Hi folks! For those who celebrate, I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend!
Today I am very excited and incredibly honored to participate in a blog hop for my friend
Miriam's new Stop and Go stamp set from Neat & Tangled. She did an awesome job designing these versatile stamps. What a fun set of stamps to play around with ... there are just so many possibilities!
Here's a cute note card set, using each position on the stoplight. Corresponding ink from Heidi Swapp is sprayed on the bottom of the card, and corresponding paper is inside the card. How fun and easy would this be to give someone as a little gift set?
This card uses only the "thanks" stamp and the mesh light cover stamp. I cut out the inside of the light cover stamp on a separate piece of paper to use as a stencil, blended some ink, and then stamped with the same colored ink slightly offset from the solid circle. The whole panel is a diagonal strip.
You could use any color scheme, any occasion with this design.
The last card uses the stoplight stamp and the cross walk stamp. Love the stoplight stamp embossed in black on charcoal cardstock. Then when you add the mesh light covers stamped on acetate, it really comes to life! The hearts are hand drawn, and the arrow die is from My Favorite Things.
The "walker" in the cross walk sign is meant to indicate that this card is ... interactive! Here's a gif showing what the stoplight looks like as you pull out each word:
It took some planning, but I finally figured out what sections of the sliding inside panel to color red/yellow/green/black. I also revised the sliding action to show black in between the light colors. Originally as the stoplight was changing from red to yellow, you started to see yellow come as red was going away. Now red goes, there's a pause of black, and then yellow comes. Details : )
The sentiment "you make my heart stop" ends in a red "stop" which is also the last light on the stoplight.
Here's a peek at what the inside panel looks like. You can get a better idea of the black pauses between the different colors. Also, the sentiments had to be positioned completely below the changing light colors so they wouldn't show through the stop light. Lots of planning on this one.
Kelly <--you are hereTessa
Now for the fun part ... there are two chances for you to win this awesome stamp set, and you just need to comment by Saturday, April 26th to enter. One winner will be picked from the Neat & Tangled post, and one winner from all the hop locations.
Thanks to Miriam for inviting me to her hop, and thank you for stopping by! Please head over to see what goodness Laura has waiting for you : )