Wednesday, November 23, 2016

STAMPlorations Blog Hop.

It is time for STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop.

This is the time of year for blog hops, tag events and much inspiration by so many :-)

I just received my STAMPlorations "Be Thankful" Bundle that includes a Be Thankful stamp set, CUTplorations  Stitched Thankful Die and Basket of Apples, plus a Fall Floral Trio stencil !

Here is my card using a stamp, a die and the stencil all from the new STAMPlorations "Be Thankful Bundle"  :-)

I had so much fun with this card.  I started by making 2 backgrounds with Alcohol Ink on Yupo paper.  I taped my Fall Floral Trio stencil over Yupo paper.  Dripped  3 AI colors: Watermelon, Sunshine Yellow and Sunset Orange thru the stencil.  Carefully removed the stencil and turned it over onto another piece of Yupo for a Monoprint image,  which is what I used for my soft colored panels.

I die cut the "Thankful" with the front main stenciled image,  which was very bright.  I also punched the hearts from that piece.

I die cut 2 more layers of the Thankful out of SU Whisper White CS to pop it up. Because I messed up the center of my monoprint image that I had die cut with CUTplorations "Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle" largest die ,  I just cut out the center and added the piece to my die cut white card front.

Added a heat embossed sentiment from the stamp set and attached all the pieces using SU Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Hope you get to play along too.  So many amazing samples to inspire you in the blog hop. You have until November 30th to link up your Thankful projects.  Lots of prizes and fun ! Thank you Shery for another awesome blog hop.  Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your DT girls.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: STAMPlorations Be Thankful
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick and Yupo
Ink: Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks: Watermelon, Sunset Orange,  Sunshine Yellow.  SU Cameo Coral, Versamark
Accessories: Craft mat, masking tape, heat tool, Big Shot, CUTplorations Dies (listed above), ARTplorations Fall Floral Trio, SU mini heart punch.
Techniques: CAS, Die Cuts, Alcohol Ink Stenciling and Monoprint.

Adding my card to STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge


  1. Oh wow, that background is gorgeous, Nancy! Love the colors you picked and you used STAMP products wonderfully!! Thank you so much and happy Thanksgiving, my friend :o) Hugs!

  2. You've made a sweet and lovely mono print with your AI/YUPO technique, Nancy! It's truly delicious and I love the colorful thankful angle, too!! I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and I'm grateful for you, too! Thank you for your wonderful comment!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. This is beautiful Nancy. Great work with the AIs. Love that your panels are soft coloured and your thankful die-cut is deep coloured. Great save too! xx

  4. I love these colors and the pretty background an love how you've split the panels! Sometimes a mistake can turn into a happy blessing! A beautiful card, Nancy! Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Hello Nancy,
    wow, wow !! what a beautiful card! I love the clear nature of the card. I love the beautiful strip edge made of Yupo. I wonder how you did it with a template and AI ... somehow this I would not advise :-(

  6. Call me crazy (many already do) but I think this would make a terrific Valentine's Day card. Love the loose, easy flow of colors and the informal crazy running stitched rectangle edges. The bolder colors for the sentiment really make it stand out. We would never have known you made a mistake if you hadn't 'fessed up.

    1. This could be a Valentine card. Thanks for your fun comment Judy. Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving.


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