Saturday 4 January 2014

STAMPlorations - Monthly Challenge #3

Hi everyone!!! 

Happy New Year. Here were are now in 2014, wow. My year has already started off with a bang as I was lucky enough to be chosen by Shery for the new Design Team over at STAMPlorations. I have been busting at the seams to let everyone know and now we are up to our first challenge for the year.

This challenge will run for the month of January and you will need to follow the theme of Stamps and Feathers.


Each month, we host 3 challenges: 1 monthly challenge that starts on the 1st Friday and 2 bi-weekly sketch challenges that start on the 1st and 3rd Monday. Those who participate in all 3 challenges for the month will be in the running to receive a prize package from our sister shop, All About Scrapping. We'll randomly pick one winner and announce who that is the following month before the next monthly challenge starts. Remember, you must participate in all 3 challenges that month for a chance to win a prize.

You should check out all the stamps on offer over at the shop. Excellent prices are on offer and there is also flat rate shipping! Very affordable!!

I have made a CAS card for this challenge and have used the gorgeous little set called Trendy Feathers.

Here is my DT card -

The first thing that I started with for this card was a small piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock. I snipped off some of the edges with scissors and then crumpled it up completely.

I then used Vintage Photo ink with my blending tool to age the paper. I added extra ink around the edges. I then crumbled up the paper a few more times.

I then stamped the 'script' stamp from my French Foliage set with Chocolate Chip ink. I used double sided tape to adhere my aged paper to the panel but didn't put it too close to the sides so the edges would be curled up.

The feather has been embossed with Gold powder and cut out. I have popped it up with some small dimensionals. 

The sentiment is from the same set as the feather (Trendy Feathers) and has been stamped with Chocolate Chip ink.

Thanks so much for looking xx


  1. Wohoo Kylie !! congrats for the DT and ur card nailed the challenge love the rustic look of the paper awesome :)

  2. This is such a clever idea, think I may have to CASE this one! The script and aged paper looks so real, how old are you???

  3. Kylie, congrats on being chosen for the Stamplorations DT - yay!! :) LOVE your first DT card - so creative with the "aged" paper. Love the embossed feather. Loll xx

  4. I love the vintage look, very clever! Beautiful CAS card, the layout really draws the eye to the details. xx

  5. Fabulous!| Love the aged paper, and the dimension you've created.

  6. Kylie, your card is so CAS perfect! Awesome technique on aging the paper and I love your card's design! I am so happy to have you on the DT :o)

  7. This is a fantastic combination of vintage and CAS, I really like this design!

  8. Wow Kylie. Love your aged script, the crumpling up certainly did the trick. Must try it myself. The placement of your feather is just perfect. Hugs Monika xxx

  9. Love the look- the crumpled aged looking paper is perfect, :)

  10. Beautiful "aged paper" and perfect with the added feather!!

  11. Once again CONGRATS for making this Team too!! Are we stalking each other??????? :)


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