Feb 16, 2011

Design DIVA's blog hop!


Good morning!

Today, I'm thrilled to join several designer friends on a special "Oldies but Goodies" blog hop event.  If you have arrived in the hop from my good friend Deb Felt's blog that's perfect!  If not, you may want to check in on my friend Brenda Turner's blog to get started at the beginning of the hop!  I'd hate for you to miss anyone's fabulous projects they've prepared for us today!

For the hop, we were asked to create a project with stamps and/or supplies that we've had in our stash for several months that needed a bit of love.  So, I pulled out several older craft items to create this card for the hop.

I used 3 1/4" x 6 1/4" note card from Stampin Up; a SU arrow 'my way' paper punch; the DCWV Citrus mat stack; my Colored pencils, OMS, and blending stumps to color these Penny Black images from the Perfect Day and Hugs stamp sets,  The sentiment on the arrow punch out is from Hero Arts.  I have also had the Martha Stewart butterfly punch and PaperTrey's Rick Rack die for a while and haven't played with either of them much yet - but that may change since I loved using them on this card!

Card Details
Stamps: Hugs and Perfect Day (Penny Black); Hero arts sentiment
Ink: Versafine black
Card stock: SU; DCWV Citrus patterned; PTI white
Other: SU notecard; Colored Pencils; odorless mineral spirits, blending stumps; crystal lacquer; PTI rick rack die; SU satin ribbon & my way paper punch; Martha Stewart butterfly punch; rhinestones; (additional inside materials - MFT flower & button dies; Labels 8 nestability dies)

I stamped the images on PTI's white card stock in Versafine black ink and set it aside to dry.  When using colored pencils, OMS, and blending stumps I prefer to use a card stock with a bit of 'tooth' like PTI or Neenah so that pencils have something to 'grab' onto.  I also prefer the deep 'blackness' of Versafine ink - it helps the images really pop.  It may be hard to see, but there is a layer of Crystal Lacquer over the balloon and the arrow punch out.

Here's the inside view of this card - pretty simple with some adorable MFT flower and button die cuts ...


Next up on the hop is my super talented friend Sharri Seffens!  I can't wait to see what she's prepared for us today!

Have a great day and I hope you've been inspired to pull out some of your neglected supplies and show them a bit of love!
Jessica

23 comments:

Auntie Em said...

What a cute card! Love the shiny balloon.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Super cute card- and adorable image. I love the card size and layout you used too- plus the nice WARM colors!

Barb said...

Oh, this is adorable, inside and out! I love the tall card and your composition so perfectly showcases the image and shape of the card.

Chrissy D said...

FUN and FESTIVE! I love all of the details from the different shape, to the Crystal Effects. JUST OVER ALL FUN!!! TFS! Have a great day!

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

LOOOOOVEEE this. The design is so perfect for the image and really gives you a feeling of motion. penny Black is an old favorite of mine and I should pull mine out for the next hop. Thanks for sharing.

Carmen O. said...

Love this card! Even more so, because I have some of that patterned paper...helps me to become inspired when I see how others use it. Great cheery card.

jkreucher said...

This is so darn cute... I love anything with cats! and penny black has some of the best cats..
love your fun and colorful card!
Judy

Mary G. said...

SO cute! The image is just adorable (PB stamps are always a favorite!). I love the unusual size, too!

Deb said...

So adorable, Jessica! I love the long, narrow design and these adorable Penny Black images! Can't help but smile! You are wonderfully talented, my sweet friend!

Sue W said...

Lovely card inside and out Jessica!
So good to see a tall skinny card and how well it looks with your layout!

Sharri said...

Beautiful card Jess! I love the size of your card and the design to show off those cute PB critters. I need to dig out my PB images and give them some love!

Kirei na Kami said...

Awwww....this card makes me want to celebrate, and I also want to reach in and give those fluffy PB kitties a hug:o) I love the cheerful colors and all the lovely details!! An awesome creation inside and out!!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi jessica!! Oh this is ADORABLE!! and I LOVE the fun layout and inside details too!

Cindy said...

Love this card, Jessica!! I am an fan of Penny Black!! I love the tallness, also!!

Melissa Cash said...

Jessica, your card is so cute! I love the colors you chose too, they are so happy! Thanks for joining in on the hop this month.

Lisa Lara said...

This is absolutely adorable Jessica. I love your layout so much. Love the ric rac shaped borders. This is one cool card. Love these kitties.

The Wired Angel said...

Adorable card, Jessica.. and such great coloring of those little critters! Perfect for the hop. Peggy x

Vicki said...

Jessica, you did an awesome job with this card! I just had to smile! It is such a hoot to see all the wonderful projects the DIVAS have created! Blessings to you!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow, how absolutely gorgeous!!! First off, I love the size! Long and tall (something I'm not!!! LOL!!) It's just the kind of card that brings a smile to anyone's face, it oozes sweetness!!!

Linda

Maria Matter said...

adorable Jessica! fabulous design too!!!
hugs & blessings

Ching-a-ling said...

What an absolutely fun card!!!

Karen from PA said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love your layout!!

Brenda said...

So cute Jessica!! I love all of the fabulous details and the layout is wonderful.

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