Monday, January 8, 2018

Make My Monday #62...

Hi! A very happy new year to all!

I am here today with a brand new Make My Monday challenge. The theme is Blue and White. I love this theme since blue and white is one of my favorite combos. I also feel it is one of the combos that work well for both feminine and masculine cards. So here is my take on it.




I was very inspired by this beautiful card by Agnisezka who blogs at Just Made From Paper. I started with panel of white textured paper. This is the Fleece White paper by Itsy Bitsy. I stamped random images from the Folk Sentiments set by Docrafts with Bahama Blue ink by Memento. I mounted the panel on a blue card base. I heat embossed one of the sentiments on a die cut circle of the same blue. I die cut a larger circle out of the white paper, adhered it to the card and then popped up the sentiment with foam tape. To finish I added thin trips of the blue card stock. Here is a closer look at the card.




This was a quick and easy card that came together very quickly. I hope you are inspired to create something beautiful. Don't forget to check out the cards by my very talented team mates at the Make My Challenge blog.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


AAA Cards CAS Game #106 - Quote:

I have used a new stamp set and also a new technique.



Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Something New:

I have used a new stamp set and also a new technique.

Just Us Girls - Word Week #422:




Paru's Card Making Challenges - January 2018

New stamp and new to me technique.


Stamping Sensations - January: Cold & Frosty Colours:
I have used white and blue.

Love,
Nandini

Altenew Academy Project #2...

Hi! I am back with my card inspired by the All About Layering 2 class by the Altenew Academy. I haven't completed the whole course. So there will be more cards coming out soon.

I have always loved the Peony Bouquet stamp set by Altenew. I also find it very difficult to line up this set. But after all the tips and techniques that Nicole Picadura shared I am feeling much more confident about using this set.

I used a stamp positioner this time around since I wanted to make multiple cards. I will share two of the cards today.

The first card is simple layering.


I started with a panel of shimmery cream and gold card stock. This is a textured paper that I bought at a local store and I absolutely love it! I stamped the outline image from the Peony Bouquet stamp set with the Rocky Shore ink. This part of the Coffee Break ink set. That helped me get my base layer into position. I stamped the base layer with the same ink. Then I simply rotated the panel 180ยบ and stamped again. I repeated this process for the entire card. I used Mocha and Espresso for the next two layers.

Here is an extreme close up of the main flower which shows the beautiful texture of the paper and the smoothness of the Altenew inks very well.



I masked off the main flowers and added the supplementary images with Mocha and Rocky Shore inks. Once the stamping was done. I popped up the panel on some foam tape and mounted it on a dark brown card base. The sentiment is from a CAS-ual Fridays stamp set. I heat embossed it with off white embossing powder.

Here is a close up of the completed card.


The second card is similar. But I used a different technique for the layering.


Instead of stamping the base layer with a light color I used several layers of Versacraft Vanilla ink. I was inspired by May Sukyong Park's Inspiration card for lesson 2. I dried it well and then stamped with two shades of green Memento ink. Here is a closeup of the large bloom.


I completed the panel as before. The sentiment is from the Painted Greetings set and I heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I used a gold Sharpie to add some line details to the sentiment panel and the paper strip. To finish I popped up the stamped panel on green card base with some foam tape, adhered the paper strip and popped up the sentiment panel as well. Here is a look at the completed card.


I enjoyed creating these cards. There is one more panel I created using the same technique and stamp set. I will post is very soon.

I hope you liked my cards. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Love,
Nandini

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Altenew Academy Project #1...

Hi! A very happy new year to all! 2018 has started with a bang for me. The most exciting news for me is being accepted in the very first Altenew Educator Certification Program! Very few people world wide were chosen and I am really thrilled about this new turn in my journey as a crafter.

One of the requirements of the certification is completing the courses offered by the Altenew Academy. I also need to create at least one card based on what I have learnt and then upload it.

The first class I completed was All About Layering 1. If you struggle with layering sets, this is the course for you! The videos offer so many tips and tricks for layering that any one can start stamping like a pro by the end of it!

Here is the card I made 



I started with a panel of textured white card stock. I used the Peony Bouquet stamp set and stamped the images with Jet Black ink. I loved the idea of leaving the largest image without color. I used Frosty Pink from the Red Cosmos set for the berries and Memento Pear Tart for the leaves. The sentiment is from the Painted Greetings set. I stamped it with Jet Black ink, matted with green card stock and then popped it up on foam tape.

Here is a closer look at my card.



Looking forward to completing rest of my classes now!

Altenew Supplies:
Stamps: Peony Bouquet, Painted Greetings
Inks: Green Fields, Red Cosmos



Love,
Nandini

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Addicted To Stamps And More #271...

Hi! The latest challenge is up at the Addicted To Stamps And More challenge and this week is the easiest one of all.


I made a super CAS Christmas card as inspiration. This design is perfect for mass production and also a great stash buster.


I took a light cream shimmer paper and cut it to size. I created the sentiment with the Simply Alphas stamp set by Mudra. This a great alphabet stamp set which is very easy to line up. And the great news is that Mudra Craft Stamps are now available internationally with the launch of their new website. You can check it out here.

stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.I cut the Christmas tree out of scraps of green and brown paper and adhered it to the card panel. The card panel is popped up on some foam tape and attached to the red card base.

I added some star shaped gems to finish the card.

Here is a closer look at the card:


I hope you like my card and are inspired to create something beautiful. Also remember to check out the inspiration by rest of the DT at the ATSM challenge blog.

Love,
Nandini

Friday, December 1, 2017

Mudra Challenge #16 - Christmas with Gold / Silver...

Hi! I am on the Mudra blog today introducing the challenge for December which is


Here is a sneak peek of my inspiration card featuring the brand new Cut3 Gardenia die and the Beary Hugs paper pack.




Please visit the Mudra blog for more details on the challenge and the cards and also to link up your creations. 

Love,
Nandini

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Glitter And Glitz - Take 2...

Hi! I am on the Mudra blog today with some inspiration for the current challenge which is



Here is a sneak peek of my cards. To check out the details and link your creations you can go here.


Love,
Nandini

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