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:

Deepti said...

This is beautiful :) love the BG

Geri said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Heather Thompson said...

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

Cheryl First said...

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

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

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

~amy~ said...

sigh, I seriously LOVE your work.

Kailash said...

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

stamping sue said...

I like the vellum overlay.
stamping sue
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Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards, Miss Lady!!!

Martha said...

I love your creativity, Maria! Beautifully done!

Regina Hamilton said...

Love this card.

mtscrapgal said...

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

jj said...

Love how you used the vellum.

TJ Butler said...

Congratulations on two very lovely and creative cards!!

Jingle said...

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

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty cards! Love the embossed vellum!

Amy C. said...

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

grammypat said...

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

Susanne Vargas said...

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

Carla said...

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

Candy B said...

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

Marie said...

Beautiful cards! Love the embossed vellum.

diana said...

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

Nora N. said...

What lovely cards!!! I love th layering.

Iris said...

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

Alexia Misso said...

Gorgeous card, Love it!

Laurie B. said...

So beautiful, the embossed vellum is a lovely touch

donna mikasa said...

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

Lindsey said...

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

Cornelia W said...

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

Tammy said...

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

Wendy said...

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

Sue D said...

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

Lucy Schmidt said...

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.

Helen F. said...

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! :-)

Anonymous said...

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

calamity jane said...

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!

Jackie said...

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

Jennyfer L said...

These are a stunner!!! Wow!

Cheryl Proctor said...

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

craftymom205 said...

Great cards. Really like the first one.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Gorgeous cards - love that vellum!

Barbara said...
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Barbara said...

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

Tona said...

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

shirley-bee said...

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 :)

Nancy Carroll said...

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

Abbie Bryant said...

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!

Kathy Mc said...

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. : )

barbara macaskill said...

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

Mary-Anne V said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

Anja said...

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

Patry Ro said...

Good creations!! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy C. said...

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

Anonymous said...

Love your take on the sketch! Very different approach!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful card. Love the vellum. TFS

stampinfun71 said...

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!

Katie said...

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.

Joni nina Andaya said...

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

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