Friday, January 12, 2018

Inspiration Week: Introducing Team Player & Rain Showers Stamps

Today's the big day!  Yay!  But before you rush off to shop, we have one last set of sneak peeks, a special discount code and another giveaway...  Today I'm showcasing our new Team Player Stamps & Dies and a fun little 2x3 background stamp set called Rain Showers.

Card No. 1: For my first card I wanted to showcase all the different sports and balls from the set.  The baseball can double as a tennis ball depending on how you color it and whether you chose to include the separate stitching.  I kept everything really simple with some light inking on my background using tumbled glass distress ink, followed by a handful of stars from the set.  The black and white striped patterned paper felt like the perfect finishing touch.  :)

This set comes with 9 unique sentiments and has been designed for ultimate flexibility.  I wanted it to work for thank you cards for coaches, cards to encourage your favorite athletes, father's day cards and even birthday cards for the sports enthusiast.  I have kept the two little faces separate so you can chose whether you want to add the personality to your projects or keep them more plain.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Team Player Have A Ball Sports Themed Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Card No. 2:  Up next is a birthday card for the baseball lover in your life.  I inked up my background with Colorbox Sky Dye Ink after masking it off using dies from our Rain or Shine and Sunny Sentiments sets. I love that by having the baseball stitches separate that you can not only expand the versatility of the ball, but that you can also stamp the stitches in red for a extra touch of realism. I couldn't resist the urge of adding a "manly" scalloped edge with the baseballs.  ;)
Sunny Studio Stamps: Team Player Home Run Birthday Baseball Card by Mendi Yoshikawa



Card No. 3:  For my next card I used that same birthday sentiment, this time switching out the words "home run" for "slam dunk".  To create the look of the basketball bouncing, I used the stamp from our Froggy Friends stamps.  For the bottom half of my card I stamped the largest star using VersaMark ink which I heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I then stamp the smaller star in orange to fill in the space around them.  I like the subtle pattern and how it matches the orange of my basketball.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Team Player Slam Dunk Basketball Birthday Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Card No. 4:  Up next is a grid style card that I thought would make a great Father's Day card pairing the ribbon with the football images and a sentiment borrowed from our Stars & Stripes stamps.  The award ribbon and trophy have both been designed so you can stamp the smaller companion words on them so that you can interchange what they say.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Team Player You're My Hero #1 Dad Football Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Card No. 5:  Up next is a card that is perfect for a coach.  I think you could easily switch out the ball to make this design work for football or baseball.  I cut the grass using the border from our Sunny Sentiments stamps and then added texture by flicking on large strokes of color using my Copic markers.  To create my sentiment I paired some of the words from this set with the word "thank you" from our Autumn Splendor stamps.

The rainy background uses our new 2x3 Rain Showers background stamps which I stamped using a pale blue pigment ink and then heat embossed with Stampendous Kaleidoscope  embossing powder for a glittery shimmer.  When I was done, I used my Fiskars SureCut paper trimmer to cut a square from the center of my panel, which I framed using our Fancy Frame square dies.  I then popped up the entire piece with a piece of craft foam which gives the scene a fun sense of dimension in person.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Team Player Soccer Coach Thank You Card by Mendi Yoshikawa

Card No. 6: For my next card showcasing our new Rain Showers stamps, I wanted to give the look that the umbrella is stopping the rain beneath it, so I masked off a portion of my card panel which was the same width as the umbrella and then repeatedly stamped my raindrops in VersaMark ink which was then heat embossed with powder blue pearl embossing powder.  It creates such a fun shine in person!

To embellish my card I stamped the clouds from Sunny Sentiments and Rain or Shine using Colorbox Mermaid Dye Ink and then stamped the dog from Rain or Shine in a pale tan ink before trying my hand at "no line" coloring with my Copic Markers.  At the advice of Kristina Werner, I stamped an extra dog to have on the side to refer to and then started by coloring in reverse so to speak.  I first colored my shadows and then filled in my image with the lighter colors so I still had a bit of an outline to keep things straight.  I really enjoyed it and I love the results so I'm hoping to try it again soon.  As I final finishing touch, I used a Sharpie White Paint Marker to add shine to the dog's eyes, nose and boots, as well as a polka-dot pattern for my umbrella.

Card No. 7: For my last card of the day I wanted to try a third look for the Rain Shower background stamps so I started by blending distress inks for my background and then when it was completely dry, I heat embossed the raindrop using VersaMark ink with white embossing powder.  I embellished my card with another no line image using that same umbrella from the Rain or Shine set and a sentiment from Color Me Happy.  As a final finishing touch I inked up scraps of cardstock in those same distress ink colors and die-cut small hearts from them using one of the smaller hearts from our Stitched Hearts dies to form my little border.

