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 KEREN BAKER from Keren Baker's Blog.
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 third project I decided to work with Party Girl to create this fairy tale inspired card:
I started off by stamping, colouring (peacock feathers, victorian velvet and tea dye) and masking Party Girl, Next I stamped my frame for the mirror from the Blossom Overture set and the mirror image of the face inside which was first stamped on an acrylic block and from there on my card. I then added some stenciling using the ARTplorations Retro Circles stencil and blending (tumbled glass, peacock feathers and pickled raspberry) before stamping my sentiment, layering on my base card and finishing off with some sequins.
I decided to only use the 'you are' from City Girl as my sentiment and leave the options open to such as 'one in a million', 'beautiful', 'awesome', 'amazing', 'a diamond', 'a star' ...... These can easily added to the inside of the card depending on use.
Here she is again in a slightly different light ...
I am entering my card at:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes, optional twist: add a rose or pearl
Stempelsonne - Anything Goes
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:
DAY 1 - DAY 2
stamp sets and stencil I used, links as always in the text