O Canada Blog Hop!

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…

Have FUN!  Don’t forget to leave comments… we will announce the winners of all the fabulous prizes next Friday here on the SNS blog!
Inky hugs,

23 Responses to “O Canada Blog Hop!”What You're Saying

  1. Nancy says:

    Oh how awesome Tara, I love how you did the background and the moose like the Canada flag.

  2. joanne darrell says:

    My American cousin likes to tease me by saying EH.The tag is perfect.

  3. Mary-Anne V says:

    Fabulous Canada cards…I totally understand your feelings of homesickness (Canuck in the US).

  4. These are adorable! Love how you angled the red/white for the flag look 🙂

  5. Amy Almeida says:

    These are amazing Tara! Love the scribble sticks background, looks awesome!

  6. Carla Hundley says:

    Love that Moose
    and your cards
    are so fun!
    Carla from Utah

  7. Heather Little says:

    So creative, I love them! 🙂

  8. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the moose! Adorable cards!

  9. Jane McGill says:

    The moose is adorable…….makes me smile. The card ideas are great.

  10. Chris Mason says:

    Really cute cards and finally some really great Canadian theme stamps.

  11. Janet Zeppa says:

    Wonderful collection and cards!! Thanks for a great hop. Happy Canada Day!

  12. Preetha says:

    I love the moose! Beautiful card.

  13. Deborah Smart says:

    That moose is adorable!! Terrific projects for celebrating Canada Day 🙂 The cute flag-waving animals on the last card are awesome!

  14. Renée Storch says:

    I love this collection, and how well you captured it. Beautiful work.

  15. Heidi says:

    Fantastic ideas! I forgot my name on the other!

  16. Tegan Shaw says:

    Such great cards. Love the Canadian feel.

  17. Tegan Shaw says:

    Great job! Love the third card, so much with that tag.

  18. Eileen Robertson says:

    I love this paper!!!! And I have a granddaughter born on Canada Day so this would really be fun to play with!

  19. Starr Lange says:

    That is so cute! Love how the first posted card turned out! ❤️

  20. These are all fabulous I love the papers and that moose omg he is a must have!

  21. Gaelle De Ruyter says:

    Amazing inspiration to celebrate Canada Day, thank you for sharing!

  22. Franca says:

    Great Canada cards.really like the moose card great job on both

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