Sunday, 20 November 2016

Happy Little Stampers New Release Blog Hop!

Hi there

Today I'd like to welcome you to the Happy Little Stampers blog hop to celebrate the release of six new fabulous stamp sets.




My fellow Design Teamies will be sharing their projects using these new stamp sets and to be in with a chance of winning a fabulous prize of a $50 gift certificate to the HLS Shop all you have to do is join in the hop and comment along the way.  A winner will be chosen at random from all the comments left.  The hop will run for one week, finishing at 12pm AEST on 28 November.

A full list of the designers taking part is shown below, so if you've joined mid-hop you can pop to the beginning following the link.




My first card uses a lovely new Christmas set called Christmas Joy, a great mix of festive sentiments and images...



I started by die cutting a stitched oval from some Strathmore Bristol cardstock and stamped the sentiment in black ink.  I then stamped and heat embossed the poinsettias and holly in white surrounding the sentiment.  I then coloured the images with Zig markers and blended with water.  I added a little shading around the images in a blue/grey colour just to add some interest.  I then popped the oval up on some 3D foam onto a card base which had been scored horizonally across the centre.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Christmas Joy
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Coloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
  • Die: Lil' Inkers - Stitched Oval 

I'd like to link this card up at the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #452 - Christmas/Holidays
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #220 - Photo Inspiration
Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge #177 - Embossing Heat or Dry
Stamping Sensations - November Challenge - Christmas Greetings
Penny Black and More - November Challenge - Anything Christmas
Happy Little Stampers - November Christmas Challenge - Watercolour






I went a bit crazy with my second card, well, crazy for me as I usually create with clean lines but I wanted to give these balloons the Brusho treatment...and Brushos like to do their own thing!  This card uses the new Simply Said set which is full of great sentiments, a balloon and a heart...



On some Derwent watercolour cardstock I stamped the balloons and heat embossed in white.  I then brushed some water over and around each balloon before sprinkling some Brusho crystals over each one.  A little more water was required to activate the crystals so I spritzed a little and that's when it got a little out of control.  But I think the design suits the fabulous bold sentiment which was heat embossed in white onto some black cardstock.  The panel was adhered over some red cardstock and adhered flat to the cardbase before the strip was popped up on 3D foam.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Simply Said
  • Ink: VersaMark; Brusho - Brilliant Red, Purple, Turquoise
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Cardstock from stash

I'd like to link this one up at the following challenge:

AAA Cards - Game #78 - Circles (may not be CAS enough, please disregard if it's not)




And finally, a one layer card uses a great new set called Wish You Were Here which has sentiments in a great font, together with some world famous images, and the female silhouette which I've used here...



I masked off a vertical panel and blended three colours of Distress Ink.  I then used the Ghosting Technique of spritzing water through a stencil and blotting away some of the colour.  I stamped the silhouette and sentiment in black ink before adding some gentle splatters using the same colours of Distress Ink mixed with a little water.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Wish You Were Here
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stencil: Tim Holtz - Dot Fade

I'd like to link this card up at the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS - Challenge #101 - Ombre
My Time to Craft - Challenge #334 - No layers
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Happy Birthday



Here is the order of the hop, and be sure to comment along the way to be in with a chance of winning that fabulous prize!

Thanks so much for popping by, and good luck!


34 comments:

  1. Lady after my own heart with the vellum and zigs so love this look.. Wonderful new stamps, highlighted perfectly.. And in love with the silhouette lady a must have, love that blended panel too the colours are so pretty.

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  2. Such a fabulous collection of cards, Anita! I really love how you created the ombre effect on the last one...It really makes your Silhouette pop on this card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

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  3. wonderful cards, I love the balloon one - how the color did its own thing.

    Barb Housner

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  4. Sensational group of cards, Anita!! Wow! I love them all. The poinsettia's and holly seem to be floating. Love the colouring. I adore the brusho balloons. Kudos for letting the brushos do their thing :) Your last card is fantastic. The silhouette looks amazing with those beautiful colours and splats behind it. Great work!! xx

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  5. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  6. Fabulous designs Anita and I adore your use of the balloons and the water colours, so arty. Thanks for joining AAA

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  7. I felt in love with the poinsettia card. Love other ones too they are so colorful.
    Greetings Michelle

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  8. Three fabulous cards Anita! I love the look of the brushos on the balloons. An unexpected and awesome result!!

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  9. Amazing set of cards Anita. The poinsettia & leaves look almost 3D, bit like those really expensive paper weights. The brusho balloons are totally fabulous, love the randomness of the brusho. And the final card is superbly CAS, love that ghosting technique.

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  10. Gorgeous collection of cards .... love the poinsettias, the Brusho balloons look so cool and I love the simplicity of the silhouette xx

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  11. Wow Anita! All of your creations look amazing!! I really love the top poinsettia card as it looks so elegant!! You've done brilliant work with the coloring in all of them!! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  12. Wow!!! What a great set of cards! My absolute favorite is the Christmas card - a real stunner ;o))) Thank you so much for playing along with our "Embossing" challenge over at the Crafty Cardmakers. Hope to see you again next time! ;o) Happy crafting, Maike

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  13. What a fab collection Anita - they are all so different and creative! I particularly love the poinsettia card - the skillful shadowing really makes the flowers look 3D! :-) xx

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  14. very pretty cards!! I simply love the first floral scene and the coloring you've done with the zigs, its gorgeous.
    Cheers
    Preety

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  15. A lovely collection of makes and really love the sheer elegance of the Poinsettia card, many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

    B x

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  16. Love your messy watercoloured balloons. Such a fun card. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

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  17. What a fantastic trio of delight Anita. Loving each one and all so different too. The super elegance of those poinsettias against the riot of brusho balloons then I'm swooning over that last one and can't wait to ink up that image too - yep! I couldn't resist that set either!!! LOL. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards too with your balloon card. Sarah x

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  18. Amazing set of cards, Anita,and your poisettia card is just stunning, beautiful soft colors and shading..Thank you for joining us at ATSM challenge this week, hope to see you again
    Zeljka DT xo

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  19. A gorgeous array of cards, Anita! The poinsettia...oh my! Swooning! You've done Kylie proud in showcasing her products with such style and finesse!
    Hugs~c

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  20. A great set of cards, Anita, but my favourite is the poinsettia one, so elegant, and beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  21. A great array of cards Anita - love your style.

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  22. These simply beautiful cards....but your first card really steals the show, love those wonderful poinsettias.

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  23. love the ZIG coloring on your beautiful Christmas card - thanks for sharing your creation at Addicted to Stamps and More

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  24. Very pretty cards out of an awesome release! :)

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  25. Beautiful Christmas card!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

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  26. Gorgeous set of cards Anita! My favourite is the one with the silhoutte lady!

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  27. Gorgeous use of color for hr challenges!

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  28. Neets thanks for the visit. Loving your poinsettia card, perfection.

    Hugs Erika. x

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  29. Fantastic cards.
    I love the first - it is so elegant.
    the coloring is great and the way some
    of the flowers are flowing off the oval
    is nice.
    the lady silhouette is great - love
    silhouettes.
    thanks for sharing.

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  30. All goregous cards Anita. I love them all, but I am especially fond of the third with the silhouette of shopping woman. Fantastic!! Extra special. Stephanie DT

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  31. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  32. Thank you for joining in with my challenge at crafty cardmakers this time - what lovely cards!

    Jackie

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  33. LOVELY CARDS Anita. Beautiful work. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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