Tuesday, 25 September 2018

STAMPlorations Christmas Release - Day 1


Christmas is starting early at STAMPlorations!  I've got three new stamp sets out this week so we're having a mini blog hop, and today we're focusing on Layered Lights.


There are three shapes with coordinating solid and line images, but remember, they won't align perfectly because they're not meant to.  Here's what I've been doing with them.


For this first card, I stamped the line images and string.  If the string doesn't join where you want it to, just use a fineliner pen to draw some extra loops - I also drew some extra lines on the hanging loops because I had a gap.  Go on, you've got my permission to add extra scribbles where you need to!  I dry-brushed the wet distress inks to give a hazy look.


I had a piece of spattered Distress Ink background so I stamped the images where they took best advantage of the colours, and added a bit of grey shadow under each light.  This is actually half of the panel, the other half will appear in due course on another card.


This one is on mixed media paper, playing around with Distress Inks again and spritzing.



You don't have to join up the strings, just stamp them wherever you want for an implied tangle.

It wouldn't be a hop without prizes, would it?  Leave a comment on each designer's blog and the STAMPlorations blog every day for maximum chances of winning a $25 gift certificate to the store.

If you can't wait, stamps and dies (including new release) in the CHRISTMAS CUTplorations Dies section are 10% off automatically until 8 October - use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY for an extra 20% off!

See you tomorrow with my next set :)

21 comments:

  1. What a great set, Shirley! I Love the slightly off kilter layering; so fun! And your cards are all fabulous!!

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  2. Wow! Love your gorgeous and festive cards!!! Beautiful stamp set!!!

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  3. I love the artsy CAS Designs of your string of lights, Shirley. Thanks for the tip to add extra doodled string too. I am having so much creative fun with all three of your sets. I love how you can mix and match the sets sentiments. You sure make designing CAS Christmas Cards fun!! Hugs..

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  4. Congrats on a lovely new set, Shirley. I love your cards
    and your artsy approach to all of them. I think it's called
    having fun! lol

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  5. Brilliant new set, Shirley ... your cards are all deliciously unstructured and artsy ... love that fun, loose look! Hugs, Anita :)

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  6. Such a great set and love how you used it!

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  7. Wonderfully fun and festive cards! I love your artistic style and creative designs.

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  8. Hi Shirley - these light stamps are a delight - you did a fab work with them and like the color selections - TFS

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  9. Fun cards with the Layered Lights set!

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  10. I really like the different cards and how you just had fun playing with different colors and inks and techniques too!

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  11. Lovely cards! love how you worked differently with the same set.

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  12. These cards are great also! Wow! What Xmas fun!

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  13. Awesome cards --- love the first one in pastel colors!

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  14. I like the pretty colors on your cards.

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  15. These are the cutest stamps and card! Love the spattered background on your second design

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  16. This looks like such a fun set!
    Your festive, creative cards are
    awesome!

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  17. Love your colorful bulbs against that white background!
    Kate

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  18. Great fun design of the stamp set and fantastic sample cards, Shirley! I ordered this set on the launch day and can't wait to receive my order!!
    Hideko xx

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  19. Love how you colored these images and the clean lines of your design. Thanks for sharing

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