Saturday, March 4, 2017

Happy Little Stampers - March Challenge

Hello Everyone!

I'm back with this month's Christmas card for the Happy Little Stampers - Christmas challenge. This month's theme is "Star".

The challenge is sponsored by :


I was inspired to create 2 cards using this month's theme. Lets see the cards

I created 2 cards this month. I used Laura Bassen's famous "Ink Smooshing" technique to create the card backgrounds. For the 1st card I used the Distress inks in various shades of blues to create the background and for the 2nd card I have used Dr. Ph Matrins Hydrus inks in blue, pink & voilet. Then heat embossed stars on the background and stamped the sentiment as well. Finally embellished the cards using stars & sequins. Adhered the card panels on cards bases and I was done. Simple!

I am submitting these cards to following challenges:
I hope you all liked my card. I would love to hear back from you all. Thank you very much for taking your time to notice it. Hope to hear again from all of  u soon. Till then take care. :)

PS: If my posts inspire you to create something on similar lines, I feel highly flattered. But please, do respect the effort I take in conceptualizing and executing, please give a direct link to my work when you are inspired by mine. Thanks for understanding :-) 

Supplies used:
Recollection cardstock - white (card base)
Canson watercolor paper (140 lbs)
Distress inks - Broken china, Mermaid lagoon, Chipped Sapphire, Black soot, Faded jeans
Dr. Ph Martins Hydrus watercolors -  5H, 7H, 9H
Happy Little Stampers stamp set- Christmas Joy 
Simon Says Stamp stamp set   - Seeing Stars 
Recollections embossing powder - Snow
Recollections -Metallic Iridescent Sequin shapes
Simon Says Stamp sequins - Frozen Fractals
Misti Stamping tool
Distress water sprayer 
Tombow mono glue   


  1. Fabulous cards! I love the inks smoothing you did with these ink colors, great results... And that geometric star stamp looks amazing! Am very glad to be your new teammate at HLS Christmas card Challenges! :)

  2. Gorgeous smooshed backgrounds - both are fabulous colour combinations! Perfect settings for the beautiful stars and sequins. It's great being on the HLS DT with you as your cards are so inspiring.

  3. Neha, both of your cards are wodnerful. You rock those sky backgrounds, and the celestial stamps you used to create your starry skies are perfect. I have that SSS set and have not inked it yet. You have inspired me! Stephanie, DT.

  4. Hi Neha,
    look amazing galaxy sky. Your symbolic star on this background look stunning.

  5. Love the moody colours on your first card and the glorious purples on your second. And what an interesting star stamp, love how it's got little stars on each of its points.

  6. Your fab stars really pop against the wonderful smooshed backgrounds Neha! Lovely cards.
    Carol x

  7. Wow, Neha, those backgrounds are amazing! Hope you're having a wonderful week!

  8. Woow that was odd. I just wrote an really long comment bbut after
    I clicked submit my comment didn't appear. Grrrr... well
    I'm not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted
    to say superb blog!


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