Sunday, 11 March 2018

Happy Little Stampers - New Release Blog Hop!

Hi there

It's Blog Hop time over at Happy Little Stampers to celebrate the arrival of six new stamp sets.


You have the chance to win amazing prizes just by hopping along with us.  My fellow Designers and I have prepared a feast of inspiration with the new sets and we can't wait to show you what we have come up with.

This post has lots of info and photos so why not grab a brew and get comfy!



I've been playing with three of the new sets and here are my sample cards.

My Challenge entries are at the end of the post so as not to interfere with the blog hop details :)


First up is the gorgeous new Dandelion Wishes set...

Card 1


I masked the base and left side of the card and then blended with Distress Ink, fading it out.  I then stamped and heat embossed some of the dandelions in white and also stamped a few more in grey and the same lavender shade.  I finished by stamping the sentiment in black and adding a few score lines to the border.

Materials used:
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Milled Lavender; Altenew - Silver Stone; VersaMark; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Dandelion Wishes
  • Embossing Powder: Altenew - Pure White


Also using the Dandelion Wishes set...

Card 2


I embossed my card base using a stitched oval die and then made a mask from some scrap cardstock and used the negative space to just reveal the centre oval.  I blended the background with two shades of Distress Ink and then stamped the dandelions using first and second generation stamping.  I splattered with some water and lifted the droplets away with a paper towel.  I stamped the sentiment using two similar shades of pigment ink to continue the ombre theme.

Materials used:
  • Die: Lil Inkers - Stitched Ovals
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Iced Spruce, Faded Jeans; Versafine - Onyx Black; Versa Color - Celadon, Smoke Blue
  • Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Dandelion Wishes


Next up is the super pretty Let It Snow stamp set.  You can never have too many snowflake stamps in my opinion!

Card 3


I embossed the card base using a pierced square die and cut a second square using the next size down from the same set.  I stamped the snowflake and heat embossed using a pearl embossing powder.  I then blended three shades of Distress Ink.  The inked square was popped up on 3D foam and the sentiment was simply stamped below in black.

Materials used:
  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - Pierced Squares Stax
  • Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Let It Snow
  • Ink: VersaMark; Versafine - Onyx Black; Distress Ink - Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - White Pearl


Next up I made a shaker using the Let It Snow set...

Card 4


I started with a white panel slightly smaller than the card base and die cut three circles, leaving room for the sentiment which was stamped in black.  I positioned over the card base and marked through with a pencil where the circles would be.  Next I stamped the snowflakes and heat embossed in metallic shades.  I then put together my shaker in the usual way with acetate and foam tape on the reverse, and added some sparkly crystals to each window.

Materials used:
  • Die: Hero Arts - Circle Infinity Dies
  • Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Let It Snow
  • Ink: VersaMark; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Gold Rich, Metallic Silver, Metallic Copper
  • Accents: Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels - Iced Crystals


And the last set I've been creating with is a super fun sentiment set called Smile...

Card 5


I wanted to include a smiley shape on my card so I masked a panel to expose a curved strip.  I then blended a rainbow of ink.  I manipulated the sentiment stamp to follow the curve before stamping in black, along with the big Smile sentiment below. 

Materials used:
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Lucky Clover, Mustard Seed; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Smile


And finally, another using the Smile set...

Card 6


This took a while to create but with the help of the MISTI I managed to line up the smiles ok.  Before stamping the background I inked around the edges with some blue ink, fading it out towards the centre.  I stamped a further 'Smiles' in black ink on a vellum strip and heat embossed in clear, and embossed a further strip in white on black to complete the sentiment.

Materials used:
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Tumbed Glass; Versa Color - Amethyst, Royal Blue, Lavender; Versafine - Onyx Black; VersaMark
  • Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Smile
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Clear Gloss, Opaque Bright White
  • Vellum from stash


Here are the sets I used, together with the remaining three sets in the new release.  I think this is a great selection, they're all so different :)






You should have reached me from the link in Kylie's post but if not, you can start the Hop from the beginning following the links below.

Anita - that's me!



Don't forget to comment along the way for a chance to win the prizes detailed above.  The Blog Hop will for one week, ending on 19th March @ 6am AEST.

Happy Hopping! :)


Challenge entries:

Card 1:
AAA Cards - CAS Game #110 - Ombre

Card 2:
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes

Card 3:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #282 - Make Your Mark (Ink sponging/blending)

Card 5:
Time Out - Challenge #104 - Bold
Moving Along with the Times - Challenge #66 - Rainbows
CAS-ual Fridays - Challenge #194 - Beautiful Rainbows

Card 6:
Sweet Stampin' - Inspired by a Song (Smile by Nat King Cole)




59 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards - your purple dandelion one is soooo pretty!

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  2. Lovely cards, love
    all the different
    ways you used the
    stamps. Love that
    last Smile card!
    Carla from Utah

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  3. I really like all these cards, Anita, & they are great sets, esp. dandelions set. Card #1 is an absolute stunner.

