Tuesday, 31 March 2015

TAWS April Release Blog Hop: Blast Off

Hi everyone and welome to The Alley Way Stamps April 2015 release BLOG HOP!

The TAWS DT have been sharing some fantastic creations made with the fabulous April release stamps over the last 3 days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP!

The full release will be available to buy from The Alley Way Stamps later tonight!! Woo-hoo!

For my hop card, I used several stamps from the fantastic *NEW* Blast Off mini stamp set to create my outer space card:

The Alley Way Stamps: Blast Off mini stamp set
Copic Markers
Planet: R59 R37 R35 R32, YR07 YR04 Y15
Spaceship: W9 W7 W5 W2 W1 W0, R59 R37 R35 R32
Fire: R59 R37 YR04 R15
Window: W3 W1 W0 B32 B00 B000 

Bazzill cardstock: Coconut Swirl, Moody Blue
Distress Inks: Chipped Sapphire, Festive Berries, Salty Ocean, Pumice Stone
Memento Inks: Tuxedo Black, London Fog
Memento Luxe Ink: Wedding Dress

Versamark ink
WOW! Embossing Powder: Metallic Platinum Super Fine (WC06SF)

To create my space background, I inked a 105x148mm piece of Bazzill Coconut Swirl cardstock with Tim Holtz Distress ink Chipped Sapphire, Festive Berries and Salty Ocean, together with a little Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento Luxe Wedding Dress ink using my mini blending tool.  For the large moon, I die-cut an 83mm diameter circle from the same card and inked it using Pumice Stone distress ink and Memento London Fog ink.  I trimmed it to fit the card front and then added some water drips for texture.   I stamped the smallest open star stamp from the *NEW* Blast Off stamp set several times in Versamark ink and heat embossed them in platinum EP, before adding lots of tiny dots of white gel pen.  I stamped and coloured the spaceship and the planet from Blast Off, then added them to my card front using foam pads for dimension. Finally, I heat embossed the "Blast Off" sentiment from the same stamp set in platinum onto a strip of Moody Blue cardstock, and added it to the card front.

This fabulous 3x4" mini stamp set, Far Out, is FREE when you spend $40.00 or more (after shipping) at The Alley Way Stamps store during the month of April 2015.  This is the perfect accompaniment to the darling new Feeling Groovy stamp set!

PRIZE ALERT ... Would you like to win all 3 of the 4x6" new stamp sets? Hop on over to The Alley Way Stamps blog to get all the details and enter the Rafflecopter draw.  Be quick, as the contest is running for TODAY ONLY (31st March)!!!!

So now it's time for you to continue the hop by hopping to Tanja's blog, but here is the full hop list, just in case!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy hopping!



  1. Oh my god! This is amazing. I love your card. The design is so professional! Thank you for sharing. Creative regards from stempelfrida

  2. WOW, wow-wee. WOW. Amazing inking and amazing scene!

  3. Wonderful coloring skills! Cute card!

  4. Wow awesome card that background!!!!!!!! Love the total design it's out of space.

  5. Oh WOW! Look at that background and the moon!!! Gorgeous ♥

  6. I like how you created the space background.

  7. Fabulous card..I love bacgrund,I love moon..I love everything on this card!!

  8. Great job - your background is "heavenly"!

  9. Beautiful background! Perfect for your images.

  10. This is stunning.. That background makes me so giddy.. BIG HUGS!!!
    -TAWS Owner

  11. Love the outer space background. Add the other two "worlds" was a great idea.
    thanks for sharing.

  12. I love the distressed background for this set. They are all amazingly done yet all different. Good job!

  13. Wow, what a cool card! Love your space background and your rocket ship is so beautifully coloured :)

  14. another awesome background for the fun stamps in the Blast Off set! fun card! so many great ideas on the hop!

  15. The background is fabulous but oh my goodness, that spaceship! It looks 3D. Just amazing!

  16. WOWZER Sem, you've done an amazing job with your design here!! LOVE the look on your "moon"!! :)

  17. Wow your starry sky and planet look so realistic...awesome use of inks. Love this space set.

  18. Absolutely out of space and FANTASTIC.

  19. This is just too darn cute. Love the outter space you created, just stunning.


Thank you so very much for taking the time to pop by and for leaving me a comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Sem x