Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Rubeena's Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop DAY TWO + Giveaways

"Welcome to Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary 2-Day Blog Hop! This hop is epic with more than 70 guests and over $1,000 in sponsored prizes! Not only are we celebrating four years since Rubeena first discovered card-making but also crafting in general. This industry is made up of wonderful individuals who are creative, inspirational, kind, and incredibly supportive! Hop along so you can learn about why we create and how much joy it brings us!"

It is always wonderful to support one another in this wonderful hobby! This hop is full of fabulous crafters and fabulous prizes and I am tickled to be a part of it! You should have arrived here from Taheerah Atchia's blog! If you are just joining in, head back to Rubeena's blog for a complete list of people for both days! 
This color palette has become my fall obsession. You know what? It honestly makes card-making that much easier, because there is no need to think about colors, just use them in different ways. Plus, I love how this gorgeous floral image from Gina K Designs can look like fall with a use of color!

After heat embossing the image with copper embossing powder, I began to ink the background with Distress Oxide Inks. You need these inks. Truly. I never get too excited about products, but these are fantastic! Smooth, with a soft finish, plus all the good properties about dry inks also!

Once the background was inked, I used a water brush and lifted the color off the inside of the image. It helped make it pop off the background, but kept it all monochromatic and subtle.
When I put my cardstock panel down to ink it, I used some Therm O Web purple tape. Of course the ink didn't go under there, so I had some white spots left. I originally had planned on cutting the edges away, but when I saw the look, I decided to embrace it. The background looked like it had come off some artist's palette. Something about it spoke to me. To tie the image with those edges, I found some washi tape with a similiar floral motif and the same metallic color. I love it. Would you ever try that?
Thanks for popping in friends! If you would like a closer look at this card, and its coordinating envelope, visit me on Instagram. You can find me @kimberlystamps or by using the link on the right side of my blog. 

Now the REALLY good stuff:
In celebration of this anniversary, we have several amazing sponsors. Let’s thank them for their generosity! Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs. The winners will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 on this page. Winners will have up to 2 weeks to contact Rubeena at ararerubycrafts@gmail.com to claim their prize before another winner is selected.
Studio Katia - $50 gift card
Hello Bluebird - $50 gift card
Altenew - $50 Gift card
Pinkfresh Studio - $30 gift card
Gina K. Designs - $50 gift card
Clearly Besotted - £25 gift card
Simon Says Stamp - $25 gift card
Spellbinders Card Kit ($55 value).
Jennifer McGuire - $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Winnie & Walter, LLC - $40 gift card
Mama Elephant - $25 gift card
Hero Arts - $25 gift card
Nichol Spohr LLC - Custom-sewn rainbow pencil case filled with brand new Spellbinders dies
Danielle Flynn - $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Picket Fence Studios - four $25 gift cards
Ellen Hutson - two $25 gift cards  
Pretty Pink Posh - two $30 gift cards
The Stamp Market - July 2018 Release (estimated $100 value)
Indigojade Art Shop - $50 gift card to Art Prints & Gifts Shop
Flora & Fauna - a 4x6 stamp set
Waffle Flower - $25 gift card
Power Poppy - $50 gift card

After you leave a comment here, hop off to Lisa Hetrick's blog next and continue the eye candy!

Sincerely Yours,







Supplies with affiliate links:

103 comments:

Sundaystamper said...

Wonderful use of the washi tape!!!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Gorgeous cards...Love the inked background against gold heat embossing..

Cindy said...

Love your beautiful cards!

Elaine Dunton said...

I love the distress inks too, better than sliced bread lol, actually they really are.

Raga Senthil said...

Stunning beauty with flawless ink blending. 😍😍😍 Love it.😍

Sydney Stone said...

Totally love the distress oxide inks as well!!! Love this color combo, what a beautiful card!!! The washi tape is a great touch, way to go on embracing "mistakes", going with the flow! Love it, what a great idea and yes will have to give it a try myself!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!! 💜

Florine Chan Li said...

I absolutely love the background!! And added touch with the Washington tape!

Debra Rumpza said...

Your background is stunning... smooth like buttah!

Nandini said...

Love this elegant card. And the envelope is equally beautiful.

Kelsey Thomas said...

I really like this card and its matching envelope! :) Awesome job!

Kim Salito said...

What an elegant card, I love it

Nana Griffin said...

Very pretty.

Kim Faucher said...

Kimberly this is such a beautiful card. The colors are so elegant and the bits of gold!! 😍

Cyndi Morris said...

This is gorgeous! Beautiful colors and I love the technique. I agree with you about the Distress Oxide Inks -- I'm slowly adding to my collection, but I think I have the ones you used for this background, so I'm going to be giving this a try soon.

Karen H said...

Wow, washi tape to the rescue...so clever and it matches so brilliantly! Your card is FABULOUS! Great creative tip, thank you for sharing your inspiration.

