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…
Join the blog hop today and see all the new products available at Trinity Stamps!
Happy one-year anniversary, Trinity Stamps!
Adding h♥art into every design
Bobbi ♥ Design
Love how you did the water color background.
such lovely cards!!!!
Your cards are so fun! I just love how you created the candy and candy jar; the coloring is wonderful and the white lines are the perfect touch. 🙂
You are an amazing artist!
Fantastic cards! So vibrant and beautiful! I absolutely love the candy jar!!!
Love the look you achieved here with both of these lovely cards!
Really like these both. Love the gummy bear that is part of the candy jar stamp.
The candy sprinkles are adorable
Your cards are both beautiful and a delight.
I love the background on the first card!!! Also excited to see the candy jar in a card! Beautiful!
Your coloring is just beautiful! Both guards are so bright, cheery and beautifully designed..
Cute card and pretty colors
These are so cute. I can just picture my 8 year old grandson laughing at the phrase Turtley Awesome. Love the candy jar also. With those little “candy bits”, it would make a great shaker card.
Fantastic cards! Love the sense of movement on the water and the brilliant colors on the candy jar.
Love both of these cards! The candy jar is so colorful and the candy is cool!
Love both of your cards! Love the colors far both! Adorable little candys.
Didn’t mean to post twice
Sweet candy jar card and love the school of fish on the first one.
Oh I like your
scene with the
school of fish!
Carla from Utah
Am loven’ this candy jar!!!
Awesome cards! Love the sea creatures and the stencils! Pretty candy jar too!
Fantastic cards! Love the Candy Jar Stamp set card you created with the gummy bear.
Great cards, I really love the candy jar card, so bright and colorful.
It’s funny though… I have a candy jar that looks just like that.
Awesome cards. Love the blue sea background and the Candy Jar Stamp set is a favourite of mine. Thanks for sharing on this blog hop.
Wow!! Fantastic work!! Love the colors and the coloring! The candy jar is super yummy 🙂
I love your fun, colorful cards. The Turtley Awesome set is adorable and definitely one of my favorites.
Wow, your cards are fabulous! Beautiful details. These new stamps are so much fun.
These cards are so fun! I love the water & school of fish! And that turtle? So super cute!
Gorgeous cards! The Summer School Stencil set is so awesome- so many possibilities! I love the candy card- you color beautifully!
I love the background on card 1. Its so pretty. Card 2 is lovely such pretty candies. Tyfs
Really great cards – love the colours you used!
These card designs are great and really colorful. I like them both and can’t even begin to pick a favorite. Thanks for the inspiration!
Love both of these cards! 🙂 Awesome job coloring.
love the swirling water