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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

STAMPlorations Spring Fling Blog Hop and Linky Party Reminder


This is your last reminder to join in the STAMPlorations Spring Fling and Linky Party - comment and submit a project to win prizes.

Here are my cards:


I made two cards at the same time. The card on the left is the Bloomdalascopic #1 stencil inked with distress inks. After removing the stencil I spritzed the inked side with water and turned it over onto another panel of card stock which makes a mono print.

Prizes:
- THREE (3) winners of $10 gift code drawn from comments left on the main blog and designers' blogs
- TWO (2) winners of her choice of STAMPlorations product with a value of up to $10 drawn from comments left on the main blog and designers' blogs
- TWO (2) winners of her choice of STAMPlorations product with a value of up to $15 drawn from entries in the linky party
- ONE (1) winner of $25 gift code drawn from entries in the linky party

Commenting and linking up end on Sunday, May 31, with winners announced on June 10 in the May winners post.

May store promotion: All throughout May, products in the SPRING FLING section are 15% off instantly + with my DT code STAMPGIRLHARRIET, customers can get up to 35% off.

Link to Spring Fling section in the store:
https://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Spring-Fling-Instant-15-Off-C380986.aspx?sid=38054

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

STAMPlorations Spring Fling Blog Hop and Linky Party - Reminder


Have you played with the Spring Fling blog hop and linky party yet? This is a reminder that there is still time to comment and to play.

Here are
 my reminder cards:


This is a "twofer"card technique called mono printing. I first used the Up and Down stencil and blended a few color inks over a piece of card stock. Then instead of cleaning off the stencil I spritzed the stencil with water, turned the stencil over and laid it down on top of another piece of card stock to create the mono print.

Reminder about Prizes:

Prizes:
- THREE (3) winners of $10 gift code drawn from comments left on the main blog and designers' blogs
- TWO (2) winners of her choice of STAMPlorations product with a value of up to $10 drawn from comments left on the main blog and designers' blogs
- TWO (2) winners of her choice of STAMPlorations product with a value of up to $15 drawn from entries in the linky party
- ONE (1) winner of $25 gift code drawn from entries in the linky party

Commenting and linking up end on Sunday, May 31, with winners announced on June 10 in the May winners post.

May store promotion: All throughout May, products in the SPRING FLING section are 15% off instantly + with my DT code STAMPGIRLHARRIET, you can get up to 35% off.

Link to Spring Fling section in the store:
https://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Spring-Fling-Instant-15-Off-C380986.aspx?sid=38054

Thanks for coming by!




Friday, May 15, 2020

STAMPlorations May Stencil Challenge - Mid Month Reminder


There is still plenty of time to play in the STAMPlorations May Stencil Challenge.

I tried a new to me technique - stamping over a stencil after blending ink over the stencil:



I taped the Doodled Tulip Stencil with temporary painters tape to a piece of cardstock. I blended pink ink over the entire panel. I transferred the panel with the stencil still attached to my MISTI and stamped over the panel with a polka dot background stamp with red ink. After removing the stencil I matted the panel with black card stock and then adhered that to the card base.

I added the sentiment which is from STAMPlorations Clear Sticker set Hello Spring.

Here are the rules to play in the stencil challenge:
  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s) - if it isn't obvious that you used a stencil in your project, your entry may be deleted or will not be eligible to win.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products in entries are OK.
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts and that they are new and not created prior to the start of the current month's challenge.
  • Your project photo must be posted in full in your blog post to be eligible to win and receive the corresponding prize. Please don't link up to our challenge if you're only showing a sneak peek of it (as is the case if you made it as a design team project for another company). In the same vein, please do not link up your project if it's solely to promote another company.
  • You must display the challenge graphic in your post (if linking from your blog) and link back to the challenge post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).

Thanks for coming by!


Wednesday, May 6, 2020

STAMPlorations Spring Fling Blog Hop and Linky Party


Welcome to STAMPlorations Spring Fling Blog Hop and Linky Party! We are featuring the new 6x6 stencils and clear sentiment stickers.

Here is my card using Bloomdala Bliss #11:


I used the stencil in the traditional way by blending distress inks over the stencil. After lifting off the stencil I softly blended over the white stencil marks left with the same ink I used on the stencil originally.

