Friday, April 8, 2011

CSS - Inspiration Blog Hop - 4/8/2011

It is another StampTV blog hop and this time it is an Inspiration challenge. 


There were so many options with this inspiration, all of them lovely and fun. The first card was based on Premier 6 and I went with the colors of pink, black and white. I had still not had a chance to play with the newest StampTV kit and really wanted to use that. I love the bird cage and decided to emboss it in black and cut it out. On the background I took out Melanie's Wild at Heart and stamped it with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. Then highlighted it a little with my Sakura pen. A black bow and some silver cord to look like a chain. The sentiment was from a rub on. 



The second card was from the Premier 9 and I followed the sketch and the monochromatic white. I stuck with the StampTV kit and used one of the butterflies. I stamped it on velum four times and used some pearl ex to make them sparkle 2 in a blue and two in white. I then carefully cut them out and popped them up. I added some of the flowers and put some pearls around it.  


You should have arrived from Melissa Cash blog where you were undoubtedly very impressed! If you want to start at the beginning  or get lost along the way, just jump directly to the links for all of the wonderful creations on StampTV.

I am the last stop on this hop. Thank you for joining us and be sure to come back soon. 

****Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (April 12), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!

As always, your comments really do mean a lot to me. Thank you for leaving them.

166 comments:

Lori said...

Both cards are beautiful Miesje!! I haven't played with these images yet, thanks for the inspiration!

Carla S. said...

Both of your cards are just beautiful, Miesje! Wonderful designs, as always!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Miesje- both of these are wonderful! I love the style of the one with the bird cage- stunning!

Deb said...

Love both of your cards, Miesje! The first is bold and dramatic, the second soft and elegant!

Cheri said...

Oh, Miesje...these are both elegant cards. I just love the cutout birdcage....THAT wasn't easy, and using Mel's "Wild at Heart" stamp for the background was perfect. And the elegant butterfly/flowers card was breathtaking. Both cards are fabulous!

Melissa Cash said...

Wow, both cards are incredible Miesje! I love them both!

Betty Neville said...

Fantastic cards Miesje! Love the birdcage with the "Wild at Heart" background - what a great idea! And your second card is so soft and elegant!

Lynn B. said...

It's great that you chose a different cookie from all the others. Great card!

dekidahamler said...

Love your cards and the birdcage image is amazing. Great Job!!!!

Giovana said...

Both cards are fantatsic Miesje!

buggin2stamp said...

Wow, Miesje, you provided an amazing finish to this hop. I love that card with the birdcage. if I ever get that set, I'll be CASEing your card for sure. I also love your gorgeous vellum butterflies. Such a stunning and elegant card.

GottaHaveJC said...

Love the pearls! Amazing job!

imastampin said...

Both cards are absolutely wonderful. Beautiful images and embellishments.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Both cards are beautiful but I am truly drawn to your second one with the delicate looking butterflies...just beautiful!

Lagene said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS cards!!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the bg of #1 and the gorgeous bflies of #2! Well done!

Lisa M said...

Oh my, that's a lot of work and it really shows. Your butterflies are beautiful and the birdcage is gorgeous!

Barb A. said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

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Judy said...

Love both cards, so different and lovely.
Hugs
Judy Clarke

chrissy said...

I am in love with that bird cage!!
Chrissy

Bette said...

Really like the 2nd card. Great job!!

Sheila said...

Both are beautiful cards. I really like the use of the vellum to create the butterflies - a delicate, airy look.

Marsha said...

Good thing I don't have to choose between the two because I like both of them.

Elna (Infinite Scrapping) said...

I love any birds and butterfly themes. The card sre lovely. The butterflies look so beautiful and pearly.

Carol said...

Fabulous job on both cards. WOW.

Gail said...

Well done! Very creative!

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

Both your cards are beautiful and great takes on your inspirational cookies. I really like the first one though, that black birdcage and bow just literally jump off the page at you especially with the bird on perch that matches the mat paper. Great card!

kim said...

Both cards are great but the butterflys are so delicate and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

PatS said...

Beautiful designs! I love the butterflies with vellum.

Barbara Jay said...

Both cards are wonderful. I especially love what you did with the bird cage

tricker said...

Beautiful cards. Love the butterflies.

StampinSher said...

Your expression from the inspiration of the cookies are great with your two cards.

