August 12, 2016

STAMPlorations August New Release Blog Hop

It's Day 5 of the August New Release Hop over at STAMPlorations!  Now it's time for the Inspiration girls to show you the projects we made using the new sets!  But first look at these sets and their matching dies!



Super fun aren't they?!  I just love them. I'm still getting used to using dies with my cards. I'm mostly a one layer girl these days. But they work so well and are really fun to use. It's nice to have the option now. :-). Check out what I made....



I coloured the flower image with my Spectrum Noir markers and die cut it out.  I die cut the border around it in black.  I sprayed my card base with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls mist and then attached pink patterned washi tape, a narrow strip of black sticker and a sentiment stamped white strip.  I attaced my floral piece over top.




I used the Stained Glass stencil and some white embossing paste that had a fine glitter in it.  I then coloured my flowers with my Spectrum Noir markers and die cut them out.  I attached them to my card base as well as the sentiment which was cut in a banner shape.




I die cut my bird images and then sponged the following Distress ink colours on them:  Peacock Feathers, Abandoned Coral, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry.  I attached them to my card base.  I die cut the celebrate from black card stock and added some Wink of Stella after adhering it to my card.


I stamped the animals in white StazOn ink and then sponged Peacock Feathers Distress ink over top.  The white StazOn acts like a resist.  I die cut the wonky stitched rectangle and stamped the sentiment and heart on it then adhered it to my card base at an angle and trimmed the edges.  I stamped and die cut the bird and coloured it in with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I attached it to my card with some foam dots.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today and I've managed to inspire you.  You should definitely check out the main blog for all the details on prizes and such.

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Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.
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Have a fantastic day and thanks for dropping by!

August 05, 2016

STAMPlorations CASEplorations August

Hey everyone!  It's time for another CASEplorations over at STAMPlorations!  We've got a fabulous designer this month that we are CASEing.  It's Vijaylaxmi Siyal (Shalu) of All By Heart Creations.
Just take a look....

Isn't it awesome?  Bold and beautiful.  I loved the bright red against the black and white stripes.  That was my inspiration for my card.  Check it out....



First, I stamped my flowers (Blooming Buds set) masking where it was needed.  Then I created masks to cover the flowers and using some washi tape I created my stripes by sponging on black ink fading it out on the one side.  I removed the masks and then created the negative version of the flower masks to protect the background.  Then I sponged on Abandoned Coral and Spiced Marmalade Distress ink to colour in my flowers.  I added some gold with a Pentel marker to the stamens of the flowers.  Once the masks were removed, I stamped the sentiment (Strong Women set) in black ink.  I really love how this turned out.  It's a lot of masking but so worth it.

So, I hope you'll all pop on by the main blog and check out all the fabulous cards by the DT and remember there are prizes to be won too!

Have a fantastic day and thanks for dropping by!

I'd like to link up to the following challenge:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Fabulous Florals




August 02, 2016

STAMPlorations Coloring Book - Color Blooms

Hey everyone!  I'm taking a bit of a break this month as we've got holidays and such.  So, you won't be seeing too many posts from me but I'll be back in full force come September!

Today I just wanted to share the news about a new product over at STAMPlorations!  Shery has made a fabulous coloring book!  It's called Color Blooms.


It's available on the STAMPlorations web site but also on Amazon.  All the details are over at the main blog. Some of us STAMP girls have colored up some examples for you using different mediums in honor of National Coloring Book Day!  Take a look....


This first one was colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. They work quite well on the paper. They don't blend quite as well, but it not really that noticeable. The paper buckles a bit while wet but flattens out once dry. The colours seems darkens when wet but dry to the proper shade. All in all, SN markers work great!  :-)


This next page was coloured with just regular water based Crayola markers. I wanted to test them out to see how they would work. Not everyone can afford or is interested in getting the fancier markers. I have to say they work pretty well. You can layer the colour but they don't really blend. You do have to be careful not to over saturate the paper as it will start to pill if you do.  I would definitely use them again. :-)

Well, I hope you enjoyed this little bit of coloring fun. Make sure to check out all the other examples at the main blog too!

