Friday, 30 December 2011

Hop on in to the Penny Black and Flowersoft Blog Hop

Welcome to the Penny Black and Flowersoft blog hop you should have arrived here from Debbie Seyer's blog here, If you have lost your way or would like to start from the beginning click here, I promise you will be inspired by the other Designers creative projects as you hop along their blogs.  Join in for challenges and prizes!

Not only will there be prizes for hopping along and leaving comments on each blog;  Penny Black will also be hosting a card challenge with a large prize - a guest designer spot at the Penny Black Blog, so get your creative juices flowing and join in the fun and don't forget to tag your entry with "pennyblackbloghop" !
























This card was created using - 
Penny Black stamps: 'Corner Piece' 3859H, 'Aspire' 3381K, 'Sparklers' 4040K and 'Salutations ' 30-014.  The base card is from the Penny Black Mix and Match Cardstock Range; 'Periwinkle' 11-002.  
Flowersoft products: Flowersoft 'Delphinium Blue', Ultrafine Flowersoft 'Earth', Flowersoft Wires and Display Globes.
Step by step illustrated instructions on how to create the flowers can be found at the bottom of this post.
I also created this simple thank you card












Using:
Penny Black 'Rose Garden' Mix and Match cardstock 14-001 & 14-002, 'Floral Silhouette' 3379H, 'Flower Gallery' 30-031
Flowersoft 'Delphinium Blue', and Ultrafine 'Raspberry Fizz'


Step by step flower instructions
Attach a small triangle of paper to wire and tightly wrap around and glue to form a cone shape.  Colour wire with Copics G94 & G99 and cone with B23.  Stamp aspire onto scrap paper with dark green ink cut out leaves and adhere to wires.
Cover cone with PVA glue and sprinkle with Delphinium Blue Flowersoft, stick into a piece of polystyrene to dry.


Stamp Sparklers onto white card with Rich Cocoa Memento ink, colour with Copics E31 & E33. Stamp Aspire with black ink and colour with Copics G94 and B23. Distress bottom of card with Antique Linen and Wild Honey ink and the top with Tumbled Glass.  
Once dry add glue to tips of sparklers and sprinkle with Earth Flowersoft, leave to dry. Then add glue to flowers on Aspire and sprinkle with Delphinium Flowersoft.




Add the wire stemmed flowers on top of the image and bend wires to create dimension.
Finally cut oval in card blank (the smallest spellbinders grand ovals works perfectly for this). Add globe and add design to back.








Sorry for such a long post!  I hope you enjoyed hopping over to me today, your next stop is Dina Kowal here.
Happy New Year everyone!
Hugs Cathy
x

111 comments:

Kelley Eubanks said...

Wow!! Gorgeous! I love them both!

Jay Gee said...

Amazing cards and thanks so much for the tutorial, so helpful :)

Agafia said...

wow! The first one is really amazing, I love it. The second one is lovely and simple, but it has "this" :)

Hanneke said...

What a lovely card! Those flowers look great, lovely tutorial. I am gonna hop along now to see the rest of the creations. Hugs, Hanneke

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful!!!! Thanks for the tutorial too!

Shalini said...

dats so pretty... love both of them... and thanks so much for the tute... it's a big help!!!

Dina K. said...

Thanks so much for sharing how you made your flowers! I love the dimension you created. :)

Penny Ward said...

Cathy, Oh My! That is the most beautiful card I have ever seen. TY for the tutorial! Can't wait to try something like this. Hopping along now...

Lillian said...

This is a wow card!, love the flowers inside the dome and the 3D affect is just perfect with flowersoft and all! Both cards are great.

Pam from Maine said...

Wow, I'm in awe! Thank you for sharing your great talent with us.

Carol E said...

Wow! What a beautiful card, love every thing you created, thank you for sharing it.

Enigma Artist said...

Oh my goodness..these are truly unique and I love them!! Thanks for the inspiration. Kraftyaunt

Cathy Fong said...

Gorgeous!!! you are really creative! love ur creations! always!!

Sunny said...

Penny Black, Flower Soft, and Valentines......oh my!! Three of my favorite things in the whole world!

Lin said...

Beautiful, Cathy - love those dimensional blue flowers especially!

Daizeefli said...

What fun!! I love these cards. You are really talented. Thanks for sharing!

Cibele Glazer said...

