October 01, 2015

The Hop to Stop

Hey everyone!  (If you are looking for my CASEplorations post just keep scrolling down.)  It's a special and important day today.  I'm participating in a special blog hop for a very good cause.  My fellow STAMPlorations teammate, Becca, has organized The Hop to Stop.  It's about raising awareness about domestic violence.


We are all making cards and linking up showing our support.  You can too!  All you have to do is make a card featuring purple and link up over at Becca's blog, The Damsel of Distressed.  She's has loads of great sponsors giving away some great prizes.  What is even better, if you want your cards to go to someone who could really use them, Becca is collecting them for her local shelter.  All the info is on her blog.   Here's the card I made...



I first took my sentiment (STAMPlorations) and embossed it in white.  Then I watercoloured some Distress inks (spiced marmalade, dusty concord and broken china) randomly over most of the card surface.  I stamped the larger butterflies (STAMPlorations) in the dusty concord while the background was still damp so they would bleed a bit.  Once it was dry I stamped the small butterfly (STAMPlorations, Dee's Artsy Impressions) in golden glitz ink (Delicata).  They are a bit hard to see in the photo but they look very pretty IRL.  Lastly, I stamped my flourish (Inkadinkado) in dove gray (StazOn) ink.

I hope you'll join in and support this worthy cause too.  Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a lovely day!

22 comments:

  1. Kim, this is BEAUTIFUL! Love the watercolor wash and the swirling butterflies. And that sentiment - absolutely PERFECT for this. Thank you so much for being your usual amazing self and linking up in the Hop to Stop!

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  2. This is beautiful, so artsy... I love the soft flourishes in the BG :)

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  3. Beautiful card, Kim. I love her delicacy. It is delicate as people who need help and support. This card really glad someone.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  4. Such lovely soft watercoloring and the sentiment...is just perfect.

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  5. Dreamy in every way, Kim! The background is perfect for your pretty butterflies and your sentiment: perfect!
    Hugs~c

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  6. I love this card--it feels so light and dreamy! The little purple butterflies are the perfect touch!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  7. Just awesome my friend x

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  8. I love your mutted background and then the pop of purple witht the butterflies!

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  9. Oooh! Love that water colored background, and such a perfect sentiment for this amazing hop!

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  10. Hello Kim, Fantastic card. I am visiting you via Becca's blog for the Hop To Stop Cause.

    Jade xx

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  11. LOVE! And I think I need some of that gold ink...

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  12. OH, this is SO pretty! I LOVE the fabulous background you created! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

    PS: If you're looking for another chance to win with the Hop to Stop, make sure to stop by my blog and comment! www.mynnettekitchenonastampage.blogspot.com :)

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  13. DELIGHTFUL card!!!
    BEAUTIFUL sentiment and butterflies, GORGEOUS background, LOVE IT ALL!!!

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  14. Gorgeous watercolored background! Love all the movement you have created with the swirls and butterflies!

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  15. I need to try this technique! The sentiment is beautiful and so is your card :)

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  16. I love butterfly creations. They have a special meaning to me. This is gorgeous!!
    Hugs,
    Karen C

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  17. Such a beautiful card for The Hop to Stop. Your purple beauty caught my eye and I stopped in to get a closer look. I like the gorgeous background and butterflies. The sentiment is so appropriate for the hop. Thank you for supporting this worthwhile and very serious issue.

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  18. Gorgeous background!

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  19. Such beautiful colors. Thanks for supporting awareness of DV.

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  20. Very pretty. Love the background incl. the flourish. Awesome sentiment.

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  21. Gorgeous watercolor card!

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  22. Simply stunning watercolor card. Those colors together with the purples are quite eye-catching. Beautiful design. Great card, great cause. Bev

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