Thursday, 26 June 2014

"STAMPlorations Birthday Blog Hop"

"STAMPlorations Birthday Blog Hop"




 STAMPlorations is turning a year old and is celebrating with a blog hop and new release and I am delighted to have been asked to join the celebrations as a guest designer. 
There are 14 blogs participating in the hop: Nine STAMPlorations design team members and five guests. 

Visit all the stops on the hop and leave a comment for a chance to win stamps. We're giving away over $120 worth of stamps!

FOURTEEN (14) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win a stamp set and ONE (1) lucky hopper randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win all the stamps in the July release. You have until Wednesday, July 2, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT -700) to comment here and on my fellow designers' posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on Sunday, July 6.

Here are a couple of cards I made with the Trendy Feathers stamp set. Who wouldn't like to win this set!

I stamped the feather using Distress Ink and then gently used a damp watercolour brush to release a little more of the colour. A little contrast ink was brushed on in places to add depth, before the brush was flicked to add the spatters. The panel was then lightly inked and the edges distressed.

The panel on this one looks a little squiffy, but I think it must be because it is on dimensional pads and the ones at the bottom are stuck more firmly than those at the top When I look at the card IRL it appears OK!
Here I used gilding flakes to colour this gorgeous feather. Stamped in Versamark, I used WOW bonding powder, which was melted before adding the flakes, pressing, then burnishing with a scootchie pad or whatever it is they call those things. It's nylon and looks a bit like a pan scrub!
The mount for the Dienamics pierced square, was cut with a Spellbinders Nestie from a piece of holographic wrapping paper, stuck to a piece of plain card to give some rigidity.
Clean and Simple!

 
Blog Hop Stops
Design Team:
Cornelia | Debra | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley | Vicki
Guest Designers:

Ardyth | Chrissie | Deepti | Melissa | Mynn

The new stamps will be available to buy on the shop during the hop. All 6 sets is $30 (17% off) + free shipping in the US (flat rate to other countries). http://stamplorations.com/newrelease/

Many thanks to Shery for inviting me to join in this fabulous hop and I hope you enjoy visiting all the Designers.
Good luck with the draw and happy hopping!

64 comments:

  1. Beautifully elegant. Love the earthiness of the first and the classiness of the second.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  2. They are both gorgeous. Love the cas look. Nice hop too...

    Hugs,
    Eemeli

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  3. Chrissie, I really like these Trendy feather stamps, 2 nice cards...I just adore the second card very much.

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  4. Two such great cards with the lovely feather stamp set. These two are classic beauties!!

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  5. Two beautiful cards Chrissie! LOVE them.. :)

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  6. Awesome card, so very different styles with same stamp. Thanks for the hop.

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  7. Love the neutral card, the feather looks so real. :)

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  8. Stunning cards. I particularly like the first one.
    Elaine

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  9. Gorgeous cards. I love the look of gilding flakes but hate using them - I always end up with more stuck to me than the card!

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  10. Love the two styles with the same stamps! Both look spectacular!

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  11. Fabulous card! Love the gilded feather on black background :)

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  12. Hi Chrissie love these two beautifully simple creations, the feather image is awesome they look very elegant and classy
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  13. Hi, what a neat technique on the second feather. Thank you for the inspiration. Cheers, Victoria Lavender

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  14. I like both your cards, but am really impressed with the second - it is so elegant with the gilding flakes. Thank you for sharing.

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  15. oooo... I love these two. so different the cards before and very sophisticated. Great designs and colours.
    happy first birthday to stamplorations :-)

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  16. What an elegant card! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win! This set is a must have, love it.

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  17. Two stunning CAS cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  18. Hi Chrissie [insert wave] - so fun to have you joining us as our GD for this hop. Love the coloring of your feather - very realistic!!

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  19. Always love the feather stamps. Great job.

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  20. Those feather stamps look amazing! Love what you have done with them, Chrissie - very classy cards :)

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  21. I am just totally in LOVE with your first card - FABULOUS! Great to have you as GDT!

