Tuesday, April 3, 2012

NEW RELEASE Blog Hop

Woohoo! SweetStamps has just released twelve new stamp designs today and the design team is celebrating with a Blog Hop! 

You should have come here from Sandy's blog, if not, please hop back to the beginning of the DT list to complete the hop and collect all the letters:
Tamara
Sandy
Stacey (you are here)

Make sure you've left a comment on each DT members blog to qualify as a winner. You could win some of these new stamp images:
  • From the Garden - featuring six beautiful large size floral images
  • Silhouette ATCs - a set of four fancy butterflies, a pixie and a pretty bouquet
  • Borders - three stripes (great for creating your own custom paper), ring around the rosey and a beautiful baroque border 

I've been having a lot of fun playing with these new images! With the Three Stripes Border you can make awesome background papers like this one which was stamped with Fuschia Fizz and Valentine Shades™ Dye Ink: 


I love the clean and simple look of the card below, Baroque Border was stamped twice in French Roast Shades™ Dye Ink on cream CS and the edges sponged with Brownie Shades™ Dye Ink, then layered onto a dark brown panel that was cut with Japanese Lace Pattern Die from Cheery Lynn Designs. The Little Stackers French Flair was cut from cream CS, sponged with Brownie Shades™ Dye Ink and mounted to the card front with foam dots to add dimension. The flower was made from Candi that was folded and glued around a Candi base (adhered with Candi Fix foam dots) using Ultimate Glue.
  

I used Three Stripes Border in Amaryllis and Beach Shades™ Dye Ink to create the plaid background below. Dahlia was stamped with White Dye Ink onto 36# Vellum and heat embossed with Black Sparkle EP. The flower was colored with watercolor pencils and blended with a Dove Blender. I even fussy cut this image and adhered it to the background using V2 Vellum Adhesive Spray.

For a super quick card, stamp Baroque Border on one side of the card front, sponge ink onto the other side, adhere ribbon down the length of the card and adorn with a flower. I added some highlights to the stamped border by tracing areas with a Clear Gelly Roll Stardust Pen.

Below is the lovely Carnation stamped in White Dye Ink onto 36# Vellum and heat embossed with Medieval Metals EP. The flower was colored with Pitt Artist Pens (in red) and a Dove Blender. Two sided ribbon was attached along the side and bottom, and a knot of the same ribbon was tied to the ribbon on the side.


If you've been playing along in our New Release Blog Hop, this is your last stop and I have a hint for you: 

The letters you've collected make up three words:
_ _ _ _    _ _ _    _ _ _ _ _ _

Once you've unscrambled the letters and figured out the secret phrase, please post a comment on the SweetStamps blog with your answer.
 

Good luck and Happy Stamping!

 

30 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just gorgeous work! I did not think about a plaid background with that stamp- I love the border stamp in brown and WOWzers on the flowers on Vellum! I love the flower images- and look forward to creating more with them!

Sharon Roselli said...

love your creations! not everyone had a post Calyspo and one other. so I don't have all the letters.

Becky Dunham said...

Oh my goodness Stacey - all of these projects are so gorgeous! I love all the ideas you have shown! I want all of these images, but I need that baroque border :) Thanks for the fun game and for the chance to win!

Jan Scholl said...

I am really stupid at anagrams. I think its From The Garden but it could be Damn Hog Ferret. Yeah, I am high on Benedryl. Have a wonderful spring with your family. I am going to bed now.

Theresa said...

I love your backgrounds. Amazing what you can do with stamps.
Thanks for the hint. I am missing a couple letters so not sure if I can figure it out. Hope so because it would be great to win one of these stamps.

Bonnie Brown said...

Great ideas with the new releases!! I love how you created backgrounds with the stripe border. You have to be able to stamp straight multiple times; hmm...not sure it is within me to do that!!! LOL!!

Linda said...

I do love your thinking as I create background stamps with my collections also, so you have introduced us all to a whole new world out there of fun. I enjoy all of your designs.

Linda said...

Your cards are just AMAZING!! I love how you have coloured the blooms on the last one as it looks like glass!!! Each of your cards are FANTASTIC!!!!

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Nancy said...

Beautiful work. I like all the backgrounds you stamped!

Jenn said...

I really love the colors of your carnation. It turned out so pretty. I know I have already said this...but I just love this release. The flowers are all just beautiful.

Jenn

Judy said...

I love the way you used the stamps, especially the 3 stripes! Your cards are simply works of art!!
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BarbaraW said...

Love the creative backgrounds. Great cards.

Tami B. said...

I would have totally blown the stripes stamp off if it weren't for seeing the great backgrounds you can make with it. You and the other ladies all did a great job.

E. Marie said...

Love all your beautiful projects. So creative with these lovely new images.

Linda said...

Wow all of these are just fabulous Stacey!!!!!You really worked on these!!!!! Absolutely stunning!!!!! way to go!!!! Wow!!!

julieprice3 said...

Gorgeous creations Stacey
Hugs Julie P

silvia said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Bonnie said...

great stamped backgrounds & pretty embellishments

dmbennett said...

Beautiful cards Stacey. Love how you did that background with the stripe stamp, I'll have to give it a try. All the new stamps are great and I can't wait to stamp more of them and create....

Jo4Him said...

Fabulous projects; love the creativity and tips on using stamps in different ways. Thanks for sharing.

Scrappin' Annie said...

Thank you so much for sharing your stamping techniques here. I just love all of your creations and will definitely be visiting you again. Thank you for the great blog hop too

Melisa Waldorf said...

Your cards are very pretty and I love the pattern you created with the repeat stamping!

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Love what you did with the three stripes border! You always have such wonderful ideas. Beautiful cards Stacey!

Divinity said...

great ways to use the different stamps! love the first one with the borders stamps! very pretty cards :)

Vickie Kertz said...

Some great inspiration here. Love the flowers and the dies.

mtscrapgal said...

You have knocked my socks off with your cards. You showed us so many ways to use the beautiful stamps. You are an artist, Stacy.Thanks

mags said...

Lovely work. Just love what you have done with the stamps, the possibilities are endless.
Mags
x

Cathi said...

Very creative ways to use the stamp set! This is why I love doing these hops - I get so inspired from so many talented artists! thanks

Sandy Fredrick said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the coloring on the Carnation. Love the simple design on the Baroque Border with the ribbon and flower. Love the coloring on the Dahila and the background you made for it. My very favorite is the brown card using the Baroque Border and the Candis, very elegant. Love all the new designs.

~ Kendra ~ said...

I love the three stripes border stamp!! LOVE the paper you created, what a fun design and colors!! Thanks for the inspiration!! The second card is so simple and elegant!! The others are just as amazing as well!! What an awesome release!! Love the stamps!!