I'm here today as a Guest Designer for a very special event!
That's right! STAMPlorations is celebrating its 2nd birthday this week - and I'm thrilled to be a part of the festivities as a Guest Designer!!
I couldn't wait to get stuck in and create some projects featuring the newest sets - Party Mates, Party Time & Party Girl!
Here's what I came up with:
I am so in love with these!!
I really wanted to push myself a bit outside my comfort zone and try some Maggie Holmes-esque layering! What do you think of the results?!
For the first tag I used the dress and coathanger images from Party Girl and heat embossed them on watercolour paper using WOW! Metallic Gold Sparkle embossing powder. I heat embossed and trimmed out another dress from vellum then ombre watercoloured it using Distress Ink in Cracked Pistachio. I adhered the dresses on top of each other for a fun layered look!
I spread some Multi Matte Medium over some parts of the skirt and on the bodice then coated them with Distress Glitter in Rock Candy.
I die cut the tag from watercolour paper using the Winnie & Walter Essentials: Katharine Cutaways dies, then impressed it with the Maggie Holmes Open Book embossing folder I then ombre watercoloured it using SU! ink in Blushing Bride.
The rest was some layering of patterned papers and a decorated pick from the Crate Paper Confetti Collection with heat embossing of the sentiment from Party Time, and a few sequins and some gold ribbon thrown on for good measure!!
My second tag used the fantastic cupcake images from Party Mates:
Love this one too!
I die cut the tag in the same way, then layered on some more patterned papers and splattered on some mists.
I heat embossed the cupcake and watercoloured it with Heidi Swapp Colour Shine Mists in Mint Green, Georgia Peach, Blush and Coral. I adhered some wood veneer stars for a fun touch and added some touches of Martha Stewart glitter too!
Some more die cut shapes from the Confetti collection, and a couple of star sequins completed the tag itself, before I added the glitter clothes pin from the Crate Paper Open Book collection - which I stamped part of a sentiment from Party Time to complete the look!
So, it wouldn't be a birthday without a party - and it wouldn't be a party without some presents! Read on to hear about how you can win some goodies from this special Birthday event!
So, there are a few ways to win - and a few different prizes too!!
First of all, you can leave a comment on this post, and on the corresponding STAMPlorations blog post too!
Prizes for commenting:
- 1 winner of $25 gift certificate
- 5 winners of $10 gift certificate
You can also link up a project of your own to join in with the festivities too!!
Prizes for linking up a party/celebration/birthday project:
- 3 winners of the party stamp sets (1 winner of Party Mates, 1 winner of Party Time, 1 winner of PartyGirl)
- 1 winner of $25 gift certificate (if STAMPlorations stamps/stencils are used) or $15 gift certificate (if non-STAMPlorations stamps/stencils are used)
-----------------Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all birthday blog hop projects HERE!!
Thanks so much for joining me today! I'd love it if you left some love before you went on your way!!