Saturday, July 25, 2009

Firecracker Designs July Blog Hop!

It's time for the July Firecracker Designs blog hop! The theme this month is: FCD Gets Hot! We were all challenged to create a project/card using heat..such as heat embossing, using an iron for a technique, etc.. We just had to make sure we used some heat!!! For my card I used the FCD set "Mahalo". This set is absolutely GORGEOUS! The sentiment comes from the set "Phrases set 1". I just love the beautiful palm trees from the Mahalo set. They make a perfect background or focal image. For my card I embossed the trees with black embossing powder on Apricot cardstock. I sponged around the edges with Ruby Red ink. I was hoping for a tropical sunset look.

Thanks for stopping by today! This is a “circular blog hop” where the beginning is wherever you start!! You will know you are at the end of the blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog you’ve started from! (It’s not a huge circle…so it should be easy to remember where you started.)

There will be blog candy given away to 1 lucky blog hop participant. The winner will be chosen from the comments left on the blog of one of the FCD design team members...but which one? The blog candy hostess is a mystery! We don't even know who the blog candy hostess will be until the hop is over…so make sure you leave a comment on EVERY blog, so you don’t miss out on a chance at the blog candy!

****If you are the blog candy winner, you will be contacted by Pamela via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) and you can also find out the winner on Pamela’s blog after the blog hop ends on Wed, July 29th at 8:00 PM (EST).****

Now, to continue the circle, hop on over the the blog of the incredibly talented LIBBY,
and keep going until you’ve come back to where you’ve started! Thanks so much for playing along with us and we hope you have a great time!

39 comments:

FireCracker082 said...

lovely Heather!! gorgeous color combination!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

This sure is gorgeous Heather!! I am in love with the color theme you've used!! This certainly is one hot project girl!! :) STUNNING!!!

kc_froglady said...

Oh fantastic Heather! We used the same set for this challenge but 2 totally different things :) I love the gorgeous oranges you used. I want to be on this beach!!!!!

Debi said...

What a stunning card!!! I love the colors and the image is awesome! The layout is wonderful, too! Using an embossing folder on the orange cardstock adds the perfect touch to the layout of the card. Incredibly embellished!! You have done a fabulous job creating your card.

Lisa said...

I am in AWE! this is spectacular! Makes me want to get on a plane right now and go somewhere tropical.

Marie said...

Super card! Love this set, too!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

What a beautiful scene! I love the colors you used and the multi layer flower is terrific. Super job, Heather!

Sara said...

WOW, BEAUTIFUL!! Love your colors, and yes you did make a sunset!

christina d said...

Wow! I ike how you used another color besides white. The card is beautiful!

StampinCathy said...

This is one SIZZLING card. I just love the colors and techniques you used on this card. Thanks for this inspiring card.

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decp8nter said...

Gorgeous!! The flower accent right on top of your focal image is a really nice touch.

Juliet A said...

This is a gorgeous card - the trees in silhouette against the sunset - brilliant! I like cards that bypass the whole coloring process.

Karen said...

Beautiful card! I love the flower and who doesn't love Swiss Dots! =) TFS!

Judy Rozema said...

Wow! What amazing colors! Love the layers, texture and flower!

Libby Hickson said...

Love this Heather, such a gorgeous color combo to go with that tropical scene. And of course I highly approve of the Swiss Dots background, LOL!

JACKIE K said...

Hi HEATHER: GREAT CARDS. jACKIEk

Stampin_melissa said...

OMGoodness! This is stunning! Awesome job!

Anonymous said...

This card reminds me of a tropical sunset. The colors are wonderful.

Martha
Marthamh2@aol.com

Monica-FC said...

makes it look like you are in Hawaii. that is what the card reminds me of. you sure did a wonderful job on it to make me think of that.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh this is gorgeous. it's like a tropical sunset! love it.

hugs,

Debbie Yates said...

It is a wonderful sunset scene - I love it!

dabblesbydeb at knology dot net

Jo said...

wow what a stunning image. The color combo is super.
jody at gmail

Zuila said...

What a stunning card, I love it!
zuila.castro@gmail.com

Betsy C said...

I loved how you made it look like the landscapes sunset set on fire as well . How pretty!!! TY! ~ betsy C

KTluv said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. I love the black on the orange.

Katie W

Another Loock Creations said...

Very pretty!!! Might have to go grab this stamp and play a bit tonight!!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful - love the colors and stamp set - so elegant.
Sharon

marywebb said...

Beautiful card. I LOVE the colors, reminds me of Hawaii!!

Connie W said...

Your colors with that stamp make me want to go to Hawaii now. This is absolutely gorgeous!

Dawn Frost said...

You have created a beautiful sunset card! Thanks for the chance to win a great set.

JP Card Crazy said...

Awesome card great colors!!!

Ink-Pattie said...

What a stunning card! Love the colors, and that stamp again...I just might have to get that stamp.
the_fultons@earthlink.net

Ursula said...

Gorgeous, Heather! Yup - it looks like a lovely tropical sunset to me! Great color choices! :o)

Helen F. said...

You really captured the 'tropical look' in this beautiful card ~ looks like my backyard at sunset!

Margaret Kane Ward said...

You PERFECTLY captured the tropical sunset look!! Love the silhouette feel of the trees and your embellishments & sentiment tie it all perfectly together. Thanks for the lovely inspiration.

Jennifer E. said...

This is awesome! I love the background & that flower is a beauty!

Tish said...

Yes, indeed, you did capture the sunset. I am happy to know that was stippling and not brayering.
I definitely plan to try this idea and the colors you chose.
Tish
cattish@verizon.net

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is just beautiful- I love the soft pretty colors you used and the sunset reminds me of a sunset I recently saw in California- I WANT TO GO BACK!!! TFS

Shelly Schmidt
Shellymc2@comcast dot net