Friday, March 8, 2013

Friends of True's - Swirly Spring Blog Hop!!


Welcome to the "Friends of True's - Swirly Spring" BLOG HOP! 


If you are here from Colleen Schaan's blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened onto mine you will want to head back to True's blog where it all starts. There will be a prize package donated by Inky Antics that includes  True's entire, newly released, Swirly Spring stamp line!


#11158MC, Swirly Easter Clear Set

I am so excited to be joining True and all her friends in this amazing hop to showcase her latest release with Inky Antics! I was so excited when True sent me this set above to use in my post today. I had so much fun I just couldn't stop at one card! I've been in a one layer card making mood lately so two of my cards feature that and for the last card I used some of True's new paper line along with the stamps. I don't want to chat too long because you have a lot of stops and I just want to share my projects!!!

I have been playing a LOT with Pan Pastels lately and that is how I created this one layer card! 

This card also features Pan Pastels for the sky but I also used Derwent Inktense pencils to color in the flowers. This is a new coloring medium I've been exploring recently. I love how this card turned out! That sentiment is just too cute and with all the flowers in the set, there are tons of possibilities! I just chose my favorite flower - tulips. 


This card kind of goes back to my roots of card making using Copic markers. I originally started out coloring the cross purple but then I thought OH MY GOSH, I should make them WOOD! So that is what I did and I love how it turn out. I was inspired by this beautiful pattern paper designed by Trudy to create this card. I stamped the sentiment directly on the seam binding ribbon and inked the edges with a Copic marker.


Make sure to leave a comment on every stop, to increase your chances of winning the prize package. 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 Lisa Lara's blog. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my cards today and are having a blast on the hop!

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




44 comments:

Lisa Lara said...

Wow Carisa. Gorgeous creations. Such a cool technique.

True :) said...

You have been a busy girl my friend!
Love them all! If I had to pick a fave though, it would be the tulip card with that awesomely colored sky! Oh my Word! :)

Thanks so much for playing along!

Hugs,
True :D

Sara said...

Beautiful cards with amazing coloring! TFS!

Debbie Littlejohn said...

Wow!!! I love the way you have combined the backgrounds and the images; what a great effect! Thanks for sharing.

Sean Fetterman said...

Carisa.....these are beyond fantastic! From the coloring, the background and the dimension, you have nailed every element of creating a masterpiece! Hugs! Sean

catdidit said...

So love your cards! The pan pastels you used and made an awesome Background, and so love your 'wood' crosses!

Sue said...

LOve the Tulip card. So happy!

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards! The background is amazing. And beautiful coloring on the flowers.

crazihunibabi said...

Great cards! Three bits of inspiration.

Sherri said...

love all those cards. so pretty

ulrike said...

Love your cards and especially the tulip card.

Lisette Baker said...

What beautiful backgrounds you have created to showcase these lovely stamps perfectly.

meemee48 said...

Love the ethereal look of all your creations.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Ny goodness...your cards are just beautiful and you surely did a mangificient job using that stamp set. I thank you for sharing your talents.

Sabrina said...

Very beautiful cards and nice coloring!

Carol said...

Gorgeous cards!!!

Allie Gower said...

LOVE your cards - such amazing backgrounds and of course, your coloring is SUPERB!
LOVE LOVE LOVE.

Linda Palmer said...

Fantastic cards. I love what you have done with the Easter set. It is my favorite set so far. Love the techniques you used.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Lovely cards, but my fave is the tulips flowing in the wind with the sky in the background...sweet.

Jennifer said...

These are all beautiful! Love how you've blended wonderful colour with these images!

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful cards Carisa!!!!! Hope you are doing well :)
Hugs

Bev Gerard said...

Oh so clever to make those crosses appear to be of wood! Love the entire idea of that card! And I enjoyed seeing these cool ideas using the Pan Pastels as well.

~Bev

Jennifer Scull said...

all of your cards with these gorgeous sets are just wonderful! :)

MsMad said...

love all the backrounds on your cards.
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Yvonne Morentin said...

awesome creations... thanks for the chance...
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Sue D said...

Great cards using this set and I like your coloring mediums.

Mary said...

Just lovely! I like the idea of stamping the sentiment on the ribbon.

Myoriah said...

Picking my jaw up from the floor. The pan pastel on both cards is simply amazing. Love the coloring of the tulips also. Of the three cards I think that is my favorite one. Thanks for sharing your awesome creations.

Noreen said...

I love all the bright colors you've used. They really make the designs stand out.

Noreen
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Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! LOVE the clouds!

stefffyc said...

PanPastels are on my list of toys to buy !

Donna Jones said...

Great vibrant cards, love the wood effect crosses :-)

marg0006 said...

Wow great coloring and designs.

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Mom-Mom Gail said...

I really enjoyed seeing your cards with a technique I wasn't familiar with!

April Story said...

Tulips are my favorite flower, too. Your cards are just lovely.
April

Else49 said...

Thank you for using the tulip on a card. My favourite flower.

Bonnie said...

What great cards! I love the new techniques.

Sherry said...

all your cards are very pretty but I really like the middle one springing up to wish you a Happy Easter

Gina said...

Nice cards. Thanks for the great ideas.

Tracy MacLoughlin said...

Wow! Love your cards and techniques! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Rhonda Miller said...

Beautifully done. I love the different ways you've used these stamps. TFS.

Robin Horasanian said...

I like your use of the stamps and also want to say I love your cloud technique. Nice cards. :-)

Marcie said...

Wow! The first card is my favorite.

Anniebee said...

Cool cards!