Friday, January 15, 2016

STAMPlorations release week hop

The STAMPlorations girls are hopping to share a great new release with you today. The bundle is 20% off, singles 10% for a short time - details here. Lots to see so I won't keep you long.


First up, Shirley's Winged Things, perfect accompaniment to her Folk Flowers. But I used other flowers today! The ones from my go-to Happy Flowers stencil. And a sentiment from Dee's New Beginning.


Masked the area where the flowers would be, stamped the dragonflies, sponged purple Distress Inks through the stencil, spread white embossing paste, removed the stencil, let it dry and voila! The color seeps through the paste to tint it. Lovely, isn't it?

Next up is Becca's hilarious new set, Reindeer Games. Lest you be saying to yourself, "but Christmas is over"... it's great for Valentines too.


My card was inspired by the sentiment. I wanted to streeeeeetch my design so went for two deer, an altered sentiment ("we" instead of "I") and a garland of hearts. I used Soft Stone CS and distressed white textured CS for the Polaroid frames. Wood grain CS backs my sentiment sign and wood grain washi lines the bottom of the card. Cuz I'm playing here:

Pinspirational Challenge #156

The Card Concept #46 - I think my card is Clean and Graphic.

Things get a bit more serious with the next set from Deepti, New Beginning. This set makes me think of sympathy or comfort cards. I made a tall, skinny card of hope.


I created my BG with Distress markers on watercolor paper (a la Kristina W.) then heat embossed the image onto vellum which I stitched onto the panel. Mounted it on a blue cardbase and added a sentiment from True North.

Last up is a versatile sentiment set from Shery, Big Greetings. I was tickled when I stumbled across a piece of PP that inspired a design using this set.


Go bold or go home, ya know? The card made itself thanks to American Crafts and my sewing machine!

So hope you have a few minutes to go hopping this weekend. The whole lineup (and list of prizes) is here if you want to start at the very beginning. It's a very good place to start ;) 



54 comments:

  1. Your deer card is my favorite! Makes me smile big time! And to use Deepti's stam on vellum over that delicious background - swoon!

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  2. Wow stunning inspiration. Clever with the vellum over the gorgeous background but for me it's the first card...so delicate and so very pretty x

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  3. What a vast array of cool cards!

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  4. Maria - all of these are just INCREDIBLY WONDERFUL. I love the first one because I love dragonflies - what a lusciously lovely card. But the reindeer Valentine is perfectly priceless... smiling big. But then... the scripture card just took my breathe away - stunningly beautiful. How I loved seeing all four of your cards... what a great treat. j.

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  5. Love all the elements and detailed work on all your beautiful creations!

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  6. They're all stunning, but the hilarious reindeer card wins out!

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  7. WOW, these are cards are GORGEOUS and so inspirational. Love the sympathy card and the winged things cards the BEST:)

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  8. Think you deserve a medal for all these extraordinary cards. Each one is brilliant.

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  9. These are all marvelous, Maria, way to rock the new release!!

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  10. Maria, these cards are fantastic. I didn't know the distress inks seep through the paste. Love your style. I am new to Stamplorations stamps, so this is a treat for me to see all these fun images. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. Great designs - love the big sentiments

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  12. WOW ...especially love the string of hearts and the vellum sun rays
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  13. Cool cards. Love the sunrise on vellum. Hugz

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  14. Your New Beginnings card is so beautiful. It steals the show!

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  15. I'm always in awe of your talent. You think of the most amazing designs. I adore your dragonflies and stencilled flowers. It's so beautiful. Keep crafting, it makes me happy reading your blog. Xx

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  16. Go bold or go home indeed! Wowzers, you've totally outdone yourself. I think my favorite was the card with Dee's set. The bright pops of color behind the vellum just look so lovely!

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  17. wow! awesome!! i esp. love the deer one!

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  18. Loving all these cards Maria. So much variety. And thanks so much for the tip on how to make colored paste -- I wanted to do that for the CASEsplorations challenge and didn't have a clue!

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  19. Wow! Wonderful cards! Love the first one!

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  20. What a sweet friend of Blogland you are, Maria! You have showcased all our talented friends' awesome images so beautifully and so perfectly!! Hugs, Darnell

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  21. Your cards are all so different, but all so beautiful!

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  22. These are all so fabulous...what a wonderful collection.

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  23. Beautiful cards! You did a great job showcasing the stamp sets!

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  24. Wow!! Amazing cards - I love the sunrise set and how you captured the colors of the early morning in that cool background!!!

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  25. OMG! these cards are amazing! the stitching on the sunrise! the dimension of the flowers on the dragonfly card...just amazing!

    Alicia

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  26. Wonderful projects. Love your deer card. They are cute holding up the frames. TFS

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  27. Fab projects! WoW, what an amazing sympathy card!!

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  28. These are great cards and I love how you used the sheer cardstock(Tired and can't think of the name) over the rainbow colours. Love the dragonflies too with the flowers

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  29. What cool creations! Love the reindeer one with that sentiment....the pretty soft colors with the vellum...beautiful!

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  30. WOW!!! Stunning cards....love each one of them...WOW WOW WOW!

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  31. Awesome set of cards Maria. Love the new sets and you have really shown them off with your fabulous designing. xx

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  32. These are all fabulous! Love the sunrise card - beautiful! xxx

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  33. Ahh what a wonderful mix of cards ! Soft and gentle..fun n quirky and bold !Loved each one of them !

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  34. These are all amazeballs, Maria! You've showcased each of the new stamp sets so beautifully!

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  35. Can I just say - Miss.Perfectionist? YOUR cards , OMG! I am unable to decide which one is my fave!!! :)

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  36. Maria... they all are AMAZING!!!! Love the eye-catching element on each of them! Thank you so much for the inspirations!

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  37. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  38. Sweet looking cards you've made.

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  39. Love them all Thanks for sharing. Here from the hop

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  40. Awesome cards! I love the cute string of hearts..so sweet. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

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  41. All your cards are so creative and beautiful samples using the new stamp sets. TFS Maria.

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  42. All your cards are so creative and beautiful samples using the new stamp sets. TFS Maria.

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  43. Beautiful cards. Love the stitching details.

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  44. WOW...WOW...Maria, you ROCK!
    Every card is simply fabulous!

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  45. All your cards today are "Pinners" I especially LOVE the two deer:)) However the floral stencil is dreamy, Sunset peaceful, and Big Greetings happy Scrappy!!
    Great job Maria, Thanks for linking up at The Card Concept too:)

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  46. An amazing set of cards, Maria! Love the dragonfly/flower card with the design and embossing paste. And the sunrise card with the vellum is awesome! Love them all! :-)

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  47. All of your cards are wonderful, but the reindeer card is hilarious! Love it!! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

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  48. These cards are absolutely gorgeous. The third one is so, so pretty... love the white embossing on vellum with watercolor background, and the stamp is just beautiful!

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  49. thanks for joining PINspirational challenge this week, good luck and hope to see you again! :)

    Kasia, PINspirational DT
    www.artekatie.wordpress.com

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  50. Wow, Maria! Really, WOW! Those delicate dragonflies with the soft pink blooms put me in mind of a dreamy summer's day (oh to be there!), your deer duo just had me giggling, that white embossed vellum over the soft watercolouring is just beautiful, and that bold, vibrant ampersand with the touches of DP is so striking ... and so very pretty! Hugs, Anita :)

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  51. So much amazing inspiration today, Maria! Especially your vellum panel with the watercolored background! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

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