Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Flower Soft/Impression Obsession Blog Hop

Welcome everyone! Are you ready to play? The Impression Obsession and Flower Soft design teams have joined forces to create a fun blog hop. Not only are there lots of projects to inspire you, but there are prizes as well! Make sure you leave comments on each of the blog hop posts since four comments at random will be drawn to win one four $25 gift certificates (2 provided by Impression Obsession, and 2 provided by Flower Soft). Prize winners will be announced on the Impression Obsession blog and Flower Soft blog on Wednesday, August 18th. Good luck!

If you didn't start at the beginning of the hop, please go to the Flower Soft blog and start with the first post.

My Halloween card features an Impression Obsession Large Square Shaker (SHPO1) filled with an equal mix of Bright Orange and Black Flower Soft. The nice thing about Flower Soft is that you can mix any colors you like together to get the look you want. You can mix orange and black for Halloween, pink and red for Valentine's Day, an assortment of greens for St. Patrick's Day, etc...

To prevent the Flower Soft from sticking to my shaker, I wiped the paper and plastic shaker with a used dryer sheet to cut down on the static. I prefer a used dryer sheet because fresh ones then to scratch the plastic.

Underneath the shaker, I stamped the new Bat Silhouette (D204) using black Versafine ink and colored the moon with a yellow watercolor pencil and a Dove blender pen. To create the two patterns on the card, I stamped the Cover a Card Screen (CC049) with black Versafine ink and embossed the Cover a Card Swirls and Stars (CC054) with black embossing powder.


Here is a closeup of the card so you can see what Flower Soft looks like as a shaker card filler:



I hope you enjoyed my project! It is now time to hop to the next blog:


If you want more inspiration after the hop, be sure to check out Flower Soft TV and the Impression Obsession blog. Both are loaded with great ideas and projects!

68 comments:

fusiafscrapping said...

Such a spooky card ;)
I love it - it's great!

Suzanne C said...

Awesome idea for the shaker with flowersoft! Beautiful card!

Deloris said...

What a fun card!

theCook said...

Very nice shaker card!

Pammejo said...

How cute is your card. Love it!

Susan said...

Love the card - very cute.

Julie Koerber said...

VERY fun and spooky Laura! :-) Love the idea of using shaker. Too cute!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Wow! fun and Funky Card!!!Fun to be hopping with you this week!

Vicki

Sue D said...

Oooh! Very scary card--the orange and black flower soft make a great shaker card for this.

akagreenhouse said...

How cool! I love the shaker idea!

Debbie Seyer said...

Love this project, Laura! It's fun to work with you!!

Deborah March said...

SOOO cute Laura!

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Love the little pops of color on this great card!!

Vicki said...

I love it. The flower soft adds such a special touch.

craft-princess said...

Now that is super dooper COOL! Love the shaker!!

Bette said...

What a great idea! And a fantastic card - love it! Thanks.

Cindi said...

oohhh clever card!!! love teh shadow box effect
:)

Chrisi said...

I used to fear shaky cards - but I think I could make one similar to this (but NOT NEARLY as beautiful) .....

Lori said...

Wow! Never thought of using Flower Soft in a shaker card. Thanks, your very clever!

shari said...

Cute card!! Shari (cricutrookie)

Nicole Brenna said...

What a great idea... Very cool card... gotta try it

DoodleDee Designs said...

This is such an awesome idea. I love the shaker box. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jennifer said...

What a fabulous Halloween Card! Using the FLowersoft in a shaker card simulating the falling leaves is BRILLIANT! Love it!

Suzanne Straus said...

Laura this card is beautiful - I just bought some shaker inserts so I'm going to try it myself!

NUTHINBUTDABUG said...

this card is really lovey! laybug1376@hotmail.com

Deonna said...

Awesome card. I just love fall and i really like the idea of using flower soft as leaves.

KarenM said...

I Love it!I've been looking for a way to use those shaker inserts for fall and you've just inspired me!

Louise said...

What a great shaker card, love it

Handmade by Vivi said...

very nice card!
Vivi

Chris Smith said...

I never would have thought of using flower soft for a shaker card. Very creative Laura.

Auntie Em said...

Clever idea to add it for a shaker card! Makes it a real Treat!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Karen McAlpine said...

What a clever way to use the flower soft! Love your card...ohh it's scary.

Jennifer Roach said...

This is GREAT!! It never dawned on me to use Flower Soft in a shaker card.....another idea for the memory bank.

creativearts said...

I love the way you mixed the orange and black flower soft. Also love this tree.

Kathlene said...

Awesome shaker card! The flower soft is perfect! Great idea and super fun card. TFS

pattyk said...

Great shaker card! thanks

Sandra said...

what a fun card!
Sandra

j_bergs said...

What a great card! Spooky!

Thistleblue said...

Excellent card, love how you've used the flowersoft! Very clever!
thanks for sharing
hugs
Michelle
xx

Mirabelka said...

fantastic idea for shaker filler!!!

Ola said...

I absolutely love this card.... I also love Halloween! I can't wait to try a shaker card... I haven't been brave enough to try this yet!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

cathylynn said...

I never saw a shaker card before. You really did a great job. My grandsons would love this. Thanks for another chance to win too!

Ginnie said...

Kinda spooky:-) but a sweet card. Thanks for the inspiration. Great job.

Tanya said...

I've never made a shaker card, love yours. And how fun, a Halloween one, with flower soft, so clever!

lakeslady said...

I adore black and white cards and this one is no exception. Love it.
Best wishews from the UK

seamom said...

Halloween isn't too far in the future! I like your card, black and white and orange. Very clever to have it be a shaker card too!

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday..this card caputures the holiday perfectly!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great Shaker Card...You & DT have about covered all forms..great hop, great products

Grenouille Greetings said...

Another clever idea. I am being inspired on my trip through this hop and appreciate the chance to win too! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Deb Long said...

I never thought of using Flower Soft in a shaker box - awesome card!

Janet L. said...

What a great card! Love the colors, textures and details. Thanks for the inspiration!

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

Just hopping by.... this is a wicked card x Great fun too x Leigh x

Lillian Child said...

I've never made anything using a shaker box before - but this card is just too dange cute! Thanks so much for sharing the idea with us!

Diane said...

What a great idea!!! Fantastic card - love shakers!! D :)

Cin said...

Love the card. Very creative.

MARNIE said...

i love it. just brillant

Katie said...

Oh how I love Impression Obsession backgrounds. You did a wonderful job with the layout of this card. I love how the screen background frames the shaker square. This is a great Halloween card! hmmm...I wonder if there are any Cover a Card Swirls and Stars backgrounds left at the stamp shop... Thank you for sharing.

Katie
imkt (at) excite.com

Chriss Blagrave said...

Great shaker card and the perfect colours for the Flower Soft pairing!

Jackie L Watson said...

wow, great shaker card.

Denise said...

Looks terrific! Great stamps and fun Flower Soft project.
DeniseB

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Love your booootiful shaker card! Very nice!
Hugs ~
Sharron♥

Shannon said...

What a great idea to use the flower soft in a shaker card.. 8-)

Linda's Lovelies said...

Don't you just love those OI cover card stamps! And then to add flower soft into the mix--you can't help but come out with a great card!

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Oh how I love Impression Obsession backgrounds. You did a wonderful job with the layout of this card. I love how the screen background frames the shaker square. This is a great Halloween card! hmmm...I wonder if there are any Cover a Card Swirls and Stars backgrounds left at the stamp shop... Thank you for sharing.

Saidul Hoque said...

Oooh! Very scary card--the orange and black flower soft make a great shaker postcard for this.