Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hope is Faith Blog Hop



Feelings of Hope -
Hope for Haiti


Gina challenged the Center Stage Spotlight team to make a card with the new Hope is Faith stamp set using the photo above for inspiration. Check out Gina's blog for all the details on this special stamp set.


For my card, I used the colors from Gina's photo for my inspiration. All of the designer papers I chose to use are from the SEI Oasis collection, and are layered with Gina K's Pure Luxury Black Only card stock. I started by stamping the butterfly image down the side of the designer paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I then colored over the butterflies with my VersaMarker and embossed them with clear embossing powder. Next, I started layering paper down the opposite side of the card to start building up my border. I used my SU! Scalloped Border punch for the edge and added some black bling. I also added some trim that I thought mimicked the butterfly wings. I wanted to have the word "HOPE" stand out on the front of this card. I found some die-cut alphabets and pulled out the four letters that I needed. It looked okay, but it needed something more. I decided to replace the letter "O" with a flower - what do you think? I used a vintage pearl button with some black thread and added it to the flower's center to finish the front of my card.


I used the sentiment from Gina K's new Hope is Faith set for the inside of my card. I stamped the sentiment onto the dp, and cut it out using the Fancy Tags Nestabilities. I cut the same tag out a second time using the Black Onyx card stock, and cut off the curly ends to add to the sides of the sentiment to make it pop!


Be sure to stop by and visit these talented designers who are also participating in tonight's Hope is Faith blog hop:
































I hope you enjoyed all of the gorgeous butterflies tonight! Throughout the month of February, $2.00 from every sale of the Hope is Faith stamp set will be donated to the Red Cross for earthquake relief in Haiti.


26 comments:

  1. you sure can "do a card"! so unique and creative...love your colors, papers, details! AND the inside...Dee, it is stunning!

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  2. What a great layout, pretty card!!!

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  3. Super fun layout - love the big HOPE spelled out. Lovely cards.

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  4. Love the way you have spelled out HOPE! Very creative! This would be a delightful card for anyone to receive!!

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  5. You sure did a great job on this card Love it!!

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  6. Stunning Card Dee! - Very original - I love it!

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  7. Ah, very lovely and love how you finished the inside too! Hope you have a nice weekend!

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  8. Great way to use that pretty butterfly, Dee!

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  9. Just such a fabulous card Dee...love the way you did this inside too. Hope you have a great weekend :o)

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  10. DeeMarie- I really like this card- love the big letters on the front!

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  11. Gorgeous card, Dee! Love the colors and unique design! It's beautiful inside, too!

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  12. Fabulous layout. Your card is gorgeous.

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  13. Wonderful Dee!! Love the HOPE letters!

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  14. Gorgeous! Love how you used a flower for the O. And the colors are so pretty!!

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  15. Awesome card Dee Marie, I love all of the bling!

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  16. So very pretty!! Awesome creation.

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  17. Very cool layouts! your cards are very pretty and have a fresh, hip approach. Way to think out of the box! :D Diana

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  18. Great card Dee! Love how you did the word Hope on the side!

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  19. Very pretty card!

    Greetings, Debbie Meijer :)

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  20. Oh! how pretty!! What a great idea with the 3 butterflies!

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  21. Dee, I love the three butterflies and the hope along the side! Beautiful!

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  22. Wonderful card! I just love your layout - beautifully done!

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