Tuesday, 15 January 2019

STAMPlorations Special Release Week - Day 2


It's Day 2 of STAMPlorations Release Week, and today we're featuring my other new stamp set, Carved Houses.

Carved Houses
For my first card I stamped the tall house in Candied Apple Distress Oxide, adding the heart on top, then stamped the rest of the images using Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide.  Even though I was using the MISTI, I liked the uneven stamping on the red, and decided at that point it was going to be a grungy card.  I dragged the edge of a credit card through my Versafine Onyx Black inkpad and made marks, and added the sentiment.


On this next card I tore a page out of a mini dictionary, circled the 'home' word, stamped the image with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide and added some scribbled images.


This was a Distress Oxide background that was lurking in my stash.  I gave it a layer of Micro Glaze before stamping the images in Versafine Onyx Black - took a few attempts in the MISTI to get full coverage but I'd rather do that than use Archival inks (I don't like it when my stamps get stained.  Silly, I know.)  Added a bit of washi tape to finish.


I stamped a whole host of images onto rainbow watercoloured patterned paper and cut them all out.  Stuck this one in the centre of the card, then stamped and watercoloured a couple of images from my set Houses using Memento inks.  I added shading around each image with a grey Tombow pen.


Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog where teamie Cornelia is also playing with this set.  Don't forget to leave a comment on all three blogs before 31 January for your chance to win a $15 coupon (four up for grabs).

The new stamps are already in the store and discounted by 10% until 31 January.  If you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY you can get an extra 20% off.


28 comments:

  1. Such fun and creative cards! Love the techniques you used to highlight these cute images.

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  2. What a great line-up of cards! The first one is my favorite!

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  3. Everything is cool here Shirley but I am drawn to the dictionary page layout - fab work!

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  4. These are all fabulous, Shirley. Congrats on your new set.

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  5. I love cards with fun and whimsical houses, and your cards all look amazing! This is a really creative, fun group of designs!

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  6. Pretty set and I love your cards. Hugz

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  7. I love all of these! But the purple one really caught my eye! Great colors!

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  8. Cute house cards. My fave is the one with the dictionary page.

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  9. Four very different and artsy ways to use your new Carved Houses. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

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  10. All of your cards are fabulous! The last one (purple one) is my favorite. Great job on this set of stamps too!

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  11. These houses look to be such fun for creating...you're cards are just the right examples to see this. tfs

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  12. What a unique set! Your cards are all fabulous! I love the one with the dictionary page; gorgeous!

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  13. I love the stamping on newsprint and these adorable houses

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  14. What fun images in this new set, Shirley ... splendidly showcased ... that sloshy DOX background one is especially delicious! Hugs, Anita :)

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  15. What fun, quirky houses... very whoville! : ) I love that you can color the stamp OR color the background!

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  16. What fun cards!
    Your stamp set will be
    a great set to have on hand!

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  17. You are just knocking them out of the park. I love all of these cards. So bright and vibrant.

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  18. These are too cute! Fun card makes!

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  19. Awesome designs in the Carved Houses set! Love your cards!

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  20. Such a fun set. Your cards are so neat. Love the backgrounds. They go perfect with the stamps.

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  21. Love how you added hand drawn touches. Nice work!

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