Tuesday, January 17, 2017

STAMPlorations inspiration #115

It's time once again for Tuesday inspiration from the STAMPlorations inspiration team where all the team members feature stamps from one of our talented stamp designers. And there are sales ;)

Today we're using Deepti's Artsy Impression stamps. From now until Jan 23 you can get any of Dee's Artsy Impressions stamps at 10% off in the STAMPlorations store! Don't forget, with my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMARIA you can earn 20% savings on top!

I saw this card in blogland, using a fun heat embossing technique and decided to use it with this set of Deepti's and its matching dies. Actually ended up with two versions. I'm calling them his and hers versions ;) Here you can see "his".
Tweet Love


Can you say easy peasy? Die cut the animal (Tweet Love) from a die cut (with Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting die) panel of CS. Stamp the sentiment from Tweet Love, curved to fit the line of the giraffe's neck. Trace through opening onto cardbase. Press Versamark ink over traced area. Apply various colors of embossing powder. Heat and then adhere the die cut panel.

Want more? Here and here are a couple older creations using Tweet Love.

So from now until next Tuesday, Deepti's Dee's Artsy Impressions stamp line is 10% off, Kathryn and Christmas is even 20% off. With the STAMPGIRLMARIA discount on top, now would be a good time to pick up any of Deepti's stamps on your wish list. Just sayin'.

And don't forget to leave comments on the DT's inspiration posts. One random commenter will be chosen each month to win a $10 GC to the store. Here's the lineup.

camo heat embossing

I saw this card in blogland, using a fun heat embossing technique and decided to use it with STAMPlorations Tweet Love and matching dies. You can see another more girly version of this design later today in my inspiration post.



Can you say easy peasy? Here's how. Die cut the animal (Tweet Love) from a die cut (with Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting die) panel of CS. Stamp the sentiment from Tweet Love, curved to fit the line of the giraffe's neck. Trace through opening onto cardbase. Press Versamark ink over traced area. Apply various colors of embossing powder. Heat and then adhere the die cut panel.

BTW: The yellow and orange Wow embossing powders worked fine, but turquoise and magenta did not "hold up" on the black CS! Gotta love that bit of shine and texture though.

I'm joining the fun at:
A Blog Named Hero - New to me is this cool heat embossing technique.
Stempelkueche - # 60 Anything Goes

Monday, January 16, 2017

marbled again


Maybe you saw my use of shaving cream marbled papers on these cards last week. As I was going through all my marbled specimens I came across two that reminded me of the Winnie and Walter logo colors, so I had to make a card with them for Taheerah's Gossip Column challenge.




The blue/greens were acrylic paints on glossy cardstock, the pink/yellow Distress Ink reinkers on normal cardstock. Both have a little touch of gold acrylic paint on them too - it adds a nice surprise to the marbling.

I used WW Hello to die cut the sentiment which I adhered atop a gray (also a nod to the WW colors) True Multifaceted Heart die cut. A little yellow star enamel sticker finished off my simple design.

I'm joining the Hello challenge at AAA Cards too. Hope your week is creative!


Sunday, January 15, 2017

CUTplorations january - reminder


Happy new week. It's time for a little reminder to play with us at CUTplorations this month where this is our inspiration.

image source: Smashing Magazine


Here's what I did with some new product which you'll see coming to STAMplorations soon.


Dies make it so easy to create a fun card quickly. Stamped a few triangles (Balloons and Banners) randomly on my cardbase. Then layered a fun coming-soon full-of-numbers die cut which I cut from a gold foil scrap and a full-of-triangles die cut, cut from Concord and 9th (Modern Edition Paper Route) tissue paper.

Topped it off with a die cut diamond on which I added a snarky coming-soon sentiment and candle which I gold embossed. Three sequins continued the gold/black/party feeling and voila! The perfect card for my BFF who will always be older than me ;)

Check out the additional inspiration from my teamies and throw your hat into the die cutting ring with us.  Deets are here.

I'm hooking up at these fun challenges:
Little Tangles - Anything Goes with NT product
Where Creativity Meetc C9 - Try Something New (brand spanking new dies)


Friday, January 13, 2017

inspired by kate's sequin strands

I had a productive crafting session yesterday. Ready? Have you seen the lovely sequin strands Kate L. has been creating lately - like this one here? Had to do that. So I took a cue from this card and made this card.


