December 5, 2014

Mega Celebration 2014 Event 4 - Guest Tutorial

Hello and welcome to Mega Celebration 2014 Event 4 - Guest Tutorial.

But before we get on to the tutorial, let me remind you about my previous events. The Blog Giveaway and Challenge are open till midnight, 25th December 2014. You also still have time till midnight today, to send in your answers for the Craft Brands Word Search.

There are fabulous prizes and gift vouchers to be won!! So don't miss a chance to participate in the events.  

Moving on to my next event which is a Guest Tutorial....

You must have read about my event 2 - Challenge and also seen the beautiful inspiration by Juhi. So in continuation to that, we have a tutorial on creating a card inspired by hennah elements.

I am very delighted to have a talented crafter Sindhu, sharing her tutorial in my blog celebration event...

Over to her....
Hello everyone!

It’s Sindhu here from Trapped in Craft. I started paper crafting over two years ago and I’m as much in love with it as I was when I had started. I’m basically a card maker with a love for all things clean and simple. (My card show cased here is not simple! :)  I’m currently in Hyderabad enjoying the role of a homemaker!

Before I show you what I made, I would like to thank Indira a lot for inviting me to be one of the guests as a part of her celebrations. I’m so honoured you thought about me, Indira and I wish you all the best for the future! May you celebrate many more occasions like this one!

I am sure you all are enjoying the events being hosted on the blog. It’s my turn to share something with you today and I decided to share a fun technique called ‘Spotlighting’ that I saw on the Pinterest!
Here is what I made-

Supplies used-  (It really doesn’t matter if you don’t have even a single supply in the list mentioned below! :))
1.       Altenew ‘Hennah Elements’ stamp set
2.       Mama Elephant ‘Femme Frames’ die set
3.       Winnie and Walter’s ‘The Big, The Bold and The Happy’ stamp set.
4.       Card stock
5.       Prisma Colored Pencils and Gamsol for blending
Here’s the picture tutorial-
1. First, die cut pink colour card stock with the scallop die.
2. Cut a piece of white card stock with the stitched rectangle die.
3. Mask the edges of stitched die cut with washi tape to prevent stamping on the faux stitched area.
4. Randomly stamp the whole card stock with different stamps from the same stamp set.
5. Cut a portion of the image you want to highlight with the help of your trimmer or craft knife.

6. Colour the cut portion with coloured pencils.

7. Layer the coloured piece with a piece of pink colour card stock (This step is optional).

8. On the card base, adhere the scallop layer, then the stamped panel.

9. Adhere the coloured portion exactly from where it was originally cut from. (This is a very important step and take your time to get it right.)

10. Finish the card with a sentiment.

You are done! Isn’t it simple? :D
Now for those, who don’t have any of the supplies mentioned in the supply list.
1. Stamps- You don’t have the stamp I used here? Not to worry! You could use just any stamp in your stash. You don’t have stamps at all? No problem! Draw an image yourself. :) You can’t draw? Ahem, Please learn to draw! Are you like me? Then I’m sure you aren’t even capable of drawing stuff even after practicing. In that case, there are always digital images available for sale. Go buy one, print it out and proceed to the next step!
2. Don’t own a die cutting machine? Well… Not everyone does, right? But this shouldn’t deter you from trying this technique. Do you have that inexpensive pinking scissors? Or any decorative edge scissors? Yes, now we are talking!
3. What about the Prisma colored pencils and gamsol you ask? Well, aren’t there any other colouring media in the whole wide world? You could use just anything you’ve got on hand- Water colour pencils, water colour paints (also distress inks, distress markers or Copics (Drooling over the word ‘Copics’, I don’t own any, you see! :))) Here is a link to Tejal's post where she has mentioned some very good alternatives for blending.
4. Don’t have the big, bold sentiment stamp? Do you have a good hand writing? If you do, go ahead and write down the sentiment you want on a piece of vellum with a permanent marker. But I don’t know if permanent markers that we get in the stationary store work with vellum. You could also get the sentiment printed on vellum. I did it many times in the past and it works.
Now that I have given you all the inexpensive substitutes, you are not supposed to give me any excuses! Try this technique, it’s so much fun!
I hope you like the tutorial and the card…
Whoa!! I am still drooling over this gorgeous card!! And I can't wait to try out this technique soon! Thanks so much Sindhu for this wonderful tutorial and for taking so much effort to share this in such a short span of time. Really appreciate your efforts!
I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did. Awaiting your entries for my event 2- Challenge...
Have fun and stay tuned for the next event!


  1. Thanks so much for inviting me, Indira! I feel honored! :)

  2. lovely card Sindhu, this must be the longest post of yours I have seen....really liked the inexpensive substitute suggestions :)

  3. Super card, Sindhu. Great spotlight technique.<3

  4. beautiful card sindhu and thanks indira for sharing nice tips

  5. Beautiful card Sindhu...thanks for the tutorial...:)

  6. Gorgeous card Sindhu ..absolutely love the spotlight technique you have shared using the beautiful Altenew stamps.Your coloring is really beautiful !

  7. Yes I agree with Suman :) longest ,detailed post n busiest card bg :) Spotlight technique looks fabulous with this design.Beautiful card !!

  8. Oh wow! Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed this tutorial by one of my favorite crafters, very talented Sindhu. The card is just awesome.

  9. Thanks so much everyone! I'm so touched!

  10. OMG this is so pretty Sindhu! The colors are just gorgeous. awesome tutorial too


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