Thursday, May 30, 2019

Stamping Friends Trifecta Blog Hop & Giveaway

One of the coolest things about this year is the collaborations between stamp companies, starting with the Stamping Village at Creativation, and expanding out to fun co-branded products, product swaps and other fun, friendly things like today's three-way swap between My Sweet Petunia, Picket Fence Studios and Gina K. Designs. Or, as I like to call the three of these companies - my crafty budget :).

All three design teams (I'm not on any of them, but I am stoked to be a part of this) are posting today with each other's products, and I can't wait to see them.

I'm using Gina K's products today - the stunning Elegant Asters set that was part of her most recent kit.

Gina's kits are super cool because they have stamps, dies, cardstock - and the dies come already on a Stamp-n-Storage magnet card, all super affordably priced. Then, she breaks out the components after the kit month to sell them separately, so you won't miss out if you miss the kit period.

Today, the Elegant Asters stamp set is available separately, so that's what I decided to use.

I love the bold, zentangly look of the leaves in the set, and the combo of leaf sprays and individual leaves made it quite easy to build myself a background using the MISTI. It was easy to stamp one image, and then position another stamp so it was touching the outline of the next stamp to give sort of a cohesive look as if it were a single background stamp. The leaves are stamped with Amalgam Jet Black.

Then I cut a few inches out of the panel diagonally with my Rotatrim, and glued them onto a white card base. I used the gorgeous hello die (originally part of the kit) to span the gap, cut from Key Lime cardstock -  100% my favorite colored cardstock. If I were sent to a desert island with just black ink and white and Key Lime cardstock I'd be happy as a clam. Other than losing the ability to use Instacart and have air conditioning, that is. FYI - there are matching no-lick envelopes for this gorgeous color.











Elegant Asters Stamp Set
[ GNK ]
Hello Die
[ GNK ]
Little Things From Lucy's Cards NEW...
[ SSS ]
GKD Amalgam Ink Pad- Jet Black
[ GNK ]
Envelopes 10 pack- Key Lime - Gina K...
[ GNK ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- Key Lime
[ GNK ]
Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
StampTV Kit Stamps Archives - Gina K...
[ GNK ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Cut Align
[ MSP ]
Ink Off Cloth
[ INK ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]





Now to celebrate their collaboration, each of the three companies are giving away $50 shopping sprees! To be eligible to win, just leave me a comment telling me your favorite technique for creating backgrounds.

They will randomly choose a winner from all the comments and post the winner on their company blogs.

Hope you have a fun & productive weekend. Please hop over to Donna Idlet's blog to start hopping and enjoy!

Loveyameanitbye.

115 comments:

  1. Great card. I like using Gina k stamps to make backgrounds. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  2. Hi There! My favorite technique to create a background is to apply a watercolor wash to a card panel, then cut out with a coverplate die. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  3. I absolutely ADORE that green with your black and white panels. Yum!! And the way you "connected" the leaves gives it a designer paper look! LOVE.

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  4. These days I've been experimenting with stencils and blending! They look so awesome. Thank yoy, Lydia!

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  5. Yup, that's a great tangly leafy background, fo sho!!

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  6. Well isn't that the coolest organic background. Luv ya. Mean it

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  7. That black and white with the green, w.o.w. LOVE it!

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  8. What a simple, yet eye-popping card!

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  9. Lovely card, Lydia! Love monochromatic cards with a pop of color and that key lime is awesome!

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  10. Love the background. I’m seeing more and more black and white with just a pop of color, and I’m loving it.

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  11. I love the green and black together. Beautiful card!!

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  12. Love it! Currently it’s the stencils w blender brushes, which is awesome to them stamp a big image or sentiment on top w the Misti

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  13. This is a very whimsical card. I like it!

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  14. A great card!!!
    I am really starting to love stencils for backgrounds. Adds another layer but no extra weight!
    A great hop...love all three of these companies!

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  15. The pop of color that "hello" creates is beautiful!

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  16. What a perfectly wonderful way to make this background your own. Love the way the diagonal sentiment shows up also. Great job Lydia....super smart!

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  17. Great background and that sentiment really pops!

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  18. Beautiful card and I love that leafy background.

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  19. Love this card. Simple but elegant.

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  20. Love your black and white card. eye catching.

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  21. The pop of Lime makes the card!

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  22. Beautiful card Lydia. I love all three of these companies- love the collaboration!!

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  23. Love the way you made that "Hello" pop! Fun card

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  24. I liked what you did in the center with the cut out.

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  25. Love your background. The key lime color is one of my favorites. Glad you are part of this blog hop.

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  26. Thank you for the lovely inspiration! I love all 3 of these companies!

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  27. Beautiful card! Love the Key Lime and Black together. Very trendy!

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  28. Fun hop! I would say ink blending at the moment.

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  29. Awesome...love black and white with the pop of color! Great job!

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  30. Such a beautiful card.. great background, simple and elegant.. thanks for sharing..

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  31. Great idea to make a background with the leaves stamp

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  32. What a nice contrast between the black and the bright green

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  33. I'm in awe of all the gorgeous creations that I am seeing...holy moly!! Love, Love, Love

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  34. I love the black and white background, really makes the HELLO pop!

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  35. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Love the simplicity. Beautiful card.

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  37. Love your card with the black & white leaves & splash of color!

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  38. What a beautiful card! Love the black and white with the pop of green!

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  39. Awesome card. I love how you've created the background with the leaf images. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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  40. Leaves background looks great. Love the diagonal cut!

