Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A new card...

Hi! The vacations are on. My crafting time has expanded a bit since my daughter is at home to keep her little brother company.

So a new card for the current challenge at Beyond Grey Challenges, one of my absolute favourites. I loved the challenge when it was announced and was determined to play. The card came together quickly and looks exactly the way I wanted it. Which, at least for me, doesn't happen often!

The brief was to create a CAS card with black and gold. I love CAS and like both black and gold. So here is my entry for BGC #50: Back to CAS + Colour Challenge.

I used the sketch from House of Cards - April Challenge #2 CAS &/or Classic/Elegant + Sketch.

Here is a close up of the card.

Supplies used are black card stock, white handmade paper and assorted paper scraps. I prepared the background by using bubble wrap and metallic gold acrylic paint. Then flicked some black paint with my brush.

The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps: Bold Wishes. I embossed it with black embossing powder and then die cut into a circle. I deliberately kept the stray flecks of black before embossing as I wanted a slightly grungy look.

The chevron band was created using the zig zag die from the Shapeabilitites - On the Edge Cut/Emboss & Stencil Die set which I bought from Itsy Bitsy a while ago. I cut assorted paper and then glued them on a strip of scrap paper. The chevron band and sentiment are mounted on double sided tape. The final touch was gold sequins from my stash, for a bit of bling.

Entering this card in the following challenges:
Beyond Grey Challenges
BGC #50: Back to CAS + Colour Challenge

House of Cards
House of Cards - April Challenge #2 CAS &/or Classic/Elegant + Sketch

Addicted to CAS
Challenge #37 - Grunge

Fusion Card Challenge
Colourful Chevron Inspiration - I used chevron

Sentimental Sundays
Challenge #204: Clean and Simple

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Simon Says Keep It Clean and Simple


  1. Wonderful card Nandini ! I loved the bubble wrap stamping n those ric rac (chevrons ) look fab !

  2. Beautiful card, Nandini! I love the cluster of techniques and textures. This would make a great masculine card, too. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Keep It Clean and Simple!

  3. Those bubble wrap dots and scattered splatters look fabulous in the bold black and gold, Nandini ... a great take on Grunge! Thanks so much for playing along with ATCAS! Anita :)

  4. This is SO cool! I adore the layered stamping and I LOVE the black, gold, and white! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! :) HUGS! Mynn xx

  5. Beautiful Card ! Love the textured white paper !
    Thanks for playing with us at BGC#50 Back to CAS challenge

  6. Beautiful card!!! Love the bubble wrap stamping background!!!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at BGC :)

  7. What a great background you've made to a lovely card. Thank you for joining us at HOC.

  8. What fabulous grunge! I love the chevron banner too - Thanks for joining in with ATCAS!

  9. What a fun grunge design ... so very glad you joined us at the Fusion Card Challenge.

  10. I like what you made with the background. Beautiful card.
    Thank you for playing along with us on the BGC!

  11. I just LOVE your card! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen your creation as one of my Weekly Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Kathy at

    1. Thanx Kathy. I am so honored that you selected my card!

  12. Lovely card!! Love the way u used bubble wrap to create fringe and the chevrons go perfect with the grunge :) thank you for sharing with ATCAS !

  13. I like how you did your background! very creative!

  14. Great combination of challenges! Thanks for playing along with us at Fusion, and at ATCAS! :)

  15. Beautiful card!! Your technique really drew my eye, and the sprinkle of shine from the sequins makes it just all the better. I cant ever resist a little sparkle!

  16. What a pretty card, Nan. Love your colour combi and the little chevrons. Great job.