Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Flower Soft and The (Stamps) of Life blog hop

Double the fun in one hop! The Flower Soft team is using some stamps from The (Stamps) of Life along with Flower Soft to share some goodness with you today. Be sure to hop to each blog and leave a comment.
There will be 6 prize winners chosen from the blog comments. That is 3 prizes from The (Stamps) of Life and 3 from Flower Soft. The hop starts at the Flower Soft blog and ends at Stephanies blog. The winners will be announced on July 14th on both the Flower Soft blog and The (Stamps) of Life blog.
I have a weakness for snow globes, so that is the set that I picked to work with. One thing that really made this snow globe set fun is that you can stamp the snow globe separately and fill it with various images, including the snowman if you want. I love how versatile the set is for that reason.

Of course I wanted to use the Polar White Flower Soft for my snow on the ground and on my little snowman but I chose to not completely cover the snowman. I wanted the Flower Soft to look like fresh snow that has just fallen on the one side of my little guy. That let the images like the buttons still show up well and it really lets you see the depth of the snow.
I stamped the globe, the snowman and the little snowflakes on white cardstock with a black Versafine stamp pad and embossed that image with clear embossing powder. Then I stamped the snowman again on a piece of scrap, copier paper and cut out the snowman to make a mask. I placed this cut out snowman over the one that I first stamped and sprayed the entire piece with the new Chalk type of Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. The blue spray filled my globe and the background behind it but left the snowman white.
I then coated portions of my snowman and the ground underneath him with the Tacky Glue and sprinkled all of that with the Polar White Flower Soft. When that was dry, I did the same on the brim of the hat with the Ultra Fine black Flower Soft.
You might have come here from Beverly Sizemores blog. Now onto the rest of the hop. From here, hop on over to JOANA STUDER'S blog.
Remember there is additional inspiration every week at the Flower Soft TV.
Thanks for visiting and hopping, Linda (lbpost)

CHRISTMAS – SNOW GLOBE card
Materials list:
Stamps – Joy 2 Christmas/Courtesy of The (Stamps) of Life
Polar White Flower Soft
Black Ultra Fine Flower Soft
Tacky Glue – Aleene’s
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Meadow Lark/My Mind’s Eye
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Copic Markes
Chalk Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels
EK Success border punch
Foam tape

Sandpaper

111 comments:

  1. I love your snowglobe! I never tire of Christmas images and ideas and this one is a winner!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

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  2. Love it. Your new fallen snow is so clever.

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  3. very cute card even though it is hard to think about winter right now, I do love the white flower soft and have also used it in snow globes.

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  4. This Christmas card is so cute. I just love how the flower soft just brings this snowman to life.

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  5. This is gorgeous, Linda! I love the softness of your Glimmer Mist background, and the contrast of the black and white against the blue! Beautiful!

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  6. beautiful card. Thanks for the detailed instructions!!

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  7. Adorable! I love winter so this card just screamed GOTTA HAVE THIS SET! The flower soft works so perfectly here.

    Kerry

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  8. Very adorable snowman with the snow falling on him. The glimmer mist is perfect.

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  9. Absolutely love that snow globe card....with the snow!!!

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  10. Gotta love the flower soft on Mr. Snowman!!

    Julie L.

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  11. Oh soooooooo cute!! The flower soft is perfect for the snow!!

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  12. Gorgeous, the polar white is perfect for christmas and snow effects, thanks for sharing!

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  13. I love those snow men. You are so creative.

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  14. LOVE the snowman - have a weakness for them. Ingenious to have the Flower Soft on a single side! TY!!

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  15. Love your card!! So cute. I have some Flower soft I plan to use for snow also. Its a great effect!

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  16. Love the snowglobe and the rest of your cards too!

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  17. Cute card! However, I can not get in a mood to make Christmas as it is really hot here! Love your card!

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  18. Just love snowmen and I love what you've done with this one!

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  19. Christmas in July! What a sweet snowman. GREAT use of the white flower soft!

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  20. flower soft as snow in the snow globe...what a cooooool look on this very hooooot july day! love the card!

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  21. I LOVE this card. Ihave a wekness for snowmen so this card is right up my alley!!

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  22. I've got to try this - my step-daughter is a snowglobe fan as well. Maybe a birthday card this month (Christmas on Your July Birthday!) Thanks for the idea!

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  23. feeling Christmas is coming..lovely card with soft blue cool color!!

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  24. I love doing christmas cards anytime of the year....this one is really cute.

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  25. Your little snowman snowglobe is totally adorable, Linda!! I love your frosty "snow"!!

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  26. Snowmen are my FAV! Love the flower soft accents. I am honored that you stopped by Asleep on the Couch and left a comment. Made my day! Hope you will visit again.

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  27. Always room for snow globes. I have even made summer scene snow globes.

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  28. Very cute! I like your description of how/why you used the flower soft accent like you did, thank you!

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  29. I really like this card! Thanks for sharing

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  30. WOW...looks like real snow!

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  31. Oh, how fun. I love the little snowman. TFS.

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  32. oh my gost, that is adorable. I have a weakness for snowmen!

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  33. I plan to do some snow globes for some of my Christmas cards this year. Lovely snowman! Thanks for sharing.

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  34. I love your snowman and how you used the Flower Soft and Glimmer Mist. It is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Linda
    lindagk23@aol.com

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  35. Sweet snowglobe. Love the polar ice Flower Soft. Thanks!

