Wednesday, October 3, 2012

DDC # 31 "Add a Little Sunshine" with a Blog Hop

Hello stamping friends!! It's time for another new release hop this week over at Digi Darla's! We'll be showcasing some of the SEPTEMBER new releases at our sister site - Digital Stamp Club!! Each of us on the DT chose an image from all of the new releases to show you and guess what!! Each one of us will be choosing one lucky winning comment to receive our image choice!! So make sure you hop around to all our blogs and be sure to comment for a chance to win a DD image!!! We're also giving away a GRAND PRIZE!! Just for joining us, using a DIGI DARLA image, you will have a chance to win ALL of the September New Release images!!! OMGosh!! 

So, let's get this party started, shall we?? If you've arrived here from VANESSA  then you are on the right track!! If you're just arriving, please be sure to start at the very beginning, Denise's blog, so you don't miss one thing!! Our challenge this week is
"Add A Little Sunshine" (use yellow/orange/sunset/rise colors) 

And here's my creation using Digi Darla's COLORFUL SAILBOAT.  I took the challenge a little literal and added the actual "Sunrise" with the Yellow/Orange colors.  This card makes me want to go on a long sailboat ride.  I have never been!!  

Now before you leave, be sure to leave me a comment for a chance to win this fabulous image!! Don't forget to join our challenge this week for a chance to win the entire September Release-you need to use a Digi Darla image!!!
  If you don't have one, please email Karen and she'll send you a past freebie!

Your next stop is the super talented KAREN !! Happy hopping and look fwd to seeing you at Digi Darla's this week!! Good luck!

Master Hop List

Digi Darla digital Image - Colorful Sailboat (from September 2012 New Releases)
A - Muse Stamps - "Life's a Breeze" sentiment
Stampin' Up Products-  DSP Patterns pack - Daffodil Delight, Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Twine in Island Indigo, Designer Button from Holly Berry Bouquet, 1" Circle punch, 1 1/2" Circle punch, Scallop Edge Border punch, Markers:  Real Red, Pool Party, Yoyo Yellow, Island Indigo.  Close to Cocoa & Brocade Blue colored pencils used with blender pen.
Creative Memories - Oval Cutting Template 3 7/8" x 3"

How I put this card together:
1.  This is your basic 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" size card. (Crumb Cake card stock)
2.  I cut the white background to 5 3/8" x 4 1/8".
3.  Before adhering the white base onto the Crumb Cake card, I cut two 1" x 5 3/8" strips of Island Indigo card stock.  The top one I used the 1" circle punch and made consecutive "half circle" punches to simulate waves.
4.  The bottom one I also used the 1" circle punch and again cut "half circle" punches, but lined them along the bottom to create a bigger scallop.
5.  I then cut a 1" piece of crumb cake card stock and and used the scallop border punch on each side.
6.  Before adhering that on top of the Island Indigo pieces, I wrapped a single piece of twine along with  the red button and secured with a glue dot and tied a bow.
7.   Using the 1 1/2" circle punch, punch out whole circle from Tangerine Tango card stock.
8.  Place under tips of the waves on the left and hanging over the side of the white card stock a bit.
9.  Cut six 1/4" x 5" pieces of Daffodil Delight patterned paper.  Place these in a "Sunburst" pattern extending from the center Tangerine Tango circle.  These pieces will overhang the white card stock.
10.  Once all placed, simply cut off the excess of the strips and the center circle so it is all flush with the edges.
11.  Adhere entire white card base down onto Crumb Cake card.
12.  Color up Digi Image and cut using 3 7/8" x 3" measurement and then backing with slightly bigger piece of Island Indigo card stock.
13.  Place on top of card front using dimensionals or pop dots.
14.  Finish off card with simple stamped sentiment in Island Indigo ink at the bottom.


Annie Anya said...

Yay, you found your way back lol, back from sailing off into the sunset I what a fab creation. love that sun rays and that image is a must to get for me...hubby loves sailing. I'm glad I called back Just in case you were back on land...luv annie xxx

Rose Petal said...

Oh WOW Michele, what a beautiful card. Fab image and I just love how you have done the sunrays, gorgeous. Love all the textures and the border, fabulous.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Annie Anya said...

Hi Michelle, thankx for dropping into my blog and your comment.You never been on a sail boat?? Last time I went was in rough waters and everyone else were eating prawns and well, I was down under hanging onto dear life...
May have to copy cat some of this card if ok with you....luv annie

V's Sweet Ideas said...

This is a gorgeous card Michele! Love the sunset.

Denise Pustelniak said...

Michele, this is definitely worth the wait! Love the colors and the sunrise!