Thursday, 17 August 2017

STAMPlorations Christmas Release - Homespun Christmas



How time flies when you are having fun. I can't believe we are already at day four of the STAMPlorations Christmas Release. Today we are showcasing two stamp sets by our fearless leader, the boss-lady Shery Russ herself. I hope you get inspired by all the designs from the STAMPlorations DT. Don't forget to comment for your chance to win! 


For my first card, I stamped the adorable log cabin from Homespun Christmas onto watercolour paper in Versafine and watercoloured the image with Distress Oxides. Then I added some blue colour to the sky through the ARTplorations Dots All Over stencil to look like snow falling. Then I die cut the hillside using CUTplorations Stitched Winter Landscape and added some colour to the snow. Last I adhered the layers and cut the panel using the middle sized Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle die. Last, I stamped the sentiment in Versafine and attached the panel onto light blue card.

For my second card, I was inspired by the second house in the stamp set, which totally reminded me of a gingerbread house. So I stamped the image in Versamark onto light brown card and heat embossed it in white. I then watercoloured the image using Distress Oxides which really work well on coloured card as the colours of the inks will still be really vibrant. All the card needed was one of the sentiments in that beautiful font in white heat embossing and we are done.  



Card: 350 gsm Daler&Rowney Watercolour paper, 250 gsm light brown and light blue card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Homespun Christmas
Dies: CUTplorations  Crazy Double Running Stitch RectangleStitched Winter Landscape
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Distress Oxides
Other: Papermania Seafoam White Embossing Powder


STAMPlorations discount code: If you want to save 20% when shopping at the STAMPlorations store you can use the code STAMPGIRLKAROLA at checkout. The discount applies to all normal priced and discounted stamps, stencils and dies. The code cannot be combined with other discount codes.

18 comments:

Karthikha said...

The first card is so pretty with the feel of snow :) Second one is simple and nice :)

Beverly S. said...

Nice job! Both of your card are pretty but I especially like the one done on the kraft cardstock. AND let me add fa la la. ;)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous cards. TFS

Vicki Dutcher said...

Cute use of this fun image!

IraChe said...

Beautiful cards!

Sue LD said...

Cute winter scene with the cabin and I like the gingerbread house look on the second card.

vinita jain said...

So beautiful, love them!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Lovely cards! Love the pretty scene you created in card one and the gorgeous coloring on two.

Sari / Granne said...

Love the icy look on first one and the second one makes me want to have some gingerbread, :=)

Valerija said...

Beautiful cards. Love them both.

Craftychris said...

its cool to see the gorgeous scene used on two such different cards and they are both beautiful! xxx

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the scenes.
The little houses are darling.
thanks for sharing.

Heather said...

These are adorable!! I love the second with the color against the white; looks fabulous!

Amy Martin said...

Lovely cards!! Wonderful color combos.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Love these sweet scenes!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Love the beautiful winter scene of your first card!!! Both are very nice!!!

cm said...

Two fabulous cards! Your pretty snow-covered cabin, that I know includes a fireplace, beds with toasty quilts and a warm, welcoming ambiance, is marvelous! And the gingerbread house: sweetness galore!
~carol

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Very sweet cards ! Thanks for sharing !