rain or sunshine (LDRS blog hop day 1)

Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop!

In this release, we are introducing some adorable critters to be used all-year round, a few fabulously feminine images and  There are lots of gorgeous projects using products from our new release. You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe)!

First, we have a brand new clear stamp set perfect for the weather called Puddle Jumper Stamps. Not only is it related to the weather, but it is perfect for any sharing kindness and well wishes projects, because we all deserve a bit of rainbow in our lives!

Next, we have something for all our Polkadoodles fans! You all know and love Holly, so we decided to add 4 more sets in store, with the brand new sets called Holly - Spring ChickenHolly - Just Breezing ByHolly - Chirpy ChirpHolly - Bunny TailWe just love them all!

But that's not all... give a huge welcome to these two adorable critters sets, Nuts About You and 24 Carrot! Aren't they the cutest?!

What's more to love in the new release? TWO more all-in-one stencils, Coming Up Daisies and Rainy Daywhich are perfect to build scenes and add a bit of ink or other mixed media medium to any project!

And finally, we have some amazing PATTERN PLAY papers to coordinate with all these fabulous products, Puddle Jumper, available in both 6x6 and 12x12!

 And you can grab the entire release in bundle, because you KNOW you need them all!

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping! 
 We are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Make sure to visit our Instagram page, for a chance to win a fabulous bundle!

Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog and Instagram page on June 4, 2019.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new release*, including already discounted bundles and use code MAY15
(*Coupon valid until June 2, 2019, midnight EST)

And now what you came here for...

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Stamps:  LDRS Creative Puddle Jumper
Stencil: LDRS Creative Rainy Day
Other: Ranger Perfect Pearls

I love how easy the new Rainy Day stencil makes it to create cloud backgrounds!

And a little shimmer doesn't hurt!  
Let's take a look at how to do this..

Lay the Rainy Day stencil on your project, and using a sponge or brush, apply LDRS Creative Hybrid ink to your project (I'm using Swimming Hole, but any of the blues would make a fabulous sky).. Make sure you start on the stencil and blend out towards the paper. If you start on the paper you will get harsh lines. 

I like to mask off the full clouds with some tape when I am using the edge of the stencil.

Working quickly while the ink is still wet, brush on some Perfect Pearls. The hybrid inks dry fairly fast, but they stay wet long enough that the Perfect Pearls will stick as long as you work quickly.

Stamp "sunshine" in Dan-D-Lion hybrid ink, and apply some Gold Perfect Pearls.

For contrast, stamp the rest of the sentient in Dark Wash Jeans, and don't add any shimmer.  Having contrast both in colors and textures keeps things more visually interesting!

Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!

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  1. Your glowing clouds look wonderful. I really, really like the look. I am always on a mission to make nicer, more realistic clouds...

  2. Such a bright and happy card, thanks for sharing your creativity.

  3. Can,t wait to try the gold for the clouds. They look so puffy.

  4. Pretty card! Love the sentiment and the clouds!

  5. Love the glimmer in this card!

  6. Love the idea of the stencil. My clouds
    never seem to blend together the way
    they should. You did an excellent
    job with yours. thanks for sharing

  7. What beautiful CAS design! I Love how you did the SUNSHINE sentiment!

  8. Wow.. Simple and elegant card.. love the way you used the pearls for the clouds ..

  9. Who wouldn’t be so excited to receive this awesome card!

  10. Pretty clouds and I like the sparkly sunshine.

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