Friday, May 28, 2010

SCACD Blog Hop: Victoria Case "Hearts and Hugs Summer Collection" and some blog candy

Welcome to Susana's Custom Art and Card Design Blog Hop!  Today's blog hop features an amazing collection of designs from Victoria Case, "Hearts and Hugs Summer Collection."  Each and every one of these designs is adorable, they are fun to color, and they can be used to make beautiful cards and just about any paper craft project you can think of! And they are all in deeply etched rubber which makes it oh so easy to get a GREAT stamped impression!

You will be able to order the stamps today (Friday), here is the link where they will be available, and if you order the set you will get two bonus images (the bonus images cannot be purchased separately)

After you are finished checking out my project make sure to head over to Marti's blog for another image from the "Hearts and Hugs Summer Collection."   The blog hop starts on Kim's blog, make sure you hop to all the blogs because you are going to love these images!  And keep reading all the way down to see how you can win some blog candy I am giving away.

Here is the card I made with the "Lazy Days" stamp:


Isn't she adorable?  I colored her with distress inks on water color paper, the image is stamped in Black Versa Mark and then I used clear embossing powder to set the ink.  I used the Viva Decor Hologram Glitter Liner to add some bling to "friends," the flourishes, the leaves and some of the flowers.  The band across the card was created using a Martha Stewart edge punch, and I also added a few pearls (top left corner) using the Ice White Viva Decor Pearl Pen.

Here is a close up of the image:


Isn't she adorable?  I also used my nesties to get the oval shape and the scalloped oval behind the image, and then used a bit of my glitter pen to outline the oval.

Here is a close up of the flowers (all of them were white and I used the distress ink to color them).  I put the swag together by layering the flowers and twisting the wires together, then the flowers were glued down as one piece.


One more thing:  I still haven't heard back from the person who won the blog candy I offered last time:  Lauretta See.  Lauretta PLEASE email me so I can get your blog candy shipped off to you (Jacquie at afterhoursstamper.com).  

And yes, what is a blog hop without some blog candy?  Leave a comment by next Saturday, June 4th and I will be sending some Viva Decor Pearl or Glitter Pens your way.




36 comments:

Renkata said...

What a beautiful image and pretty card.

Renkata said...

Great colouring and such a pretty card.

Judith Veldhuizen said...

Beautiful card you have made!!!
great job! love the stamps!

Iris said...

Oh wow your card is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Love your coloring and all the details on the card! Gorgeous!!!

Hugs,
Iris

Jan said...

Lovely card. Your coloring is devine.

Karen Wilson said...

This is gorgeous and love how you did the flower swag. Very creative!

Bobbi said...

This is beautiful. I have never tried to color an image with my distress inks before but I am going to try it this weekend because I love the look of this image. TFS

Alex said...

WOW! Absolutely beautiful card!!! The flowers are wonderful and I really like you color choices!!!

Dorothy T in FL said...

I love what you did with this card and would love to win the pens - either of them!! Thanks for the chance!

Mae said...

So pretty!!! I love the glitter and those flowers are perfect!

Mary Lou said...

Jacqui this is SENSATIONAL!! Man I love those viva decor everythings!!! LOL Great idea of swag--i may steal it--hope you won't mind (Hee hee) WOW you so inspire me!! As for your candy~~pick me :D
Blessings Dear!!

LorraineB said...

What a pretty card! Love it.

mary said...

I want to know how you got the swirl and the "Friends". Do you have a Cricut?
mdot kdot schmidt athotmail dotcom
I would love to try the viva decor pens. I hope I win. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Kim said...

Oh my goodness Jacqui this is absolutely amazing! It's not a card it's a piece of artwork that should be framed! WOW! Stunning coloring and love the flower swag! Your work is so breath taking!
Hugs~ Kim

crafty creations said...

Absolutely stunning - love the image - the way you've coloured it and of course those beautiful flowers - I think your glitz is perfect - not too much just enough - fantastic!!!

Cherie said...

Jacquie, You are such an enabler! Your card is just precious! Alas, I can only look for now! :) TFS!

Booknplays said...

I wish I could make cards half as pretty as yours!

Tracey said...

What a gorgeous card! I love it!

My Creative Time said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD!!! WOW, I LOVE it!!
hugs,
Emma;)

Lori said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring with distress inks is superb : ) Thank you for the idea about making the 'swag' and then gluing down and also for offering some candy!

Love and hugs ~
Lori

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous Jacquie, such an adorable image so beautifully coloured, love all your pretty flowers, have a great weekend, take careX:)

Susana M said...

Hey Jacquie
This is just beautiful very vintage meets chic :o) Your detailing ROCKS and glittahs!!!
Hearts and Hugs
Susana

Ann Flower said...

Such a wonderful set! I love this card, too - so cheery. I need to get busy!

pezadoodle said...

wow this is amazing! i would give anything to know how to color like that with the distress inks!! and the flowersd OH MY!!!

Pamela L said...

Love the new stamps and your coloring. So sweet.

Aud said...

A gorgeouos card!♥ Love this image, you did a wonderful job coloring her!

Have a wonderful weekend! =0)

Hugs,
Aud

Anki said...

So beautiful!Sending you tons of hugs from Sweden - Anki

*SHeRRy B* said...

Your card is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I just love your beautiful card and I love the Viva Decor Pens. I would love to win. You have such great talent.
Charlene
cmlebel@sbcglobal.net

Karyle said...

Wow...beautiful card, I love your coloring you do such an amazing job. I can't believe by looking at your cards that you have been coloring with distress inks for such a short time, they are lovely. I still haven't tried them, I guess I' still a little intimidated...someday. Thanks for the chance to win, I'm crossing my fingers and toes....lol.

msfreida said...

WOW! How ADORABLE! This image is sooo precious and I love how you used it! The colors are fabulous together, and I love your attention to detail! How creative to come up with a swag! This looks amazing! Such a GORGEOUS card! :)

Hugs~
freida38801@yahoo.com

sreynolds999 said...

Love you card and your blog!

Cynthia said...

I really appreciate the close-up of the flowers. This is new to me, so your instructions are very helpful. Beautiful card!

kristyk said...

What a beautiful flower accent!

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Stunning card, Jacquie! Beautiful colouring and gorgeous details!

Ann Flowers said...

Such a wonderful set! I love this card, too - so cheery. I need to get busy!

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