Saturday, March 28, 2015

Create A Card Blog Hop

Welcome to the Create A Card Blog Hop!



We are so happy you could join us today.  This is a one day blog hop, but don’t worry you have until Monday to stop by all the blogs and leave a comment to be entered into the drawing for the wonderful prize we have for you today.

Catherine Pooler, founder of StampNation and Creativity Grows Here has generously donated a trial membership to StampNation for us to give away to those who hop along with us.  To learn more about these wonderful places for stampers and paper crafters to go for fun, inspiration and learning click the icons below. 
   

  

To be entered in the drawing, just comment and follow each of the blogs on the hop today. That’s it, it is just that easy. Prizes will be drawn and announced on this blog on Wednesday April 1st (and that's no fooling).

Now on with the projects!

I was inspired by a video that Catherine did on StampNation this week.  So I've created some inlaid diecut cards and used watercolor techniques on several of them from her wonderful Creativity Grows Here class, Technique Toolbox.



I used Ranger Distress Inks on Ranger Watercolor Paper to create this rainbow background piece.
I then used a Sizzix die set to cut out the rainbow with clouds and the hello dies.  Being super careful
not to lose any of the "bits."  

I cut the same dies from another piece of  RWP.  I then added the opposite diecut to the backgrounds,
carefully replacing all the "bits" of the word hello. 

Used the same supplies for this one and added some flowers and pearl beads.

After I cut out my hello for the card above I used my RDI to paint a heart and added
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen to the top after it was dry.  I then flicked the same ink
all over the card front.
I cut three of the same die from this piece of navy cardstock.   I used them to create the 3 cards below.
I filled in these diecuts with one piece from the card directly below and one from white cardstock and one from a light blue
cardstock. 

I used RDI again to create this wrinkle free distress background. 

Same thing here, but with much brighter colors.  Isn't it awesome? 


This last one I added Ranger Glossy Accents to the diecuts after it was inlaid and used an
enamel dot for the dot of the i and the flower centers and tiny ones for the upper corner.
All cuts were made with the Sizzix You & Me Thinlit Die Set.


Well I hope you enjoyed these cards.  I had a great time making them.  Your next stop on the hop is Sandy.


Catherine has been so incredibly generous that ScrapsByGracie blog readers get an extra chance to win a fabulous prize.  So leave a comment on this blog and tell me which of the blog projects in the hop you liked the best and you'll be entered once for the StampNation membership and once for a class of your choice at Creativity Grows Here.



Happy Hopping
Theresa

46 comments:

  1. Oh how lovely the watercolors are!! Thank you for hosting the hop!

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  2. Love the watercolors..very fun cards

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  3. I love them all! such a great job! thanks for hosting!!

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  4. awesome cards. im going to have to go check out the link. ty

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  5. I like the use of negative and positive cuts to make two cards.

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  6. love the watercolored rainbow

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  7. Thanks for allowing me to participate in your hop! It's been fun. I love the reverse inlaid card the most! it's mostly white and that's just my style. Bravo on trying watercoloring. I cannot seem to catch the technique :(

    La-Vie B.
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

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  8. Love your beautiful water color cards. Thanks Carmen Garcia Maksnana@gmail.com

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  9. Fun, happy cards! Love the water coloring.

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  10. It was hard to chose, but my favorite is Sandy ~ www.scrapbookblessingsclub.com

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  11. WOW! These are STUNNING!!! Great job!

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  12. Thanks for hosting this. I found some great ideas!

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  13. Love the way you used the word die cuts in great multiple ways.

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  14. Beautiful cards, I love the water colors ! I'd like to give that a try. My newest love is word dies :-) thank you for hosting and including me in your hop. The ladies are full of crafty inspiration.
    Deborah

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  15. These are all so beautiful! Great ideas I'll keep in mind.

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  16. Gorgeous cards. I love the watercolor effects.

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  17. Awesome idea! The cards are very pretty! CATHERINE is so sweet to do this! Can't wait to follow along!

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  18. Thank you so much. I'm learning with each blog post and loving it. :-)

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  19. You've shown many a'nice cards with great inspiration. Thanks.

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  20. Love all the rainbow effects :)

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  21. Loved the rainbow cards the best. Very cute ideas!

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  22. I loved the bright spattered card and the ones using the negatives.

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  23. Sweet, sweet, sweet cards! I love how your creativity on one card could be used in another card. Thank you!

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  24. Great ideas for so many cards Thanks

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  25. I liked so many cards by all the hosts of the blog hop that it's difficult. One of my faves was at ScrappinMama. Her blue bicycle was a fun looking step card.

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  26. such bright and cheerful cards. thanks for sharing.

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  27. Love the card with the daisies, soooo ready for a bit of spring!

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  28. Wooohooo I love them all what did you use to cut the HELLO cricut machine or was it a die

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  29. such bright and cheerful cards. thanks for sharing.

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  30. Such adorable projects! TFS!

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  31. Very cute cards! What a fun giveaway! :)

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  32. Really fun cards and wonderful watercolouring Theresa!

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  33. They are all great cards. The inlaid effect is fabulous

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  34. Very creative. Thanks for sharing your projects.

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  35. These are beautiful - all very different and yet using similar technique and elements.

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  36. Wow, these are great. I soooo need these thinlits too! Thanks for letting me hop with you.
    Hugs, Sandy

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  37. Love your cards!

    Oooh, I would love to win a membership!

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  38. What a wonderful host of ideas...thanks for hosting the hop

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  39. These are BEAUTIFUL cards, Theresa!!! I enjoyed being in the hop with you. Thanks so much for hosting!

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  40. Nice job, as always, Theresa. I like how you used parts cut from one to make another. Very creative!

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  41. Love your rainbow cards... awesome colors! Lots of fabulous ideas here... thanks for sharing with us!

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  42. Love the cards. Nice color technique.

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  43. Absolutely love these watercolours!

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  44. Great technique. My fav is the rainbow card!

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  45. Love all your cards, the rainbow ink effects are wonderful!

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