Thursday, 26 June 2014

STAMPlorations Birthday Blog Hop


 STAMPlorations is celebrating its first birthday with a blog hop and new release! I am so thrilled to have been invited to join the party as a Guest Designer!



Here's my card. I realized at the last minute that somehow I don't have any Stamplorations sentiments (I'l be fixing that situation ASAP)! So I used my favourite flower from Eclectic Florals  two ways. I stamped each flower on a circle die cut and then flipped the stamp over, stamped off once and 'coloured' the flower in with that impression.  I used the stem in the set to create a frame. And finally, for some more interest, I stacked them all with the flower colour, but each one at different heights. 

You can win Eclectic Florals set by leaving a comment here. And by visiting all the stops on the hop and leaving a comment  on each one, there's more chances to win stamps. There's over $120 worth of stamps to be won!

FOURTEEN (14) lucky hoppers randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win a stamp set and ONE (1) lucky hopper randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win all the stamps in the July release. You have until Wednesday, July 2, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT -700) to comment here and on my fellow designers' posts for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on the STAMPlorations blog on Sunday, July 6.

*** The stops in the hop*** 
Design Team:
Cornelia | Debra | Kylie | Maria | Monika | Nonni | Shery | Shirley | Vicki
Guest Designers:
Ardyth | Chrissie | Deepti | Melissa | Mynn

The new release will be available to buy on the shop during the hop. If you buy all 6 sets it's only $30 (17% off) + free shipping in the US (flat rate to other countries). Go check it out at  http://stamplorations.com/newrelease/ !


PS - this is another card I made solely with the 'back' of that flower stamp, inspired by the scrap paper where I was stamping off while making my first card - see? inspiration really is everywhere! 

66 comments:

Eemeli said...

Fabulous! Love how the colors work very well together. Nice hop too...

Hugs,
Eemeli

Rahmat said...

Nice colors you chose for your cards.

Geri said...

Congrats on the guest designer gig - so well deserved!

The varied layers look awesome! Love the little flower stamps - endless possibilities! Sooooo clever to use the stem stamp to create the corner anchors!

vinita jain said...

Lovely Blooms on your card and love the style to create the corners!! Your 2nd card is pretty too!!!

Sheila H said...

Great design and fun color combo. The corner frame effect is so cool! Love your second card also :)

Deepti Stephens said...

Hello Ardyth! Your cards are SO pretty. Love the colors.. :)

Sari said...

Love the colours and layout. Thanks for the hop.

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth congrats on your guest design, love the button flowers and how you stamped with the backs of the flowers too!

Chrissie said...

Absolutely fab cards Ardyth, what fun to join in with Stamplorations for their special occasion!
Chrissie x

Julie Beech said...

Love that colour combination Ardyth. :)

Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous card, I love the colour combination.
Elaine

Indy said...

Oh love the colors! Simple, yet so, so elegant!!

zub momi said...

Beautiful card! Love the elegant colors :)

Helen J said...

Lovely CAS cards!

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on your GD spot, Ardyth! What fabulous cards ... love the simple repeat design and the different levels of layers on the first ... the second is so pretty! Anita :)

Victoria Lavender said...

WOW! and so different than the other cards I've been looking at. Beautiful colors. Cheers, Victoria Lavender

Cynthia said...

Love that color combination. A fun card and a great explanation of how it was created. Thank you.

Louise Wright said...

WOW two stunning cards. Love the bright colours with the grey. The dimension on the first really pulls the whole thing off. Happy 1st birthday to stamplorations x

Gracie CH said...

Ardyth this is so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Jane said...

Cool colours and as always your cards are CAS and beautiful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Hey there GF - So fun to have you GDing with our hop! Wonderful cards!!

Melissa said...

I LOL'd when I saw your name on the guest designer list! But seriously, I felt even more honored as a guest designer when I saw I'd get to do so with you! :)
Love your sentiment-less card. Your geometric prowess took over again! I know what you mean about having no sentiments! I realized all I had was the sentiment I used for today's card! Oops! Best be doing a little retail fixer upper! :)

Nancy Seed said...

Love both cards. Great job.

siljia said...

woooow sweet card

Sarah Gray said...

