Friday, December 9, 2011

Lawnscaping blog hop - for the love of all things RED!


Welcome to another Lawnscaping Blog Hop!  Last time was so fun, we're giving it another go!


You should have come to me by way of Danielle.  

The hop runs from Friday, December 9th to Sunday, December 11th.  Make sure to comment on all of the blogs because there are lots of prizes to be won! 


 I don't know why, when the "red" theme was announced, my mind jumped to glowing red christmas lights.  I only string up the clear kind myself, but these smiley-faced-cuties look perfectly at home in red.  I stamped myself a string of lights, from lawn fawn's "cozy christmas" and then masked every single one of those lights so that I could stamp a woodgrain pattern "behind" them.  Each Christmas light was colored in red, received a bubbly coat of glossy accents, and then with a q-tip (when the glossy accents dried up), got smeared with white ink around their bottoms.  Don't they look like they're glowing?





I hope you like my hop card!

Next, head over to Cathy's blog.  If you fall off-track at any point, no worries!  Head back to the Lawnscaping blog for a full list of participants, and all the details of prizes to be won.



87 comments:

  1. What a great card. Those lights do look shiny and glowing.

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  2. lovely simple card ! i love those shiny glossy lights on woodgrain background ! super!

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  3. your little light bulbs seem to be screaming out, aren't we AWESOME?! Great job on the glowing technique and I LOVE the glossy glassy look of the bulbs

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  4. yes, i do! Perfect CAS with red!! :-)

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  5. Love your CAS Card....the glossy Lights look lovely..Thanks for sharing!!

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  6. Sweet card, Elena! I love the glossy light ornament! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Great card. Love how you made the light looks like they're glowing, hehe. Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. The woodgrain background is a stamp? I would never tell. They all look so natural together. Love this card=)

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  9. simple yet elegaNT...
    Love the 'glow'

    hugs,
    Riti

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  10. Lights are just great. The glossy accents & white ink works a treat :)

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  11. This is amazing and filled with festive mood card!

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  12. *EEEK* this is just so super cute...love the CAS design and the bulbs certainly do look like they're glowing :)
    Jenny x

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  13. what a darling little stamp,so cute.CAS is always a winner.

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  14. Your card is exactly what it says - Merry and Bright! LOVE your design - as always!

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  15. so simple yet elegantly hand-made...this is going into my idea binder immediately!

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  16. They DO look like they are glowing! What a cute design and such a clever concept.

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  17. Love the glow, Elena! Perfect CAS :) Love it.

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  18. Simple and sweet! Love the white "glow" it's awesome! I am totally going to try that technique! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  19. very very cute...thanks for sharing..

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  20. What a super cute card. I love how you made the lights glow.

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  21. simple & lovely card... i love the glow accents around the bulbs....

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  22. Aw, this is so cute! Love your glow around the lights and the woodgrain background. It's all in the details! :o)

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  23. Great card. You put a lot of work into this one.

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  24. This is adorable. Love the red glowing lights against the soft woodgrain background! :) LOVE!

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  25. I love this string of light...cool design.

    Rebecca
    brrck@yahoo.com

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  26. That glow is so cool looking! Great card.

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  27. Oh, cute! Love the shiny ornaments.

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  28. Simple but adorable! brown and red another color compination i would like to try, thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. Super cute, Elena! I love the lights layered over the woodgrain background-- very warm feeling!

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  30. Too cute. The wood grain makes me think of Christmas at my grandmother's house--Christmas lights against the wood paneling. I also love the way you made the lights glow.

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  31. totally look like they are glowing! SO CUTE!!

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  32. This is such a cute card !

    Marsha Reitsma, The Netherlands

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  33. So simple and SO wonderful. I just love this!

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  34. OMG! Loooove this card! And thank you for explaining how you made the lights glow, stunning! I have to try that myself!! Love the design of the card, and the end result is amazing! Loooove it!!

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  35. Such a wonderful card! Love the white inking to make them glow =) TFS!

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  36. I'm a clear christmas light girl too, but these red ones are rather adorable :)

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  37. How intricate it is for the masking! The result is stunning!

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  38. Oh wow I just love this card.

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  39. Love the faces on the bulbs...so cute!

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  40. Love the wood grain. This card makes me want to decorate. :)

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  41. Love how the lights "glow"! Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Aww super cute!! I love the light you created around each bulb!

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  43. Wow--masking each one! Super cute.

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  44. Love the combo of that faux bois and red!

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  45. Wow! Great card, I love the background, the border and each one of the glossy lights :)

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  46. So cute! I love the way the red shows up against
    the woodgrain background.

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  47. I love the way the lights are glowing!!!

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  48. Looks like a lot of work but oh so worth. I am going to make this for ME

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  49. I LOVE clean and simple .....and this is gorgeous!!

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  50. Love the border and the overall simplicity of the card.

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  51. Sweet card! I love the glow of the lights!

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  52. Love the technique to make the lights look like they're glowing. Will totally be stealing that idea. :)

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  53. Very cute and festive! I like how the border resembles the stripes on a candy cane.

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  54. I love, love, love this card...simplistic and adorable!

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  55. So cute! Your hard work was worth it...they DO look like they are glowing!

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  56. What a sweet card. I like the simplicity of it.

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  57. You make the most stunning cards! I just love it! Great texture with the background and love the glossy lights!

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  58. wow what a great card! so simplistic but not simple...

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  59. I don't just like your hop card...I love it! It made me smile the moment I saw it. TFS

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  60. Cute card!! Those lights are glowing!! :)

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  61. So simple but so super cute :-) TFS xx

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  62. The lights definitely look glowing!!! Wow, I am seriously in love with your card! I can't stop looking at it!

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  63. Love the lights just brings out the christmas feeling :))

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  64. Hilde van RijnsoeverDecember 10, 2011 at 1:58 PM

    The lights are just adorable!

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  65. Great Job!! I love the Background

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  66. I like this! Thanks for sharing.

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  67. Oh my this is a very simple card but beautiful well done !!! :)
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
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  68. I love this card. The treatment of the lights was a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  69. I seriously love how you made the lights look as if they were glowing. Probably going to steal that idea!

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  70. Cute card. I like how the bulbs "glow".

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  71. I love the red lights. The woodgrain background works well too.

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  72. What a beautiful clean and simple card! Love the glow of the lights and the woodgrain background!

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  73. love it! perfectly cas and adorable...wonderful design.

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  74. Love love this CAS card. The colors, design and details all are superb.TFS

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  75. Very cute--I like the glossy accents.

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  76. You really achieved the glow from those lights! This is totally gorgeous!

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  77. All that masking paid off because this is fantastic! I love that string of lights!

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