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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Spring Fling Blog Hop Winners & Another Spring Card!

Welcome back! I wanted thank everyone for stopping by & hopping along with us for the SNS Spring Fling Blog Hop!  We sooo enjoy sharing our creations with you & very much enjoy hearing from you all.  The winners have now been announced, so I thought I share the winners list with you in case you haven't been to the SNS blog yet.  Congratulations to all the winners!  And thanks again to everyone for stopping by!  (As promised, I have another design using the same stamp set that I used for the card you saw on the hop, so be sure to scroll down after the list to see that!)

Grand Prize #1:  Janet 33234  -  full-sized stamp set of her choice on cling
Grand Prize #2:  Stampnk – Stampette set of their choice on cling
1st Place: (from Angie’s blog)  JayBee46   - two glitter tinsels of her choice
2nd Place: (from Karalee’s blog)  Denise Bryant  - 3 small embossing powders of her choice
3rd Place: (from Barbara’s blog)  Cat Darling  -  3 small glitters of her choice

Ok then, on to another card.  For this month, I was working from a lovely set called Framed Florals.  Here's a look at the whole set:
There's so many beautiful things you can do with this set.  Since we were already in "spring mode", I decided to work with the crocus stamp too.  While crocus are definitely spring in my area (I hear there's a pretty pink version that's a fall bloomer though), this card would make a lovely thank you for any time of the year!
Focusing on the three main colors of crocus in my area, I wanted a nice soft look for this card.  (Kind of opposite of the bright & sparkly I went for in my hop card!)  The image was stamped with Grape Jelly Memento Ink and then colored with Copic Markers.  I love the look of stippling (there's another name for it, I just can't remember it) for the background.  It really adds to the soft feel of the colors.  Unfortunately, I think it looks a little "blotchy" in the picture, but I think that's mostly the angle of the picture.  I still really like the look though - a lot softer than a solid background would be.

The image was cut out & embossed with a Spellbinders Oval and then matted with two layers of Spellbinders Labels 18 and then attached with "pop dots" for a little height.  I can't remember whose corner punch I used on the white piece - gonna have to check that out & add that later.  But after punching out the corners; I stamped the Thanks message using the new Concord embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle's new Tuscany embossing powder's collection - LOVE those!

Since I wanted the card base to be the soft butter yellow color; I decided to back the punched corner sections with purple (instead of just letting the yellow show through) for even more contrast.  You can back just the corner pieces themselves, but I decided to back the entire white piece for a little extra dimension.   The whole piece was then mounted to the yellow card base.   I really like the finished look - very soft & springy - just like I was shooting for!!  Always nice when that happens - lol!!  Hope you enjoyed this card too! 

This is such a lovely stamp set to work with; I'm sure I'll be bringing it out many times again. I know I definitely want to play with the other images I haven't used from the set yet.  If only we had more hours in the day!! Well, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed today's card!

Until next time,
Supplies used:
Stamps - Sparkle N Sprinkle
Embossing Powder - Sparkle N Sprinkle
Dies - Spellbinders Paper Arts
Corner Punch - ?
Markers - Copic


Barbara Bruder said...

Pretty card. The labels 18 really spotlights the stamped image so nicely.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Lovely Julie, and I agree - I like the stippling for the background!

April said...

So bright and Springy! Great job!

Amanda R said...

Love the yellow and purple together Julie, definitely reminds me of spring!

Gerlinde said...

Beautiful job on the crocuses, Julie! And I love the stippling - really sets them off. A perfect spring card!

Donna Ellis said...

Julie, your card is lovely with the hearts in the corners, and the pretty dotted background for the crocus. Love the 3 colors together.

Mommykins said...

Really nice! I combine various product lines as well.