Welcome to Day 5 of the STAMPLorations April Stamp Release Blog Hop. Today it's the turn of the Inspiration team to showcase the new stamps. Each of us created one card per new set. I am starting my post off with a creation using the feathers from the Trendy Feathers 2 set and a sentiment from the Strong Women set which is fast becoming one of my favourites.
The background is made by applying some Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight inks to my craft mat spritzed with water and picked up with a piece of white card to which I added a few black spritzed splatters. The pink feathers are stamped and fuzzy cut, the yellow one is heat embossed, my sentiment was stamped on a matching panel before layering everything up as seen and finishing off with some sequins and a twine bow.
Next up is a card using the Groovy Shoes set which I combined with the splatters from the Mixed Media Elements set to create this retro inspired card ...
I stamped a border using the larger one of the half flower stamps using Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry inks. I then used a damp brush and pulled some of the colour from the outline into the petals to create a little shading. I stamped the splatters, stamped my sentiment, layered up, added a doodled border and finished off with some gems and fuzzy cut heels.
Next up is a card using the Smile set in combination with brushos ...
The lily is white embossed on a piece of cream card, the same type I used for my base card, sprinkled with brushos and spritzed with water and fuzzy cut once dry. The background has been created in a similar way directly onto my base card, sprinkling with brushos and spritzing with water. Once dry, I layered up my elements and stamped my sentiment at the top.
Next up is a card featuring another stamp from the Strong Women set in combination with the lily of the valley stamp from Smile and a sentiment from Hashtag Authentic ...
I started off sponging my turquoise oval and bleaching the large amazing (Hashtag Authentic) into it using water. I then stamped my sentiment once and the lily of the valley several times in Concord Crush and coloured them using Northern Light Twinkling H2Os avoiding the stamped outline as much as possible as the ink I used to stamp was a dye ink. A little turquoise spritzing finished the look.
As with every blog hop leaving comments on participating blogs will give you entries in the final prize draw. Commenting closes on Tuesday 3rd May and the winners will be announced on Thursday 5th May.
Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.
This is what you could win ...
ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and designers' blogs (Days 1 to 5 post) wins the entire release (all 4 stamps)
ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and designers' blogs (Day 5 post) wins a $20 gift certificate to the shop
FOUR (4) commenters randomly drawn from Designer & Stamp Spotlight posts (Days 1 to 4) each wins a $10 gift certificate to the shop
ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from our Facebook page will win a $15 gift certificate for herself and a $15 gift certificate for one friend she tags in her comment
Did these tickle your creative taste buds? Then leave a comment and pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog and join the Hop.
Good Luck and Happy Hopping!
Here is what I used:
If you like the new stamps, they are 10% off each until May 6; when bought as a bundle, it's 15% off. Yaaaayyy!!!
Trendy Feathers 2, Groovy Shoes, Smile and Strong Women are the new sets.
I combined them with stamps from Mixed Media Elements, Hashtag Authentic