Jul 20

StampNation Beach Vacation Blog Hop

Written by: iwona    188 Comments

Today we are kicking off the StampNation Summer Beach Vacation event with a Blog Hop.

Each of the StampNation Dream Team members, along with some of our crafty friends, are hopping along sharing cards inspired by our first challenge, “Beach Style”, as well as a peek at our favorite projects from the event!

Here’s my card for the first challenge.

I started by stamping Simon Says Stamp Wide Stripes on a white card base with Platinum Planet Brilliance ink. Then I cut a layer of patterned paper from the Fresh Cut paper pad (Basic Grey) and decorated it with a strip of Kelly Purkey glitter washi tape. I die cut the Polaroid frame from Penny Black in Cosmo Cricket Simple Surfaces patterned paper, and stamped the sentiment from Waltzingmouse My Island stamp set in white pigment ink (WPlus9). I stamped and fussy cut the palms from the same WMS stamp set, and mounted over the scene created by layering stamps from WMS (same set again), and splats from WPlus9 & SU! stamp sets, over a lightly watercoloured white cardstock panel. I finished the card by adding a couple of sequins from Neat & Tangled.

It’s time to hop along now. Make sure you leave comments at each of the blogs listed below to be eligible to win…

One of THREE one month StampNation memberships!


$25 Pretty Pink Posh Gift Certificate

Ellen Hutson $25 Gift Certificate

Choice of Lawn Fawn Stamp Set & Let’s Polka 6 x 6 Pad

For each of these prizes, one winner will be randomly drawn from all the blog hop comments. A second winner will be chosen from all the challenge entries at StampNation!

Not a member yet?
Now is is the perfect time!

You will have have until 11:59 pm EST on July 27th to leave a comment. Winners will be chosen randomly and will be announced on Monday, July 28th on Catherine’s blog.

Iwona Palamountain – you are HERE!

Click the graphics below, to get you to the next blog! Have fun and good luck 🙂


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188 thoughts on “StampNation Beach Vacation Blog Hop

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  3. Love the subtle stripes and texture! This is the closest I’ve been to palm trees in years.
    Thanks for the warm breeze:)

  4. Very cool card! Those palm trees are amazing, and I love how they pop out of the frame. That background is stunning.

  5. Always look for creative ways to use the Penny Black frame, one of my favorite dies. Having the trees stick outside the die makes it so realistic.

  6. Wow ! Love your card. From the brilliant colors to the way the palm trees pop out of the picture this really catches the eye

  7. What a fun card. I love the sparkle of the sequins, but I especially like the way your trees pop right out of the card.

  8. Your card is so beautiful! I love all of the wonderful layered elements and the gorgeous sunshine colors! It’s really amazing!

  9. I so love your style. Thanks for the nice explanation how you layered textures, images and color and created the great dimension. The contrast of the B&W palms is perfect!

  10. wonderful card…love the way the black polaroid really makes the background pop and the great addition of the gold accent.

  11. Fun blog hop and gorgeous card ~ love the scene you created! I just purchased SU’s Gorgeous Grunge, so I’m excited to try something similar. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂

  12. Such depth and dimension with awesome color. I was immediately pulled into the photo. Love the card. Thank you.

  13. Chupa I so love those trees I will I had then in my backyard!!! Loving this beach week it is so fun hanging with friends & I have beach weather here in Michigan yahoo♥

  14. Wow! You have all kinds of things happening in your card. My eye is drawn to the great colors in the background first and then I see those cool palm trees pop out of your frame. Great beach theme card!

  15. Wow, your card is gorgeous! Love the palm trees and your use of color. Stunning. I could picture this scene in my mind…….somewhere on an island…..”

  16. Love the artsy look of your card. Lots of detail. It’s obvious you worked hard to make it seem simple.

  17. Really creative. I would never have created that – – but I really like the balance, the color, the bold palm trees. Nice job!

  18. Great job on the Palm trees. Isn’t that Polaroid stamp fun? So may ways it can be used. Love the sunset and the splash of gold.

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