Friday, February 16, 2018

Zen Garden Blog Hop - Day 4 & Giveaway


Hi everyone!  Welcome to the Zen Garden Ink Release Blog Hop Day 4!  You should have arrived here from Josephine's blog.  If you started on my blog, the complete hop list is below.

My first two cards feature the amazing Stained Glass Cover plate!


I decided I only wanted to use a section of the die and the circle in the center was the perfect part to use on my Clean & Simple card.

I stared by sponging ink onto a piece of card stock in a circular pattern until I got the blend and enough of the paper colored to die cut the cover plate and have the "circle" all colored.  I used the template of another piece of card stock that was cut using the cover plate as a guide to adhere the little bits and pieces.  As you can see in the close-up below I adhered some of them using dimensional adhesive and some flat using liquid glue.



I stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment from the Love Grows stamp set onto black card stock and attached it to the center of the circle.  I added a few sequins and some black & white twine to finish off my card.


For this card I used part of the cover plate - that amazing center circle - as a stencil.  I placed the circle piece onto my card panel at the top corner and masked off all around the outside edge to ensure I only sponged on the inside of the circle.  I used all the new ink colors on this card in rainbow order.  The smile die was die cut using black card stock and the coordinating sentiment was stamped above.  Black & White twine finishes off this card.

My next card features the Faithful Flutterings stamp set.


I stamped the chevron in two different colors and then stamped the small butterfly from the Faithful Fluttering stamp set in the upper center of the chevron.  I love that you can see the chevron image through the wings.  I did create a set of these cards using different colors of ink.  

Here are the three I created!


Each one uses a different sentiment from the set.  These will be great to have on hand.


Comment to WIN!!!!

Before you go make sure you comment on each stop along the hop.  Catherine will randomly pick two winners on each blog hop day, who will each win a complete set of Zen Garden Inks or a $45 Gift Certificate if you already have the inks.

Time to hop along to the next stop on the hop which is the amazing Jenny Colacicco!  The complete blog hop list is below.

Kristie Goulet - You are here
Jenny Colacicco - Go here next

Thank you for visiting and have a great day!

SUPPLIES
A list of supplies I used can be found below, just click on the picture below to be taken to where you can get the product.  I do use some affiliate links when I can, this means I will get a small commission if you choose to purchase the product using my link-this is at no cost to you and helps with the running of my blog.  I really appreciate your love and support!

106 comments:

  1. As always, your cards are stunning! I can’t wait to get some of the items from this release!!!

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  2. Oh wow, those butterflies are perfect on the chevron oval.
    Pretty colors!

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  3. That stained glass cover plate is just amazing. Love how you use it in a couple of ways! Thank you for sharing! Just gorgeous cards!

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  4. OOO Simple, yet gorgeous! I love your style!

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  5. Creative use of the cover plate as a stencil. Great cards.

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  6. Stunning, colorful and inspiring cards.

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  7. Ah..mazing! Love what all three cards!

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  8. Stunning cards. Fantastic designs. Love how you created these ♥

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  9. I love your butterflies set of cards !
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  10. i love the party dress ink pad color. they are all so pretty! beautiful cards!

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  11. Oh, my goodness. It took a while but now I understand.(sometimes it just takes time). Your coverplate card is gorgeous. The dimension is what grabbed me in the first place. I love that card. Totally different, totally aweseome.

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  12. Great cards. I really love ALL of these colors!

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  13. Wow! All of your cards are stunning, but I especially love the sweet set with the butterflies :)

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  14. Lovely cards. Really loved the butterflies.

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  15. Kristie .... I always look forward to what you have designed and these are no exception. Love the clean style and that coverplate, WOW.

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  16. Very fun and colorful designs. Love how you used just a section of the cover plate on the first card, it makes a fabulous focal point!

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  17. I am in love with this butterfly and cover plate. Can wait for my order. It is on its way.
    The ink colors are awesome.

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  18. Beautiful cards, thank you for the fantastic ideas.

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  19. Beautiful card. Love this new collection.

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  20. Beautiful cards! Love those butterflies!!

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  21. The inks/inking is stunning. That cover plate is so versatile. Love what you designed.

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  22. Love these....they have a clean look yet so creative.

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  23. Beautiful cards! Love how you used part of the cover plate as a stencil. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Great use of the new products. Thank you!

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  25. the cards are wonderful.
    Love the trio of butterflies.
    Clever idea. thanks for
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  26. Gorgeous cards. I really like the "you make me smile" card with the layering of the circle. Awesome. Thank you for sharing.

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  27. Oh I am so excited to get my hands on that cover plate! Love how you used different dimensions of it. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Great cards, the chevron is interesting.

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  29. Beautiful cards! I love the way you used the coverplate die as a stencil too.

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  30. Gorgeous cards! I can't wait for my cover plate to arrive, I really like your ideas!

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  31. Great cards, Kelly. I always look forward to see what you will create and you never disappoint. Lovely use of the die and stamp sets.

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  32. Lovely uses of the circles inherent in the coverplate. I especially like the one that has some parts popped up and some flat. That's so fun visually and tactile-y (is that a word? Hopefully you know what I mean). I also like how you can see the chevrons through the light color of the butterfly wins, but not through the darker parts; it makes them look like real, translucent butterfly wings! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  33. Wow- great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. I love how you used the cover plate as a stencil and how you stamped the butterflies over the chevron oval! Awesome cards!

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  35. Beautiful cards and creative ways to show the product. Really love the butterfly on the chevron.

