Welcome to the Card Creations 9 blog hop! I LOVE the Card Creations issues. I love creating cards for them and I love looking at them! I look forward to working on my submissions for this issue every year...there's something about the open-endedness of the call that just inspires me to get out my paper goodies and play! If there's a certain product that I've been itching to work with and just haven't found the time, this call is always just the excuse I need! Since Card Creations covers every occasion and holiday the whole year through, anything is fair game! Whatever my heart desires! Fun, fun!
Well, today 9 designers published in this issue are sharing brand-new-never-seen-before cards! Our challenge was to create a card inspired by the cover. I love Carolyn King's Missing You card and decided to draw my inspiration from that. Maps are HOT right now and so fun! I had my hubby in mind when I created this card...it's our anniversary on Sunday, so I think I'll give it to him. :-)
I pulled out some new Papertrey Ink Road Trip patterned paper...the paper was a cream tone-on-tone print when I started. I sponged blue and green ink using my blending tool to mimic the look of land and water.
I then punched a heart and backed it with the same paper, leaving it un-inked this time. I added a distressed chipboard heart, a diecut "you" and finished the sentiment with a stamp. I had to throw in a postage cancellation stamp for good measure too...can hardly make a project without one of those lately! :-)
Now be sure to hop around to the other 8 designers. Each of us is giving away a copy of Card Creations Vol 9! The more blogs you comment on, the more likely you are to win a copy!
- Chan Vuong
- Teri Anderson
- Vanessa Menhorn
- Cristina Kowalczyk
- Windy Robinson
- Julia Stainton
- Kim Hughes
- Kalyn Kepner
Also be sure to check out the Paper Crafts Connection blog and leave a comment there for the chance at an awesome prize package!
All comments must be received by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, May 22.