Wednesday, January 28, 2015

day 3 of STAMPlorations spotlight week


Welcome to day 3 of STAMPlorations spotlight week. Today we are showcasing Shirley's stamps, The Bee's Knees: Newlyweds.


I've been having such fun with this set, although I must admit I was skeptical at first. I need to make lots of new single friends to use all the cards I've produced ;) Today I'm sharing with you the first two cards I made with this set.

I heat embossed the bridal couple onto vellum, in white and in black. I wasn't sure which to use on my first card.


As you see, I chose white. Somehow when I first looked at this image I thought it looked like the typical pose for a wedding photographer... thus the photo frame card ;)

I did some very soft watercoloring on my cardbase and added some metallic pink splatters. Then I fussy cut the couple and positioned them behind the frame die cut with Amy Tangerine's Associate die. A heat embossed sentiment (just keep watching!) and some sequins and star confetti finished it off.

And then I noticed the other couple, heat embossed in black, laying on a piece of ribbon. And this card was born.


I layered the vellum with another image of the couple stamped on white CS, hiding the glue dots behind the areas with the most embossing, and added a fussy cut heat embossed sentiment (just keep watching!). I love the color combo of B/W with gray and yellow. It never seems to go out of style.

As always, there are lots of prizes to be won - from comments left on the DT blogs and the STAMPlorations blog - and eye candy from the DT. Have a looksee.

31 comments:

  1. Love the idea of the bride and groom in the polaroid die cut. :)

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  2. Love the first card, very clever using the bold black against the soft colors of the background...Beautiful!

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  3. Two gorgeous cards...love the framed one.

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  4. Very pretty cards, Maria! Love the white embossed image on the vellum.

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  5. My fav is the white embossing on the vellum. I just love the look of it!

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  6. These are soooooooooooo stunning, I love the happy feel created by colors on ur first card and soft elegance on ur second. The Polaroid was a cool idea

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  7. Soooooo graceful and elegant creations, totally love them both, love the softness with Polaroid on first one specially!!!

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  8. Gorgeous cards - the designs are so elegant and timeless.

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  9. I love both, the white embossed couple is subtle and elegant, and the black embossed one is amazing on that background!

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  10. Beautifully creative. The vellum was an excellent choice to create with for these cards. Both are very well done. - Jim

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  11. both cards are fabby--I especially like the white on vellum with the photo frame

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  12. LOVE the 1st card
    looks real like a photo frame and such softness with the whit embossing .... great
    CU hellerlittle

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  13. Beautiful cards, Maria! You'll have to start up a dating agency to drum up business for your wedding cards ;)

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  14. Sometimes the stamp sets that I think I'll use the least turn out to be my absolute favorites. You've sure made a couple of stunners, so I think you gave it a good run!

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  15. WOW - I am amazed at these two lovely cards that came about because of an embossed couple on vellum - they look so fantastic, I think the polaroid framed one is my favorite - love the color differences!! Oh, how I hope you have a wonderful day!!

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  16. Love both of these! That bold black on both cards is awesome in the layout....beautiful.

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  17. 2 gorgeous cards, i just adore the first one, it looks fantastic with the frame!

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  18. Ooh la la! These are spectacular! Love how they look in white and then black embossing!

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  19. Gorgeous x two! The frame of the first, the background of the second are both perfect canvases to showcase this lovely couple. Such pretty showcases of this set!
    Hugs~c

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  20. Really like the first one with that dramatic black frame!

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  21. Love the first card, especially that the couple is not perfectly inside the frame. Love the sequins too.

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  22. Stunning...love the stamping on vellum.

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  23. Love the vellum embossed couples. Amazing cards! xxx

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  24. The white embossed vellum against that oh so soft watercolouring, perfectly framed in the black ... simply gorgeous, Maria! Love the black, white and grey with the gold sentiment ... so elegant and stylish! Anita :)

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  25. Such a sweet bride and groom.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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