A simple birthday card

Namaste everyone.. Welcome to my blog. Today is a new challenge at Addicted to stamps and more and challenge is Birthday. Foe more details on the challenge and more inspiration click HERE

I made a simple red and golf birthday card using SSS screen elements die. This die is in my collection from so many years and I never used it. So thought why not challenge self and make a card.

I die cut the heart shape from white card front and mirror card stack. Glued both a little off set so that gold peeks out. Then foam mounted the panel on a red card base. I ran the card front through die cut machine using Little inker designs die. Which adds a little iinterest to the back ground.

Sentiment is from SSS and i gold heat embossed it and added glod mirror cs as mat.

Thank you for visiting and hope to see you participate in the challenge..

New innings with ATSM

Namaste everyone here.. I joined ATSM – Addicted to stamps and more for this term and I am so excited for it. The new challenge at ATSM is Make your mark, details on the challenge are HERE

Off lately I am trying to make other than cards, it’s sometimes better keep you crafty. I made lots and lots of tags last few months and I kind a got bored of them too so thought will make a home decor using my craft supplies

I used Algebra stamps for my project. Coloured with brustro travel kit. Yes, I am working on my water colouring skills. It’s high I use all those supplies and practice more and more.

I really loving how it’s looking after framing
Framing really opened so many possibilities.
One more close up

Thank you for stopping by, hope you will join the challenge.

ATSM #395 – Photo prompt

Hello. friends..
Swapna here and its time for new challenge at Addicted to stamps and more. This is my last post too for ATSM. Our new challenge is up on the blog and the theme is PHOTO INSPIRATION. Click here for more details on the challenge and more inspirations from other DT members.
Coming to my take on the challenge
  • I first secured a water colour paper on a card board o avoid warping as I had planned to use lots of water.
  • I stamped a background image with versamark ink and gold heat embossed the image.
  • Then I scribbled few colours on the panel with my zig markers.
  • Then I sprayed water so that colour moves and blends of its own.
  • Left the panel to air dry.
  • Then trimmed the panel into two card fronts.
  • Foam mounted panel on a red card base.
  • Heat embossed sentiment and die cut it out.
  • Matted it with one size big Vellum circle and foam mounted on the card.

Hope you liked the card.
Thank you

ATSM #393 – Holiday

Hello, Swapna here.. Today we have new challenge at Addicted to stamps and more. The theme is HOLIDAY. Due lockdown wanting to craft more but my pile of cards was growing. So i thought of making cards for upcoming Deepavali. I made around 20 cards of these. The process of mass producing helped a bit to reduce anxiety. For more inspiration the details click HERE.
Now coming to my take on the challenge

  • I used MFT damask stamp set its a retired set and my first set from company.
  • I heat embossed lots of panels with Ranger liquid platinum powder.
  • Sentiments are from Crafters corner and DCAM.
  • Two diecuts were stacked for dimension.
  • I trimmed die cut panels in various sizes.
  • Fussy cut where were needed.
  • I made few embossed strips too to match the embossing on panel.
  • Glued sentiment and cards are ready.

Look hoe those stacked diecuts stand out
Here is another card
For this card i heat embossed sentiment die cut too.

Visit my IG for more colour combinations and photos.

Thank you

ATSM #391 Anything Goes

Hello friends.. Swapna here.. Its time for new challenge at Addicted to stamps and more. And the theme is everyone’s favourite “Anything goes”. Click here for more details and inspiration from other dt members..

Here is my take on the challenge.

  • I stamped images from MFT party like pirates and coloured with prisma pencils.
  • Fussy cut the images.
  • I prepped the panel by ink blending with distress inks in brown shades.
  • I used blue shades to ink blend on another panel.
  • I used dies to cut the brown panel and made waves,clouds with border dies.
  • Then foam mounted the brown panel on white card base.
  • Cloud and wave pieces are glued flat.
  • Arranged images on the card front.
  • Stamped sentiment and few birds.
  • That finishes my card.

Here is closer look at the images.

Here is another look.

Thank you for visiting..

ATSM – #389 – CAS challenege

Hi friends..
Swapna here to share my take on ATSM CAS challeneg. For more details and inspiration click HERE.

My take on the challenge

  • I used Mudra stencil to make my background using distress ink.
  • I diecut flower and twig with My favourite things die.
  • I used 4 diecuts each for flower and twig for stability and dimension.
  • Sentiment is from another MFT set.
  • I didnt embelish the card and kept it very simple.

Her is closer loo at the dimension we get from stacking diecuts.

Thank you for visiting.

ATSM – #387 – Make your mark

Hi crafty friends .. Swapna here to share my take on the Addicted to stamps and more MAKE YOUR MARK challenge. Yes, you can use any colouring medium to make your mark. For more details and Inspiration from Dt members click here.

Coming to my card

  • I stamped image from My favorite things on water colour paper.
  • Coloured with zig markers.
  • Die cut the water coloured panel using MFT die ,and matted with blue die cut.
  • Stamped sentiment and foam mounted the panel on white card base.

Here is closer look at the card.

I was in hurry to get this card done that i didnt give attention on die cutting and the branch was hanging in air.

Thank you for visiting.

ATSM – Card challenge – #385 Photo inspiration

Hi, Crafty friends..
Swapna here and its time for new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More and we have photo inspiration for the challenge. Click here for more details and the Inspiration from DT members.

Here is my take

  • I stamped images from SSS set and coloured with zig markers.
  • I fussy cut the images and put thin coat of glossy accent on the ice cream portion.
  • I prepped my card base by stamping sentiment and stripes with distress inks.
  • Then glued ice cream cones towards bottom center of he card.

Here is closer look at those stripes.

Glossy accent adds life to those ice cream scoops.

Thank you for visiting.

ATSM – Card Challenge – Holiday #383

Hey there crafty friends, Swapna here with our next challenge at Addicted to stamps and more.
The theme is holiday and I have Deepawali card to share with you all.
First thing first click here to go to the challenge post.

Deepavali is a Indian festival. It celebrates Good over Evil. Its festival of light and celebrated with lots of lights. Coming to my card.

  • I used an image from Mudra (Indian Stamp Company) on a white CS.
  • Coloured with colour pencils. Fussy cut the images.
  • I stamped sentiment from same set on a white card base.
  • Glued a grey CS on a diagonal and foam mounted each image.
  • Added few black splatters to finish the card. (I guess I addicted to Splatters now, every card of mine is with splatters.)

Love those small images. Hoping to use all images from the set.

Dont forget to visit the challenge blog and enter. Also leave some love to the Dt.
Always looking for your suggestions and thoughts on my take.

Thank you

ATSM – Anything Goes #381

Hey there, Swapna at this end. I am here again with our next challenge at Addicted to stamps and more and the challenge is everybody’s favorite “Anything goes”, click here to visit the challenge post and look what other members have to share.

This is my card for the challenge. Over the year I collected alot of critter sets and suddenl I fell in love with florals. So I am waiting to fall back in love with critter sets so that I can use them. Till then I will use my floral sets.

  • I used Altenew Beautiful day set and stamped images with various Altenew inks.
  • Die cut them with coordinating dies.
  • I prepped the card base by putting down light wash of green colour. Then added few splatters of green,pink n black colours.
  • Arranged my florals to one corner.
  • Sentiment is from SSS which was cut to strip and matted on light grey CAS.
  • Flowers were foam mounted where as leaves were glued flat.

Love how those splatters and light wash of  colour adds interest.
I also added few clear droplets.

Please enter your card to the challenge.
Share your thoughts and suggestions on my take.

Thank you