Saturday, 5 August 2017

Rakhi Cards + Inspirational post for Spotlight Technique

Hello Everyone!!

Manu this side and since Rakshabandhan is just around the corner, I'm sure you would have made handmade cards for the occasion for your loved ones! Just incase you have not, take a look at a few more ideas to make your festival a special one!

Here are my Rakhi special cards

Card 1:
I kept this card pretty simple and loved the way the elements popped up on the card!

Here's a close up of the complete element composition!

To make this card:
1. Take a A2 size cardstock and stamp the elements from the stamp set as per your choice of the composition to be made
2. Color the elements you would want to highlight. Splatter a few drops of color, I chose Yellow to be as splatters.
3. Mount the card onto a A2 size card base and your card is ready!

Next up is a  set of tags which can be attached to any festive hamper to give it a personalized touch and The 3*2 RakshaBandhan stamp set is a perfect one to make these cute little tags!

To make these tags.
1. Take 1/2 of A2 size card panels and spray them with your choice of color sprays.
2. Stamp the stamp using the versafine emboss ink and use the Ranger superfine GOLD Embossing powder to make your sentiment stand out!
3. Punch an eyelet and attach some jute chords, You tags are ready!!

My Third Rakhi card is a cool, Best Bro Ever card made with a super gorgeous Badge stamp set. This set is super versatile and you may really want to have this one to make badges in a jiffy!

I loved how the Golden color popped up on the red base!

To make this card:
1. Take an A2 size card panel and spray it with the colors of your choice, I chose red this time and added a little tint of green at a few places. It's mesmerizing to watch the colors blend and give an amazing result each time!
2. Stamp the badge stamp with versafine ink and then use the Gold embossing powder to emboss the same.
3. For the sentiments, use the sentiments and stamp them using the  versafine ink and then use the Gold embossing powder to emboss the same.
4. Adhere the badge to red card panel and then adhere this composition to the main A2 size card base!

Now for this months theme which is Spotlight Technique, you can find the details here.  Spotlight Technique is all about focusing on any one area on your card to highlight it and make it stand out than the rest of the card! Pretty simple, easy peasy! Isn't it!!

I have a card using the Nuts about you stamp set!! This little squirrel is definitely a heart stealer!

To make this card:
1. Take an A2 size card panel and stamp the squirrel a couple number of times. Take another piece of cardstock and stamp it again. Color this piece of cardstock and then die-cut it using a circular die and adhere it to the A2 size card panel as per your choice
2. Adhere this to the main A2 size card base and your card is ready!

I hope you liked the cards and would want to try out this months challenge!! It's quite an interesting one and I'm sure we would have lots of pretty entries! Find all about the challenge here 


Products used:

Mudra stamps are now available at the following Retailers:

The Craft Shop
Crafters Corner
Anandha Stationery
Hindustan Trading Company
Kat Scrapiness
Art and Craft Store - Noida
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE

Scrapbook Boutique, Australia

Till then,

Happy Crafting!


  1. Wonderful cards Manu ! One with spotlight technique is fun !

  2. Such beautiful and bright festive cards and tags Manu!! The spotlight card is so cute!