Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Addicted to Stamps and More #233...

Hi! This week the theme of the challenge is 

You can make projects inspired by your favorite holidays.

I have made a card celebrating the festival of colors, Holi.

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and used the reverse smooshing technique to color. I started with a bunch of distress ink cubes that I pressed on my craft sheet.

I then sprayed the watercolor paper generously with water and pressed the paper over the ink. The result was a richly colored panel. I let it dry completely and then splattered some gold acrylic paint on top. The panel looked so colorful and beautiful that I decided to leave it as is. I just added a strip of translucent paper towards the bottom. The sentiment is a die from Stamplorations which I cut several times from black and gold paper. I mounted the panel on a black card base.

Here is a closer look at my panel.

I hope my card inspires you to create something beautiful. Please do check out the ATSM challenge blog for some more fabulous inspiration by my fellow DT.

Entering this card in the following challenges.

HLS March Watercolor Challenge:

HLS March Anything Goes with Dies:

HLS March CAS Challenge:

Stamplorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge:

Inkspirational Challenge #130:



  1. A colourful card for a colourful celebration! :)

  2. What a lovely, vibrant card Nandini and I haven't come across the reverse smooshing technique before - I'll have to give it a try!
    Carol x

  3. stinkin' clever and so beautiful too. Love your incredible style.

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  5. A festival of colours all over your card, Nandini! Gorgeous...and a technique I need to try at some point! Your card also fits the theme over at Inkspirational Challenges so I'd love to see it in the gallery! I'll be watching for you!

    Here's the link:

  6. I saw this on a gallery and had to come and look. Such a clever idea. So simple too but brilliant.

  7. Stunning
    I love your technique sweety
    simple but the result woooww
    I remember quilting that my Oma ever made for my Blanket
    this is stunning DT card dear Nandini
    I am so sorry just visiting All DT cards today..
    I was so busy all the weeks :)
    hugs from Teammate
    PS: didnt see you on my snowman card :) maybe see you soon sweet lady

  8. Incredible design, Nandini! You've created amazing background, unique and stunning!

  9. Great card I love intense colors, create a cheerful spring mood. Thank you for sharing with us on HLS CAS. Unfortunately, your card is not fully meet the criteria for CAS card. But hopefully in a month you will join us with a dazzling CAS card :-)
    BożenA DT HLS

  10. What a fabulous explosion of colour. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

  11. Wow!!! Awesome card the technique you have used..such a colorful card.Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugs xx Deepti

  12. What a lovely colourful creation!
    Thanks so much for joing this month's Happy Little Stamper's Challenge

  13. Just beautiful! A gorgeous smooshed background! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge!