Friday, August 11, 2017

It is a CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop Featuring Flower Cards!!

Happy Friday everyone!! I am here with a card for the CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop. You should have hopped here from Gaylynn's blog "Neat Nook Creations."

For this hop, we were to use flowers on our creations. I created a card combining CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Full on Floral" stamp set with "Sassy Smiles" and a few Fri-dies.


 I started off my card by stamping the "Full on Floral" stamp in red onto a top folding, A2 aqua card base. I love these two colors together and decided to use them after seeing a dress I liked while I was on vacation. I made a mental note to come home and use this color scheme on a card.


I then die cut the "smile" sentiment using CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Smiling Fri-Dies" out of a piece of red card stock. I adhered it to the card front saturating it with a clear sparkle pen and a coat of glossy accents.


While the die cut was drying, I masked a sentiment from the "Sassy Smiles" stamp set and stamped it in red onto a strip of aqua card stock. I adhered this sentiment strip under the "smile" die cut using foam adhesive.

I thought the card needed something more so I then die cut some flowers using CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Friendly Flowers" and "Fun-Fetti Fri-Dies" out of the same red card stock as the sentiment. (Really difficult to tell this in my photos but the shiny was really hard to photograph!!)


Like the sentiment, I coated the flowers with clear sparkle pen and Glossy Accents. When the flowers were dry, I added an aqua pearl onto each flower.

This card was extremely simple to make and would be fun to mass produce for a card set. Who doesn't like getting a card that says smile? I tend to use these the most and send them out just to cheer somebody up.

Next up on the blog hop is Niki's blog, "Cardstoq: Tealkat's Blog." If you get lost along the way, be sure to head on over to the CardMaker Magazine Blog for the full list of designers participating in this hop.

Don't forget to comment on every one's blog for a chance to win some great prizes!

I thank you for stopping by and hope you all have a FABULOUS day.


Supplies:
CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Products:
  
  


Paper: red and aqua card stock
Ink: WPlus9 "Gala Red"
Other: Sizzix Big Shot, Spectrum Clear Sparkle Pen, Glossy Accents, 3M Foam Adhesive, Ranger Multi: Matte, Hero Arts Pearls

35 comments:

Brooke Smith said...

I love these colors together! Thanks for being a part of the hop!

Phi said...

A pretty card using this beautiful background stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

L*O*V*E how you made the "smile" and flowers come alive with the gel pen & glossy accents. Very pretty!

Jeanne J. said...

Hi Nora! Beautiful card! I'm drooling over all that shine on the smile word die! Yummy!

Avra Williams said...

Striking!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So pretty, I love it

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Clever and brilliantly done!

Christine said...

Simply stunning! The red and turquoise are lovely!

Diana Carr said...

So pretty!

ionabunny said...

So pretty. Great colours. Love how you did the sentiment. Hugz

Lisa Elton said...

Marvelous card Nora!

Echo Noble said...

Beautiful card. Love the red and aqua together!

San said...

The card is well done, and the work you put into that 'smile' which looks too pretty to be made of paper and color.

Juls said...

Very pretty.

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Beautiful card..love this background stamp.

Teresa Doyle said...

Such a lovely card Nora. Don't you just love it when you get inspiration in such places? You know you love what you do when that is what you think of when you get inspired outside of the craft room! (I got an idea the other day from someones dress at a friends wedding! LOL)

Beverly S. said...

I like your color combo plus how you glazed the smile diecut word.
Very pretty!!!

BarbLibrarian said...

I would not have thought of those colors together, but they really work well. Thanks for the ideas. Love your embellishment of the smile die!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! It's so gorgeous!!!

Anila Dk said...

This is such an unusual color combo... Very pretty

aussiekez said...

Love this stamp set with all those flowers, such a pretty card.

Sue LD said...

Cute--I like the red with aqua.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a great sentiment, Nora! I love how you added shine to the die cut...so fabulous! Loving your floral background and color palette, too!

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

Your color choice is really unique, pleasing and thoughtful. I have been so amazed lately at colors that I never would have considered together, that I really like! Great job.

Denise Bryant said...

Love that Full on Floral design! Pretty card!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the bold red!

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic card.
The simple border of flowers on
the aqua is so pretty. Then
the Smile that looks like it's
been written with thick ink is
a great idea.
thanks for sharing.

Lieve said...

Beautiful card in a great colourcombination.
I love the effect of the glossy accents on the "smile" and the flowers !
Greetings from Belgium.

Bea Connor said...

Great background!

Jean said...

So cute!

Lagene said...

Awesome card, I love the glossy sentiment and flower accents!

Elise Smith said...

Cool color combo! I love how the "smile" sentiment looks like jelly because of the glossy accents :)

My Kraft Kloset - Kim Klinkovsky said...

Just lovely. Love the colors and pattern you created. Great stamps!

D.Ann C said...

Cool color combo and I love the choice of doing just a few flowers in glossy accents like that!

Brawny said...

Fab card x