Springtime Blog Hop

It’s the first of the month and that means time for another Di’s Country INKers blog hop.  You may have arrived from Di’s blog – what did you think of her Springtime project?

Today’s card was one we made in class this week.  The little purple blooms remind me of Lilacs, which, if it ever stops raining, will soon be in bloom here.  I don’t know about you, but I think the springtime scent of Lilacs is one of the prettiest smells on earth! 

Today’s project begins with an Emerald Envy card base.  The foliage, from Number of Years, was inked in Emerald Envy and stamped off twice.  The flowers, from the same set, were inked in Wisteria Wonder and also stamped off.  The greeting, also from Number of Years, was stamped in Emerald Envy.  We used the Layering Squares Framelits and the Stitched Shapes Framelits to create the Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White squares in the focal point. 

Now, it’s a bit hard to photograph sparkles, but you can kind of see how sparkly and shiny this little Dragonfly is.  While I was designing this card, I was playing around with a few different ways to take this little guy up a notch, and I came up with a new-to-me technique in the process.  I showed it to the girls in my class this week and they were just as excited about it as I was.  It’s hard to describe, so I’m working on a video to show you what I discovered.  I’ll have it posted in a few days.  Here’s a close-up…

Close-up of Dragonfly Die-cut

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  A full list of the products used is listed below as well as all the stops on our hop.  Please try to leave our hoppers a little comment love – your feedback really means a lot!  Now off you go to see what Kathya has in store for you.

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Our hoppers:

Di        
Barb   (You are here)
Kathya
Ellie    
Nita    
Mary  

 

 

Case The Catty Blog Hop

March 2016 Hop Button ResizedThanks for hopping over from Di’s blog – this month we are ‘CASEing’ the Catty.  CASE is an acronym for Copy And Share Everything, and I chose the Number of Years sample at the bottom of page 10 of the Occasions Mini catalog as my inspiration.

Actually, we worked with this set in my monthly Technique class this past week when we were studying dry-embossed ribbon.  Here’s my favorite card from the class:

beelinestamping.com 3-1-16We started with an 11 x 4 1/4″ card base of Whisper White thick cardstock and layered it with the pink striped DSP from the Birthday Bouquet pack.  The top layer is regular Whisper White that measures 3 5/8 x 4″.  Using the Number of Years Photopolymer set, we stamped the leaves twice in Old Olive and accented them with Blushing Bride, Rose Red, So Saffron and Pool Party flowers from the same set.  The ‘Happy’, ‘th’, and {again} were all stamped in Pool Party, and the 29 was stamped in Crumb Cake on Whisper White cardstock.  The banners and numbers were die cut using the coordinating Large Numbers Framelits die set.  The numbers and banners were popped up with Dimensionals, and the card was accented with some (retired) Old Olive satin ribbon, Blushing Bride flowers punched with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, a bit of a Paper Doily, and some Pearls.

I love that the Number of Years set is so versatile and can be used for birthdays, anniversaries, milestones in school years to name a few.  I’m also crazy about the font used in the set – so sweet!  The stamp set and coordinating Large Numbers Framelit dies come as a bundle as well and will bring you to within 75 cents of a Sale-A-Bration award!  Doesn’t get much better than that…

Thank you so much for stopping by today – now it’s time to send you off to see what Kathya has worked with.

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Our hoppers this month are:

 

Di         http://www.stampingwithdi.com

Barb    https://www.beelinestamping.com  (You are here)

Kathya http://www.stampwithkathya.com

Crystal http://www.stampinonroodfarm.blogspot.com

Mary   http://www.doggandponyshow.blogspot.com

Connie http://www.texasschoolmarm.com

 

 

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