Friday, January 4, 2019

It's time for STAMPlorations January Theme & Sketch Challenge!

Welcome and Happy 2019 to you, my friends!
I hope that your holidays were happy and relaxing.
It's a new year, a new month, and a new

I've combined both the theme and sketch for my card:

here's the inside:

I started with a panel die cut using the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting die
and stamped around the edges using an image from the Mixed Media Grunge set.
I stamped the postage stamp image twice, on kraft and white card stock, from the
Gone Postal set. On the white image, I sponged a light green ink over it then stenciled
the Leaves 1 ARTplorations stencil in a darker green. The inside of the stamped
image was fussy cut along with the image in kraft. Setting those aside, I stamped,
colored and fussy cut the deer from the Woodland Friends set.
I stamped the Say It Big - Choose Happy sentiment, along with the postmark from
the Gone Postal set, arranged the postage stamp and deer and adhered using
foam tape. The inside sentiment is one from the Woodland Friends set.

Ready to play along? Of course you are! 

  • Players can link up to 6 projects -- any type of project is welcome as long as there is stamping. 
  • Projects must be based on the theme, sketch, or both. 
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK 
  • To qualify for the prize, players must display challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post (blogs only) 
  • Prizes: $15 GC for the winner (voted by the team); $5 GC to three (3) randomly picked players

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for an extra 20% off!

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a spectacular day!

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Say It Big-Choose Happy, Woodland Friends, Gone Postal, 
Mixed Media Grunge
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa, Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves
CS: Neenah; Thunderbolt
Accessories: Spectrum Noir markers; GC; STAMPlorations - crazy double running stitch rectangle nesting die, Leaves 1 stencil; MISTI; blending tools
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3d foam squares


  1. Very creative association of stamps, Chris! Love the edging too...

  2. This is such a great card! Your design is spectacular. (Duncan almost always helps with the cardmaking, does that count towards the animals part of the challenge? :P)

  3. Just darling! Love the background and that deer!


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