Happy Wednesday ........
It's a very special day today ....... Welcome to the 2nd STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop and Linky Party
And what a party it's going to be ..... are you ready! You might want to grab a cuppa ..... there's a lot in this post.
The STAMPlorations girls, along with 15 talented friends/designers have had some fun creating projects using some of the latest products from STAMPlorations .... amazing stamps, great dies, and gorgeous stencils.
It's so much fun working with great products ..... it's easy to create fabulous cards. I'm so grateful to Shery for giving me the chance to be part of this amazing stamp family!
I've been playing with the STAMPlorations Oh So Grateful stamp set and the co-ordinating dies which are available in a fab bundle that comes with a beautiful stencil.
For this design I simply stamped the pumpkin using a brown ink pad and then coloured it with Distress Inks
I used the co-ordinating die to cut out the image ...... so much easier than fussy cutting!
I added a piece of cardstock from my stash across the bottom of the card, die cut the word Grateful and attached that over the top ...... and then added the pumpkin.
Love this new word die ...... look at the stitching detail around the edge .....
Using the word die again, a totally different design .....
An acetate smooshed background using various colours of Distress Inks ......
I die cut the word from the background piece of card, and twice again from plain white cardstock. I then inlaid one of the white die cuts into the background piece and then layered the other one directly on the top. The coloured one was then added, slightly off set to give a shadow effect ....
I splattered some gold paint across the background to finish it all off.
Finally ...... a really Autumnal look using Kraft card
Simple design again ..... stamped the imaged onto the Kraft card, and coloured with Distress inks
Die cut the word underneath my stamped image. Die cut it again from a piece of coloured card from my stash and inlaid the coloured one into the Kraft card
I added a layer of Glossy Accents to the die cut and smooshed a little bit of Distress Ink onto the background ..... .
There you have it ..... my inspiration for the Blog Hop. Hopefully it's put you in the mood to join in the fun.
There's some amazing prizes to be had along the way for all you happy hoppers.
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is stop by each of the participating blogs and leave a comment. You have until November 30th so there's lots of time to visit everyone.
One lucky winner, drawn randomly from all the comments left on the blogs will win a $50 STAMPlorations Gift Certificate ..... WOW!!!
Three more winners (randomly drawn from the comments left on the Blogs) will each receive a $20 Gift Certificate.
That's not all ..... if you leave a comment on the STAMPlorations Facebook page you could win a $15 Gift Certificate for yourself AND $15 for a friend tagged in the comment.
Or if you leave a comment on the STAMPlorations Instagram Account you could be the winner of a choice of one of the Giving Thanks bundles ...... Be Thankful, Oh So Grateful or Many Blessings
I mentioned a Linky Party ..... well, why not join in the fun there too by creating your own project with a Giving Thanks /Be Grateful theme and then link it up to the gallery on the main STAMPlorations Blog Hop post.
The Giving Thanks bundles (one of each) are up for grabs there and you have until November 30th to link up your projects.
What are you waiting for!
Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.
Here's a list of all the participating Blogs ..... don't forget to visit everyone.
Happy Hopping folks!
Cheerio until next time
Inspired By Tim Holtz #49
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