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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Make your own Gelatin Printing Plate

Hi Everyone,

I made a gelatin printing plate and I am going to share that with you, but not here on my blog, but over at STAMPlorations.



     My STAMPlorations supplies:
          preview-web-stencil-001-leaves-large.jpeg    birthday-worddie   preview-artedges-cutplorations




Curious about the whole process? Visit the STAMPlorations blog for a full tutorial!

Remember if you try out any of the techniques from our Spotlight posts and hook your project up at our Spotlight Project Showcase  you have a chance to win a $15 gift certificate (random drawing) OR your choice of 5x7 stamp set + a Spotlight Project guest designer spot (randomly drawn from the Top 3 picks).


Use code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA
to get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store.

Happy Mono Printing!

Linking up with:
Simon Says Stamps - anything goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - make your mark
Night Shift Stamping - no designer paper
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Stampotique Challenge #281 - Background Love

Hi Everyone,

we at Stampotique have a brand new challenge starting - the theme is "Background Love". 



I used the Word Collage stamp for my background. Easy peasy. Colored in some of the words. The cute little Skunk I colored with water brush pens and fuzzy cut him. Added a little adornment from the Hive Flower and some thread.


Stampotique Challenges run every TWO weeks......
Please remember you can use any stamps for our challenge and you are allowed to have 2 entries per challenge. From all the current months entries we will draw 2 random winners who will each win a 30.00 gift certificate on the first week of the following month.

Have fun with backgrounds!
Hope to see you at the challenge!

Linking up with:
Simon Says Stamps - anything goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - make your mark




Tuesday, August 29, 2017

So Suzy Alcohol Ink butterflies

Hi Everyone,

this gorgeous butterfly is from the new So Suzy Stamps release. I was planning on turning it into a Monarch, but it did not quite work out that way.


My stamp supplies:

I made myself a mask and stamped on Yupo paper.

I heat embossed the butterflies with clear embossing powder.


Started to dolor them in with alcohol inks


Kept adding more, but some of the green moved outside the outlines. So I added more green on the outside, but in the end did not like it. 


 So I took a mini mister that I had filled with rubbing alcohol and spritzed it. I held the  paper upright, so the diluted ink started to run toward the bottom.
Kind of cool, I thought.


Wanted a bit more color, so I added pink splatters.


I heat embossed the sentiment onto some wood paper in white. Added it to the card with foam tape.
One tip: Be careful, when heat embossing Yupo - it is not paper, it is plastic and warps fairly quickly.


And looks what's coming up:

Happy Stamping!

 Linking up with:
AAA Cards - masking

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Look deep into Nature

Hi Everyone,

I made that card a little while ago, but have not yet shown it on my blog. It would be a pity, to forget about it ;)


I colored the apples (A Stamp in the Hand) with markers. The worm I colored with Inktense pencils and attached him with foam tape. The sentiment is by Stamp Camp. I love it. 

It reads:
Look deep, deep into nature
and then you will understand everything better
(Albert Einstein)

Made a frame with a stitched die and mounted it onto a green card base.


Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
The Paper Players - coloring
Dragonfly Dreams - animals

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Stamp Connection #28

Hi Everyone,

Connected through our love for card making, blogging and being from Germany we (Tanja from Little Art Cottage and I) decided to create a monthly project within predefined requirements. We are going to show you the result every 3rd Sunday of the month and this is our 28th transatlantic get-together!

This time it was Tanja's turn to pick the requirements:

"tropical"

We also have a guest with us this time and it is Maike from Maikreations - her cards are cute and colorful and executed with perfection! On top of that  - they make you smile! Welcome Maike - great to have you with us!



I used the pretty Paradise stamp set from Uniko for my card. Did some masking. Colored it with Inktense pencils. Added a strip of my favorite PP at the bottom and of course stamped the sentiment.








Lets check out Maike's and Tanja's artwork!

Happy Stamping!

Linking up with:
Stempelgarten - Sommer/summer
Challenge up your Life  - Sommer/summer
Less is More - Perfect holiday
AAA Cards - masking
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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Word Up Weekend with Stampotique

Hi Everyone,

Stampotique is having Word Up Weekend over at Facebook - showing cards with words on them. Thankfully pretty all my cards have words on them!


You can see, I am smitten with that majestic tree. I used it recently HERE. It is such a beautiful stamp! I stamped the birds - the are called Birdy up and water colored them with brush markers. Used a 1 inch punch  and arranged them on the tree. Took the tree stamp and stamped over them and then glued the inchies to the tree, lining up the branches. Stamped the sentiment. Added hot pink card stock as base layer.


As a reminder - the current challenge is still going for another week - its all about inchies - you don't need to use Stampotique stamps to play along. Just come and have fun!

Happy Weekend!

Linking up with:
Craft Rocket Challenge - animal Kingdom
Moving along with the Times - Things beginning with "B" (birds)

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Friday, August 18, 2017

STAMPlorations August Christmas Release Blog Hop Day 5

Hi Everyone,

today is the last day of  the Christmas release blog hop from STAMPlorations. What a whirlwind of fabulous projects - I have been enjoying them tremendously - we have such a wonderful DT!
Today is Die-Cut day.



My supplies:
I am using Christmas Tree #2 for both of my cards and Season's Greetings

preview-christmasiconchristmastree2preview-stamplorations-seasongreeting


For my first card I simply die cut the tree and turned it into a shaker. Added the sentiment, some gold splatters ad a gold string.


For my second card I water colored some card stock and die cut the tree and then cut it out. Added the sentiment, some stars on top and Washi tape as well as some string



Here are the hop details:
Commenting is from August 14 to 21, 11:55 p.m. Pacific
Winners announced on August 24
Prizes:
Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blogs - for more detail and the hop order, please visit the STAMPlorations Blog.
And don't forget:
Use code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA
to get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store
Happy Hopping! 

Linking up with:
CRAFT challenge  - Christmas

Thursday, August 17, 2017

STAMPlorations August Christmas Release Blog Hop Day 4

Hi Everyone,


Day 4 already for the new Christmas release blog hop from STAMPlorations. I have already been playing with those fun stamps by Shery for my Muse Christmas Visions post (by the way, there is still plenty of time to play along!). I fell in love with those cute little penguins. Had to feature them prominently here ;)


My supplies:
preview-WinterChill  preview-CUTplorations-LacyEdgesandBorders


I used an embossing folder for the Polaroid and sponged the frame. Stamped an masked the penguins and colored them with Inktense pencils. Stamped the sentiment. The white one is heat embossed. Die cut the bottom and added glitter tape and an enamel dot to my card base


Here are the hop details:
Commenting is from August 14 to 21, 11:55 p.m. Pacific
Winners announced on August 24
Prizes:
Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blogs - for more detail and the hop order, please visit the STAMPlorations Blog.
And don't forget:
Use code STAMPGIRLCORNELIA
to get 20% off on all stamps, stencils, and dies on all regular- and sale-priced items in the store
Happy Hopping! 

Linking up with:
Shopping our StashChillaxin' and Relaxin' (ancient embossing folder)
Paperminutes - anything goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge - anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - add a sentiment

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