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Oh yes, the new Ippity release certainly is that…sweet! This new set called “New Season, New Wonder” has 6 pre-cut stamps, all in a fruit theme. The images have a distressed look with shadows in the realistic fruit shapes. Words hide in the shadows making the design look layered without any fancy techniques!

I’ve used the cherries for this card along with this week’s Mojo Monday sketch and Play Date Cafe’s color combo. I’ve managed to meet the Unity Tooty Fruity Challenge too! The Fruity challenge has another week to go, so pick up your set today and you’ll still have time to create something!

IPK-148 New Season, New Wonder

Supplies:

Ippity Stamps, IPK-148 New Season, New Wonder

Ranger ink & embossing powder

Spellbinders dies

My Mind’s Eye paper

Ribbon

Mojo Monday 194 sketch

Play Date Cafe Challenge 84

Unity Tooty Fruity Challenge

Since I’m a Unity Endorsed Ippity Chick, come on by the online shopping page to order the set you see today or any other Ippity set that strikes your fancy.

Guess what? NO shipping charges (US only, $5 for international) through the weekend since I’m featured on the Unity blog Wednesday! Woohoo!

 


Need a little happiness on a Monday? Since the Hippity Hops have stopped for now, I feel a little adrift, don’t you?

To help with the loss (LOL), I will do my best to keep up the trend with samples for you using Ippity Stamps of course!

This card was actually to meet a challenge this past weekend at Virtual Stamp Night on Splitcoaststampers. I used beachy colors and met the Card Positioning System’s sketch for last week too. I love combining challenges! The 6 piece Party Hat Wishes set made this card really festive!

Some of the details on this quick card was to accent the stamped image with Stickles glitter glue. It is so easy to add some for a little extra ‘zip’ when a card needs it. What is a birthday without some glitter right?

Ippity Stamps

Supplies:

Ippity Stamps, IPK-141 Party Hat Wishes

Tsukineko ink

Border punch, Stickles and Prima flowers

CPS sketch #218

MAY11VSNA Splitcoaststampers challenge


I honestly haven’t used many of the stamps from the 8 piece Delightful Little Things set, so I decided that it was time to do it!

This card is for a challenge on Splitcoaststampers Virtual Stamp Night and it meets this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge using black, gray and lime green using Mojo Monday’s sketch.

The frame around the saying is a rub-on (isn’t it cool?) and the punched circle is a piece of the dangling stars in the 8 piece Moon Beam and Heart Strings set. Don’t be afraid to use a part of an image as an embellishment or background like patterned paper.

Ippity Stamps

Supplies:

Ippity Stamps, IPK-112 Moon Beams and Heart Strings, IPK-122 Delightful Little Things

Tsukineko ink

Brads, rub-on and ribbon

MAY11VSNC Splitcoaststampers challenge

CTD#142

MOJO191


Hello to Monday and this week’s hippity hoppers!

Have you ever layered ink colors on a card? It’s a neat technique that gives depth to your stamped images. You can stamp in a light and dark tone, 2 lights, 2 darks or even more than 2 ink colors! The possibilities are pretty open.

Think of all the colors that are in patterned papers today – like I have in my sample below. There are 3 colors: light blue, red and pink. I used 2 similar ink colors when stamping, one light and one dark. If you’re using this combination, the lighter color can be used as a shadow color, background or just as an accent. Open your mind, it really is fun and gets you using more ink pads that you may otherwise have sitting around!

Ranger has a great color strategy in their Adirondack colors. There are lights, brights and earth tones which all complement each other, especially if you want to stay with monochromatics. Fun indeed!

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Ippity Stamps

Supplies:

Ippity Stamps, IPK-102 Simply Home (sentiment), IPK-115 Love in Return (dotted background) & IPK-140 Sing a New Song (foliage)
Ranger ink
Prima flowers
Bling
Clean & Simple Stamping FTL137
Play Date Cafe Challenge #78

To purchase the sets that I used in today’s card, go to my Ippity Chick shop page and order them!

To continue on the hop, visit Patricia next at her blog: My Crafty Creations. For a full list of the beautiful blogs today showcasing all of our wonderful Ippity stamps , check out the Unity Opportunity Blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Earth Day! Welcome to the weekend!

I have a fun card to share with you today. It’s a little plump birdie mixed with white and navy sophistication.

The birdie and branch were stamped with dye ink onto the white cardstock then punched out. Using a water pen, I touched the brush tip to the ink pad to get some color on it, then colored the wings, belly and leaves. Go light on squeezing the pen to release water. A little goes a long way especially when you’re doing small areas like this. When you’re done, squeeze the pen to get water to flow into the tip and clean the color onto a paper towel.

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Ippity Stamps

Supplies:

Ippity Stamps, IPK-120 Fall for You

Ranger inks

Really Reasonable Ribbon lace

Color ThrowDown Challenge #138

Mojo Monday sketch #187

Unity Stamps Tweet Tweet Challenge

Buy Stamps!

Stamp Sets Currently In Stock:
IPK-100 Because of You
IPK-101 Kissmas & Mistletoe
IPK-103 Devoted
IPK-104 Just Wanted to Say
IPK-105 Straight from the Heart
IPK-107 Life's Little Moments
IPK-108 Snippity of Ippity
IPK-109 Fishy Philosophy
IPK-111 Regal Greetings
IPK-112 Moon Beam
IPK-114 Sweet Thoughts
IPK-115 Love in Return
IPK-116 What Matters Most
IPK-119 Season of Joy
IPK-121 A Moment in Time
IPK-122 Delightful Little Things
IPK-123 A Little Buggy
IPS-127 Thoughts from the Past
IPS-128 Book It
IPS-129 Dots for Sure
IPK-130 Life is the Journey
IPK-131 House a Home
IPK-133 This is Love
IPK-136 Bitty Pixie Paisley
IPK-137 You Deserve
IPK-140 Sing a New Song
IPK-141 Party Hat Wishes
IPK-143 How You Doin?
IPK-144 Cherish Your Dreams
IPK-146 Here and Now
IPS-147 Gurnsey Gingham
IPK-147 My True Joy
IPK-148 New Season
IPS-148 The Man
IPK-149 Flowers+ Friends
IPS-149 Thankful for You
IPK-150 The Best
IPK-151 Shine Shine Shine
IPK-152 Make Your Mark
IPK-154 Gingham Christmas
IPK-155 All Things Are Possible
IPK-156 Time for...
IPK-157 Thanks for all Things
IPK-158 Warm Wishes
IPK-159 Pain and Pride
IPS-161 Do What Makes
IPK-166 Bloom & Simplify
IPK-167 Let Your Heart
IPK-168 Courage is My Strength
IPK-169 Born in My Heart
IPK-171 Dream to Be
IPK-174 Naughty, Nice, Not Sure
IIB-003 Sweet on You
IIB-006 Friendship Rainbow
IIB-007 My Kitchen to Yours
IIB-009 Preggo-Good Luck
IIB-012 Something Groovy
IIB-016 Java Friend
IIB-017 One of Those Days
IIB-019 Halloween Greetings

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