Friday, March 8, 2013

Paper Crafts magazine Presents: Card Creations, Volume 11 Blog Hop!


Hello and welcome to the Card Creations, Volume 11 Blog Hop! Have you seen the latest must-have special issue from Paper Crafts magazine? This is my second year being published in this annual issue and I'm delighted to be one of the 12 designers featured on today's hop:

Emily Leiphart

For this blog hop, the designers were asked to create a project using one of the ten digital sentiments available for download HERE



I chose the lovely 'With Love & Caring' sentiment, sized it to 2" wide and printed it directly on to the card base. Then I die cut the Duo Dies 1 frame from Paper Smooches and adhered it to the card with foam tape. To create the flowers, I die cut the Reflections Graphics Dies and set them aside. The Reflections Flowers Dies were die cut from natural sticky-back canvas and misted with two blues, gold and shine. I used a heat tool to speed up the drying process because I'm impatient. Haha. Then I applied a multi medium to stiffen and hold the shape I wanted which was curled petals. I couldn't use the heat tool here since it flattened the canvas. After they were completely dry, I assembled the flowers and embellished them with gold sequins and pearls. To finish the card, I adhered the leaves and flowers to the frame.


All of the designers on this hop are giving away a copy of Card Creations, Volume 11 so be sure to leave a comment at each stop to increase your chances of winning a copy of this amazing issue! You have until 11:59 pm MST on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 to comment. Please come back on Wednesday to find out if you are the lucky winner of Card Creations, Volume 11 from my blog. Have a lovely weekend and thank you so much for stopping by today!

Your next stop is my sweet and talented friend Karolyn's blog!


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101 comments:

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful card, Emily!

Kaagaz Quilling said...

Aww!! this is so lovely!! adore this card!

Karen said...

awesome card Emily....darn...now I think I want that die...have been trying not to look at all the goodness.

Mary J said...

Beautifully done, Em!

paperpapier said...

love the gorgeous flower on the card..

maria f. said...

I like the fun font mix on that sentiment and your cute flowers add to the fun feeling.

Shelly said...

A very sweet card!! Love all the 'white' and what you did with the flowers! :)

Houses Built of Cards said...

So pretty! Those flowers are GORGEOUS!!!

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gRiSeL™ said...

This is very beautiful, Emily! So simple, yet so classy!!! Love your work! (:

Lee said...

The flowers arelovely! great card!

Jen said...

Beautiful! Those flowers are amazing!

Sue D said...

Very pretty framing of this sentiment.
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Cindy H. said...

Love this beautiful card - so clean and crisp!

Elena said...

Lovely card!

Margie said...

I love this-those flowers stand out beautifully!

Shanna said...

Love this! Especially the white on white with the bright blue! Gorgeous!

JoAnn P said...

Love the clean lines and the flowers.

Diane said...

Another gorgeous creation...very very pretty!!

Laura M. said...

Lovely card! Thank you for sharing :)

Beastybunny said...

Fabulous work! Love the flowers!

Ginny said...

So beautiful!!!

Katherine said...

I love the look of your misted canvas flowers! Great card.

Cynthia Xavier said...

Dang those flowers are cute. Nice color for the all white card.

Maeghan M. said...

Beautiful card!!! TFS!!!

Emily said...

Cute flowers. The white on white is so classy.

Lisa Petrella said...

Congrats on your pub, Emily!!! Beautiful CAS creation! The mix of fonts in the sentiment is so pretty and those flowers are ADORABLE!!!

Sandi said...

great job!

Miriam Prantner said...

So beautiful and crisp! I love the flowers!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Lovely frame & flowers

Jingle said...

This is totally pretty!

Connie G said...

I love white on white and your card is lovely. Beautiful the way you framed the image.

cheryl (clee') said...

Beautiful - love the use of white space with perfect accents of color and texture!

cjgusloff57 said...

Such a pretty card and I like the sentiment that you chose. Thanks for sharing.

Kailash said...

Very pretty, love the focal point with the flowers!!

katrynka said...

Great flowers! Love them.

Tami B. said...

This is a CASE card for sure.

Ivy Peralta said...

Prety card, love the flowers

Deborah said...

I like all the white. The sentiment and beautiful flowers really grab your eyes!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful card! You did a great job!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Great card! I love your beautiful flowers!

Susan said...

Wonderful flowers and I particularly like the way you've used the fram and positioned it slightly off the card edge.

Tricia said...

Such a sweet card, Emily! Love the flowers!

Lori Barnett said...

EMILY!!! This is beautiful!

Darlene S. said...