Fabulous use of the globe! These are both fabulous cards and I love the colors you used!

fossilised2010 said...

Stunning cards Cathy, absolutely beautiful.Thank you for your tutorial, you've inspired me to experiment!

Sanda said...

oh, man! those flowers are fantastic on both cards!

JuPooh65 said...

Stunning! Simply STUNNING!! The colors, the stamps, the details, just plain fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us. :D

Lori Comeau said...

You did a fabulous job on these, The first one is just amazing. The colors and the depth. Wow.
http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

Irene said...

Thanks for the detailed directions! Very helpful. Two stunning projects. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

patty said...

your artwork is beutyful, hugs,patty

Annette said...

wow this is so amazing...I love them both...
Thanks for sharing..

Happy New Year..

Suzy said...

Leave it to you to knock it out of the park! WOWZA. Beautiful. And great technique. Thanks so much for sharing. You're always inspirational. I always enjoy checking in to see what you're up to.

Paula S said...

So pretty and dainty. Love it.

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Your cards are beautiful and so creative! I love them both!

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Linda Monroe said...

Really pretty.

Papercrafting Beach Bum said...

Ok the card with the window was insanely cool. No way I mind the long blog post when it has such fun instructions! Thanks for sharing your awesome cards :D

Rosemary said...

both cards are absolutely STUNNING, cathy!!!

May said...

Amazing cards, thank you for taking the time with the tutorial x x x Hugs May x x Happy 2012 x x x

Jennifer Buck said...

These are both so beautiful! :-) Love the 'snow globe'. So beautiful with the flowers!

Angela said...

OMG all I can say is stunning!!

Laurie's Sunny Studio said...

The first card is my very favorite card, by a mile! Beautiful. Love the simplicity and elegance of the thank you card also.

sheila said...

oh my goodness! these are little works of art! Love the dimension of your purple flower cones!

Lisa (lisascraps) said...

Lovely and creative. Great tutorial.
Cheers!

Karen said...

thanks for the instructions, I am going to try this.

Victoria said...

Best cards of the blog hop so far (shhhh don't tell the others, theirs are nice but not as nice as yours). Great job!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Cathy your globe card is like looking into a summer's day and your Thank You design is beautiful!

Jane said...

Fab cards and fab tutorial...how kind to show how you use the flowersoft. Hi via the PB hop!
Jane x

Grá said...

Gorgeous cards, thanks for the instructions :)

Stampinut said...

Beautiful card - very creative! Thanks for providing the tutorial!

Gina Alferez said...

this is a beautiful card! I love the way you created the flowers.

Mildred Mildew said...

How very clever! Thank you for showing us the "how to". Love your creativity!

Kathy said...

wowowoowwoow this first card is a knock out sista!!!!!! absolutely stunning. Your shoulder must be feeling better??? Happy New Year :) Hugs,Kathy

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for the flower tutorial. It's AO simple, but what a great effect!

jenny said...

Amazing projects Cathy....love the flower dome, so beautiful and the CAS card is fabulous too x

Jenny xx

Peet said...

Both cards are Stunning, Cathy!!
Happy New Year!

Nitasha said...

These are gorgeous! I especially love your first card!

Trisha said...

Beautiful. The flowers look so amazingly real. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful cards, Cathy! I especially love your wonderful tutorial! Happy New Year to you!

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deb said...

Beautiful!

conil said...

This bloghop just keeps getting better and better. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work and the tutorial.

Alexis said...

So pretty. Those cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

KraftyKaren said...

Two gorgeous cards and thanks for the tutorial x

Dorothy C. said...

Very dimensional. The image really pops. Also, thanks for the tutorial. I'd like to try and make some of the flowers.

Barbara said...

Oh Wow! I love these and thanks for the great how-to instructions!

Jeanette Marchand said...

Gorgeous cards, Cathy!

A Crafty Person said...

I love this card. Truly gorgeous!!

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

charli said...

love the tutorial!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

love those little flowers - thanks for the inspiration

Barb Housner

steph said...

Beautiful cards, love them both

Pam said...

Gorgeous! I love the thank you!

Julia said...

I love this!!!

Barb said...

Are you kidding me?! Cathy, that first card is amazing! What a gorgeous way to use Flower Soft! You are always so creative! And I love that you shared a simple card too - so pretty! Beautiful work! Happy New Year to you! :)

Jenée said...

Beautiful, beautiful card. Both cards are fantastic.

