Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #213...

Hi! There is a new challenge up at Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge blog and this week it is

You can make your creations celebrating any holiday like Diwali, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas. Something that celebrates may be a special vacation can also be entered.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is

SLSlines is the work of Sal Scheibe, a freelance illustrator and graphic designer who loves to draw and create fun illustrations. Sal works as the Art Director of ArtTrader Magazine. Prior to freelance illustrating, she worked as a Creative Designer for a music firm working with TV and advertising clients. 

Sal spends her nights drawing geeky things like RPG characters, zombies, fairies, awkward people, pretty girls and odd animals. She offers a broad range of fun digital stamps in many themes from geeky to cute and whimsical to realistic. Her digital stamps start life as sketchy little doodles which are then cleaned up digitally in Photoshop and made presentable and perfect for you.

Sal's favorite tools are Wacom pen and tablet as well as Copic markers, lots of fineliners and many types of erasers (which are used often). Her favorite artists include John Singer Sargent, Norman Rockwell, JC Leyendecker, Joe Sorren and Phil Hale. And Steve Epting too.

If you'd like a custom digital stamp made or have some suggestions, feel free to write to Sal with themes you'd like to see in the Etsy store.

Prize: 2 digital images

I made two cards as inspiration and they are very, very special to me since a bunch of them are going to the brave men in uniform who guard the borders of our country. I want to thank my dear friends Neha Gala and Tejal Mehta-Shah who have taken the initiative in putting this card drive together. You can find more details about Cards For A Cause - India here. Please try and join this drive and send at least a few cards for our brave soldiers who risk their life everyday for us. These men are stationed in one of the most inhospitable areas in the world, far away from their loved ones. We can surely send them a token of appreciation.

My cards are for Diwali, the festival of lights which will happen at the end of October.

I kept the design super simple. I find that is the best way when you are mass producing cards. I am planning to use the same template for all my Diwali cards. I will just change the colors. The pretty pattern paper is from a local shop. I stamped the beautiful sentiment from the Diwali Sentiment stamp set by Mudra Craft Stamps in Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger's Gold EP.

I hope you like my cards and are inspired to create something beautiful. You can visit the Addicted to Stamp and More Challenge blog for more inspiration from my talented DT friends. Looking forward to seeing your beautiful creation in out ATSM gallery.

Entering these cards in the following challenge:

Mudra Craft Stamps Challenge #1



  1. Pretty cards and a great idea for batch production. Used to love going through Bradford at Diwali with all the lights glittering, sometimes got some goodies from parents too! :)

  2. These are so vibrant Nandini, and such great CAS designs.

  3. Your Diwali cards are absolutely gorgeous with the rich red and gold! So pretty!

  4. Simple and elegant card! Thank you for joining us at Mudra's Challenge. Good luck.
    Mudra DT

  5. Very beautiful! Thank you so much again for joining the fun at Mudra Craft Stamps Challenge #1. Good luck :)

  6. I love that strip on your card
    looks so elegant
    great made Teammate
    see you maybe on my DT card I am sorry just have time to visiting you today
    hugs from Teammate