Yes it's Blog Hop time again ....... Happy Little Stampers have a fabulous new stamp release so we thought we'd showcase them all in a Blog Hop.
Six brand new stamp sets .... something for everyone, and every occasion ...... you'll love them!
By joining in with the Blog Hop you'll have the chance to win s $50 Gift Certificate to spend in the HLS store ..... WOW!!!
All you have to do is hop your way through the blog list at the end of this post, and leave a comment on each one ..... easy!
The winner will be drawn from all the names that leave a comment. Make sure you visit ALL of the blogs to be in with a chance to win though. The hop is open until November 28th so you have a whole week to visit them all.
So ....... new stamps to add to your collections ..... grab a cuppa, there's a lot to get through.
I've been paying around with three of the new sets, first up, Especially for You ..... a lovely set of stamps perfect for all sorts of cards
I love this large daisy flower. A simple bit of masking to create some depth, and then add colour
Add one of the fabulous sentiments that also come in the set ..... lovely font
And a few sparkly sequins and dots of glitter glue to finish
Next up ...... Rainy Days ....... again great images and gorgeous fonts on the sentiments
Nice and colourful again ..... and a bit more masking .....
And a touch of glossy accents on the raindrops .....
Finally, my favourite set at the moment ..... Christmas Joy .... gorgeous festive images and some great sentiments ........ perfect for this time of year
Great for making quick and easy cards ...... I love these funky little trees
A simple way to add a bit of dimension ..... fussy cut one of the trees and attach using foam pads
Add a little bit of festive sparkle with a few dots of glitter glue .....
Another really CAS design .....
Layered up again to add a bit more interest
And of course some added sparkle.
And finally ....... that gorgeous poinsettia.
I love these plants and I always have to have a least 2, maybe 3 in the house for Christmas. The sad thing is I can never keep them much longer than the end of December .... (sigh!)
For this design I started out by stamping the sentiment and the poinsettia onto watercolour card using Versamark ink, and embossing with a white powder
Next I spritzed the card with water and sprinkled red Brusho into the centres of the flowers and then spritzed again, quite heavily this time, and let the colour develop and spread over the card.
I mopped up the excess water taking some of the colour out of the background, and then repeated the process again, this time with a green Brusho trying to keep it to the leaves only. I love how the colours blended on the background.
Once I was happy with the background I added a little more red Brusho to the poinsettias and spritzed again ..... finishing off by moving the ink around with a paint brush until I was happy with the depth of colour.
You can see I've sprinkled Chunky White embossing powder over the top ..... another thing I like to do on my Christmas designs. Simply sprinkle the powder randomly onto your design ..... no need to use a Versamark or embossing ink ....... and then heat the powder from underneath. Because your're heating from underneath the powder stays in place ...... even without an ink!
I hope you all love the new stamps as much as the HLS Design Team do. Don't forget to visit all the blogs and see what we've created using them, and if you leave a comment on each one then you could be our lucky winner of the $50 Gift Certificate.
Here's the list of all the participating blogs .......
Happy hopping folks!
Thanks for popping by ........ you next stop should be the lovely Julie Beech but don't worry if you get lost all the designers have the full list on their blog posts so you won't miss a thing!
Cheerio until next time .....