Wednesday, September 10, 2014

STAMPlorations September Stamp Release Blog Hop



It's stamp release month at STAMPlorations! The other STAMPlorations girls and I are sharing projects we created featuring the new stamps. Visit and leave a comment on all the stops on the hop for a chance to win.

THREE (3) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win a stamp set of their choice from the new release and ONE (1) lucky hopper randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a $25 gift certificate to use towards products in the STAMPlorations shop. You have until Monday, September 15, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT -700) to comment here and on my fellow designers' posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on Thursday, September 18.  

Here's what I did with that lovely poinsettia (front and center in the graphic).


Some Lipstick Red ink from Simon Says and a couple masks allowed me to create the bunch of poinsettias which so remind me of a display I have in my kitchen every year. I buy several small plants and place them in a big plastic bowl whose outside I have covered with pine cones. Talk about bang for your buck. But I digress.

I dabbed some yellow ink onto the centers, fussy cut the bottom edge and adhered it flush at the top and raised along the bottom edge. Onto the deep green cardbase which reflects the green leaves of the poinsettia I gold embossed my sentiment. 

Is Christmas really only 105 days away? Jeez - I just got home from summer vacation!

If you're interested, the new STAMPlorations stamps will be available to buy in the shop during the hop. The Christmas bundle is $30 (15% off)

Hop along...

Cornelia | Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley|Vicki


40 comments:

Hannelie said...

The poinsettias looks so beautiful against the green in the back!
Gorgeous card!

Rahmat said...

Love the poinsettias against the bold green ! simply stunning!

Julie Beech said...

Love that you used just the outline of the poinsettias in that red against the dark green, very festive. :)

richardbreaks said...

Sooooooo pretty.

Kathyk said...

Love how you've used the same image as Deepti but yours is so very different but every bit as fab. Love the new Stamplorations releases - I'm "hopping"!!

Kathyk

vinita jain said...

Love this new stamp set with so many versatile ideas!!!
Very elegant and classy along with bold green and golden sentiment!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome layout - love that fussy cutting!

Deepti Stephens said...

Wow! It's awesome!

Shelly said...

WOW! Such a beautiful card!!! Love!

Becca Cruger said...

I'm loving the effect of the cut out edge. Very nice!

alexandra s.m. said...

gorgeous effect indeed Maria!
Very rich and yet still totally C&S
Thanks!

ionabunny said...

I was going to say nice background but I suppose it's actually foreground. Love the massed poinsettias against that little bit of green Hugs

Joyce Evans Erb said...

Love all the poinsettas

Patti J said...

Beautifully done! Love the lower edge...great job!

Laura B. said...

gorgeous holiday card! love the fussy cut edge!

Parker said...

Aaaaaaah. Such a different and memorable card using a wonderful flower stamp.

Cornelia W said...

Wow - this is such a dramatic Christmas card! Great masking!

Monika Reeck said...

Wooowww you choose the right colors green agains that poinsettia looks totally adorable Maria..lovely sentiment in gold too...great embossing :)...ADORABLE CARD Maria...

cm said...

Maria, your 'bouquet' of poinsettias is absolutely stunning; such impressive masking! Placing the red/white against that gold/green backdrop...eye-catching and stunning! Love this showcase!!
Hugs~c

Louise Wright said...

very stylish classic looking card. 105 days until Christmas. that is a bit too far off to spur me into panic yet :-)

joy said...

Elegant, classic, festive, beautiful - I could come up with many more adjectives for this stunner! Love the way you mounted the poinsettia panel onto the green card base.

Cris G said...

Absolutely love the PP (poinsettia panel) you created, the stamps are beautiful.
I know what you mean, I just got home from summer vacation too. Usually we leave on vacation much earlier, but not this year, and we were lucky because the weather was much better than the previous months... so I'm still in summer mode. Do poinsettias make a good match with sunshine and beach? :)

Deepti said...

Oh my beauty !! Love the gorgeous green with red poinsettias :)

pcm said...

lovely! great cut edge!

Debra James said...

I just love the cut out flowers frame--- perfect and very clever Maria.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love how you stamped and cut the poinsettia layer. Stunning!

~amy~ said...

THIS is amazing.

Irene Grau said...

Lovely card! It's always nice to know that beautiful cards don't need hours of coloring to be stunning.

Anonymous said...

Wow Maria, this is so Christmas, a bunch of poinsettias, love it! Have a great day! hugs Monika xxx

My Paper Epiphany said...

Oohining and Ahhing over here! Brilliant stampingand masking and design!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful bg with poinsetta ..loved how you have layered it on green :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh this is gorgeous Maria, I love your poinsettia's and the gold embossing is perfect!

Sheila H said...

Your design is fantastic.

Taunya Butler said...

Gorgeously done - lovely and breathtaking Christmas card!! Eeek - it really is coming tooo soon!!

Tammy Rubarts said...

I just love using poinsettias on Christmas cards. It's a beautiful stamp!

Kathy Krug said...

Love how you fussy cut the poinsettias, They really make a statement on the dark background.

Ashley said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love how you left the poinsettias uncolored except for the center and the gold embossed sentiment. Thanks for sharing!

~Ashley
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http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com

Sarah Gray said...

Love your riot of poinsettias! They look fantastic against the green base - amazing stamping :)

Anca Banca said...

Love your poinsettias layered and put on top of Christmas green. Great job and thank you for sharing.

Kim S said...

I love the way you have layered, then trimmed the poinsettia.

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