April 13, 2016

STAMPlorations - ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop - Day 1

DAY 1






Hey everyone!  There's a fun blog hop going on over at STAMPlorations the next three days!  We are showcasing some new stencils that are in the store.  There are some really fabulous ones too!  I had a hard time choosing which one to use for my card.  But, I finally decided on the Stained Glass stencil.  Check it out....


I took a teal card base and put my stencil over top the whole thing.  Then I sponged white ink all over.  Next I took dark blue ink and sponged in the center of the "star" pattern.  I think it turned out awesome!  It made a perfect background for the floral die cut (Memory Box) which I cut out using a pale blue cardstock.  I made a little banner with the same pale blue paper and stamped the sentiment (Friends and Flowers set) in teal ink.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today!  You should check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.  Plus, there's prizes!  Leave comments and/or link up a card with stenciling.  Here's all that info:


  • THREE (3) winners will receive their choice of ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs.
  • ONE (1) winner will receive a $15 gift certificate OR her choice of 2 ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7). Winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog. 

Extra prizes for those who participate in the Flash Stencil Project Linky Party and link up by April 17:
  • TWO (2) winners whose projects feature stencils (any brand) will each receive their choice of one (1) ARTplorations stencil (standard size - 5x7)
  • ONE (1) winner whose project features an ARTplorations stencil will receive her choice of three (3) ARTplorations stencils (standard size - 5x7) OR a $15 gift certificate to the shop.
Thanks for stopping by!

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

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - April showers bring May flowers (use showers and/or flowers).
AAA Cards - Anything Goes


TIME OUT Challenge - inspiration picture - I was inspired by the geometric patterns, the blue and the flowers.

31 comments:

  1. Wow! Gorgeous card! love the white flowers against the blue background

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  2. What a fabulous idea to start with the blue card and then to stencil over it with white and blue. Such a gorgeous effect. How striking is that white die cut in the front? Very striking and wow card.

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  3. Certainly did make the perfect background and a lovely finished product, thanks for sharing

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  4. What a fabulous design, Kim. That blue is so rich.

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  5. Stunning Kim, great stencil work and fab background for the die. So good to see you at TO

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  6. Gorgeous background! It makes the beautiful flowers really pop!

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  7. Those white flowers really pop off that pretty background. Fabulous card. TFS

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  8. I agree 110%: your card is awesome! Another stencil added to my *need* list!
    hugs~c

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  9. Absolutely Gorgeous Card!

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  10. Gorgeous card! Love your background!!

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  11. this looks fabulous! Love that withe flower die in front of your expert stenciling!

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  12. So simple so elegant. Thank you for sharing

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  13. Such a pretty dainty stencil and it looks amazing against the blue background. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  14. This is gorgeous .... I love how you've done the background xx

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  15. Your Stained Glass Stencil effects look stunning Kim. Lovely card! j.

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  16. Lovely card. Love the design and the way you layered the images:)

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  17. Pretty background on this lovely card!

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  18. I love this Stained Glass Stencil!! And you've created such a beautiful card with it! love!!!

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  19. I Love that withe flower die in front of your perfect stenciling
    CU hellerlittle

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  20. Awesome background and love the white standing out against it. Beautiful job.

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  21. I LOVE the effect you got with your stencil and sponging. Great bg for your die cut flowers. Your card really pops. TFS Kim

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  22. love your extra color stenciling!

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  23. Love this background. You have got a beautiful effect here. The stencil looks very versatile too.

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  24. I never use stencil with teal paper
    and your result here is WOOOOWW FANTSTIC
    really great bg you made and the flower really pop
    Great card dear Kim
    luv much

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  25. SO pretty - I love the subtle background that you created. The dark background with the white die cuts makes such an elegant design- fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AAA Cards! Jill

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  26. beautiful card Kim...love your stencilled background and those white flowers just pop off the page...thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

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  27. Your card is beautiful, Kim! Love your background :)

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  28. Beautiful, Kim ... those delicate blooms really pop against that fabulous sponged graphic background! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

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