Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Paper craft project no. 466: Faith Expressions


It's stamp release week at the STAMPlorations blog and we're putting the spotlight on 4 new stamp sets designed by Deepti, Becca, Shirley, and me. We are also celebrating with a blog hop and there will be some lucky crafters who'll win gift certificates and their choice of stamps from the new release. Yesterday, Deepti kicked off the hop in this post with her word art stamp set, Power of Words. Today it's my turn to share projects I made with my set, Faith Expressions. I made 2 cards and a mixed media art block in my Faith Art Blocks series.


Here's card #1: Nothing's impossible with God one layer card. I took a taupe card base and stamped the framed blooms in the center with HA pumpkin pie ink and masked it before sponging the same ink through the Bloom Boldly stencil. I doodled faux borders on two sides with a marker and then finished the card by stamping the sentiment in black.

Here's card #2: Step out in faith. I found leftovers from the Color Blooms page sampler I colored back in August (in this post) so I used the Stitched Snow Hills and Art Edges (new!) dies on it to create the curvy panel. I stamped the dogwood from Floral Bliss all over my light gray textured card base, leaving a little room for my sentiment. Pretty easy artsy card :o)

And last, here's my mixed media project: Faith Art Block #1 - Faith moves mountains. I took one of my 3x4 wood blocks in my stash that was already gesso-ed up. I took a page from the Color Blooms coloring book and decoupaged it with matte gel medium. I applied a coat of transparent gesso and then colored the area with Marabu mixed media art crayons, Caran d'Ache Fancolor pencils, and Derwent Inktense pencils. Then I muted the colors by applying a thin coat of white gesso. On tissue paper, I stamped the sentiments and the large daffodil, cut them out, and decoupaged. I painted the sides with orange Dylusions acrylic paint then gave the block some faux texture using stamps from Mixed Media Grunge and splattering with orange and black Inktense blocks then finished by sealing it with matte gel medium.

So there you have it. If you'd like to win Faith Expressions (or any of the new stampswe're featuring this week), leave a comment here and on the STAMPlorations blog. Leave comments on the designers posts all week and you'll have more chances of winning. Come back to the STAMPlorations blog tomorrow to see Becca's projects featuring her stamps!

Also, all 4 stamps from the new release are 10% off in the store and all orders of at least $12 get free worldwide shipping (code: OCTSTAMPWEEK)

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Paper craft project no. 465: Joyeux Noel CAS card

Hello! Last week, a new challenge started at Time Out. Sandie and Nonni have re-organized the team and I'm in the reminder team now :o). This time around we're to CASE a card and put our own twist to our creation. We are CASE-ing this bold card by Ardyth of MASKerade.

I took a few elements from Ardyth's card: the colored cardbase, the red flowers, and the big sentiment. My twist: I created a Christmas card and used layered die-cuts for my big sentiment. I stamped the poinsettia border on cardstock, loosely colored it with brush markers, and then die-cut the cardstock using the medium double-stitched rectangle die. I mounted the panel to my taupe cardbase and then finished the card by layering my sentiment using the Joyeux Noel phrase die -- one from white cardstock and another from kraft chipboard. I rather liked the end result and thought the card is easy to mass produce.

Check out the cards the team + guest designer Marina made and then link up your own project inspired by Ardyth's card. There is still a week left to play. We can't wait to see your creations!

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