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Friday, May 4, 2012

Clearsnap/The {Stamps} of Life Blog Hop



Please join The Stamps of Life and Clearsnap for a blog hop featuring The Stamps of Life stamps and Clearsnap inks and other fun products. Make sure to comment on all the stops along the hop because prizes will be randomly chosen among the comments.


The Stamps of Life will be giving away 3 prizes – one stamp set (of the winner’s choice) per winner.
Clearsnap will be giving away an assortment of Stephanie Barnard Colorbox Premium Dye inks.

Along with the blog hop, my card was made for our Blogger's Challenge this week as we think of our Mother's, Sister's, Aunt's, Grandma's, etc.

Of course when I began this card, it didn't go as I had envisioned it but after about 5 attempts I finally got it the right way and even went back and made another one.  My background is embossed with the 
Butterflies & Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  I took my Color Box Paintbox ink from Clearsnap and pressed it onto my white cardstock, then used clear embossing powder to emboss it. I wanted that rainbow effect behind my die cut dragonfly from the Dragonfly Die Cut set from The {Stamps} of Life.

I knew I wanted a Mother's Day card to mail off to either my Mom or my Mother-in-Law and think either one of them will really like this one.  I finished it off by stamping the sentiment in ColorBox by Stephanie Barnard- Licorice from the Stamps4fancylabels set and added some crystal jewels as a trail behind the die cut.


Now don't forget that The Stamps of Life will be giving away 3 prizes – one stamp set (of the winner’s choice) per winner.

Clearsnap will be giving away an assortment of Stephanie Barnard Colorbox Premium Dye inks.


Kim Howard <----------------you are here

If you would like to join us for blogger's challenge this week, you can link up over on the Blogger's Challenge blog
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Card details:
Stamps: Stamps4fancylabels from The {Stamps} of Life
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White
Inks: ColorBox by Stephanie Barnard- LicoriceColor Box Paintbox (Pastel) ink from Clearsnap
Embellishments: Clear embossing powder, rhinestone jewels, Butterflies & Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folders and Dragonfly Die Cut set from The {Stamps} of Life

63 comments:

Kathryne said...

Adorable cannot wait to get out my Dragonfly stamp set!!!

tami sanders said...

love the rainbow background! such a great idea! so simple, but SO impact full!

Hydrangea Hippo - Jennifer Priest said...

Cute card--love the glitter!!!!

suzyQ2 said...

I love the rainbow effect on the background and the wet effect of the embossing powder!

Marianne said...

What a great rainbow effect on the background. Clever!

steph said...

Love the rainbow.

Carolyn King said...

hahah! well...what can I say....I LOVEE your card! Great minds! Fantastic job!

Anita Braddock said...

Awesome Card love the way you used the colors for the rainbow Affect. and the Embossing. thanks for sharing

Jingle said...

Very pretty card!

silvia said...

Preety card!!

Divinity said...

very creative background! pretty card :)

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Such a fun design

Pauline said...

Beautiful, love the colourful embossing, a really great design!

Miriam Prantner said...

what a neat card! Great way to use your stamp pad and I love the embossing!

katpooh said...

Like the rainbow effect on the background

Lynn C. said...

I love your cards. I look for them in Stephanie's gallery.

JustYolie said...

Beautiful card...love the added bling.

Julia Nowosielska said...

Really loving that butterfly die. The card is gorgeous.

JustYolie said...

I Pinned the card here:
http://pinterest.com/justyolie/favorite-projects/

howo34 said...

I love the color/embossed background! Im lifting this one :)!

christine said...

Love this card and how you used the ink in the background.

My Need 2 Craft said...

I should be receiving my dragonfly die any day now. Love your card!

My Need 2 Craft said...

Pinned it here:
http://pinterest.com/myneed2craft/the-stamps-of-life/

Celeste said...

Oh wow I just love this card. to pretty

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Let me say WOW!!! I love that rainbow background. TFS

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Pinned here...

http://pinterest.com/resatwo/card-making-inspiration/

Trina said...

Very nice card

My name is Erika. said...

I love the rainbow background and the black dragonfly on it. Very pretty.

Deb said...

Gorgeous, Kim! I love the black against that beautiful rainbow!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow these inks look amazing...love the rainbow panel.

Tami in Texas said...

Oh I so like the background accent made from ink - what a clever idea and fast too!

Jill Angel said...

Very pretty! Love the different techniques you used! The rainbow background is so pretty. TFS!
Jill
http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

angel said...

Very nice use of the Colorbox ink pads. I Love how the colors in the back bring out the dragonfly and make it stand out.

Barb g (WV) said...

Loved the background panel and totally loved the bling! Great card.

canadian_liner said...

Your rainbow background is just lovely! Your mom will love her dragonfly card.

Granny G said...

Love this card. Can't wait to make one like it. Thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

beautiful!

linda m said...

Really cute card, Kim!

Jillian said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it. I pinned and am now following you. Thank you for sharing.

Hannah's Stampin' Nana said...

I think its a great card, love the rainbow effect and the gems :-)

thanks for being in the hop and for a chance to win some goodies :-)

shelley
lostnwa98 at comcast.net

Bethany Becker said...

I love all the colors you used. Really cute.

Terri Braun said...

Stephanie sent me from the Stamps of Life Blog Hop. Love the cards you have posted on the Stephanie's website using her stamps and your talents!

irishgalkelly said...

Bright and cheery! Love the inks behind the dragonfly. Very cool look.

Heidi said...

Adorable card. Love the rainbow background!

Katen said...

Love the dragonfly card.

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the rainbow effect behind the dragonfly.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Emily H said...

Love the splash of color!

jackie 4124 said...

Like how the background turned out. Great card

Lisa Camero said...

Love the rainbow. Makes it a happy card!

Sharing My Thoughts said...

Adorable dragonfly and cute use of the bling!!

quilt4fun2 said...

Great card and I love how you did your rainbow effect!
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Beatrice Lawson said...

Such a great idea for the background, love it!

Linda Sanchez said...

I love the contrast of the colors. Great looking card.

Kray said...

I love this card, so very pretty. Love the background . I am now a follower as well.

Kristi said...

Love your card! I need to get on the ball with my cards.
kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a pretty card, I love the background behind the dragonfly =) TFS!

lindagk23 said...

Adorable card! I love the details! And love the rainbow background! TFS! Have a wonderful day! lindsagk23ataoldotcom

M from Texas said...

Love this Mother's Day card!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful streaks of color in the background and the dragonfly is lovely!

Tina said...

hey girl - this card is fun - love the colors of ink on the front....keeping my fingers crossed...

have a fab weekend...p.s. BUY the tape...just saying.
xo
tina

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty - love the colorful rainbow under the dragonfly!

Stephanie said...

I liked your rainbow background!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is lovely, Kim! The background turned out wonderfully! :D

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