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Thursday, November 1, 2018

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge - RAINBOW


A new month and a new STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge. This month's optional color twist is: RAINBOW.

I am still creating my holiday cards so I thought I'd use Christmas tree lights (rhinestones) for my rainbow color twist:


I used the STAMPlorations Christmas Icons - Christmas Tree #2 - CUTplorations to cut out the Christmas tree. I then cut out that panel with a stitched rectangle die. The panel was adhered with foam tape. Then I applied self sticking rhinestones.

Here's a view looking straight on so you can better see the colors of the rhinestones:


I hope you will play with us this month. Here are the rules for the challenge:
  • Players can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • Players can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post (blogs only)
  • Prizes: $15 GC for the winner (voted by the team); $5 GC to three (3) randomly picked players
Link your card to our challenge blog. While you are there check out the other designers' creations!

Thanks for coming by!

Monday, October 29, 2018

STAMPlorations Christmas Release Blog Hop



Welcome to the STAMPlorations Christmas Release Blog Hop! Today we are featuring new CUTplorations dies. Leave a comment here for a chance to win one of two prizes: choice of one (1) cover plate die & one (1) word/phrase die from the new Christmas dies featured during the hop OR a $15 GC to the store. Then hop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see the other designers' creations. Commenting closes November 9. Winner to be announced on November 10 in the October Winners post.

From October 29 to November 12 (2 weeks) dies in the Christmas Dies section are 10% off - no coupon needed. The discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart. You can also get an extra 20% off by using my discount code: STAMPGIRLHARRIET.

I created three cards for this blog hop. All three use the STAMPlorations Doodled Christmas Bells Cover Plate die. The first card also includes the new STAMPlorations Heaven and Nature Sing Phrase die.



The Doodled Christmas Bells die cut was cut from mirrored silver cardstock and adhered onto a white card base. I had the black cardstock oval frame already cut from another project so I adhered that over top. The phrase die cut was cut from red glitter paper and adhered overtop the frame to complete the card. The "i" in "sing" was dotted with a red rhinestone.


This next card is my favorite but it did take some time to complete it. I used the cover plate to cut out black cardstock, mirrored silver metallic paper and the red glitter paper being careful to collect the pieces that are left After adhering the black background to a white card base I glued in pieces from the red glitter for the bow and the mirrored silver pieces for the bells. I really love the look of this "paper piecing".


For the last one I went with easy! I adhered the red glitter die cut to the white card base and was done!



I hope I have inspired you to hop with us and to leave comments for a chance to win one of the prizes! Also, you can use my discount code STAMPGIRLHARRIET and get an extra 20% off.

Thanks for coming by!





Monday, October 15, 2018

STAMPlorations Stencil Blog Hop



Welcome to STAMPlorations Stencil Blog Hop featuring new stencils designed by our very own Senna Lippert!

Visit the STAMPlorations blog, hop to each DT member's blog and leave comments for a chance to win one of 4 prizes. There will be one winner of a $20 gift certificate, one winner of a $10 gift certificate, and 2 winners of your choice of three (3) Sanna Lippert Designs stencils. Commenting closes October 21. Winners to be announced on November 10 in the October Winners post.
From October 8 to 21, all stencils are 15% off - no coupon needed. The discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart. You can get an extra 20% off if you use my discount code: STAMPGIRLHARRIET. Here is a link to all of Sanna's stencils in the store:https://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Sanna-Lippert-De…

Here are my projects:





I used Senna's Molecules stencil, blending distress inks, for the background. I cut two tags, one from Memory Box designer paper and one from white cardstock with the CUTplorations Luggage Tag Nesting Dies.  After stamping this new Christmas Typografia - Christmas in the Heart I distressed the outside of the tag with distress ink. I used a brad to attach the two tags together and then adhered them to the card front with foam tape.

My next cards were created using Senna's lovely Rosegarden stencil. I used the stencil and blended Altenew inks to create a bit of a background for the stamped sentiment From Across the Miles - Christmas Typografia.




