Monday, November 17, 2014

day 1 of STAMPlorations november release hop


It's stamp release month at STAMPlorations! Every day in the next 5 days, the other STAMPlorations girls and I will be sharing projects we created featuring the new stamps. Comment on all the stops on the hop for a chance to win.

FIVE (5) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win a stamp set from the November 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 Tuesday, November 25, 11:55 p.m. PST (GMT -800) to comment here and on my fellow designers' posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on Friday, November 28.

Today, we're putting the spotlight on Rosebuds, the stamp set designed by Shirley Bampton. We'll be picking one commenter to win this set so leave a comment here and on the rest of the STAMPlorations girls' posts for a chance to win the set.

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Here's what I did, first using the stem of the single bud and the leaves.


Thinking outside the box, I was. And totally inspired by an amazing card I saw here. I stamped the "branches". I inked up the reverse side of the leaf stamp and stamped first and second-generation images. Then I spritzed it all with a water/Perfect Pearls mix to make it bleed a bit. Plus it gets a great shimmer. Finally I flipped the stamp back to the "correct" side and added a few of the leaf outlines too. The sentiment comes from Sentiment Builders: Christmas and Sentiment Builders: Celebrate and was stamped with Memento brown ink, then offset heat embossed clear.

Then I ventured even further out of the box and had some fun with those lines. Ready?


Graphic and rainbow colors. Makes me happy. That sweet sentiment from the set and a touch of heart border in vellum topped with a gold heart finishes it off.

I won't keep you any longer. Thanks for stopping by. Now hop along.


*** The stops in the hop*** 
Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley |Vicki

38 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love that you focused on the smaller images! You go girl~

Sari said...

Both of your card are fab! Love the "rainbow" card thought, looks awesome.

Julie B said...

Had to look twice to see where the stamps were, such a great use of the stamps. :)

Becca Cruger said...

You are SOOO creative! I love the way your mind works and how you see different things. That fall card is just spectacular with is warm, rich colors!

Jerrie said...

How fun that you used a different stamp from the set. Uniquely creative!

Irene Grau said...

Words can't express just how much I LOVE that falling leaves card. So perfect!

Louise Wright said...

two such different cards, but both stunning. I think I fall for the bright one made from the stems- it is so clever! Love bright colours- very uplifting

Shelly said...

Both cards are awesome!!! Very clever, too!

SonjaK said...

I'm absolutely in love with your autumn leaves card, Maria! I just love those subdued fall colors at the moment. However, your abstract interpretation of the flower stems (or is it a bale of straw?) is so clever. It took me some time to realize that you stamped them to the letters XOXO, but then I was even more amazed.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Both of your cards are lovely. Love the XOXO made out of the stems.

shirley-bee said...

Love your out-of-the-box thinking! The shimmery autumn leaves are fabulous, and your XOXO card - inspired!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Maria. Great out-of-the-box thinking. Love how you used the reverse of the leaf stamp in your first card, and your second one is just so inspired. This is where I realize, that I'm sounding like Shirley, must be the Northern Air! LOL Have a fab day! hugs Monika xxx

Sally Richardson said...

My favourite would have to be the rainbow card.... love the colours.... some ideas are forming now :)

Rahmat said...

Such a different card, totally out of box thinking.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Love your originality! Gorgeous and fun cards!

Cornelia W said...

You always come up with such FUN stuff!

joy said...

You have inspired me to look at EACH PART of a stamp set in a different way, Maria. I love the gorgeous fall card!!

~amy~ said...

So pretty and clever!

Indy said...

Wow! I love your creative use of this set by highlighting the leave and the lines!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...you are amazing. I love both of your beautiful cards, so so creative.

vinita jain said...

Definitely, thinking out of the box, you make them so interesting. I love how you used all the small stamps in both of your creation. Love the autumn feel on the first one and the second one Really makes the graphics line stand out with those vellum hearts!

sandie said...

2 really clever and creative uses of this stamp set, I love the first card, such a natural flow to the card x

Joni Andaya said...

What a Gorgeous background Maria!!!

Monika Reeck said...

I choose your leafs card it looks like a real leafs fall down on the autumn time...its adorable dear Maria...lovely idea and lovely colors too...

cm said...

Maria, your showcase of this set is splendid, innovative and down-right fabulous! The cascade of blooms/leaves in the first, the colourful lines in the second...just too much fun! These make me happy, too!
~c

Ruby N said...

these cards are amazing

Deepti said...

Your designs are so amazing and out of the box ! Love how u used the vase so differently :)

Christine Kiehl said...

Very creative cards! This was a nice stop along the hop! Thank you for sharing. Hopping along.....

Deepti Stephens said...

Wonderful cards there! :)

Jennifer Earley said...

Too cute! Love the colors on both cards!

Flo said...

I like your exceptional Card

Iris said...

Such a pretty card - love the CAS look.
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crimson said...

The second card is very cool!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love how you were thinking out of the box! Amazing creations.

Anita in France said...

Seriously creative? Tick. Out of the box? Tick. Fantastic? Tick. Brilliant take on Heather's card, Maria, you've captured the glow so beautifully! Oh my, rainbow colours, graphic lines, delicate vellum ... sigh ... be still my beating heart! Anita :)

Anca Banca said...

There must be something about rainbow. Colours probably, but the vellum hearts and a little red one, make it stand out and be gorgeous.
Autumn is warm (if it is not rainy), I love colours and the whole placement of stampes on a card.
Great job.

Kim S said...

With just those two tiny stamps - you have created a gorgeous fall scene!

nancy littrell said...

So clever and creative. Love your colors too. TFS both cards.

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