Saturday, May 19, 2012

Rubbernecker Garden Blog Hop

Welcome to the Rubbernecker Stampin’ Sisterhood Garden Blog Hop!
Our wonderful team of designers will be sharing their beautiful garden creations with you today. There are so many great stamps to choose some over at the Rubbernecker site.

**You will have until FRIDAY 5/25 to HOP, the winners will be announced Saturday!
**There will be some great prizes! To get all the information, check out the Stampin’ Sisterhood blog.
**Look for the HOP badges on everyone's sidebars to follow their HOP posts.
** Next month we will have another great hop with more fun prizes to win.
**  Watch out for something EXCITING coming for JUNE'S HOP!!
**Check out the Stampin’ Sisterhood blog often for all our challenges and weekly postings for inspiration.

BONUS ENTRY:  As a bonus, we will draw a winner for a stamp set of your choice just for sharing our HOP on your Facebook page or your blog!!!! After you have shared it on one of those two places, just go back to the Stampin' Sisterhood blog and let us know where you shared it with a link to that share.
Here is my card:
Flourish 2_edited-2

The flourish which I will call a ***VINE*** today, is inked with Peeled Paint Distress ink and stamped onto the white card front. I then popped up the flower and added a glittery center. The sentiment is stamped with Victorian Velvet Distress ink. The edge of the card is punched with EK Success Scroll Pattern Punch. I added Liquid Pearls White Opal to the centers of the small punched flowers and also here and there on the scroll punched edge.
Stamps: Phrase Set 626, Flourish #2 611-02
Here is a little bonus for you. I created this card this morning. I stamped the rose using London Fog Memento ink and then watercolored using my new Distress markers and a watercolor brush. I then stamped the flourishes (***VINE***) along the edges with Versasmark ink and embossing with white powder. I then sponged on a bit more of the distress inks to pop the embossing a little bit. The sentiment is stamped using Vintage Photo ink. I added the ribbon as Mary did, but just a bow rather than a flower. The card front is mounted onto a darker pink. It really does match much better irl than it does in my photo. Isn't that disappointing? Stamps: Phrase Set 626, Single Leaf Rose 531-01, Flourish #2 611-02


Judy Rozema said...

Love how you used the flourish as a vine! Very pretty~!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Soft, delicate, and beautiful, Karen! The scrolled edge is so lovely.

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

The flourish with the flowers is so lovely! The punched side panel adds to the elegance of this beauty!! WOW!

Kecia said...

Karen, this is such a beautiful card. I'm just salivated at that scrolled edge. The use of white space in this card is just perfect.

Ellen said...

Oh my this is fabulous Karen! Brilliant use of that gorgeous flourish!!Love the scroll punched edge!

Inkyfingers said...

These are both so pretty but the first card is an absolute stunner!

Julia Aston said...

Very clever to use the flourish as a vine for your pretty pink bloom Karen! the punched edge carries the theme nicely - and your rose is beautiful!

Juliana said...

I really like the way you used that stamp---AND the new sentiment!
Very fresh and elegant, Karen!

Charlene said...

Inspired use of that the tiny little flowers and the corresponding side cut out. Your second card is beautifully colored.

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Karen...both of your cards are fabulous!!!! I love how you used the flourish as the leaves of the flower on the first card and your rose on the second card is colored beautifully!!! I need to get some of those markers!!!

Kittie said...

Both ofyour cards are gorgeous, Karen. I especially love the rose card. Your coloring with the distress markers and brush is stunning. I jut got my markers a couple of weeks ago and I love them.

Celeste said...

Your "vine" is gorgeous! I love the stamps you used and the ribbon is very pretty. Celeste

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Awesome cards. So very elegant!

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful cards Karen

tina said...

Your cards are so beautiful. Well done!


Basslady said...

how inspiring and adorable!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Wow, I love the vine flourish with the tiny pink flowers! Super job!

Pam D said...

Love the swirl border and vines with the petite flowers.
The background paper is nicely spounged(?) as well in the second card, TFS!