SugarPea Designs - Sweet 2 Repeat Blog Hop


 Hi there, blog friends! Today I have a super fun post for you full of rainbow goodness!

It’s time again for the SugarPea Designs Sweet2Repeat Blog Hop! Now that so many of you have our Winter Release in your hot little hands, our Pod Squad of designers have geared up to inspire you with even MORE creative possibilities featuring our newest and hottest products!

I focused on the brand new coverplate dies for my cards, and then created some fabulous sentiments to match. Check them out!

 To start I cut (2) A2 cards from white cardstock and set aside. Then I cut two more blocks of matching cardstock that would cover the entire front of the cards. Next I blended the distress oxide inks in rainbow order to each block - one in a gradient, and the other more randomly.

Next I splattered water drops to the top of each ink blended block, then dabbed it up with a paper towel. Then I sprayed each block with white Heidi Swapp Color Shine to give it some shimmer.

 Once they were dry, I adhered them to the card front with 2-inch Scor Tape. I used this adhesive because these blocks had been damp, and though they weren't really warped at all, I still wanted to make sure that they adhered flatly to the card front. It might have been overkill, but better safe than sorry!

Next I diecut the Diagonal Striped & Large Striped coverplates from white cardstock, and adhered to each card front with foam adhesive. This is where 3M foam tape comes in super handy! You can cut it into super thin strips so it won't peek out from behind the diecut piece. Once adhered, I splattered the front of both cards with gold lame Heidi Swapp color shine and then set aside to dry.

Next it was time to create the sentiments for both cards! First, I diecut the word hello (4) times: once from gold glitter paper & three times from white cardstock. {This die is from the Sweet Incentive Program, but will be for sale at some point in April!} Then I glued them together to give it structure & rigidity, and adhered it to the first card.

 For the second card, I stamped the sentiment from Heartfelt Sympathy to a strip of white cardstock using my MISTI. I stamped the black section of the sentiment first, and then proceeded to stamp the gold section. I did it this way so that the gold pigment ink would lay over top of the black Versafine where the sentiments slightly intersected.

I trimmed a banner edge to the left side of the sentiment strip, and adhered it to the right side of the card with foam tape. To finish, I accented both cards with my signature jewels tucked here & there!

 I pretty much just love rainbow cards...don't you?! I think they are my very favorite!

Would you like to WIN a $20 gift certificate to spend on some SugarPea Designs of your own?


Please visit with each of our design team members listed below and leave a comment for your chance to win! The winner will be announced on Saturday, March 24th. Here is the blog hop link list:

Amy Kolling
Amy Rohl
Amy Tsuruta

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Lea Lawson
- YOU ARE HERE
Kelly Lunceford

Kerin Sylvester

Stéphanie Beauchemin

Vera Yates

Lexa Levana
Raluca Vezeteu
 

I hope that you have a wonderful time hopping along! It is sure to be inspiring!

Before you hop along to your next stop, I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. This is a great way to keep up with me, my latest creations & new product that I work with!

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On one final note, I just wanted to let you know about a sale at Ellen Hutson! All inks & reinkers are 20% off!
 The sale includes Distress Oxide inks, so it is a great time to grab some of the colors that have been on your wish list!
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For your shopping convenience, all products are linked below. {Includes affiliate linking where possible - this allows small compensation for me at no cost to you. Never fear - I will only ever link to products that I truly love & use!}

Comments

  1. Great spring colors! Just love the oxide inks.

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  2. Love the pastels. I am fighting buying the oxides.

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  3. I really really love the beautiful colors on your backgrounds! The striped covers just make it pop! Love these cards

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  4. beautiful cards - so colorful - love them:)

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  5. Fabulous cards. I love the pretty rainbows and the overlays you used.

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  6. Your cards are beautiful! I really love both of these cover plate dies :)

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  7. WOW... they are so beautiful and fantastic!!!

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  8. I love these and how bright and cheery they are. Someone said they make them think spring, and I totally agree with that. I'm so ready for spring weather and colors.

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  9. Wow are these beautiful! Gorgeous colors and ooo that shiny bling. LOVE these ♥

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  10. So cute. I like the rainbow colors, sparkle and shine.

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  11. I love your cards. The awesome sunny warm background blending and splatters. Wonderful dies and sentiments. I love the rainbow bling you added. Wonderful sweet cards.

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  12. Love your cards. Beautiful colors and designs.

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  13. Wow! Such pretty cards! Lovely choice of colours for your colour blending!

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  14. Love the colors!! Great cards!

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  15. These are both just as sweet as can be!!!

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  16. Lea, your cards are sensational. The colors you chose are light and summery, a perfect way to chase away the winter blahs and welcome spring!!! The new SPD cover plates are fantastic and the "Hello" die looks great in the glittery gold you used!!

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  17. Your cards are so colorful and sweet!

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  18. Such beautiful rainbow backgrounds!! I love those cover dies too and your pretty jewels. Great cards.

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  19. Gorgeous background! Love the splatters on cover plate too!

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  20. What a beautifully blended card! The splatters add to the depth of your intended dimension. Just beautiful!

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  21. Oh, wow! These cards are absolutely gorgeous! Amazing job!

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  22. Love the colors in the background.
    Warming and pretty.
    Great cards.
    thanks for sharing
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  23. Superb card...these are my favourite colors too with distress oxide...going to grab all soon!!

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  24. What STUNNING cards!!! I love the backgrounds you created!!

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  25. Beautiful cards! I love the backgrounds!

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  26. Gorgeousness ! Love those inked backgrounds !

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  27. Wow! That's super gorgeous!! Love the simplicity of the card with that fantastic blended background :)

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  28. Beautiful creations, Lea! Love those cheery colors & the simplicity of those awesome cover plates! I love them both!

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  29. These are just gorgeous! And the color combos
    are endless for these designs. I may have to CASE
    these.

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  30. What a beautiful background ! And die cuts match very well.
    Thanks for this chance .
    Nunzia

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  31. What a pretty duo of cards...love that backgrounds.

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  32. Love these beautiful rainbow colors and the awesome CoverPlates! Lovely cards!

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  33. Love, love, love the ink blending you did! Both cards are amazing!

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  34. Ooh wow, I LOVE that gorgeous rainbow inking. So so gorgeous. Those new background dies really lend themselves so well to this type of card design. So fabulous!! Hugs, Wends xoxo

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  35. Oooo . . . so beautiful!!! Those backgrounds are fabulous!!

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  36. I love your cards, tehre are my favorite on this hop!!!!

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