Friday, March 8, 2013

Card Creations Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I'm part of the Paper Crafts Magazine's Card Creations' Blog Hop (eek!).


If you're joining the hop, you should be coming from Angeline's blog. If you want to start at the beginning, here's the order:


Jocelyn Olson <--You're here.


As part of our hop, we're all using one of the free digital sentiments you can find HERE. I picked the "Thank You" sentiment and made this card:



I started out with some white distressed digital patterned paper (yes, it really is patterned paper, ha ha) from Mommyish and added the folk wreath. 

For the sentiment, I first turned it into a digital brush. Once I had the brush, I stamped it on the page and then colored it with a mist digital brush to create an ombre effect. Here's a close-up of the ombre:



Speaking of ombre, did you see the Ombre Challenge over at Moxie Fab World? I'm actually linking up before the last second (it's a miracle!). 

I've been stuck in Washington, DC a couple of extra days this week, and since I couldn't do much crafting, I decided to make a quick video instead. In the video, I showed how to turn the sentiment into a digital brush. The details in the video are a little clearer in HD on YouTube. 


It's my first posted video--please don't be too harsh! :) 

As part of the hop, we're each giving away a copy of  Card Creations. All you have to do is comment here before 11:59 CST Tuesday, March 12th. To increase your chances to win, be sure to check out the other ladies' blogs.  If you can't wait, you can buy a copy of Card Creations HERE. ;)

Next up is one of my favorite blog friends, Kalyn

Have a great weekend!


Supplies
Cardstock: (white) Papertrey Ink
Other paper: (Premium Matte Photo Paper) Office Max
Digital elements: (sentiment from Card Creations v11 downloads) Paper Crafts Magazine; (white digital patterned paper from Geek Chic) Mommyish; (wreath from In Good Company) Pixels and Company
Fibers: (red satin ribbon) Paper Source

115 comments:

  1. Wonderful card, love that giant bow!

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  2. Perfect composition Jocelyn - that bow really steals the show!!

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  3. You are just such the digi stamping whiz. Amazing, girl. Loved your card highlighted over at PC yesterday - the clouds. Wow. That came together perfectly.

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  4. Aww!! Classy creation! Loved it! and thanks for the tut, very helpful!

    Cheers
    Nazneen

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  5. This is GORGEOUS!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEE the big bow!! And loving the video!!

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  6. pretty, elegance....well done.

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  7. Very elegant! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  8. Wow, this card is GORGEOUS!!! LOVE that beautiful and luxurious bow!!! Thank you for the tutorial on how to turn the jpeg into a brush! I'm slowly learning Photoshop with my brother now, so this video was very exciting!!! :D

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  9. Such a lovely card!! And my, oh my, that red ribbon 'pops'!! LOVE. :)

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  10. Wow! Amazing card - that ribbon is just divine!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  11. Very pretty--I like the ombre look and thanks for the video.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  12. Your bow is beautiful on the card!

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  13. Thank you for the video. You did a great job! You showed exactly what you were talking about and assumed (I) know nothing! :)

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  14. Love the simple elegance of this! Pretty!

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  15. Very pretty, love that yummy ribbon!

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  16. Wow! This card is gorgeous!

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  17. Gorgeous card! I was amazed at the ombre coloring in your sentiment and was so happy you shared how you did it. Loved your tutorial - thank you! I'm still new to Photoshop Elements 10 so I appreciate your helpful hints.

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  18. Beautiful~beautiful...love the colors!!

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  19. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing ;)

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  20. Beautiful card! Love that luxurious bow!

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  21. Gorgeous card!! Will now take a look at your video - thanks for showing us how you did it!

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  22. Thanks for a great tutorial! Great card.

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  23. Jocelyn, the video was fab! Post a few more of these and I may finally be able to do something in PS other than change the levels and add text. ;) I love the big red bow and the tiny pink flower on your card. Perfect balance!

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  24. cool idea using digital effects

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  25. Great way to highlight the sentiment with the ombre effect. Appreciate you sharing how you did it. The red bow really pops!

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  26. This is so pretty! I just love that bow!

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  27. Congrats on your pub!! LOVE the ombre effect you created with the sentiment!! AWESOME!!!

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  28. So pretty! Love the distressing and that bow is PERFECT!

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  29. Beautiful elegant card. I loved the video. I know nothing about digital
    stamping and have always wanted to learn.

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  30. great job and appreciate the tutorial

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  31. Love the folk wreath with flower accent at the bottom - perfect!

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  32. Stunning card, love the wreath and gorgeous bow!!

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  33. WOW, what a great tutorial! I love your cards.

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  34. Stunning card! Great tutorial! I love the bow

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  35. Great card! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  36. I love how you made the sentiment ombre. Thanks for telling us how to do this.

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  37. That bow is superb, and I really like the ombre coloration of the sentiment. Lovely!

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  38. Beautiful card.....love the big red bow.

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  39. Great card and informative video. I had never heard of a digital brush before, but I'm assuming it makes your image transparent?

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  40. Love your card and the video! Thanks for the great info!

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  41. Very elegant and beautiful! Love the ombre effect and the big red bow is stunning!!!

