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!!