Sunday, May 28, 2017

ESAD Sneak Peek Blog Hop

Welcome to another ESAD Blog Hop, this time we are taking a quick sneak peek at the new Annual Catalogue which goes live on 1 June.  

These are not my usual style of cards, but I really like them and they are such a cute way of showing off the beautiful new In-Colours. I am using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle which has an amazing 32 stamps including sentiments, flowers, banner, and of course cute little balloons which I have used in both cards. Having made one card with these great colours and bundle, I couldn't help myself making a second! Which is your favourite?

Here is my first card, if you look closely you can see that I have used Shimmery White cardstock and sponged the new colours to make a rainbow background. I love how easy the Shimmery White makes sponging a background with it's slightly coated finish.  It also gives such a lovely shimmer which still shows through the sponged colours.  I was just going to use Lemon Lime Twist for the sentiment but it needed something to make it pop, easy fix ... adding a second sentiment in black to give it a shadow. The cute little balloons are from Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, which coordinates with the Balloon Bouquet Punch.

For my second card I added a banner stamped with one of the happy birthday sentiments from the stamp set.  One of the things I love about photopolymer stamps is how easy they are to cut up!  That's right I cut the stamps up as I find this gives me more versatility, in this case I carefully cut between the Happy and the Birthday and can now use the stamps together as intended or separately as I have on this card.  In much the same way I have cut the framelit cut out to just have the "birthday" on the card, but this time cut it from Dazzling Diamond Glimmer paper which I then coloured with Lemon Lime Twist ink.

I hope you like my projects, it is now time to hop on over and see what my good friend Cathy has created to inspire you.


Happy Stamping
Monique

17 comments:

  1. Great cards Mon. Thanks for joining us on the ESAD Blog Hop

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  2. Aw so pretty Moni ! My favourite is the balloon one but both are so pretty and I hadn't thought to use these colours like that , they blend together perfectly ! Thanks for the inspiration .

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  3. WOW what a gorgeous way to use the new incolours!! Love how you have used this bundle too. TFS

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  4. Wow! These are such fun and happy cards Monique! Reminds me of the Aurora Borealis colour tones x

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  5. Absolutely stunning colouring Monique! Love how you've blended them together. What a showcase! Kelly x

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  6. From the looks of your beautiful card, I'm going to have my fingers inky!

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  7. The more I see these colours used the more I love them! Beautiful cards!

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  8. Monique, these cards are so STUNNING...I love the variety of effects just using In Colors
    Cheers Shaz

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  9. Wow! These cards just POP! Awesome job thanks for sharing!

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  10. That rainbow is AWESOME ... I would never have even tried that but sooooo glad your shared it, now I am going to have to make one ...love it Mon!

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  11. Very bright and bold Monique. Such a great idea to colour the Glimmer paper.

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  12. Such a clever idea to show off the new colours. Love it!

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  13. What fun cards, the colours look great together - you are braver than me I don't event trim the excess rubber from mine let alone cut them in half!

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