Are you ready to be inspired?
As you may know, I am a proud design team member for Zva Creative. We are joining together today to share a project that we have created using some of our favorite Zva Creative products. I am hoping that you will take some time to join us for a little bit of fun! The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes' blog.She will have the complete list of all blogs that are participating in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play along, I am linking to one of the Zva designers (Lisa Johnson) and that designer is linking to the next and so on. There are 19 design team members, so be prepared to be inspired along the way. Hidden on 5 of the blogs is a Zva Creative prize package! Those blogs will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it's important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.
This Blog Hop runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, June 29th and the five winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 30th on each of the winning blogs and the full list will be found on Kim Hughes‘s blog (linked above). We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to all of the blogs once again on Wednesday; plus, you never know what kind of inspirational creation that you may find there. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Zva Blog Hop post. You do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. The more times you leave a comment along the blog hop path though, the more chances you will have to be one of the lucky winners.
While I'm at CHA next month, my husband and son get to go to a family wedding without me. I thought I'd use this blog hop to get my wedding card ready! I chose Papertrey's Heart Prints and Mixed Messages sets for the hearts and tag, as well as Spellbinders Labels Eight and Double Ended Tags Trio dies. Papers are from Cosmo Cricket's Everafter line, Something Old.
The swirl that I chose worked pretty well already, but there were a couple of places that I wanted to make sure I had pearls coming out where they weren't. First, I always leave my swirl attached to its plastic backing and move it around on the card front until I've decided on its orientation and placement. After that comes the tweaking.
I wanted the pearls to come out from behind the right heart, so I cut them apart where the cut would be hidden behind that heart. See the blank space? It will be covered.
Edited to add: I inked the hearts first in Versamagic Thatched Straw (Pale yellow--hard to read the name, actually!) and then re-inked the edges with Versamagic Pumpkin Spice. I love chalk inks with acrylic stamps; they give the best coverage, IMO.
Hope that helps!
Please hop on over to see Lisa Johnson at Poppy Paperie. Thank you so much for joining us!