Monday, October 19, 2020

Day 1 STAMPlorations Belated 7th Birthday Celebration

Day 1  STAMPlorations Belated 7th Birthday Fabulous Celebration!!

Be sure and check out all the Creative and Inspiring Projects by our
very talented Stamp Girls using New and Old Products!

I am Loving all my new Slimline Stencils.  Shery designed and got the 
slimline stencils in the 
STAMPlorations Store just in time for the Slimline Card Rage!

I cut a 4" x 9" piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper for the card front.
I used a make up brush to blend Tea Dye Distress Ink over the entire card front.

Then placed my New "Peeking Slimline Stencil" over card front and secured 
with 3M masking tape.
Next I blended with make up brushes Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, 
Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade and Ripe Persimmon.

Removed stencil and went..."Wow"!  
I Loved the blended colors,  but felt something was missing.
I decided to outline the sunflowers with a Dark Brown Prismacolor Pencils,  
which made the sunflowers pop,  but in a subtle way,  which I liked.

Next I attached a "Just Everyday Greeting"  Happy Birthday sticker to a scrap 
piece of mixed media paper that I colored and framed with another colored scrap.
Attached to card front and Done!  I loved the results!

Tip: If you cut your card front 4" x 9",  which is the same size as all of the Slimline Stencils,  you will get a nice frame:-) 
Your finished card fits nicely in a business size envelope! No extra postage.




- one (1) winner of $50 gift code randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations stash link-up found here
- three (3) winners of $10 gift code randomly drawn from comments left on the birthday hop posts (STAMP blog and designers' blogs)
- two (2) winners of $20 gift code randomly drawn from entries in the birthday linky party
- one (1) winner of $40 gift code randomly drawn from entries in the birthday linky party

Commenting and linking up to the birthday linky party close on November 8
Linking up to the STAMPlorations stash $50 gift code giveaway closes on October 31.

Sales and Promotions:

All products in the store,  including products you received are 10% off instantly throughout October.

If you use my STAMPGIRLNANCY 20% off Design Team Code when you order,  
your order will include this not-yet-released, Just Plaid square stencil (10 mil):



  1. What a beautiful card, Nancy! Your blended BG is so pretty and I love the sunflowers! Outlining with the brown pencil really made them pop! A wonderful warm card!

  2. What a stunning card! I love that blend of colors and the warm look it produced. Very cool stencil.

  3. I love the colour you have used on your stunning card

  4. Great card, love how you have used shading with those lovely colours xx

  5. LOVE your gorgeous sunflower card Nancy. The colours are beautiful and adding the brown outline really makes the flowers stand out. Amazing work as always, my friend! xx

  6. This is really great. Love the softness of your blending. The outline is perfect.

  7. Beautiful, Nancy. The colours you used give them a warm glow. Tracing them makes them pop.

  8. BEAUTIFUL card Nancy and I'm so glad I have that stencil (along with a few others!!)! Soft and warm colors and love the outlining too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

  9. Simply gorgeous! thank you for the inspiration!

  10. This is an eye catching card. Love the colors and the blending of them. [Bunny]

  11. The most important part of the process is to go "wow" when you take the stencil off! Seriously, I'd go "wow", too! What a nice way to make a postage-friendly slimline card! I like how you outlined the stencil. In this case it was just the right thing to do!

  12. Gorgeous Nancy, love the colours you used for that pretty flower and perfect on a slimline card :)

  13. I love the muted colors and flowers!

  14. Absolutely beautiful and I love that pretty stencil x Wonderful inspiration Nancy x.

  15. Nancy this is splendid... I was just chatting about the colors I love that have a muted 'greyed down' look - this does the trick for me!
    Beautiful card... happy birthday!

  16. This is just gorgeous! Love the colors and that it's a slimline.

  17. Wow is right, Nancy! Love these sunflowers! A fabulous choice of colors, my friend!

  18. I like the pinky peachy color you chose. This looks very pretty.

  19. Nancy, you do the best ink blending I've seen and LOVE your color combination. I'm in awe of your steady hand tracing around that stencil too. I know I'd have some wiggle marks in there. Beautiful card!

  20. It's wonderful and the outlining is perfect!

  21. Blending the Tea Dye ink all over the card base made the card so special and warm, Nancy! It reminds me of an old sepia photo full of sweet memories. Your sunflowers are stunning, and outlining them with a dark brown pencil definitely made a difference!
    Hideko xx

  22. Beautiful!! Love the soft, muted colors and the genius idea to outline the flowers!

  23. Beautiful slimline--I love sunflowers.

  24. Great color combination. Beautiful finished look to the flowers.

  25. so beautiful and great technique!


Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your much appreciated comments! Hugs....Nancy