Kelly said...

Both cards are fantastic! I love how totally different they are. I love the new StampTV kit!

Sonia said...

Both cards are lovely. The bird cage seems to jump off the page. My favorite, however, is the butterfly card. It is so elegant. thanks for sharing both cards with us!

Judy said...

Both are wonderful cards I'd love to receive !

Phyllis said...

Both cards are lovely & so different from one another...the colors & execution are wonderful...

Linda said...

Very pretty cards. Thank you.

debmiata2001 said...

Your cards are both so lovely...I especially love the second one. The butterflies are so dainty and beautful...you did an incredible job with this inspiration...I AM INSPIRED..

brenneman.d said...

Cookie #9 is my favorite. Love the colors and layout. Beautiful

pqueenie said...

Both cards are absolutely beautiful!

Gerry said...

Both cards are very lovely.

bernietom47 said...

Although both cards are beautiful I find the second one breathtaking! The butteflies are so delicate and the card elegant!
Blessings Bernie

debbie said...

both cards are stunners in the 3-d look. Loved them both....thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Both cards are beautiful,but the second one is my favorite. It is so ethereal! I'm a sucker for blue and white too:-)

alienanessa said...

OMGosh, what an awesome creations!! Those flutterbies and flowers and bling are extremely pretty!

sunnydots said...

What a beautiful creation!!

My Angel said...

Two Gorgeous Cards!! Love them both!

Lindsay M. said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous card!!! I love it!!!! Wonderful job!

Kelly said...

Talk about a buildup to a climatic finish! This butterfly card is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen. Absolutely gorgeous! Do you mind if I try to make one like it, Miesje?

jan farnworth said...

really outstanding job.

Toucan Scraps said...

2 splendid cards

Golda said...

Beautiful cards. I love how the bird cage is hanging from the bow and the butterflies on the second one are stunning.

Betsy said...

A neat use of the stamps from the latest kit. I now have additional inspiration!

vicki said...

both are nice cards, I like the pink and black together

scrappinmommom said...

Both are lovely cards, but I especially love butterflies!!

Teri said...

Two beauties! Thanks for sharing some great ideas!

faulba said...

Gorgeous card!

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

Both cards are wonderful, but my favorite is that bird cage! so cute!!!

Sandy said...

Both cards are fantastic. The bird cage is adorable and the butterflies are so delicate.

firstgrandma6 said...

Nice use of the inspiration cookies. I love both of these cards. They are beautiful.

Geri said...

Both cards are very pretty! I love the background on the pink card and the softness of the second card!! Very nice!

Irene said...

Two cards, two totally different inspirations, absolutely love both cards. The colors, the delicate butterflies, flowers and the birdcage. I love butterflies and birds/birdcages. It's nature and springtime. Beautiful.

Colleen said...

Miesje,
I love both these cards! So delicate is the second one!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You rocked these cookies to their core! Love both of the cards!

Sally said...

WOW! Gotta love the white on white. And I now have inspiration for bird cage. I love that set of stamps

Carol said...

Both cards are so beautiful. I really love the pink and black with the popped up bird cage. Great blog hop.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful cards, Miesje, but that background on your birdcage card is ~F~A~B~U~L~O~U~S~

naneruth said...

Both of your cards are very lovely!

Heidi said...

Beautiful. very springy. Love the butterflies

scalder said...

Love the colour combo you picked up from #6! The background is gorgeous and boy does that embossed cage pop!!
The blues on your 2nd card are gorgeous!!

gramig05 said...

Beautiful cards!!

inkyfingers said...

Such talent! These are just beautiful!

sghay said...

Beautiful cards, Miesje. That first one just seems to shout.."Wow, look at me!" It's gorgeous. Love the softness of the second one also.

stamper said...

Both cards are just beautiful!

Penne said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Miesje. What a great hop for inspiration!!! Thanks for sharing your creations.

Judy said...

Super job on both cards, but you really rocked it with the butterfly card!

Linda said...

Both cards are lovely, but I love the detailing on the second card. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Lynne said...

Love your card. Those vellum butterflies are simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Bernadet said...

Both are beautiful cards, but I gotta say, those butterflies are AMAZING! Love them!

BuzzyBee said...

Love both of your cards. They are simply lovely.

Luv 2 Create said...

