Monday, March 5, 2018

STAMPlorations March challenge - All About Spring and Faith

Hello crafty peeps and welcome!
It's March (how is it March already!), and the new monthly challenge starts at

And just to refresh you on what's going on:

You’ve probably heard that Ms STAMPlorations, Shery Russ, welcomed a daughter named “Winter” to the family in December. In order to give Shery a little time to catch her breath after giving birth and to adjust to daily life with two little ones in addition to running the store, we are going to take a little “Winter” break!

Rather than all of our normal monthly challenges, there will be just one challenge for you to join each month. You'll find it announced on the 5th of the month. The challenge will have a theme and as long as you follow the theme, any type of project is welcome! Then, we’ll return to our regular programming in May ;)

And now on to my card:

I stamped the Blossom Sprays 1 image
in VersaMark and gold heat embossed it onto water color paper. 
Using Distress Inks and a water brush, I painted the flowers, and also
splattered a couple of the inks around my panel.
I heat embossed the sentiment from Fond Expressions 2 onto a
strip of vellum and attached on the back of the panel, then 
adhered to my card base with foam squares.

Challenge rules:
*Create any type of project -- cards (any style), mixed media, tags, layout, etc -- as long as it follows our theme
*STAMPlorations product is not required though we’d love to see it
*Enter as many times as you want – as long as each project has its own blog post
*Display the challenge graphic + link back to the challenge page to qualify for the prizes
*Comment on the entry before yours in the gallery – let's spread the love. (If you're the first player, just comment on the entry after yours.)
*For an extra chance, comment on the challenge post and the designers’ blog posts throughout the month
*TWO (2) winners of a $25 gift certificate - randomly drawn from all entries
*ONE (1) winner of a $25 gift certificate - randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs throughout the month
Shery is offering a generous 10% off (no coupon code needed) all stamps, stencils, and dies in the store from Feb through April. Retiring products are excluded. We hope you'll find time to play with us and we look forward to seeing your project in the gallery.
Liked the stamps I've used? You can order them and use my special discount code:
for a 20% discount!
(this is not case sensitive, and cannot be combined with other discounts)

Thanks for visiting, and I hope to see your projects in our gallery!

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Blossom Sprays 1, Fond Expressions 2
Ink: VersaMark; Ranger DI - Picked Raspberry, Evergreen Bough, Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac
CS: Strathmore water color paper; TE
Accessories: Stampendous - Detail gold EP; heat gun; Kuretake Co. - water brush; Recollections - vellum; MISTI; Fiskars - corner rounder
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares


  1. Such a pretty stamp and so beautifully coloured x

  2. OMG Chris this is gob smackin' gorgeous. Amazingly beautifully coloured. I have this gorgeous stamp too and may just have to case your card after seeing this one. It's stunning! Love the soft colours.

  3. This is absolutely beautiful, Chris!

  4. Had to come by & tell you how much I adore this card! Stuningly beautiful coloring!

  5. Stunning - loving this - and the soft colors


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