Friday, October 7, 2016

Echo Park and Imagine Crafts Blog Hop


Its fun blog hop today with Echo Park Paper and Imagine Crafts! With the stamps, dies, and stencils available from Echo Park, the inks, markers, and sprays from Imagine Crafts are a perfect combination!



I started with creating my base layer on a piece of white card stock. I placed Echo Park Designer 6x6 Stencil Snow Flurries over my card stock. The edges were secured with washi tape (and yes I used the cute stuff!), so the stencil would not move while ink was being applied. Using a foam applicator, I applied Imagine Crafts Memento Summer Sky ink through the stencil. You can see how soft and pretty the color is and how it adds a winter feel to the card. (which is ironic, given its name, hee hee)


For my snow banks, I die cut white card stock with Echo Park Designer Dies Nature Edges, twice. Making one snow bank taller than the other. Each of those pieces were spritzed with Imagine Crafts Fireworks Sky Blue mist. How cool is it that they have coordinating products like that?! The mist comes out evenly, but be sure and protect your surface. It also has shimmer to it-so pretty!


Next step was to create this adorable snowman. Echo Park Designer Dies Snowman #2 comes with all the pieces you need to piece together this snowman. I took it a step farther and added details with Imagine Crafts Memento Markers.


For his smile, I accented each tiny hole with black marker. It really made his smile stand out more.


For his carrot nose, I added a shadow to the orange card stock with an orange marker. Stepping up your dies with markers is a great way to add more interest!


And to finish off the scene, I added these stamped pine trees, with a little twist.


Echo Park Designer Stamps Winter Wonderland has this great tree image. Imagine Crafts Memento ink was applied to the stamp, then using a Memento marker, in the next darkest color, I added shading. Yes, I colored directly on the stamp and directly over the ink. How cool is that?! Once the color was added, I blew hot air on the stamp and then pressed it into card stock. The added texture is fantastic!




What would a blog hop be without a prize?! Check out this amazing prize package. To be entered to win, simply leave a comment on this blog, and the rest of the blogs for a chance to win! You have until Sunday, October 9, 2016 at midnight EDT to enter. Winners will be announced on the Echo Park Paper blog.

Hop along for more inspiration!




thanks for stopping by!

kimberly

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54 comments:

Rachel Chamblin said...

Super cute card!! I am not ready to admit that winter is almost here though!

Jade Passmore said...

What a fun card! I love the background stencil and the snowman die cuts look fun to put together. I love Momento ink and shading the trees before stamping is a great idea.

Scraprageous Totes said...

What a great card! Thanks for sharing what dies you used to create.

Karen Judy said...

I LOVE this card. Thank you for sharing.

Linda McFadden said...

Great card

Debbie Rodgerson said...

so very cute!!!!!

rocknutzgemcrazy said...

Thank you for the great ideas.

Jackie Adair said...

Super cute snowman card!

Linda said...

I love this snowman!

Eileen Gabry said...

Cute snowman

D Mullin said...

Love the snowman card.

Cheri Jeffries said...

Love the use of the stencil!

Kath said...

I ADORE snowmen. Too cute!

Ink Stained Roni said...

What a fun card! Love that snowman, he's adorable!! And you're right - the pretty blue Fireworks! spray fits in perfectly with the winter theme. TFS!

Laura P. said...

Wow! Darling snowman card! :-)

Amy C. said...

Sweet snowman and great background scene!

Yvonne Hill said...

I love your card!

Marlyn Rojas said...

I love this card, It´s super cute!

Mark Melnick said...

Great fun to see what the other DT has created - great page since everything seems to have gone beyond Halloween already...

Fun with Paper said...

Adorable card! Really love the tip to color directly on the stamp for shading. Thank you for the idea.

My Kraft Kloset - Kim Klinkovsky said...

I love snowmen and this is adorable. I love your tips and creativity. So cute! Just love it!

teffers8464 said...

Pick me please

Jeneanne Casey said...

I had no idea Echo Park sold stencils, stamps and dies. Love what you did with all of them.

pss61 said...

So cute!! Love it!!

jennifer carmichael said...

Love the snowman

Nikki C said...

Love how you added in all those details on your snowman and trees

Adnilka said...

Absolutely love your snowman card! Thanks for sharing!

Denise Bryant said...

Adorable card! Love the stencil and the cute snowman! Sweet scene you created!

Nadine Carlier said...

Very cute! Love how you did the background and that snowman!

cindybearj said...

Very cute winter card! I love the stencil you used for the background and the snowman is so cute!

Patries said...

Love the tutorial, thanks, very sweet card!

Preety said...

Such a beautiful card!!! Absolutely loved the detailed tutorial and tips shared. My favourite is to accentuate die cuts with markers yes! You are right it makes the piece stand out :) thanks for sharing

sammi said...

Oh my goodness, how cute is he! He'd have to make anyone smile! (Even those who hate, winter, like me!) =D

Tracey said...

Love that snowman! What a great card!

Russell Productions said...

Love that stencil! Great scenic dies too.

Roseanna C said...

Love the card, love the layers and how you used the stencil for the background. Thanks for the ideas and inspiration.

Susan Lang said...

I love that background made with the stencil. So pretty. I have to have that stencil!

Mary Holshouser said...

The card is darling.
Love the layering.
I recently used up the last of my
hair tape (it was used to hold your
spit curls until they dried - I'm
dating myself). It would hold
but didn't leave residue or tear
the paper. Now I've substituted
the washi - works the same way.
thanks for sharing.

Jenniferk said...

I just love your card, the background that was stencilled looks amazing, the entire background really is awesome and the snowman is so happy! I may have to do my own version of your card!!!

Kristina Rees said...

Very nice

scrapfabulous said...

Your card makes me happy! Love the snowman and the snow layers!

Andrea Garland said...

Awesome Christmas card, that snowman is so cute and funny.

Karenladd said...

That is one adorable little snowman! Love your sweet snowy scene.

Joan V said...

Oh how cute. I LOVE that snowy stencil. Thanks for the inspiration.

Joan V said...

Oh how cute. I LOVE that snowy stencil. Thanks for the inspiration.

Barb in AK said...

What an adorable snowman! Love the ideas with the texture plate and die :-) Great idea for winter or holiday <3

ShelleyJo said...

I love love this card. I so want to try card making!

Anneke said...

What a cute snowman on that lovely christmas card :)
Hugs Anneke

Celeste Goff said...

What an adorably sweet card! I love all of the amazing and fun little extras you added to your card!

Melanie said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration and the giveaway!!
Great stencil background and super cute snowman!

Jean said...

So many wonderful layers and details! The perfect snowman!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the way you did the trees!!!

Barb said...

This is so cute!

kReN K said...

This is one cute snowman card! Love all the elements and how you created the scene. TFS! kren at
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com