I'm so happy you've joined me this week for all the sneak peeks and I'd love to give one last $25 gift code to a lucky winner.  If you're just joining us, there's still time to enter the giveaways from earlier in the week.  The contests run through Saturday at Midnight PST with winners announced here on Sunday, January 14th. :)

a Rafflecopter giveawayWe also have a special discount code for you! Use the code SPRINGTIME to save 15% off your entire purchase. Hurry!  The sale ends on Monday, September 15th at 11:59 pm PST. (Sorry... This discount is limited to retail orders only).

Here's a full look at the new 4x6 Team Player Stamps & Dies and the Rain Showers 2x3 Background Stamps featured today.
Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Team Players 4x6 Clear Stamps   Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Team Players Dies   Sunny Studio Stamps: Introducing Rain Showers 2x3 Clear Background Stamps

Other Sunny Studio Supplies Used:
Basic Mini Shape Dies
Basic Mini Shape Dies
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Color Me Happy Stamps
Color Me Happy Stamps
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Rain or Shine Dies
Rain or Shine Dies
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Rain or Shine Stamps
Rain or Shine Stamps
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Sunny Sentiments Dies
Sunny Sentiments Dies
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Stars & Stripes Stamps
Stars & Stripes Stamps
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Sunny Sentiments Stamps
Sunny Sentiments Stamps
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Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
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Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
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Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
Tsukineko Jumbo Dauber
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Autumn Splendor Stamps
Autumn Splendor Stamps
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Froggy Friends Stamps
Froggy Friends Stamps
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Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
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Fancy Frames-Square Dies
Fancy Frames-Square Dies
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VersaMark Watermark Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink
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88 comments:

  1. Another "home run" with the new releases! I have enjoyed this whole week of sneak peeks! Hmmm, hard to say which is my favorite but I'll try. Loved the sweet ballerinas, the kitties are super cute and the breakfast set is just beyond words adorable!!

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  2. Hi Mendi, another awesome release. Love your beautiful cards (had to pin the last one; it's so pretty!). I love this new set today. I have six nephews and find it very hard to make cards for them. This would be a great set to help me. I also love the Bold Balloons set, Purrfect Birthday as well as the ric rac border dies & the fancy frames.

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  3. I love the rain drops. It would make an awesome background!

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  4. Super EXCITED over the Tiny Dancers and Purrfect Birthday sets.Also the fun dies too!
    Love the super cool cards and awesome background!

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  5. I just adore Purrfect Birthday. I think that is just the cutest! Cheers.

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  6. What an exciting release, truly with many wonderful new products! I really like the Team Player set (excellent for those sporty recipients!), and of course your new layered balloons - but there's loads more exciting stuff you have here this month! :-)

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  7. My favorite from the release are the layered Mylar balloons!

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  8. Fabulous release... my favs are the layered birthday balloons and the sparkle sets.

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  9. I love the Tiny Dancers... but there are so many cute things being released!

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  10. Love your new release as well as the great inspiration!

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  11. Bold Balloons and Purrfect Birthday are my favorites!

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  12. Love your stamp sets!!! I hope to order them all!!!! Yay!!!! What great design :)

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  13. Love the new products! The hearts and the raindrops are wonderful for so many cards. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

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  14. Such adorable cards!!! I love the one of the dog in the rain :D

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  15. Those Team Player stamps are adorable! I love the card with all the sports balls with happy faces.

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  16. Rain showers, cascading hearts and all of the balloons!

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  17. I love all the cards today, especially the sports ones. It's so hard to do boy cards!

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  18. I really like the Team Player set and the cat set -- I just can't get over those cat balloons! Great release!

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  19. What a fun release! I'm most excited about the frames!

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  20. Great sport set!
    I love the Tiny
    Dancers.
    Carla from Utah

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  21. I love the Autumn Splendor stamp set. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  22. The punny breakfast set had me the most excited. But then the layering balloons took first place, then I saw the cats... so hard to know which ones to start with in my cart.

    Love card #2, the colours are fab and the baseball is too sweet.

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  23. The Breakfast Puns Stamp is my favorite! Your cards are all so wonderful!

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  24. The Team Player set looks great for a child sports enthusiast. Your samples are all awesome! I also really like the Fancy Frames.

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  25. Great release! I love the cats and I'm really a dog person! Ssshh!

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  26. The rainbow card is adorable and the dog with his raincoat is also lovely ! The idea of the rainbow on a rainy card is excellent. The other cards are beautiful too, but as I'm not a "sport" person, I prefer the last two cards.

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  27. I am most excited about Tiny Dancers as I don't have any ballerina stamps and my granddaughter is on a ballerina kick.

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  28. All the cards are awesome! I love the team player set especially and the rain showers with that little puppy.

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  29. gorgeous cards - LOVE the team player stamp set - just what I have been looking for:)

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  30. They're all great! I'd say my top ones are the kitties and the layered balloons.

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  31. I love the fancy frames and the balloons the best.

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  32. Awesome, awesome release! My favorite sets are the layered balloons, but I know I could make some adorable cards for my nephew with the sports set!!

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  33. I'm most excited about the two new balloon sets. I love how realistic they look. Following in a close second is the Breakfast Puns set. Fabulous release!

