Tuesday 5 February 2019

February STAMPlorations TAG challenge - Love

It's time to get geared up for a new month of great STAMPlorations challenges. Our February TAGplorations challenge is All About Love, with an optional twist of cupcakes. As you can see from my card, uncharacteristically I stayed true to my diet and stepped away from the cupcakes.

Can I confess something? I'm not really big on Valentine's day. Never been. I'm not a romantic, and neither is my dearest. Bless him, the first year we were together he did get me a Valentine's card, and he had even made it himself using photos from our first trip together. But no more cards after that. I usually make him one which he dutifully displays on his nightstand. But don't let that spoil your enthusiasm if you are a fan of Valentine's, this challenge will give you a great opportunity to flex those Valentine's muscles! If you are like me, there are plenty of other options for love, it doesn't have to be romantic love. I love (haha, pun intended) the sentiments in the Big Dreamer stamp set, and I felt there was a perfect one for the love theme while making the tag cheery and colourful.

I die cut the tag from a piece of card I had created a while back when I did a big batch of rainbow coloured backgrounds by smooshing Distress Inks onto watercolour paper. I stamped the flowers on white card, coloured with Copics and fussy cut. I stamped the sentiment in black and added some hearts and heart borders from It's a Girl Thing: Sunshine before attaching the coloured flowers. I think the colourful tag and flowers are just what we need while waiting for spring to arrive!

I'm linking up over at Just Us Girls where the theme is Love.  I'm also linking up over at Shopping Our Stash where the challenge is Ode to Jessie, a talented crafter who you might know from her design work on challenges such as Shopping Our Stash and Sisterhood of Snarky stampers. Sadly Jessie passed away late last year. I was inspired by the colourful watercolour background of Jessi's card here. Last, but not least I'm linking up over at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge where the theme is Add Some Red. 

Stamps: STAMPlorations Big Dreamer, It's a Girl Thing: Sunshine
Dies: CUTplorations Stitched Tags Nesting Dies
Ink and Colouring: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics

STAMPlorations discount code: If you want to save 20% when shopping at theSTAMPlorations 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.


Maria Rodriguez. said...

This tag is a beautiful and colorful tribute to Jessi's fun card, love the sweet spray of flowers framing this amazing sentiment.
Thank you for sharing it with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you come and play again soon.

Nancy said...

This is such a beautiful tag! Don't you just love the smooshing technique...it always has such great and quick results! I am in agreement with you about Valentine's Day we don't even celebrate it. My hubby calls is a Hallmark Day! I guess that is kinda sad, considering I am a card maker. LOL . Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Just Us Girls.

Donna said...

Gorgeous tag
I love the beautiful bright colours
Thanks so much for joining the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH and our Ode to Jessi challenge!!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your fabulous tag! The colors are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)