Saturday, February 7, 2015

Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop!

Hi all and welcome to the February YNS New Release Blog Hop!


We have SO many fun sets for you this month, along with a gorgeous sentiment set, which I'm featuring today!  So let's get to it!  This set is called Whatnot Sentiments Set Four and like I said, it is has such a pretty font and covers every occasion!  For my first card, I gave the bokeh technique a try.  It's really just sponging on inks, then sponging on circle shapes with a white pigment ink, overlapping as you go.  I'll be trying it again for sure. ;)  See how pretty the sentiment is?!  I added a little silver cording to ground it a bit.


For my second card, I added some interest by randomly placing different sizes of the Stitched Circle Dies and running them through my machine.  I love that this particular sentiment can cover a wide range of events!  A few gumdrops in green apple glittered, pumpkin and blue sapphire glittered (because they match the Color Throwdown challenge) add the perfect finishing touches!  The sketch is the Case this Sketch #109.



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Thanks SO much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!


46 comments:

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Love your creative use of the dies!

Cornelia W said...

Your fist card - LOVE - great bokeh! The second card is pretty, too!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are so beautiful.

Michele Henderson said...

Angel, this is such a pretty card! I love the feeling!

D.Ann said...

Great sponge job! And I like the stitched circles idea!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

So cute! Love both of your cards! Gorgeous designs! The new releases are adorable!

Mary Holshouser said...

I love the background on the first card. The blending of the two colors is great. The silver circles around the sentiment is so pretty.
Both cards are wonderful.
thanks for sharing

melissa cooper said...

i really like how u use the dies like that...TFS

Ruby said...

Love the background on the CAS card. Both are lovely. Very creative with the dies.

Ruby said...

Lovely cards.

Brandi R said...

Love the colors and oh my that background on the first card!!! Lovely ♥

Kelly said...

Interesting use of the dies, way to extend what they can do, I never thought of that before, I'll need to try it. Thank you

Chitra Nair said...

Both the cards are beautiful...

Sue D said...

Very pretty background on the first and I like the circles on the second.

Irene Grau said...

Wow! I love, love, love the stitched circles card. What a great use to stretch their use!

Celeste Goff said...

Two amazing cards! Love the Bokah effect!

M DelValle said...

Lovely projects!! Very creative!

Charity Chamberlain said...

Super cool and awesome cards! LOVE!

Maria Alder said...

Very nice cards, good use of the dies and stamps

McStamper said...

Pretty cards. Love the die idea.

Sherry Butcher said...

Great cards love the Whatnot Sentiments Set Four. TFs.

Heather said...

Both cards are so fun and unique!! Great background technique and a fabulous idea to use the stitched circles by themselves as design elements.

Maureen said...

These are both fabulous! Love the dreamy effect of the first card and your creative use of the stitched circles on the second!

Virgo5 said...

Awesome, what a great way to use the stitched dies!

Neva Cole said...

Clean and simple and so pretty!

Hannelie said...

I love your creative take on the sketch!
Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this sketch!

Taunya Butler said...

Way cool backgrounds to go with those awesome sentiment stamps - uber impressive!!! Love them both!!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the beautiful backgrounds...both very unique.

Janet Zeppa said...

Love your clean designs!

Nancy Carroll said...

Love the inspiration of your cards!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the bokeh effect you did on the first one.

Patty said...

Love both your cards!! I tried the bokeh technique not too long ago & LOVED the results!! And I love those stitched circles on your second one...I LOVE anything stitched!!

Joan Ervin said...

Such awesome designs...beautiful background on the first and I love all the circles on the second!!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

Dina Knutson said...

WOW!!! I just love how your cards are so simple in sentiment, but just so beautiful and artistic!

Milka Gubo said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous cards! I like them both a lot! :-D

Cindy Hoesel said...

Love your cards....wow!!

ionabunny said...

Great cards. Love the bokeh effect and the stitched circles. Hugz

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous design by using the dies!

Anita said...

Gorgeous cards Angel! I loved the technique you used in the first card, I need to give that a try. Also love the way you used the dies for the second card!

sabbycat said...

These cards are so pretty and they look simple but the techniques just fool you into thinking that!

Julie E said...

Both backgrounds you created look so good! So pretty

Iris said...

Love the watercolors and the CAS look.
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(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fun and Fabulous.

Laura Pinto said...

I love that stitched circle technique, and the sponging is very pretty too. Nicely done!

Deborah Anton said...

Great cards Angel! Your Bokeh techinque looks great.. one I need to try. Love the cording idea

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous cards! I especially love your take on the CTS sketch -- I love those stitched circles!

 
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