Saturday, May 9, 2015

ABC Blog Hop- J

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter J. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their J element will be featured in their post.

If you came from Marie then you're on the right track!

I decided to use the Quick Card stamp- Japanese Blossom for my background technique. The quick card stamp is very intricate and can become the main focal point when you use it.

The card featured on page 107 of the Annual Inspirations ideas book was my springboard for this card.

This is only my third attempt at colouring using the ShinHan markers, and every time I use them I am getting more confident. I layered pink and purple shades on the flower, and then layered yellows and greens for the inner flowers and leaves. The inner part of the flowers was actaully done in a bright blue layered over the pastel green marker.

The end card only required some little pops of coloured cardstock and matching ribbon. And some shimmer trim of course, I love my bling!

This Japanese Blossom stamp is such a bargain at only $12NZD, and the colouring possibilities are endless!

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Darlys of Crafty Happy.

In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants!

Card dimensions:
Base: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
Striped purple paper: 3x3 inches
Glacier cardstock: 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches
Thistle cardstock: 1 x 5 inches
Shimmer Trim: cut at 5 1/4 inches
Ribbon: 9 inches
White cardstock: 2 5/8 x 2 3/4

CTMH supplies used:
Cardstock: Glacier, Thistle, White Daisy
Embellishments: Gold Sequins, Purple Shimmer TrimThistle Diagonal Striped Ribbon
Ink: Archival Black
Markers: Barely Beige, Pastel Green, Peony Purple, Turquoise BlueVivid Green
Paper packet: Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment
Stamp set: Japanese Blossom


  1. Lovely card. The ShinHan markers really are amazing. Going to try use them more.

  2. Beautiful!!! Love all the color combinations and your coloring is wonderful.

  3. Beautiful color choice! Makes me want to pick it and put it in my hair!

  4. Love the card and the coloring! That is a beautiful stamp too!


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