Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Summer Hop with Spellbinders and May Arts


Today your have come to my blog for two wonderful blog hops! Yea! The Spellbinders' Summer Road Trip Partner Hop is today and Stampendous is one of the featured companies of the day! 

There are prizes available at Spellbinders for commenting each day using the partner company giveaway link (Stampendous has one today on their blog)... and there are prizes on the Stampendous blog for commenting each day. Please take a look at their official rules and deadlines for Spellbinders and Stampendous. 

If you came from Laura Drahozal's blog you are in the right spot and when you finish here you'll move on to Lea Kimmel's blog. Full link list is on the Stampendous blog.


Another company that we know and love, also hopping with Spellbinders, is our second hop. We couldn't make things as beautiful without some fantastic ribbon from May Art Ribbon.

Oh yes, prizes are available with our summertime ribbon hop by commenting on the Stampendous blog and each designers blog each day. Check out the Stampendous blog for details.

You can make a short hop through the May Arts hop today as Asia King and I are sharing some of our grand ribboned projects. If you want to hop from the beginning you can start on The Stampendous blog.



This week we are have a road trip summertime by the sea theme! That couldn't have come together more smoothly by all three companies involved, right? So I started out my project with that in mind and here's how I made it.

Supplies:

Stampendous:

Plus: 
Bitty Blossoms Die Set by Spellbinders 
Cardstock by Core'dinations
Acrylic Paint by DecoArt
Paper Pastels/chalks
Slit punch or Die
Spray bottle
Fixative Spray

Instructions:

  1. Create a top folding card by folding 7 x 9 inch cardstock in half for a finished size of 7 x 5 inches. Fold one side in half for a stand up card.
  2. Using a slit punch or die, create a latch on the base of the card to help your card stand up.
  3. Stamp Seashell Jar onto tan cardstock and color with pastels and spray with fixative.
  4. Emboss brown cardstock with Shady Allure 3D Embossing Folder and color with pastels. Glue to card base.
  5. Stamp Wired  image around the edges of the embossed layer using DecoArt paint and sponge applicator as well as the inside of the card.
  6. Create a monoprint with red paint on the Creative Palette and when dry die cut out with Bitty Blossom set. Roll up from the outside of the petal spiral to the inside and glue on center tab.
  7. Tie bow across bottom of card front and adhere Seashell Jar onto card.
  8. Glue Bitty Blossoms onto card front.
  9. Stampendous Near the Sea sentiment onto white cardstock and distress with chalks. Cut into a banner with tails and glue onto card base.
  10. Use pastels on the inside of the card and seal with fixative.



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99 comments:

  1. WOW - your easel card is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS Janelle!!!
    LOVE your jar & seashells, such great dimension with your shading, LOVE your background, BIG bow and FANCY folds too => THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and tutorial, I'm trying to be more adventurous with my cardmaking and THIS is exactly what I need to try :)
    PS - I'm an Aussie, super excited that you are giving us the chance to win too - THANK YOU :)

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  2. What a beautiful card!! It is so very interesting..a lot going on! From Pennsylvania!

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  3. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  4. The sea shells really look like they're in the jar. Great project. Lots of beautiful texture to keep your eyes moving over all of it.

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  5. Beautiful card! I love all the pretty details!

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  6. very beautiful card - love the colors
    thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  7. Such a gorgeous and beautiful card!! I just love all the textures on your card!!

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  8. What an absolutely gorgeous card with my favorite theme! Florida

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  9. gorgeous card! I love how you did the sea shell jar! it looks real!

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  10. Wow! That is beautiful. The chalks give it an ethereal quality.

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  11. Beautiful card. I love to make stand up cards like this one. Thanks,

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  12. You make me long for a beach here in Virginia. Lovely card!

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  13. This is gorgeous!! Love the textures & colors!! -Florida

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  14. I can't remember if i told you that I am from Ohio!

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  15. Bonjour from Quebec, Whenever I'm on holidays by the sea, my favorite passtime is collecting seashells. Love this card.

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  16. So pretty! Makes me want to go shelling. Love the way you stamped the shells to be in the bottle.

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  17. Hi from Michigan! I adore your card. The way you colored the jar and shells is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  18. Very nice!! Beautiful layout, paper, colors, everything!

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  19. A beautiful card and thanks for the instructions.

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  20. Hi from New York! Wow, this is really beautiful!

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  21. What a stunning pop-up card!

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  22. Your card is truly lovely. Your choice of the green ribbon is scrumptious, inspiring me to get a move on in making some cards!
    Tina V from Minnesota

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  23. So pretty! I love the soft pastels used on the lovely seashells.

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  24. beautiful card with chalk pastel effect.

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  25. Such a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing.

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  26. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. I really liked it.Very stylish. Thanks for the detailed lesson.Just want to repeat. Got a lot of inspiration.

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  28. Fabulous! Love all the textures and dimension.

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  29. OMGosh! Too many cute ideas. I need to go shopping & then get busy making some cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. Wow what a beautiful card. From Washington

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  31. I live close to the sea, 5 minutes in any direction and I am there! :) Love the sea, lakes and all things related. Great card and I must try this style. Like everything you put on it too, right down to the mason jar!
    I live in Victoria, BC Canada and I thank you for a chance to win such a great prize!