Here are the prize and participation requirements:
Prizes:
- THREE (3) winners of $10 gift code drawn from comments left on the main blog and designers' blogs
- TWO (2) winners of her choice of STAMPlorations product with a value of up to $10 drawn from comments left on the main blog and designers' blogs
- TWO (2) winners of her choice of STAMPlorations product with a value of up to $15 drawn from entries in the linky party
- ONE (1) winner of $25 gift code drawn from entries in the linky party

Commenting and linking up end on Sunday, May 31, with winners announced on June 10 in the May winners post.

May store promotion: All throughout May, products in the SPRING FLING section are 15% off instantly + with my DT code STAMPGIRLHARRIET, you can get up to 35% off.

Link to Spring Fling section in the store:
https://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Spring-Fling-Instant-15-Off-C380986.aspx?sid=38054

Thanks for coming by!

Friday, May 1, 2020

STAMPlorations May Stencil Challenge



I hope all are well and staying safe as we all shelter in place!

As always, anything goes with the STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge.

My card - Life in Bloom:


I created the watercolored background on Canson XL watercolor paper and Altenew metallic watercolors. These watercolors are creamy and smooth and have a fabulous shimmer - unfortunately I couldn't capture the shimmer. I then used some temporary tape to adhere the Bloom Silhouettes stencil to the watercolored panel and blended black ink over the stencil. I trimmed down the panel and cut it in half, adhered each panel to foam and then adhered them to a black card base.
The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Clear Sticker Hello Spring set.

Go check out what the rest of the DT created on the STAMPlorations blog and then get creating! I hope to see your entry in the gallery!

Here are the rules to play in the stencil challenge:
  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s) - if it isn't obvious that you used a stencil in your project, your entry may be deleted or will not be eligible to win.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products in entries are OK.
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts and that they are new and not created prior to the start of the current month's challenge.
  • Your project photo must be posted in full in your blog post to be eligible to win and receive the corresponding prize. Please don't link up to our challenge if you're only showing a sneak peek of it (as is the case if you made it as a design team project for another company). In the same vein, please do not link up your project if it's solely to promote another company.
  • You must display the challenge graphic in your post (if linking from your blog) and link back to the challenge post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
Thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge - Mid Month Reminder


Welcome back to my STAMPlorations April Stencil Challenge. Here is my card using a stencil to dry emboss my card stock (my technique for this month).



I used the Dragonfly Waltz stencil in two ways. I first blended ink over it onto white card stock. I cleaned off the stencil and then ran it through my Big Shot to emboss it on the card front panel. The "sandwich" I used to do this: cutting platform tab 1, cutting plate, rubber mat, card stock, stencil, cutting plate.

I cut out a circle from the embossed panel and adhered the panel to the inked background and then onto a card base. I added the die cut Celebrate Big onto the card and added some blue sparkly gems to some of the inked dragonflies.

I hope you join us this month and post your creations here.

Here are the rules to play in the stencil challenge:
  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s) - if it isn't obvious that you used a stencil in your project, your entry may be deleted or will not be eligible to win.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products in entries are OK.
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts and that they are new and not created prior to the start of the current month's challenge.
  • Your project photo must be posted in full in your blog post to be eligible to win and receive the corresponding prize. Please don't link up to our challenge if you're only showing a sneak peek of it (as is the case if you made it as a design team project for another company). In the same vein, please do not link up your project if it's solely to promote another company.
  • You must display the challenge graphic in your post (if linking from your blog) and link back to the challenge post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).

Thanks for coming by!




Saturday, April 11, 2020

Spring Card Camp


I am taking the Online Card Class - Spring Card Camp and this is Day 1. Today's lesson was making a faux embossing folder with a stamp image. I chose to use the Hero Arts/GinaK Friendship Blooms stamp set.

This is how the embossing image turned out:


I embossed the image with White embossing powder 10 times. I then ran it through my Big Shot with the sandwich for embossing with dies. I made 2 cards from the embossed / de-bossed images:


I also stamped the image with black ink onto white cardstock so I could do the spotlight technique on the green card base. I used the embossed side up and blended ink over the image before I adhered the spotlight panel.


For this card I blended two colors of ink over the de-bossed side and added an image from STAMPlorations that I stamped and fussy cut out. I added a sentiment strip from Taylored Expressions.

Thanks for coming by!