Blog Hop, Cards, Fun Stampers Journey

Childhood – Journey Blog Hoppers Hop

It’s time for another blog hop! This months theme is Childhood.

If  you arrived here from Heather’s blog, then you are right on track. If not just keep hopping along until you come full circle.

I had a bit of fun with my card this time. I love playing & experimenting. I saw a card on Pinterest from another company & decided to translate the sketch design into my card for this hop. I also had recently taken a class featuring the art of Laurel Burch & incorporated that too. Here is what I came up with in design:

I know several little girls that would love this card!

I started by making the colored circle. I took a Color Splash sheet & heavily spritzed it with water on both sides then started dropping Sweet Berry, Lavender Fusion & Pineapple Smoothie Splashes into the water on the Splash sheet.  When the color started to blob, I spritzed the sheet more. I set the sheet aside to dry.

I don’t work in gold a lot as I much prefer silver, but there is something about the thin gold lines in Laurel Burch art that is very appealing with the rich color. Much like the thin gold accents found in Washi or Yuzen paper, another favorite of mine. I stamped the angel from the Guardian Angel set in clear pigment ink & embossed in Gold embossing powder. I used my Color Splash Pencils & a Journey Blending Brush filled with water to color my angel. I left the wings uncolored, added glue & sprinkled with Sparkle Cuts. I cut my little angel out with the matching die.

Next I worked on the Whip Cream card base. I stamped the sentiment from Be Happy in Lavender Fusion. I took the large stars from Create Confetti, stamped them in clear ink & embossed with White Embossing powder.  They are subtle but add great tone on tone interest to the card with a bit of shine. After the Splash sheet was dry, I cut a circle out with Journey Circles & popped it & the angel on the circle with Journey Foam Squares.

Next up on the hop is Betsye’s blog.

It’s a short but fun hop this month! Please leave some love in the comments of each artist, it’s always appreciated.

2. Heather 

 

Blog Hop, Cards, Fun Stampers Journey

Dude Journey Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Journey Blog Hoppers Hop!

If you arrived here from Becky’s  blog then you are right on track. No worries if you didn’t just keep hopping until you come full circle.

The theme for this month’s hop is Dude. It seems really easy to design feminine & general cards but a lot of us just draw a blank when it comes to designing a card for the guys. I find it especially challenging since I live with techno geeks not sports fanatics. I often choose nature or vehicles when designing masculine cards & this month is no exception.  I started my design process by flipping through my stamp sets & seeing what grabbed my attention. Having just modified a store-bought card with a car on it for a friend, I gravitated towards my FSJ Let’s Ride motorcycle stamp. Here is the result:

When the weather is warm, we see a lot of motorcycles here in Oklahoma. I made this card to reflect leaving the OKC metro area behind & hitting the open road. This card can easily be used for many different occasions.

The card base is Pomegranate Splash with Brushed Silver & Pool Play layers. I used the Journey Long Rectangles to create the horizon line & added a strip of Denim Days embossed with the new Love Stripes Embossing folder to the bottom. I needed a “city” so I used the Build-A Skyscraper stamp set to make my buildings. I used Pool Play ink for the buildings so they were more in the background. Tone on tone offers a softer effect. The sentiment is from the Hit The Road stamp set. I then stamped the Let’s Ride motorcycle on Whip Cream in Pomegranate Splash ink & fussy cut around the image. I then pulled out my Silver Silk & highlighted the lights & some of the chrome areas on the cycle. A touch of River Stone PanPastels beneath the bike softened the stark white so it blended with the card more. The motorcycle is popped with Journey Foam Squares.

Be sure to check out all the artists on the hop & leave some love in a comment. Your next stop on the hop is Betsye’s blog.

Here is the complete blog list:

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Blog Hop, Cards, Fun Stampers Journey

Valentine/Love Blog Hop

Welcome to the very 1st Journey Blog Hop featuring Fun Stampers Journey products & inspiration! 

February Blog Hop

If you arrived from Rachael Shedeed’s blog, you’re right on track. If not, just keep hopping & you will see all the wonderful artwork in store for you today.

The theme for this hop is Valentine or Love creations. I like to make multi-purpose cards that can be used for multiple occasions, so I made a “Love” card. This card can be used for Valentine’s, Anniversary or just to say “Love You”. 

 

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I enjoy mixing up colors & this card is anything but the standard “love” colors. The card base is Cool Pool, layered with Pretty Amethyst, stamped in Pretty Amethyst Fusion Ink with the Whimsy Wallpaper background stamp. I then cut the largest oval with the Journey Ovals Dies & used the coordinating piercing die for some interest. I cut the next oval size down in Whip Cream & stamped “Love You” from the Sentimental Prints stamp set in Grape Fusion Ink. Layered these together & popped them on the card with medium Journey Foam Squares. 

For the flowery details, I took Lemon Grass & cut out the vine border from the Border Details set. Played with its placement on the card & trimmed & attached. I added in a bit of detail to the leaves with a basic green marker. I stamped the flowers from the Sweet Today stamp set in Grape Fusion ink onto Pretty Amethyst paper. I die cut the flowers with the matching die set & then took my Details Pro Shears & trimmed the flower lines a bit deeper to shape the flowers a bit easier. For the circle flowers I stamped the small circle from the Sweet Today stamp set in Cool Pool fusion ink onto Cool Pool paper. I didn’t want a huge border around the circle flowers so I used the circle from the exclamation point die in the Seriously die set to cut out my circles. The Pretty Amethyst flowers are mounted flush on the card, the Cool Pool flowers are popped using the small Journey Foam Squares. I added medium Sparkle Drops to the flower centers to finish off the card.

I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today. Please head over to Kathy Dowbenko’s blog to see what she has to share. If you get lost, the blogroll can be found here at Susan Berg’s blog. 

 

Enjoy The Journey!

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