Hi everyone! Welcome to Trinity Stamps‘ Winter Release Blog Hop! This is a super awesome release and I’m pretty excited about it so I hope you are too! For our blog hop, please comment on each stop (full list below) and one lucky person will be selected for a $25 gift card to Trinity Stamps. You must comment by 11/7 at 11:59 PM PT on each of the blogs along the hop. Winner will be announced on the Trinity Blog the following Friday on November 8th.
Honestly, I had a lot of trouble figuring out which set I wanted to feature into today’s hop but I decided to go with the stamp set, Winter Friends. This is a super adorable set that also coordinates with a small stamp set, Have an Ice Day, which I didn’t use today but will feature later on.
When I first saw this set, I immediately thought of high fives, even though you can also stack! There’s just so many ideas but I went ahead with my first idea.
For the moose and the reindeer, I wanted them to face each other to high five, so I created the reverse image of the reindeer. I will use a stamp positioner to help me do this and the stamp set packaging. I went ahead and stamped the image onto the piece of packaging using my stamp positioner. Once the image was on there, I flipped it around and pressed it on my cardstock. This left a light image of the reindeer on my cardstock, where I went in with a copic friendly marker to outline the image so it was darker.
These two are absolutely adorable… so much so that I wanted to add the two other critter images from the set. For these two, I could have had them high fiving as well, but I decided that I wanted them jumping up! To create that look, I added their shadows slightly below them instead of directly under them.
For the background, I used a combination of heat embossing the small snowflakes all over with white embossing powder and I also stamped them using a silver metallic ink. I went ahead and masked all the images to add the background and also the snow with distress inks along with the Blending Buddy brushes. Those brushes really help put on the color and make blending a lot easier. Have you tried them out yet?
I just adore how this came together and I hope you’re just as excited about this new release as I am! Remember to go by and comment on each of the stops along this blog hop! Enjoy the inspiration!
Jeannie Lieu (YOU ARE HERE!)