Monday, September 14, 2015

Technique Tuesday: Cath Edvalson Blog Hop

Edited: Yikes! My comments section was not working. Sorry about that. Fixed! Thank you Elizabeth Dillow!

Hey, y'all! After much summer hibernation, I'm back! And for a great reason. Today is the blog hop for Cath Edvalson's amazing stamp and die designs for Technique Tuesday. You are probably arriving from Lisa Adametz's blog. Welcome welcome!

If you don't know who Cath is, you'll arrive at her blog at the end of this hop. Or really, you should go there immediately. And then come back to the hop. She's that awesome. And to top it off, she's a super nice person. Win-win.

Here are a couple of projects I made using the new goodies:

I love this Instagram I took of my parents. They are so cute together.

I used Garden Leaves Die set to cut those vellum leaves. Then I cut one out of green cardstock and trimmed off the lower two leaves for that little detail. I love that the focus is on the photo and story. But that bit of leaves and green pick up the background of photo (Huntington Gardens).

For this card, I used two sets of stamps, Heartfelt Thanks and Garden of Life. I cut out a heart slightly larger than the Heartfelt heart stamp on the top flap of the card base. Then I stamped the sentiment from Garden onto a piece of vellum and embossed it with black powder.

I stamped the heart on another piece of cardstock, embossed that and colored it in with markers. Not the fastest card, but super easy! Just what I like. By the way, black embossing powder? Messy!

So now what? Well, you are almost at the end of the hop. Next up is my dear friend Teri Anderson's blog.

And then, PRIZES! Technique Tuesday is giving away 3 prizes. One person will win all of Cath's new products. Two people will win $25 gift certificates to get whatever they want from the Technique Tuesday store.

For chances to win, leave comments along the blog hop. The winners will be chosen randomly from all the comments from all the blogs. So leave a comment at each stop for more chances of winning. Easy peasy! You have until September 16, 2105, Midnight PST to leave comments. The winners will be announced September 18 on the Technique Tuesday blog.

Here is the hop list, in case you are lost:

Technique Tuesday
Julie Ebersole
Laura O'Donnell
Heather Campbell
Julia Stainton
Daniela Dobson
Kimberly Crawford
Jocelyn Olson
Tobi Crawford
Laurel Beard
Melissa Phillips
Laura Williams
Jaclyn Miller
Donna Mikasa
Birgit Edblom
Kalyn Kepner
Laura Bassen
Julie Campbell
Lisa Adametz
Linda Barber --> you are here
Teri Anderson
Cath Edvalson

Thanks so much for coming by! I'll be resuming my blogging again soon.


Unknown September 14, 2015 at 10:02 AM  
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Becca Yahrling September 14, 2015 at 10:03 AM  

Very nice projects! Awesome job on that heart. And thanks about the tip on black embossing powder being so messy ... I won't buy any! haha

Kim September 14, 2015 at 10:09 AM  

Love the what you colored the heart and the vellum overlay.

Unknown September 14, 2015 at 10:17 AM  

Love the muted look of the color behind the vellum. I find that using black versa fine ink and clear
embossing powder is way neater than black embossing powder :)

Jamie September 14, 2015 at 10:23 AM  

Terrific projects showcasing these new stamps and dies! I LOVE the leaves, especially in white on your beautiful project of your sweet parents :)

Betty September 14, 2015 at 10:32 AM  

So pretty! Thanks for sharing! (Congrats to your parents on 52 years!)

Crafting with Jeanne September 14, 2015 at 10:44 AM  

Your card is so very pretty. Love that the colorful heart is on the inside. I never thought of using vellum as a window. Great idea. I've only been making cards for a year so there lots to learn! One tip I got from watching Jennifer McGuire that you might like: instead of using black embossing powder (yes messy!) - use black pigment ink (I use Versafine Onyx black) then embossed with clear. Yikes! I can't believe I am giving someone advice ... I'm the newbie! But it works. Thank you for sharing your card/creativity with us.

Kelly B September 14, 2015 at 10:47 AM  

You made me smile!!! Love the soft subtle leaves on the project with your parents picture!

Miriam Prantner September 14, 2015 at 11:02 AM  

What a sweet layout, just perfect! And that second, what a fantastic surprise when you get inside, love how you colored that flower!

Nandini September 14, 2015 at 11:20 AM  

The picture of your parents is so beautiful! I love the layout and the subtle details! The colored heart is beautiful! I love that stamp set and really loved your take on it!

Sonya September 14, 2015 at 11:30 AM  

Beautiful cards, love the stained glass look and Great pic of your parents!!

Unknown September 14, 2015 at 12:00 PM  

Love the stained glass effect.

Unknown September 14, 2015 at 12:01 PM  

Both pieces are wonderful! Thanks so much!

Pam September 14, 2015 at 12:01 PM  

The stained glass effect is beautiful and the layout is great!

