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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

{New Stamp Line!} Introducing Dee's Artsy Impressions



Today is another awesome day at STAMPlorations HQ. Back in October, we introduced our first stamp designer recruit, our very own Shirley Bampton and her stamp line, The Bee's Knees. Today, I'm once again excited to share the news that we've got another stamp designer: Deepti Malik!

Deepti will be designing stamps under her stamp line, Dee's Artsy Impressions, and you are going to love her first stamp set, which we're previewing today. I am beyond excited that in addition to creating projects for STAMPlorations, she's designing stamps that we can all play with! Make sure to read to the end of this post because you have two -- TWO -- chances to win Deepti's first stamp set before it's even available in the shop :o)


To start off Dee's Artsy Impressions, we're releasing Blooming Buds on June 1 (or much sooner than that -- make sure to follow us by email or on Google Friend Connect so you don't miss it). Deepti also has another set we're releasing in June alongside stamps that Shirley and I designed. These 3 stamps are special releases to celebrate STAMPlorations' second birthday. Then come July, Deepti's got two more sets. Exciting times ahead, for sure! But before I get ahead of myself and end up spilling everything (because there is a lot more exciting news to share from the STAMPlorations HQ), let's hear it from our new stamp designer herself:

"I don’t have a memory of being a good artist from my kindergarten days, but when I see the notes from my teachers, I believe that I had some drawing skills right from the start. I guess I owe this to my father; he is a great artist, only that he never took it seriously ;) I am glad I got his genes LOL 
"Moving on… later in the years, I developed pencil sketching as a hobby. But then I had my studies and a career to work on, so sketching took a back seat! It was after I got married and moved to the US that I had plenty of time and support from my husband to get back to my hobby. 
"Little did I know that I will end up being passionate about card making and one fine day due to some kind of magic spell, Shery Russ reached out and asked me if I would like to design stamps. What?!?!? I mean what just happened here, I was in disbelief. How did she know that I could design stamps? It seems she has some special powers!* 
"Although I was in disbelief, I clearly remember reaching for my notepad and scribbling a few stamp designs and the rest is history! Here I am today sharing my little story. I want to thank Shery for bringing me on board and I am excited to know what you think about my designs!"

*I have special powers for spotting talent ;o) ~Shery

Deepti is incredibly talented, both as a cardmaker and as an artist. It's so much fun working with her since January. She does most of the work, of course...I simply bug her about the little details when it comes to getting her stamps from paper to production-ready images ;o) I'm so happy and proud that she agreed to make STAMPlorations home to her stamp line.

So here's Deepti's first stamp set, Blooming Buds. It's a 4" by 6" set consisting of 10 images and 3 sentiments. This set lends itself to a variety of styles: from CAS to mixed media and everything in between. Whether you're a colorist or love to paper-piece, you'll find Blooming Buds a wonderful stamp set to work with. 



And here are a couple of cards from the stamp designer herself:





And I simply couldn't resist making a one layer card with her gorgeous stamps:



So what do you think of Blooming Buds? Keep your eyes peeled because the STAMPlorations girls will soon be sharing projects showcasing this set as well!

***GIVEAWAY ALERT!***

And before I end this post, Deepti decided to give away two sets of Blooming Buds! Yep, you could very well be one of two lucky crafters who get to play with Deepti's stamps before they're available in the shop.

Comment on this post and then comment on Deepti's big news post found here between now and May 17. She will randomly draw one winner from the comments left here and another winner from the comments left on her blog. How's that for super easy?

See you in a few hours for a spotlight project from one awesome guest designer!

Until then, stamp with all your {he}ART!



84 comments:

  1. These are lovely, looking forward to seeing more from you Deepti

    Kathyk

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  2. very pretty stamp set and lovely card examples - fab job

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  3. Lovely set Deepti! Congratulations on your first one and wish you many more to follow in near future.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous stamp set and so very excited to see Deepti as an illustrator for Stamplorations. Love the trendy logo!

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  5. Oh my gosh! I'm in love! I'm a total floral stamp junkie and these new stamps by Dee are just drool-worthy!

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  6. Hey Deepti! Congratulations!! The stamp release is awesome and loved those superb cards!! :)

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  7. No doubt you have special eye for spotting talent Shrey..just a look at you design team is enough ! Dees Artsy Impression what a apt name and the blooms are so pretty .Congrats deepti n Stamplorations for new illustrator :)

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  8. What a beautiful stamp set. Congrats Deepti!

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  9. Oh my, Deepti! Your floral set is absolutely gorgeous; a little bit flowy, a little bit sketchy, and a whole lot AWESOME! So glad that the connection between you and Shery happened; amazing meets amazing! Showcase cards: stunning! Congrats to you, Deepti, on this new path!
    Hugs~c

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  10. These are gorgeous...exciting times ahead!