TrainWithMeghan said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love the warm colors you used!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful. I like that it has matching envelope!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

I love that pretty Gina K. Designs stamp set...in fact...I own a love of the stamps from Gina K....and I love them all...
Your card was very pretty.....I think the colors were just perfect....
Everyone has been so giving of their time and talents along this hop for the past two days..it has been just awesome...
Thank you so much....and Off to finish this wonderful journey....big hugs

Becca Yahrling said...

I don't have any oxide inks yet ... but these three colors will be my first purchase - they are so beautiful together! Gorgeous card and I love the use of the washi.

Sam B said...

Beautiful cards - like the washi tape idea too! TFS!!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love that copper embossing on your beautiful cards!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is so pretty! Love the colors and the washi tape!

Mary Holshouser said...

The washi tape makes a nice
frame for the picture.
The background is beautiful
and the gold embossing sets
off the flowers.
Fantastic card.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cherie said...

Stunning cards! Love the copper embossing!

kelli horger said...

Gorgeous card and envelope. Love the elegance and sparkle.

Patti Bailey said...

PRETTY!!!!!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Kimberly your card is GORGEOUS! Your colour combo has me so inspired I want to try this tomorrow. This is such a beautiful image and with the copper EP and these Oxides you have nailed it! Beautifully done!

Nikki said...

Stunning card, love those oxides.

Christine said...

Such beautiful elements to this card...love the gold embossing, rich colors and the whimsical washi strips!

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create and all of you are so talented that I can't help but be inspired. Thank you.

Janis said...

That soft background just glows! So gorgeous. Beautiful embossing, too.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Celeste Goff said...

Love the rich color on the background and the touches of washi tape add the perfect contrast and interest!

Karthikha said...

Such a beautiful card!! :)

L. Tree Kienbaum said...

Thank you sponsors for this super-hop. And thank you for the info and inspiration here! Really like the envelope too...

sharon g said...

WOW, I like how you made the background stand out so well. Very pretty.

Carrie Barron said...

Absolutely amazing card! I love the embossed flowers! And I'm a washi lover so was happy to see a card with it.

Dana M said...

What a pretty card! Love the design, the washi tape is a fantastic addition (happy accidents are the best). Beautiful colors and blending.

Patti said...

As per usual your work inspires me! I love the oxides too! This is a very generous giveaway, goes to show that giving is the heart of this industry! Love love love this card and of course your blog, can't wait to see what you've got for us next!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, I love the ombre background Kimberly... so pretty! The heat embossed image is very elegant.

Colleen said...

Kimberly that technique is so elegant! And I love your added washi tape!

Dee Earnshaw said...

sweet cards - love how yiuy used the washi tape - very inspiring:)

Sherri Little said...

That turned out well. I’ve tried that technique once.

Marsha said...

Beautiful envelop too.

Maureen Reiss said...

Beautiful blending and Beautiful card!!!

Lindsay Dickason said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

Teri Smith said...

Oh Kimberly, those colours just reach out & grab me & speak to me!! Can you tell I love them? Using Copper Embossing powder was a fab idea instead of gold. I'm so liking that emb. powder. Thank you for the tip of using your water brush to lift the colour out of the flowers. That's certainly a less messy/hazardous way instead of using the bleaching technique. Thank you to all of the sponsors, & while I'd be over the moon if I won something, I have to say this blog hop has been like a gift in that not only do I get to see beautiful creations, I also get to hear parts of some peoples lives & that is a special thing.

Barbara said...

I love the colors on this card and think it is beautiful. The washi tape is perfect and is just the perfect finishing touch!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

I keep meaning to try this technique of bleaching out the image with water, but somehow I never get around to it. I may just do it today while it is fresh on my mind (providing I don't forget again as I hop along!). That's a common problem of mine... always looking at what others are making instead of making something of my own. I love the color combo you used!!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful card. Love your design!
Thanks for sharing...

Martha Herrera said...

Fabulous card! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Esther Asbury said...

Absolutely beautiful - love the matching envelope!

Wendy Lambert said...

Just a stunning card. I love the embossing with the background. Beautiful.

Janet said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration. Love the washi tape accents. :D

Amy C. said...

Beautiful blend of colors and the embossing is so pretty!

Cheryl Robertson said...

I love your card! So pretty with the embossed floral image and the color lift technique.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous colors and a beautiful image! Love your awesome card! I am enjoying Rubeena’s crafting anniversary celebration and all the inspiring creations along the hop!

Nunzia Carusio said...

This color combination for the background is wonderful. Beautiful card!

Mirella said...

That's so beautiful! Love the gorgeous colours & seamless blending, and the matching envelope is a perfect touch! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

D Golly said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

artful-notions said...

Oh those colors... be still my pink loving heart! Loved the little washi tape additions too!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my!!! I'm totally in love for your stuninng card plus envelope!!! Beautiful colouring!!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Gorgeous embossing, Kimberly! I love that color combination, and the flowers look so elegant and beautiful!

Lisa Byers said...

Great embossing!! I love distress inks too!! I love the new distress oxide ones also. These cards are awesome though!!

Laurie Schlichter said...

So elegant! Love the blending of the backgrounds and the gold embossing!

Jen said...

What a beautiful matched set! Lovely!

luluvision said...

Love the color! It's such a stunning card! Thank you for sharing and for being a part of the blog hop!

Ruth Junkin said...

How clever of you to use the washi. It works!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

So elegant and chic! I love the simplicity of these. The addition of the washi is perfect and love the stamped envelope!

Carol Rossouw said...

Congratulations to Rubeena! Love her work. And what an amazing group this crafting world is to sponsor such wonderful prizes. Love your card inspiration too!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Wow, gorgeous, rich color on that background and lifting the color really does make that pretty embossed bouquet pop!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Gorgeous!! I would never think to put washi tape over the white edges. Very creative.

Betty Keefe said...

so classy and so beautiful, Kimberly - love it!!

Beata Ng said...

Amazing card!

Jean said...

So elegant! Very pretty!

McStamper said...

What a beautiful, creative card. Love the envelope, too.
(Gilda)

Leanne said...

Very pretty card!

Pam said...

Beautiful card, very elegant. Love the washi tape

Heidi Rees said...

Beautiful! Such pretty colors! I love heat embossing!

L Williams said...

Lovely card! I adore the elegant look of the floral on the beautiful background you've done! Thanks for sharing! ~ Lenice

Sherrie Johnson said...

Oh do I ever love this card. Classy...elegant...beautiful. The washi thingys are wonderful. Oh yes...I'd do this (if I only had such beautiful washi tape!) Simply gorgeous. Love the envelope, too. Thanks for being a part of this blog hop.

Tracy Hawkins said...

Love the beautiful colours ! Wonderful card ! So stylish!

~amy~ said...

Such a pretty palette! Gorgeous blooms too!

mtscrapgal said...

This is such a beautiful card. I like the effect of the washi tape around the edges. This whole technique is so impressive. I think I will be trying this myself. Hope that's okay. Thanks for supporting Ruby.

Lisa Moline said...

What a gorgeous card! I love distress oxides too - they go on so smoothly! Love the technique you used to make the floral stand out! Thanks for the great inspiration!

Parker said...

It's quite lovely, and I agree how the colors can relate to Autumn. Gina K over the past many years has had multitudinous wonderful stamp sets.

Janelle said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and the washi tape!! :)

Patt H. said...

Absolutely gorgeous background colors & the copper embossing is perfect with these colors. Love the addition of the washi tape too!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful colors and great way to cover the white spaces! Very cool look!

LC Lamothe said...

Such a beautiful background! I love this gorgeous color combination!

Cathy Lillie said...

The colors in your card are so soft and pretty! Great idea adding the washi tape to the white areas on the card. I never would have thought of that. I would have just trimmed it. So glad you're a part of Rubeena's celebration. I love seeing different designers ideas.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Very pretty card! I love the background shading!

D.Ann C said...

Lovely! And a matching envelope just finishes it elegantly!
Congrats to Ruby!

Denise Kitts-Wadlow said...

Love your card and matching envelope! Love the rich colors you blended for that beautiful fall look!!! Very polished look with the copper embossed floral image. TFS--have a blessed day.

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Cary said...

Really beautiful card. Love the fix with the washi tape. very clever.

Jessica Williams said...

Beautiful card. That background is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and thanks to everyone involved in this epic blog hop!

Tammy L said...

Wow I really love the gold accents with this card....just beautiful! Thanks for sharing and for supporting Ruby's anniversary!

mindy1414 said...

Beautiful card (I love the Distress Oxides and Inks so much especially for backgrounds) and I love your color combination on this one. Some of the best cards come from something on them that was a "mistake" lol and it paid off on this one, great job!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow I love your background it's absolutely gorgeous as ombrey look. And I love the gold accents

Buttarcrafts said...

Beautiful card and envelope. Gina has wonderful images. Thanks for sharing

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Wow, love this tone on tone look with the embossing to show the distinction between. Love your creativity and design of this!

Jane S said...

That is so really beautiful! Those soft colors with the gold embossing.... I love it!
LDYJS@outlook.com

Roberta said...

Kimberly, the washi tape is perfect fix for the white areas.Thank you for sharing that info about the purple tape. Your card reminds me of a German glass frame in that you only see the 4 clips that hold the glass in place (the washi tape represents those clips). Beautiful color choices too. Thank you for sharing.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...