Saturday, October 4, 2008

Firecracker Designs Blog Hop - The "POP" Challenge!

Firecracker Designs BLOG HOP!!

Inspired by an article in a Paper Crafts special issue magazine, called "Cards, Gifts, and More", Pamela issued a challenge to the design team....The "POP" challenge! Each of us was to make a simple card then mail it to another member of the design team. That person would then add or change the card in some way to make it "POP". We were to take a simple card and try to make it extra special.

I didn't think this challenge sounded that bad until I got the "simple" card from the fabulously talented Vicki Parson. It was sweet and lovely and simple as is and I didn't want to screw anything up. I put it on my stamp table and just looked at it for a couple days. Besides coloring the poinsettias, I wasn't sure what to do. I honestly thought it looked just lovely as is. I was nervous about adding anything because I didn't want her to hate it! Once I found the guts to start adding I found a few things that I thought looked fabulous with it...I hope she feels the same! So here they are:

Vicki's lovely simple card:
and
Vicki's card with my "POP" additions:
I added red rhinestones to the corners, colored and popped up the poinsettias with foam dimensionals, popped up the square with the poinsettias with foam dimensionals, added some ribbon and stamped some holly leaves on the green cardstock.
What do you think?


So now here is my simple card that I made. I have to tell you, I don't do simple very well at all. It was really hard for me to not cover this with glitter or rhinestones or brads or something. I can't wait to see what Julie did with this! To see it's "POP" version check out Julie's blog HERE

Make sure you do the full Blog Hop and check out all of the "POP" cards because Pamela will be giving away some great blog candy at the end on her blog!!


After the Blog Hop make sure to stop back here for my 2nd World Card Making Day challenge. The prize up grabs for this challenge is a GORGEOUS stamp set from Firecracker Designs!! I will post challenge #2 at 12:00 pm CST! I look forward to seeing you then!


18 comments:

FireCracker082 said...

oh! love the colors, and bling! that double ribbon RAWKS!love the addition of the holly leaves!

Julie- justwritedesigns. said...

You did great, Heather! Love the added red poinsettias and the lovely ribbon.

Kisa Peters said...

I completely LOVE what you did with it! It looks awesome and you definitely POPPED it!

Marie said...

Wow! Great job Heather! I love it!

Linda Elbourne said...

Great idea and great work Heather X

Vicki said...

WOW!! This is sooo sooo beautiful Heather!! YOU REALLY made it "pop" girl!! I love it!! :) The ribbon is fabulous cause I love yummy ribbon ya know?! And it looks like you have LOTS of fun things going on here!! I hope to play later this evening friend!! Have fun today!!

Ret said...

Heather, you did a fantastic "makeover" on Marie's already pretty card. The flowers are beautiful, the holly leaves add such dimension and the double ribbon, WOW!!! You absolutley made this card POP!!!! Wonderful job, Heather!
Ret Cudmore
www.cardsncraftsbyret.blogspot.com

kc_froglady said...

adding the corner bling is too cool! It really sets off the layers of the card. I also like the added random stamping of the holly leave to the main focal paper also. Coloring in the poinsettias looks really cool and they pop themselves with the white border! Most of all I love the ribbon!

Sherri said...

I love the red crystals and the ribbon is fantastic. I also love the holly leaves in the green. What a fabulous job you did!

Jo said...

WOW- that looks great.ready to go to another stop...

Ursula said...

Oh, Heather, this turned out great!! I love the way the poinsettias POP right out with the added colors and white trim! Also love the cool ribbon and bling corners! This just rocks! :o)

Love your mahalo card! I'd be honored to receive it just as is! ;o) Off to the next hop!
Ursula

Libby Hickson said...

Wonderful job, Heather! All the red you added certainly made the card "pop". I love what you did!

marywebb said...

I checked out all of the cards, They are all great!!!

Debi said...

Love your cards!! Beautifully done!

Cheryl said...

I love what you did to the card it looks terrific with that ribbon. I really like your base card that you sent on also.

Shirley said...

I love both cards. Your first card is just so vibrant and pretty. The second card is serene and cool.

Cassie said...

yeah. you really made it pop!! just love it!!

Kari said...

Love what you did!! What a great challenge!