Spellbinders and FSJ Hello Summer Blog Hop + Giveaways


Hi everyone! Today I am joining a fun blog hop to celebrate the Spellbinders + FSJ Hello Summer collection! This release is full of really beautiful products, and you can check them all out here.




The hop today is full of wonderful inspiration, and there is a GC to be won. More details at the end of this post, but for now, let's have a look at the cards I created.


For my first card I used the Dream Seeker and the Windy Sky stamp sets.
I created my background with the FSJ Watermelon Fusion and Catalina Splash Liquid Colors. I added a few drops from both on a make up sponge, and used that to ink up the Windy Sky rubber stamp. I then stamped the image on some white cardstock, and obtained this fun and colorful background.

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All the images come from the Dream Seeker stamp set. I stamped them with FSJ Black Licorice ink and I colored the whale with Spectrum Noir Markers. I added some detail with a white gel pen and some sparkle with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay pen.


To create the front panel, I die cut some white cardstock with the Spellbinders Lucky Clouds and the FSJ Circle Around dies. I mounted everything on a black base, cut at 4.25 by 5.5".


I used the FSJ Sparkle Silk to add some shimmery droplets to my card front, and here you can see all the shine. And in person it is even more beautiful! 






For card number two I used the Sparkle Mermaid Tail die, the beautiful Splash Zone stencil and the Be Different stamp.


I added color to the mermaid's tail again using the FSJ liquid colors and a make up sponge. I then added sparkle to the base die cut by applying FSJ Sparkle Silk with a sponge, and some white gel pen details to the top die cut.


For the card background I cut some white cardstock with the Spellbinders Lucky Clouds dies, and blended FSJ ink in Turbo Teal through the Splash Zone stencil. I sprinkled some FSJ Sparkle Silk on the background, to add shimmer to it.


The sentiment stamp comes from the Be Different stamp set, and was stamped with FSJ Black Licorice ink. The mermaid's tail is raised over one layer of foam tape.


As a finishing touch I added some Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew. These, when dry, look like water droplets, and I put them around the mermaid's tail, as I wanted to give the impression that these were splashes created by tail coming out of the water.

And here is a close up picture, showing all the sparkle!



And now it's time to talk about giveaways!  


To celebrate this release, Spellbinders + FSJ are giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Monday, July 1st, 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be announced in the Spellbiders + FSJ blog hop post the following Tuesday. 
Here is the full hop list, you should have arrived from Francine Vuilleme, and the next stop is Laurel Beard.


Spellbinders
Bibi Cameron
Keeway Tsao
Mariana Grigsby
Nichol Spohr
Laura Williams
Desiree Kuemmerle
Marie Heiderscheit
Tina Smith
Michelle Short
Mindy Eggen
Justine Hovey
Francine Vuilleme
Laura Volpes
Laurel Beard

And that's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed the inspiration with the Spellbinders + FSJ Hello Summer collection! Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day!


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61 comments:

Debbie Rumpza said...

Amazing card, Laura! I love it!

Rhonda Neith said...

I have got to try the technique you shared with the two different colors on a sponge to ink the stamp. You have a beautiful card, thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

The liquid colors are amazing LOVE what you did

Lynn A said...

The Whale card is stunning! Both your cards are beautiful.

Pam said...

Love your cards. The mermaid tail is stunning!

Amanda Nolt said...

Soooo pretty! Both cards are awesome!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

What a great way to use the liquid colors! They are so vibrant!!!

Kristen Snoozy said...

Wow! The purple on your first card is beautiful and on the second the mermaid tale is gorgeous!

Marsha said...

Wonderful use of color!

Nancy F said...

Great summer release!

Karthikha said...

Two awesome cards! The mermaid tail one is vibrant and lovely! :)

Janet D. said...

Gorgeous cards, the backgrounds are amazing!

melonyscreations said...

I love the background you chose for this and then the whale swooping down in. Just perfect.

orchid said...

Great cards!

StampinCarol said...

Great cards! The mermaid tail is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Darlene said...

Both cards are amazing! I love your choice of background color on the first card and your mermaid tail really POPS against the beautiful blue background on your second card! GREAT inspiration!

Julie B said...

Wow! Gorgeous!!!

sharon g said...

Your whale card is wonderful. I really love the swirling waves. Great job.

Unknown said...

Both cards are great. Love the whale card and the swirling background!

Shirley N said...

Especially love your first card, fabulous layout!

Carole said...

Love the mermaid tail!

Christine Kiehl said...

Such magical cards. Artfully done, truly!

Andre M. said...

Love the way you've combined elements from the various sets on your delightful cards. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Unknown said...

They’re both beautiful cards, but the colors in the whale one blew me away!

Cherry Blossom said...

Beautiful!

The Junk-It Folk said...

A whale of a good card! Love the color mix!

Debbie Sheffer Kissel said...

Beautiful colors-- these cards will make anyone happy!

MadeByMeghanK said...

You win! MY FAVORITES of the hop! Gorgeous bright colors and backgrounds and I LOVE that mermaid tale!

Sue Cooley said...

I love what you did with the liquid colors!

Amy C. said...

Your cards are so cute and creative! Great new products from Spellbinders.

jeannieob said...

Love all the cards! This is a fabulous release!

Deb Selby said...

The first card is my favorite. I like how the whale shape echoes the shape of the circle background and the colours are lovely.

Eve N said...

Until I saw your 1st card, I didn't know the Windy Sky Stamp left the great design white. Love each of your designs.

Kelly Kennedy said...

Just WOW!!
Beautiful backgrounds and spectacular cards! Just fabulous!

Troppostella said...

😍😍😍😍 wwwooowwww I love your cards.

πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»Bravisssima Laura sempre splendide le tue CARDs.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

These are all beautiful!

monica said...

Bravissima laura

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create. Thank you!

Birgit said...

Two fabulous cards!

Unknown said...

I really love your backgrounds! The swirls and the splash zone add so much interest and movement to the cards.

Susie, Clermont FL said...

LOVE your first card, so pretty

sprgstn16 said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing. :)

Dee Earnshaw said...

stunning cards - ,love the swirl background on the first card

ArtfullyJune said...

So fun. I can't decide which I like better. Both ate great❤

Sue D said...

Fabulous backgrounds for this cool whale and the mermaid tail.

Gloria Loungeway said...

Your attention to detail makes these cards amazingly beautiful!

Zlatka said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colors!

Julie said...

Love your technique on the backgrounds.

Unknown said...

Love the "dream" card, very original

Lisa Byers said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love the pink tail!!

Chark said...

both are lovely, the whale I like especially!

Yvette Williams said...

I really like the whale card. Feel like I'm with him...lol.

Lori said...

Love your cards. Thank you for sharing your ideas and creativity.

NicoleN said...

Fabulous card designs. Love the whale card!

Claudette Schoonover said...

Love the backgrounds, so pretty.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Gorgeous cards! I really love how your used the Windy Sky stamp set! That stamp is definitely on my wishlist1

Cyndi said...

Beautiful cards. The colors and layouts are gorgeous.

Darlene DeSario said...

Stunning! The cards are beItiful. Backgrounds Are just magnificent!

Denise Bryant said...

Such pretty colors! Love these beautiful cards! Love the background designs! Awesome whale and mermaid tail!

DJ said...

Beautiful cards. I love the background on the whale card. Tfs

Dee Earnshaw said...

fabulous designs - love the fish tails