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Monday, May 28, 2018

{Special Post} It's All About the Blossoms + 25% Off on Select Flower Products + A Giveaway

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! We have a special post today -- courtesy of STAMPgirl Jessica, who created TEN different floral/spring-themed projects. Plus we've got a sale on select flower products until May 31 and a giveaway found at the end of this post.


    

    

   


Hi everyone! Jessica here and I'm super thrilled to share some floral cards with you today. It's one of my favorite themes and I *love* the different styles of springy stamps, dies and stencils STAMPlorations has to offer. Check it out and get ready for some flower frenzies! (Keep reading to find out more about the sale as well :-) )

My first card was created using the gorgeous About a Rose set. I colored the rose image with Copic markers and stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Onyx Black ink. (This little set comes with 3 awesome sentiments btw!) I also decorated the card with lots of embellishments and torn elements.




For my second card I did some simple ink blending with distress inks. The stencil I used is Happy Flowers. I paired it up with Sweet Spring Wishes CUTplorations die and also trimmed the panel to add some background interest.




I love my Coffee for All Seasons stamp set and was inspired to create a similar concept. I decided to mask and stamp Framed Cherry BlossomsFramed Solitary Rose, and Framed Dahlia to create this card. I colored the dahlias with Copic markers and white heat embossed the sentiment from Fond Expressions 2.




My next project is all about up-cycling. I stamped In Bloom: Darling Dog Roses on old novel pages and loosely colored them with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush markers. I die cut the Amazing CUTplorations die from gold glitter cardstock and white cardstock, then I off-set them a little and adhered them together. And I completed the sentiment with words in the Fond Expressions 2 as well.




It wouldn't be me without a rainbow card. :-) Here I used the Shower of Flutters stencil to create this really dynamic one layer look. First I blended some really bright Distress Inks in rainbow colors and spritzed on white acrylic paint. Then I placed the stencil on top and blended a coat of black ink. Finally I heat embossed the sentiment (and yes, it's from Fond Expressions 2!) with white embossing powder and that finishes off the card. 




For my sixth project I decided to use patterned paper instead of inks to dress up the card. I choose several sheets of pastel-colored patterned paper and used the paper piecing technique to create a soft and elegant scene with the Rise and Grind set





Lotus Love is one of the first sets I got from STAMPlorations and I love how you can create various looks by arranging the florals differently. I white heat embossed the images, colored them with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush pens, and masked them so I can ink blend the bold, blue background.




I wanted to create a monochrome card and I thought the Bloomtangled #1 Cover Plate die fits perfectly. The gorgeous details really pop against the solid background, and I completed the card with a sentiment die cut using Smile CUTplorations die.






Did you see a succulent plant in this design? Well, I certainly did when I looked at the Emanations stencil. I applied a think layer of embossing paste over this stencil. And once it dried, I tried watercoloring it with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens to mimic the echeveria succulent. Then I spritzed on some white paint droplets and added a punny, handwritten sentiment.




For my last card I did some Copic coloring with the In Bloom: Radiant Roses set. I really love the In Bloom series; some coloring and fussy cutting is all you need for a simplistic design.





I hope you enjoyed my floral creations and feel a little inspired to make something springy. If you'd like to pair up your floral cards with butterflies or some things with wings, you still have a couple of days to enter our May challenges! (Mixed Media challengeCUTplorations challenge / TAGplorations challenge / CAS challenge / Theme & Sketch challenge)

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Whew! That was one gorgeous line-up of spring cards! So which among Jessica's projects is your favorite? Share your answer by commenting on this post for a chance to win either a $10 gift certificate to the store OR your choice of any one of the (in-stock) products that Jessica used in her projects. Commenting closes on Monday, June 4. We'll announce the two winners on June 10 in the May Winners post.

And before you go, we've got a sale on select flower stamps, stencils, dies until the end of the month.


Now's the perfect time to grab some of our flower products at 25% off in the BLOSSOM category!


use coupon code BLOSSOM
no minimum purchase
current shipping rates apply
get free shipping when your order meets the minimum for your country
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Premium Stamp Club subscribers: use coupon code PREMIUM together with your personal discount code in order to get 40% off (instead of 25%)!