Gloria September 14, 2015 at 12:33 PM  

Love the stained glass very pretty!!! Gloria

Leslie September 14, 2015 at 12:45 PM  

Great cards!! Thanks

Joyce Smith September 14, 2015 at 12:52 PM  

Love the photo of your parents. Your cards are lovely.

Suzan Dorchik September 14, 2015 at 1:02 PM  

great inspiration

jules September 14, 2015 at 1:04 PM  

The vellum overlay is fabulous, reminds me of stained glass. Beautiful creations!

Sandra September 14, 2015 at 1:44 PM  

The stained glass look is cool.

Sandra September 14, 2015 at 1:45 PM  

The stained glass look is cool.

happygolucky September 14, 2015 at 2:06 PM  

beautifully done. very inspiring.

"glow" September 14, 2015 at 2:06 PM  

love your cards!!!!! liked the photo of yur parents too... thanks for the gr8 view..

Kathy A. September 14, 2015 at 2:08 PM  

Great technique! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown September 14, 2015 at 2:10 PM  

Absolutely beautiful!

Rufred September 14, 2015 at 2:14 PM  

Beautiful idea for the vellum heart. Love the comments to your parents...too cute!

Pam C September 14, 2015 at 2:16 PM  

That idea is full of love!!

Taunya Butler September 14, 2015 at 2:30 PM  

AMAZING & BEAUTIFUL and very Stunning projects using such great new products!!!

Karenladd September 14, 2015 at 2:32 PM  

Oh, I just love the sweet simplicity of your layout and the leaf die. Just the right amount of embellishment!

Paper Therapy Ponderings September 14, 2015 at 2:45 PM  

wonderful projects, thank you so much for sharing

Barb Housner

Unknown September 14, 2015 at 2:48 PM  

So imaginative with the vellum!! Love the accents in the parents project. Elegant & beautiful!

Unknown September 14, 2015 at 2:49 PM  

I love how you used the vellum!

Unknown September 14, 2015 at 3:01 PM  

Love this card. The stained glass effect is marvelous!!!!

pcm September 14, 2015 at 3:31 PM  

love that LO of your parents and love the way you used vellum to overlay the heart!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) September 14, 2015 at 3:31 PM  

Love those bold colors!

Giovana September 14, 2015 at 4:41 PM  

The bold colors really pop and the addition of vellum is great!

MelissaF September 14, 2015 at 4:55 PM  

Beautiful vellum and green leaf die cuts to frame your parents, and your stained glass card colored with markers is stunning!

Teresa Doyle September 14, 2015 at 5:02 PM  

Beautiful work Linda. I love all of your cards! A lovely pic of your parents. They look so happy and youthful! You are truly blessed!

Unknown September 14, 2015 at 5:08 PM  

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown September 14, 2015 at 5:12 PM  

Beautiful! And your parents are too adorable!

Unknown September 14, 2015 at 5:13 PM  

Really beautiful technique. So pretty.

LauraEva September 14, 2015 at 5:17 PM  

you did an awesome job showcasing Cath's new products!

deb c September 14, 2015 at 5:23 PM  

I love how you made the layout. Very cute parents too! :-)

StampingbugKerry September 14, 2015 at 5:31 PM  

Such a simple and elegant layout. Love the peek-a-boo card too!

Robyn Lynn September 14, 2015 at 5:31 PM  

Love the new dies and stamps. Thanks for the giveaways!

Kathy September 14, 2015 at 5:33 PM  

Love these new dies! Lovely.

Janet D. September 14, 2015 at 5:43 PM  

Lovely cards.

Marci Morgan September 14, 2015 at 5:45 PM  

LOVE your bright happy card Linda and your use of vellum. I have a huge stash of it and I always forget to use it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cary Ann September 14, 2015 at 5:47 PM  

I've become obsessed with vellum overlays recently. Yours is beautiful with the intricate heart behind it.

rutrowe September 14, 2015 at 6:49 PM  

I love the stained glass feel of the one card and how the vellum looks on it. The way you used the dies to frame your parents was very nice also. It accents but doesn't over power.

Michelle September 14, 2015 at 6:59 PM  

Cath's heart stamp is perfect for colouring, It looks lovely.

Billie A September 14, 2015 at 6:59 PM  

Lovely card and love the photo of your parents. The leaf at the bottom is a great touch.

Amy C. September 14, 2015 at 7:07 PM  

Beautiful projects! I love the vibrant colors on your heart.

Sue D September 14, 2015 at 7:13 PM  

Fabulous projects!

BeverlyBL September 14, 2015 at 7:56 PM  

Love how you get two looks from one project with the vellum overlay. Thought you got great smiles from your folks. Beautiful picture. Congratulations to them.

loceanjo September 14, 2015 at 8:10 PM  

So pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown September 14, 2015 at 8:11 PM  

Very lovely!

Memories by Manda September 14, 2015 at 8:23 PM  

Aw your layout is so sweet. I enjoyed seeing a layout as a change from cards. But I'm bias as I am a scrapbooker who makes cards.

