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Thursday, April 02, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Shery Creates a Trio of One Layer Cards for the Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness Blog Hop!


Hello, STAMPlorations friends! I'm back with another spotlight project and the cards I made today are for an awesome cause! Today, April 2, is World Autism Awareness Day. STAMPlorations girl Tenia Nelson together with Veronica Fletcher Zalis have teamed up for the super special Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness blog hop.


If you'd like to support the hop and spread autism awareness, we invite you to create a card (or any project) that is blue. It can be for any occasion. Link up your creations here or here. The linky is open until Sunday, April 5.

Hosts Tenia and Veronica have lined up many sponsors, including STAMPlorations, for this special event. For a chance to win a sponsor prize, visit and comment on the participating blogs in the Light It Up Blue for Autism Awareness blog hop linky.

For this special hop, STAMPlorations is giving away 2 prizes: one winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to the shop and the other winner will receive the Trendy Butterflies stamp set and the coordinating Shower of Flutters stencil/mask. Tenia and Veronica will be randomly choosing the winners and announce them on Monday, April 6.

Here are the cards I made for the hop:


For this trio of blue one layer cards, I test drove the ARTplorations Shower of Flutters, a stencil/mask that I designed early this morning. I'd been thinking of what I'd make for the hop and as I was waking up, "a shower of blue butterflies" came to mind. Ideas often come to me when I least expect them so before I could even make breakfast for DH and me, I fired up Photoshop and started designing the stencil/mask.

I thought to make another coordinating stencil, so this one coordinates with the stamps in the Trendy Butterflies set. (Yup, expect to see a lot more stamps and stencils that coordinate in the future!)  A half hour later, I was ready to cut a prototype and test it out. Anyway, there's a nice little back story for you and a little insight to how I go about developing products :o)


I brayered a couple of blue acrylic paints on my Gelli plate and placed the stencil/mask over it. I placed card #1 here for the first print. Then I removed the stencil/mask and placed card #2 on the Gelli plate for the second print.

Here's the reverse side of the stencil/mask with blue paint on it. I laid card #3 on it to get the third print.

Here are the 3 prints I pulled. The one on the left is print #1, middle is print #2, and right is print #3.

I stamped the Trendy Butterflies onto the cards:

card #1

card #2

card #3

For card #1, I added a little bit of mixed media grunge to the background by stamping with white ink.

I finished up the cards by stamping the sentiments.

Card #1: You Are Awesome (sentiment from Hashtag Authentic)


Card #2: Just A Little Something For You (sentiment from Fond Expressions)


Card #3: Remember the Good Times (sentiment from Noteworthy)


See you again soon with another spotlight project! :o)




Products Shery used in today's project:


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http://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Fond-Expressions-P5246974.aspx  http://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Noteworthy-P5246963.aspx   



Mixed Media Grunge (April/May 2015) is one of the 5" by 7" sets we offer through the STAMPlorations stamp club. We've got lots of perks, including a free 4" by 6" stamp set like Trendy Butterflies sent every 3rd shipment (or immediately after signing up for the semi-annual subscription) and choice of 2 ARTplorations stencils ($10 value) in every stamp club package mailed out to subscribers! For more info and to join the club, click here.


Prize alert! Leave a comment in this post for an entry to our Spotlight Projects random drawing for April. We'll pick TWO (2) commenters to each win a $10 gift certificate or their choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil. We'll announce the winners on May 1!

78 comments:

  1. These are SOOOO beautiful, Shery! Thank you for being such an amazing sponsor of this event. Also - I am totally digging the coordinating stencils and masks. Such a clever idea!

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  2. These are gorgeous, what a beautiful shade of blue. awesome use of stencils.

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  3. Beautiful butterflies and gorgeous card design!

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  4. Its soooooooo beautiful, marvelous job done sherry! love the color theme and stenciling!!

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  5. Wow, your cards are so gorgeous! I love the vibrant blue and the beautiful butterflies! Thank you for your sponsorship of the autism awareness hop!

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  6. Great cards, Shery! Thank you for sharing your process =)

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  7. These are AWESOME! Beautiful shade of blue ♥ Thanks for joining the hop ♥

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  8. Beautiful card, and great tutorial too! Awesome!

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  9. These are so freaking cool! I loved the colors!! Thanks for the tutorial. :)

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  10. How lovely, the screenprint look is fabulous!

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  11. I love your gelli plate ideas and cards. It looks like i need to try this one day. Butterflies look awesome. And I love the "lettering" of the sentiments.

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  12. These are bright and beautiful and I just love the sentiments! Thank you so much, Stamplorations, for being a sponsor for this hop that is making my heart sing :)

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  13. Wonderful, love the colors, the sentiments and the butterflies. TFS.

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  14. Wow, so gorgeous Shery! Amazing technique you used and those butterfly stamps and dies are so beautiful! LOVE your bold blue with the touches of yellow, so vibrant!! hugs :)

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  15. Your cards are beautiful, Shery! I love the way you use the gelli plate to make so many different prints with just one stencil. Of course, now I need the butterfly stencil!!

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  16. Love your cards! What a great cause to support.

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  17. What a fab stencil/stamp combo!! Thanks for showing the different Gelli impressions. And thanks for sponsoring the hop!!

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  18. Loving the co-ordinating stencils Shery...need this one yesterday! Love how you've used the stamps and stencils with your gelli plate to make this trio of gorgeous cards.

