Rise High- Wall Decor | Sizzix

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Hello friends!
Hope you all are doing great.

Last week I tried my hand at an artsy wall decor with the help of the newly released die- Sizzix Thinlits die set- Cityscape, Skyline(#661810) and Sizzix Thinlits die set- Brush Capital Alphabet (661710)

I'm not a professional artist when it comes to watercolouring. I'm still very much a beginner. But that shouldn't stop you from creating an artsy wall decor for your home, should it ? ;)
So if you are like me and still if you wish to create a watercoloured wall art, I'll share a simple technique I followed to make this one with the help of dies. ;)

Here's what I did:-

  • I die cut the skyline using my Big Shot Plus Machine from an Iris sg card stock.
  • I sponged the die cut in different colours of distress inks, making sure they are well blended and even.
  • Then, I arranged the negative die cut of the 'skyline' on a suitably sized sheet of watercolour paper upside down in such a way that it looks like a mirror image of the die cut when placed(see the picture to know what I mean)

  • When I was happy with the positioning, I temporarily adhered it using washi tape.
  • Using this die cut as a stencil, I first applied water through the stencil and then started adding different colours of Gansai Tambi Watercolours. Your watercolours will not be confined entirely within the stencil space and will flow easily across, but that's how we intend them to be here. This is what gives an artsy look, keeping the skyline silhouette intact.
  • Then I adhered the skyline die cut over the watercoloured image edge with the help of 3D foam tape.

Now my idea to do this technique was to make it look like a blurry reflection in water. Doesn't it look like one? 
I hope I've inspired you to try watercolouring art with the help of die cuts. Would love to know your views.

Products used :-

Water colour paper- Canson Montval 300 gsm

Iris Sg card stock

Watercolours- Gansai Tambi

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day ! 


Butterfly Shaker Card

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Hello ! :)

Quickly sharing a clean and simple shaker card idea made using the newly released Sizzix thinlits die set 4 Pk- Detailed Butterflies, Mini (#661802)

The stamps are from Mudra craft stamps- Butterfly wishes.

I love making shaker cards. They add such a fun element to a simple card ! That detailed butterfly die cut on the envelope is also from the same Sizzix die set.

Products used :-

Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine only(white and gray) (#660020)

Sizzix thinlits die set 4 Pk- Detailed Butterflies, Mini (#661802)

For more such ideas, visit sizzix.co.uk

Linking the card to :-

1. AAA Cards- CAS game#87- Shiny Spring

2. Addicted To Stamps and More#236- Anything Goes

3. Happy Little Stampers April Challenge- Anything Goes with Dies

That's all from my end today. Hope to see you soon.
Hugs ,

A Set Of 'Thank You' Cards and Sizzix Awards 2017

Friday, 31 March 2017

Hello everyone !

Today I'm sharing two cards I made using the newly released Sizzix die set- Wildflowers by Tim Holtz(Item #661190).This pack contains seven dies of different varieties of wildflowers. I used 4 of them to make my two cards. Also, I want to share a news about Sizzix Awards. But first, sharing the cards I made.

Here's the first one :-

For making this one, I started by sponging the corner of a 4 by 5 inch card panel using distres inks.
Then I sprinkled a few droplets of water over the sponged area using a paint brush. This technque gives a lovely effect. I also splattered some viva decor inka gold mixed with water to give a little shimmery spray.
 I then die cut a couple of wildflowers with the help of Sizzix Big Shot Plus Machine(Item #660020) and using a white card paper and adhered these over the sponged corner.
 I only adhered the delicate die cuts at their base, leaving the upper halves loose. Stamped the sentiment and added a few pearls. Mounted this card panel over a gray coloured card base.

Second card :-

I started by slightly sponging the white card panel with a distress ink- antique linen, only on one side. Then I splattered some distress ink drops-ground espresso, mixed with water, with the help of a paint brush.
I die cut a couple of wildflowers and waterecoloured them before adhering them to the card panel.
Stamped the sentimnet and added the pearl drops to finish the card.


Sizzix is celebrating their 40th Birthday! And they are launching Sizzix Awards on March 31st! It is a competition that crafters can enter with their creative makes. There will be four categories to enter under and there are some great prizes to be won!

Categories :-

Prizes :-

You can learn all about it HERE. Go ahead and join the fun!!! It’s a great opportunity to show off your Sizzix creations.

That's all from my side. Will be back soon. :)


Off The Edge

Monday, 20 March 2017

Hi friends,

I'm quickly sharing a card I made yesterday afternoon inspired by a few challenges in the blogland.

To make this one-layered CAS card, I started by stamping the butterfly from Mudra- Butterflies stamp set on a scratch piece of paper with the help of Versafine Onyx black ink. I heat embossed this image using Zing clear embossing powder. It added a beautiful gloss to the butterfly outline. See the closer view below.

The image was coloured with the help of Gansai Tambi watercolour paints. Then I scored a few lines on one side of the standard A-2 sized card base, stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and mounted the fussy cut butterfly image just abouve the stamped sentimeent.
I felt something missing at this stage, so thought of adding a few pearls on one side of the sentiment. And that's how I completed my card. :)
Linking the above card :-
Thank you for stopping by.
Have a great week ! :)