Sunday, 5 March 2017

CUTplorations March Challenge


We've got a new challenge for you at CUTplorations, based on this gorgeous inspiration graphic.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do when I got the A Cup Of Roses stamp, but it didn't quite go to plan on account of I stamped the image askew on the card, so I had to fussy cut it.  But it all came good in the end, and in fact I like this version better than the one I had planned.


I think you can guess which of the three inspiration images caught my attention!  I'm trying to deplete my mountainous stash of patterned paper, and this piece happened to be on my desk, unused.  It makes the perfect background for the cup of roses.  I cut the panel using the middle-sized Crazy Double Running Stitched Rectangle die, then cut the happy in blue and maroon and offset layered them.  The birthday sentiment is stamped in Brilliance Moonlight White on black card.

Want to play along?  Use our inspiration photo (and include it in your blog post) and any brand of die cuts.  Just be sure to use at least one STAMPlorations product on your project. Cards, tags, scrapbook pages, mixed media projects ... all are welcome.  Don't have any STAMPlorations products yet?  You can always find a free digi here to use.

And when you're shopping at STAMPlorations, if you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you'll get 20% off any stamps, dies and stencils you buy.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous interpretations of the inspiration pic and play along.

11 comments:

  1. Great match with the patterned paper, the font of the sentiment die and the cake image! You nailed the colors too in this awesome card!

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  2. I love your interpretation of the photo Shirley. The photo and your card are the perfect inspiration for getting out DSP and creating. TFS my friend. Hugs

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  3. Beautiful card! Love the pp and the flowers stamp! Beatifully colored/stamped and cut out!

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  4. This is so beautiful...what a gorgeous tea cup, love those yellow roses!

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  5. Beautiful card Shirley and certainly your colouring is spot on for the inspiration photo. The roses look so pretty in the teacup.

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  6. Great card Shirley and I love that stamp. Just have to get better at colouring before I can use it!

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  7. So very pretty, Shirley ... the soft colouring is just lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

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  8. So pretty. Pure inspiration!

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  9. Beautiful card Shirley, I love this stamp, I used it for the challenge too!

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  10. Would you believe I was thinking PP depletion when I chose that inspiration photo?!?!? Glad at least your stash got attacked! What a perfect image (and coloring) for that PP.

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