Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Stamp Spotlight April Release

Hello Craft Friends!

It's Blog Hop Time over at STAMPlorations to celebrate and showcase their latest stamp release, 4 gorgeous sets to celebrate the feminine.

First up is Sweet & Sassy Mom designed by Becca, a set of 6 image and 7 sentiment stamps, which I used to make this super CAS card ...

Next up another CAS card showcasing the flowers from Deepti's Best Mom Ever (1 large floral image and 4 sentiment stamps) and a sentiment from Shery's One Cool Chick set with a little bit of Spotlight Colouring and orange embossing thrown into the mix ...

Well I did add some glossy accents to that yellow flower too after a bit of a lucky escape. I used Promarkers to colour an image I had intended to watercolour. Yep, Archival ink and alcohol markers is not a good combination. Luckily I realized what happened early on and was able to avoid going over the stamped lines when colouring. 😌

Next up is the card I made using Shery's set, One Cool Chick (1 girlie image and 9 sentiment stamps), in combination with Noteworthy and the Lacy Edges And Borders CUTplorations Dies.

A little bit of watercolouring, splattering, foiling, fuzzy cutting around part of the image and die-cutting a border was all that was needed to make this card. I used holographic silver foil which gives my design a lovely colourful border when catching the light.

Last, but not least, is Shirley's Parfumerie, a set of 9 image and 2 sentiment stamps, perfect for those watercoloured CAS cards.

Stamped and watercoloured with a little shadow, I added some fine splattering to give the impression of spraying the viewer with fragrance from the bottle.
I am entering this scented card at:
Less Is More - Shadow

CASology - Flow

As always with a blog hop there are prizes to be won. Two winners will be drawn at random from all the comments left on the STAMPlorations Blog and the participating designers blogs. One winner will win her/his choice of stamp set and the other one will win a $15 gift certificate redeemable at the STAMPlorations Shop. Commenting closes Monday 8th May, and the winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations Blog in the winners post on Wednesday 10th May.

Here is one last look at my DT projects for the Hop ...

That's it from me for today. Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog for all the links of the participating designers blogs and to leave comments along the way. I shall be back on Friday with my DT contribution to May's CUTplorations Challenge. See you then!
Monika xxx

here is what I used from the STAMPlorations Shop, remember to apply my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA (not case sensitive) at check out for a 20% discount on their stamps ***, stencils and dies:

Sweet & Sassy MomBest Mom EverOne Cool ChickParfumerie
preview-SweetandSassyMom-Becca preview-BestMomEver-Deepti preview-OneCoolChick-Shery preview-Parfumerie-Shirley

NotewothryLacy Edges And Borders CUTplorations Dies
Noteworthy-preview preview-CUTplorations-LacyEdgesandBorders

*** Discount code works on sale items too


  1. Awesome CAS cards! Love the spotlighted card - very beautiful effect

  2. That spotlighted enamel card is super cool! Great designs!

  3. I love the hint of color on your images and the edging on your reach for the stars card is super!

  4. Lovely cards! I do love those new scent bottle images - fabulous! Your card for our shadow challenge is super. The soft shadow cast by the bottle adds to the elegant feel and it's a beautifully CAS design. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  5. Fantastic cards.
    There's not a lot of coloring
    of the images and that makes
    them really pop.
    thanks for sharing.

  6. Great CAS cards! Fabulous card designs!

  7. Love the new releases and such lovely cards.

  8. Gorgeous cards Monika! Love the perfume spray!

  9. Adorable Cards Monika
    love the one with Parfum and Chick lady
    simply colored but so effective
    love that spray parfume with splatter wooohoooo

  10. Loving your cards. Love how you used the spot technique on your floral card:)

  11. Fabulous cards - I always like CAS styles, and yours are perfect

  12. Love your cas take on those gorgeous new stamp sets. You have done them proud Monika.

  13. Lovely CAS cards. You've got that style nailed to perfection!
    I really love the design of the "reach for the stars" card.
    Love the bottom edge - gorgeous!

  14. Wonderful CAS cards Monika!!! Love them all!! :)

  15. WOW! someone's been super busy here Monica! A wonderful bundle of yumminess, gorgeous colours against the images and perfectly CAS-tastic; especially the perfume bottle with added shadow for Less is More. Love it and thanks for playing along with us this week. Hope to catch up on Saturday! x

  16. Love these pretty cards! Awesome new sets!

  17. What fabulous stamps, and I love what you've done with them here. Love the simplicity of the first one, and the glossy spotlighting also looks fabulous. The perfume bottles are so fab and I love the way you've coloured this one.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  18. Wow! what beautiful cards, you've really nailed the CAS style. Thanks for sharing your the spotlight colouring and foiling.

  19. Wow!!! Love your beautiful cards!!! Great release!!!

  20. Wonderful CAS cards! Love them all!

  21. o wow, great CAS, I love your design.

  22. What a lovely set of cards! The touch of color on the perfume bottle is perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  23. Really pretty cards Monika, especially love the spot light effect and added gloss accent to the second one and the holographic foil give a gorgeous shimmer too

  24. Monika, what a great arrangement of cards...all wonderfully CAS! I really love the perfume card. the splatter of ink adds some fun and interest. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  25. Great selection of CAS cards, Monika! Love the perfume 'spray' created by your ink splatters. Very effective! So glad you could join us at CASology this week!

  26. FABULOUS CAS cards!
    I always struggle with CAS => feeling INSPIRED by your creations with these new stamps!


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