Thursday, May 30, 2019

Stamping Friends Trifecta Blog Hop

Hey Y'all!!  Glad you stopped by today!  It's a special hop today!!

It's a Trifecta!  Three stamping companies have come together to bring you this awesome blog hop! Gina K. DesignsMy Sweet Petunia, (where the M.I.S.T.I. and the new Cut Align comes from!) and Picket Fence Studios (where the New Life Changing Brushes are from!  And the awesome stencils I have used!) I am so thrilled to be a part of it too!  Not only do we have some wonderful new products to share with you, there will also be THREE $50 gift certificates given away which will be randomly drawn from all of the comments on the blogs.  Winners of these gift cards/certificates will be announced on the company blogs no later than June (wha...???  June already?) 7th!  Ok, let me get to showcasing some of these goodies!  :D

Up first I have this card I made using Picket Fence Studios' Floral Damask Stencil and I have also used those awesome Life Changing Blender Brushes...omg I love these brushes!



I had alot of fun with this card, doing the stencil and  blending, as you can see, lots of grays!  I used all gray tone ink from Gina K. Designs and the Elegant Asters Stamp Set from Gina K. Designs (used to be a kit but its now available seperate!) I used the butterfly and stamped it with Stayz On ink onto some Cricut glitter papers then heat embossed it.  The 'hello die cut is cut several times and glued to where it looks like a shadow, hopefully, lol.  I also used some of the cricut glitter paper on a layer of the hello also.  And I used the new Cut Align from My Sweet Petunia and the M.I.S.T.I. too of course! I used the Cut Aligns to do the diagonal cuts on the edges.  These Cut Aligns are so awesome...I used the wrong stamp set and cant really show yet a card I made that I really like!  AND, I will show at a later date some leather goodies I made, ring, earrings and bracelets, using the Cut Align!  :D  BUT,   I think this card would brighten somebodies day! IT'S sure bright, lol!

Ok, next creation I did,  I used the Life Changing Brushes again along with the Stencil Peacock Tail. Just a bit of info about these LCBB, and this is straight from Nicole  :
  • LCBB are made of thousands of plastic hairs that meant to pick up but NOT absorb ink. 
  • You can blend softly by holding onto the handle, blend medium by holding the head of the brush, or complete coverage by flattening the bristles.  (this really does work this way!)
  • Can be used with any water-based ink that doesn’t cause the brush to become stiff. 
  • Don’t use with acrylic paint or Glitz Gel because of glitter. 
  • Wash with either brush cleaner or mild soap and water
  • You don’t have to clean. Excess ink will wipe off onto scratch paper 
  • You can clean with a baby wipe too Or GKD Tidy Towel that I like to use!
Here's the card:


Again, I used the Elegant Asters Stamp set and Gina K. Designs Inks to create this card.   I was making this card and hubby even noticed this one.  He said its a really pretty card and thats a big compliment from him, lol. The brushes make it so fun using the stencil!  This is a big card and I will have to make a custom envelope, and it will take a bit more to mail.  I dont mind, every once in awhile someone you love deserves a really special card that costs a bit more to mail, lol!

Ok, ready from some blowyoursocksoff eye candy?  I cant wait to hop myself!  haha!  Below is a full list of participants also, but you should have come from  Jeanne Streiff's Blog and your next stop will be  Lydia Fiedler's Blog
Full list of those participating in this hop:


Gina Krupsky
My Sweet Petunia
Picket Fence Studios

Thanks ssoooo very much to all of you that stopped by and dont forget to leave those comments!  Besides it making  a card makers day, you COULD win one of the prizes!

Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
justcat

112 comments:

Melanie said...

Ooh, that damask is gorgeous and I love the two tone you added!

KimK said...

I love your gray butterfly card! Very elegant

richndebmarb@gmail.com said...

Wow the first one is stunning. Beautiful cards. Great job.

Lorie R said...

Gray butterfly card is so beautiful!

Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous cards, Cat! I’m totally in love with that damask stencil and you rocked it with your butterfly card!

Karen said...

Beautiful cards. Love the first with the grey color combo with silver

Golda said...

These are both gorgeous, but the first one is a knock your socks off beauty. It's so nice to get those compliments from our husbands on the things we create.

Amandascardsandgalore said...

Wow these are gorgeous!!

Unknown said...

I simply love how you created the gray butterfly card.

dovescrapper said...

All I can say is "WOW" The black/grey Hello with Butterfly is AWESOME!!

Unknown said...

The silver butterfly is so elegant. I need to pick up this set & the peacock stencil. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

mauihumv@gmail.com said...

Stunning cards❤️

Unknown said...

