Are you as excited as I am? We are about to kick off the sneak peeks of our next release, which is pretty special.. we are turning 3! Can you believe that three years ago on July 1st, we released our first set of Sister Stamps. I never thought our little stamp line would grow to have over 70 images! My hardworking sister is the creative genius behind the artwork and deserves all of the credit in creating images to fill a void that was missing in the rubber stamp market. So before we do anything else, wanted to thank my sister for joining me on this fun adventure!
You saw a sneak peek yesterday of our images and know that they all have one of Hawaii's favorite treats! Shave Ice! Or is it Ice Shave? I guess that will depend on what part of Hawaii you are from. Me, I'm from Oahu and still say shave ice, but my family is from Hilo and they all say ice shave. I guess I'm out voted!
The image concept has been on my mind pretty much since the start of Sister Stamps! I've always envisioned a local kids line where the kids wear local kine clothes and do local kine things. "Local" meaning typical Hawaii. And in Hawaii, we all eat shave ice (or ice shave). In fact, we've made an art out of this icy treat. It's not just ice covered in syrup anymore.. we add all kinds of goodies in the mix too.. .ice cream, condensed milk, azuki beans, mochi balls, jellies.. you name it! I will try to find some pictures to share with you soon.
So my sister surprised me with not one.. but three new images all focused around shave ice! Yay! I was thrilled. The first of our images is named Anuhea. My daughter's BFF is your typical local girl that is of mixed ethnicity.. This image totally reminded me of her and I've been wanting to name an image after her, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity. She even wears flowers in her hair!
So on my card share for today, I used a corrugated card base and added a sprayed background to it. I finally used some of my Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays in the garage and just sprayed away until I got the effect I was looking for. I really wanted the background to resemble the blending of shave ice flavors.
Because I didn't have a large sentiment that went with this card, I added in some thickers and made my own. The sun is a die from Lawn Fawn and the happy face is from a Paper Smooches set.
Here's a closer look at Anuhea. Can you tell that I made her ice shave look like ice? I added some glue and glitter after I colored it up.
Want a chance to win Anuhea? Here's all you have to do:
1) Leave a comment on THIS POST by 11:50pm HST on 06/30/14; and
2) Tell me what your favorite flavor of shave ice is... mine is lychee or coconut!