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Monday, March 19, 2012

SPRING HAS SPRUNG!!! Blog Hop

Spring Has Sprung!
The designers at Card a Day Blog are joining together to do a Blog Hop! The theme is dimensional cards!


To join in....visit all the participating designers by visiting their sites, some are having prize giveaways...so make sure you pop in!
Make sure you comment on all the blogs too, because at the end of the blog hop, they are going to send a list of all who commented on their blog,
and we are going to do a grand prize drawing of all comments on each blog!
The grand prize is your choice of a pdf pattern book, valued up to $20, from http://popupcards.com/shop-patterns.html !
Make sure to check back at Card a Day Blog March 23rd, to see who won!

So JOIN IN TODAY....comment on the main blog page, and visit the other hop pages and comment there too!


And now for the reveal of my creation for the hop!  One of the first things that comes to my mind when I start seeing the signs of Spring is Easter.  I'm generally thinking of the religious aspect, but for this hop I decided to go for the cute, more casual side of the holiday.  I've been wanting to use some supplies that I picked up several months ago, and this hop, with the requirement of something dimensional, was the perfect opportunity.

My card started with a purple 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" base, which folds to a standard A2 size, and a nice bright white mat.  From there I began my stamping.  As happens so often with me most of my card was made with scraps.  I needed to stamp an Easter egg, and found a nice scrap of design paper with pastel flowers.  I also unearthed the perfect yellow scraps for the chicks that I was stamping.  Then, as luck would have it, I found a nice die cut srip of grass that turned into the ideal foundation for an egg hunt.



I really love the stamps in this set by INKY ANTICS. After determining where the grass would be, I stamped a some of the three different little eggs to look hidden in the grass.  I didn't want too much ink to show on the floral dp so, for the large egg, I used a light green that would blend somewhat.  The chick was stamped with a coordinating color, and then cut out.  I enhanced the beak and feet with marker.  The other tiny eggs were placed to look as though the chick tossed them up in the air to land where the children would find them in the grass. Here's a view from another angle:



You can see that I added a bit of dimension by curving the egg in just a bit and mounting it with foam tape.  I also curved the chick's wings out and mounted her, also with foam tape, to look as though she's sitting on the egg.



From this angle you might be able to see that the edge of the card has a bit of thickness folded into it.  This was done to accommodate the surprise inside. In this case the surprise is a nice bright pink Easter egg made with the Honey POP Collection Honeycomb Paper.  For those of you who may not be familiar with this paper, it's made especially for Inky Antics to be used with the stamp sets they've designed for it.  Here is the inside of my card with your surprise:



 And a couple of closer shots to show the coloring and the inside sentiment:



 In the last pic, especially, you can see the score lines for the fold.  The Honeycomb Paper is quite thick and needs this extra space, although the folded card remains fairly flat for mailing.

I hope you've enjoyed this little stop in your hop.  Since this post is already so long I've eliminated the list of supplies, but you can check below in the labels, and if you have any questions feel free to leave them in a comment.  I will try to get back to you quickly.

Keep that creative genius of yours happy and well-fed!!!

Hugs and Happy Spring Wishes!
CHRISTINE



Okay, here is the list of all the CADB hop participants.  Remember to leave a comment for all the designers so you'll have more prize entries!!  (It's short, and shouldn't take you too long.)     

         


10 comments:

  1. I love the egg! Wow, it is a great card... the inside "surprise" made me smile :-) Great job!

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  2. Great card Christine. Love the surprise inside.
    Cindy F

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  3. What a beautiful and fun card. I love that little chick! Thank you so much for sharing with us...:-)

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  4. My DGS would just love this, especially with the honeycomb insert. Thanks for the cute idea.

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  5. What a cute card and I love this stamp set it is cute. The honeycomb insert is gaining some popularity I think. Fantastic job!

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  6. Cute card! Games

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  7. Very cute card--love the little honey pop up!

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  8. AHHH - the inside is so cute and what a suprise when you open it!!!

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