Wednesday, July 15, 2009

It's The Last Day of the Blog Hop

It's the last day of the IO Blog Hop, and if you missed the first three, you can visit the sites of the DT participants by day by clicking on their names below:



Hop on over and check out Dina's blog and while you are there sign up for her Blog Candy drawing once a week all month long. And if you haven't seen Mitra's new Mega Mount™ and Cover-a-Card™ stamps check them out HERE!

And if you missed out of the IO Christmas In July Challenge, you can check it out Here and you can still join in by following the steps below:
  • Remember to use IO stamps and then send them to me by either using my Email Me in the upper left-hand side-bar here or the Email Shirley in the upper right-hand corner of the IO Blog.
  • You have until Saturday Midnight. Last challenge we had 4 participants and wonderful beautiful cards. You can see them on the IO blog
under IO Customer Album. So here was my card for the Christmas In July if you missed it:
Image: The image is part of the New Fall-Christmas CHA release being done at the end of the month. The name is Park Fence J2350 by Leigh Hannan. It was stamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink and painted with Twinkling H20's. The little trees were stamp separately again, cut out and mounted with 3D Pop Dots. Shimmerz Pixie Dust was used to highlight parts of the sky, snow between the fence slats, and the snow swirl with the gold snowflakes. The moon was highlighted with Shimmerz Sunny. Random dots were highlighted with Stickles Gold Glitter Glue and the stars on the trees were done with Stickles Yellow.
  • TIPS - Another plus for working with unmounted stamps: I loved the shape of this one on the cling, so when I was done stamping the image, I cleaned it and put the cling guard back in place (if you don't keep it on I have found that the cling loses it's "cling". No kidding.) Anyway, I placed the stamp back over the stamped image and traced around it. Then I cut it out. I love the shape.
Background: The Dark Green background with the Gold Polka Dots is one of the New Mega Stamps, called Cover A Card Dots CC003. It was stamped with Brilliance Gold Galaxy. Stickles Gold was used here and there to highlight.
The Merry is from current Clear Stamp Set Swirl Tree CL196. It was stamped on the smallest Spellbinder die cut from the Nestabilities Large Ovals set.
Assembly: The image was mounted on the Green and Gold Polka Dot background with 3D Pop Dots and so was the Merry. That was mounted on White cardstock. The ribbon is Pink Grosgrain and the bow was done with the Bow-Easy. (I could never make a bow look good with Grosgrain ribbon and so I have tons and never used it.) I love my Bow-Easy.
Because the Background stamp is 5.75X5.75, I had plenty of background left over to do the inside of the card and an envelope.

Check out our DT members blogs for some great artistic Christmas creations. And if you haven't seen Mitra's new Mega Mount™ and Cover-a-Card™ stamps check them out HERE! You can catch up on all of the DT's cards for the Hop by going HERE.
Thanks for stopping by to look and see our fun filled week of creativity.

 

 Shirley

 

30 comments:

Lyn S said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, and very beautifully detailed!

I'd love to join in the challenge, but unfortunately don't own any IO stamps.....yet!! I'm not sure if anyone sells them over here!

craftimamma said...

I love the card Shirley. I don't own any IO stamps either and daren't start buying from over the water by internet as I spend far too much on my obsession as it is.

I love visiting and seeing what you do with the lovely stamps though.

Lesley Xx

Anesha said...

Wonderful card, love the beautiful scene. Have a lovely day. Anesha

Suzanne C said...

Love the colors! Yummy... I am all about colors. The little trees are so pretty! Love them!

Deborah March said...

I really like the way you popped the trees Shirley. Have a great weekend! ;)

tina werner said...

beautiful shirley!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow Shirley this is amazing.

Norine said...

this is so nice Shirley love the details
Hugs
Norine

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh SHIRLEY!!!! Gorgeous card!!!!!! I love it!!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh Shirley, this is just fabulous!! You've really done a great job of capturing Christmas here!! HUGS :)

Sharon said...

Wow Shirley this is beautiful!! I am always so impressed when you post a new card. This on really blew me away!!

Scrubbysue said...

How PRETTY! I LOVE this!!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Love your card!! I love to see non-traditional colors on Christmas cards!! I just finished the blog hop. I really do need to get started on my Christmas cards because I'm soooooo slow. I really want to play along, but I don't know how quickly I can shop locally and find a IO Christmas stamp, but I'm gonna call around tomorrow and try and round one up! I guess I could get creative and try and turn one of my non-christmas sets into a Christmas Card. That could be interesting, hehe. Thanks for the challenge Shirley! Have a great week!

Daniela said...

YOu are full of awesome tips. Love your shape, what a great idea!!! THe colors are awesome and I love the polka dot background.
Great tip about the left over paper !!!!

Laura said...

Love the shape and the 3-D elements!

Gvendalen said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful details! I love stamps from IO.

Jenny said...

Love the Card Shirley!
I know I have been mia for some time, missed seeing your beautiful work!
Jenny x

Jenny Gropp said...

Oh wow -- this is so artfully done! I loved the tip about tracing the cling mount and usign that as your template to cut out the scene -- what a great tip!!!

Elena said...

How beautiful this card! I love the 3-D effect you created!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my gosh! THUD~ I think this is my favourite card that you have made!!! WOW!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Vicki

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This card is gorgeous Shirley!! Love the scene you created! Very 3d and elegant!

Rina said...

I always appreciate how you're so detailed in your creations. Thanks for being such an inspiration to me, Shirley. Aloha and God Bles~

Helena said...

That is a gorgeous card! Lovely!

Etha said...

Oh this is beautiful! totally love the glitz dots and the pink "ribbon", so beautiful!

Helena said...

Popping in to say hi! Hope all is well!

Ann said...

Wow, gorgeous card, Shirley!

mochamama said...

awesome card Shirley. Hope your summer is going well!

Curt in Carmel said...

I love everything about this card! It is simply awesome! Best, Curt

Elena said...

Hello Shirley,
hope everything is well with you. Just stopped by to say you Hello!

Connie Paxman said...

I am going to have to check out the new Hanna line...your card as always in divine..Shirley.
Hmm....love that stamp.
connie

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