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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

HIGH HOPES RELEASE BLOG HOP!

Welcome back everyone!


Thanks so much for coming by the past few days.  Your comments have been so positive and wonderful.  I so appreciate your support!


Today's the big day of the High Hopes release of all of the wonderful images by Laurie Furnell.  I'm so excited that I am the first stop on the blog hop tour.  I'm so excited to show you this card for a couple of reasons.  First, I love this image of Laurie's.  It is my first Winter card for the Winter season.  And two, it is a 3-D kinda card and you know how much I love to do dimensional cards.  Here it is:


Is that little snowman fun or what?  When I saw him, I pictured this card in my head immediately.  I believe this is a version of a stair step card.  I could see him ski jumping over snowy hills.  Take a look at the close-up:


Look at those shiny, cool glasses!  LOL  I colored them with a silver gel glitter pen.  I also used the same pen and dotted the trees.  The tree stamp by the way is by Stampscapes.  Here is another close-up:


Here you can see the snow crests I created.  I tore white card stock, and were it was torn, I used liquid appliqué heated with my heat gun.  I then used glue over it to add the sparkly MS glitter.  The sentiment was computer generated, cut out and mounted onto a label created with Nesties labels.  I then fed the snowflake ribbon through it and attached it to the card.  The snowman is actually popped up on two dimensional foam squares on top of each other so that it really sticks out as if he is flying through the air.  Here is a frontal view:


So, there is your first image of the blog hop.  Your next stop is SIRPA.  Just click on her name and it will take you to her blog.  If you get lost, go to the main blog HERE to check the order.  Here are the rules for the blog hop to be entered into the drawing:


1.  Leave a comment on all blogs in the hop including mine.
2.  3 of our blogs will be chosen randomly, and everyone who commented on those 3 randomly chosen blogs will be entered into the drawing.


The prize:  The winner will get to choose 4 main images AND 4 accessory/sentiment stamps of their choice!


I wish all of my readers the best of luck in the drawing.  And I certainly appreciate your support of my participation as a guest designer for High Hopes.  Obviously, this post supersedes my normal Wednesday Evening Post for this week.


Have fun on the hop!


Hugs to all of you!


Best,


Curt O'Brien


"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."

84 comments:

Sue W said...

What a fabulous card Curt! You've set the bar high for the rest of this hop.........Love that you popped up this cute little image and your sparklie snow is fab!!!

Thomine said...

Wow! What a lovely new image! Love your card, Curt!

Jenny said...

Ein witziges Motiv und de Karte ist echt klasse.

Von said...

Love your card-the snow looks so realistic!

Nancy said...

What a fun card, Curt! That stair step is perfect for this image.

crazymomma said...

This is fabulous Curt.I love all the snow details.Great colors too!

Dawn said...

You have out done yourself on this one, how darn cute is this card???
Love it, and I am just blown away.
So glad I popped in to see today.
Great to see you posting such great cards all week.

Patti J said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS... Lookie what you did!!! I'm smiling out loud, dear sir!!! This is total, and absolute cuteness!!! I love it! Curt, it must have taken you a few forevers to do all of that tearing and glittering, and snowing, and fussy cutting!!! Great job, my friend - one of my faves of yours!!!

Tertia said...

WOW!! This is a stunning card! Your snowman does look like he is jumping right out of the computer. He is so cute!

Becky said...

Curt this is just fabulous..I just love how you designed this card. The snowman is so cool and that snow looks awesome. Great job.

Patti Jo said...

What a great design for this image Curt! Very cute and love the moguls!!!

Sue said...

Hi Ya Curt
wow what a fantastic card, luv the fun image, as ever coloured perfect, luv the Christmas trees, fabulous design, have great day, sue,x

Dana said...

what a stunning card. wow.

Greetings, Dana

Vicki said...

OMGoodness Curt, your card is just brilliant ... so much to look at!!!

Dot said...

Your card is just great, like the jumping snowman and your setup.
Looking forwards to the blog hop.
Dorte,x

Julye said...

Good morning Curt and what a fun winter card, that snowman reminds me of the olympics when I was a child and the english ski jumper Eddie the eagle. Thanks for sharing your fab card.

tracy said...

What a fantastic fun card I love everything about it the colours, the effects and definetly the sweet image. You have a really fun blog too :)
Tracy x

mochamama said...

Curt, I am speechless, well, I'm never completely speechless......Totally Love This Card my friend, it rocks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Curt, Your winter card is so cool and fun. It's nice to think of winter when it's so hot now. Great tree, snow, style of card and that fun skier makes me smile. Rosy

Diane said...

Very "cool" card (pun intended...lol)...love the "snow" details, looks real!!! I swear I don't know where you come up with all these ideas,but keep doing it...another stunning creation!!

Sally Cicada Designs said...

Just tooooo cute!! This card is awesome Curt! Such a fun image, so nicely coloured and put together!!!
Hugs,
Sarah :D

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Curt! First off, LOVE your dogs and your video's are awesome!!

Now onto your card, LOVE it! How fun is this?? Great job and TFS!

Brenda Lea Seabrook said...

As skier, I love the card, you have
capture the feeling of skiing. Brenda

Heide said...

Curt,
This is just super duper cute!
You picked the perfect layout for this card and I love what you did to this image, cutting him out was perfect.

Jane Wetzel said...

Curt...this is AMAZING..You could not have picked a better image to make this card with! Awesome!

Wilfreda said...

This is awesome. I love the scene.

Anonymous said...

