Monday, April 4, 2011

Quietfire Design Blog Hop Apr/11 - Cola Flower - JRoss


Welcome to the Quietfire Design Spring Blog Hop!

Quietfire Design is celebrating the honour of being chosen as a Preferred Stamp Partner with Spellbinders™ Paper Arts!

Each day a different Quietfire Designer will post their amazing creations combining Quietfire rubber stamps and Spellbinders products in a blog entry (days and links to each blog below). Each day a lucky participant will win one of the Quietfire Rubber stamps used that day plus Suzanne's choice of Spellbinders™ die!

To enter simply comment below by midnight EST and you will be eligible for a random draw.

The winner will be announced here tomorrow. Should your name be drawn as the lucky winner, please claim your prize by emailing me within 48 hours after your name has been drawn or we will draw again!

Here is our list of blogs and their special Quietfire Blog Hop days
Saturday April 2 - Wanda
Sunday April 3 - Becca
Monday April 4 - Monica
Tuesday April 5 - Yogi (that's me)
Wednesday April 6 - Robyn
Thursday April 7 - Suzanne

I'm using 5 different Spellbinder's die sets for this card.

The flower is made with the Renaissance largest die (cut into a cola can) and the heart shape along with the Labels 6 die set and the center of the flower is the smallest of the Beaded Circle set. You can see all the details and more views by clicking on card image.

The leaves are made with the smallest of the Nested Hearts die.

And I'm using my rubber mallet to die cut my Labels 17 shapes into both a longer die for my background and a smaller but still wide shape for my quote.

Love the quote by my online friend "Love where you're at..."

101 comments:

lizzie said...

great card. you are certainly one innovative lady!

Tanja said...

Nice card with a lot of interesting details. I'm intrigued by the use of you rubber mallet(?)

Sheila said...

Love the variety of shapes and the different materials used to add texture and depth. Very creative!

Therese said...

Great card and love that you used metal for the back flower!! I will have to give that a try along with your use of the mallet to die cut!! Are you using a plate at all or just die, cardstock and mallet?

Enjoy the hop!!

Therese
www.tmalakart.blogspot.com

Beth Ann said...

love the use of several spellbinders. Card is lovely.

Primitive Seasons said...

Who would believe this was a humble cola can? Just beautiful!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Lil said...

Nice card what a great way to recycle! I can't get enough of the differet ways to use nestabilities.

cdjcape521 said...

WOW! This is an amazing creation, awesome just doesn't do it as far as words go!

kkg said...

Who would have thought a cola can would look so elegant? Great card Yogi, and interesting use of the dies with your intriguing technique. Love the Quietfire Design quote.

TinaH said...

Very creative and great use of varied dies and materials. I wish I could love that quote, but since the first part ends with "at" instead of "you are", just can't bring myself to buy it.

Cec said...

Who would have thought that a Spellbinders die would cut a cola can - thanks for the inspiration. This card has such lovely layers and great techniques. It shows off the Quietfire sentiment beautifully.

Lori said...

Beautiful....so creative. Thanks for sharing

bethann said...

this is so interesting, love the sentiment and the way you used all the different dies.

Fonda said...

Love the metal flower with the alcohol inks. Very interesting results. I like the overall finished product!

stamper said...

Yogi, you always create the most beautiful cards!

Marg said...

What a great many materials you used. A unique card.

Robyn said...

Lots of layers!
I've always been a fan of the hammer method!
thanks for sharing and your continued inspiration.

wendy said...

Beautiful card. I've never seen 2 of the Spellbinders dies that you used. Where have I been? Loved the soda can flower.

Charmaine Stack said...

Yogi - so much Spellbinders goodness going on! Love the mallett tip; thanks!

Linda said...

Linda Said,
Beautiful card. I thought the techniques you used were interesting, I have learned something new. What a great selection of dies. Thanks for sharing.

Cyndee Scholet said...

I like how you used the heart dies for the leaves and how you used the coke can for the Renaissance die. Very creative!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Beautiful. I love the touch of metal.

cropnmoomsie said...

Love the look of combining different Spellbinder dies.

Jana said...

Imagine that - a cola can makes a beautiful flower. I would have never thought you could cut metal but, you have done it. It really creates a beautiful layer for the flower! Absolutely stunning card!

