Wednesday, September 2, 2015

ICS Blog Hop Introducing the Holiday Catalog


Today is the first Wednesday of the month and that means, it's time for a blog hop with the crew from "inspire, create & share" blog hop. This month we each are going to showcase items from the new Holiday catalog. And I know that will be awesome because there are so MANY awesome products in there. 

So lets get started right away! Here is my offering for you:


Just a couple of things I want to point out here... 
- I custom dyed the white ribbon with Mossy Meadows re-inker and rubbing alcohol. 
- The feather is a real one from a parrot (no bird was harmed in the collection of this feather! It was in his food bowl...)
- Can you see the glitter specks?



Those were created by mixing a little bit of water to a small glob of liquid glue, then using a paint brush and flicking that mixture onto the cardstock...and lastly sprinkling some glitter over it. I am in love with that! BTW, you can also do this with embossing powder and then using the heat gun as usual and it will give you some fun and funky textured speckles!

Before I let you go, I also wanted to pass on some info about new and mainly bold stamps when you have a hard time stamping a clean image. See the comparison below:



Tip:
If you run into that problem, don't panic or get frustrated! It's most likely that residue from the manufacturing process... and you can simply clean your stamp with STAZON CLEANER, and then regular cleaner... and it will stamp perfectly!

Please be sure and hop through the whole blog hop, we have some new members this month! To do so, simple click on the "next" button below and enjoy! I can't wait to see what the ladies have in store for us this time!





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20 comments:

  1. Your card is so cool! I'm not a big feather person, but I'm loving what you did with them. Oh, and the glitter splattering is one of my new favorites too. I used it on my card's background to look like snow.

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  2. How cool that you died the feather! Very nice card!

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    1. LOL Sharon, the feather was in that color, not my doing ;-)

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  3. Love it..like the embossing folder, the colors, the feathers and of course the glitter!

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  4. So Pretty! Love the addition of the "real" feather! :)

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  5. Outstanding card idea! LOVE me some feathers and your tip on speckling up the background will be on my list to try.

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  6. I love everything about this card!!!! So pretty! And thx for the tip! I wondered why some of my stamps did that!!!!

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  7. Love your card Claudia! Love the color and real feather...it's awesome! Wishing now I had a bird. Instead I have a dog and cat that I have to keep figuring out how to keep their hair OFF my cards. :) Also thanks for offering everyone a tip about the stamps. Do you use the Stazon on the photopolymer stamps too?

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    1. Diane, Yes - I do use StazOn ink and StazOn Cleaner on the photopolymer stamps. I just make sure to clean the cleaner off with our regular cleaner or baby wipes ;-) Oh and the bird is not mine, I just "pet sit" them at THEIR house at times (my other job...) I "only" have 2 dogs at home, they are my furry kids and understand your struggle with the hair LOL

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  8. Wow just wow....love your card and love that tip....can't wait to try it out! Thanks for joining the hop this month I truly feel blessed to have met you in Hawaii!

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  9. Love this card! Thanks for the glitter tip, I'll have to try it out!

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  10. I like everything about your card! Thank you for the tip on "prepping" stamps with StazOn!

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  11. Great green color combination and love the bird feather addition!

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  12. I am looking forward to hear from you!

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  13. Andrea Tracy-TuckerSeptember 7, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    I absolutely love your feathers!!! Great Card!!!

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  14. Great card and thanks for the tip!!

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  15. Love the card, and the tip! Thanks!

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  16. glad you like it :-)

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  17. glad you like it!

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