Were you just visiting Priscilla's entries? Doesn't she have a funky upbeat style?
This will be my first blog hop in a long time. This one interests me for two reasons. Firstly, we are to feature the retiring incolors. Secondly, we are to CASE a certain artist. That means the coordinator gives us each a name from the list of blog-hop participants, we look up projects on his/her blog, choose something we like, then make something similar. I am privileged to be given Marsha to CASE. If you click on her name, you will be redirected to her blog, Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe. And HERE is a link to the post which features this adorable and cheery Spring card:
Here is the card I made using hers as an example:
Gotta say I think I like hers better. Anyhow ... I turned the sketch around to have the banners shoot out to the left. There are many differing touches. Notice the lattice embossing folder used on Marsha's flowers. I decided to use the stylish stripes e.f. and run the big flower through one direction and then another to make crisscrosses. I also used a cotton ball to add a little blushing bride colour around the fun flower image.
stamps: world of dreams, banner banter, tin of cards
ink: blackberry bliss, cucumber crush, blushing bride
paper: blushing bride glimmer, delightful dijon, blackberry bliss, whisper white thick
punches: banner, petite petals, 3/4" and 1" circle, itty bitty shapes (R), fun flower
stylish stripes embossing folder and a cotton ball
My next card uses a collar fold. It is so easy ... really!
- Use a piece of dsp measuring 5-1/2" x 4"
- Pinch to crease along the long edge (just the edge - not all the way across)
- Cut a slit at the crease measuring 1-3/4" long
- Use a stylus and ruler to make 2 diagonal creases from the inner point of cut to the two opposite corners
- Fold back both sides along the creases and adhere to the dsp front
- Adhere dsp 'collar' to card base
stamps: amazing trio
ink: blackberry bliss
paper: blushing bride, blackberry bliss, love blossoms dsp stack, whisper white
punches/thinlits: 1" and 1-1/4" circle; butterflies
whisper white 5/8" organza ribbon
For my final card, I utilized three retiring incolors. And, yes, it has another butterfly ;)
I have been seeing so many lovely butterflies here! Spring has come a month earlier than usual in this part of Canada, and I must celebrate it!
stamps: for all things, timeless textures
ink: hello honey, blackberry bliss, lost lagoon, daffodil delight
paper: whisper white, blackberry bliss
butterflies thinlets, rhinestone basic jewels
That's all folks!
And ... may you ...
stampwithbev * every * day
Here are the navigational buttons for the Hop. The previous button will take you back to Priscilla's blog; the home button will take you to the Wacky Watercooler main page; and the next button will take to Heidi's blog. The choice is yours ...