Shery, the owner of Stamplorations has organised this blog hop to not only showcase some amazing new products but also give thanks to people in our community, including lots of card challenges. Myself and my team mate Anita are lucky to be representing TIME OUT CHALLENGES in this blog hop!!
There are a lot of us involved in this blog hop and many amazing prizes to be won. You should have come here from Wei Wei's blog where I'm sure she dazzled you with her amazing project. If not, a complete list of all the participants and details on all the prizes etc can be found at the Stamplorations blog.
I was lucky enough to use the 'Oh So Grateful' bundle which consists of a stamp set, matching die, stencil and 'grateful' word die. Its a gorgeous set and this is what I created:
To create the background I adhered the stencil over-top of the card front and used my mini-blending tool and Waffle Flower 'Chirp Chirp' dye ink to blend the colour. I gently removed the stencil and dried it with my heat gun.
I stamped the pumpkin image in black ink on some water colour CS and then again with Versamark ink so I could heat emboss it with clear powder. I was then able to colour it using my Zig Real Color markers and a water brush. Once I had dried it with my heat gun, I used the matching die to cut it out. This was popped up on foam tape over the stencil pattern.
I die-cut the 'grateful' 3x from black CS, glued them all together and then to the card front. To give a bit of shine I then coloured it with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen. All I had to do then was stamp the rest of the sentiment and add some orange and green sequins from Neat and Tangled.
There is also a huge 'Thanksgiving' sale starting today at Stamplorations
which will run until November 30th. You can save 35% on all stamps, stencils and dies. Plus all orders of at least $25 will ship for free worldwide! That's huge, so you definitely need to go and take a look!!!
Your now off to visit the fabulous Linda at Life in the Craft Lane where I'm sure she will inspire you with her project.
Thank you so much Shery for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful blog hop and I hope you all enjoy seeing all the different blogs and projects. And don't forget about the SALE!!!
We are so pleased to have you represent TO on this hop and wow what an amazing card. Adore the dimension and the stencil work. Stunning card xReplyDelete
LOVELY. Such a beautiful design and bg.ReplyDelete
Beautiful shading on your cards Shona!ReplyDelete
pretty card - love how you made the soft background:)ReplyDelete
Simply stunning card Shona...love that beautiful pumpkin!!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card! The stenciling behind the image looks fabulous! It's been fun joining in with all the talented designers on this hop.ReplyDelete
I love how you have done the background - stunning!ReplyDelete
That soft stencil work behind the plump pumpkin is genius, Shona! It really makes it pop!! Hugs, DarnellReplyDelete
The stencilled background looks amazing against the beautifully colored stamp! So glad to have you with us at STAMPlorations!ReplyDelete
Wonderful card! Love the background!ReplyDelete
wow! gorgeous card and the background is lovely!ReplyDelete
Wow! Such amazing card!!! It's absolutely stunning!!!ReplyDelete
That green in the bakground looks so good with the autumncolours! Great card!ReplyDelete
Lovely fading out of the green stencilling in the background, brilliant card!ReplyDelete
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Beautiful card Shona..Love the Leafy stencil..ReplyDelete
Feeling blessed and grateful that you've designed this gorgeous card to dazzle and delight us! The pumpkin and stencil combination is amazing! Love this, my friend!ReplyDelete
That beautifully embossed and Zig coloured pumpkin is fabulous against the soft, subtle stencilled background, Shona ... so very pretty! Hope you're all safe after the earthquake. Hugs, Anita :)ReplyDelete
Love the soft colouring, Shona. Beautiful card! Have a lovely day! 😀 XXXReplyDelete
Sooo pretty! Love the green stencil in the background!ReplyDelete
This is beautiful! Love your mint-colored background!ReplyDelete
Shona, your card makes my heart sing. It is simply stunning and you are an amazing card artist! I count myself so fortunate to have a talent like you join us in what is perhaps the most important and meaningful hop we've done at STAMPlorations. Thank you, my friend :o)ReplyDelete
Just gorgeous Shona!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful card!ReplyDelete
I'm loving that delightful stenciled background on your fab card!ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous design!! I love the gradient softness of the stenciled background!! Nicely done! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Lovely card, beautiful background.ReplyDelete
LOVE the background!! This set has it all! I love that! Awesome card and tfs!ReplyDelete
I love that stencil! Very pretty card.ReplyDelete
Very pretty. Love the background.ReplyDelete
Beautiful pumpkin and background! Love the color combo!ReplyDelete
Fabulous card! Love the stencilled background and subtle colouring on the pumpkin.ReplyDelete
Great card love the stencil background.ReplyDelete
This looks so pretty ...... I love the stenciling in the background xxReplyDelete
Love how you popped the pumpkin off theReplyDelete
card. The pale background really sets
it off too.
thanks for sharing a wonderful card.
Wow, awesome background!!!! TFSReplyDelete
I love how you played with your goodies, Shona! Beautiful stenciling on the background, and I love the effect of your Zig markers on the pumpkin and leaves! So happy you are part of the Hop :)ReplyDelete
LOVE your BEAUTIFUL colours, colouring and design!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)
This is one fabulous CAS, Shona. I love your background too :)ReplyDelete
Beautifully done, Shona. Love the stenciled BG. And I see you found your links ;)ReplyDelete
Wow lovely background!! Amazing card!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card and I love the stencilling in the background! xxxReplyDelete
Fabulous job on this card! TFSReplyDelete