Thursday, September 15, 2016

CUTplorations New Release Blog Hop Party

Oh My,  so much happening over at STAMPlorations...do take a Look!  The Blog hop has so many inspiring, creative and fun New Christmas Release Samples by the Design Team.  Also a Linky party with prizes. Just add a card using a die cut by any company.  I chose "Smile" by CUTplorations.


I just had to play along when I saw Ksenija's Gorgeous Coffee Mug card for this months CASEplorations Challenge.  Here is her beauty!



Here is my card.  I loved how it turned out.  Thank you Ksenija for the Inspiration!


My card is for the STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge too.  I used Trendy Leaves stamp set by STAMPlorations and Smile die cut by CUTplorations.


I used my MISTI to line up my Trendy Leaves and stamped several times using Distress Inks going from light to dark shades.  I then splattered my panel using the same colors and a paint brush.  Sponging around the leaves and adding sequins.

I had fun with the Die Cut Smile.  Sponged the same colors as I used for my leaves onto mixed media paper and Die Cut.  Next I  die cut a layer of mixed media and a layer of Early Espresso CS,  which gave the Smile more thickness and a shadow effect.  I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to attach layers and sequins. I splattered the Smile for the last touch.

Enjoy and thank you Ksenija and STAMPlorations for all your Inspiration.  Hugs..


Card Recipe
Stamps: STAMPlorations Trendy Leaves
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media.  SU Crumbcake and Early Espresso
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Ripe Persimmon, Walnut Stain and Brushed Corduroy
Accessories: MISTI, CUT plorations "Smile" die, sequins from stash, SU Fine Tip Glue Pen, foam tape, sponge dauber





20 comments:

  1. Wow ... amazing interpretation of Ksenija's card, Nancy! Love that you've made it an autumn theme. I love those trendy leaves from STAMPlorations! Must go and check out the new release. xx

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  2. Been thinking about cards with fall leaves so this card hit the mark. Great techniques -- particularly with the Smile die. Thanks for the terrific looking card and ideas and inspiration to get going on fall cards.

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  3. What a gorgeous card, Nancy. The inking of the leaves, the splatters, that cheery sentiment -love it all. Thanks for joining us over at STAMPlorations and CASEplorations with this beautiful fall project.

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  4. Beautiful autumn card, Nancy. Love the layers of colour in the leaves! Great finishing touches with the splatter and the sequins.

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  5. Absolutely beautiful. I love everything about this card, Nancy :)

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  6. This turned out amazing, Nancy!! Love how your leaves look and the splatters really work well. :-)

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  7. Nancy, this is a stunning card! Love the way you stamped the leaves in various tones. And you know what I love most? - The shades you added around them, the card looks deep and vivid! Thank you so much for CASEing my card. - Sweet Kobylkin

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  8. I love your autumn leaves, Nancy! Certainly a reason to smile!

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  9. What a beautiful visit I had here today, Nancy! So much to see I can't keep up. You know how I love anything fall, and leaves in particular. This is so gorgeous!

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  10. Love how it turned out too😀 It truly has the autumn feeling that we're beginning to have here in western Canada! Great work with the Misti, your colours are gorgeous and true!

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  11. Excellent card! Love how your leaves turned out - Thanks for joining in at CASEplorations

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  12. Wohoo! The colors on the leaves are breathtaking:) thank you for sharing this beauty at CASEplorations

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  13. So beautiful! I love the composition and color of your card
    Hugs,
    BozenA

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  14. This card is so YOU. When you work with leaves, trees, botanical images, you always seem to infuse them with warmth and life. I think they are one of your specialties. This is so pretty.

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  15. This is really pretty, Nancy. Great autumn inspired card.

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  16. I agree...so very pretty....I just bought that leaf set too.
    wish I was going to have more time to play this wknd but it's time to cook a turkey and fixins for Thanksgiving.
    hugs,
    Karen

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  17. Those leaves are beautiful falling along the edge of your card! I also love how you inked up the "smile" to match. Thought I might see my gorgeous blue birthday card here. Hmmm... maybe it's one of your older cards. Anyway, I love it! I could sink into that beautiful ocean of blue!

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  18. Gorgeous leaves, and I love how you paired them with this die cut sentiment! You have really showcased everything beautifully, and the autumn color palette is stunning, Nancy!

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  19. WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, I love your card. The colors, the layout and the wonderful leaves.

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