Wednesday, 11 May 2016

International Blog Hop



Welcome to an International Bog Hop hosted by the amazing Kylie Bertucci. I am so thrilled and honoured to have been asked to participate in this blog hop.

We are focusing on some of our favourite Retiring products. I have so many favourites it was hard to pick. So I settled on a stamp set that I have used many times over. Perfect Pennants.

Perfect Pennants - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=4008228

I wanted to do something different and show you how to use the stamp set in a different way. So I started with one of the less obvious stamps in the set, the star. Most people would focus on the sentiments in this set, but I wanted to make the accessory stamps the focus. 

I started by stamping the star randomly on the card front in three colours - Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist. And yes these are the retiring In-Colours. There is still stock available of the stamp pads and paper, so make sure you grab them before they are gone forever. 

I then stamped the sentiment and cute tags, all from the Perfect Pennants stamp set. I used the Deco Labels Framelits to cut out the sentiment. And, yep, these are retiring too.  They are still available at 30% off.  Wow, so you best grab them while you are getting the retiring In Colours too.

But the card looked a bit 'clean' for my liking, so I randomly squirted it with water and let the ink run. I think it gives it a great grungy look. What do you think ?

So now you have seen my card, make sure you check out what everyone else has done.






Thanks for dropping  by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle

21 comments:

  1. I love the effect from the squirt of water Narelle. Great way to show off the retiring colours.

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  2. Great colour scheme Narelle. Lovely card. I love this set too! xx

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  3. Great colors and technique on your card. So much fun to hop together!

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    1. Thanks Debbie. I loved your card and am going to try that technique.

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  4. I love it! Can't have clean cards now can we, lol!! Such a cool & random effect, awesome xox

    love
    Adele
    xox

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    1. Thanks Adele, and no clean cards are just not me...lol...

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  5. Way to think out of the box, Narelle!

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    1. Thanks Linda, sometimes I have moments of inspiration, they are rare but they do happen sometimes..lol

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  6. Great card Narelle, the watercoloured look gives it so much personality. :)

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  7. LOVE the grungy look of your card, Narelle! Great idea to squirt it to with water. I'll definitely have to remember that tip! Happy to be hoping along with you. :)

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    1. Thanks Mel. Was great to hop with you too.

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  8. Such a fun card, the colour combo is just devine. Great to be Hopping with you

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  9. this is a fun card, and love what you did with the colour combination its really fun. Thanks for hopping with us

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  10. It's such a great effect you got by squirting some water on the card. Have to try it myself! Thanks for the inspiration, Narelle!

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  11. I love you had to grunge your card up by squirting it with water, it works great!

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