Hello and welcome to our first blog hop with our new Design Team!
We are so excited to share projects with you today featuring the O Canada collection by Photoplay! You can find the collection of papers here as well as the stamps, dies and the ephemera packs. We will be giving away prizes, chosen randomly from comments so please leave comments along the way! Each design team member will be giving away an ephemera pack, plus one lucky person will win a $50 gift certificate to spend in the store! But wait… there’s more! Everyone can save during the hop with discount code “HOP10” which gets you $10 off a purchase of $50 or more! Pretty fabulous, eh?
The list of links will be at the bottom of this post, so let’s get started with my cards!
I created a wash of color on some watercolor paper using Dina Wakley’s Scribble sticks. I wanted to mimic the design of the Canadian flag slightly, but used diagonal lines to keep it not so obvious. I added some fun splatter marks with a wet paint brush and a scribble stick as well (just a heads up though, it made my work surface look a bit like a blood bath! LOL) and stamped tiny maple leaves in red to add extra texture. I tried a few different things to add this awesome moose stamp to the card, but finally decided on a simple black stamped image on smooth white card stock. I paper pieced a little polkadot scarf for a bit of extra whimsy though. I die cut from the painted panel and adhered him slightly offset from the base with an extra layer of dimensional foam tape. I wanted to be able to see the maple leaf paper peeking through behind him 🙂 I finished it all off with a Canada Day banner from the ephemera pack. There’s lots of fun elements in there! Here’s a little peek at the dimension…
As you can see, I cut a hole out of the painted panel… here’s a quick card I put together with the striped moose I cut out:
He’s just so cute… and I had more awesome paper that I couldn’t bear to cover up much, so I put tother another quick card with a tiny bit of stamping on a tag and more ephemera. I also had some fun burlap toned ribbon with red dots that suited it perfectly:
This hop has me feeling all kinds of patriotic and a little bit homesick… Sending big maple leaf hugs to my Canadian friends, especially those who live outside of Canada right now, like I do! Are you ready for some more O CANADA inspiration? Here’s the hop order where you can see creations by each member of the team! Stop back here if you get lost at any point along the way…
23 thoughts on “O Canada Blog Hop!”
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Oh how awesome Tara, I love how you did the background and the moose like the Canada flag.
My American cousin likes to tease me by saying EH.The tag is perfect.
Fabulous Canada cards…I totally understand your feelings of homesickness (Canuck in the US).
These are adorable! Love how you angled the red/white for the flag look 🙂
These are amazing Tara! Love the scribble sticks background, looks awesome!
Love that Moose
and your cards
are so fun!
Carla from Utah
So creative, I love them! 🙂
Love the moose! Adorable cards!
The moose is adorable…….makes me smile. The card ideas are great.
Really cute cards and finally some really great Canadian theme stamps.
Wonderful collection and cards!! Thanks for a great hop. Happy Canada Day!
I love the moose! Beautiful card.
That moose is adorable!! Terrific projects for celebrating Canada Day 🙂 The cute flag-waving animals on the last card are awesome!
I love this collection, and how well you captured it. Beautiful work.
Fantastic ideas! I forgot my name on the other!
Such great cards. Love the Canadian feel.
Great job! Love the third card, so much with that tag.
I love this paper!!!! And I have a granddaughter born on Canada Day so this would really be fun to play with!
That is so cute! Love how the first posted card turned out! ❤️
These are all fabulous I love the papers and that moose omg he is a must have!
Amazing inspiration to celebrate Canada Day, thank you for sharing!
Great Canada cards.really like the moose card great job on both