Sunday, 15 July 2018

Tropically Yours Stamp of Approval Collection Blog Hop - Day 1


Welcome to Day 1 of theTropically Yours Stamp of Approval Blog Hop! This Collection is full of summery fun - tropical images, fabulous hand-lettered sentiments and some cool geometric dies.

You should have come from Allison's blog (full blog list below with details about how to win!).

If you’re new to Stamp of Approval – click here to check out everything you need to know about this exclusive collection of stamps, dies and other goodies. All these products were designed specifically for this collection; they are brand new, and while they will be made available at Catherine's store in the future, they won't be available there for many months.

If you are a StampNation member, you get access to order starting on Monday, Tuesday, July 17th at 9 pm. Not a StampNation member? Make sure you are on the wait list so you get access to the collection at 9 am Wednesday, July 18th before the public (at 6 pm). These collections always sell quickly (and often sell out!), so if you're liking what you're seeing on the blog hops, you'll want to ensure that you have an opportunity to get your hands on this collection!


Stamps: Fearless Pursuit
Ink: Coral Cabana, Limoncello, Tiki Torch, Midnight
Paper: White, Midnight

This is an amazing sentiment - full of energy, encouragement and (literally!) fire. It's big enough to be the centrepiece of the card, so I let it stand alone without much adornment. But I did have fun making this 'dimensional' background with one triangle stamp and 3 colours of ink. Once you figure out the pattern, it's not difficult to do. I started with the Coral Cabana triangles, and then filled in the other colours. If you look very closely, you can see some overlapping stamping and some small white gaps, but overall, the pattern holds and provides a sunny, 3D look behind the sentiment.


Stamps: Fearless Pursuit, Good Vibes Borders, Leave Me in Paradise
Ink: Coral Cabana, Limoncello, Melon Ice, Garden Party, Midnight
Paper: White, Midnight
Accessories: Matching Dies

This is another wonderful hand-lettered sentiment from Fearless Pursuit. I knew I wanted the Vibe and Tribe to be really stand out, but I could also see that it might be tricky to mask it - especially where the Y from Your hangs into the V from Vibe. So here are the steps I took to get this look:
  • Place the stamp on the stamp positioner.
  • Stamp it once in limoncello on a post it note - this will be the mask
  • Cut out 'Vibe' and 'Tribe', very close the edges of the letters.
  • Ink the stamp with Limoncello ink, focussing on the Vibe and Tribe areas. Stamp it onto your panel
  • Use the rock-n-roll technique with Coral Cabana ink, again focusing on the Vibe and Tribe. Stamp it onto your panel
  • Place the Vibe and Tribe masks you created onto the panel, right over the words.
  • Ink up the stamp with Midnight, focusing the ink on Your and Attracts Your. Stamp it on the panel.
  • Remove the mask and be amazed!
It was slightly fiddly, but not difficult at all.

I stamped the bold border twice with Midnight, lining it up to create the square pattern. All the border stamps fit into themselves so you can stamp them multiple times (with multiple colours, if you want) to create fun backgrounds. This set is going to become a go-to basic!

I stamped and die cut one of the leaves from Leave Me in Paradise as another fun pop of colour.



Stamps: Fearless Pursuit, Stand Tall, Canvas Grunge Background
Ink: Limoncello, Tiki Torch, Lime Rickey, Eucalyptus, Over Coffee, It's a Boy, Aquatini, Shea Butter
Paper: Watercolour Cardstock (Ranger), Sand Dunes

I love this faux-watercolour technique - it's just as easy as stamping, but gives a very realistic watercolour look. The trees and the sun each have two pieces. One at a time, I put each stamp on my stamp positioner, inked it with the appropriate colour and spritzed it with water before pressing it down onto my panel. Once it was dry, I hand painted (but it's all straight lines, so it's very easy to do!) the sky (It's a Boy with lots of water), the ocean (Aquatini) and the sand (Over Coffee and Shea Butter). Finally, I stamped the sentiment with second-generation Over Coffee Ink.

For my card base, I used the Canvas Grunge Background in Over Coffee ink on Sand Dunes cardstock. I love how my little scene now looks like a post card on a cork board!

That's it from me for today - now be sure to hop to everyone's blog and comment for your chance to win! (There are 2 more days of blog hops to come, lots of inspiration to see and lots of chances to win!)

