Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Blog Hop!


The {stamps} of Life and Flower Soft design teams are playing together for this hop! As you make your way through the hop be sure to comment on each and every post (start HERE...official start time is 7 EST). There will be 6 prize winners chosen randomly from among the blogs.

That's 3 prize packages from Flower Soft and 
3 stamps sets from The {Stamps} of Life!!!

The prize winners will be announced on the Flower Soft blog and The {Stamps} of Life blog on Wednesday, July 14th. Good luck!

My project features the newest monthly release from the {stamps} of Life, summer4fun.  I started with a gradient background sky made with the computer printer, then stamped the sun with Memento ink and colored it with Copic markers.  My colored ink cartridge must be getting low, because the piece came out with faint stripes that give it the appearance of textured card stock, a happy accident!  The waves were printed in the same fashion using the {stamps} of Life digital brushes.

I stamped the cloud (from kites2Fly) traditionally, gave it some faint shading with a pale Copic blue green and a tiny bit of warm gray, and popped it up on pop dots. The surfboard was paper-pieced from scraps of two different designer papers...it was the *fiberglass* look of one of those prints that inspired the entire card.

For the sign, I printed the sentiment with digital brushes, penciled in some jagged edges, cut it out and colored it with Copic markers and a multi-liner to give the appearance of weather-worn wood.  To finish the card, I topped the white-capped waves with polar white Flower Soft sea foam (pun!) and sculpted some dunes with ultrafine toffee sand.

I really love how this turned out, and it's just perfect for this Florida girl to give to a sun-and-surf-lovin' friend!

Want even more inspiration? Do you like video tutorials? Make sure and check out both the {stamps} of Life and Flower Soft TV for weekly videos, specials and product news!!!

Your next stop is Beverly's.  Enjoy the rest of the hop!  Come back soon!

111 comments:

  1. Love the texture you have on the card with the flower soft. It's not something you usually think of when you think waves and beach! Love it!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

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  2. What a great summer card...love the waves and sand! TFS

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  3. Wonderful card. I can feel the waves.

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  4. Love the surfboard stamp and how you have used the flowersoft on the torn layers, great technique, will need to try that soon.

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  5. Love this surfin card. Fabulous color combo and love how you used the flower soft. Very inspiring.

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  6. Your card makes me want to go surfing.----Lauren V.

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  7. Fabulous card!!! I love it!!! This is one I will attempt to "lift"!!

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  8. What fun. I love hops and seeing all the ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Great summery card. I like your textured sky and the sand. The flower soft really adds great texture.

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  10. Isn't this just a fun set? Love the torn paper and the sign you created. The scene just makes me want to drive to Nags Head for a beach break. Love it!

    Kerry

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  11. What a fun card! I love the sand and the 'stripes' in the background!

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  12. I love this stamp set! It's perfect for this time of year and the flower soft on the sand just really adds character to the card!!! :)

    Julie L.

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  13. Awesome card!! I love how you use the Flower Soft. The surfboard was cool too. I got some great ideas! Thanks so much!

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  14. How cute that sign is and how everyting pops!

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  15. Denise said....
    Beautiful!

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  16. Great beach card, love the dimension and the flowersoft sand brings so much texture!

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  17. What fun! Terrific summer card! Thank you!!

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  18. Your card creation has such a great 3-dimensional look to it! And so many fun layer elements - just stunning!

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  19. What fun! I can almost feel the sand (whoops, flower soft) between my toes. Great job, love your card.

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  20. i love your cards! this one reminds me of when we go to michigan to the dunes...the flower soft really give the sand the rolling hill feel of the dunes and make the waves seem like they are really splashing.

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  21. Wow, that's great! I just love this new stamp set...I hope mine arrives soon! I like the way you used the flower soft!

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  22. Love the card!! Can't wait to get this set and to use some flower soft for sand!!

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  23. It is just like being at the beach - I can feel the sand between my toes and the mist from the waves. Cute, cute, cute!

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  24. love the card! cant wait to get my stamp in the mail so i can play with it

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  25. What an adorable surf card, Deb!! I love your touches with the Flower Soft sand and foamy waves!!

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  26. Thanks for posting your ideas, i just love them.

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  27. Really nice card! I love the way you made the sky!

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  28. I adore your card....makes me want to find a beach :)

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  29. What a fun card. I love how you've done the sand. TFS.

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  30. such a cute card, just love the flower soft as the sand.

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  31. I love your surf card! Very cool dudish! TFS

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  32. This is such a great card! I love the surf and the sand and how you did your sign. And I really love the new stamp set! Thanks for sharing! Linda
    lindagk23@aol.com

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  33. Your card is so perfect! Just love that happy accident! Thanks!

