Friday, April 19, 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps Flower Show blog hop

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Welcome to the Waltzingmouse Stamps Flower Show blog hop! I am SO thrilled to be a part of this hop! I have long been a fan of Claire and her talents!

thank you by Kimberly Crawford with Waltzingmouse Stamps

For my card today, I used the new set, Folk Art Medallion. Its so, so pretty! I was drawn to the idea of being able to create a folksy looking chalkboard background. This set is so brilliantly designed that all the little pieces and parts face the right ways so you can create exactly that look! Yay!

thank you by Kimberly Crawford with Waltzingmouse Stamps cu
The flower I added is Spiral Blossom Four  from Spellbinders. Who can resist putting that flower on a card?I cannot.
The leaves are an interesting story and then they turned into a great card making tip!! I wanted to stamp the leaves in a beautiful mint green color (like in the paper pad I was using…). Sadly, amongst the hundreds of ink pads I own, there was nothing mint green. Then I got to thinking, because I was going to have mint green leaves! What would happen if I heat embossed the stamped image with clear embossing powder after it had been stamped onto the correct color of patterned paper? And look! It worked! The perfect color leaves!

And for the chance to win 5 stamp sets! CASE (Copy And Steal Everything) one of your favorite cards from the flower show and post a link (inlinkz) on Claire's blog. The inlinkz will go live on April 23, giving you time to navigate the whole hop and get creating. One random winner will be drawn from the CASE cards posted to the inlinkz  and will win 5 stamp sets of their choice! WOW!

Enjoy the rest of the hop, because I know I will! Check out these talented ladies:

Claire Brennan
Taheerah Atchia
Debbie Olson
Meredith MacRitchie
Aneta
Kimberly Crawford *you are here*
Emilie Chamel
Pauline Pollington
Anne-Elise
Suezie Howard
JJ Bolton
Helen Berry

​​ thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly

32 comments:

Pauline said...

Love the chalkboard effect, beautiful card!

Anne-Elise said...

Gorgeous card, Kimberly! Love the chalkboard and the beautiful flower! Hugs

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...
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Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Oh my, such a funky fresh chalkboard look, this is just awesome!! And I totally hear you on the mint ink - I have been searching in vain for ages - just why has no-one brought out the perfect mint ink yet?! But I digress. This is awesome. And if I could be permitted to gush for just a sec? O.M.G. - I'm Hopping with a Go-To Gal. I'm Hopping with a Go-To Gal! There, I'm done. ;-)

~amy~ said...

gorgeous!!!!! I love the chalkboard technique combined with those fab colors and pretty bloom!

Kary said...

Fantastic card, Kimberly!! Love the colour combo and the gorgeous stamping. Wonderful job!!

Helen Berry said...

Kimberly - whoever thought Chalkboard could be SO pretty! I love the Folksy look to your card and the beautiful paper flower and the sheen on those leaves. Really wonderful work :) So happy to be on the Flower Show hop with you today x

JJ Bolton said...

Such a cute card Kimberly! I love the way you created the chalkboard background:)

And I hear you on the lack of mint green ink! Love the way you made it work:)

Have a super weekend!

Julia Aston said...

A lovely design with the chalkboard stamping and beautiful paper rose Kimberly!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Awesome job, Kim...love the chalkboard look and your embossed leaves look incredible with that rolled flower. Fantastic job with today's flower show. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us all.

melanie said...

Beautiful card the chalkboard is great .Melanie

Bumblebee said...

love the chalkboard look!

Jill Norwood said...

Love your card! I love that you added the flower to the chalkboard look and I love the embossed leaves! Need to remember this trick as I don't have mint green ink either!!! :)

Jeanne J said...

Love the chalk board effect and the pop of that red flower!

Deborah Frings said...

This is great! I do like the chalkboard effect, and that flower and those leaves are so pretty!

Marybeth said...

Love the beautiful bloom you made and the stamping is gorgeous! Congrats on the honor!

Ruth G said...

Such a fun idea and a fabulous resulting card! Thanks so much for sharing your card and your tip! (Sometimes I just use the embossing ink without powder and it gives just a light image on cardstock.)

Deirdre said...

Love the chalkboard effect you created - beautiful.

Kelly S. said...

Gorgeous chalkboard art, Kimberly! SO nice to see you :). Love the way the pink rose just POPS with the whole design. You always have the best layouts!!

Cassie_lu said...

I really like how you used the leaves of the 3D flower

Kate said...

Love your blackboard and what an lovely bloom to add a splash of colour, love the leaves BTW !!!

Vickie Z said...

Love how you used these images to create the chalkboard....yes, who could resist the flower!!

Renee said...

LOVE this card, the colors are so vibrant against the chalkboard look! Well done!

-Aneta- said...

Amazing card Kimberly :) I love how you created this chalkboard look !!! Stunning job and perfect colours :) xxx Aneta

Renee said...

Beautiful!
Love the chalkboard with those fabulous papers...
and I knew what pad they were from before ever seeing the supply list...
it's one of 2 of my new favorite collections because they have THE most perfect color in the whole wide world...
navy!! :)
Such a gorgeous card...
and love how you "got" the mint ink! :)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Absolutely charming Kim!! Your chalkboard bg really makes your beautiful flower pop!! WOW!

Hippymom83 said...

Very pretty! I love that chalk board look!

Jean Bullock said...

I can't believe how adorable this card is. Love the 3D effect, the colors, the chalkboard, everything!

Barb Murphy said...

gorgeous! love the chalkboard effect

Debbie Olson said...

Reminds me of Pennsylvania Dutch, Kimberly--beautiful!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, I LOVE this! I think you did a wonderful job with the chalkboard technique, and your focal flower is stunning! I often turn to patterned paper in a pinch when I can't find ink to match! It turned out wonderful!

Petti said...

I love your card! Very pretty!