Welcome to the very first Blog Hop for the newly named Design Team. I am so excited about being here and hope you will enjoy hopping around and visiting all the sites, make sure you leave a comment at each of your hops because there will be a Prize awarded to one lucky hopper!
For this Blog Hop our inspiration was to make something with the theme "Greetings & Salutations". Since I am such a lover of Fall, I made a card to Welcome Autumn! It is called a criss cross card, I found the design on SCS and wanted to give it a try.
This is my first criss cross card and I think I will be making more of these! I am using FCD stamp set Fall Flowers, I love the daisy in this set as well as the pretty leaves. I also used the saying "Glorious Colors of Autumn" (part of the set), the words "Welcome in the" were hand written.
I used markers to color and shade on the stamped side then mounted with the stamped/marker side down. I think it gives it a water color effect and softens the stark coloring. Using Spellbinders nestibilities to cut the image as well as a mat which was mounted on the insert card. To dress the criss cross effect up just a bit I used a border punch and attached before taping the base together, finishing it all off with a ribbon. So that's that, hope you enjoyed your visit, now it's time to read the rest of the hop information and find your link to the next blog ....Melisa.... where you will find some amazing art!
This is a “circular blog hop” where the only beginning is wherever you start!! You will know you are at the end of your blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog you’ve started from! (It’s not a huge circle…so it should be easy to remember where you started.)
The winner will be chosen from a mystery blog hostess that we don’t even know who it will be until the hop is over…so that’s why you’ll want to leave a comment on EVERY blog, so you don’t miss out!
**To find out if you’ve won… you will be contacted by Pamela via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) and you can also find out on Pamela’s blog after the blog hop ends on Mon, at 8:00 PM (EST).**
Now, to continue the circle, you will need to hop on over to...... Melisa
and keep going until you’ve come back to where you’ve started! Thanks so much for playing along with us and we hope you have a great time!