Hello everyone and welcome to the Happy Little Stampers new release Blog Hop! Why not grab a cuppa and settle down with us for a while.
We are celebrating the release of 6 gorgeous new stamp sets from Happy Little Stampers and a whole host of designers have tons of inspiration to share with you.
I am going to be highlighting a couple of the sets - so let's get down to it.
My first card uses Especially For You
I used the beautiful flower from the set and embossed it a couple of times with white embossing powder before colouring them with my new Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens.
The sentiments are from the previously released Everyday Sentiments set, and I cut the panel out with a stitched rectangle die before layering it up, and finishing it off with a few glitter gems.
My next card used the spray of flowers from the Especially For you set. This time I cut an oval shaped mask and and placed it on a panel of card which I cut with a stitched rectangle die.
I stamped the flowers round the edge of the mask with black ink, then removed it and coloured the flowers with the same markers. I die cut a thin oval frame of yellow card to highlight the centre of the oval and stamped the greetings which came from the Rainy Days stamp set.
I used the pens to add little dots around the sentiment, then layered up the card on some fun foam and used a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen in the flower centres to finish it off.
Next I used the cute cloud and sun stamp from the Rainy Days stamp set. I stamped the cloud onto a stitched rectangle of card and also stamped and cut a mask from a full stick post it note.
I masked off the cloud and then used my Clarity stencil brush to brush on a few colours of blue distress ink over the entire panel. I removed the mask and coloured using the Illustrator pens, before stamping a few raindrops which I covered with a glaze pen to make them look like water.
My final card used the butterfly from the Especially For You set. I took black card and added some Pixie Powders in Firework Burst and Silver Dream, before spraying with water to create a background.
Once the card was dry, I cut a postage panel with a Sizzix die and stamped and embossed a rectangle in the centre with silver embossing powder. On another piece of the card, I stamped and embossed the large butterfly and also a small one from the previously released Thinking of You set, and I fussy cut and shaped them.
I stamped and embossed a couple of the sentiments from the set, added the butterflies and then layered the panel on to some silver mirri card, before placing it onto the base card.
Well that's it from me, but if you are following the hop in order, you now need to visit the fabulous Susan Renshaw
Don't worry if you get lost because here is a list of all the participants
Carol Steedman you are here
and you have a full week to visit everyone.
Enjoy the hop and thanks for stopping by.