Designed 2 Delight August Blog Hop

Welcome to Designed 2 Delight’s August Blog Hop.  This month we are presenting a few new images along with highlighting some of our favorite fall and winter images.

I’ve always loved this Cardinal with Winterberries image but I’ve never gotten around to coloring it – I was amazed at how easy it was to color.  For me red copics can be a bit tricky but I mixed the red with a bit of the cool grays and that helped with the red intensity.

Image: Cardinal and Winterberry – Designed 2 Delight

Paper: Christmas Eve Papers – Jazzy Patterns Digi Paper

Die Cut: Oval and Scalloped Oval – Spellbinders

Embellishments: Velvet Ribbon and Liquid Applique for snow

I have a sentiment freebie for you too –

My next card highlights one of D2D’s new fall images – Sunflower and Pumpkin!

Image: Sunflower and Pumpkin – Designed 2 Delight

Paper: A Fresh Start (this is a freebie) Design House Digital digital papers

Die Cut: Beautiful Blooms – PaperTrey Ink, Circle – Spellbinders

Embellishments: Pearls, Ribbon – American Crafts

My third card I’m using an image from one of my favorite fall collections. -Scarecrow Teddy Set. 

I couldn’t find any papers I wanted to use so I made my own background paper.  I took 5 different ink pad from PaperTrey Ink and randomly rubbed them over a piece of white cardstock.  I then used various scraps of cardstock, embossed them and lightly ran the ink pads over the raised area for a bit of interest – really brings out the embossing detail.

Image: Scarecrow Teddy Set – Designed 2 Delight

Sentiment: Scarecrow Teddy Set – Designed 2 Delight

Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug

Thanks so much for blog hoppin’ with D2D! Remember, all New Release Digital Stamps will be on SALE until August 23. Details HERE.

Okay, I’ve given you a bit of a tease for all of the wonderful creations you will see along the Blog Hop –  For more inspiring ideas from this new release, please visit the other designers’ blogs, these ladies are truly inspirational!

Thanks so much for hopping along – Dee!

Challenges:

I Did it Creations – Use a Digi

Oozak – Fall Theme

Sir Stampsalot – Take Flight

Shopping Our Stash – Try Something New (Making my own DP)

Card Making Mama’s – Try Something New (Making my own DP)

19 thoughts on “Designed 2 Delight August Blog Hop

  1. Brenda says:

    What a beautiful collection of cards Dee, I especially like the first one as the colour combination is so striking.

    It’s great to see you at Stampalot challenge this month, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  2. Super stunning cards – the Red Cardinal takes it for me. Awesome colouring on all these and thank you for the tip for free papers. I went and joined over there. 😀 xx

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  3. Awesome cards Dee!!! Your coloring of the cardinal is AMAZING!!! We have a pair of cardinals here all the time at our feeder and the coloring is so life like! And the rest of your cards are wonderful as well : )

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  4. those are some great cards…love the colouring of the cardinal and the matching velvet ribbon! Thanks for joining in at Shopping our Stash’s technique challenge this week!

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  5. The coloring of the cardinal is stunning! That’s a great tip to tone down the reds. And the background papers you created are beautiful! I love the colors! What a cute sentiment freebie, too! Thanks for being a part of the August hop, all of your cards are gorgeous!

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  6. Kathy Curry says:

    These are all amazing Dee, your coloring is fab. Really love the coloring of the cardinal, will have to try the cool grays with my reds, thanks for the tip.

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