Thursday, September 17, 2009

FCD Blog Hop: Greetings & Salutations!

The official start time of this Hop is Friday, at 8:00 AM (EST). If you arrived early, please be patient as all the links may not be live yet.

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 did a little masking of the flower and stamped it on the back of some embossed vellum, hopefully you can see the embossing in this close up.           
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!


PS:  Shhhhh, here's a peek at the prize some lucky hopper will win. Now you need to hop over to .... Melisa's
     Good Luck!




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34 comments:

Ursula said...

This is so lovely, Donna!! And your flowers look amazing!! It almost looks like acuastic wax (or whatever that wax tech is called!), and the black centers of the flowers look sooo dimensional! Great job! :o)

Libby Hickson said...

This is so pretty Donna, I love those flowers!

TesaB said...

Stunning card, Donna! The folding is such a neat one, love the doily lace edge, gives it such a feminine vintage look! And the flowers are so very pretty!

Lydia said...

Goodness - that is gorgeous!!

FireCracker082 said...

love the card Donna!! such a pretty fold, and that CS paper is one of my FAVS!! (when I scrolled down to comment, the music started and scared the heck out of me!! lol)

Deli said...

I really like how your card looks antique. The colors are soft for Autum, and really work so well. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Love the card TFS Have a great day, Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

Juliet A said...

how elegant and sophisticated!

yvonnew said...

What a beautiful card Great job!
weysey@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card! I love the lacey, old fashioned look.
-Theresa, aka 21stamper at gmail dot com

Diana said...

Another great creation by you....I do love the vintage look and the lace. I also agree the flower looks like you want to reach out and pick it up.

Anonymous said...

BEEEEEEAUTIFUL! Love the vintage look with a modern fold. And yes, those flowers look like you could reach out and pick them.

Rachelle

Lulu said...

Lovely job on this Donna! It makes me want to pull that set out!

Darla said...

This is gorgeous!!!!!!!!
The flowers look really dimensional. The ribbon you chose really gives it a very elegant look to the front too.
Thanks,
Darla
darlamcc at eastlink dot ca

Rachael said...

I love the way your flowers turned out! I have tried that technique with acetate but not vellum-I really like how your turned out. And the embossing does show up in the close up!!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Very elegant and beautiful card, thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Criss cross cards are fun, aren't they? You did a beautiful job. The flowers are super. LOVE the music on your blog. I Can Only Imagine is one of my most favorite songs. Thanks for playing it for me.
tonilea
jiffy1212@aol.com

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Beautiful Donna! Great way to show off those beautiful flowers!

kc_froglady said...

fantastic job on stamping on Vellum. I love the added "lace" to the edges also dresses the card up really nicely. Wonderful job - so glad to have you on the team!

Barbara said...

I just love your card!! The lace was a beautiful touch. Barbara

msfreida said...

HOW GORGEOUS! You ROCKED this card, GF! The stamped image is GORGEOUS on the vellum! AWESOME job! I LOVE how you designed the card...very elegant!

Great choice in music, BTW! :)

Freida
freida38801@yahoo.com

christina d said...

I love your card. Now I'm going to have to try a crisscross card. It is so pretty!

Marianne said...

Very pretty! Like the use of the lacy trim, I think I might even have some of that!

Christine said...
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Martha said...

Your card looks like the last days of summer to me. The kind you never want to end.

Christine said...

Very Elegance card.. thank you for posting!
Christine
(xtinejonick79@gmail.com)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- I love flowers- you have done a wonderful job with them- I have never tried the criss cross card. TFS!

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

Gorgeous card chick! I love the pocket you created!

Sandy Knecht said...

Beautifully done!

Dawn Frost said...

Your card is awesome, it has an antique feel to it. I love it!

Debra said...

Donna,
First I thank you for the musical reminder of how much we are all loved by our Lord! I needed that this morning. Your charming criss cross card has inspired me to try a new design, so thanks for that too :-)

Debby

joyduvall said...

Beautiful!
joy.duvall@gmail.com

Etha said...

Great folded card! I really like the three separate leaves on the side :)

Ellie Knol said...

Beautiful, who is this stamp by?? I cannot get onto the link?!