Friday, July 24, 2015

With Sympathy and HLS Announcement


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a sympathy card I made a little while ago for very good friend who's mother had recently passed away.  I CASED this card I made a while ago from my friend, Mary's birthday.  I used the same sprays and ghosting technique to make the background.  Then I added the two-layer die-cut butterfly, flourish, and heat embossed the sentiment in white.





I'm also sharing some exciting news.  Yesterday, Kylie (Kylie is Addicted to Stamps), owner of Happy Little Stampers Forum, HLS Challenge Blog, Addicted to CAS Challenge blog, and Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge blog (whew!!) :) ... launched her first release of Happy Little Stampers stamps.  It is very exciting, and I hope you'll check out the shop HERE and take a look at her first four sets of stamps that are available NOW! :)

For those of you outside of Australia ... Kylie is shipping internationally - YAY!  She has already shipped mine and I can't wait to get them and start playing!

The prices in the shop are in Australian currency, so you might want to keep that in mind.  That means the prices will be a lot less for anyone using U.S. currency (today's rate is $1 AUD = $0.73 USD) ... and even a little cheaper for my fellow Canadian's (today's rate is $1 AUD = $0.95 CDN).









Stamps:  Bloom of Hope (SU)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Watercolour (Arches 140 lb. cold press)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Green sprays, Leaf stencil cut with my Silhouette Cameo, Moonlight and Kaleidoscope butterfly dies (Memory Box), Flourish #6 (Crafty Ann), white embossing powder, heat tool


11 comments:

  1. Your card is simply beautiful and I am sorry for your friend's loss.
    Thanks for all your help with Happy Little Stampers. I would be lost without you!! xx

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  2. Your background is sensational, Lolly, and the color you achieved is a fabulous blue green! The white butterfly and flourish just pops!! I'm so happy for Kylie's new venture! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Dolly

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  3. Everytime I see one of these cards I tell myself I must make some of these backgrounds. Well this week it has to happen. I absolutely love this card. Was checking out Kylies new stamps too, brilliant and sure is a big save for America and Ebgland with our dollar so low.

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  4. Gorgeous background Loll, makes the die really pop x

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  5. So soft and serene, Loll ... a beautiful background that really showcases the double layer butterfly beautifully! Anita :)

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  6. Such a beautifully serene looking card for such a sad occasion Loll . . . perfect! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

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  7. Pretty card Loll and very soft colors!

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  8. This is a gorgeous sympathy card. Love that background you created, and the white really stands out against it.

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  9. A gorgeous background and I love the butterfly with the vellum underlay! Gorgeous flourish too! WOW!

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  10. Really gorgeous card, Loll! I love when you employ this technique, and the color combo is just beautiful! The flourish extending from the butterfly is so elegant, too! You have definitely inspired me to try it...Thanks!

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  11. Gorgeous card! Beautiful and soft.. I'm sure it will be loved by your friend too.
    Thank you for sharing re Kylie's stamps. I will check them out ;) xx

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