THREE commenters will be chosen at random from all the comments on all the blogs (one each day) to win the Stamp of Approval Collection! If the winner has already purchased their collection, they will receive a $100 gift certificate. 

Entries will close on Friday, July 20 and will be announced on Catherine's blog.




140 comments:

Marianne said...

Fun cards, Ardyth, and such an amazing collection!

Michelle W said...

Gorgeous cards Ardith, love your masking on that sentiment!

Beka L said...

Loving how you used square bases for all your cards! Totally changes the feel of the stamp sets!

Karen K. Creates said...

All fabulous cards Ardyth! I think my favorite is the last one...that faux-watercoloring is gorgeous!

Susan White said...

Super fun cards Ardyth!! I cannot wait to get my box and have a play!!

Ingrid said...

Such great projects Ardyth! LOVE that second one - the way you spotlighted the larger words - brilliant. And I love your watercolor one. Really great projects! :)

tara powell said...

Beautiful!!! Love the bright colors and the watercolor feel of the Aloha card. ๐Ÿ˜❤❤❤

Darla Holdstock said...

Great cards

Amy Lemmon said...

Fabulous cards. Thank you for sharing different techniques on how to use the collection. All your creations are great but I especially love the watercolored beach. Using the watercolor technique made it feel as if I were on the beach.

Joan said...

Thank you for sharing the technique for the sentiment on the first card. It stands our so nicely.

Sharon Salerno said...

Love the awesome sentiments in this SOA!!

Susan Moll said...

3 great cards and techniques! The individual triangle stamping to achieve the 3D background is a labor of love!!

Melissa Truhn said...

Loving the faux watercolor technique. Thanks for sharing!

Jackie Parkins said...

These are beautiful! I love this collection of tropical images.

Avra Williams said...

Great cards!

Debra Rumpza said...

Great cards... love the warm colors.

Ellen C said...

These cards are amazing and I love them all.

Lori Walker said...

What great cards! I love them all! I'm going to have to try the faux watercolor.

angela stovall said...

All beautiful...hard to pick favorite...your very good at what you do.. I hope to be this talented one day...love this collection as well๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’–

Diana Soling said...

Such lovely cards. I'm loving the faux water coloring technique. I've never tried it but will have to once I get this box.

Craftydancer said...

I really like both your cards. The faux watercolored card is my favorite.

spelsue said...

Great cards. The sentiments are so much fun.

Lindsay Olmstead said...

Loving all the cards!!! What a great set of stamps and dies!

Connie Hinkle said...

I LOVE your cards Ardyth!!!!

Christine_sz said...

All lovely cards! I particularly enjoyed your "faux-watercolor" card. Such a good reminder of a technique I don't use enough! I also like the simplicity of the Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe card. Simple pops of color are so powerful!

Beth B. said...

I don't think I'd have the patience to stamp all those triangles, but I will keep that eye-catching color combination in mind.

Polly said...

Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe is such a cool sentiment. Loved your cards.

Ruth said...

Your cards are always clever and creative. Thank you for the inspiration.

June Sefscik said...

Love all your cards, but especially the Aloha card. Can't wait to get my collection to try these cards.

Sue McRae said...

Love your colorful background using just the one triangle stamp, it turned out fab!

Debbie Bonczek said...

Three very different cards! That background you created on the first one is very cool. You completely rocked that sentiment stamp on the second card, and the clean look with the black and white border. What is not to love on that card. And I love the watercolor look of those trees, and the fact that you used that amazing background stamp on the kraft paper. Beautiful work!

Rae Moan said...

I love your cards. The watercolor one is my fave!

Janice Woll said...

Love all the cards. Thanks for sharing your techniques.

Dana M said...

Wonderful cards! Clean designs and fabulously fun and vibrant.

Elizabeth Roberts said...

WOW Ardyth great cards!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Lovely cards! I love the 2nd card's design as well as
that yummy lime green and the B&W accent.

Kathy Serrahn said...

Great cards

Nance said...

Super fabulous cards, Ardyth! Wonderful!

Scraplea 1 said...

Great cards and I'm loving this new collection! Thanks so much for sharing with us on this fun blog hop!!

Marcia Rollins said...

I like your use of the background stamp. Initially it kind of stumps me, but with all the upcoming posts, after the release of the SOA, I am sure there will be lots if ideas to get my mind moving!

Jill D. said...