Both cards are just lovely. Love the butterflies.
Marcie

Moosisk said...

Great cards! Love your interpretation of the cookies. :D

shirley said...

Love how the bird cage 'pops' off the page. Gorgeous!
Love the soft and beautiful design of the second card.

JR said...

Both cards are gorgeous! Love that birdcage shape in the first one, and the layered butterflies in the second one are stunning!

Joyce

icraft said...

Both cards are lovely but since I love butterflies the second one is my fav. Beautiful.

ddlady said...

Miesje, love the way the bird cage bows out on the card. I also love the use of the velum and the pearls!!!!!

Juana J said...

beautiful cards, the second is especially pretty, love the soft blue and the butterflies!!! Nicely done..

craftingsue said...

I love the card with the bird cage. The cage actually appears to be 3D - it's a lovely effect.

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous cards, Miesje -- you rocked this challenge!

Monica said...

Beautiful job on both cards. I love the first card with the bird cage. Just gorgeous!

jim & gwen said...

Both cards are so very lovely !!!

1jmass said...

Both cards are beautifully done.

Ruthie said...

So glad tou chose a different card! Absolutely love the butterflies! Beautiful!!!

Jean said...

So soft and pretty! Love the butterflies!

carole said...

Both cards are awesone and very beautiful,,,wish I was the on the receiving end!!!! thanks
you are very talented.....

judybob3 said...

Just lovely........

Janeen said...

wonderful and I want to get this set so thank you for the ideas on using it.

Cheryl S. said...

Both card are wonderful but my favorite is the butterfly card- so lovely!!

Jean said...

I especially like the butterfly card. The vellum really gives the butterflies the fragile quality they have in nature.

jazy1m said...

Both of your cards are wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.

mdog said...

I love the butterflies!

Glitter Fantasies said...

Both cards are really amazing...but I am still partial to butterflies.

Darla said...

Both cards are wonderful. Really like the delicate look of the soft blue flowers and butterflies.

Joan said...

Both cards are very lovely. I especially like pink and black together on cards. Thanks for sharing.

Joan
MN
gjgarlough@aol.com

stampqueen said...

Beautiful cards!!!! Love the pink and black one best - Awsome pop with the black!!!

KVencel said...

Both are beautiful cards but my favorite is the pink & black. Very arresting & gorgeous!

Cynthia said...

Both cards are fabulous!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Both cards are so pretty, love the butterflies on the second one.

Susan said...

Both cards are great - love them.

Sue D said...

Beautiful cards--I like the color combo on the first and the butterflies on the second.

Celeste said...

WOW! Love them both very much.

Kim said...

Your cards are beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration!

Nana Connie said...

I love both of your cards. You have made the bird cage so elegant! On your second card, you have really captured the design with your butterflies and flourishes in diagonal corners. Wonderful!

Jill said...

Beautiful cards. I especially love the one with the butterfly. Thank you so much for sharing.

joy said...

I like both of your cards! I love how you have used pearls to mimic the flight of the butterflies!

Jenelle said...

Both cards are very pretty. I really love the butterflies on the 2nd card, but then I am a bit biased when it comes to butterflies.

Crafty Math Chick said...

These are outstanding Miesje! I LOVE that you gave a little love to the 9th cookie - I think you are the only one who did, and you did beautifully. The double layered vellum butterflies look so soft and delicate and I LOVE their pearl tails. And the scoring and pearled flowers... Breath-taking! You embossed birdcage with the cute little birdie in the center is pretty too.

Kim Marie said...

Both projects are so different! And both so fun! Thanks so much for the fun hop :)
Kim Marie

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards Miesje!!! Great takes on the inspiration. Love all the wonderful details.

Darla said...

Fantastic cards. Love that stamp set combo on the first card. The second card is so elegant, love it

Anita said...

Amazing cards!

Pat Jandacek said...

Thank you for two beautiful, beautiful cards! Very inspiring, both of them. Love that bird cage and the black contrast makes the card a stand-out. The second card is lovely in every way, too. TFS

Tamara said...

White nothing so pure, You did a great job on those butterflies!

ecpiercy said...

Beautiful cards! I love what you did with the bird cage

Nana Donna said...

Very pretty card, but my favorite is the blue one so elegant looking
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Kris said...

