Friday, 1 July 2016

STAMPlorations 3rd Birthday Blog Hop Day 3

The STAMPlorations 3rd Birthday Blog Hop Celebrations continue for a third day and the inspiration shared by everyone has been fantastic. I'm so honoured to be part of this fantastically talented group of crafters who have come together to celebrate three years of STAMPlorations and the wonderful work of our dear Shery.


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 based on the mood board below. For more info see the STAMPlorations 3rd Birthday Blog Hop post.


For today's card I played with my latest purchase, Brushos. They are watercolour crystals which are very highly pigmented and so much fun to play with. For my card, I started by die cutting a circular opening in a sheet of scrap paper. I then placed the ARTplorations Old Rose Prints stencil on top of the circular mask and spritzed water through the stencil using a mini mister. Then I tapped some Crimson Brusho crystals  onto the card through the stencil, and spritzed some more water. I removed both the ARTplorations stencil and the round mask and left to air dry. Last, I stamped the sentiment and the little confetti using the STAMPlorations Balloons And Banners stamps. 

Card: 300 gsm watercolour paper
Ink: Brushos (Crimson), Memento Tuxedo Black
Stencil: ARTplorations Old Rose Prints
Stamps: STAMPlorations Balloons And Banners

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.

36 comments:

Gail said...

WOW this is a lovely bright creation! Love it!

vinita jain said...

Just fantastic!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Amazing!

conil said...

Clearly, I need to get my Brusho's out. What a clever way to use them. The card is really beautiful.

riliska said...


What a super cute card! LOVE your sweet image and your sentiment!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful !!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful !!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Very pretty CAS card.

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Simply Beautiful...love the bright color..

Craftyfield said...

I love playing with Brushos! Great with stencils too as you used them today.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Fun design:)

Helen Gullett said...

This is gorgeous! Love it!

Monika Reeck said...

Hi Carola
I have this stencil but never did like you do
this is AMAZING how rich the colors there
sooo stunning card

My Paper Epiphany said...

Great idea to use the stencil inside the circle and I love the Brushos!

Christine Canfield said...

such a fun and perfectly imperfect technique!

McStamper said...

what a great unique card.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome stencil and gorgeous colors!

nancy littrell said...

Love your creative and clever way Carola of your way to use your Brushos. Your masked stenciled image with your Brushos is so beautiful. TFS Hugs, nancy

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful card. TFS

Akshma Aksh said...

Very beautiful.

Mac Mable said...

Clever and very creative idea, really beautiful card x

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Great masking technique -- LOVE THIS!

Karthikha said...

Beautiful card!!

Jerrie said...

Love your stenciled roses and the design of your card!

Daria Z. said...

This is just beautiful!

Glennis said...

What a fantastic effect!

Jessica Lin said...

Wow, love the effect of masking. lovely card!

Lisa said...

So pretty! What a great stencil and love your design!

frommycraftroom said...

Great one layer card.

Deepti said...

What a beauty !!

Valerija said...

Wow, this is amazing.

Taunya Butler said...

WHOA!!!! You have done such a beautiful job with this card!! So pretty!!

Anca Banca said...

Awesome, Love how you used Brushos. They are really so much fun (and pigment lasting on fingers for days :) ).

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful stenciled design with the Brushos.

Alison C said...

An interesting and lovely way to use Brushos. The colour is fab.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very pretty! I love the simplicity!