Friday, August 10, 2012

Blinged Blooms



Welcome to The Craft’s Meow and Want2Scrap Blog Hop! Today's hop will be full of amazing projects. If you are following the hop, you should have arrived from Jean Martin's blog! This is one great partnership, there are so many stamps available at The Craft's Meow that just scream to be blinged up. 


I chose to feature three sets from The Craft's Meow: to focal point of the paper pieced red blooms from Hope Blooms, the sentiment from God's Blessings, and the background stamping from Inspired by Audrey. I dressed them up with some bling designed by Nina B. for Want2Scrap. How cool is it that three sets work so well together?! (Well, at least in my opinion!) I paper pieced the two larger blooms with red patterned paper and then bumped up the color with a red marker. The stems were also paper pieced, but I kept them white. I re-arranged the bling a bit represent movement in the leaves and growing. I was trying to reiterate the fact that a wedding intertwines two people's lives and is the starting point for a growing future together.

Each company is offering up a prize to folks that complete the blog hop by leaving a comment on each participant's blog. We all like to hear what you think! (The Craft's Meow will be giving a way a stamp set of choice by random draw.) A complete list of participants can be found on The Craft’s Meow Blog.The deadline for leaving comments to win is Sunday, August 12th, winners will be announced on the TCM/W2S blogs by Tuesday, August 14th.
**Please make sure you leave your comments for a chance to win on this post if you are wanting to be eligible for the prize, but it would be awesome if you wanted to comment on my other post today too!**

Your next stop on the hop is one of my stamping idols, AJ Otto!

63 comments:

  1. Wowza...this just pops with sheer elegance, Karen!

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  2. this is a show stopper... pure beauty! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. So elegant and striking! The black background really makes the other elements pop!

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  4. This card really got my attention! It is so stunning and elegant! I love the bling and that black makes your flowers pop...they look so real.

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  5. Stunningly gorgeous!!!!!!!! I love how the red just pops off the black!

    Love the font on the sentiment too!!

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  6. Perhaps you should toot your horn that the reason the 3 stamps all work together is because you designed them??? Love the bold red.

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  7. Very dramatic! I like the bling too.

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  8. the red petals look SO good against the black background!!
    i LOVE that flower!

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  9. Love this card Karen and your other recent red and black design-both stunning.

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  10. beautiful bling blooms...lovely card.

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  11. Love those red flowers and this is such a great use of the swirly bling!

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  12. Stunning card...the flowers just look so elegant on this card.

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  13. Just stunning, Karen! I don't think I've ever seen you use that much bling but it works so well here with your style. Love it!

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  14. There you go again with another gorgeous red, black and white creation!!!

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  15. Gorgeous!!! The blooms pop!!!

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  16. Whoa, this one stopped me in my tracks! Love how you used the bling.

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  17. This is just a great way to use BLING!!! quite a genius idea!!!

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  18. stunning!!! the red really pops out on the black and i love the way you used the bling :)

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  19. stunning!!! the red really pops out on the black and i love the way you used the bling :)

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  20. Beautiful card! Love that red with the black...and the bling, perfect! :)

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  21. This is absolutely stunning Karen! Your bling flourish is TDF!

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  22. Stunning and so dramatic Karen :)

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  23. This is gorgeous, Karen! I love that deep red and the lowlights on the flowers are perfect for that cardstock! Great job!

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  24. Gorgeous!! I love those flowers!!

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  25. so beautiful!!! love the graphic feel :)

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  26. Black-tie elegant...feels like a night on the town. Very impressive!

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  27. So so elegant!!! Love the bling so much!

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  28. Wow! Love the background stamping and the bling is stunning! Love the deep red too...no shock there!

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  29. You made a very beautiful wedding card. I totally can see what you were going for with the bling. Great idea!

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  30. Incredibly beautiful Karen!
    Thank you so much for sharing, I might just have to try these bold colors...

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  31. I've never known what do to with those flourish type bling pieces! So perfect! How gorgeous is this card? Black, dramatic red, a splash of bling! Beautiful!

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  32. You have showcase this stamp so beautifully! The use of bring is brilliant here !! Love it, Karen! Hope you are enjoying the rest of the summer!

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  33. Oh, so pretty Karen. The red poppies look fabulous on black... pretty blings!

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  34. Karen, you're so talented. Only you could make those gorgeous bling swirls look perfectly awesome on a CAS card!

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  35. Utter beauty and elegance, Karen! Your signature style! Thank you so much, dear girl. :)

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  36. Great card. Love the bling. Thanks.

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  37. beautiful card.Barbara Bird
    MdStrwbery@aol.com
    Mdstrwbery.blogspot.com

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  38. Elegant bling, that's what this is! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  39. this card is stunning. i love the subleness of the backgroundpaper and the rich coloring of the roses.

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  40. wow the bling on that black really stands out! I love the background too! Beautiful!

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  41. Karen...when I saw this, I was blown away. I think the creativity to use the flourishes as leaves for your beautiful flowers by TCM is just perfect!

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  42. Now this is one classy card...love those red blooms alongside the bling and the black base is just perfect :0)
    Jenny x

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  43. Very beautiful card!! I love read and black together and the bling is so great with it!!
    Angela
    http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/

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  44. Hello, SWEET and crafty GIRL! {OMG! It's been FAR too long since I have visited!} You are ALWAYS, soooooo inspiring, Karen! This card is positively JUICY! I'm just so ENJOYING the mixture of these two companies. I can pretty much rest my case with your exquisite creation! BRAVO!!!

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  45. Beautiful and real elegant card!!! Hugs...xoxo

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  46. The black and red are just stunning, Karen!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  47. stunning! Man, that red pops!

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  48. This is beautiful Karen! I love the black and red, and the bling looks like flourish leafs, so perfect.

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  49. wow! so elegant and love the color contrast. gorgeous card, Karen!

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  50. Those flowers look stunning pieced in red- so elegant with the dark background & bling!

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