Friday, 8 June 2018

STAMPlorations 5th Birthday



I am so happy to be able to celebrate the success of STAMPlorations with you today with a post on the STAMPlorations main blog. As you may already have seen on the STAMPlorations blog, for the duration of June, the STAMPlorations DT are showcasing our favourite cards in honour of STAMPloration's 5th Birthday. I want to take this opportunity to wish Shery and David happy STAMPiversary and wishes of many more. 

The chance to be part of Shery's STAMPfamily is an honour and a privilege. She is the most creative lady out there, and in addition, she is the most generous and hardworking as well. I feel so happy to have been able to be a part of the STAMPlorations team for a few years now, and every time I am blown away by the gorgeous new products. I keep using the stamps, dies and stencils over and over again, still going back to the old ones as well as loving to explore the new releases, many of which I'm sure will become classics in their own right.

So today I have the honour of showcasing my favourite three cards I have created while designing for STAMPlorations. It's probably not a surprise that they are all rainbow coloured... It was not easy to narrow it down to three, it's like picking your favourite child. I have also created a new card to wish STAMPlorations Happy Birthday using  Bloomtangled #1 Cover Plate Die, which you can see at the beginning of the post. I love, love, love paper piecing these dies. Nothing says bliss like an early morning big cup of coffee, a pair of tweezers, some glue and a gazillion die cut pieces!


CAS sweetness using Sugar Rush and Copics

Birthday party using Balloons and Banners and no-line
watercolouring with Distress Inks

A thing with wings using the gorgeous Flutter Zen 2 Layering dies,
Dots All Over Stencil, a sentiment from Noteworthy 2
and Ink blending with Distress Inks.

I also made another card inspired by my first one. The Bloomtangled Cover Plate dies are designs from the Bloomtangled Colouring Book so I thought I would take the same design from the colouring book. I covered the page in clear Gesso and then coloured it with Gansai Tambi watercolours. I die cut the page and used the large piece to create a panel for a card. I was also able to get two smaller die cuts from the leftover pieces of the page. I used one to make a tag with a sentiment from Noteworthy 2  heat embossed in white. I used the other tag for a hand lettered quote, which I ended up using in my Bullet Journal.





If you want to join in on the festivities you can CASE any of my designs - or any designs from my fellow DT teamies - and link up over on the main birthday blog post. Any type of project is eligible and there will be loads and loads of inspiration all through June so I'm sure you will find something to inspire you. You can also win prizes by playing along with the wishlist linky party. Between these two posts, you might be the lucky winner of one of the many prizes in honour of STAMPlorations 5th birthday!

If you are not familiar with the term CASE, it stands for "Copy and Share Everything" but in the crafting world you should take it to mean "be inspired by". So you could use any part of the projects above as inspiration for your cards, maybe the flower theme, maybe the colours or maybe something else that you get inspired by. I can't wait to see your inspirational projects in the linky on the main birthday blog post.




The STAMPlorations products I used for my new cards:
Thanks word die


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.





19 comments:

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Such beautiful projects! I'll have a hard time picking just one to CASE. lol The Bloomtangled flowers are so fun to color, so ...

Gail said...

So beautiful to view - you have done a good work on this art display of your lovely cards - I surely like the what diet card much! TFS

ionabunny said...

Love the CAS and the bloomtangle cards. Fab paper piecing. HUgz

Dee Earnshaw said...

beautiful cards - love the CAS designs:)

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards and tags! Love the one with the butterfly! Such pretty colors and the butterfly die is so detailed!

SHartl said...

Your CASE card with the rainbow of macarons is awesome!!

Esther Asbury said...

Love, Love, Love all of these! The CAS style of your previous card inspires me (that's a style I really struggle with) and those bright colors of the newer ones are so cheerful!

Lucy E. said...

What beautiful creations!
I love the rainbow CAS cards,
but also love those lovely
Bloomtangled beauties.

Karenladd said...

I just love how colored the cookies in a rainbow of colors, and your no line balloon coloring is gorgeous!

Valerija said...

Oh I love these projects. Great images and lovely soft colours.

Maura R said...

Love your use of color and white space - such a great eye-catcher, Karola!! My fave: the macaroon one!

cghundley said...

Gorgeous cards!
Love the tag and
the card before it!
Carla from Utah

KT Fit Kitty said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love, love, love what you've done with the Bloomtangled dies and colouring pages! Your CAS cards are amazing as well! The macaron card made me giggle!

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous cards Karola, gorgeous colours and wonderful work with the Bloomtangle die

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome cards and colouring! Love your CAS design!

Leanne said...

Stunning cards. Love your coloring.

MariLynn said...

Love all your rainbow projects Great job showcasing STAMPlorations products.

Tina Z. said...

wow, your cards are stunning with amazing techniques!

Sue D said...

I like your cute and colorful projects.