Wednesday, 14 October 2015

True North

Hi and welcome to a mini blog hop to announce another stamp release for STAMPlorations.
This time it's a set by our very talented leader Shery.
Here is my card 


and this is the complete set.

When I first received the set I immediately thought of portholes and it was an easy design to come up with. 
I stamped the lighthouse from the set on a square of white card then masked it off before adding the sunset/sunrise using DIs. After completing the sky I removed the mask and used Copics to colour the lighthouse and on an other panel of white card I stamped some wood effect in Weathered Wood DI. An aperture was then cut in the stamped wood grain panel and to reflect the brass style portholes of old ships, I made one using diecuts. This was then placed over the aperture and glued down.
I thought the scene needed something else so added a few sea birds circling with a black fine liner.
I stamped one of the sentiments onto a strip of card and attached it to the bottom left of the top panel.

So this is how the mini release hop works:
  • Comment on the main blog post.
  • Visit each of the designers' blogs and comment on their featured project(s).
  • Commenting closes on Friday, October 16, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-7).
  • We'll randomly select a winner of the stamp set from comments left on all the blogs and announce it on Sunday, October 18.

Want to increase your chances of winning?
  • Share the link to this blog post on your Facebook status. Make sure to tag your post with #truenorth and #stamplorations
  • When you visit the designers' blog posts, pin their cards to your Pinterest board. Again, make sure to tag your pins with #truenorth and#stamplorations
  • Leave a second comment on the main blog post telling us that you've done the above (include a link to your FB profile/page and/or Pinterest board).

By the way, True North is now available in the shop and for one week only, it's 10% off!

And another by the way...if you haven't visited the shop lately, you're missing out on one awesome change we did: lower minimum orders for free shipping to our non-US customers! Now orders of at least $25 (previously $35) get free shipping to Canada and orders of at least $35 (previously $50) get free shipping to all other countries. Free shipping coupon codes are found on the shop's checkout page.

Happy hopping!

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28 comments:

  1. Oooh your card is gorgeous ...I love love the way you created the skyline around the lighthouse...amazing
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia

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  2. Beautiful card...the sunset/sunrise background is stunning!

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  3. LOVE how you made the sky - it looks so serene and beautiful through the 'porthole'. Thanks so much for the inspiration:)

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  4. Julie, this is truly sensational (Or SUNsational, I should say!) The sunset is just a marvel - I could stare at this card for awhile and just feel like I'm there on the water, watching this beautiful view and hear the seagulls :) Gorgeous card design, love the porthole window! Amazing card - TFS! ♥

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  5. Holy moley. This is spectacular. From that incredible sunrise/sunset to your lighthouse coloring and then the porthole. You, my girl, have seriously fabulous skills.

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  6. I love how you have used a porthole and can see the lighthouse with the sunset or rise. The bumps on the porthole make it look so real!

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  7. Beautiful card with a great scene....love it Julie! Thanks for the blog hop :)

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  8. Your background is stunning. Beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration

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  9. I have to say this is one of the most gorgeous cards I've ever seen. I love the set and if I don't win it, I'll have to buy it! Love the sentiments and with these images, I could pictures tons of cards with this set.
    Love this card!

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  10. Really beautiful colors and such peaceful scene! Love your card.
    ~kim

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  11. Very stunning background - awesome job! This looks like an awesome set to use.

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  12. Your coloring on this is gorgeous, and the porthole idea adds a touch of fun.

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  13. That sunset is over-the-top GORGEOUS!!!

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  14. What a beautiful backgrounds and stamp set! Love those little added seabirds but it was already perfect!

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  15. The skyline is beautiful. The whole picture is stricking :). Ant the stamp set is really cool

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  16. What a stunner Jules - this card is amazing
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  17. wow this is amazing and LOVE that background sunset....beautiful card.xx

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  18. Love your pretty rainbow sky background! Just gorgeous!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  19. Amazing colours! Thank you for joining in our challenge at Allsorts this week!

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  20. This is stunning. Love the design and the amazing colours. Fabtastic. Hugz

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  21. This is stunning! Love the colors! So pretty!

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  22. Wonderful card, your background behind the lighthouse is perfect.

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  23. Your layout is beautiful. I love the design and details.
    Thank you for always encouraging me

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  24. Oh my goodness, Julie ... just so very beautiful. What a sunset that would be to see, yes? A very beautiful lighthouse by Shery!
    =] Michele

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  25. Wauw, the sunset/sunrise is amazing! What a fab idea to create a look of a ship window :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at Inkspirational Challenges. I do hope you'll join us for our next challenge as well.
    Pia xx

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  26. The sunrise you've created is absolutely gorgeous; a perfect canvas for the lighthouse! And the gold ship's window...a lovely special touch! Thank you for sharing your amazing creativity in the Inkspirational gallery!
    ~c

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Jules :0)