Friday, March 22, 2019

Two Cards From One Stamp...

Hi! I am here today with two cards that I made from the same stamp set. The first is a pretty standard design with straight stamping. The second has a more artsy vibe.

I made the first card as a sample for a friend. She wanted to make some cards for her husband's birthday and this was one of them. Since the theme for the March Twofer challenge is balloons, I decided to go ahead and make another card with the same set. Here are the cards with the Balloons stamp set by Mudra Craft Stamps.

Entering these cards in the Twofer Card Challenge #14:

I am also entering both cards in Virginia Lu's March Show & Share. I love this feature since it is very inspiring and there are no restrictions on the products and techniques used.

Card 1:
I used simple first and second generation stamping for the card.

I started with a piece of white cardstock and stamped the two smaller balloons from the set with Memento Dewdrop inks. The sentiment is from the Floral Fantasy stamp set by Mudra Craft Stamps. After the stamping was done, I trimmed the panel and popped it up on a grey card base with some foam tape. 

Entering this card in the following challenge:

Watercooler Wednesday WWC213:

Card 2:
I went for a more artsy look in the second card.

I saw this technique on the Waffle Flower Crafts YouTube channel. Here is the link to the original video. I took a piece of white cardstock and drew a 3" x 4" rectangle, dividing it into 1" squares. I masked each square and stamped the balloons randomly. Since the balloon images are solid, I used my black Zig to ink only the edge of the stamp. After the stamping was done, I coloured the background with Altenew's Artist Markers. The sentiment is from a very old Paper Smooches stamp set. To finish, I trimmed the panel and adhered it directly to a grey card base.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Sparkles Monthly Challenge #114 - Stamped Background:

Aud Sentiments Challenge #223 - Any Sentiment Except Happy Birthday:

Inkspirational Challenge #182:
I was inspired by the colours.

Freshly Made Sketches #380:



  1. Wow, two very different cards from that one stamp. I love them both but my favourite is the second one, mainly as I wouldn't have thought to use it in this way. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Love Dawn x

  2. I really like your balloon card you submitted for our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge, Nandini! The colors are soft and watercolor looking. Using the gray mat to emphasize the gray balloon strings was clever! Than you for joining us this week to share your creative talents! -Donna

  3. Two fun and festive cards, Nandini! I love the simplicity of the first design where the balloons are definitely the star of the show! They look so pretty in different hues from stamping off. And your second design is a great take on the FMS sketch! How great to make little inches in different colors around a bold sentiment, using just the outline of the balloon! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #14! Hugs, Darnell

  4. I love a stamp that requires so little technique to make it look fabulous, as in your first card. It's very effective how you stamped off a few to achieve some depth in your card. Very nice! Your second card is an artistic wonder! Some people are so clever and you did an amazing job recreating what you learned in the video. I love it! Pretty colors on both cards. I'm inspired! Thank you so much for playing along in our Twofer challenge!

  5. Two very fun balloon cards Nandini! Love the soft colours that you've used for both. The second card is really special. Very artsy and creative ... love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge!

  6. A couple of fun cards, Nandini! I love the way you used the Freshly Made Sketches sketch!

  7. Lovely pair of cards Nandini. Love the simplicity of the 1st balloon card and the soft colours you used. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT

  8. Very artistic and beautiful! Love this! So glad that you join the fun with my “Show & Share”! WONDERFUL!

  9. That's a lovely set of cards Nandini. The second one is so pretty with a great technique.
    Thank you for sharing in the Inkspirational gallery

  10. Adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

  11. Both of your cards are fantastic, but I am super intrigued by the technique you used in the second one. Wow! Thank you for sharing your work with us at Inkspirational~