Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Feeling Inspired

Hi All!

Thanks for popping by. You might have noticed my new blog header which I made following a tutorial by my friend and STAMPlorations Teamie Becca. It's a fab tutorial and very easy to follow.

For today's inspiration post over at STAMPlorations, I'm sharing a card which was inspired by this month's CASEplorations project featuring a card by Laura Bassen. You can find all the details about January CASEplorations here.

I used a similar background to my last card but not as shaded. However I did try to add some sponged texture by simply dabbing the ink with a worn baby wipe after I had done my initial sponging using Basic Grey ink and the ARTPlorations Old Rose Prints stencil. Next I stamped the HAPPY from the Big Greetings set and coloured it in rainbow colours. I then did some 2nd generation stamping on a separate strip and over stamped it with 'birthday'. I picked up one of my scribble die cuts and layered everything as seen finishing off with a few sequins.

Here is a close-up of my topper ... 

Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to find the amazing projects my teamies created, and, if you leave a comment there, you'll be entered in a monthly random prize draw too (Prize: $10 Gift Certificate)

Before I go, a quick reminder ... The Stamp Release Blog Hop is in full swing too ... click here to join

That's it from me for now, back again soon.
Have a lovely day!
Monika xxx

here is what I used:
preview-web-stencil-013-old-rose-prints.jpeg preview-SheryRussDesigns-BigGreetings
Tim Holtz Scribbles and Splat dies - Sizzix


  1. Like how you added texture to your BG! I'm including this card in a CASEplorations reminder post on Saturday ;)

  2. Gorgeous - the rainbow colored sentiment and the grey background stencil! I love it when our DT projects kind of match!

  3. Love the new look. You've reminded me that I was going to have a go at this for mine.
    How's thing chez Skinner? :)

  4. Gorgeous! I like the layered sentiment.


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