Just beautiful!!!

Jan said...

The first butterfly card is just so beautiful. I really love it! the elegance of it and gray tones. OMG

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Beautiful cards Cathy. Love, love, love that Damask stencil....and the same goes for that Peacock stencil. I want those to live here in my craft room. I so love the way those blending brushes work.....those are high on my wish/gift list.....someday maybe?
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work today. Off to enjoy some more of this wonderful talented creative genius.
Happy Day!!!

Andrea A said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I just love all the beautiful ways you used the stencils for your cards. All are so very gorgeous!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So beautiful!!!

Lynn Cromrich said...

I love the interesting way you used these stencils. Very pretty!

Jen R. said...

Nice cards! Both are great.... I like the elegance of the first.

Susie, Clermont FL said...

The grayscale card is fabulous

Cindy said...

while I'm not one for muted and darker colors, I love the damask card! And I also like the way you totally changed the peacock by cutting away the body. Such creativity!

Mary Reiner said...

Gorgeous cards! Love those brushes too!!

Kristen Snoozy said...

You are a gift to me....what a lovely sentiment, your cards are just beautiful

Robyn M. said...

I am in love with that first card.

Lisa K said...

Love the peacock. The colors are so bright and lovely. The grays are quite lively also.

Gardenrose said...

Such lovely cards ! All three companies have such awesome products. Thank you for sharing!!

Robin said...

Beautiful cards. Love them.

Beth said...

Thank you for the lovely inspiration! I love all 3 of these companies!

Elizabeth B said...

Really great cards. Love the gray tones used on the first card. Very classy@

Nan0807 said...

Really pretty cards! Must checkout the cutalines from My Sweet Petunia!

Kathy said...

I never would have thought to do in greys! Gorgeous!

Sandy M said...

I don't know whether I love the butterfly or the peacock card best. Both are beautiful. I fell in love with the gray card the minute I saw that stencil.

Art Conquers said...

Both cards are awesome.. love the way you used the ribbon for your card.. they look pretty.. Thanks for sharing..

Dana Benedict said...

Pretty cards. Thanks for sharing

Audrey said...

The Grey card is so elegant... I Love it!!!

Joanne Hoffmann said...

I'm in awe of all the gorgeous creations that I am seeing...holy moly!! Love, Love, Love

Aracelli Merla said...

Wowza! The effect of your blending on the the stencil looks amazing. Excellent work. Thanks for sharing your talents.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Both are GORGEOUS but that first one! WOW! I love the colors and stenciling!

El said...

Both cards are beautiful but that gray one is beyond WOW. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Mary Ann said...

I LOVE your first card. I love the gray tones and the added bling to the stencil/ background.
Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Judy Inukai said...

Super cards. I love the peacock tail stencil. Beautiful coloring.

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards! Such a pretty set!

Unknown said...

LCBB are a must I see! Love all the grays in your first card, so elegant!

Deborah Smart said...

Oh my goodness - that stenciled background in grays is just stunning! Talk about a 'must have'! Of course, the peacock stencil is just as beautiful in blues. Thanks for sharing.

Joy Golinski said...

Beautiful! Love the grays and I need to get those blending brushes!

bzyPTmom said...

Thanks for sharing these gorgeous cards--love the peacock!

Chris P said...

Your tone on tone butterfly card is great. Can’t wait to get my blending brushes.

Gayle said...

Love that damask stencil and butterfly.

RNSabrina said...

These cards are absolutely amazing!! I love the stencils you chose.

Pennie said...

So much fun, wow!

Samistic Designs said...

Beautiful Cards!

tndj said...

grey butterfly card is awesome.

scrappinmommom said...

Your butterfly card is beautiful but your peacock card is awesome.

Betty said...

love seeing all the cards with the peacock feathers stencil - yours is outstanding! and thanks for the info about the brushes!

Janeen said...

Pretty damask forvsure

Dawn Spengler said...

Lovely cards!

jandbspiegel said...

That Damask stencil is absolutely beautiful. I love backgrounds and just have to have this one.

Janelle said...

OOOhhhh! Your grey-toned card is So Sophisticated! Love the details. And your Blue-green stenciled card is bow-tied like a gift...very sweet.

Pam said...

What gorgeous cards! Really liked the gray!

Jean Maxwell said...

Lovely cards, like how you hid the peacock.

Pam Ltzinger said...

Ok I’m so inspired now ! Love the backgrounds too.

Marcy H. said...

WOW ~ Your damask card is amazing!! Nice designs on all your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

JMN said...

