Saturday, 8 March 2014

SNSS March Release Hop Day 1

Hello and welcome to Day 1 of the Hops celebrating the 
Today we're showcasing the fabulous set



I love the way one of these beautiful images sponged or coloured creates a
bold, striking focal point on a card.  For both of my cards I stamped
the image several times so that parts could be popped up for
dimension and then sponged each layer.  In order to keep the edges
crisp, I use an SU marker to run along the edge of each image so
that there are no white cut lines showing, it's a small detail, but it
seems to add definition.  In colours include SU Real Red and Pool Party.
For the first card I used a stencil and Stampin Up's Pool Party ink,
and then spattered in a similar shade with watercolour paint.
The flower center is covered with tiny black beads.



For the second card I did the same, sponging each individual
petal as a layer.  Each panel of dp has been sponged along the edges too.
Ink colours include Stampin Up Yoyo Yellow, Orchid Opulence, Rich
Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, and Ranger Distress Scattered Straw.

Now take a look at the full set with all the details below:



 Stamp set includes 4 images and 4 sentiments.
Set measures approximately 6" x 8".
The images measure approximately 2 5/8" x 2 5/8".
Designed by Korin Sutherland.

The DT has shared their gorgeous samples in the thumbnails below.
Stop by each of their blogs and comment for a chance to WIN one of the
(2) $20 gift codes to our store over the course of our 4 days of blog hops!

Don't miss these other opportunities to win:
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all the comments on Friday's release blog post
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all the comments on full reveals in our SCS forum
(1) $20 gift code drawn from all the participants in our
release challenge hosted on blog

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, March 14th.
 The list of winners will be announced on our blog by Monday, March 17th.

Thanks so much for joining us and enjoy the hop!

36 comments:

Cathymac said...

Gorgeous sponging make these flowers pop, Bridget! Love your stenciled background and splatters on the first card, and the beautiful colors on the second! Both WOW cards highlight this beautiful stamp set! Hugs!

TLady said...

WOW!!! BOTH OF YOUR CARDS ARE STUNNING!!!!!!!! LOOOOOVE what you've done on BOTH of them!!!!!!!!!!!!:) LOOOOOOVE the way the flowers POP off the cards!!!!!!!!!!:)

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Wow! Your bright flowers will wake any sleepy gal up, Bridget! ;) Love your layered flowers and your gorgeous sponged background in the first card.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Bridget. Love the gorgeous flowers and the coloring! So rich and deep.

Sue D said...

Beautiful coloring on both and love the stenciled background on the first one.

craftymom205 said...

Lovely cards.

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guilinger2 said...

the colors on your cards are luscious!

grandmato19 said...

Glad one of the flowers is a poppy -- your coloring is awesome :)

Daria Guenther said...

Your coloring is beautiful. Thanks so much for giving us the details!

Giovana Smith said...

Both cards are fantastic, Bridget!! Beautiful coloring.

Graciellie CH said...

Very, very pretty, and nicely done!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Beautiful coloring on your cards! They are absolutely gorgeous!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Beautiful coloring on your cards! They are absolutely gorgeous!

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

I really love the red flower and how it pops out against the soft turquoise! Great color choices!

marylouh said...

I can see those flowers growing in my garden - they are colored so realistically. Good idea to sponge the edges so the white cut marks don't show thru. Great cards.

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Love the soft stenciled background matched with boldness of the poppy : )

sharon g said...

The pansy is sooooo pretty. When I was little, they were my all time favorite. Thanks for reminding my why I loved them so much. Gorgeous

Heather said...

These are both beautiful! Pansies are my favorite flowers, so I can't wait to see more of that one. And I LOVE your first card. The sponged background adds interest but is subtle enough to allow that gorgeous flower to shine. And the dimension is awesome.

Jean Bullock said...

Wow, these are fabulous. I love how you popped the flower panels. The colors are wonderful. Great job.

Kelly Flaherty said...

These are so happy and cheerful, just what we need during the cold dreary days of winter.

Ceal said...

both your cards are gorgeous and vibrant. I love the background on the first one

Pati said...

Beautiful Poppy! Lovely bright colors & wonderful stenciled splattered background!

StampingJudy said...

A lovely bright poppy!

Susie said...

You draw the viewer right in with both of these cards. A soft and lighter background of the first (I love your stenciling), and the dark panels on the second card really put the focus on these big, bold floral illustrations. Beautiful complimentary colors.

Indy said...

What beautiful cards!

Kris B said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the vibrant colors on the flowers! The way you pieced them adds an element of dimension that really makes the cards more stunning!

the primitive country bug said...

These are just beautiful! Your coloring is awesome!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the vibrate colors. Beautiful cards. TFS

clmelton said...

I love the colors you chose but will definitely steal your idea of adding beads to the flower centers. This looks so professional and something I will definitely try on my next flower image.

Andrea La Vigne said...

Really great cards! The red of the poppy does make for a bold focal image, but I also like the colors in the pansy. Tfs!

Nana Griffin said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous!

Marla said...

Very beautiful cards with fun subtle backgrounds that make the flower pop!!

Kelly Sas said...

You are my new idol for coloring flowers!!!

Iris said...

Pretty cards - love those brightly colored flowers.
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Sharon Roselli said...

Love the flowers! the first card background is awesome too. The colors on the second flower are striking. Want this set so easy to make cards with.

Jessie said...

WOW! You really know how to color flowers so that they pop! Just stunning, I will have to try these techniques!!!