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  42. Beautiful design with the digi image. Congrats on being published in this issue! Can't wait to see it!

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  43. Great card, Jocelyn, and thanks for the video - so helpful!

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  44. I'm so grateful to see how the free digi images are used. I haven't done any digital cardmaking, so seeing the sentiments "in action" is so helpful. You've made it look like I can do it, too! ;-) Thanks for the video tutorial, too. More help coming my way is just what I need. I want to reach out and touch that yummilicious bow!

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  45. More wonderful inspiration, I'm headiing over to youtube to watch it in HD!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  46. Watching your video tutorial was like having a light bulb turn on in my computer challenged brain. I'm definitely more comfortable about trying this technique at home. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

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  47. Yay!!! When I first saw your card I was like... " I wish she would do a class on how she gets all of her cool digital effects " and low and behold you have a video! Thanks so much! Would love to see more of these in the future!
    Lisa

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  48. Wow!! It's ALL digital! Thanks for sharing your tips on doing this too! I love it!

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  49. I have downloaded the centiments. I am working on birthday cards for my goddaughter and nephew.

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  50. Love the crisp, clean look of your card and love the red bow. Iris

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  51. Beautiful card. and awesome video. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. 1. That red ribbon is glorious and sets off your card beautifully. 2. Thanks for he video tutorial. Very helpful.

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  53. So gorgeous!! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  54. Gorgeous card--love the big beautiful bow!

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  55. I love what you did with these sentiments! Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Love the giant bow. Even this big, it leaves space for the sentiment to pop out.

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  57. So um, wow! Making that digital sentiment shaded like that is genius, and what a perfect wreath to highlight it. So nice!

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  58. like the clean look of your card. and thanks for a chance to win!

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  59. You made it look so easy...I was ALMOST convinced ;) fab card, ombré looked effortless (I know better)

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  60. Fabulous card and the Bow is such a beautiful touch!

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  61. Nice job and thanks for the video -- I will have to try this.

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  62. Fantastic card. I'm jealous that you can tie a perfect bow and that red is gorgeous! Great video too. Thank you.

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  63. Yay, Jocelyn, so excited to see a video from you! Great job! Love that it was short, yet informative. And your ombre sentiment rocks!

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  64. So beautiful, loving the white space.

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  65. Beautiful card, so elegant! Thanks for the tutorial and for the chance.

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  66. Like your creative use of the thank you sentiment. Thanks for the chance

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  67. Wow!! What a stunner Jocelyn!
    I love it! Thank YOu!!

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  68. Such a fab card, Jocelyn!

    Teri

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  69. So sweet! Love the big red bow.

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  70. Pretty cards the big red bow really pops!

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  71. Fantastic! Love the ombre look...thanks for the tutorial!

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  72. Beautiful and elegant! and the bow is really awesome! Great video by the way!

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  73. I love the ombre effect on the sentiment! I hope I can turn images into brushes in Photoshop Elements because I'd love to try that! Thanks so much for sharing your creation and how you did it!!!

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  74. Pretty card! Love that beautiful red bow!

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  75. So pretty!!! Thanks for the video!

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  76. very cool! i haven't ventured into the hybrid world yet...

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  77. Thank you for the short video I will have to give this a try!

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  78. Love digital stamping. Great ombre effect.

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  79. This is very pretty and so elegant!

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  80. I've not tried any digital work. Your card has inspired me to think about trying it. Great job.

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  81. I love your awesome card! The bow is great too!!

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  82. Ombre is one of my favorite trends right now! Gorgeous work :)

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  83. Thanks for the video. This really extends the versatility of the free sentiments.

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  84. woow that BOW is really pretty and love your simplicity...Great card

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  85. Thanks for the tutorial!! Very cute card, and the bow is perfect! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  86. Great card! Love the ombre effect. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  87. Beautiful card - that big red ribbon really makes it pop!

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  88. Jocelyn thank you for taking the time to share a video and this pretty card!
    Hve a wonderful day
    Liz
    Unikebyyes at yahoo dot com

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  89. oh wow! i love the big red bow!

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  90. Love the ombre sentiment and that is one seriously impressive bow!! :)

    Awesome video too - totally the kind of thing I need to help with with digital crafting. It's going straight onto my tutorial list!

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  91. Stunning card and your video is AWESOME Jocelyn! Playing with Digital images is so much fun!!!

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  92. I can't wait to get to that video at home tonight!

    Your card is amazing (no surprise there) and I love the subtle ombre!

    Hope you have a fantastic week Jocelyn! Honk;)

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  93. Haven't tried any digital cards yet. Thanks for the idea. The red bow really makes the card pop!

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  94. LOVE THAT BOW! It drew my attention immediately and it is simply gorgeous.

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  95. This is lovely and elegant! TFS!

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  96. Gorgeous card and digi sentiments and love that you used different colors, too! Look forward to seeing all the
    wonderful ideas in this new issue!

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  97. I have to pin this to come back to it later. I've never done this technique. The red bow is gorgeous.

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  98. Hey Jocelyn! Thanks for linking this up to the Ombre Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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