Friday, August 18, 2017

STAMPlorations Christmas Release 2017 - Day 5

We are continuing the fun with the final day of Christmas Release Party at STAMPlorations and I am back with some more awesomeness :) today we are showcasing the awesome new dies :)
Today is the Day 5 of the hop and we are showcasing the dies designed by the awesome Shery,I am showcasing the following four dies Holiday Words Plate die, Christmas Icons - Christmas Angel, Christmas Icons - Christmas Tree #2 and Christmas Baubles #2 Layering dies . Here is a look into these sets and the fab dies.
preview-christmasiconchristmastree2 preview-christmasiconangel preview-holidaywordsdie
preview-layeringbaubles2
Don't forget to leave a comment here and on STAMP blog for your chance to win.

Prizes: 
- THREE (3) winners of a $10 gift certificate to the store
- ONE (1) winner of her choice of 1 stamp set and 1 CUTplorations die from the new release
- ONE (1) winner of a $25 gift certificate to the store
**Extra prizes:
- TWO (2) winners of their choice of 1 CUTplorations die from the new release -- drawn from our Facebook page (for commenting, sharing, and tagging a friend)
- ONE (1) winner of her choice of 1 stamp set from the new release -- drawn from our Instagram post (commenting, liking)

Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blogs. Commenting is from August 14 to 21, 11:55 p.m. Pacific and Winners will be announced on August 24

Let me show you the cards I created with this set...
For my very first card I dis some inking to create my winter sky, stamped some trees and went over with white gel pen for the snow of trees, then I die cut the plate die, kept all the pieces together for my inlaid look. I used foam sheet for layering.To finish I added the snowman on top. 
For this one too I did in laid die cutting but added no dimension. I simple water colored a piece and used the positive to inlay into the negative tree die cut on kraft. Layered this with patterned papers to finish my card.  
These baubles called for a metallic and dimensional look. For that I cut the dies using gold foil card stock and also die cut foam sheet for adding dimension. To finish I added these with gold string on a patterned paper.
For my final card, I turned the snow angels into ornaments and gave the look as if they are hanging from the Christmas tree by stamping some pine needles along the top edge of wood grain patterned paper. I also embossed these with an embossing folder :)


Hope you enjoyed it, don't forget to leave a comment :) Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

STAMPlorations Christmas Release 2017 - Day 4

We are continuing the fun with Christmas Release Party at STAMPlorations and I am back with some more awesomeness :) I had so much fun playing with the new goodies both stamps and dies. I am excited to share all of it.
Today is the Day 4 of the hop and we are showcasing the sets designed by the awesome Shery, it's called Homespun Christmas and Winter Chill. Here is a look into these sets and the fab images and superb sentiments. 
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Don't forget to leave a comment here and on STAMP blog for your chance to win.

Prizes: 
- THREE (3) winners of a $10 gift certificate to the store
- ONE (1) winner of her choice of 1 stamp set and 1 CUTplorations die from the new release
- ONE (1) winner of a $25 gift certificate to the store
**Extra prizes:
- TWO (2) winners of their choice of 1 CUTplorations die from the new release -- drawn from our Facebook page (for commenting, sharing, and tagging a friend)
- ONE (1) winner of her choice of 1 stamp set from the new release -- drawn from our Instagram post (commenting, liking)

Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blogs. Commenting is from August 14 to 21, 11:55 p.m. Pacific and Winners will be announced on August 24

Let me show you the cards I created with this set...

For both my cards I went with the traditional Christmas Colors. This set calls for cuteness and that's what I have tried to bring out by pairing the adorable images with inking, die cutting and some patterned paper.


Hope you enjoyed it, don't forget to come back tomorrow for the inspiration using the new dies :)
Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

STAMPlorations Christmas Release 2017 - Day 3

We are continuing the fun with Christmas Release Party at STAMPlorations and I am back with some more awesomeness :) I had so much fun playing with the new goodies both stamps and dies. I am excited to share all of it.
Today is the Day 3 of the hop and we are showcasing the sets designed by the awesome Shirley, it's called Christmas Elf and Three Kings. Here is a look into these sets and the fab images and superb sentiments. 
preview-ChristmasElf preview-ThreeKings
Don't forget to leave a comment here and on STAMP blog for your chance to win.

Prizes: 
- THREE (3) winners of a $10 gift certificate to the store
- ONE (1) winner of her choice of 1 stamp set and 1 CUTplorations die from the new release
- ONE (1) winner of a $25 gift certificate to the store
**Extra prizes:
- TWO (2) winners of their choice of 1 CUTplorations die from the new release -- drawn from our Facebook page (for commenting, sharing, and tagging a friend)
- ONE (1) winner of her choice of 1 stamp set from the new release -- drawn from our Instagram post (commenting, liking)

Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blogs. Commenting is from August 14 to 21, 11:55 p.m. Pacific and Winners will be announced on August 24

Let me show you the cards I created with this set...

