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:
Friday, Feb 26th:
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!)