Sunday 20 November 2016

HLS - New release blog hop

Welcome to an exciting post to announce the launch of some fab stamp sets over at  Happy Little Stampers! 

We have 6 new sets to introduce to you and we think you are going to love them. 

Here is my card using the balloons from the Simply Said set, plus the Happy Birthday from last  years Everyday Sentiments.

Once I'd decided on the layout on a scrap of paper, I stamped the balloons in an appropriate colour of Memento ink, masking where necessary, then coloured each balloon with Copics. I must admit I wiped most of the ink off the balloon tail so that I could go in later to add a longer one with a black fine liner.
I stamped the Happy Birthday from Everyday Sentiments in Versafine Onyx Black and then cut the 'to you' off the 'to you both' before stamping underneath. When I want to use the stamp as is, it will fit back together again, so no worries! The finished panel was diecut with a MFT stitched rectangle before being mounted flat on a A6 white base card. :)

Here is a closer look at each of the individual sets -




Aren't they fab?
Some of the HLS team have made some more samples so why not visit their blogs for details
By joining us throughout our blog hop and leaving us a friendly word or two, you have the chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the HLS shop!  All you have to do is work your way through the hop list below and comment on each of the blogs. A random winner will be drawn from all those that comment. Make sure you visit ALL of them because that's the only way be assured you are in the draw. You have 1 week (until the 28th of November 12pm AEST) to complete the hop.

Ready for some more inspiration? Here we go!

                           Julie Beech   (you are here) 

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  1. Beautiful balloon card, nothing like rainbow colours and done with copics always gives such wonderful depth.

  2. love your beautiful balloons

    Barb Housner

  3. totally loved how you coloured the balloons. Never heard of Copics but your technique is wonderful!

  4. The rainbow ballons are awesome. I love how you lengthened the strings and the use of the sentiments was genius. xx

  5. Beautiful the colors and depth given to each balloon..

  6. Your balloons are colored so fantastic. I like the colors you used.
    Greetings Michelle

  7. Great coloring on these balloons! Your card is as sweet as can be!

  8. I do love balloons and yours are coloured so beautifully. Such depth and detail, super impressive!

    1. Also want to say thanks for linking up at AAA Cards.

  9. I love this design Julie ..... the rainbow balloons look fab! xx

  10. This is really stunning Julie!! I love the masked off balloons and how pretty and colorful they are!! Such gorgeous work and thanks for sharing! :)

  11. Nothing says celebration like a bunch of balloons and I LOVE how you have arranged and coloured these Julie. They look so real with that great colouring!

  12. Really brilliant work Julie, love the rainbow of balloons and how well they are coloured xx

  13. wow! such a pretty CAS card! I love the colors you've used and the simply said stamp set offers so many possibilities which is awesome.

  14. Your rainbow balloons are exceptionally pretty! So realistic! You've done Kylie proud in showcasing her products with such style and finesse!

  15. Love those gorgeous bold balloons Julie!

  16. Woww!! Gorgeous card! I just love your coloring!!

  17. Gorgeous balloon card! Great use of masking and beautiful colouring!

  18. Those balloons are so bright yet soft! Gantastic

  19. Nothing says Happy Birthday like a bunch of balloons. Your's are colored perfectly and love the arrangement too. I recognized my favorite birthday greeting from Gina K Designs as well. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.
    Barbara DT member

  20. Love the balloons.
    I can see someone carrying them
    around. The colors go together
    so well.
    thanks for sharing.

  21. Oh, I love these balloons...perfect birthday card and the colors are stunning as is the coloring! Gorgeous!! Thank you for linking up to Seize the Birthday!

  22. Such a wonderful card. Great coloring. masking, design. Love it. Stephanie - HLS DT.

  23. Gorgeous balloons and colouring! I thought it was pencil crayon at first! I love the texture they have. Thanks for playing along with AAA Card Challenge!


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