Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fond Expressions 2 - STAMPlorations Blog Hop

Do you ever make a card and then immediately regret it? Not because you don't like it but because then you have a song stuck in your head for the rest of the day and it WON'T. GO. AWAY.

If so, this is not the blog post for you. 

BUT if you like really bright and graphic cards, then you ARE in the right place! 

It's day three of the big ol' hop going on over at STAMPlorations and we're giving away a TON of prizes every day so make sure you go check it out! 

Here's the card I made for the hop today:


We are showcasing the 5 new stamp sets being released and today I got to play around with The Fond Expressions 2 set. 


I loved the Fond Expressions set and I love this one even more. It's got some great sentiments that aren't the normal Happy Birthday or Thank You. 

 



I really wanted the sentiment to be the focal piece and so I designed the entire card based on it. I made a super bright background using gelatos and then I sponged some Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks through the ARTplorations Tribal Swirls stencil. To make the "sun" even more apparent, I added some lines from the Artsy Border Maker set

This card is pretty perfect for the following challenges:
Inkspirational - Melt theme (this card is hot, hot hot!)
613 Ave Create - Anything Goes
Pile it On - Bright Colors
Simon Says Stamp - Citrus with a Twist

As for you - you should go play along in the fun over at STAMPlorations



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

And there's some extra special discounts going on, too!



63 comments:

  1. Another great background with the Tribal Swirls stencil, I need to get that one!

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  2. Becca, beautiful, bold, brilliant, beyond words.....all the B's to describe this creation.xx
     {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

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  3. Oh I love this bright and cheery card. It certainly brings on the heat of the day and love the sentiment. Are they actual stamps or digi?? Yes and now I have that song "Feeling Hot, hot, hot" in my head. :)

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  4. This is stunning, Becca!! The colors are amazing!! I love the tribal stencil!! All of the details are perfect!! And yes, now that song is running through my head ;) Love this my friend!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. Gorgeous, warm, sunshiny feel!

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  6. Really cool design! Love what you're doing with this!

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  7. Beautiful colors and i wish I could figure out my gelatoes more, this is amazing

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    1. Hi Tiffelijah - I had a hard time figuring out how to use them, too until I learned that gesso and gelatos are a perfect pair. I did a little tutorial on this blog post: http://damselofdistressedcards.blogspot.com/2015/03/mixed-media-cards-with-gelatos-collage.html

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  10. This post is for me..!! As bold n graphic are my new favorites ! Awesome card ..

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  11. Bright. Bold. Beautiful. Becca! This card is so hot and just the kinda I want remember! Thanks for the hop. :)

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  12. That looks just like the sun does here in California. That background....well....shines. Gorgeousness.

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  13. I just love how you created the background so the sentiment really does shine-a real beauty and so great to see you join us at Ink

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  14. What a delightful card with super warm colours, loving it!!!! Cheers, Kris.

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  15. Gorgeous card! I really love the font of these sentiments.

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  16. Love your gorgeous background Becca, perfect for the sentiment. I need that stencil! Carol x

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  17. WOW Becca, sunny warm gorgeous card!!

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  18. I love how you have used the expression as the middle of the sun! Super creative card.

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  19. Beautifully bright background - love how you made it and the card is stunning:)

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  20. Awesome card, Becca! I have missed so much while being on my blog break! Now that song is stuck in my head but that's okay LOL! Love how you made this so sunshiney and fun! I'm going to check out your other makes!

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  21. Sure love this - orange is my fav color so of course I am totally drawn to your card Becca! Love how you designed this one. Great background for the sentiment. Thanks bunches for such a great inspiration. j.

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  22. Wow, fantastic card! Love the stamps and the colors! Great blending!

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  23. Pure sunshine perfection Becca - am loving this blog hop as I am seeing so much inspiration from all of the team Karen x

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  24. This is a very pretty card. I love the blending of the oranges and yellows. TFS

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  25. LOVE the colors on this - bright, sunshine-y and gorgeous!!! That cool stencil was used again and I am thinking that I need one of those to come and live at my house!! You have shown me amazing things done with it!! You are such a remarkable individual and beautiful person!!! Take care and keep smiling!!!

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  26. You card really pops and I love how the stencil patter comes through so strong
    Mary

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  27. Wow! I am loving the mixed media feel on this card! Love the mix of gelatos with distress ink and stenciled background. The sentiment has a wonderful background to rest upon. Thanks for encouraging us to use some of the awesome tools we have in our craft rooms that often are overlooked. Smiles =)

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  28. Oh Becca this is one radiant card and I LOVE it!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  29. Oh my...Becca...BEAUTIFUL card! The warm colours just pop...so perfect for the quote...

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  30. This is really awesome Becca!! Love the bold and bright colors of this!! :)

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  31. I love the gorgeous bright colours and the stencil is so pretty!

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  32. Stunning, absolutely love it ... the colors, layout, design ... just perfect! ☺ xxx

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  33. Stunning, absolutely love it ... the colors, layout, design ... just perfect! ☺ xxx

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  34. Stunning, absolutely love it ... the colors, layout, design ... just perfect! ☺ xxx

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  35. Oh my ! This is the warmest sunshine ever :) love this beauty

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  36. Wonderful creation with lovely stenciling technique. Wonderful showing of how you accomplished your project as well. Thank you so much for visiting our neighborhood, 613 Avenue Create, and joining our Challenge. Have a blessed day!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  37. So bright and happy...and now I am singing along with you ;-)

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  38. Love how your mixed media background glows for your perfect sentiment. TFS Becca

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  39. WOWZERS! Awesome background and I love the big sentiment stamps!

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  40. Love this strikingly beautiful creation, Becca!

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  41. Great use of gelatos with beautiful stencil work and these sentiment is just perfect!

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  42. totally hear ya on the ear worm issue, but as things go, one could do worse than the temps singin' "my girl" in one's brain for all eternity. ok, maybe not allllllll eternity, but i've had way worse songs stuck in my head & if you ever really annoy me, i'll send you the complete list via email, lol! (which... could never happen b/c you're the sweetest chick on t'internet, obviously!) song cues nothwithstanding, this is a ♥FAB♥ card by any conceivable standard!!! :)

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  43. Such a fabulous card, love the pattern and texture of the stenciled background. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

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  44. Great technique Becca, love this bright and cheerful card

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  45. Great technique Becca, love this bright and cheerful card

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  46. beautiful background!! love the colors you have used..

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  47. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

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  48. Fiery, sunny, warm and wonderful! WOW!
    hugs~c

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  49. awesome card, warm and glowing.
    Thanks for letting me know about my win....I am so excited to get to play with this set!
    hugs,
    K

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  50. Wow, this is stunning! Love the colors and how you made the background! Love it!

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  51. feel hot looking at your sunny card Becca
    lovely hot sunny card my friend
    hugs, Monika

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  52. This card has so much heat that it can be heated in winter happy owner. Beautiful, unusual colors, so much energy. I love how the individual elements permeate each. A wonderful inspiration.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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