Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary Blog Hop DAY TWO + Giveaway

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Hi there! Today I am so excited to be a part of Rubeena’s Crafting Anniversary 2-Day Blog Hop! This hop is epic with more than 70 guests and over $1,000 in sponsored prizes! Not only are we celebrating four years since Rubeena first discovered cardmaking but also crafting in general. This industry is made up of wonderful individuals who are creative, inspirational, kind, and incredibly supportive! Hop along so you can learn about why we create and how much joy it brings us!

I am quite an introvert if you were to ask me. I can’t muster up the courage to go and talk to people. Just not built that way. Ruby, a gem she is just like her name, buzzed me on Instagram a few months back and sent me a card of hers (something I will treasure forever!) and I sent one back. We have one thing in common other than crafting, we are new moms on the block. I get to learn so much from her. She is always helpful whether it is suggestions on what watercolor paper to use or anything else for that matter.

I made a card that celebrates her most loved style of crafting. I did some watercoloring and got this card together. The sentiment is something I feel for Ruby! She is an amazing person and I heart her in this crafting community.

For my card, I started out by taking an A2 sized piece of Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor paper and stamped the images from More Spring Flowers stamp set using Antique Linen Distress Ink. I stamped a few images on a separate piece of watercolor paper to layer later and add dimensions.

I took my Mijello Mission Gold Watercolors and painted away the floral images and leaves. After I was done painting, I took the sentiment from Uplifting Sentiments stamp set and stamped onto the watercolored panel using Versamark Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it using clear embossing powder.

I added some clear Nuvo drops to make it look like dew. I trimmed the panel to 4 inches by 5.25 inches and adhered it on a top folding A2 sized card base made from Neenah Desert Storm 100 lb cardstock.

That’s all for this card and I hope you enjoyed reading about it as much as I making it for this blog hop!

Hopefully, you have reached this post from Marge Yoon’s blog. If not, there is a list of talented artists who are joining this blog hop and you can start from Rubeena’s Blog and hop along with us.

As with all good hops, there are giveaways! In celebration of this anniversary, we have several amazing sponsors. Let’s thank them for their generosity! Winners will be randomly selected from comments left on all the blogs. The winners will be announced by Wednesday, September 5 on this page. Winners will have up to 2 weeks to contact Rubeena at ararerubycrafts@gmail.com to claim their prize before another winner is selected.

Studio Katia – $50 gift card

Hello Bluebird – $50 gift card

Altenew – $50 Gift card

Pinkfresh Studio – $30 gift card

Gina K. Designs – $50 gift card

Clearly Besotted – £25 gift card

Simon Says Stamp – $25 gift card

Spellbinders Card Kit ($55 value)

Jennifer McGuire – $50 Simon Says Stamp gift card

Winnie & Walter, LLC – $40 gift card

Mama Elephant – $25 gift card

Hero Arts – $25 gift card

Nichol Spohr LLC – Custom-sewn rainbow pencil case filled with brand new Spellbinders dies

Danielle Flynn – $25 Simon Says Stamp gift card

Picket Fence Studios – four $25 gift cards

Ellen Hutson – two $25 gift cards

Pretty Pink Posh – two $30 gift cards

The Stamp Market – July 2018 Release (estimated $100 value)

Indigojade Art Shop – $50 gift card to Art Prints & Gifts Shop

Flora & Fauna – a 4×6 stamp set

Waffle Flower – $25 gift card

Power Poppy – $50 gift card

Now it’s time to hop along to …

JUSTINE HOVEY

Rubeena Ianigro
The Stamp Market Blog
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Nina-Marie Trapani
Neat & Tangled Blog
Cheiron Brandon
Tania Ahmed
Laurie Willison
Barb Engler
Janette Kausen
Carly Tee Minner
Nichol Spohr
Amy Tsuruta
Mayline Jung
Emily Midgett
Kelly Griglione
Caly Person
Stephanie Klauck
Tracy Freeman
Dana Joy
Erica A-B
Channin Pelletier
Kimberly Wiener
Marcie Sharp
Rowena Miniaci
Sharna Waksmulski
Laurel Beard
Miriam Prantner
Leanne West
Tracey McNeely
Marge Yoon
Ankita Gupta
Justine Hovey
Taheerah Atchia
Kimberly Crawford
Lisa Hetrick
Laura Jane
Michele Ferguson