Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Addicted To Stamps And More #340...

Hi! The new challenge is up on the Addicted To Stamps And More challenge blog. This week we have some gorgeous images to kickstart your creativity:

Here is my card inspired by the beautiful galaxy photos.

I used a technique by Yana Smakula for creating the galaxy background using coloured cardstock instead of white. You can find the original post along with the video here. I found this technique much easier to do and much faster as well.

I started with a piece of grey cardstock. I applied different colours of distress inks with blending foams. Once I was happy with the result, I added some white pigment ink to where I planned on stamping the sentiment and dried the panel with my heat gun. 

The sentiment is from the Everything Together stamp set by Simon Says Stamp. I first stamped it with black ink. After off-setting the stamp slightly, I stamped again with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Ranger's Gold Tinsel embossing powder. Here is a closer look at the sentiment.

To finish, I used an old Craftyscrappers border stamp to create a starry background. I stamped with Versamark and used metallic gold embossing powder this time. I trimmed the panel and mounted it on a black card base. Here is another look at the card.

I am very happy with this card. It is quick and easy. And perfect for a guy. Hope you are inspired to create something beautiful. Do check out the Addicted To Stamps And More challenge blog for more inspiration. And don't forget to link your creations in our gallery. Till next time.



  1. What a gorgeous galaxy card, Nandini. I love the rich gold too and what a great technique for the sentiment!
    Carol x

  2. Your galaxy is gorgeous, Nandini ! What a great idea to directly blending the colours on a coloured card stock. Have to remember that ! Love the star garlands in gold, a lovely way to highlight the beautiful sentiment ! x

  3. Nandini, this is such cool take on our inspirational photo. Love all that gold embossing and wonderful lined sentiment.

  4. I will remember your stamp slightly idea this is so clever
    and your gold sentiment so cool it can be touched I think and have texture
    love your BG too
    great idea with the photo Inspiration
    see you around teamie

  5. Nandini,I just LOVE how you created the galaxy background and the gold embossed stars and sentiment is just perfect! Great take on the photo! Hugs, Gwendolyn