It’s stamp release month at STAMPlorations! The other STAMPlorations girls and I are sharing projects we created featuring the new stamps. Visit and leave a comment on all the stops on the hop for a chance to win.
THREE (3) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the designers’ blogs will each win a stamp set of their choice from the new release and ONE (1) lucky hopper randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a $25 gift certificate to use towards products in the STAMPlorations shop. You have until Monday, September 15, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT -700) to comment here and on my fellow designers’ posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on Thursday, September 18.
I created a one layer card (what else?) using stamps from the Holiday Sketches: Christmas Flower, Vignette: Christmas Block, and Sentiment Builders: Christmas & New Year sets. First, I masked the middle of my card base (140-lb cold press watercolor paper) before stamping the poinsettia several times and masking as I went along. Then I watercolored the poinsettias with Distress markers (Barn Door, Fired Brick, Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, and Peeled Paint), layering the colors to create some dimension — for this, my heat tool was very handy because I don’t like to wait for things to dry! For the background, I again watercolored with Distress markers (Broken China, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, and Forest Moss). After that was dry, I masked the poinsettias and then stamped the Christmas block in VersaMagic Jumbo Java chalk ink. I also painted some black Inktense block before stamping the sentiment in Memento tuxedo black and VersaMagic Gingerbread chalk ink. To finish my card, I applied some of the Jumbo Java chalk ink on the edges.
And that’s it! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment! Below are the links to all the stops on the hop — hope you have fun looking at the projects that the STAMPlorations girls made and good luck on the prize drawings!