Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sweet Surprise!

Hi, all! So glad you stopped in today!

Recently, I was asked to be a guest designer on a blog hop at Joan's Gardens. It went really well, and I thank all of you who commented on my card for all the very kind support!

As the hop is over, I've edited this blog entry to just show the card I had entered for that hop:


The main blossom image is one of the images from Justrite's Beautiful Blossoms set. What a versatile set this is for all occasions! It was colored with Copics Y21 first, followed by layers of R11 for the petals, and YG63, YG67, and G99 for the leaves and stems. A sepia Pigma Micron pen was used for the "seed pod" in the middle and the blossom outline, and a glitter pen was used for bling. It is colored to mimic the flowers in the beautiful dp used throughout -Graphic45's Once Upon a Springtime paper pad. Tea Dye Distress Ink was used on all borders.

The frame was cut with Spellbinders scalloped ovals large, and the main image is cut and embossed with Spellbinders classic ovals large. The label comes from the the Once Upon a Springtime paper pad and was mounted on a die from Fancy Tags by Spellbinders. Two antique brads flank the label. The blossoms, frame and label were popped up for dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a blessed, sunny weekend!

Kris

87 comments:

  1. oh, so nice card! Love the green papper a lot)

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  2. That is such a pretty flower, it looks 3-D but can't tell for sure... Very nice!

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  3. Beautiful card and I just love that teal color that you used!

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  4. Very stunning! Love the corners!

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  5. Beautiful card, Kris! I love the DP and layout you used! Wonderful coloring!

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  6. Oh yes you chose some wonderful card to show this pretty bloom.....Love how you popped it up too. Wonderful card, Congratulations.

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  7. Gorgeous, Kris! Great color choice to showcase the image.

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  8. Kris,
    These colors are fantastic, love all the extra touches on the corners.

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  9. Gorgeous card Kris, the colour scheme is beautiful, your stamping is wonderful and I just love the fantastic design! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  10. Beautiful card! Love the colors you chose and your coloring is perfection! Well done!

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  11. Kris I love the color choice and every aspect of your card. So beautiful.

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  12. What a pretty image and love the way you have colored it. This is a fantastic LO and loving all your special details. So glad to see your lovely work. Tfs

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  13. This is a stunner... absolutely beautiful!

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous card! The colors are so rich looking! Love the corners! The flower image is so beautiful and fabulous how you popped it up! Stunning!

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  15. Kris we are so proud to have you helping us with our JustRite Blog Hop. Your card is so beautiful. I love the way you combined the pretty JustRite flower with the Graphic 45 design paper. Joan and I appreciate your participation in the Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenges.

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  16. Wow - Wow - Wow - such a beautiful card, those colors are so soothing and I love the frame and corner details are so nice.

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  17. WOWZA!!! Look at you go!! FABULOUS creation my friend! Just beautiful!! How much fun to be a part of this blog hop! Congratulations!! LOVE your choice of paper & design!! Beautiful job!!

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  18. Very pretty and you have given me a great idea for usig those small Graphic 45 designs. I usually use the other side of the paper. Love the flower design!!!

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  19. So very pretty...the flower seems to just "pop" right out!!

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  20. Very cool using the reverse die area to be a frame. It adds so much additional texture to the card and also adds elegance. You have just the right amount of bling, and your flower coloring is perfect, like your double cutting and popping it up. Great job, thanks for sharing!

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  21. Beautiful card! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Beautiful card - the background color is so pretty!

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  23. Kis, your card is stunning, I love your choice of colors!! Beautiful job!!

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  24. I love the colors in your card!

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  25. Kris, I love the colors you chose, so unexpected and so beautiful, I love the teal. The dimension you gave to the detail work is great. Wonderful card.

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  26. Beautiful card. Love your color combo, so springy. Your DP is gorgeous.

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  27. Love these colors. Your card is lovely.

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  28. Gorgeous card, love the layout. Hugs

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  29. Sweet card creation, Kris!

    I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so very nice to meet you!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  30. Kris your card turned out fabulous!! I saw it in real life and it is way cool love it!!!

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  31. Such a pretty card! Your colors are wonderful!

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  32. Kris, I love this card. The colors are gorgeous. Everything about it is just perfect.
    Well deserving to be on our blog hop. thanks so much for joining us. So fun!

