Thursday, June 14, 2012

Crafter’s Workshop/IO/Balzer Designs Blog Hop!

Today I am participating in a very special blog hop. Crafter's Workshop and Impression Obsession have paired up to bring you stencils and coordinating stamps designed by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. The nice thing about the stamps and stencils is that they are designed to work independently from each other or as a coordinated set. If you would like to see the stamp and stencil sets as well as how they work both independently or as a set, check out Julie's awesome blog post introducing you to her line.

For my first card, I used the Crafter's Workshop Tickets stencil:



As well as the Impression Obsession Tickets clear stamp set:


I also used the Impression Obsession Just Because saying (B3762) as well as the brand new Rolling Waves Cover a Card background (CC123). I stamped the waves onto the card, stamped the arrows, added the stencil, and sprayed the stencil with my Copic Airbrush. I liked that the transparent quality of the the Copic Markers let the pattern of the Cover a Card to show through.

For my second card, I used the same Ticket stamps and stencils as well as a saying from the CL99 Circle Greetings clear set. This time instead of the airbrush, I used various die inks and a cosmetic sponge to add the color to the card.

Need more inspiration? Be sure to check out the other hop participants:


Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Mitra Friant

Jeanne Streiff

Daniela Dobson

Vicki Garrett

Jenny Gropp

Dina Kowal

Julie Koerber

Be sure to check out the various posts. Julie will be drawing a random name from the comments to win all 6 stamp sets and stencils.



 

25 comments:

nicoleqmullen said...

Love these, they are so graphic and funky looking, the colours are perfect!

dwright33055 said...

Thanks for sharing, I love your projects.....great job. thanks

Maryu said...

Love the way you created two variations on a theme. Simple, graphic designs with big impact!

Roberta said...

I love your cards! The colors and detail on them is awesome! Thanks for sharing your creativity! I am adding that stencil/stamp set to my wishlist for sure!

Craftyfield said...

When I saw your cards I immediately thought "men" cards ! Thanks for the inspiration because I find those so difficult.

Holly said...

These are great! I like your style and plan to explore more of your blog.
Good stuff.

Linda said...

really nice graphic cards-I especially like the masculine feel of the first one!

April said...

Neat cards! You did a great job!

Lisa said...

Very nice!

Miriam Prantner said...

Just love the stencil/stamp combos. So much fun to be had!

Jan B said...

Great cards! I'm dying to try these stamp/stencil sets.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Very funky & vibrant card, great work ! Love these new stencils & stamps.

Miranda said...

Great graphic designs and they are a perfect match those stamps and stencils! greet Miranda

milkcan said...

Great cards! The intense colors on the second one are making me swoon! Love! Thank you for being a part of the blog hop!

Barbi D said...

Such fun, graphic cards! love them!

zehra said...

this is fun and so beautiful, love when those two can be mixed together, great cards.

Heather said...

Nice bright colors and bold graphics! Love it!

KarKar said...

This would make a great card for a teenager. Love the colors!

Katie said...

Great cards! Love that you chose to outline with the stencil and the colors on the second card are fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Celia said...

The stencils & stamps are awesome. Brain is on overload with I ideas.
Must create.

famillemarleau said...

Beautiful cards. Love that stamp set and the stencil. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

karenelr said...

Oh, I so love what you did with your cards! I am thrilled that we have stamps and stencils that patch perfectly for all sorts of uses!

Prairie Scrapbooking said...

Chevron designs are so great. Love your project.

Wanda H said...

Very Fun Cards!!!!

Paula Huiras said...

Neat graphic cards. I like your designs.
PH