Hello there! Welcome to Day 2 of the Paradise Found release blog hops! I'm thrilled to be sharing some projects that I made with the newly released inks and products.
If you haven't gotten a peek at the new Spa ink line, here's some eye candy for you...
8 gorgeous colors! Same beautiful coverage as the Party collection.
The new release also included new stamps, dies and accessories. My first project features the Winter Woodland stamp set and Sauna, Mandarin Spice, Juniper Mist and Royal Treatment inks.
This stamp set was love at first site for me! I am head over heels for that deer. I'm not usually drawn to whimsical images, but man, I love that deer.
The Winter Woodland stamp set is perfect for scene building. To create my scene, I used the snowdrift die from the Winterhaven die set to create a mask for the bottom of my card. I sponged with Sauna, Mandarin Spice, Royal Treatment and Juniper Mist on the top edges. I was careful with the blending between Mandarin Spine and Royal Treatment, as the two don't blend well together and I didn't want to wind up with mud brown ;) Then I flicked the background with water. Next I stamped all of the images using the MISTI and Midnight ink. I removed the mask and stamped the sentiment. I finished the card by heat embossing some white snowflakes in the background.
My next card features the Plaid Background and Wonderful Time of the Year stamp sets a rainbow of Spa inks in Peppermint Scrub, Mandarin Spice, Sauna, Green Tea and Daydream.
A rainbow card for Christmas? Why, YES!!!! I channeled my inner Kristie while making this card. Kristie is the queen of rainbows. I started by stamping the ornaments on a white panel. They look so cute all stamped out like this. Initially I was going to stamp them in a straight row but I think this looks better like this, it's fun and adds flow to the design.
I thought I'd stop there and add the panel to a white card base but a rainbow Plaid Background is even better! I find it easiest to lay the background stamps flat on my workspace and add the ink directly to the stamp. I overlapped between colors and I'm thrilled with how they all blend together!
It's time for you two hop along now. Two more items of business before you head out...
- Not only are there new inks, stamps and dies in the store but the products from the Naturally Inspired collection have also released! WOOT. So if there was anything you wanted or you missed out on the collection. It's available here.
- You have through Friday, November 17th at 11:55am to leave comments. 3 randomly selected winners with get a $25 gift certificate to the store!
Happy hopping and shopping!
Maureen Merritt - YOU ARE HERE!