Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Crafter's Companion Blog Hop

Hello Crafty Friends Let's have some FUN!


We are super excited that Sara Davis, Founder of Crafter's Companion, will once again be on the Home Shopping Network Show (HSN). She will be part of the HSN 24-hour Day of Crafts on July 1st. WOOT WOOT!  To celebrate, we decided to have a Blog Hop Party to pump you all up for the big event! (Check the Crafter's Companion US Facebook Page for updates on HSN show times)

PRIZES GALORE! I'll be picking one lucky person to win the beautiful Sheena A Little Bit Sketchy - Orchids Stamp set. Just leave a comment on this blog post by Thursday, July 2nd 10am EST
But WAIT! There's MORE! All of my teammates are giving away stamps or dies! I KNOW...THUD! So make sure you hop along to everyone’s blog, and leave comments to be entered in the drawings.  And....(drum roll) there are HUGE prize packs on the Crafter’s Companion US blog and over on Sara Davies’ blog! We know how to party...yes?!

***More details about the hop and prizes at the bottom of this post.
Here's one of the cards I made for the HSN show using the Orchids Stamp set, which is one of the stamp sets that Sara will be featuring.

As much as I love coloring everything in vibrant shades, I decided to capture a more natural, soft looking design. The orchids are stamped and colored with Spectrum Noir Markers.

Marker Colors:
Flowers Petals - DG1, CG1, DG2, DG3, Blender
Flower Centers - CT1, GB3, CR7
Stems - DG3, CG2, DG1

I also stamped the image 2 more times to color and cut out a few of the pieces to pop up for dimension. Some of the leaves I cut down the toward the centers, following the stamp line and then curled them a bit.

For some shimmer and sparkle, I painted on Sheer Shimmer Spritz and added some orange colored glitter.

The textured grid insert was done with an embossing folder that came with my Cut N Boss Machine. I ran it through with white cardstock, inked direct from pad to paper with Memento Luxe Pear Tart, then sprayed on some Sheer Shimmer Spritz. Beautiful shimmer in real life!

The white cardbase is 6" x 6". I used the square diecut from the Elegance Stamping Frame Die Set to cut the center. Then the grid panel is adhered flat on the inside front of the card. Again, I used the Elegance Stamping Frame to cut and embossed from apricot cardstock -- also die cutting the center with the square.The frame is popped up with foam adhesive. The sentiment is stamped on a piece of sage cardstock that I die-cut and embossed from the Classiques Circles Set. It's adhered flat.  A few gemstones added the extra touch of interest.

I decorated the inside of the card using some of the scrap pieces. Ahhhh...saved from the trash can! LOL

Don't forget to watch Sara on the Home Shopping Network July 1st. Fun stuff will be happening all day long during the 24-hour Day of Crafts Event.


NEXT STOP on the BLOG HOP: Laine Webb


Here's a complete list of all the blogs in the hop:
Crafter’s Companion US
Sara Davies
Lori Barnett (you are here)
Laine Webb
Chrissie Tobas
Liz Walker
Gini Cagle
Kendra Wietstock
Roxanne O’Brien 
Giovana Smith
Jodi Clark
Rosemary Shaner-Bridges
Tenia Nelson
Vera Yates
Taylor Usry

Please be sure to visit Sara Davis Blog & Facebook Page. Follow her for all the latest news!

Happy hopping, shopping, stamping...and coloring too!

Crafter's Companion Sheena's Laguna Orchids Stamp Set
Crafter's Companion Elegance Stamping Frame Die Set
Crafter's Companion Essentials Circles Die Set
Craftwell Cut 'n' Boss Machine and Design Grids Embossing Folder
Spectrum Noir Markers
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Misc. other cardstocks
Art Glitter Lemone' Glitter
Mememto Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Mememto Luxe Pear Tart Pigment Ink
Sheer Shimmer Spritz - Sparkle
Misc Rhinestone stickers
Glue Pen
Dimensional Foam Adhesive
White Gel Pen

***Blog Hop and Prize details
This giveaway is open to people in the US and the UK. The prize will be shipped from the appropriate office. Further details on terms/conditions regarding prize eligibility can be found on the CC US blog.


