Monday, June 24, 2013

Zva Creative June DT Blog Hop!

Zva Creative and my fellow Design Team members welcome you to our June blog hop! We are excited about it and look forward to sharing our new work with you!

Today’s Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative’s blog! Be sure head on over to check it out! You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way). 

As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals.  If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE. I created a card to share with you today... with a floral design that use neutral colors. I hope you like it.

If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path.  I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way!
The Blog Hop starts today, June 24th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, June 25th.
Hidden on FIVE of the designer’s blogs is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Blog Hop post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win.

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 26th on Zva Creative’s blog. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva’s blog on Wednesday to see if you are a winner!

The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative’s blog. And it ends here at my blog... congratulations on making it all of the way through! We hope you enjoyed it!

Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on July 29th for our next Zva blog hop!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sending Hugs!

Hi Friends! 

Stopping by today to share a card that I created for Simon Says Stamp's blog. Thanks Simon for inviting me to play & share with you:) 

Here's what I created for them using October Afternoon's Farm Girl collection. They always have such fun prints for summer crafting.

I was inspired by a floral print oil cloth bag that I dug out of the closet the other day. On this card I tried  to create an oil cloth effect… so here it is. 
Its is hard to see the shine from this photo so here's a detail that shows it better.
1) Make card base from kraft cardstock. Add yellow dot patterned paper to face of card as pictured.
2) Cut floral patterned paper slightly smaller that yellow dot paper. Distress edges with Antique Linen Distress Paint & allow to dry. 
3) Cover entire surface of floral patterned paper with a layer of Diamond Glaze & allow to dry. Sew piece to face of card with a messy  double zig zag stitch.
4) Add horizontal kraft band to face of card. Make sentiment banner, painting edges with Antique Linen Distress Paint and adhere to card with dimensional adhesive.
5) To make flowers, cut patterned paper circles with Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles in desired sizes. Cut 3 sets of three circles in descending sizes. Cut petals with scissors.
Fold and add Distress Paint to create dimension. Layer circles to create flowers and adhere sequins to center with Diamond Glaze.
6) Cut/emboss kraft cardstock leaves with Spellbinders Foliage. Layer and adhere leaves and flowers on card.