Happy Aloha Friday everyone & Happy Flag Day!!
Today is the last day of previews for the new Hang Loose series. We hope you've enjoyed them as much as we've enjoyed sharing them with you. For our last preview showcase I am going to share our beautiful Aloha Honu set. If you are unfamiliar with the term honu, it is the Hawaiian word for turtle. When I think of Hawaii I think not only of good food, beautiful people, breathtaking beaches, but I also think of cute sea turtles. We asked our awesome illustrator to create some beautiful honu for this release and she did not disappoint. This set includes 5 stamps. Two beautiful sea honu, one sentiment and two lotus flowers (designed by our very own Renate' Winter). We know that most of you will have so much fun with this set, just as we all have.
As with the Tiki set, these are another set of stamps that are not scroll-cut or indexed as our usual stamps are, however they are still of the best quality, you will just have to work a little bit harder to stamp with them.
Well what do you think? I have a feeling this is going to be a fun set of stamps to play with. Make sure to head over to the Y&FH blog because Eva & Denice have two beautiful cards to share creeated just for today's preview, as you scroll through think of the Little Mermaid song, "Under the Sea" because that is truly what some of the cards can be described as, well besided gorgeous!!
Not sure if any of you know, but I really like turtles. So this set of stamps had me over the moon!! For my first card I used a combination of Honu #1 (she's the pretty one) and the Aloha sentiment:
This is all Copic coloring! I saw this awesome tutorial on the Created from Color blog for underwater coloring. Thanks for sharing Melissa!! I'm sure there are others out there, but this is one that I remembered and actually enjoyed. I followed this one by ArtByKarenEHaley for those shimmery water scenes. I had a lot of fun with this one. Used the wonky reverse rectangles for this card and that beautiful ribbon was from my stash. Yay, I finally got to use it. The blue looking coral/seaweed are Spellbinder dies; lastly I embossed the blue cardstock. This was fun to make.
For my second card I made a washi tape shaker card with Honu #2 (she's the sassy looking one) and the Lotus flowers:
Ok, so I have to give props to myself. I absolutely LOVE how this one turned out!!! I actually think I might frame it! hahaha!! I really seriously love this. I used the same underwater coloring technique as above. The shiney part was part of the picture and it creates this awesome back light as if it I truly took an under the water scene up to the sky. Sorry I'm just a little bit giddy about this one. hehehe... I used another embossing folder for this one and lightly dusted some blue ink over it. Used blue green microbeads and sequins for the inside. They make a really nice sound when you shake it. The lotus flowers are on the bottom right corner. I added some microbeads of the same color to the glue dot on the center flower. And not sure if you can see them, but I added epoxy circle bubbles in marine on the outside of the scene to mimic underwater bubbles.
And there you have it! Don'tcha just love this stamp set? We thought these were the perfect ending to a week long preview. We hope you've enjoyed our showcase.
If you'd like to win this stamp set head on over to the Y&FH blog to find out how.
Mahalo for stopping by and don't forget release day is tomorrow that means the stamps will be in the store!!
Until then... Aloooohaaa!!