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  41. Love the diagonal cut! It adds so much interest. Black, white & a pop of colour will always be in style!

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  42. Love the background! Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us!

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  43. Love the pop of color on your card, love Gina's stamps, have yet to try one of her card kits.

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  44. Pretty card. Great stamp for a background.

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  45. My favorite technique for backgrounds is using alcohol inks! You can do soft wispy petals, to deep heavy colors.

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  46. It is amazing how different eveyone's creations are. And yet all superb inspiration!

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  47. Your card is great with the pop of green, just jumps out at you.

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  48. Oh, I love that black and white background! One of my favorite background techniques is to make my own patterned paper. I use several images, each one with a different color ink, and fill a sheet of white or vanilla card stock. Then I cut it up to make backgrounds. In fact I was just doing this today with Gina K’s Birthday Blessings set!

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  49. your split design and the brilliant accent of the lime green is so striking - wonderful card, Lydia!

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  50. I love the black and green together. So pretty

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  51. I really like the simplicity of your card (those leaves are neat)

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  52. So Cool! LOVE the color combo of black & white with hot green. That Hello die is fabulous!

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  53. Awesome card! Love the black and white with just a bit of color!

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  54. In high school, I painted my bedroom lime green. I LOVED it. It was a tiny room, so it was a bit overwhelming... but I didn't care. I love that color! This card is so cute.

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  55. A lovely card Lydia. Funny you should ask about fave background techniques as this past week I have been obsessed with smooshing on random colours then stenciling over top with shimmer pastes. (I have finally become brave enough to try these.)

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  56. Great card - love the pop of green!

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  57. Absolutely gorgeous card! Love the Key lime Cardstock for the sentiment.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  58. Love how that beautiful Hello die pops against the black and white stamping. I tend to use different techniques depending on the mood I'm in and the challenges I'm playing in. This could be ink blending, ink smooshing, playing with stencils or stamping a background with the help of my MISTI. Currently, I'm also rediscovering my Hero Arts background stamps. The MISTI makes it so much easier to stamp again if necessary or to stamp in multiple colours.

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  59. Goodness! I love the understated look of this card, with those sweet pops of green! 💚💚

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  60. The sentiment really pops off the
    black/white stamping. Simple
    card but so pretty. thanks
    for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  61. This is just gorgeous! I love how you created a background with just the leaves!

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  62. My favorite way to create a background is the wrinkle free distress technique. But these leaves would look wonderful over one of those backgrounds. I love this Stamp set and how you used the small leaf sprays and individual leaves to make a full background. I'm going to have to stretch my craft budget a little further now that I have seen these stamps used this way.

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  63. Oh, I love that Key Lime with the black and white!

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  64. My favorite technique? How to decide: smooshing, brayer and Gelli printing. I am always inspired by your projects and learn new techniques from you!

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  65. Thank you for sharing such a lovely card. Brenda West

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  66. There's nothing better than just stamping! Love your background of beautiful leaves!

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  67. Beautiful card! I love the background and the pop of color.

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  68. Loving the HELLO! Nicely done card for the hop!

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  69. Beautiful card, simple and elegant. Thank you for sharing your design on this blog hop.

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  70. Love your use of color and new techniques!

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  71. Great idea to use the leaves to make a background, very bold and dramatic. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. Love the card! Thanks for sharing.

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  73. Love the black & green combo.

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  74. I am enjoying using stencils and Life Changing Brushes with Distress Oxides to create backgrounds. This is a great blog hop to follow.

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  75. I love the pop of color on your card. I'm loving using stencils for backgrounds.

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  76. I love the crisp, clean look of your card.
    My fav technique is to use a piece of acetate and my DOX inks to create a bkg. Always use my Misti to stamp over that.

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  77. Love the black and white with a pop of bright green, beautiful.

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  78. I love your clean, unique card -- lovely.

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  79. Beautiful card! Love the pop of green and those leaves make a great BG. Thanks for sharing.

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  80. Beautiful creation! I especially love how you added the bold sentiment strip!

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  81. LOVE the b/w background with the pop of green - SO pretty!!

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  82. A simple black and white background is always striking. Beautiful design!

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  83. What a striking card! Love the balance of the bold elements. I enjoy a lot of background techniques. Right now I seem to be doing a lot of blending.

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  84. Beautiful card! I love adding splatters with watercolors for backgrounds.... easy and it looks great!

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  85. Such a pretty card! I love the key lime popping against the black and white background. So nice.

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  86. Ooohhhhh black and white with any one color is always beautiful and this card is great. I love to see companies collaborate and work together.

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  87. I really like the graphic look of the black and white leaves. Great use of the stamp.

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  88. Thanks for sharing your pretty card.

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  89. Gorgeous! I love to create watercolor backgrounds!

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  90. I like the bright green against the black and white. Gives me some ideas for a project. Thanks.

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  91. Love the vibrant green on the black

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  92. Wowza! Wowza! Wowza! What a card :) Love. that. contrast. Thanks for the inspiration Lydia :)

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  93. Such a lovely card!! So much inspiration on this hop!

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  94. Beautiful card, love the background creation. And I agree with your love of Key Lime!

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  95. cool diagonal background design with the leaves. I like to make simple embossed designs with embossing folders for my backgrounds--quick and easy.

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  96. My favorite technique for creating a background is using a background stamp and inking in multi colors and then simply stamping sentiment in black. Or use background stamp and watercolor over.

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  97. Beautiful contrast from neutral background and green sentiment. Very inspirational.
    Thanks for this opportunity.

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