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!
Ippity Stamps, IPK-148 New Season, New Wonder
Ranger ink & embossing powder
My Mind’s Eye paper
Mojo Monday 194 sketch
Play Date Cafe Challenge 84
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.
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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, IPK-141 Party Hat Wishes
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.
Brads, rub-on and ribbon
MAY11VSNC Splitcoaststampers challenge
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, IPK-102 Simply Home (sentiment), IPK-115 Love in Return (dotted background) & IPK-140 Sing a New Song (foliage)
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, IPK-120 Fall for You
Mojo Monday sketch #187