Love this colour combo and the way you used the back of the stamp - so clever!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are so beautiful! Love your colors!

cm said...

And...your Ardyth-esque style works perfectly with these stamps! So clever to use them front and back, and, in turn, be inspired with your 'stamping off' to create yet another gem! Delights, both!
~c

Cornelia W said...

And I thought you would use the Retro Mod shapes for the hop.... Great cards - the second one - stunning - so Ardyth! Have to start using my stamps the other way around.....

Nonni said...

That's a great stamping technique, thanks for the reminder! :) I love the way you used these little flowers and what a fun way to make the corners! xxx

Lynn said...

Two fabulous cards!

Happy Dance said...

Congrats on the GD gig, Ardyth! Very cool. And wow!, the flowers are pretty, and I really like them in gray. The corner brackets are the perfect touch here too. LOVE the second card as well. Amazing!! Bev

Mynn xx said...

These are both awesome, Ardyth! LOVE the beautiful color scheme! So happy to be hopping with you! HUGS! Mynn xx

pcm said...

i love your bonus card!

Nikki C said...

Your cards are adorable :)

aileen (mum) said...

How clever you are, using the front and backs to make two beautiful cards. For once I'm ahead of you, I have order all their different word stamps.

sharpstamps said...

Clean, simple and beautiful. Love them both.

Gerrina said...

That gray works so beautiful with the flowers! Great design (love the corner-stripes!) Have a fun weekend, Gerrina

Sandie C said...

Both lovely cards but like the two step stamping on the first one.

Kim M said...

Wonderful card, Ardyth! Love the colours! Isn't the eclectic florals set just fab?! :-)

Deepti said...

Gorgeous cards and awesome design :) so glad to be designing with you :)

LEELOOE said...

Great cards. Great stamps. I hope that I win lottery :-)

Lilian YF said...

Lovely cards! Great idea, using the back of the flower stamp!

Riette said...

I just love seeing the CAS greatness!
xxx
Riette

Kristie Goulet said...

Congratulations on your GD spot, Ardyth! Love your CAS cards! So pretty!

Parker said...

Okay..... now you've inspired me greatly to look at all my stamps and see which ones I can stamp using the backside. Thanks for that great tip.

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Ardyth congrtas on your GDT spot and I like to make card with grey color too but never combine with flowers cause it was always manly card LOL..your flower card and the idea of using the back stamp is brilliant ...great idea and lovely card Ardyth..hugs, Monika

Angela said...

Ardyth, your color combination is stellar! And your card is sweet!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Fabulous color combo! Love the simple designs - they look amazing!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous card. Love the grey. Must try that

Taunya Butler said...

All I could think when I saw your card was - GORGEOUS!!! What an inspiration!!

Kathy Krug said...

Great colors and design.

Bizzi Hands said...

Such a great card.. will have to look at all the new stamps in this release..
Sally

cebelica said...

These flowers are very nice. Great cards! Hugs! xx

Alica Ziakova said...

so pretty! Love both cards and the color combo you used too!

Brenda said...

Very cool looking card Ardyth! I love how you have raised each flower to be a different height, I also love those cute flowers and the way you did them. And how clever of you to use the stems to make two corner designs, love that idea! Hugs, Brenda

Flo said...

What a beautiful card!!! but I love both cards you made. Congratulation.

joy said...

Very cleverly designed, Ardyth! The colors are very mod, too. Love the second card using just the back of the stamp.

Alison C said...

Such a pretty card and cute colours. As a new(ish) and fairly unaccomplished stamper, I like hearing how you all do these wonderful cards.

Julia said...

Great cards with a very clever colour scheme. I really like these.
Julia

My Paper Epiphany said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous colours! I love both cards!

MonikaRose said...

Beautiful flowers, nice and simple..great blog hop!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the way you stamps the flowers... great color combo too!

Rita Montgomery said...

Great stamps and wonderful color combos.. Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful stamps.

hellerlittle said...

Two stunning cards. Love the bright colours with the grey. The dimension on the first really pulls the whole thing off.
CU hellerlittle

My Creative Therapy said...

How clever to use the stem to make a frame! Love both of the cards!
Kathi

~ginny said...

Creative use of flower and stems! Happy Birthday STAMPlorations!
~ginny