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November 21, 2014

STAMPlorations November Stamp Release Blog Hop – Day Five


Welcome to Day 5, the last day of the of the November Stamp Release Blog Hop here at STAMPlorations! For complete info on our hop, including how you can win stamps, click here.

Today, we’re putting the spotlight on Trendy Leaves. We’ll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls’ posts for a chance to win the set.

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To make my card, I used my Japanese watercolor brush pens to paint the background on 140-lb cold-press watercolor paper. I layered yellow, orange, light blue, and violet. After the panel has dried, I stamped the leaves in Memento morocco and rhubarb stalk inks. I went over the stamped leaves with the watercolor brush pens again, laying down some yellow first and drying it, before adding layers of orange and red watercolors. I stamped the sentiment (from Sentiment Builders: Thank You and Boxed Blooms & Bold Sentiments). For the border, I simply ran the side of the black watercolor brush pen along the edge of the panel.

Thanks so much for visiting and hopping along! If you haven’t yet, check out how the rest of the STAMPlorations girls used the Trendy Leaves set in their projects. I hope you’ve enjoyed hopping with us all week this week. Stay tuned because we’ve got a few more surprises up our sleeves in the next few days!

If you’ve missed a day of visiting and commenting on the projects, you can go back to the STAMPlorations blog. We’re giving everyone until Tuesday, November 25, to finish hopping and commenting for a chance to win the stamp sets we’ve featured this week as well as a $25 gift certificate to the shop.

All 5 sets we’ve featured this week are available at a special release bundle price too until November 25! If you want just one or two sets, they’re also available at 10% off their regular price here. After November 25, the bundle will no longer be available and the individual stamp sets in this release will be sold at regular price. However, our stamp club members will always be able to buy stamps at 15% off when they use their personal discount code.

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Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley | Vicki

 

November 20, 2014

STAMPlorations November Stamp Release Blog Hop – Day Four


Welcome to Day 4 of the November Stamp Release Blog Hop here at STAMPlorations! For complete info on our hop, including how you can win stamps, click here.

Today, we’re putting the spotlight on CityGirl, another fabulous stamp set that Shirley Bampton designed. We’ll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls’ posts for a chance to win the set.

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This stamp set took me way out of my cardmaking comfort zone. If you’ve been following my blog for sometime now, you know that me and layers don’t go along well. I try to avoid using patterned paper and having too many real layers in my cards.  I stamped just CityGirl’s chic coat on white cardstock, masking as I went along. I used a black marker to complete the coat and drew hangers on them. I stamped it again on patterned paper, one for the entire coat and another just the belt, fussy cut them out, paper-pieced, and then adhered to my stamped row of coats. I fussy cut again and then mounted on my card base, which I had covered with more patterned paper <insert shocked gasp here>. The last thing to do was stamp the sentiment, which I did on white cardstock, cut up the words and matted them on metallic gold vellum.

Thanks so much for visiting and hopping along! If you haven’t yet, check out how the rest of the STAMPlorations girls used this fab CityGirl set in their cards. See you tomorrow for the last new stamp set feature!

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Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley | Vicki

 

November 19, 2014

STAMPlorations November Stamp Release Blog Hop – Day Three

Welcome to Day 3 of the November Stamp Release Blog Hop here at STAMPlorations! For complete info on our hop, including how you can win stamps, click here.

Today, we’re putting the spotlight on TYPOGRAFIA. We’ll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls’ posts for a chance to win the set.

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I’m a font nerd. I love typography and I also love inspirational quotes. These two loves are what led me to design the stamps in the Typografia line. For today’s hop, I’m sharing a one layer card I made featuring one of my favorite quotes. I started by stamping my background, layer stamping the leaves from Trendy Leaves in Memento dew drop inks (dandelion, cantaloupe, tangelo, morocco, rhubarb stalk, cottage ivy, and pear tart). Then I sponged the lighter inks over the area, leaving some “spots” of light before stamping the sentiment in jet black archival ink. And the card is done :o)

Thanks so much for visiting and hopping along! If you haven’t yet, check out how the rest of the STAMPlorations girls used the Typografia stamps in their cards. See you again tomorrow for Day 4!

