Sunday, April 13, 2014

Stampers with an Attitude Ariana Blog Hop

Welcome to this month's blog hop with the "Stamper's with an Attitude" Team where we are creating artwork using the new Ariana paper packet.  This hop is one big circle, with 11 participants, so if you have come from Denise's Blog you are on the right track.  Should you get lost along the way, you can start back at Sheila's Blog.
I decided to use this paper packet to create several 3 x 3 cards, perfect for any occasion.  I used a variety of techniques including distressing (to create the faux stitching on this card), masking (to just use the word smile from a sentiment that includes other words, and a few more as seen below on the other cards).
I used the Blending Pen to color in the different images, dipping it into the various stamp pads of coordinating colors.  I love the soft, watercolor appeal the pen offers.  And did you know you can just scribble onto a sheet of scratch paper to change colors?!  
So you might be saying, "What stamp set is this?"  It is called "Enjoy the Little Things" on page 9 of the current 2014 Spring/Summer Idea Book.  It is a Hostess Exclusive stamp set which means you can only earn it by cashing in just $6 of your FREE Hostess Rewards, when you host a party (or purchase $150 in products). Here is some artwork created from the Art Department within Close To My Heart that also showcases the stamp images.  Too fun, right?!
Keep moving through the Blog to see what fun artwork Debbie has in store for you!  Feel free to leave a comment before moving on.  I would love to know what you think of my cards!  

Happy hoppin'!

12 comments:

  1. Adorable cards. Love all of the techniques!

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  2. Thank you so much, ladies! They were fun! Sure wish weekends lasted longer so I could create more! Guess I have to wait until next Friday! :)

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  3. Love your cards ~ and your entire blog. So much for me to learn from you...

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    1. Awww...thank you, Di! Holler if I can help with anything.

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  4. I'm serious! These cards will be made. 3x3 cards are such a great size for little pick-me-ups! Nice work.

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    1. What a compliment, Debbie! Scraplift away! I'd be honored!

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  5. Love all the techniques you shared AND that you added the corp photo, great idea!

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    1. Thank you very much, Kimberly! I had fun with them!

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