Friday, April 4, 2014

STAMPlorations april challenge "stamps and technique"

It's time for a new monthly challenge at STAMPlorations.  This month's theme is "Stamps and your favorite Technique".

Pretty easy call for me.  One of my all-time favorite techniques is heat emboss/resist.  Preferably with Distress Inks.  Ummmm, yummy.  Here's my little card.

Embossed the text-y feather from VIGNETTE: Trendy Feathers on Neenah CS and applied pink and orange Distress Inks.  Such a therapeutic technique! Splattered some water and then stamped the feather again offset with water to get that shadow look.  Yum. (Did I already say that?)

Figured the only thing strong enough to hold its own against all that pink and orange goodness was a strip of black, so I heat embossed the sentiment in white and smeared some white ink around on it in a nod to the chalkboard technique.

Can't wait to see some of your favorite techniques over at the challenge.    Head over to STAMPlorations and join us - check out what Sian our Guest DT and my teamies have to share; you have until April 30.  The winner of the monthly challenge gets two stamp sets and a guest designer gig. And there is a fabby prize up for grabs if you join the monthly and bi-weekly challenges...

Thanks for coming by. Have a great day!

Supplies for just a note:
Paper:  CS Neenah
Stamps: STAMPlorations
Ink : Distress Ink, Versamark, white pigment Hero Arts
Tools: stapler
Other: white embossing powder


  1. Simple elegance. Beautifully created piece of art in a card.

  2. stunning and yes, yummy! The colour gradient is just perfect and that black strip seems to make it all the more rich!

  3. Fabulous! I like the shadow effect from the water stamping, and the black banner is the perfect foil for those yummy colours!

  4. Yes, Maria...this is yummy! Perfectly stunning card -- awesome bold, intense colors and the strip of black is perfect! I can imagine how relaxing it is to sponge those distress inks :o)

  5. I adore the vivid coloring you had with the floating feather

  6. Stunning card! Scrumptious colors, cool water effects, also love your nod to chalkboard strip!

  7. BRILLIANT!!! And in so many ways too, Maria. Those colors...they remind me of summer days, which is really nice since we seem to be stuck in eternal winter, lol! That feather, however, is the epitome of your brilliance. I love this. You so rock. : ) Bev

  8. I loved this card from the moment I saw it on the STAMPlorations blog - love those water drops and the shadow - just gorgeous!

  9. OH MY, this is simply GORGEOUS, Maria! The colors are "yummy"!
    You've used my favorite technique SO beautifully!

  10. GORGEOUS!!! I now need these colours in my life as I love a bit of emboss resist too! ;) Thank you so much for having me this month as GD ;) Also, thank you so much more for the shout out on your blog, that's so sweet and I'm really honoured :)

  11. Hi Maria. Love this, great colours! Need to try water stamping. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx

  12. Just found this card as I'm considering buying the feathers set & oh my goodness--this is gorgeous! Decided for sure my first Stamplorations set will be the feathers! Thanks for the inspiration!


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