Tuesday, May 4, 2021

STAMPlorations introducing spring coffee kit

There's a new product in town. Over at the STAMPlorations shop. Have you seen it? Shery is putting together kits at a great price point.

Today a few of my teamies and I are sharing our makes with the new Spring Coffee Kit. Ready?

The kit contains an image stamp, sentiment stamps and stencils (2 patterns each in large and mini). All you have to decide is...

Do you want to color? Then go for it. Color and fussy cut the image and pop it up on a background created by randomly stamping one of the sentiments.

alcohol markers, washi tape

In case you're interested, I watched this video before coloring my coffee (yes I was intimidated by that big expanse of brown!) Easy peasy.

If you're not into coloring, use the mini stencil and a circle mask to "color" the coffee. I added some blue touches with alcohol markers but you wouldn't even have to. I heat embossed one of the kit sentiments in blue but didn't like it so I then stamped over it in black and clear embossed it.


circle die, Distress Inks, alcohol markers, embossing powder

And then there's this method for getting color onto a B/W stamped image. Check out this post for the deets. Basically it involves stamping, applying embossing paste and then sponging ink.


clear embossing paste, Distress Inks, enamel dots

So, that's a wrap. Are you a fan of kits? Be sure to check out all the DT's creations over at the STAMP blog. And be sure to leave a comment, Shery's giving away a kit.

Please remember to use my STAMPGIRLMARIA code if I inspire you to place an order. You'll get an extra 20% off!

Appreciate your visit. Have a great day. I'm hooking up card #1 over at SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

cas cards challenge may

Welcome to the STAMPlorations May CAS Cards challenge. Yep, May already.



As always the challenge is to create any CAS card, with an optional color twist - this month it's an interesting one - copper and yellow!

Here's my first card.


See all that lovely sparkle and shine of the embossing?

Decotime alcohol markers, copper embossing powder

Some heat embossing, some coloring with alcohol markers, some fussy cutting and some washi.

CAS card tip: Color only a portion of an image, or fussy cut and pop up only a portion of an image to keep things CAS.

For more inspiration with this stamp check out this post

I'm looking forward to your CAS card creations! Your project might be chosen as one of the prize winners. Check out how the DT was inspired by this month's photo here.

And don't forget about my STAMPlorations discount code STAMPGIRLMARIA for 20% off should I ever inspire you to do some shopping ;)  Thanks for stopping over today. See you in the gallery. 


Tuesday, April 27, 2021

STAMPlorations inspiration #317

Welcome back for another Tuesday inspiration post from the STAMPlorations inspiration team girls. 

I'm back with my last creation using my Flexi Template theme this month. I've used the ovals again today.

This time I used the four smallest masks, lined up the bottom edges and fanned them out a bit. I inked the three "channels" first with Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch and then I offset them slightly and inked with Citron, Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon.

Distress Oxides, white gel pen, black Sharpie

Thought those arcs would lend themselves well to Mr Super Hero. I love this little guy and that KAPOW sentiment! 

Hope you've enjoyed this series with the Flexi Templates. What would you do with the templates - I'd love to hear your ideas.

You could win yourself a $15 prize code to the store by leaving a comment on this month's inspiration posts! Check out today's post over at STAMPlorations. And if I should ever inspire you to order something from the store, I'd appreciate it if you used my STAMPGIRLMARIA discount code for an additional 20% off your order - at no extra cost to you, just with perks for me ;)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

STAMPlorations inspiration #316

It's time for another Tuesday inspiration post from the STAMPlorations inspiration team girls

Back with more of STAMPlorations Flexi Templates - the rectangles again. Like in my first card this month, I used the same three  overlapping rectangles, just flipped the orientation.

Distress Oxides - Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch

Do you have any of these Flexi Templates? Are you liking what you're seeing? They are new and different in my crafting world.

You could win yourself a $15 prize code to the store by leaving a comment on this month's inspiration posts! Check out today's post over at STAMPlorations. And if I should ever inspire you to order something from the store, I'd appreciate it if you used my STAMPGIRLMARIA discount code for an additional 20% off your order - at no extra cost to you, just with perks for me ;)


Thursday, April 15, 2021

CAS cards challenge april reminder

Stopping in to remind you about the STAMPlorations April CAS Cards challenge



As always the challenge is to create any CAS card, with an optional color twist - this month it's pale pink and navy.

Here's my second card.



I used some gelli plate backgrounds for this card. Tore one print into strips, adhered them onto cardstock then die cut the tag. Added the butterfly die cut from another print (and his body cut from the navy print).

CAS card tip: Go bold with color (and even texture) but keep lots of white space.

For more inspiration with this die check out this post. 

I'm looking forward to your CAS card creations! Your project might be chosen as one of the prize winners. Check out how the DT was inspired by this month's photo here.

And don't forget about my STAMPlorations discount code STAMPGIRLMARIA for 20% off should I ever inspire you to do some shopping ;)  Thanks for stopping over today. See you in the gallery. 


masculine birthday with birthday block die

I'm guest designing at Addicted to Stamps and More where the theme is Birthday.

For my guest designer project I made a card using the Birthday Block die. For this card I used the positive die cuts that were leftover and made a masculine birthday card. I recently picked up some more alcohol markers from the "dollar store" and wanted to have a play. I used various gray tones (warm, cool, blue gray) to color the Neenah white die cut letters.


Action Deutschland Decotime alcohol markers

Pop over to the Addicted to Stamps and More blog for more birthday card inspiration. I'm hooking up at Always Fun Challenges where it's about Pastels.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

guest designing at ATSAM

I'm excited to be joining the folks over at Addicted to Stamps and More after winning a challenge a couple weeks ago.

The theme for this fortnight is an easy one - Birthday.

I made a card for a little cousin who happens to love hedgehogs. I used a die, a background I made with leftover Easter egg dye (!) and a stamp.

Action Deutschland Hedgehog stamp
pigment inks, sequins

Pop over to the Addicted to Stamps and More blog for more inspiration. Thanks for having me as a guest, Kylie.
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