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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Unofficial Pastels and Flowers Blog Hop

It is time for the International Ambassadors Unofficial Pastels and Flowers Blog Hop! The theme of today's Unofficial Blog Hop is 'Pastels with the Option of Flowers' and some of the new Spellbinders flowers may be making an appearance.




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Other: Nostalgic Image, Sanding Block













1. Cut/emboss image using
2. Sand around the embossed edges using a Sanding Block













3. Cut/emboss one (1) Oval Bliss #3 (#1 being the smallest)
4. Cut/emboss one(1) 5x7 Heirloom Legacy using cream cardstock
5. Trim the filigree edges off as shown in the above photo
6. Use Tool'N One to remove cardstock easily from the Dies.


7. Cut/emboss one (1) Fleur de Elegance #3 in white cardstock
8. Use the Die as a Stencil and sponge around the inside edges using Petal Pink Ink and a sponge dauber













9. Cut/emboss one (1) 5x7 Matting Basics A #7 in patterned paper
10 Fold cream cardstock in half
11 Cut/emboss one (1) 5x7 Matting Basics B #7 in cream cardstock, making sure the folded edge is inside the cutting blade of the Die to form the card base.
12 Adhere the patterned paper to the board base using double sided tape.
13 Follow this with the 5x7 Heirloom Legacy and DieCut nostalgic image, using Crafty Foam Tape.
14 Cut/emboss one Bird Banner using cream cardstock
15 Sponge around the edges using Petal Pink and a Sponge Dauber
16 Pop up the banner across the nostalgic image using Foam Squares at each end













17 Cut/emboss two (2) Flower Play #1 petals (#1 being the smallest)
18 Sponge from the inside towards the outer edges using Petal Pink and a sponge dauber
19 Curl the petals using Tool'N One
20 Layer the flowers using a small foam square between layers.
21 Add recycled pearl button using liquid glue
22 Cut/emboss one (1) Flower Play leaves #1 #2 in green cardstock
23 Embellish using pearls as shown in the main photo.













hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and .  Make sure you pop in and visit the other International Ambassadors - these girls are amazing!!  The list of International Ambassadors is below, in case you get lost along the way.

Linda Lucas (you are here)

And this time a special bonus to the hop as there is a chance to win!
Please make sure you are a follower of my blog and leave a comment here - it's that easy!
A winner will be picked out next week and the prize will be
a goody bag of Spellbinders dies!


Remember to check back to see if you have won.

Thanks so much for stopping by - we hope you enjoy your time with us - we will be back with more!

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

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65 comments:

  1. Eight dies, wow, Linda, very pretty.

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  2. Lovely card Linda and a great tutorial. It is always
    good to be able to see pictorially how a card is put
    together.

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  3. What a gorgeous card Linda. Thank you for sharing this. Just love it.

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  4. Wow Linda this is stunning, tank you for the step by step, and the chance to win xx

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  5. Great job .nice and lovely outlook

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  6. Aww Linda what a beautiful card , your lovely Lady reminds me of a photo i have of my Grandma when she was young .
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Good Luck Everyone .
    Elaine H X

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  7. Sorry Linda i can't get the link to work to be able to follow you ? am i doing something wrong ? i will try again later .x

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  8. Thank you for the lovely card and your hints and tips.

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  9. You have a new follower :) - Your card is just beautiful and lovely simple instructions too xx

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  10. What's wonderful craft world we live in Linda. We admire each other's talents, follow each other's lives, grandchildren, ups & downs & exciting new ideas.
    So enjoy being on your bandwagon so to speak

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  11. Hi Linda. What a beautiful frame. I love the dies you have used, especially the Oval bliss, it is gorgeous. The pastel colours work so well against the image. Thanks for the blog hop. Take care x

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  12. What a beautiful card. And thank you for the tutorial.
    Have a happy blog hop day :)

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  13. enjoying the blog hop and the tutorials. your card is just beautiful and gives me ideas. thank you.

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  14. Hi linda
    Lovely card. The tutorial is good too. Many thanks

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  15. Beautiful card Linda in lovely colours!x

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  16. Lovely card. Hope uou had time to design it before the little guy was born.

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  17. I recently started follow your lovely blog, and I so much appreciate your tutorials.
    Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful card.

