Thursday, January 17, 2019

STAMPlorations special release - sweet surprise


Hello peeps! Have you been following the special release over at STAMPlorations this week. Shirley and Dee have brought out some new sets. Today I 'm playing with one of Dee's - Sweet Surprise.


First up, I was inspired by a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.


Love the simplicity of the sketch and the little centered sentiment, something I would not normally do. So I did this.

STAMPlorations Sweet Surprise stamp
distress inks

First I distress inked a panel with Aged Mahogany, Milled Lavender and Victorian Velvet  (I'm loving this combo lately), splattered it with water and perfect pearl mixture then adhered it to my cardbase. Then I stamped the sentiment and images. Gotta love my MISTI stamping tool for designs like this.

And then inspired by this card as well as my bokeh infatuation this month, here's an ├╝ber-CAS creation for you.

STAMPlorations Sweet Surprise stamp
STAMPlorations Art Marks stamp
distress inks
white pigment ink
circle die

I stamped the cupcake and masked it. I die cut a circle from scrap and used the negative as a mask over the cupcake mask. Using the blobs stamp I stamped around the edge of the circle mask with  Aged Mahogany, Milled Lavender and Victorian Velvet then stamped the image with white pigment ink to subdue the colors and for more bokeh effect. Easy peasy. The tiny sentiment nestles in nicely under the cupcake.

I hope you'll check out all the creations from my teamies this week over at STAMPlorations. And as usual, there are goodies. The four new stamps released this week are automatically 10% off until Jan 31st. (If you use my STAMPGIRLMARIA code when shopping you'll get an additional 20% off.) And four random commenters from all this week's blog posts will win a $15 coupon code!

I'm playing at:
Stamping Sensations - Fabulously Feminine
A2Z Scrapbooking - Anything Goes
a2z scrapbooking anything goes January challenge
The Card Concept - Pink Party
CAS Mix Up - Bokeh

40 comments:

Esther Asbury said...

Love your clean-and-simple take with this "sweet" stamp set!

Tammy said...

Two beautiful CAS cards, I love the stamp set you used and the gorgeous inky background on your first card!
Tammy x

Cynthia Cole said...

Your cards are wonderful!

Loll said...

Two more beauties Maria. I can see why you like this colour combination ... it's gorgeous! The first card is so pretty with the sponging and splattered background. Great work designing with the sketch ... definitely challenging, but you nailed it! And your second card is as sweet as could be! :) The bokeh "wreath" is adorable with the cupcake focal. Thanks again for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up. Happy to see you are enjoying the bokeh challenge! xx

Shelly said...

Loving this set! Beautiful cards!

Jean said...

Such fun cards with a great set!

Viv's Visuals said...

Two cool cards! Thanks for joining our Fabulously Feminine challenge at Stamping Sensations and out Bokeh challenge over at CAS Mix Up!

Sue D said...

Wonderful card designs. I like the inking and sketch on the first and the bokeh effect on the second.

TrainWithMeghan said...

Just GORGEOUS coloring and design! Love the background "splatter" look!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love the CAS designs!!

ionabunny said...

Wow, that second card is stunning CAS. Love these. Hugz

Mac Mable said...

Gorgeous take on the sketch with your first card and those stamps look great. Fabulous and unique way to do the Bokeh effect on the second card. Both cards are so pretty and thank you once again for joining in the CAS Mix Up Challenge x

Dana M said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the approach you took with the line images and paired them with beautiful backgrounds - fabulous!

Gail said...

I am fond of the pastel backgrounds - the stamp set is fab - TFS

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful pair of yummy cards!

My Paper Epiphany said...

I just saw your bokeh card at CAS Mix Up and had to get a closer look! Brilliant creativity and beautifully done!!!

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Awesome cards! I love how you stamped on and off the sponged panel. Great job! I was't sure what Bokeh was, so I had to look it up. You nailed the technique and the technique of the card that inspired you. The un-colored images look awesome that way! Just goes to show that you don't always need to color everything. Thanks for inspiring me.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous and artsy card designs, Maria using Deepti's new wonderful stamp set. I love your background and stamped pastry images on your 1st card. Your 2nd card is such a clever and creative CAS Bokeh card design. I am so pleased you joined us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..Nancy

brenda said...

Two pretty creations for our 'Fabulously Feminine' theme at Stamping Senstions challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

sentsue said...

Love both of these. I dislike coloring, this is a perfect solution for line images. Beautiful work Maira!

Leanne said...

Love the simple look of your cards.

Becca Yahrling said...

Just beautiful!! Great ink colors and I absolutely
LOVE your bokeh circle.

Arlene said...

Very creative cards and so much fun. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

Cindy C. said...

Very pretty cards, and very yummy images! Thanks for playing along our January challenge at a2z.

Jo Manna said...

TWO Beauties! I adore the circle of inside BOKEH, truly a unique design. Keeping the cupcake and sentiment in black is the perfect compliment. Great design too! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx

Karenladd said...

What a unexpected design choice to leave the images uncolored! I love how you stamped off the center panel in your 1st card for a fun design.

Ivana Camdzic said...

So sweet!!

Heather said...

Two fabulous cards, but I really love that second one! Beautiful!

Susan Powell said...

these are both great cards but that second one - WOW! Love it!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

D.Ann C said...

I really, really love that circle of bokeh dots as a frame for these pretty sweet treats!

Anita in France said...

That's a fabulous bold background, Maria ... with yummy line art cakes and a wonderful sentiment (and so true!). LOVE that second one with the delicate bokeh frame ... deliciously CAS! Hugs, Anita :)

Lucy E. said...

Such pretty cards!
Great backgrounds!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful Bokeh wreath, Maria! So perfectly CAS! Thanks so much for sharing this with us again at CAS Mix Up!

Ink Stained Roni said...

Your cards are so very pretty!

The Paper Layer said...

Two great designed cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your pretty cards with the Sweet Surprise stamp set! Great colors and details!

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so pretty, Maria! The combination of the masking technique and the Bokeh effect is fantastic and creative! I love it!
Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creations again at CAS Mix Up!
Hideko xx

Sally H said...

two lovely feminine creations! Great stamping! Thanks for joining us this month at Stamping Sensations and Good Luck!

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Love both card but the 2nd bokeh card is simply CAS - clean and spectacular! So glad <I get to comment on your cards at a2z Scrapbooking and thanks again for joining us. Hugs, Gwendolyn

Tina Z. said...

absolutely stunning!

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