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Saturday, June 02, 2018

{Special Post} STAMPlorations 5th Birthday Hop feat. STAMPgirl Shery Russ

Hey, STAMPlorations friends! I'm starting off the special posts wherein each STAMPgirl and her projects get to be in the spotlight. We picked 3 of our favorite projects and then created one new project (or a few!).

What's special about these posts is that not only will you get to see the wide range of artistic cardmaking/papercrafting styles in the STAMPlorations design team, you can also use our projects as a creative springboard -- CASE us and link up your creations for a chance at a $50 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store! There will 5 lucky crafters :o)

For those of you who aren't sure about what CASEing is, we loosely take it to mean that you copy something from our projects in order to create your own. It can be the color combination, the layout, a particular element. If your creation is inspired by what you see in any of the posts we publish this month, we'd love to see it in the gallery and hope you'll link up! Okay?

I'll start off with 3 of my favorite previous makes. (Well, I have several top 3 favorites, as I will be posting a few more times throughout the month). Here are my Top 3 Monochrome/B&W One Layer Cards :o)





And here's my new card:


Not really meaning to CASE myself...but CASE myself I did, mainly because monochromatic one layer cards are always quick to make...especially with a gel press plate and black acrylic paint. Plus large dies (like our cover plates!) are easy to use as stencils for creating one layer cards. Plus monoprinting will let you achieve that grungy effect without really trying :o) The print on this card is the second print I pulled after I removed the diecut-cum-stencil from my gel press plate. (Second prints are often rather more artsy and way cooler than first prints, in my experience!)

Here's a close-up:



So how about CASEing one of my cards? The most obvious feature is the monochromatic (or black and white) color scheme. Or you can do butterflies...or grunge...or one layer :o) If you've been at all inspired by my cards, do link up your creations in our Birthday Linky Party aka CASE the STAMPgirls Challenge. The linky is found at the end of the post HERE. Five lucky players will win a $50 gift certificate to the store -- one of them could be you! :o)

For a chance to win a $25 gift certificate, leave a comment on this post.

For a chance to win up to $25 worth of STAMPlorations products, create and link up your wishlist here.




PS: Check out our $5 Birthday Bash Surprise Bags in the store :o)

37 comments:

  1. What classic beauties all are! It's always hard to me make one layer stamping card because I love to play with dies more. But love to challenge myself by seeing your amazing projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Those are such classic looking
    one layer cards! I don’t think about
    making black and white cards. I’ll have to try it.

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  3. Fabulous cards Shery! I love the grungy vibe and the monochrome colour scheme!

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  4. Beautiful cards! Love the grungy look.

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  5. You make them look so easy !!I always admire your one layered cards :)

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  6. Monochromatic marvelous! The butterfly coverplate...swooning! Gorgeous!
    Hugs~carol

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  7. Amazing how much depth and interest you can create with just one layer and black and white, Shery - fabulous job!!

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  8. Glorious monochromatic cards...Love the layer effect and keeping them one layer.... and great fun casing yourself x

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  9. Love you black and white cards - very striking:)

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  10. Wow, Shery, these are all so gorgeous! I chuckled to myself that you said one layer cards are easy - not so for me! I find them to be one of the most challenging card types, and I very rarely make them as I'm always layering die-cuts or fussy-cut images. However, your cards are so gorgeous that maybe I will get brave and give it a go.

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  11. Fab cards Shery, they are very dramatic...great to see your fave makes here xx

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  12. CAS, one layer, monochrome perfection. Love those flowers. Hugz

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  13. Fabulous monochrome - one of my favourite 'looks'

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  14. Totally beautiful - I will be casing this idea for sure! TFS Shery and for the monthly challenge!

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  15. Shery, your backgrounds and the black and white theme are STUNNING!

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  16. I have always loved your monochromatic gelli plate designs, Shery. For a very busy wife, mommy and stamp company owner...monochromatic is quick, fun and creative. TFS my friend and a very Happy 5th Birthday Blog Hop:-) Hugs..

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  17. Classy monochromatic inspirations. Love that they are quick!

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  18. Wow Shery I'm loving your beautiful monochrome creations! Congrats on your 5th Anniversary - you've achieved so much and created a wonderful community:)

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  19. These are just gorgeous! Love the black and white.

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  20. I’m wondering why we even need colours when black and white can look so spectacular. Totally smitten by the first card, fantastic work of art! Happy birthday Shery šŸŽ‰šŸŽ‚⭐️

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  21. Still love all the "old" cards, but the new is one that looks so good tooo! Hugs, Gerrina

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  22. Interesting designs
    and lovely stamping.
    Carla from Utah

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  23. Ok, sold, I am going to try and case one of your cards. I just got my coffee die plate, I'll have to see how its done! Beautiful cards!

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  24. Love your cards, Shery! I love B&W and I love
    grunge so I am looking forward to CASEing one
    of these beauties.

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  25. These are such pretty
    monochromatic Cards!
    I will have a hard time
    CASEing these, though, as
    I will have to resist the urge
    to color some of the images :-)

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  26. I love the look of these black and white cards and especially love the vintage, artsy background!

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  27. Love that butterfly cover plate! Beautiful design!

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  28. Love these! Now I need cover plates - look really fun.

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  29. Shery make's black and white beautiful with these creations. I chose to CASE the first one.

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  30. The black and white cards are so striking! Very impressive and inspiring!

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  31. Oohhh !! I love your black and white set so much !! This is such a great idea !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  32. WOW Shery, your monochromatic cards are fabulous, you're inspiring me to have a go too, which will be tricky as it's always colours for me.

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