Thursday, January 28, 2016

A cardmaking workshop...

Hi! I recently held a card making and paper craft workshop in Mumbai at a friend's shop called Paro's Artville. My friend has a fabulous collection of hand crafted items and has a keen interest in learning new crafts and techniques. We were sponsored by the very sweet Shilpa Kenia, owner of Shilpi, which has introduced India's very own brand of distress inks called Artistry. Every body had a great time getting inky with Artistry. I made a sample card with some heat embossing and ink blending.

The card is a very simple, one layer card. I heat embossed the large butterfly from Inkadinkado's Mindscapes stamp set with silver EP. The sentiment is from Winnie and Walters' A Tree fro All Seasons, also embossed with silver EP.

I just sponged Fancy Fuchsia, Lime Kiss and Tenacious Teal with blending foams over the butterfly and the card was done.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

I chose Challenge #95 - Anything goes with Silver

I used heat embossing.

No embellishments used.



  1. This is so vibrant & beautiful :) luvv the colors & the elegant design :)

  2. Wow I love this I must try it sometime. Your card is beautiful. thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge and good luck
    Andrea x

  3. This is OH so gorgeous! I LOVE the fabulous technique you used--and that embossed butterfly is wonderful! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  4. Very nice card - the embossed butterfly is simply beautiful, perfect image. Thanks for joining us at HOC challenge this month.

  5. Lovely work. Thank you for joining our challenge at ABC Challenges.
    Hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Iwona

  6. Beautiful multi-coloured backdrop to your fabulously ornate butterfly. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  7. Your butterfly with the gorgeous colors caught my eye on the House of Cards pages. Beautiful!

  8. Wow, what an amazing card! I LOVE butterflies and your inked background on this is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the House of Cards "Use Embossing and/or Colors" challenge this month!
    Leslie, HOC DT
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT
    Really Reasonable Ribbon DT
    House of Cards DT
    Crafty Friends DT

  9. What a creative design! I love the unique use of color and the big, bold butterfly! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  10. Beautiful! I don't know how you do it but this embossing looks amazing (without any sign of imperfection).
    Thank you for sharing your project with all of us at House of Cards January Challenge: Color or Embossing

    Katarzyna Ewa

    my blog
    DT House of Cards

  11. Gorgeous card .... fabulous colours and I love the butterfly. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge

  12. Gorgeous card! Absolutely love the background of color splash you created for the butterfly! Thank you for joining our January Challenge at the House of Cards. Ruza, HOC-Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  13. WOW what a beauty...and congrats on a well deserved top 5 at ABC Challenge !
    Dr Sonia

  14. This is beautiful, Nandini! A beautiful butterfly and awesome background!