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Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria Monika Nonni | Shery | Shirley Vicki

November 18, 2014

STAMPlorations November Stamp Release Blog Hop – Day Two

Welcome to Day 2 of the November Stamp Release Blog Hop here at STAMPlorations! For complete info on our hop, including how you can win stamps, click here.

Today, we’re putting the spotlight on VIGNETTE: Eat Drink Be Merry. Plus we’ve got a special guest designer joining us, the talented Amy Tsuruta! We’ll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls’ posts for a chance to win the set.

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This set is perfect for creating clean and simple (and graphic) cards and other projects. I stamped the food icon/silhouette in four Memento dye inks (dandelion, tangelo, morocco, rhubarb stalk) all over my card base to create a birthday or celebratory card that has an autumn and retro feel. Then I used one of the sentiments to stamp around the card to create a border. On a piece of card stock, I stamped my main sentiments (from Sentiment Builders: Celebrate), cut it down to size, and matted the panel to textured cardstock before adhering it to my card base using foam tape. And that’s it for my card. Check out the fun cards the other STAMPlorations girls made using this fun and graphic set. Thanks so much for stopping by! See you again tomorrow!

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Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria Monika Nonni | Shery | Shirley Vicki

Special Guest Designer: Amy Tsuruta

November 17, 2014

STAMPlorations November Stamp Release Blog Hop – Day One

It’s stamp release month at STAMPlorations! Every day in the next 5 days, the other STAMPlorations girls and I will be 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.

FIVE (5) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the designers’ blogs will each win a stamp set from the November 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, November 25, 11:55 p.m. PST (GMT -800) to comment here and on my fellow designers’ posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on Friday, November 28.

Today, we’re putting the spotlight on Rosebuds, the stamp set designed by Shirley Bampton. We’ll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls’ posts for a chance to win the set.

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I just love the doodled feel of the stamps in this set, and I wanted to put the focus on the sweet bouquet. For my card, I cut a piece of watercolor paper, scored it in 1/2″ increments, and swiped Distress inks over it (frayed burlap, vintage photo, brushed corduroy, black soot) to create a faux wood panel. I mounted this onto my card base using foam tape. On scrap watercolor paper, I stamped the rose bouquet in jet black archival ink and die-cut a stitched oval frame from it. I used my Japanese watercolor brush pens to paint the roses and the background. I stamped the rosebud definition in yellow ink, and I repeated this on the card base before stamping the sentiment in Memento tuxedo black ink. And the card is done!

Now I hope you’ll visit the rest of the STAMPlorations girls’ blogs to see the projects they made showcasing this lovely set. Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you’re having a great week!

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Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria Monika Nonni | Shery | Shirley Vicki

September 15, 2014

Paper craft project no. 268: Have a very merry Christmas one layer card

2014-09-15 OLC Have a very merry Christmas

I love sketches and I often use them as my starting points for projects. This one layer card is based on the fun sketch over at Happy Little Stampers. I flipped the sketch as you can see, stamped the Christmas bells then colored them with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I stamped my sentiment in VersaMagic red magic and hint of pesto chalk inks. The wavy stamping of “have a very merry” was inspired by Shirley’s super-adorable card here, though I left out the dots. I added 3 green Candi paper brads and rounded the bottom corners to finish the card.

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September 14, 2014

Paper craft project nos. 265: Merry Christmas one layer card

2014-09-14 OLC Merry Christmas

Who’s as addicted to inks as I am? I’ve been playing with new ink pads the last couple of days. I got me a mix of 19 Mix’d Media Inx and Chox from Clearsnap/ColorBox earlier last week because I wanted to use them in a couple of mixed media projects (both aren’t finished so I can’t show ’em just yet). I still have a long list of inks on my wish list, and I’ve hinted as much to DH that for Christmas, I wouldn’t mind at all if I got a few more ink pads inside my stocking. He doesn’t quite fully understand why I need different ink pads for stamping, but every day, I try to educate him a bit on that ;o)

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