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  11. Congrats Deepti! I love this set...the floral shapes are amazing! Good for you and good for Shery :)

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  12. Such gorgeous design!! Congratulations Deepti!

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  13. It was only a matter of time before Deepti designed stamps. Been watching her work for a while now and she's so completely talented. Good thing, Shery, you snatched her upe before someone else did. Just look at this stamp set and what you can do with it...it needs a home with me. Congrats Dee.

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  14. HUGE congratulations Deepti, I'm SO HAPPY for you!! The cards featuring your new images are beautiful!

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  15. Congrats Deepti...this is absolutely awesome news. You have no idea how eerie this is...I just had a thought today that someone snag you up and nag you to make some awesome stamps. And here you are!!!

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  16. These are fantastic, they look so great when stamped on the samples. :)

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  17. Oh Dee!! These are going to be so much fun to work with!!! I can hardly wait to begin coloring!
    BRAVO!

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  18. Congrats, Deepti! Your stamp set is amazing! I love it! I think it's going to have to go onto my wish list. :-). Super fabulous cards too!

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  19. Heartiest congratulations Deepti! :) That is a fabulous stamp set! Hoping to see many more designed by you. Love the cards made using them!!

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  20. Congrats Deepti!! Love your new set ... beautiful examples from you and Shery! xx

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  21. Yay!!! Congratulations! These flowers are gorgeous!!!

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  22. WOW! Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous Deepti!! Amazing design . . . I, for sure will be buying this . . . if I don't win one ;) many congratulations on your very first stamp design, I can't wait to see what you come up with in the future! Good luck in your new and exciting venture! Hazel xx

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  23. Lovely stamp set and Beautiful cards Deepti.. Congrats :)

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  24. Wow that is a gorgeous set! Beautiful cards and a HUGE congrats!! ♥

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  25. Wow!!! What a wonderful stamp set!!! I like it very much. Congtats!!!

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  26. Congratulations to Deepti ! This first stamp set that Deepti designed is absolutely gorgeous! And way to spot a talent, Shery! I am so thrilled for all of you!

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  27. big congrats mf....Love this set...can't wait to see more!!!!!

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  28. Wow!wow!wow!!! Congrats to Deepti! What a wonderful stamp set...LOVE it!!!!

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  29. Such wonderful news and this set will fly!

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  30. Wow! Congratulations to Deepti for this beautiful new stamp set! The cards look amazing!

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  31. Woo hoo many congrats to Deepti, she is truly a great artist! the stamps look amazing too ;)

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  32. All I can say is that this new set is a MUST HAVE!!! Deepti is amazing and these cards created be her and Shery completely and totally have convinced me that I want this set!! Beautiful set and super stunning samples!!!

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  33. Ooh Deepti, your Blooming Buds set is just beautiful! It will be on my 'must have' list. The samples are divine and really show how versatile this lovely set is. I can't wait to see more of your sets. Thank you for the chance to win! xxx

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  34. Beautiful cards made from fab stamps! Thanks for the chance!

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  35. I love, LOVE, love this set and it would be great to win it. Your cards showed here are awesome ( I first saw them on Pinterest and had to go to this page straight away). Congrats to Deepti and to Shery for finding such a great talents. Great work ladies.

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  36. Oh the Blooming Buds set is gorgeous Deepti! And congrats to you too! I am looking forward to seeing what else you have designed!!

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  37. Congrats Deepti! Wish you all the very best. Loved the stamp set and the three inspiration cards are just awesome! Looking forward to more amazing stuff from you!

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  38. I'm so proud of you! This set is just absolutely beautiful. Congrats once again!
    Lynn

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  39. Congratulations Deepti !! This is such a wonderful set..full of infinite possibilities and interpretations !! the first Indian Stamp designer...is it ?? so happy and the cards are really delightful !!

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  40. Beautiful set...and congrats to you Deepti!
    Looking forward to seeing more from you.

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  41. Congratulations Deepti! Lovely stamps! Welcome to STAMPlorations!

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  42. Yeah, Deepti. Lovely stamps. I like the sentiments. Hugz

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  43. Beautiful stamps -- I especially like how they look watercolored. Congrats to Deepti for this big step.

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  44. Let's hear it for special powers!!!! Wonderful debut stamp set!

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  45. As I see Deepti cards for the first time..I guess she is a big artist...all all her cards always artistic n adorable..she never post boo boo card...Love all her cards..wish one day can get one made by you Deepti...and congrats for your first stamp...Sherry n you meet at Stamplorations..God had that plan...you both talented lady by drawing..me only lady who consumed stamp sets...love your first set...so feminin...

