Thursday, May 01, 2014

Hearts of the West May Blog Hop

Welcome to the First Hearts of the West Blog Hop!

Our fearless leader Nancy Klein chose our first colour challenge, Buttercup, Sorbet, New England Ivy, Gypsy and Lagoon as well as the basic colour pallet. 

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This is a circular blog hop. No matter where you start, you will end up back at the beginning again.  There is a full list of blog links at the end of this post. If you came from Nancy Klein then you're in the right order.

To create this fun masking effect, I first stamped the large purple rose and then I put two pieces of Post-It tape across the whole panel to keep part of it white with no stamping. Then I added all my stamping with the colours from the inspiration photo. The best way I have found to make sure this looks nice and crisp, is to make sure something is stamped over the edges of the tape all the way across. You will notice I didn't leave any white gaps next to the tape line. This helps that masked area really pop! I also used Second Generation stamping to create some variations in the colours.

On the inside I added the large flower stamp with leaves and a sentiment from the Belated Birthday (B1442) set. I love adding a little bit of stamping or paper to the inside of the card to tie everything together.

 The supplies I used include: White Daisy cardstock, New England Ivy cardstock, Post-It tape, Purple Glitter Gems, CTMH inks: Buttercup, Sorbet, Gypsy, Lagoon, New England Ivy and Black Archival. I also used four stamp sets: B1419 Joyful Birthday, B1442 Belated Birthday, C1581 Inspiration Flourishes and C1576 Pick a Posey.

Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to comment. We just love reading them! 

Your next stop is Linda Pekrul 

1. Nancy Klein  
2. Chelsey Vorosmarty **You are here**
3. Linda Pekrul 

4. Diane Fischer  
5. Chantal Pearson
6. Christine Marshall
7. Freya Hall Dunbar
8. Michelle Marciniw Olson  

9. Corinna Murphy
10. Janet McCormick
11. Donna Digby

See you next month for our June Hearts of the West Team Challenge.
Remember,  you're welcome to join our amazing team!  Just contact me or visit my website to get started.


  1. This is such a lovely card! That technique looks fabulous. Thank you for sharing it. You did an awesome job of blending all those colours together!

  2. Love it!! I didn't think of inks, Just cardstock and found it so heavy and dark. Using just ink this way has made your card soft and feminine! I love it!!!

  3. wow wow wowzers!! This is a really beautiful card! Im going to try and make one too, if you dont mind. i am taken away with this.

  4. What a beautiful card. I love the masking technique that you used...very effective.

  5. Beautiful! Some very talented ladies out there! I need to step up my game next time!!

  6. Love the Stamping only technique!

  7. Gorgeous card! Love your technique! You are incredibly talented Chelsey!

  8. Wow, wow, wow! Chelsey - I never thought of using only inks for a color challenge -- a genius idea! I also LOVE how you carried the purple flower into the inside of the card. Fantastic!!

  9. Absolutely stunning! The masking technique makes the main flower just pop and your use of the color combination on the other some is so balanced. I really didn't care for this set looking at it in the Idea Book but now I'm going to have to get it.


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