Sunday, September 20, 2015

Happy Little Stamper's Blog Hop

 Hey everyone! Exciting news! Happy Little Stampers are celebrating the first release of their stamps with a blog hop!! I am honored and thrilled to be part of the festivities. There will be all kinds of fun.



 Comment on the HLS blog and then continue on to each Designer. You MUST comment on all the blogs in the hop to be eligible for prizes.

You should have come to me from the awesome Melissa Lane's blog.   If you got lost, no worries. Just start back at the Happy Little Stampers Blog.

The blog hop will run for one week giving you enough time to hop through and check out what the designers have created.

One lucky commenter (selected randomly) will win the WHOLE release! Four sets of awesome HLS stamp valued at AUD $69.

Four lucky commenters (selected randomly) will win a gift certificate to the HLS store.

My first card uses the versatile holiday set called "Mixed Christmas Sentiments". when I first saw this set I thought what fun it would be to create a card using as many of the sentiments as I could.


Here is a video tutorial on how I made this card. 

 I laid out the sentiments to create a rough triangle shape with my MISTI.

I stamped and in embossed with white ink and embossing powder on watercolor paper. I took masking tape and masked out a triangle shape.
I gathered a variety of shades of green distress markers.
Using the distress markers I shaded the "tree" and with my waterbrush I spread the inks into each other  to create an ombre look.
I then cut the "tree" out.


  
I popped it up on my snow embossed base card and added the stump from would grain paper. I just love this clean, simple and graphic Christmas card.

I hope you are inspired by my card and enjoyed the tutorial. The designers and I are having so much fun playing with out HLS stamps. Please hop on over to the amazing Anita Bowden's blog!!!





44 comments:

Kylie said...

This is such a great way to use these sentiments. I will have to try this myself. Thanks so much for the step by step too. I am so proud to see these stamps used how you have. LOVE this card! xx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! Aren't you the clever one! Love this technique and can't wait to give it a try! Thanks for wonderful inspiration and information!

Melissa L. said...

Lovely and original card, Sue. I like it a lot!

Gloria Lee said...

Wow!
What a wonderful Christmas card idea!
Just love the card!

Valerie Nolan said...

What a great card I may have to case it!
Val x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Such unusual Christmas tree. He has so much information and emotion.
hugs,
BozenA

Chriss Blagrave said...

LOVE your sentiment tree and the colours you created with!

Birgit said...

Clever and sweet as can be! I love this idea using all the sentiments. I must try this!

Parker said...

Ahhh... thanks so much for showing me the technique of making the tree and then stamping it with holiday sentiments. I LOVE THAT.

Nora N. said...

Oh wow!! This is so cool!! I love how all those sentiments line up like that!!

Linda said...

Love your Christmas Tree ..... the colours are amazing! xx

Loll said...

LOVE this design Sue! So clever, creative and fun!! Thanks for the tutorial! xx

Amy Seigler said...

Great way to showcase the sentiments! Love the tree!

BobbisTreasure said...

Lovely inking - the sentiments are adorable!!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

What a clever way to use sentiment! Gorgeous card!

l rekroc said...

Great Card!! Love the colors

HJ said...

Love your cards and the great embossing and coloring. So pretty.

Susan said...

Love the ombre effect you got with the markers! Great card with the multiple sentiments and the snowy embossed background.

Ellie Lee said...

Clever use of the stamps and the ombre look with the markers.

Karen Mead said...

Love your fun card Sue and those colours are so pretty:) xx

Inkyfingers said...

What a great technique and a fabulous card. thanks for the step by step pictures.

Marilyn Cruz said...

Love the idea,great use of the stamps. Thanks for ideas.

LesLee said...

Thanks for tutorial I love it.. it is gorgeous and makes such an awesome statement.. Just like the sentiments themselves... great job xx

Kathyk said...

Hopping through to admire your ombre card

Kathyk

sandie said...

Love the tree idea, so have to get this x

Rahmat said...

Simply stunning, what a great idea to do a tree.

Suchi said...

Great technique and a wonderful tree...thanks so much for the blog hop :)
Suchi xx

claudia said...

Wow!!!!! Love the technique. Thanks for the tutorial

aussie aNNie said...

FABULOUS love the card and awesome little tutorial, great idea .xx {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Nellie said...

Please pick me. Hugs, Nellie.

OH Babs said...

Gorgeous card and I love your color choices. A nice shout-out for the versatility of the MISTI.

Carol said...

Great minds think alike Sue...love your sentiment tree. Carol x

cm said...

What a fabulous sentiment tree you've created; so pretty! Your showcase is making clear these are 'must haves'!
~carol

nancy littrell said...

Love your Ombre colored sentiment tree. Awesome use of your MISTI. TFS Sue.

Aileen (mum) said...

Sue, you have done a wonderful job with this card, love the ombre effect and using the words from the stamp set just perfect.

TaeEun said...

Great design! love the ombre coloring!

Gerrina said...

A great design! Love how you can change the colours like this! Have a colourfull week!

Marianne said...

The MISTI is still on my wish list, but I'm sure one will end up in my home eventually. Love you ombre tree.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Super wow -- such beautiful creations! Thanks so much for the inspiration (I need it!)

Bobby said...

Love the tree. What a great idea.

stempelfrida said...

I like, that you concentrate on one card to show us and also that you explained the steps how you created it. Thank you for that. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!
Creative regards from stempelfrida

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So pretty, your ombre Christmas tree!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh Sue
on how many DT you are ok HOC, TMR and Here too ..oh my God you must be have more than 24 hours a day to make cards and to commenting the participants..
super lady you are Sue
and thanks for the step by step
Adorable dots too there ..love your fab card Sue always...

Denise Bryant said...

Love this pretty card! Awesome colors and great use of the sentiment stamps!