Monday, March 8, 2021

Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge - March 2021...

Hi! Welcome to the March edition of the Happy Little Stampers Stencil challenge. 


For inspiration, this month I used one of my favorite layered stencils by CrafTreat called the Layered Magnolia

I started with a bright yellow card base and stenciled both layers of the Two-Step Plaid III stencil by CrafTreat with Twisted Citron distress oxide ink in one corner. I used pink and orange distress oxide inks to color the flowers. 

You can check out my video on using CrafTreat's layered stencils here. 

Here is a closeup of the card. The sentiment is from the BAF Japanese Mum stamp set by Altenew.

I do hope you will join us in this great new challenge. Looking forward to your beautiful creations in our gallery.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

CASE Your Fellow AECP Crafter...

Hi! I am part of a very interesting hop. The idea is to CASE one of your fellow AECP Educator/Participant. 


I was assigned Saundra Rega who blogs at Crafted Bliss Studio.  I love her work and it was fun going through her blog. I was very inspired by one of her cards and decided to CASE it. You can check out the original card here.

Here is my take on it.

One thing that really struck me about Sondra's work is the beautiful, subtle background texture she adds to her cards. I used textured handmade paper as the base and some gold splatters to add texture to the background. I also added a dark green die-cut. This was cut with the Dodec Star die and leftover
from another project. 


The flowers and leaves are from the Floral Fantasy 3D die set. I die-cut the flowers from white cardstock that I had inked with shades of yellow. This was a trick I picked up from the Elements of Floral Composition class at the Altenew Academy. Conducted by Jaycee Gaspar, this class is invaluable if you want to improve the way you place the elements on your card.


The sentiment is from the Fresh Freesia stamp set. I arranged the flowers and leaves on the card base and adhered them with liquid glue. The bottom flower is popped up on some foam tape. Here is another look at the assembled card.


The next person in the hop is Anna Celdran MahtaniDo check out the rest of the hop for some great inspiration. 

Love,
Nandini

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge - February 2021...

Hi! Welcome to another month of the Happy Little Stampers Stencil challenge. 

I created a very loose, artsy background with my stencils and Brushos.


This technique actually creates two backgrounds. So it is a great twofer technique. I had the other card as my inspiration last month. You can check it out here.

I used the Layered Hydrangea stencil by CrafTreat and Brushos to create the background. You can check out my video on this technique here.

Here is a closeup of the card. The sentiment is from the Fresh Freesia stamp set by Altenew.


Close-up of the stenciling.


Another look at the card.



I do hope you will join us in this great new challenge. Looking forward to your beautiful creations in our gallery.

Love,

Nandini







Tuesday, January 19, 2021

DIY Pop-up Card With Floating Element...

 Hi! I am on the CrafTreat YT channel with an interactive card that combines the pop-up mechanism with a floating element. 

You can watch the video here or head to YouTube.

Here are some more pics.


Open card


Closeup of the card front


Inside the card


Consolidated view



Entering this card in the following challenges.



All Sorts Challenge Week 607 - Something New:
First time I made a floating element in my card. Also the first time I combined a pop-up card with a floating element.

613 Avenue Create Challenge January 2021:

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Happy Little Stampers January Challenge...

Hi! I am so happy to be back after a break! I do hope you missed the HLS challenges. I am here today with some great inspiration.

My card today is a quick one, made with some pretty pattern paper and alphabet dies.


I started with a black card base and added a piece of pattern paper cut slightly smaller. Before I adhered the paper to the card base, I die cut the word 'HUGS' out of it. I also cut out the letters from some black fun foam. I adhered the pattern paper die-cuts to the fun foam letters and popped the pieces back into place. Here is a closer look at the sentiment.

Fun foam adds dimension to the die-cuts easily. If you don't have any foam on hand, you can stack 5-6 die-cuts together. Here is another view of the sentiment.

And another look at the completed card.

I hope my cards inspire you to create something beautiful. You can visit the Happy Little Stampers challenge blog for more inspiration and link your creations. I look forward to visiting you in our gallery.


Love,
Nandini











Thursday, January 7, 2021

Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge - January 2021...

Hi! I am so excited to be part of a brand new challenge in blog land! Presenting the latest challenge from Happy Little Stampers

I have always loved working with stencils. They are one of the most versatile and cheap tools to have in your crafty stash. And you can use them for an amazing array of techniques and mediums. 

I used my stencil to create a very artsy background. This technique actually creates two backgrounds. So it is a great twofer technique to have in your arsenal.


I used the Layered Hydrangea stencil by CrafTreat and Brushos to create the background. You can check out my video on this technique here.

Here is a closeup of the card.

The sentiment is from the Leaf Canopy stamp set by Altenew.


 Another look at the card.


I do hope you will join us in this great new challenge. Looking forward to your beautiful creations in our gallery.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge - January:


CAS Mix Up January Challenge:
I used my stencil to 'stamp' the background. Also used a sentiment stamp.

Rainbow Card Challenge #25 – Nothin’ But Neutrals…

Hi! Welcome to another great challenge at the Rainbow Card Challenges. The mood board this month is gorgeous!

I created a one layer card with lots of masking. This card is completely inspired by the gorgeous monochromatic card by Erum Tasneem who blogs at VIBGYOR Krafts. You can find her original card here. There is also a detailed process video. So be sure to check it out!

I started with a piece of speckled cardstock in light cream. I stamped the flowers and leaves from the Sweet Rose stamp set by Mudra Craft Stamps. I used Altenew inks in shades of brown and grey. Here is a closer look at the stamping.

Once my stamping was complete, I lightly drew lines with a scale and pencil. I colored between the lines using a light grey Artist Marker by Altenew and outlined each with a darker grey. Once the coloring was done, I trimmed the panel and adhered it to a dark brown card base. The sentiment is from the Fresh Freesia stamp set by Altenew. I heat embossed it with copper embossing powder.

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.

Love,

Nandini