Sunday, April 03, 2016

CutCardStock and Great Impressions Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Ladies' Night Blog Hop with CutCardStock and Great Impressions! You should be coming to me from Ruza's Blog. After vising me, hop on to Julie's Blog

You will want to visit all the blogs in the hop to see what inspiration the teams have to share. For the full blog hop list, see the end of the post.  Make sure to comment on each blog, because the prize winner will be drawn from on of the Design Team blogs! 

Make sure to participate in the April Great Impressions Challenge!

To link up your project, click HERE or in the Customer Gallery HERE. Find the Challenge Rules HERE. And check out the prizes!

And a $15 Gift Certificate from CutCardStock!

Our hop theme is "ladies' night"! Which can mean anything girlie or feminine, glitzy, sparkly, glamorous, or pink! I chose to make a hot pink card that also featured cute boots! What's ladies' night without cute boots?!!

As soon as I saw the Spring Boots stamp from Great Impressions, I knew I wanted it! It is totally adorable, plus I also selected the companion sentiment stamp, Really Cute Boots. What is sweeter than pink rain boots?! Nothing!
To create the card, I started with an A6 Brown Bag Kraft Card which I sponged with white ink. (An A6 card is 4 1/2" x 6 1/4".) I used a large scallop die template to trim a piece of Pop Tones Razzleberry Cardstock. I trimmed a piece of Whip Cream Pop Tones Cardstock with an open scallop die template and layered it over the razzleberry scallop. (Don't you love the color names of this cardstock?!)

I trimmed the scallop borders to approximately 1 1/2" wide and 6 1/4" long, and attached them to the top of the card. I wrapped the top of the card with pink ribbon and glued a bow to the right corner as shown.     

I stamped the Spring Boots image onto watercolor cardstock with black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and Gansai Tambi watercolor paints. I love how fast and easy it was to color with the watercolors, but I got the saturated look that is more common with alcohol markers or colored pencils. I used ONE pink Zig marker for the boots! I simply added more water to get the lighter shading, and I added the white paint from the watercolor paint set to a few ares to get a very pale, opaque pink.

Once the image was dry, I used circle dies to cut it out, along with two circle mats from the Whip Cream and Razzleberry cardstock. I popped the image with foam adhesive squares

I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of the Whip Cream cardstock and die cut it with a stitched rectangle die template. I added the sentiment to the card front with foam squares. I hot glued a few pink and blue flowers to the edge of the image. I love the hot pink and pale blue together! I lined the inside of the card with more of the Whip Cream cardstock. (I may need a ream of that stuff! It is my favorite color of "ivory"!) 

Thanks for hopping along! Make sure you visit all the blogs in the list! Leave a comment on each blog for a chance to win some prizes!!

Hop List:
Great Impressions Blog 
Cut Cardstock Blog
Lisa L.
Lisa M.

Pop Tone Cardstock Whip Cream, Razzleberry
Strathmore Watercolor Cards and Envelopes
Brown Bag Kraft A6 Folded Cards
Gansai Tambi Watercolor Paint Set (36 colors)
Zig Waterbrush
Double-sided Foam Adhesive Squares

Great Impressions:
Spring Boots
Really Cute Boots

Markers:Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Ink: My Favorite Things Sweet Tooth, Versafine Onyx Black
Embossing powder: Stampin' Up clear
Die templates: Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles, My Favorite Things Stitched Circle Stax, Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Classic Scallop Edgers
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon Hot Pink Diamond Satin
Adhesive: ATG tape, hot glue


  1. Charming card and coloring, Gloria, love that scalloped border too. :)

  2. Gloria, love the colors, Razzelberry is one of my favorite colors. I will have to check out the rainboots stamp.

  3. What a darling card. Love the colors and your coloring is awesome.

  4. This is so pretty! I love the pinks against the kraft cardstock. Makes it pop.

  5. Cute sentiment to go along with those fun boots! Love the bright colors and the kraft base!

  6. Beautiful design!
    Lovely coloring
    and cute stamps.
    Carla from Utah

  7. This is darling! Love the color combo of your card, and the stamp is a cutie!

  8. This is so beautiful! I love your coloring and that cluster of flowers! Such a lovely project!

  9. SUPER cute card! LOVELY coloring of the image! The added cluster of flowers, is the perfect touch!!

  10. Gloria, I adore this beautiful card! The colors are SO pretty--and those flowers are the perfect accent! Thank you for hopping with us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  11. Spring is FINALLY coming!

  12. You chose one of my favorite image and sentiment stamps from Great Impressions. Love the boots in pink!