Monday, September 14, 2015

Celebrating Cath Edvalson & Technique Tuesday


Welcome to a very special blog hop, with a collaboration between Technique Tuesday
and Cath Edvalson, featuring her awesome new line of stamps and dies.
I am super thrilled to be a part of this celebration...let's get hoppin'!


I hope you arrived here from Jaclyn Miller's fab blog, or start at the beginning
at Technique Tuesday, because you won't want to miss the inspiration--
and there are prizes for commenting! I'll explain about the prizes
a little further down but first, let me share my project with you.

If you didn't know this little fact about Cath--she's an extraordinary paper cutter.
We're not talkin' paper dolls, but serious, mind blowing paper cutting. Check this out.

Image source

Pretty amazing, huh? That design was the inspiration for Heartfelt Thanks,
a set that features a stamp of Cath's gorgeous hand cut heart. Here's my card.



I white embossed the heart on watercolor card stock and ink distressed with
several inks to make the design pop, then flicked some water over the surface.


The sentiment was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and clear embossed,
then the panel was cut with the rectangle element from MFT's Blueprints 24
and adhered to a white card base. The finishing touch was a sprinkling of sequins.

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So let's talk PRIZES! Technique Tuesday is giving away three prize packs.
The first prize is all 5 of Cath's stamps and dies, and Technique Tuesday is also
giving away two $25 gift certificates. Three winners will be chosen at random
from comments left on any of the following blogs. But the more blogs you visit,
and the more comments you leave, the better your chances of winning, right?

                Donna Mikasa (You are here!)

The next blog to visit is Birgit. I can't wait to see her project! Remember if you get lost,
or if there's a broken link, head back to Technique Tuesday for the master list of blogs. 

You have until September 16th at midnight PST to comment, and the winners
will be announced on Friday, September 18th over at Technique Tuesday.
Thanks so much for hopping along with us. Enjoy the rest of the hop!
  

141 comments:

  1. Can't say enough how much I love the delicacy of these die cuts. Love your card!!

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  2. Beautiful stunning card . I really like how the white heart really pops . This is my favorite stamp set of the release.

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  3. Love the white heart on the colourful background. Really pops!

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  4. Beautiful and elegant! Love the watercolors! Works great with the heart stamp!

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  5. What a great background for this gorgeous heart set, love it!

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  6. Such a simply done but elegant card. The heart is so delicate that the bold background colors are perfect.

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  7. Love that intricate heart against your beautiful water colouring!

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  8. Such pretty watercolors to frame the heart!

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  9. Very pretty card and very pretty stamp!!

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  10. Hi Donna, love the way you show this beautifully intricate die! The watercolored background shows it off so well!

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  11. This is truly beautiful. Would love to own this die. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  12. I thought I had enough heart dies, but this one is a must for me! Love what you have done with it today!

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  13. There she goes ... right where I wanted, with that fabulous water-colored splashy beauty!!! Just fantastic, Donna!
    =]

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  14. I've always wanted to do paper cutting like that... I NEED this die to totally fake it! : ) LOVE your gorgeous card!

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  15. Your ink blending always blows me away! What a lovely way to use that pretty heart stamp.

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  16. I'd like to try this technique! Maybe I'll win the stamps and I can!

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  17. your background for this heart is breathtaking!

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  18. I just love how the heart die cut just stand out against your beautiful background!!!

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  19. I love the color! and the pop of the white die.

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  20. A marriage made in heaven, that stamp image in white with distress inks!! Beautiful!

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  21. Beautiful contrast between the delicate heart and the boldly-colored background.

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  22. So glad you used this heart with your gorgeous backgrounds. Those cards are fabulous.

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  23. Love, love, love the heart, and how you've showcased it on the blended backgrounds!

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  24. Love that heart and your beautiful blending!

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  25. So pretty with the white against the gorgeous bg

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  26. Such a lovely card--the heart is gorgeous! I like your beautifully blended background too.

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  27. What a delicate die and so beautiful against your inked background.

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  28. I love everything about Cath's new products. Thank you for your inspiration and for the chance to win!

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  29. WOW! Your water colored background is stunning and goes perfectly with this beautiful heart!

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  30. I always love embossing - so fun that the stamp can be embossed and the die still has detail that will stick out when you place it over the embossed (or stamped) image.

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  31. love the blending, watercolor spritzing and of course, the heart!

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  32. LOVE your bright happy card Donna and ofcourse the use of distress ink with spalatters!! LOVE Cath's new stamp and die sets - thank you so much for the inspiration, as always!

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  33. What a bright card sure to make anyone's face smile when receiving it.

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  34. the heart is so delicate and intricate.
    Looks great on a solid background or on the various-colored card.
    thanks for sharing two wonderful cards.

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  35. Love, love your background! Stunning card!

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  36. I love the white embossing with the vibrant colors on the back!

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  37. This is simply beautiful! I love the heart stamp so much!

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  38. Amazing card!
    Love that intricate heart die!

