I'm so excited to have you drop by my blog today as I'm joining in with The Happy Little Stampers new release blog hop.
Take a look at the new sets - you are going to LOVE them!
I'm sharing cards I made with three of these amazing stamp sets and I can honestly say they've been an absolute joy to work with.
First up is the wonderfully different Born To Be Wild:
I used a scrap of vibrant abstract patterned paper to stamp both the zebra and a greeting from this set. I adhered them flat onto a black card base to really help the colours pop and keep it flat for posting.
Stamps: HLS, Born to be Wild
Ink: Memento, tuxedo black
My next card uses the equally impsing lioness head from the same set. I used a kaleidacolor multi coloured ink pad to stamp it - loving the ombre tones this achieved.
I placed a circle mask over the head and then gently inked some hot African inspired colours all around. This card was matted onto a pearlescent mustardy orange base card.
I stamped the greeting onto the same pearlescent card using Staz On ink as the surface is shiny. I die cut it into a flag and added an enamel dot to finish off.
STamps: HLS, Born to be Wild
Ink: Kaleidacolor, Cappuccino Delight; Ranger distress, mustard seed, spiced marmalde, picked raspberry; Staz On, timber brown
Die: MFT Die-namics, stitched fishtail flag
Embellishment: Sparklet enamel dot
My next card uses Dandelion Wishes and some of my favourite purple and pinks.
This is such a beautiful stamp and I decided it needed very little in the way of additions. So a trio of matching coloured sequin and one of the sentiments and I called it done.
Stamps: HLS, Dandelion Wishes
Inks: Kaleidacolor, Berry Burst
Sequins from my stash
Still wanting to let the stamps do all the talking I used the trio of dandelion heads and simply created a shadow by re-stamping without re-inking.
I masked offthree sides of the base card and brushed on some gentle blue and green distress inks before finisheing off with a greeting from the same stamp set.
Stamps: HLS, Dandelion Wishes
Inks: Memento, tuxedo black, Ranger distress, cracked pistachio, chipped sapphire
The final stamps that I'm showcasing today are probably going to become my go to when creating snowy Christmas cards. The snow flakes in this set are just so incredibly beautiful!
I stamped and heat embossed the snowflakes into opposite corners using a sparklywhite embossing powder. I tjhen swiped two shades of distress ink over the top.
I added a strip of sparkly silver washi tape and matted the whole thing onto sparkly silver card and added the greeting onto a stitched die cut rectangle. Bet you can't guess what made me choose this particular greeting from the set? Well ok a bit obvious really!
Stamps: HLS, Let It Snow
Inks: Ranger distress, mermaid lagoon, chipped sapphire; Versamark clear + WOW! sparkling snow embossing powder
Washi & silver card from my stash
My final sample card for this wonderful new release is a chilly blue creation.
I maksed off a strip across the card and added distress inks in two colours. I then added the snowflakes using the same two colours and added an enamel dot to the centres.
And shortly after I made this card the sentiment happened and we did get snow. Not promising that will happen for you though!
Stamps: HLS, Let It Snow
Inks: Ranger distress, cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon
Embellishments: Sparklets enamel dots
Now for the information you'll need to be in with a chance to win:
How to win?
1. Comment on this blog post
2. Follow the links below to the HLS Designer's blog posts and leave them a comment.
3. The Blog Hop will run for 1 week from 12th March 2018 6am to 19th March 2018 6am AEST.
That's it! Enjoy the show!
We have 10 prizes up for grabs. All our winners will be chosen at random and you MUST comment on ALL the blogs in the Hop.
Here's the blog hop order:
Jane - that's me
Thanks so much for stopping by for a while at my blog today, your visit is greatly appreciated. Good luck with the blog hopping and your quest to win one of the amazing prizes on offer.
And keep crafting!
And keep crafting!
These are all fabulous! The dandelion set is definitely my fave :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful inking andReplyDelete
the stamps are delightful!
