Monday, 10 March 2014

Top Dog Dies and Echo Park Blog Hop


*Pssst!* This is my second post of the day. Please scroll down or click here to check out my Clearly Besotted Challenge card - thanks! :) 

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Welcome to a special spring blog hop in collaboration with Top Dog Dies and Echo Park Paper Co!



Both the Top Dog Dies DT and the Echo Park Paper DT are joining forces on spring-themed projects today. You should have hopped across here from Lisa Swift but if you haven't, then be sure to start out over at Top Dog Dies. :)

Echo Park Paper Co kindly sent me the Splendid Sunshine Collection Kit to create with and I love it. It's so bright and cheery! For my project today I used a patterned paper from the pack, a journalling card, and a fun sticker. This was paired with the beautiful new TDD Butterfly Die Set that was die cut from yet more pretty Echo Park Paper from the collection.

tips and tricks
  • The pearls I used on the butterfly's body were originally white but I coloured them with a pink Promarker to add more contrast and coordinate with the sticker I used. Any alcohol marker will work for this.
  • Those pops of pink create a visual triangle to frame the sentiment of the card. 
  • When attaching this delicate butterfly, I like to add just a few tiny dots of Glossy Accents to the body of the butterfly and gently bend the wings to give it more dimension.
And what's a blog hop without some fun prizes up for grabs? One winner from each Top Dog Dies blog will be randomly selected to receive a Top Dog Dies Bunny & Eggs Die Set. Simply enter using the rafflecopter gadget-thingy below:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Echo Park Paper  blogs will be offering a randomly selected peep the paper collection kit of their choice so be sure to visit and enter at every blog to increase your chances! All entries must be received by midnight MDT, Sunday, March 16th in order to win. The winners will be announced on each blog Wednesday, March 19th so don't forget to check back and see if you won. :)
 
That's enough from me for today, it's time to hippety hop across to my fellow Top Dog Dies DT buddy and fellow Amy - Amy Tsuruta. And if you get lost for any reason, here's a full list of hopping hosts:

Amy Wanford - You are here!
Nicole Picadura

Thanks so much for stopping by today and happy hopping!

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67 comments:

Natalia said...

Thanks for the tips. I love coloring pearl accents, but they never turn out quite as nice I see them in my head.

Laura Turcotte said...

What a beautiful card! That butterfly die caught my eye from the beginning!~

barbara macaskill said...

GORGEOUS! I am in love with this gorgeous card! Love the Butterfly die!! TFS!

lovescrapbooking said...

Love your clean-bright design :) and thanks for all the tips ;)

Cathy Homan said...

Soft muted colors with a Pop of Bright Pink. What's not to like. The butterfly die is wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win.

grandmato19 said...

Woohoo1 Love the bright bright pink pearls! Such a splendid butterfly!

Penny L. said...

your card is stunning! thanks for the tip on coloring the pearls....good to know! thanks also for the chance at winning.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Gorgeous Aimes! The bright colors just knock my socks off!

Katy Young said...

follow you now!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Very pretty! Loving the butterfly and soft colors!

Amy C. said...

I love your card! I really need that butterfly die! It's so beautiful!

DIANA L. said...

Thanks for the fun Hop, Love your butterfly card that is so pretty and you just can't go wrong with Echo Park papers Ps I just became your newest follower I hope you will come follow me
Have a blessed day
DIANA L.
dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Sierra Winters said...

What a cute butterfly card. Thanks for the inspiration, and for taking part in this blog hop.
Sierra

WhoMom said...

Beautiful butterfly! Thank you for giving us the tips on making such a lovely card.

on a good day said...

Beautiful card, love the pink pops you added.

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your card is beautiful! I love butterflies! :)

Kailash said...

Simply gorgeous card, love it!!

KellyG said...

GORGEOUS card, love how you colored the pearsl! Great work!

Janis said...

Lovely card and that bright pink really pops!!!

Since your Rafflecopter said to comment on Amy Tsuruta's blog, I couldn't help but go see if hers said to comment here. Nope. Both say to comment on hers. lol.... You get a comment, anyway. :)
<3 J

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Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous card. I love the paper you used to punch the butterfly. TFS

Lara said...

Thanks for sharing!

Laurie B. said...

Beautiful card, love that butterfly die

gabriella said...

Love the colors ...the butterflyos beautiful

Camerageek said...

Love the beautiful butterfly.

Erika Demars said...

I love the subtle way you made the butterfly...beautiful

Kathie Craig said...

I am a new follower and am amazed by your work. I can not wait to see more!!

Christine said...

Love the delicate butterfly die...your use of printed paper with it is just awesome!

Crystal Morse said...

Awesome hop!

marylouh said...

The butterfly is beautiful. He is muted on the patterned paper.
I like Top Dog dies. I've bought several of their dies. they work great.

Heather Thompson said...

Very fun hop, Think Spring!!!!!

Stampin Lara said...

Very cute projects, and I love your blog!!!! TFS. :-)

Kathleen White said...

Great hop. Love the butterfly card.

Karenladd said...

Wow, that butterfly is just gorgeous!! Beautiful card!

Karen H said...

This butterfly die is my fav! Awesome piece thanks for sharing!

SweetTownhome said...

Adorable die :). Thanks for the chance!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Just so beautiful!

Caryn S said...

Love the pearl embellishment on the die cut...really nice and very CAS!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Oh that butterfly die is stunning!!

TJ Butler said...

Really love your card - great job!!

Scrappin' Diva said...

What a lovely card - delicate and beautiful!

Iris said...

Love the butterfly on your gorgeous card.
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Sue D said...

Beautiful butterfly card!

Miriam Prantner said...

So sweet! I love the bright pops of pink!

Buho Scrapper said...

what a beautiful card!! i love the butterfly, it´s gorgeous!! and coloring the pearls is a great tip! thank you!

Jean Bullock said...

Lovely card. Perfect for Spring.

Joy said...

So pretty and soft Aimes, love it..hugs

Claude said...

Never thought about colouring my pearls, thanks for the tip!

Ria Montefalcon said...

Great butterfly detail, I love the intricate shape, so pretty

Стокли said...

Thanks for the tip - I have some pearls that are peeling off, I should color them!

Kathleen Rimer said...

Your card is stunning! I MUST have this butterfly die - it is incredible. Thanks for the tips and the chance to win such lovely prizes.

Helen Gullett said...

You always create beautiful cards, Aimes! This paper packet and butterfly die really are perfectly go together!

Robin B. said...

What a beautiful card, I love the butterfly!

Pink Dalmatians said...

what a beautiful card! love all the details and tips!

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card Amy - LOVE your pretty papers and delicate butterfly!!!

THANK YOU for your TOP TIPS and the chance to win some CRAFTY AWESOMENESS :)

Angela said...

Simply beautiful! I love the details in the butterfly!

Nicole McNamara said...

That is a super card! Soft and elegant. Love it.

DBMM said...

Lovely card. Perfect!!!

stampinfun71 said...

This is gorgeous, I love the butterfly and the new paper collection. this hop has been awesome, thank you amazingly creative ladies, you inspire me!!!!!

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! The butterfly is so beautiful!! Love it!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

JayTeeZeHang said...

The card is so beautiful! You always being such a creative lady!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I am in love with that butterfly! Such lovely details! Lovely papers on your card too with such pretty, soft colors!

~amy~ said...

super sweet!

Jessie said...

What a lovely card!

Linda Storey said...

I love the color you added to the pearls, it really makes the butterfly pop. Thanks so much for the chance to win ;0)

JerseyJenn said...

That butterfly is so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fabulous card...love that butterfly!

ehbost said...

Love this butterfly!

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