Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Addicted To Stamps And More #237...

Hi! The new challenge is up at the Addicted to Stamps and More challenges. This week it is



I made a set of tags for this challenge using the very first stamp set designed by me. It is called Geometrical Patterns and is available through Craftyscrappers. I also used the sentiment from another set also designed by me called Doodly Blooms.

Here are my tags.


Here is another pic with the stamp set.



I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz Tag Collection Framelit dies to cut a bunch of tags. I stamped the medallions with Versamark ink and heat embossed with different metallic EPs. I then used my Faber Castell sketch pens to fill in the colors. I stamped the sentiments on black card stock and heat embossed with colored EPs.

Here are closer views of the tags. I have included the names of the embossing powders I have used for your reference.



Wow! Metallic Copper EP for the medallions and Metallic Pink EP for the sentiment.



Ranger Gold EP for the medallions and Wow! Earthtone Olive EP for the sentiment.



Rangers's Silver EP for both the medallion and the sentiment.



Wow! Metallic Platinum EP for the medallions and Wow! Opaque Pastel Blue EP for the sentiment.


Ranger Rose Quartz EP for the medallions and Wow! Fluorescent Tickled Pink EP for the sentiment.

I hope you liked my tags. Please do check out the awesome inspiration by my teamies. And do link your creations to our gallery here.

Love,
Nandini

Monday, April 3, 2017

Make My Monday Challenge #43...

Hi! There is a new challenge up at the Make My Monday Challenge blog and this time around the theme is April Showers.

I made a very simple card for as inspiration.


I started with a piece of watercolor paper. I stamped the image from the HOTP Rain or Shine stamp set with versamark and heat embossed with white EP. I used distress inks to do a bit of coloring. Once the panel was dry I stamped the sentiment from the same set with Jet Black ink by Altenew. I covered the image with some versamark with the help of my embossing pen and sprinkled Ranger's holographic EP for added shimmer.

I die cut the panel with DCAM's Double Stitched Rectangle dies and mounted it on a grey cardstock.

I hope you are inspired to make something beautiful. Please do link your cards to the Make My Monday Challenge blog. And don't forget to check out the amazing inspiration by my DT teamies.

Love,
Nandini

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Craftyscrappers Challenges...

Hi! We are back with our challenges on Craftyscrappers after a break. Our first challenge is an easy one - Anything Goes.

I used the stencils that came with my DT pack to create two cards. Stencils are part of the new release and let me tell you they are fabulous! They are sturdy and flexible which makes them very easy to use. Also they have a large hole at the top. So storage is very easy. And the designs are fabulous. So is the size at 6.5" x 6.5". I have always loved stencils, from my college days when we used to hand cut them out of plastic sheets. Here are my cards.



I started with two pieces of colored cardstock, one green and one blue. I used a beautiful ink layering  technique by Jennifer McGuire to create my panels. You can find the video tutorial here. I used the white pigment ink from the Colorbox Paintbox pigment ink pad set first and then used the Artistry distress inks Amazon Trails and Ocean Reef. Here is a closer look at the cards.



The cardstock was pale blue. I sponged the white ink first and then moved the stencil up slightly. Then sponged the blue ink. Here is a close up of the panel.



I used the Arrow stencil (CS-STNL-06) and the sentiment from the Lotus stamp set (ST-FLW-09) designed by me.

Here is the second card



I used a light green cardstock for this card. Here is a closer look at the panel.



I used the Victorian stencil (CS-STNL-07) and the sentiment from the Lotus stamp set (ST-FLW-09) again.

The sentiment panels were cut using the Gina Marie X stitched circle dies. I used Memento dewdrop inks to stamp the sentiments using my trusty Stampaholic.

Hope you like my cards. Please do check out the Craftyscrappers blog for more amazing inspiration.

Love,
Nandini