Taylor said...

Lori this card is SO gorgeous!!!!!! Love (as always) your coloring :)

julie_woolston said...

Stunning Creations love ly design.
Hugs Julie xxx

Unknown said...

I love this card, and the orchid stamps! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Oh this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the peach die frame with the little embossed dots. The orchids are GORGEOUS!!! and I love the pretty soft shimmer.
Stunning as always!


Unknown said...

I don't have any Shimmer Spritz sprays as I am a little bit worried that I would soak my card rather than just spritz it lol (I have dexterity issues so can be a bit shaky and/or heavy handed) but the use of it with this stamp set is making me reconsider :D xx

Michele said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win!

Glass Daisy said...

Such a beautiful card and such delicate colouring.xx

barbara macaskill said...

What a beautiful card! LOVE the colors and that stamp set is amazing!! TFS!

Mary Holshouser said...

the shading on the flowers is wonderful.
Love the card. It is so elegant.
thanks for sharing.

Michelle PB said...

Such a beautiful and sweet card...

pauline said...

Brilliant love the flowers xx

Unknown said...

A beautiful card. Love the images and your coloring with the SN markers is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Giovana said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

kartelene said...

wow this is a beautiful card thank you

Unknown said...

The cards is so cute

littlebee said...

You are all so talented and Sara and the team so generous. Thanks and fingers crossed. Sue x

Dr Sonia S V said...

The background you made looks fabulous and so do the orchids
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Robin said...

Such beautiful flowers...Love your card! Thanks so much for a chance to win! Hugs, Robin

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous creation, Miss Lady!!

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Beautiful card...love those orchids!

Maryann Laursen said...

Such a beautiful card. That stamp is just wonderful and you used it soo well on here.

Unknown said...

I love your orchid card,they are a favorite flower of mine.

Unknown said...

This set is beautiful and your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway.

Migdalia said...

Stunning card!! I love the flowers!New Follower..
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting With Creative M

Sandy C. said...

What a beautiful card!!! Good for you for using your scraps!!! Love them. Thanks for the giveaways. Sandy C.

cghundley said...

Such a beautiful card
and the inked grid is
neat looking. Lovely
work on the coloring.
Carla from Utah

Migdalia said...

Such a wonderful die, lovely colors and I love the color combo.
Beautiful card!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!
Have a wonderful day,
Crafting With Creative M

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Amazing card, with these orchids and the fab grid inside!
Thanks for the chance to win one Orchids Stamp set, love this party!

newfymom said...

Love the card! Sheena's stamps always have such wonderful detail!

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

Beautiful card! I just love orchids! Thanks for the chance to win! Have a great day, Rebecca

JPScraps said...

The card is gorgeous! Love the stamp set you used.

Unknown said...

Your card is beautiful! And, I cant wait to watch Sara tomorrow!

Nanette said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the detailed directions and what markers you used for coloring.

Sue D said...

Very sweet. I like the colors and the bling.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Centellazul said...

preciosa tarjeta me encatan las flores!!!

New Creations said...

Love this beautiful stamp in great coloring work and wonderful grid inside with a fab designing!Totally an elegant creation!

Anonymous said...

Love the card! The markers really bring out the colours too. :)

lisa808 said...

Gorgeous card!

Unknown said...

What a lovely card. Thank you for a fun blog hop and the chance to win great prizes!

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous card and the orchid stamps are absolutely beautiful!!

Myoriah said...

I love the delicate coloring you did. Also love this stamp. I would be happy to add it to my collection of stamps. Thanks for the chance!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Such an elegant creation and that stamp is beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration and the fun hop!!!

Betty McDougal said...

Just beautiful

Sharon Smith said...

Stunning card thank you for sharing with us and giving us the chance to win a beautiful stamp set