Tools and Techniques To Make Professional Greeting Cards

Making a greeting card all by yourself may seem difficult for some. No one wants to be judged or mocked for their artistic skills. Besides not everyone can be a master at it. I understand. But what if I were to tell you that even with minimal artistic skills and creativity one can make beautiful professional looking greeting cards. Yes! In this post, we will be discussing a few tools and techniques for making professional looking greeting cards with ease.

Three creative ideas with Coffee – Art Craft

Hmm.. the aroma of a freshly brewed coffee can be so refreshing, isn’t it? Sniffing coffee beans can almost reset your sense of smell. When we sample different perfumes and a particular strong smell gets to our head, it lingers. How to clear it? Take a few coffee beans in a cup and smell them. After sometime smell another perfume.

We can creatively use coffee for many things other than just sipping a nice cup of coffee. You may have come across or tried these. In this post I am sharing three artistic creative ideas of arts and crafts with coffee. I have tried my hand at all the three and they can be wonderful creative outlets for anyone, especially coffee lovers. It is the skill and material that make this art unique.

Scan, Copy, Download, Print – How to get good prints for your Projects

Did a hand drawn artwork and now want to make copies OR drew it digitally and now want to print it? Photographs, Graphics, Vector Art, Backgrounds, Designs, Drawings and Paintings – All of us might have tried to print these at some point of time or another. It could be for a School Project, a University Submission or a Personal Art Craft Project or for Commercial use.

I see many people struggle to get good prints of their work. What went wrong? They don’t know. I often get to hear “I gave the print command and the printing device printed it.” “I took it to a professional printer and he said the art work is not done correctly. The printing service owner said the device (printer) has done it correctly.”

It’s our loss as the money is wasted and we are not happy with the output. Today’s post is about ‘Getting a good print out’. I am going try and translate the language of a printer. In other words explain it in simple terms that everyone can understand.

Getting to know ‘The Washi Tape’

The title says it all ; this is a all you want to know kind of post and it is all about ‘The Washi Tape’. Ok! What is so special about it? Fine! It is just another tape, so use it as one. True! I think it is a door to creativity. Especially for storytellers who cannot draw well but have so much to say and share.

A Photo Frame – It’s Handmade

Click! Click! Hehe! We don’t get to hear this clicking sound anymore. The cameras are silent but we still click as many pictures or probably more. Now that our phones have a very strong camera lens, we like to capture every memory.

It is a memory, it is special. Then why let it remain in the phone. Let’s print it and put it in a nice photo frame. That is my topic for today’s post – a very simple easy DIY Photo Frame. Complete description with material details.

Mixed Media Project : Nameplate

The first thing we usually ask or get to know about someone is their name. That is how we relate to them. We all like it when someone calls us by our name, isn’t it? That is what my next project is all about – a name. In this post, I am sharing about making a nameplate. It could be a simple door sign for your room or studio, an open or close sign for your store or a board sign for your home.

Complete Step by Step details with Material.

Art Project : Set of Coasters

How about making Coasters for your coffee table? Join me in making this beautiful blue coaster set. Complete step by step process with material details.

Colouring like a Pro with Pens and Markers

Sharing tips and tricks for colouring using pens and markers.

Culinary Art : Garnishing and Carving by Nirali Mehta

Decorating ideas for Food presentation at home. Also learn to make a simple easy garnish. Garnishing and Carving of Fruits and Vegetables by Nirali Mehta

Why is Acrylic Paint the most preferred medium to paint?

10 Reasons why Acrylic Paint is the most preferred medium to Paint and why you should have a box of these at home.

‘Hooked on to Crochet’ – by Guest Blogger Ms. Emma Thomas

Our Guest Blogger this week is Ms. Emma Thomas. Join us as she shares about her journey learning Crochet along with some helpful tips for beginners. Emma is the maker and the owner at ‘Double Stitch Creations’.

Year in a Review

A list of all the Posts on the Blog so far. Easy links to the posts in case you missed out on any.

Selecting Pens and Markers for your Art

Answering your questions on selecting Pens and Markers for your Arts and Crafts

Paper Quilling – A World Of Infinite Possibilities

Learn about the Art of Paper Quilling and it’s world of infinite possibilities. A Step-by-Step tutorial to making two basic types of beads with explanations to the other varieties. We make a Christmas Tree Ornament using the crafting methods we learn.

Book Recommendations – Arts and Crafts

Four Books I can recommend for Arts and Crafts Lovers. You may want to buy these and learn a new skill – Sewing, Candle Making, Gift Wrapping and Napkin Folding.

Paper Flowers ; Decorate Paper Bags, Gift Tags or Greeting Cards for the Festive Season

A complete step-by-Step guide to making these simple and easy decorative Paper Flowers