I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in gold and then added some watercolour over the top. Once dry I tore around the sentiment and added it to a card blank using foam pads. I then added a strip of gold glitter washi tape to the edge of the card.
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You can use the picture any way you like, pick the colours, texture or the tree to inspire you, it's your choice, just let your imagination and creativity run free.
I have put together a project to help spark your creativity and have been so eager to share it with you
I'm calling it "The first flurry"
I love winter time as it is such a magical time of year, I crave snow and frost as it looks so pretty, which is why I had to add snowflakes to my project.
I used a crackle medium on the large frame background to represent the bark int he picture. I chose to use my Gelli plate for colouring the MDF pieces as it adds texture and interest and to be honest I'm not that good at creating realistic portrait pieces.
I am so happy with how this project turned out, it's been sat on my mantel piece for 3 months waiting for the right time to share it.
Here's a list of items from the Paperbabe store that I used to create my project.
I was sent 2 of the stencils to work with and have created a couple of cards to share with you.
I created my first card by using distress oxide inks to give a yellow backdrop to which I added flowers and leaves using the /Flowers-1 stencil and Leaves-2 stencil. I then added a sentiment using the Fond-Expressions stamp set before using some Nuvo drops to embellish. I chose to outline the flowers using a black fine liner pen to tie in with the black sentiment.
My second card is in-keeping with fall, I choose to create a background using the Leaves-2 stencil. I added some distress oxide ink through the sentcil and then sprinkled with clear embossing powder to add texture to the card. I did this in both brown and green ink. I then stamped the cute scarecrow form the Wonderfall-Time stamp set in brown ink and clear embossed on top.
You can see more inspiration from the STAMPlorations team over on the blog
At this time of year us crafters find ourselves trying to get lots of cards made to send to our loved ones and at times it's really hard to think of different designs, you may have already made 50 cards and your mojo has vanished. I decided to challenge myself to make 5 cards with one stamp set (and a few extras from my stash)
Well let take a look at what I made.
This first card a something very different from me, I'm calling it a floating card. I made a card blank from some heavy weight acetate and added a Kraft card panel in the centre, hence me calling it a floating card! I then used the small Laurel spring to create a wreath in the centre of my card with the Green fields crisp inks.
Net up is a striking Navy and golden peach embossed card. I used Altenew's Golden Peach embossing powder to emboss both the Laurel and sentiment. The sentiment is stamped on to acetate which is wrapped around the navy card before being adhered to the white card blank so that all the workings are hidden. I also added some embossed dots to the card using an embossing pen.
I decided I wanted to go bold with my sentiment for this card so I combined the Layered Laurel with Altenew's Bold Alphabet dies. I stamped the Laurel 5 times across the centre of my card panel using the Green fields crisp inks. I then used the dies to cut the word "noel" out of the stamped panel. I then cut the same word from black card stock. On a white card blank I added a piece of gold glitter washi tape and then adhered the stamped panel. I then inlaid the black letters, this gives the card a totally flat surface.
I used the Holiday script word dies to cut my sentiment, but as I wanted it to look dimensional like a piece of chipboard I cut 2 from the grey card and a third from a piece of copper embossed card. I then layered them together to give me a chunky sentiment. I also added a second sentiment using the Lyrical Script stamp set. It reads "he will bring us goodness and light"
And that is my 5 cards with 1 stamp set. I love trying to create different looks and feels with the same stamp set.
Which is your favourite card? I think mine is the Navy and Golden Peach embossed card.
My first card is a extra special blue and white card made with elements from both sets. I used the little loop swag to create a border around my main topper. My sentiment is cut form blue with a silver drop shadow.
Next up is a beige and brown card, I used elements from both sets to create an oval shaped arrangement with white accents.
My third card is a blue and green creation. The background paper is from the previous forest pines collection, I used My Craft Studio to change the colour to suit my project.
Last but by no means least is a simple black and white card. I love the classic look of this card, all I added was a few gems and a sentiment topper to complete the look.
Thats all from me today, I'm off to enjoy a lazy day of stamping and stitching.
Welcome to our very special blog hop and wishlist linky party. We have lot and I mean lot of amazing inspiration and fun to share with you. We have 36 stop on the hop, with some very talented designers joining in.
As part of the fun we also have a sale going on right now, with 40% off, how amazing is that. As an added extra, when you place your order and leave a note in the order details mentioning my name you can get yourself a free word/phrase die worth upto $10, so for example leave a note saying "I've come from Terri's blog and would like the hello die as my freebie please"
The code can only be used once per customer.
Now on to my projects
I worked with the Wonderfall time 4x6 stamp set to create 2 cards
I used one of the leaves in the set to create a wreath with the centre cut away so that I could stamp into the open space. I love the sentiments included in the set as they allow you to build your own custom sentiment to suit your own projects.
This next card is all about the Pumpkin harvest, there was some serious masking and fussy cutting involved but it was so worth it to be able to create this card. Look how cute the Scarecrow is guarding the harvest.
Prizes for commenting on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs:
THREE (3) winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $25 certificate to the STAMPlorations store
Prize for liking, commenting, tagging a friend, and sharing our post on the STAMPlorations Facebook page post:
ONE (1) randomly drawn winner will receive a grab bag consisting of new products (valued at $25 MSRP) + another grab bag of the same value to the person he/she tags
Prizes for linking up to the STAMPlorations Wishlist Linky Party:
TWO (2) randomly drawn winners will each receive products in their wishlist (up to $40 MSRP)
Prize for commenting and re-posting our Giving Thanks Blog Hop and Wishlist Linky Party post on the STAMPlorations Instagram page:
ONE (1) randomly drawn commenter will win her choice of Giving Thanks stamps (Thankful & Blessed; Wonderfall Time; Words of Gratitude; OR any 2 Typografia Thankful stamps)
Commenting on the blogs and linking up to the Wishlist Linky party ends on November 30 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific
Winners will be announced on December 10 in the November Challenges and Hops winners post. Winners have until December 31 to claim their prize.