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Trinity Stamps & WOW blog hop

Trinity-Wow2I am thrilled to be part of the WOW- Trinity Stamps Collaboration Hop!  WOW has such pretty powders and I chose to use ones that had a lot of sparkle in them (the more sparkle the better, right?)

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First I stamped the images from the Winter Botanical stamp set in a very pale grey ink and die cut them with the corresponding dies.  These images can really be used year round by just changing the images you use and the colors!  Here I chose a spring palette of pinks, yellows, oranges and greens of WOW embossing powders and Copic colors.

Once I had all the images stamped and cut, I copic colored each image with the 4 colors you see here (G43, Y21, YR21 and R20).  I did simple coloring as I knew that the embossing powders and embellishments would provide extra depth and interest.

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Next I re-stamped each image with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with the desired WOW embossing powder.  An easy way to re-stamp is to save the negative cut and just pop the die cut images back into the large negative cut that is left behind! I used the following lovely WOW embossing powders:  Pink Fizz, In the Pink, Golden Flame, Under the Sea and Sand Dunes.

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Then I simply rearranged the die cuts and used Gina K connect glue to adhere each image.  For the large pink flowers I used double sided foam adhesive to provide a little extra dimension.  That’s it- easy peasy!

Please leave a comment for a chance to win either a Prize Package: 6 x powders (at the winners choosing) + carry case from WOW! Embossing Powder or an amazing pack of goodies with Stamps, Die and Embellishments from Trinity Stamps!  The blog Hop prize announcement will be on Wednesday, 6th March 2019, on both Trinity Stamps & WOW! Embossing blog.
Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the blog hop!

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Yasmin

Jo

Christine< —— YOU ARE HERE 

Donna———> YOUR NEXT STOP IS

Ashlee

Jaine

Verity

Brenda

Erica

Laura

Karen

Emily

Dana

Raluca

Katie

Judy

Emelie

Amy

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Birthday card with Mr. Snailman

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Today I’m here with a new card with Trinity Stamps Mr. Snailman to show you how versatile this stamp set is.  You can use it for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, Christmas, get better cards, happy mail and just because cards!

First I stamped all the images from the “Mr. Snailman”, “Rhino Bird Day” (birds & balloon) and “Let Love Grow” (happy birthday) stamp sets with Momento black ink.  I fussy cut some images and other images I cut out using my Brother CutNScan2.

Next I used the awesome blendability brushes to blend out dried marigold & spun sugar distress oxide inks on a stitched cut panel- I love the blended color where they overlap!

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Next, I copic colored all the images- here are some of the colors I used:

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I have a very limited supply of copics- so I often have to blend 2 colors (or sometimes 3) to get the final color I want, but it is worth it.  Copics are my favorite coloring tool and I’ll slowly add to my collection.  Don’t worry if you only have a few copics, just blend like I do and you’ll be fine!

Finally I adhered all the images in place with some double sided tape and added some “Fairy Rocks” gem stones for some shine.

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Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day 🙂

Supplies from Trinity Stamps: “Mr. Snailman” stamp set, “Fairy Rocks” gems

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Sunrise-inspired Valentine’s Day card

Blog Feb3Two recent photos served as the inspiration for today’s card. My friend Alexia is a runner and gets up at the crack of dawn to run and photograph the sunrise.  Her photos are amazing!

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Her photos and a recent sneak peek of a card that Carly Tee Minner made helped me decide to make a sunrise with soft colors and turn a snowy sentiment into a Valentine’s Card.

I have often had trouble picking a palette of colors to use for a card, but it was easy this time.  Trying to mimic a sunrise’s colors of pinks and oranges, I chose several Distress Oxide inks: dried marigold, picked raspberry, spun sugar and worn lipstick.  The Trinity Stamps blendability brushes truly make blending easy and fun.  I have shied away from making backgrounds such as the one used to make this card because of the difficulty in getting an even transition in coloring.  I would never be able to make the perfect background in one try; invariably the color would be too heavy in one area where I wanted lighter coverage and vice versa.  It is easy to fix lighter coverage by simply adding more color, but not so for heavy coverage.  The blendability brushes give the control back to the user without having to first wipe off a lot of color.

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I used a cloud stencil from My Favorite Things (products used are below) to create the dreamy clouds using the distress oxide inks on a 4.25 by 5.5 inch cardstock panel.  I used Picked Raspberry & marigold at the top of the card, transitioned to worn lipstick & marigold in the middle and then spun sugar & marigold toward the bottom of the panel.  I never wiped the brush in between any of these transitions, which I think helped create a gradient of continuous and gradually lighter color.

I decided that to use the Trinity Stamp stamp set “If kisses were snowflakes, I’d send you a blizzard” in puff white embossing powder to tie it into the cloud scene and I love the result.  First apply a powder tool to lightly coat the panel and then use versamark ink to stamp the sentiment.  Apply the white puff embossing powder and shake off the excess before heat setting with a heat gun.

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The card needed some final small embellishments, so I used a die from a recent Ellen Hutson release- “Confetti Kisses & Tic Tac Toe” by one of my favorite designers Julie Ebersole.  I wanted the hearts to really pop, so I used the two darkest distress oxides (picked raspberry & worn lipstick) and apply these heavily to cardstock prior die cutting. The die cut hearts combined with the sweet & tart candy hearts from Trinity Stamps really pull the card together don’t you think?

Thank you for stopping by! Have a happy crafty day!

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