Friday, 2 May 2014

STAMPlorations Challenge - Stamps and Flowers


It's time for our new challenge at STAMPlorations, and this month's theme is stamps and flowers.  Our Guest Designer this month is the winner of the March challenge, Sue V.


You don't have to use STAMPlorations stamps to join in the challenge, but we'd love it if you do! The prize for the challenge is two sets of stamps.  And don't forget, if you enter the monthly challenge as well as both sketch challenges in May, you're also in with a chance of winning this package:

May Prize
Cloud9 Design Epoxy Accent Stickers, K&Co. Blue Awning Die-Cut Cardstock Tags, Elle's Studio Day to Day Tabs, Bella Blvd Crochet Flowers, The Card Co. Funky Lipstick Paper Flowers, and Heidi Grace Printed Flowers

See the sentiment on my card?  It's from one of the fabulous new stamp sets being released in May.  And we'll be having a blog hop to celebrate the release - click here for a sneaky peek of the full release and how you can be in with a chance of winning one of the new sets.

I used a technique that I've seen on Karen Dunbrook's blog, Snippets, where you use an embossing folder as an inking plate. It's great fun and a way to get more mileage from your embossing folders.

Click on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what the rest of the design team have created, and join in to win!

14 comments:

  1. This is super artsy card, Shirley. I think it's my favorite...well, until you create another super artsy card hehehe! Great way to use those embossing folders -- I was initially thinking if perhaps you did an emboss resist technique to achieve that gorgeous background.

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  2. Such a great technique and beautiful card! I have some embossing plates for embossing by hand -I must try this. Thanks for the inspiration! xxx

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  3. love it Shirley, I saw this technique on Karen's blog and used it for my blog hop card...it is fun isn't it!

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  4. You did that with an embossing folder??? I don't see the embossing - have to go and check this out.... great artsy card - love those bright colors and the flow!

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  5. This is so artsy- I just love all your water colouring style cards and this is no exemption - fabulous

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  6. Quite the fabulous water coloring!!

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  7. Fabby, Shirley. Saw that technique at Splitcoast, submitted a card using it and actually just got the acceptance mail! Another twist on gelliplating. Such artsy fun.

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  8. Awwww Shirley, whenever you leave a comment - I smile for ages afterwards. I am little late with saying thank you for the kind message you left on my blog. I am on holiday so getting on the net has been limited to a few minutes here and there when there is a connection. It meant a lot to me to read your sweet comments - thank you.

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  9. Just gorgeous, Shirley! I saw this technique on Karen's blog ... the effects are fantastic ... as you demonstrated with the fabulous card! Anita :)

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  10. Your card is gorgeous Shirley - love the fab colours:) hugs xx

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  11. Oh this is so incredibly beautiful :) I am in awe !

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  12. Wow Shirley, this is fab!Love your bright and cheerful colours AND your use of the embossing folder. Must try it myself. Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx

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  13. This is absolutely stunning! That background is beautiful and love the bold sentiment you added.

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