Sunday, 26 June 2016

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog Hop with Imagine Crafts

Hi everybody and welcome to the combined Blog Hop of CAS-ual Fridays and Imagine Crafts. You should have arrived here from the blog of the creative Nadine Carlier but if you've lost your way or want to start at the beginning, pop over to the Imagine Crafts Blog to see the full blog hop list.




Imagine Crafts in an online store that stocks all sorts of wonderful craft supplies and tools and it's so exciting to join members of their team on this hop!!

We were very lucky to be supplied with some goodies from their store and I chose some Memento Dew Drop Dye Inks. I've seen quite a few people using these and they are such a cute little size. And the choice of colours is incredible!!


The colours I chose are gorgeous and so much fun to use. When designing my card for this hop, I decided to try something different with them. I had never seen anyone blending with these inks before so thought I would give it a go:


I cut a panel of water colour CS the same size as my card front and heat embossed a flower from the CAS-ual Fridays 'Wonderful Words' stamp set in Rose Gold. I then grabbed my mini-blending tool and Memento Dew Drop Inks - 'Lilac Posies', 'Grape Jelly' and 'Sweet Plum' and blended away in the middle of each flower. The ink blended so beautifully and was a softer version of when the inks are stamped. I also wasn't too worried about keeping the colour within the flowers , was happy for it to have a more relaxed design.

While blending I also used the 'Grape Jelly' on an extra piece of water colour CS and die-cut the 'Smile' from the CAS-ual Fridays 'Smiling Fri-Dies' set. I also cut it twice more from some white CS and glued them all together to give it some dimension. This was adhered to the card front and covered in Wink of Stella.

For the rest of the sentiment, I stamped 'you are loved' from the CAS-ual Fridays - Calling All Sistahs 'Hope Ribbon' stamp set and heat embossed in Rose Gold. I used my mini-blending tool again to add some 'Grape Jelly' carefully around the edge and then popped it up on foam tape.

I'm over the moon with these Dew Drop Ink Pads and to know I can not only stamp with them but also blend means I can get twice as much use out of them!!



The next person on the blog hop is the always fabulous Vicki Dutcher and I can imagine she is going to blow you away with her hop creation!!

Make sure you comment as you hop along for a chance to win a prize from both CAS-ual Fridays and Imagine Crafts. Good Luck!!

Take care
Shona
 

45 comments:

  1. Love the soft effect of your blending.

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  2. Your blending makes the flowers look so soft and lovely!

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  3. I love Memento Dew Drops. Your flowers turned out really nice!

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  4. Soft and pretty color palette, love this cute creation!

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  5. What a pretty card!! I am so glad that you blended with these inks as I didn't even know that you could do that!! They have such a soft look to them. One more use for the ones I have!!

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  6. Very pretty card - great coloring

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  7. Beautiful card! I love how you blended the inks. It's always fun to find a new use for things you already have. Hugs, Robin

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  8. Cool technique. Great job on the card.

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  9. Awesome sponging over the gold embossing!

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  10. Pretty card - love the soft colors in the flowers.

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  11. Soooo very lovely. You really went all out with your design. The inks are gorgeous through the vellum and the meticulous embossing just make this card spectacular.

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  12. WOW, this is just gorgeous! I love the flwoers and how they are blended to perfection - wonderful card! TFS ♥

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  13. The colors blend together so well.
    Love the gold outlining and the
    sentiment stamped in the lilac.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful card.

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  14. This is so lovely Shona. Have enjoyed this hop. Lots of good stuff. Thanks so much. Anne S.

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  15. Lovely! The soft blending over the gold embossing is wonderful - it manages to be rich yet soft at the same time.

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  16. Your card is amazing. So much talent in one blog hop. Thank you for Sharing.

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  17. Hi Shona! I love the soft affect you achieved on the flowers - they're dreamy!

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  18. Stunning! So glad to know these inks blend so nicely. I love this card!

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  19. Pretty effect on these flowers! I love the Dew Drop ink pads... fun size and so many awesome colors available!

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  20. Oh Shona, This is just GORGEOUS! Fantastic work! PINNED!

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  21. Your card made me smile immediately, it's so pretty.

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  22. What a fabulously sweet card!

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  23. Oh I really like the blending - and your whole design is so soft and pretty!

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  24. Your card is so adorable! I love the ink colors you used on the pretty flowers!

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  25. Lovely blending. I love my dew drops.

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  26. Smile is the appropriate word. I send to a lot of shut-ins and I love that sentiment.

    sue
    rolfe974@prodigy.net

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  27. I love how you did your flowers!

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  28. Very pretty - thanks for sharing!

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  29. Loving all that beautiful shimmer! Thanks for sharing your pretty card with us

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  30. Love your blending. So colourful

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  31. The soft color are just so very pretty!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  32. Beautiful card - gorgeous colours! xxx

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  33. Beautiful card, awesome ink blending with the Dew Drops on these pretty flowers! Thanks for the ink blending info, great way to stretch those awesome little ink pads!

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  34. Wow - so amazing! Beautiful blending and I love the gold accents you added.

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  35. nice soft look here with the colors!

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  36. Amazing, awesomely made card - I am swooning over those colors and the way you gold embossed under the colors - so pretty and gorgeous!!

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  37. Gorgeous blending with those memento inks, Shona!!

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  38. Gorgeous...simply gorgeous card Shona!

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