Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Flourishes' Birthday Blog Hop Celebration!


Welcome to my stop (and the end for today) of Flourishes' Birthday Blog Hop Celebration. If you got here from Leslie's blog, you're right on track. If not, you might want to head on over to the Flourishes' blog and see what this is all about and start the hop from there. If you don't, I promise you'll be missing a whole lot of goodness.

The birthday we're celebrating is Jan Marie's, the owner of Flourishes. Not only are we celebrating with a party and blog hop, but there's a brand new stamp set, called Let Them Eat Cake, in honor of her day and it's available now in the Flourishes' store right here! The blog hop theme is Stamping Through the Decades and it's been so much fun! I'm doing the 70's with my card.

From the hippie movement and all that entailed, to the beginning of disco, it was a wild and crazy time. And that's where I got my inspiration: the hippy era and disco. I LOVE Hair and Saturday Night Fever, LOL--both quite boldly colorful and glitzy productions!! I chose to use this Glitterati paper from Memory Box for my base. It's hard to tell, but I used two patterns, separated by my bling element. On the right side, that gridded paper reminds me of the ubiquitous disco mirror balls, as does the bling, and the wild pattern on the left is so psychedelic, so I think I have both ends of the decade covered--what do you think, did I do it?

The images in this set are just gorgeous!! I stamped the cake plate on black card stock with silver pigment ink and heat embossed with fine detail silver embossing powder, then I cut it out. The cake layer and the candle were stamped on Classic White card stock and embossed in the same way and cut out as well. I added a little color to the candle "flame" with a Copic marker. Then I popped them up on the card base with Pop Dots after tying a black and silver ribbon around in a bow. The sentiment was done the same way as the cake stand, punched out, and popped up.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you've enjoyed our blast from the past today--we're continuing the hop through the decades tomorrow, so be sure to check back at the Flourishes' blog to get started!

If you didn't catch it on the Flourishes blog, you have a chance to win one of these sets. There will be two given away, but you'll have to comment on all 14 of the designers' blogs (over the two days) to be eligible. Get ALL the deets at the blog.

Here's the entire two-day line-up:

Thursday, Feb 25th:

Cindy Lawrence

Julie Koerber

Dee Jackson

Christine Okken

Maki Jones

Leslie Miller

Barbara Anders--you are here


Friday, Feb 26th:

Dawn Burnworth

Betty Wright

Stacy Morgan

Latisha Yoast

Cindy Haffner

Laura Fredrickson

Silke Ledlow




~Supplies~
Stamps:
Let Them Eat Cake (Flourishes)

Paper:
Basic Black, Ruby Red (SU!); Classic White (Flourishes); Glitterati 6 x 6 pack (Memory Box)

Ink:
Encore Silver

Accessories:
Pop Dots, ribbon, bling (craft store); Fine Detail Silver embossing powder (Ranger); heat tool; Copic marker; large oval punch (SU!)


99 comments:

  1. Very cool! Oh I like all the Rhinestones and the colors. Wonderful decades card!

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  2. Seeing your card Barbara makes me want to... Do the HUSTLE! HA! What a disco chick card you created girlie -- that bling is tooooo fun!

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  3. Wow great colors and bling!! You nailed the 70's. I can tell you had a blast making this card:)

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  4. LOVE your hippie/disco era card! Sooo many fabulous details on this...amazing job! :)

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  5. Wowza!! Barbara, the dp you used is so perfect for the 70's disco era!! What a fabulous work!

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  6. I just love all the colors and the glitz and glam Barbara! An awesome decade card!

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  7. Love the festive BD card. God bless!

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  8. Studio 54, here we come! What a great take on the 70's!

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  9. Sooo cool!!! I'm really enjoying this hop through the decades! TFS!
    smiles,Deena

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  10. I almost used this paper, but I know I wouldn't have made it look this great. Fabulous job taking us back to the disco era, Barbara! What a bright and beautiful, blinged out, disco dancin' card!

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  11. Yep, 70's for sure! I totally see your disco ball inspiration there! Nicely done!

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  12. The first thing I thought of was disco and Saturday Night Fever! Good job!

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  13. Your card has a great fun party feeling, Barbara - totally reminiscent of the 70's. Great work!

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  14. Whoa! Psychedelic, Man! I can see John Travolta's polyester leisure suit now.

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  15. You definitely captured the disco ball feeling. Love the way you used the colors and the bling to emphasize this. Great card. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. This is just PERFECT Barbara! I'm in awe how you transformed these utterly stylish stamps into such hip & fun design!

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  17. Great card! Makes me want to get my Bee Gee's album out!

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  18. I can really see the mirror ball in your card, what great colors. Wonderful job on incorporating the 70's in this card. Beautiful!!!

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  19. OH How Fun! I love your interpation of the decade...complete with disco ball. Funny the first time and ever dince i think of the disco balls when I see this paper.
    Thank you for making is such a special day!

    Jan Marie
    1flourish

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  20. Super, colorful card...so very 70's! TFS

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  21. Definitely disco, psychodelic, baby!

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  22. This is one hip card. Love the details, colors, and bling you added. Thanks for this inspiring eye candy along this birthday hop. Jan Marie must be so honored to have such amazing gals on her DT!

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  23. You gals have done such a good job depicting the decades. Love it. This card is so cool!

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  24. Love your "disco" cake. It sparkles just like a disco ball!

