Friday, 10 November 2017

STAMPlorations Stamp Release Day 3

Hello Crafty Friends!

Welcome to Day 3 of the new stamp release Blog Hop over at STAMPlorations. They are introducing a new set of Layering Stamps designed by Shirley under her label The Bee's Knees. Today my teamies and I are showcasing Layered Holly, a set of solid and outline stamps in Shirley's loose and sloshed style perfect for those artsy Christmas cards. Here is my DT piece ...

Well, I had to dip into my pigment powders again, this time I ended up using Brilliant Red and Emerald Green Brusho. The leaves and berries were inked, spritzed with water and stamped. Outlines and sentiment were gold embossed.

I really like how the brusho background adds interest to the stamped leaves whilst the water spritzing does the same for the berries. I had inked the leaves with a slightly darker green around the outside, but it doesn't really show, maybe there was not enough contrast between the greens.

Back to the hop, there are three sets in this release, and I had much fun playing with them. Here they are:

As with any blog hop, there are prizes you can win simply for leaving a comment on participating blogs, a list plus links can be found here on the STAMPlorations Blog.

  • one commenter drawn randomly from all comments left on the STAMPlorations and participating designer's blogs will win a $20 gift certificate redeemable at the STAMPlorations Shop
  • one commenter drawn randomly from all comments left on the STAMPlorations and participating designer's blogs will win her choice of Layered Stamp set from the release
Commenting closes Monday 13th November and the winners will be announced on Tuesday 14th November over on the STAMPlorations Blog in their October Winner's Post.

All of the three Layered Stamps sets are reduced by 5% until the end of November. You can get an added 20% off all of STAMPlorations' Stamps, Dies and Stencils including Shirley's new sets by using my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA at checkout.

Are You up for some blog hopping? Simply pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to join the fun.

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:

Layered Holly
*** Discount code works on sale items too and cannot be combined with any other discount code

Links to previous days of the blog hop:
Day 1 - Day 2


  1. Bright colours. Love your golden touch.😍😊

  2. Fabulous! I like the gold embossed outlines.

  3. Gorgeous and love the pigment powder effect with the splatters.

  4. Fabulous card and great colours.

  5. Love the contemporary look and those stamps are fabulous x

  6. Love the artsy look to this pretty card.

  7. love this sweet card. The berries just pop!!!

  8. Very pretty. I like the brusho background.

  9. Such a cool arty card with those gorgeous Brushos and the fab stamps! xxx

  10. Love the use of Brushos with this fun holly image- great job!

  11. So pretty! Love the colorful background.

  12. I love this artsy look and the gold embossing.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Your comments are very much appreciated. Have a lovely day! Hugs XXX