Thursday, April 4, 2013

April Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another month of the Stylin' Stampin' Squad Blog Hop. This month our theme is Wedding and Anniversary. Wedding season is almost here and it is always nice to have a supply ready for all the weddings you get invited too. I started with a wedding card today then added a bonus anniversary card. Before I get into the cards if you are just joining the hop you can continue on from here and make the rounds and if you are hopping over from Nancy's Blog welcome.
 My first project is a card for a wedding. I recently received my Best of Flowers Stamp Set and had yet to ink it up so it was my go to set for my projects. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I used Basic Gray Card Stock for my base and added texture with the Big Shot and the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I stamped my hydrenga image with Basic Gray ink and then colored it with a combo of Blender Pen, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Old Olive and Always Artichoke Ink Pads. I want to add that as of this morning both Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose are on the retiring color list.  I cut the image out with the Big Shot and the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies. After stamping the sentiment I cut it out with the largest banner from the Bitty Banners Framelits. I layered in on a Tea Lace Paper Doily that was sponged with  Rose Red Ink. I bought the 1 1/4" Pink Pirouette/ Rose Red Two-Tone Ribbon a while back and bad me I hadn't used it on a project but I love the elegant look it adds to this card. Of course you need a good pair of scissors to cut the angles in the bottom and the Craft Scissors are perfect for the job. Now I just need a wedding and the card is ready to go.

My second project is similar to the above one just because I had orginally wanted to use the rose image from the Best of Flowers Set but it was smaller than I liked but I didn't want it to go to waste so I created a anniversary card to go with a gift or bag. I used Daffodil  Delight, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Old Olive and Always Artichoke to color again with the Blender Pen. I used the 2 1/2" Circle Punch to punch out the image and layered in on a Daffodil Delight Card Stock Doily that was made with the Delicate Doilies Sizzlit and the Big Shot. The sentiment is again from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set and was stamped on Whisper White Card Stock with Basic Gray Ink. I used the Word Window Punch and then layered it on Old Olive Card Stock that has been punched out with the Modern Label Punch. I added a few pearls to the side for extra accent.  The card is only 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" and is Basic Gray. I used the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and then used the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stamp' Pad to add a little shimmer and pearl like affect to the Basic Gray Card Stock. I realized after I took the picture that my sentiment is a bit off but that has been fixed now. ;-)

I hope you enjoyed today's cards and that you have been inspired to create. Next you will be off to Dawn's Blog and I am sure she has great projects in store for you. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment so I know that you were here. Have a great day! Tonya


Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Craft Smashup
  2. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  3. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  4. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  5. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  6. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  7. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  8. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  9. Justin K. of JK Cards
  10. Jennifer B. of NW Stamper
  11. Bree R. of Craft-somnia
  12. Diana E. of Stampin' Fun with Diana


brrenwick said...

These are beautiful! The colors are so soft and pretty...perfect for a wedding or anniversary.

Stampin Dj said...

Love your used of the Best of set! Thanks for sharing!

Kim Ryden said...

Pretty cards! Love them! So glad to be on the hop with you again this month!

Shellie G. said...

Very pretty Tonya! Love the first card the most :)
Glad you were able to use the smaller image to make a second card. I don't like waste either.

Pam Steckman said...

I love your use of the Best of Flowers set! Reminds me that a wedding card can be anything! Thanks so much for sharing!

Dawn's Creative Chalet said...

Tonya, stunning cards! I love that stamp and used to own it.. I'm happy its "back" and making an appearance.

Diana Eichfeld said...

Tonya I love how you colored the doily and ribbon treatment for the two tone ribbon. Fabulous cards!

Annie Lee said...

What a great way to use this stamp set. I also love how you used the two-tone ribbon.