Wednesday, 29 June 2016

STAMPlorations 3rd Birthday Blog Hop


Today I'm hopping along with the STAMPlorations 3rd Birthday Blog Hop. Happy 3rd Birthday STAMPlorations and here's to many more! I hope you will all join me in wishing all the best to STAMPlorations and the wonderful Shery Russ in the year to come. I can't wait to see all the new and exciting products that are coming, particularly the brand new dies! There is a lovely new stamp set as well called Kathryn's Big Wishes. So many new and fantastic products and ideas to work with as well as all the inspiration from the wonderful DT.



It wouldn't be a birthday party without prizes to win, and there are plenty of those! All prizes are randomly drawn and there will be prizes for commenting on the STAMPlorations blog and design team's blogs, prizes for liking, commenting, sharing and tagging a friend on the STAMPlorations Facebook page post and prizes for creating and linking up a party/celebration/birthday project inspired by the mood board below. For more info see the STAMPlorations 3rd Birthday Blog Hop post.



For my card I used the fun Balloons And Banners stamp set. I started by stamping the balloons in Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and then watercolouring using bright colours of Distress Inks, letting the colours run outside the lines of the balloons. Then I masked the balloons and flicked spots of colour all over the card. Last, I stamped one of the sentiments from the same set. 

Card: 300 gsm watercolour card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Balloons And Banners
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mustard Seed, Abandoned Coral, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron and Hickory Smoke

Disclaimer: I have received some STAMPlorations products for free in exchange for creating cards for the challenge. All opinions however are completely my own. As you can see by browsing my blog, I have been using STAMPlorations products (which I bought myself) way before my time on the DT and I wouldn't recommend them unless I absolutely loved them myself.

51 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome water color effect!!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Loved those watercolored balloons !

Jerrie said...

Adorable card to celebrate STAMPlorations 3rd birthday!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Pretty water coloring. Love the results:)

Suchi said...

What a great water colored effect! Have fun!! :)

vinita jain said...

Wow! What a pretty watercolored balloons, stunning!

Craftyfield said...

Love the watercolour effect! Great card.

Valerija said...

Love the watercolored image. Great job!
Valerija xx

cm said...

Your water-coloured balloons have planted a smile all over my face! A fabulous way to celebrate STAMPlorations 3rd Anniversary! I'm soooo stoked that die-cuts are joining the STAMPlorations line-up..perfect for my die-cutting obsession!
~c

conil said...

Perfect watercoloring of those lovely balloons. Great with the confetti-like spattered background.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love how you colored the balloons. So pretty. TFS

Mac Mable said...

Very artsy and fun card. Love the pretty colours you've used and this new stamp set is gorgeous and so much fun! x

hellerlittle said...

celebrate the 3rd Birthday with an amazing card
CU hellerlittle

shirley-bee said...

Ooh! Fabulous watercolouring!

Linda said...

Fabulous water colour effect xx

Glennis said...

Fantastic effect!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I just love the look of this gorgeous card's design with water coloring. Beautiful!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Karola, I just adore your watercolor balloons - what a wonderful idea!! I think I really "need" this set!!

Sheila H said...

I really like the distressed look of your balloons.

Denise Bryant said...

Love your pretty balloons! Great card with pretty colors too!

Akshma Aksh said...

Love the coloring.cute card.

McStamper said...

Beautiful water coloring.

Stir Your Creativity said...

Water coloured balloons looks fabulous

Karthikha said...

That's a very pretty and colorful card! Love your watercoloring!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow! Beautiful card!!!

Helen Gullett said...

FANTASTIC loose watercolored card! LOVE those balloons!!!

Gail said...

Beautiful watercolor background! Lovely card!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Such a gorgepus card..love it..especially that watercolor effect..

Larisa said...

Brilliant ... Lovely card ..

Anca Banca said...

I love your colors and watercolor effect. Thanks for inspiration.

frommycraftroom said...

Great watercolour effect. Perfect card for the birthday challenge. Hope I can find time to ink up my set for the challenge.

nancy littrell said...

Karola, I am loving your watercolored beauties. TFS and Happy Birthday STAMPlorations. Hugs, nancy

Hetty said...

Love the soft coloring on you card!

Trina P. said...

Wonderful watercolorEd card. Colorful but subtle.

Terri Burson said...

Wow, this is just drop dead gorgeous. Amazing job watercoloring!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Very festive - love it!

Christine Canfield said...

such a cool and colorful technique!

Zelda C said...

Love your water colored balloons! Fantastic!

Shylaa Shree said...

beautiful water coloured card
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Tina Z. said...

this is stunning!

Daria Z. said...

Love the artsy feel of this card!

Nikki C said...

Love the watercolour effect of not staying in the lines looks fab !!

Jessica Lin said...

Wow. Definitely a different look from the other DT card. Love the loose watercolor!

Lisa said...

Your card is beautiful! Love how the color runs into the background...

Deepti said...

Your water coloring is mind blowing :) love it!

Alison C said...

You've got a wonderful effect here with the watercolour. I must have a go but I suspect it won't be pretty!

Taunya Butler said...

Your bunch of balloons is so crazy good!! Love the colors and the soft effect you have given them - WOW, love it!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Balloons are always cool for a birthday and I love how you watercolored them.

scrappymo! said...

A very arty, inky card. It looks wonderful!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your card is beautiful! I am loving those colourful balloons! Happy Birthday to STAMPlorations!

The Altered Paper said...

The color of the balloons is fantastic! Beautiful card!