Wednesday, June 5, 2013

CARDS Blog Hop


Welcome! CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is sponsoring this month's CARDS challenge, and the Girl Friday Ink Squad all have cards based on the same sketch:


 
I took this opportunity to remake this card where I used the flower dies as explosions behind the bombs. I liked the idea, but was never completely pleased with how it turned out (do you have those kinds of cards that stay in your head until they're "fixed" too?) Later I realized it was because they still kinda looked like a bouquet of  flowers, just in explosion colors.
 

So this one has a few changes: 1) only 2 layers in the explosion, 2) random petals removed, and 3) random petals shortened. I think this helps to make the explosions look a little more realistic.

This card uses the Ka-Boom and Brickworks sets from CAS-ual Fridays.


Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs as you hop along.
One of the blogs...and it's still a mystery as to which one it will be...will have a random winner who will receive a really great prize!
If you got lost or sidetracked along the way, here is the lineup:
Kelly Griglione <--you are here
 
The prize for the sketch challenge is really awesome but you'll have to make it through to the CARDS blog to see it! Be sure to follow the instructions to include your project for your chance to win. You have until June 17th to play along.

Next on the hop is Dana ... it's no surprise that you're going to love what she has for you!  

Thanks so much for looking!
-Kelly

53 comments:

  1. beautiful as usual kelly & thanks for the blog hop

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  2. FAB use of the sketch Kelly - gorgeous card!

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  4. Very cute card

    Blessings,
    Kathleen

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  5. By George, I think you've got it! Sure look like explosions now.

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  6. Thanks for sharing your card remake - love it!

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  7. Brilliant recreation and I agree that the the random petals removed and shortened look very similar to explosions going off. But man oh man, that BG? WOWZERS. It's so realistic and rustic and aged looking. Love it Kelly. And the mini staples too:)

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  8. Great job, Kelly! Definitely more bombastic than floral!

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  9. Wow. Really does look like an explosion hit. Cute card.

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  10. Cute card - love the brick wall in the bg

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  11. Oh be still my exploding heart! Completely awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Great explosions! Lovely redo, it turned out great.

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  13. Love this! You are always so clever with the stamps! Fabulous job!

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  14. I love your card. Great ideas!!!!!!!

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  15. Kelly this is SO FUN! I love the colorful bursts behind the bombs. Cute cute card! Thanks for the congrats comments today, you started my morning off just right ;)

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  16. This card is da bomb, Kelly! Especially the altered explosions. Wow!

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  17. That is the cutest card EVER!!!!!

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  18. What a great way to use those Bloom Builder dies! Fabulous card, Kelly!

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  19. Such a fun card!!! Amazing job on the explosions!

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  20. I have your "never looked right" syndrome! However, it doesn't apply here! Both cards look fabulous!!

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  21. Kelly this is the bomb girl! I love your remake and using the Brickworks background is such a great idea. Both of these sets are on my wish list. Rocked it for sure.

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  22. There's a little file in my brain for "redos". Your remake is the bomb, pun intended. I love the brick background you added.

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  23. Ka-Pow!!!! I love this sooo much! I want that set~!

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  24. I like both versions of the card Kelly, TFS

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  25. Wonderful day-brightening, smile-making cards! Clever and unique!! Thanks for sharing!
    c

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  26. I love it! The brick wall is perfect and I love the modified flower dies, looks wonderful!

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  27. The die cuts really look like explosions now...love it!

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  28. Super clever and creative, as usual. Love your bombs.

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  29. Well designed Kelly - love the mix of stamp sets!

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  30. Great take on the sketch Kelly, and I love the dies you used for your bomb! Too cute!

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  31. Pretty clever card, Kelly, with your brickwork and "bombs" ~ great interpretation of the sketch!

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  32. You are TOO FUN!! Love your creative take on the sketch, Kelly! Way to rock the blog hop!

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  33. A very interesting card, Kelly. Great card,

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  34. oh my! look at those blasts! so perfect! and I really like how you have a distressed brick wall in the background, it is just the right subtle backdrop for those fun bright explosions of color.

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  35. What a great card. I love how you stamped the "brick" background. I have just gotten this set and you've inspired me to use it TODAY. :) Thanks for sharing and the fun blog hop.

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  36. Your interpretation of the sketch is so clever and I love your card!

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  37. Fabulous cards! Love both of these and the brick background is awesome :)

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  38. wow how fun from the brick background to the colors behind the bombs, this awesome!

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  39. Great explosions and I like the brick background.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  40. This would be great for my son - need to go back and look at those CF stamps again!

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  41. I love how you created your 'Bombs'! Such a fun card...great for a guy, too!

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  42. Such a great card, from the cool background to the fun and textured main piece!
    Bravo Kelly!! You ARE the Bomb ;o)

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  43. awesome! great background!

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  44. Wow Kelly, you really know how to get the most out of your dies...awesome card.

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  45. Great male/boy card - so much energy!

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  46. Stunning Idea and love that color combo..lovely manly card

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  47. Very cool and so amazing, Kelly ... I loved the first card but I think you've surpassed yourself here ... a perfect man-card! Anita :)

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  48. I still like the first version but have to agree that the explosion looks much better on the second...... The bricks really just set the scene too :0) such a cool card Kelly.

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  49. Okay...that is brilliant....making an explosion out of a flower? Amazing. I like the tweaking you did for the second one. You are right, it does make it look more like an explosion, but I liked the first one, too.

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly