Thursday 22 October 2015

STAMPlorations October Stamp Release Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to Day 3 of the STAMPlorations Stamp Release Blog Hop and Flash Fall Flowers Linky Party! Today we'll be shining the spotlight on  FOLK FLOWERS by The Bee's Knees designs by Shirley.

Given that good things are supposed to come in batches 3's, I am hoping to delight you with a third offering of two projects for your inspiration. First up today is a square card using the Folk Flowers set to create my own pattern.

I started by stamping the swirl into the center. I then added the tulip style flower and the teardrop leaf to create my main image. Once coloured with my alcohol markers, I felt that it needed something extra, and I added the mustard stamped dots and white gel pen doodles. To finish I simply added some gems and layered as seen.

Next up is a folksy paper pieced bloom, another one of my skinny card creations.

I stamped and fuzzy cut all of my elements and layered them on an outline stamped flower on my base card. I then used a stem to add the 'stitched' border and grounding before stamping my sentiment (Graphic Squares) in place and adding crystal effects to my leaves and bloom. Once this had dried, I felt that a doodled border around my flower and some stamped dots would enhance the overall appearance of my card. The flower ended up being quite cute, as if  it was waving.

TIP!: Next time I shall be using Archival ink. My black dye ink has bled out a little due to the application of glossy accents.

As always with a blog hop there are prizes to be won for commenting on the posts. Commenting will close on Sunday 25th October. You can also link up a floral themed project (one entry per person, you can use stamps from other companies) for an extra chance to win one of the sets from the release, the link up will close on the same day commenting closes, October 25th. The winners will be announced on October 27th.

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

  • SEVEN (7) commenters randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win a $10 gift certificate.
  • ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a $25 gift certificate.
  • THREE (3) players randomly drawn from the Fall Flower Flash Linky Party will each win a stamp set from the new release.
links to previous days: Day 1 - Day 2

That's it from me for today, back again tomorrow with more inspiration

Have a lovely day!

Monika xxx

what else I used:
Graphic Squares, link in the above text


  1. wow! I can't decide which I like best! the stitching really makes the long one, the flowers are gorgeous! great job!


  2. The way you built the image on the first card is very the coloring and those mustard dots. Your second card is brilliant. Love the folksy flower and that border makes it pop.

  3. Awesome use of the images! Love your first card

  4. The vivid colors in your folk flowers are beautiful. Love your sketchy additions too!

  5. These cards are lovely and very feminine!

  6. Hi Monika... what a beautiful design u have created for the first card! And the second one is adorable... thanks for the hop :)

  7. Two great cards, but my kudos for the symmetrical pattern of the first one. One of the things I love about folk art. Very nicely done.

  8. Very pretty. I love how you stamped along the edge. Pulls everything together. TFS

  9. Brilliant cards Monika, such cool ways to used the them

  10. Wow, these are both great uses of the stamps in this set. I espeically like the square on.

  11. Cool cards! Love how you repeated the patterns to create a symmetrical flower!

  12. Sweet! LOVE that stitched border!

  13. Wow !! What a fab idea and that has really got my imagination firing right now. Both of the cards are gorgeous and the lovely style of folk art stamp just fabulous. But I really love the second one - the border is so eye catching. Thanks for the blog hop and for sharing your creations with us Karen x

  14. 2 beautiful creations Monika, the first one gives me a patchwork feeling, looks fantastic.

  15. Awesome cards! Love that first one with your own designed flower.

  16. Oh Monika these are gorgeous cards - love your use of the stamps.

  17. Can't believe we are getting so many different inspiration from these stamps and all so very gorgeous. Absolutely beautiful and thanks for the tip on using black archival x

  18. These are so cool! Love the pattern you created on the first one!

  19. Oh wow, the way you combined the stamps for your first card is just stunning and shows such imagination. I'm just blown away by how great it looks, and how the different pieces of the stamp set just come together so perfectly into one image.


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