Welcome to Day 1 of the STAMPlorations April Stamp Release Blog Hop. Today we are introducing you to the FOND EXPRESSIONS set, a set of 7 sentiments for all occasions as you can see below.
I combined one of the sentiments with a bird from The Bee's Knees SMALLBIRDS set, which we'll be spotlighting on day 5 of the hop, to make this quick and easy card ideal to hold a gift card or voucher on the inside.
I black embossed my sentiment on a piece of pretty paper. To blend in the distressed edges, which were only on two sides of my paper, I used one of the stamps from the Mixed Media Grunge set, the one with the tiny dots and slight pattern, and stamped a border along the two other sides using white craft ink. I attached my paper to my card front, doodled a border and slightly folded one of the corners over for added interest. The I cut a banner from black card, stamped, coloured and fuzzy cut my bird, attached both to my card and added a few tiny black pearls to finish.
As with every blog hop, check out the fabulous projects my Teamies have created and please leave a comment on all our blogs for your chance to win one of our fabulous prizes. You don't have to, but it certainly increases your chance of winning. You can find all the links here, just as a reminder these are the stops for day 1:
... and yes we managed to have the fabulous Darnell guest designing for us all week :-) ...
Darnell - Guest Designer
Monika - that's me
Prizes: 5 commenters randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will win a $10 gift certificate each and 1 commenter randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a $25 gift certificate plus there will be some surprise prizes depending on the response we get. Commenting closes April 27 and the winners will be announced April 29.
Good Luck, Everyone!!!
Here are the other sets I used for today's card: