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.
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.
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.
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.
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