Sunday, 8 March 2015

Blog Hop Day 1

Good afternoon fellow crafters and welcome to day 1 of our blog hop. 


To celebrate the launch of the fab new stencils over at STAMPlorations all us girls are creating something to inspire you. Here is my card for day 1-


This card features the Bubble stencil used in lots of different ways to create the background panel.
I had such fun playing around with this, hope you'll enjoy it too.

First I inked an A6 piece of white card using Salty Ocean DI, then added the darker dots by adding more Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry through the stencil with a sponge. I moved the stencil around only using a few of the circles. I used a damp brush and the stencil to bleach out some more circles then sprinkled water over the whole panel to give even more texture and interest. When dry, I used a white gell pen to create bubbles by drawing around the outline on the stencil and roughed up the edges a bit.

I had a circle fest going here so continued by adding a couple of die cut card hoops and added some linen thread and two MB Snowflake corners (I know, but they don't look like snowflakes and they had circles on them!). I coloured one in blue to match the background and cut it in half, then fixed them all in the top left.
On a piece of scrap card I stamped some Trendy Butterflies in Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserve then fussy cut them and mounted them onto my panel after stamping the text LIVE 'with passion' from the same set.
Job done.

Leave a comment at the end of this post and on the rest of the team's blogs for a chance to win one of the fantastic prizes. Commenting closes on March 13. Winners will be announced on March 15.
Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.

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See you back here same time tomorrow for more inspiration.

45 comments:

  1. Wow! This is beautiful! Would love to try this! Thank you for explaining how you did it!

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  2. Stunning - love the corner clustering of dies too

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  3. Superb both the BG and the cluster of elements in the corner :) such a pretty card!

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  4. Wow! What a fun and beautiful card! Love Everything about it!!! ♥

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  5. Just goes to show the versatility of stencils Jules ( another thing I have a stack of and never use!!), love the white die cuts and the pretty butterflies are a lovely touch xx

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  6. Gorgeous card Julie! I love the background and all of the circles... Max is adorable too!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  7. That's lovely mum. I do love a butterfly.

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  8. Wow this is stunning. The circle theme really works and I love the combo of dies, you have a lot of patience! Thanks for joining us at Ink, great to see you here x

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  9. Ohh One stencil many techniques and result is Fabulous card :D !

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  10. A stunning card Julie! Loved those butterflies and stenciling!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Suchi xx

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  11. This looks fantastic, Jules! It is so pretty with the circles and butterflies. Love the way that you lifted some ink off the background with water :)

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  12. What a lively, fun card. The diecuts against that awesome background, mke this card sing.

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  13. Adore the strong, bold use of colour. Great idea too highlighting the circles with a white getl pen. Lou x

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  14. this is so pretty with the circles and butterflies. Love the way to highlighting the circles with a white gel pen
    CU hellerlittle

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  15. Ah-maxing! There are so many good elements here I don't know where to begin! Love that vibrant blue and that swirly die cut!

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  16. A beautiful background...love all the circles! The butterfly and circles are a wonderful addition to your fab card! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps, and good luck!

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  17. This is delicious, Julie! Stenciling at its best! 😀 x

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  18. This card has a wow-factor, love it, my fav color and so much to see. Fabulous job!

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  19. Vibrant, bold and gorgeous, Julie. Wonderful showcase of 'power of stencils', and the butterflies...oh myyyyy!
    Hugs~c

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  20. Such a great use of the stencil! Love all of the blue going on here and the dies in the top right corner with the butterflies just make such a gorgeous design. I have that snowflake die and would never have thought of using it in this way. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  21. Love the playful fun and gorgeous colors! The movement is fantastic. I really love how you explained so many ways to play with the stencil!~kim

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  22. Love the variations of colors. This is so cool.

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  23. Great colors! Love the distressing and added punches and twine.

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  24. A beautiful card Julie, the bold background looks fabulous with the delicate die. Carol x

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  25. Pretty card! I like the white die against the blue. Very bold looking. Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

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  26. I like the colors on this card Julie, so many elements, like the die cuts.

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  27. This is a truly great card. There are so many details with the circles, butterflies, and stenciling.

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  28. Love all your colors, different ways of using your stencil and final embellishments. A real work of art. TFS Julie.

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  29. Your card is a work of art! I love the bubbles and all the different techniques you did and all the circle elements in a corner.....a perfect touch....- thanks for sharing!!!

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  30. Very pretty bubbles and I love all the different ways you used the stencil. The cut out circles do a great job together with the bacground. A fabolous card.

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  31. Stunning! I love your stenciled background and all the different effects. Of Course your butterflies are also a added touch of gorgeousness! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  32. So pretty. Very fairytale. Hugz

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  33. The hoops and bubbles go together perf! FAB coloring!

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  34. Love the tattered edges. Your background is awesome with those butterflies. TFS

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  35. Fantastic butterfly card, love the background and the dies, so glad you could join Loves Rubberstamps this week hope to see you soon, Hugs Blankina

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  36. Hi Julie, a really lovely blue background for the super diecut. Thanks for sharing how you achieved the background must try that - it looks great.

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  37. Gorgeous bg, Julie. So vibrant.
    hugs Asha

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  38. Great colors and fantastic design elements.

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  39. stunning card Julie love that bubble on your card it looks like a water bubble...graet use of the stencil loovvee this...

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  40. adorable use of stencil and love that bubble on your BG looks like water bubble and that combo of die cute at the top left wooow amazing love your card Julie

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  41. Very cool way of using the stencil to create the fab background. Beautiful card. One of my favorites in this hop.

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  42. Another stunner! You really know how to work your way with stencil. I love this design and the die-cuts. Sorry for leaving so many comments, but I adore your cards. So many ideas you given me. I am happy to have stumbled on your lovely blog. I must put you on my reading list as I enjoy looking at your creations. Thanks the inspiration. Hope you'll have a wonderful weekend!

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  43. Love the card!! Great idea for all the bubbles styles.

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Jules :0)