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  32. Love everything about this card...beach, 3D flowers and an easel card. Great project!

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  33. Beautiful easel card!
    Loving the flowers
    and all the layers.
    Carla from Utah

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  34. Oh my gosh! I love all the techniques you used on this card! Thank you from Texas!

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  35. I would never have thought to put seashells in the glass jar, or to use pastels........both fantastic ideas. Your creation is simply beautiful and your tutorial so helpful. Thanks for the opportunity to explore it.

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  36. Oh my, how pretty. Really makes me want to go to the beach and bring home some shells and sand.

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  37. LOVE the colors, the image, the sentiment, that beautiful bow and every little detail of this lovely card!!! TFS!

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  38. The card is so pretty! My fav color of flowers too.

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  39. A pretty card, with my favorite color flowers

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  40. incredible work.

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  41. Oh these cards are gorgeous love the old fashioned feel to them...thanks for sharing

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  42. So soft and pretty and girly....love it!

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  43. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Love easel cards. Love the jar on the piece of paper that is bent.
    thanks for sharing a great card.

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  45. These seashore cards are inspiring me to visit the beach! Very pretty card...

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  46. A beautiful card, thanks for the instructions.

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  47. G'day from Australia. That's such a lovely project...thanks for the detailed instructions.

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  48. Gorgeous card, I am a big fan of Mason Jars and love the sea, but we don't have them in Indiana, just a few lakes and ponds. I still am in awww of your card and thanks for the instructions!

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  49. Ok, add flowers to a sea card?? Well, it works!!! And I now will do it, too!!! I am from USA

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    1. I know, right? I started out thinking I would make a garden card and when I finished the garden was right by the sea! lol

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  50. Gorgeous! What a beautiful design. Thank you for sharing the details! :)

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  51. Everything is so balanced, the colors, the sizes and the placements. Nice card!

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  52. Great card! Thanks for the directions.

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  53. Great card. Looks like it just washed ashore from long ago.

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  54. I love anything beachy, but this jar of shells is just divine! Such lovely details, beautiful coloring and wonderful inking! What a treat!

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  55. I adore the sea and everything about it!!! I'm not find of hurricanes, but Ya take the good with the bad... lol Enjoyed your card! I live in South Carolina, USA

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  56. Greetings from south Texas! Your card is absolutely lovely. I'm going home and make an easel card. It is stunning!

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  57. I live in South Carolina, USA The addition of flowers to the seascape is awesome!!!

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  58. Such a beautiful card and pretty details!

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  59. Beautiful project, thanks for the instructions !

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  60. So very pretty! I love the soft colors on the shells.

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  61. Great card, thanks for sharing. From downunder Australia.

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  62. Looking at your card makes me long for a day at the beach!

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  63. A lot of steps for this card, outstanding

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  64. Fabulous card,love each details,colors,and inspiration.Thanks!

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  65. Love the layers and layers of color and papers on this card. The jar full of sea shells is adorable. Beautiful coloring work as well as a great card.

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  66. What a gorgeous card! I love the texture and patterns, thanks for sharing.

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  67. Oops...from Ohio....lovely project!

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  68. A beautiful card! I love the seashell in a bottle stamp!

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  69. Beautiful card..love the pastel/chalk look...subtle, but eyecatching. The flowers add texture - nice touch!

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  70. Gorgeous project, I love seeing what other paper crafters are doing!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  71. Fabulous easel card! Love all the detailing you put into this! Thanks so much for a chance to win. Hugs, Robin

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  72. I llove these cards. Love the flowers. TFS.

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  73. Great combination, I love your very beautiful pop up card. The scene is amazing.

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  74. I love the beach and your flowers are beautiful. - Jade from CO

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  75. Hello from GA. You really colored that stamp with chalks? You got some great shading, it looks fantastic! Really liking that stamp

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  76. this is so gorgeous, love that stamp!

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  77. I am from Kentucky and have the same flower die cuts from spellbinders! Never would I have placed flowers on a seashell card. Shows that with a little creative imagination anything can be done a look great. Very nicely created.

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  78. Wow, this is so soft and pretty! Beautiful shell stamp. Love what you have done to the background and base, wow!! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B. (USA)

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  79. So pretty! Love the colouring and the flowers. I am from Canada.

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  80. I love the beachy scene. I need to add that stamp to my wish list.

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  81. The details on this card- AMAZING! Beautiful card!

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  82. Beautiful card love the design and how you stamped the shells in the jar . I'm from Canada

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  83. I live in North Carolina and love seashells! Your card is beautiful! Thx for sharing and inspirign.

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  84. Very nice card. Like the jar. From Illinois and we can alot with the jars. They are very hot here in home decor,

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  85. Thanks for reminding me about the bitty blossoms and using pastels rather than just Copics!

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  86. Beautifully crafted card!!
    Illinois.

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  87. I just love this awesome stamp! Beautiful job in coloring and details!
    I'm in the US!

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  88. Need to learn that gelli print technique to make a card with such depth like this one!
    Kathryn from Connecticut

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  89. Lovely easel card. Love all the detailed, rich layers and textures. I didn't realize Stampendous is based in Australia. I own several of your stamps. I'm from Georgia, one of the southern states in the US. Thanks for the hop..

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  90. Gorgeous sea themed card. I like the flowers and ribbon too.
    Sue in Ohio

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