Thursday, February 27, 2020

STAMPlorations Throwback Thursday (February 2020)...Casing Tenia (Jazzy Paper Designs)

Hello,

A warm welcome to my second, of three, STAMPlorations Throwback Thursdays, where we select a previous card/project - one of our own or a teammate's - and 're-vision' it in three ways.


Call me daring (or perhaps, crazy) for deciding to draw inspiration from super talented, uber-cool, always something unique STAMP designer, Tenia Nelson!  Her clean, funky style is pure delight soooo...I thought I'd try channeling my 'inner Tenia' to see if I could create cards as sensational as hers.  The specific card I've selected - featuring a sticker, stencil, washi tape and her 'signature touch heart' - is the one she created for Sticker Monday:

Delightful, right!

My three cards follow Tenia's design/sketch, as well as stickers, stencils and snippets of washi (which is something I rarely use).

Ready to see how Tenia inspired me?  Let's go....

Card #1 
This 'warm up' card follows Tenia's closely...

Such fun to make and, in true Tenia 'to-the-point' style, here's what I did:
  • Create panel from white card base.
  • Ink up Shutters stencil. 
  • Add Good Things sentiment sticker onto a piece of paper; die cute. Add washi tape under sentiment edges; add Tenia's signature heart (same ink as stencil, colour with Nuvo sparkle pen)
  • Adhere sentiment onto image panel using foam to create dimension.
  • Adhere the image panel onto card base.


Card #2
For this card, I continued with the same elements and sketch, but used the sticker in a different fashion: 

  • Create panel from white card base.
  • Ink up Shutters stencil. 
  • Add one of the Mixed Media #1 stickers onto a piece of paper; die cut Coffee Cup Silhouette. Die cut two more coffee cups and stack for dimension. 
  • Keep one set of inside pieces to inlay, creating the illusion of a panel. 
  • Add signature heart (same ink as stencil, colour with Nuvo sparkle pen)
  • Adhere stacked coffee cup onto image panel; inlay white pieces.
  • Adhere the image panel onto card base.

Card #3
For my final card, I used two sets of stickers...

  • Create panel from white card base.
  • Adhere two stickers from Artsy Geometric Backgrounds onto a piece of cardstock. Die cut using Basic A2 Nesting Panels (I used Panel 3).
  • Add Good Things sentiment sticker onto a piece of paper; die cute. Add washi tape on sentiment corners; add signature heart. Adhere sentiment panel to panel, using foam for dimension.
  • Adhere the image panel onto card base.


I learned so much from 'copying' Tenia's style and trying to add a few different touches of my own. A huge THANK YOU to Tenia for being so incredibly inspiring.

There you have it: Throwback Thursday #2 is a wrap!  I'll be back in March!

Two reminders: 
  • Shery is offering a $15 gift code to one lucky winner who will be drawn from all comments left on the Throwback Thursday post for the month, as well as from my post, here.
  • If any of the products have caught your eye, I invite you to use my discount code - STAMPGIRLCAROLM - when you shop at the STAMPlorations Online Store (some great deals to be had!)

Thank you for dropping by!


Sunday, February 23, 2020

Uniko's 8th Birthday & February 2020 New Release Brand Ambassador Blog Hop


Hello,

A warm welcome to the Uniko February 2020 & 8th Birthday new release reveal, blog hop & GIVEAWAY! The SEVEN new clear stamp sets AND one new coordinating Designer Die collection joining the collection will be available to purchase at 9pm GMT HERE on the Uniko Website. 

Let's take a look at the newcomers (for more product-specific details, head over to the Uniko blog): 


    

    

 


 

Aren't these awe-mazing!!!

Below are more of the cards I've made for this release! You'll readily recognize the sets I've used, so I'll just let the photos do the talking....





This one (above) was inspired by a pillow design I found here.





Previous cards:







Whew...hope you managed to find your way to the end of this LONG post!

Be sure to comment on all the Brand Ambassador blogs for your chance to win the ENTIRE Release! You have until Midnight GMT Saturday 29th February 2020 to leave a comment. The winner will be announced Sunday 8th March 2020 along with all the other 8th Birthday Celebration Winners ;)

Carol you are here

Just a reminder to use CELEBRATE8 to save 10% when you place your order!!


Thank you for dropping by!


