Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New techniques...

Hi! Sometime ago I won a spot in the Online Card Classes: Clean & Simple One Layer Cards 3. Unfortunately, I was not able to do much more than drool over the awesome techniques demonstrated due to some previous commitments. Now that I am fairly free, I decided to try my hand at some of them. I ended up making a card for somebody who has just passed her board exams with fantastic marks.

I combined the Faux Letterpress technique demonstrated by Shari Carroll with the die cut inlay technique.

Supplies used are white watercolour paper, quilling strips, glycerine and white pigment ink from Itsy Bitsy. I created the circles stamp by die cutting craft foam and attaching to an acrylic block with thin tissue tape.

The sentiment was created digitally and printed out on some translucent white paper. I rounded the corners and mounted the panel on some double sided tape to complete the card.

After I finished making the envelope, I decided to use up the white circles that were left over as extra decoration.

Overall, I am quite happy with this card, though my stamping needs lot more practice!

Entering this card in the following challenges:

House of Cards:
May Challenge #2
I was inspired by the colours

CAS(E) this Sketch:
Sketch #77
Absolutely loved the sketch.

Less is More:
Week 173
I used die cuts for both stamping and inlaying

Time Out Challenges:
Challenge #6
I was inspired by the striped rug and the colours of the pillows.



  1. Ooohh fabby make and fabulous techniques too.
    thanks for sharing
    Less is More

  2. Hi Nandini! This unique card caught my eyes in the CTS gallery. I loved the way you made those circles. Never seen before. Just fabulous.

  3. The circles look very Interesting Nandini ! Lovely card n envelop too :)

  4. Oh, wow, this is so cool! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  5. This is SO fun!!! LOVE the texture! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS and enjoy the rest of your week! :) Mynn xx

  6. What a terrific effect you have achieved here Nan, super card.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. Very pretty. I took that class too, wasn't it awesome!! great job!

  8. Super creation, this class seems to have produced so many super cards!
    Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
    Less is More Designer

  9. What a great idea to use those faboulus rounds this way! Thank you for taking the Time Out and join us, Gerrina

  10. WOW! This is stunning and love the techniques you've used, very inspiring. Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge :) Hugs Bev x

  11. this is fabulous Love how you used the dies for this weeks challenge.
    Thanks for joining us at Less Is More
    Jen xx

  12. STUNNING card! I love the way you've been inspired by our photo and all these techniques are very cool. Thank you for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

  13. Great colour usage from our inspiration photo. Loving the techniques that you have used and would love more of an explanation of how you achieved this look. Thanks for taking the time to share with us this week at HOC.

  14. This is so pretty and the colours are perfect for our challenge, thank you for joining us at HOC.