Sunday, 25 October 2015

Happy Little Stampers Blog Hop

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Happy Little Stampers are celebrating the second release of their stamps with a blog hop!


Comment on the HLS blog, and then continue on to each Designer. You must comment on all the blogs in the hop to be eligible for prizes.
I love my new Happy Little Stampers stamp set "Thinking of You" so used it for this card:

It's got a great small text stamp that I really like for doing mixed media, layered images over inky backgrounds, etc.  I made a Wrinkle Free Distress background, but instead of spritzing with water, I spritzed with a homemade shimmer spray.  It's hard to photograph the shimmer but it's there in real life!  Here's a close-up of the text stamp over my background.  It's subtle as I didn't want it to jump out at you.  And take a look at the lovely swirly font on the "with love" stamp that comes with the set.  It goes perfectly with my flourish embossing folder border.


The ribbon attaching the sentiment is white in real life - not sure why my photo picks it up as yellow!

The flourish embossing folder also works really well with the two little flourish stamps included in the stamp set - also great for adding interest to backgrounds as you can see at the top right and a bit down on the left hand side in this close-up:


 I finished off by adding a simple white die cut flower.  The card is for my Mum who is currently in hospital with heart and lung issues - she loves flowers and she loves blues and mauves.

I hope I have inspired you today with my card. The designers and I have had so much fun playing with these stamps! Next you need to hop on over to "LesLee's" blog. 








Supplies:
Stamps - Happy Little Stampers
Paper - white cs
Size - A2
Ink - Distress Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord, Seedless Preserves; and Memento London Fog
Accessories - white sheer ribbon, foam tape, Memory Box Prim Poppy die, Spellbinders ribbon label, Cuttlebug flourish embossing folder border, homemade shimmer spray

54 comments:

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous card Sue! I love the beautiful background you created and there is so much of interest to see in it. I hope your Mum feels better soon and I'm sure she is going to love this card.
Hugs
Carol x

Kylie said...

Beautiful, Sue! I love the script in the background!! xx

Loll said...

LOVE that gorgeous background Susan. The colours are so beautiful and the shimmer spray really make it shine. LOVE how you've used the flourish and script stamps to add interest to your background ... just perfect combination of elements. xx

Gloria Lee said...

Wow!
You made beautiful background!
Great job!

Valerie Nolan said...

Love your card, great background and one of my favourite dies! Hope your mum gets better soon.
Val x

One Scrappy Gal said...

What a beautiful card! Love that white flower against the watercolor background! I'll have to try that!

Linda said...

This is simply beautiful ..... I love the colours in the background and the delicate script looks fab! xx

LesLee said...

I love what you have done with the sentiment! Your card is amazing. I hope and pray your mum gets better and I am sure this card will help her on her way!! xx

Chrissie said...

Oooh what a fabulous background, I really love all that inkiness surmounted by one of my favourite dies!
Chrissie x

Carol said...

Susan this is gorgeous, just love the background. Hope your Mum feels better soon. Carol x

Birgit said...

Oh Susan, this is simply stunning!

Joyce said...

Gorgeous card.

Bobbie Bluegill said...

So pretty. It should certainly cheer your up.

Bonnie said...

I'm loving this script stamp too! It looks so pretty with this gorgeous background! Love the embossed panel and white silhouette flowers too! Hope your Mum is much better and home soon.

Glennis said...

Very pretty card - best wishes to your Mum

Chris Alexander said...

great card, I love the sublet text in the BG and love those new stamps.
Christine

vinita jain said...

So pretty and I love the background with embossing panel! Love that text sentiment for this gorgeous creation!

Sue D. said...

Great background and text.

Michele Henderson said...

Love the beautiful colors in your background panel! They really make those poppies pop!
Take Care!
Michele

sandie said...

Stunning way to use these stamps, such inspiration x

Mac Mable said...

Beautiful colours on the background. Loving the layout and such a beautiful card, thank you for the inspiration x

Nicole Diedrichs said...

Perfect match of the sentiment on this nicely designed card. Sunny regards from stempelfrida
http://stempelfrida.blogspot.de

Ingrid said...

Susan, your card is beautiful! I love your background. :) :)

nancy littrell said...

Your gorgeous background Susan is perfect for your subtle stamped images from your new Thinking of You set. I love all your flourishes, esp. the sentiment and dry embossed panel. All your white accents are so beautiful with your background. You mom is going to feel so much better when she receives your beautiful card "made with Love"! TFS my friend.

Melissa L. said...

Lovely, Sue. I'm sure your mother will love it.

Toni said...

Gorgeous card, Sue! absolutely love it! I'm sure your mom will as well--best wishes to her for a speedy recovery.

Toni

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Very pretty card!

cm said...

Stunning! A beautiful canvas for your flower; love the subtle script image! Your mom will love this, as do I!
~c

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Great background, a real classic beauty. Well chosen sentiment.
hugs,
BozenA

Rahmat said...

Oh loving that beautiful background you made to showcase the stamps.

Julie B said...

Ooo, like that! :)

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Susan, this is beautiful! The background is gorgeous!

foleysfriend said...

I love the stunning background you created; the white diecut adds some sophistication without distracting from the beautiful background; hope your mum feels better soon.

V Hamen said...

Beautiful card, love the distressed background and strip if embossing.

Bobby said...

Gorgeous card, Susan.

Christine Ray said...

Your watercolor background is lovely and the card design stricking!

Christine Ray said...

Your watercolor background is lovely and the card design stricking!

TaeEun said...

Awesome background and the swirly font of the sentiment goes with the image perfectly!

JosieD said...

The Thinking of You set is so classy and feminine...love the way it looks on your cards.

Chantal said...

It's very elegant! bravo!

Amy Seigler said...

Beautiful card!! The background is gorgeous!!!

Cathy said...

Such a pretty card, love that gorgeous background, Cathy x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Swooning over your background here Susan and what a perfect card to showcase the classy sentiment.

Kimberley Cook said...

I love all the textures in your card.

Harriett Broyles said...

Oh my gosh. I'm in love with your card.

CreativSpirit said...

Absolutely gorgeous card.

gobarb26 said...

Very pretty. I like the background.

Ida Cutler said...

Lovely card. I especially like the combination of techniques - embossing, die cutting, background.

Queen-of-Cards said...

wow! so much inspiration here. Thank you ! trying that background soon

Susan. w said...

Nice to meet you Susan. I have been enjoying Happy Little Stampers blog hop and your card has made the hop even more pleasurable. Thinking of You has been a well thought out and designed stamp set, as I agree that little background text stamp is just perfect for mixed media. And, oooooh what a beautiful background you have created. My favourite sentiment is 'With Love' and this stamp is gorgeous in all its swirls. I am certain that your card will lift your mum's spirits and I do hope she is improving. With Love, susan.w

Ramohth aka Cardiac aka Jill said...

Such a pretty card. The text stamp caught my eye on the first hop - lovely to see how you have used it here. Thank you.

Crafting Josie said...

Just beautiful. I know your Mum will love them. I certainly would.

Kamila R. said...

How beautiful! Great colours and lovely stamps!

Shawna Standish said...

What a beautiful card!! The watercolor background is so dreamy and quiet. The sentiment is what makes it just so nice... The ribbon is also the perfect touch...