Welcome to the STAMPlorations 2nd Birthday Blog Hop Celebrations. Yes, STAMPlorations is celebrating its 2nd birthday and true to form we, the STAMPlorations Girls, are having a party and you are invited. to join us for 5 days of blog hop fun. Each day we'll be joined by a different guest designer ... and today the talented lady joining us is ANNI LERCHE from Annikarten.
Shery, Deepti and Shirley designed one stamp set each to celebrate this special birthday occasion. These are the sets we'll be using throughout our celebratory hop. For my second project I decided to work with Party Time and Party Mates to create this softly blended card:
I started by stamping the candles and adding a touch of orange using a Promarker to their flames before blending my inks (melon mambo, daffodil delight and pacific point). I was working with a variation of the glue resist technique which unintentionally made the candles pick up more colour. I then layered on my black base card, added my white embossed sentiment and finished with a few sequins for sparkle.
Here is another look at my card in a different light ...
Now back to the blog hop....
There are two ways you can join us in the celebrations and ways to be entered into prize draws, firstly by hopping along and leaving comments on our posts and secondly by joining in at our Linky Party over at the STAMPlorations Blog by linking up your party themed cards inspired by this photograph:
Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all birthday blog hop projects here.
The prizes up for grabs are:
Prizes for commenting on the STAMPlorations blog, STAMPlorations designers blogs, and guest designers blogs:
1 winner of $25 gift certificate
5 winners of $10 gift certificate
Prizes for linking up a party/celebration/birthday project:
3 winners of the party stamp sets (1 winner of Party Mates, 1 winner of Party Time, 1 winner of PartyGirl)
1 winner of $25 gift certificate (if STAMPlorations stamps/stencils are used) or $15 gift certificate (if non-STAMPlorations stamps/stencils are used)
That's it from me for today, I shall be back again tomorrow with another project.
Have a lovely day!
links to previous blog hop days:
the stamp sets I used, links can be found in the text above:
melon mambo, daffodil delight and pacific point inks from Stampin'Up!