Friday, January 31, 2014

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the AnnaBelle Friday Feature Blog Hop!  We are very excited tonight to be sharing two brand new sets that we have been featuring over the last 4 weeks with little sneak peeks and today is the big reveal. This is also my last post on the ABS team. I've gotten a little too busy with, well... LIFE! My doctor who is dealing with my chronic fatique and Fibromyalgia is always telling me to JUST SAY NO, and make sure I have rest every day. That's hard to do in a fast-paced world like ours, but I'm starting to make some good changes. I have enjoyed working with Andrea and the other girls on the team so much, and I wish them all the best... 

Onto my card: 

I really love stamping on kraft cardstock. It is more subtle than stamping on a bright colour, but I enjoy the chalky effect of pigment inks (in this case I used Memento Luxe) on the kraft. I got the ombre effect by inking the stamp from yellow - to orange - to red and when the colours overlapped I tapped very gently to get the colours to mix. 

You can't see where one colour ends and the other begins, right? This is such a cool background stamp, it's a staple in my collection now, for sure. 


Here's a look at the sets:

Wedding Medallion


This set of 18 images and sentiments includes a large medallion that is approximately 9cm in diameter as well as gorgeous sentiments perfect for the couple in love!  We've teamed it with the background below!

BBD9 - Elegance


This huge background stamp measures nearly 13.5cm x 15cm so will be perfect for the Australian sized C6 card as well as large 13cm square cards!  Yum!

Do you want to win both of these sets??? 
  Follow along with our hop starting at Andrea's blog, Stamping Moments, leaving a comment as you visit each of the Belles blogs. Mine is the last stop, so if you've done the hop, add your name to the Inlinkz at the bottom of the post on the ABS Blog.  You have until Sunday evening 8.00pm AEDT to join in and one lucky person will win both of these sets!  Be sure to help us out by letting you friends know!

Happy hopping everyone!

37 comments:

  1. Oh my, this is a stunning choice of colours, simply gorgeous Tobi!

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  2. Gorgeous card, love the range of colours you've used, cathy x

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  3. Beautiful! Very nice use of the new set(s). Gotta hop to the next step now :)

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli

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  4. Beautiful card! love the colors!

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  5. Your card is just gorgeous - I love all those pretty colours:) I will miss seeing your lovely cards at annabelles and I hope you feel better soon - hugs xx

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    1. You're sweet. I am going to miss AnnaBelle too!

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  6. Love the stamp and the great color gradation look!!

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  7. So sorry to hear of your illness .... I commend you on listening to your doctor's advice! Your card is just lovely; love how you carried the beautiful ombre effect onto your sentiment treatment, too. Saying a prayer that you'll be feeling much better soon.

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    1. No one ever wants to give up a good thing, but it's going to be nice to slow down a little! ;)

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  8. Love your graduated background! Feel better soon, hopefully!

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    1. Hopefully!! I just want to be not tired anymore!! lol

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  9. Beautiful background. Way to go.
    Tish

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  10. What pretty sets and such a beautiful card.

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  11. Love, love, love the colours you have used - so warm and rich. You have made a fabulously pretty card, thank you for the hop and for sharing your creations with us x

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  12. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.
    Best of luck in the future.

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  13. LOVE this background stamp...gorgeous card!

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  14. Such a beautiful card! I love the ombre effect and the shades of color in your background stamping. So sorry to hear this is your last post with the girls. Your blog pics (as I scrolled through some older ones too) are amazing.

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  15. Stunningly rich and elegant card Tobi! Love how you have used the new sets, which are beautiful:)

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  16. What a gorgeous card, Tobi! LOVE the colours and your design and I loved how you stamped the background with the different colours!
    I'm so sorry to see you go but you have to put yourself first! Sending you a BIG (((hug))) and all the best wishes in the world for a speedy recovery!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

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    1. Thank you Kylie! Just when you got back I'm leaving... :( Take care!

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  17. This is gorgeous - love the colours! All the best for the future and your health. Will miss your contributions.

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  18. Those colours on the kraft card stock are perfect, such a glow to this card. I totally love it and this new stamp set, I want it I have to have it :)

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  19. Beautiful colors! Love that pretty gradient look with that background stamp! Very nice on the kraft cardstock!

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  20. I love the ombre look of this stunning card, I need these new stamps, such a versatile set : )

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  21. I just love your Ombre bg Tobie.

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  22. Fabulous card, it just glows. I love your amazing ombre background

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  23. wow just love the ombre effect you created on kraft.

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  24. Love how you created the graded background.

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  25. Super pretty! Love the way you stamped the background!!

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  26. Your ombre background is eye-catching; a striking backdrop for your doily and sentiment banner! Swooning over how beautiful this is...
    c

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  27. Love the background especially the way it changes colour - so bright and cheery.

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  28. You are going to be sooo missed Tobi, your cards are always such an inspiration! Good luck to you with your adventures and I hope you do find some of that elusive 'me' relax time.

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