Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Let's HOP!


Are you ready for some fun? The Impression Obsession and Flower Soft Design Teams are playing together in a fun-filled HOP! Aside from seeing a little bit of cardmaking eye candy, there are also fabulous prizes on the line!

HOW TO WIN: As you make your way through the hop, make sure you comment on each and every post. Four random winners will be picked from those blog comments! Two $25 gift certificates from Flower Soft and two $25 gift certificates from Impression Obsession will be given away!! Winners will be announced on the Flower Soft and IO blogs on Wednesday August 18th! Now, if you didn't start at the beginning of the hop, be sure to start hopping from the Flower Soft Blog!

Moving on to my creation! I just used a little big of Flower Soft on a brand spanking new IO image just released at CHA called Winter View.
After stamping the image, I colored it up with Copic markers and used R46, R59, Y21, Y23, C01, C03, C05, B000, E33, E31, E25 and YG63. After coloring, then the Flower Soft fun begins! Lining the window wells and the base of each tree with a bit of Flower Soft Glue, I used the Flower Soft Diamond Range in Polar White. This is just incredible because it really does look like snow! After it was done drying, I did add a little bit of glitter glue here and there for a little sparkle!

Here's a close up! It's fine and fluffy and just adds that little extra something! What's fun is -- a little goes a LONG way!
Want even more inspiration? Do you like video tutorials? How about Challenges? Make sure and check out both Flower Soft TV and the Impression Obsession blog!!

For the next hop on the IO-Flower Soft tour, click on over and see Linda Beeson!

Thanks for stopping by!

68 comments:

fusiafscrapping said...

Am I first?
I love your card. I didn't know that flower soft may be used as snow. You had a great idea.

Auntie Em said...

What a cute card! I love the way the Flowersoft looks like freshly fallen snow on the window and plant pots. So pretty!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Deloris said...

Fabulous card!

Janine said...

This is so pretty Julie!! What a great image!

theCook said...

Very nice snow imitation!

Pammejo said...

Fabulous card

Susan said...

Very different. Like the card.

Sue D said...

Wonderful card--I like the flower soft snow and the gingham paper--so homey.

Summerthyme Studio said...

What an absolutely STUNNING card! Gorgeous!

Vicki

akagreenhouse said...

What a beautiful card! Just lovely!

daisydilly (vicki) said...

I love this wonderful card!!! I could see myself just sitting in front of this window!!!

Sandra said...

very pretty!
Sandra

Vicki said...

I love your card. The snow is so clever.

craft-princess said...

Very pretty!

Bette said...

What a neat card!

Cindi said...

what a wonderful card! reminds me of a comfy country kitchen
:)

DoodleDee Designs said...

This is so pretty. I love how you used the flower soft just to accent the plants.

Linda Beeson said...

I don't want to think of winter yet but your Flower Soft snow is so perfect! Just finishes off that image wonderfully.

Shirley said...

As always, just lovely! I love Alesa Baker stamps too! Say hi to your mom and you are so lucky to have her so close!

Lori said...

Beautiful, and yes the Flower Soft does add that perfect little bit that adds so much! TFS!!

Chrisi said...

so sweet!

shari said...

What a cute card, I'm loving the flower soft. Shari (cricutrookie)

Nicole Brenna said...

I totally love how you used the flower soft.... great job

Jennifer said...

A beautiful window image and your colors and plaid are perfect! What a great addition of the flowersoft to the pots and windows. Beautiful!

NUTHINBUTDABUG said...

too cute! ladybug1376@hotmail.com

Deonna said...

Beautiful card. I love you coloring and your DP.

KarenM said...

I love the flower soft as snow! It adds so much to an already pretty image. I'm dreaming of snow in this 100 + degree weather.

Louise said...

Beautiful card, love the colors you used

Charlene said...

Beautifully done, Julie! The Flower Soft really makes this image pop!

Handmade by Vivi said...

very cute!
Vivi

beadz said...

Julie, your card turned out great! (But then again, yours always do!) Your stamp room is beautiful too - very stylish!)
hugs,
Gini

Chris Smith said...

This is a great card julie! It looks so festive, with all the red and white.

Linda said...

What a beautiful card!!!

denise g. said...

BAH HUMBUG!! Sorry, but I just ain't ready for the fluff stuff, even if your card is really pretty. Stamp beach stuff!!!

Karen McAlpine said...

I just love the evergreen stamps. That window image is fab. Super card.

creativearts said...

Beautiful card! I love the window stamp and love using white polar flower soft as snow!

Jennifer Roach said...

This is gorgeous! That stamp is definitely going on my wish list....love it!!

Holly said...

*thud* I NEEEED this stamp now. That is gorgeous! Love the flower soft blanketing the pots as fresh fallen snow. If only this heat would go away.......

Kathlene said...

Beautiful card--love that window image and the snowy flower soft. Great job! TFS

Karen said...

Love the card, very cheerful for a snowy day.

pattyk said...

Love the colors. very pretty.

j_bergs said...

Very pretty card. Great use of flower soft

Thistleblue said...

Great card! I love the colours and the gingham paper is so cute!
Thanks for sharing!
hugs
Michelle
xx

Mirabelka said...

this card has a real christmas feeling! I wish it you'd be winter already

Ola said...

Your card is fantastic.... I love how the flower soft looks like real snow!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love your touches of snow to your very sweet card. These trees are darling. I love the details you put into this and your paper selection, trims...everything!

cathylynn said...

WOW!!! What a marvelous card. I love it and your use of the Flower Soft. Well done!! Thanks for a chance to win too!

Ginnie said...

Julie your card is gorgeous. Love the way it works out with flower soft. Great idea and thanks for sharing

Tanya said...

Beautiful! Love the paper, fantastic image, perfect use of Flower Soft.

lakeslady said...

Fine and fluffy looks real good to me. Loving it.

seamom said...

Fabulous image, colored perfectly! The Flowersoft adds so much. Well done!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love the image and the look of fallen snow..

Grenouille Greetings said...

Fab image and great papers. The Flower soft does add a little something doesn't it. Thank you for offering the opportunity to participate - I need to keep hopping... Warmest wishes, Lesley

Deb Long said...

Love this card - beautiful work!

Janet L. said...

What a great card! Love the colors, textures and details. Thanks for the inspiration!

chrissy o said...

beautiful card
hugs chrissy o xxxx

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

Just hopping by.......... Love this card x leigh x

Lillian Child said...

Fabulous "old country" feel to this card using the gingham with that fabulous stamp and then adding the flower soft "snow" ... just beautiful!

Diane said...

Wow! Great homey feel! Old time Christmas card. thanks. D :)

Cin said...

Beautiful card. Love your work.

Brenda said...

This is a really nice stamp and I love how you colored it. The snow along the window and the pots is a great finishing touch.

MARNIE said...

beautiful work

Katie said...

Your cards are always put together so well. I like this Impression Obsession stamp, I think it is very versatile. I like the fact that you added glitter to the flower soft. And, :) I like the plaid and polka dots paper together. Very nice, thank you for sharing.

Katie
imkt (at) excite.com

Jackie L Watson said...

Gorgeous card, and I agree flower soft makes the snow so real. I haven't used flower soft yet, and find after today blog hop I must buy some. Thanks for sharing.

Far North said...

Beautiful card...Love all the details!

Denise said...

Great card! Love the snow. The Flower Soft adds a nice texture and dimension.
DeniseB

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Great card! Love your Copic coloring too! Very nicely done!
Hugs ~
Sharron♥

Shannon said...

As always, love your ideas! love the flower soft as snow, great card. :-)