Gorgeous card and flowers!!!

Lisa Long said...

Great card!

Dana said...

Gorgeous card! Very CAS! I love the flowers!

lostinpaper said...

More wonderful inspiration!
Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Lucy said...

I'm so grateful to see how the free digi images are used. I haven't done any digital cardmaking, so seeing the sentiments "in action" is so helpful. You've made it look like I can do it, too! ;-) Printing the sentiment onto the card base and popping up the frame is an ideal solution to one of the many puzzling questions I've had about how to make the best use of digital images. The diecut flowers and leaves, topped with the extra embellishing, really make this a stunner.

Jessi Fogan said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Emily! I love how the flowers turned out - waiting for the medium to dry would have been my downfall for sure...fingerprints everywhere!

calamity jane said...

What a lovely card!! I'm trying not to buy a lot of the new releases but then I see your card and KNOW it's a losing battle!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Those flowers are so pretty! I love the frame around the sentiment too!

Iris said...

Sweet and pretty card. Iris

Agata said...

You rocked it! Love your card!

C Wu said...

gorgeous card. Emily. Love the shine and the frame for the sentiment.

justasiam said...

I'm thrilled to be able to have a chance to win this issue; the cards created are amazing! Thanks for the opportunity and inspiration!

Cat Craig said...

Lovely flowers to set off a wonderful sentiment. Beautiful card.

Emily H said...

Gorgeous card! I just love frames!

Lake Gaston Virtual Office Assistant said...

I love what you did with these sentiments! Thanks for sharing.

bzyPTmom said...

Beautiful~ The canvas flowers make the card stunning!

Nadège said...

Very pretty. I love that you framed the sentiment. So happy and joyful and yet very elegant. Great card

Lindsey said...

Wow, those flowers are perfection, Em! What a terrific way to frame this sentiment.

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Stunning!

Helen F. said...

Love how you framed the sentiment and those beautiful flowers are just perfectly placed!

Brenda Lee said...

Great card!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Love your flowers in my faourite color. Beautiful card Emily! TFS

laure said...

Lovely card and beautiful flowers. Thanks for the chance

alexandra s.m. said...

absolutely gorgeous Emily!!
TFS~

Rox-Ann said...

Great card Emily cute flowers love the sentiment!

Judy Tuck said...

Stunning! The colours of your flowers just make this card pop.

Alyssa S said...

So pretty and fresh! Love the sequin and pearl flower centers!

Meghan said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the white with the pops of colour!

m said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! Love those flowers! They really pop.

Scrapycandy said...

Offset frame on a card... Brilliant! Thank you.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! Love the layering and the dimension from those lovely flowers!

Betty said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

pcm said...

gorgeous!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, what a beautiful card :)

Jean Bullock said...

Lovely card!

marylouh said...

A very pretty card. Great job.

Barbara said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! The canvas die cut flowers really help the sentiment to pop and give a wonderful touch of color to the card!

Renee said...

Gorgeous card, love the frame around the sentiment, and the pretty flowers!!

Janelle said...

Love the flowers. They make the card really pop. Great use of the frame to highlight the sentiment. TFS

Monika Reeck said...

Love your CAS card dear Emily and lovely blue flower....adorable card...big hugs

cgargus said...

Love the POP of color! Thanks for the chance to win.

Katie said...

Great card! Love how you framed the sentiment and the flowers really draw your eye in. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is gorgeous! I love the frame!

Carmen Nuland said...

I love the flowers on your card!

Angeline said...

this is gorgeous! Love it!

Jen W. said...

Your canvas flowers are gorgeous and the sequins and pearls make the perfect centres. :)

mamichelle said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!

UnikByYes said...

Lovely card Emily! The flowers look so pretty and the color is fabulous! Thank you for sharing...
Have a wonderful day!
Liz

Lillian Child said...

Love the blue flowers for the focal point on this white space card creation ... love the design!

Sandy T said...

Simple yet pretty. Nicely done!

Mags said...

Bautiful flowers!

J L said...

What a lovely card, and thanks for the instructions on how you made the flowers!

Jackie said...

Oh yes, your card shouts: Simple can be Beautiful! and it is!

Isha Gupta said...

Amazing card Emily. Love the colors and esp. the canvas texture. TFS

Pat said...

This is beautiful...love the pop of color you added with the blue... :)

Kathy Mc said...

Aren't all those sentiments just awesome? Love your beautiful card…made with love & caring for some lucky recipient, Emily.

Heather said...

Love, love,love your card!

Sheri said...

Those canvas misted flowers are so gorgeous. Yes, it's hard to be patient while things dry.