Wednesday, 25 November 2015

STAMPlorations blog hop - Thanks

Hi and welcome to a post to let you know that over at STAMPlorations Shery has organised a mini blog hop to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Living in England I don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but that doesn't matter, we all need to be thankful on occasions and I usually make a raft of Thank You cards for my daughter to give to her TA's at school. This is one card that will find it's way into the stash!


While I was tiding up the other day, yes don't faint, I came across the very thing that sparked off this card. It was a silver 'thanks' that a friend cut for me a long time ago using her Cricut, one day when  we got together for a bit of crafting and gossip!
To start I took a white base card and stamped 3 butterflies from my Trendy Butterflies set then embossed with white EP. I then sprinkled some turquoise Brusho over the area around the butterflies then spritzed it with water. Although it doesn't show in the picture there is a shimmer to the background made by adding a small amount of Inka Gold wax in platinum and steel blue to a spray bottle then adding water and shaking to dissolve the wax or rather to allow it to become suspended in the liquid. I don't think the mix was 100% right as it did blob when I sprayed but I quite liked the effect. The Cricut thanks was then glued over the panel below the butterflies. I was thinking of the layout at CAS(e) this Sketch but just realised I switched the sketch around!

OK now down to business.


To win a 4 x 6 stamp of your choice, visit and leave a comment on all of the DTs blog posts and the main STAMPlorations site before Friday November 27th at 11.55 PST. Simples.
The winner will be announced on Sunday 29th November. 
Enjoy the hop!

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29 comments:

  1. What beautiful colours and loving the background technique. Great inspiration of the silver thank you sparking off this beautiful card x

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  2. Love the emboss resisted butterflies. Such a great splash of a card! Today, I want you to know that I'm truly thankful that I get to be on the STAMPteam with you and get to experience your creativity and inspiration. You're a star!

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  3. Really cute simple clean thank you card. I love the blue washed background!!!!

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  4. You know I love watercoloring, Julie! This is so beautiful in the turquoise! Love it!

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  5. WOW!! Such a gorgeous creation Julie!! Love the butterfly impressions over the watercolor!! Happy Thanksgiving friend!! :) HUGS

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  6. What a dreamy thank you card! Love the blue and the silver, nice choice! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. This is so lovely Julie. The "thanks" is great in silver and I can see how it inspired you xx

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  8. Your card is so soft and a perfect take on the sketch!!

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  9. Super fun card -- love the bflies and water coloring

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  10. A gorgeous CAS card Julie, love the colour behind the embossed butterflies. Carol x

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  11. Very pretty! Love the blue & silver and the butterflies.

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  12. The shiny words just pop off the backdrop - so pretty!

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  13. Great splash of colors. CAS at it's best :)

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  14. Hey Julie, Happy Thanks giving to you! Your card is so pretty..the emboss resistant technique looks fabulous! :)
    Suchi xx

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  15. Beautiful card..the butterflies look fab on watercolored bg.

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  16. A dreamy BG in cool colors, perfect for flutter by!

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  17. beautiful looking card...the wash is wonderful and the letters look like they shimmer...

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  18. Love this amazingly CAS card! Love the little touch of shimmer and shine you added with the embossed sentiment!

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  19. Oh, this is so, so pretty. I love that blue splash and how you make this sound effortless! Very smart techniques indeed.

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  20. Great take on the sketch challenge. Love thay splatter background and butterflies :)

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  21. Ooh, so pretty - love the simplicity of this card:)

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  22. Very pretty. Resist is one of the very first techniques I ever learned, but it's still one of the best.

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  23. Beautiful! Love the silver sentiment :)

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  24. Super cute card! That silver sentiment is great! Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  25. So pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!

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