Tuesday, March 26, 2013

StampTV CSS Alumni Blog Hop~ Simplicity Sparkles


Hello it is time for another StampTV CSS blog hop.  You should have arrived here from the incredibly talented and lovely Betty.  If you get lost along the way you can get the entire blog hop list of participants at StampTV.  This time the challenge is to create a clean and simple (CAS) card or project, use only embellishments that sparkle (glitter, rhinestones, etc.). 


I picked Spoon Me from Rebecca Oehlers to work with and created this card.  
I had so much fun with this card.  I tried to keep it simple and with the bowling ball I may have pushed it a bit.  I knew I wanted a bowling ball and s circle punched out of card stock just didn't get it for me.  So I started thinking about how a real ball looks and they are very often marbled.  Then I remembered Gina's shaving cream technique and tada I had what I needed to get the perfect bowling ball.  I did try to get a red one, however it kept coming out pink so black it is.  I also added three very small black punch pieces of card stock to create the finger holes.  Unfortunately they don't show in the photo.  Here is a close up.
Still using Spoon Me I created this fun card.
 



Okay your next stop is the fabulous creative and beautiful Cheri!!  Make sure to leave a comment as you go along because we will choose a random comment and that stamper will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, April 2.  Thank you for stopping by.
Brenda

79 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh - love these! I don't have these stamps - really like what you created.

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  2. You bowled me over with these cards, Brenda!!!!! Brilliant idea to use the shaving cream technique Gina did. FABULOUS!!!! You ROCK!!!

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  3. Awesome! That bowling ball is very realistic :)

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  4. Brenda- these are both so cute. That bowling ball is perfect!!! The Eye glasses card is awesome!

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  5. Too cute!! Both cards are so fun! Love that bowling ball, you are so creative.
    PS Congrats to Cody!!

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  6. Love the background of the bowling pins! Great job on the eye glasses card!

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  7. Love the bowling ball! Great fun!

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  8. Wonderfully made! Love the first one especially!

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  9. Love the sparkle paper and the bowling ball is awesome!

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  10. your cards are fabulous! The bowling ball is unique and I have always loved the eye glasses stamp set - great card!

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  11. Your bowling ball card is fantastic but the glasses card is tops.

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  12. I love the bowling card! I am definitely going to have check out the shaving cream technique. The eye glasses card is adorable also. I find it amazing how beautiful a card can be with such little embellishment. Less is definitely more in this case!

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  13. Both cards are clever, however, the bowling ball "Bowled" me over.

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  14. cute, cute, cute. neat idea.

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  15. Love them both - particularly the first, as I bowl on Wednesday mornings - you've put me right in the mood!

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  16. Both of your cards are clean and simple and fun!

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  17. Great cards and a brilliant idea to use the shaving cream technique to design the paper you needed!

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  18. I'm glad your "rememberer" was working to get that great bowling ball.

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  19. OH my! Totally awesome on the bowling ball! Love it!

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  20. Awesome cards. Super cute. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. Hmmm. Opens up a whole bunch of new "opportunities".
    Thanks

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  22. Super cute! Love your bowling ball, looks perfect!

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  23. Your bowling ball card is so cute. A great job on the bowling ball. Love it!

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  24. Your bowling ball card is so cute. A great job on the bowling ball. Love it!

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  25. Great cards! Thanks for explaining how you did the bowling ball. I never would have guessed...so unique!

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  26. Your cards are awesome....and thanks for the recipe on the bowling card. I am glad I was able to leave a comment as well this time.

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  27. How clever with the bowling ball and the rest of the card is great

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  28. You are brilliant Brenda, the ball does look so real!!! Both are great cards!!!

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  29. Using the shaving cream technique for the bowling ball is sheer genius! And love the cat eye glasses on the 2nd card!

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  30. Great bowling card. I have friends this would be perfect for. Thanks for another great idea.

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  31. Just too cute, love the bowling ball!

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  32. Great cards! Love the bowling ball - it looks real!

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  33. Awesome cards. I love the technique you used on the bowling ball. The marbled effect is perfect.

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  34. I love the card. I love sparkles. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Mary O'Neal
    redpupper@aol.com

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  35. Nice layout with the sparkels in the backround. The bowing ball is perfect and very detailed.

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  36. very nice bowling ball!
    thanks
    Holly

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  37. Great card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  38. Great cards - love the stylish glasses on the second one :)!!

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  39. Lovely projects, thanks for sharing your ideas!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. I love the bowling ball! Turned out great. I also love the score lines on the eye glass card.

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  41. I love how you've used this stamp set. Really cute, thanks for the inspiration. I certainly didn't realize that was the shaving cream technique, I thought it was a plastic button!!!

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  42. Two great CAS cards, Brenda! Love what you did with the bowling ball! Really cool marbling! :^) Both designs are great & I really love the sentiments that go with the images! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  43. Liked both cards but, I love the shiny background behind the bowling pins on your first card! The shaving cream technique work great for the bowling ball. I never would have remembered that technique!

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  44. This is fantastic! LOVE the bowling ball.

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  45. Both of these are so cute! I like the bowling ball card a lot!

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  46. What fun cards. I like how you did the bowling ball. It looks so real. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Love the sparkle background, and your bowling ball looks fantastic, awesome technique!!! Well done!

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  48. I see the finger holes in the bowling ball! Way to go--looks awesome!

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  49. Two great cards! I agree with ALL the others that the bowling ball is fabulous. I'm also taken by the embossed frames around the eye chart - haven't learned that technique yet. TFS

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  50. I enjoyed you cards. Especially the one with the glasses.

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  51. WOW!!! Brenda your cards are stunning!! Love the bowling ball.

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  52. As an avid bowler I would say you really nailed the ball! Great cards.

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  53. Smart and creative to think of doing that for a bowling ball!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  54. Very cute card, and I love your bowling ball. I haven't tried that technique....guess I need to watch the video. lol

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  55. The bowling ball looks very real. The glasses sparkle too. Great cards. Thanks

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  56. Seriously in love with that bowling bowl Brenda, you nailed the texture perfectly!!! Love the glittery background and your glasses card is just lovely!

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  57. Awesome cards, Brenda! Love that bowling ball - you are so clever!

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  58. Love your bowling pin card, never seen the shaving cream technique. Now I'm on a mission to learn just another wonderful thing from Gina K Thank you for sharing.

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  59. Cute and clever...your bowling ball is so very creative.

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  60. oh these are cute! lovin that bowlin ball!

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  61. Love 10 pin bowling but having played of years its was my young years play - the card tells it all and brings back memories

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  62. Love the bowling card. The ball is genius!

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  63. Both of your cards are adorable!

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  64. sweet cards, very creative on the bowling ball swirls

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  65. Love these cards! As someone who does ten pin bowling, the first card is my absolute favourite. Will have to look up Gina's video on the shaving cream techique - it looks great!

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  66. Awesome cards Brenda! Love the bowling pins and that bowling balls looks great just like the real thing! Thanks for the tip about the shaving cream!

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