Wednesday, 15 November 2017

STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop


I'm super excited to be part of the 3rd annual STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop and Wishlist Linky Party. If you are following the hop, you should have arrived here from the wonderful Sarah Platt of Sazzle Dazzle Crafts. You can see all the hop stops in the linky below.


It wouldn't be a linky party without a lot of prizes! There are way too many prizes to list here, but you can find all the info over at STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop and Wishlist Linky Party. You can win prizes by commenting and sharing on social media.


There is a bunch of new STAMPlorations products which are showcased along the hop. You can find them all in the New Releases category in the STAMPlorations shop. I got to play with the Words of Gratitude stamp set which has six wonderful sentiments, perfect to use on your cards or other crafting projects.



For my first card, I started by stamping the frame from STAMPlorations Floral Bliss (retired) in Versafine Onyx Black. Then I masked the frame, and stamped plenty of sweet goodies from Sweet Cravings and Sugar Rush, which I coloured with Copics. Then I inked the inside of the frame in a rainbow with Distress Inks and stamped the wonderful sentiment. All in one layer. 

For my second card, I inked yellow, orange and red Distress ink through the Fall Floral Trio stencil. I used the same inks with some more red and some brown thrown in to ink up a scrap piece of card and then die cut the leaves using the Trendy Leaves 2 coordinating dies. For the sentiment, I used a ombre blue piece of card, stamped the frame and sentiment and fussy cut it all. 


For my last, bright, rainbow card, I started by inking Distress ink through the Layered Petals stencil. Then I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black, and added some die cut flowers and leaves cut from coloured card using Trendy Spring Blooms Dies. A few small rhinestones completes the card.

If you got inspired to do some shopping, now is a perfect time as Shery is having a Thanksgiving Sale over in the STAMPlorations shop


Card: 300 gsm white card, scraps of coloured card, blue ombre card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Words of GratitudeSweet CravingsSugar Rush, Floral Bliss (retired)
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Copics
Stencils: ARTplorations Fall Floral TrioLayered Petals
Dies: CUTplorations Trendy Leaves 2 coordinating diesTrendy Spring Blooms Dies
Other: Adhesive rhinestones from my stash

25 comments:

Tink said...

Very Pretty cards!

Verna Angerhofer said...

These cards are all so wonderful. I love how you used the stencils.

vinita jain said...

Great combo of stencils, sentiments and dies, so beautifully designed, love them!

Dotty Jo x said...

Such lovely cards - so colourful! Jo x

D Q said...

Beautiful cards-love the backgrounds.

Marsha said...

They are all so different but all wonderful in their own styles.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful cards and colouring!!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

lovely cards - thanks for sharing:)

ciloma said...

Three very different cards. Each very colorful. Loving your variety and use of color. That last card really catches my attention, though, love the stenciling.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love all the pretty rainbow of colors in the 1st & last cards. And the stenciled backgrounds on the 2nd & last. great cards!

Karthikha said...

Colorful and super pretty cards!! :) Thanks for sharing with us :)

M Strach said...

So colorful! I love them all!

Sue LD said...

Love the colorful backgrounds on your cards.

Chris Dring said...

Such gorgeous cards! Love how you used the stencils on the background!

Christine said...

I love the backgrounds you have created to suit each of these wonderful sentiments. Must admit that "dessert" really brought a smile!

Cheetarah said...

Lovely colorful cards! Happy Thanksgiving! xo Cheetarah

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

beautiful cards :) happy thanksgiving!!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Wow ! These are super pretty cards !
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nancy littrell said...

OMG, Karola...all 3 of your cards are so colorful and fun. Great for showing off your new STAMPlorations sentiments. TFS I can't wait to add to my future shopping list. Hugs

Craftychris said...

Love these! Delightfully colourful! xxx

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful backgrounds. TFS

D.Ann C said...

Oh, yes! I AM thankful for sweets, too!! Made me laugh! : )

The Altered Paper said...

Love your use of Stamplorations products to create some pretty and awesome cards! Creative & Fun!

Lucy E. said...

Beautiful cards! I love those fun rainbow colors.

Helen Gullett said...

Fabulous cards! Love the colorful backgrounds.