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  19. Absolutely loving your cards and, of course, the butterflies! Gorgeous!
    ~c

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  20. Miss Shery......these card are soooooooo AMAZEBALLS!!!! Thanks so much in sponsoring and participating in this AWESOME blog hop!! I love you so much and you ROCK!! :)

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  21. YAY!!!! Showers of Flutters:))
    Your cards are so cheerful!!

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  22. Wow!! Those are wonderful! Thanks for sharing the process!

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  23. OMG Shery, you blow me away with your artistic talent.. wake up and design and make the perfect shower of butterflies stencil...Wow! Gorgeous blue cards for a great cause too:-) TFS

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  24. Beautiful card. Thanks for the step by step. I can't wait to try.

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  25. Love the variation you get on the three generations.

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  26. Thanks for sharing your wonderful tips and tricks with us!

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  27. Wow, you went all out with your lovely creation! Lovely!!

    ♥ Sue Kment

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  28. BEAUTIFUL blue cards, Shery! TFS the how-to!

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  29. Your cards are extremely and awesomely "BLUE"tiful and full of creative artistry!! Love the techniques you use and how I always learn something from being here at your blog!!! Awesomely done!!! Thank you for participating and supporting this hop!! I hope you have an EXTRA SPECIAL DAY!!!

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  30. wooww Shery...
    I love how you shoe to use blue acrylic paints..
    I have try it
    and I dont have any talented to make like yours..
    its so difficult the result is so bad :(
    also AMAZING TUTORIAL and AMAZING CARDS you made..
    so clever to make three cards in one time
    I want to try like you did but my paper getting so bad
    I maybe must try it again and again..
    LOVE YOUR BUTTERFLY BLUE CARD SHERY..
    Big hugs...
    Monika
    (I love and proud to join this hop and hope you like to hop back to my card it is #155)

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    1. I MEAN I love how you show us to use that blue acrylic Paints...sorry Typpo hehehe it will be 23:00 in Germany still doing Blog hop :)

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  31. OMG!!! Very beatiful card...I like very much this blue..
    Great cause!!
    Happy Easter!!

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  32. Just gorgeous! Love the butterflies and the blue, black and white theme!

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  33. These are absolutely incredible! You really did light it up blue in the best way!

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  34. Holy Toledo, Batgirl!! These cards are AMAZING and oh so BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you for sharing your technique and creativity, for graciously volunteering to be one of the sponsors, and for playing along in the LIUB blog hop!! ♥

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  35. Stunning cards! Love the butterflies.

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  37. DELIGHTFUL cards Shery - I LOVE how this blog hop has INSPIRED you - the "shower of flutters" is BEAUTIFUL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and for being a sponsor of this AMAZING Blog Hop for an AWESOME cause :)

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  38. Awesome card! Loving this hop! My baby boy (14-year-old, Jake) has Autism, so this is close to my heart!

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  39. So gorgeous. Must try this Gelli printing thing. Hugz

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  40. Wow!!! I love butterflies and your cards are awesome!!!
    Kisses;)

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  41. Your work is absolutely stunning...love these cards!

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  42. I was delighted to find this blog hop in aid of Autism as our 8yo son has low spectrum autism. He is a wonderful boy, much loved by many. Your cards are beautiful! Thank you to all the sponsors for supporting this cause.

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  43. cool, thanks for sharing your tutorial !

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  44. This is a really fabulous tutorial and an amazing card! My fave so far on this hop!! facebook.com/wavingmywand

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  45. Fabulous cards. Thanks for the tutorial. xx

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  46. Beautiful cards and awesome technique!!! Thanks for sponsoring this important hop!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  47. 3 great cards ! Thanks for the mini-tutorial !
    Thank you for sharing your creativity and sponsoring this amazing bloghop !

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  48. Such gorgeous creations! LOVE the beautiful colors you used! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  49. Stunning cards including your new stencil. Apparently, I NEED a Gelli plate.

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  50. Your three cards are lovely! Thank you for sponsoring the hop too - it's much appreciated! I received my first order from you last week and the stamps and stencils are so nice - I'm really looking forward to using them - thank you!

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  51. Awesome Light It Up Blue cards! Great hop... thanks for being a sponsor!
    I love the beautiful butterflies!

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  52. this card is great. I love the techniques you used here. I'm going to have to add you to my blog role. I have two autistic children. Thank you for supporting this cause.

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  53. These cards are gorgeous! Thanks for the step by step too!

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  54. Gorgeous trio of cards Shery! How very special that you designed the cascading and fluttering butterflies, especially for this hop! Amazing!

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  55. Wow!! Stunning cards!! Love all the layers!!

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  56. Wow wow wow!!! Beautiful work!!! Thank you for participating ♥

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  57. wow these are incredible! Totally loving the tutorial too! Thank you!

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  58. Awesome cards and great techniques.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  59. Beautiful cards, love the blue and bright colors added to them.

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  60. Such a clever combo of stencils, gelli and stamping. Fabulous trio of cards

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  61. Great one layer cards ,and I love your blue--so eye catching. Wonderful cards for a very worthy cause!

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  62. Three amazing cards in one shot; that is so brilliant and time saver project! Thank you for sharing your splendid idea Sherry. Absolutely great designs for a good cause! Big hugs xx

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  63. Wow! Simply fabulous. Love the blue hues you've created. All so inspirational and unique.

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  64. Wow! Simply fabulous. Love the blue hues you've created. All so inspirational and unique.

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