4/26/12

April Paper Smooches blog hop!

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches May stamp release with you!  The three NEW clear stamp sets will be available to purchase on May 1st.  You will find them HERE.  Follow the Paper Smooches blog for more sneak peeks.

To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize!  Just leave a comment on any of the five design team blogs listed below for your chance to win one of the three new May stamp sets!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify)  You have until midnight MT on Friday, April 27th to leave a comment.  Please check all five blogs on Saturday, April 28th to see if you are one of the five lucky winners.

Emily Leiphart
Heidi Van Laar
Laurie Schmidlin
Teri Anderson

To increase your chances of winning:
1. Leave a comment on this blog post
2. Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
3. Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
4. Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to four chances to win on each blog)

I have the pleasure of showing you my card using Alfresco. Think Summer and BBQs!



Used the gingham border stamp from Debonair to create my picnic table... or blanket. Added a doily 'cause I like doilies, lol. I think it looks like a plate too. I'm still not very good at coloring with Copics, I thought about paper piecing solid cardstock together to create the burger but decided to give coloring a go because I like creating texture with the Colorless Blender. If you look at the bun, you can see where I let the colorless blender ink bleed into the paper a bit in a random fashion. I like that it makes it more realistic and not just a flat coloring. I keep toothpicks in my room, but not in my kitchen :) love creating little flags with them. A twine wrapped around the base finishes this card off.

I had a mini photography + lighting lesson from my pro-photographer brother in law. This was taken without a flash, just my regular lights and a tripod. I'm still experimenting but I think the lighting isn't as harsh, which is definitely an improvement. I think. Anyone have anymore expert tips?

99 comments:

  1. Cute card, Kryssi. Good idea using the colorless blender to create texture.
    -- Connie C.

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  2. love your little picnic tablecloth Kryssi...so very sweet!
    hugs

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  3. This is such a GREAT card!!! love it!!!

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  4. This is such a GREAT card!!! love it!!!

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  5. adorable!!!! i'm very excited about this set! and your card is so sweet!

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  6. this is so fun! just love the style and the sweet images! :)

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  7. I love how you created the tablecloth for the picnic and the bun looks so real the way you've coloured it!

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  8. Cute invite! I can see these new stamps will be fun to design with. :)

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  9. Super cute card. Love this new stamp set.

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  10. yay for summer and cute cards!

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  11. Cute! Loving the addition of the picnic table!

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  12. I tweeted about this hop (@jengd1)

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  13. what a cute hamburger! loves it

    Serena

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  14. Cute Kryssi! I like how you created the "tablecloth" :)

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  15. That is the most perfect summer picnic style card!

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  16. Great card! It's making me hungry!

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  17. Totally darling. So whimsical. Lenae Lovesugargem@gmail

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  18. This card looks delicious, hi hi. What a fun stamp that is and perfect for summer! Lovely card!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  19. Great card! I love red that red tape with the gingham with the doily, cute!

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  20. Cute is the only word for it. TFS

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  21. Mmm yummy looking burger and what a fabulous table cloth too! GREAT party invite!

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  22. Perfect picnic card! I love stamping and coloring food, always brings a smile to my face!

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  23. SOOOO CUTE!! LOVE your gingham tablecloth and the doily----perfect little picnic scene!!

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  24. Cute! Love the fun burger and that doily belongs on there, just because you like it!

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  25. aawwkkk.....totally adorable and sooo fun...

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  26. Super cute love the colors and the layout

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  27. So sweet and CAS! Love the gingham and the doily and the flag!

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  28. how fun is this! What a great card!

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  29. I shared on my FB page about the blog hop.

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  30. I also posted on my blog.
    http://tampatha.wordpress.com/2012/04/26/paper-smooches-blog-hop-2/

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  31. the photo does look very very nice!!! and i love this little burger, the blender really does add a fabulous touch!

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  32. how cute...WOW WEE i am loving this blog hop...thanks for sharing...great new release.

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  33. cute...love teh gingham "tablecloth"!

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  34. I like how you colored the top of the bun. It looks real.

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  35. I facebooked about the blog hop.

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  36. Love it! Super great compilation.

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  37. cute card, I just know I could show case a card like this at my desk at work

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  38. What a great set! I'm in Australia and we spend so much time outdoors - I'm always looking for stamps that reflect that.

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  39. Looks like an elegant bbq...very nice design.

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  40. Just posted on FB about the hop.

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  41. Very cute card, thanks for sharing it.

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  42. I love this!! These sets sure make cute cards!! I know what I'm buying next!

    p.s. I think this lighting works!!

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  43. great card! love the detail on the bun. I blogged and FB's about the hop!

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  44. so fun.. love your flag.. hugs

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  45. i love the bun and everything, i am hungry jajja

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  46. gorgeous design! great coloring :)

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  47. loving this set already!! Thanks for sharing a sneak peek! :)
    Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  48. What a great card. Loving that fun and whimsy.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  49. Such a cute and inviting card! Love that hamburger!

    Jo

    www.jwscrapshack.blogspot.com

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  50. Really lovely card. You have inspired me to get some toothpicks!

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  51. Adorable card. Great contrasts!

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  52. This card is so cute and adorable!

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  53. so cute, would make a fun BBQ invite.

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  54. The red and white gingham is PERFECT!

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  55. Super cute! Love how the little burger pops out against the simple background!

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  56. YUM!! Super cute card!!!Love the pinic tablecloth.

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  57. I want this stamp set already!!!! Awesome card--thanks for sharing! I can't wait to see the rest of the set:)!

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  58. OMG! I'm bloghopping and after an ant holding I thought I've seen everything =D I want a bite of that juicy burger!

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  59. I love the picnic-table look to your card: the doily and background look a lot like a fancy plate and tablecloth. Your method of using colorless blender to create texture is very clever.

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  60. So cute!! Love that sweet little burger all dressed up with a lacy background!

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  61. Gorgeous card and great colouring!

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  62. Oh! I love this, love the textured bun :)sharing on Facebook

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  63. Oh! I love this, love the textured bun :)sharing on Facebook

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  64. Oh Kryssi, the doily is perfect for the picnic theme! Great card :D

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  65. GETTTTTTTTTT OUT! This is the cutest, Kryssi!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your papers and your coloring on the hamburger! TOTALLY making a card just like this! LOVE:)

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  66. Another image from "Alfresco," right? I think your colouring looks great. The marks on the bun are sesame seeds, of course! and the toothpick and gingham are perfect.

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  67. This is such a cute card! I love it...everything about it is adorable! I have to get this set.

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  68. That combo of the cute little burger with the doily is so adorable and unexpected! LOVE THIS!

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  69. Great card--I like the doily and your picnic table.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  70. This is so cute and perfect for a summer picnic gathering! Love the doily! Just adds the right touch with the gingham paper and the image!

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  71. Kryssi - I love this card! The "sesame seeds" on the bun are awesome, and the gingham is too cute! Great job!

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  72. super cute card....makes you ready to throw a picnic

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  73. Lovely card. I like the checked tablecloth and the lace.

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