Wednesday, 10 September 2014

STAMPlorations September Stamp Release Blog Hop


It's stamp release month at STAMPlorations! The other STAMPlorations girls and I are sharing projects we created featuring the new stamps. Visit and leave a comment on all the stops on the hop for a chance to win.

THREE (3) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win a stamp set of their choice from the new release and ONE (1) lucky hopper randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a $25 gift certificate to use towards products in the STAMPlorations shop. You have until Monday, September 15, 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 Thursday, September 18.


You should have arrived here from Deepti - if you have become lost, it's ok. Just find the links below and start at the beginning.

Here is my card -


I started this panel off by laying ink pads directly onto an acrylic block, misting it with water and then pressing it onto my cardstock.

While the panel was still a little damp, I stamped down the left hand side with the Vignette: Christmas Block so it had the same watercoloured look. 

Next I grabbed the bell from the Holiday Sketches: Christmas Bells set. I pressed red, green and yellow ink onto the stamp and then misted it with water before stamping it. 

I let the panel dry overnight. The next morning I came back to it and really didn't like it to be honest. I started on something else and didn't have much luck. I picked up everything to throw it in the bin. I looked at this panel again and thought I actually quite like it, I just needed to do something else. Does that happen to you?

So, I grabbed my Star stencil (which you can purchase from STAMPlorations), inked over one corner and then inked up the edges of the panel. 

I ended up really liking the finished result. Happy little accident - love them!


*** The stops in the hop*** 
Cornelia | Debra | Deepti | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley | Vicki

Now you are off to see Maria!

Thanks so much for stopping by xx

33 comments:

  1. Love all the green on your card Kylie, I must try the misting technique sometime.

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  2. Well rescued, Kylie, those stars really bring the card together. I think it is always worth leaving something for a while and then come back to it, you see it in a whole new light. :)

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  3. So cool that you persevered, Kylie 'cause I love the end result :) Such depth and gorgeous mix of colors! Fab card!

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  4. Cool make, Kylie, love those stars! Fab new Stamplorations too - I'm "hopping"!

    Kathyk

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  5. Your little accidental technique is nice, Love the stenciling of stars over green!!! Gorgeous!

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  6. Sometimes the cards I hate the most to begin with are the cards I wind up liking best in the end. They just take a little fussing, is all. :)

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  7. Love the watercolour effect background and the stars. Must try this technique. Hugz

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  8. Fabulous happy accident and I like the water colour feel to this card x

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  9. Turned out great. Some of my worst have turned out great too

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  10. I love how this card turned out, Kylie! A happy accident for you, and a beauty for us! Love the festive colors, too!

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  11. Love how this ended up! My very first attempt at making a card, I learned that there are no mistakes in papercrafting...only creative opportunities! You scored on this one. Great save!

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  12. Such a unique look to your card, but I love it. Then sentiment and bells ring out Christmastime.

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  13. Hi Kylie - I try not to let anything go to waste - glad you resurrected your background panel - it came out quite well - I really like it! That star stencil was such a great idea!

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  14. Kylie...I love the background in green at your card it looks lovely and wanna try this technique too one day...Fun christmas card... :)

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  15. Love this card and the way you have made it. I must try that technique of making a background with an ink pad, acrylic block and water.

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  16. Kylie, your card is lovely and festive. It appears 'dimensional' with the addition of the stars and the unique inking techniques! Beautiful showcase of these pretty stamps!
    ~c

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  17. I'm so glad you didn't throw away this card! Adding the stars to the original design gave it a festive and Christmas-y feel. Thanks for sharing your technique with us!

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  18. What a love BG you created :) love those stars n bells. You are becoming a pro in such amazing BGs

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  19. What a really fabulous card...wonderful background.

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  20. I love the festive colors and great design on this. Those stars were the perfect addition. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  21. My sister-in-law loves vintage. This card would be perfect for her!

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  22. Hi Kylie. Love rescued accidents, and yours is no exception, it's fab! Have a great day! hugs Monika xxx

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  23. I love happy accidents and can totally relate! I love your finished project and am glad it w2as rescued!

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  24. I loved the starry bg n the sentiment panel !! Fab festive card :)

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  25. Very festive card - the design pops.

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  26. What a really fun Christmas card - it's got style and spunk!!

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  27. The perfect Christmas card! Beautiful.

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  28. Glad it did not make it to the bin. Great card.

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  29. I love what you did with this card! So glad you decided to add to it. Got some neat ideas from yours! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Ashley
    proudusmcwife@gmail.com
    http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com

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  30. Love the layered stamping and colours - it looks great! Glad you didn't bin it :)

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  31. Well done, Two colors is all we need. Thanks for sharing

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