Friday 1 April 2016

STAMPlorations theme and sketch

Good afternoon and welcome to this post to announce the start of a brand new monthly challenge over at STAMPlorations.
Here is my card for your inspiration.

You can use the sketch

or the theme or combine both to get your creative juices flowing.
For this card I stuck with the sketch element of this month's challenge.
I recently saw a video for a technique using layers of clear embossed images to resist ink here, so thought I would use the technique for the bottom half of the card. I wanted a springlike flavour for this panel so used Twisted Citron DI as my chosen ink. The stamps I used for this technique were two of the plain Trendy Leaves set.
 Once I had a panel I was happy with I die cut a 'happy from it and then raised it up on a couple more layers cut from scrap white card. The 'birthday ' is from the the Balloons and Banners set stamped in black.

So that's my project, please check out the main blog for all those Ts and Cs and details of all the other DT projects as well as this month's fab GDs, Ashwini, Mac Mable and Conil.

I'd like to join in over at -



  1. What an effective and beautiful technique. The colours you've used are gorgeous and set off so well with the fabulous die cut.

  2. Wonderful take on the sketch Julie!! :) Suchi xx

  3. Love the dimension on the HAPPY:)

  4. This is just gorgeous Julie!
    Love that delicate shade of green!
    Chrissie xx

  5. Fabulous card - love the zingy lime gteen. Great inlaid die too! X Lindsey Uniko DT

  6. Super card, love the subtle colours. Thanks for playing at Uniko.

  7. LOVE the dual layered leaves - turned out great with the die cut HB. Thanks for joining in at STB!

  8. Great technique - makes as awesome clean and simple card! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  9. Awesome card and technique. Love the fresh zingy colours too. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the Uniko challenge. Hugs Bev x

  10. Fabulous card love the Cas look xx Jan


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