Spread Joy, Not Germs Blog Hop

Hi everyone! Thank you so much for stopping by on this amazing #SpreadJoyNotGerms Blog Hop. Our goal is to spread some joy during this difficult time for so many of us and share some joy with lots of prizes! Hoping this card will stir up some creativity and inspire some crafty good cards to spread some joy!



I chose to use the Unity Stamp Company "i am who i am" stamp set. I liked the distressed look of the flowers with the bold sentiment: "Enjoy every moment." Just the other day, I took the dogs for a walk around our neighborhood and I saw some of the cherry blossoms blooming. It made me think back to younger days growing up in Newark and heading to the park to see them all bloom. It was a beautiful moment and I treasure it. So when we have all this time on our hands, make some memories that will make you smile when we look back on these days.



This card was easily made using black card stock and printed paper. I love using printed paper for my cards. It's a subtle background that you can color over. First I stamped the distressed flower on black card stock using Versamark and used an old Champagne colored embossing powder. Once heated and melted, I fussy cut one side of the image. Next I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies on the printed paper. I layered the black embossed image over the printed paper, and used the same die to cut the black floral image and layered it onto the printed paper. Distressing the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, I then stamped the sentiment using Ink on 3 Black Out Ink. Lastly, I layered this all onto a black card piece and a beige card base. For a little finishing touch, I added three dull gold sequins from my stash. Oh, and I almost forgot... I stamped the envelope as well. Why not make the recipient smile even before they open the envelope.



I hope that you've found something interesting to try on your next card. Let me know what your favorite embossing powder color is in the comments below and enter for a chance to win one of the many prizes offered by our amazing sponsors. Next up on the blog hop is Marilynn DeGrootof Mississippi McGyver Blog. Make sure to leave a comment for each blogger for additional chances to win. If you get lost along the way... head over to Catherine Pooler's blog or Hedgehog Hollow's blog to see the list of bloggers and prizes.


Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you've enjoyed this blog. Below are a list of supplies used to make this card, but feel free to visit any of the amazing sponsors and support our crafty friends.

Happy crafting!


List of Supplies:

- Unity Stamp Company - i am who i am Stamp Set

- Recollections Embossing Powder - Champagne

- Ink on 3 - Blackout Detail Ink

- Versamark Ink

- Embossing Magic Bag

- Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies


THIRTY ONE companies are offering more than FIFTY prizes on this hop! Comment on the blogs on the hop to be entered. No minimum number of comments required, but the more blogs you comment on, the greater the chances of winning. Deadline to enter is April 24 and winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on the Catherine Pooler Designs and Hedgehog Hollow blogs.




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