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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

day 1 ARTplorations stencil hop


Welcome to our week of fun with ARTplorations stencils from STAMPlorations!


I've got a fully-loaded Christmas card for you. Ready?



Took my Just Squares stencil and stamped a lacy BG stamp onto it, flipped it over and "stamped" it onto my CS panel, hoping it would add interest to the white areas between the squares I was going to color. Epic fail. I'm callin' it selective splatter. You're probably thinking "looks like little specks of dirt on her card!"

Taped down the stencil and sponged silver and gold Delicata pigment ink randomly. Added a few squares of silver and gold embossing paste for texture and since you can't have too much shine on a holiday card, right?

I'm diggin' the plaid that seems to be gaining popularity these days. Found a PP in an old October Afternoon pad and die cut a label. Die cut the poinsettias and created the flowers. Die cut the sentiment and heart from glitter CS. (I predicted gold and silver together as a trend for 2015. I better use it before the year runs out!) Added some bunched-up gold thread and a heat embossed sentiment from Sentiment Builders: Christmas and New Year and voila!



Take a look at your stencils and see if you can use a non-Christmas one to make a Christmas card!

Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects, a flash stencil project linky and the blog hop deets here. Thanks for visiting!

I'm taking my Christmas card to the "Gold" challenge at ARTastic, inspired by the shine in this piece;


and Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge where it's Anything Goes.





35 comments:

  1. so beautifully you have showcased the squares stencil
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  2. A beautiful and FUN card!! :) Thanks for sharing with us at ARTastic. Anna :)

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  3. Very pretty! Love the plaid - very Christmasy.

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  4. Your epic fail looks totally wonderful to me Maria! Love the background and the plaid too. My fav part is the gold threads!!! It's just really a great card! Thanks bunches for sharing. j.

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  5. thanks for sharing your epic fail, it is nice to know people have them besides me, it is a beautiful card, thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  6. Love this Maria, such a fabulous fun design. Carol x

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  7. What a fun design and it seems non traditional is popular this year!

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  8. Cool background and wonderful collage technique!

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  9. A really neat effect with this stencil

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  10. Fantastic stenciled background. Your card is beautiful!

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  11. The background looks fabulous with those unusual colors...and yet so beautifully made! :)
    Suchi xx

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  12. Love that background ... no fail there Maria! The gold and silver squares make an awesome background for your plaid. xx

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  13. What a special card! both in design, patterns and colours. Thank you for sharing it with us. Creative regards from stempelfrida
    http://stempelfrida.blogspot.de

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  14. Wow..the squares add fun to the cad and loved the traditional plaid included in modern way !

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  15. This is super, Maria! I love your color combination. Thanks for joining in over at Happy Little Stampers' MM challenge. Melissa

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  16. Love the stencil you used to create the background and the results are fabulous:)

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  17. this is so fabulous - love the layout, the sparkle and the cute poinsettia - thanks for sharing your beautiful project at the HLS Mixed Media Challenge

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  18. Who else could pull together tartan, gold, silver, poinsettia, texture paste, die cuts, thread and make a totally coherent card? Love the hint of lacy, btw!

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  19. Silver, gold, and red - great colors to mix for a holiday card. The tartan design really adds interest.

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  20. Fantastic untraditional Christmas card using all the traditional colors!

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  21. Love your background work and the touch of gold. Thank you for joining in at ARTastic
    Mary

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  22. Love that stencilled background. Many thanks for joining in with us on ARTastic.

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  23. The stencilling looks fabulous. I love the addition of the plaid. Thanks for sharing this with us at ARTastic.

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  24. That gold and silver background texture is yummy, Maria ... so cool with the festive plaid! Hugs, Anita :)

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  25. Lovely bling! Looks fabulous :) Thanks for joining in with us at ARTastic this month:):)

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  26. Fun background Maria for your colorful and dimensional main image. TFS

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  27. Fabulous! Love the funky background xxx

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  28. Oh cute design
    on your fun card!
    Carla from Utah

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  29. I LOVE the way you pieced that stencil background together - very creative!!! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers! :)

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  30. Love this .... the stenciled background looks fab! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Linda xx

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