Monday, November 17, 2008

Simple Card

I love a card with layers, but sometimes it is fun to do a simple card. This set from SU called Time for you somehow appeals to me a lot. I did this card for a Simple Card swap. I embossed a frame using Nestabilities (A good tutorial for that is here in Nichole Heady's blog) and stamped the image directly on the base cs. A little bit of bling and sentiment on the word window punch completed the card. Very easy to make and lots of fun.

Supplies: SU Time for you stamp set, PTI White CS, Memento Black Ink, Nestabilities

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Deepavali Wishes

Deepavali or Diwali as it is commonly known is the Festival of Lights. "Deepawali" (also transliterated as "deepaawaLi") literally means a row of lamps (Sanskrit "deepa" = lamp and "aawaLi" = row, line). This is a festival where friends and family get together, have good food and enjoy time with each other. Back home in India, we would also put "Rangoli" - intricrate doodle designs in front of the house, light lamps, wear new outfits and have fun :)

Here at home in Texas, we lit a lot of lamps and have good food and in spirit of Deepavali, I created this card.

I had this Basic Grey Paper that was so suited for this and this Paisely stamp that I have been dying to use. Paisley is also something that is often used in lot of Indian dresses and designs. I printed the words "Happy Diwali" using MS word and then punched it out using SU Word Window punch. Used the scalloped Nestabilities as background for the paisley stamp. Just a simple card, but I liked how it turned out.

BasicGrey - Collection Pack - Phoebe, PTI Card Stock (PTI Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream), Square Scallop Nestabilities, SU Word Window Punch, Offray Ribbon.

My foray into the world of stamping blogs

It is exciting to post my first post on my stamping blog. Though not new to blogging world, it is indeed new to work on my stamping blog. It is fun to share my creations with my friends and family. This is a great outlet for my stamping passion. I hope to show case my cards, talk about new techniques learned or just ramble on about my day.