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July Whimsy Stamps Digi Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the July Whimsy Stamps Digi blog hop. You should have come from Therese’s blog. If not, you might want to start the hop at the beginning so you don’t miss out on anything. If you get lost along the way, the complete blog hop list will be posted on the Whimsy Inspirations blog.


For my card, I used the new image, Water Dance Loon, from StampArt Designs by Kathryne. This is such a great image. It is bold enough to leave it uncolored if you would like. I only colored the water and then sponged the background. At the last minute I decided to use the cracked glass technique. I didn’t use any big embellishments because I wanted to keep it easy to mail.





Your next stop on the hop is the talented, Margreet. Be sure to leave comments at each stop on the hop. A random winner will be picked from two of the blogs on the hop to win a digital image of their choice from the Whimsy Stamps store. The Grand Prize Winner will be chosen from the last stop on the hop to win 5 new digital stamps of their choice from Whimsy Stamps and will get the chance to use their new stamps as a guest designer for the entire month of July.

**Edited** The big Summer Digi Sale is going on at the Whimsy Stamps store right now.


July 1st-31st, ALL digital stamps (excluding custom designs) are 25% off at the Whimsy Stamps store!









Thank you for stopping by!




Supplies:


  • Stamps: Water Dance Loon by StampArt Designs by Kathryne (available at Whimsy Stamps)
  • Inks: Distress Inks Tea Dye & Antique Linen, VersaMark
  • Papers: Papertrey kraft CS, Georgia Pacific CS (Teal CS made from white scraps and Copic markers), October Afternoon Campfire
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, heat tool, Copic markers, Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Folder from Sizzix
  • Embellishments: PaperStudios Nail heads (colored with Copics), Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
  • Techniques: Cracked Glass (Tutorial can be found here)

Challenges:


Sketch from Stampin’ With The Dragon but I did not use the theme.

Comments

The cracked glass technique really worked well with this image! Love the colour combo...great for a guy!
Joyce xx
Fuzzy Slippers said…
What a great guy card! The papers and image combo is smashing! :)
Cheryl
this card is awesome I just love it... nice to see card that don't have to be colored all the time
Theresa
The Scrapbooking Queen
Jacilynn said…
great card! I love the papers
xiumaiyuki said…
How breathtaking! Love the look of that cracked glass technique. You are right, that image is bold and striking!
Sara I. said…
Fantastic!! Love your design and the papers are perfect for this image. Awesome stitching !
Anonymous said…
Love the sketch and paper and your stitching too!
Donna said…
Beautiful and elegant design, such neat stitching and gorgeous papers :) Donna x
Lori said…
Hi, Cheryl! Your card is wonderful - you did such a great job on the image!
Anita said…
Cheryl, I love this card! It's perfect that only the water is colored and I love the cracked glass technique.
Kathy and Lucky said…
Your cards just amaze me how perfect and put together they are. This is amazing, love the embossed background and the image with the cracked glass. Have a great holiday weekend.
Jennifer said…
Gorgeous!! Love the cracked effect. Thanks for playing at Sweet Stampin....good luck! xx Jenny xx
Stunning image and what you did with is is superb! I love the cracked glass on it. So beautiful!
Marlene said…
Beautiful card - the crackled (cracked - whichever) appearance is such a cool technique!
Rhonda Miller said…
Wow, what a great card. TFS.
Lori said…
Very nice card, Cheryl! Thanks for joining in on our stitching challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks!
Audrey Pettit said…
Oh, this is gorgeous, Cheryl! I love all the amazing detail on this from the stitching and embossing to the mini brads and the papers. That loon image is beautiful. I really like your spotlight coloring and the cracked glass effect, too.
Thanks for sharing this with us at The Kraft Journal.
netsoojmik said…
It's nice to see some different card! I really want to get something to make some crackled effect! Looks great!
Silvia(Barnie) said…
Such a wonderful piece.
Svetlana said…
So nice card and a stamp is great!!!
Svetlana xx
Karen said…
Lovely Cheryl, love the LO too, thanks for joining us at DDSC.
xx
Mariken said…
You have made a gorgious card. I like to hop along!
Have a sunny day, gr. Mariken.
Karen said…
Wonderful creation! Thank you so much for joining us on our Anything Goes Theme this week at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges. Hugs, Karen.x
wow wow WOW!!!!!!!
Gorgeous!!!!!!! What a pretty stamp!!!

I tried buying UTEE but my LSS didn't have any b/c I wanted to do the cracked glass technique.

This reminds me I have to go find some!!!

Love the 1/2 circle of brads.

Maria
Vicki said…
Thank you so much for doing something masculine! I work with developmentally disabled gentlemen who love to scrap and make cards and I am always looking for ideas..I really like the way you used the brads here..
transport7800@aol.com
Regan said…
Great card, Cheryl! I love the cracked glass look over the image and your embossed background! This is a fantastic masculine card! Thanks for playing along @ The Corrosive Challenge! :)
XX
Regan ~ Design Team
Margreet said…
awesome men's card Cheryl!
xxx Margreet
Riet said…
What a gorgeous card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Wendy said…
thank you for joining us at truly scrumptious this week for our things with wings challenge great image and card Hun

Wendy DT TS
Dori said…
So very lovely! I adore the image and the cracked glass technique is perfect!
alethea said…
I love that cracked glass technique!! STil haven't tried it myself though! Thanks for joining us at PCJ for the Anything GOes challenge/Blog Hop! Hugs xx
Marlies said…
A gorgeous card! I love the cracked effect! Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious.
hugs, Marlies
dj1952 said…
What a lovely card. I love the bird. You did a fantastic job with the embossed paper also. Thanks for joining us at DDSC, and we look forward to seeing you again. Hugs, dj
CraftinGranny said…
Fantastic image and ideal for a man card. Great CAS card! "Hugs" Carol
Melanie C said…
Very pretty card. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts this week.
Toni said…
wow wow wow superb card love it
Debs said…
ove your style, thanks for playing at TPS this week.
Hugs Debs
Anonymous said…
Fabulous card.The papers and embossing go along with him perfectly.Thanks for joining us at DDSC :D
Lisa x
Tamie said…
Love the stitching on your card. the bird is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.
Cheryl, this is NICE! would make a great masculine card. Thanks for the tip about the sale too.
Monica =) said…
Sooo nice with the cracked glass effect!!! I like it a lot!

Love from Sweden =)
Deloris said…
Fabulous masculine card! Thanks for entering the Art Impressions challenge. Have a wonderful day!
Julye said…
Fab card would be great for a male love the colours too thanks for sharing.
Karin said…
This is a great guy image and works well with the cracked glass! Love the embossed background :)
Anne Marie said…
Wow! The cracked glass looks awesome with this inage! Such a prefectly masculine card, in every way! :)
Trinh said…
What a perfect guy card, Cheryl! Love how you used the brads to frame the image panel. Thanks for playing in a Mami Doodles challenge!
Marilyn said…
This is fabulous, so elegant and I love your paper choices.

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