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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It's Time For Inky Antic's September Blog Hop! :)

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to the Inky girl's "Fall" blog hop!

If you came here from our friend Keri's wonderful blog, you're in the right place. If you just happened onto mine, you will want to go back to the Inky blog where it all starts.

Jackie asked us to each use a different new set of the HoneyPop stamps with the Honeycomb paper and then also a mystery project that uses either the stamps or the Honeycomb paper in a different way.

My first project is a card created with the  "Umbrella Friends" #11050LC set and the yellow Honeycomb paper both from Inky Antics.

I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol.

The designer papers were designed by your's truly! It is actually the same digi paper from my
"True-ly Colorful" set. 

I used it regular size digi paper print for the boarder and then scaled  the pattern way down until it was the perfect size print for the umbrella. Just one more thing I love about digi papers!
I used Neenah Solar White to print on and the base is made Simply Smooth White, both from Discount Card Stock 

I hope you can see by the photo just how demensional the umbrella is.  I used an embossing tool to give it some shape and lots of foam tape underneath so it would keep that shape! :)
The pretty Fuchsia Seam Binding is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Here is a view of the inside with the "popped" umbrella. ;)

My "surprise" project is an ornament that I created with Honeycomb paper.

Are you surprised?  :)
I simply freehand cut a shape twice out of Inky Antic's Ivory Honeycomb paper, tied a hanger out of gold cording and glued it between the 2 opened pieces. Then I added some punched leaf sprays, some bobbles and beads I got from the Walmart craft department on clearance, three Wild Orchid Crafts roses and some pretty White Satin With Gold Edges ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

The next step on your hop is sweet Jovi's blog. I'm sure she will have some awesome projects to share with us!

Make sure to leave a comment on my projects before you go to increase your chances of wining a fun Inky prize package!
The blog hop  ends on Sunday, October 2nd at midnight Central time. One person's name will be drawn at random to receive a fun Inky prize pack. We'll announce the results next Monday, so remember to stop back by the Inky blog and see if you've won.

Thanks for dropping by!

True :D


jessica said...

WOW!! Your card is simple precious and love how you used the honeycomb paper....The "surprise" project is amazing!! I was surprised and very inspired by your use of the honeycomb! Excellent job!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

fun projects Trudy!

Melissa said...

Your card is very cute, great job!

Shalady said...

Wow...I feel like such a rookie! Digital paper? Digital stamps? WOW! :) I love your card - I never would have thought of making the umbrella dimentional on the oustide! Thanks for sharing!

Jackie Wamhoff said...

I love the dimension on that umbrella, True. And the ornament is sooo pretty! I love it. :-)

Keri Lee Sereika said...

WOW TRUE! That ROCKS! The card is cute and the ornament is so beautiful it makes me want to go take mine off my blog! LOL!!!!

CheckerBeads said...

the card is great, but the ornament is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing!


Jovita said...

Beautiful projects Trudy, I like the pretty digi paper and how you rounded the umbrella.

I had no idea that honeycomb could look so elegant, your surprise ornament is gorgeous!

Hugs, Jovi

Diana N. said...

The card is very cute. Love your digi papers! The ornament is breathtaking! WOW!

Debbie said...

I love the pattern you used on the umbrella. It looks sooo cool. TFS ;- )

Sue D said...

Awesome ornament and very cute card. Your paper is perfect!

Barb said...

Both the card and ornament are are fantastic. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Crystal said...

AWWWW True your card is as sweet as can be, LOVE this!!! WOWWEE your ornament is GORGEOUS!!! I am always inspired by you gf!!! Hope you are having a GREAT week1

AshKuku said...

Loved it beyond words...... WOW!!!!

Ash.... :)

Anonymous said...

oh wow such a cute card..... Love your ornament..

stamping sue said...

Very creative! thank you for sharing your ideas.
stamping sue

Nicki-twinklebug said...

Oh my goodness!! Love your card!!the cat is SO cute and I love your pop out umbrella!!
Your ornament is so pretty!!I love the colors and the details on the top!!

Dana Gustafson said...

Gorgeous projects! That ornament is a real stunner with your custum free form shape and all the pretty trimmings!

Tina said...

Great projects. And I love the ornament idea, especially the fact that you created it from hand and then added all the trimmings. So talented!

Irene said...

Great project and card! Very clever use of the beautiful digi paper!!!