Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop

What a glorious morning!  Today is the last Tuesday in the month of January and also the day for the monthly Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team Blog Hop.  What fun it is to get together with former design team members from Heartfelt Creations and create projects with some of our favorite HC stamps!  If you arrived here from Carla's blog then you are on the right track.  If not, you will want to start at the beginning with Olga's blog so you don't miss any of these beautiful creations!


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My card base is Georgia Pacific as well as my lacy frame made with Martha Stewart Double Loops Punch Around the Page punches.   My design paper was made by sponging Stampin Up Orchid Opulence ink on the inside of a Cuttlebug folder, Kassie's Brocade, and then embossing another panel of Georgia Pacific cardstock.  I stamped my image and sentiment from Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3371 Dutch Iris PreCut Set with Adirondack Pitch Black ink and colored it with Copic Markers YG0000, YG11, YG13, Y32, Y35, G24, BV0000, V0000, V01, V06, V20.  I cut my image out with Spellbinders Large Petite Ovals and framed with HFC 710 Decorative Oval Window Die.  The sentiment was cut with Spellbinders Fancy Tags 2.  I added a scrap of lace and pearls made from a Viva Decor Pearl Pen for the final touch.

Thanks for visiting!  Your next stop on the hop is Linda's blog and she has a gorgeous creation to share with you!  Be sure to leave a comment on every blog you visit while you're hopping because one randomly chosen commenter will win a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations.  You have until Friday, February 3rd at midnight EST to leave your comments.  The winner will be announced Saturday, February 4th at noon.

Here is a complete hop list in case you get lost hopping:

Marsha (you are here)

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41 comments:

Olga said...

Marsha that is absolutley gorgeous!!!! Love the around the card punch, really showcases that gorgeous flower!

Benzi said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous. I love that iris and the beautiful white space you've created.

Becky said...

Oh my goodness, Marsha....this is unbelievably, jaw dropping gorgeous! I love the purples in the image...heck I love everything about it, lol!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous Iris, surrounded by lovely, lacy loops!

Carla S. said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Marsha! I love the punched frame and the purple background! Your coloring of the iris is wonderful!

Selma said...

Marsha your card is so pretty. I almost used the iris stamps this time - they are some of my very favorite. Love the pretty border to showcase that beautiful flower.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Marsha, this is so beautiful. I love how lacy it looks.
Blessings,
Teresa

Loretta said...

Marsha, Your iris is divine! Beautiful card!!!

Betty Benton said...

Oh! Irises are my favorite -- this is beautiful! Love that punch you've used around the edges!

Barbara Colbert said...

This is so pretty! Love all the dies you used and you really showcased that stamp nicely...the light color i wonderful with the white!Nicely done!

Sherry Kushibab said...

That Iris is just beautiful and I love how you stamped the EF and then ran it through.....great look.

nan cee said...

Any Iris flower will catch my eye and this one is no exception. A beautiful card very elegant and I love it~

Nancy said...

Beautiul colors!! I love that MS border punch frame.

Becky said...

This is a beauty Marsha..love the embossing.

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

So beautiful. I just love that crocus set and you've done it up so nicely.

Antonella said...

This is so pretty! Love the card you've shared for the blog hop! Your flower is fantastic! Hugs, antonella :-)

Judy I said...

Beautiful. I love what you've done with the iris.

Judi said...

Very pretty. You have really showcased the stamp with this layout. Way to go.

grace creations said...

Iris is my favorite flower so I really enjoyed your card. Lovely work!

Clare said...

How pretty and feminine! Absolutely gorgeous!

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous! I just purchased this image and haven't used it yet! Fabulous inspiration!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh your frame around the iris is perfect! love your coloring...this is a stunning card!!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is such a beautiful design! So elegant looking.

Kym Weber said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The iris image is colored so beautifully! Just love the punch framing the image and your embossing with ink is wonderful! A definite stunning creation!

Donna said...

Marsha, such a pretty Iris, it looks wonderful!.
Double loops punch makes a wonderufl Frame. Love your choice of stamp.
Terrific job.
Thanks for sharing
Hugs
Donna

Janett said...

Your card is beautiful, I love all the layers.

Evette K. said...

You have created a card that is sure to inspire all of us to do more with our cards and just put forth more thoughts into our own creations. Thank you. This card is magnificent. I am a flower lover so you hit me where it makes me smile BIG TIME. Thank you. ekc

Cyndee Scholet said...

What a beautiful job you did coloring! Love the lacy frame!

Bonita said...

So beautiful. Love the way you did the iris. Also the punch around the page. Thanks

creativearts said...

Amazing card! Love your coloring and layout!

lisa808 said...

Stunning card. Irises (especially bearded) are my favorite flower and purple is my favorite color!

Rene said...

This is such a pretty card and I love the Martha Stewart punch you chose to use for the border.

Vail said...

Lovely card, your iris is beautiful.

Sue D said...

Very pretty card and great coloring.

Nan G said...

I love this Iris stamp from HC! It's my favorite flower of all time. You have colored it beautifully! The whole card has a soft and delicate feel to it!

Teresa said...

Very pretty card. Love the iris.

Linda SS said...

Just love the iris. You did such a good jog.

Sandra said...

Pretty cards!

Donna Oates said...

The iris and its coloring are simply amazing. I have this set and use it as often as I can. Used it to make my mother-in-laws birthday card this past October. So glad i did. She loved it! Marsha, you did a gorgeous card!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Marsha - what a beautiful card...your Iris is so beautifully coloured and your details are always perfect! Loving your style! Thank you for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week - we always love to see your gorgeous creations! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

merrymstamper said...

WOW, graceful and elegant! love your gorgeous card! your colouring is beautiful also.

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