31 comments:

  1. wow these cards are amazing and so colorful and creative - love them all but the lotus love one is definitely my favorite - so arty!!

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  2. Wowzers! All are well executed cards with gorgeous detailed and full of scrumptious elements! Hard to pick one.
    I love the first one and lotus one most, Packed with techniques, bold and clever, torn out so beautifully, standout in the gallery! Plus, what a stunning coloring work on last one too - great work Jessica!!!!

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  3. Oh, these are all lovely but the Black and White with a pop of color is my favorite! Love the technique and i may just try to use the idea myself! Love your coffee for all Seasons stamps too!

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  4. Sorry, I can't give you a favourite cos they were all so different and pleasantly surprising in the designs and the different techniques she used. A fabulous collection of cards. Hugz

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  5. Love them all...of course and thank you so much for the tremendous inspiration. I love the black card with the glorious butterflies for the technique, how the stencil was used and the eye catching colours. Thank you for all the hard work x

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  6. They are all so fabulous, but the very first one really stands out for me

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  7. Beautiful array of cards :) my favorite is the last one, blue against the kraft card stock looks awesome & that flowery stamp is stunning!! xoxo

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  8. Wow, Jessica! What a display! I love the eclectic B/W with the rose, but I think I've already told you that ;) Your monochromatic creation with the Bloomtangled die is stunning. But my favorite is actually the paper pieced coffee card. Your design is so interesting and you've used the papers perfectly to create an endearing card.

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  9. Fabulous line up! No, can't decide on a favourite all these are so beautiful!

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  10. Fabulous bunch of
    cards. I love the
    'Smile' card, the
    die is beautiful!
    Carla from Utah

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  11. Hard to pick a favorite but I will go with the Lotus card.

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  12. It was a hard pick, but one I kept going back to used the In Bloom, Darling Dog Roses over the page of a novel - that is exquisite
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  13. all projects are amazing, it is difficult to pick one...really love the first one

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  14. Awesome cards! The rainbow butterflies card is my favorite... striking effect against the dark background!

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  15. What another fabulous release -The DT did a great work! I think I need to go back to work for a weekly pay check so I can buy more crafting items - hehehe

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    1. I also wanted to mention that the Cutploration Coffee Die is fabulous - I also have several other Cutploration Wording dies and love love love them - get for laying too - like the Amazing Cutploration used here!

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  16. This is an outstanding collection of gorgeous designs! Such fab use of colour and range of styles. I absolutely love the rainbow of butterflies against the black and shall definitely be giving that a go :)

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  17. This is such a wide display
    of floral products as well as
    gorgeous designs! I really love
    that “succulent” water color card.
    But my favorite project is the Lotus
    Love card! The colors, the background and
    the placement of the images is so lovely!

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  18. Absolutely AMAZING!!! Very pretty cards and my favorite project is the one using Bloomtangled #1 cover plate, so delicate!

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  19. Wow!! All of Jessica's cards are so amazing but the rose one is my favorite. It really pops against the black and white stripes, and that bit of gold adds pizazz!!

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  20. These are all gorgeous and I love them all, but one that really stood out for me is the Delight in the Little Things card. The combination of black and white images and the one boldly colored one is so striking!

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  21. Gorgeous cards!! I think my favorite would be a toss up between Rise and Shine and About a Rose! Such beautiful inspiration!

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  22. Pick a favorite - ohh so hard. Everyone of these flower cards is luscious. But, pick as I must it is the highlighted dahlia - the vibrant pop of color really hits the mark.

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  23. Wow, so many beautiful cards and all so different! I love that monochromatic cover plate one, so gorgeous! I also love the rainbow butterfly stenciled card.

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  24. all of the cards are amazing but the emanamations stencil one is so different. I love the colors. all the flowers are colored so pretty on the other cards.

    Alicia

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  25. all of the cards are stunning, such an incredible design!!
    perhaps my favourite would be with lotus love.
    hugs

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  26. I'm a succa for succulents! I love that card and the use of a stencil for it.

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  27. THUD! Blown away by your array of stellar cards! Incredible, innovative, imaginative and inspiring!
    ~carol

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  28. I love them all but the super bright butterflies are my absolute favourites! xxx

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