NC Demo Blog Hop for April 2020 Spring
April 26, 2020
If I have to stay at home for this virus thing, I'm so glad it is spring here in North Carolina. The grass is so green and freshly mowed. We have some azaleas still blooming. The dogwoods are past their prime, but the rhododendron are starting to bloom. Yes, we have a yellow green coating of pollen on everything. The air is full of bits and pieces of nature settling to the ground. Yes, the bugs are out. It doesn't matter. Spring is here! Bring out the grill and cool drinks while sitting on the deck. I'm ready!
The April blog hop is all about spring! You might have just come from Tracie's blog. Great card! You might be starting here. Either way, I'm glad you are here. We all need a little spring in our lives.
My card today uses the Best Dressed 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. If you love flowers, this paper is for you. It does have the perfume bottles and purses and shoes, but the flowers on the flip side are gorgeous if you aren't into the other stuff.
The background for this card is all the rage right now. It's a perfect way to use up some scraps and add that perfect interest to the card. I must say that is it also fun to do! I've been wanting to try it.
My base is Purple Posy that measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and is folded at 4 1/4. That's standard.
The Blackberry Bliss layer is 4 x 5 1/4.
The next layer is Whisper White. I started with a piece of 3 3/4 x 5. Cut strips of patterned paper that are a little wider at one end. Glue to the card. I did this one at a time but I suppose you could cut a bunch of the strips and add them after. Alternate the wide end from top to bottom of the layer. Leave just a little space. More than likely the strips will extend over the edges of the paper. That's great. Trim after all the strips are attached. I do have a video a little later that might explain the process a little better. Trim this layer so that it is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8. Adhere to the Blackberry Bliss layer.
Color a length of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding so that it will go across the card. Color with a Dark Purple Posy Blend. This ribbon goes across the center of the card. I fold the ribbon around to the back and tape. Use your Grid Paper to make sure that the ribbon is straight.
Stamp the saying from Beautiful Moments in Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White. Use the Stitched So Sweetly dies to cut out a banner with the saying near the bottom. Attach to the card with dimensionals.
For the daisies, use Purple Posy card stock. I sponged some Blackberry Bliss ink on the paper using just an up and down motion with my sponge. I wanted more of the tiny dots look instead of a smeared look. Punch out three daisy shapes with the Medium Daisy Punch. Work with each flower holding the center and pushing up from the ends of the petals. It reminds me a little of spider legs. Glue the three together with the petals a little askew. Use 4 of the flower centers from the Poppy Moments dies in Daffodil Delight. Glue the 4 together trying to make the points askew. I learned that these points are not equally distant apart. Fold up the points so that they are standing up and glue the center to the center of your flowers. Play with your flower bunching up here and there on the petals until it's just the way you like it. Again, I do have a video coming up!
Cut two of the solid leaf stems from the Poppy Moment dies in Mossy Meadow. Cut apart the ends and glue to the banner so that they will extend beyond the flower. Glue down the flower. Add a few leaves to the bottom right of the banner.
Color more of the seam binding ribbon in Dark Purple Posy and tie a bow for the bottom right. Add with a glue dot.
Use the 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots for decoration.
Add two strips of the Best Dressed paper to the bottom of the inside insert. Trim the edges even. Add the saying from Beautiful Moments in Blackberry Bliss.
Here is the video. I hope that you find it helpful. I would love for you to click on the YouTube button at the bottom, go to YouTube and subscribe to my channel. Ring the bell to get notifications!
Thanks so much for joining me today. Tina is up next. You will love her project. Don't forget to visit all of the post on our hop. You will be inspired!
Blog Hop List
Amy Kinler -
Nedine DuPree -
Tracie Evans Langley -
Jo Anne Hewins - You are here.
Tina Lesson -
Toni Campana -
Sue Stapp -
Ariel Matera -
Laurie Meier -
Sue Root -
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Your card is stunningly beautiful! I like your choice of colors and papers! You did a great job!
Posted by: Nedine | April 26, 2020 at 08:19 PM
Thank you so much Nedine. I really appreciate your kind words.
Posted by: Jo Anne Hewins | April 26, 2020 at 08:42 PM
Very bright and cheery card. Love the colors too.
Posted by: Amy | April 26, 2020 at 08:50 PM
I love this technique and it’s on my list to try, it’s just so cool looking and a great use of DSP. The colors you used just scream Spring. And I agree, I’m so glad we can at least get out in our yards and enjoy the outside 😊
Posted by: Toni M Campana | April 26, 2020 at 09:02 PM
Thanks so much Amy.
Posted by: Jo Anne Hewins | April 26, 2020 at 09:31 PM
Thanks so much Toni. It was my first time trying that technique. I do like it.
Posted by: Jo Anne Hewins | April 26, 2020 at 09:31 PM
Jo Anne, I still have to try this technique and you have inspired me! Your choice of colors is stunning. Thank you for your help with my blog. I still have some fine-tuning to do but - getting there. Your posts are always so professional.
Posted by: Sue | April 27, 2020 at 08:47 AM
So pretty! I like the floral side of this DSP, too. You did a beautiful job with the technique. I love these colors you used, too.
Posted by: Ariel Matera | April 27, 2020 at 09:15 AM
Thank you so much, Sue. I'm so glad you have joined our blog hop. If I can help, I'm happy to do so. Just let me know.
Posted by: Jo Anne Hewins | April 27, 2020 at 09:30 AM
Thank you for the nice words, Ariel!
Posted by: Jo Anne Hewins | April 27, 2020 at 09:31 AM
LOVE, love, love your card!!! The technique you used is simply brilliant, and the colors you chose for your DSP are stunning! I hope you don't mind if I CASE your card! Thanks so much for sharing!
Posted by: Laurie Meier | April 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Laurie you are just too kind. Thanks so much. Of course I would be flattered if you wanted to CASE.
Posted by: Jo Anne Hewins | April 27, 2020 at 01:29 PM
I love your card!!! Jo Anne So pretty and fresh. Totally casing!
Posted by: Tracie Evans Langley | April 28, 2020 at 08:36 PM
Thanks so much, Tracie.
Posted by: Jo Anne Hewins | April 29, 2020 at 05:02 AM