Saturday, 4 February 2017

For The Love Of Stamps DT samples - Hoppy Easter

Back again with my second blog post For The Love Of Stamps by Hunkydory launch - this time using the Hoppy Easter stamp set and mask - this set is ideal for getting all those Easter cards done but also could be used for general cards too as there are a couple of sentiments there suitable for everyday cards!

I opted for a 5" x 5" card this time, and thought it would be nice to go for pinks and purples this time round.  I cut some white card slightly smaller than the actual card, and randomly blended Milled Lavender and Tattered Rose Distress Inks around it, I then took the mask and blended some Milled Lavender through the chevron markings (again randomly over the card).  I matted this on to a piece of purple paper (Pretty Pastel paper pad) slightly larger in size, and glued this to the card blank.  I cut another piece of white card, the same length as background and the width I liked, and using Versafine stamped eggs over it.  I coloured the eggs in using my Chameleon pens ( PK3 and PR4), and matted this on to some purple paper too - I tied some white organza ribbon around this panel and attached it to the card blank with foam pads.  I stamped the bunny using Versafine and coloured it in using the Chameleon pens, cut it out, and used foam pads to attach it to the panel.  The card was finished off by adding a sentiment.

I love this card and is one of the ones which doesn't scream Easter but shows how versatile this stamp set is.  It's a 6" x 4" card and was so simple to make.  I stamped the sentiment using Versafine ink randomly over the entire card blank front, and tied a piece of black organza ribbon around the top.  I took 2 of the white and silver oval die cuts and stamped the bunny on to the larger one, and the sentiment on to the smaller one.  I coloured the rabbits ears and feet using Spun Sugar DI, and his bow tie using my Chameleon marker (BK4).  The ovals were attached to the card blank using foam pads.

My final card is a 7" x 5" card, and I thought 'why not have a bunny juggling Easter Eggs!'.  I cut white card stock slightly smaller than the card blank, and another piece slightly smaller than this piece.  I took the larger piece and blended Peacock Feathesr DI around the edges.  On the other piece of card I used Versafine to randomly stamp eggs and flowers all over, then coloured them in using Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade and Peacock Feathers - I then matted this on to the larger piece using glue, and attached to the card blank.  I cut another 2 pieces of white card stock ( one measuring 4 3/4" x 3 3/4" and one slightly smaller) and took the larger piece and again blended Peacock Feathers around the edges.  I took the smaller piece and stamped the bunny at the bottom, and the sentiment at the top.  On scrap white card I stamped 9 small eggs, coloured them in then cut them out.  These were attached around the bunny using foam pads to look as if he is juggling.  This panel was matted onto the larger panel, then attached to card using foam pads.  I finished off the card by adding my usual Star Dust Stickles to give a wee bit of sparkle.

That's all my samples finished for this months launch, I hope you liked them and will have a go at making some of your own.  Please do get in touch to let me know what you think.  

Till next time...Happy Crafting!

For The Love Of Stamps DT samples - Dino Friends

Hi's time for the latest launch from For The Love Of Stamps by Hunkydory  My first blog will be showing the samples I made using the fantastic Dino Friends stamp set and mask - these little guys are so cute and I absolutely love the 'You Don't Look A Day Over Prehistoric' sentiment!

The first card I made was the 7" x 7" shown above.  I cut white card stock slightly smaller than the card blank, and another piece measuring slightly over 4" x 4".  Distress inks used this time were Candied Apple, Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade, Shabby Shutters, and Bundled Sage.  I randomly placed the mask over the card stock and blended through the word DANGER using Black Soot, I then repeated this, blending Candied Apple through the scratch marks.  I finished this background by stamping the ferns in Shabby Shutters, then matted it onto a piece of black card and glued this to the card blank.  On the smaller piece of white card I started by stamping the T-Rex in Versafine (Onyx Black) and then masked him off, and stamped the Stegosaurus beside him, I then masked off this dinosaur and stamped the large dinosaur at the back.  I added the small nest of eggs and then coloured everything in using the Distress Inks - I then matted this onto black card too, and used foam pads to attach it to the centre of the card blank.  To finish off I stamped both sentiments using Versafine, cut them out and matted both onto black cards and added them to the card with some foam pads.

This is a little 6" x 4" card and I personally love the simplicity of it.  I stamped 3 dinosaurs onto some white card and coloured them in using Shabby Shutters, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple - I then cut them out.  I cut a strip of white card measuring roughly 6 " x 1" and stamped dino feet on it using Versafine Ink, and matted this on to a piece of black card, then glued this on to the left hand side of the card blank.  I stamped out the fab sentiment, and matted this also on to black card, and used foam pads to add it to the top of the card.  I finished off by sticking my dinosaurs to the card and adding some Star Dust Stickles.

These stamps were so much fun to use and I will definitely be making some more cards with them....I hope you enjoyed seeing how my samples were made and as always please do get in touch if you have any questions or have any comments.

Happy Crafting!
Hugs Lorre-Anne