Sunday, April 15, 2012

April Showers, Full of Flowers Day 2


Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's April SHowers, Full of Flowers blog hop


  

If you arrived here from Ashley's blog, then you are in the right spot. If you just happened upon my post, you will want to start at My Cricut Craft Room as she is giving away a Cricut Mini.

On the first day we will show you a project with the theme, April Showers, then on Sunday we will either transform our project into a "Full of Flowers" project, or we made a matching item with the theme of Flowers....

Erica's Craft Room is sponsoring this blog hop with ONE of the prizes being a Cricut Mini machine. Be sure to comment on ALL of the blogs both days to be entered to win the Cricut Mini Machine! 

Yes, you read that right Erica's Craft Room is giving away an actual Cricut Mini Machine. This isn't small candy you guys. This is super generous of her, so spread the word and invite your friends to the hop.

Here is my project for today. I made a card featuring the same inks and cartridge I used yesterday, but with a very different end feel.

 I wanted the card to feel springy and to show the spunk of this little girl who knows what she wants. I started with a plain white piece of cardstock. I used Tim Holtz Wild Honey distress ink with a foam pad, because I wanted a heavy color. I have a lighter touch with the felt, so I used a felt pad to add just a touch of the Stormy sky distress ink. The kids were cut from A Child's Year using Cricut Craft room. I simply dropped them on the mat and then enlarged them until I felt like they would fit well on my standard sized card. They ended up with a height of 4.014 and a width of 4.208. On a side note, if you are cutting silhouetted figures like these you want to make sure you have smooth edges, so keep some extra blades on hand. I hate when I need a new blade and don't have one of hand. Add an extra pack of blades to your cart while you are shopping with Erica this weekend
 I took the same Stormy sky I inked with and used a Tim Holtz stamps to stamp the flowery vine there in the corner.
 The plain black card stock looked too flat, so I smeared Glossy Accent on them to give them a nice sheen that would pop off the background. SPECIAL TIP...When spreading glossy accents, stickles, or liquid pearls with your finger you don't want to leave fingerprints in the surface. Avoid the prints by coating your fingertip with a thin layer of the product you are using. It will fill in the ridges on your finger tip and keep you from leaving prints in it. I actually glued them down with glossy accents too. It makes a great adhesive too. You can also get your Glossy Accents from Erica's Store
 I stamped the sentiment with a Tim Holtz stamp and Ranger Archival ink in coffee.
 I accented the flowery vines with two types of stickles. I used Star Duston the vines and made the flowers using Ice Stickles. The ice stickles are a little different from the regular stickles. I used the Artic Ice Stickles which you can order from Erica's store HERE.The flowers were created by pressing white roses into the Wild Honey distress ink pad. I then squirted it with a mini minster to make the color spread. Once it was dry I sprayed them with Frost glimmer mist. It still needed a little something, so I squirted a little ice stickles on my finger and rubbed it across the edges of the flowers.

I really like the way the card turned out and hope you enjoy it too. Remember to visit all the blogs in the hop and comment on each one to be eligible for the Cricut Mini.

Next you should head over to see Haidee. You will love her blog  created2bunique.

Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the complete line up. 

Erica's Room Erica- http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/
Claire- http://www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com/
Tanya-http://litle/-scrapper.blogspot.com
Janet- http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/
Lisa Peters http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Jessica Bashaw - http://thecrafterscottage.blogspot.com/
Doris Parker - http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com/
Ashley http://especiallymade.blogspot.com/
Kathy Jo Page Ritchie http://skrappindiva.blogspot.com/
Haidee Shableau http://created2bunique.blogspot.com


Thanks for stopping by and I will see you tomorrow.
KathyJo
My Cricut Craft Room Design Team Member

46 comments:

Sue D said...

Very pretty and thanks for all the tips.

Clare D. said...

The stickles are the bomb on this project! It looks so professional! Thanks for the chance to win!

jennyplace2 said...

Breathtaking! Wow....love your project again today. TFS!

ScrapMyWay said...

Lots of beautiful detail and I think the sentiment is amazing!! TFs
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com
DT MCCR

Miranda said...

Gorgeous! I love the flowers!
Miranda :)
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Jessica said...

Gorgeous pairing of the silhouettes with your papers. Awesome tip on spreading the stickles, too. Fabulous job hun!
:O)
Jessica S

rlovew said...

