Tuesday, March 8, 2016

STAMPlorations inspiration #65

Three cheers for International Women's Day! #onedayiwill (One day I will learn to color with Copics ;) Ready for another dose of inspiration with STAMPlorations goodies?

I've been giving the cheater's watercolor background a go. So easy when you scribble with Distress Markers and then spritz with water.




You can catch a peek of the BG in the smaller photo. I've got a Spotlight tutorial coming up to show you how I've ghosted with a stencil on the "watercolor" BG.

To finish off my birthday card I returned to a favorite design element - heat embossing on messy vellum and messy stitching it to my cardbase. I used Winged Things. A die cut sentiment finished off my card.

Check out the bright and beautiful inspiration from the DT here and don't forget to leave a comment to be in the running for a GC.

I'm joining the fun challenges at:
SSS Monday - Make your Own Background (great challenge!)
SSS Wednesday - Touchy Feely (heat embossing, stitching, glitter CS)
WOW! Embossing Powder - Anything Goes
Stempelkueche - Stitched

22 comments:

  1. Ahhhhhh - another wonderful card - love the use of vellum here - brings out the delicateness of those butterflies!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful! Love the vellum, the gold glitter and the pastel colors.

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  3. Such a fun and BEAUTIFUL card!! Love!

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  4. So soft and pretty!! Love the stitching! :)

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  5. Such a delicate and pretty card. The vellum works so beautifully and loving the colours you've chosen. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  6. Oooo, I love this! So you can use distress markers to make watercolor background? I never thought of that! And heat embossing on vellum is just amazing (I'm so glad I finally figured it out!). That makes this card simply stunning!

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  7. Oh I adore this. It's so soft and perfect. The vellum on top just gives it an even more ethereal look. Beautiful! Xx

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  8. What a beautiful background Maria! I love the vellum panel on top!

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  9. So pretty with the soft colors and the vellum

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  10. Just beautiful, Maria! Love the soft background and the vellum!

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  11. Love those spring colors, and the vellum overlay makes them even softer for spring! Such a pleasing design, thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  12. You always manage to make messy look so cool! Those soft pastel colors remind me of spring...

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  13. I'm in love with this card! Awesome Maria! xx

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  14. Love your gorgeous card! The background is fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  15. Gorgeous, Maria ... what a lovely dreamy look from the fluttery butterflies on vellum ... so deliciously soft with the wash background ... and fabulous with the sparkly sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

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  16. fantastic card, love the vellum and the embossing on top
    Thanks for playing along on the WOW embossing challenge

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  17. The ghosted butterflies look great on the vellum and over the soft watercolor panel you created!

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  18. Maria, your card is just beautiful!!
    I love these simple heat embossed butterflies on the vellum in combination with the soft colored background-panel.
    Greetings from Wiebke (KomMa-designed)

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  19. Oh wie wundervoll!!! Das sind ja auch suuuper stempoel :-) die ganze Karte ist einfach zauberhaft!!! haha... und jetzt hab ich eben nach der klassischen Stitched Border gesucht.. aber nein, wie toll, du hast ja ganz echt genäht!! :-) Super!!!! Vielen dank dass du bei unserer Stempelküche-Challenge mitgespielt hast :-)

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  20. Beautiful colours, and I love the soft look of vellum. Also a touch of gold is so bright. Thank you so much for playing along with Wow! Embossing powder!
    xx Victoria

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