STAMPlorations Stamp Release Blog Hop

So glad you can join us in the STAMPlorations Stamp Release Blog Hop! The other STAMPlorations girls and I are sharing projects we’ve created that feature the 5 sets released this month. Visit all the stops on the hop and leave a comment for a chance to win 1 of the new stamp sets!

FIVE (5) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the designers’ blogs will each win a stamp set and TWO (2) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a stamp set of their choice. You have until Sunday, May 11, 11:55 p.m. PDT to comment here and on my fellow designers’ posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on Monday, May 12.

So I ended up making 3 projects — all one layer cards. I planned on shooting videos while making my projects but my camera had other plans. Just as I was ready to start shooting, the memory card went corrupt. I had a couple of videos and photos in there that I hadn’t transferred to my computer, so DH tried to recover them before doing anything to the memory card. Long story short, he was able to salvage 2 gigs of photos and videos. I had to say goodbye to the rest. By the time I could use my camera again, I’d already made my cards and I was too tired to even try to recreate them. Anyway…

Here’s card #1: Thanks. I used stamps from the SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Thank You and SUBWAY ART BUILDERS: Dare + an older set, the Distressed Floral Swirls. The Subway Art Builders stamps are great for creating backgrounds and that’s what I did in this card. I finally got to try the inlay (inlaid?) die-cut technique with the Li’l Inker flower die. After sponging Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink all over the flower, I went over the edges and faux stitches with my white Faber-Castell Pitt marker. Stamped the swirls and then embossed the sentiment. I added some Star Dust stickles to the flower to give the card some shimmer.

2014-05-06 Thanks - Blog Hop Card 1

Here’s card #2: You are my happy. I used stamps from the SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Happy and VIGNETTE: Grunge Floral Strips + the Distressed Floral Swirls. Again, I used the same die-cut technique to keep my card one layer. I masked the left side of the card and sponged some light blue ink on the right side before stamping 2 of the floral strip stamps to create a collage-y, grungy background. I stamped my sentiment and sponged the die-cut flower with Memento Dandelion and Tangelo inks.

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And here’s card #3: The world is your canvas. And I saved the best for last. I like grungy, I like messy, I like stencils, and I like one layers, so I’d have to say this is my favorite card among the bunch. I used the SUBWAY ART BUILDERS: Create + the older sets Mini Mixed Media Backgrounds and Holiday Artsy. To create the background, I stenciled the sketch grid (The Crafter’s Workshop) and splatters (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous) by sponging Memento Gray Flannel and Dandelion inks. Then I stamped the mixed media backgrounds. I also cut apart the Create Subway Art stamps and then stamped them one by one on the upper half of my card. I finished the card by stamping the sentiment.

2014-05-06 Thanks - Blog Hop Card 3

Thanks for visiting and for hopping along with us! If you’d like to win one of the new stamps I’ve used in my projects, all you have to do is leave a comment. Visit and comment on the other stops in the hop to increase your chances of winning! You’ll find links to my fellow STAMPlorations designers’ blog hop post below. Also, the new stamps are available in the shop now. Each set is just $6.50. Buy the bundle (all 5) for $25 (28% off) — and it ships free anywhere in the US.

*** The stops in the hop ***

Nonni | Sandie | Shery | Shirley | Vicki
Have a super day!

25 Responses to “STAMPlorations Stamp Release Blog Hop”

  1. What great cards! I like the bg sentiments you used, too.

  2. Wow Shery, all these cars take my breath away! Your creativity in making cards is so admirable. I can’t decide which one is my fave… All are great. I must do some backgrounds with the sentiments! xxx

  3. Awesome set of cards…. and each one with a different aspect of using these wonderful new stamp sets… thank you so much for your inspiration to us hoppers :)

  4. Hi Shery. Fabulous projects! Difficult to pick a favourite, love them all. Have a great day! hugs Monika xxx

  5. Wow stunning cards! I especially like the third one!

  6. Hi. I like the background on the first one, but I like all of them, I like the simplicity of them…cool….I’m hopping along…

  7. These are all amazing, Shery … my fave’s the second … love the inlaid flower in the border panel … the sentiment looks fabulous in all that glorious white space! Anita :)

  8. guess which one is my fav!! Yes the third grunge card, love the combo of stamps x

  9. Wonderful cards! Love how you used the subway art builders for the background. The second card design is fantastic and my personal fav! :-)

  10. WOW! three such different and complex projects and all so great. I am torn between the simiplicity of the 2nd and the monochrome with the splash of colour in the third…

  11. WOW – such great cards – my favorite is the second one – probably because its more CAS…..But I really like that shaded strip on the side with the inlaid die cut and using the floral swirls as “leaves”.

  12. These are fabulous – not only exceptional showcases of the new release, but the inspiration…oh my, the inspiration!! I’ve not tried grunge before (didn’t really know what it was, actually),but seeing yours here, has sparked the desire to try. Of course, I’d need some ‘proper’ stamps *grin*, so I’m going shopping!! Fun, fabulous, dazzling and delightful…WOW!!

  13. Love how you’ve shown different styles with the stamped words! Love them!

  14. Love your cards. These stamps look fantastic as a background. Your third card is the best explanation of grunge I have ever seen. Thank you.

  15. Ooh- love the grungy one. Rdr subway arts sets are cool!

  16. Inspiring cards, I love each one.

  17. Love #1. Love #2. Love #3. Such beautiful inspiration!

  18. I love the second card – especially the curvy edge.

  19. Gorgeous creations. The last one is a total knock-out!

    Hugs from Finland,

  20. I like all 3 cards, but yeah, that 3rd one is AWESOME! The pop of color just grabs your attention~ Well done!

  21. I love ‘the world is your canvas’ very much! Beautiful cards Shery!


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