I love the Born to be
Carla from Utah
Awesome release by HLS!! All card is so elegant :) personally I love 1st oneReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards. Lovely techniques and great colors.ReplyDelete
Lovely greetings Michelle (DT sister)
What a nice idea with stamping the zebra on the patterned paper! And your Christmas cards are so nice!ReplyDelete
Kind regards from stempelfrida
Fabulous creations. Love your Christmas cards very much ❤️❤️ReplyDelete
So creative cards! I love so many different styles demonstrated.ReplyDelete
I love that lion card and the wording - such a powerful cardReplyDelete
soo many adorable Cards JaneReplyDelete
love them all so creative you are
the one with Sparkle this christmas is Stunning
love your blended color
and the Zebra one wohoo that BG color is stunning too
Great post Jane
So many variations using these fantastic stamp sets, my favourite is definitely the dandelion set xReplyDelete
Unas postales originales y preciosas :DReplyDelete
love the cards . they are all my favorite can't pick just one , new stamps are wonderfulReplyDelete
Fabulous cards with the new stamp sets.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the inspirations!
All so lovely, Jane! So clever to use the abstract coloured paper as a background for the zebra! They are all so inspirational!ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards, Jane, especially those dandelions!ReplyDelete
Fabulous set of cards Jane - you have been busy. Hard to choose a favourite but I love how you have done the first one, the 'Make a wish' one is beautiful and I would love to receive 'Let it Snow'!ReplyDelete
Wowo.. lovely cards Jane. Throughout the hop I have loved the Born to be wild.. you just put the cherry on the cake. That colorful zebra..is wow!ReplyDelete
Absolutely love your cards! You did a fabulous job with the Born to be Wild set but it's the snowflakes that I adore! Great showcase. xxReplyDelete
I love how you designed the zebra card. The colorful background of the zebra card simply made me smile.ReplyDelete
Great cards! I am loving all the inspiration I am getting from all of the designers. :DReplyDelete
Love the lion card. Great job on the cards!ReplyDelete
Wonderful cards! I love the snowflakes and the beautiful designs. Love them!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous new stamps and I love how you've used them all 😍ReplyDelete
What a delightful journey we take in seeing your cards! From a safari to see the 'beasts of the jungle', to wandering a field covered with the soft delicacy of the dandelion clocks, to a wander through a wintry wonderland to watch a pretty, fresh, fall of snow...all your cards are inspired and lovely! No choosing favourites; I'm captivated by each and every one!ReplyDelete
Fabulous cards!! So many amazing ideas!! 💞💕ReplyDelete
What beautiful cards you've created, Jane. I love the variety of colours and techniques. You've really showcased the new release beautifully.ReplyDelete
Beautiful cards, Jane! They are all nicely done but I love the dandelions.ReplyDelete
Wonderful designs, I especially love the dandelion cards. xxReplyDelete
Such beautiful cards! I love the dandelion cards. So pretty. The snowflake cards are lovely!ReplyDelete
Very beautiful cards. I really love this release.ReplyDelete
So elegantly CAS - thank you for so much inspiration. Might have to get a couple of these sets...ReplyDelete
Super beautiful creations! Each one is lovely! :)ReplyDelete
Amazing array of cards... Sparkle is my personal favoriteReplyDelete
so pretty ..... love your work with the wild things setReplyDelete
wonderful cards, love the colorsReplyDelete
thanks for sharing
Oh I am in love - with your style of stamping and card making! Such a vision! I have scrolled up and down and up and down to make sure I didn't miss any details. Lovely, each and every one! Thank you for being an inspiration on the hop!ReplyDelete
Awesome cards Jane and you say they've been an absolute joy to work with, well I say it is absolute a joy to look at your work! Thank you so much for this inspiration with the gorgeous new released stamp sets.ReplyDelete
So much pretty in one post! I love that gorgeousReplyDelete
& regal lion's face. And the pretty dandelion 'make
a wish' card.
OMG, Jane, you've been busy with this new release and what a fabulous showcase ! Your cards are all very beautiful and your fabulous creativity pops up on each of them ! Love them all.ReplyDelete
I just love that zebra!ReplyDelete
Wonderful, creative cards. Love the zebra on the beautiful background.ReplyDelete
Beautifully created stamps!! Fallen for 'smile'..ReplyDelete
Gorgeous cards. Your multicolour zebra is cool and fun. HugzReplyDelete
I really loved the release especially the smile and the dandelion!ReplyDelete
WOW ! This is fabulous. Love them all and your creative design are stunning!ReplyDelete
The new stamps are just gorgeous, hard to pick which is the nicest. MarleneReplyDelete