Welcome to my first, 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.
My Throwback inspiration is my Layered Snowman Luggage Tag
shaker from November 2017
(I made 20 of those for my nephew's kindergarten class!); plenty of 'little' details to spark new ideas. Details like: dots, shaker elements, circles, kraft...you'll see what I mean.
I drew inspiration from the shaker and dots, and revisited them in card form. I've created a frameless shaker (inspired by the fabulous cards/videos
by Ilda, of I Love Doing All Things Crafty fame). Clever, simple, not too bulky and still wonderfully shaker-y! Here's the basic shaker base...
and here's the completed card, filled with shimmery fun!
The snowman/snowball circles inspired my second card; another of my 'let the stencil be the star of the stage' creations. The Retro Circles stencil
is such fun 'as is'; the addition of a Skinny Sentiment
makes for a quick-and-easy card. A trio of onyx pearls completes the look.
Sharing a couple of closeups to show how well the stencil and the die cut letters take ink, without losing even an iota of detail!
As the original creation was a tag with a kraft base, I 'had' to replicate that in some fashion, which I've done here. I shifted gears from whimsical to 'dainty' for my slim white/kraft panel (I've yet to decide if I'll add it to a card base or leave it as a tag) that features one of my all time favourite stencils - Happy Flowers
- and a sentiment from Bloom Happy
Scattered Straw (to create a subtle glow in the flowers' centers), Tattered Rose and Shabby Shutters distress inks make for a soft, pastel palette.
There you have it: my first Throwback Thursday #1 is a wrap! I'll be back in February...and March!
- 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!