For both my cards I went with the traditional Christmas Colors. In the first one I stamped and water colored the imaged and paired it die panels and frames of patterned paper. In the second card, I stamped and colored the images with marker and paired with a strip of patterned paper. The sentiments were heat embossed.

Besides the new set I have used Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle dies 

Hope you enjoyed it, don't forget to come back tomorrow for yet another new set :)
Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

STAMPlorations Christmas Release 2017 - Day 2

Wohooo! It's time for Christmas Release Party at STAMPlorations and let me tell you... be ready for some awesomeness :) I had so much fun playing with the new goodies both stamps and dies. I am excited to share all of it.
Today is the Day 2 of the hop and we are showcasing the set designed by me, it's called Yuletide Deer Here is a look into this set, I have always been in love with deer antlers, there is so much that we can do with those creatively that I ended up designing this set. You can use this set not only for Christmas but all year round and also for masculine cards...
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Don't forget to leave a comment here and on STAMP blog for your chance to win.

Prizes: 
- THREE (3) winners of a $10 gift certificate to the store
- ONE (1) winner of her choice of 1 stamp set and 1 CUTplorations die from the new release
- ONE (1) winner of a $25 gift certificate to the store
**Extra prizes:
- TWO (2) winners of their choice of 1 CUTplorations die from the new release -- drawn from our Facebook page (for commenting, sharing, and tagging a friend)
- ONE (1) winner of her choice of 1 stamp set from the new release -- drawn from our Instagram post (commenting, liking)

Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blogs. Commenting is from August 14 to 21, 11:55 p.m. Pacific and Winners will be announced on August 24

Let me show you the cards I created with this set...
I wanted to focus on the image and kept my design pretty simple. Took some patterned papers and taking cues from the striped colorful paper, I colored my reindeer. assembled it for a simple look.
For this one I was inspired by a color palette I saw and also did some color blocking technique with papers to make my base. I then heat embossed the deer in gold and embellished it with die cut flower and leaf, oh and yes I also did a splatter of gold :)
For my third card I did  some water coloring. and made a focal image, embellished with some twine and wood veneer trees :)
Final design is also Clean and simple. I stamped the image and sentiment in black, used some post-it notes for masking and inked the triangle representing a tree :) to finish I adhered a striped patterned paper. I have so many ideas in my head with this set, can't wait to share them in future :)


Hope you enjoyed it, don't forget to come back tomorrow for yet another new set :)
Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

Monday, August 14, 2017

STAMPlorations Christmas Release 2017 - Day 1

Wohooo! It's time for Christmas Release Party at STAMPlorations and let me tell you... be ready for some awesomeness :) I had so much fun playing with the new goodies both stamps and dies. I am excited to share all of it.

Today is the Day 1 of the hop and we are showcasing the set designed by the awesome Becca, it's called Christmas Cookies & cheer. Here is a look into this set and the fab images and superb sentiments. 
preview-ChristmasCookiesCheer
Don't forget to leave a comment here and on STAMP blog for your chance to win.

Prizes: 
- THREE (3) winners of a $10 gift certificate to the store
- ONE (1) winner of her choice of 1 stamp set and 1 CUTplorations die from the new release
- ONE (1) winner of a $25 gift certificate to the store
**Extra prizes:
- TWO (2) winners of their choice of 1 CUTplorations die from the new release -- drawn from our Facebook page (for commenting, sharing, and tagging a friend)
- ONE (1) winner of her choice of 1 stamp set from the new release -- drawn from our Instagram post (commenting, liking)

Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blogs. Commenting is from August 14 to 21, 11:55 p.m. Pacific and Winners will be announced on August 24

Let me show you the cards I created with this set...
 

For my first card I did some collage like arrangement I stamped the cookie tray with cookies on kraft card stock and paired it with the rest of the die cut pieces, some embossed and fuzzy cut pieces to make my card. For my second design I did stamping of the cookies, coloring them and adding the apron and rolling pin on top. I went with the traditional Christmas Colors on this one.


