Friday, November 10, 2017

Busting my stash...

Hi! I love paper, especially handmade paper. Unfortunately I don't seem to use it much. I just end up hoarding it and admiring it from time to time! So I decided to make a dent in my stash inspired by a card by the talented Keeway Tsao who blogs at Kiwi Koncepts. You an see the original card here.

I took a bunch of scraps from my stash, cut them into strips and adhered them onto a piece of scrap paper. I stamped the blooms from the Carnations stamp set by Mudra Craft Stamps on the panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used the Mudra Stamping Mask sheets and they worked very well! The sentiment is from the same set and was heat embossed with Ranger's Gold embossing powder.

I trimmed the panel, matted it with some black paper and mounted it on a kraft card base.

Here is a closer look at the panel.

I really love how beautiful this card turned out!

Entering this in the following challenges:

Lea Lawson's Crafty Comeback Party Day 12 - Ink Road:
I was very inspired by the beautiful fall themed colors used.

The Flower Challenge #14 - CAS:

Mod Squad Challenge - It's All In The Color!

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge - November:

Watercooler Wednesdays Challenge - WWC144:



  1. Hi Nandini, what a striking birthday card! I love the handmade papers you pulled from your stash and used as stripes for your card. They work together beautifully and make a wonderful background for the stamped floral image. Love the heat-embossed gold sentiment. A lovelry, elegant card. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  2. I also love the look and feel of special papers and I am a hoarder too. You have encouraged me to bring some of them out, like you did and make a simply stunning card. Love the colors that you put together. Thanks for sharing with us at the Mod Squad Challenge this week. Hope to see you again. Good Luck!

    Barbara, challenge host

  3. Lovely card, Nandini! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

  4. Your cards are beautiful! What a great way to use up paper scraps!! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations CAS Card challenge!

  5. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week Nandini, and for sharing your wonderful birthday card. Great use of your scraps and a wonderful colour mashup. I really like the simplicity of the flower image and the birthday sentiment. Really nice contrasts.

  6. What a lovely card; great idea to use up paper scraps. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations CAS.


  7. What a beautiful card and a perfect way to use up your paper stash - I know what you mean about it being too lovely to use! xx