Tuesday, February 23, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #308

 


Hello, we've got another inspiration post for you at STAMPlorations.  Today I've made a baby card using the Hearts All Over stencil for the background, and Plaid Maker for the baby blanket.  The teddy is from Heaven Sent and the letters are from Uppercase Alphabet Die.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $15 prize code.

When you're shopping at the store, you can get 20% off using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Super Hero - Sneak Peek 2

 




Hey, STAMPlorations friends! We are releasing 3 brand new 4x6 stamps early next month. The release will be marked by a fun blog hop by the STAMPgirls in a few weeks.

The great news: the stamps are available to pre-order as a bundle at 50% off until March 5. (They'll ship starting March 8.) 

Check them out!

    


Friday, February 19, 2021

Super Hero - Sneak Peek 1

 



Hey, STAMPlorations friends! We are releasing 3 brand new 4x6 stamps early next month. The release will be marked by a fun blog hop by the STAMPgirls in a few weeks.

The great news: the stamps are available to pre-order as a bundle at 50% off until March 5. (They'll ship starting March 8.) 

Check them out!

    


Thursday, February 18, 2021

Seize The Birthday - Create A Scene



Hello, we've got a new challenge for you at Seize The Birthday - Create A Scene.  (Or Anything Goes with a birthday theme if you prefer.)

Just before the first lockdown, DS2 and his wife bought a caravan, then it languished on the drive for the best part of a year.  But fortunately their lockdown has finished, they are in the middle of summer, and they've been able to take their first trip in it.   So I made him a birthday card with a caravanning scene on it, colouring the caravan, parasol and picnic set the same as theirs.  I don't think they've got a hammock, but this might give them an idea ;)

I left the sentiment off in case they want to frame it and hang it in their caravan, ha!

The caravan and accessories are from Darkroom Door, the cloud is from Funky Fossil, the foliage is Tim Holtz.  

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the design team, and from our surprise party guest, the lovely Carol from Just Me:C, and join us in the gallery.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #307


Hello, it's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and I've got another card using the gel prints I made recently.  Today I've paired it with Dee's Little Love and a sentiment from Baa Baa.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $15 gift code to the store.  Whenever you're shopping there, you can get 20% off when you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY. 

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #306

 

It's Inspiration Tuesday at Stamplorations, and I've used another portion of gel print background for today's card.  I wanted to make a funky new home card, so I used a Carved Houses print from my stash which happened to be on the right colour of paper.

The little white crescent in the gel print reminded me of a new moon, so I inked up half of the circle from Art Marks 2 to emphasise it, and then made a little fence using one of the other stamps from the same set.  The sentiment is from Carved Houses.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $15 gift code.  When you're shopping at the store, my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY will get you 20% off.

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Seize The Birthday - Hearts



Hello, we've got a new theme for you at Seize The Birthday - Hearts!  I channelled my inner Glenda with my modern CAS alternative colour scheme.  The heart and frame are from the same Lawn Fawn die set, Say Cheese Again, the glass and sentiment are from Altenew.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog to see what the rest of the design team have created, and welcome our surprise party guest, the one and only Carol of Just Me: C.

If you don't want to use hearts in your creation, you can still play along with anything birthday-themed.

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #305

 

It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and today I've got a card for you using one of the gel prints I made from stencils for my Spotlight tutorial.  This one is called Just Flow.

I found a dragonfly in my stash that had been diecut from a distress mop-up.  It has a bit of mica shimmer in it, which you can just about see on the left wings.  The sentiment is from Brave One.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for more fabulous inspiration from the team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $15 gift code to the store.  If you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY when you're shopping, you'll bag yourself a 20% discount in the process.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Hello Baby!


I'm up on the STAMPlorations blog with some stencilled backgrounds using a gel plate.  Pop on over for a gander!  This panel reminded me of a baby blanket, so my card was born!

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #304


Hello, it's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and I'm always looking for inspiration for sympathy cards.  I don't like to make them too bright, but neither do I like to make them too dull and insipid.  

Today I went for pinks.  I started by masking the left and bottom margins of the white card, and sponged Victorian Velvet distress ink in the lower left-hand corner, then stamped the images from Beautiful You in the same ink.  Unfortunately the washi tape that I'd masked with was quite absorbent and the stems seeped through, so I chopped off the lower margin, stamped the flower sprig in black, added the sentiment from Blossom Overture and mounted the cropped panel onto pink hammered card.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $15 gift code to the store.  If you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY when you're shopping there you can get 20% off too - yay!

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Seize The Birthday - Transparency or Vellum



Time for a new challenge at Seize The Birthday, and Ashwini has chosen Transparency or Vellum, but don't worry if that's not your thing, you can still play along with any birthday-themed creation.

I was inspired by the card that Laura Dovalo made for the MFT launch of this die.  I didn't have the big balloons stencil so I made my own by die cutting some other MFT balloons.  I added a narrow strip of foam tape underneath the 'Big' so that all the sequins don't fall down to the bottom of the card.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and from our surprise party guest, Julie, and play along with us.

Not one to waste a good die-cutting here's what I did with the cut out letters.


I love a good twofer!

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #303


It's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and here's another masculine card, using Zen Birthday Background 1 and a negative from Skinny Sentiments.  I just added a pop of colour with the candle flame.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $15 gift code to the store.  If you use my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY anytime you're shopping there, you'll get 20% off.  And there's a sale on through January too, yay!


Tuesday, January 12, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #302

 


Hello, it's Inspiration Tuesday at STAMPlorations, and today I've go a masculine card for you (my New Year's resolution is to make more masculine cards - I think I make the same resolution every year, so its not working, is it?)

I've paired Walking Boots with a sentiment from Wanderlust.  The card background is a Distress mop-up piece from my stash.  I stamped the sentiment and sloshed a bit of brown, then watercoloured and fussy cut the boots then adhered them onto the card front.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $15 gift code to the store.

When you're shopping at the store, you can bag yourself a 20% discount by using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Seize The Birthday - Snowy Background


Hello, and welcome to a new year of Seize The Birthday!  Our first theme of the year is Snowy Background, chosen by Barb. 

As with all our challenges, you can always play along with Anything Goes if you prefer.

I used a Tim Holtz background stamp on blue card, and a mason jar layered stamp set from The Greetery.  The flowers are also Tim Holtz.  I inked in the stalks, as you'd normally see them through a glass jar.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team, and from our Surprise Party Guest, Julie.

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

STAMPlorations Inspiration #301


Hello, and Happy New Year from the STAMPlorations Team!   I've got a New Year card for today's Inspiration post, made with a background using one of Sanna's stencils, Art Flowers 1.  It's actually a reverse mop up from a card I made for the launch of Sanna's stencil.

I diecut a hologram balloon using Shaker Balloons #3, and diecut the numbers from gold card using the Numbers Plate die, and cut a pelmet using the scallop edge die from ATC Tag Builder.

Pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see our first inspiration post of 2021, and don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a $15 prize code.

When you're shopping in the store, you can get 20% off using my code STAMPGIRLSHIRLEY.