Saturday, 12 August 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and Cardmaker Magazine Blog Hop!!!

Such an exciting day!! The 'Girl Fridays' of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps  and amazing designers from Cardmaker Magazine are joining together today for a blog hop with a 'Floral' theme!!





You should have arrived here from Nicole's blog Deconstructing Jen who I'm sure wowed you with some gorgeous floral designs!! If you've lost your way on the hop, you'll find the full list of blog's at CAS-ual Fridays Stamps or Cardmaker Magazine.  There is a lot of inspiration to be seen and even a few prizes here and there too!!

For my card I really wanted to dedicate a design to my favourite colour blue/teal/aqua (or should I say colours....). I got the idea for this layout while scrubbing the bottom of the shower, at least I came up with something pretty while doing something gross...:


To start with I stamped the flower from Pretty Posies on a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth CS using Memento black ink. I then got comfy in bed and coloured it in using Altenew Artist Markers. The next morning I used the matching Posies Fri-Dies to cut it out and put it to the side.

To create some interest on the card front, I stamped the flower using Waffle Flower 'New Fish in Pond' randomly. I then grabbed the large circle die from Ornament Tag Fri-Dies and cut a circle from white CS. I then used the matching flower die again to cut the middle of it. After adding lots of foam tape to the back of the circle, I adhered it to the card front and then glued the coloured flower inside.

For the sentiment (also from Pretty Posies) I stamped it on a strip of white CS with black Versafine Ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I put the strip on some foam tape and added some clear and aqua sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. For a final bit of 'bling' I covered the coloured flower with lots of Wink of Stella!!



If I've tempted you to buy any of the products I've used today or any others from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps don't forget to use my special code to save yourself 15% on your purchase!!





Next up on the blog hop is the spectacular Diana of The Secret Life of Paper (such a cool blog name!!) who will definitely inspire you with some beautiful floral creations. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you enjoy yourself on the hop!

Take care
Shona
 
 

32 comments:

  1. That's one of my favorite colors, too---beautiful card! Thanks for being a part of the hop!

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  2. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Very pretty design! I love the colors, too.

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  4. Love the stamped background and the pretty turquoise flower!

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  5. Such a pretty flower! Love the stamped background too!

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  6. Gorgeous. Love the background. Hugz

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  7. Whoa! How pretty this is . And jow awesome is your coloring on the focal point bloom. Now, aren't you scrubbed that shower?

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  8. Beautiful! Love love love the colors!

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  9. The technique you used for the circle part makes the card extra special. I appreciate the tutorial so I can try doing that. You made it sound simple enough. Thanks.

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  10. SO pretty! Love those colors too!

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  11. Beautiful card Shona..love the colours..

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  12. Oooh, I ♥ this Shona! What a pretty flower. YUM! A wonderful card, my dear!

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  13. Pretty card...like the way you stamped the flowers!!!! Nice job!

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  14. That is so beautiful. Love the colors and the entire layout. Thanks!

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  15. Wow! It's so gorgeous!!! Really adorable!!!

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  16. Pretty design... Lovely colors

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  17. Such a pretty card! Love the colors! Pretty floral stamp.

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  18. Pretty design with the stamped background.

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  19. Your card is so elegantly simple. I love the colors. Really pretty.

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  20. Love your pretty card! Aqua is my favorite too!

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  21. Beautiful.
    Love the way you stamped
    the background and then
    accentuated the flower
    that is popped off the
    card.
    thanks for sharing a
    wonderful card.

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  22. Beautiful design and card; thanks to your shower ! ;-)
    Original idea of placing the circle around the flower higher !
    Greetings from Belgium.

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  23. Awesome card, I love the flower repeated in your background!

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  24. Beautiful! I love the aqua :)

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  25. Just lovely. Love the colors and pattern you created from a creative idea. Great stamps!

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  26. What a sweet floral card... Love the matching background!!

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