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  34. fancy frames and the both the layered balloon sets, and the kitty set also :)

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  35. These are so fun! I especially like the rainbow card!!
    So far, my top pick is Purrfect... those cat balloons are genius! Right next to your Bold Balloons with the wonderful 3d mylar look!!

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  36. My one grandson loves sports and is great at most of them. I think the baseball card is my favorite. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  37. The team player set is a must have for this mom! I always make coach thank you cards! Plus I have birthday card stamps for the next few years! Love it!!

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  38. I love the Purrfect Stamp set and the Team Player set!

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  39. I like the Ric Rac set and scalloped dies.

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  40. Team player and Breakfast puns are my favourites. Love this sports set.

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  41. All the sets are so cute! But I think my favorite is the balloon layering set, Birthday Balloon, is my favorite!

    Chris L.

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  42. Awesome release! My favorite was the breakfast puns set. I loved all the cute sentiments :) The fancy frames are a must have too!

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  43. What a fabulous range of cards you've shared today! My favourite are the last two rain themed cards. The dog is beautifully coloured and the blended card with the raindrops is fabulous. My favourite set from the new release is Breakfast puns. Thank you for sharing your creativity throughout the week.

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  44. So much great stuff! Love the balloons sets!

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  45. Can't wait to get my order.

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  46. Wow!! I love these cute cards and the stamp sets used to make them!! This new SS release is just fantastic which makes it very difficult to pick a favorite item. I like them all!

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  47. Love so much of this release. The nesting frames look amazing also. Nicely done.

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  48. What a great release!!! Love all the cards shared

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  49. I like the sparkle set, the balloons, and the dies the most. Great cards!

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  50. My favorite set of the release is the little ballerinas but these sports sets are great for young boys!!!

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  51. The layered balloons in very excited about!

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  52. I think I love the balloon stamp set the most. Fun cards today!

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  53. Love the scalloped circles and square dies and the Breakfast puns!

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  54. Great release! My favorite set is the Team Player set. I make birthday cards for my daughter’s 4th grade students, and the Team Player set will be perfect for this.

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  55. I am most excited about the raindrops! Love those!
    Great release!

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  56. so many great new sets! My favorite set is Team player. I have a lot of boys to make cards for and this set is perfect!

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  57. How can I choose just one favorite. I love the layered balloon sets and tiny dancers the most but I love it all!!

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  58. At first I was excited by the kitties, then the layered balloons and now the sports! These are great?

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  59. I love them all but think my favorite is the tiny dancers! So cute!!

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  60. Great release. So much to love (and buy)

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  61. Fabulous new release! So many awesome products, it makes my head spin! Love all of today's cards. That rain shower stamp is so fun and versatile!

    Sammibug aka Samanatha Houp aka Sammi

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  62. I loooove those rain drops and sports stamps, altho I wished there was a hockey stick or puck.. lol I'm a hockey fan as well as football! <3 Very nice cards!

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  63. Adorable!! I love the sports themed stamps. It's always great to have some new ideas for masculine cards.

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  64. Awesome cards! I can always use sports-related images for my son and my husband. My favorite items from this release are the Bold balloon stamps - so realistic and fun!

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  65. Great cards and ideas! I love all the new products, but my favorite are the cats and the layered balloons.

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  66. Hands down, those dies are to die for!!!!!

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  67. Oh my goodness ! Again today your cards are so creative, cute and perfectly executed. In this release, I really love the balloons sets, the breakfast puns, the purr-fect Birthday, the tiny dancers.... wait.... Yep ! That’s what I thought, I love them all !! Congratulations on this awesome release !!!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  68. It's so difficult to choose just one set because you feature each one so wonderfully. Breakfast puns makes me smile and is probably my favorite. This is an outstanding release! I look forward to seeing more inspiration from your talented DT.

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  69. I love the Team Player set. I need some sports stamps to add to my collection.

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  70. The whole release is wonderful but I absolutely LOVE the Birthday Kitties!!! x

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  71. Amazing release! Very nice to make cards for boy:) Thank you!

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  72. These are all so adorable! And the cards are amazing. Love that I would be able to use them for my boys!

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  73. By far those Mylar layered balloons are my favorite from the release. I cannot wait to add those to my crafty stash.

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  74. I really love the layered balloons!!

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  75. This is a release I can't choose a favourite, I love so many of them - the balloons, the ballerinas, the sports! May need to get them all!

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  76. So difficult to choose. I love everything I saw. The balloons are a must have, the ballerinas are sweet. Need all I guess :D

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  77. So fun. I make so many masculine cards and never have new ideas. So thank you. These will help. So cute.

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  78. My favorites are the Purrfect Kitties and the multi-stamp balloons...but the whole release is lovely!😻

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  79. SQUEAL!! I LOVE it ALL, but the New Frame Die Set are probably my FAVORITE!! AMAZING Inspiration again today and THANKS for the chances to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS Release Weekend!! ❤️❤️❤️

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