Over the last several days, we've shared sneak peeks of all the amazing April stamps that are now available for purchase. There's the new BFF Trinkets designed by Nicole Aspinall, Fabulous Frames 2 designed by Annie Rodrigue, two sets by Cheryl Alger called Sunshiney Day and Let's Dish the Dirt, and six nursery rhyme characters by Annie Rodrigue! You'll get to see many of these stamps on today's release day blog hop. (The complete hop list will be included at the end of my post)
I used another of Annie's amazing nursery rhyme stamps for my card today. This fun pair is of course Jack and Jill. The papers are Cosmo Cricket. The images was cut out and matted with Spellbinders and the decorative edges are also Spellbinders.
Jack and Jill were coloured with Copics. I created a fun outdoor scene for Jack and Jill including that infamous hill in the background. ;) Typically, I just use a cloud template and sponge my skies in. However, Krafty Girl Alyce has really sparked an interest with us to colour our own skies. While the templates make for a great quick method of doing a sky, this allows you much more control. You can create as many clouds as you wish and of course they will appear more realistic as you can vary the shapes and contours. The grass works up quite quickly...lots of little flicks of various greens.
Skin: E000, E00, E11, RV95 Jack's hair: E50, E31, E33, E37, E59, BV29 Jill's hair: E50, Y21, YR31, E13, E17, E18, E59 Jill's Dress: R22, R27, R46, R59, C7, BV29, BG11, BG72, BG75, C7 Jack's pants: B21, B23, B45, B97, C7, BV29 Jack's shirt: C00, C1, C3, C5 Jack's vest: G20, G82, G85, G99, C7, BV29 Grass: YG00, YG03, YG63, YG67, G20, G21, G95, G99, BG96, C7, BV29 Well: W00, W1, W3, W5, W7 Sky: BG0000, BG000 Clouds: C00, C1, C3, BV31, BG0000, blender
On the back of my card, I've used one of the designs from the Fabulous Frames 2 set. (the greens are a bit off...sorry, I was having issues with the photograph) Jack and Jill were stamped in brown ink on kraft cardstock and I added a bit of subtle colour.
The new April stamps will be available at 2:30 EST today at the KKS Online Store! You can purchase them individually or as sets with the Gimmie Kimmie Kits which are divided by artist and available at a great discount price. These kits are only available for a limited time, so make sure to order yours soon!
As promised, here is the complete hop list. Make sure to leave comments for your chance to win some of the new April stamps!
Thanks for joining us today. :) Oh, and don't forget about our Online Release Party today at 1:00 pm!! (Just click on the link for full details!)