Thursday, March 1, 2018

Ink Blot Shop - Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hi little birdies! 

I'm a guest of My Sweet Petunia today, in a fun blog hop with Ink Blot Shop! I have an easy background technique for this card, using Distress Oxides to get a "ghosted" image in the background of my little bird missing his buddy. 
Flopsy Birdsy by Understand Blue
Ink Blot Shop Clear Stamp Set TINY...
[ SSS ]
Ink Blot Shop Clear Stamp Set FLOPSY...
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp STITCHED CIRCLES...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PEACOCK...
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLUEPRINT...
[ SSS ]
Tsukineko VersaFine Clair CHARMING...
[ SSS ]
Tsukineko VersaFine Clair NOCTURNE...
[ SSS ]
Copic Marker GASENFUDE Nylon Brush...
[ SSS ]
Whisper White Cardstock - Thick
[ SUP ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | SSS ]
Absorber - Synthetic Cleaning Cloth
[ AMZUS ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Bone Folder by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Multipurpose Liquid Glue by Stampin' Up!
[ SUP ]
Stampin' Spritzer (126185)
[ SUP ]

Admit it - you're hoping for a quick bird reunion after seeing this! :) The ghostly images in the background are the other birds in the set - there are a ton of stamps in this set, so I didn't have to use one twice. 


The little talk bubble I used for the thought bubble is from this set



I made sure no white edges were showing on my fussy-cut birds with my Gasenfude brush pen - I love it because it's so flexible and the ink doesn't bleed into the image I'm touching up.

I have a quick video on this card for you today - so enjoy!

So on to the blog hop & giveaway! We are so excited to be teaming up with Ink Blot Shop today - Tifany is a sweet friend, and you will love her design style. 

Two lucky commenters will win prizes today - one will win these two stamp sets from Ink Blot Shop, and one will win a $50 gift certificate to My Sweet Petunia.




So be sure and leave a comment on every stop in the hop no later than March 11th at 11:59 PM Central to be eligible. Winners will be announced here and on the Ink Blot Shop blog on Tuesday, March 13th.




40 comments:

  1. Your card is super sweet! I sure hope that bird gets to see his love again soon. All of these stamp sets are amazing... they may be my new obsession. None of these cards could be made without the MISTI. ❤️❤️❤️

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  2. Another adorable creation. Thanks again for the introduction to this amazing company. And for the opportunity to win great prizes.

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  3. What a fun technique, Lydia! ♥ Thanks for sharing your incredible creativity!

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  4. I love the ghosted images. Such a great card!

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  5. What a great card and I love your ghosting technique. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Great technique here too, love this card!

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  7. What a sweet card and awesome technique!
    Thanks for the video!

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  8. Ha! I was a paper sniffer in school, what a flashback! This is such a cool technique! I love those birds, and your card.

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  9. The birds are so cute! Love this technique, thanks for sharing.

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  10. I love these birds!
    Adorable card.
    Carla from Utah

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  11. Those bird stamps are so fun- and I love your new technique for including them in the subtle background

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  12. Sweet card! I love that cute bird! The stamp set with all the birds is just adorable! Very fun designs by Tiffany... love all the arts & crafts designs!

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  13. Fabulous products! Love that adorable card!

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  14. soooooooooooooooooo CUTE! Lydia I just lov listening to you. You have taught me so much. I am thankful for this hop. I have been singing the praises of the Misti for a few years and now Ink Blot Shop.

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  15. Thank you for the super tutorial. It answered a lot of questions - the main one being, "how did she do that?" hahaha

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  16. So cool with this bird and the ghosting technique.

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  17. Interesting technique. Must try!

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  18. ok, this is now my favorite card - ever!

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  19. What a cool background technique. Awesome card.

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  20. I would have never thought of making ghosts!! Cute!!

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  21. Pretty card and super adorable stamps!

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  22. Fantastic! I always enjoy your videos! Thanks for sharing such a cool technique :)

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  23. Love your background! I will have to try it myself and with all those cute images .

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  24. Adorable card!!! Beautiful stamps!!!

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  25. What a great background technique!

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  26. Sweet card and the background is amazing. Will have to try this with the oxide inks. Thanks for a great video !

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  27. This is such a Adorable Flopsy bird card and love thata you inuded all the iamges in the background as well!!! Great design and loved all the other images too!! So need a new MISTI due to mine beig taken at a recent crop!! Hoping to win that $$ to put towards a new one!

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  28. I love the "ghosted" technique you used for the background! I'm going to have to try that. Your card is so cute! Such adorable birds!

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  29. Those little birdies are so stinking cute and a great background!!!

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  30. What a sweet way to add a "thought"
    to the card. Love the craft-related
    sets. Fun to have something
    like them to send to my card-making
    friends. thanks for having the hop.
    it was fantastic.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Stinkin' adorable!!! I think I'm going to try this with some doggie stamps I have and an old Lawn Fawn set with thought/speech bubbles. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  32. Fantastic technique and super cute card! Super clever to have the bird thinking of his friend.

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  33. Aw what a sweet card! Clever too!

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  34. I actually felt like, when I saw it, ah, I want them to be able to see each other. Funny, huh? Such a cute card!

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  35. What a fab technique. Those birdies are so cute.

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  36. the card is super cute...Thanks for sharing this awesome technique..

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  37. These sets are so great !! Just as your card ! Thanks for your generosity !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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