Friday, September 9, 2011

celebrate the holidays! a lawnscaping blog hop



Welcome to the first ever Lawnscaping Blog Hop!! So glad you're here!! You should have come to me by way of Eve. This month's theme is magical. Holiday projects!! The hop runs from Friday, September 9th to Sunday, September 11th! Make sure to comment on all of the blogs because there are LOTS of prizes to be won!! All the details can be found on the Lawnscaping home page.

I had originally thought that I would make a Halloween card since that is the next holiday here in the States, but it totally didn't turn out the way I had envisioned it. So I moved on to a Christmas card. Afterall, you never can start too early on those!! I featured Bows & Holly and Frosties on this card.


I decided to use a black card base for a bit of a non-traditional feel, but the focal point is very much traditional holiday colors. I stamped the black cardstock with the large snowflakes from Frosties, using versamark ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder.


My focal point consists of strips of patterned paper and some paper tape. I used Bows and Holly for the sentiment and holly leaves. I colored in the leaves and berries using copics, and then added glossy accents to the berries for added interest. A touch of satin ribbon finishes it off. I then added this to the card base using foam adhesive.

I hope you are enjoying the Blog Hop thus far! I have had so much fun and am beyond excited to be apart of this!! Now head on over to Jordan's blog for more holiday fun!! If you've gotten off track, don't worry!! Head on back to Lawnscaping to see the complete list of designers.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Deb

83 comments:

  1. Beautiful design! Love this card!

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  2. Lovely card. Like the patter papers and colors. TFS

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  3. Great card with beautiful colours!

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  4. Love your card...great colors!

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  5. Love this simple card. You really made the papers shine in this design!

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  6. I love the snowflake background and mix of pattern papers!

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  7. So cool! I really love the image! Beautifully colored and the ribbon is a fab addition!

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  8. Beautiful christmas card! Just love it!

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  9. I love this. And I love that you used a black card base!

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  10. love how you used different patterned papers on this. great card!

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  11. Oh my adorable.. I love that you added so many fun patterned papers :)
    Off to the next stop on the hop :) HUGS
    familybubbles at hotmail dot com

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  12. Very Classy card. Simple and beautiful. Love the use of unusual background. Great job.

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  13. Love the colors and the shading on the berries and holly is perfect!

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  14. I love this Christmas card! Love the colors, the patterned paper, the paper tape, the coloring... all? Yes, I love all of it! :)

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  15. Beautiful! I love the traditional colors paired with black! It works so well!

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  16. That is really cute, I love the layout.

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  17. Beautiful! I love all the different prints!

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  18. Beautiful Christmas card! TFS! :)

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  19. it's beautiful, and the traditional colors are so festive :)

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  20. This is my kind of card. Love it!

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  21. I love how you layered the patterened paper. Thanks for sharing you ideas!

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  22. I love the olive color green with this card. The satin bow adds such a sleek and sophisticated look! Really pretty!

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  23. luv those borders & even the music sheet! Sweet Card! :-)

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  24. awesome Christmas Card...
    thanks for sharing..

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  25. Very pretty! Love the embossing!

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  26. Great design! I love this clean holiday card. :)

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  27. Love the design n the colors so perfect :)

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  28. Gorgeous christmas card, love the colours and your design, hugs meadie x x

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  29. Adorable project! I love the colors and the design!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Darling! At first, I didn't realize it was on a black base...the focal panel would work great as it's own card too!

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  31. I really, really love this card! Simple but perfect!

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  32. Nice, nice, and nice.

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  33. Love the papers. So bright and cheery!

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  34. Beautiful - especially like the strips of patterned paper you used. Very cheery!

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  35. such a wonderful cas card love the pp's u have used.

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  36. Love the combo of patterned paper :)

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  37. Maria McClure (ututo at verizon net)September 10, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    paper layering is always a challenge for me. yours is lovely!

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  38. What a beautiful and festive card. I love the colors!

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  39. beautiful card! love the color & design!

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  40. Love your card, the polka dot background looks great with the music and I love your accents on the berries too!

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  41. The black base is so different and really makes the panel pop. Love the snowflake background too :)
    Jenny x

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  42. such a lovely card...it's so pretty! great card!

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  43. Very classic and pretty. Love how you colored the holly.

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  44. Wow, I LOVE this card!! Love the black, the papers used, and the stamps. What a great card :)

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  45. Love how layers different pattern papers :)

    hugs
    yenni
    http://scrapcollector.blogspot.com/

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  46. Gorgeous card :-) beautiful papers and design :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  47. great card. i love the subtle background on the black and how the patterend papers work together.

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  48. What a lovely card. I really like the musical notes. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. simple, sweet and effective....karen freiberg

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  50. I love this card. Great idea when you have to make a bunch. TFS

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  51. Such a great layout on this card, Deb. Love the patterned papers and ribbon treatment. xxx

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