Hello blog hoppers!
Welcome to the QKR Stampede Blog Hop!
If you have just happened upon the hop, you may want to start at the
QKR Stampede Blog where you will find a link to each participating blog. If you get lost along the way or a link doesn't work, you can always go there to get back on track.
If you have arrived from Jessica's blog, you are headed in the right direction.
Our theme this month is Nature/Animals and I have made 2 cards to show you.
For this first one, I didn't use any stamps, I used some of the lovely paper flowers available through QKR Stampede. There are many color combinations to choose from. For this card I used flowers from the "Orange 4" packet.
For the basket I used strips of white card stock, cut to 1/4" I used Distress Ink to color the strips then wove them together.
I used tape to adhere the strips to the back of the "basket" and trimmed the corners with my Corner Chomper.
The flowers are adhered with glue dots and foam tape.
I used a bit of Stickles in the centers of each of the flowers.
This second card is made with the "Seahorse" (#18708) stamp.
I stamped the seahorse onto some blue paper with VersaMark and covered with Gold Leaf. Gold Leaf is also available through QKR Stampede and is also available in many colors and combinations.
To give it the "watery" look, which you can see a little better in this picture, I put some blue hair gel in a little plastic bag, sealed it and adhered it over the sea horse.
The bubbles on the front of the card were made by punching out some circles with my Crop a Dile adhering them to the card and covering them with Glossy Accents.
I first saw this hair gel technique when my friend, Jen, used it at
to make invitations for a pool party for her son's birthday. They turned out adorable and I thought of this when I wanted to do something with this wonderful Seahorse image.
The next stop on the hop is
where I'm sure you will find some wonderful inspiration.
I hope you have enjoyed my cards today and will try using some of the products I have showed you today. Hop over to QKR Stampede and check out the stamps as well as the other products that they offer.
Until next time, Happy Crafting!