Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Make My Monday Challenge #41...

Hi! The new challenge is up at the Make My Monday challenge blog and the theme this time is - Colors of the Rainbow. You need to use at least three colors from the rainbow.

I made a card using red, orange and green.

I was very impressed by a card by Jennifer Mcguire made from left over scraps of distress oxide backgrounds. You can find the original post here. I started with a panel of hand made paper that I cut with my DCAM Double Stitched Rectangles die. Next I cut long strips of handmade paper. I got several sheets of these papers from The Paper Shoppe by Naheed Hafiz. She has the most beautiful handmade papers at extremely reasonable rates. I simply wove the strips like a mat and then glued the whole thing on my panel. The sentiment die is by Simon Says Stamp. I cut it several times and then layered the die cuts for added bulk. The top most layer was from some gold foil paper. I die cut one last layer from the cream handmade paper and adhered it slightly offset over the gold paper. Here is a closer look at my card.

To finish I mounted the panel on a kraft card base. I am very pleased with this clean and simple card. Do visit the Make My Monday blog for some more amazing inspiration by my very talented team mates.

Entering my card in the following challenges:

The Paper Players: PPP334
I used the Painted Happy Birthday die by Simon Says Stamp for the sentiment and my scissors to cut the strips of handmade paper to create the background.

Cut It Up Challenge 116 - Birthday Cards

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make your own background
I created a mat for my sentiment by weaving together strips of paper. I hope this qualifies for the challenge.

Crazy 4 Challenges: C4C374 - Use Your Words



  1. excellent job, teamie! wow!

    hugs and kisses from Germany
    silvi xoxo

  2. Your woven background is fabulous Nandini and really highlights your clean and bright white die cut sentiment. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  3. What a gorgeous card!! Love the fabulous background!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge! Have a great day.

  4. Nandini, I love your woven background! The handmade paper is lovely! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  5. I haven't done paper weaving in ages, but you've inspired me! Wonderfully modern look!

  6. What a smart looking card! It's absolutely gorgeous. I've saved it to possibly CASE later! :) Love the colors and the weaving, and what a great way to use up tiny scraps!

    Thanks for joining us for our Birthday Card challenge at Cut it Up!


  7. Love it!! Makes a great masculine birthday card.
    Thanks for joining Cut It Up this week!

  8. Love your gorgeous card! The background is fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  9. Nandini - this is fabulous. I love the texture and color you created with your weaving and its a card that is perfect for any gender. So glad you joined us at the paper Players this week