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  36. That's my very favorite Stamps of Life set! Love the snow effect. :)

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  37. That poor snowman wouldn't have a snowball's chance in this heat... LOL
    Cute card.

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  38. I LOVE this stamp set and what a great thing to use the flower soft as snow. Very fun!!

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  39. Blog Hop #6 - Oh my gosh, how cute! I love what you have done! -KaTrina

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  40. Beautiful card, I love anything with snowmen and now I know what will be my first flower soft color will be - white!

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  41. Very cute card! I also love the snow globe, but then I really love all of Stephanie's stamps! Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Love the snow globe. Not really looking forward to that time of year right now. ha ha

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  43. Very cute card.... I love how you used the flower soft to make it look like fresh snow!

    Thanks so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  44. Oh how cute is that----I love snow men too, and the white flower soft would work great for snow---TFS----Nancy

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  45. This is so cute! I bought loads of flower soft and for the life of me have not been able to figure out what to do with it! LOL! I don't have any floral stamps! But this is a totally cute way of using it without a flower in sight!

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  46. I love effect on the snow...this stuff is gooood.
    Great idea

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  47. What a sweet card Linda and I love how you added the flower soft. Perfect!

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  48. Who can resist a darling snowman!!! What a cute card!

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  49. ahhh! your card almost cools me off! lol!!
    very cute!
    sandyh

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  50. Linda that snowman is too cute!!! Awesome card!

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  51. Great idea to use the clear embossing as well as the fower soft. This is a very special card!

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  52. eeekkk!! your snowman is tooo cute!! love it!

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  53. This is fabulous! Love your snow globe!

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  54. I adore snowmen, (I collect a new one every Christmas) this snow globe is too sweet!

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  55. The snow-look makes me shiver

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  56. Fun fun fun~~your snowglobe is adorable!! Love the look the glimmer mist gives and of course great work with FS!!
    Cute Cute images!!
    Blessings of thanks

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  57. I can look at Christmas or snowmen anytime -- must be because I'm in the south and raised in snow country! Mr. Snowman was adorable thanks!

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  58. Love the snow on the snowman. Love the stamp set too. Flower Soft looks amazing. Thank you.

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  59. I really like this idea, too--finding so many uses for Flower Soft on this hop.

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  60. Beautiful card. I'll have to keep the idea in mind for a Christmas card or two.

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  61. Love Love Love the snowman!!!

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  62. I love it...Christmas in July

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  63. Super duper!! I love the snow man!!

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  64. Love your card! I've been eyeballing that set and I think you've swayed me. :)

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  65. Used the snowman and snow globe for my Christmas card last year and used glitter. Never knew about flower soft - so bummed now.

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  66. I love snowglobes anytime of year. Love your card!

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  67. This is wonderful! Love the snow globe..Thanks for the great hopping
    learning adventure! Hopping on...

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  68. I used the snow globe and flower soft for some of my Christmas cards this past year, so of course I love your card!

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  69. Thanks for the ideas! Great card too.

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  70. I love the snow globe. Should get a head start on Christmas.

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  72. One of my all time favorite stamp sets! I love how the flower soft adds to the snow man!

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  73. OMG - I LOVE this card. Now - I must tell you that I am a snowman lover. You did a fabulous job here!

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  74. Hi Linda, the snowman is so cute- if you received this card you would have to smile. Linda Burton

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  75. Perfect snow for a snow globe! Great card!

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  76. Great card, your snow looks so real. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  77. Nothing more fun then christmas in july.. love that card and what u did..

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  78. Cool snowglobe Linda, especially with the flowersoft snowflakes - definitely need to give this product a try!!!
    Thankyou for the chance to win, TracyM :)

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  79. I can see, we share the love for snowmen and christmas he he he , and you´vde done a "cool" job here he he he. It´s beautiful.
    Big hugs MAryann

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  80. Great card, love the snowman

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  81. Your snow looks just like you said, freshly fallen on the snowman.

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  82. I love snow globes, this is so cute

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  83. I understood immediately why you placed the snow where you did - in Wisconsin we see snow blowing from one direction and glomping on to just the sides of ... EVERYTHING!
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  84. I love it!! My first pot of Polar white arrived yesterday and I'm going to try it out in a minute!!

    Esme xx

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  85. Beautiful card, this is a great card for xmas, thank you for the inspiration!
    Hugs
    Hazel

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  86. Love that card! It almost makes me wish for winter.

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  87. Aww the snowman is so adorable. Great card!

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  88. How cool is your card!
    The colour combo is just perfect for Mr snowman , love the textured background you have created too.

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  89. Fabulous card don't you just love the polar white i know i do

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  90. OOOH! Christmas in July! Where it's over 100+ degrees in the Phoenix, AZ area today (with high humidity) this card is a welcomed sight!

    Thank you!!!

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  91. Your photographs are amazing! I wonder what the name of that shamrock like plant is?

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  92. Love, Love, Love your use of the flower soft as snow in the snow globe! Thanks for sharing!

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  93. This was my first use of flower soft too! Thanx for the inspiration and blog candy opp!

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  94. Wow - whoever is on your card list is super lucky! I collect snowglobes, so needless to say I love your card! And I'm having a great time hopping along!!

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  95. I would love to be able to create such beautiful cards - you are very talented!!

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  96. Oh I love your snowglobe! And your BG is so pretty too!

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  97. I have a weakness for snowmen so I love this little guy, I will have to look into the snow globe stamp set too, sounds fun. I cant wait to use the polar white flower soft on christmas cards this year.

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  98. The flower soft made perfect snow - adorable!

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