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***
Now you are off to see Maria!
Thanks so much for stopping by xx
Love all the green on your card Kylie, I must try the misting technique sometime.ReplyDelete
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. :)ReplyDelete
So cool that you persevered, Kylie 'cause I love the end result :) Such depth and gorgeous mix of colors! Fab card!ReplyDelete
Cool make, Kylie, love those stars! Fab new Stamplorations too - I'm "hopping"!ReplyDelete
Your little accidental technique is nice, Love the stenciling of stars over green!!! Gorgeous!ReplyDelete
It's such a great card Kylie.. :)ReplyDelete
Love that background!ReplyDelete
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. :)ReplyDelete
Love the watercolour effect background and the stars. Must try this technique. HugzReplyDelete
Fabulous happy accident and I like the water colour feel to this card xReplyDelete
Turned out great. Some of my worst have turned out great tooReplyDelete
I love how this card turned out, Kylie! A happy accident for you, and a beauty for us! Love the festive colors, too!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Such a unique look to your card, but I love it. Then sentiment and bells ring out Christmastime.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Kylie...I love the background in green at your card it looks lovely and wanna try this technique too one day...Fun christmas card... :)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
What a love BG you created :) love those stars n bells. You are becoming a pro in such amazing BGsReplyDelete
What a really fabulous card...wonderful background.ReplyDelete
I love the festive colors and great design on this. Those stars were the perfect addition. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
My sister-in-law loves vintage. This card would be perfect for her!ReplyDelete
Hi Kylie. Love rescued accidents, and yours is no exception, it's fab! Have a great day! hugs Monika xxxReplyDelete
I love happy accidents and can totally relate! I love your finished project and am glad it w2as rescued!ReplyDelete
I loved the starry bg n the sentiment panel !! Fab festive card :)ReplyDelete
Very festive card - the design pops.ReplyDelete
What a really fun Christmas card - it's got style and spunk!!ReplyDelete
The perfect Christmas card! Beautiful.ReplyDelete
Glad it did not make it to the bin. Great card.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Love the layered stamping and colours - it looks great! Glad you didn't bin it :)ReplyDelete
Well done, Two colors is all we need. Thanks for sharingReplyDelete