Love them both but really adore what you did with the butterflies! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
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Diane said...

love both cards, very talented... you are my insparation

Gailanne said...

Lovely cards both. I particularly like the monochromatic one...very elegant.

Donna said...

Both of your cards are TERRIFIC, both choices are great and your designs are so pretty and so well done!!
Thanks so much
Donna Przyby....

Deb Fortin said...

I thought the birdcage was a lot of work until I saw card #2 . wow.
that one is my fave. Elegant, clean, classy, outstanding.

Stephanie Schuler said...

Both cards are so pretty! They are so elegant! Greetings from Germany
Steffi

Barbara Bryant said...

These cards are gorgious I have to to make them, you out done your self lady.
Barbara

Barbara Colbert said...

Both cards are beautiful... nice job and great take on the cookies!!! Great designs!!

Elvira said...

Both cards are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

Bonita said...

Both cards are a treat to see. Very nice. Thanks.

Melissa Mc said...

Beautiful!! I love the technique used on the first card for your background. The second card is just so pretty. It's one of my favorites in the blog hop this week.

Diane said...

Two beautiful cards, thanks for sharing.

mimucardartist said...

Your cards are amazing. This has been fun and I learned to look at all things for inspiration. Thank you.

Booknplays said...

Beautiful cards. I love pink and black together. And the second card is so delicate and girlie. I would love receiving something like that!

hildegard said...

Both of your cards are just beautifu

RedGem said...

Both cards are definitely beautiful, but as I love butterflies I just love what you did with them on the second card. I will definitely have to case this card (for personal use only I assure!) Tks for sharing!

shari said...

both cards are gorgeous. Again love the "tone on Tone" effect of the second card.

Thanks for sharing

mitz said...

... I luv how you used layers in both your cards.. its very eye catching.. wonderful job
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Parker said...

I've never used vellum, but you've inspired me with your inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

Linda said...

I think your scoend is too die for... I love your layout and colors your choosen thanks so much!

Sue said...

Loved this hop and all the beautiful cards. I am always looking at different things for inspiration and will now start looking at food also.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Miesje, I love how you used Melanie's Wild at Heart for the background for the adorable birdcage. And you second card is so elegant, a real beauty.

Gayle said...

I think the bird cage teamed with Melanie's Wild At Heart works perfectly together. Lovely.

Frankie said...

So much Talent!!! Beautiful!!

Janet L. said...

Great colors, stamps and details--a winning combination on both cards!

mema29406 said...

Both your cards are lovely. I know they took hours for you to make. They are each uniquely beautiful.

craftymom205 said...

Love both cards but the second is my favorite and very elegant.

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Eleanor said...

Both cards are lovely but I am a sucker for a bird or a cage. Love them!

Becky said...

Both cards are very pretty, but I especially liked the blue one. I have loved the use of pearls from the various designers in this challenge. Thanks for the great ideas!

Nana Jo said...

Great card -
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artescrap by diana said...

Both cards are great compositions but I loved the card with the cage really inpirational. thanks for sharing! I had a great time hopping by.

Hughs from mexico

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Susan said...

Oh my goodness -- both of your cards are stunning. I love the first one with the bird cage. The background is gorgeous. The second card is absolutely beautiful with the vellum butterflies. Thank you for sharing with us.

CraftyJo said...

Both of these are quite stunning but I've got to admit to being *really* taken with the second one! ;) So very, very pretty.

The Vannoy Family said...

Love the blog hops - you all are so inspiring! Your cards are very beautiful - over the top! Thanks for sharing, Miesje! Have a great day!

Carolina said...

Beautiful cards Miesje! The way you hung the birdcage and used Mel's set for the background on your first card is just lovely in every way!
The second is so soft and pretty - love the pearl flourishes and the flowers with the butterflies is the perfect touch!

Hey Hey Paula said...

Beautiful card. I like the the pearl flourishes with the butterflies & flowers.

DJreflections said...

Both cards are very stunning! The butterfly card is so delicate looking!

Arlene said...

Wow - two cards and both great! Love how you did the birdcage - really stands out.

Carrie said...

So pretty!

luvthatstampin said...

Love both your cards. Butterflies are my favorites, but your birdcage really stands out.

PamelynT said...

Love the birdcage card. Great colors and contrast. Butterfly card is ethereal and delicate. Nice job. :-)