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  36. Your cards are amazing, I really like the sympathy cards. Even during this time of sorrow the beautiful colors and butterfly brings a smile to the recipient's face.

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  37. Beautiful cards!!! Thank you for sharing with us.

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  38. These are beautiful! My favorite has to be that first one where you used the circle portion of the Stained Glass coverplate die...I LOVE how you popped up some pieces and adhered others flat to the card. This is just GENIUS! So pretty, too!

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  39. AGAIN...the cover plate steals the show for me. Must go back and order.

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  40. Ooh, such beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing different ways to use the products. Love the colors.

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  41. These are really clever and appealing cards.

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  42. Your creativity and imagination make me excited to try similar designs. Love these new inks. They complete the already fabulous colors CP has in her line.

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  43. I love how you used so many different colors. It really shows off the vibrancy of the CP inks!

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  44. Beautiful cards. I loved the butterfly/chevron set of cards.

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  45. I love how you did the rainbow circle by only using part of the stainglass cover plate. Very pretty!!!

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  46. Beautiful cards! Love how you've used the colors and stamps

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  47. Cheery and colorful and I like the set of butterfly cards.

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  48. So pretty - love the colors and the butterflies.

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  49. All the cards are wonderful and so inventive.

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  50. Your cards turned out perfectly. Beautiful, colorful and helpful you're an inspirational teacher you've given me some ideas to build off of.
    Tfs

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  51. That’s so pretty! You make me want it all. Very clever and you made me smile. Thank you

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  52. Love all these gorgeous creations! Your designs are wonderful !

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  53. Beautiful cards! Love your color combos! The butterflies are gorgeous... awesome stamp set!

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  54. Lovely cards. Great use of the cover plate die as a stencil and great use of the butterflies for a set of cards. I love the butterflies!

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  55. I really like how you made the backgrounds a focal point as well. I don't think I would have thought of that, but truly like the look! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

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  56. Simply stunning Kristie! You always come up with such wonderful designs for the new products!

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  57. Fantastic cards! I love the multi layers on the focal image of the first card, it add so much depth.

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  58. Your cards are beautiful. I love all the bright colors!

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  59. Love your cards thanks for sharing

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  60. Beautiful cards. Love, love, love
    Ldyjs@outlook.com

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  61. Stunning cards Kristie. Love the way you used the cover plate

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  62. Loving these designs and colors, Kristie!

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  63. Kristie, you make these cards look SO COOL! I love them!
    Hugs, Sharon

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  64. Fantastic cards! I love that chevron oval! It's such an eye catcher! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

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  65. Kristie, your cards are amazing. I need to stop and remember to use my Dies, stencils, etc., in more than just the one shape they came in. Love how you used a portion in several ways. Thanks

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  66. Wow! simply gorgeous and do love your style. Do love how the chevron caught my eye along with the butterflies, just gorgeous.

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  67. Great ideas using the cover plate! I looked at your first card trying to figure out how you did it...and I wasn't even close to how easy you made it! I must think difficult. Thanks!

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  68. I didn't know that the cover plate could be even more useful until I arrived at your blog. Your creativity really sells the product!

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  69. Wow! Your cards are fabulous! Love using just a portion of the cover die...thanks for sharing your cards!

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  70. Beautiful. I love the ink blending and how you used the coverplate..so colorful.

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  71. I fell in love with that cover plate the moment I saw it. Love that you used it partially here on this card to show some of its versatility. The butterfly cards are gorgeous with these fabulous new inks and seeing the chevron stamp behind the wings adds such a nice touch. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a great weekend. ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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  72. stunning cards - love the creativity behind the first card - thanks for sharing:)

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  73. That first card just blows me away. I thought at first you had figured out a way to just die cut the centre part...and there may be a way--now I have to buy the thing to figure it out! Your version is even more amazing--sort of inlaying. Love the different heights of the pieces.
    The butterfly layered over the chevron print is so clever, too.
    Thanks for the inspiration (including the rainbow, of course).

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  74. These are awesome Kristie! I really love the cards that use the cover plate - so pretty!

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  75. Amazing cards. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing..

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  76. Stunning cards, Kristie! The first card where you used the cover plate is perfection!

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  77. Your creations are gorgeous! Love the chevron behind the butterflies

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  78. So cool and creative. Love them! The circle ones are genius.

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  79. Kristie you are the queen of CAS cards. Love the dimension you used on the cover plate card. It gives it even more umph. The butterflies are gorgeous. You are so talented. I always enjoy your cards.

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  80. Beautiful cards Kristie, thanks for sharing :)

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  81. Very pretty Kristie, I love the purple and blue color combination for the butterfly!

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  82. Thanks so much for the inspiration - - i like seeing the different colors of the butterflies with the background pattern

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  83. Very creative use of the cover plate, wonderful card designs

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  84. Beautiful cards! I think the technique on your first card is very interesting and eye-catching.

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  85. Your cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiration.

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  86. Just lovely projects. Love your colorful designs.

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  87. Gorgeous makes, Kristie. That coverplate die is just amazing!

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  88. I love the way you used the coverplate die. All your cards are so bright and cheery. TFS.

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  89. Really pretty cards using these products.

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  90. Great cards! Very versatile options with that cover plate! Thanks for sharing!

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  91. I love how you used the coverplate and the inks. Great job!

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  92. great cards! love the new die and your ideas.

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Your comments are much appreciated. Thank you!

Hugs,
Kristie