Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Anything Goes Blog Hop with Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions

Welcome to the Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions Blog Hop

our theme is Anything Goes
We hope you are ready for some great inspiration and prizes.
  
one $20 gift card from Repeat Impressions
one $20 gift card from Die-Versions

You should have arrived here from Joy Hadden's blog.
If you didn't, and you'd like to start at the beginning,
you can find the entire hop list on the Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions blogs.
  
Remember, the more you comment along the way, the more chances you have of winning!
You will have until midnight CST on Saturday, November 15th, to comment.
Winners will be announced on the Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions blogs.
on Sunday, November 16th

Let's get hopping!


For my featured card, I selected a beautiful sunflower stamp and lovely sentiment by Repeat Impressions.  The sunflower stamp can be found in here.  The sentiment stamp can be found here.  


I started by stamping three sunflowers with distress inks and using glitter pens to color the flowers and stems.  It was at this point that I lengthen the flower stems, by coloring the stems longer with my brown glitter pen...  I wanted them would reach the bottom of my jar.  
The jar is a Die-Versions' Whisper die called Bug Jar and can be found here.  I die cut the jar out of non texture thick black card stock. I placed a line of tape behind the jar seal to keep my flowers positioned.   Once I liked the flower arrangement, I added thin foam tape to the backs of all three flowers, doubling the tape on the center flower.  

I hand cut each of the flowers and just so you know, I didn't worry about keeping the leafs attached to the stems.  It was super easy to just insert the leafs into the arrangement after the flowers were taped down.  You really can't tell on this photo, but I added a layer of glossy accents to the inside of the jar covering the stems.  

Once my flower element was down, I stamp my sentiment on a piece of while non texture card stock, which I inked w/distress inks and turned into a hanging fish tail banner. 




Thanks for stopping by today

We hope that we have inspired you to be creative, and that you'll do a bit of
shopping at the Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions' websites!

Your next stop on the hop is Melissa Cash's Blog.

Happy hopping! 

30 comments:

  1. Mary ~ I love this card!! Those Sunflowers look wonderful in the Bug Jar!! Love that sentiment too!!

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  2. Mary, your bouquet of flowers looks SO real....like you just picked them yourself, and placed them in that beautiful jar! Great job - love it!!!

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  3. Lovely use of the flowers with the jar die. Beautiful card!

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  4. This is a stunning card, Mary! Your sunflowers are gorgeous and I love the way you did the stems.

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  5. Gorgeous, the jar looks real, lovely coloring and design!

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  6. Beautiful use of the jar. And my favorite quote!

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  7. Very nice card and liked the way you placed the leaves inside the jar!

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  8. This is absolutely gorgeous, Mary!! I love the beautiful flowers and how you placed them in the jar!! It looks amazing!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  9. So pretty - love the flowers..
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  10. The flowers are very life-like. Love the look of the water in your jar - very effective!

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  11. Love your sunflowers in jar card

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  12. Fabulous idea to place the sunflowers in the bug jar! Love it!

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  13. so pretty, nice combination of elements and colors

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  14. Nice card and great idea with the glossy accents in the jar!

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  15. love the sunflowers in the mason jar. Well done.

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  16. Love that sentiment and it is beautiful with the flowers,

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  17. OMG I love your card I love the sentiment you chose and your Mason Jar with the flowers turned out so beautiful Girl you sure did one outstanding clever and creative job. Lucky so lucky person who receives your card and it definitely will be displayed and will bring a smile and give them that warm fuzzy feeling every time the look at it. YOU so ROCK!!

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  18. This is a great design for any type of card. Thanks for sharing it.

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  19. beautiful sunflowers. thanks for sharing.

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  20. Pretty fall card..I love sunflowers!

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  21. Love sunflowers and these are colored so pretty - the bouquet in the jar is very original.

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  22. What a fabulous creation! LOVE the way you meshed the stamps and dies together--this is perfect! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  23. What a great use for the "bug jar"! I bet this looks so cool in person with the glossy accents on it.

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  24. Fabulous card and I love your creativity!

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  25. Wonderful card! Great pairing of the sunflower stamp with the jar die. I like how you cleverly extended the stems too. :) Well done! Thank you for all your hard work and the inspiration!
    Wendy
    Repeat Impressions

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  26. Your sunflowers look beautiful in the bug jar! Great card!

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  27. Love the great dimension! That's a great size for the jar and I can see where you have added the glossy accents. Great card!

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  28. Pretty jar of flowers! The jar would be so much fun.... so versatile! And the sunflower design is lovely!

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