Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Inspiration Week: Introducing Little Angels & Angelic Sentiments

Hello there and welcome to day three of our sneak peeks!  Today I'm sharing ideas using our new Little Angels set and a smaller 3x4 companion sentiment set called Angelic Sentiments that extends the life of this set to all year 'round.  Let's jump right in!  ;)

Up first I have a card using the boy and girl angels.  These little angels were designed to hold the candle, harp, horn or the included banner as shown here.  To create this card I inked up my background with Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire distress inks and then a bit of Black Soot for the outside edge before splattering it with water.  

I then applied some watermark ink directly to a scratch piece of kraft cardstock by just pressing the pad to the cardstock to get good coverage.  I then sprinkled it with sparkly gold embossing powder and heat set it before die-cutting my stars from it.  The dies left a small impression in the center of each star so after I adhered them to my card with a glue pen, I just quickly heat them again to perk them back up.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Little Angels Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For my next card I had those same angels hold hands and this time I went with more of a silver color palette for their gowns, adding Stardust Stickles to their wings.  For my clouds, I blended Spun Sugar & Shaded Lilac distress inks using a handmade cloud stencil I created using another new product that will be featured on Friday.  ;)

For my sentiment I also used one of the everyday phrases found in the companion Angelic Sentiments set.  This set has options to either build the sentiment to say "I'm praying for you" or "We're praying for you".  
Sunny Studio Stamps: Little Angels Praying For You Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

For this card I thought it would be sweet to create a choir of angels.  There's a separate image for a book with hands in this set that you can either stamp and mask off before stamping the larger girl image over the top (or stamp, cut out and layer over the top of the girl) to turn the praying angel into a caroling or bible reading angel.  ;)  

For this card I borrowed some clouds from our Sunny Sentiments and Rain or Shine sets, but I probably could have also just used the cloud that came with the set.  I also snagged another favorite banner of mine from our Sunny Borders set to hold the sentiment.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Little Angels Joy To The World Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

My next card came to me in a dream.  Love when that happens, don't you?  ;)  I thought it would be fun to have a little cutout in my card front that matched the angle of the horn and revealed a pretty inked background below.  I had actually envisioned a sentiment coming out of the horn, but I just couldn't make it work and look right so I was happy when this short sentiment seemed like the perfect fit (in more ways than one) from the Angelic Sentiments set.  Instead I decided to heat emboss the musical notes from the set in a random pattern.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Little Angels Rejoice Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

This card is a more Christmassy version of the first card in this post done up in classic Christmas colors.  The little bit of holly was borrowed from the Blissful Baking set shared yesterday.  

Can I just gush for a moment how much I've enjoyed this banner?  I've used it on sooo many cards from this release as you will see.  ;)
Sunny Studio Stamps: Little Angels Joy To The World Christmas Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

And for this card I wanted to use the little angel on the cloud that sort of inspired the entire set.  For my larger stars and the little dotted line that they are "hanging" from I borrowed some stamps from our Halloween Cuties set.  A birthday greeting from the Angelic Sentiments set completes my card.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Little Angels Birthday Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

And for my last card I couldn't resist squeezing in a rainbow (of course) by using that same little girl angel and trimming off her wings and halo to just be a row of little girls.  Having never done images of anything, but critters I enjoyed the ability to create a human rainbow with all sorts of different skin & hair colors.

I completed my card by inking up our Sweet Word die with a rainbow of distress inks and heat embossing a sentiment from our coordinating Sweet Shoppe set.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Little Angels Rainbow Birthday Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Here's a full look at the new Little Angels 4x6 Stamps & dies and coordinating 3x4 Angelic Sentiments stamp set available for purchase on October 7th.


Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Little Angels 4x6 Stamp Set    Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Little Angels Christmas Die Set    Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Angelic Sentiments 3x4 Stamp Set

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I hope you've enjoyed this peek at Little Angels and Angelic Sentiments.  Would you like to win a $20 gift code to our online store?  Use the rafflecopter below to enter to win.  We will be giving away a new gift code each day for a total of five chances to win!  Contest closes on October 8th at Midnight PST.  Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 9th.  :)

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Make sure to check back tomorrow when I will be showing some really fun ideas with a couple of new layering sets.  ;)

51 comments:

  1. The angels are just precious!!!!Such wonderful creations by everyone!! Such adorable sentiments too!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  2. How cute, love the card where you made little girls out of the angels! TFS

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  3. I've been loving this release so far! The angels are so sweet and I'm glad that you created extra sentiments to go along with them. I like to think that my Papaw is my guardian angel. He passed away a few years ago, but we were very close.

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  4. My great grandmother was my guardian angel. She watched me when I was a little girl and supported me through school. She was such a wonderful person with a huge heart. I miss her dearly.

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  5. These are insanely creative and WONDERFUL cards!!! When you first released the tiny "peeks" at what this release would hold, I saw a tiny bit of the angels. I wrote then and said they were the sweetest I had EVER seen and I am SO right. These angels are so lovely! And I am just floored by the creative ways shown here to use them. I NEVER would've thought of these ideas! But I totally LOVE each one!! Wow. Congrats on a job very well-done!

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    1. Thank you Denise. Your sweet comments always brighten my day! :)

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  6. Wonderful cards with this cute angel set. My grandmother acted as my guardian angel.

