Tuesday, 30 June 2015

STAMPlorations Birthday Blog Hop Day 2




Hi Everyone,
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:



The linky will be found on all 5 birthday blog hop posts. Commenting and linking will close on Monday, 6th July and the winners will be announced on Tuesday 7th July.

Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all birthday blog hop projects here.

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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!


Hugs
Monika xxx


links to previous blog hop days:

DAY 1

the stamp sets I used, links can be found in the text above:



melon mambo, daffodil delight and pacific point inks from Stampin'Up!

32 comments:

  1. Hey birthday girl, you can handle one more candle!! Your card is so pretty. Love the color at the bottom with the candles and the black strip with the sentiment. Very, very pretty.

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  2. Lovely card! Great coloring effect. And sequins add the perfect little touch.

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  3. Ooooh. Gorgeous shading and color...very impressive.

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  4. This is fabulous!! I LOVE the background colors and the orange with the purple-so lovely.

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  5. I love the look of this card, very clean and simple in gorgeous colours!

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  6. Great card to say you've only used little stamps- you've made such a feature of them! x

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  7. lovely!! beautiful candles.. the background color is very nice..

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  8. Beautiful colors and beautifully blended, too! Love this.

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  9. This is beautiful and the sponging is incredible :)

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  10. Awesome colors! Love the sweet simplicity of this card ♥

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  11. Great Birthday card! Love the 'glow' from the candles :-)

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  12. Super cool and gorgeous color blending, so striking!

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  13. Pretty candles!! Cute card!! :)
    Suchi xx

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  14. Love the ombre effect with the simple design!!! Great card!

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  15. Love those candles! Colorful and fun!

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  16. Cute card. Love all the candles. Hugz

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  17. Love the soft colouring on this, Monika!

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  18. great sponging --great technique to go with the candle stamp

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  19. Gorgeous card! Love the background colours xxx

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  20. Beautiful blending for those pretty candles..gorgeous!
    Hugs~c

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  21. Love the softness coupled with contrasting black, really pretty!

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  22. Love the way the candles have picked up more colour - it really makes them stand out on a stunning card.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  23. Awesome card! Love the graduated inking at the bottom. :-)

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  24. Love the pinky purple tone on this card Monika. :)

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  25. Wonderful birthday card!

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  26. Beautiful card - love how you blended the colors to create a gorgeous background for the candles:)

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Thanks so much for stopping by. Your comments are very much appreciated. Have a lovely day! Hugs XXX