Friday, February 14, 2014

Lawnscaping Inspiration Team's Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to our very first Lawnscaping Inspiration Blog Hop!!  Hope you have had fun so far on this lovey-dovey journey as we are feeling the love on this Valentines Day! You should have arrived to my blog by the way of my girl Lizzy!!  She's always got something fabulous to feast your eyes on!!



I wanted to create something really special for this hop - and I hope you feel that it is!  


I did a technique that I haven't done in a while called "Mirror Stamping".  It is super fun, but it is a little tedious at times.  I wanted two seals in love :)  So I had to get this by having two seals that were facing each other - and to accomplish that - mirror stamping was involved. I used the seal from "Critters in the Sea".  It only took me a couple of tries to get the image I wanted to use - but it was worth it.  I also stamped out my own custom sentiment used the alpha sets - "Harolds ABC's" and "Sally's ABC's".  I love mixing the two fonts together.  
I created my "water" by first using some scratch Coastal Cabana card stock, and I used the diagonal stencil from Simon Says Stamp and some Judikins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder, and then I took a die from Mama Elephant Landscapes dies and created a wave to my water.  And, what is two seals in love without a heart in between them :)  I used a small heart image from "Into the Woods" stamp set stamped with Lady Bug Memento ink, and added a little bit of shimmer using my Wink of Stella pen. 


I like how this card came out - and I hope you like it too!!  Well - its time for me to send you on your way to the lovely and super fun Lenny!!  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!!  Happy Valentine's Day!!

Kari


65 comments:

  1. I do love a pun, and I've not seen that one before :D

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  2. This card is absolutely adorable! I love your pun...so cute!!

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  3. Fab card and i love using that technique too :)
    Kate x

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  4. soooo cute :) love those lil seals :) awesome card!!

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  5. So cute! And your custom sentiment is fantastic and clever!

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  6. I love the sentiment you created. So cute.

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  7. Adorable! I love the seals so much, and the sentiment is perfect! The striped water is so much fun! Love it!

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  8. Happy Valentine's Day! Aw, the seals are so cute! Adorable!

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  9. Seals are so so cute! Happy Valentines Day to you!

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  10. Such a cute card, love the seals!!!

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  11. how stinkin' cute is that?!! I love it! I've never tried the Mirror stamping....not brave enough yet! I love how you made the diagonals on the paper...great job!

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  12. Love your sentiment, so sweet!

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  13. What a cute card! I love your mirrored image, nicely done!

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  14. Love the mirrored images! Super cute card!

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  15. I love punny cards, so fun and great job with the mirrored image!

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  16. I think the seals are so sweet here! I have this set and must give it a go! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Super cute and Happy Valentine's Day!

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  18. So sweet! What a fun little love card!

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  19. Awe, this card is so, so sweet! Love your sentiment! Happy Valentine's Day, Kari!

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  20. Ahhhhh how cute and sweet is that! Happy Valentine's Day

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  21. Cute seal pun card. Like how the stripes complement the seals like water.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  22. This couldn't be sweeter. Love the card.

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  23. So sweet. I love your play on words.

    Happy Valentine's Day

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  24. Hi Kari. You definitely have my "seal of approval" regarding your adorable Valentine's Card. Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

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  25. Totally adorable!! Cute sentiment!!

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  26. Seal of approval. Ha, couldn't resist. Great card. Love the green sea

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  27. Such a cute card! Never tried mirror stamping before, should give this a go next time! ^_^

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  28. Awww such sweet card. I love it! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  29. oh my goodness! LOVE this!! that sentiment cracks me up!!! ha ha ha!! so clever! and the water you made is awesome!! this card is a winner!

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  30. Very cute seals. Thanks for reminding me to use mirror stamping too!

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  31. Great mirror stamping, way to stretch your stamps! Love how you created the sweet sentiment!!

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  32. Adorable and oh so sweet! Love the coloring!

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  33. oooo...mirror stamping! You've done a wonderful job, Kari! Your card is super sweet!

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  34. Adorable card. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Nice job! That can be a tricky technique.

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  36. you do a great job with mirror stamping, thanks for sharing!!

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  37. Love Love Love your sweet little seals and the mirror stamping! Great waves with the patterned paper!

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  38. Adorable card! Love the sentiment and the mirrored stamping! I will have to try that technique sometime :)

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  39. The mirror stamping came out great. Love those little seals. Lawn Fawn has the cutest animals.

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  40. As you said, mirror stamping is not easy but the result is fabulous!

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  41. What a cute & clever card. Great idea & great job on it.

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  42. Now that is a great card! Great technique!

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  43. Precious card! The seals are adorable!

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  44. Super cute Valentine's card Kari!!!

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  45. fun card! thanks for the inspiration.
    Sandra ltb

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  46. Such a sweet card! The seals are adorable and I love the way you used the ME die for the waves.

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  47. AWWW!!!!!!!! Super sweet seals!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

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  48. perfect sentiment with perfect image
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