Pals Blog Hop “Spring has Sprung”

Welcome to the Pals March 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “Spring has Sprung”. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will inspire you with Spring or Spring-related projects. You may see floral, Easter or other general Spring-inspired designs. You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Sweet Little Something

This bunny almost looks real enough to cuddle and squeeze!   Like the  top selling  Baby Bear, Sweet Little Something features a three step  stamp for a photo realistic image.

I chose the “Sweet little somebunny” sentiment to make this a baby card but the design could easily used as an Easter or  Spring card  with the other phrases included in the stamp set.

I like coming up with layouts that can be multi functional by simply swapping out a saying.  This card would also make a cute kids birthday card!

The ribbon and basket weave background  are from the 2018 Sale-A-Bration catalog.

Here is the same card, but with the thinner Bermuda Bay ribbon from the same Sale-A-Bration pack.

Besides the Sweet Little Something set, and Sale-A-Bration items, I used the butterfly from Hold onto Hope and the decorative die from Petals & More thinlits.  So Saffron was used as the card base, sentiment and the square Stitched Shape.

There is no matching die for this cutie, but the bunny is very easy to fussy cut as I did for these cards.

Below are the colors I used to stamp my bunny.  Soft Suede could be substituted for Tip Top Taupe.

This card with the cable knit embossed background really makes this a baby card.  It was my first attempt playing with this set where I used Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Tip Top Taupe.

I personally think that a broader range of color saturation (like the cards above) create a crisper image.  The colors in this first attempt blend together more and although still cute, the image is less clear.

I hand stamped this image while I stamped the first two with the Stamparatus.  What a difference!

Side note about the Stamparatus:  The further your image is from the hinges the better.  If you are super thrifty like me and use the bare minimum of materials, you may have to add a little extra umpf  to get good contact between stamp and paper closer to the hinged edges.

Corinne Blake

Independent Stampin’ Up Demonstrator

[email protected]

Thank you for stopping by!  I’d love to hear from you so please leave a comment below!

 

Don’t have a catalog?  Email me at: [email protected] with your address and I will send you one free.

Creatively Yours,

Corinne