Saturday, 28 February 2015

TAWS March Release Blog Hop: Yappy

Welome to The Alley Way Stamps March 2015 release BLOG HOP!

The TAWS DT have been sharing some fantastic creations made with the fabulous March 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* Yappy stamp set to create this "chatty" card:

The Alley Way Stamps: Yappy stamp set
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Versamark ink
WOW Embossing Powder: Bright White Super Fine (WL01SF)
Bazzill cardstock: Coconut Swirl, Blackberry Swirl
Tim Holtz Distress ink pads: Picked Raspberry,
Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters, Peacock Feathers
Whimsy Stamps Say What? Speech Bubbles die set
Doodlebug Twine: Beetle Black

I trimmed a 99x148mm piece of Coconut Swirl cardstock and used several different colours of distress ink pads (listed above) to create the rainbow background.  I don't have many green distress ink pads, and I think that Mowed Lawn would have worked better for my rainbow, but as I don't have it, I had to use Shabby Shutters.  As this wasn't quite the right colour green, I blended a little Peacock Feathers over the top to change the hue. I then did something I have never done before ... and added some drips of water to the background - eek!!  I spent a good 10 minutes inking and blending the background, and I was worried that I was going to ruin it by adding the water (having never tried this technique before!), but I think it turned out okay in the end ... hopefully, lol!

I heat embossed "friend", "let's chat" and "blah blah blah" from Yappy in white onto some Blackberry Swirl cardstock.  I then used my Whimsy Stamps Say What? Speech Bubbles die set to cut out the sentiments into speech bubbles. This die set also comes with a small "HELLO!" word die, and so I used this to cut the word out of the oval speech bubble and then backed it with some white card so it matched the look of the other speech bubbles.  I then stamped "sweet", "what's up?" and "it's been too long" from Yappy onto the inked background using black ink. Once that was done, I mounted the panel onto a 110x148mm piece of Blackberry Swirl cardstock, added the speech bubbles with foam pads, wrapped the left edge with Doodlebug Beetle Black Twine and fixed it to the front of my card base. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

- Lisa B Designs Monthly Challenge: Inked Background Techniques
- Addicted to Stamps #98: Embossing Dry or Heat (I have used heat embossing)
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.
- Addicated to CAS: Distress (I have used distress inks for create my background)
- Less is More #213: Happy (There are LOTS of things that make me happy in my life outside of crafting, but in the world of crafting, using my distress inks to create colourful backgrounds makes me happiest right now!)

This fabulous 3x4" mini stamp set, Buff, is FREE when you spend $40.00 or more (after shipping) at The Alley Way Stamps store during the month of March 2015.  He is the perfect accompaniment to the darling new Wigwam stamp set, don't you think?

PRIZE ALERT ... Would you like to win all 3 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 (28th Feb)!!!!

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. Such a colorful and gorgeous design Sem!! I love the watercolor look on this!! :)

  2. Such a cute card - love the bold colors and the speech bubbles.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  3. What a gorgeous colourful card Sem, maybe a bit more 'white space' would be ideal for us at LIM?
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More

  4. So bright and colorful! Love your creativity!

  5. Wow you are so talented I really love the great vibrant colors and the design is also awesome. TFS.

  6. This card with its' fun little conversation and its amazing bright colors just really WOWED me!! Thanks for creating such an amazingly cool card!!!

  7. I love it! Such a great card & the background is gorgeous. Thank you for joining the Lisa B Designs challenge.

  8. Fab fun card, great use of your new stamps and I LOVE how your background turned out :)

  9. WOW WOW WOW ... this card has eye-popping and jaw-dropping powers in heaps!
    Love love love it! As Anne says we do prefer a little more 'white space' at LIM but it's simply worth sharing!
    thanks so much
    Less is More

  10. Wow. What a neat card. Those colors and the black are a perfect match.

  11. BEAUTIFUL card!!! Love it! :-D

  12. I love everything about this card! The background is gorgeous and I love the layered sentiments. I think black was the perfect color compliment to this awesome card! Thanks for sharing

  13. Awesome card with great colors! Yappy looks like a great set!

  14. Well THUD! This is AMAZING -- love the SUPER bright with the perfectly white embossed [so jealous] word bubbles! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

  15. This is such a FABULOUS card! I love how you inked your background and your speech bubbles are amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATCAS!

  16. I just love this card! Adore you background and the little conversation you created with the sentiments and speech bubbles.

  17. Holy cow your background is superb! Loooove it so much:)

  18. This really is a happy card with a fabulously cheerful background, but we really do like to see some white space!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  19. What a great card! Love the black speech bubbles on that great colored card!

  20. This is just one fabulous and fun card. I love your background and so very happy that you listed all the beautiful colors.

  21. Amazing design. Your distressed colours are beyond words!! Thanks so much for playing along in my Distress Challenge at ATCAS xx

  22. This is amazeballs! I am definitely CASEing this. Thank you for the inspiration!

  23. Fabulous card Sem! I love the richness of the colours and the drips of water look perfect.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  24. What a gorgeous card - the background really stood out in the LIM gallery and I had to pop by for a closer look. This would be a lovely card to give to a friend.

  25. What a bright cheery card and I love the 'conversation' ! :)

  26. Wow that inking is mind blowing... it pretty much looks like a print, incredible work :) Thank you for sharing with ATCAS!


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