A big hop happening over at STAMPlorations today: the 2nd Giving Thanks Blog Hop. There are 38 designers in the hop (15 awesome guest designers representing various challenge blogs and events), a linky party for you to share your "thankful" or "grateful" projects, and tons of prizes up for grabs.
I made 2 cards using the new products for the hop. Here's card #1. I created the background by dry-brushing several gouache paints and then die-cut the panel using the medium die in the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle dies. I stamped the harvest basket (Many Blessings) on mixed media paper, colored it with the same gouache colors I used for the background, and die-cut with the coordinating die. Then I die-cut the Thankful twice and layered them.
Now for card #2. With a #8 flat brush, I dry-brushed gouache paints again on the card base. On tissue paper, I stamped the basket of apples (Be Thankful), decoupaged it using matte gel medium, and colored the image with more gouache paint. I die-cut Grateful twice and layered them as well and the card's done, easy peasy :o)
I hope you'll check out the event and see the projects that the other designers made. You have until the end of the month to leave comments and link up a project or two of your own. You'll find all the details here. Plus if you scroll down some more, you'll find links to all the designers.
And last, there's a huge sale on the STAMPlorations store. Select stamps, stencils, and dies are 35% off + all order of $25 and up get free worldwide shipping.
Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to smile :o)