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Tuesday, March 13

SPRING BLOG HOP - TUESDAY

YIPPEE - YOU CAME BACK!!  THAT MEANS YOU ENJOYED OUR HOP YESTERDAY.  WAIT TILL YOU SEE WHAT EVERYONE HAS TODAY.

Here is the song that keeps playing in my head today:

 "I love stamping in the springtime.  I love stamping in the fall..."

Well, a little poetic license to substitute "stamping" for "Paris".  But the truth is:  I LOVE STAMPING ALL THE TIME.  I have trouble some times squeezing out some time to go into my room and STAMP AND CREATE.  I SURE WISH I COULD DO IT MORE HOURS OF THE DAY BECAUSE I LOVE IT.

I love how creative I feel when I am using the coordinating colors of paper, card stock, ink, ribbon, doodads, dealywhops, whatchamacallits and all the fun things we can add to our scrapbook pages, cards, 3D items, etc., don't you??

Hope you enjoy my card I made for you today:

 I had so much fun making this card.  I cut my cardstock at an angle to make it look like a flower pot.  The bottom is folded so together they make a little pocket.  I used the edge punch to create a cute edge to the pot and attached that to my card base.  Then I just tied a ribbon around the top and because it is wider as it goes down to the edge punch, the ribbon won't slide down and it stays closed.  HOW EASY PEASY IS THAT??



Here you can see it with the card lifted out of the pot.  The flowers are stamped and fussy cut out then attached to the part of the card where you write your note.  Mine is a birthday card so I stamped a birthday sentiment, but you can make yours a Mother's Day Card, an Easter Card or anything you want!!  See the rhinestones I put on the bottom sentiment on the pot?  I only added three to just give it a bit of bling.

This closeup shows you how I made the colors on these beautiful flowers.  I stamped them and embossed them so they had a bit of an edge around each part.  I then spritzed the flower with water and then touched my aqua painter into a puddle of reinker and then just barely touched the wet petal.  The color spread out from where I touched it.  I did it very lightly on the Easter Lillies because they are mostly white.  But I mixed a lot more color on the big rose.  After they were dry, I spritzed them with Smooch Spritz in Vanilla Shimmer. LOVE IT.  Gave each petal such a wonderful shine.  Then I used my glue pen and some dazzling diamonds on the stamens of the lillies for that added touch.  I believe this technique is called "water coloring" where you spray water on the stamped image and then lightly touch your aqua painter to the wet image.

The rose has 4 or 5 colors on it, just so you know.  That is how it blends and creates such rich colors.

I hope you enjoyed my flowerpot card and feel challenged to try your hand at this technique if you have not already done it before.  Heck, even if you did it a long time ago - it is time to do it again for THIS SPRING!!
Know what I am saying here?

Ok, BLOG CANDY TIME.  To be eligible to win,

1.   You must leave a comment EACH DAY this week.  That will give you ONE ENTRY.

2.  As I said yesterday, you MUST become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment telling me so for ANOTHER ENTRY. ( However you only need to do that ONE TIME this week.)

3.  What springtime item from Stampin Up would you like to see in my BLOG CANDY giveaway?  Tell me in another comment for ONE ENTRY.

After you are done leaving your comments, click below to go to judy's blog next in our hop.  THANKS FOR COMING.  SEE YOU TOMORROW.

I HOPE YOU GET INKY FINGERS TODAY Y'ALL!!



11 comments:

  1. What a beautiful card. I am going to try it, hope it comes out at least half as beautiful as yours. I am a new follower.

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  2. Stunning card. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I really like creating these cards but yours is absolutely over-the-top wonderful! :) Love it!!!!!

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  4. What a beautiful card! Your flowers are as pretty as the real thing -and they don't die!

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  5. what a beautiful pot of flowers!

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  6. Hi Jennifer,
    This card is beautiful, it sounds complicated sorta, lol. I love it!! Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Hi Jennifer,
    I just wanted to let you know I am a Follower!!!! Thank you for another chance!!

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  8. Hi Jennifer.....

    Love the card. I have made flower pot cards before but I really like the diamond look and your colors better. Also, I am now a follower.....

    Thanks for the blog candy!!!

    Pam

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  9. Wow, it's gorgeous Jennifer! You know I'm going to have to case this :) Great job!

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  10. This is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen. It was worth all the work. The details are lovely. TFS This one is a keeper.
    Theresa

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