Tuesday, September 17, 2019

STAMPlorations inspiration #234

Back with another Tuesday inspiration from the STAMPlorations inspiration team.

Still sticking with those yummy fall colors, I decided to make a masculine birthday card...

Action Twinmarkers
Glossy Accents
patterned paper/twine

...and use up a teensy bit of PP in the process! Yay me. Gave the chocolate frosting some shine too.


For other ideas with this stamp set check out this card.

You could win yourself a $10 GC to the store by leaving a comment on this month's inspiration posts! Check out today's post here. And I'd love it if you used my STAMPGIRLMARIA discount code for an additional 20% off if you're ordering from the store. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

STAMPlorations inspiration #233

Back with another Tuesday inspiration from the STAMPlorations inspiration team.

Still enjoying fall colors, I decided to do some inlaid die cutting...

WOW embossing powder

For other ideas with this die check out this card.

You could win yourself a $10 GC to the store by leaving a comment on this month's inspiration posts! Check out today's post here. And I'd love it if you used my STAMPGIRLMARIA discount code for an additional 20% off when ordering from the store. Thanks so much for coming by.



Tuesday, September 3, 2019

STAMPlorations inspiration #232

Though we're technically still on summer break, I've moved into a more fall color scheme for this month's Tuesday inspiration from the STAMPlorations inspiration team.

Did someone say coffee-to-go?

Action Twinmarkers
Distress inks

Ready for some fun and brainless coloring? Shery's Zen designs are perfect for that.

I started by stamping the cup. Then I made two masks. Cut the solid cup area out of one and used the negative to apply Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress inks with a makeup brush. Removed that mask and did my alcohol ink coloring. Then I put down the other mask and laid the stencil over it and added some ombre inking to add interest to the background. I thought the sentiment from the birthday set fit the bill perfectly.

For other ideas on using this stencil check out this card. Or this one.

And now to announce the winner of my giveaway... EDITED TO ADD: SHartl
I will contact you for the deets! I agree that the cupcake is great for birthday cards 🧁

You could win yourself a $10 GC to the store by leaving a comment on this month's inspiration posts! Check out today's post here. Thanks so much for coming by.



Tuesday, August 27, 2019

STAMPlorations inspiration #231

Welcome to another summer Tuesday inspiration from the STAMPlorations inspiration team.

I've got another Zigged creation for you today. Remember this shower curtain? It inspired my last two cards and today's too. I wanted a colorful background with a B/W focal image.

Zig Clean Color Brush markers

So I pulled out that wonderful organic circle from the snowman stamp, scribbled on it with the Zig marker, spritzed with water and stamped. Love the result. A fussy cut bloom from the coloring book added just the right sized focal image and the B/W sentiment finished it off.

I love this stamp set. I used the snowman unconventionally here and here too if you need to be convinced of this set's versatility ;)

You could win yourself a $10 GC to the store by leaving a comment on this month's inspiration posts! Check out today's post here. Thanks so much for coming by.


Thursday, August 22, 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

STAMPlorations inspiration #230 and a giveaway

Wow, 230 inspiration posts! Welcome to another one with inspiration from the STAMPlorations inspiration team.

I've got another Zigged creation for you today. After I Zigged that hibiscus last week, I was so infatuated with the color combo I decided to Zig color a couple more cards. Today's features the framed tulips. Like I said last week, this shower curtain was my inspiration!
Teresa Collins sticker
Zig Clean Color Brush markers

A little time consuming, perhaps, but easy. Zigs on Bristol Smooth are a good match. I just lay down a bit of color with the Zig and then add water with a brush.

The inside reads "you" "R", created with die cuts from my stash.

You could win yourself a $10 GC to the store by leaving a comment on this month's inspiration posts! Check out today's post here. Thanks so much for coming by.

And since this is my 230th inspiration post for STAMPlorations (still lovin' what I do ;) I'm going to give away some STAMPlorations goodies. I'd love to know what your favorite STAMPlorations stamp set is. Leave me a comment below and I'll announce a random winner on Sept 3.



Thursday, August 15, 2019

STAMPlorations special release - dee's artsy impressions part 2

There are a couple new stamp sets being released over at STAMPlorations. They're from our own Deepti Malik and here's the Beautiful You set I got to play with today.


For today's cards I paired my love of ink blending with the lovely silhouette stamps.


Distress oxides - Aged Mahogany, Spiced Marmelade, Fossilized Amber

You probably know the technique. First, ink blending from lightest to darkest color on Neenah CS. Then I cut a strip vertically for the first card and adhered the rest to the second card, trimming the excess from the sides. I think the color progression from left to right works for a summer sky too, don't you?

TIP: Used my MISTI to stamp the flower silhouettes, onto the strips and onto the cardbases - to prevent that little white space that happens at the edge of the inked panel when you stamp just once, trying to get the image onto the panel and card.

Dee has a second new set out  (both new sets are 10% off til August 24). Visit the STAMPlorations blog to see more inspiration. By commenting before August 22, you could possibly win yourself a prize! Thanks for coming by.



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