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Feb 14, 2011

It's Release Day! - Time for a Hop

Howdy & Happy Valentine's Day!
Hope you've all showed those you love that you truly love them in some way today.

Now are you ready to go HOPPING!!! - It's "Release Day" for AnnaBelle Stamps. We have 2 sets this month to share but today we're just showing you the first set, Easter Hope.

Oh my gosh this set is GORGEOUS! You'll want to have this set and today we're giving you a chance to win it by following the blog hop. So be sure to check the links below after my cards for the blog hop order. Leave a comment on each blog and you'll be eligible to win this set.

Card 1:
I wanted to create the look of a glorious sunrise or sunset depending on your point of view. So for this card I first started with an Acrylic Block and tapped it down on a YoYo Yellow ink pad then again on Summer Sun and finally Only Orange. Next I misted the block with lots of water and pressed it down on a piece of card stock. After lifting the stamp off the card stock I quickly spread the wet ink with my fingers to give it a watercolored look. Once it was dry I stamped the Cross/Sun image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut it out with a Circle Nestabilitie Die then mounted it onto another circle die of Basic Black Card stock.
I masked off the word (The) on the sentiment and just stamped the Light of the World on a Label Die and sponged on some Only Orange ink. The DP is unknown as it came in a bunch of papers from a friend but I liked the bright colors. The punch is new from EK Success. I also used Sprinkles (Pineapple) from AnnaBelle, Black Grosgrain ribbon from SU and Card Stock: Summer Sun and Tangerine Tango-SU.

Card 2 - This one is very Spring like and I just had to use the large Tulip image in the set.
For this card I used last weeks Mojo Monday sketch
as my starting point. I'm a bit "bummed" that I wasn't able to enter it into the contest but I had to wait until today's release to show my card. Oh well maybe next month.

For this card I used my Prisma Colored Pencils to color the tulip image. Still not sure about using the Copics and getting proper shading etc...but I like the way the pencils turned out. I tried to match the colors to the tulips on the DP that I used. I've had the pattern for years and finally found a good way to use it.
Colors: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Prisma Colored Pencils
Circle Dies,
Pink Ribbon - Papertrey Ink
Pearls - AnnaBelle Stamps
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder.

You'll Start the HOP on the AnnaBelle Blog

You should have arrived on my blog from Chupa's Blog and from here you'll hop on over to Jerusha's Blog If you get lost along the way just head back to the AnnaBelle Blog for a list of the links and all the information about the new release and the specials being offered.

Come back again on Wednesday (Tuesday night in the US) for the next set being released.


  1. Lovely cards Ida.......love the DP you used for your second card too just perfect!

  2. Hi Ida. I just love the way you did your circle panel. Oh wow. Gorgeous color. Such lovely cards.

  3. First I want to say HI to a fellow stamper from the north west. I love your cards they are beautiful! I am especially drawn to your light of the world card... simply amazing!

  4. Lovely cards - great technique described here as well. Thanks.

  5. OH Wow Ida,
    I LOVE how you made your background for you cross/sun image, the end effect is amazing and the colours are gorgeous!
    Loving your second card, it's so pretty and with your matching DP, it's just perfect, love it!

    Take care, hugs,
    Kylie X

  6. Ida, both cards are stunning!!! Beautiful work.

  7. Beautiful cards, this set looks amazing!!

  8. fabulous cards Ida!! Love the effect with the ink on the 1st and the DS paper on the 2nd frames the tulip perfectly!! :)

  9. Beautiful cards, Ida! I especially love the sun with the cross! The way you made the background is awesome!

  10. Ida

    Love both cards but the colours in the second one are all me. I love the combination, superb.

  11. The colours you have used on both are so pretty Ida. Great looking sets!

  12. Look at these amazing cards! I really-really like the background you created on the first card. Real art! And what a beautiful tulip! You really rocked the MOJO skecth! :)

  13. Ida,

    Gorgeous...these colors are right up my alley! Such a striking card.

    Hope you are staying warm in Walla Walla!

  14. beautiful cards ida-love how you created the sunrise on your first card-very creative-

  15. Oh Ida, these are so beautiful! I love the orange and yellow sponging in the image of the first card. It's so beautiful! And the pinks and oranges in the second card - so lovely!!