Welcome to our blog hop and giveaway.

My Sweet Petunia are hopping today with Sweet’n Sassy Stamps. I love their stamps and had fun making my cards for today.

 Prizes are $50 gift certificates from each company drawn from the comments left on each of the designers blogs participating in the hop, so be sure to comment. The winner will be announced on Tuesday August 27th on the My Sweet Petunia blog.

Now, on to the cards I made for the hop today. The first card called Love You is a clean and simple design using my mini Misti and Sweet’n Sassy’s Cocoa’s Cups and Delightfully Delicate Background.

I did a simple background using distress oxide inks in Fossilized Amber and Fired Brick for the background stamp, and Copics to colour the mouse and cup.

Stamping the cup first, then masked it to stamp the background, first on my card base then on my circle die cut. After removing the mask I coloured the image and attached it to fun foam before attaching to my card base.

To finish I stamped the sentiment and added a few gumdrops.

For my second card I did a distress oxide watercolour background, then added sponging around the die cut edges. I also did splatter with the colours I used in my background along with water splatters.

Using my original Misti, I stamped off the background stems using the Fired Brick Oxide at the top and watercolour Fossilized Amber towards the bottom. I then stamped the focal stems using the VersaFine Clair ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

The panel is attached to fun foam then to the gold glitter cardstock on a red card base. I finished with a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops in the flower centres of a few of the flowers.

Thank you for visiting. Next up on the hop is Stephanie Severin.

Following the hop list are Affiliate links to the products I used for my cards today.

  1. Lovely palettes on these sweet cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  2. Your second card–GORGEOUS! (I will have to copy! ) Thank you for the inspiration.

  3. I have got to try watercolor backgrounds.. lovely

  4. I like the backgrounds on both of your wonderful cards.

  5. Your cards are simply terrific! I love the warmth and whimsy of the first card and the stunning background set against the sweet silhouette from SNS on the second!!

  6. Love your two cars and the use of distress inks. I have some I need to try using background stamps and masking. The background on the second one is gorgeous – like a sunset. Just beautiful!

  7. Super cute cards Kia. Love the pretty background with the silhouette image. The gold peeking out from the background adds an elegant touch to the card. Sweet cocoa card! Cool background! Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. What beautiful backgrounds! I just received the delicate SnSS background and love it! Love the pretty sky behind the floral silhouettes, and the gold is so striking. Love my MISTI, too!

  9. Awesome cards! Love the cute mouse with the coffee cup and the pretty background design! Gorgeous color combo on your floral card!

  10. Two adorable and beautiful cards! The first with the raised circle and matching bg and that adorable Mouse with coffee is so fun and a great card! The second is vibrant and fun with how you layered in the gorgeous bg and stamped flowers!! Two totally different but pretty fun cards! Great work!

  11. I love your 2 cards! I have saved your sight so I can come back to it to know what you did and what you used for these cards! They are very stunning, and they are my kind of cards, so I need a couple of the dies that you used, like the tattered outlined one. You’ve inspired me to get out my coffee stamps and start some coffee cards. Thank you for sharing!

  12. I love the colors. I haven’t tried distress oxide inks because I have the entire collection on the distress inks. I love how the copics blend together and bring the pieces to life.

  13. Beautiful Unique designs! I love the flower one!

  14. Super cute mouse card. Both cards are awesome. =)

    1. I love both of your cards! But that first one…my goodness!! The background is so clever!!

  15. Beautifully designed cards. I love ‘Cocoa’s Cups’ – one of my very favorites to play with. And I adore your sweet little CC. 🙂 I used to have a Cockatiel named Precious and I had her saying about 75 words or more; lots of phrases!

  16. I love your silhouettes! Great color for the background.

  17. Oh my goodness your card with the mouse is to cute. I love cute mice and coffee!!!

  18. The background for the flowers is fantastic.
    So bold and vibrant. The little mouse is
    darling. Love the circle with the
    different color to line up with the
    background. thanks for sharing

  19. So pretty! I’m not very good at doing those backgrounds, but will definitely try — had not thought to put the tone on tone flowers behind the black ones, but it looks great!

  20. Kia your cards are outstanding and finished with every little detail done perfectly.

  21. The background on the mouse card is just wonderful!

  22. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create–thank you.

  23. I love your cards – I especially like the backgrounds – the first one with the circle is one I will try to copy

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