Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop Day TWO + Giveaways

Welcome to Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary 2-Day Blog Hop! This hop is epic with more than 60 guests and over $600 in sponsored prizes! Not only are we celebrating four years since Rubeena first discovered cardmaking but also crafting in general. This industry is made up of wonderful individuals who are creative, inspirational, kind, and incredibly supportive! Hop along so you can learn about why we create and how much joy it brings us! For details on day one of the hop, you can visit this post.

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I started crafting 4 years ago also and it is amazing to see the growth and success of fellow peers! 4 years ago, I moved to a small town in Ohio outside of Columbus.  Just before I moved, I went to a Stampin’ Up! stamp night with my next door neighbor, Karen.  I was completely enamored  by it and decided that once I got to Ohio, I would start card-making. I was in a new place with my family and for the first time in my life, I made space and time in my day for myself.  I would say I’m self-taught – but not without inspiration from obvious crafters like Jennifer McGuire, Kristina Werner, and other well-loved card-makers.  Through YouTube, I found a world outside of Stampin’ Up! and as my family grew and life happened, card-making was a solace and source of personal joy.  My growth has been small and steady, but I couldn’t be more appreciative of the lessons I’ve learned and the the relationships that have been built in this wonderful community.

Congratulations to Rubeena on all her success!  For this Anniversary Blog Hop, I created 2 cards using the Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set.

SSS Beautiful Flowers

Believe it or not – the coloring is the same on both cards and using only 4 Tombow Dual Brush Pens/Markers! It just shows that color choices of embossing powders can dramatically change the look of your card.

SSS Beautiful Flowers blk 1

Let’s start with the first card.  I used Versafine Onyx Black ink and used clear embossing powder.  The Tombow colors used are:  296 Green, 346 Green, 025 Yellow, 743 Pink.  I added color to the inner parts of the petals and in areas where I think there would be shadows.  This stamp has detailed lines and give away where the shadows are – so it makes it easy to color!

SSS Beautiful Flowers blk 2

When I was done coloring the image, I fussy cut it because I didn’t want to cut it down to fit a standard A2 card.  Rubeena does a lot of cards where her images hang off the card – so as I was making these cards, I felt it was ironic that I chose this stamp set to work on for Ruby’s blog hop! 😉

SSS Beautiful Flowers pink 1

For my second card, I embossed the image using Ranger Blush Pearl embossing powder.  It’s a beautiful pink color and I saw Emily Midgett use it on one of her cards and it inspired me to use it on this card.  I changed the orientation of the stamp for this card because I needed a wider space for the sentiments.

SSS Beautiful Flowers pink 2

Again, the image is colored the same way as in my first card. The contrast between the two is so different!  In case you missed it above, the Tombow colors used are:  296 Green, 346 Green, 025 Yellow, 743 Pink.

SSS Beautiful Flowers pink 3

Both sentiments are embossed in white over black paper.  The card layer is stamped with the same image using a coordinating ink for a tone-on-tone look to give the cards some added interest. I hope you enjoyed them!  Be sure to continue to hop along with us to celebrate Ruby’s success and the success of crafters in general!   Next on the list is Stephanie Klauck.  She’s an amazing crafter and I love her to pieces!


GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:

In celebration of this anniversary, we have several amazing sponsors. Let’s thank them for their generosity!  For your chance to win, let me know which card you like better – I’m interested to know!  Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs.

The winners will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 on this page. Winners will have up to 2 weeks to contact Rubeena at ararerubycrafts@gmail.com to claim their prizes.


SPONSORS:

Studio Katia – $50 gift card
Hello Bluebird – $50 gift card
Altenew – $50 Gift card
Pinkfresh Studio – $30 gift card
Gina K. Designs – $50 gift card
Clearly Besotted – £25 gift card
Simon Says Stamp – $25 gift card
Spellbinders Card Kit ($55 value).
Jennifer McGuire – $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Winnie & Walter, LLC – $40 gift card
Mama Elephant – $25 gift card
Hero Arts – $25 gift card
Nichol Spohr LLC – Custom-sewn rainbow pencil case filled with brand new Spellbinders dies
Danielle Flynn – $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card
Picket Fence Studios – four $25 gift cards
Ellen Hutson – two $25 gift cards
Pretty Pink Posh – two $30 gift cards
The Stamp Market – July 2018 Release (estimated $100 value)
Indigojade Art Shop – $50 gift card to Art Prints & Gifts Shop
Flora & Fauna – a 4×6 stamp set
Waffle Flower – $25 gift card
Power Poppy – $50 gift card

 


BLOG HOP:


Thank you all for stopping by today!

XOXO,

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SUPPLIES:


SSS Beautiful Flowers

GMD Nested – Scalloped Stitched Rectangles
Sizzix Big Shot Express
Sizzix Big Shot Express
SSS | SBC | AMZN

Wagner Heat Tool
HMSB | EH | SSS | AMZN
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
HMSB | EH | SSS
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
HMSB | EH | SSS
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag
HMSB | EH | SSS
HA White Embossing Powder
HA White Embossing Powder
HMSB | 
 SSS | EH
Ranger Blush Pearl Embossing Powder
Ranger Blush Pearl Embossing Powder
SSS | EH
SU Ink
SU Ink
Basic Black Cardstock
Basic Black Cardstock
Sahara Sand Cardstock
Sahara Sand Cardstock
Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Strathmore Bristol Vellum
Strathmore Bristol Vellum
EH | AMZN
Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Pink Pirouette Cardstock
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
EH | SSS | AMZN
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape
EH | SSS | AMZN
MSP Mini MISTI
MSP Mini MISTI
HMSB | EH | SSS | MSP
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
HMSB | EH | SSS
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
EH | SSS
Tombow Dual Brush Pens
Tombow Dual Brush Pens

 


116 thoughts on “Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop Day TWO + Giveaways

  1. Beautiful cards! It is amazing how just switching your embossing powder color can change the whole look of the card. Thanks to all who have been a part of this epic hop!

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  2. Oh my goodness both cards are stunning! You did an amazing that just changing the embossing powder can have such a huge impact, just beautiful. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration, I hope in 4 years I’m half as good at this as you and Rubeena are at 4 years 🙂

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  3. These are two absolutely gorgeous cards ! And it was a good idea to show the different results depending on embossing powders. I would have imagine they could look so different actually. I sadly can’t answer your question because I sincerely love them both equally.
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