June Challenge at STAMPlorations

Hello Everybody,

it’s time for another monthly challenge at STAMPlorations. We had some fantastic entries last month which made choosing the winners very difficult. Glad to have seen so many great cards.

This month the theme is

The challenge will run until 30th June and the winner will be announced on 3rd July.

The prize will be 2 stamp sets of your choice if you used STAMPlorations Stamps or

1 stamp set of your choice if you used other stamps only.

We are welcoming KIMBERLEY MAKORTOFF as our guest designer this month. Simply click on her name to check out her blog and see her stunning creations.

Here is my DT piece for this month

Just a note

I thought it would be fun to work with multiple borders, and one way to achieve this is to make a card with multiple layers. I stamped across two of them and made a craft along tutorial to show you how plus the full list of materials including measurements can be found here.

I worked with two of the VIGNETTE sets called Grunge Floral Strips and Trendy Feathers. Apart from the cutting and being precise with your stamping and layering, it is a very quick card to make.

I have made this type of card before stamping across all three layers, but I CAS-ifyed it a bit for this card, and I really love it’s symmetry. Apart from the outer one I kept the borders quite narrow. I think it helps to show the feather off at its best.

Pop over to the STAMPlorations challenge blog to see the fab interpretations of this month’s theme my teamies have come up with. There you can also find out about how to win these fab TH stencils in this month’s prize draw for our twist  ….

Hope to see you there and

Happy Crafting!!!

A little Birdie

Hi Everybody,

thanks for all your lovely comments. They were very much appreciated, and I shall catch up with you tomorrow.

Today I got a very cute card I want to share with and also enter into the following challenges:

Moo-Mania wants Birds

CAS(e) this sketch is working with the following sketch

I also want to use this as a reminder piece for the monthly STAMPlorations Challenge which is ‘stamps and feathers’

… and here is my piece:

a little birdie

I started off stamping the stitched border using a stamp from the Graphic Squares set of the Patchwork Frenzy Range by STAMPlorations in light grey, I then stamped my feathers (Trendy Feathers by STAMPlorations coloured with Mavry pens) before stamping my sentiment (freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine, think it was issue 87 or 89). I then used my bird builder punch (from Stampin’UP!) to punch the shapes from white shrink plastic before colouring them with blossom, pastel yellow and pastel blue and stamping with one of the feather stamps and matching inks to add texture before heating them with my heat tool to shrink the shapes. Once cooled I glued them in position and finished by adding some doodled musical notes and gem.

… and her is one I was able to take outside and in focus …

a little birdie 2

Hope you like it.

Have a great weekend and …

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