Friday, November 10, 2017

Stencils and Glitter...

Hi! The current challenge at the Mudra Craft Stamps is 



I made a bunch of cards as inspiration. This one is one of my favorites.




You can get more details on how to make this card here.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


CAS Mix Up November Challenge:

I used stamping for the sentiment, glitter, stencil and die cutting.



Less Is More Challenges #353 & #354 - Fireworks




Watercooler Wednesdays Challenge - WWC144:


Love,
Nandini

Mudra Challenge #15 - Love For Glitter...

Hi! The challenge this month at the Mudra Craft Stamps blog this month is 



I am on the blog today with some inspiration cards and techniques for adding glitter to your cards.



You can check out the post here. Looking forward to seeing your creations in our gallery.

Love,
Nandini

Busting my stash...

Hi! I love paper, especially handmade paper. Unfortunately I don't seem to use it much. I just end up hoarding it and admiring it from time to time! So I decided to make a dent in my stash inspired by a card by the talented Keeway Tsao who blogs at Kiwi Koncepts. You an see the original card here.


I took a bunch of scraps from my stash, cut them into strips and adhered them onto a piece of scrap paper. I stamped the blooms from the Carnations stamp set by Mudra Craft Stamps on the panel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used the Mudra Stamping Mask sheets and they worked very well! The sentiment is from the same set and was heat embossed with Ranger's Gold embossing powder.

I trimmed the panel, matted it with some black paper and mounted it on a kraft card base.

Here is a closer look at the panel.



I really love how beautiful this card turned out!

Entering this in the following challenges:

Lea Lawson's Crafty Comeback Party Day 12 - Ink Road:
I was very inspired by the beautiful fall themed colors used.

The Flower Challenge #14 - CAS:


Mod Squad Challenge - It's All In The Color!

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge - November:


Watercooler Wednesdays Challenge - WWC144:


Love,
Nandini

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Addicted To Stamps And More #267...

Hi! The current challenge is up at the Addicted To Stamps And More challenge blog. This week the theme is


Here is my card


I started with a piece of white card stock that I die cut with the DCAM Stitched Rectangles die. I inked it lightly with some Artistry distress ink. I used the Script and Honeycomb stamp set from Itsy Bitsy and stamped with the Satin Rose metallic ink by Tsukineko. The flourish was die cut with the Oscar die by Couture Creations and the butterflies were cut with the Floral Wreath die set by Sizzix.

I  hope you like my card and are inspired to create something beautiful. Please do visit the ATSM challenge blog for more inspiration by my talented team mates and also to link your creations to our gallery. Looking forward to viewing beautiful creations.

Love,
Nandini

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Second ATC...

Hi! I finally made my first ATC today, inspired by the new ATC challenge launched by Kylie Putrell, owner of Happy Little Stampers. After I finished die cutting my inked panel for the first ATC I was left with a lovely frame that I simply couldn't bear to discard. So my second ATC was born!



I blended pink, orange and yellow Artistry distress inks on a piece of white  card paper. Added some water droplets and once the paper was dry I stamped a Kaisercraft stamp with Versamark and heat embossed with the silver EP by Itsy Bitsy. I die cut the rectangular die which went to make my first ATC. I die cut another rectangle with black card stock and inlaid it into the inked frame.

I used the Bon Voyage stamp set by Craftyscrappers for the rocket which I stamped on the scrap paper that I used while ink blending. There was a lovely mix of colors left and I had to use it! I stamped the sentiment on white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and matted it with the scrap paper. I also dabbed some of the foiling glue randomly and foiled with the silver foil.

I am really happy to have two ATCs out of this.

Entering this ATC in the following challenges:

HLS October ATC Challenge:



Craftyscrappers Challenge #16 - Sparkle it up:


Love,
Nandini

First Attempt at ATC...

Hi! I have always been fascinated by ATCs. These little works of art are so beautiful and varied! Few months ago Kylie Putrell, owner of Happy Little Stampers launched a new ATC challenge. I was immediately intrigued and wanted to enter. But kept postponing it. I decided that I will make an ATC this month come what may! So I finally took the plunge. And here is my first ATC.



I started with a piece of black card stock and used the Strips n Stripes stamp set, silver foil and Fun Foil Glue - all from Craftyscrappers for a fun background. I blended pink, orange and yellow Artistry distress inks on a piece of white  card paper. Added some water droplets and once the paper was dry I stamped with a Kaisercraft stamp with Versamark and heat embossed with the silver EP by Itsy Bitsy. I recently picked it up from the Itsy Bitsy store and I love it! 

I used the Bon Voyage stamp set by Craftyscrappers for the balloon and sentiments which I stamped on white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I enjoyed the whole process and look forward to creating more ATCs.

Entering this ATC in the following challenges:

HLS October ATC Challenge:



Craftyscrappers Challenge #16 - Sparkle it up:



Love,
Nandini

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Addicted To Stamps And More #265...

Hi! We have a beautiful challenge up at the Addicted To Stamps and More blog this week.


There are so many ways in which you can interpret this lovely photo. I decided to concentrate on the pink and black combo.


I found a piece of watercolor paper on which I had tried a galaxy background in pinks and purples. I trimmed it to size and adhered it to a black card base. I  cut another black panel to size and then used the Text Block: Birthday die by Papertrey Ink to cut it. I love this die since it is large enough to cover the front of the card. 

I decided to make it into a shaker card. I popped up the panel with double sided tape and added a few sequins from my stash. Here is a closer look at the panel.


I love this quick and simple shaker card and hope you like it too! Please do check out the fabulous creations by my fellow DT at the Addicted To Stamps And More blog for more inspiration. And don't forget to link your cards to our gallery.

Love,
Nandini