Friday, March 7, 2014

Card Creations Vol 12 blog hop and giveaway


Have you been following the introduction of Volume 12 of Card Creations over at Plugged In with Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking?  Well today I'm thrilled to be hopping with other designers to share some new creations and give away a copy of the magazine - one lucky winner will be chosen on each blog!

This issue is fully-loaded-sorted-by-occasion-and-full-of-new-ideas wunderbar. And the best part?... it's a hard copy! Shhh, don't tell anyone I said that.

We were asked to work with a sketch from the issue. So. I decided to use some trends (vellum, sequins, stencils) and a sentiment I love for its versatility (can be for all occasion, encouragement or even sympathy) along with the sketch:




I followed the sketch by laying down "mask" strips of scrap paper in a grid and misting over them with Turquoise and Sunflower Glimmer Mists.  Then I dry embossed the vellum panel with the Flower Corner folder from Hobby Solution and turned the two into a shaker with sequins and a butterfly trapped between them. (TIP: Glue a few items down before completing your shaker so that not all fillers fall to the bottom.)  Adhered that to the card front along with a PP strip on which I heat embossed my sentiment from STAMPlorations Trendy Feathers set.

I've got another card to share quickly.  This was a by-product of the above card.  I have a  large sheet of contact paper backing in the box I use for misting.  The excess mist beads up on it and I can spritz it with water to use to create a watercolor background.  Like this.


I then applied Golden Glitz Delicata pigment ink through a stencil made from the Sizzix Bigz I Love You die and stamped "Mr and Mrs" over that.

So, back to the issue at hand. We luckies each get to give away a copy of Card Creations Vol 12 (a digi issue if you're international).  Would you like to win it? Just leave me a comment before midnight EST on Monday, March 10.

Here's the hop order if you missed anyone.  If you've been hopping you should have arrived here from Deena B.'s blog.  I'm the last stop on the hop, but head back to Plugged in with Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking to leave a comment - heard there might be a lovely prize ;)))

1.       Chan Vuong
2.       Kalyn Kepner
3.       Ashley Marcu
4.       Katie Gehring
5.       Vera Wirianta Yates
6.       Alice Wertz
7.       Deena Boese
8.       Maria Fischer <-- you are here




Supplies for hello dear friend:
Paper:  grey and cream CS Bringmann, PP Basic Grey, vellum
Stamps: STAMPlorations VIGNETTE: Trendy Feathers
Ink : Glimmer mist, Versamark
Tools: embossing folder Hobby Solution , butterfly die PTI, sewing machine
Other: sequins








61 comments:

  1. This is beautiful :) love the BG

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  2. Oh, wow...how fun, Maria! That first card is just gorgeous!!!

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  3. My word! Two beauties for the price of one.Way to rock the sketch, querida!

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  4. First thing out of my mouth. WOW!, just beautiful. I love the colors. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Both are fabulous! That shaker card is awe-inspiring! Holy-cow-wow! You really rocked that one!

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  6. Maria, this is so pretty! Love the embossed vellum.

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  7. sigh, I seriously LOVE your work.

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  8. Wow. I simply love your shaker card, fabulously crafted:-)

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  9. I like the vellum overlay.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love your creativity, Maria! Beautifully done!

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  11. What a beautiful card you crafted. It has everything, embossed vellum, misted background and nice sentiment. Love to see crafters use "leftovers" too. Thanks

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  12. Love how you used the vellum.

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  13. Congratulations on two very lovely and creative cards!!

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  14. These are both very pretty cards! I love the embossed vellum overlay!

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  15. Very pretty cards! Love the embossed vellum!

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  16. Beautiful card! I love the vellum overlay! (clayandamy@sbcglobal.net)

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  17. What a beautiful card --the embossed vellum adds such a high end touch . Neat card you made from your extras -- so creative. Thanks for sharing

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  18. Another very creative card! And I love how you don't waste anything and make a background from the excess mist!

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  19. Lovely cards! I haven't used vellum for ages...must pull it out again!

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  20. Oh so soft! Demure. And inspiring! I have to try this laying effect. Thank you.

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  21. Beautiful cards! Love the embossed vellum.

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  22. Great cards! And thanks for the tips. I never think to line my box. ;-)

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  23. What lovely cards!!! I love th layering.

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  24. Pretty cards - love the embossed vellum.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  25. So beautiful, the embossed vellum is a lovely touch

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  26. Gosh that vellum overlay is so gorgeous! What a fab take on the sketch!

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  27. I love how the vellum softens the grid design. Beautiful card!

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  28. Great card - love how you used the splatter paper for a second card!

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  29. Your Hello Dear Friend card is absolutely gorgeous, love it!

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  30. Great cards! I'd love to win a copy of this issue.

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  31. I like how you were able to get two cards from this misting and love the vellum layer.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  32. I'm so happy to see vellum being used more and more. I love the embossing on it. Until this card and this technique, I haven't been a big fan of sequins. I love how you used them here and like the tip about glueing some of them on to keep them from falling to the bottom. Lovely!! Thanks for the extra card, too. It's also nicely done. It's always fun to make use of what might be a throwaway.

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  33. Thank you for the beautiful and inspiring cards, Maria! LOVE your take on this sketch with your first card, your second card is really cool too! :-)

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  34. beautiful technique! thanks for a chance to win the mag :)

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  35. Oh my...this is so beautiful! I can see the sketch in your card but the overall view is breathtaking!! Thank you so much for sharing! I also adore your second card too! Great idea!

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  36. Wow... I love the embossing on vellum! Wonderful!

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  37. Wow!! The vellum embossed card is genius!!!

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  38. Great cards. Really like the first one.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  40. Both cards are lovely, but the embossed vellum shaker card just knocked my socks off. :)

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  41. Great cards. I especially liked the 1st one with the embossed vellum.

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  42. How come you can add so many elements into a card and still make it look so meant to be? I love the embossed vellum shaker and the bokeh effect of the sequins. I could never have got from that sketch to that card. And I love your love card too :)

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  43. Wow, love it like how you explained how you got to being a shaker card!!!Thanks for sharing, great learning opportunity here!!

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  44. Love both of your cards! Love how you did the background of the 2nd card with spritz left from the 1st card! Thank you, this has been a very inspirational blog hop!

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  45. Embossed vellum sewn onto your card to make a shaker is ideal ~ love your results, Maria! Looks like nothing goes to waste in your craft room. : )

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  46. LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE the embossed vellum!! Great way to take a card from wow to
    W O W ! ! Absolutely stunning! TFS! macaskillbarbara@yahoo.com

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  47. Wow! Love how you covered the grid design with the embossed vellum!

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  48. Beautiful card. I love the embossed vellum. I haven't gotten that adventuresome yet - but I will soon. The background grid is so pretty. Just a great card.

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  49. Ich mag das embosste Vellum auf Deiner Shakerkarte total, liebe Maria!
    LG Anja

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  50. Good creations!! Thanks for sharing!

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  51. The dry embossed vellum is gorgeous! Fabulous shaker card!!

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  52. Love your take on the sketch! Very different approach!

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  53. I love the first card with the vellum and floral print.... Gorgeous creations!!!!! I'm crossing my fingers because I'd really love the magazine!

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  54. Oh my gosh, two wonderful cards!! I just love the love card! And the embossed vellum looks awesome and I love your sprayed grid too! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  55. What Gorgeous cards Maria!!! Love the "Love card" so much! TFS :)

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