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.

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

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

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

  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! ♥

  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.

  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!

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  16. What a stunner Jules - this card is amazing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

  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

  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!


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