Sunday, July 20, 2014

the creation station blog hop - in the garden

I'm so glad to be back on The Creation Station Blog Hop as I had to opt out from the last one! And, boy am I sorry that I did. The projects and cards the design team created were AMAZING (to say the least)! If you'd like to hop along with last month's "Confetti-Inspired" hop, please start here at Jen's blog.

But this 3rd Sunday of the month is a whole new hop with a whole new set of stamping inspiration for you! You should have hopped on over from Sara's blog.

For today's hop we were able to choose from the following (any or all!): 
1) Flower Patch stamp set (with or without the coordinating dies)
2) Theme: In the Garden
3) Product Showcase: Decorative Masks

I don't currently own the Flower Patch stamp set (although very tempting, especially after all of the inspiring cards and projects I saw at Convention this last weekend!), so I chose to think of what I wanted for the theme "In the Garden". I haven't used my Wildflower Meadow stamp set (pg. 175) yet and I thought would fit perfectly for the theme!

And, guess what?! This set comes with a coordinating embossing folder (pg. 227).

I combined the two of these together and created this card...

I first stamped the image using White Stazon ink on Soft Suede cardstock. I then ran it through the Big Shot with the Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder. After inking up a second time in Blushing Bride and Pool Party, I fussy cut the flowers and bird and popped each of them up with Dimensionals. I added a pearl in the middle of each of the flowers and added a trio of a Candy Dot, pearl, and rhinestone in the top right hand corner. I chose to use the Really Good Greetings stamp set and punched it out with the Modern Label Punch. Lastly I tied a piece of white organza ribbon and tied with a knot.

Stamp Sets
Really Good Greeting, Wildflower Meadow
Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Bermuda Bay, White Stazon
Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Whisper White,
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Subtles Candy Dot (Blushing Bride), Pearls, White Organza Ribbon
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Wildflower Meadows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Modern Label Punch

I wanted to keep going with my projects and share a few more samples to help inspire you (I especially wanted to play around with the Decorative Masks!!), but I ran out of time before leaving for Convention!! But have no fear...the rest of the team I am sure has much in store for you!! So keep on hopping along to enjoy the rest of The Creative Station.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope that you will continue on through the hop and stop by to Jennifer Frost's blog by clicking the next button. If you are wanting to go backwards, click on the back button to visit Sara Levin. Happy hopping! 


Jennifer Downey said...

Loving your color combo on this card! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

I too like your color combo. And - hello - holy fussy cutting!

Sara Levin said...

The White Staz On leaves such a nice soft contrast to your background cardstock.

Deborah Smart said...

Beautiful card, Heidi! It reminds me that I haven't used this stamp set & embossing folder combo nearly enough! thanks for the inspiration :)

Jenn said...

Soft and pretty. Lovely work Heidi. Thanks for sharing x

kkstamper said...

Heidi, I love the fussy cut 3D additions. So pretty!!

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