Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Addicted To Stamps & More #225...

Hi! Addicted To Stamps & More challenges are back after a lovely break for the holidays. We have some fabulous challenges lined up for 2017. I hope I will see all of you often in our gallery. The first challenge of 2017 is this beautiful photo.

Two things struck me the first time I say this lovely bloom - the bright colors and the radial arrangement of petals. I decided to go with one of my favorite techniques - teabag folding. This is a great technique for creating quick cards and using up your stash. Here is my card.

I used 16 squares cut from four different handmade papers. I used the arrow fold to create the units and glued them together to create a medallion. I embossed the circle on my black card base with a die from the Lifestyle Crafts nested circles die set. The sentiment is from the Painted Greetings set by Altenew. I stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger's Gold EP.

I finished the card by adhering a wooden button from my stash to the center of the medallion.

I hope my card inspires you to create something beautiful. Please link your cards here and be sure to visit the ATSM blog for additional inspiration by my super talented teamies.

Entering this card in the following challenge:

CAS(E) This Sketch #204



  1. What a great idea Nandini! Your folded papers are so crisp and they make a wonderful flower!

  2. This a great interpretation of the photo, so crisp. I wondered if the petals were teabag folding, a technique that I haven't used for ages, perhaps I ought to give it another try! :)

  3. Oh Nandini you are so creative to make this medalion
    I remember I ever teacing my son long time ago with origami and this remind me of it
    Great idea of using the colors on your medalion sweety
    Great black card stock idea too
    I too use black but only show a bit on my card
    see you soon on my DT card teamie
    hugs hugs

  4. Wow, such a clever, eye-catching, elegant take of the inspiration photo!

  5. WOW, Nandini, this card looks amazing! Rich color for the background and splash of shades on the focal element - gorgeous card!

  6. Breath taken away with your gorgeous teabag folded card! Handmade paper? Oh my! Stunning in every way!

  7. Wonderful take on the inspiration photo and on the sketch!