Love both your cards but the Floral Damask Stencilled card is fantastic. (That stencil is definitely going on my wishlist.) Thanks for sharing on this wonderful blog hop,

Marilyn said...

Cathy,
Your card display is as amazing as your usual work. That Damask stencil adds a beautiful dimension to your card background. I also, see many uses for this stencil. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

see mary stamp said...

The grey on grey blending is amazing.

Lori said...

Nice, love the silver card!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Cathy, I love your first card, it is SO elegant and beautiful. I also love how you used the peacock stencil on your second card. Very nice indeed!

Jo Malicoat said...

What lovely cards! The silver one is so elegant, and I love what you did with the peacock stencil, brilliant!

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards! The first card is so elegant with the silver colors.
Thanks for sharing...

Nancy May said...

Oh my gosh! Love the tone on tone... And that peacock! ♥️♥️

Nana Griffin said...

Very pretty. Love that butterfly.

Unknown said...

Wow cards!

Melissa S said...

These cards are gorgeous! I especially love the monochromatic look of the first one.

Mary Holshouser said...

The first card is so elegant
and refined. Love how the
peacock feathers make the
frame for the shaker.
Beautiful cards.
thanks for sharing
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Karen Hightower said...

I am swooning over that first card! The glittery background and the stenciled layer with all the bling! Gorgeous!!! I love how you added the die cut in the center of the peacock stencil! Fabulous cards Cat! <3

cjgusloff57 said...

Lovely cards. Really like the Floral Damask stencil.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful! I adore your first card, your stenciling looks AHmazing!

Dawn S. said...

I love the gray toned card! You did a great job blending through the stencils on both cards. Beautiful!

Christine Kiehl said...

Wicked cool in the black and white! LOVE IT

McStamper said...

Your cards are both beautiful and unique. Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration.

Gayle Bartholomew said...

I'm loving all the stencils you all ar using. The damask one is gorgeous, love your beautiful card.

Lindsey NY said...

The monotone card is so clever and the background stencil beautiful. Lucky person who gets that beautiful peacock card.

Barb D said...

Love the monotone! Peacock colors are always my favorite.

Elizabeth Gonzalez said...

Amazing cards!

Bonnie said...

Both cards are beautiful but the shades of gray card is truly special.

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful card. I never think about monotone colors but am inspired to try!

Cyndi said...

Lovely cards. The Floral Damask stencil is beautiful and the butterfly looks like it's resting on the card. Love the colors you used.

Carole R said...

As always Cat, Fabulous cards so much inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Kelsey Thomas said...

These are beautiful cards! :)

Lagene said...

Beautiful creations! I especially love the butterfly card with the floral damask background!!!!!

Carol Lokhorst said...

Monotone is especially pretty! Great technique!!

Amy C. said...

Oh, you must love sparkle and shine as much as I do. I just love your gorgeous butterfly card!

Amy C. said...

Oh, you must love sparkle and shine as much as I do. I just love your gorgeous butterfly card!

StNels said...

The gray butterfly card is very effective. The variant in tone is brilliant!

Dana M said...

Stunning cards! Gorgeous blending and such classic and elegant designs.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! Love those beautiful stencil designs!

DJ said...

Lovely cards. I never thought I’d say I love that gray but it’s gorgeous. Aren’t those brushes amazing?

Cathy Loveless said...

Both cards are really beautiful but that gray card takes my breath away. I'll bet it is even more beautiful in person. I would love to see a video on the cut and align.

Raga Senthil said...

Wow! Love your grayscale card! It's so fabulous! Peacock stenciling is also so awesome! Beautiful designs! Thanks for sharing with us.

Denise S. said...

Really great cards. I like using the cut align to do a diagonal mat. Using peacock stencil, but cutting out the center is a good idea to stretch the use of that stencil.

Giselaine said...

Love these cards! Thank you for sharing.

Connie said...

Hi Cath :) Your damask stencil card is absolutely elegant and a uniquely beautiful take on the peacock stencil!!! Very nice! Thanks for the inspiration :)

joanberrie said...

The peacock card is my favorite but the tips for the LCBB are great. Thanks!

Janis said...

My goodness! Love these!!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love, love, love the gray butterfly card! Great color combination that I would not have thought of!

Sue D said...

I like your elegant and pretty cards!

Robbie said...

Thanks for the tips I n using he brushes. Still learning. Loved your cards.

Jean said...

Gorgeous cards! So much inspiration on this hop!

Kim Potts said...

Wow, your gray damask background is gorgeous! Beautiful card!

Nunzia Carusio said...

Two background two beautiful project.
Thanks for this opportunity.

Unknown said...

I especially love the box card idea! Beautiful work.

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