Friday, March 08, 2013

Friends of True's Inky Blog Hop

The sweet and talented Trudy Sjolander has a new stamp release available through Inky Antics! How fun to get to help her celebrate, along with this fabulous group of designers!


If you just happened on the blog hop today because you're a regular reader of my blog, and you'd like to view the entire hop, you can start back at Trudy's blog - you'll find a full list of participants there, and all the details you need. If you're already hopping and you arrived here from my friend Bev's blog, you're doing just fine.



I went with a clean and simple layout and design on this card, because I wanted the images of the Swirly Easter set to take center stage. I colored the images with Touch Twin Markers - the colors I used are below. I created a window with a small Sizzix die - Love the wide border on these for window cards! I ran the die and a Fiskars embossing plate through my Big Shot at the same time with the embossing plates before cutting the window out.





Here's a peek at the full set:


There will be a prize package donated by Inky Antics that includes True's entire, newly released, Swirly Spring stamp line, so be sure to leave comments all along the way for a chance to win! One lucky commenter from a randomly picked blog will win all 6 stamp sets! The winner will be announced on True's Blog on Monday, March 11th.

Your next stop on the hop is Colleen Schaan's blog! Thank you so much for visiting me!

Thanks for stopping by!

Here is a list of all of the links in case you get lost along the way:

47 comments:

True :) said...

I love how you make your CAS cards look so beautiful my friend!
The way you cut the flowers out and used them at the base of the cross is so cool! I wouldn't have thought to do that but will be CASE-ing you now! :)

Thanks so much for playing along!

Hugs,
True :D

Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely brilliant Dina. Love the texture and pop of color in your beautifully die cut window!

Sara said...

I love you CAS card! It perfectly showcases your image and message. TFS!

Debbie Littlejohn said...

Beautiful use of color and creativity. Like the die cut window!!

Sean Fetterman said...

Dina, you have created a masterpiece! This is stunning! Hugs! Sean

catdidit said...

Wonderful creation! Love the cutout with the focal image over the top of it! Awesome design.

Sue said...

What a lovely Easter card. Love the layering!

Sharon said...

Beautiful card! Love the simple design and beautiful coloring!

crazihunibabi said...

Great Easter card. Thanks for going the extra mile with giving colors used. Thanks for sharing.

Sherri said...

beautiful card. love the embossing and window

ulrike said...

Very beautiful card, Dina!

Lisette Baker said...

Love how you have framed and set off the image that, together with the colouring, really showcase how lovely the stamps are. Fabulous.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful card. I love how you did sunk in frames to showcase the focal image. Lots of dimension and the coloring is super wonderful.

meemee48 said...

Your card is clean, simple and beautiful!

Sabrina said...

Your card is absolutely heavenly!

Carol said...

What a sweet card! thanks for posting colors also!

Allie Gower said...

Beautiful. This set is on my wish list. I love your card.

Linda Palmer said...

The Easter set is my favorite so far but I'm not half through the hop so will continue to check out the blogs. Your card is so beautiful. I love it!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Great Easter card....love how you have framed the cross in the background and the lovely colors of the flowers. Beautiful.

Jennifer said...

This is so strikingly beautiful! Love how it pops off the card!

Cheryl Walker said...

Very very pretty!!!

Sherry said...

beautiful cas card!!

Bev Gerard * TexasGrammy said...

Ahhhh, Dina! So beautifully elegant and classy!

{{{{hugs}}}}

Myoriah said...

Hmmm...never thought to use a die with an embossing plate but I don't think I would use one with an embossing folder. Also love the flowers at the foot of the cross. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation using this stamp set.
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Sue D said...

Very elegant in its simplicity!

MsMad said...

beautifully done Easter card.
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Yvonne Morentin said...

awesome creation... thanks for the chance...
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Mary said...

What a lovely Easter card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lynne said...

I think this is the best card in the hop.

Noreen said...

I love the bright color against the white!

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely Easter card! Great coloring and love the window opening in the card front!

stefffyc said...

Beautiful coloring!

Donna Jones said...

Love your offset framed focal point, great colouring too :-)

marg0006 said...

So, so elegant and pretty. Love the coloring and the pretty cross.

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Mom-Mom Gail said...

I have many people who would enjoy these cards. You did a beautiful job!

April Story said...

Love the Easter sentiment - you've captured the true meaning of Easter with that image. April

Else49 said...

Bright colours and a beautiful card. Love the tulip in this stamp set the most.

Bonnie said...

Wow. Abolutley stunning!

Tami B. said...

I love your card, (very much my style.) Great job.

Gina said...

Nice card. I love the window in the card. Thanks so much for the color instructions!

Shannon White said...

Soo PRetty and Sweet Miss Dina!! Love the Whimsical font on the sentiments too! And your coloring and layout are Fabulous as Always!! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Tracy MacLoughlin said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love it! TFS

Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card.

Wendy Zick said...

Elegant!

Marcie said...

I like the window.

Anniebee said...

This is so pretty! Not my brand of markers but I think I can cross-reference from the colors you used. TFS! :)

Carisa said...

i adore your card so much! the way you created the window with the dies and then placed your images in front of it - LOVE! I also love how you added your colors with the arrows like that. Brilliant.