CAS-ual Fridays & CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop

Hello there and welcome to our blog hop.  Today the CardMaker Magazine DT and the CAS-ual Fridays DT have teamed up to share cards featuring flowers, so this is most definitely going to be a gorgeous hop.

You should arrived here from Lisa's blog.  If not, head on over to CardMarker Magazine to start from the beginning.

My card features the Full on Floral stamp set.


I think Full on Floral is my favorite stamp set right now.  I haven't even scratched the surface on all of the fun ways you can use it.  For this card I heat embossed Full on Floral with white embossing powder on watercolor cardstock.  Then I sponged Distress Inks randomly around the cardstock.  Once the background was covered I spritzed it with water until the color started moving around.  Some of the areas got a little muddy, so I soaked up the extra water with a paper towel.


I really wanted to let this gorgeous background be the star of the show, so I just added a simple die cut from the Smiling Fri-dies and sentiment from Sassy Smiles.

Time to hop along now!  Next stop is Gaylynn.  

You can find the full list of prizes on the CAS-ual Fridays blog.

Enjoy the hop and good luck!

32 comments:

Brooke Smith said...

I love how you created the background on this card! Thanks for being a part of the hop!

Phi said...

I am loving the floral background stamp and the way you've used it on your card is just beautiful.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

OMG, your card made me laugh because I am on a ONE cookie a day diet. lol I'm trying to cut down on my sugar to lose a few. Anywho - your card is just awesome in design. I love the black against the gorgeous colors. I love these pretty flowers from CAS-ual Fridays.

Avra Williams said...

LOVE the colors!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so adorable, I love it.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful design, the colors are gorgeous!

Christine said...

Can't decide which I adore more---the GORGEOUS background or the really, really, really funny seniment!

Diana Carr said...

Your background is so pretty!

ionabunny said...

Wow, that is gorgeous. Great contrasts. Hugz

Carolyn Steele said...

What beautiful colors! Love that combination. I also think that sentiment is fabulous! Great card

Echo Noble said...

Great colors on this fantastic card!

San said...

I'm glad you used one of my faves -- Full on Floral. Your card is so prettily colored and that sentiment brought me a Smile.

Marianne said...

Beuatiful background, Maureen. Love the punny sentiment too.

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Simply awesome..love the background and color choice are just wow..

Teresa Doyle said...

Totally love this colour combo Maureen and esp. with these flowers. Love that sentiment as well. How true!

Beverly S. said...

Your floral background is stunning!!!! Love that cute sentiment too!

BarbLibrarian said...

The background is very pretty and has such impact. So lovely. Thank you!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Anila Dk said...

Fantastic card... The BG looks so pretty

Jane M said...

Beautiful card! Love the background and colors that you used!

Sue LD said...

Fabulous --love the colors.

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

I love the colors and technique for your background! Really nice card.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome color combo and a beautiful floral design! Lovely card!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Beautiful background!

Mary Holshouser said...

This inking technique is one I've
just started using and I think it
is fantastic. You never know
what kind of coloring you will
get but it always seems to be
wonderful.
Your card is beautiful.
thanks for sharing.

Lieve said...

I really like that flower-background-stamp as well ! Beautiful colouring.
And what a fun sentiment ! lol !! It's great !
Greetings from Belgium.

Bea Connor said...

Beautiful background!

Jean said...

Great card. Lvoe the background!

Lagene said...

Awesome card, I love the beautiful background!

Elise Smith said...

HA this sentiment made me laugh :)

My Kraft Kloset - Kim Klinkovsky said...

Just lovely. Love the colors and pattern you created. Great stamps!

D.Ann C said...

I love that sentiment and the rich colors you used!!

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