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  46. These flowers are lovely and the cards made with them outstanding. The colors are beautiful and the designs offer lots of options. A set that would be reached for often.

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  47. Each card is beautiful. Deepti you should feel so proud of your talent.

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  48. Love, love, love the Blooming Buds stamp. Well designed!

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  49. I love Deepti's cards and now I love her stamps too! This is a beautiful set :) Another exciting venture at Stamplorations!

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  50. These cards are incredible and I think this stamp set is very versatile. This is a must have for my collection!

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  51. Yay for Deepti!! What a beautiful stamp set - these flowers are so pretty and versatile! Can't wait to see what else she has in store.

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  52. How EXCITING!! I LOVE these pretty flowers and cannot wait to see what she cooks up next. Congratulations!!

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  53. Congrats Deepti, and Shery for finding her....I am just over the moon with this lovely floral set...the fact that the elements are separate add so much usability to them - It's an excellent set and sentiments too...a great win win for an owner.

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  54. This is the most exciting news!! Congratulations Deepti, have always been a fan of your card designs and now to be able to buy stamps designed by you is spectacular! This set is gorgeous and love the example cards shown. So happy for you and hope I can get my hands on these at some stage!!

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  55. congrats Deepti!! this is one beautiful and versatile flower stamp set... awaiting your other design releases..

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  56. These are wonderful! I just love these flowers.

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  57. Congratulations, Deepti, the stamp set is beautiful, as are your cards!!

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  58. OMG Dee...I am Thrilled you will be offering your Gorgeous new Stamp Set and more sets in the near future. My DH and I are avid gardeners. I LOVE your flowers and your absolutely Wonderful sentiments :-) Shery is a real treasure, don't you think?!? Thanks to you both. Hugs, Nancy

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  59. Dee after seeing your work this year I am not surprised by how fabulous your first stamp set is. I love the open space of the flowers that provides lots of opportunity to color in so many different ways. And I love lots of choices to mix and match the flower combinations! I am also like the sentiments in this set. Wishing you the very best as a designer.

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  60. These are absolutely amazing - love them, and I may have to spend some of my hard saved $$ if i don't win them! So pleased to see these stamps and can't wait to see the rest of Dee's stamps :-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  61. Congrats! What a fabulous first stamp set to release. These flowers are beautiful and your cards are stunning.

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  62. Just so beautiful! Feel very proud to be your follower and see what great work you produce. These stamps are very pretty and I like the dreaminess of the image.

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  63. Congratulations, Deepti ... what a debut ... gorgeous set and beautiful cards! Anita :)

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  64. Beautifully vibrant cards - love this new set Deepti.

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  65. Congrats your new set of stamps are gorgeous! Am looking forward to more stamp sets by you in the future also!

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  66. What a wonderful new line for Stamplorations! These flowers are gorgeous and I'm thrilled for Deepti!

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  67. Looking forward to adding some new flower stamps to my collection. These are beautiful.

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  68. Great news for us stampers and for STAMPLORATION !!!! love your first stamps and see endless possibilities to use --- think if I got this set it´ll be a favorite before I got it *smile

    Such amazing and brilliant cards you both show us !!! TFS
    CU hellerlittle

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  69. What a gorgeous set Deepti! and BIG congrats to you - great choice as a new designer Shery! All the samples are beautiful using this lovely stamp set!

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    1. Aah, google played up so have to comment again. lol. Please know how much I love your drawings Deepti. The flowers are so gorgeous, I love the stamp set. Stunning card creations Deepti and Shery. Thank you for the inspirations and keep it up ladies :)

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  71. Yes, Dee certainly is super talented! Fabulous stamp set and card samples.

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  72. The flowers are lovely and the cards made with them are outstanding. A set must have...

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  73. The stamp set is very beautiful! So are the cards you created with it!

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  74. Was looking on Deepti blog and commented on the cards she coloured. And you have highlighted the stamps with your beautiful watercolour. What a brilliant additional.

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  75. Wow, you have found a great new stampdesigner! Congrats on that and congrats to Deepti! Love her cards and this stampset!

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  76. This is such wonderful news! I'm so happy for Deepti and I absolutely LOVE her stamp designs! Gorgeous cards by both of you, as well!
    Thanks so much for a chance to win!!!

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  77. Lovely stamp set. And congrats to Deepti! Love these cards too.

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  78. Absolutely beautiful new stamps, and congratulations to Deepti for designing them. Also, congratulations to Stamplorations for snagging Deepti as their newest designer.

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  79. Huge congrats! I can't wait to get my hands on this set!

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