Monday, May 17, 2010

May Release Blog Hop

Welcome! Today's blog hop celebrates the release of 4 NEW Stamp sets that we hope you are going to love. We are releasing 3 full size stamp sets and a new mini this month that should get you in the mood for the care-free days of Summer. Please visit the front page of our store site HERE for a full view of each new set.

Today, I’m showing you a card made with a new set called Bug and Blossom Mandalas. I love the fun of coloring Mandalas, the are so complex and intricate. This one has fun little ladybugs hidden in it's layers, or you could just make it look like a flower.



Hexagonal Ladybug Card by Kristin Soboloski
Stamps: Bug and Blossom Mandalas
Paper: Real Red and Whisper White cardstock
Ink: Tuxedo Black Momento Ink
Accessories: small pink jewel, 3d crystal laquer, copic markers and LOTS of pop dots.



This picture show in detail the four layers I popped up to give the card dimension. Also, I used the 3d laquer only on the ladybugs to make them stand out a bit more.

So now it is time to move on and see all the fun and inspiring projects the DT has posted to get you excited about our new stamp sets. Be sure to follow us all the way to the end and make sure to leave a comment on everyone’s blog, because as usual, we will be giving away blog hop candy! This time we will be giving away a free new release set of your choice to 2 lucky winners! These gals will also get a coupon code for 10% off their next order from Artful INKables. You never know which blog we’ll be choosing a winner from, so be sure to leave some love for everyone. You will have until Thursday, May 20th at midnight Eastern Standard Time to comment on all the design team blogs for a chance at the blog hop goodies!


Dawn Knight's Blog is the next stop on the hop. And in case you get lost along the way, here is a listing of the Blog Hop order:

Ann
Alicia
Marti

Michelle
Kim
Jackie
Joy
Sammi

Tanya
Patti
Cheryl


Good Luck! And thanks for stopping by!

29 comments:

Sammi said...

Oooh.. I love the different layers! This card is so vibrant.. it's gorgeous! Love how you glossed up the ladybugs too!!
Sammi
xx

Patti said...

OMGosh this is awesome! Love the layers, perfect in every way! Guess that's why your our fearless leader!

StampinCathy said...

This is one awesome card. Great color combo and love the layering and details on this card. I just love this set. The hop was just amazing. The DT rocked all the set. Thanks for letting me hop along.

Gloria said...

Love the ladybugs and the layers!

Cristina said...

I love this card.

It's adorable! Probably used a million pop dots


Cristina
http://www.craftingwithcristina.com

Heather said...

I love how you layered the images!!

Kim Nath said...

I love the layering and beautiful colors, the eyes look really cool too!

craftymom205 said...

Great card. Love the dimension

wendy said...

Beautiful!

Ruth Anne Luckenbaugh said...

This is beautiful! I love the ladybugs mixed with the mandala.

Chelsea said...

I love ladybugs....great set

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Beautiful. I love blog hops when I get the chance! So many great ideas!

Lillian Child said...

Beautiful job of layering ... very nice card design! I love ladybugs!

Lucy Newton said...

That's an interesting form of using a stamp to form new images good idea!!!

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Kristin, you did a beautiful job on this card. I love all of the dimension. Can't wait to ink up this set.

Lorus said...

Wow - that is amazing! Love the layers, They make such a difference. Those little hidden ladybugs are the cutest!

Lynn said...

I love this card the stamp! How fun it would be to do that intricate coloring, which you did a beautiful job on, btw! I love all the layers - they just made the card. It all looks fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration!

PamS said...

WOW! Love those layers. And those ladybugs are just darling.

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Gorgeous coloring Kristin! Love how you brought focus to the lady bugs!

Marie B. said...

Oh how cute! It's been a long time since I've done a mandala. :)

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww this is sooo SWEET!!! I love how you used this stamp, and all the layers!!! Beautiful job!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Joy said...

gorgeous gorgeous Kristin!

Theresa said...

What an awesome card...so intricate! Going off to hop now.

Theresa said...

Made all the hop stops but Jackie's post for the hop seems to be lost....only the pic of card showed.

Colleen said...

Kristin,
This does look like a fun one to color. You did an amazing job. love the layers and those lady bugs are the cutest!

Dawn said...

I just love everything about this set... and your creations are amazing!

Therese said...

I love the layered effect that you used to make the ladybugs stand out! I particularly love the jewel thing in the middle :)

Teela said...

This is so lovely! I LOVE the way your stacked and added dimension and of course the lady bugs are adorable!

Johna said...

This is fantastic! Love it.