Mrs Ham said...

This is stunning. I love the different materials, especially the metal. Great sentiment.

Brenda said...

I love your card - very pretty!

artbyjolis said...

Great idea, Yogi. Yikes--working with cut metal! Knowing me, I'd slice a few fingers before I ever got close to a flower. ;)

Jacqueline Smith said...

Great card and great use of all those Spellbinder dies. I sure love all my dies.

Chookarooni said...

Great card - thanks for opportunity to win

Ruby's Girl said...

Coke can flower! I love it! The card is beautiful Yogi!
Judy

Froggietalks said...

Yogi, that is an innovative card. I would have never have thought to run pop/ beer cans through the die cut machine. And I love the colours you've chosen for the card.

akagreenhouse said...

That Coke can never looked so good!!! All the other cans will be jealous! LOL But seriously, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us.

SherylH said...

Beautiful card and very creative use of the different Spellbinder dies. I am intrigued with your use of the rubber mallet but not sure I would be brave enough to try that!

BlackCats said...

Gorgeous card. Love the use of metal. I predict this is an idea that will be widely copied.

Darla said...

Wow what creative uses of the Spellbinders dies, great job!

Janice said...

Gonna have to learn how to use the rubber mallet. It is one beautiful card.

June said...

That medallion is amazing. You have truly created something wonderful and artistic.

Violet said...

Gorgeous - must investigate the world of die cuts

Ina Ftacek said...

Really nice Yogi!!!!Love your blog and the spellbinder die and image you used....Thanks for the visit..Hugs,Ina

Denise said...

Oh, Yogi!!! That card is exwuisite!!! Just love the colors and all the diecuts!!! It's gorgeous!!! Loves & Hugs

saskalon said...

Totally FABULOUS, and wow your so innovative in this design!
Way to go, fabulous, and again I really love the sentiment on the card front!
Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Kaye said...

Yogi your cards are sensational, as always.

Melanie said...

Amazing! What a beautiful card. It has so much details. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Eddy said...

Great way to go green and gorgeous art from it! Way to go!

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful card. Wonderful sentiment. Love using cola cans to make die cut flowers.

Chris said...

fantastic card and sentiment

Jennifer Reynard said...

Wow,what an awesome card. Love how
you used metal instead of cardstock.
Very cool!

PatS said...

Wow you are one innovative lady designer. I just checked out a few of your other posts and loved what I saw. So glad I found you through this wonderful Quietfire and Spellbinder hop! Your creation is awesome. Love all the detail.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful using a vast array of dies to create a very unique card.

Mary O.K. said...

Oh my goodness, Yogi! I've been a long-time fan of your contributions to Quietfire's newsletters (by hand), but this is beyond your usual amazing! Using 5 sets of dies should make a card look overdone.... but it's not. It's perfect, as is Suzanne's gorgeous calligraphy.

Wow. Just plain old WOW.
Best Wishes,
Mary

bernietom47 said...

Wow that flower knocked my sox off. I don't think I could ever take a rubber mallet to my few precious dies. Or try to cut Metal with them. Stunning card! Love the sentiment.
Thanks for the chance to win.
Blessings Bernie

Lyngo said...

lovely card..I like the metal !

Vic said...

Beautiful!

Betty said...

Very, very artistic and i love the sentiment.

Maryann said...

What a wonderful creation, and I just sooo love the sentiment too. That´s one that can be used on any type of card almost. I also just love how you´ve mixed soo many dies with eachother n this one here, it looks sooo great. Really artistic and great. Stunning work.

Dawn said...

Wow this is really gorgeous! thanks for sharing

Linda Carson said...

A coke can! Get out! Brilliant idea! Love it!

Gloria said...

love the star reminds me of snowflake.nice card

Jenny L. said...

Love your card! Great idea with the soda can! I'll have to try using the mallet! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny L.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

That is just something else!!! Love the whole idea you got going on here.... very nice indeed!!!

Nimue said...

Genius!!! I never would have thought of the ways you used your tools. Lovely card.

Love to scrap Lyndra said...

I love your card, your design with the mixture of dies is great, the sentiment for the stamp is wonderful, thanks for sharing.

dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

Candy Meyers said...