Denise said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for the tutorial also!
DeniseB

Katie said...

Your cards are works of art. First time visiting your blog and it definitely will not be the last.

Lucy Newton said...

Thanks for the flower tutorial, your cards turned out amazing!!!!

gaijinjoy said...

What lovely, exceptional cards! Wonderful use of Flower Soft! Happy New Year!

papersunshine said...

That's an awesome idea! I just love both cards :)

Mubeena M. said...

Amazing cards, thanks for the tutorial!

EmbossingQueen said...

Absoltely gorgeous Cathy! I love the colour scheme you have used. The Flower Soft flowers look fantastic. The small bling on the card is a perfect touch. The Thank You card is very pretty also. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is amazing, and so life like!!! I feel like I'm looking at flowers that have been dried and preserved, thank you for the step by step photos as well!
Lisa

Jenn Hilger said...

You are very talented! Thanks for sharing such great work! So much inspiration!

SunnyB said...

Beautiful! Love what you did with both cards. Thanks for sharing.

judkajudi said...

Your work is breath taking! I could gaze into that globe filled with summer flowers for hours!! Thanks for the treat!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

LeeAnn said...

Thank you for the instructions on how you made your card. I love it! The extra dimension with the 3-d flowers with flower soft make it wonderful.

Paula said...

One so beautifully simple and the other one so beautifully intricate! :) TFS

Melissa E said...

Thanks for the instructions on these flowers!

stamping sue said...

what great cards!
thanks for tutorial on the flowers in the oval.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Sherry Kushibab said...

First, thank you for sharing how you did this.....I felt like I was peeking into a garden when I saw the first one....both lovely cards.

Paula (PEP) said...

Absolutely brilliant seeing both a simple & a complicated card using Flower Soft. I do love that corner stamp & the way you have accented it with the little gem & done the same with the sentiment. No apoliges needed for a long post - it didn't seem long as I was engrossed & loved your detailed instructions of how to create those flower stems. I've only ever made stems with the wires by themselves but this opens up a whole new dimension.
Paula (PEP)

Cheek said...

2 great cards!!! and thank you so much for the tutorial! Very eager to try this now!

Donna said...

Stunning cards Cathy, your choices were wonderfully done!!
Thanks for sharing and giving up some wonderful inspiration!!
hugs and happy new year
Donna

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Love this card. Of the colors and the Flower Soft weren't enough, but that globe was inspiration. Makes you feel you feel like looking through a window. Very pretty.

Lori said...

So cute loving the pairing of flower soft and penny black...pefect!!!

Katherine said...

Both cards are so beautiful! Thank you for the detailed instructions and your list of supplies - that is so very helpful!
Have a Happy New Year!
Katherine

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Incredible!!! These cards are fabulous!!

Lauren'sGlitzyBits said...

WOW... gorgeous, both of them. Thanks for the instructions, very thoughtful, love your inspiring cards, TFS

Ellen S. Jarvis said...

Gorgeous cards!!!!

Happy New Year!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Judy said...

Very beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial and the supply list!

Bunnyfreak said...

Thanks for sharing how you made the flowers.

joetterer said...

Neat way of making flowers!

gg nurse said...

Beautiful work, Cathy! You are so creative!

jusaweecatnap said...

The thank you is so sweet and simple. The best wishes card is awesome. I love the garden in a window idea. Thanks so much for the how to. What clever ideas!

Linda said...

Wow! This is lovely! So many great details!

Dawn said...

Wow - love how you made those flowers for your first card. Quite inspiring.

Pat said...

Gorgeous!!! Definitely one of my favorites on the hop!

LillaMinne said...

Both cards are fantastic.

Tanja said...

Lovely projects, thanks for sharing!

Clair said...

I adore the little Thank you card! xxx

Emily said...

Wow I love the scene you've created. Thanks for posting how you did it! I hadn't seen those plastic globes before.

Isha said...

Stunning cards Cathy. Love them and thanks for the step by step. I have to CASE them some day:) Hope you will allow.

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my, your cards are BEAUTIFUL! I think the flower soft really adds the perfect touch, too! Thanks so much for the tutorial...Happy New Year!!!

Sammacco said...

Happy New Year!

JPScraps said...

Stunning card!!! Thanks for the tutorial.

Booknplays said...

I like the Thank you card, but I love the first one. Thanks for the tutorial!