Thursday, August 18, 2016

ATSM #207 - Make Your Mark

Hi! A brand new challenge is up at the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge and this week it is

You can Make Your Mark with anything, be it markers, paint, watercolor, chalk, pencils, pens. And don't forget to share what you have used if it isn't obvious.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is

Founded in June 2013, California-based STAMPlorations™ is owned and managed by husband-and-wife team, David & Shery Russ. From just a handful of stamps, we now have 100+ stamp designs, 4 stamp designers, our exclusive line of stencils, and 20 amazing crafters spread across 3 teams who constantly produce gorgeous projects featuring our products. Our clear stamps are perfect for creating CAS, one layer, and mixed media cards, and they can be combined to create a variety of paper crafts. All of our stamps are proudly made in the USA. Our clear stamps are made from the finest, non-yellowing photopolymer resin. Through our stamp line, we hope to encourage crafters of all ages and
experience levels to "Stamp with all your ART!" 

Prize: 2 digital images

I made a set of thank you cards for this challenge.

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and stamped the 12 pointed star from the Dodecagram stamp set by Altenew with Versamark ink. I used gold EP to heat emboss. Of course I used my trusty Stampaholic for precise placement and stamped twice to get a really good impression.

I used Nirmal watercolors to paint the stars. I love the intense shades that these colors give. A big thanks to Tejal Mehta-Shah for introducing them to me. You can check out her blog here.

Here is a closer look at one of the cards.

Once the panels were dry, I cut them with the Gina Marie x-cut rectangle dies and stamped the sentiment from the CAS-ual Fridays Wonderful Words set and heat embossed with gold EP. The Stampaholic was again invaluable in helping me position the stamp correctly. I finally mounted the panels with foam tape on a kraft card base and that finished the cards.

I hope you liked my clean and simple cards and are inspired to create something beautiful. You can link up your creation here. And make sure you visit the ATSM blog for more inspiration by my super talented teamies!

Entering the card in the following challenges:

Stamplorations August CAS Card Challenge

Mod Squad Challenge Blog - The Die's The Thing
I used a rectangle die to cut out the panel.

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: CFC 154 - Time to Color

Just Us Girls #356 - Trend Week



  1. Beautiful set of thank you cards. The colors are stunning. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

  2. Simple yet so stylish, love the image you chose, so versatile and can use different colors! Thank you for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  3. Fabulous cas brightly coloured card set. Thank you for sharing then with us this week at Just Us Girls.

  4. Oh, these are gorgeous, Nandini!!! I love the bright colors with the gold, it's so striking!
    Susan - ATSM teamie :_

  5. What a gorgeous collection of cards Nandini! I love the vibrant colours and the die cut rectangles frame the images beautifully.
    Carol x

  6. What a wonderful card set, Nandini ... such jewel like colours ... so vibrant and deliciously pretty! Anita :)

  7. Running late with comments this week: apologies! Your set of thank you cards: gorgeous! Love the CAS design and your rich colours! Sooooo impressive!

  8. These are beautiful cards Nandini!! Love each one of them! :)

  9. Beautiful card set - the watercolours are so bold and vibrant. Especially love the gold embossing! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  10. Love the edging of the panel - Thanks for joining in at Mod Squad [and JUGS]

  11. Amazing set of cards, Nandini! Love one focal ornament colored in different ways. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin