Tuesday, June 30, 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration - June 30th 2020

Welcome to the STAMPlorations Inspiration post. We the inspiration team at STAMPlorations are here to inspire you with our creations using STAMPlorations products through these weekly inspiration posts and there is more to inspiration... We'll have a monthly random drawing -- 1 commenter wins a $10 gift certificate Yay!! Inspiration team is sharing some super amazing projects 

Let me show you my final Inspiration project/s for June 2020...

I started out by simple stamping of the leaves to build my panel. Once that was done I decided to die cut a focal frame. the negative die cut was used for sentiment and the positive die cut was used for the other card :) I adhered this piece on striped patterned paper. I used LeafyRomantic Expressions - 3 and Pierced Curly Frames/Tags Nesting Dies
Here is the duo together...


Hope you like it! Head over to STAMPlorations Blog, HERE for more inspiration :)
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration - June 23rd 2020

Welcome to the STAMPlorations Inspiration post. We the inspiration team at STAMPlorations are here to inspire you with our creations using STAMPlorations products through these weekly inspiration posts and there is more to inspiration... We'll have a monthly random drawing -- 1 commenter wins a $10 gift certificate Yay!! Inspiration team is sharing some super amazing projects 

Let me show you my fourth Inspiration project for June 2020...
I made a clean and simple card using the newly released Coffee Stamp set. I wanted to work with grey and magenta colors for my card :) I used Bloomin' Coffee and You, Facets Stencil and Art Edges dies and Sharpie markers for coloring.
Here is a closeup...

Hope you like it! Head over to STAMPlorations Blog, HERE for more inspiration :)
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Monday, June 22, 2020

STAMPlorations Sticker Monday - June 22nd 2020

Hello friends! I am back with my final "Sticker Monday" post featuring Clear StickersEvery month, we draw one lucky crafter to win a $15 gift code -- randomly drawn from all comments left on the Sticker Monday posts at the STAMP blog for the month, as well as from my blog. So don't forget to leave a comment.


Today I am sharing super quick and super fun cards for men, I am featuring. "Bits of Washi #1 - Clear Stickers" 
Let me show you the cards I made... For this set, I wanted to make birthday cards for guys. So I kept the design clean and simple. I used washi tape sticker in three unique ways to make three different ways birthday designs
Here is my first card...
I adhered the washi stickers on white card stock and fuzzy cut each of the strips. I then adhered them with some dimension to make a gift box. To add finishing touches I added ribbon die cut and a sentiment strip with some splatter.

Here is my second card...
Birthday cards must have gift boxes, candles and cakes and I incorporated them all in each of my designs. Only here instead of stamping the candles I used washi tape stickers. I think its super fun. what do you think??!!!?
I paired stamping for the flames with the stickers :) I kept the other design elements constant.

Here is my third card...
For my final card I used washi stickers to make layers of a cake slice. Added a candle on top and again kept the rest same.

I hope you like the cards I created and that I inspired you to try stickers on your projects. You can also make the same design without adding any dimension by simply adhering the stickers right on the card stock.

Besides the stickers, I have used the following Snarky Birthday to youLittle Love Birthday Wishes and Gift Builder #2
   
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This is my last post for Sticker Monday feature but you will see a lot more cards from me featuring these stickers in future. I hope you enjoyed all of my posts :)

Thank you soooooo much for all your lovely comments. Love reading them!

Thursday, June 18, 2020

STAMPlorations Spotlight - Stencils and Sentiments!

Hello friends! I am back with another spotlight project over at the STAMPlorations blog. I hope I will be able to inspire you. I decided to make birthday cards to celebrate STAMPlorations birthday month :) I am in love with Skinny Sentiments dies and they gave me the idea to use sentiment dies in three ways and to make the sentiments shine I decided to use stenciled backgrounds. So in these I used the sentiments the traditional way by layering, then I used the negative and finally I just used the skinny dies and not the layering part.Let me show you...







I have used  Skinny SentimentsAll BloomsStained GlassWeaving stencils, Shaker Balloon #2 StarShaker Balloon #3 OvalShaker Balloon #1 Heart and Little Love Birthday Wishes for sentiment strips. I have used the following shaker blends White FrostSunshine Yellow and Bubble Gum Pink
  
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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration - June 16th 2020

Welcome to the STAMPlorations Inspiration post. We the inspiration team at STAMPlorations are here to inspire you with our creations using STAMPlorations products through these weekly inspiration posts and there is more to inspiration... We'll have a monthly random drawing -- 1 commenter wins a $10 gift certificate Yay!! Inspiration team is sharing some super amazing projects 

Let me show you my third Inspiration project for June 2020...
Since this is the Birthday month for STAMPlorations, I decided to make a bright colorful and happy birthday card. I stamped fuzzy cut and colored the images. For the background I did ink blending and ghosting with a stencil to add further detail.
I think I definitely did get lots of bright colors here. I used Kathryn's Big WishesLittle Love Birthday WishesParty Mates Balloons And BannersKathry's Big Wishes Coordinating DiesStained Glass Stencil and Distress Oxide inks for blending and Prismacolor Pencils for coloring.
Here is another closeup...

Hope you like it! Head over to STAMPlorations Blog, HERE for more inspiration :)
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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration - June 9th 2020

Welcome to the STAMPlorations Inspiration post. We the inspiration team at STAMPlorations are here to inspire you with our creations using STAMPlorations products through these weekly inspiration posts and there is more to inspiration... We'll have a monthly random drawing -- 1 commenter wins a $10 gift certificate Yay!! Inspiration team is sharing some super amazing projects 

Let me show you my second Inspiration project for June 2020...