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  34. Cute card! Love the sand look. TFS

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  35. An adorable card. I love how the flower soft was used to look like sand!!!

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  36. Very cool card, Deb! Love the sand!

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  37. Blog hop #4-Awesome card, I love the waves! - KaTrina

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  38. Cute! Cute! Cute! The waves are very effective and the "accident" with the low ink is very wonderful!

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  39. Cute card...makes me wish I was at the beach! Thanks!

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  40. This is such a fun card.... makes me want to go to the beach!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  41. Always look forward to seeing your work!

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  42. Very cute. I want to be there!

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  43. Fun beach card----looks real---TFS----Nancy

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  44. Sooo nice! It makes you feel on the beach...
    Great idea

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  45. Wow! Looks like you could step right off the beach into the water! Wonderful card, Deb! Love it!!!

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  46. very cute card! love the paper pieced surf board!
    sandyh

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  47. Thanks for the detailed directions - I want to "lift" the idea for the sign especially!

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  48. Deb this is adorable!!! Love that surfboard!

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  49. Love your card, I cannot wait to get this set! Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  50. wow!!! fabulous card!! just got my new july set and can't wait to play!

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  51. A fabulous card! I love how you used the Flower Soft!

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  52. Love your card! I am READY for the Beach!!

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  53. Wow, so fun! Love using the flower soft on the waves and sand, clever!

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  54. Neat card~~just love your originality!!
    Isn't it fun when boo boo's turn out ot be good:)) Cool sign you made:D
    Blessings of thanks

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  55. GREAT card -- thanks for posting and being part of the hop! I envy you being home - what a treasure!

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  56. I love the use of the Flower Soft for the waves - it really makes them sparkle and come to life. Now if the fog would just lift so I could go to the beach :).

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  57. love your card with the beach scene.

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  58. I love how you capped the waves and the sand with the flower soft... very creative

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  59. Terrific cards...you're very talented. This is fun!!

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  60. Love the card and what the tiny touches of flower soft do for the design.

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  61. Cute!!! I love it Deb!!! Hugs!

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  62. Think I need to get Copic markers. Great card!

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  63. Great card! The beach is calling my name!

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  64. WOW! Amazing card, love what you did with the beachy sand!

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  65. This is fun! I am adding so many blogs to my favorites today! Thanks

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  66. Such a fantastic card!! I wanna go surfing!

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  67. What a fun card! I can almost feel the sand & ocean : ) What a fun night hopping...Thanks for sharing

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  68. Fantastic card. Haven't used Flower Soft before, but it is definately on my shopping list now.

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  69. So many cool ideas with flower soft. I feel my bank account crying.

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  70. We don't surf in South Dakota, but I still love the card.

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  71. What a super cute card... I love what you did with the sand and water.

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  72. Hi Deb, beautiful. I really like the surf's up sign. Linda Burton

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  73. Hi! Fun card - love the surfboard and the sand!

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  74. Fabulous summer card. Flower Soft seems so perfect for the sand! Can't wait to create some cards of my own!

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  75. Your card is so CUTE, I'm on vacation right now and that gives me ideas for a vacation layout. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  76. Love the beach themed cards as I live in Hawaii.

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  77. Cute card Deb - love your beach sand - that flowersoft looks so real, can't wait to try it out!!!
    Thankyou for the chance to win, TracyM

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  78. Oh I almost want to take a swim on that beach here, you´ve created. It´s really awesome, and looks sooo great. I just love it.
    Big hugs Maryann

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  79. Deb, what a great 3-D effect. I like how you outlined the sand and water rather than covering the entire space.

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  80. oooooooh . . i'm wigglin' my toes in that "sand"!

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  81. Lovely card!! I love all the details - the sand, waves, little rope on the sign!! Fab!!

    Esme xx

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  82. Beautiful card, I like how the sand and waves look. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Hugs
    Hazel

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  83. What a fun card, I just love beach theme. I really need to get me more Flower soft. I only got white and pink. TFS!

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  84. Now this is a fun card! I do like the way you have torn the paper then added the flower soft.. and the surf board .. wowser, how amazing!

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  85. Wow brilliant card definately think i need some more colours in the ultra fine now

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  86. Oh, now the "Surf's Up" sign sure is CUTE! Almost realistic, even! Gorgeous!

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  87. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

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  88. What a GREAT idea for a new color flower soft! I'm lovin' the texture it adds to your surfing card - thanx for the inspiration and the blog candy opp!

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  89. You are so talented! I am so enjoying this hop! Winning would just be the icing on the cake - you've given me some great inspiration!

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  90. Cool card! (...wish I was there!)

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  91. So cute! Love the sand and the surf board is very nice, the perfect summer card and cute for boys, it seems like there are so many cards for the females....

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  92. Love the 3D effects on the card looks inviting.

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