Monday, January 20, 2014

Guest Designer at STAMPlorations


For a while now I have been sharing my stamping adventure with you and loving all the stamps and scrap booking materials from Shery's stores, All About Scrapping and STAMPlorations.

I have been entering my stamped cards, tags and canvas work with Shery's STAMPlorations Challenge Blog in the past year and have been a winner and top pick, with my cards, twice.

Thus, recently I have been honoured by Shery to be a Guest Designer on her next Challenge #4 Sketch.

Here is the sketch.



Here is my inspiration card for the challenge


Recently I finally bought some embossing powders so I could play with heat embossing and I thought this is the time to share some of the silver (metallic finish) powder.

Thinking of a stylish background and my new watermark ink (Versamark), I stamped the background image, using STAMPlorations - 'Distressed Floral Swirls' stamp. Wow I was surprised by the result. Leaves a lovely soft image and nothing else is needed. I thought it would dry and disappear on me, honestly. But nope, just love the look.

I did another background panel, sponge inking with distress inks (dusty concord and broken china) and then stamping with same distress florals stamps and heat embossing them with silver (metallic finish). That looked awesome but I could not get it to work with anything I had in mind.

A thought came to me, leafs. Reminds me of new beginnings and changes that happen during a year. I punched out three leaves and tada. Love the look, hint of two colours that are in harmony with a silver swirl image running over it.

I did not have a purple or blue ribbon which i wanted to run across the card, so I used a purple textured card stock cut into a strip. I then put on pop dots on the leafs to give some dimension and shadow and stuck them on the strip.

I then stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment and heat embossed it with the same silver used on the leaves and sponged the edges with broken china, which balances the card nicely. Placed pop dots on and placed it under the strip with leafs.


I hope that inspires you to try something new..


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Monika from Australia.




  1. Hi Monika, so cool to have you at a guest designer at Stamplorations! Wonderful card you created! Those gold embossed leaves are fabulous!

  2. Hi Monika. Great stamping, love your background and all the texture and embossed detail of your card. Great to have you as guest designer at STAMPlorations. Have a lovely day! Monika x