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  7. Such a cute set--your holiday release is just amazing this year! I would have to say my Dad is my guardian angel :).

    Chris L.

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  8. Pinned at this address:
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/52846995607186732/
    Carla from Utah

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  9. My husband is my guardian
    Angel! I have insulin
    dependant Diabetes and
    he has helped me several
    times when I needed it.
    Love him so much!
    Carla from Utah

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  10. Totally cute angels!!! I do love them! My guardian angel is of course my husband, even before he becomes my husband ;)

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  11. So incredibly sweet! Very cute set and lovely sentiments!

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  12. Sweet cards with these beautiful little angels!
    My Mom was my guardian angel.... and still is!

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  13. Oh my... they are super adorable angles!!!!!
    My mom is my guardian angel in my life.

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  14. My husband has been gone almost 13 years and he is
    my angel. So many times good things have happened and
    I know somebody is watching out for me.
    those angels are darling.
    thanks for sharing.

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  15. Beautiful cards. These angels are adorable.

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  16. Beautiful, I love all your angel cards and the rainbow little girl card and before I even read it, my mind was thinking..I love that you did different hair and skin colors. It makes me really happy to see this <3 Yes, I love when I design cards in my dreams, sometimes I think about coloring in order to fall asleep. Great release, cannot wait to order!

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  17. Beautiful, I love all your angel cards and the rainbow little girl card and before I even read it, my mind was thinking..I love that you did different hair and skin colors. It makes me really happy to see this <3 Yes, I love when I design cards in my dreams, sometimes I think about coloring in order to fall asleep. Great release, cannot wait to order!

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  18. Love the stamp and die sets and of course your cards!

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  19. Just adorable!! I've loved each day in the release, so far. My Mom has been a guardian angel in my life.

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  20. love your angel collections, my sweet sister is my guardian angel

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  21. I am loving everything I have seen these past few days, I can't wait for the release. Adorable cards.

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  22. My mom has definitely been my guardian angel!

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  23. Hurry up October 7.... I can't wait! My dear friend Rachel has been my guardian Angel over the passed
    3 + years.....she is a diamond!

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  24. You colored all your angels so sweetly! Love the rainbow of girls. :-)
    My Mom has been my guardian angel for 52 years!

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  25. These are all so special. So many wonderful ways to use these stamps.

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  26. My grandma was my guardian angel. My mom, her daughter, died when I was 9 and she was there for me. My poor dad didn't know what to do, but she helped out as best she could. Sadly, Grandma passed away last fall, but I look at it as I now have 2 REAL guardian angels in my mom and her. Thanks for a chance to win! :D

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    1. Thank you for sharing Moosisk. Such a sweet Grandma. I'm so sorry for your losses.

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  27. This is such a sweet stamp set. Adorable.

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  28. Hi Mendi ~ These stamps are absolutely DARLING!! I've been "out of the loop" for several weeks due to two serious illnesses in my family and this is absolutely the most perfect "welcome back" set. I've been talking to my guardian angels a LOT lately and this just seems like another sign. These cards are beautifully colored and just plain sweet. Thanks for sharing. ~HUGS~

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    1. Oh... Thank you Maggie. Welcome back. :)

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  29. I would have to say that my son has acted like an angel. I would be lost without his help. Your sample cards are beautiful

    Kathleen

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  30. There're the sweetest little angels! Your card are all fabulous but I definitely have a soft spot for the last card with a rainbow of cute little girls. Debra x

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  31. The sweet little angels are adorable and the sentiments are perfect for this set. Your cards are amazing. I love all of them! My mom was my guardian angel. I miss her so much, but I know she's still watching over me.

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  32. Can't think of an instant answer to your question...I will just say my faith gets me through everyday. All the card samples showcasing this stamp set are all ADORABLE! Can't say which is my favorite because there is always one reason why I love each card.-Maria Giselle

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  33. Darling creations! Each one is so pretty! Those little angels are so precious!

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  34. What beautiful little angels!! I love everything about this set and the sentiments!! Sunny Studios is bringing joy into my holiday crafting!!!

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  35. What sweet and amazing sets! They will definitely brighten the day for everyone who is blessed to get them. My husband is my guardian angel for sure!

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  36. Your angels are so sweet! Adorable cards.

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  37. WOW! WOW! I HAVE TO HAVE THIS SET!!!! My favorite set yet! I am a HUGE believer and fan of angels... I truly NEED this set! These are by far the cutest angels I have ever seen in a stamp format! WOW.... Mendi you really REALLY did amazing on these! Your cards are out of this world beautiful.... oh my.... just beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  38. These angels are so sweet!! My cousin I believe has been my guardian angel. She passed at a young age from ovarian cancer.

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  39. My sisters have been my guardian angels. They're the ones I call first when I have a problem and I want to vent, or when I have great news I want to shout from the rooftops.
    And - speaking of angels...WOW - you've been busy, girl! SO many amazing creations this week!

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  40. What a wonderful new sentiment set!
    It is perfect for so many occasions!

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  41. I just 💘 the angels and that you made more then just Christmas sentiments makes it so much more versatile.

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  42. I love the little angels. Although I lost my parents many years ago, I feel they have always been my guardian angels.

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  43. I am so impressed, bowled over and just delighted at the cuteness of these cards and the angels are SUPER adorable!! Well My dad passed two years ago so I feel him watching over me!!

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