Welcome friends! Today we are celebrating the 7th annual Caring Hearts Card Drive with a fun blog hop! The purpose of this card drive is to collect handmade holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes around the world. Since 2010 we have been bringing joy to many nursing homes throughout the US, Canada and Australia. And this year, we are branching out to the UK! What better way to share our love of card making than to bring joy to others, right? We hope you'll join us in supporting the card drive. Details for the card drive can be found at: Vera Yates Blog; Jennifer McGuire's Blog
I experimented... with a different color combination. I used only Peeled Paint and Wilted Violet Distress inks. The colors that I got from mixing the two together are amazing. I only wished I had filmed while I was playing.
I stamped the Circle Doodle background onto Tim Holtz Watercolor cardstock (the smooth side) and silver embossed. Then I painted with the Distress Inks.
Once everything was dry, I used the Stitched Rectangle dies to create a frame. I turned it into a shaker card by adding a piece of acetate, foam tape and sequins.
I stamped one of the Color Me Trees, silver embossed and painted the same as the background. It's hard to tell from the photos, but the tree is sitting under the acetate.
The Believe die was cut out from some Tim Holtz Silver Deco sheets. As a tip, I stuck a piece of the deco sheet onto Neenah card stock and ran it through my Big Shot a few times to get a really good cut.
No hop is complete without fun giveaway, right? Simon Says Stamp has generously offering $150 gift card for this hop. All you need to do is visit and leave comment on each blog. Winner will be randomly selected from one of the participant blog. You have till midnight Thursday, 11/17/2016 to leave comment. Winner will be announced on Vera's blog on Friday 11/18/2016.
So So generous!!
Here's a list of all the stops on the hop just in case you missed any!
Thanks for hopping by, your next stop is to my dear friend and the amazingly talented