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  4. Super cute cards!! I love the Colour combo with omber effects ❤

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  5. Anita it is so great what cards you made. Lots of inspiration for me too.
    Lovely greetings Michelle (DT sister)

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  6. OMG!!! Your cards are so wonderful..... but I am completely flashed by your first one!!!!!! Wow, Anita, so gorgeous. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Kind regards from stempelfrida
    http://stempelfrida.blogspot.de

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  7. What a beautiful array is of cards. Love them all. 😍💕

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  8. Gorgeous cards - you've really made those stamps come alive

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  9. Wow just love how you've used the dandelion set Anita, that's definitely my favourite x

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  10. Simplemente espectacular! Me han encantado cada una de las postales que has hecho

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  11. all the cards are so pretty but think 1 and 4 and my top favorites. going to try to get the some of the sets

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  12. Wow!!! All your cards are amazing! However, I think card 1 is just stunning, Anita! A beautiful use of the lovely dandelion stamp set with wonderful ombre colouring! Thanks so much for all the great inspiration!

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  13. Beautiful cards, Anita.
    Love each design showcasing the new stamp sets.
    Thank you for the inspirations!

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  14. Wow.. now those are fabulous creations! Your CAS style makes these stamps..shine!

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  15. Anita, gorgeous cards, as always! The dandelion cards are perfection!

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  16. A gorgeous set of cards Anita! My favourites are the ones with the dandelions!

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  17. Wow! What a fantastic showcase of these sets. I absolutely love the snowflake cards - both so beautiful and so different.

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  18. Anita, Your CAS cards are stunning and inspirational. Great interpretation of the stamp sets!
    http://stampfairy-helen.blogspot.tw/2018/03/thanks-for-everything.html

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  19. WOW! What fabulous cards! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  20. Lovely card for our challenge at MAWTT, xxx

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  21. Beautiful cards. The dandelions are so pretty!

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  22. Fun cards and a great new release! I especially like the colorful Smile cards!

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  23. These are all beautiful Anita 😍 xx

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  24. Breath-taken-away by your sensational showcases of the new stamps! Your fabulous crisp, fresh, CAS style really makes your chosen images the stars of the stage. Love allllll the inspiration; all the beauty...
    Hugs~c

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  25. Amazing cards. I love the way you used the dandelions.

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  26. What a striking array of cards, Anita! Your style is so beautifully CAS. Love the bold colours and techniques you've used.

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  27. Anita, I knew you would rock our challenge! You are the Queen of ink blending and shading. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin
    Click through to see today three ways to colour one Spring stamp

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  28. Beautiful cards, Anita! I love the dandelion cards you've created.

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  29. Beautiful cards, I especially love how you've used the dandelion stamps. xx

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  30. Lovely cards indeed. Thanks for the inspirations.

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  31. Brilliant showcase Anita and great to see your ombré dandelion at AAA Cards.

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  32. Such beautiful cards Anita!! I love your cards! The dandelion card is stunning!! I would love to try CASE that card.

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  33. love those soft backgrounds - thanks for playing along at the Addicted to Stamps and More Make your Mark Challenge

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  34. Very beautiful cards. I love the dandelion set. The images are gorgeous and I love the graceful sentiments.

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  35. Love these! Thanks for playing along with us for the CAS-ual Fridays Rainbow challenge :)

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  36. Lovely cards. Your style is so elegant - something to aspire to.

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  37. Beautiful creations! Each one is so lovely!

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  38. Loved Merry and bright & smile card the most... All others r lovely too

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  39. so awesome .. I absolutely love the dandelions .. they're gorgeous

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  40. just wonderful cards, love how you highlighted each design
    thanks for sharing
    Barb Housner

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  41. Beautiful cards - all of them! I really love the dandelion cards though and how you layered the images with ink and white embossing - it creates such a beautiful effect! I have a dandelion set and I have struggled with how to use it - you have completely inspired me :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

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  42. OH Anita, your cards are just breathtaking! I love the rainbow smile card - it looks like a little smile! The dandelion cards are equally stunning .... gosh, the whole line up is amazing! I really like your clean, crisp card designs - they really make the images and techniques shine!

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  43. Stunning set of cards with fabulous designs...thank you for joining us at ATSM challenge
    Željka DT xx

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  44. So beautiful all, Anita!
    Especially love the smile card!

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  45. Great cards, and I love your choice of song! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

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  46. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  47. What an amazing cards, I love them all, so beautiful! Thanks for your time and effort to let us enjoy all the beauties you made with the great new stamp sets.

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  48. Beautiful grouping of cards. I love the fun
    shaker. And also, all the white embossing.

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  49. A wonderful showcase of this beautiful new release ! I'm totally in love with your dandelion cards and the stunning big snowflake! As usual an array of pure CAS beauties ! x

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  50. Embossing is one of my favorite effects!

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  51. Love all of your wonderful cards. The #1 dandelion is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

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  52. Lovely stamps.. I personally loved the 'smile'.. they are super adorable

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  53. These are all gorgeous. Love the dandelion stamp. So delicate and beautiful. Hugz

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  54. The release is awesome. I especially loved the smile and the dandelion one ��

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  55. The release is awesome. I especially loved the smile and the dandelion one!

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  56. Wonderful cards...they all are superb!!

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  57. These are all gorgeous, love all the colours. Marlene

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  58. Such an amazing card! LOVE it! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

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