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  22. This stamp set is so great... And your cards show perfect ways to use it! I love the dramatic look of your second card.

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  23. This is one of my favorite sets from STAMPlorations and you have totally ROCKED it! LOVE the different looks and textures! So happy to be hopping with you! HUGS! Mynn xx

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  24. Both are elegantly done :)

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  25. Wow, two elegant cards! Like the first best; it's perfect for a man or woman and the little vintage feel is so beautiful! Have a creative day, Gerrina

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  26. Totally love these cards, the feathers ink up beautifully. I love the gold flake stuff you added to the second card, its so very eye catching,he mix of golds wow.

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  27. Both lovely cards but I love that guilded one and know how special they look IRL

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  28. Love your cards Chrissie! Both very different but I like each of them in their own way - gorgeous!

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  29. Chrissie, you've worked magic with the feather set; both cards are exquisite. Such a gorgeous showcase of the oh-so-pretty stamps AND your creativity! Fabulous!
    ~c

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  30. These are both fabulous cards! Love the calmness of the first with the muted colours and the second card is so dramatic with the gold on black. Wonderful! :-)

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  31. Lovely makes Chrissie

    Kathyk

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  32. These feathers are gorgeous. I'm partial to the first rather rustic one and will definitely be CASEing it.

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  33. Great cards. Great stamps. I hope that I win lottery :-)

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  34. These are so adorable :) I love the beauty you have captured, so glad to be designing with you :)

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  35. Two beautiful cards Chrissie, so elegant too, can't choose a fav this week either :) Viv xx

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  36. Hi again Chrissie...thank you immensely for commenting on my anchor-themed cards. Not only did you brighten my day, but coming back to thank you gave me another opportunity to gaze and admire your wonderful feather cards! My 'source' for the anchor dies - and indeed a significant number of my products - My Creative Time. There's a 20% off sale going on now - new release as well as older items (which my anchor set is). Take a look when you have a chance. Off to play with my STAMPlorations!
    ~c

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  37. Absolutely love your first card. I can't take my eyes out from your feather. Amazing job with shade vs light areas!

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  39. Great cards! But I just love the first one...so pretty!

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  40. HI Chrissie - the gold feather on black is just stunning!
    xx
    Riette

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  41. I like the natural look of the first card using one of nature's objects....the feather.

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  42. Dear Chrissie...I love the simple natur look of your first card simple and elegant the second one also elegant and love the color combo.. both are elegant and beautiful card and CONGRATS on your GDT and lovely HOP too..hugs, Monika

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  43. Outstanding! LOVE the goldy feathers. Congrats on being a Guest Designer!!

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  44. Two totally different looks. Both gorgeous. Love that feather

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  45. Wow!! Gorgeous feather cards! Both had exceptional qualities - the first one really grabbed me though!!!

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  46. Love the CAS design of both cards. The black and gold is so striking.

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  47. What gorgeous cards! Love the feathers... I would love to be able to afford these stamps
    Sally

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  48. I like the elegant look of your cards. So pretty! Hugs! xx

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  49. Fabulous! They both look classy and elegant!
    TFS! Alica

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  50. I like the feathers from STAMPlorations soooo much!!! and Your Card too!!!

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  51. Your cards are so pretty, Chrissie! The first one is more earthy and the second one is so classy! Thanks for your inspiration!

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  52. Beautiful stamps and in your hands such stunning cards.

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  53. Those feathers are so beautiful! I love the different ways you've showcased them!

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  54. Beautiful card. Great blog hop.

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  55. Beautiful cards! Love the gilding flakes on the feather!

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  56. Those feathers stamps are amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  57. Who would like to win ???..... ME ME ME !!!!
    I love feathers in any way so this would be great to win !!!

    Your Cards are amazing ... clean and elegant
    Love them
    CU hellerlittle

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  58. Wow these are gorgeous! Especially the black and gold! Simply elegant :)
    Kathi

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  59. OMG! Love this CAS card - beautiful! Happy Birthday STAMPlorations!
    ~ginny

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Thank you so much for popping by, I appreciate your comments!
Thanks,
Chrissie