Core'dinations and May Arts Blog Hop

It's the big blog hop today!! We hope you've got a really large beverage, a fluffly kitten and maybe a few hours to spend with us! Be sure to comment on each blog to increase your chances of winning!

Here is my project featuring a David Tutera die cut, May Arts Ribbon, and Stampendous! stamp set Thoughtful Wishes and Shabby White Embossing Enamel


I did a little step-out tutorial using PanPastels yesterday and I'm having fun exploring different ways to use them! I just love their vibrancy and ease of use.. I used the same materials for today's project: Versamark and the pastels, except for on this card I scraped the versamark across the raised embossing. When I applied the chalks the versamark'd areas grabbed the pigment and stayed dark. 

I then sprinkled the Aged White Embossing Enamel (like spreading a pinch of salt on food) over the panel and heated it from underneath:



Then I stamped onto the cardbase where the window in the die cut is and popped up the top panel. 


Also be sure to visit our Facebook Page and share one of this week's Blog Collaboration posts on your Timeline for an EXTRA chance to win your choice of a spool of May Arts Ribbon or a tag set from Core'dinations!

Let's review: The Blog Hop Prize package from Stampendous consists of:

SSH57 Cling Jumbo Handle CRS5044 Cling Jumbo Butterfly Trio

CRS5044 Cling Jumbo Butterfly Trio SSH57 Cling Jumbo Handle
A random selection of David Tutera Celebrate Products Available at JoAnn Fabric and CraftsA Sand It Set from Core'dinations
 A random asst. of May Arts Ribbon from our stash - This is Ribbonista Virgina Fynes photo of her storage method! 

A random selection of David Tutera Celebrate Products Available at JoAnn Fabric and Crafts, 
a Sand It Set from Core'dinations, and a random asst. of May Arts Ribbon from our stash! 

 THEN - the May Arts Blog is offering us an opportunity to give a way ANY two rolls of May Arts Ribbon! So if you SHARE our Collaboration Posts from our Facebook Page on your Facebook timeline, you will be entered to choose one of those! ALSO - the Core'dinations Blog is offering us two sets of tags for this as well! So FOUR people who SHARE our Facebook Posts will each win one of these. You have to SHARE, not just comment, not just "like", you must SHARE. (and we can tell if you did!). So here we go!

Asia King

Cyndi Bundy

Jamie Martin

Jennifer Dove

Krissy Fossmeyer

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Rhea Weigand

Tenia Nelson

Tobi Crawford (me)

Sandy Allnock

Virginia Fynes

Debbie Standard

Kim Moreno

Mary Pat Siehl

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36 comments

  1. Beautiful card!Love your colors!!!

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  2. Very nice. I like the dribble of the white embossing. Also like the bow tied through the window in the card. Nice!

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  3. GORGEOUS card Tobi!!!
    LOVE your colour combo, textures, sentiment & pearl pinned bow, LOVE IT ALL!!!

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  4. Love this Tobi! I have a package of that panel and am going to mass produce some cards that will look surprisingly similar! :)

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  5. Love the colors you used on this gorgeous card.

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  6. I LOVE this card! I'm dying to get some pan pastels and give them a go. And I love how you "salted" the embossing enamel on. Great card!

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  7. I think the Card Fairies are singing a beautiful song because of this
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    creation! I love how the colors seem to be swirling around and the bling is magical! This is my absolute favorite rom today's hop! INCREDIBLE job! TFS!

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  8. I like how your colors bleeeeeeeennnnnddddd

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  9. Such a lovely card, the colors just pop on it.

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  10. I like Tobi, I really like it. Great use of color and texture, I am going to follow you on Pinterest. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  11. What a beautiful card and such a genius idea to use salt!!

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  12. Gorgeous card, I love the colors and the peek through window for the sentiment.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Love this, the colors are beautiful!

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  14. Beautiful card. I have the pan pastels but haven't gotten them out to use yet. I'll remember this card and check on your previous post for ideas. thanks for sharing.

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  15. Wow! I love your main panel, love the colors and the textures. I want to have the pan pastels now... LOL TFS

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  16. Great colors and I especially love how the white embossing powder that you sprinkled over the card adds to the design.

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  17. Very Beautiful. I love the colors and all of your punch outs. TFS

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  18. What a terrific technique, Tobi! That really makes those areas pop! Thanks so much for sharing this great card with us and for playing with our Hop!

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  19. What a great card! I love the gradual color change and the darker color on the raised areas!

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  20. As always Tobi,,,,another amazing project!!!!

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  21. Lovely--I like how you created the background.

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  22. The multicolored textured panel is awesome. I like how you popped it and punched the little flowers into it and created a circular window for the sentiment. Love it.

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  23. very nice card I like the use of the pin in the bow

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  24. Gorgeous card. Thx for the ideas!

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  25. I looove this card..will have to try it.Thanks

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  26. I love this idea and think the technique is definitely something to try. The card is gorgeous and I love the colors.

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  27. GORGEOUS color and texture! Love those enamel dots and the cut out!

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  28. Oooohhhh!!! This fabulous and fun and lovely all in one! Love the color variance... Thanks!

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