April STAMPlorations challenge reveal

Hi there, another month, another challenge! This months STAMPlorations challenge is called: Focus on the Sentiments.

Like mentioned in my last months challenge post, while STAMPlorations is taking a short break from the regular challenges until beginning of May, there will only be one big monthly challenge over at their blog every month until May. The lovely owner of STAMPlorations, Shery, welcomed an addition to her family in December and while she is getting settled with baby Winter and planning new product and reveals, a little break from the regular blog shedule is urgently needed. So therefore there will be only one monthly challenge at the blog during that time. The usual challenges will return in May again.

And here is what I created for this months challenge reveal:
For this tag I first misted the Hearts all over stencil with pink Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and used it as a printing plate/stamp to create the background pattern onto a piece of white cardstock. Then I die cut it with the Nesting Luggage Tag die cut die. I also die cut a smaller luggage tag from Pink Paislee´s Moonstruck papers and added a hand cut banner from the same collections papers as an additional detail. I next stamped a sentiment with partial stamping and the Fond Expressions 2 stamp set and adhered it onto the smaller tag.

I outlined the smaller tag with faux stitching and the banner with a black pen. For decoration I added a wood veneer heart, covered with pink glitter glue. Then I added some fussy cut hearts from the Pink Paislee papers as a cluster and added some details to them with a white gel pen. Finalyl I decorated the tag with two paper flowers and added pink glitter glue into the centre of the flower for decor. Finally, finished the tag with twine and ribbon. I didn´t use any cupcakes, since I didin´t have any :).

Now it´s your turn – go to the STAMPlorations blog and join this months challenge with us. Have fun!! Looking forward to seeing your sentiment focused creations!!

Here are the simple rules for the challenge:

1) You may create any type of project — cards (any style), mixed media, tags, layout, etc — as long as it follows our theme
2) STAMPlorations product is not required though we’d love to see it
3) You may enter as many times as you want – as long as each project has its own blog post
4) You must display the challenge graphic + link back to the challenge page to qualify for the prizes
5) You must comment on the entry before yours in the gallery – lets spread the love
6) For an extra chance, comment on the challenge post and the designers’ blog posts throughout the month

Prizes:

a) TWO (2) winners of a $25 gift certificate – randomly drawn from all entries
b) ONE (1) winner of a $25 gift certificate – randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers‘ blogs throughout the month

PLUS: Shery is offering a generous 10% (no coupon code needed) off all stamps, stencils, and dies in the store from Feb through April.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

ATC in a pocket – STAMPlorations

Hello, time for another STAMPlorations mixed media tutorial! While organizing my stash a cards & pockets product by Canvas Corp Brands cought my eye. I immeditely thought of an interactive Artist Trading Card project that I wanted to create.

Here is how I created the project:

1. Take the kraft paper pocket and the ARTplorations „Some Birds“ stencil. Apply black waterproof ink thru the stencil onto the surface to create a row of birds starting to fly.

2. Next take the card inside the pocket (if you don´t have the exact same pocket, use a small kraft envelope for this purpose) and use a light orange and bright yellow spray ink tone and ink the background in those colors.

3. Take a leftover piece/random piece of paper that goes with the color sheme and apply black ink thru the „Some Birds“ stencil here and there. Then use various sized circle punches and punch circles (with the bird images on them).

4. Take a piece of old book paper and the ARTplorations „Hearts all Over“ stencil. Apply red waterproof ink onto the paper thru the stencil.

5. Wrip the edge of the paper and adhere the piece onto the left side of the misted card. Next assembly the punched circles onto the ATC. Glue down and cut residue/overlapping parts away with scirssors.

6. Attach a light blue mini clothespin on top of the card. That makes it easier to pull the card out of the pocket. Apply white texture spray onto the ATC surface and let air dry.

7. Stamp sentiments from the STAMPlorations „Trendy Birds 2“ clear stamp set with black ink onto old book paper. The one with the „you can fly“ text will be adhered onto the pocket and the „spread your wings“ sentiment goes to the ATC.

8. Outline the stamped sentiments with black paint pen.

9. Finally, outline the black birds on the pocket with a white paint pen to create more contrast.

Here is also a start-to-finish video about the creating process:

I hope you get inspired to get your product out and play!!! Have fun!

xxx, Sanna


Supplies: 

STAMPlorations – Trendy Birds 2 clear stamp set

ARTplorations – Hearts All Over stencil

ARTplorations – Some Birds stencil