Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Just Breathe

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Inspiration Time over at STAMPlorations. This week my teamies and I are showcasing stamps designed by STAMPlorations owner Shery under her label 'Shery Russ Designs'.

Inspired by a lovely sunny weekend at the caravan, I decided to showcase some of the stamps from the Say It Big Series: Just BreatheGame Changer and Soar, with a little help from the Stitched Spring Landscape and Art Edges CUTplorations Dies plus the Some Birds, Square City and Just Flow ARTplorations Stencils to create the following three cards ...

Simple sponging, stamping and die-cutting, using the negative, for a monochromatic look ....

... going bold with marker pens, they were a little dry  which made for an interesting effect ...

... simple sponging and stamping again ...

These cards were fun to make. I especially like using the markers with the stencil. Adding a white gel pen shadow to the sentiments helped them stand out more and finished the cards off beautifully. Here is one last look ...

As mentioned earlier, this week we are showcasing stamps designed by Shery under her label 'Shery Russ Designs'. All her sets will be reduced by 10% apart from the Faith Expressions set which will be 20% off.

Of course Shery will still draw a winner at random from all the comments left on this month's Inspiration Posts over on the STAMPlorations Blog. Pop over to see what my teamies created and to leave a comment for your entry into their prize draw.

That's it from me for today. Have a lovely week!
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:
STAMPlorations Stamps: Say It Big Series: Just BreatheGame ChangerSoarTrendy Birds

CUTplorations Dies: Stitched Spring LandscapeArt Edges
preview-CUTplorations-StitchedSpringLandscape preview-artedges-cutplorations

ARTplorations Stencils: Some BirdsSquare CityJust Flow
preview-web-stencil-037-somebirds preview-stencil122-SquareCity preview-stencil121-JustFlow

*** Discount code works on sale items too


  1. Love those large stamp sentiments. The markers are really effective and love how you've hi-lighted the edges of the sentiments. Great sponging through the flow stencil... such a stand out card for me, even though you really shouldn't have favourites! x


  2. The Breathe card is beautiful.
    Love the colors and the mist around
    the sun. The green and yellow card
    is wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

  3. Your bold sentiments are perfect for your stamped and sponged backgrounds. Love how you used your stencils with your stamped images, Monika. TFS Hugs...


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