Saturday, May 15, 2010

VC Rocks Blog Hop

For the past two years I have been priviledged to be part of the Yahoo Group Virtual Convention (VC) Rocks. This group only runs during the Summer, and is a great place to hang out if you are unable to go to convention. You are able to participate in classes, make n takes, swaps, get a virtual roomie, and everything else that you may feel you are missing by not attending convention. This year, we are having several blog hops as well.
So, Welcome to the first ever VC Rocks Blog Hop.

Below you will see my project. It is rainy and gray here in Germany, so I was hoping by utilizing some of the brighter colors I could coax a little sun out of the sky. If you would like to create this card, the tutorial is listed below.

You will need everything pictured here as well as two way glue, snail, and Stazon black ink.
If you can't read the measurements, click the picture to make it larger.
Using Summer Sun, sponge small spots onto the Bride DSP.
Fill in all remaining white areas with Only Orange.
Buff off extra colors with a tissue.
To make the Rose, run scrap cardstock over the edge of a desk to break up fibers. Continue until cardstock bends easily.
Punch 3 Large Fancy Flowers.
Sponge edges with Only Orange.
Cut flowers into the pieces shown below.
Put glue on the right side and layer the petal from the left to make a cone shape in the three largest pieces.
On the smallest piece, roll the sides into the middle.
On the two petal piece, roll the top of the left side petal down.
Then flip over and roll the opposite sides into a cone shape.
Cut the points off all cones so the pieces will fit together easily.
Put the smallest into the second smallest and continue until all pieces are glued inside each other.
Using Black Stazon, stamp a butterfly from the All A flutter single stamp. Glue rose onto upper left corner. You are finished!

Hope you enjoyed the card, and let me know if you decide to try one for yourself!

To Continue on to the next stop of the hop visit Kimm.

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful sunny card! Hope the skies clear for you soon. Thanks for the tutorial on the rose. I have been meaning to try one.

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  2. This is beautiful! I love the way you did the background! I'm definately going to be casing this idea!!

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  3. Great Sunny card and terrific tutorial. Thanks for participating in our VCRocks Blog Hop.

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  4. Love those flowers and the Bride DSP is gorgeous! TFS

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  5. Your card is beautiful! I love how you created the flower! Do you have any problems with the flower losing shape when you mail the card?

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  6. Wow! Love the sponging on the bride paper with the black over top. Very visually intruiging.

    I knew you were in Europe but didn't realize you were in Germany. I was born there.

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  7. OMG Kelly those flowers are gorgeous! I love what you did with the designer paper... didnt even realize it was designer paper at first I kept wondering what stamp you used.
    great job!
    VC Rocks

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  8. Your card is great and I love the flower tutorial. Another project for me to do, lol. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. this was awesome- love the card and the technique. Your instructions are easy to follow but any hints for paper challenged stampers like me? The flower will probably take me days to figure out LOL

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  10. This is stunning. I love the rose.

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  11. Kelly, you did it again!! Love the colors (has the sun come out for you yet??) Love the card - I need more of that paper!

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  12. Oh, Kelly, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love it. The colors, the brides paper and the rose. I have made lots of paper flowers, (love them) but I haven't made this
    one yet, so that will be next on my list and getting some of that Brides paper before it is GONE! Thanks for sharing.

    Hope you get sunny skies soon

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  13. What great colors - love the paper!
    Marti Crapo

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  14. Gorgeous card and thanks for the directions. Now I have to buy the paper - would that call you an enabler? LOL! Thanks for blessing my day. :)

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  15. Very Pretty. Just love this and thanks for the rose tutorial!

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  16. I just bought the DSP and will definitely have to try your tutorial. Really, really beautiful.

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  17. I love the card and really appreciate the wonderful tutorial. Such a bright and happy card for a rainy day here in southeast MO.

    Carey Rogers
    aka Roscoe's mommy

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  18. Thanks for sharing an excellent tutorial on how to make those beautiful roses. You make it look so easy!! Thanks again, Olivia

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  19. Love your card and most of all the rose's. Your tutorial makes them look simple, which gives me the courage to try one. Thanks for sharing

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  20. What a bright & cheerful card.

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  21. Absolutely beautiful Kelly!!! I love it!!!

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  22. I am into cardmaking and I do love your projects.

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  23. Love the rose and everything....hope the sun comes, great day here, about 82.....

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  24. Great card and tutorial.

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  25. Love the background and flower. Gorgeous card.

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  26. Kelly, this is really WOW - love your technique AND colours. A lovely bright card

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