Love your cards, Ardyth. So creative as usual.

Margie King said...

Very nice love the colors. Thanks for sharing

Leanne said...

Love your beautiful cards!

Ebrown said...

Love all your cards! The 3 dimensional card is genius! This SOA set is awesome!

canadian_liner said...

I love how you made those bold sentiments the centre of attention. TOTALLY impressed with the 3D-cube effect with the triangle stamp (kind of like an Escher design).
I can't wait to see what you do with the hexagon dies...

BonnieDD said...

Your cards are very creative. Especially like the use of the triangles in the first card! Hope I am lucky enough to get the set before they run out!

ann greene said...

Great cards, can't wait to see more.

Lisa Moline said...

What fun cards! I love this release! The sentiments are really wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mrs. Lowry said...

Terrific cards! I am going to have to try that dimensional look with the triangles. Great color choices!

Linda Gorman said...

Great cards!!! This is certainly a fun collection!!!Thank you for sharing!

Katherine said...

Ardyth you are amazing... love your cards!

Cheryl Fleming said...

Love the palm tree card and how you did it with water!!!

Anita Falcone said...

Such beautiful cards! Great job, I love it!

Anne-Marie said...

Lovely cards- but I especially like the sentiment on the first one- very inspirational.

Nathalie Paquette said...

Such beautiful cards ! ๐Ÿ’•

TheWinstonFamily said...

Cute cards! Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Great cards! So fun.

Laura Miller said...

All your cards are great but I especially love the last one - spritzing the inked stamp with water to give a water color feel. I like it. I need to escape to a deserted island!

Tasha Dawson said...

So much fun. This stamp of approval is going to be amazing!!!!

Kay Roose said...

Thanks for sharing your fun cards. I especially like the second one.

Brandy Duncan said...

Wowzers Ardyth. Fabulous cards. I am over the top with this SOA.

Christy Borfitz said...

Fantastic cards, Ardyth! I can't wait to get this collection!

stampinfranni said...

OMG. Loving this collection and your cards! I never would have thought to create an entire background the way you did with the triangle stamp!!! That takes time and patience, for sure! Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Jill said...

Fun and beautiful cards. So many possibilities with this release.

Amy McCue said...

I love the colors in your fearless card.

Karen Gilhen said...

Looking forward to trying out some of these great ideas!

Retired Librarian said...

Great cards.

Mary Holshouser said...

The sentiments are bold and to
the point. Love the beach
scene - simple and clean and
so pretty. thanks for
sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

DarbyW said...

The geometric backgrounds and borders are so fun and striking. Smiles, Darby

Angela Miller said...

Beautiful cards

Alli Shrewsbury said...

Your cards make me want to hop onto a plane to Hawaii! Thanks for sharing your talent!

Barb Oliver said...

Gorgeous cards, Ardyth! So love the dimensional background in the first card; thanks for sharing

Nicole England said...

Gorgeous, I do always love your cards. The watercolour card is lovely- I think it might be my favourite.

Sandra W. said...

Great cards Ardyth.

Jodie Ramdas said...

I love that you have created with this collection Ardyth. Can't wait to see what else you create.

Tracie Pond said...

Great personality in all of your cards! Beautiful! =)

Judy Mason said...

I love how you got 3 totally different looks from a collection where everything coordinates.

Karen said...

Your cards are awesome. I really love your watercolor looking card with the palm trees. It just shows how many different styles you can get.

M in Oregon said...

I just love your aloha card. You’re right. It looks like a picture perfect postcard. I hadn’t thought of offsetting the card front on a base. Great idea. I always love your cards.

Tinstar said...

Aloha - that card is gorgeous Ardyth. I can feel that sand between my toes.

Terri Mansfield said...

Super cards...I especially love the geometric pattern one and the watercolored one. This is such a great collection!

Marge Hurtig said...

These cards are amazing! I love this collection!

Bamabell said...

Awesome cards! I love them all.

Mary said...

Such fun creativity...love them all and seeing the versatility of the new SOA.

Theresa Knopf said...

Fabulous cards!

Dawn Spengler said...

NICE CARDS!!

cindybearj said...

I love the wide variety of styles you used on your cards!

Nana Griffin said...

Really great ideas.

Suna Stirk said...

Beautiful cards! I am so in love with these products!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful.

Nancy-Anne Rockwell said...

Your ALOHA card looks like a painting!!! It's beautiful!