Saturday, February 22, 2020

Uniko February 2020 New Release: Introducing Happy Days and Background Blocks Pinstripe II


Hello,

Welcome to Day 5 of Uniko's 2020 New Release! Today, we're introducing two stamp sets:  
Happy Days, a mini clear stamp set (similar to Just Because, previously released) featuring a beautiful foliage silhouette and some 'happy' mix & match sentiments and
Background Blocks Pinstripe II.

My card combines both sets in this simple little number. I'm fawning all over the pretty foliage...


More Happy Days from me on Release Day!

Sending you off to hop to see the delights created by the rest of the Uniko team. Bev will be randomly selecting some comments left on the Introducing hops to win prizes!

Carol you are here

RELEASE DAY TOMORROW! Lots of inspiration and prizes to be had!! Hope to see you then!

Remember to enter the HUGE prize giveaway to 'WIN stamps for a year' details on THIS post!



Thank you for dropping by!


Friday, February 21, 2020

Inkspirational Challenge #208~Word Prompt...Live Like Tomorrow Doesn't Exist

Hello,

Welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #208, where our word prompt is LEAP! Quite fitting with Feb. 29th just around the corner!


Perfect opportunity to bring out one of Visible Images sets...I'd say this gal is definitely 'leaping' for joy!


My wonderful teammates have interpreted  LEAP in most delightful fashions. Please visit and leave them some love, which I know will be deeply appreciated:


Looking forward to seeing you in the gallery!

Thank you for dropping by!


Just Us Girls Challenge #524~Photo Inspiration...Birthday Fishes (Interactive Slider Tags)

Hello,

Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #524 where, as this week's hostess, I've decided we all need a visit to a tropical locale to check out the underwater scenery! From the fish, to the corals, to the water, to the rays...hope you'll find plenty to spark your creativity!


We are super thrilled to have incredibly talented Betty Jacobson joining us once again as Guest Designer! Her 'Yellow Submarine' card is absolutely amazing! As well, please visit my wonderful JUGS team: Sue, Angie, Vicki, Ina, Bobby, Nancy, Lisa, Maria and C├ęcile. If you have a chance to comment, that would be a real treat; they would love to know you dropped by.

When I initially selected this photo, I 'thought' I had a card idea firmly in mind...until I saw the sweet honey bee interactive slider tag by Ilda on Instagram. Using her concept as a starting point, I brought my interactive slider tag, the Under the Sea stamps/dies, polka dot stencil and waves stencil - all from Studio Katia into play. And wound up with these two... 



Yes, they might be a 'bit' busy...but the photo is rife with an assortment of undersea life so...I'm good with that! I attached a smily octopus to to the top of each tag (string is behind), so once you've given him a pull he - as well as the *birthday fishes* sentiment - are revealed. LOVED making this duo!

That's it from me! Looking forward to seeing how the photo inspires you!

Thank you for dropping by!


Uniko February 2020 New Release: Introducing Spring Botanicals - Tulip


Hello,

Welcome to Day 4 of Uniko's February 2020 New Release, where another lovely flower is joining Bev's already stunning line-up: Spring Botanicals: Tulip!

I'm not very skilled when it comes to colouring 'large' images - especially flowers - so I used a go-around way of giving it some life with a simple ink blended background.  You can see the delicate detailed lines of the stamp...so incredibly pretty!


More tulips from me on Release Day!

Sending you off to hop to see the delights created by the rest of the Uniko team. Bev will be randomly selecting some comments left on the Introducing hops to win prizes!


Carol you are here

Hope you'll drop in tomorrow for Day 5's introductions!

Thank you for dropping by!


Thursday, February 20, 2020

Uniko February 2020 New Release: Introducing Designer Dies Kindness Blooms

Hello,

Hope you've been enjoying the introductions of Uniko's February 2020 New Release so far! Still a few more days before the *BIG* reveal!

Day 4 sees us sharing cards using the fabulous Kindness Blooms stamps with their brand-spanking new dies! Yayyyy! These dies are awesome in bringing  more possibilities to this ever-so-versatile loopy-loveley set!

I focused on the 'outline' dies for my floral arrangement...and isn't that sweet stamped-and-die-cut 'kind' adorable! LOVE it!


I'm excited to show you a second card...on reveal day! This stamp/die combination is so.much.fun!

Sending you off to hop to see the delights created by the rest of the Uniko team. Bev will be randomly selecting some comments left on the Introducing hops to win prizes!


Carol you are here

Hope you'll drop in tomorrow for Day 4's introductions!

Thank you for dropping by!