Did you get to check out yesterdays Instagram Hop yet? There was a ton of amazing inspiration there.
Today we're continuing the celebrations with a Blog Hop and a giveaway. Leave a comment at each stop on the hop because someone is going to receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the shop. Winners will be announced May 20th on Catherine's blog.
Here's a breakdown of all the bundles and what's available in each one. There are links for you to these in the shop at the bottom of the post.
A Page From The Book Bundle
Poignant Poppies Stamp Set 6x8
Poignant Poppies Dies
Words From the Wizard Background Stamp
Never Forget Fern Stamp Set
Be Strong Word Die
Take Courage Stamp Set 6x8
Take Courage Dies
Enchanted Forest Bundle
F as in...Background Stamp
Forest Foliage Stamp Set
Forest Foliage Dies
Fluttering Friends Stamp Set
Fluttering Friends Dies
Just Wonderful Floral Stamp Set 6x8
Just Wonderful Floral Dies
Father's Day Bundle
Buffalo Plaid Background Stamp
Wild About You Stamp Set
Wild About You Dies
Hey, Mister Stamp Set 6x8
Wood Slice Dies
Lumberjack Patterned Paper
Motor City Sequin Mix
Urban Oasis Ink Pads Bundle
Queen For a Day
All the bundles are fantastic but for me the Father's Day Bundle is what grabbed me right away.
I absolutely love everything in it.
All the products are available individually as well.
My first card is a shaker card. I started by stamping the Buffalo Plaid Background stamp onto Sand Dunes card stock using Queen For a Day ink. You can see in the picture above that it's a very purple ink but when I stamped it on the Sand Dunes card stock it's more of a purpley-blue and really seemed to match the color of the starred paper I used from the Lumberjack
Patterned Paper Pack.
I cut the panel to 3 5/8 x 4 7/8" and then cut a circle out a little above the center of the panel using the 4th largest circle from the Circles Dies set.
I then cut the patterned paper and a piece of acetate to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4". I positioned the stamped panel over top of the designer paper and lightly traced on a circle so I could see where I was going to stamp and emboss the sentiment. After that was done I die cut a bunch of trees, stamped 3 of them with Sage and Icing on the Cake inks. I added 2 of the white trees to the patterned paper as well as a moon that I die cut from white card stock.
Next I added the acetate to the back of the stamped panel, added one of the stamped trees and then added two layers of craft foam. I piled on a bunch of the Motor City Sequin Mix over top of the scene I was building and then adhered the panel to the patterned paper.
To finish the card I added the remaining trees to the front of the card and then the sentiment that I stamped with Juniper Mist and Sage inks. I made the Sage colored card stock by swiping the Sage ink pad onto some white card stock. I added that strip to a Mirrors card base and then added the rest of the card.
Now this next card is super quick and easy to make and would be a great one to mass produce. You could change out the patterned paper and the color of the deer for a completely different look. The paper is from the Lumberjack Patterned Paper and the Deer is from the Wild About You Dies. I added the deer to some craft foam cut with the same die for some dimension.The sentiment is from the Here We Come A-Caroling stamp set and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
This next card features a stamp set that is available for StampNation members only and is called Advice From the Cat Background stamp.
I started by sponging all the new colors onto a white panel - Queen For a Day at the top, next is Rouge, Lemongrass
and then Sage. The leaves on the background were made with the To The Point Cover Plate. I cut a piece of card stock with the cover plate and then brushed on some gesso. When it was dry I had a stencil. I placed it on my inked panel and then removed ink with a wet wipe. Typically you would add ink when using a stencil but using a wet wipe and removing ink is a fun technique to try. I stamped the background stamp with Midnight ink, added it to a black piece of card stock to frame it and then added it to the card base.
Now it's TIME TO HOP!
Catherine - Start here
Susan - That's me
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and thanks so much for visiting!
Below is a link to all the goodies I used, just click on the picture to be taken to where you can purchase the product. I use affiliate links when possible which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.Thank you for your support.