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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Clearly Whimsy May Blog Hop


Welcome to the Clearly Whimsy Stamps May release BLOG HOP!

The CWS design team have been sharing some amazing creations made with these new stamps and dies over the last couple of days, and today we are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP!  On Thursday, we released 4 new Clearly Whimsy Stamps clear sets and 7 new coordinating Shapeology crafting dies.

For today's card I am also posting for the newest ShowCASe Your Style Challenge as well!  The theme for the next two weeks is "Friendship" and we'd love for you to join us (more about that below).

Jen Carter Whimsy Cone Flowers Friend SCYS

For this card I really tried to go outside of the box and was very inspired by a photo I found on the web that I've shown below.  I really wanted to recreate that cool photo in this card! I started by die cutting the waffle cone from the new Ice Cream Cone die set.  I wanted a deep impression on the waffle part that is impressed into the die cut so I first wet my kraft paper with a few light sprays of water.  This left such a nice, deep impression for my waffle cone flower container!


Jen Carter Whimsy Cone Flowers Friend SCYS Closeup

I next stamped & embossed in white one of the flower images from the new Retro Flowers stamp set and fussy cut them out.  Some of them I popped up with dimensionals and some I adhered directly to the background paper.  I added white & clear enamel dots to each flower center for even more dimension & texture.  I die cut the new Friend Large Word die out of vellum and adhered and then heat embossed the "celebrate" from the Yum, Yum, Yum stamp set in Copper.


Like I said earlier, this is also for the ShowCASe Your Style Challenge!  I hope you'll play along with us!  We would love to see your creations using stamps from the Clearly Whimsy line, but all products are welcome to be used and no one is disqualified from winning!  The challenge is open for 2 weeks.  You can link up your cards and see the other design team samples by clicking here.  There are prizes up for grabs too, so be sure to check that out!

Back to the blog hop!  The hop starts today and ends on Wednesday May 20th at midnight EDT.  We will draw one winner from the comments left on each hop post and that random person will win a $25 gift voucher to the Whimsy Store. Remember to comment on all the blogs in the hop in order to be eligible for the drawing.





The next stop is Alanna's blog.

Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

Jen -- You are here!

Thanks for stopping by! We hope you enjoy this blog hop! 

19 comments:

  1. Fabulous bouquet of flowers! I sure do like the background paper you used too.

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  2. OMW this is simply stunning! Thanks for sharing how you made those deep impressions in the cone.........looks fabulous!!

    xx Irene

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  3. Love your bouquet of flowers; so clever to use the cone from the ice cream cone!

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  4. Fantastic card! LOVE that paper....adds so much character to the card. Great use of the ice cream cone. Love it ♥

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  5. Love this card. I love wood backgrounds and the paper you chose is wonderful. The cone of flowers and the bold word die look great on it. Well done.

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  6. Love the distressed background and the waffle cone idea is brilliant for 'holding' the flowers. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Great looking card. Love the layout.

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  8. Lovely card and I
    do like the flower
    centers!
    Carla from Utah

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  9. I love how you have used the come die to make a bouquet of flowers for your card!

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  10. Great card. I like the waffle cone and the background.

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  11. Oh wow! What a fabulous interpretation. So creative in using the cone with the flowers to create the bouquet.

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  12. Brilliant how you used so many dies together...love the wooden structure!
    xxx Margreet

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  13. This is just gorgeous! Love the colors and those flowers!

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  14. WOW!! This is really gorgeous Jen!! The wood-grain background is perfect for your flowers!! So pretty!

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  15. Absolutely love it!! Great design and love the paper!!!

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  16. Gorgeous card. The waffle cone flower wrapping is such a fun idea.

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  17. Love the friend stamp and the background paper is great.

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  18. You fussy cut flowers out???! This is beautiful and perfect for the inspiration photo!!! ♥

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