Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Stamp Review Crew: Oh, Hello

Welcome to another Stamp Crew Review Blog Hop!  We share our take on a selected stamp set every first and third Monday.  This time we are hopping along with a versatile stamp set, little bit feminine, little bit masculine, called Oh, Hello

If you are hopping around in a circle, you have just come from Mike's blog.  Mike has such a different, refreshing take on sets that is so fun!   I fell in love with Oh, Hello at the Leadership Conference last year, with so many fun samples on display.  I couldn't wait to play with it, and I'm so glad to be able to pick it up again.

Coming up with a new and unique project can be a challenge.  Using trendy techniques, such as stencils and acrylic paint, with older sets can make what's old new again.  Using negative die-cuts is pretty popular right now too.

Using the My Digital Studio download and an e-cutter, I created my own chevron stencil for the background, inked with a mixture of acrylic paint and reinker.  This card uses Retro Sketches #107 and ColourQ #230.

Stamps: Oh, Hello; Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White; Ink: Summer Starfruit, Black Stazon, Coastal Cabana reinker; Accessories: White baker's twine, White acrylic paint, Oh, Hello MDS download, Hearts Collection framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

The sentiments in the set are perfect for party planning, and it's been a while since we had a tea party.  I thought that might be fun.

For the invitation, I used the teacup image from the Tea Shoppe MDS download, and I printed and cut it out the old fashion way.  :)  The sketch came from Retro Sketches #108.

I've been wanting to cut out a pie box using the template from the Unknown Blessings MDS download.  In MDS, I recolored the pie box black (high contrast makes editing easier), imported it into Photoshop so I could select with the magic wand and paint the entire image black, and then imported it into my e-cutter.  After tracing the outline, overlay the matching stamp image of score lines from the download, and it is ready to cut out.  I cut a slightly smaller box for the bottom.  A little fringe flower, made with the Fringe Scissors, in the center of the spiral flower is so fun.

Stamps: Oh, Hello, Positively Chevron BG, Tea Shoppe MDS download, Unknown Blessings MDS download; Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Whisper White; Ink: Blushing Bride, Raspberry Ripple, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Veramark; Accessories: Pearl jewels, Tea Lace paper doilies, Clear embossing powder, Sponges, Fringe scissors, Scallop Edge border punch, Fancy Fan EF, Little Leaves die, Spiral Flower die, Big Shot, Sewing machine, Thread, Dimensionals.

Make sure you check out the next stop to see what my creative friend Betty at Kitty Stamp put together with the set. 


The complete hop list:
    1. Paula Wright
    2. Dawn Tidd
    3. Yapha Mason
    4. Deb Currier
    5. Nancy Smith
    6. Holly Krautkremer
    7. Rita Wright
    8. Kerry Willard Bray
    9. Shana Gaff
    10. Lisa Young
    11. Cindy Beach
    12. Jill Coleman
    13. Mike Funke
    14. Heidi Baks
    15. Betty Traciak
    16. Tanya Boser
    17. Mary Rindal
    18. Wendy Weixler


      MaryR said...

      wow beautiful projects, love love love the tea party set you created

      stressfreestamping said...

      I love your stencil that you made. That's such a great idea. I need an e-cutter like YESTERDAY! lol Cute little tea cup card and box too! Very creative!

      Anonymous said...

      Love these projects, Heidi. The little tea set-up with the paper cake is adorable. And that card --just fabulous!

      Dawn Tidd said...

      Beautiful projects, Heidi. I love how you used the e-cutter along with MDS for them. They certainly showcase the versatility of Oh, Hello!

      Yapha Mason said...

      Oh Heidi, these are fabulous! I love the negative space on the first one, and that pie box is fantastic!

      Unknown said...

      Wow - great projects. Love the chevron behind the cut out heart and the track of chevrons on your first card. The cake box is so pretty - just love the flower on top. Can't wait to get my fringe scissors!

      Wendy Weixler said...

      Holy saMOKES, Heidi!! BOTH cards are fantastic!! LOVE the acrylic paint on the first card (MUST do this ... SOON!)!! And the darling card with the tea set??? Perfect! :)

      Mike said...

      Love the way you used the chevron to run the length of the card!

      Anonymous said...

      WOW!! I love these they are both awesome!! I of course am not surprised!!! I've been working on dh to get an e-cutter and I am so using your project as an excuse :) hehe Seriously though your projects rock!

      Deb said...

      What a great technique to use on the first card! Love that cut out heart, too! And your little tea party is just delightful! Great ideas!! Love them!

      Paula said...

      Such fabulous project, Heidi! I just love the first one with the heart. And the tea one is so pretty.

      Jill Coleman said...

      Heidi I love your projects! The tea projects are beautiful but I have to say the Oh Hello card is my favorite. Love CAS! I need to take an e-cutter class from you!

      Carol Carriveau said...

      Have to say that I am loving your tea set, invite and cake box!!!! Wonderful colors and just so inviting!

      Carol Carriveau said...

      Sorry, I did not mean to ignore your heart card...very interesting design - fun, casual and very pretty!

      Tanya Boser said...

      OK, were you thinking of me when you made these cards? Cuz you know I am a fool for blue and Crumb Cake, and that i live for tea! These are both so fantastic! :)

      Betty said...

      I always look forward to what you are doing with the e-cutter. It adds such an unexpected element of fun to your already delightful projects!

      Add Ink and Stamp said...

      I always love your creativity. Creating a stencil and using paint/ink sounds like fun and looks amazing on your card. I love how you created a trendy card with an older set and a 3d project that is adorable.

      Jessica said...

      Beautiful stuff! You used to chevron so completely! The background and tone on tone are very pretty. TFS Jess

      Rita W said...

      Love these, Heidi. The acrylic paint one is super amazing! I need to learn to make stencils like that too!