Sunday, February 2, 2014

Stamp Review Crew: Hello Lovely Edition

Welcome!  This is my first time joining the Stamp Review Crew!   Every first and third Monday of the month the Stamp Review Crew will host a blog hop featuring ideas for one Stampin' Up stamp set.  Our stamp set today is the delicate Hello, Lovely set.  I will be showing you the digital version.

First is an 8" X 10" framed project.  Someday,  my husband and I hope to restore a classic 1960's cruiser.  I love the colors of this one we saw at the Gilmore Car Car Museum in Hickory Corners,  Michigan.
To do this type of background with traditional stamps would have required time and patience (neither of which I have much of!)  to align and ink each stamp but with My Digital Studio I was able to copy, paste and align the images pretty quickly and definitely more accurately.  I also used the coloring tool to color portions of the frame.
To make the card for my next project,  I superimposed these two stamp images of the same color on top of each other.  

Each stamp has a Very Vanilla drop shadow (offset: X-0, Y-0  Blur: 5  Opacity: 70%) to distinguish the edges and give a unique effect.  The side images are stamped with Very Vanilla (40% opacity).
 Both projects were printed on Whisper White cardstock.  The following colors were used.
Framed project: Coastal Cabana, Sahara Sand, Crisp Cantaloupe, Early Espresso
Card: Backgound- Not Quite Navy  Stamps- Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla
Card was mounted on a Midnight Muse card base.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to join us in two weeks for another hop!  

Now it is time to hop along either forward to Kerry's blog or backward to Dawn's blog.  We are permanently linked together so you can enjoy the hop at any time!

  1. Heidi Baks
  2. Adriana Benitez
  3. Tanya Boser
  4. Jill Coleman
  5. Shana Gaff
  6. Holly Krautkremer
  7. Yapha Mason
  8. Mary Rindal
  9. Dawn Tidd
  10. Betty Traciak
  11. Kerry Willard Bray
  12. Paula Wright
  13. Rita Wright


  1. Fun projects, Betty! I really love the card; I need to use MDS more for card fronts obviously! It looks fantastic.

  2. Great projects! I love the background on your first one, and that card is fantastic!

  3. Fantastic MDS projects, Betty! Love the mat for the photo and how you did the background. Layering those two stamps on the card was so creative with awesome results!

  4. fabulous techniques with MDS - and great projects!

  5. Love how you used the tile images from this stamp set.

  6. Very fun ways to use the MDS version of the stamp! I love your card!!

  7. Oh, wow Betty ~ awesome work! Love how you combined and altered the images for the card. Just gorgeous!

  8. Love how you used the same basic images in MDS and made them look so different. Brilliant use of this set. Welcome to The Stamp Review Crew (says the girl who's only doing her second). :)

  9. Very fun Betty!! Welcome to the hop too :) I love your picture too that is so cool!

  10. Betty, I love how you used the flourish frame to mat your photo. And your card with the drop shadows is gorgeous!! Nicely done.