Thursday, May 30, 2019

Stamping Friends Trifecta Blog Hop

Hello everyone, welcome to the Trifecta Blog Hop. We have a big hop today, so a lot of eye candy for everyone to see.

Today's hop is brought to you by:
Each company participating in the hop will be giving away a $50.00 gift card to their store, randomly drawn from the comments at each stop on the hop. So, there will be three (3) gift cards in total.
Winners will be announced on the three (3) company blogs on June 7th.


First of all I would like to say that my blog aplaceforkia.com is down due to unforeseen circumstances. I am pleased to be posting on the My Sweet Petunia blog so I can still show you what I made for today.
Now, on to my cards.

First up is the card I made using Picket Fence Stamps called  Dandelion Wishes.
I first made an alcohol ink background with soft circles on glossy card stock. In my Mini Misti I then stamped the sentiment and Dandelion using Ranger Archival Ink in Monarch Orange and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
I matted the panel with coordinating card stock, and added a few gumdrops to finish.
I also did the inside with the left overs from the front panel, cutting them with my Cut-Align ruler, and attaching to the matting pieces. I stamped the sentiment again using the Monarch Orange ink and attached it to the panel for a different look.

Next up is the card I did using Gina K. Designs Stamp Set and papers from the new set called Elegant Asters. I started by stamping the images in my mini Misti, all the images fit on the piece of water colour paper I was using.
I stamped using different colours of ink, the butterfly using VersaFine Clair Nocturne, the flowers done with VersaMark ink and the leaves stamped with Distress Ink Twisted Citron. All the pieces were heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
I did a loose water colour on the Asters, first using Mustard Seed, then adding Peacock Feathers, and used the same colours on the leaves. I also did the sentiment the same way, first adding the Mustard Seed, then the Peacock Feathers. 
I die cut the card stock that was included in the set. On the front of the card I stenciled over the yellow piece using my Sunflower Ink. 
I put the card together and added the flowers using foam squares for two of the flowers, then added Nuvo Jewels to the flower centres, then promptly put my finger in it!
I did the same technique for the inside switching out the colours and using the Peacock Feathers for the stencil work and stamping the birthday greeting using Ranger Archival ink in Paradise Teal.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have enjoyed these cards. 

Next up on the hop is Picket Fence Studios.

127 comments:

  1. Such happy and gorgeous designs. And those brushes - you couldn’t have chosen a better descriptor - life changing indeed!

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  2. I commented already, but was confused (how embarrassing) and posted for Picket Fence....
    My Misti is my best crafting friend ever!
    Your card designs are so happy and inspiring. And the colors are amazing.

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  3. Both are stunning creations! I am loving the new Cut Align and using it with my leather making too!

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  4. These are beautiful cards. The colors you used on both are great, but I especially love the beautiful way you colored the asters.

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  5. Three great cards and I love how you used the leftover pieces from the front to decorate the inside. Wonderful idea.

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  6. Love the background of the first card. Really cool. Beautiful job

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  7. Nice cards! Took me a while to figure out where to comment - glad I figured it out :)

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  8. Beautiful cards! Love the backgrounds you created and how they make the stamped images pop!

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  9. Love the alcohol background. Gorgeous cards.

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  10. gorgrous cards, love the daisy!!!

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  11. Lovely cards Lydia. Every one of them is a keeper. Love the way you used the extra background scraps for the inside, except, they were pretty enough to make another card front ....just lovely. All of the cards were great! I hope your blog is up and running again soon. Thank you so very much for sharing.

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  12. fun blog hop with these great products - wonderful cards!

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  13. These are very pretty. I like the birthday card the best. The placement and colors were very appealing.

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  14. These are beautiful. I really appreciate each card having the details of the tools you use. I want to get home from work and try the ink background!

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  15. I love all the cards made with the Elegant Astors stamp set.

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  16. Lovely cards! I especially like the first card. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Beautiful cards and all are so well designed. I love all these companies as well. They are among my favorites.

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  18. Your cards are so pretty! I love the background of fun circles you created with alcohol inks. :) I also really like how you finished the insides of the cards!

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  19. Hi
    Both cards are beautiful and i love the coloring too. Love and hugs

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  20. I am totally in love with your first card, looks like copper dandelion, coppery brown and teal are my favorite combo!

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  21. Love both of your cards!! The insides are as lovely as the fronts!

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  22. I really like these cards and...I love my Misti! Best tool ever for stampers!

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  23. These cards are very lovely! I love the color choices and the water color look of the flowers in the first card.

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  24. What sweet creations. They just make you smile.

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  25. Beautiful cards! I have never seen a Picket Fence stamp set. Love the card. Gina's flowers and butterfly are so pretty. Love how you used the MISTI in your cards.

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  26. Beautiful cards!!! Those colors from the first will do well with a card that I've been asked to design...... Love what you have done!!!

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  27. Beautiful cards. Love the colors in the dandelion card. I never would have thought to use them together.

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  28. All of these are absolutely beautiful!

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  29. So pretty - I need the Asters set.

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  30. I especially like the HELLO card. How pretty is that!!!!!

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  31. Love being able to do things like this because of the Misti

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  32. I enjoyed your cards very much. They are all very pretty. Love the alcohol background in the soft colors.

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  33. Your cards are truly beautiful! All three companies have such awesome products. Thank you for sharing!!

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  34. Beautiful cards. Love them.

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

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  36. I love all of your cards, they are gorgeous. However, my favorites are the two with the soft circles.

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  37. Both cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love how you created them with an Alcohol background.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  38. All cards are looking great.. love the vintage look..

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  39. Gorgeous cards! Just received my Misti yesterday 😁

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  40. Gorgeous! Can't wait to try my new Misti.

