STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop

          Time Out

Hello … bonjour!  I’m delighted to be representing Time Out today … at a special blog hop being held over at STAMPlorations. The STAMPlorations girls and a whole heap of amazing designers from all over the blogosphere have come together for the second Stamplorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop .  If you’ve arrived from the lovely Maria’s blog (Riesling Mama), you’re right on track … if not, you can always leap (tee hee) to the little blue frog at the bottom for details of all the participants.  I have four cards for you today, all made using the Many Blessing Bundle … starting with a scattering of autumn leaves …

stamplorations-giving-thanks-blog-hop-1This was created using the Autumn Falling ARTplorations Stencil, sponged and subsequently splattered with various Distress Inks and a touch of gold.  I die cut the CUTplorations Blessings Word Die in gold foil and brown card, stacked them slightly offset, adhered them over the sponged/splattered panel and added the supplementary sentiment from the Many Blessings stamp set.  The panel was adhered to a card base that’d been sponged at the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Ink … and I was done!  How about a detail shot of the shimmery gold …

stamplorations-giving-thanks-blog-hop-1-detailNext up is a harvest basket, also from the Many Blessings set, stamped, coloured with alcohol markers and cut with the matching die.  I added glossy accents to those rosy apples, heat embossed the ‘sweet’ onto the basket in gold and popped the whole lot onto a woodgrain panel.  The ‘blessings’ was cut twice … once out of white card, which was swiped with Versamark and heat embossed in gold … and once out of craft foam.  The two were stacked together and adhered over the basket and woodgrain.

stamplorations-giving-thanks-blog-hop-2You can’t really see the shine on those luscious apples from here … so here’s a close up …

stamplorations-giving-thanks-blog-hop-2-detailMy last two cards are more or less mirror images of one another.  I sponged a card panel with Distress Inks and cut the Blessings die repeatedly from it … then did the same cuts with an ordinary white card panel.  This one has the white sentiments inlaid into the sponged base …

stamplorations-giving-thanks-blog-hop-3… dressed up with shimmer spray to make it glisten …

stamplorations-giving-thanks-blog-hop-3-detail… and this one has the sponged sentiments adhered to a white card base, trimmed top and bottom with some shimmery brown card strips (thanks, Barb!).  I used the same brown card stock to make dots for the i’s … topped them with Glossy Accents … and covered the words with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle.

stamplorations-giving-thanks-blog-hop-4 Here’s a better view of the shimmer and shine …

stamplorations-giving-thanks-blog-hop-4-detailNow what would a blog hop be without a giveaway or two … or more?  There are plenty of gorgeous goodies up for grabs … all the details are over at the STAMPlorations blog, so do check it out if you didn’t start there!  If you’re already hopping, your next stop is with the amazing Shirley (Shirley Bee’s Stamping Stuff).

Just below is the little blue frog I mentioned earlier … if you need to go back to the start or would like to check out the full list of designers taking part, just click on him and he’ll whisk you off to a wonderful journey of gratitude and inspiration … enjoy!

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂






71 thoughts on “STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop

  1. Denise Bryant

    Beautiful fall colors! Love this pretty Many Blessings bundle with the stencil, stamp and dies! Lovely cards! Great detail with the glossy accents shine on the apples!

  2. susannev2014

    No matter which stamps, dies, stencils, etc. you use, your cards are always fantastic!
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

  3. Claire A

    A stunning array of blessings and thank you’s Anita – the sponged background on the third one is so pretty (and perfect for Addicted to CAS’ latest challenge too I think!)

  4. Gerrina

    Wow you were on a roll! Love the stencil-ard and both the negative and postive cards from the diecutting look great! (just love the sponging!) Enjoy the sunday!

  5. kelly griglione

    Hey Anita! Wonderfully Fall cards here! The glossy red apples are just fabulous. I always forget about using my glossy accents. Maybe because I hate waiting for them to dry! Your blessings pair of cards are lovely as well. Such even blending on your panel! Swapping out the dots on the “i”s is a fun touch. Love them all!

  6. TracyM #6773

    DELIGHTFUL cards!!!
    LOVE your positive & negative blessings, LOVE your harvest basket & luscious apples, ADORE your leafy blessings too, the leaves and splatters are GORGEOUS!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY AWESOMENESS 🙂

  7. maria f.

    Fabulous creations, Anita. I love all the sparkle on the ombre cards, but it’s those leaves with those splatters that really tugged at my heartstrings. I was so lucky to experience a gorgeous MI fall live this year. Won’t forget it for a long time.


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