Thursday, March 1, 2018

Simply The Best - Blog Hop & Giveaway

Do you have a set of "go-to" techniques or card designs?

I definitely do  - there are design styles I come back to again and again and never get tired of them. Today's card is an example of one of the things I never tire of - and that's a monochromatic card with a pop of color.

Paired with the right sentiment, it just rocks. I love the drama and contrast of it all.

I got the stamp set I'm using today because it reminded me of one of my favorite books I read when I was a kid. The style of the faces and the hundreds of combinations in the set for unique faces really appealed to me.

It just so happens that the person who made this set is my sweet friend Tifany - who I think is simply the best. A sweet, hard-working mompreneur, Tifany is also sweet, talented and hilarious. I had so much fun hanging out with her at a retreat in the fall - she's just a joy to be around - and that sweetness shows in her designs.












Ink Blot Shop Clear Stamp Set HELLO...
[ SSS ]
Ink Blot Shop Clear Stamp Set...
[ SSS ]
Tsukineko VersaFine Clair NOCTURNE...
[ SSS ]
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad by...
[ SUP ]
Copic Sketch Markers - BLICK art...
[ BLIC ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | SSS ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
[ AMZUS ]
Whisper White Cardstock - Thick
[ SUP ]
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock by...
[ SUP ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Bone Folder by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Multipurpose Liquid Glue by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]

I started by stamping the lower right girl in Memento with my MISTI. Then I stamped her on masking paper, cut her out, masked her and stamped the girl to the left. Repeated that process with the last two girls. For the top row, I stamped my center girl first, masked her and then stamped the other two. Then I colored the other girls in greys, and the center girl in color. The colors I used are: N0, N2, N4, N6 for the greys. On the colored girl, I used E11, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, BG23, BG49, BV0000, BV08, RV29. The sentiment is from this stamp set.I wanted their features to be a bit darker than the images, so I stamped them with Versafine Clair. I put all the faces onto my card, picked them all up at once with the lid of my MISTI, and then stamped them all at once.

I made this card as a guest for today's blog hop & giveaway from Tifany and My Sweet Petunia. I made a resolution at Creativation, when I was around so many creative, hard-working people who face rip-off products and other threats to their livelihoods to do more guest spots this year, and help share my love for the independent people trying to make a living in this fun industry. I hope I can help introduce you to some great people this year.


Two lucky commenters will win prizes today - one will win these two stamp sets from Ink Blot Shop, and one will win a $50 gift certificate to My Sweet Petunia.



So be sure and leave a comment on every stop in the hop no later than March 11th at 11:59 PM Central to be eligible. Winners will be announced here and on the Ink Blot Shop blog on Tuesday, March 13th. The next and last stop on this hop is the MSP blog.

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39 comments:

  1. I love this technique of yours, and have been the recipient of a few of your eye-catching, pop-of-color cards. I love the girls... it reminds me of a retreat pic. The stamps are all amazing! Plus, I love your heart ♥️

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  2. Oh, what a beautiful card! What a fun set to use to design a unique "group" card every time! The faces and hair are fabulous. I love how you made one stand out!!! I like your resolution! Probably because I follow you, I feel protective of our MISTI creator. I get so irritated when I see a couple of LARGE companies ripping off the idea. Shame on them! I know that hers isn't the only product but it's the one I know about! :)

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  3. That is an adorable stamp set, & the designer is new to me. Thanks for the introduction. Your card is quite eye-catching. At first, I only see the girl with all the color, with the others appearing as only being stamped. On a closer look, I DO see the subtle grey tones on the background girls.
    Ya know, I've been stamping, making cards for well over 25 years d I don't think I've found "my style" yet. Maybe I don't have one. I really like CASEing the brilliant cards all of YOU amazingly talented people share.

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  4. This is really beautiful Lydia, lovely technique!

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  5. Great technique and beautiful card, Lydia! I’ve never tried a spotlight card, so I definitely need to remedy that. Thanks for the inspiration 😘

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  6. I love this technique and you do it so well! I've dune it a few times, using sepia tones for my unexplored items but i can't do it as well as you. Thanks for the reminder of how beautiful this is.

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  7. Love your card, Lydia...and thank you for all the sweet compliments. ♥ You've definitely nailed that color pop technique. Thanks for helping spread the word about my stamps (and your mission to spread the word about others, too). You are fabulous!

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  8. Super cute card! Thanks for introducing me to a new brand of stamps that are just so fun.

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  9. I really like this stamp set, very customizable, I like your card and this technique.

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  10. Darling work on this
    card, love the different
    ladies.
    Carla from Utah

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  11. Lydia thank you for supporting all the crafters and creators with your wonderful creativity- and I especially like it when you give your take on things like the route your cat prefers to walk :)

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  12. Awesome coloring on your delightful card! Love Tiffany's images!

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  13. I like free stuff I cannot lie. LOVE the ink blot sets!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win. BTW your a hoot!!! I look forward to reading your blog.

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  14. Beautiful technique! Thanks for the intro to a fun stamp company!

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  15. So adorable!! Love the card and you!!!💜💜💜

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  16. Absolutely love your card. A great way to highlight the sentiment.

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  17. Fabulous with the pop of color.

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  18. One of my favorite sets ever! Love, love, love it. So you know I like your card!

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  19. LOVE your card. I'm not familiar with Ink Blot Stamps - thanks for the introduction.

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  20. I like this technique but have never tried it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  21. Wonderful card! You are such an inspiration :)

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  22. Oh my!!! Awesome card and colouring!!! your layout is simply stunning!!! Very cool!!!

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  23. These stamps are awesome as is your card. Love how you highlighted the one image - so very striking! Thanks for sharing !

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  24. Love this spotlight technique - the colored image really stands out. Great card !

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  25. love the unusual design of your card - very inspiring :)

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  26. Love your go to technique! I like the pop of color on your card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  27. Neat card. Didn't realize you did masking, I thought it was one big stamp. But I do like the pop of color with the girls....really neat!!!

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  28. Beautiful coloring in of all those faces!!!

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  29. Cute card! I loved Madeleine, although I remember the gypsy one as being a bit scary. The two lines of girls and the governess were one of the drawings my dad did for a nursery mobile featuring book characters. Thanks for the memory.

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  30. Love the craft-related stamp sets.
    Will be fun using them on cards I'm
    sending to my crafty friends.
    The group of ladies is darling.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Fantastic! I love the pop of color and I love the idea of coloring in the neutral gray. I've highlight colored but never thought to color in images in a neutral.

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  32. I like how you made a whole group of the women. I am not much of a masker, but it looks great when someone else does it :)

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  33. Thanks for sharing your great technique !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  34. Your card is so sweet to state how precious each of us really are! Great technique to mask and stamp and show off one individual image with fabulous coloring, leaving the rest in greys! Your design and execution is wonderful!

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