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  25. WTG Barbara...you did a fab job for the 70's decade....it sure was a fun one...even though I was still little - LOL!!! Always loved the funky music :)!!! Your card is BEAUTIFUL and I like the rhinstone treatment!!! Hugs ~S~

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  26. A girl could never go wrong with a little bling Ü

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  27. Barbara, you go girl giggling all the way through the psyche deli of delicious colors combo here on Jan Marie's H - Bday cake card. Blingy disco ball influence! mt23stamper

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  28. So Disco! Black and rhinestones your card is just wonderful. The hop through the decades so much fun and boy does it bring back memories.
    I'll be back on Friday for the finish! Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Great card, love the colors and this new set is so gorgeous!!

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  30. I think you did it! Beautiful, colorful card.

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  31. This is cool dude..Hehe. I love the fun paper you chose. I love the colors of the sixties.. Great job.

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  32. Wow! You've definitely nailed the glitzy 70s with this card! Just love that Let Them Eat Cake set :)

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  33. Love it. The silver embossing really adds pazazz to this card.

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  34. Great card! Love the background!
    Reminds me of the dance floor in Saturday Night Fever

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  35. fabulous card. Love that you cut the flourish for the cake stand. Love the contrast of the elegance with the colorful background.

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  36. You did an excellent job on this card. Having grown up during the disco era, I see your vision clearly! I love your creativity--especially your nod to the disco ball! :o)

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  37. Oh yeah- now I feel like dancing...well done! Love the glitz!

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  38. Now there's a party card if I ever saw one....it's d-y-n-o-m-i-t-e!

    : )

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  39. Wow Bar, you did a fabulous job with the 70's theme here! I can hear the Bee Gee's right now singing "You should be dancin'.... yeah!"

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  40. Wowza!! This is gorgeous!! LOVE all that bling!

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  41. You really got the disco theme down with your card. Love the black ribbon!
    Aloha, Kate

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  42. Great card! Fun interpretation of the 70's!

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  43. Such a fun card! I started hearing disco music in my head the second I saw it! Love how you did the cake and stand. Great job!

    Tish
    a/k/a GaMtnScrap

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  44. Wow I am amazed at all the tie die looks you are all coming up with. Great card!

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  45. Fantastic card!!! Love the bling & the hippie colors!!! lol

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  46. Great card!!!! This hop is really bringing back memories.

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  47. Disco chick......for sure.....I believe you capture the mood.....of the 70/80's......love it....

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  48. WOW, so very pretty! Brilliant card, well done you, the colours with the silver against just looks fantastic!

    thanks for sharing,

    hugs
    Michelle
    X

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  49. oh so cool! love the bling and everything!

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  50. Love the bling! Memories are made of this! TFS!

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  51. Most excellent artwork! Fabulous colors & love the bling!

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  52. You Go Girl! You captured the mixing of the two eras blending and dividing to perfection! And you are quite right these stamps are so elegant, Thanks for sharing your inspiration, you did an awesome job, you make me feel like dancing!

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  53. WOW! Is that ever one fabulous card, Barbara! It does remind me of Saturday night fever with all the motion and flashing lights! Wonderfully done, girl! Your totally rocked the 70s!

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  54. Very nice card
    Love Disco, but was too young to go to clubs

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  55. I'm loving all the bling and bright colors. Such a fun card, you totally nailed this decade!!

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  56. Very cool!! I love your psychedelic colors and the disco-esque feel of the card.

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  57. awesome! such a neat, original work of art!

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  58. I love the attention to detail on your card. Very pretty. I have to have this set.

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  59. Your card is perfect for this decade! Happy Birthday Jan Marie!

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  60. Too cool. I thought disco the moment I saw your card!

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  61. Groovy background and lovely embossing! Warmest wishes, Lesley

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  62. FAR OUT!! Yeah, I know... what a throw back, eh?? Beautiful card, Barbara. Love tie dye!! And a very happy birthday to Jan Marie!!

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  63. Nice! This is perfect for a hippie birthday! Very cool!

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  64. Beautiful card. There is a lot going on, but you pulled it all together perfectly!

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  65. What a great job! The colors are so vibrant....perfect for the 70's!

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  66. Ohhhh Yah, coool colors man....
    Love how you did the cake stand too!!!

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  67. Barbara...your card gives me goosebumps!! So incredible...

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  68. Another very nice retro card!

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  69. Love it - the disco eara keeps brings back visions of John Travolta

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  70. Very cool card, love all the rhinestones and colors. Perfect for the 70's!

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  71. love the rock and roll kinda colors...

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  72. I like the rhinestones. Very sheik card.

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  73. You captured the look perfectly - love the bling! Great card!

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  74. I love the nightlife! I love to boogy! LOL! That background paper is just too groovy!
    Sharon L

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  75. I really like the design of the card, great choice of color.

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  76. From the wild colors of the 70's to the extravagance of the 80's it's all there. Great job, love the bling and colors.

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  77. Should I really say it, Yes this card is GROOVY! LOVE IT!!!

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  78. Great, great card! I love the colors and details. What a happy card!

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  79. Love the retro look of this card and those rhinestones.

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  80. Another fabulous card! Great color combo.
    DeniseB

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  81. Your card captured the '70s and then some. WOW Thanks for sharing. :o)Louise

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  82. WOW...what a beautiful card!

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  83. Hey Barbara! Thanks for entering the Olympics of Stamping in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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