Tuesday, 8 December 2015

ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop - Day 1


It's party time at STAMPlorations, and you're invited!  We're having a stencil blog hop using ARTplorations stencils, and you can win prizes by commenting on the participating blog posts.

Here's my card for the first day of the hop.  Gold pearl Cosmic Shimmer texture paste through the Holly Background stencil, some festive baker's twine, mounted onto champagne card, and I didn't feel a sentiment would enhance it, so I didn't add one.  Pretty obvious that it's a Christmas card anyway.


So here's how to play along.  Comment on this and every other stop on the hop each day, and enter the flash linky party (details below) for maximum chances to win.  You can see all today's stops here on the STAMPlorations blog.

Prizes:
  • FIVE (5) winners will receive their choice of ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs.
  • ONE (1) winner will receive a $15 gift certificate OR her choice of 2 ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog.
Extra prizes for those who participate in the Flash Stencil Project Linky Party and link up by December 13: 
  • TWO (2) winners whose projects feature stencils (any brand) will each receive their choice of one (1) ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7)
  • ONE (1) winner whose project features an ARTplorations stencil will receive her choice of three (3) ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7) OR a $15 gift certificate to the shop.

33 comments:

  1. First off...I love how you staged your photo!!1 Gorgeous card - you do the embossing paste thing so well. Love the subtle elegance of the color you used. :)

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  2. So lovely, and so beautifully photographed too! Jo x

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  3. So pretty! Lovely embossing paste. And you are right, a sentiment is not needed.

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  4. Such a lovely showcase of the stencil
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  5. Unique and intriguing card. Thanks bunches for sharing your creation! j.

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  6. So pretty. Simple and elegant. Hugz

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  7. beautiful in its simplicity, thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  8. FAbulous use of the stencil Shirley, love the simplicity of this. Carol x

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  9. Lovely card and stencil and the simple colours are gorgeous.
     { aNNie}

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  10. Love the monochromatic look - so elegant

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  11. Oh I love this monochromatic card! Simply beautiful and elegant.

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  12. Words could not add a thing to this beauty, Shirley! Gorgeous... enough said...
    =]

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  13. Love the subtle tones of your neutral card Shirley. I have this stencil and I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't get a chance to use it for my Christmas cards this year. It's really beautiful and you have showcased it so well. xx

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  15. Love the shimmer paste, your card looks so very elegant :) love that twine !

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  16. Oh wow! I have seen a lot of CAS cards, but yours is soooooo nice and impressive! I love the "plain" design and colours. So great. Creative regards from stempelfrida
    http://stempelfrida.blogspot.de

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  17. Oh, this is gorgeous - the shimmer paste you used on the holly leaves is so perfect!

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  18. Gold and shimmer in one paste? AWESOME!

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  19. OMG Shirley, your gold pearl textured stenciled holly leaves are simply beautiful. TFS my friend.

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  20. Great use of monotone colors to make an elegant card.

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  21. Elegant and deliciously shimmery, Shirley! Hugs, Anita :)

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  22. A stunning, shimmery delight! xxx

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  23. Beautiful card and
    a great design.
    Carla from Utah

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  24. Class and elegance, Shirley!
    Hugs~c

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