You should have arrived from the blog of the lovely and oh so talented Michelle Short. If not you can start this hop on the Sunny Studio Stamps Blog.
On this blog hop we are playing with the new release which is AWESOME. The new release will be available September 29th, but in honor of the birthday you can pre-order the new products today. You can find them all here.
I've chosen the sweetest set of all of them: Playful Polar Bears. This set is so super cute - I am totally in love with those bears. That's why I couldn't decide which one to use and why I created four cards with all the four bears in the set.
I started by stamping, colouring and fussy cutting all the images in the set (there are coordinating dies available, too) . I kept the design quite simple: I masked of a circle and ink blended a background for each bear trying to match the colours of my colouring.
For this one I used Distress Oxide to create the background. I spritzed on some water for the illusion of falling snow.
In the detail photo you can see I coloured the bear by adding dots with my Copics.
For this card I used an older die - but such a fantasic one. It is the Merry Word die - I love it. And for the background I used a stamp called Snow Flurries.
For this card and the last two I chose sentiments from the set Festive Greetings - love the combination of handlettering words and printed letters.
And the last card features my favorite bear!
The sentiment for this card you can find in the Playful Polar Bears set.
And a birthday party wouldn't be a birthday party without presents. Mendi is kind enough to let us all give away a $25 gift code (that makes $300 in prizes in total). Just leave a comment on my blog until Monday 11:59 pm PDT and I will draw a winner randomly. The winner will be announced on the Sunny Studio Blog on Friday, the 29th.
And that's not all:Sunny Studio will also be offering 15% off on all retail orders using the code "CELEBRATE" through October 1st.
Your next stop on the blog is the awesome Lexa Levana.
Thanks for stopping by and have a lot of fun hopping along.
Thanks for stopping by and have a lot of fun hopping along.
The cards are really gorgeous! Love the new release!
wonderful cards!! your coloring is amazing!
I love your coloring on the polar bears - shading with dots is a great idea! This release is awesome!
SUch sweet cards. I am loving them all
Love the Polar Bears set. Your coloring is so detailed; absolutely love the texture you created!
Love the different backgrounds--really gives a different vibe to each card
Wow....I love all the different colors you used for the sky backgrounds. The red/orange one is particularly striking!! Wonderful cards!
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I love how you color your bears - you can 'see' how soft they are! And I think your variety of color in your different cards is lovely too. That bear is so cute! Will have to save up and add this bear to my Sunny Studios collection! :)
Love all your bears and how you colored them. The dotting technique looks great!
Your bears are darling! Such great coloring!
Great use of these bears in multiple ways!
So many cute bears!!
Wow! I love ALL of these sweet little guys! The color is so fun and they all feel so cheerful and bright! Beautiful!
I love these polar bears and love your coloring!
Love your different backgrounds, they really let the adorable images stand out!
Gosh...I just LOVE these bears. Awesome cards!!!
Your cards are so beautiful. The bear is so cute.
Love these bears you colored! I love how made the background all different. Great job!
Love your adorable cards. These bears are just so CUTE:)
Want me a bear for Christmas - OK - I will take one on a card - lovely work here! TFS and for the hop - Happy Birthday!!
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Love new release, thanks for ideas
WOW! You really outdid yourself. Every single one of these cards is so cute. I'm loving the different monochromatic color palettes that make up one adorable card set! Thank you for helping us celebrate today--I'm such a fan of yours and it means so much to have you join us. :)
Sunny Studio rocks!!!! Happy Birthday!!!
Love all of your beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing with us.
Fantastic! Those polar bears are the best. And your coloring is quite wonderful.
Very sweet scene cards! Love the colors you use! The images are really cute!
Love these bears. Your cards were wonderful.
wow love set of cards and beautiful coloring and inking, super
This polar bear set is awesome. They are just so cute!! Happy Birthday Sunny Studios and wishes for many more. Thanks for sharing in the celebration.
Super cards! Love all the different bears, but I can see why you left the best 'til last, Jo x
Pretty cards..I love the different background choices!! And the polar bear...adorable!
Happy birthday and congratulations to Sunny Studio!
I love all of your cards so Beary much!
I love your bear cards!
Beary, beary, beary, beary cute.
The Bear sledding looks like he is having so much fun! great cards
I like the way you colored the bears. Thanks for sharing.
Adorable! Love these polar bears!
Lovely cards !
The polar bears are so cute and your cards are fantastic!
These bears are amazing! I love your backgrounds!
Wow, someone has been busy, all of your cards are great, great blending in the backgrounds. HB to SS!
I am truly inspired to buy this bear set now! So cute and sweet.
I love the layout/design of your cards. Beautiful!! TFS
Lovely cards! Hard to pick a favorite as they all look so adorable!
All are adorable but especially love the skating bear card! Thanks so much for the inspiration and giveaway!
I love the design and style of your cards. These would make for an awesome set to give as a gift. Wonderfully done!
Love your colorful backgrounds. The polar bear is SO cute!
Beautiful cards! I was looking at your other posts too and I am so inspired by your work. I love it all!
Wow! Your coloring is fabulous!!! Fantastic cards!
Such cute polar bears! And your cards really show them off.
Love them all but, my favorite is the bear holding the hot drink.
Love these. The background are wonderful highlighting the bears. Thank you for sharing.
I love these critters and I like how you created your scenes on the die cut circles.
All of these cards are so cute.
All fabulous cards. Love the ink blending and those polar bears.
Love the polar bear stamps and your beautiful colouring, don't think I could pick a favourite I love them all.
