Trinity Stamps is celebrating its one-year anniversary and we are having a blog hop to celebrate! See all the new products and inspiration on the hop. You can join in anywhere, including here on my blog or the Trinity Stamps Blog and hop to each blog. Did I mention the Trinity Stamps Blog Hop includes prizes and surprises?! One reader will be randomly selected to receive a $20 Trinity gift card and a birthday surprise gift, too. To qualify, leave a comment on all of the blog stops for a chance to win. Remember, before you leave my blog, leave a comment below. (Look for the link at the end of this post that will take you to the next stop, Brenda Noelke from mypapercutcreations.com.) Now for my inspiration cards…
Turtley Cool School
To make my first card, I used the following newly released Trinity Stamps products:
I’m in love with the Summer School Stencils. It’s original and artistic and fun all in one. With multiple designs in this stencil set, you can make some pretty unique looks and backgrounds. Today, I paired the one design with the Turtley Awesome stamp. I started by creating a watercolor background in aqua and teal blues. I made a swirl design to work with the school of fish stencil. Once my watercolors were dry, I stenciled over the top using Ranger Black Soot Distressed Ink and a sponging tool. Next, I stamped, colored and die cut my fish images from the Turtley Awesome stamp and die sets. I used Copic YGs, some Es and a few BG colors to color them all in.
I stamped and heat-embossed the phrase using white embossing powder and cut the strip of teal cardstock to a 1/2″ width to adhere to the bottom, right corner. This completes this turtley awesome sea scene. 🙂
Sweet as Can Be – Candy Jar
For my second card, I used the following products:
I stamped the large candy jar and added candy to the inside by carefully masking each piece off to build up the candy mound. For the masks, I simply stamp on post-it notes (where the sticky adhesive is on the back side) and cut them out so they are sticky on the back to apply and move around as I add to the mound of candy. I colored in the gummy bears, and drops in fun colors of pink, purple, yellow, orange and green. Next, I colored my jar using my Copic Sketch markers in BG10, BG15 and BG32 and various cool gray shades. I also added some white highlight lines right over the candy to make it appear like there is glass in front of the candy pile. Next, I cut out the jar and added a little baker’s twine around the candy jar neck for an added touch and some dimension. I also added some dimensional foam tape to the backside of the jar to make it stand out on the card front.
Lastly, I stamped and colored candies on the background of my card and attached the jar to the top. I also die cut, “for you” from the Narrow Card and Bookmark Die set and added that to the base as well as a strip of aqua cardstock to ground my jar image. Trinity Stamps has these adorable clay bits that look like striped candies. I also added a few of them to the jar and at the base for more interest. I think this Candy Jar is as sweet as can be!
Your Next Blog Hop Stop and A Chance to Win!
Your next stop on the Trinity Stamps One-Year Anniversary Blog Hop is my friend, Brenda Noelke at mypapercutcreations.com. Before you hop, make sure to leave a comment here, on my blog, for a chance to win! One reader (who comments at each stop) will be randomly selected to receive a $20 Trinity gift card and birthday surprise gift. Remember – All you need to do is leave a comment on all the blog stops for a chance to win! Don’t forget to check out the Trinity Stamps blog, too! If you place an order at Trinity Stamps you may also be eligible for some fun birthday freebies with purchase. Here’s a peek at the goodies…