Friday, 3 October 2014

STAMPlorations Monthly Challenge - Stamps and Embossing


It's time for our new challenge at STAMPlorations, and this month we want you to use stamps and embossing - dry embossing, heat embossing or both, it's up to you.


Our guest designer is none other than the fabulous Virginia Lu of Yes, Virginia.

I stamped and embossed two lots of bells from Holiday Sketches: Christmas Bells, and coloured with Distress Inks.  I coloured and cut out the ribbons from the second image and mounted them offset onto the first for extra dressing.

The snowflakes are from Vignette: Christmas Block.  I alternated the inking with each stamping.  The sentiment is silver heat-embossed.

So, what can you win?  A stamp set (or two if you used STAMPlorations stamps in your entry) and a guest designer opportunity.  If you enter the monthly challenge and both our sketch challenges in October, you're also in with a chance of winning this fabby prize:


And if you do use STAMPlorations stamps as your main focus, why not enter it into our new Anything Goes Challenge as well for even more chances to win?   Check out all the details here.


ETA: Adding this to TIME OUT - Stamping with a twist of applies.  Thanks for the prompt, Sandie!

18 comments:

  1. So pretty - every time I see those bells I feel sorry I did not order them....

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  2. Oooooo, I really love the layered ribbons on the bells, Shirley!! It gives it even more dimension -- they're beautiful. Great non-traditional Christmas colors too!

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  3. Wonderful colours here Shirley and wow to your colouring! Why not enter this into TIME OUT Challenges?

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  4. Gorgeous bells, and the extra set of ribbon adds such eye-catching dimension! Beautiful card!
    ~c

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  5. Love your festive and fun Christmas card...beautiful!

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  6. I love the color combo u picked :) such a sweet design !

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  7. Awesome colors Shirley...and I love the depth that you created by layering the bell/ribbon images! The snowflakes are so pretty with the blended inks!

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  8. stunning Shirley, gorgeous colours, I do so love non traditional colours for Christmas.

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  9. Just the smallest detail and the card takes a different look -- dual colored bell ribbon. LOVE IT!

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  10. I love this idea for the ribbon of the bells: I've been thinking I want to paper piece this image and your card proves it totally works Beautiful colors and layout too! xxx

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  11. Love the design and the colours of this sweet Christmas card Shirley! Loll xx

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  12. You already know I love the colours in this but so pleased you linked up to TIME OUT...we love to have you here x

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  13. Lovely, Shirley ... the dimension on the bells and ribbons is fantastic! So pleased you linked up this beauty and played along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

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  14. Hi Shirley. Your bells look as if they were made of real silver, great colouring. Love the second ribbon and two-tone snowflakes. Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx

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  15. Great to see you at Time Out, Shirley! Love the colour tones and fabulous bells - fab card :)

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  16. Oh this is fabulous Shirley. Love the detail on the bells. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

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