Good morning! Blog hops are one of my favorite times of the month since we designers get together to share a whole bunch of great projects using a fun theme. This months theme is all about flowers and given the cold, rainy weather we've been having the past few weeks (and we're not in the pacific northwest) I'm looking forward to this bit of spring.
As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number #5 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.
For my project I decided to use a mixture of retiring products along with some items carrying over. I started with Mint Macaron cardstock for the cardbase and then took a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and stamped it using the Hardwood stamp set and Crumb Cake ink, before cutting it out with the Big Shot and the Hexagon Hive Thinlit die (retiring). For a fun effect I added a piece of Typeset Speciality Designer Series Paper (retiring), it gives a fun antique look. Next I used the Big Shot and Botanical Builder Framelits (so happy these are carrying over) to create several different coordinating flowers, sponged them and even used the Woodgrain Embossing folder to add texture to one of the leaves. In the center of the flowers I used pearls, Metal Rimmed Pearls, and It's My Party Enamel Dots (retiring) for fun accents.
The greeting uses the And Many More stamp set (retiring) and was stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock using Mossy Meadow ink and punched it out with the Word Window Punch (retiring). Of course I add to add some more texture so I added a strip of Blackberry Bliss 5/8" Stitched Cotton Ribbon (retiring) and a bow out of Basic Black 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (retiring).
Sometimes there are cards you make and you want them nice and easy, other's you like to fuss and play with and just make it over the top and this card definitely fits the second type and I love it. Someone very special will be getting this card and hope they appreciate it half as much as I enjoyed making it.
Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today's card:
Make sure to check out the rest of the blog hop for lots of other great ideas. If you click the “Next” button, you’ll go to Darcy’s site but you can also access any of the hopper’s site from the full blog list below.
Blog Hop Participant List:
- Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
- Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place
- Kim at Stamping with Kim
- Darla at Stampin with Darla
- Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'