This is a simple card to make where I did ink blending through the stencil to build my checkered background in grey. The image was stamped ,colored, fuzzy cut and added separately. I used Thank you CoffeeCheckers - ARTplorations Stencil and Distress Oxide inks for blending and Sharpie markers for coloring :)
Here is a closeup...

Hope you like it! Head over to STAMPlorations Blog, HERE for more inspiration :)
Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment !

Monday, June 8, 2020

STAMPlorations Sticker Monday - June 8th 2020

Hello friends! I am back with the special "Sticker Monday" posts. I will be sharing various styles of cards and also various ways you can use the Clear Stickers on your cards :) I am so loving the stickers. Every month, we'll draw one lucky crafter to win a $15 gift code -- randomly drawn from all comments left on the Sticker Monday posts at the STAMP blog for the month, as well as from my blog.

Today I am sharing cards where I combined stickers and shaker cards :). I have featured "Happy Happy - Clear Stickers" 
Let me show you the cards I made... For these cards, I wanted to create shaker cards using three different dies. Making Birthday cards is usually my top priority because they are my most used cards :) The font of the sentiments on these stickers is just gorgeous and I wanted to use them. I wanted to use the stickers as a part of the shaker element.
Here is my first card...
I also decided to use dies that would define a birthday and celebration. So I picked Cupcake, balloon and Gift box. Aren't these cupcake dies fun. Love that layering makes them so fun :)

Here is my second card...
For all my cards, I wanted to work with patterned papers and die cutting in harmony. To pick the right combination I usually get cues from the patterned paper set. Like pick a few sheets from one booklet. Or you can pick one paper and take cues from that and pick papers that would match colors on the one you picked.

Here is my third card...
Besides combining patterned papers and making shakers. I also stamped some images like hearts, leaves and flowers on my cards.

I hope you like the cards I created and that I inspired you to try stickers on your projects.

Besides the stickers, I have used the following Cupcake Builder #2Gift Builder #1Kathryn's Big Wishes Coordinating Dies and Frames and Flowers Golden AutumnMocha SwirlSunshine Yellow - ShakerBlends along with a few patterned papers that I have been hoarding ;)
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Thank you soooooo much for all your lovely comments. Love reading them!

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration - June 2nd 2020

Welcome to the STAMPlorations Inspiration post. We the inspiration team at STAMPlorations are here to inspire you with our creations using STAMPlorations products through these weekly inspiration posts and there is more to inspiration... We'll have a monthly random drawing -- 1 commenter wins a $10 gift certificate Yay!! Inspiration team is sharing some super amazing projects 

Let me show you my first Inspiration project for June 2020...
This is a simple card to make where I did ink blending through the stencil. To add more interest, I stamped the floral stamps on the lower edge in the same colors using the same inks. The flowers were stamped ,colored, fuzzy cut and added separately. I used WoodedBetter TogetherScaly ARTplorations Stencil and Distress Oxide inks for blending.


Here is a closeup...

Hope you like it! Head over to STAMPlorations Blog, HERE for more inspiration :)
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration - May 26th 2020

Welcome to the STAMPlorations Inspiration post. We the inspiration team at STAMPlorations are here to inspire you with our creations using STAMPlorations products through these weekly inspiration posts and there is more to inspiration... We'll have a monthly random drawing -- 1 commenter wins a $10 gift certificate Yay!! Inspiration team is sharing some super amazing projects 

Let me show you my fourth Inspiration project for May 2020...
This is a simple card to make where I simply heat embossed the sentiment and the floral image on water color card stock. Did a water color wash and to finish I added pearl white splatter. I used the recently released  Sweet Kindness and Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Here is a closeup...

Hope you like it! Head over to STAMPlorations Blog, HERE for more inspiration :)
Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment !

Monday, May 25, 2020

STAMPlorations Sticker Monday - May 25th 2020

Hello friends! I am back with the special "Sticker Monday" posts. I will be sharing various styles of cards and also various ways you can use the Clear Stickers on your cards :) I am so loving the stickers. Every month, we'll draw one lucky crafter to win a $15 gift code -- randomly drawn from all comments left on the Sticker Monday posts at the STAMP blog for the month, as well as from my blog.

Today I am sharing how unique backgrounds can make these gorgeous stickers shine. I made three cards with same but unique designs. I have featured "Love is - Clear Stickers" 

Let me show you the cards I made... For these cards, I wanted to make a focal piece with similar colors but a unique designs :) I worked with a small focal die cut panel and used pure and  simple stenciling on one, stamping on another and ink blending with ghosting on the third :)
Here is my first card...

Stenciling can look so amazing when the stencil is fantastic :) what do you think?!!!
Here is my second card...

As you know my obsession with Distress Oxide inks and they work great for solid stamping. I created a gradient with a combinations of inks using a butterfly stamp. 
Here is my third card...
As you can see, here I simply ink blended and then used a stencil, sprayed it with water and stamped on inked panel to achieve the subtle effect :) To add more interest I added dry embossed backgrounds for my focal panels.

I hope you like the cards I created and that I inspired you to try stickers on your projects.

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Thank you soooooo much for all your lovely comments. Love reading them!