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  18. Beautiful card!!! Thank you for the tutorial!

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  19. Really pretty card. Following you from Christina's blog spot.

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  20. Beautiful card...thanks for the step by step for making this card....pink is such a pretty soft color.
    Well done

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  21. How lovely, pastel shades seem so relaxing :)

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  22. lovely card,like your layering.
    Beautiful dies you have used.

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  23. nice card. I love all of the layers and any tips on making flowers always helps me. this card is stunning.

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  24. Beautiful as usual. Love the dies you chose and the layering and inking look marvelous. I have been a follower for quite a while.

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  25. A really lovely card, thanks for the tutorial as well, very informative....luv Ursula xx

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  26. Hi Linda what a beautiful card I love the image and your design is wonderful.
    Debs xx
    {Debs Cards}

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  27. Hi Linda,

    Love your cards today. The colors are so fresh and inviting, You can't help but smile. Fabulous idea for framing a photo.

    Beverly

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  28. Gorgeous frame! Love the soft feel and gorgeous color ♥

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  29. I really love the layers on your card. There is so much dimension. Your card is so beautiful and the tutorial is easy to follow.

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  30. Absolutely gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

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  31. Such a pretty card love all the layering of the dies and your flowers are gorgeous . I'm now a follower of your blog

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  32. Hi Linda, success at last ,looking forward to seeing your future creations xxx
    Elaine H X

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  33. Stunningl card. I got some money as a gift and am deciding what dies to buy. This hop is giving me ideas. Thanks for the hop and the give away.

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  34. Oh soon sweet Linda!!! Love it!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  35. Beautiful card so pretty and fresh lovin the pastels

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  36. Hi Linda, This card is absolutely gorgeous, I love the pastel colours and the die-cuts you have chosen, and the really pretty focal image, gorgeous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  37. I will definitely use this for the heritage books I am making, so lovely.

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  38. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  39. Lovely card, thank you for sharing it with us.

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  40. Thanks for sharing your beautiful frame and tutorial.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  41. Forgot to add I'm a Google follower {D~}
    Your Bloglovin follower links are not working.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  42. Hi Linda, what a beautiful card, love the image you have used and the design is superb, many thanks for the detailed explanation for making the card.
    Regards Liz.

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  43. Great tutorial Linda, I love the card.
    Rene from OZ xo

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  44. I opened the page to yur card and could only think it was breath-taking. It is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  45. Hi Linda, a lovely card and easy to follow instructions. Thank you x

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  46. A lovely card. I don't have any of the dies you used but will try to get a similar result with those I have. Thank you

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  47. This is so elegant. Your card is beautiful. TFS.

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  48. Lovely card and clear instructions. Thank you.

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  49. Hi Linda, this card is absolutely beautiful and so many layers to it!! I love the little flower you've created...very sweet. Thanks for the very in depth and easy to follow instructions. Janelle x

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  50. Hi Linda,
    A really lovely card, the photo prints are gorgeous.
    Di.

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  51. Hello Linda,
    What a truely beautiful card you have created. The photo print makes this card an exceptional one with a nostalgic feeling. Great work

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  52. Gorgeous card! I love the layering and dimensional flowers! I am already a follower here!

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  53. Absolutely gorgeous! Vintage is my most favourite style, and you've nailed it!

    Thanks for sharing this stunning card.

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  54. What a fabulous tutorial! I love the card its really beautiful. (Its more like a work of ART, it so beautiful!) TFS!

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  55. Beautiful card love it.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

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  56. A truly beautiful card love it love the image on the card and the flowers.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

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  57. What a stunning card!! You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful creations!! LOVE the soft colors and your flower is beautiful! TFS!

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  58. This is gorgeous Linda - and just so feminine - love it, it is classic 'you'.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  59. Stopping by to ask if the winner has been announced for this yet? I keep checking but haven't seen it and don't want to miss seeing it especially because I really hope to see my name! LOL Doesn't everyone who entered want to though? Thanks and our grandson is the most adorable little one I have seen! He has your eyes! See you later, alligator!

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    1. Thanks Barb for double checking - I will be announcing the winner tomorrow...All the best to everyone! Thank you my friend! :)

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    2. Thanks Barb for double checking - I will be announcing the winner tomorrow...All the best to everyone! Thank you my friend! :)

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