Tuesday, March 24, 2020

STAMPlorations inspiration #260

Back with  another Tuesday inspiration from the STAMPlorations inspiration team!

This month I've been creating cards all inspired by a card I saw last month that just took my breath away - the central design idea being "something framed on an inked background". Today ... I gotta say this card took my breath away.

Zig clean color real brushes
Distress inks - Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch

So there I was following the same design process, though trying to make it more masculine. I decided to go with the bird die cut and use blues and greens to watercolor them. The first WOW moment came when I spritzed the watercolored birds with perfect pearls mixture. Look at that lovely texture that happened!

So I'd seen Laura B create with her favorite cool DI colors so thought I'd give them a go on my BG. Well HELLO! May I just say there should be more Twisted Citron in the world!

You've heard me say this before, but when I had that BG inked, I just couldn't dry emboss it or splatter it or cover it up too much with a frame and sentiment. Adios this month's design!

So my creative session went from my first card totally CASEing TaeEun's card to this! This is my favorite this month.

You could win yourself a $10 GC to the store by leaving a comment on this month's inspiration posts! Check out today's post over at STAMPlorations. And if you're placing an order at the store, I'd really appreciate it if you used my STAMPGIRLMARIA discount code for an additional 20% off your order - at no extra cost to you, just with perks for me ;)

For a different way of using these birds, check out this card.

Thanks for stopping over today. Have a great week.

I'm stopping over at:
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine twist
Bastel Traum - Spring
bastel-traum( Sponsor)
Happy Little Stampers - AG with Dies
Pinspirational - Spring


SD pooja said...

Now your card has taken my breath away !! The cool colors, the texture on birds die-cut.. Simply Amazing !!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so very gorgeous and a delightful design for Spring.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Gorgeous background and LOVELY birds!

Germaine said...

This is a marvelous card. There is o thing that I do not like! The colors are great and birds are a perfect focal point.

Craftyfield said...

Your card took MY breath away Maria! This kind of CAS design and cool clean colours, the smooth gradation of the background... it tick all my boxes! You were so right not to tinker with it!

sharon g said...

I really love the look of the birds and background. So sweet and peaceful...

Arlene said...

I totally agree that you couldn't cover up that background. Beautiful card! So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas for the March challenge of "Anything Goes".

Cindy C. said...

So dreamy, love how you color both die and background!! Thanks for playing along our March challenge at Die Cut Divas.

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW was für eine traumhaft schöne Karte, gesehen und gleich verliebt *seufz*

Begeisterte Grüße
von Anke

Dana M said...

Gorgeous card! I love the movement of the ink on the birds - outstanding!

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)

berucrafts said...

Wow... what for a stunning card... Love your color choice and the CAS design. Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

Hugs and good luck
DT bastel-traum challenge

Claudia said...

Wow, Maria, das ist ja eine super mega tolle Karte. Der Hintergrund, die farblich passenden Vögel, einfach super! Vielen herzlichen Dank für Deine Teilnahme an der bastel-traum Challenge.

GLG und viel Glück
DT bastel-traum Challenge

Deanne Saunders said...

Gorgeous!! Thank-you so much for participating in our PINSPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! So sorry this is late, but with everything going on, I’m just getting around to doing this. Please stay safe and strong during this time.
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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