Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Craft Stash Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to my blog!



We've got such a fun hop lined up for you today, but before I get to the card let me rabbit trail for a minute.

I'm SO thankful to have found this wonderful crafting community. So many people that I've never even met have been some of the kindest I know. Crafty friends are some of my favorite people to just sit around and gab with. During a recent gab session I was having with some of my crafty friends on the Catherine Pooler team, this idea to do a blog hop that utilizes our hoarded crafty stash was born!

So today I am using some products from Ranger that I bought a long time ago but just haven't used yet. Let me tell you....I think these stamp sets are the best kept secret in the stamping community! The price point is truly unbeatable and I just LOVE the handlettered look of these sets.



For today's card, I used my alcohol inks, a floral image from the Catherine Pooler Bloomin' Bouquet stamp set, and the Thank You Letter It stamp set

I started out by applying multiple colors of alcohol inks on to Yupo paper. I then used my floral image stamp along with some Archival ink to create the ghost floral images. I trimmed down the alcohol ink panel and then set glued it down flat on to a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base and set it aside.



I took a white piece of cardstock and used a 4-bar rectangle die from Lawn Fawn to cut a window/frame piece. I then cut a piece of acetate out for the purpose of creating a clear window. I applied an anti static tool to the front and then stamped my thanks sentiment in Versamark Ink. I applied Liquid Platinum embossing powder and then heat set it.

I adhered my clear acetate piece to the pack of my window piece that I created. I applied some foam tape to the border of the window panel and then laid it down on to my card base which had the alcohol ink piece glued on to it already.



I love creating these window cards because I love the dimension that the foam tape gives to the frame piece and the shadows that the bold embossing gives on to the alcohol ink piece below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope this has inspired you to drag out some of your items in your crafty stash that you haven't tried yet!

On to the prizes!



Comment on each blog for all three days of our hops and you'll be eligible to win one of these great prizes! Winners will be drawn and notified on Sunday, July 23rd. This will give you plenty of time to work through all three days of hops!

Prizes: Six Total - Must comment on all the blogs all three days for these:




1. Stampscapes - 2 prizes - Choice of Nature Sheet ($26.50 each)
2. Cas-ual Fridays - $25 Gift Card
3. Catherine Pooler - $25 Gift Card
4. Stamplorations - $20 Gift Card
5. Right At Home - $20 Gift Card

Additionally, there are several friends on our hops who are doing individual giveaways as well!



1. Ingrid - Prize Pack
2. Allison - $25 Power Poppy E-Gift Card
3. Ilina - Prize Pack
4. Tracie - $25 Catherine Pooler Gift Card
5. Nanette - Catherine Pooler Prize Pack



Here are all three days of the hops. Please keep in mind that tomorrow's hop won't be live until 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time!


Day 1, July 9th:

Day 2, July 10th:
3. Kelly Martin (You are here!)

Day 3, July 11th:

Thanks again for stopping by and happy hopping!

Kelly

52 comments:

  1. Wow, that is beautiful! Love the colors and window effect.

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    1. This window effect is my new favorite thing!

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  2. So beautiful! Love this effect, it's like the leaves are floating in water. I'm going to have to try this!

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    1. The archival ink really does make some amazing ghost like techniques!

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  3. Are you kidding me Kelly....I thought that Thanks was a die?!! It's a stamp, WOW, I love it. Gorgeous card. I have several alcohol inks that I've been hording for years and haven't used yet...hummmmm.....

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    1. I'm telling you, that stamp line is the best kept secret in the crafting community right now!! The price point is unbelievable! :)

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  4. I love the pretty band of colors here! It looks so fresh and summery and almost dreamlike! beautiful!

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  5. That is nice color combinations. And I thought word was a die cut. You clever lady.

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  6. I love the colors you chose, they are so vibrant together! Lovely card!

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  7. What a beautiful card! I love the soft colors.

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  8. Lovely colours and a great idea having a window card. I’m thinking I’d better get me some yupo!

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  9. this is certainly a gorgeous card, Kelly - love the colors and the hazy background - and yes that stamp set is a deal!!!

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  10. Gorgeous card, love the soft effect, Cathy x

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  11. Beautiful card. I love the way you framed it.

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  12. So pretty. I love how you made it look like the leaves are "outside" Great idea!!

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  13. So pretty! I love the color combo you used and the awesome stamps!

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  14. Very pretty card, love the soft colors and the window effect you created!

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  15. Wow! This is stunning! That background is amazing!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! :) Miss you, sweet lady!

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  16. Love the soft colors on this card and how you stamped on the acetate and made a window card. So pretty.

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  17. I love the combination of the soft colors and that acetate window on your project!

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  18. I love how you stamped over the alcohol ink Kelly! It looks fantastic!! I'll have to give it a try.

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  19. This looks so soft and dreamy...love love love !!!

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  20. Beautiful card! Love the color background so very soft and summery. Thank you for sharing and being apart of this wonderful Blog Hop. Always a pleasuring learning new ideas from all these amazing talent designers.

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  21. The colors are absolutely beautiful.

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  22. What a stunning background!

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  23. What a gorgeous card. Love the background.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  24. Beautiful! I love your background so much!

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  25. Really beautiful. Love the color combo.

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  26. So pretty! The acetate window does add that extra something to the card! Thank you for sharing and inspiring us!

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  27. Love that soft background ... looks like the light is shining through.

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  28. Love the background that you created and I certainly agree that the hand lettered look sentiment is fabulous.

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  29. beautiful card and striking colors!!!

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  30. Oh my I am so loving this card! And I really like the window effect that you have done to it! In a way it even almost looks like a swimming pool!

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  31. Kelly your card is gorgeous, I love those colours and window wow factor. It was fun hopping with you!

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    1. Thanks so much for joining us, Tracey!

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  32. Gorgeous card! I used Yupo paper for the first time about 4 months ago and was just amazed by it. Love the window effect!

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  33. Super cool card! Gorgeous background and I love the depth and shine from the window element.

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  34. neat idea. it's like a shaker card without the shaker bits - which is the part i don't really like. i might make one of these myself!!

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    1. Yes, I totally agree! Sometimes shaker cards can be overwhelming and frankly...too much frustration lol. This is such a great technique for a compromise! :)

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  35. Very pretty. Love the background you created.

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  36. That’s such a great card !! I love your thoughts behind the process, very helpful.
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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