NC Demo Blog Hop: South for the Winter
February 25, 2018
This is the time in winter when we start thinking about warmer temperatures. Welcome to the NC Demo Blog Hop! Here we are wishing we were south for the winter. Oh, we need those gentle warm breezes and the feeling of nothing to do. Take me away!
This is also the time in North Carolina when you just don't know what to expect. It can be freezing one day and in the sixties the next or even warmer.
If you are just now joining us, I'm so glad you are here. You will see some great ideas! If you have been hopping along, you probably just visited Tamra. She has great ideas. Please continue on the hop. NC has some very talented people! Last month I read the theme for February so I've had this card ready for a month. I'm so happy to share it with you. Here is my card.
The card base is Thick Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.
Make your own background for this card. I used the new Waterfront stamp set. The colors used are Soft Suede and Garden Green. Just stamp randomly on the card. Remember that you won't need to cover the center of the card. I love this background. Talk about the south and warm weather!
Use the largest oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to cut the Whisper White oval. I used the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies to cut the Soft Suede oval. See how well these ovals coordinate. What can I say? It's Stampin' Up! The brown oval is glued to the base. The white oval is attached with dimensionals.
Fabulous Flamingo is the name of the stamp set used for the rest of the card. The sentiment is stamped in Flirty Flamingo. The palm frond is stamped in Garden Green. Fussy cut this with snips. I put a glue dot down near the stem. A dimensional was placed at the other end.
The flamingo was the most difficult part of this card. I would practice on scrap paper. It turned out that I did best by stamping the large flamingo stamp in Flirty Flamingo. It was easier then to stamp the black outline. I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Last, I added the solid bird part in Blushing Bride. Mine is not perfect. I wanted my flamingo to hang off the paper a little, so I cut him out and then glued him to the oval.
Here's a close up of the front of the card.
Here's the inside of the card. It has more palm trees from the Waterfront stamp set. The sentiment is from the new stamp set Petal Palette.
I've had the stamp set Fabulous Flamingos since the summer and never used it. I'm feeling good that I finally gave it some attention. I don't know why, but I just love this card. I think it transfers me to a place far away. I'm ready to that!
Next up is Tracie. You will want to go there. Please visit all of us on the blog hop. As I said, you'll be glad you did. Thanks so much for stopping by.
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February Blog Hoppers
Toni Campana -
Tamra Davis -
Jo Anne Hewins -
Tracie Evans Langley -
Sharon Maranich -
Laurie Meier -
Sue Root -
Kathy Svedberg -
Frances Wagner -
Christina Walker -
This card makes me think of summers spent in Florida. Such a beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing.
Posted by: Christina Walker | February 25, 2018 at 08:12 PM
Love this card, Joanne. And I also found that its easier to stamp the body first, then the outline. I loved this set as soon as I saw it in the catalog and now you have me wanting to go back to it :)
Posted by: Toni Campana | February 25, 2018 at 08:25 PM
Jo Anne, I love that you used the palm trees from the Waterfront stamp set in combination with Fabulous Flamingo! You are so clever! Thank you for sharing!
Posted by: Tracie Evans Langley | February 25, 2018 at 08:34 PM
Jo Anne, I love your card and of course I love your Flamingo.
Posted by: Frances | February 25, 2018 at 08:39 PM
Flamingos are always a fun subject. Good job Jo Anne.
Posted by: Kathy Svedberg | February 25, 2018 at 09:09 PM
Thank you, Christina. I'm glad you like it.
Posted by: Jo Anne Hewins | February 25, 2018 at 10:25 PM
Thanks, Toni. I need to use this set again. Once isn't enough, is it.
Posted by: Jo Anne Hewins | February 25, 2018 at 10:27 PM
Thanks, Tracie. I do love how this turned out!
Posted by: Jo Anne Hewins | February 25, 2018 at 10:27 PM
Thanks, Frances. I guess flamingos are old hat for you now that you are in Florida!
Posted by: Jo Anne Hewins | February 25, 2018 at 10:28 PM
Posted by: Jo Anne Hewins | February 25, 2018 at 10:29 PM
Jo Anne, Flamingos never get old for me.
Posted by: Frances | February 26, 2018 at 12:10 AM
Jo Anne - What a great card! I love how you combined stamps from the Waterfront set and Fabulous Flamingo - brilliant!
Posted by: Laurie Meier | February 26, 2018 at 08:51 AM
Posted by: Jo Anne Hewins | February 26, 2018 at 11:35 AM
Nothing speaks warm weather quite like the Flamingo :) Wonderful card! Love the combination of the two stamp sets!
Posted by: Regina Lokken | February 26, 2018 at 01:09 PM
Thanks, Regina! I'm glad you like the card.
Posted by: Jo Anne Hewins | February 26, 2018 at 04:06 PM
Truly Tropical! Looks great. I like to create my own dsp using stamps too.
Posted by: Sue | February 26, 2018 at 07:38 PM
Posted by: Jo Anne Hewins | February 26, 2018 at 09:29 PM
LOVE this Jo Anne!! You always do such amazing and pretty cards!!
Posted by: Carren Heartley | February 27, 2018 at 09:20 AM
Thanks, Carren. I'm glad you like it. My daughter called me yesterday and told me to save her that card. She has the perfect person to give it to!
Posted by: Jo Anne Hewins | February 27, 2018 at 10:40 AM
Lovely tropical card. Warms me up just looking at it.
Posted by: Sue Root | March 07, 2018 at 01:12 AM
Thank you, Sue.
Posted by: Jo Anne Hewins | March 07, 2018 at 05:48 AM