Monday, 21 October 2019

STAMPlorations things with wings special

Hello and welcome to a new STAMPlorations special of which I will be a part of for the coming year. This particular event is called "Things with wings".
This feature will be every 2 months on the 3rd Monday of the month and today is its first appearance. All the details are here. I have linked all the products I have used to the website which you can find here
For the October special I decided to make one project using some autumnal images and as most people are now getting into full swing Christmas card making I thought the other project should be Christmas related.
Do grab yourself a cuppa, pull up and seat and join me in my creative process.

The products I worked with for my autumnal card were;
My favourite Trendy birds 2 stamp set

 the gorgeous 
 a sentiment from the brilliant wanderlust expressions 1
and the lovely perched birds from the  For the birds die set

I sprayed a little faded jeans distress ink onto watercolour paper and added more distress inks through the stencil, overlapping as I went. 

I added a little more green ink and then stamped some of the birds and 2 of the sentiments.
I stamped the wanderlust sentiment separately and die cut it into a square. I also die cut the perched birds.
I then put my design together. Here is my finished card
with a close up

For my Christmas card I used;
with the delightful Christmas angel die.
The winter stitched landscape die (which is one of my favourite dies)

and a couple of sentiments from the lovely Homespun Christmas stamp set
Here is my process;
I used distress sprays on card stock
I then applied green glitter paste through the stencil with a palette knife.
I die cut the angel using glitter card and cut down the background using the stitched winter landscape die
I stamped and white embossed the sentiment and put my design together.
You may also notice the gorgeous flat sequins I have used
These are Shery's Shaker blends made for Shaker cards but I love them just as flat sequins stuck onto my cards.
There are lots of colours and I used the sparkly green and mocha swirl mixes. Do check them out they are only $4 a bag too!

As I had a piece of holly background left I made a 2nd version of my card, this time using mirror silver card for the angel. 
Funnily enough I think I prefer this version...what do you think?

If you leave a comment here and/on the store blog you could also be the lucky randomly chosen winner of a $15 gift code to spend on the website. One winner will be chosen from all the comments left on the special October Things with wings posts.

Thanks so much for staying til the end of my post. I will be back with my 2nd Things with wings installment on December 16th. 

Remember if you would like to buy any of the products I have used from the website just enter my code STAMPGIRLJANE at the checkout to get 20% off on top of any current discount being offered.This is a direct link to the web site

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

22 comments:

  1. So glad you chose to make an autumn card, the sentiment is so impactful. I, too, prefer the silver angel as the sparkle pairs well with the paste.

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  2. Lovely works of art with fab textures - like those leaves and the Angel --- TFS

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  3. Goodness you have been busy Jane!!
    Your little bird card reminds me of all migrating birds with the change of seasons, some going, some arriving.
    Happy new week my dear,
    V x

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  4. Two beautiful cards Jane...I love the colours on the first one and what a wonderful sentiment. The second card/s is very different with the stenciling for your hills and yes I think I like the silver angel best with the sequins. xx

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  5. Fabulous cards, Jane! I prefer the silver angel on the second design too. xx

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  6. love the designs on your cards - so creative

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  7. Your stenciling is amazing! I LOVE the angel!

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  8. Beautiful cards! Love all of the textures and techniques you used.

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  9. Both cards are wonderful. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  10. Jane, these are delightful "things with wings". Like that you included an angel in the mix. Great use of stencils for adding a textured look to the designs. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. These cards turned out fantastic...each background is unique and well done.
    Thank you for sharing your cards.

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  12. These are both lovely. Love the textures and of course, I'm
    always happy to see birdies!

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  13. Beautiful cards. I love how you stenciled the backgrounds. Isn't Autumn falling such a great stencil? I Love it with your birds.

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  14. Fabulous cards! I love the super cool background you created!

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  15. Two fabulous cards. I love the detailing that goes into each of your cards . Hugs Mrs A.

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  16. So adorable! Love your projects.

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  17. Both cards are gorgeous. We made it 500 miles to Corning, California today! On to Yosemite Park tomorrow.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  18. Gorgeous use of stamps and stencils! Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing how you made them!

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  19. Love how you created the stenciled birds. Very gorgeous!

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  20. Love the autumn theme of the first one and the gorgeous angel on the second.

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