Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Paper craft project no. 391: Bloom, hope, take flight one layer card

It's the second day of the STAMPlorations October stamp release blog hop and this time, we're showcasing the HOPE BLOOMS set I designed.

With a 7-week-old baby that demands 100% of my time, I have to be even faster with my crafting (when I do happen to have 10-15 minutes to spare -- and those spare minutes are very few and far in between) so I've had to stick to a minimal color palette, few supplies, and plain stamping. And this very orange-y one layer card is the result. Stamped the framed butterflies, loosely colored it with Japanese watercolor brush pens before masking it, stamped the background in a frenzy with stamps from the Mixed Media Elements set, and finally stamped the sentiments. Got the card done before the hubby finished feeding our little one, who always wants mommy right after :o)

Check out what the rest of the STAMPlorations girls made! You'll find links to all our projects here. Comment on the projects and you could win one of several prizes. 

Plus...we have a Flash Fall Flowers Linky Party! Link up a new project that has flowers in it and you could be one of the 3 winners of a stamp set from the October release! The linky is open until Sunday, October 25. For the details, click here.

Fun challenges:

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


  1. Wow those flutterbys are bright! Hope even those 10 minutes of stamping give you a little reprieve from the stressful life of a young momma. Hugs to you all.

  2. ORANG-ya glad it turned out so beautifully?! Sorry, couldn't resist the pun. It's amazing you got to have time to do anything crafty, but I'm sure it was good for your soul - sure is to mine just to look at it!! : )

  3. Vibrant and gorgeous card. The sentiments are great and very creative mixing the mixed media stamps for the background x Amazing what you can achieve quickly when you have too x

  4. So pretty - LOVE the background and the vibrant colors you used:)

  5. Wonderful card. I just love the orange you have used on the butterflies and outside of the card. Love the yellow, red and black you have mixed with it.

  6. This is just plain eye-candy. Wow! Wow! Wow! Limited time or not, this is gorgeous.

  7. This is just plain eye-candy. Wow! Wow! Wow! Limited time or not, this is gorgeous.

  8. Oh my Shery, your card is so joyful and filled with artistic interest even tho CAS. TFS your card and baby time my friend.
    We have 2 weeks left on our 4 wk. fall camping vacation. Miss your awesome blog and samples, but will be filled with inspiration when we return home the 1st of Nov. Hugs, Nancy

  9. A lovely result from your 10 minutes of baby-free time.

  10. Love this new set of stamps Shery, and what a fabulous card you've "whipped" up in minutes - cheerful and inspiring

  11. Love the pumpkin spice colors and distressed background. Lovely!

  12. Shery this is amazing - love your background and the bi-coloured sentiment.

  13. Beautiful colors Shery!! Love the background..
    Moxie Craftie

    1. And congratulations on this new release! You are very talented!!

  14. Shery, I missed yesterday's post due to personal reasons so am back today and WOWOW I JUST LOVE this set, yes it's going to be sent to Australia after the bright and beautiful card.x
     {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

  15. Oh my word! You created that in only 10-15 minutes! I really don't know how you do it, lol, but you must be the quickest stamper ever. The background looks like it took a lot longer and would love a tutorial or two for how you create these so quickly and make them look so effortlessly too. Thanks for the blog hop and for sharing your gorgeous work with us Karen x

  16. Oh wow...this card in 10-15 mins...hats off to you Shery...I love the soft+grungy balances off the fun and vibrant centre image perfectly...

  17. Speed crafting suits you! :) It's amazing what can be achieved in between feeding, changing, naps and playtime!

  18. Wow! This is really stunning!! I love the bold bright colors and the images here!! Really stunning design!! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  19. What a beautiful card Shery! Great vibrant colours and I just love these butterflies! Great encouraging card! Thank you for joining us at TTCRD this week!
    Kamila DT

  20. Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

  21. wonderful card! Love your design :)
    Thanks for playing along in the 613 Avenue Create Challenge.

  22. Shery, you have created such a beautiful stamp set and showcased it with the most stunning card. I love how you are embracing even the small pockets of time you get to spend in the craft room, and find ways to work around it, whereas others would just think there is no time to create and give up. I think sometimes going back to basics can really focus your creative energy, and your card is such a perfect example. Lots of hugs to you and your little princess.

  23. the butterflies look so vibrant and beautiful
    and Thank you for a chance to win
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  24. I always love your one layer card Shery
    and this butterfly stamp is stunning
    I only wish that my baby card for you was arriving cause I did not get any email from Shery just reply me if it is come sweety
    Beautiful and stunning card this time
    thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week
    monika (DT member)

  25. You always amazed me with your just one layer card Shery. I don't know how you did it within short minutes but the outcome is fantastic. The red butterflies are beautiful. Thank you for joining Anything Goes challenge at Through The Craft Room Door and hope to see you again next challenge. Have fun creating Shery :)
    Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}


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