So, for the blog hop today we were asked to use the color combo that is featured on the cover. In Bazzill Basics speak...the color combo is Great Lakes, Tink Pink, Lemon Lime & Lemon Drop. Here is the card that I created using FTL #122 from the Clean & Simple Stamping blog!
"You're the Friend..." supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: Cosmo Cricket (Delovely: DeLuxe, DeLicious)
Paper Frill/Jewels: Doodlebug Designs
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (YOF: Larkspurs)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: royal blue)
Instructions: Fold pink dotted cardstock in half to make card base. Cut one large yellow paper block and two smaller green paper blocks. Adhere the two smaller blocks to the upper left and lower right corners of the yellow block. Add blue paper frill to each side of the block, and then adhere the entire piece to the front of the card. Adhere the yellow dotted flower to the lower right green block. Stamp the sentiment to a white cardstock strip, and cut a flag shape to the left side of it. Adhere the sentiment strip over a portion of the yellow flower, and then accent with pink & green paper flowers. Finish the card by accenting it with 4 colored jewels.
If you haven't seen it already, here is the cover of the issue. Does the style look familiar to anyone?! Tee hee- that is MY card on the cover!! I was so excited when I found out about it!
This special issue was so amazing to work on. I am so passionate about color, and I loved the challenge of using all these fabulous color combos. It was so fun to have my little Bazzill swatches in front of me, and then going through all of the different product that I own...making sure it matched perfectly, shade by shade. I really enjoyed the process, and I hope that one day Paper Crafts will decide to do another Color Inspiration issue because it was a really awesome experience.
So, what is a blog hop without other blogs to hop to and prizes to win?! Well, it isn't one. Tee hee! So, be sure to check out these other fabulous contributors to the issue, as they are part of the blog hop too!
But wait! Don't leave my blog quite yet, because one lucky winning comment from each blog is going to get a free copy of "Color Inspiration for Card Makers"! While I believe the issue is worth EVERY penny, it is always fun to win things for free! So, make sure you leave me a comment by midnight on Sunday, January 16th in order to be eligible to win! I will announce the winner the next day in my Monday post. And be sure to visit and comment on all the other blogs as well...it will give you more chances to win!
But there is one more place you should go if you haven't already. The Paper Crafts Connection blog is also giving away a prize. And it is pretty much the mother of all prizes. Check it out:
Umm...seriously?! A Cricut Expression, a Gypsy, and SEVEN cartridges!!! And those are AWESOME cartridges...I use Tie the Knot and Winter Woodland all the time...so make SURE that you leave a comment at the Paper Crafts blog too!
I hope that you have a wonderful time hopping from blog to blog, and checking out all the inspiration these ladies have in store for you. I know that I am excited to sit down with a cup of coffee and just lose myself in the crafty goodness for awhile. Cheers!! ♥♥♥