Friday, November 20, 2009

Celebrate New Moon...the Blog Hop

NEW MOON is out in theatres today and to celebrate this fabulous event we are hosting a TWILIGHT SERIES inspired BLOG HOP. Both customers and Design Team members were invited to participate in our hop and we have quite a list of blogs for you to enjoy today.

The only requirement for our Hop is that the participants must use Artful INKables stamps to create a project inspired by the Twilight Series. Some will be highlighting the AI Twilight inspired sets: Into the Moonlight and Fictionally Inspired. And others, like myself, will be showing you how other AI sets can fall right into the Twilight theme. Artful INKables is also sponsoring Twilight Tuesday’s Hop today and we are providing both the stamp sets mentioned above and a set of our Vampire Romance Themed Pewter Charms as prizes, so be sure to check them out today as well!

I actually have 2 cards to share with you today as well as one by my very Twilight-obsessed daughter, Alea. I made 2 cards because after I finished the first, I decided I needed one that reflected the New Moon movie more. Though I like the outcome, this first card is more related to the final book in the series, than the second book.

Stamps: Paradise Island and Fictionally Inspired (Artful INKables)
Paper: Artichoke, Violet and White from SU
Inks: Brocade Blue, Ballet Blue and Elegant Eggplant were used to brayer the background, Black Momento Ink was used for sentiments and palm trees.
Accessories: Dimensionals, silver cord, Prima Flower and blue brad, Copics used to color in the image, Brayer used for background, moon was masked and white Gelly Roll pen used to create highlights and moon reflection. I hand cut the banner and stamped the words on by bending the rubber to the shape I needed it to follow...yet another reason I love unmounted rubber! (It goes where I want but doesnt get distorted!)

To better reflect the New Moon movie and book, I wanted to create something that brings Jacob to mind, since this is essentially the time that we get to know him better. The turning point in Bella's depression is when she goes to Jacob for his help in rebuilding the 2 motorcycles she has obtained. So this card is for Jacob:

Stamps: Road Rider and Fictionally Inspired (Artful INKables)
Paper: Black, Red, Silver and White from SU, DP from Basic Grey and Rusty Pickle
Inks: Black Momento Ink and Close to Cocoa from SU
Accessories: Dimensionals, Copics used to color in the image, circle cutter used to cut the top of the sentiment piece, silver ribbon

This final card was made by my daughter. She wanted to create a card the brought the new movie to mind so she created a replica of the cake made for Bella's 18th Birthday. (Yes, she knows the cake is pink in the book but decided to make hers like the cake shown in the movie previews.)

Stamps: Birthday Best (Artful INKables)
Paper: Red and White from SU, DP unknown
Inks: Black Momento Ink
Accessories: Sharpies used to color in the image, Prima Flowers, printer created sentiment and Gelly Roll glitter pen

The next stop on the hop is MARGIE
In case you get lost along the way, here’s the order of the hop:

Kristin Soboloski

Margie Cortina

Alison Heikkile

Jen Shults

Lois Bak

Michele Lourenco

Jodi Collins

Jennifer Olauson

Jen Pahoulis

Juanita Gillen http://stampintwilghtmom.blogspot

Donna Wardle

Joy Stagg

Cathy Cunningham

Sherry Campbell

Michelle Woerner

Crystal Irwin

Kathy Jones

Dani Chapman

Tamara Bennett

Tonya Klar

Jackie Rakoski

Holly Endress

April Davis

Oh and be sure to leave a comment on each blog along the way through our Hop, for your chance to win your choice of 2 AI sets! Please leave your comments by Midnight, November 23rd!


Michele L. said...

wow! I love the cards u created, ut that Isle esme, is phenomenal!

Lois said...

As a Team Jacob person, I have to say I love the motorcycle card! But all three are great!

Rachel said...

These are fantastic, I especially love the motorcycle one! I've never seen these stamps but they are wonderful.

Alison said...

These are all awesome. My fave is the Isle Esme card though. Beautiful work of course! And your daughter's card is fab!!!

Crystal said...

WOW these are fantastic Kristin!!!! AWESOME designs!

mousekemom said...

Just adorable! I love the colors in the Jacob card, but think the technique for the Isle Esme is just awe-inspiring. So much fun and your daughter's card is just too neat. I think she did a teriffic job on the cake!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOH! These are AMAZING! I LOVE them all but that Isle Esme is my fav!!! Thanks for hosting such a fun hop!!

Jackie said...

These are all so great! I love how each one is so different! Loving your daughters card too, she did an excellent job!

Jacqueline said...

Amazing cards!!! LOVE the red bike the best wow!!! So cool your daughter played along she made an awesome card!!

Deconstructing Jen said...

Kristin thanks so much for hosting this fun hop! I love your cards. Your Isle Esme card is spectacular!!!

Jennifer said...

I love your cards.

Erica said...

I love all 3 cards. the Isle Esme is gorgeous and the motorcycle is really cool too. Let your daughter know that I love the birthday cake card!

Juanita said...

Love all three of these creations. Thanks for sharing!

margie c said...

Fabulous cards! I really love Jacob's bike! Very cool!
Delish cake! Looks just like the one in the movie!
Great job :)
Happy New Moon Day!!!

Sherry Campbell said...

Wow- THREE cards- they are all totally awesome! I especially LOVE the motorcycle card!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

OMG! Just darling cards! That motorcycle card ROCKS even tho it's Team Jacob-LOL!! What a great hop! Happy New Moon!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Fabulous cards Kristin! I especially love the Isle Esme!

Dani said...

Lovely cards!! Great DP and layout!!

Sammi said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love them all!

Deborah Young said...

ROCKIN', Kristin! You make the best stamps...and cards!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!!! These are fantastic!!! Love how each has taken on different parts of the series - love them all!!! :)

Charisma3103 said...

Wow those are some gorgeous Cards I am speechless...