The Stamp Market NEW Release + Birthday Blog Hop


Hi Friends...What a day in store! 
Not only does the new February release go live this morning, but TSM also turns 3 today!!  
Which means we have a Birthday celebration in place with some really exciting things happening ;) I've included the details below, in case you're tuning in just now.


My cards today feature just a sampling of the pretty new stamps and dies...Splashed up with lots of color! A BIG thanks to my dear friend and 'watercolor mentor', Michele, for encouraging me to give watercoloring another try ;)


First up, possibly my fave new floral stamp - the Fabulous Floral set.


I could spend ALL day coloring this beauty.
Here, I mixed up some ink pad hues to get the deep, rich tones:

Large flower - mix of Cherry Red, Melon and Citrine
Small Flowers - Melon and Citrine to get a warmer, sunny yellow
Foliage - Citrine + a drop of Leafy
The two pink flowers - same as large flowers, with a touch of Party pink.

If you want to play but you haven't decided yet to invest into the full-size pads and re-inkers, the mini cubes make it easy to give some of these colors a whirl. I absolutely love minis - more so than full-size pads - so I'm super excited to see these!


To finish off this card, I used the Modern Greetings stamp. If you're super lazy like moi - here's a quick way to get even, colorful letters without the bother of masking. 
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Select a rainbow of colored ink. Starting with the lightest color (in this case yellow), ink up just a portion of the sentiment, then follow with the second lightest color (orange), and continue until the entire sentiment is colored up, making sure you overlap just a little bit with each color. If your gradient looks good, simply stamp away. If you have harsh lines where the colors meet, use a blending sponge or dabber to gently blend the colors with a very light hand. I love the tiny size and precision of these.
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My next card is all about the makers and this little set says it all.


Maker's Gonna Make. It's just that simple. If you're a maker, you get it ;)
I really do love this set...The adorable scripty sentiment, surrounded by art-y tools. Omg, it's so, so sweet.


I heat embossed the little tools, and colored them up with some of Color Crush re-inkers and my waterbrush. Here, I went ahead with some super simple masking + stamped the sentiment in three hues, and finished things off with a few enamel dots. Such an easy and quick card, perfect for sharing with those who love to make too :)


For my last card, I used the Someone Special set - it's so pretty all colored up! 
I had an awful time trying to photograph it with all the cloud cover, but I hope you get the idea :) It's a stunning floral arrangement - which I've fussy cut to crate a little window, so I could sneak in a little shaker action. But I see a coordinating die is available - yay! I heat-embossed the base and the acetate with the sentiment, but I am not loving the shadow it creates in photos. I think in the future, top embossing only for this girl ;)


I used the re-inkers to add splashes of color, but you could just as easily use your fave markers, coloring pencils, or any other color medium. I love making up these panels in advance to color when I'm needing a little tlc time...I'll be sharing another one super soon!

Now for a little Birthday Fun!
Hop along with us and be sure to comment along the way to win 1 of 3 $50 Gift Cards to the TSM shoppe! Random winners will be selected and announced on Feb. 10th on the TSM blog.

For today only, TSM is also giving away the fabulous Jumbo Happy Birthday Die with a $100 purchase before shipping! One per customer while quantities last, so be sure to grab it quickly ;)

If you're hopping with us, here is the full line-up:

The Stamp Market 
Ivana Camdzic - You are Here
Carly Tee Miner
Caly Person
Ashlea Cornell
Rebecca Luminaris
Sky Paper Scissors
Channin Pelletier

And before you go, I have to share something that I am super excited about!
I have forever been looking for cute, easy stamp organizing products...And I almost fell off my chair when I saw these! I may not have mentioned it before, but my studio is getting a makeover and these dividers would look TOO good. Have you seen them yet? You can see the video here.


Thank you for visiting, Friends + happy hopping!

I've listed products used in today's projects first, followed by the rest of the cardmaking release. You can also find all the new products here
This list may contain affiliate links. Using these links before shopping will never add any extra cost to your purchase, but will go a long way in helping support this little blog and exciting new content. I only share products I love, and think you will too :)

Biggest thank you's for visiting and for your support! It means so much.




63 comments

  1. Ivana YOU are my color mentor! One day I'll actually be brave enough to use it!! Until then, I bask in the beauty of your amazing creations! I have to say I'm thrilled with the Fabulous Florals!
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  2. Ivana, your cards are breaths of Spring...gorgeous and vibrant! You've showcased the new release with style and panache! Stunning creations which have certainly influenced some of my 'must have' decisions!
    hugs~carol

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  3. These are all so pretty! Really loving the multi-coloured sentiment!!

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  4. Such lovely cards! Love them all.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Absolutely stunning projects!! And I have to say, I'm glad I already ordered, otherwise I'd have to add even more to my cart, haha 😄

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  6. So beautiful!! Love the colors so much! Thanks for sharing!!

