Challenge: Love to Stamp

50dollar_voucher_600pxThis week we are loving on all things related to stamping! It’s totally up to you and there are soooo many ways you could tie your project into this week’s challenge! Simon is, as always, offering a generous $50 voucher that will be randomly drawn from the eligible entries each week. Join the fun by creating a project this week – and for your chance to win a $50 voucher you should hop on over and join in the challenge here.


What did I make? I went super inky + some new stamp goodness for a card.



1. On thick cardstock set doily stencil and ink with various colors. Then coat with glossy gel medium and let dry.

2. Die cut cardstock heart, stamp with star and word stamps. Then ink the whole heart and edge with brown ink. Set aside.

3. Paint metal word accent, let dry. Then scratch away (use sanding paper) the paint leaving paint only in the letters indentations.

4. Once dry, take that cardstock that was stenciled and rub lightly with distress ink. Wipe away any excess.

5. Assemble card by placing the stenciled paper (with torn edges) onto cardstock. Then add washi tape, heart, metal accent, and stitch ribbon into place as a finishing touch.


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Have a great (crafty) week!



  1. I haven’t done anything like this for a while. You have really inspired me with your beautiful card. Thanks so much for the instructions on how you did it too! Beautiful!!!

  2. stampersuzz says:

    Yummy colors! Love the pretty stencils with the great design!

  3. This card is so beautiful, May. The colors and patterns on the background are gorgeous. :)

  4. Miriam Prantner says:

    This is so pretty! Love that gel medium!

  5. This is so pretty May and I adore the colours you’ve chosen to use! A really fantastic design and a great card… :)

  6. What a fabulous card! Loving the colours! I have also made a Valentine’s Day card without using any red. In my case Orange is the new Red :) Best wishes, Ingrid xx

  7. Love this card May! The texture is so pretty and so is the ribbon stitched to the card! Hugs, Sandra

  8. Wonderful card! Love the colors you chose.

  9. Marcie Lovett says:

    Of all the work on that card, the first thing I noticed (and what I like best) is the smashed-up, sewn-down ribbon. You always have great ideas, May.

  10. Pretty purples!! Love the embossing paste texture :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  11. That is so pretty May

  12. MAy this is a fab card! love the colors you used in this work and the stencil is wonderful! BArbarayaya

  13. Michelle t says:

    Beautiful colors on the card. I love the metal plate and the ribbon makes such a pretty accent. Michelle t

  14. What a lovely card. I love that texture and the pleated ribbon.

  15. Catherine A says:

    I just love this card – it’s romantic and relaxing :)

  16. Thanks for sharing the use of gel medium with the stencil– I was wondering how you achieved that effect. Its different than when using embossing paste and I really like the effect you achieved on your card. Yeah for purples :)

  17. Love this technique and the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing!

  18. That is an amazing card. I love this color combination. Thank you for including the step so I can try something similar.

  19. Beautiful card May! Love the artsy background and fancy ribbon treatment!

  20. Lovely card May! That background is fabulous.

  21. I love this card May. It turned out so cool with your techniques you used…

    Nancy T.

  22. Julie Pike says:

    A beautiful card! I love the vibrant colours. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Stunning colour and shimmer on that texture!
    Alison x

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