Tuesday 15 February 2011

AnnaBelle Stamps - February Release - Easter Hope

Did you guess that Easter was the theme for AnnaBelle Stamps February release?

The Hop started at the AnnaBelle Blog so if you came here from Andrea's Blog you're on the right track.
Remember you have 24hours to leave a comment at each stop to be in the draw to win today's set.

Andrea is once again offering the following GREAT deal if you choose to purchase either of this months sets:

Australian Postage - FREE - code : febrelease
International Postage - $5.00 Discount Coupon - code : intfebrelease
This code will be valid for both days of the release only and will expire on the 17th February at 12.00pm AEDT.  Be sure to remember to add the code in the coupon box at checkout as it can not be applied once the order has been placed :).


Today's set is called Easter Hope and as you can see it's a great mix of sentiments along with three beautiful images.

My first card uses the larger of the Tulips which I coloured using Prisma Pencils and OMS.  I've stamped the front petal twice to pop it up adding dimension. Hope you can see this!

I used a Spellbinder die to trace one side of the oval shape around the image and cut this out by hand. A couple of eyelets with some AnnaBelle natural cotton cord threaded through adds the sentiment tag which was  cut with another Spellbinder die.

Two rows of staggered scalloped card set with some AnnaBelle Sprinkles complete the front of this card.

My second card also uses the large Tulip but this time I clear embossed the image onto some Pearlized card for a very subtle effect.  IRL this looks so pretty as the light catches the clear embossing.

I used a corner punch on the green card. Die cut a tag for this lovely sentiment, which is stamped in SU Pear Pizzazz onto cream card to match the base card.  By punching single slots either end of the tag I could thread some AnnaBelle green striped ribbon through the sentiment and tie off to one side.
Just a couple of Sprinkles to balance this and I have a very CAS Easter Card.

Just one more to share and this one features Gold embossing.

I love this simple styled image and am pretty sure sponging will feature on some of the Belles and Bellas cards using this one!   Not me though ...... I kept this very clean and clear.

I've embossed the image onto Whisper White in Gold.  Then stamped the first part of the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black (masking Alleluia!). Gold Embossing Powder was used to stamp Alleluia onto a scrap of card, which I then cut to size and added to the card front with foam tape. 
The image sits on a piece of Tan American Craft Card with some AnnaBelle Gold Cord wrapped around the bottom.
This is attached to a base of my favourite Mocha ribbed card with double sided tape.

OK....that's it for me today ..... it's time to go pay a visit to Kylie's Blog, I can't wait to see her beautiful creations with Easter Hope.

Don't forget to leave a comment on each of the stops along the Hop for your chance to win todays set.....You have just 24 hours.

Hope to see you tomorrow, AEST 12.00pm when we have another great little set to show you.



The Other Patti Sue said...

Wowzers Sue! I love the new set... you've showcased it beautifully! The 1st card with the large tulip is stunning, it screams spring with your soft pallet of color. The 2nd monochromatic card is amazing and I bet it's even prettier IRL. Your last card (my fav) is absolutely gorgeous. Love the simple elegance. Beautiful work my friend!

Tiffany said...

wow what gorgeous cards! :)

Lisa Lara said...

Wow Wow wow Sue. Such stunning samples. I love the soft embossing on the second. Love the embossing on the third. Such a pretty first one with the layers and layout. Wow.

Melissa said...

Wow Sue, all three of your cards are beautiful. I love the green one! This is really a great stamp set.

Lyn S said...

Lovely cards Sue! I really like the last card, very elegant with the gold embossing and twine.

Susan Hogan said...

Lovely set as usual - especially like the treatment of the EP on the shiny card.

Shirley-Anne said...

All three are, without exception , simply beautiful. Perfect sentiments .

CraftinGranny said...

You've been very busy again. These cards are so elegant and beautiful Sue. Been a crazy week and sorry I have been by sooner. Hope your day was extra special. "Hugs" Carol

Kylie said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards Sue!
LOVE the way you placed your sentiment on your first card and your colouring is WOW, LOVE your second card and the lovely colours you used and the embossing and your third card is stunning, love the clean style, just stunning!

Take care, Hugs,
Kylie x

Rose said...

Both cards are very pretty, love that tulip. Beautiful work.

Jose said...

Beautiful cards made from a lovely set Sue, and I love the last one but I am an embossing fan!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, this new set is stunning!!

Sue said...

Wow Sue, these are fabulous! you have showcased this set brilliantly, the clear embossed is a stand out for me! :)

craftieodmae said...

all 3 are gorgeous, I love the 3rd one!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is an awesome new set, Sue. Love all 3 of the creations. That is a very artsy tulip.

Patti P. said...

Beautiful job on all three of these, Sue! What a beautiful set and can't wait to see what tomorrow holds. I need to try some of these stamps because all of you do such wonderful things with them.

Selma said...

Well I can't pick a favorite because they are all gorgeous. This is a beautiful stamp set and you have showcased it so well.

Theresa's Studio said...

Lovely cards..great stamp set!
Stop by my blog when you have a chance...left you something.

Aileen said...

I absolutely love the soft embossed tulip on the 2nd card and the colours are fantastic. Yes my faviourite. Will have to give this a go.

Ida said...

Super job on these cards. Love the pretty spring colors on your first card. My favorite though is the embossed cross.

Linda L said...

Your cards are all different Sue and showcase these new stamps set just beautifully.

Andrea said...

These are all beautiful Sue! I love the colours of the third though, and you need nothing more than the embossing!