Sunday, November 22, 2020

Tag #3 - 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi! My third tag inspired by the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event hosted by Tracey McNeely on her blog In My Creative Opinion.

This tag is inspired by Lindsay Larsen's beautiful tags on Day 15. Here is the link to her original post. I loved the clean, graphic design. 


I changed things up by choosing a red and cream color combo. The poinsettia flower is from the Jingle Bells stamp set by Mudra Craft Stamps. The sentiment is from the Happy Holidays stamp set, again by Mudra Craft Stamps.


Love,
Nandini

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Tag #2 - 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi! My second tag inspired by the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event hosted by Tracey McNeely on her blog In My Creative Opinion

This tag is inspired by Kim Hamilton's beautiful tags on Day 2. Here is the link to her original post. I loved the snowflakes and layered circles.


I used the Doily Blooms stamp set by Fun Stampers Journey to stamp on small squares of pale blue paper with Candied Apple distress oxide ink. After drying the ink, I created a star with teabag folding. This module is called the Spiralling Star and needs 5 squares. Here is the video tutorial that I followed.


I die-cut different papers with circle dies and layered them to create the base for the tag. As a finishing touch, I added some half pearls to the center and around the sides. Here is another look at my tag.


Love, 
Nandini

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Tag #1 - 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi! My first tag inspired by the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event hosted by Tracey McNeely on her blog In My Creative Opinion


This tag is inspired by Lindsay Larsen's beautiful tags on Day 5. Here is the link to her original post. I was very impressed by her clean design. I just loved the combo of kraft, black and white. I also made a short video to show you my process of creating this tag. You can watch the video on YouTube here.

I used the Forest Friends stamp set by Pinkfresh Studio. The sentiment is from the Christmas Poinsettia stamp set by Mudra Craft Stamps. I designed this stamp set couple of years ago.


Love,

Nandini



Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Guest Designing for Retro Rubber Challenge...

 Hi! I am very excited to be a guest designer at the Retro Rubber Challenge! This is a great blog that hosts weekly sketch, color, or theme challenges. The main requirement is that we use at least one stamp set that is more than a year old. This is such a great way to give some love to the older members of our stash!

My card today features an old stamp set by Altenew called Big World. This set was released way back in July 2016. I bought it a couple of years ago and never got around to inking it. Here is the card I created.


This is an interactive card, based on a tutorial by Jennifer Mcguire. You can find the original post here.

When you pull the tab, the globe flips over.


I stamped the globes with Altenew inks in blue and green. This set is one of the easiest to layer. Once both the globes were stamped, I used circle dies to cut them ou. The stand and the sentiment on the main panel were heat embossed with the Lapis Lazuli Blue Gold embossing powder by Lindy's Stamp Gang. Here is a closer look at the interactive element.


I finished the card by putting the panel on a dark blue card base. The word 'Pull' on the tab is from the Interactive Card stamp set by Mudra Craft Stamps. As a final touch, I trimmed the tab and rounded the corners using a corner rounder.

Here is another look at the completed card with the flap closed.


And flap open.


I hope you liked my card and will give this style a chance! Don't forget to pull out your older stamps and give them some love. You can link your creations to the Retro Rubber Challenge.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Entering this card in the following challenges

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:

Make My Monday Challenge #134 - Masculine:




Love,
Nandini

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Rainbow Card Challenge - Sparkling Sapphire...

Hi! I am here with my inspiration card for another great challenge at the Rainbow Card Challenges. The mood board this month is gorgeous!

I created a card with layered stenciling as my inspiration.

I used two stencils by CrafTreat called Floral Fusion Positive & Negative Dots. These are 6" x 6" stencils that can be used separately or together.

I started with the Negative Dots stencil and applied distress oxide inks in shades of blue to a piece of white cardstock to create an ombre effect. After my stenciling was done, there was a lot of ink on the stencil. So I sprayed it lightly with water and pressed it against a piece of white cardstock. After drying my papers, I attached the Positive Dots stencil to the inked paper with washi tape and added some Little Birdie sparkle embossing paste with a palette knife. I allowed the panel to air dry.

Once both the panels were ready, I cut them into four parts and got two backgrounds out of them. I rounded the corners and popped up the pieces on some dark blue cardstock. 

The sentiment is from the Let's Celebrate stamp set by Pinkfresh Studio. I stamped it with distress oxide ink and adhered it to my card over a piece of vellum.

Here is another look at the card.


I hope you liked my card and are inspired to create something beautiful! Please do check out the Rainbow Card Challenge blog for more inspiration. And don’t forget to link your cards to our gallery. I look forward to seeing your beautiful creations.

Entering this card in the following challenges.

Simon Says Monday Challenge - Inspired by a Movie:

Inspired by the 1980s movie the Blue Lagoon

CAS(E) this Sketch #396:


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:

STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge:


Make My Monday Challenge #134 - Masculine:

Love,

Nandini








Papercraft Challenge #33...

Hi! Welcome back to the November challenge at the Papercraft Challenge blog. I hope you are doing well.

The theme for November is Christmas Cards. If you want some inspiration, do visit us at the Papercraft Challenge blog where the DT has a great array of fabulous creations for you. You can also visit the Papercraft Business site for some great tools that can help you take your papercraft business to the next level. Like the awesome Papercraft Business Planner that helps you keep track of your favorite challenges!

Don't forget the great prizes we have for the winner every month. November Challenge Prize is the cute 
Santas Sleigh Die by Magnolia Designs.


Here is my inspiration card.


I decided to go for non-traditional colors for this card. I used the 2 Step Plaid III stencil by CrafTreat and distress oxide inks in shades of blue and pink. I started with a cream card base and inked the pink inks through the first stencil to create an ombre look. Once that dried, I used the second stencil along with shades of blue.


The sentiment is by Mudra Craft Stamps. It is a mini stamp called Christmas Wishes. I stamped it in shades of blue for an ombre look. After trimming the panel and matting it with dark blue paper, I popped it up on a vellum band.


To finish, I die-cut some snowflakes and added them to the card.


Here is another look at the completed card.


I just love the festive touch te snowflakes add to the card.


I hope you liked my card and are inspired to create something beautiful. I look forward to your entries in our gallery.

You can get more information about Papercraft Challenge Planner here. It is an invaluable tool for all crafters who love taking part in challenges. The Papercraft Business site also has tools that can help you take your business to the next level.

Entering this card in the following challenges:
Love,
Nandini






Saturday, October 24, 2020

#AutumnDecor Video Hop & Giveaway...

Hi! Today I am happy to be part of the #AutumnDecor Video Hop & Giveaway. I hope you will check out all the beautiful projects that we have created celebrating the season.

I used the faux watercolor technique to create a background and incorporated a poem that my daughter, Saee wrote.

The stamp set is Autumn Splendor by Sunny Studios.

You can watch the video here or on YouTube by clicking here

Please remember that you need to visit all the blogs and comment on the videos to be eligible for the giveaway! Here is the whole list:

Erica

Mynn

Jeanie

Mary Ellen

Monica 

Nandini - You are here! 

Janie

Cyn

Entering this project in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Not A Card:

Yes...Virginia October Show & Share:

I added some gold splatters on the background and gold embossing on the edges of the vellum.


STAMPlorations October Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge:

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #463:

Splashy Mix Challenge #22:



Love,

Nandini