Let me introduce you to our hosts today - Stampendous! and Clear Scraps! Woot woot! :-)
Yes, this week both design teams have been playing together creating beautiful and original projects - if you missed the previous posts be sure to check them out. You really don't want to miss all this creativity that's been shared this week!
My first contribution this week was this shabby chic Mother's Day card that I shared on Monday. But, in case you missed it, yesterday I also shared a Father's Day card which was my DT make for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
When I started working on my DT assignment I was surrounded by lots of delicious Stampendous and Clear Scraps goodies so I HAD to throw them all in the mix :). My card features a really cool technique with gold leafing on acrylic sheets - if you'd like to find out more, hop over here to see my full tutorial.
And since we're having a blog hop, of course we also have prizes! We have three prize packages up for grabs and each will include our Cling Jumbo Filigree Stamp Set, a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle, PLUS a Clear Scraps Mixable Album and some extra acrylic accents (NB. the winner must have a US shipping address).
But there's also a little (or not so little ?) surprise for Aussie crafters! The Stencil Specialists, one of our Australian Wholesale Distributors, is going to offer a prize to one Australian fan every time we have a giveaway for US players! For the Clear Scraps Blog Hop week, The Stencil Specialists are offering: a Stampendous Stamp, A Dreamweaver Stencil (LL size customer choice), A Silicone Mould, A Tub of White Ultra Light Paper Clay and 3 packs of Adhesive Gems. WOW… what a fantastic prize package!
Here's what you need to do to be in with a chance of winning. Visit all the participating blogs throughout the week and leave some love to let us know you've visited. The more love you share, the higher your chance to win. And most importantly - prepare yourself to be totally inspired!
And now it's time to show you my humble offering for today's hop - a CAS card! I know! Me and CAS don't usually play together (I confess, I am a devoted follower of 'more is more' approach lol). But this time I just wanted to keep the design fairly simple to showcase this fabulous Jumbo Parrot stamp set. This card is soon going to fly to my big brother for his upcoming birthday. We have a bit of a family 'story' involving parrots so I couldn't resist the possibility to use this theme for my brother's card :).
My card is quite media-licious as I used a lot of different mediums (is it just me thinking that the word 'media' somehow doesn't sound right...?).
I started off by stamping my lovely birdie onto Authentique Nomad paper (Adventure collection) and coloured it with Inktense pencils. The colours I used are Bright Blue, Hooker's Green, Dark Aquamarine, Poppy Red, Sepia Ink, Cadmium Yellow, Golden Yellow, Tan and Iris Blue. After colouring I fussy cut the image.
To create my card I used one of the acrylic sheets from the Mixable Lovely 5.75 x 7 Album which I secured to the card's base with Adhesive Sheets. To create the 'colourful jungle' background I added lots of splatters using DecoArts acrylic paints (Bright Green, Red Alert, Bright Yellow, Ocean Blue as well and white and black).
Once the paint was dry I stamped the Grunge Birthday sentiment with Jet Black StazOn. For the background I used BoBunny Sweet Life -Inspire paper which I stamped with Emerald City StazOn Mini and also splatted with paints.
That's all from me and I hope you enjoyed it :). Here is the list of the inspirational makes that await you today:
Thank you so much for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments! Don't forget to also check my Mother's Day and Father's Day cards for more ideas on using your stamps and acrylic sheets. And if you've enjoyed my offerings, how about signing up to follow my blog so you can see what's I'm up to in the future? :)
Have a fantastic and creative weekend!
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