Have an awesome day and thanks for stopping by!

July 31, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #88

Happy last day of July everyone!  Wow, where does the time fly?  The summer is going by quickly it seems.  Anyway, we've got a last Inspiration post for July over at STAMPlorations.  I have to say that I'm always amazed by the fabulous cards my teammate's make. I'm so lucky to be a part of this talented team!  Here's what I made....


I took my flower stamp (Smile set) and stamped it several times in black Memento ink, masking where it was needed. Then I coloured them in with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I stamped the sentiment (Fond Expressions 2 set) in black Versamark ink.   It's simple and pretty.

Well, I hope you go on over to the main blog and check out the other fab DT projects.  Don't forget to comment there for a chance to win a prize too!

Have an awesome day and thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to link up with the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

July 30, 2016

Inkspirational Challenge - Prompt Word - Dip

Hey everyone!  It's the weekend!  Yay!  It's also time for another challenge over at Inkspirational.  We've got a word prompt challenge for you this time. It's "Dip".


I have to admit this one stumped me for a bit.  But then an idea popped into my head.  This is what I came up with....


I stamped my feathers (STAMPplorations) in black Memento ink and then fussy cut them out. Then I dipped them in some alcohol ink (Spectrum Noir refills) letting the paper soak it up.  I splattered some black ink on my card base and stamped my sentiment (STAMPlorations). Then I attached my feathers above and below the sentiment with some foam dots.  I really love how the feathers turned out!

Well, I hope you pop on over to the main blog and check out what the rest of the DT made.  It's all awesome as usual!  Thanks for visiting and have an awesome day!

I'd like to link up with the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More - CAS
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes



July 26, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #87

Hi!  Tuesday has rolled around again and it time for another Inspiration post over at STAMPlorations!  Crazy how the week flies by.  We've got some more great projects to share with you over on the blog today.  Take a look at mine....


This is a pretty easy card to make and I think it makes a good one for welcoming someone to their new home.  I didn't have a sentiment that said that so I went with congrats instead. You can always write it on the inside. :-). I stamped my house four times in black Memento ink and coloured in only one with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I then stamped the sentiment (Trendy Feathers 2 set) in black Versafine ink.

Well, I hope you go on over to the main blog and check out the other fab DT projects.  Don't forget to comment there for a chance to win a prize too!

Have an amazing day and thanks for visiting!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS - code word is Welcome
AAA Cards - one stash favourite. Mine is my beloved Spectrum Noir markers. I love colouring with them!

July 19, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #86

Greetings my fellow cardmakers!  It's Tuesday and time for some inspiration!   Over at STAMPlorations we've got oodles of fabulous cards to share with you.  You may ask why do I seem so chipper this morning?  Well, for one, the temperature has cooled down outside.  It's going to go back up in a few days but it's nice to have a break from the humidity.  I've also got a lovely little cake in the oven for the strawberry shortcake we'll be having tonight. Fresh strawberries from our neighbours farm.  Mmmmmm, yum!  Okay, on to the inspiration!  Here's my card for today....




My nautical card is almost a one layer.  I started making this with a different idea in mind but it wasn't going the way I wanted so I set it aside and came back to it to try and salvage it.  First I stamped my distressed paint swipe stripes (Mixed Media Elements set) in Abandoned Coral Distress ink then masked off a vertical strip and sponged on black ink. I added a thin line of gold with a Pentel gold marker once I removed the mask.  I stamped the anchor (Anchored set) on a separate piece of cardstock and coloured it in with my Spectrum Noir Markers. Then I fussy cut it out and attached it to my card.  I stamped the sentiment (Anchored set) in black.  I was rather happy with how this turned out and I'm glad I was able to save it. :-)

Anyway, if you want to check out the other awesome projects by the DT pop over to the main blog. Leave a comment there for a chance to win a prize too!

Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS - code word is Stripes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Nautical/By The Sea