    Joan
    www.atjoansgardens.com

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  33. Love the colors and your STYLE!!! You really showcased the JustRite Stamp....WONDERFUL creativity!

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  34. Love the card Kris! Great job! Vickie

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  35. oh my this is just lovely - enjoying your color combo and design - beautiful!
    and hey - we have the same blog background - great minds think alike LOL...
    hugs
    Linda

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  36. I can see why you were asked to participate---your talent is unbelievable. Love your card!

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  37. Very pretty card!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!! Great job!

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  38. Love your card and he beautiful colors.

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  39. I love your card! Very nice! And what nice blog candy too!

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  40. Very pretty, Great papers and color, Your coloring on the blossom is Beautiful.

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  41. Beautiful card, Kris! Love the image, and the extra flowers on the top of it!! And the great corners! Whole card is wonderful! Great 3D effect!!!!

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  42. Lovely card...great layout and colors.

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  43. Oh my, this is stunning! Love the brads and the colors on this card. Beautiful! "Hugs" Carol

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  44. Beautiful card. Nice color choice.

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  45. Wow! This is totally gorgeous! I love the paper you used... so rich and elegant! Love how you did the flower... it's beautiful!!!

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  46. Beautiful card! Lovely color combo and design!

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  47. Beautiful! I love the colors and papers you used and your flower is just stunning!
    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  48. This a unique look and very pretty. All the detailing makes this a very attractive card! Great job.

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  49. You have done a great job with matching the colours of your flowers with the DP. Everything works so well together. Love the little bouquet over the centrepiece as well!

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  50. Love the depth and details of your card.

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  51. Kris, what a gorgeous card. Love your colors and the embellishments are wonderful!

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  52. I love the spring theme here - gorgeous card!

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  53. oh, what a GORGEOUS card!!!

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  54. Very pretty.
    Blessings,
    Peggy Allen

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  55. Beautiful! Love how you framed the center image.

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  56. very beautiful card... gives me good ideas

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  57. WOW! Your card is a show stopper; I love your color choice. Hugs.

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  58. You've framed that bouquet beautifully! I love how you used paired the striped DP with the floral dp and those corner accents look wonderful!

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  59. Gorgeous card and the layout is fabulous!!!

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  60. Oh how beautiful Kris!!!! Gorgeous!

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  61. WOW ,such strong colours which work really well together.Quite stunning.

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  62. I love how your main focal image is set back behind your frame -- GORGEOUS!!!

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  63. Beautiful! I really like the little corner images. They remind me of postage stamps (remember when postal was the big thing?).

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  64. very pretty! I love theses colors together. The postage stamp corners are nice.

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  65. Lovely card. Love the colors and corners. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  66. I really like the 3-D look of your card. Beautiful colors and great coloring on your image.

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  67. Love the layered effect! Pretty colors

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  68. Very nice card. Great colour combo.

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  69. Kris - this card is stunning! I love that color combination - gorgeous :)

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  70. This is so beautiful, I love the colors.

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  71. A gorgeous card, love your color combo and your beautiful image!

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  72. Beautiful card love the Graphic 45 paper you used . Super coloring too
    Marilyn

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  73. Kris,

    Thank you for your sweet comments on my card. Your work is beautiful. I will be following you blog.

    Regina

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  74. This is beautiful! Your coloring is gorgeous, and I love the beautiful papers. I don't have this set yet, though it is on my wish list. :)

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  75. Very nice card - I LOVE the colors. It looks great!

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  76. Beautiful - love the vintage feel of it!

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  77. Lovely card, love the color of it!

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  78. Congratulations on being asked to be a designer, it's evident how thrilling this is for you, as it would be for me, too (hopefully someday in the future)! And, it's a well deserved honor, your card is beautiful.

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  79. Beautiful card, Kris! Love those G45 papers!
    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! I'm happy you found it!
    I did make the Spellbinders DT. I guess my post is a little misleading. I just got around to posting the card.
    Smiles to you
    Judy

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  80. hi there Kris! OMG..SOOOO glad to get over to your blog girl! What an absolutely LOVELY card! Hope we can get together again! Sending you hugs and so happy you are guest dt for Joan! You certainly dont disapoint! jane :)

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