Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Pretty Cute Stamps - April 2015 New Release Blog Hop!!

Thanks so much for joining us for the April 2015  Release Blog Hop, where we are all sharing projects featuring the new stamps this month that are now available in the Pretty Cute Stamps Store.

 If you came from the Pretty Cute Stamps blog, you are in the right place. If you just stumbled across this post and would like to start from the beginning, please visit the Pretty Cute Stamps Blog

For my project for the hop, I've used the Best Dad Evah stamp set to create this mixed media card. I used a background of BoBunny paper from the Forever Young collection and used a Tim Holtz sunray stencil to add Pistachio Distress Paint to the card base. I then sprinkled on Crystal embossing powder, which gives a shimmery clear shine and heat embossed it on top of the paint. The Happy Father's Day sentiment is stamped on black paper and added to a metal tab - I love the handwritten look of this sentiment! I even added some Tim Holtz washi tape to each side of the card.

I coloured these super cool ties from the Best Dad Evah stamp set with Prismacolor Markers and added some Gellyroll gel pen accents before matting on black paper and adding a wood arrow.

I really love this sentiment! I stamped in black and because it is a sketched look stamp I coloured over with coloured pencils!

Blog Candy!! There is a $15 Gift Certificate to the PCS Store available to win! All you need to do is:
1) Follow and comment on each of the blogs. 
2) For extra chances to win you can LIKE Pretty Cute Stamps on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Cute Stamps mailing list. (Leave an extra comment for each on the Pretty Cute Stamps blog as your entry)
A random winner will be chosen on Friday April 17, 2015.

Be sure to check the Pretty Cute Stamps Store to pick up your favorite sets - the New Releases will be on sale through April 21, 2015, and you can save even more by purchasing the April 2015 Stamp BundleYou can also pick up the SVG outlines for each of these stamps at the store!!

There are also 2 FREEBIE cut files available for today only at the Pretty Cute Stamps blog! They are backgrounds you can use with the Such A Tool stamp set!!

I'm the last stop on the hop, but you can start at the beginning by going to see Lisa at Pretty Cute Stamps!

If you get lost along the way, here's the lineup!

Raven - Love 4 Stamps 
Dawn - Sunnyside Up
Karla - Creative Love Affair  (that's me!)

Thanks so much for joining me today! Don't forget to leave your comment for a chance to win :)

Linked to:
Crafting From The Heart - #55 AG (2nd entry)
Craft Your Passions - #257 AG (2nd entry)
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - April Challenge
Sister Act Card Challenge - #101 AG cards
DL Art - Thankful Thursday #154 Use The Color Orange
Scrapping Everyday Miracles - April card sketch


  1. perfect for father's day... love it.

  2. Awesome job...your ties are just perfect!

  3. What a beautiful card! Love the color combo!

  4. Those ties are super fun-- love how the jelly roll pen looks on them!

  5. I still love this. The colors are fabulous and the paper piecing I adore. Great work!!!

  6. Love the paper choice. It is nice to see masculine cards. TFS

  7. I love the use of all the mixed media on this card. Great job! Already a follower :)

  8. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at SEM!

  9. I love this card, Karla! The colors are just PERFECT...so bright and cheery, but still masculine for dad! Great job!

  10. Wonderful card! Love the colors you chose!

  11. Fun and colorful masculine card!
    I am a follower.

  12. Fantastic this DAD card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.. Hope we see you again and good luck.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  13. Fantastic card hun. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your passion challenges.
    Naz xxx

  14. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon x

  15. Great job using our sketch from SEM. Wibderful Father's Day card!

  16. Awesome card Karla-I love that tie stamp for Father's Day. Thanks so much for using our SEM card sketch and linking up with us this month!