Hi Anni ~ I'm a HUGE fan of not only this stamp set but also of Distress Inks of any kind and you've utilized them both here beautifully. The way you colored the polar bear with the "dots" of ink really adds such wonderful texture to that cutie. Thanks so much for sharing in the fun of Sunny Studio's 2nd Birthday Celebration; it's been fabulous seeing everyone's imaginative creations. Have a wonderful weekend. ~HUGS~
Love all your polar bears! Great plain and simple!
I agree with what you said about you are using the sweetest stamp set. I like all the poses and little elements to go by/on them. What I like most about your cards is the way you colored each bear. Super job.
Super cute cards, that polar bear is great!
Nice non traditional color choice. I'm a little confused about the blog hop. Several say we have until Monday night, but yours says the 18th. Just wondering if I'm to late? Thank you.
The polar bear is adorable!
Awesome cards with the polar bears!! Beautiful color!!
Your polar bear designs are beautifully done and those touches of white gel pen really add dimension.
Love those bears! All of your cards are fantastic! Great coloring! Awesome release! This one is going to cost me!
Your cards are great!! I especially like the one where the polar bear is enjoying a cup of hot cocoa! Thanks for sharing your designs!
The bears are darling!
Adorable cards,I love the polar bears and the colors you used.
Cute cards. Love the polar bears.
You have been busy creating wonderful cards! Couldn't pick a favorite as I loved them all. AND happy birthday Sunny Studios!!! :)
I love the background coloring on all of your cards in this post. Each card is so cute. Thank you for sharing.
Love the distress ink backgrounds and the shading on the adorable polar bear!
Love all these cards...great polar bear images and wonderful mats for the images.
love the cards, cute bears!!
These cards are so fun. I just love them.
Love the way the paws are made, for the bears, so you were able to let them hold things. Very cute cards!
Fun cards! The simplicity of your cards show off the great detail of the stamps in this release. Thanks for sharing your creativity!
Love all the bears! Really cute cards.
Your cards are wonderful! Great colors!
Awesome details and coloring on your delightful cards! Love the polar bears!
Cute cards and awesome coloring!
Beautiful, playful cards. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing your cards.
Awesome job on these amazing cards. They're all so beautiful.
I love this happy bear! Your coloring is awesome and I love your color choices.
I really like that snowflake stamp. I can see me using it all the time!
These cards are super adorable! Thanks for sharing ❤️
These bears are so cute! Beautiful card!
Beautiful, absolutely beautiful cards. The backgrounds are stunning. Thanks so much for this fabulous inspiration!!
Very adorable cards!!
I love the color blends! they are all lovely, but my favorite is the purple to orange in the first one. It's been 50 years since high school German class, so I am especially proud of myself that I could actually read the first part of your bio!
Lovely cards, such cute bears in this stamp set. Especially love the last card carrying the present
I love the dots on the bears. It adds a lot of texture and interest.
Wow! These bears are so adorable and you've colored them up perfectly!
Oh your bears are so cute! I love the one holding the hot chocolate. Adorable!!
Beautiful cards!!! All of your cards are so adorable with these cute polar bears! Love the backgrounds surrounding the bears! You did a great job!
Have a great weekend!
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Wonderful cards. I like your coloring and the backgrounds you created.
Such sweet cards, love them all!
Love your coloring on the polar bears! Adorable cards. :)
These are beautiful - I LOVE your coloring. Amazing new release!
These bears are adorable and I love the colorful backgrounds behind each one :)
These 4 four cards are all super duper adorable ! I can't choose one I'd love more than the others. I really like the dots coloring, it gives a nice texture.
Love the use of the dots for
shading on the bears.
thanks for sharing.
Loving the polar bear stamp set, and so many great cards and ideas of how to use it! Great cards and great coloring. thank you
All adorable cards !!Nice backgrounds too.
I love your color choices and your backgrounds!
Absolutely adorable cards.
Such a darling collection of cards!!! I love these new releases!!!
Such a darling post with all the cuties!
Anni, I love these playful polar bears and ALL of your cards are adorable. Great work!
All of your bears are so adorable. Love the different colors you did for each one; they're gorgeous BG's.
These cards are so inspirational! I love your scenes and fabulous coloring!
These bears are cute...Love how you showcased many w a us to use them...thx
Gorgeous cards. Love them all.
So, so cute. Loving the bears.
Wow! You've been busy. Those bear cards are so fun! I love the idea of stippling with the markers...very effective. I have never tried it. Thanks for sharing your cards and ideas!
Love the fur. Nice work!
All of your cards are adorable! Your color choices and watercolor backgrounds are perfection!
Your cards are so cute! You seem like you have made the bears come to life! They have so much personality and have taken on a happy life in each one of your cards!
SQUEAL!! Such a SWEET Cards and Scenes!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Designs!! THANKS for sharing and Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)
Thank you for sharing all of your cards. The backgrounds are amazing.
Great cards! I really like seeing how y'all use the same stamps in different color schemes and scenes.
Such adorable cards!! I love this polar bear. Love the colors you have used.
I like all your different ideals for using the bears in your cards. Thanks for sharing
All are so cute
and love the
Carla from Utah
Love your bears! The coloring is fabulous <3
Sprinkling water on distress inks is one of my favourite techniques! Wonderful effect.
sweeet and cute, colors are pretty to.
Such beautiful and colorful cards - your shading is so well done and your backgrounds are perfect to use with these darling and BEARY cute images!!
Those cards you created are all so beautiful. I love the blended backgrounds too!!!
How fun that you used different colors for the sky for a different look each time. Those bears are the cutest!
Beautiful batch of cards. Thank you for sharing your creativity.
Oh my goodness they are all so cute! you were busy ... Great coloring techniques!
Great coloring! Love the sky in different colors!
Love these cards - love the circle focus for the Bears! (Alilovescardmaking)
Love all of your cards, Anni; beautiful selection of colors! Thanks for sharing.
Love your cards and this release
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