Friday, September 28, 2018

STAMPlorations christmas release - day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of the STAMPlorations Christmas release parade.  Today we are showcasing the new dies in this release. You can check out what my teamies created in this post over on the STAMP blog.

Meet the latest in the lineup of cover plate dies, Doodled Christmas Candles. Well, parts of it.
I did some cover plate surgery.

Just kidding! I did some cover plate die cut fussy cutting to get just the candle ;) Colored with alcohol markers.

alcohol markers
gold embossing powder

Then I colored some of the leftovers I'd trimmed from the candle and made this card with them.

alcohol markers
gold embossing powder
gold thread

And then I used the cover plate die as a stencil and spritzed Distress Resist Spray through it onto old book paper. Rinsed the die immediately and it was fine. No sticky residue. When it was dry I applied some distress ink in various colors to the different areas where there was no resist spray. Tore the edges too.

Distress Inks
Distress Resist Spray
gold embossing powder
Maybe you can see the textured shine to the white areas? I also applied some gold ink to a few of the baubles for some extra sparkle. Better IRL.

Next are cards I made to showcase the new Christmas phrase dies. First Christmas Blessings.

Distress Inks
silver Delicata ink

I'll be honest. As CAS as it looks, this was not an easy card to make. I used the nativity die to create a mask. Adhered it and masked a rectangle with painter's tape. Inked an ombre sky and pounced some silver ink onto it too to lend a bit of sparkle.

Then I did the camouflage die cutting technique, saving all the tiny pieces to glue back into the holes after I'd adhered the die cut sentiment to one cut from fun foam. Kinda tedious. But I like the calm and solemn feel of the end result.

So for Making Spirits Bright, I just had to pull out the sleigh and stamp away, singing Jingle Bells the entire time ;) Don't you love those fancy one-horse-open-sleigh runners? They coordinate so well with the font.

gold embossing powder

Notice the fun detail of the gold embossed snow flakes? And the layer of vellum helps the sentiment stand out from the busy background.

I actually used my MISTI to stamp so I could be sure to get good coverage. And so I could make two at one time! Here's the green version.

Be sure to visit the STAMP blog for lots of inspiration and be sure to leave comments by Oct 5 and you might win a $25 GC to the store!  This release as well as the CHRISTMAS CUTplorations Dies section are 10% off automatically until October 8. Use my STAMPGIRLMARIA code for an extra 20% off ;) Hope you enjoyed today's lineup.


Anita in France said...

What a delicious collection, Maria ... so bold, bright and festive. My favourite? Tha nativity ... it's crisp and clean ... and depicts the true meaning of Christmas ... love it! Hugs, Anita :)

Glennis F said...

Great designs, Maria, I love them all

Dee Earnshaw said...

love your artistic flair on these cards!!

Jean said...

What a wonderful collection of creative and artistic cards!

Arianna Barbara said...

Fabulous cards!!! Love them!!!

Gail said...

Each creations is adorable - like the old book idea very much! Lovely work here! TFS

Bunny said...

Love the Christmas Nativity and blessings. [Bunny]

Becca Yahrling said...

Genius use of the new cover plate! Love those cards.
All of your cards are lovely.

Heather said...

Beautiful cards!! I love the nativity one; simple and stunning!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lots of Craftabulous Play here!!!!

Dana M said...

Wonderful cards! Love your touch of whimsy in your designs and color choices. Simply fabulous!

Bobby said...

Fabulous, Maria. I love how you cut off part of the coverplate and used it on another card and then how you used it as a stencil. What a great way to stretch that die.

Sue D said...

Pretty cards. I like the surgery you performed.

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards!

Kate Yetter said...

Very pretty, cards! I really like the one with the purple berries and gold wreath.

Esther Asbury said...

The first card is my favorite in this lovely line-up of inspiration!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

All of your projects are so pretty. I really love how you sued the cover plate on your 3rd card. Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration

Kim Heggins said...

so many festive and all your wonderful creations!

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