Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Twinery and Poppystamps Blog Hop – Day Three!



Hi everyone!  I'm so excited to be able to participate in this oh-so-fun joint blog hop with The Twinery and Poppystamps.  A list of today's hops can be found on both the Poppystamps Blog and The Twinery Blog, where you'll also see the blog hop lists from June 24 and June 25.  Be sure to visit each of them for details on entering for a chance to win some fantastic prizes, which I'll get to at the end of this post.  If you've been hopping in order, you've arrived here from the blog of Denise Hahn

My card today features the Marigold Solid Mini Bundle twine from The Twinery, the Massa Leaf Background and Dianna Border dies from Poppystamps, and the Memory Box Texture Wave stencil.





For the background piece, I used daubers to sponge Shabby Shutters and Dried Marigold distress inks in a random fashion over the Texture Wave stencil to cover the entire piece.  I then splattered Peeled Paint distress ink over that by inking up an acrylic block, spritzing with water, loading a paint brush and splattering my heart out.  I cut three of the Massa Leaf Background die from dark green card stock, sponged Peeled Paint on the base of each leaf, and rounded the leaves using a stylus so that they would pop.  I arranged them as shown onto the sponged background, adhering them by the stems only.  
 


 



I then cut one of the Dianna Border die, colored only the stems with a dark green marker, then cut the die into two pieces, and arranged them as shown on the card front piece, adhering only the lower parts of the die cut. 







I next punched several circles of white, marigold and peach colored card stock with a ¼” punch and shaped each one using a stylus and a soft pad.  They make the cutest little flowers that can be added as accents just about anywhere. (For some reason, the peach card stock looks yellow in this photo.)




 






I then glued the little flowers randomly onto the leaves and Dianna Border stems. 

Was I ever thrilled that The Twinery has the perfect color to go with my card - Marigold Solid!  I love the fine quality of all of these Twinery twines!  I wrapped it four times around the bottom portion of the card piece, gathered it on the right side, and to finish it off, I threaded some twine through the holes of the button and fanned the ends out, then used a glue dot to adhere it.  After everything was assembled on the card stock piece, I used mounting tape to adhere it to the card base.  Oh, yes, almost forgot … I used a clear glitter brush to add a little glimmer to the leaves and flower centers.  It’s a little too subtle to see in the photo, but it’s there!

So now to the fun stuff.  By leaving comments as you hop through the blogs of the design team members from The Twinery and Poppystamps, you'll have a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes.  Don’t forget to leave comments on the Poppystamps and Twinery blogs as well! The Twinery will be giving away a Shimmer Pack, and Poppystamps will be giving away two dies from the latest release, the Elsa Butterfly Branch and Frozen Flakes.

 
The Twinery Shimmer Pack - Retail Value $32.00








Poppystamps Elsa Butterfly Branch and Frozen Flakes dies - Retail Value $26.50



The next and last stop on the hop will be to the blog of Rebecca Greco.  If you started in the middle, here’s a complete list of today’s participants:


Rebecca VanDeMark - http://www.caravansonnet.com/
Sherry Eckblad - http://www.buttonjunkie. blogspot.com/search/label/ PoppyStamps                
Sherry Hester - http://lecardonbleu.blogspot. com/search/label/Poppystamps                          
Rebecca Greco - http://hugsarefun.com/

Thanks so much for stopping by!

34 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is beautiful! I really love the dies you used! Fabulous use of twine too! I really like how you shaped the blossoms - that looks amazing! I am enjoying this blog hop - lots of fabulous inspiration - thank you!

Amante del Papel said...

oh is a beauitful and delicate card, thanks for showing how do you do!

Kari V. said...

I love how you made those flowers!

Celeste Goff said...

This card is just gorgeous! I love the orange. It's a color you don't see much featured on cards!

Iris said...

What a wonderful card, I absolutely love it! Great technique for the blossoms!

Dr Sonia S V said...

wow what a beautiful beautiful blooming plant you have created. love the orange and white combo
And Thank you so much for a chance to win yummy craft goodies.
Cheers
Dr Sonia
soniasv@rediffmail.com
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Jean Bullock said...

So pretty. I love that Masa leaf die you used.

marylouh said...

this is beautiful - so light and airy. The colors are pretty
thanks for sharing such a wonderful card - I'd be thrilled to see it in my mailbox.
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Mary said...

This is my second attempt to comment....blogger is being very naughty this morning....

Your card is absolutely beautiful. I love all the layers and the stenciled background gorgeous. I too like coloring the dies. You made the die come to life! Your twine and button pull this card together beautifully! Wonderful creation. Thanks for inspiring me.

Jeanne J said...

So pretty! I love all the dimension you've added by sculpting the flowers and leaves!

SCRAPGIRL : PATTY TANUZ said...

so artistic and delicated :) Love it :) Kisses :)

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so charming. I love the dainty little blossoms on the branches. Great idea to use the marker to make the stem a different colour. Excellent tutorial!
Thank you for sharing! :)

crimsonowlcreations said...

ooooh, I really like this card, and the idea with the stylus berries is terrific! Very pretty card, Sherry!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Oh Sherry, this is just incredible. Love the way you did the background and the addition of the little flowers to the leaves. So clever of you and I am definitely going to try that.

Sharli Schaitberger said...

This is an enchanting card! I love learning how you made the dimension with the dry embossing stylus. Nifty! SharliF@cox.net

cghundley said...

Oh your card is
so pretty and thanks
for explaining how
you made the petals
on the die!
Carla from Utah

Cortney Skerl said...

I love the texture you gave the flowers and leaves by curling and adding the dots! Great card!

CraftyPaws said...

Beautiful cards. I esp. love the way you made those sweet flowers. TFS Hugs, kristina

Becky Selecman said...

Absolutely stunning as always. Each card is always better than the last.

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOOWOWOWOW!! LOVING this!! Such an AWESOME Design!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the dimension.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Aimee Dillon Vaassen said...

Such a cute card, love the technique and the use of twine!!

SueB said...

Pretty card, and I appreciate the step-by-step instructions on how you pulled it off; thanx for the inspiration!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful color combo and details on your lovely card!

Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

Lovely projects and lovely choices of twine from The Twinery...I can't wait to try your stylus tip trick!

Lezlye Lauterbach said...

beautiful Sherry!

Cornelia W said...

Just gorgeous , your card - love the way you used that background stencil!

Patt H. said...

I really love this card. The colors, texture, flowers, just everything about it! Great job!

CJPillow said...

I really like this card.

janlesiak said...

Love the card. The little dots turned into flowers really make it.

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty!

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous! I love this beautiful card!

Marjeta said...

Hello!
I just find your blogg and I am thrilled on your creation.I start crafting this year, so I am a beginer. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us.

Huggs, Marjeta

Jeanne J said...

Gorgeous! I love this design and can't believe those flowers are just little dots!