Monday, April 28, 2014


Zva Creative April DT Blog Hop!

Hello friends! Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to our April blog hop!  We are very excited to kick off another blog hop and to have you join us today. We hope you are inspired all of the beautiful work that we are about to share!
The hop begins at Zva Creative’s blog! Be sure head on over to check it out! You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way). 
As you know, Zva offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals.  If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.



I wanted to create a mixed media/shabby card today, to show off this gorgeous pink flourish Here's  how I created this.
1.  Begin with a 3.5" x 8" card base ( WorldWin ColorMates Beach)
2. Cut the next panel 3.25" x 7.75" ( WorldWin ColorMates White). Distress the edges by first using a distressing tool and then dipping the edges in a diluted mist spray.

3.  Cut a piece of WorldWin Translucent Vellum and a piece of the Beach cardstock 3" x 7.5".  Tape a Dreamweaver brass stencil over the vellum and apply modeling paste and allow to dry.
4.  Mount the vellum to the Bear cardstock by running the cardstock through the Xyron 5" Creative Station and applying the vellum to it (this is a great method to avoid seeing any adhesive on the vellum.
5.  Adhere crochet ribbon around the center of the panel.
6.  Lightly mist the entire card with a 2-toned pink mist.
7.  Apply the large Zva Creative Flourish ( CRB-06CA-106) to the card.


8.  Die cut multiple layers of the  Tattered Blossoms (Heartfelt Creations) using WorldWin's Petallics ( Coral Pink).  Shape the flower and attach to the card.  Add punched leaves to finish.



If you would like to play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path.  I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way!
The Blog Hop starts today, April 28th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, April 29th.
***Prizes***
Hidden on FIVE of the blogs along the way is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. All you need to do is leave a comment on one post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win. 
The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, April 30th on Zva Creative’s Facebook pagex and blog. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva’s page on Wednesday to see if you are a winner!
We also thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize!  To increase your chances of winning:
* Comment to let us know that you posted on your Facebook page about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you "tweeted" about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)
* Comment to let us know that you asked your local store to carry Zva creative products.  If they already do, that's fantastic, maybe you can suggest other products that they don't carry.
*Hop over to Zva’s Facebook page and “like” our page or leave a comment there to tell us that you stopped by if you already like us there!
The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative’s blog. Your next stop is Emilia Stammler. Enjoy!
Thank you for joining us!
P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on May 28th for our next Zva blog hop!
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 Challenges:
Dream It Up - Dreamweaver Stencils April Challenge (Inspired by...spring flowers)
 

17 comments:

mommyx2 said...

Wow! What a beautiful card. Love the colors and the bling , thank you for the tutorial.

Romy said...

Absolutely gorgeous pink card! Just love it!

Windy Robinson said...

Perfect card for the flourish! Absolutely beautiful work Gini! Thanks for hoping with us today!

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Kathleen White said...

Wonderful tutorial! Pink is such a fun spring color and I just love the tag you put together. Beautiful.

Wendy L said...

This looks stunning, a great creation. The flower and the bling look so beautiful. xxxx

Wendy L said...

This looks stunning, a great creation. The flower and the bling look so beautiful. xxxx

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful card! Love that flower and the beautiful Zva swirl.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Fantastic card...love the details and colors!

Ava Gavloski said...

Lovely shabby card. Yes you really did showcase the Zva crystal.

I'm just a simple gal said...

Gorgeous card!

lisa808 said...

Love the distressing, colors, pretty flower, and bling!

Laura Turcotte said...

WOW! That is so pretty! I love the colors! perfect touch of bling!

Amy Voorthuis said...

Hi Gini, what a great tutorial and stunning card. The background is amazing and that swirls looks just perfect on there thank you for sharing it xox Amy

Katie said...

Wow, this is so pretty! Love your tall card and that wonderful pink flower. The large pink flourish is perfect with this! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

SandiB said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the tutorial. Thanks for sharing with us.

Charmaine Stack said...

Love this! I have never applied paste to vellum - I would not have thought it would stand up to the moisture so well. Must try this!