Floral Frenzy Blog Hop

Yay! It’s blog hop day and since it’s MAY we’re celebrating all things FLORAL today with our Floral Frenzy blog hop! You’re at the very beginning and you are in for a treat- TEN stops in total with our full team sharing projects as well as a guest designer, former DT member Jessica!

As always, we value the comments you leave at all the blog stops along the way… and your comments give you a chance to win! This month we are giving away one BIG prize of a $50 gift certificate! If you’re not sure what to comment along the way, let us know your favorite kind of flower 🙂

Today I decided to make a card for my Mom, since Mother’s Day is coming up! I’ve used the ‘Good Idea’ stamp set by Dina Wakely, because as it says on one of the stamps in the set- flowers are always a good idea!

I wanted to use a color combo that would really pop with the kraft background I chose, and I think this combo of blue & green with purple flowers really does! I’ve stamped a Cover-A-Card Script stamp by Impression Obsession in brown on the kraft background to add a bit of visual texture.

The inside & out stitched circles were die cut from the front of a 5.5″ square kraft card (I used the cut out circles on the card I shared on Tuesday!). I used shades of green & blue Distress Oxide on a white square of cardstock the same size and added water & layers until I got a fun blended, textured look. The flowers were stamped once on the inked background, for placement, and again on white. I used regular Distress Ink to color them because it is less opaque and didn’t hide the black lines as much as Distress Oxide would. I did end up going over some of the lines with a black Stablio pencil afterwards to make it pop, but overall it gave me a nice color blend. I used my tiny/ fine Life Changing Blender Brush to color the flower centers yellow, then added some tiny beeds to my flower centers as well.

I decided to cut ‘MOM’ in negative space on the card front as well, so used 1″ Alphanumeric dies for that. I simply used a scrap of washi tape to keep them in place while I ran it through my Big Shot. This was done before adhering all the pieces together 🙂 Assorted colors & sizes of purple bling add some interest to the finished card. I hope you like it!

Here’s the full list of links for the Floral Frenzy Blog Hop- I’m sure you will love the creative project these talented ladies have for you today! Your next stop is the talented DAWN, so hop on over and have some fun!

2 Dawn
3 Susan
4 Nancy F
5 Deborah
6 Kia
7 Laurie
8 Chala
9 Nancy
10 Jessica

Happy Hopping!

Inky hugs,


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24 Responses to “Floral Frenzy Blog Hop”What You're Saying

  1. Nancy Kenny Monahan says:

    Your Mom is going to love it, Tara, and I couldn’t agree with you more….blue and green colours on Kraft is so pretty!

  2. Nancy Kenny Monahan says:

    I did just submit a comment, but came back to this post to let you know that the link for Nancy Grace does not work. I also noticed that my comment was not shown for your blog post, Tara, unless of course it takes time to be approved. Anyway, the last comment I left went along the lines:

    “I couldn’t agree more that the colours you chose of blue & green on Kraft was spot on, Tara. Your Mom is going to love it! Thanks for sharing”

  3. Johanne Lacombe says:

    Your card is very beautiful. Love the colors you used.

  4. Meghan Kennihan says:

    OMG! I love the vivid purple on the kraft paper! This is gorgeous!

  5. Such a pretty card, Tara! The colours you chose really pop against the kraft cardstock. Great layout, too!

  6. Nancy Elrick says:

    I love it, Tara!

  7. Laurie says:

    Tara, this is so beautiful!!

  8. Chala says:

    Love how the colours pop against the kraft cardstock!

  9. Susan says:

    This is gorgeous Tara! I love the colors.

  10. Shirley A Heinemann says:


  11. Dians says:

    Beautiful bright colors used on this

  12. Patricia Vilbaum says:

    Pretty circles of color on the kraft base! I love this color combination!

  13. Jeanette Y says:

    Adorable card! Love the colors!

  14. Love this card!! the flowers are so pretty!

  15. Leanne S says:

    Beautiful card design.

  16. Denise Bryant says:

    Gorgeous colors and textures! Very pretty card!
    Sweet peas are my favorite flower!

  17. Nancy says:

    This is absolutely stunning, I love the color combination.

  18. Jane McGill says:

    Beautiful card for a Mom

  19. Jeanne Beam says:

    Gorgeous Mother’s Day card.
    Thanks for sharing…

  20. Tara says:

    Thanks Nancy! I’ll get that link fixed right away! Sorry about the delay on approving comments… we get so much spam it takes a bit of time to go through it all and find the good ones, like yours 🙂

  21. SandiLou says:

    Love the tiny beads for the flower centres.

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