Sunday, March 31, 2013

A new experience...

Hi! A quick post today.

I am posting my entry for the Indian Craft Room's ICRC #27 challenge - One layer stamped card.

I was very excited when I saw this month's challenge. A one layer card is very much up my alley as my style is definitely CAS. The only hitch - stamping. I have never really tried my hand at it. Been too scared; though I love to ogle at all the beautiful creations that other bloggers post. But this time I decided to do it, no matter what. And the result is:

The card base is white, sourced locally. Background was created using Faber Castell watercolor pencils. I used a scrap piece of paper to create a circular mask.

Since I do not have many ink pads, I used the technique demonstrated by Gina K for a CAS Sympathy Card on Stamp TV. I just used some sketch pens that my daughter has and they worked wonderfully! The stamps are from a set by Micia which I had bought from Lulupu ages ago. I stamped the grass stamp four times at various heights to add some interest.

The card stock I used has a subtle vertical line running through it. So I ran the card stock through my Big Shot with a thick strip of mount board placed where I wanted the sentiment to be.

I finished the card by painting a thick outline in Hobby Ideas Metallic Gold acrylic paint around the circle.

Overall a simple card. Yet I am quite pleased with the end result. I also feel a bit more confident about using stamps as well as watercolor pencils.



  1. Fab one...Keep on trying...Its superb!!!

  2. so beautiful card, thanks for sharing the link to this technique.

  3. nandini - really awesome, hard to believe that it is one layered card.

  4. You rocked this challenge. WOW..Loved all the details and the coloring that you achieved. Just perfect. Thanks for playing along with ICR challenges.