12.31.2014

TAWS January Release Blog Hop - You're Not Alone


Hello! It's the end of the month, which means it's new release (and blog hop!) time for the Alley Way Stamps.  All sets that have been previewed this week are now available in the store.  For my card today, I'm showcasing the new Nessie set, which is free with any $40 purchase through the month of January.  Hopefully you've reached my blog by way of Francine's blog. (If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, please click here.)

To create my card today, I started with a piece of watercolor paper, and added some aqua and blue inks to create a little lake.  I then stamped the Nessie pieces onto another piece of watercolor paper and colored her in.  While they were drying, I zapped the lake with my heat gun, then stamped the sentiment in versamark ink before heat embossing with gold powder.  


Twine was then wrapped around the panel before it was adhered to the card base with pop dots.  Once the Nessie pieces were dry, I fussy cut them out and adhered them to the card base.  The eyes were covered with glossy accents, and the little nubbies were covered with stickles.  To finish up, I embellished with yellow enamel dots.

Here's a look at the stamp sets being released this month:

 


 

Want to be entered for your chance to win the three other sets being released this month? All you have to do is follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget here.

Next stop on the hop is Holly's blog.  Have a great one!

30 comments:

  1. This card makes me smile and giggle! Love it!

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  2. I really enjoyed this adorable Nessie card. I have kids in the family that would love getting Nessie

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  3. Love the sea monster. Cute card
    thanks for sharing

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  4. Oh how cute! Love the water colored lake!

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  5. Now that is adorable!!!! Love Nessie!

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  6. This is such a fun new set...great for my boys! Your card design is so cute!

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  7. Love it! I wouldn't have thought of using that sentiment with that image but its perfect! :)

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  8. Such a cute design! Love the watercoloring!!

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  9. So adorable! I love what you did with Nessie, so sweet.

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  10. Super adorable! Such a fun stamp set! Happy New Year to you!

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  11. Love how you used the water color for the lake. TFS

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  12. Cute card and a fun stamp for sure!

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  13. Super cute card and cute stamps.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  14. Love the colors you chose, the fussy cutting and dimension are so awesome and I love the way you tied the twine. So pretty with that card base. Thanks for sharing ~ Happy New Year

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  15. cute card! love the watercolor lake!

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  16. Love this card so much!! #nessie

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  17. Sooo sweet card. Live your watercolor lake and your colors :)

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  18. Just a quick question. Can you please tell me what Watercolors brand you used here please? Thank you so much! I absolutely love your work!

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    1. Hi T! :) I used the Kuretake Gansai paints for the water on this card. They're on sale right now at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Kuretake-Japanese-Traditional-Professional-Crafters/dp/B00KERVO72). :)

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