Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Balloons and Banners - STAMPlorations Blog Hop

I feel like there have been a lot of I'm baaaaacks lately but I think summer is just like that, right? I just rolled back into town after taking a 6-hour drive and spending three days at a crafty crop with 19 of my family members. 

Needless to say good times were had! 

Speaking of good times, there's a big ol' blog hop going on over at STAMPlorations in honor of some of the new stamp releases that just came out. Tons of prizes and gorgeous projects on display! You really don't want to miss this!


Here's my card! The banners were stamped and then fussy cut before I added some sketchy lines to them. I wanted this piece to look all artsy and a teensy bit grungy so I just freehanded all the lines with my Faber Castell Pit Artist Pen. The chevron bow is made from Pretty Pink Posh ribbon. 


Today, we're showcasing the Balloons and Banners set designed by Deepti Malik. This set comes filled with all the b-day essentials! Adorable banners, fun balloons, and whimsical other party elements! 



Here's a closeup of the background that I made:


I'd done another piece that used the ARTplorations Tribal Swirls stencil with Mustard Seed Distress Paint. Not wanting to waste all the paint that was still clinging to the stencil, I turned it over and pressed it into a piece of cardstock. Then I took my Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen and traced around the white areas. 

I think this card is perfect for the Craft Stamper Magazine - Pens and Pencils challenge! I'm also going to enter Seize the Birthday and 613 Ave Create Anything Goes challenge.

Now go join in the fun over at STAMPlorations already and check out all the other cool designers PLUS you could get lucky and win something really super fabulous!




Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.


61 comments:

  1. Fabulous card! Love that background and your bow is just perfect!

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  2. Beautifully made card. The stenciled background is perfect for the embossed central panel and gorgeous bow:)

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  3. Love that big bold bow and the yellow and black colour conmbo. :)

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  4. fun card Becca and love the chevron bow - sets it all off perfectly!

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  5. Really amazing job on your background!! Wow!! I love the banner and that scrumptious ribbon too!! ;)

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  6. Really fun card, Becca. Your background turned out perfect and is perfect paired with black.

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  7. Becca this is fab ! Love the stamp set x

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  8. Fabulous design Becca! Love what you did on the base and the sentiment panel rocks :)

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  9. Stunning card. I love the stencil background, great idea as it creates a different look. Brilliant
    Elaine

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  10. Looks great, I especially like the yellow background - there should be more yellow during summer, Jo x

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  11. So fabulous! I like the chalkboard look of the sentiment

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  12. Love the background you created to use with the stamp set! Fun card!

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  13. This is so striking, Becca! Love how you've traced the stencil pattern. So glad you've added it to Craft Stamper and Seize The Birthday too :)

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  14. This is so beautiful!! I love the background!! It looks fabulous!! The bow is absolutely gorgeous!! What a fabulous card!! I'm glad you had a great time at the crop!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  15. Fabulous! Love the background and the colours you used. :-)

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  16. Stunning background and I loved the banner and the bow Becca! This card is absolutely fabulous! :)

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  17. Oh that background is so cool!! Love this card!!

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  18. What a gorgeous card, I love the black white and yellow colour combo and the background is so stunning!

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  19. Becca, this is great. LOVE the background. ☺ xxx

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  20. Hmmmm - especially love this one Becca because it could be used for male/female - teen or older - so unique.... perfect textures and colors for summer into fall - great inspiration. Thanks bunches. j.

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  21. Absolutely love your card! Those colors just pop off the page. Cute idea to add the fun banners too.
    Lynn

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  22. Simply awesome...fabulous artsy background, Becca!

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  23. This is fabulous!! Awesome background!

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  24. Can you fall in love with a background...think I just did. Fabulous for highlighting your sentiment panel.

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  25. Creative & so fun--love this card, Becca! Wow--6 hrs to go to a crop?! Worth it since so many family members were there with you, I know!

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  26. You're on such a roll Becca! I love your card and its colors!!
    Thank You~

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  27. Sorry to say I am / will be MIA for the next little while too.... So scuse my absence in advance!!!! Looooove that by. Adore the whole card - the colours are BRILL!!! Hope you had a fan fa,ily & scrappy time away!!!!!

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  28. Love, love, love this Becca.....that background is fabulous. Carol x

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  29. Wow, love love love this background! Great tag, pops off of the yellow!

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  30. Super fun background you created. The tag just pulls it all together. TFS

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  31. Super yummy background Becca - really love that one and will pin this to one of my inspiration boards. I am waiting for Stamplorations stamps and stencils and can't wait to play! I think I may need to invest into some Distress paints too, but not right now as I have some other paints coming and a lot to use up before I purchase any more new. Thanks for the hop and, as always, the awesome inspiration huni, hope you're having a good week Karen xx

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  32. Super cool and wonderful color choices, Becca.

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  33. This is just terrific Becca, love your design! You've used the stamp set beautifully!

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  34. The detail of the pennant line creates a great accent for the card.

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  35. Clever way to do the background! That bow is A.MAZ.ING! Gorgeous bold card!

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  36. What a fabulous card Becca - love how you used the stencil, and your designs on the banners. As for that bow - it is fabulous
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  37. Hey Becca, Awesome card! LOVE the colour combo...so cool...

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  38. "BOw"-tiful card ! I am in love with the bg..its very nice and black tag pops on it !

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  39. Love the fun banner and the gorgeous bg, Becca!!! The bow is beautiful!!! Lovely artsy card!!!
    Have a great day!!!

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  40. OOH, the way you traced around the tribal's really make them pop!! Great job

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  41. OOH, the way you traced around the tribal's really make them pop!! Great job

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  42. Fabulous creation Becca as always, it's a stunner and colours are perfect.xx
    {The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

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  43. Beautiful card, I especially love the fun background you created!

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  44. Is elegant-grunge a thing? It should be, because you nailed it with this fantabulous card!

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  45. This is a fun card for sure! I love the brightness of it and the freehand style works perfect.

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  46. You have such a way with words! I love reading your posts! And seeing your gorgeous cards! Oh that family crop sounds like it was so much fun - I wish my family was crafty! Love how you made the background on this one - you are so creative - never would have thought of this!

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  47. I LIKE THIS - so cool and funky looking!! That background is awesome times amazing and I love the colors on this card!! You have done a spectacular job!! So glad that you had fun at the crop with 19 members of your family - you are lucky!!! Have a fabulous day!!!

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  48. Love the stripes with the wacky greek key's and the colors are just up my alley. Love!

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  49. Welcome back...lol...I don't even have 19 family members never mind 19 crafty family members. Your card is gorgeous.

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  50. Great background and I love the chevron bow! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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  51. Its a perfect party creation with your fab designing!

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  52. Fab card! Love the black and yellow! xxx

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  53. ohhhhhhh how i lubs this... yowza!!! that stencil so totally rocks as well! yet another triumph, missy!!! ♥

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  54. The background looks fabulous!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!
    Anni

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  55. I love how you get a reverse print from the left over paint on stencils and yours look just super with the black outlines...great card Becca.. the black and white and yellow is cool

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  56. Three day crafting retreat with your family? Such fun! And your card is also 'such fun' with the sunflowery yellow and black combination! The tribal swirls are a delightful background! More dazzle and delight!
    hugs~c

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  57. Becca that big bow is awesome
    the design is funastic and looove the color combo
    I am off Becca tired but love all your design card hugs, Monika

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