Friday, April 25, 2014

Inspired by Stamping / Die-Versions Blog Hop


Hi everyone! Welcome to the Inspired By Stamping and Die Versions Blog Hop. Twenty two talented designers have united to celebrate the new season and shake off the malaise of a snowy winter. Yay!!! Inspired by Stamping, designs & manufactures the highest quality of photopolymer stamps that bring superior stamping to all crafters has teamed up with Die Versions, makers of metal paper dies with exceptional designs for this special eye candy of Spring themed projects.


Just leave each designer a comment along your way and end at the Inspired By Stamping blog. There is a chance to win a fabulous prize at the end of this crafty hop. 

For my first card I used a technique I have been wanting to try. Die cutting the die and background paper then putting them back together so it is one flat piece for the card base. (I know there is a name for it but can't think of it right now! lol) Anyway, I love the effect it gives the card. 
I have used the new For You Express Banner die from Die-Vesions along with Vintage Floral paper and Elegant Flowers from IBS.

For my second card I have used a background die from Die-Versions and decided to leave some of the cutouts in so the bottom would be solid. Love how the yellow behind the black die cut makes the bloom from Summer Flowers pop!! The sentiment is from the Everyday Greetings set.

Your next stop on the hop is Vicki's blog and if you ever get lost in the hop you can always go to the Die-Versions blog for the complete order list.
One lucky “hopper” will get a prize package of $50 gift certificate EACH from Inspired By Stamping AND Die Versions so you can stock up on some of the awesome products both of these companies have to offer.

45 comments:

Lori Kobular said...

I love both of your cards!! The stamps and dies you put togethere look great!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! These are gorgeous! I am LOVING that rose on the first one!!!

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful!! I love the pretty flowers!! The Ovals Background die looks amazing on the second one!!

Lisa F
A Mermaid's Crafts

Annette Allen said...

Beautiful Rose... Rose.. heehee.. I could not resist.. this cards are gorgeous.. love those flowers..

jessica said...

Beautiful cards Rose!!!! Love the design of both cards and the stamps and dies look GREAT together!
AWESOME job!

Becky said...

Both of these are stunning! I just love that second card, the black is so dramatic and brings the color of the flowers out.

Katie said...

Great cards, love the black background! Thanks for the chance to win.

PS the link on the blog before is broken as is the direct one on the Die Versions list so you may need to get them changed (don't want you to miss viewers!)

Creative M said...

Simply beautiful and Elegant cards!!
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

Patti J said...

Rose, these are both beautiful! Love how you used our dies! It's been so much fun hopping with the talented IBS ladies today!

April said...

These are so lovely! I love the bright flowers. Thanks for sharing.

steph said...

Love how you used the dies. Love the flowers too.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are so beautiful! I love the flowers!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Rose! What beautiful floral cards, done in the bright red only found in mother nature's glory. I especially like the softness of your first card, and the bold brightness in your second card! Wonderful! hugs, de {Creative Smiles}

Marla said...

YOur cards are beautiful. I love the background on the one and the word banner die is a great addition. TFS

Joan Smith said...

Your card are so gorgeous wow love the flowers and colors you sure did a fab job. You are such a talented gal and have an eye for design.

Pamela Selinski said...

Both cards are so pretty. I love how they showcase the beautiful flowers.

Marie said...

Love your use of the inlay technique! I have this on my list of techniques to try next. Maybe I'll get to it today. Beautiful cards! I also like how you kept the black at the bottom of the second card. Great use of product!

Mulberry Mindy said...

Beautiful cards! I love flowers of all kinds and you colored yours beautifully. The inlay on your die cuts is awesome, too! TFS
Mindy
http://mulberrymindy.blogspot.com

wendipooh13 said...

gorgeous batch of cards, love youre pretty flowers!!!! great coloring!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the popping flowers - that die on the 2nd card is very awesome!

Cheryl W. said...

Beautiful cards! I especially love that background die.

Suzi said...

Such very different background techniques and both awesome! He is my reason for living, too! See ya on the other side! :o)

Shani Thomas said...

Wowsa! Beautiful floral cards, Rose, and colored to perfection!

Diana Oliver said...

Beautiful use of layers

Jean Bullock said...

Lovely cards. I like that you used a single flower as the focal point. Well done.

frommycraftroom said...

Great cards. The contrast in the second card is stunning. TFS.

Sue Ann Thomason said...

Lovely work and TFS.
BIG Hugs,
Sue Ann :)

loulou said...

Beautiful cars. I love the inset die cutting on your first card and that stunning black DV die over the yellow background on your second. The IBS papers and the floral stamps are lovely too.

Jayne Krause said...

Oh, such pretty colors, one soft and pretty and one bright and pretty. Thank you

Sathya said...

Pretty cards!!!

Anke said...

Love your combination of stamps and diecuts.

Lynne in NI said...

Fab projects ... great use of colour and I love your new dies :)

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards and great use of the dies.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Two beautiful cards!

Leah said...

So pretty Rose! Love the bold colors on the second one!

JennyH said...

Beautiful cards Rose, love the black background of the second one, a must-have on my wishlist : )

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

Rose! These are so beautiful! The black with the lily is gorgeous! And the rose paired up with the die is soft and beautiful too! Thank you my dear friend for creating such gorgeous cards! Hugs, Joanna

Calypso's Crafts said...

Beautiful cards Rose...Love the soft and pretty colors of the first and the bright and bold colors on the second.

Mynn xx said...

These are STUNNING! LOVE those beautiful bold flowers! :) HUGS and have a great week! Mynn xx

Wheelie Crafty said...

Wow I love your cards, but especially love the rose card, it reminds me of the old saying, A rose for Rose...

Hugs
Rhonda A
http://www.wheeliecraftydesigns.blogspot.com.au/

Diane said...

Both cards make a beautiful statement...so PRETTY!!!

Denise Bryant said...

wow... beautiful cards! I love the banner dies and the gorgeous flower stamps! Beautiful background die also!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Both cards are wonderful!

Michelle said...

Both cards are wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing!

Berina RGA said...

both cards are nice...beautiful dies.. thanks fr sharing!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie