Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Addicted To Stamps And More #310...

Hi! The current challenge at Addicted To Stamps And More is a gorgeous collage.


Feel free to be inspired by any or all the elements here. You can visit the Addicted To Stamps And More blog for more gorgeous inspiration and linking your entries.

I was most struck by the beautiful colours of this pic. Unfortunately, I was really short on time since we were leaving for a brief holiday the very next day. So I dived into my big box of paper scraps and lo and behold! Found the perfect piece of paper! This background was made a long time back by one of the kids when they were playing with distress inks and stamps. Here is the card I made with it.


The background is made by smooshing distress inks. The stamp set is by Itsy Bitsy. I die cut the panel with the Fishtail Banners die by Itsy Bitsy. I brushed some Versamark ink along the sides and heat embossed with gold EP. The sentiment is from the Sweet Cakes stamp set by Simon Says Stamp. I popped up the banner with a strip of foam tape on a teal card base.

I hope you like my card and are inspired to create something beautiful. Looking forward to seeing your take on the photo collage in our gallery.

Entering this card in the following challenge.

I am so thrilled to be entering this challenge this time. I have a huge stash which includes discarded backgrounds and it is always great when I can put it to use!

Love,
Nandini


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Entry for Challenge...

Hi! I forgot to add the link to the A Blog Named Hero challenge - Sparkle And Shine in my post. So here it is.

This is first of the Diwali cards for this year.


I used the Hero Arts Large Petal background stamp with silver embossing powder. Rest of the details on the original post here.

Here is a closer look at the card.


Love,
Nandini

Addicted To Stamps And More #308

Hi! I am back with some inspiration for the current Addicted To Stamps And More challenge #308. The theme this time is


I made a card for Diwali which is coming up in November. I am planning to start early since last year it was a mad rush to get the cards done and posted.


I created a background on a piece of watercolour paper with my Zigs and a damp brush. I love working with the Zigs as they are easy to use and have gorgeous, vibrant colours. Once the panel was dry, I stamped the Large Petal background stamp by Hero Arts with Versamark ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. The sentiment is from the Diwali Sentiment mini stamp by Mudra Craft Stamps. I stamped it on a piece of black cardstock and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

To finish I die cut the coloured panel with DCAM Stitched Rectangles die and popped it up on a black card base with foam tape. I trimmed the sentiment panel and also added it to the card with foam tape.

Here is a closer look at the card.


I hope you liked my card and are inspired to make something beautiful. You can link your cards to our gallery here. Also, remember to visit the Addicted To Stamps And More challenge blog for more fabulous inspiration by my talented teamies.

Entering my card in the following challenge:


Cupcake Inspirations CIC453:



Love,
Nandini

Monday, September 3, 2018

Make My Monday #79...

Hi! The new Make My Monday challenge is up. This week's theme is New York, New York. You can create anything inspired by New York - skylines, yellow taxis, the statue of liberty. The list is endless! I decided to concentrate on the iconic yellow and black taxi cabs that this city is known for. I did not want to make my card too literal. So I just used the colours on my card.


I took a piece of watercolour paper and coloured it with two shades of yellow Zigs. I blended the colours with water to create an ombre look. I stamped the large bunch of flowers from the Fresh Cut Roses stamp by Mudra Craft Stamps towards the top of the panel with Versafine Onyx Black ink. The sentiment is from the Painted Greetings stamp set by Altenew. I trimmed the panel on the sides and mounted it on a black card base with foam tape.

Here is a closer look at the card.


I just love the clean look of this card and I think I will make a set with different colours of the background.

I hope you like my card and are inspired to create something beautiful. Please do check out the Make My Monday blog for more gorgeous inspiration by my talented teammates. You can also link your entries to our gallery here.

Entering this card in the following challenges:







Love,
Nandini

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Addicted To Stamps And More #306...

Hi! I am here today with some inspiration for the current Addicted To Stamps And More challenge #306. The theme this time is


These cards are a continuation of my previous set of cards. I made 50 cards that I for a friend. His friend also liked the cards. But he wanted 'Thank You' cards. So I tweaked the design and used up the pieces of rainbow paper that were left over. You can see the original cards here.


I started with a piece of cream cardstock. I painted diagonal stripes in rainbow order with Camlin photo inks. I love these for their intense colours and quick drying. Once the inks were dry, I diluted some gold acrylic paint and splattered it over the sheets.

I used the Dotted Florals background stamp by Impression Obsession with the Rocky Shore ink by Altenew to stamp on the cream card base. This gives a light texture without overwhelming or clashing with the rainbow panels. I adhered strips of cream and gold marbled handmade paper to the card base. I added the strips of rainbow paper popped up with foam tape. The Thanks die is by My Favorite Things. I die cut it out of black cardstock and adhered it directly to the rainbow strip.

To finish I rounded the corners with my corner rounder.

I hope you liked my cards and are inspired to make something beautiful. You can link your cards to our gallery here. Also, remember to visit the Addicted To Stamps And More challenge blog for more fabulous inspiration by my talented teamies.

Entering my card in the following challenges:

Time Out Challenges #116:




Love,
Nandini

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Addicted To Stamps And More #304...

Hi! I am here today with some inspiration for the current Addicted To Stamps And More challenge #304.



These cards are part of an order for 50 cards that I made for a friend. I was definitely looking for something quick and simple and I love the way these turned out.




I started with a piece of cream cardstock. I painted diagonal stripes in rainbow order with Camlin photo inks. I love these for their intense colours and quick drying. Once the inks were dry, I diluted some gold acrylic paint and splattered it over the sheets.


I used the Text Block Birthday die by Papertrey Ink to die cut the coloured panels. I adhered these to some cream and gold marbled handmade paper and popped them up with foam tape.

I used the Dotted Florals background stamp by Impression Obsession with the Sand Dunes ink by Altenew to stamp on the cream card bases. This gives a light texture without overwhelming or clashing with the rainbow sentiment panels. 

Here is a closer look at one of the cards.




I hope you liked my cards and are inspired to make something beautiful. You can link your cards to our gallery here. Also, remember to visit the Addicted To Stamps And More challenge blog for more fabulous inspiration by my talented teamies.


Entering my card in the following challenges:


Happy Little Stampers August CAS Challenge:




Addicted To CAS #142:




I used photo inks to colour the rainbow sentiment panel.

Love,

Nandini

Monday, August 6, 2018

Make My Monday #77...

Hi1 I am here today with some inspiration for the current challenge at the Make My Monday blog. The theme this time is very interesting - Oriental.

The first thing that came to my mind was the Japanese art of origami. I have always been a huge fan of this and decided to incorporate it into my cards.


I started with a piece of pattern paper from my stash. This is actually a gorgeous gift wrap with gold accents. I followed a wonderful tutorial for the Origami Crane Card I found on YouTube by Origami 4ik. You can find it here

I took a piece of paper that was 5 inches long and card bases that measured 4.25 x 5.5 inches. After folding I adhered the cranes to the card bases. The sentiments are both from Pinkfresh Studio stamps, first from Say It With Florals and second from Let's Celebrate. I stamped them with Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

I hope you find my cards inspiring and create something beautiful. Please don't forget to visit our blog at Make My Monday for more fabulous inspiration and also to link your creations. I look forward to seeing your creations in our gallery.

Entering this card in the following challenge:

Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #332:
The pattern paper was left over after I made this card as part of my Altenew Educator Certification Program.


Love,
Nandini