So pretty and I learned so much from your steps.

scrapBugz said...

Very lovely. Love the flowers.

Mandy
scrapbugzmandy @ gmail dot com

Judy said...

Once again, this card is beyond beautiful!! Love every bit of your awesome detail work :-)
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com
scrappinana.blogspot.com

angel4ever said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those flowers!!!! They are gorgeous!!!

Tiffany

Ava Fernandez said...

Oh my goodness Kathy Jo this is just beautiful.I love the colors and flowers are awesome
TFS
Ava DT Sister

Tonya said...

This is beautiful! I love the colors.

CREATIVE M said...

WOW!You did an AWESOME Job!!Love it!I love that cartridge!The ink and flowers were combined so perfectly!TFS
http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com
mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

Josie0602 said...

Another beautiful card!! I love this one!!

Tracy
http://scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

nanapuddin said...

Very pretty! great job! And that is one of my go-to carts! They have so many buried treasures on that cart! TFS! great hop!
nanapuddin2u at gmail dot com

Kris Dietz said...

Gorgeous!! Thank you for the tips too.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Mary said...

This is such a romantic looking card Kathy Jo. Great use of the distress inks. TFS, Mary M

lisacustomscrapbooking said...

Very very cute & great tips thanks

Vicky said...

again a lovely card

Sarah said...

Very cute card.TFS
Sarah
craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
craftingwithsarah@gmail.com

azivy said...

Gorgeous card just love it

TFS

Amy

AmyJRockstar said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I am so enjoying learning your awesome techniques! You have taught me a lot in this one hop alone! I can't wait to see what you come up with next. :) I'm adding you to my "favorite blogs" list! You did such a great job with everything! I love the beautiful background and those flowers are AMAZING!!! I can't wait to try that out! :) So happy to have found your blog through this hop!

XO ~ Amy Jo (new follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com

My Cricut Craft Room said...

Great job! Thank you for being a part of the hop! *Erica

Jodie R said...

Gorgeous!!!!! If I were the recipient of this card, or yesterday's card for that matter, I would frame it! They are both works of art!!! Tfs!

glowegal said...

Gorgeous, gorgeou, gorgeous!!!! And what a great tip with the Glossy Accents, will definitely be doing that from now on!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card!
Lisa
http://ourcraftingcorner.blogspot.com/

Debbie said...

just like yesterday's card this is marvelous it is surprising the feeling a card can convey, and your card does this thanks for the inspiration
upnurse at aol dot com

TeresaK said...

This is a really cute card and the perfect companion to yesterdays! I love A Childs Year!
Teresa K
happiqueen@aol.com

silvia said...

Great card!!

Stephanie said...

So sweet. Love A Child's Year.

Kathy Salido said...

Another gorgeous card Kathy Jo. I love your use of the distress ink, glossy accents and stickles.
Kathy
Salido99@msn.com
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Your work is just so beautiful and definitely gives the feeling of spring!!
Cindylu

Bunnyfreak said...

Stunning card. Great use of the Ranger projects.
http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

missstamper said...

Beautiful!

missstamper (at) yahoo.com

Kristin Stuthard said...

That is a really really great tip, because I am always leaving finger prints on everything lol. Sounds gross, my hands are just more oily than most :/ But this is something I will have to try!

Janet's Planet said...

love the techniques you shared! Janet Royer

Denise said...

Beautiful card! Absolutely love the flowers! Thanks for sharing! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

Brendanc said...

Love your techniques.. very pretty.
Brenda
brndsmth@bellsouth.net

Margi said...

This is very cute. I would display it in a portrait. TFS

Cathy said...

I love everything about your project, I need to get me some glimmer mist.
cathyplus5.blogspot.com

mamawcindy said...

Your Card is so Pretty! Thanks for Sharing! :0)

KathyJo said...

Your comments are so inspiring. I am so thankful for the sweet words you all are sharing with me.
KathyJo

Michelle said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! LOVE it!

Hugs,
Michelle

Michele from MS said...

Wow - absolutely beautiful and I love the sentiment!! Thank you for the great instructions and tips!! msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

Doris P. said...

BEAUTIFUL -stunning and very precious! I learned the hard way with the glossy accents too!! that is why my umbrella became colorful (day 1) Erica Cricut Craft Room Design Team Doris - http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

cema1cema said...

So sweet! Christina ccapps35@gmail.com

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