Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Addiced To Stamps And More #297...

Hi! Another great challenge is here from the Addicted To Stamps And More challenge blog. This week it is

I decided to pull out an old, never-before-used stamp set by STAMPlorations. Here is the card I created.

I stamped the Framed Zinia on a piece of plain white cardstock with Versamark Onyx Black ink. I colored it with my Zigs, blending pink and yellow colors with a wet brush. These markers are so easy to work with! I am really glad I bought them! I added a little black and brown to the edges and the flower centres. Once the piece was dry I trimmed it, covered it with Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I did five layers of embossing for a nice glossy finish. 

Here is a closer look at the panel.

The pink matting is a scrap of paper from my stash. The black card base was stamped with the Linen Background stamp by My Favorite Things with Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. 

I decided to forego a sentiment since I felt the card looks striking the way it is.

I hope you like my card and are inspired to create something beautiful. Please do visit us at Addicted To Stamps And More Challenges for more amazing inspiration and to link your creations. Looking forward to seeing you in our gallery.

Entering my card in the following challenges.

The Flower Challenge #21:
I based my card on two previous challenges:
#10 - Embossing Heat / Dry
#3 - Use An Older Stamp, Die or Stencil

Back To Basics & Beyond #5 - Heat Embossing:

STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge:

CAS Mix Up Challenge:



  1. Amazing card, Nandini! Love those rich colors together and textured black card base.

  2. Beautiful card Nandini!! Love the black background with the clear embossed linen design on black. It's AWESOME! And your watercoloured flowers are gorgeous. Adding the five layers of clear embossing makes this so shiny and thick. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. I have a stamp from Stamplorations very similar to this one, seeing your gorgeous card makes me want to get it out straight away!! Would never think to watercolour with pink and yellow, it looks amazing and love how you created the shine on the image too. So glad you shared this with us at The Flower Challenge this month!!

  4. Hello there, I love the pretty floral image on your card, and fab heat embossing too, 5 layers wow, but they do look so glossy, marvellous background too. Thank you for joining the challenge at BBB and good luck with the challenge, Kate x

  5. What a gorgeous card Nandini! The design is so striking and your colouring is beautiful.
    Carol x

  6. Love the softly texture background to your fab zinnias. :)

  7. This is so shiny and beautiful. I love the flowers and script background.

  8. Love how you coloured that stamp Nandini. I have that one and you have made me want to get it out and play with it. Certainly won't be as gorgeous as yours. Stunning bright colours and gorgeous background.

  9. Gorgeous heat embossed linen background on black cardstock for your Stunning 5 x's heat embossed zinnias, Nandini. So pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

  10. What a stunning card and so eye catching. The stamping looks great with the pretty colours. The five layers of clear embossing powder looks amazing. Thank you for joining in the fun challenge at The CAS Mix Up Challenge x

  11. Beautiful colors on this and the clear embossing makes it so thick and shiny! It all looks so bright with the black background! thanks for joining us in the CAS Mix Up!

  12. What a beautiful embossed image, Nandini! It looks like an elegant piece of jewelry! The black background is so perfect for showing off the bright colors! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  13. Brilliant, I love triple plus heat embossing, it looks like enamel. A great piece of work Nandini. So pleased you entered our challenge at Back to Basics and Beyond, hope to see you again. Caz DT.

  14. Gorgeous the beautiful and colorful flowers! Thank you for joining our challenge at Back To Basics and Beyond!
    Diane BBB DT {Nellies Nest}

  15. This is so dramatic, Nandini, with the tile finish on the flower panel and the embossed linen main panel. Beautiful card.

  16. What a truly amazing card Nandini! The triple embossing is a brilliant idea and I've never seen it done on a tag before but it gives such awesome results on your card that I have to try that too. I really LOVE your card. Hugs, Gwendolyn