Monday, 29 June 2015

STAMPlorations Birthday Blog Hop - Day 1


It's Party Time!  We're celebrating STAMPlorations' 2nd birthday with a blog hop and some fabulous new party stamps.


We've got Party Mates designed by Deepti, Party Times designed by Shery, and PartyGirl designed by me!

I've used all three sets for today's card.  PartyGirl is designed so that you can have a front view or a rear view, the dress works for either.  She's ready for a night on the town in her little black dress and fishnets.  Probably not what Coco Chanel had in mind, but there you go.

I masked off a narrow border around the card, then stamped the PartyGirl images.  I usually position the dress and legs on the card for placement, making sure there's enough head room, then stamp the dress first, then the shoulders/arms, then the head, and finally the legs because it's easier to line them up last once the upper body is in place.

I stamped the Party Mates images in Versafine Smoky Grey, and the sentiment from Party Times in red.  I used a Black Soot wash for the image, and added a light sponging of Black Soot around the border.  A touch of ruby glitter around her waist and bustline, and red soles for her Louboutins, and she's ready for off!

Our Guest Designer today is none other than Amy Tsuruta of Tsuruta Designs!  Check out what Amy and the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all birthday blog hop projects here.


You can win prizes by commenting and by linking a card up to the linky party that will be going on all week:

Prizes for commenting on the STAMPlorations blog, STAMPlorations designers blogs, and guest designers blogs:
1 winner of $25 gift certificate
5 winners of $10 gift certificate

Prizes for linking up a party/celebration/birthday project:
3 winners of the party stamp sets (1 winner of Party Mates, 1 winner of Party Time, 1 winner of PartyGirl)
1 winner of $25 gift certificate (if STAMPlorations stamps/stencils are used) or $15 gift certificate (if non-STAMPlorations stamps/stencils are used)


Pop back tomorrow for another glam dress!

47 comments:

  1. Your party girl looks fab in her party dress!! Love the glasses and unbrellas in the background. Looks like there is a party going on!!

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  2. OMG! Do I love those fishnet stockings or what! I used to own a pair only they were...wait for it.... ORANGE! True story! LOL

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  3. Great masking and what about those fishnets and red shoes! :)

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  4. This is such a pretty card, Shirley! I love the color combo, and the fishnet stockings are such a great touch!

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  5. Wow....love this, fishnet stocking and red shoes catching my eyes...ready to party :)

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  6. Love the pop of red with black, your party girl is just amazing with fishnet stockings, so stylish!!1

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  7. I love the elegant black and red, and the Louboutins are the perfect touch!

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  8. So elegant in B&W - love the red accents!

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  9. Such a clever stamp set- and love the card; wow to those shoes!!

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  10. You had me at the dress, but then fishnets. Woohoo, you are a party girl. Love the touches of red on the dress and shoes. Perfect for a night out on the town. Excuse me now, have to go buy this stamp set.

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  11. Really fabulous card and that goes for the stamp set, too! Love those red shoes.

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  12. Party Girl's certainly dressed to impress, Shirley ... so stylish in the monochrome with the pops of red! Anita :)

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  13. Definitely looks like she's ready for a night out on the time! Love the red heels, too!

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  14. A beautiful feminine card. I love the details on it, mesh stockings, red sole of shoes ... Excellent!
    Regards,
    BożenA

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  15. Love this! The red glitter to her dress is awesome :)

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  16. Ohhh, how lovely! Your Party girl looks fabulous with those stockings and pops of red ;-)

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  17. Very elegant. I love those fishnets! And black & red can never be wrong - gorgeous!

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  18. Wow...your party girl is quite the striking picture in her fabulous dress and fishnet stockings. Black and red...classy!
    Hugs~c

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  19. Lovely card! Definitely shouts Party! Fun fun FUN ♥

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  20. what a perfect card! I love your party girl and have purchased it! Helene

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  21. Awesome, what a great set you designed and your card is perfect! Love partying with you gals today!

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  22. My goodness...this young lady is dressed up for a fabulously fun night out on the town! Adore the fishnets...LOVE the red shoes!

    Amazing stamp set Shirley!

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  23. How fun and creative Shirley. Love how you only colored her dress. Happy 2nd Birthday STAMPlorations :-)

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  24. This girl set is fantastic, love all the ideas I have seen so far!!

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  25. Such an elegant card....love the monochromatic effect

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  26. Lovely card ! Looks like the young lady is all set to enter the fun party :)

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  27. LOVE this stamp and can see myself getting this one.{aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  28. This set is wondrrful Shirley. Congratulations! I love your pop of colour xx

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  29. Very glam! Love those fishnets!

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  30. Cool stamping and a great card! :)
    Suchi xx

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  31. Awesome card, Shirley! Love the black, white and red colour scheme. Great stamp set! :-)

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  32. Terrific! Love the tiny touches of red!

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  33. beautiful card!! love the grey with a dash of red!!

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  34. Shirley this is stunning black white grey and a bit red
    STUNNING CARD I LOVE THIS Much and will CASE ing one day
    hugs, Monika

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  35. Love the fishnets!!! Stunning card. xxx

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  36. Love the fishnets!!! Stunning card. xxx

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  37. Absolutely gorgeous card! Love the pops of red xxx

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  38. I absolutely love the grays with the pop of red...stunning design, Shirley!

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  39. So fun and got to love the fish net stockings and red shoes!

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  40. Wow - love this - such a dramatic card!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  41. Beautiful coloring of the image. TFS

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  42. Spectacular! Love the black and white with a splash of red.

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  43. Very stylish - love the design and color combo.

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