June 26, 2015

STAMPlorations Inspiration #24

Hi everyone!  It's time again to try and inspire you!  Over at STAMPlorations the Inspiration Design Team has come up with some more fabulous cards to try and entice you to create!  If you want join in on the CASEplorations you could CASE our GD, Virginia Lu's card.  Or if you'd like you can CASE one of our cards from today's post or from the Inspiration posts #21#22 or #23. Whichever way you'd like to play you can link up your cards and have a chance to win some prizes!  Here's my card...

For today's card I'm using one if the new sets designed by fellow teammate, Deepti.  It's called Blooming Buds.  It's a gorgeous set.  So, I first created a mask of one of the flowers and taped off a section on a beige card base.  Using my flower mask, I stamped my flowers in black ink (Memento).  Then I removed the tape and masked off the flowers so I could sponge black ink on the one side.  It looks like a black piece of paper but it's actually ink.  This is a one layer card.  I then tied some gold thread around my card and decided to forgo a sentiment.  I love how you can created the illusion of layers with ink.

So, if you want to play along and do some CASEing come on over and visit us HERE.

Here some guidelines to keep in mind:

  • Pick any card (or two, or however many) from the Inspiration Project posts that we'll be publishing throughout the month of June (June 8, 12, 22, 26, and 30) that you want to CASE. You can create any type of project -- card, ATC, altered project, mixed media, art journal page, scrapbook page, etc.
  • You can use any supplies you have. You don't have to use STAMPlorations products; products by other companies are welcome -- but please play for fun, not for promotion!
  • In your blog post, include the card you're CASEing as well as describe how you were inspired by it. Link back to the Inspiration Project post too.
  • Don't forget to link up your CASE project(s) to the Inspiration CASE Playground!
  • CASE as many cards as you want, so long as you have them in separate posts on your blog.
  • You have until July 5th to link up your creations.
And don't forget, you could win a prize too!  One winner will be randomly drawn from all entries to win a $15 gift certificate or their choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils.  I do hope you'll join in on the fun!

 Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!

I'd like to link up to the following challenge:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - anything goes
Uniko Studio - anything goes with optional twist of masculine.  I decided against the twist this time.


  1. This would make a fabulous journal cover! Love just the outline

  2. It's a beauty, Kim!

  3. So pretty - great masking, Kim!

  4. This is so pretty Kim, love the b/w theme. :)

  5. Oh my love how u created the BG just by the flowers, simple yet striking :) you made my day ! Thank you for making my stamps look so pretty :)

  6. Gorgeous! Guess who just received these very stamps in her mailbox today! I am soooooo casing this! Stay tuned!

  7. BEAUTIFULLY done, Kim! I love how you were inspired! Deepti's design is fabulous with this stamp-so intricate! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  8. Well you had me fooled with that inked panel - sooo effective! Love this look and i agree with Vicki it would make a stunning journal cover. Thanks for joining in the Uniko challenge.

  9. Oh my - I didn't realise that it was one layer! Fabulous job, Kim. I love the elegant flowers from Deepti and your design showcases them perfectly. Thanks for sharing with us at Uniko :)

  10. Elegant and stylish, Kim ... fabulous masking and layering ... the illusion of dimension is brilliant! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Uniko! Anita :)

  11. Awesome OL card, fabulous stamping and masking. Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  12. Wow - your masking technique is fab - this is just lovely. Very elegant card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Uniko this month!


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