I'll try this again. For some reason it didn't go through before. I love the tall card idea and the layered flower using the pendants. This is something I need to remember to do,
Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous card and what a great step-by-step you gave too.

Quietfire said...

Very cool card Yogi! Thanks so much! Great use of the dies!

Marthamh2 said...

Thanks for the inspiration, and the chance to win.

Karen Linarez said...

I love what you did with the pop can, the colors are so pretty, and the curling is great. And, the way you colored and combined dies for the center is very creative. I've got to try these techniques. Great job!

Miriam said...

Great use of Spellbinder's dies to create that wonderful flower. Love the sentiment too. Thanks for the opportunity to win and thanks for sharing.

Miriam said...

Great use of Spellbinder's dies to create that wonderful flower. Love the sentiment too. Thanks for the opportunity to win and thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

Love the can flower base and you just can't beat alcolhol inks... it is wonderful recycling! thanks for sharing.

Marge said...

TFS your amazing talent and also for a chance to win! Your card is FABULOUS!!!

scrapalajen said...

OMG! What a fabulous card! You're sooooo talented Yogi:-) Will have to add this to my "list".

quinn57 said...

I'm not sure how many superlatives I can throw out in this comment - amazing, mind boggling, stupendous, incredible all come to mind. Inspiring is another word when I see your art work. Thank you for sharing your talents!

Marianne

Michelle Morlan said...

Love the colors. Great flower and leaves.

Wanda H said...

Yogi, I LOVE your flower!!! And the leaves are way cool from the hearts!!! The whole card is beautiful!!!!

E. Marie said...

How lovely and what great creativity. Love the idea of using the cola can.

Angelartistok said...

Beautiful and creative.

KVencel said...

Didn't know you could a cola can w/Spellbinders. Beautiful & YIPPEE!

jbou said...

Just discovered your Blog, wonderful. I live in Edmonton, we are almost neighbor, lol. Nice to meet you and I love your art. Thank you for sharing your inspiration and talent. I will have to start drinking Pepsi again, lol.

McStamper said...

Beautiful card. Love the use of a can - great idea.

Diana said...

I am really impressed! Spellbinders are the greatest and you have taken your talent to the limit. I need more time to play.

Sonia said...

What a neat embellishment for this card! It certainly stretches my inspiration. Thanks!

Mommamea's favorite things said...

Very nice card. love the flower and the saying is something we all need to think about.

joanieg said...

Your card is very elegant and I love your various use of shapes. Great job! Thank you for sharing and inspiring all of us.

Joanie

Mary-Beth said...

Lovely card Yogi, as always!! Really like those dies and Joanne's quote is fabulous especially in Suzanne's calligraphy!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Great projects, thanks for sharing!

Amanda said...

I love this idea on your card :) The card and colors are great :) Perfect

Nedlnut said...

I would have never thought of using these dies this way - beautiful work!
Pam

Beach Girl 115 said...

I'm amazed at how you used all those spellbinders dies! And the end result is gorgeous.

GrannieR said...

Wow!! Coke can and rubber mallet??!! This I've GOT to try! Thanks for sharing.

christi said...

wow, what an interesting card. love the use of spellbinders. different layering ideas that i haven't seeen before.

Patty said...

Yogi, Beautiful as usual!! Love the idea of the coke can!! I don't fully understand the use of the mallet???? I read the instructions, but I seem to be a bit "dense"!! Am not sure quite how to tackle this!!

cindyleeb said...

Need to hear more about the use of the rubber mallet!
thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love the use of the pop cans, Yogi! A really funky card!

Jan Castle said...

WOW...5 dies! You were one busy gal!!! Great project!
Jan

Rena Sawatski said...

Great use of all the die cuts but I especially like the one done out of the coke can and love the colours.

Jessica said...

I know I missed the giveaway, but I just had to say this is just a beautiful card! But the die's are just exquisitely done! I'd wear it on my collar anytime! TFS
Hugs, Jessica

Elizabeth Akins, RDH, BS said...

I missed it, too! But I love the card and the fact that you are so creative with tools and share your knowledge so generously!
Beautiful art as always :)

dcamm said...

WOW, beautiful work. This is my first visit to your blog, I will definetly be back!
DorisC

BurningRubber said...

What a lovely sentiment. Thank you for sharing

Meredith said...

Love the combination! Thank you for the ideas!