Saturday, 3 October 2020

World Cardmaking Day with Picket Fence Studios

 I have a bright birthday card to share today, using a stencil and a stamp from Picket Fence Studios. Make sure you read on - there's a giveaway! 

UPDATE - winners have been chosen from my blog and from Instagram! Congratulations, Mary L. Holshouser and Beverly Jordan! (both winners have been contacted).

I made this rainbow panel by adding alcohol inks over a stencil and leaving the stencil in place until the inks had dried. I learned this technique from Tim Holtz in one of the amazing live sessions he ran on Facebook earlier this year.


Today we are celebrating World Card Making Day and Erica, one of our design team members, nearing a major milestone of 10K followers on Instagram, with a combined Blog Hop / Insta Hop and giveaway!
Hop along the lineup, follow the design team and leave comments for your chance to win some fabulous prizes.
There is a grand prize from Picket Fence Studios, one $100 gift voucher, as well as smaller prizes on every stop of the hop. The grand prize winner will be drawn from comments left on all the stops, and each design team member will draw their individual winners respectively. I will have 2 prizes - one for the blog hop and one for the Instagram hop!
Rules for the Instagram hop:
1. Follow @pfstamps and me (@michelle_lupton), but don't unfollow once the giveaway is over. That's not cool. Let's stay friends!
2. Like this post and leave a comment. It only needs to be a ❤️.
3. Tag friends you think would like to take part in the giveaway. One per comment.
For the Blog Hop:
1. Leave a comment on this post! 
Giveaway open until October 8th and winners will be announced on this post on October 9th.
Order of the blog hop:
Order of the Instagram hop:
Picket Fence Studios @pfstamps
Erica @erica_cacacraft
Lisa @lisatilson
Michelle @michelle_lupton
Judy @joy_in_a_jar
Angela @bowdangel
Ilina @ilinacrouse
Susie @scmoore488
Lydia @understandblue
Karen @_littleblessings_
Ceal @cealp 
This giveaway is not sponsored, administered or endorsed by Instagram. Open internationally.
No giveaway accounts.
Good luck!!

Thanks for visiting :)


  1. This is stunning! I LOVE how vibrant the inks are, they leave an amazing impression! It was so fun to ZOOM with you last night! Big inky hugs, now go get some sleep! :)

  2. Simply darling! Happy WCMD!

  3. Love the rainbow colours, Michelle! Must give this technique a try! Thanks for the inspiration! Take care! :)

  4. I thought you had added something over the alcohol ink to get that soft cloudy look, how cool that you get that just from leaving the stencil on it while it dries! Gorgeous! Thank you for hopping along with me to celebrate, I really appreciate it!

  5. Happy WCMD!Your colourful card is perfect for a celebration! Jo x

  6. Gorgeous card. Love those colours. Hugz

  7. Cool technique. I will have to look up Tim Holtz's video. Love your card!!

  8. Don't do Instagram so happy to see
    I can join here. The card is
    so colorful and pretty. Love
    the split of white and color.
    thanks for sharing

  9. Beautiful card, Michelle. Such pretty colors! Want to do your technique:)

  10. Awesome rainbow colors and design! Beautiful card!

  11. That is such a beautiful effect. Wondering how long it took to dry, must try that. (Geez that Tim has so many cool techniques). I love how the colors seem to morph . Lovely card! Gosh I dont do the instant gram, but congrats to your friend!

  12. Awesome card and super cool technique! Beautiful colors and design.

  13. So beautiful. Love rainbow cards!

  14. LOVE the stained glass look!!!! Picket Fence Studios line is COOL! Have a super week Michelle!

  15. Wow ! Looks so beautiful. I really want to try this technique now. Love the rainbow colours.

  16. I just love this CAS styling and the burst of!

  17. Hi Michelle,
    Just wondering if you announced your winner for the hop yet. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card.

    1. Apologies - I updated my instagram post and neglected to update my blog post. Winners have been chosen and contacted - thanks!


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