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Monday, February 29, 2016

Christine Traversa -It's a blog hop aka blog leap!

In honor of Leap Year, So Suzy Stamps is having a bloggy leap hop!  Come join the fun!  Start the leap at So Suzy's Stamp Blog!, then continue hopping on the designated links!  Easy and fun!

After visiting my blog, visit Justine Hovey's for more crafty fun!  The blog hop lasts from 2/29-3/3, and did I mention a prize?  The winner will be announced on 3/6!  The winner of the blog hop wins one handmade card from each design team member!  That's a lot of handmade cards!

So join the fun!  Here is my card for this hop, this is the card you will win from me if you are the bloggy leap winner!:


To create this card, I used three dies I had on hand, the background rectangular circles die, and the two smaller stitched dies.  I used basic cardstock in the colors shown.  I folded and scored the main card, then added the rectangular diecut and a piece of white cardstock.  Using a Copic marker YG03, I colored a strip of cardstock and added it to the card front.

I placed the pink circle on dimensional adhesive and added it to the card.  Next I stamped the cone using Versamark embossing ink, and embossed with a light pink embossing powder.  I colored the cone using Copic Markers YG03, RV00, E31, YR31.  I adhered the cone to the white circle, after I fussy cut it out and tied pink cord from American Crafts and added a bow and heart pearl.

Next I stamped the sentiment onto a small piece of white cardstock with Versamark, and embossed again with pink powder.  I added the sentiment to the card using dimensional adhesive. 

Both of these adorable stamps are available in Suzy's Shop at  Cone and Sweet, so come on over and check them out along with other adorable stamps and great crafting supplies!  

We are also having a contest within our design team for card prizes too!  Would you consider voting for my card?  Just visit this link So Suzy's Blog and vote for me.  Near the bottom of the blog, there are photos of the contest cards with small hearts in the upper right corner.  Just click on the heart to vote. Easy!  So please vote for me!  I'd love to win handmade cards also!  :)  Thank you! 

Here is my card for voting:


To create this card I used a folded white card in invitation size.  I added a slightly smaller piece of pink cardstock, and a heart die cut rectangle was used to cut another piece of slightly smaller white cardstock.  These cardstock pieces were all layered up and placed together on the card.  Next, using two rectangular stitched dies that I had on hand, I cut the two rectangles.  I cut a piece of vellum and stamped the sentiment on it, and embossed it with white embossing powder. I attached the vellum to the pink cardstock and placed this on the front of the card.

Next, I stamped the cone on a piece of white cardstock, using a black ink pad.  I fussy cut the cone, and colored it with markers.  I added Wink of Stella to the cone, and placed it on the white cardstock using dimensional adhesive.  I then added this element to the card front.  I tied a sheer pink bow on the left, and added a gem.  I also added two similar gems at the lower right corner.  The piece of vellum sticking out at the bottom of the card was trimmed with scissors. 

Thanks again, and best of luck!  





27 comments:

  1. Very cute! I love all the layering!

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  2. Aaaannnd now I want ice cream. Blast. LOL Super cute!

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  3. Love your "sweet" card. Great details!

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  4. Great use off the die cut and gorgeous layering. Of course you can't go wrong with ice cream.

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  5. You have taken "I'll just add one more thing" to just the right place! Love the depth you have created

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  6. The layers are awesome, something new each time I look!

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  7. These are both yummy cards! Well done Christine!

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  8. These cards are exactly what the sentiments express...sweet. I love everything about both cards, however, my favorite of the two cards is the second one because I love the way all the little hearts are punched out of the front of the card. I also love the soft colours used for the second card including the use of materials that further soften the look of the card ie. Vellum and sheer pink ribbon. I also love the use of stitching and layering to give the card so much interest and depth. Overall this card is super sweet!

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  9. Thanks for giving away this super sweet card

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  10. Hi Christine ~ Wonderful color choices for the stamp set you were given in this challenge. Love the softness and femininity of the colors as well as the layers you've added to give your cards dimension. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Oh Christine, this is beautiful and yummy. Thank you for the chance to win this fun and sweet card.
    Big Hugs,
    Maria.

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  12. Cute card dear you did amazing good luck.. Here for blog hop this is an amazing card.. I wish I still had a blog

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  13. Great cards! These are perfect for a little girl! Nice job!

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  14. Beautiful projects Christine, I love the soft color palette too! ^__^ Thank you so much for sharing! *Big Panda Hugs* <3

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