Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Happy 4th Birthday STAMPlorations

Hi and welcome to post to announce a fun hop to celebrate the 4th birthday at STAMPlorations.
We are all in a party mode and are sure you will join us to congratulate Shery on 4 fabulous years.
My first card showcasing the new release uses a set of parcel die cuts based on the Party Mates stamp set, Gift Builder #2.

The die is in 3 parts

I saw the outline die and immediately thought shaker card. The only problem then was what colours to use, in the end I went with a classy gold and black combo with my fave stamped sentiment from Balloons and Banners, love that font!
I cut the gift outline out 3 times, once in gold mirror card then twice from fun foam. The complete parcel was cut from acetate and some gold and white DP in the stash. The bow die was also cut in gold mirror card.
Assembling the shaker element was done like this -
Try a dry run through before using glue if you don't feel confident, best leave out the beads though!
1. Glue acetate to wrong side of gold outline
2. Glue two fun foam outlines together 
3. Glue foam outlines to back of acetate
4. Wipe acetate with anti static bag to stop elements sticking and with the gold frame facing down add sequins and beads
5. Without moving the stack, glue the background DP over it making sure the pattern is face down
6. When dry your shaker element is all ready to go, sequins and beads hopefully sealed in!

My second card uses one of the Blossom Sprays#2 in the new release.

I stamped the spray twice in opposite corners of a MM paper panel with black Versafine ink before using my Zig pens to w/c the fab blooms. A little bit of splatter and a gold embossed greeting,I just had to use  Bold Sentiments - Gorgeous, to complete. The panel was then glued flat onto a white base card.

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Here's where to find all the details of how to enter and the prizes on offer.
Check out the rest of today's inspiration here and hop along.

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  1. Love that present as a shaker, inspired! And your sentiment says it all on the flower spray card - although I'd say stunningly gorgeous!

  2. The touch of gold around shaker
    is so pretty. it really pops
    from the black.
    The flowers are gorgeous.
    thanks for sharing.

  3. Your first card is so classy and elegant and loving the shaker idea x Wow on the second card, great stamping and amazing colouring. Thank you for the inspiration x

  4. I love the shakers, the present shape is so original... but the flowers are so beautiful I can't decide which card I prefer!

  5. Very elegant with the gold.

  6. Great black and gold card. Really elegant shaker. Love your beautiful flowers. Awesome coloring.

  7. Love both of these, Julie. Simply gorgeous!

  8. All that gold makes your cards so elegant. I love shakers!!

  9. The gold and black card is elegant and beautiful and your flower are bursting with color!

  10. Awesome cards! Love the shaker present card, and your beautifully colored floral card!

  11. Lovely! Love your both projects!

  12. Schitterende kaart
    Groetjes Gerrie

  13. The first card is so stunning grafhical; it looks great! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

  14. Both of your cards are simply stunning, That birthday present die is so elegant cut in gold with the black card base, perfection. And those flowers, wow ohhh I want them all. Beautiful colouring.

  15. Love the awesome colouring job you did on the flower card and your first card is very chique!

  16. Gorgeous card, a lovely stamp and beautiful colouring.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Flower Power' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  17. Your shaker gift is so awesome, Jules. LOVE the design with black and gold! And your watercoloured blossoms are gorgeous. xx

  18. LOvely cards! I lost my emboss buddy pouch which is great for static but discovered that a dryer sheet works just as well!

  19. beautiful cards :) love the black and gold shaker card, the gift shaker looks adorable.

  20. oh just gorgeous cards Julie,..... looove that new floral stamp and your card is so pretty. The die cut gift shaker card is fantastic too

  21. Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  22. gorgeous cards!
    that shaker is so sweet!

  23. Wow these cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing :)

  24. Beautiful cards. I love the colours of the blooms.

  25. Really love your cute little gold present shaker card! Clean and fabulous! Thanks for taking the time to join us at Seize the Birthday!

  26. What an elegant shaker and your simply gorgeous card is exactly that!

  27. Two fabulous cards! I love that shaker card; so fun! And the flower image is so pretty; love how you used it.

  28. I really love both of these cards. The card you entered at Time Out is a great combination of elegant and fun. And, your florals are simply stunning. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  29. Very nice cards thanks for sharing!!!

  30. wow, stunning design, I love both cards!

  31. Both. These cards are awesome! The die from the first one and the flowers from the second are my favourites from the release! xxx

  32. Fabulously created! Love love.

  33. You flower card is so pretty, but I cannot keep my eyes off your fun shaker. I need those dies!

  34. Such beautiful and elegant creations Julie.
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