Friday, August 12, 2011

CSS Blog Hop!


Welcome to another fun blog hop being hosted by members of StampTV's Center Stage Alumni. This time around, our hop is based on a Sketch Challenge. If you came from Cheri's blog, then you're right where you should be. You can also go to StampTV to see a list of all those participating.

Here is the sketch we had to work with.  It was created by Melissa Cash who is celebrating her birthday today. We decided to surprise her and design birthday cards using her sketch! We wish you a wonderful birthday, Melissa!

My card for Melissa is made with stamps from the new StampTV kit, Falling for You.  I love this delicate image, and paired it with some pretty floral Sweet Threads designer paper from Basic Grey.  I stamped the image with Memento ink directly on one of the solid colored prints from the pack, then colored it with Copic markers, cut and embossed it with a reverse wonky rectangle, distress inking it before removing the die.  Since I'm traveling with limited supplies I opted to use a single strand of ribbon rather than the three embellishments pictured in the sketch.  Hopefully you still recognize the layout, flipped on its side to portrait orientation!


Notes:
Pure Luxury card stock in ivory and just peachy
Falling for You StampTV kit
Copic markers
Basic Grey Sweet Threads designer paper
Nestabilities reverse wonky rectangle


We are also giving away a set! Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (August 16th), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs to receive a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!

To continue the fun, head on over to Giovana's blog to see her amazing cards!  She always has a WOW to share!  :)

107 comments:

  1. Beautiful my friend, you know I love it!! ;)

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  2. Another gorgeous creation, Deb. I love the depth you've created with your DP, that stamp set and dies.

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  3. What a beautiful card Deb! Thank you so much for the birthday wishes, you guys are the best!
    {[hugs}}

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  4. Deb- So, so pretty! I love how you turned the sketch and the wonky label is just perfect to showcase the image!

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  5. Fabulous take from the sketch! Great card~

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  6. I love the vibrant colors in your card and how it can look so feminine card.

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  7. Great card - love the dp and your accent colors!

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  8. I like how you flipped the sketch.

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  9. What a wonderful take on the sketch - love it flipped and such a darlin' card!

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  10. Love it Deb! The paper is perfect. Great card!

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  11. Love the way you flipped the image, and the papers and image are just a perfect combo

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  12. Sweet card, Deb! That patterned paper is just great with those sweet little flowers.

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  13. Another absolutely beautiful creation!!

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  14. I like the way you adjusted the sketch sideways. Looks great!

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  15. Very pretty Deb - I love how soft and feminine you made the florals from the new Stamp TV look in this lovely card.

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  16. I like that you rotated the sketch, and love that wonky rectangle!

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  17. Wow! A really unique "take" on the sketch. I really like that!

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  18. Great interpretation of the sketch! Love the way it looks - wonderful job!

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  19. Very pretty - love the softness of the main panel!!

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  20. Hi Deb! I love the colours of your card, and the sweet floral stamped image. So very pretty!! Wishing you safe travels and have a great weekend. {{hugs}}

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  21. Your card looks great turned on it's side and the colors are fab!

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  22. love the distressing you did on your focal point,even with the sponging your pink colored flowers really pop! (what gorgeous DP, too!)

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  23. So pretty, Deb! Love how you layered the reverse wonky rectangle on a plain rectangle.

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  24. wow that dp is beautiful - and your flowers are wonderful!!! love the ribbon (-:

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  25. So beautiful Deb!! As everything you do! Love it!

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  26. Love the sketch flipped Deb! Beautiful focal image and so cool how you distressed it a bit.

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  27. So different with all the elements and is so lovely.

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  28. WOW that stamp is fantastic! Such a lovely layout. TFS
    Helen -- Firenze Cards

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  29. Love the colors! Good Job!

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  30. Great card, Deb, love that DP, lovey colors!

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  31. Love the image from Falling for You set. Must put that on my wish list!

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  32. Beautiful design and wonderful colors.

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  33. love the dp! colors are beautiful. omgosh.. another add to my wish list too :)

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  34. Really love that image - and colored so delicately too. Beautiful.