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  39. So pretty!!! Love the colors with the white embossed heart! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. I simply love that heart! Several crafty ladies have used it for their creations on this hop. ALL GORGEOUS. It's already in my basket. Your cards are so pretty with the embossed heart atop the colorful background. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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  41. Gorgeous background...perfect backdrop for that beautiful heart!!!

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  42. Wow! Absolutely in love with that heart! And love the vibrant colors of the card!

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  43. Gorgeous! Love that beautiful background!

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  44. The colors make a beautiful backdrop to the heart.

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  45. GORGEOUS background for the Heart stamp!

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  46. I love the background you made for this card!

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  47. I love your card - great ideas - thanks!

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  48. gorgeous cards... thanks for the gr8 view:)

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  49. Really GORGEOUS card, Donna! Your inking/blending really makes this beautiful heart pop...Wow! I had no idea Cath could hand cut like that...I am so impressed! Thanks for being part of the hop :)

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  50. BEAUTIFUL in color, design and technique!!! Love this!!

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  51. I am just in love with that fancy, lacy heart and the washed background is absolutely perfect with it!

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  52. the colors just make the embossing pop. thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  53. Beautiful, colorful yet elegant card....

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  54. That did and stamp set are wonderful!

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  55. Lovely background and beautiful stamp!! I need to use this technique more often.

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  56. Wow love the background looks like raindrops. The heart is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  57. beautiful way to highlight that gorgeous heart!

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  58. Beautiful intricate heart atop the multicolored background, so very pretty!

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  59. Stunning ink blended background for this lacy beautiful die cut, gorgeous card!

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  60. Donna your card is just beautiful and I have to agree, Cath is amazingly talented! Great work, both of you!

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  61. Really pretty. I have just been learning watercoloring. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  62. Love the colors you chose to sponge the background. So happy!

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  63. Really pretty. I have just been learning watercoloring. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  64. All of these watercolors today is making me feel inspired.

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  65. Beautiful card & I love this stamp!

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  66. Love the new dies and stamps. Thanks for the giveaways!

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  67. There you go again with your beautiful watercolored background! Love the masked element incorporated into the background! :)

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  68. Love this stamp and your card is lovely!

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  69. Beautiful. The white heart just pops off the page.

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  70. I love the water color background and it sure makes the lovely heart die stand out. Perfect and beautiful.

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  71. WOW...I really love your card. The background colors are just beautiful!!!!

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  72. Gorgeous! I love the delicate look.

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  73. Gorgeous cards! Love that colorful background.

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  74. Beautiful background. I love that heart.

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  75. Great background! This is such a beautiful die!

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  76. Striking! Love the background and the embossed heart.

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  77. Lovely card, the background is beautiful!

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  78. you create a beautiful watercoloring background!

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  79. Loved the card. and such great colors in the background - which made the white heart stand out so beautifully!

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  80. Loved the cards. Such wonderful colors and I love the heart die

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  81. GORGEOUS card Donna!!!
    LOVE the DELICATE heart and BEAUTIFUL background!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your INKY AWESOMENESS :)

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  82. Beautiful cards! I loved the watercolor background.

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  83. Very pretty......watercolor background and a great heart stamp, such a great combination.

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  84. Beautiful card! I loved the water color background.

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  85. Love this card! The white embossed heart looks beautiful on the distressed ink background! Lovely technique! Thanks for sharing.

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  86. Beautiful papercutting and a beautiful card!

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  87. WOW! That gorgous rainbow background showcases the pretty diecut beautifully! I'm really loving this new release with Cath Edvalson's artwork.

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  88. Intricate heart die with gorgeous watercoloring

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  89. Wow, great way to make that gorgeous heart POP. Love it.

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  90. What a prettily coloured ink background Donna and the white embossed heart stands out beautifully and then the black embossed sentiment for contrast. x

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  91. That is some talent, wow !
    And I just love the colors on the card, the heart really looks so beautiful on top.

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  92. Lovely card Donna. I just have to say I love your watercoloring....you have that mastered. I'm excited for Caths designs and TT new release.

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  93. Don't you just love Cath's lacy heart. Your card really makes it shine. Thanks.

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  94. wow that is talent! I love how you used Cath's stamps and created such a pretty card.

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  95. I love how sweet the embossing looks over such a bold background! Juicy!

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  96. I love EVERYTHING about your card! It is stunning! I love your background! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  97. So many beautiful possibilities with this gorgeous lacy heart! Love both of your cards, Donna

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  98. Wonderful watercolor background. Your card is striking! Isn't that heart stamp great?

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  99. So, so pretty. What mad blending skillz you have!
    The colors are just so happy! Another fabulous
    job with technique and another fabulous creation.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  100. Beautiful Donna, and your inking never ceases to amaze me! LOVE the crisp white embossing too :-)

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  101. I love your beautiful inked background and this lovely heart die cut!

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  102. Your distressed background is so seamless and really makes the intricate heart pop. Love your card; I am totally inspired.

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