Wecome to the Lily Pad Blog Hop!!!!
Hi everyone, its Wednesday and another exciting day in this fabulous Blog Hopping week, you have now reached hop 3 of day 3 and you should have arrived here from the wonderful Virginia's blog . If you missed any hops on the way please go to The Lily Pad Cards to start at the beginning.
This blog hop started on Monday and features seven blogs per day, it culminates on Friday, April 1, with the grand opening of Lily Pad Cards. Lily Pad Cards is a new challenge blog that will feature interviews, articles, videos, challenges, great prizes, and more!
Although Lily Pad doesn’t officially bloom until April 1, 2011, you’ll be able to see a new sneak peek every day until then. And you’ll definitely want to drop by because there are three HUGE prize packages with a total retail value of over $800 - including a $100 gift certificate to a very popular online store! Go here for specific prize details and contest rules.
The hop’s theme is "Welcome" because not only are we welcoming Lily Pad Cards to the neighborhood, but we’re also welcoming all of you to come in and join in all the fun.
I have decided to make two cards for the hop.
This is my first card and very much my style, I love pretty feminine cards with bling, butterflies and flowers!! I have made the background with a mixture of distress inks and perfect pearls for shimmer. I then lightly stamped on the graph background stamp. The butterflies are from Hero Arts and are stamped onto coloured vellum and embossed with white embossing powder, then layered up for texture. The handmade roses are made using a sizzix die cut (Thanks Suze)! I have generated the sentiment on the computer.
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Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you enjoy the rest of your hop!!!!
Supplies for top card: Hero Arts Stamps S5435 Graph background. CL383 Antique engravings. Distress inks in, Bundled Sage, Mustard Seed Yellow, Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord. Perfect Pearls, Lace, roses and gems.