Spread Joy Not Germs Blog Hop with Cas-ual Fridays

 

 

Hello hoppers!  I have the pleasure in being a stop on the “#Spread Joy Not Germsblog hop initiated by Catherine Pooler  and Alexandra of The Hedgehog Hollow.  You should have arrived here from Kerys Sharrock’s blog, and your next stop is Wendy Nicola Jackson’s blog.   If you ever get lost along the way, just stop by Catherine Pooler’s blog or The Hedgehog Hollow.  There are lots of prizes to be given away so please read at the end of the blog post to see how you can participate and be eligible to win!

 

For my card today, I am showcasing the Pretty Posies stamp set and Posies fri-dies by CAS-ual Fridays stamps.

 

To begin, I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored them in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

 

I ink-blended an A2-size panel of Bristol smooth white card stock with some distress oxide inks.  I adhered this panel on a white side-fold card base.

 

I die-cut some white card stock using a watercolor striped background coverplate and foam-mounted this piece on the colored background.  I also adhered the flowers with foam and liquid adhesive.

 

 

I finished my design by stamping the sentiment with Versafine Onyx black ink and added white dots in the center of the flowers using my Sakura gelli-roll pen.   Here’s a closer look at the card:

 

 

The Pretty Posies stamp set is one of my favorites from CAS-ual Fridays.  They are so easy to color.  Here’s another look:

 

 
PRIZES
We have 31 Sponsors!!  
The prizes will be randomly drawn from all the blogs and all the comments. Leave as many comments on as many blogs as you can!  Some of the companies are not only giving away prizes but also offering discounts and freebies.  This info will be found on the sponsor’s blogs so KEEP HOPPING!  
 
Deadline to enter to leave a comment is April 24 for prizes. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on Catherine Pooler ‘s and Alexandra’s blogs
Sponsor and Prize List:
Catherine Pooler Designs – $20 Gift Certificate on each of the Brand Ambassadors’ blogs 
Hedgehog Hollow – one month free sub to the box with free us shipping
Artesprix – Getting Started Kit
Beacon – Product gift bag 
Brutus Monroe – $50 GC
CAS-ual Fridays – Win the new release – over $80 value
Dina Kowal – Two $10 gift codes to Dina Kowal Creative
Dress My Craft – $35 gift certificate
Ellen Hutson – $35 Gift Certificate
Greeting Farm -$25 Gift Certificate
Heffy Doodle – £35 voucher for the store
iCrafter – $20 Gift Certificate 
Ink on 3 – $35 Gift Certificate
Joy Claire – $25 Gift Certificate
Miss Ink Stamps -$25 Gift Certificate
Pear Blossom Press -$25 gift certificate
Paper Sweeties – $50 Gift Certificate
Polka Dot Orchard- $20 Gift Certificate
Pink and Main – $25 Gift Certificate
Rabbit Hole Designs – $10.00 gift code on each DT members blogs
Sassy and Crafty Stamps – $35 Gift Certificate
STAMPlorations – $25 gift code on the STAMPlorations blog + $10 gift code on each designer blogs.
Taylored Expressions – $50 Gift Certificate
Trinity Stamps– $25 Gift Certificate
The Ton – $20 Gift Certificate (stamps, dies, ink or sequins)
Unity – two $25 Gift Certificates 
Whimsy Stamps – $15 GC on each of their Creative Team team blogs
WOW! Embossing Powder – two gift vouchers £30 UK or Europe & $30 for US winner
Xyron – Mega Runner, Refill & 1.5 inch sticker maker, refill
You’re Next Stamp – $25 Gift Certificate

147 thoughts on “Spread Joy Not Germs Blog Hop with Cas-ual Fridays

  1. Wow, your card is delish! Joy in a card for sure! LOVE the beautiful inky background and that fabulous background die. Gorgeous creation. Hugs, Wends xoxo

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    1. Love the bright colors in your card thanks for contributing to this blog up I got a lot of inspiration and still more to go will be back to see you soon

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  2. Wow! This is fantastic! I love the blended background behind the white die cut. It really helps the flowers pop! Great attention to detail on this card!

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  3. Love every layer of this card! The soft inking, striped die, and vibrant flowers work so well together to create a happy card!

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  4. That is Joy for sure. The background really accents the bright happy flowers without being distracting…nice job and please be well!

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  5. Very pretty card. I prefer whimsical flowers like these because then I don’t have to worry about realistic coloring. Love your colors & design.

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  6. Beautiful card as always Maria! Love the bright and cheerful flowers and gorgeous background! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Such a pretty card. I’ve had my eye on that water color cover plate and love how it looks on your card. Very bright and cheerful!

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  8. What a fun and colorful card. It’s for sure to brighten someones day. I love the background.Thanks you for sharing. Stay safe.

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  9. I adore the way you incorporated the shades of yellow & pink used on your flowers in such light tones on your background. I love the die you used as well. So cheery & lovely.

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  10. Your card is amazing!!. So colorful and beautiful. I think anyone would smile receiving. The Posies are incredible!!.
    Wish I had a bouquet now!!.

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  11. I adore that frame and the way you’ve layered the flowers over it. Colors are awesome and the bright sunshiny colors rock!

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  12. Love the colorful lattice behind the
    flowers. Wonderful colors.
    So crisp and pretty.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl:(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. This is a beautiful card. Well thought out with a soft subtle background and bright and colorful flowers. I love all of it. TFS!

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  14. WONDERFUL card!
    LOVE your CHEERY flowers, VIBRANT colours and PRETTY layers – WOW – it’s TERRIFIC and makes me SMILE 🙂
    Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING!

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  15. Those are really colorful happy colors which helps get ya out of the boredom of being home! A beautiful card, loving those flowers!

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  16. Such a pretty card Maria. Love the gorgeous flowers and the bright colors. It’s sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face! The sponged background looks amazing too… cool cover plate! Thank you for the inspiration! Stay safe! God bless!

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  17. I just love your card. It is so bright and cheerful. Also love the background die. Thanks for sharing it. Please stay safe.

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  18. Gorgeous card! Love the bright cheerful flowers. Hope you’re going ok. Be safe. Hang in there. Thanks for a wonderful hop and the inspiration!

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