apply a thick layer of mixture on the stencil.
4. Let it dry.
5. Use your color bloom spray to spray it all over.
6. Let it dry and your book mark is ready.
Forth project: I have created a 18 x 18 inches  photo wall frame and covered the background with dot n stripes papers. I have also used DMC pink mulbery flowers to decorate all the four corners of the frame. (The papers go very well with the flowers)
That's all for today. I hope you guys like my projects :)
Thank you for your time!



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