Tuesday, December 6, 2016

STAMPlorations inspiration #109

More inspiration for you today on the blog and over at STAMPlorations. I love making cards. How about you? I tell myself I enjoy being able to make a card that is a little more special. But today's card(s) prove that it may be more about cardmaker's magic ;)

Yes, magic... like the magic of heat embossing. Of dry embossing. Of blending Distress Inks. And then there's the magic of glitter and shimmer. Ah yes, the magic!

Hard to capture magic in a photo though, isn't it. These closeups show a bit more of the wonderful 3D detail of the embossing folders. And the shimmer of the Perfect Pearl/water spray. Be still my heart.

I've done the shimmery metallic look on this card before. Then I saw Kristina W.'s card with the 3D effect and had to try it. On both cards I used the Geometric embossing folders from We R Memory Keepers.

On the red card I used Victorian Velvet, Barn Door and Fired Brick inks and STAMPlorations Be Jolly Phrase die. I cut it from gold glitter CS and backed it with dark red as a drop shadow.

On the blue card I used Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire and STAMPlorations Peace on Earth Phrase die cut from silver and dark blue CS.

I'm joining these challenges:
Basteltraum - Weihnachten
Time Out - Christmas with the option of Glitter/Shimmer (check. check. check.)
Simon Says Stamp November Work it Wednesday - Use Dies
Danipeuss Kartenchallenge - Warm oder Kalt (ich habe beide Farbwelten)
Stempelkueche - Alles was Glitzert


  1. Gorgeous! Magical is just the right word! Definitely! Wow!!

  2. Gorgeous designs ... love them ALL! The perfect pearls spray really gives them lovely shimmer. xx

  3. Stunning cards! The background looks so amazing!

  4. Hello Maria! :)
    Great cards and fantastic backgrounds! I love them all!
    Enjoy Advent!

  5. Absolutely stunning....eye catching and 'simply' amazing x

  6. Wow!! I love both your cards. Simply stunning

  7. Oh my goodness, these are absolutely stunning!!!! So very glad you shared these with us at TIME OUT Maria!!!!!

  8. WOW! Great projects. I love the 3D effect in both these cards. Ombre coloring makes the 3D effect is even more pronounced. Thank you for this wonderful inspiration.

  9. Love the tufted look of the cards.
    there is so much dimension and the
    shading is wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

  10. Whoa! You ROCKED it out today! These are so amazing!!

  11. Those WRMK embossing folders are amazing and even more amazing with distress ink blending and lots of shimmer. Love these bold and beautiful cards. Xx

  12. These are so beautiful. Love the incredible look you created on both cards.

  13. Oh, wow, what an amazing effect! I already saw your cards on Instagram, but on a large screen they're much more impressive. Fabulous blending and wonderful glitter greetings. Thanks so much for joining us at the Stempelküche challenge.

  14. Boa, ich liebe ja diese Embossingfolder. Die hast du prima in Szene gesetzt, Maria! Herzlichen Dank für deinen Beitrag zur danipeuss.de Kartenchallenge :)
    LG Reni

  15. Swooningly stunning, Maria ... I gasped ... every one is glimmeringly gorgeous! I'm going back for another swoon ... and another gasp! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out with these beauties! Hugs, Anita :)

  16. Oh Maria Maria Maria
    this is Stunning agree with Anita
    and may I ask you which Embossing folder this is
    I hope it sell in Germany
    when not I have to order from USA yay..
    I love this folder too
    fall in love I can say hehe
    ADORABLE Card Maria

  17. These are so gorgeous Maria - you can see some of the shimmer in the pictures so I can only imagine how beautiful they must be IRL! Fabulous! I am so glad you shared them at Time Out! Jill

  18. The are totally awesome, were you inspired by Kristina Werner? Awesome. Thank you for sharing with us at Time Out! Jenny x

    1. Actually Jennifer McGuire and then Kristina's. You can see the cards in my links.


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