Thursday, May 15, 2014

sweet stamp shop may release #2!

**this is my 2nd post of the day! to see the newton's nook may release, click here, or scroll down!**

hello again, lovelies!!

today, the sweet stamp shop is having another may release!!
and it's full or adorableness!! brace yourselves!

the stamp set i worked with is balloons, and it's PERFECT!

see? perfect balloons!

i loved it so much i made three cards withit!

for my first card, i just HAD to make the octopus hanging from the balloons!! i don't know why, ha ha! it just came to me!

i love it!!
silly octopus! i colored all of the images with copics and popped them up!

i even distressed the edges of the cloud patterned paper for a more vintage feel! and the sentiment is from the alpha tabs stamp set!

my next card is pretty and subtle! :)

i stamped the hearts in the wet cement hero arts ink for a light grey look, directly onto the cardstock.
then i used the block image of the heart balloon to fill in the color, slightly offset, with tattered rose distress ink. i even tried to add a little bit of shading with the pink to just the bottom of the balloons! :)

the sentiment was stitched using the elegant sentiments stamp set! so FUN! i also added the word 'anniversary' from the just the basics stamp set! perfect match!

after a little distressing to the edges of the papers, that was it!

and lastly, i used the elegant sentiments stamp set again with the balloons (they just work so well together!) and just the filled in circle balloon image!

i stamped the balloon image three times each in yellow, pink and orange distress inks. i thought the colors were way to bright, for what i was looking for this time, so i sprayed the card with water, and WOAH!! yes! love it!

i LOVE that the colors blend into each other!
and the grey sentiment is bold enough to stand out over the colors, but doesn't take over the card. so pretty!

so that's my take on the sweet stamp shop may release!
head over to the sweet stamp shop blog for a discount code and see the rest of the cards and sets being released!!



  1. Great idea. Have so many sets of animate objects that could be connected to the balloons. Great card.

  2. Great cards! I love that octopus and he is even cuter floating away on a balloon!

  3. sigh, I love them all. You absolutely rock the SSS! I loved working with you!

  4. LOOOOOOOOOOOVE all of these cards! LOVE that little octopus! ACK! He's so adorable! LOVE your stitching on the second card! WOW! BEAUTIFUL:) And I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE the watercolor balloons on the third card-- wowowowowza! You've inspired me!! <3 LOVE visiting your blog! HUGS!


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