For my last card I used the stencil for the focal point. I adhered the stencil with removable tape to a piece of watercolor paper that I had already cut to size and used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens to paint in the stencil. When the panel was dry I went over the flowers with a Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen to add some sparkle. The sentiment Warm Winter Wishes was die cut from black cardstock and after it was adhered to the card I applied Clear Glossy Accents. 




I hope you are inspired to hop along with us and thanks for coming by!





Thursday, October 4, 2018

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge #27


Welcome back to the STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge - we have had a nice long summer break and we're ready to go again with our monthly challenge! This month our optional color twist is BLACK. 

I used this really cute set Baa Baa - The Bees Knees.  


I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored the hat with a Copic marker. I applied clear Wink of Stella to the hat and then cut out the panel with a stitched rectangle die. Another holiday card done!

Here are the rules for our challenge and chance to win prizes:

  • Players can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • Players can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post (blogs only)
  • Prizes: $15 GC for the winner (voted by the team); $5 GC to three (3) randomly picked players

Thanks for coming by!

Monday, September 24, 2018

STAMPlorations: CUTplorations Christmas Redux Blog Hop



STAMPlorations is having a CUTplorations Christmas Redux blog hop.

Visit the designers' blogs and leave comments for a chance to win one of two prizes: choice of two (2) Christmas word/phrase dies or a $15 GC to the store. Commenting closes October 5. Winner to be announced on October 10 in the September Winners post.

Below are my projects featuring CUTplorations dies. Both use alcohol ink backgrounds on Yupo paper. I just got some of these inks and have been experimenting with them. 


This first card background reminds me of the Northern Lights. I used the Stitched Winter Landscape die and the Warm Winter Wishes Phrase die.  I especially love the fonts used for the sentiment!

This next card was really hard to photograph - I used shiny gold cardstock to cut out the Peace Love Joy Phrase sentiment and Christmas Reindeer. I created the background by applying reds and grren alcohol inks to the Yupo paper, then applying Alcohol Blending Solution and blowing the ink around through a straw. When the ink spread the way I liked it I set it aside for a few minutes until I got some tacky spots. I then used a brayer to roll on gold transfer foil which stuck to the tacky areas. Pull off the foil and you have the gold in various random areas on the background. It looks a lot better in real life!!


Note:
From September 24 to October 8 (2 weeks) dies in the Christmas Dies section (https://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Christmas-Dies-C376421.aspx) are 10% off - no coupon needed. The discount is automatically applied in the shopping cart. You can use my discount code STAMPGIRLHARRIET and get an extra 20% off.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Celebrating National Coloring Book Day with STAMPlorations



Today is National Coloring Book day and STAMPlorations is celebrating with a blog hop and Linky party! We are debuting STAMPlorations new coloring book Blossom Bliss. This is the 3rd coloring book from STAMPlorations that was created with cardmakers in mind. Each page has 2 identical card front sized images to color. My first card takes advantage of having 2 copies of an image by using the Spotlight technique:




I used Prismacolor pencils to color one of the card panels. I then used a butterfly die to cut out part of the colored panel. I adhered that butterfly to the uncolored card panel to create the spotlight. I matted that panel with purple cardstock and then adhered it to a white card base.

I used Derwent Inktense pencils and an aquabrush for my second card:


To finish this card off I adhered some iridescent gems to the centers of the little flowers.

My last card was colored with Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens. The colors are really bright and the nibs are very fine and can get into the smallest spaces:


I left some of the leaves uncolored and just outlined them so that the colors pop.

Here are the details for the blog hop and linky party:
There will be 2 winners:
- one (1) will receive a copy of Blossom Bliss and $15 GC to the store -- randomly drawn from entries in the linky party
- one (1) will win a $10 GC to the store -- randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and designers' blogs.
Linking up and commenting is from August 2 to 9, with the winners announced on August 10.

Thanks for coming by!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Online Card Class - Simply Watercolor - Card 8


Another "critters" card:


Another copy of Kristina's card - another very difficult card to create - again, this is why I stamp!

Thanks for coming by!