It's been a busy week here in the InvisiblePinkCraftRoom. First we had the Love TAGplorations event with amazing creations from you all. And now I'm thrilled to be part of the new CUTplorations mini release. The amazing Shery has created three new die sets which me and some of the other STAMPgirls have got our hands on to play with and show you our creations. I got to play with the two new landscape dies, and they are just screaming for colourful skies.
And it wouldn't be a STAMPlorations release if there wasn't some great prizes for you. By commenting on the STAMPlorations blog and the linked designer blogs by Tuesday February 21st you are in the random draw to win:
- ONE (1) $15 gift certificate
- ONE (1) choice of either Lacy Edges or the Winter & Spring Stitched Landscape dies
The winners will be announced in the February Challenges and Blog Hops winners post on March 10 so to make sure you don't miss out on the announcement, make sure you follow the STAMPlorations blog.
You can find the new products in the STAMPlorations store here
- Lacy Edges and Borders - http://stamplorations.com/lacyedges/
- Stitched Winter Landscape - http://stamplorations.com/stitchedwinterlandscape/
- Stitched Spring Landscape - http://stamplorations.com/stitchedspringlandscape/
And if you got inspired to order the new products or anything else from the STAMPlorations store, don't forget you can get 20% off your order by using the discount code STAMPGIRLKAROLA. More info at the end of the post.
First I played with the Stitched Spring Landscape. This die reminds me so much of our summer house, so I wanted to create a gorgeous sunset in the background. I used my Gansai Tambi watercolours for one card and Distress Inks for the other. I think my favourite is the one with the Distress inks as our summer house is also by a lake. I also used the Stitched Snow Hills dies and the Awesome Word die to create the sentiment from gold mirri card.
Next I had a play with the Stitched Winter Landscape die. I started by trying to create a northern lights background using watercolours, but I didn't like the way it looked so I made another one using Distress Inks. I added multiple layers of stitched wintery hills and some Ranger Ice Stickles along with a silver sentiment to create a Christmas card.
After finishing the card, I thought maybe I could use the watercolour background after all and decided to use it to create a page for my journal. Very simply I just die cut the watercolour background using the largest Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle die. Then I simply die cut the Stitched Winter Landscape from white card. I coloured the sentiment stamp using Distress markers in the same colours as the night sky and lightly sprayed with water before stamping. Then I traced the outline of the letters using a black marker and added some highlights using a white gel pen. I also added some stars using the white gel pen and some small die cut snowflakes. I used some yellow Distress Ink and the Oh My Stars stencil to create a background in my journal before adhering the winter scene. Although it started with a background I didn't like at all it actually became my favourite scene in the end!
Card: White 250 gsm card, Hobbycraft 190 gsm white card, Daler&Rowney 300 gsm card, scrap of gold and silver mirri card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Life In Full Colour, Bold Sentiments: Discover, Bold Sentiments: Hashtag Authentic
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Markers, Gansai Tambi Watercolours, White gel pen
Dies: CUTplorations Stitched Winter Landscape, Stitched Spring Landscape, Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle, Stitched Snow Hills dies, Awesome Word die, Merry Christmas Phrase die,
Stencils: ARTplorations Oh My Stars
Other: Ranger Ice Stickles
STAMPlorations discount code: If you want to save 20% when shopping at the STAMPlorations store you can use the code STAMPGIRLKAROLA at checkout. The discount applies to all normal priced and discounted stamps, stencils and dies. The code cannot be combined with other discount codes. If you have any questions or problems, just let me know!