I did some shaving cream/acrylic paint marbling awhile back and used a piece of glossy cardstock from that session and Diemond Dies Snowflake 1 to cut three flakes which I clustered together atop a BG heat embossed in white with a snowflake from Artemio. Added a white heat embossed Klartext Gluckwunsch sentiment too. Then the sequin strand and voila!


I chose my marbled specimen based on the colors at Rubber Dance January challenge. Perfect for wintery cards, don't you think?

So with lots of marbled loveliness still left, I pulled out Kesi Art Snowflakes and die cut one marbled and one gold large specimen. And made this.


Created my cardbase by randomly stamping with Winnie and Walter Sentimental Winter, then applying embossing paste through Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil and sprinkling gold glitter on some of the snow while it was still wet. Then I splattered with blue watercolor. See that sparkly gold snow gently falling? Such fun.


And, since there was still a wee bit of the marbled CS left... I made a card for my friend's hubby's January birthday.


Used Studio Calico Wonky Hearts Wedding to die cut hearts from a white panel. Dry embossed it with a woodgrain embossing folder. Adhered a few of the white hearts to the panel, some marbled snippets to a blue cardbase and then adhered the panel with foam adhesive.

I used the last tidbits of the marbled CS and fun foam and Memory Box Parker Alphabet to cut "happy". Completed my sentiment with a heat embossed Winnie and Walter Winter Wonderland "birthday". Completed the card, balanced it out a bit, with two bits of washi on the front panel. Don't you love how the woodgrain and marbling make a nice pairing?


Lots of texture happening here - glossy CS, acrylic paint matt-ness, dry and heat embossing as well as the raised panel and the extra white heart die cuts.

I'm taking these cards to The Heart Desires #8 too, inspired by those snowflakes on the cake and the wintery branches.


Cuz I used acrylic paints for marbling I'm joining CAS Mix Up for January.


I used new products (Klartext Gluckwunsch, WW Sentimental Winter and Studio Calico hearts die) so I'm hooking up at Danipeuss #034 - Alles neu too.

And the last two cards are going to Winnie and Walter Gossip Column - Marble


Hope you enjoyed this lineup. Have a great weekend!



Thursday, January 12, 2017

layered CAS

Howdy. Sharing a "clean and layered" card today I made at DD's request. "For a horsey gal" was the only tip she gave me. Infatuated with The Card Concept's inspiration photo, I did this.



Went with the colors of those peonies, added some gold with the leaves, the gold embossed sentiment and the die cut up top, and brought in the black in the form of the sentiment snippet and those hoof tracks! Not my standard way to make a cool B/W pattern, but I think it works!


Lots of layers here thanks to masking and stamping. Even brought in some stamp kissing (the stripes on the "m") and watercoloring (dabbing at the rose center with a wet brush to soften up the ink).

Have to share this... I was just tickled when I was looking for a scrap for "girl" and found that little one with the portion of a gold heat embossed/watercolored leaf on it. Recognize it (ha ha)? It's a leftover from this card that's literally been collecting dust on my workspace. I think it makes this card with that touch of teal! Well, it and that cool gold leopeard print acetate (new to me).

Supplies:
Stamps - rose (Viva), m (Technique Tuesday), horse hooves (Stabenfeldt), birthday (PTI), girl (Stampendous)
Inks - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks, Delicata gold, Memento black
Die - hello (Technique Tuesday), cloud (WPlus9)
Acetate - We R Memory Keepers

I'm playing at:
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes
Craft Stamper - Take it Make it January Anything Goes
Card Mania #88 - Layer it (I've layered mostly stamps, but some snippets too!)
Danipeuss Kartenchallenge #034 alles neu
A Blog Named Hero - January


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

alice says thank you

A quick post today to share a card I made using the most nondescript stamp in Becca's Strong Women set from STAMPlorations. Remember, Becca's stamp line is 10% off this week. Plus you can use my discount code in the sidebar to get an additional 20% off!

Yesterday's card was one of those "detour" cards - it kinda created itself. Today's happened during the same sitting. All I knew was that I wanted to use the tiny "thank you" sentiment from the set. See it mid-left?



What to do with such a tiny stamp? As I was flipping through my STAMPlorations stash, Alice No. 1 popped out of the bunch (guess it's not in the store anymore!). I purchased this set cuz I love to perch things on things, like uplifted hands. Like a sentiment. Or three in emerald ombre Altenew ink tones.


But Alice is so tiny too. How to get her to the card's "sweet spot"? Enter some metallic embossing paste through Bubbles stencil. And that's my card! Hope you likey.

I'm hooking up at:
Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - CAS

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