Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fiskateers Orange Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Fiskateers Orange Blog Hop!  If you came from Snippitysnaps's Scrapalicious World, you're in the right place!   To start at the beginning of the hop, click here:


In honor of our Orange Blog Hop, I wanted to make something that truly showcased my love of all things Fiskars.  Here's the card I made.


Do you recognize the Fiskars products?  I used 7 different Fiskars items on this card.  They include: a texture plate, orange ink, the sentiment stamp, a stamp block, a squeeze punch, a border punch, and my trimmer.  The card is based on a sketch by Valerie Salmon, a member of the Fiskars Design Team, so this card is Fiskars x 8!

I'd like to share how I made the background paper for the card.  I gathered white paper, a white crayon, orange ink, and a texture plate.


I put the paper over the texture plate and colored heavily with the crayon.  If you look carefully, you can see the pattern on the white paper.


Using a Tsukineko sponge dauber (I love these things!), I applied orange ink to the entire surface. 


Then I used a kleenex and rubbed.  The result was a very fun homemade patterned paper!


Time to hop along!  Your next stop is For the First Time.

44 comments:

  1. Okay you sold me. I love your card but I really love your technique with the embossing plates. Way too cool.

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  2. Off to steal er borrow - white crayon from the Grands - Sandy Aspromised Fiskateer #514

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  3. How awesome! I Loveeeeeeeeeeeee how you added texture! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  4. I am a new follower. Love how you textured the card TFS

    mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

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  5. Great card! I will have to use a crayon with my texture plates.

    sandyh #4165

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  6. I own the texture plates, but have never used them. I'm going to try it.... sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

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  7. The crayon resist technique is gorgeous on this card with the template. Good job. Kim #5612

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  8. Happy World Card Making Day! Pitty I have to go to bed, it seems the party on the net is only just starting!

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  9. Really like the technique. Thanks for sharing

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  10. Great card and awesome idea! Love it fiskars x 8!

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  11. Great card! Thanks for the great tip, too!

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  12. I finally made it to yours :) Great use of the texture plate, Devin and I are going to play with mine soon. I just love learning new ways to use tools I already own.

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  13. Very nice cards, I am getting some great ideas today!

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  14. Another fun technique! Thanks for sharing! http://faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com/

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  15. Great background! Pretty card!

    Dot

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  16. Oh my, the crayon idea is genius! I can't wait to try it with my fiskar texture plates!

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  17. wow!!! that's a gorgeous card! great technique! :)
    hugs,
    divinity 6688

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  18. Love it! Learned a new technique today! Thanks!

    Barbara #7744

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  19. I love this technique. Thanks I will have to give it a try!
    Kelly
    #6558

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  20. What a great technique Cindy.....love it for Embossing......xoxo Lyn

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  21. Great card! Thanks for sharing how you did that beautiful background.

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  22. Fab Fisk-a-card Cindy!!!

    I love my texture plates too and I look forward to try making a card just like yours :) Thank you for sharing your how-to photos.

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  23. Great fiskacard. I love your technique with the embossing plates. I'm going to have to dig mine out & play around with them. TFS! doverdi Fiskateer #1329

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  24. I've been wondering how to use my crayons! TFS

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  25. How pretty! I'm going to borrow this idea! I bought some of those texture plates a long time ago and have hardly used them! I think you've given me a reason to use them now!!! TFS!

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  26. Love this technique. TFS
    Debbie
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com/

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  27. Creative technique. I have these fiskar embossing plates too, never tried this though, very cool.

    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  28. What a great idea...I'm off to find a white crayon!

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  29. Fabulous resist/embossing technique! I'm going to give this a try. Gorgeous card, too.

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  30. Wow! I got to try this. Thanks for the explanation.

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  31. This is a great idea. I love creating my own paper from white cardstock.Thanks for the stop on the hop.:)
    Elaine-Fiskateers#7777

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  32. Beautiful! It couldn't get more Fiskateer-ish than orange, green, seven tools and a card based on one by a Fiskars DT member! Thanks for sharing the crayon technique. I already knew how to do this, but it is so good to jog my foggy memory occasionally!

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  33. you taught me something~~ Great work the card is lovely!!

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  34. Great Fiskacard. I really love your technique with the embossing plates. Now you have me wanting to dig mine out & try them. TFS! Doverdi Fiskateer #1329

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  35. What a great little lesson! I never knew you could do that. My mom just gave me about 6 of the texture plates and now I am super excited to get to playing, and I now know not to throw away the white crayons my kids are always tossing out of the crayon box :)
    So glad I hopped by and found your blog, I am a new happy follower for sure!
    Theresa
    tmdettloff@gmail.com

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  36. fun technique!! Love what you did with the embossing plates!

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  37. Cindy, this is such a beautiful card! Thanks for the tutorial! ~ Blessings, Tracey #7938

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  38. Your card looks awesome! I love this technique you shared! :)

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  39. HOLA! What a great card... thanks for the tutorial. I will be dusting off my templates and follow your lead on this one :)
    -Sylvia #5019

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  40. Thanks for a great tutorial!!

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  41. Very fun! Love the crayon technique!

    -Tifany
    http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com/

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