I have a very exciting treat for you today! I am participating in a HUGE blog hop with 30 amazing Stampin' Up! demonstrators that have achieved the Grand Vacation to Hawaii this year!
If you are already enjoying the hop, you have come from Lisa Curico.
Get your tropical fruity drink and Hawaiian shirts ready - we are sharing our Hawaiian themed projects with you!
I was so proud of this card when I created it. As per my usually routine, I ran upstairs to show Arturo. He had a squishy look on his face and I could tell that he did not like it. Sigh. I was bummed! He said that the flowers were not right. He suggested that I should have researched Hawaiian flowers and done something more on point. He said that the card was okay, but adding Hawaiian flowers would have taken it to the next level. Can you believe that! humph!
When I woke up the next morning Arturo came to me with his iphone showing me with a photo of flowers on it. I am not a morning person and getting the kids out the door is a process. I was not in the mood to look at his phone and I could have cared a less about what he was looking at. He insisted I looked closer ...
Guess what I saw?? The national flower for Hawaii. Guess what it looked like??? YES! My flowers!!!! The Yellow Hibiscus!! There is no better glory than when your husband is WRONG!
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My favorite detail on the card has to be the white washed wood paneling for the back ground.
|gorgeous grunge stamp set|
3. Ink a Stampin' Sponge with Crumb Cake Classic Ink and sponge all four edges of the strip.
4. Ink a Stampin' Sponge with Whisper White Craft ink. Gently wash the card stock running the sponge along the length of the strip.
5. Trim your strips down to fit your card front. I did each of them slightly different to add to the random effect.
6. Use the Stampin' Distress Tool to distress each of the 4 edges.
7. Use a Paper-piercing Tool and a Stampin' Pierce Mat to poke the "nail" holes.
8. Cover your base card stock with Fast Fuse and place your strips down.
Ta-da!!! That is all!! Cool, right?
I do hope you loved my technique (and my card, unlike my husband)! I had a lot of fun making it! I think this may be my swap card for the trip ... As long as I can find enough time to do this technique 26 times!!!
Next on the blog hop is Kim Gavarra ... Enjoy!
Blog Hop List
1. Brian King
2. Louise Sharp
6. BJ Peters
10. Simone Bartrum
11. Dawn Griffith
12. Marelle Taylor
13. Dena Rekow
14. Connie Stewart
15. Alisa Tilsner
16. Tami White
17. Renee Kohnke
18. Bec Ross
19. Ann Craig
20. Vanessa Webb
21. Sandi MacIver
22. Sharon Armstrong
23. Barb Mullikin
24. Connie Babbert
25. Alison Solven
26. Betty Button
27. Lisa Curcio
28. Krista Frattin
29. Kim Gavarra
30. Jacque Williams
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