Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Addicted To Stamps And More #255...

Hi! The Addicted To Stamps And More challenge #255 is up and this week's theme is the Photo Inspiration.

I just love this image with the gorgeous colors and shapes! I decided to try a technique that I had seen on Karen D.'s blog Snippets. I also used her instructions for using a credit card and inks to create my background. Here is my card.

I started with a piece of white card stock. I mixed some Camlin photo inks and white acrylic paint and then swiped the mixture with an old card onto the paper. I added some more swipes with the inks to darken some parts.

Once my paint was dry, I cut the paper randomly into strips and adhered theme on a piece of regular paper taking care to overlap each. I trimmed the ready panel to fit behind a frame which I cut with the Stitched Rectangle dies by Die Cuts and More. I also cut out a branch from the same white paper. This die is a recent buy from Aliexpress. Here is a closer look at the panel.

To finish I used the sentiment from the Magical Birthday stamp set by Craftyscrappers and stamped it with some purple Radiant Neon ink by Tsukineko.

I hope you like my card and are inspired to create something beautiful. You can link your creations to the Addicted To Stamps And More #255. For more inspiration do visit the Addicted To Stamps And More blog and check out the amazing creations by my fellow DT. I can promise you are in for a treat!

Entering this card in the following challenges:

CAS On Sunday Challenge #114:

Cardz 4 Galz Challenge #53 - Pretty Pastels:



  1. Popped in to say that your card is amazing. Gorgeous colours and technique and the white die cut leaves are so perfect against that wonderful background x.

  2. Great take on Karen's card, love the white against the blues and mauves.
    Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Galz too. :)

  3. What a fabulous technique Nandini! I love the gorgeous colours in that background and the frame and leaves look wonderful against it.
    Carol x

  4. Beautiful 'case' on Karen's card. Your background colours are gorgeous. Love how you picked the mauve for the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Galz.

  5. What an amazing impact your background panel has; a technique I need to add to my 'must try' list! Your card: gorgeous!

  6. Oh Nandini
    you always have a great idea
    this concept of your card I will remember
    love the look and the texture on it
    Adorable made miss lady

  7. Oh, wow, this card is beautiful! Love it, Nandini. Thanks for joining us at CAS on Friday. Luv, Wilma

  8. That is one creative card, Nandini! That texture is wonderful and I love how you created your strip background! xx

  9. your wonderful layered background.

  10. You achieved that technique beautifully, Nandini. The inking and layering of strips adds so much texture to your card.

  11. Beautiful. That layered background gives such a lovely effect.