Hope you enjoyed it, don't forget to come back tomorrow for yet another new set :)

Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

STAMPlorations Spotlight - Blossom Sprays

I am super excited about this post, for one I will be showcasing my newest Floral series "Blossom Sprays" under my stamp line Dee's Artsy Impressions that were recently launched on STAMPlorations 4th Birthday and two I have loads of inspiration for you. Don't forget to leave a comment here and at the STAMPlorations Blog for your chance to win :)

I have been into flowers from my childhood, so when I was designing these, it was pretty easy, it was as if my pencil for moving on it own :) haha Anyways, let me show you the three sets... Blossom Sprays #1, Blossom Sprays #2 and Blossom Sprays #3
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and now the cards I created using these ... I have tried to make as many styles as possible and then there is so much more that you can do with these :)
To make this card, I first stamped the image and created a mask. I then stamped the image multiple times on white panel. I was not to concerned about perfect masking, some things can overlap. I then colored this with my Spectrum Noir markers :) To finish the sentiment was placed on a black panel. Even the background was colored with markers :)
 For the second card, I stamped the image twice on a A2 size white panel and fuzzy cut it. I then colored it with markers and adhered it on card base which was lined with corrugated paper :) To keep it simple I adhered a die cut sentiment :)

For my next set of cards, in this one I stamped the image on wood grain patterned paper and colored it with Prisma Color pencils :) I kept it simple by making this image the focal :)
 In this card I stamped the image along the edge of the water color panel and water colored it :) I wanted the background to be black. I did a little something extra for the velvet texture of the black background :) Once your water colored background is dry, use a Prisma color pencil to color it and then blend it with Gamsol :) Another  one layer card :)
 

For my final set of cards, I had to do no line water coloring... how can I do a post with so many cards and not include a no line water colored piece hahaha :) so below is that one. Coloring was done using Gansai Tambi Water colors.
 In this card I sort of did some spotlighting by stamping the image on kraft panel and then stamping it again on white panel, coloring some of that image, cutting it and then adding on the white panel with some dimension :) The coloring was done with Prisma Color Pencils.
 That brings an end to this post, I hope you enjoyed all of my creations :) there will be more in future ;) so keep looking.
And I am so excited to see what you have made with these, if you already have one :) So, please share your creations on Instagram by #deesatrsyimpressions. My handle on Instagram is @deesartutopia However, if you dont have instagram  I would love if you could shoot me an email telling me about your creations using stamps from my Stamp line :) It means a lot :)



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I hope you like all my new designs, don't forget to leave a comment here and on the STAMP blog.
Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)

Thursday, August 3, 2017

STAMPlorations Spotlight - Christmas Mail Art!

Hello friends! I am up with a spotlight project over at the STAMPlorations blog. I hope I will be able to inspire you. I know we all love making cards but to have an envelop as beautiful as those cards makes a huge impact. For me, its pure satisfaction and of course the fun of making them and the delight of mailing those to my loved ones is simply priceless :) With Christmas closing in , I decided to transform my envelops from white to bright ;)



Here is what I created...

I have used Gone Postal and Houses Extras
preview-SheryRuss_GonePostal copy preview-TBSHousesExtras

Please head over to STAMPlorations Blog for a photo tutorial on this. click HEREThank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

STAMPlorations Designer Spotlight - Dee's Artsy Impressions

Hello friends, today at the STAMPlorations blog we are spotlighting two of my newly designed sets for my stamp line Dee's Artsy Impressions. Please leave a comment here and on the STAMP blog for your chance to win.
Dee's Artsy Impressions
I am excited as I have one more set designed in my Kathryn series and its "Kathryn's Rainbow" besides this set I have a masculine set "Strongest Dad Ever", though Father was the main idea behind the design of this set but you can always use it for all kinds of masculine set and also for Coffee lovers designs :)
preview-KathrynsRainbow 

preview-strongestdadever
So let me show you the cards I made using these sets ...

To make this card, I took a water color card stock die cut a rectangular panel, added some masking tape at the lower edge and water colored it after stamping the cloud and the rainbow.  To get that dark sparkly background, I mixed pearl with black. On the card base I added rainbow stripes from colorful card stock and stuck it on black panel. To add more interest, I added a clothespin and twine :)

For my second card, stamped the image and water colored it. I also cut and added layers of patterned paper for this fun design :)

Now the other set...
This is a pretty simple card, I stamped the image in archival ink and water colored to create my mountains... that was free hand. I then went along the edges of the cup with a grey alcohol marker, it make the ink bleed giving the image some dimension :)
For this one I did some paper piecing and added a twine to indicate that the cup is a gift :) I just love the plaid... who doesn't :D So that makes for a Clean and Simple card
This one is more of a collage look, I did combine some patterned papers and stamps and dies for this design :) Just to showcase that you can do so much with this set :)

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I hope you like all my new designs, don't forget to leave a comment here and on the STAMP blog.
Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment :)