Friday, December 9, 2011

All About RED - A Lawnscaping Blog Hop


Welcome to the Second Lawnscaping Blog Hop!! So glad you're here!! You should have come to me by way of Tami. The theme is all about RED!!! The hop runs from Friday, December 9th to Sunday, December 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. The hop is being sponsored by some amayzing companies: Lawn Fawn, Mold Muse, and Whisker Graphics.

I am not going to lie...I love crafting with RED!! It's one of my go to colors for cards and scrapbooking!! For this project, I decided to make a card and ink up a stamp set that I've had for a while...but that hasn't seen ink yet...Lawn Fawn's Ornate Ornaments!! I LOVE this stamp set so much!! Great for those holiday cards if you still need to make any. I'm just about wrapped up with my holiday cards...I like to make each one unique and different from the last instead of mass producing a whole bunch. So this card will get sent to a lucky friend or family member very soon!! Here's what I came up with...


I started with Pure Poppy cardstock from Papertrey Ink as the base of my card. Then I trimmed a piece of Rustic White cardstock (also from Papertrey Ink) trimmed to leave a quarter in border all around. I then inked up the small ornaments from the set and stamped them at random to create my own pattern paper (LOVE doing this with my stamps). I adhered this to the card base and then added faux stitching lines with my white gel pen. I trimmed a strip of vellum cardstock (by Papertrey Ink of course) and stamped the Merry Christmas! sentiment from the same stamp set (got lots of use out of this set on this card) using Versamark ink and heat embossed with American Crafts Zing White embossing powder. I then wrapped the vellum around the back and adhered it (to the back of the card front). I punched a Martha Stewart snowflake from the red cardstock. I tied a piece of twine to the cream button and added it to the snowflake with a glue dot. This looks pretty detailed, but it was a super easy card to make (and if you wanted to, would be easy to reproduce...might even be fun to recreate this with a multi colored theme...may have to try that)!!

So happy you stopped by my little corner of the hop today! Hope you're having fun soaking up all the inspiration so far!! Next head on over to Tina. If you happen to get off track, don't worry!! Just head on back to Lawnscaping to see the complete list of designers and prize info!

Have a fabulous Friday and a fantastic weekend!! Thanks for stopping by!!
Deb

71 comments:

  1. WOWWW I LOVE your card...so elegant with the vellum, what a perfect design :)

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  2. this is absolutely Red & Cute! Luv the card! :-)

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  3. I love your card..The stamping is gorgeous...the Button adds such a nice touch..thanks for sharing!!!

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  4. Such a sweet christmas card! I love how you used this LF Ornate Ornaments stamp!

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  5. It's a great pattern paper you made! Really awesome.

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  6. Lovely pattern paper u created...
    Looks great
    Tfs

    hugs,
    Riti

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  7. Great background, loving the red too. Tfs :)

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  8. love what you did with this background...so creative
    thanks for sharing

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  9. Wowsers! That is a oh so fabulous background of red ornaments you made! Beautiful!!!!

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  10. LOVELY - Perfect stamping - wonderful Christmas card!

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  11. Lawn Fawn stamp sets are great for creating own patterned paper like what you did here! Great card!

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  12. Wow, what a visually stunning design! You did a great job.

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  13. Great card! I love how you did the background.

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  14. Great card! I really like the way you used those little ornaments. I have that set and find that I don't use the little ones a whole lot, so thanks for the idea!

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  15. Love how you´ve made your own patterned paper ! thanks for the inspiration

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  16. I really like that all over pattern. It really is dynamic.

    Rebecca
    brrck@yahoo.com

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  17. Love how you stamped the background :)

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  18. Love how you just stamp the outline! Elegant card!

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  19. love the deep red color and the repeat pattern. Great way to use those stamps!

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  20. Wow! Loooovely card! That background is stunning! Beautiful!

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  21. Love the card! The background looks like patterned paper! Great way to use the stamps! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Very cute...love how the white pops on that red.

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  23. Very pretty card. I love the ornament background. Did you emboss it?

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  24. LOVE making my own patterned paper too, and this one is wonderful! so great!

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  25. Lovely card! The patterned paper you've created is great and the simplicity of the card really makes it pop

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  26. Very, very cute. Love the background you created.

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  27. Very cute and I love the vellum for the sentiment
    strip.

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  28. Adorable! I love how you made the background with the mini ornaments and the vellum looks gorgeous over it!

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  29. Wow what a background. Very cool.

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  30. Wow - such a pretty background!!

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  31. Love everything about this card. It's perfect!

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  32. Really nice...simplistic...well done.

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  33. I love what you did with those ornaments!

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  34. Ahh, why didn't I think of using those ornaments for a background? I love your design, so crisp and clean! And I have a new idea! Blog hop success!

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  35. Love your stamping. Super design. (I love to make individual cards too -- I'm not so good at the mass producing thing. Although I'm running out of time this year and I'm heading in that direction.)

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  36. beautiful card :your background is lovely !

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  37. Very clever card. Beautiful! TFS xx

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  38. This is fantastic. My goodness! Loving the scattered ornaments all over the background paired with the faux stitching! Fantastic project!!!

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  39. Great card! I love that made your own patterned paper with the ornaments!!

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  40. Hilde van RijnsoeverDecember 10, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    Lovely card! Awesome background!

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  41. So simple but soooo beautiful, i like it very much!!!!

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  42. What a lovely card. :)
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
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    am a new follower

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  43. ooo I love this graphic bkgd design, the ornaments work so well for this :)
    Jenny x

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  44. That's an awful lot of little ornaments to stamp, but it sure makes for an eye-catching design. I love this.

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  45. I love how you used the ornaments to create your own patterned paper. The effect is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Your ornament collage is very festive! The simple color scheme keeps the focus on the ornaments and the sentiment.

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  47. Fabulous card. Nicely made background. Good design. Love it.

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  48. What a great idea to make a background with those stamps! Love your card!

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  49. WOW! I love this card...so classic. Thanks for sharing!

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  50. wow! i adore this!!! i need to get that set! your design is perfect...what a beautiful card :)

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  51. Great card! Love how you created your own patterned paper!

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  52. Clever you with the paper , I can never get the spacing right and it always looks a mess.

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  53. Beautiful card. Like the pattern paper you created. TFS

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  54. WOW!!! Awesome job stamping those ornaments so perfectly to create this beauty of a card! LOVE IT! TFS! ;o)

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  55. I love your stamped background! Lovely card!

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