Wednesday, 16 November 2016

STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop


Today I'm really excited to be part of the 2nd STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop. A whole bunch of incredibly talented designers (and lil-old me) are getting together with the fabulous Shery of STAMPlorations to show our gratitude, spread some inspiration and celebrate the wonderful STAMPlorations products that allow us to be so creative. But the best part is that we want you to come and celebrate with us - either by visiting the blogs linking up to the hop and leaving a comment and/or by creating something for the linky party. And there are lots of prizes of course!

Giving Thanks Hop
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will receive a $50 gift certificate.
  • THREE (3) winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs will each receive a $20 gift certificate to the shop.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Facebook page will win a $15 gift certificate for herself and a $15 gift certificate for one friend she tags in her comment.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Instagram account will win her choice of Giving Thanks bundle (Be Thankful, Oh So Grateful, or Many Blessings)/
Giving Thanks Linky Party
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive the Be Thankfulbundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Oh So Grateful bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from all entries linked up will receive Many Blessings bundle (stamp set with coordinating die, word die, and stencil)
Both the commenting and linky ends on November 30th at 11:55 pm Pacific.



You will also find a Thanksgiving sale over at the STAMPlorations store

You will find all the amazing participants of the blog hop in the linky below, and don't forget to hop over to the Giving Thanks Blog Hop over at STAMPlorations to link up your projects.





For my project I used the beautiful stamp and die from the new Be Thankful bundle. I started by inking through the Weathered Wood stencil in Vintage Photo distress ink to create the card background. Then I die cut a tag using the CUTplorations Luggage Tags Nesting dies. I used the sentiment stamp from the bundle to stamp the word Thankful on the tag in red and yellow ink and then inked around the edges in Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso Distress Inks. Then I stamped the apples onto watercolour card in Versafine ink and coloured with my Gansai Tambi watercolours. Last I die cut the Thankful with the die from the bundle and stamped the rest of the sentiment in Versafine onto yellow card which I cut into a banner.

Card: 250 gsm white card, 300 gsm Daler&Rowney watercolour paper, scrap of yellow card
Stamps and dies: STAMPlorations Be Thankful bundleLuggage Tags Nesting dies
Ink and colouring: Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Mustard Seed, Barn Door, Vintage Photo, Early Espresso
Other: ARTplorations Weathered Wood stencil

33 comments:

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love the layering and colors you have used on your arty card:)

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Love all the details on your card!

Karren said...

Gorgeous card! The patterns and images all work so beautifully together. It's been fun joining in with all the talented designers on this hop.

Glennis said...

A very pretty card

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are talented, too, Karola! Your card is evidence of that and I'm pleased to be guesting in the hop with you!! Hugs, Darnell

Tanvi Shah said...

Wonderful card!

Preety said...

very cute card :) thanks for sharing
cheers
preety

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Such amazing card!!! It's absolutely stunning!!!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Lovely card..Love the woodgrain bg so much..

cm said...

Feeling blessed and grateful that *l'il ol' you* designed this gorgeous card to dazzle and delight us! Artsy awesome! Those apples are calling for a pie...or cake...or muffins *grin*
~carol

Anita in France said...

What a great combination of colours and patterns, Karola ... such a rich autumn feel! Anita :)

Indy's Designs said...

Lovely! Beautiful colors and use of patterns!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card!!!
LOVE your tasty barrel of apples, LOVE your warm colours and pretty layers too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)

Chrissie said...

I just love the colouring on those apples!
Chrissie xx

Jerrie said...

Love your wood grain background and the cut out with thanks, The colors are so warm and fun!

Monika Skinner said...

I do love the use of the luggage tag in your background, beautiful colouring too. Have a lovely weekend! :-) xxx

*Vicki* said...

I so love this design with the wood-grain background and your tag incorporated into your layout too!! Brilliantly done! Thanks for sharing! :)

Craftyfield said...

Lovely card, great layers and colours!

Ann said...

Wonderful, love your wood grain background.

barbara macaskill said...

Everything on this card is awesome! LOVE the wood background, cut out filled with thankful and your coloring and color palette! Simply stunning! TFS!

Jane said...

Super creative use of a tag window, love how it looks. And your apples look so real, wonderful colouring.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful fall colors on your pretty card! Love the bundles Shery has put together! Awesome stamps, dies and stencils!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your card.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Lovely card!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the wood grain background.
Great card.
thanks for sharing.

Nancy Carroll said...

Cool card, love the wood background and other layers.

Helen Gullett said...

Fabulous card with the tag and woodgrain background. Love the colors.

Linda said...

Gorgeous card .... love the wood grain background xx

Jennifer Earley said...

Great layers! Love the wood grain background! Perfect colors!

Karthikha said...

A very pretty and different card :)

Gail said...

Sometimes we just wanna say Thanks for everything and your card does that trick so colofully - TFS your work! Nice creation!

Sue LD said...

Wonderful card design.

Tina Z. said...

so beautiful!