Wednesday, June 29, 2016

STAMPlorations 3rd Birthday Blog Hop

I am linking my Birthday card to STAMPlorations 3rd Birthday Blog Hop :-) Congratulations David and Shery for your very popular Stamps, Stencils and now your new CUTplorations Dies !

Your many challenges, samples and tutorials by your amazing Design Team, Guest Designers and you, Shery are a constant Inspiration to all your followers.  TFS and for your generous prizes for past and present Hops and Challenges.  Your blog and products have quickly become my favorites.  Thank you so very much.

STAMPlorations 3rd Birthday Blog Hop...Create a Birthday project inspired by this Mood Board.

Adding to STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge

I was inspired by all the colorful birthday images.  I used my ARTplorations "Retro Circles" with Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks.  I LOVED the results.

This is a simple technique.  I just taped my stencil over a 3" x 5 1/2" piece of Yupo Paper.  Then I dripped 4 Alcohol Inks: Watermelon, Citrus, Sailboat Blue and Wild Plum carefully over the stencil letting the inks flow naturally into each other.  Then I lifted up the stencil carefully.  I chose colors that would hopefully not turn muddy and I was pleased that they did not.  I had another piece that did not turn out as well,  but used it for punching out my SU Bitty Butterflies.  I knew the alcohol ink would stain my stencil,  but it just now looks loved!

I stamped my STAMPlorations "Happy" from my Happy Sentiment Builders set onto SU Whisper White Thick CS using Archival Black ink.  The birthday from the same set was stamped with SU White Craft Ink onto Basic Black CS and cut out and attached below the stamped Happy.

My only embellishments were the butterflies and SU basic pearls.  I really am pleased with my colorful happy birthday card for David and Shery.  You guys are the BEST!

By the Way David and Shery,  all the DT samples using Deepti's new "Kathryn's Big Wishes" stamp set are adorable just like your baby Kathryn :-)

STAMPlorations Birthday Blog Hop lasts until Tuesday July 5th 11:55 p.m. PDT.  There are so many ways to win prizes and have fun!

Happy Stamping.....

Card Recipe
Stamps: STAMPlorations "Happy" Sentiment Builders
Paper: Yupo, SU Whisper White Thick
Ink: Archival Black, SU White Craft. Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks: Watermelon, Citrus, Sailboat Blue and Wild Plum.
Accessories: ARTplorations "Retro Circles" Stencil, 3D Post it Tape, SU Bitty Butterfly Punch and basic pearls, foam tape under butterflies to pop up, bone folder to shape butterflies.

Thank you for Looking and especially for your Comments.  So very much appreciated.  Hugs...


  1. Such a great technique Nancy. Love the mix of bright colours. You've created a very happy and uplifting card. xx

  2. Fabulous technique and gorgeous fun and vibrant colours. Perfect birthday card, thank you for sharing x

  3. Nancy this card is positively STUNNING! The swirl of bright colors is amazingly vivid. I know I speak for the rest of the DT when I say that I LOVE seeing your work linked up in our challenge galleries - you never fail to impress!

  4. What a wonderful colourful happy card! And I love the technique! Need to try it soon!

  5. This worked beautifully, Nancy! Love these fun, happy colors! And now your stencil is a work of art too!

  6. Wow that stencilled background is just stunning, love the vibrant colours. And that's one of my all time favourite stencils.

  7. That is one, happy background, Nancy. Thank you for describing your process in detail. I haven't had much luck with Yupo but following your blog inspired me to try again. Fantastic card and so creative!

    1. Do you have any samples of your Yupo and alcohol ink playing? You could send to my email if you have not posted. I hope you try with stencils..such a cool easy technique. Hugs to you Nancy!

  8. This is such a fabulous card to celebrate Stamplorations 3rd birthday, Nancy! I love all the vibrant colors you chose for your background Retro Circles, and your butterflies are the perfect touch...Awesome card!!!

  9. super happy and colourful and festive. Well done.
    Happy 4th mf and enjoy a great weekend.

  10. I love this and I love your "leftover" scrap that you set your card on top of. Great card and technique.

  11. What a fabulous background this is, Nancy! Wow! So colorful and fun!

  12. Oh my word...what a gorgeous background, Nancy! It's super ARTSY...just the way I like it ;o) A big THANK YOU for creating this card and for all your kind words -- especially about my little Kathryn :o) Big hugs!!

  13. Oh how beautiful!!! LOVE the colorful background!


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