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  35. Absolutely beautiful! Love how you did the background flowers. And then the flowers in the foreground! Great design and technique~

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  36. Great take on this sketch and I love that background...colors are great the the stamped image is beautiful

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  37. So dang cute. You turned this sketch into a beautiful, colorful card!

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  38. Nice card! I like your take on the sketch.

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  39. Love the layers and colors of this card. Very pretty!

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  40. Really like how the flowers in your stamped image go so well with the flowers in the dp

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  41. Marieta van RooyenAugust 14, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Very very prette. Colours are vibrant!!!!

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  42. A little retro love the oranges...Ronda Morhaime

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  43. You do an amazing job with these challenge! Beautiful idea with the turn

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  44. Love your card,the colors are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Really pretty and I love the colours you have used xxxx

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  46. Pretty colors, pretty design, pretty card.

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  47. I always love flowers they always remind me of all my blessings. Love the card.

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  48. Awesome card. Love it. Reminds of a retro card. Thanks

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  49. What a bright and fun birthday card!

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  50. I love your cheery card; the colors are lovely.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Beautiful card! I love the design and the colors!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. Beautiful card. I love the colors.

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  53. Deb this is awsome will have to try to make one of these its so peaceful

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  54. Love the card !

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  55. The delicate flowers are so beautiful.

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  56. I love the way you accented the bunch of flowers. They really stand out on the tan background. They also pull out the printed paper flowers. Great card.

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  57. Beautiful card! The stamps match perfectly to the cardstock, love it!

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  58. These colors speak to me. Gorgeous! I think I could do this one; not so with some of the others, though I'd love to have the time, talent & tools to make them all.

    For some reason, I'm not able to sign-in to my acct, but I'm: Pigpen (ceadmile00 at msn dot com)

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  59. Wow! You did this with limited supplies!

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  60. Beautiful card and lovely design. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  61. Wish I were as creative as you are with limited supplies! Lovely card! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  62. Another lovely match of papers and stamped and colored flowers. Congratulations especially deserving as you're travelling.

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  63. Great matches... really nice work thanks Lilaha

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  64. What a lovely card and such great choice of paper and design.

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  65. Very pretty card. Stunning.
    Peace, Becky Johnson

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  66. Great flip! Sweet color combo too.

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  67. Oh,that is gorgeous..reminds me a bit of an Asian style with those lovely background papers.

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  68. I love how you took the sketch idea and made it your very own. Great job.

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  69. So pretty! Love everything about it!!!

    TFS,
    Victoria Merrick
    angelicmsn1@aol.com

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  70. Lovely card, Deb and wonderful option with flipping the sketch.

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  71. Now, that is a beautiful card....!

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  72. Great Card Deb, very happy and pretty colors.
    Great job.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Donna

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  73. Love, love that background paper, Deb! Nice job!

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  74. i LIKE THIS CARD, THE COLORS ARE BEAUTIFUL. THANK YOU FOR SHARING

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  75. Very pretty! Colors are great!

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  76. Awesome job!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  77. Gorgeous card Deb! I love the colors!

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  78. Fun take on the sketch! Love the colors.

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  79. Loved the colors! Thanks for sharing.

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  80. Love the colors and the dp, so cheerful!

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  81. enjoy your travels, great way to show us how to use the sketch w/o being exact in every detail. i have had others ask me if they had to do it exactly like the sketch for it to count. I didn't know the answer.

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  82. I love all your layers. they add such dimension.

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  83. Fun take on the sketch, Deb! I really like the color combo.

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  84. Love your colors and how you blended them! Great card. Thanks for sharing.

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  85. Beautiful card Deb! So bright and cheerful! Great interpretation of the sketch!

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  86. Thanks for reminding me to see a sketch in different ways. Vertical versus horizontal!

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  87. This is such a fun card, it makes me smile. Phyllis

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  88. Looks good flipped like this.

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  89. had to look twice to see the sketch. Very creative!

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  90. Beautiful card. I like what you did with the sketch.

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  91. Love your interpretation of the sketch. Fun card.

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  92. Great choice of pattern paper. Also liked the way you flipped it!

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  93. Nicely done! Thank you.

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  94. Great Card, but what are they referring to with "dp"?

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  95. I am so excited to see that I have all the 'ingredients' to case your card - very pretty project!

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