Friday, March 7, 2014

Card Creations 12: Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Good morning!  

Today, I am participating in a special blog hop to celebrate the release of Card Creations 12 by Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine.  I am super thrilled to have six projects appearing in this issue.  I received my complimentary copy last week, and it's an amazing issue, seriously amazing.  Page after page of fantastic cards by many, many fabulous designers!  I am so grateful to be a part of this issue. 

You should have arrived here today from the ever talented Ashley Marcu's blog. If not, head over the the Plugged In with Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking blog to get the hop order. 

Each of the eight designers participating in today's hop was asked to create a card based on one of three sketches.  I have two cards to share with you today based off of the same sketch. For my first card, I went all high contrast and glitzy.    


I stamped and masked and stamped again the striped tile image from Avery Elle's Texture Tiles: Be Cool on a panel of white cardstock.  Because the image is a rectangle, it was super simple to mask with just some post-it notes, no fussy cutting involved! (Woot, woot!)


(all that glittery shiny stuff and my camera has a hard time focusing!)

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from AE's Simply Tags: Everyday with gold embossing power on a strip of black card stock.  I adhered some double sided tape behind the sentiment strip and sprinkled it with gold glitter for that extra touch of glam.  Some sequin stars added a finishing touch.

Next, I used the same background stamp, but switched up the colors for a more playful look.  



I die cut a panel from white cardstock and stamped the stripes with Hero Arts Shadow Inks in Fresh Peach, Soft Cantaloupe, and Tide Pool.  I spattered some gold spray ink on the cardstock.  I stamped Hello from Avery Elle's Modern Leaves onto a vellum banner and affixed it to the stamped panel. 


I sprinkled some gold sequins to keep the gold spatters company and adhered the completed panel to a craft card base. 

Here is a peek at the sketch I used: 


And both cards inspired by this sketch.  I super love how versatile sketches can be! 



In honor of Card Creations 12, the sweet folks at Paper Craft and Scrapbooking are allowing me to give away a free issue of the magazine.  


Just leave me a comment below for a chance to win by 8:00 PM EST on Tuesday, March 11.  A winner will be selected from all comments and announced here on Wednesday, March 12.  Please make sure that I am able to contact you through your comment profile or leave an email address.  It makes me so sad when I can't get in touch with winners! :) All are welcome to enter. International winners will receive a digital copy of the magazine. 

Next stop on the hop is the amazing  Vera Wirianta Yates.   And just in case you like to hop around in a random pattern, the entire hop list is below.  

1.       Chan Vuong
2.       Kalyn Kepner
3.       Ashley Marcu
4.       Katie Gehring
5.       Vera Wirianta Yates
6.       Alice Wertz
7.       Deena Boese
8.       Maria Fischer

Thanks for stopping by!
Katie

54 comments:

  1. You rocked that sketch, Katie, but of course you would ;)

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  2. Those layouts are amazing, What a variation with just changing up the color!! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Wow! That is some serious stamping on these! I like them both, but that Hello card is simply sweet, and since it's in Spring colors, which we desperately need, it's my fave. :)

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  4. This is a really fun design! I particularly love the softer colors!

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  5. Super fun, love how you created 2 different cards using the same sketch! Both are so very fun!

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  6. black and white card is striking!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  7. Great cards. I really love the black and white.

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  8. Great job showing us 2 completely different look of the sketch-one dramatic and one playful and colorful. Thanks

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  9. Your Thanks card looks Oscar inspired and (from yesterday) I love your Papersmooches sunshine.

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  10. GREAT cards... Really love the black and white one!

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  11. Uber cool cards and looks like another great magazine!!
    daisiesgirl at gmail dot com

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  12. Very fun and creative cards. I love them both!!!

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  13. Great way to use that stamp! Very inspiring, thank you.

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  14. love your black and white card the best -- such a great card for the manly men in your life . The gold saying adds a classic touch. Thanks for sharing

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  15. Amazing how just changing the color theme changes the whole feel of a card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Love your take on the sketch! Two very different, yet lovely cards!

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  17. Wow! I think the stripes and the color combo are an amazing addition to the overall sketch pattern. Just wow!

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  18. What cool cards!! I love the effects on each of them!!

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  19. Cute cards - love all those stripes.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  20. Great cards! I am going to have to try your stamping and masking idea.

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  21. Wow. This sketch would stump most cardmakers I think, but both these interpretations are terrific!

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  22. Fun cards, very different looks!

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  23. Your cards are very striking, love the graphic look!

    t9house@gmail.com

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  24. Love the two different takes on the same design! worme66@comcast.net

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  25. Great job with this difficult (for me) sketch.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  26. LOVE this background idea! Your cards are wonderful!

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  27. I'm so happy to see 2 of you have tackled the challenging "crazy quilt" sketch already, as it's the one that really caught my eye. I'd have taken the easier way out and used paper, but you nailed it. Very nicely executed. I'm VERY impressed.

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  28. Katie your cards really showed me the how this sketch can work!! The black/white one is totally cool!! So is the colored one but the 1st one is just more "ME"! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  29. WOW, Katie, you created 2 totally different cards with this sketch. Love them both!

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  30. Your glitzy card made me back up...and then look again...it really pops off the screen! Thank you for a chance to win the mag :)

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  31. Fun cards! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  32. What a great card... clean and sharp! Love it!

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  33. Wow! 2 different cards with the same sketch! Brava!!! You rocked it!

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  34. Great cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  35. I'm glad you showed both of these! What a difference in the looks with the different colors. both are lovely and a terrific use of the sketch!

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  36. Wow, love it, seeing the two different ones side by side was so nice also!!!Thanks for sharing, great learning opportunity here!!

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  37. Those cards are so great and inspirational!! I'm so very happy you did 2 cards, to show how versatile that design is! Thank you!! Great blog hop!!

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  38. Great take on the sketch - love the graphic nature of your cards!

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  39. It's amazing how different each card looks just choosing different colors. Great idea to use vellum for the sentiment so the colors show through. Eager to try this sketch one of these days!

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  40. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE both of these cards but the Thanks card is my favorite!! Just love the black and sparkle!!! TFS! macaskillbarbara@yahoo.com

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  41. What a great way to use this sketch...love thm both. jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

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  42. I loved the pieces of lined paper placed at odd angles for a background. Black/white seems to be a trend right now and it looks so elegant. The pastel colors are more restful and spring-like. Great job.

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  43. ohhh Katie, wonderful cards!!! So great your idea and combination!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  44. Very fun takes from the sketch!!

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  45. Love how you used the same paper but scattered to fit the sketch! You transformed what would've been a CAS card to something so much cooler!

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  46. Love how your two different renditions are so different using the same sketch! Very pretty! Love the hop - thank you.

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  47. Two great cards! Love the bits of sparkle. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  48. Love how different the two cards feel, even with the same sketch!

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  49. Totally love these! Great take on the sketch!

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