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  7. Stunning cards, Ivana. Just love what you did with the Fabulous Florals set!

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  8. Beautiful cards! The colors you used are so very pretty!

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  9. I like how you used an ombre effect on the sentiment. It looks gorgeous

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  10. Love the cards and the stamp storage dividers are beautiful!

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  11. My goodness the colors you used are some of my favorites and I love the way you put them all together! Absolutely stunningly beautiful cards! Wowed!

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  12. Love the bright colors on your cards - especially the first floral!

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  13. Wonderful cards, love the color palette and your pretty shaker card!

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  14. All the projects are gorgeous! TSM has some incredibly versatile items and I can’t get enough of them!! Happy Birthday TSM!

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  15. Your cards are all wonderful, but Hey, Gorgeous is particularly stunning!

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  16. Your color combinations really make your florals vibrant and uplifting. Each card is a beautiful work of art!

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  17. All of your cards are fabulous! Love your choice of colors!

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  18. Those colors are so beautiful (and I’m super excited about their stamp storage, too! )

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  19. Love your card designs! Great colors and so much inspiration.

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  20. Oh wow, the colors are stunning!

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  21. Wonderful cards for the hop! Love the floral designs and the colors you used! The shaker card is just beautiful! I'm really excited to learn more about the storage items too... they look like something I need!

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  22. These are beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing, need to get these reinkers to watercolour with!

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  23. Beautiful variety of cards. The colors are so pretty. I love these new releases!

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  24. Beautiful cards, Ivana & that first one is absolutely stunning! I'm so happy I discovered TSM thanks to you before you even joined the DT! Just about everything they release goes on my wishlist!

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  25. Beautiful card! It inspires me to try watercoloring!

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  26. I wasn't sure about the Fabulous Floral set until now. Wow! You totally knocked it out of the park.

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  27. So much pretty to drink in Ivana!! Your first card is over the top fabulous!!

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  28. Your first card is "wow" such a beautiful punch of color! Nice work.

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  29. These are SO pretty, Ivana! I love the colors you've chosen, both cards are stunning, and that's a great tip for the multi-colored sentiment you shared! You're the second person this week to inspire me to spend more time watercoloring. I shopped this morning (like REALLY shopped) and fan't wait for my TSM goodies to arrive in the mail!

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  30. How gorgeous, love all the cards. Makers gonna make is such a lovely card. Gorgeous coloring.

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  31. Three gorgeous cards, Ivana, but your Fabulous Floral card is my favorite. You did an incredible job of coloring it, and I’m envious. Finally figured out to use Firefox for commenting on certain blogs that were not cooperating with Safari or Chrome! Happy 3rd Birthday to TSM!

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  32. Wow! Beautiful cards! I love the crafty tools card. I love the shaker card. I love the floral layered card. Awesome release.

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  33. Wow! Amazing! This is my most favorite release yet! (My wallet can prove it! ����)

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  34. Your cards are gorgeous! The colors are amazing!

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  35. Beautiful cards! So bright and cheerful.

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  36. Beautiful cards Ivana! I’m so glad you enjoyed your watercolors again! And I love the new Stamp Storage Dividers, awesome video that is so helpful!

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  37. WOW..... such beautiful colors and a-mazing cards!! Love every perfect detail!

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  38. Love your take on these gorgeous flowers stamps

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  39. Gorgeous cards - love the colors together. Need a way to store my stamps-this looks like a great solution!

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  40. Beautiful cards! Love all the colour.

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  41. You cards are gorgeous! I love your style and these new stamp sets!

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  42. Marisela Delgado said: Awesome cards. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  43. I love all your cards! Soooo beautiful!

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  44. Beautiful cards, love every single one!

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  45. My goodness, Ivana, so many beautiful cards! Love everything you make anyway, but you do know how to showcase The Samp Market's products for sure!

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  46. You are such an inspiration with all of your wonderful, colorful cards. You have worked wonders with the gorgeous products of The Stamp Market.

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  47. Gorgeous colors on all of these cards.

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  48. I love the colors you used! They are so bright and lovely! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  49. Your use of color is amazing! Beautfiul cards made with beautiful images!

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  50. As always, I am loving your bright mix of colors that you used. I also adore your splashed backgrounds!! Such a fun new release!!

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  51. These bright sunny colors have me ready for spring/summer! Especially loving that first card with those big bold gorgeous blooms!

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  52. Love the bright colors! Great inspiration.

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  53. Oh what stunning cards! Gorgeous designs, coloring and amazing color palette

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  54. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!

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  55. Hi Ivana :) Your cards are delightful! Thanks for sharing :)

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  56. I can't get past the first card--so striking & gorgeous, Ivana!

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