Friday, June 6, 2014

STAMPlorations june challenge "stamps and borders" (PCC)

That's right, it's a new month and time for another themed challenge at STAMPlorations.  "Stamps and Borders". Does it stump you?  It sure stumped me.

But as I was perusing my stamps the name of one set caught my attention. VIGNETTE: Art Deco Border Builders. Duh!

Now what exactly is a border? Did I even create a border here? But I used a stamp called border so I'm callin' it good ;)))

Stamped the pattern on my cardbase. Overstamped a random few with white ink. Made a stencil using a label die (so I'm joining the fun over at Paper Crafting Challenges #11 again) and piled on the modelling paste. Before it was too dry, but not too wet (yep, I had to resmooth it a couple times before I got it right) I stamped the stamp into the paste for that wonderful texture. It took forever to dry but then a few tissue paper scalloped circles under a square piece of CS for my sentiment and voila!

Why don't you put your thinking cap on and give "Stamps and Borders" a try. Remember, there are good prizes.  If you win the monthly challenge, you receive a stamp set of your choice.  If you win and you used STAMPlorations stamps, you win two sets of your choice. Pretty cool, eh?

And on a side note, Shery R. is starting a new challenge soon called The Mixed Media Card Challenge.  It's about Mixed Media (duh!) and CAS. She's got a DT call going on right now. Check it out.

Happy weekend, all.

Supplies for thank you so much:
Paper:  CS Bringmann
Stamps: STAMPlorations 
Ink : Aladine, white pigment Hero Arts,  Versamark
Tools: die Spellbinders
Other: modelling paste


Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

You always come up with interesting twists! That white over stamping looks great! Reminds me about Delft tile work. And that modeling center piece thingy - fabulous!

Tracey McNeely said...

Maria so cool love that vibrant purple!

cm said...

I definitely see borders, and mighty awesome ones to boot! Love the unique approach with your stamping, embossing paste and eye-catching center panel. Toooo cool!!

sandie said...

such an elegant card Maria and wow to the centre panel,such a great take on the challenge x

Shery Russ said...

Well, I sure love your card and your take on the theme, Maria! That embossed and textured label is so creative. (Makes me want to try it!)

Nonni said...

Great card, Maria. Your stamped borders give a stylish background to that artistic label. Cool!

Darnell said...

Mmmmm, such yummy blues and white on your border card, Maria! And the texture is simply amazing! Thank you for playing in the ATCAS texture challenge! I've started a NBUS challenge, too, and I'd love to have you join in! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun use of the paste! Great framing~

Tenia Nelson said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Maria. Great idea, your overstamping adds a great dimension to your background and the textured label looks fab too. Have a great day! hugs Monika xxx

shirley-bee said...

Just goes to show how versa-tile borders are ;) Love the white overstamping and your creative centre panel.

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