Friday, November 15, 2019

CAS cards challenge november reminder

Hello there! Did you join us for the STAMPlorations the CAS Cards challenge in October? Check the winners post on the 10th to see if you were a winner. Today I've another make for our November CAS Cards challenge and here's the inspiration.


So the brown twist is purely optional, but I chose to go with kraft this month and doesn't kraft work well with autumn designs? How about a Thanksgiving card.

washi tape, button
Polychromo colored pencils

I stamped the image with Antique Linen Distress Ink and then did some no-line coloring with my Polychromos. Not art, but relaxing.

CAS card tip: Add a bit of interest to your CAS design by including a spot of washi tape or a button (or both) as an unexpected addition to your CAS card.

Looking forward to more of your CAS card creations this month! 


Hope you join us! Your project might be chosen as the winner of a GC to the shop. Check out how the CAS Cards DT was inspired by this month's photo here.

And don't forget about my STAMPlorations discount code STAMPGIRLMARIA for 20% off should you find yourself shopping ;)  Thanks for stopping over. See you in the gallery.

I'm heading to the gallery at:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Thanks/Thanksgiving
Inkspirational - One Layer (hope buttons don't count!)
ATSAM - Make your Mark

25 days of christmas tags - STAMPlorations

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Today is Day 12 of Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags. Today STAMPlorations is guesting over at Tracey's blog and I've made this tag to join in with the fun. Hope you'll go over and check out what the rest of the DT has made.

STAMPlorations Luggage Tag dies
distress inks - Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot

I was inspired by that sweet little "Noel" sentiment die. I decided to create a tag capturing the wonder of that Christmas night and I think this iconic manger scene is perfect. All I needed to do was ink up a starry, starry night.



Have you seen all the wonderful sponsors for this fun event? If you're looking for inspiration for your Christmas tags this year, this is the place to go. What a gallery!

And if you head over to the STAMPlorations blog, you could win yourself the same sentiment die I used on my tag.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

spotlight on a quick and easy Christmas card 4fer

Check out my tutorial over at STAMPlorations. I pulled together and quick and easy set of Christmas cards with die cutting. Here's one of 'em.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

STAMPlorations inspiration #241 and giving thanks blog hop


Howdy peeps. Welcome to our regularly scheduled Tuesday inspiration post which also happens to be this year's Giving Thanks Blog Hop celebration!  Be sure to check it out because there are tons of prizes to be won.

Today I have a card made with a phrase die that I just love. I truly try to start each day with a grateful heart. Do you?

Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink
Altenew inks

I stenciled some of the flowers onto the kraft panel with white pigment ink. Flipped the panel and stencil and added some more up top. Then I repeated the process, offsetting the stencil a tiny bit and using dye inks and sponge daubers this time.

Added a bit of the central color (purple) to the bottom of the stacked die cut and then some white and pink acrylic paint splatters too.

Hope you'll celebrate thankfulness with us.  To see how you can win some fun prizes and also to see what the other gals have created check out this post.

Hope this works for the Thanks challenge over at Cuttlebug Mania and Thanks at Die Cut Divas.

Friday, November 8, 2019

pretty in pink

Not that I intended it, but today's three projects all ended up pink-y.

First off I needed a 50th card for a friend. I CASEd myself (you haven't actually seen the male version yet) and for some reason I chose RV63, RV66 and RV69 for my color scheme. So this happened.

Copics

 I like how the minimalistic sentiment on vellum doesn't take away too much of that fun geometric design.


Then I had a play for the current Altenew challenge. Have you seen Aga's card? Lovely. As usual.


I should preface these next two by pointing you in the direction of Keren T's whose video I had just watched - mesmerized.

So then I sat down with the new-to-me stamp set and dies and for whatever reason, pulled out my collection of gelatos and gelato-like things. I think it was the video that made me think I needed to use my fingers to smear some color around ?!?

This happened.

Gelatos
Altenew Morning Frost ink

I did not actually smear the gelatos on the bloom on the card. Cuz I had smeared the gelatos on another bloom and it was not a good idea. Just left the haphazardly applied strokes of color and then treated my leaves the same way. Added a hint of stenciling to the kraft cardbase, "happy birthday" to the inside and called it good.

 In an attempt to save the smeared bloom I mentioned, I just added more gelato over the smeary mess. And left it unsmeared. Inked up two more leaves with green ink and made a tag.

Cuttlebug With Gratitude die
Gelatos, Nuvo drops
Altenew Morning Frost ink

I'm going over to The Flower Challenge with this too, where it's about adding spots or stripes. Added "stripes" of color to the bloom on the card. And "spots" of Nuvo drops to the tag ;)


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

STAMPlorations inspiration #240

Welcome to the first Tuesday inspiration from the STAMPlorations inspiration team for November.

When I was playing with the clear stickers for our birthday bash, I also made this freestyle collage card. Spot the stickers?


Must admit I had no plan for this design. I took a piece of PP and adhered a sticker to it (pink). Did some stamping with Antique Linen Distress Oxide. Adhered another sticker to a piece of PP and die cut the tag from it. Added some bits from my extras cup (that "sun" up top is the center of a Bloomdala Bliss die cut) along with enamel dots and raffia.

For further inspiration with this stamp set check out this card. I used the tag die here.

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 placing an order from the store.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm stopping by at:
SSS Wedsneday challenge - Anything Goes

Friday, November 1, 2019

CAS cards challenge november

Hello there! Hope your Halloween was a good one. We got about 20 trick-or-treaters at our house. Happy to take part in this US tradition here in Germany. I give out full size candy bars ;)

So, did someone say cards. Did you join us for the STAMPlorations the CAS Cards challenge in October? Watch for the winners post on the 10th to see if you were a winner. Today we're introducing our November CAS Cards challenge and here's the inspiration.


So the brown twist is purely optional, but I chose to go with kraft this month and created this CAS get well card.

Altenew inks
colored pencils

I stamped the crate and masked it. Stamped the herbs in various green shades. Colored the crate with a white pencil and finished the card off with a punny sentiment.

CAS card tip: Add a bit of interest to your CAS design by using a bit of colored pencil with your stamping. Adds some texture to your CAS card.

I cannot wait to see what inspires you and your CAS card creations this month! Your project might be chosen as the winner of a GC to the shop. Check out how the CAS Cards DT was inspired by this month's photo here.

And don't forget about my STAMPlorations discount code STAMPGIRLMARIA for 20% off should you find yourself shopping ;)  Thanks for stopping over. See you in the gallery.

I'm heading to the gallery at:
SSS Wednesday - Anything Goes
Papercraft - Get Well

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