Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Ardyth's Video Hop Birthday Party

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Welcome, friends! Today, we're hopping to celebrate Ardyth Percy-Robb's milestone of 1000 YouTube subscribers and we're also celebrating Ardyth's birthday. Congratulations and Happy Birthday, Ardyth! After you've finished watching my video, please leave a comment for your chance to win and then click on the video description below for the next person on the hop.

There are 20 video artists participating in this hop and there are many prizes to be won! If you get lost along the way, please head over to Ardyth's blog for a complete list of video artists participating in this hop!

I created two cards in the same colour theme using Catherine Pooler inks. Catherine Pooler Designs is one of the generous sponsors of today's hop and I will be choosing one lucky commenter from my YouTube video to win his or her choice of two Catherine Pooler inks! What colours are your favourite?

I die cut multiple flowers from the Wild Garden die set using watercolour cardstock. I smooshed five Catherine Pooler inks - Tutti FruttiTiki TorchTiaraAquatini and Fiesta Blue - on to my craft sheet and used a wet brush to drag a rainbow of stripes down from the top of the first panel and horizontally across the second panel.

After determining the floral arrangements on both cards, I painted the die cut flowers in the same colours as the panel behind each flower. I left parts of the flowers white so they wouldn't completely disappear into the background.

I left more white on the second card because I felt that whiter flowers were more suited to that particular layout. I used my heat tool to dry the panels and flowers completely before adhering the flowers to their respective panels with glue dots. I chose two sentiments from the Mirror Mirror stamp set and stamped them with Midnight ink.

To finish, I embellished all of the florals with sparkling clear sequins and added pearls in their centres.

One comment from each video on the hop will be chosen to win TWO Catherine Pooler inks of your choice.

One comment from the entire hop will be chosen to win a $25 Gift Certificate to Ellen Hutson LLC.

One comment from the entire hop will be chosen to win a prize pack valued at over $100 from A Jillian Vance Design.

And because today is also Ardyth's birthday, she's contributing three $25 Gift Certificates (one to Catherine Pooler Designs, one to Ellen Hutson LLC and one to A Jillian Vance Design) to three randomly-chosen comments on her YouTube video for this hop.

All winners will be announced on Monday, June 11, 2018, so you have until then to comment.

Thanks so much for hopping with us!



Carol Henderson said...

Beautiful delicate cards. I love the soft. airy feel to them.

Laura said...

I think I like the one where the flowers cascade downwards the best, but I like both of them.

Sue D said...

Very pretty--love the backgrounds.

Rebecca Ednie said...

These are so pretty! I love how these die cuts look watercoloured!

Lindsey said...

Love the design of these! Pretty colours with the delicate flowers. So pretty!

Colleen said...

Beautiful cards, Emily. Perfect color choices.. love the soft, modern feel.

Dana N said...

beautiful cards yet such a simple design. thanks for the ideas.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Your two floral cards are absolutely lovely ! And these pastels inks are so gorgeous.