Thursday, April 25, 2019

{Spotlight Project} Bloomdala Bliss And Ethnic India With Deepti

Hello friends! Deepti here and welcome to a spotlight feature. Today, I am playing with the newest stamp club set "Bloomdala Bliss" When I saw this stamp first thing that occurred to me was my ethnic Indian sarees. So, I went with that same idea and tried to capture the bright colors and gold in the sarees. I even have sarees in these two shades :) Let me show you...

I have shown a step by step photo tutorial to showcase the process of making this ...

Step 1 - So for this one I took a water color panel and heat embossed the mandala stamp all over to build my background. I embossed one or two mandalas at a time.

Step 2 - I then die cut this panel with edge die to make two panels. Initially, I was planning to use white but then I changed card base to kraft.

Step 3 - I then water colored each panel. I began with the center of the mandala and went outward in lighter tones.

Step 4 - I then embellished each panel with gem stone. I put sequins in purple panel and then changed it to gem stone too.

To finish I heat embossed the sentiments and also adhered a string of gemstones along the cut edges of water colored panels.

Here is a closeup into each card...

I have used  "Bloomdala Bliss"  , Stitched Snow Hills Dies 

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That finishes my spotlight feature :) I hope you enjoyed it and will give this a try.
Happy paper crafting!


  1. These are so gorgeous!
    I work with some lovely Indian
    ladies and they have shown us pictures
    from some of theirs and family members’ weddings. I love seeing all of the colorful sarees and decorations!

  2. These are very beautiful - love the heat embossing and watercolors too - nice work - TFS your tutorial!

  3. Such gorgeous colors!Love those hill dies!

  4. Oh wow.. it's us!! I love how you designed the card and it is surely the lehenga and sarees we wear for festivals. I love these!

  5. What lovely cards. These are some nice smaller mandalas. I like that you used some jewels on the cards. [Bunny]`

  6. Your cards are so beautiful! Love how it looks on the kraft cardstock. The mandalas really pop.

  7. Oh how beautiful - these are stunning Deepti

  8. Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration. :D


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