Windy September 14, 2015 at 8:41 PM  

Love how you framed your parents' picture...subtle and pretty. The heart card is gorgeous. Looks like stained glass.

Brithzi September 14, 2015 at 8:50 PM  

Great projects! Love the photo of your parents-lovely layout.

Katia September 14, 2015 at 9:21 PM  

The card was my favorite, so beautiful!!!

Colleen September 14, 2015 at 10:02 PM  

A beautiful card - I love looking through the window to see the colorful heart on the inside. Great job!

cindym4378 September 14, 2015 at 10:21 PM  

love the colored heart

TracyM #6773 September 14, 2015 at 11:56 PM  

DELIGHTFUL projects Linda!!!
LOVE how you used the leaves on the layout, a PRECIOUS photo and SWEET journaling :)
LOVE your card too, the vellum sentiment window is SO PRETTY and the heart inside a rainbow of AWESOMENESS!!!
THANK YOU for sharing such a lovely introduction to these new stamps & dies :)

Unknown September 15, 2015 at 12:26 AM  

Love the frame around your parents picture. They look so happy. It is lovely to see a couple in love after many years! The heart card is exquisite. Love the coloring in brights and then muted by the vellum! So creative! Thank you.

TBuck September 15, 2015 at 12:36 AM  

Such unique projects! I love the leaf frame around your parents. Also loved the muted look of vellum.

Laurie September 15, 2015 at 4:06 AM  

Absolutely GORGEOUS coloring on that lovely heart stamp. Well done!

Ina Good September 15, 2015 at 4:27 AM  

very nice projects love how different they are and the ways you used the stamps

Unknown September 15, 2015 at 4:34 AM  

wow 52 years is AWESOME! your parents look great and so happy! great layout, love the simplicity, has great impact :)

Unknown September 15, 2015 at 5:05 AM  

Another great idea with stained glass look. So pretty. It's worth the extra time to create

Kathy September 15, 2015 at 5:08 AM  

Your journaling on your parent's page started my day off with a smile! Love how you framed them with the leaves. And your heart colors rock.....makes using messy black powder sooooo worth it!

Pat September 15, 2015 at 5:55 AM  

Two lovely cards and the vellum looks lovely on both. A great idea Linda. x

Jenny McGee September 15, 2015 at 8:09 AM  

Gorgeous, with the coloring and the vellum. I love the page with your parents and the saying. So cute.

Scrappin' Diva September 15, 2015 at 8:33 AM  

Great page, simple but beautiful! Love your card too. Like stained glass in a card!

Verna Angerhofer September 15, 2015 at 9:08 AM  

I love your project and also congratulations to your parents on their many years of wedded bliss.

LauraJane:) September 15, 2015 at 10:06 AM  

The tone on tone leaves are the perfect frame for the photo! Gorgeous cards and coloring!

Unknown September 15, 2015 at 10:55 AM  

52, that's really lovely. I just celebrated my 42nd wedding anniversary in Washington DC. ''Twas fun two oldies hobbling around and in pain. Lol. Anyhow, your tribute card to them is lovely. A nice way to celebrate them. I just bet they loved this card. Just goes to show Caths designs have something for everyone.

Marie September 15, 2015 at 12:04 PM  

Your card reminds me if a stained glass window.

Judys September 15, 2015 at 12:21 PM  

Love the heart in a window card. Great idea.

mtscrapgal September 15, 2015 at 1:09 PM  

Love the page with your parents. Very sweet picture and story. Great card too. Beautiful coloring. Thanks.

Bess A. September 15, 2015 at 1:50 PM  

What a beautiful idea to use the vellum as a window!

Mary-Anne V September 15, 2015 at 2:29 PM  

Such cute way to pay tribute to your parents and what a great idea to use vellum in the window of your these great stamps and dies!

amee September 15, 2015 at 2:51 PM  

awww, love the layout & the cards

Jean September 15, 2015 at 6:12 PM  

So pretty!

Cropperhopper September 15, 2015 at 7:05 PM  

I love how you incorporate the vellum in your projects!

Nicki September 15, 2015 at 7:12 PM  

Beautiful way to show case your parents. Love it.

Helen F. September 15, 2015 at 8:53 PM  

Beautiful heart card, Linda! Love the vellum overlay for softness too.

Anonymous September 16, 2015 at 5:45 AM  

Both projects are so sweet. The card is very creative!

janet September 16, 2015 at 6:01 AM  

Awesome creations. The black embossing
powder creates such a show-stopping
effect. Just so pretty! And that
photo of your parents is ADORABLE.
Thanks for sharing.

SRAtapping September 16, 2015 at 11:29 AM  

Love the heart!

Mary Holshouser September 16, 2015 at 2:07 PM  

the heart looks like a stained glass window.
thanks for sharing.

judy September 16, 2015 at 5:43 PM  

Beautiful scrapbook page and card!!

Anonymous September 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM  

Vellum adds a nice touch to your cad.
Carol b

Huskerrhonda September 16, 2015 at 9:35 PM  

Great card!! Wow!!

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