CyndyC said...

Great cards! I love that beautiful background you made on the first card!

Monica Maier said...

I’m swooning over the beach scene Ardyth and love the bright colors mixed with bold patterns!

Kira N. said...

Beautiful cards! I really love the second card and how you made those two words stand out!

Linda Miller said...

Love all of your cards. They bring the sunshine home

Jennifer said...

Thank you for sharing! Love the cards and the creativity! The Aloha card is amazing!

Sandy Joe said...

Bright and cheerful - would love to see how you did the triangle background - such a versatile stamp set.

Jane S said...

Beautiful cards! What a great collection to draw from!!
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Curious said...

You have certainly showcased the stamps wonderfully. I especially like the card with the "find your tribe" sentiment. Great composition.

Kim said...

Very inspiring creations! Thank you for sharing them.

Heather Parry said...

Beautiful cards - love the bright colours!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Loving the fun, funky look of these cards, your water really looks good on the last card. Love the colour pop on the first card & how your sentiments really stand out & what great font for them, loving, loving them. x

Veronica Klatt said...

Gorgeous cards - love the sentiments.

Anna Krol said...

Amazing cards, Ardyth! Love the fun backgrounds xx

Diane Loughrey said...

Amazing cards. You pulled it off again.

michiganderintexas said...

cool - it does look like a cork board!

JD, Just Juris Doctoris said...

That Aloha card is fantastic! I love the summer vibes it sends!

Lori Mason said...

Love these!!!

Nandini said...

I am a huge fan of your clean style of card making. Really love these inspiration cards. They are beautiful.

Kim Goodman said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

Jan Arnold said...

Ardyth, Your cards are always incredible. I love each of these! The diamond design is wonderful and I'm not sure I would have thought of that! The canvas background looks like a sandy background on that last card! And I love these border stamps, they are each great and versatile! Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent!

Susan. w said...

I love my StampNation membership
I love CP Designs
I love SOA collections

nancy y said...

Oh so clever making that background! As always just wonderful cards.

TerriLynn said...

Love your cards. Just gorgeous and really creative. I think my favorite stamp set from the collection is the Tropically Yours with the borders in a close second. I always say I don't need any more stamps & dies and then I see the first product reveal and oh well. What's enough?

Colleen said...

Oh my! That background made with 1 stamp is totally inspired!

Chrystyna said...

Fantastic cards! Love the new sentiment stamps! Thanks for sharing!

Trina said...

Wonderful cards. I like the water color look on the one card.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards!!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Fantastic cards!
Thanks so much for sharing...

Linda Anderson said...

Gorgeous cards! You'd have to look really close to see any gaps or over-stamping on that first card. Thank you for sharing the process of stamping the second sentiment. I'm still working on masking off words...not quite there yet!

Dee Earnshaw said...

love your cards - awesome work:)

Laurie Schlichter said...

Love, love, love the 3D background which makes he sentiment pop off the card. Your Aloha card makes me want to return to Hawaii.

Nails by an OPI Addict said...

The square cards are so fun! I need to use those more often.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fabulous cards! I love the your vibe card!

Lindar C said...

Lovely cards, these sentiments are great.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

All your cards are great ! I really love the background on the first one. And all your color combo are perfect for the season.
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Andre M. said...

Wonderful range of cards you've shared today. Thanks for the inspiration.

Vickie Buehler said...

Love your cards - they are gorgeous! I like your style!

jandbspiegel said...

Thank you for explaining the masking on the "tribe" and "vibe". I have to try that.

Karenladd said...

I love that you highlighted the sentiments with your text based cards.

My craft pantry said...

loving your creative cards! They are wonderfully, colourfully designed! :)

Jackie Byers said...

Great cards! Love them!

Val p said...

Bright and cheery cards!

Rosemary Lettieri said...

These are so creative! Love the Aloha card. Colors are fabulous!!

Rose said...

love the border stamp and how you used it. The last card is outstanding.

Denise Mlady said...

These are all great cards! Love how you used a triangle to make your background and your scene is so pretty.

Sue D said...

Great colors and designs.

Wendy Lambert said...

Great job on the cards. I love the colors on your first card.

Michelle Hartline said...

Great cards! I especially LOVE that beach scene! The beach is my happy place and you hit the nail on the head!

Heike Kirmse said...

Super cute cards.