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  41. Beautiful cards!! Im loving the background in the first one. The colors blend so perfectly!

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  42. So delicate cards, I love them!

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  43. Simply stunning! I'm in awe of your cards!!

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  44. Love the color of the asters, never would have thought about using those colors.��

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  45. Such a wonderful tool the Misti is! I love, love, love these cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  46. Love the color combinations. Beautiful cards.

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  47. Pretty cards! I do love my little Misti!

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  48. I love the background of the first card and the added enamel dots. Perfect colors on the second card! Great collaboration!

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  49. Beautiful cards. Love the ink color choices. Thanks for sharing with us and inspiring us.

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  50. What beautiful cards you create! Thanks for sharing!

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  51. Gorgeous creations, I love my Misti and my Gina K Designs stamp sets and now I really want to add the Life changing Blender Brushes to my tools!

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  52. Three gorgeous cards, Kia! I just love the colour combinations you chose.

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  53. Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us!

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  54. Very pretty cards! Loved the Asters Card.

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  55. Beautiful cards. Love the backgrounds.

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  56. Love the dotty background on the dandelion card and the hello card is so bright and cheery!

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  57. Beautiful cards. Loved the colors you used in the flowers on the second card. The first card was so pretty with the soft colors and of course I love all things butterfly enhanced. Lovely.

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  58. Don't you just love that big hello die

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  59. Gorgeous cards! Love the loose watercolor!

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  60. Your cards are beautiful! I do the same thing with my Nuvo!

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  61. The 2nd, Hello card...…………. I love the colors, the arrangement and watercoloring of the flowers. I am definitely going to CASE that one

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  62. Love the circles BG on the first card and the color blending on the second.

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  63. Love your card designs, they are all beautiful!

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  64. Beautiful Cards ~ Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  65. Beautiful variety of cards! I especially love the background in the first card. Thanks for taking part in this hop. I look forward to lots of inspiration.

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  66. Both cards have a very different look and feel but are beautiful. I'm loving the dandelion stamp.

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  67. Awesome cards! Loving this fun Trifecta Hop and all the inspiration! Great collaboration!

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  68. All three of those cards are gorgeous, but I especially love the Dandelion Wishes - beautiful set and the colors you chose are just wonderful - very nice!

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  69. Great cards. Thank you for this opportunity to win! Love these three companies

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  70. so many great cards. inspiration for all. thanks for sharing
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  71. Beautiful cards Kia, I love how you used the leftovers for the inside. I do that too whenever possible. (Why waste perfectly matching bits that can be used?) Well done and a great hop!

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  72. I love that green and brown color combo!

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  73. Sorry to hear your site is down but so glad you got to post these beautiful cards anyway!

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  74. Beautiful cards! I especially like the second one created with the Gina K Elegant Asters kit.

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  75. Loving the backgrounds you created. Love the colors!

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  76. Love the cool backgrounds. Beautiful colors.

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  77. Beautiful cards! I love the way you did the loose watercolor on flowers and the big Hello. Beautiful! <3

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  78. Beautiful cards! I love the backgrounds you made and thanks for showing the inside of the cards!

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  79. Wow! I love these color combinations! Wonderful cards!

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  80. Wow, beautiful cards! Loved the circle backgrounds and the color choices. The sentiments were sweet too. Thank you for sharing.
    Brenda West

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  81. Love the cards. The mixture of techniques are great and the end result stunning. Tyfs, many blessings.

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  82. Beautiful cards! I love your first one, I never would have thought about using those colors, but aren't they fabulous! Love the background! I also adore your...MY Misti! I was gifted one and holey moley, what did we ever do without it???

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  83. I am just loving these so hard!

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  84. Really lovely cards, love the colors on both on them. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  85. Beautiful cards...love them all. The background on the first one is gorgeous.

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  86. Wonderful card designs. Love the circle background. Thanks for the great hop and a chance to win.

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  87. Such beautiful cards. I especially like the soft circles in alcohol ink with the dandelion stamped over them.

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  88. The blue green flowers on your card are so pretty! I am just not very creative with color.

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  89. Thanks for sharing your lovely creations!

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  90. Wow.. great cards! So many inspirations...love the Bokeh effect on the first card! I just adore the hello die and the blending brushes..

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  91. Wonderful cards and I like that you decorated the insides too.

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  92. So many beautiful cards and so much inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing. Love this blog hop.

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  93. Oh what lovely cards! Such fantastic techniques and I love the color choices.

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  94. I absolutely love the background on your first card. Using the scraps from making the front for the inside is truly genius!

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  95. Lovely cards, the designs and palettes are beautiful.

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  96. Love the cards. Thank you for sharing.

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  97. I really like the colors you chose for the Asters. Very pleasing and pretty cards. The first is my favorite. Love the Dandelion Wishes Stamp.

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  98. Wow Kia :) Wonderful, wonderful cards!!! Nice variety and some new to me techniques! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  99. I think the inside of the first card is so clever! Great cards!

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  100. Pretty cards! I have not tried alcohol ink yet, but love the look. What does "putting your finger in" the Nuvo Jewel drops do? I'm not familiar with that technique.

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  101. Gorgeous cards!! Love your color choices!

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  102. Wonderful cards! I love the colors you used on the dandelion one!

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  103. I love the background and the card design.
    As I said on Gina's blog, your collaboration is great!
    Thanks for this opportunity.
    Nunzia from Italy.

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  104. Those are some beautiful cards.

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  105. Beautiful cards! I need to get a misti!

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  106. stunning cards - thanks for the great ideas:)

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  107. Lovely cards. I loved the hop. Tons of beautiful inspiration!

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