Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Paper craft project no. 455: Bloom Happy stamps and dies

  

All week on the STAMPlorations blog, we're putting the spotlight on 4 new stamp sets designed by Shirley, Becca, Deepti, and me. Our stamp sets come with coordinating CUTplorations dies too! We're celebrating with a blog hop and there will be some lucky crafters who'll win their choice of stamps and dies and gift certificates. Yesterday, Shirley kicked off the hop in this post with her fun Birds of Paradise stamps and dies. Today it's my turn to share a couple of cards I made with my set, Bloom Happy, and coordinating Bloom Happy dies.

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Here's card #1: Sending happy thoughts. I went very CAS with this one and was inspired to use some of the tags I die-cut using the luggage tags dies during my monoprinting session a couple of weeks ago. I simply stamped the framed helenium on the card base and then eyeballed it and stamped onto my tag. I stamped the sentiment and then adhered the tag with foam tape. Oh, I also lightly sponged spun sugar Distress ink through the Tribal Triangles stencil.


And this here is card #2: Flowers bloom where your feet touch the ground. I stamped the framed helenium three times and then die-cut those. I colored one with Zig Clean Color brush pens. I had a completely different idea for the background but I got distracted by the hubby. He was putting the finishing touches to the desk organizer he built for me and was asking me questions so my brain sort of went on auto-pilot and I started reaching for my supplies without thinking about what I was doing. I placed the Big Bloom Factory stencil on my card base and brayered different Distress inks over it. I rather liked the grungy, worn out look. I simply layered my die-cuts on the card base, stamped the sentiment, rounded the bottom corners, and the card is done.



So there you have it. If you'd like to win the Bloom Happy stamp set and dies (or any of the new stamps and dies we're featuring this week), leave a comment here and on the STAMPlorations blog. Leave comments on the designers posts all week and you'll have more chances of winning. Come back to the STAMPlorations blog tomorrow to see Becca's projects featuring her stamps!

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)


38 comments:

  1. Shery, what fantastic cards you have made with your new set!

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  2. Shery! I always love your one layer CAS creations and these are totally amazing! You are a master in this:)))

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  3. Beautiful cards Shery. Your designs are always so creative. xx

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  4. Amazing outcome, Shery. Both these cards scream, "ARTIST"!

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  5. Fabulous cards, Shery. Love this new set with its versatile sentiments.

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  6. Both gorgeous. Love the CAS. The three images together are lovely. HUgz

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  7. This stamp set is
    cool and your cards
    are so pretty!
    Carla from Utah

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  8. Love the stamps and dies! Fabulous colors and design on both! Love the colorful trio stamp card!

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  9. I think I prefer the CAS card by a whisker but both are beautiful!

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  10. Two delights, Shery! Of course, my CAS-loving heart is pitter-pattering over the first, while the second? Smitten completely! Glad that your husband distracted you, because WOW! The background is amazing!! Another stamps/dies duo that has me smiling!
    Hugs~c

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  11. This stamp and die set is a real winner for me, Shery. Love the fonts on the sentiments and the possibilities of the postage stamp frame dies are endless. Thanks!!!

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  12. What a nice distraction...your hubby and a new desk organizer. Katherine must have been taking a nap :-) TFS both your beauties Shery. I LOVE how your new stamp set has matching DIES!! Hugs, nancy

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  13. Congrats on the new stamp/die sets. Fab samples!

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  14. Loving this gorgeous flower stamp stamp!! (I just HAD to double that! tee-hee)Also love the pretty fonts on the sentiments and your gorgeous cards!

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  15. A---h-mazing! Fabulous! Grungy! And all the other good adjectives. Love this new set!!

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  16. Love the grunge mixed with the pretty flowers! Awesome cards!

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  17. wow, amazing stamps and your cards, sooo interesting ...

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  18. What a cool stamp image. I am a sucker for flowers and now I need this one.

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  19. This is such a nice set, Shery, and I love your pretty cards.

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  20. Oh how I love the use of the tag combined with this stamp, totally in thrall!

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  21. Good results form a distraction! Love the big flowers in the background! Love the sentiment on the side on the first card.

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  22. Love your cards! That distraction background is awesome! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  23. Fun cards Shery :) The background is too good!!

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  24. Two stunning designs and both so different .... love them!

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  25. Oh my! Gorgeous cards and that stamp set! So many possibilities... just love it!

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  26. Congratulations Shirley! Love our graphic daisy set and dies!

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  27. Man, oh man, would I love to follow in your footsteps for a day. Love your new set. It is sooo precious!

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  28. Congratulations Shirley, that's an amazing set !! love both the cards, the first one a teeny tiny bit more :)

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  29. Another gorgeous set, - I love your examples

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  30. These are gorgeous! I really like the postage stamp design - very artistic! Beautiful cards too!

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  31. OH WOW! what fabulous layouts. Love the tag hiding in the background on the first card. Awesome grungy look on the second card. Great design and so versatile even better with dies to boot Shery. Great talent.

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  32. Love your new stamp set. It's so beautiful and useful.
    And you made gorgeous cards with it.
    Valerija xx

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  33. Love these pretty collage style designs! Pretty cards and awesome that there are dies to match! Beautiful cards! I really love the one with the background in such a pretty color combo!

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  34. BEAUTIFUL cards Shery!!!
    LOVE your layered panels with the pop of colour on the top one, a FABULOUS design, ADORE your ELEGANT card with the single image and curved corner, the sentiments are lovely too, SWEET words and PRETTY font combos!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS on your new release and THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

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