Wow...Outstanding card! :) Love the shiny googles too! He looks like he is having so much fun!
Hugs,
Laurie

Kellie said...

This is an awesome card. I can't wait to try the 3d technique. Super way to start the new release hop.

Jennie Dove said...

wonderful card...love the image

Jackie said...

Curt, you have outdone yourself on this one! The snow, the skier, the coloring, the 3D-ness - everything is just gorgeous!

Shazza said...

what a great card, lovely image x

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Great card Curt ! Laurie is awesome and you have done her image awesome as well !

Cheryl said...

This is fabulous! I love the design and the fun way you created the snow.

Kristine Reynolds said...

Your card is amazing!!! love the glittery snow! TFS!

Anonymous said...

I like the 3 D effect of the snowman card.

Loralee

Judi said...

Love this card, and your attention to detail is brilliant. FAB new image too!!

Judi x

Emily said...

It makes me so excited for winter!

Macpurp said...

oh how happy do your boys look in the pool!!!

great card, need to have a look at the fold you have used.

hope you and Jay are both fine.

It took me ages to find the wee frog

love teen xxx

chrilvian said...

ooo what a great 3d card......or is it 4d?

Lorraine said...

That is a sweet snowman! Great card!

Janet said...

LOVE that card!! Really like the technique you used for the snow - I'd never seen it done like that!

♥ mys ♥ said...

Wow - your card is awesome, love the jumping snowman and your setup :D
*Hugs Inger*

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Your card is awesome Curt and such a brilliant design, I just adore your mouse card too and great idea to create the present pile, Hugs, Nikki x

Lisa Summerhays said...

Fantastic card Curt! Love the snow!!

Alaine said...

Love your card! It is really great! May have to CASE it!

Renae Van Ry said...

Cute card!

Marilyn said...

Great card & I love the layout!

Linda said...

Curt this is the most amazing card ever. I want a video of it. I love, love, love, it.

Shirley-anne said...

Stunning creation . Lots of techniques there on show .

Heidi said...

Fabulous card Curt! I love all of the dimension. The snowman really makes me smile!

Heidi said...

Fabulous card Curt! I love all of the dimension. The snowman really makes me smile!

Annie said...

Looks like he is jumping right off of the card! Adorable!

Raewyn said...

Love Love Love everything about this card, just brilliant

Raewyn said...

Love Love Love everything about this card, just brilliant

Bonnie Weiss said...

But yet another adorable creation, Curt! I love, love, love this card! The format, the image, the techniques, the coloring ... sensational! He really looks like he has just crested the hill and is coming down for a landing!

(PS. That is an amazing shot of the bugs on the stick!)

~B~

Stephanie said...

This is wonderful!

Sherry said...

I love High Hopes Stamps I find it hard to believe they keep coming up with more cool stamps thanks for the chance to win..Cool dogsSg

Celeste said...

He looks like he's gonna jump right out at ya! I love it!

Nancy said...

What amn amazing card. Love the image and it is perfect for that card. Just GORGEOUS!!!!

Annelies said...

Fabulous card! Love the shape and those stamps! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Anonymous said...

THAT IS ONE OF THE BEST 3-D CARDS...SURE WANT THAT WHITE STUFF TO COME DOWN NOW. LOVE YA MOM

jovialjudi said...

Darling new image and you have made us all want to go right out and buy it! Love the dimension and texture to your card. Too cute! TFS!!

craft-princess said...

Great card! Love all the dimension!

Wendalyn said...

I just love the creativity of this card it is gorgeous. I snatched up my HIgh Hope stamps first thing last night LOL..

dpkennedy said...

Hi Curt! This is adorable! Great texture on the snow and I love the background you created! So nice to hear from you! Have a great weekend!

Mocha-Latte Crafts said...

Wow, this card is fantastic! I love your snow and the 3D look. Thanks for sharing. Tanya R.

Katinka said...

Wow Curt, your version of a stair-step card is so amazing! The funny snowman in 3D makes your card perfect!!

Greetings from Germany1
Katrin

Lenalmt said...

Great card I'm loving the blog hop and all the new stamps.

Lena

fernsfrills said...

Wow what a gorgeous card I am so glad I found you! The way that you made the drifts of snow is stunning I can't wait to see all of your creativity. TFS

Debs M x said...

what a great card x

Helen F. said...

I know you've seen it before but...W-O-W!!! your card is amazing, Curt.
Been away for 2+ weeks and trying to catch up on my blog reading! Soooo happy I stopped here tonight!

^Tähtönen^ said...

What a funny snowman! :D Greetings from Finland! Your card is wonderful!

Leonie said...

Your card is very beautiful! Love the image and the snow!!

Leonie xx

José said...

Love your card very much Curt! The image of the snowman is great, and looks like it's jumping right on mu desk ;0) Great sparkling as well.
Hugs from Holland José

Debbie said...

gorgeous Card Curt Love the cute snowman,Hugs Debbie x

Lynne in NI said...

Fabulous, the little snowdude is just perfect for a stair fold card!

Heather said...

How gorgeous, that is such an adorable snowman and I live the card layout.

Funkelzauber said...

This card is sooooooo cool !!!!!!
Hugs
Alex.

Lacey Stephens said...

This really is such a great card!! So creative and fun!! Super job and thanks for making this release a huge success!!
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com
High Hopes DT

TTL said...

WOW. Can't believe how perfectly you have cut out this image. You make me want to reach for my scissors and I loathe cutting. Probably the best winter card I have seen this season. Thanks for sharing.
Linda

Serendipity Stamping said...

I can't believe I have missed checking your blog and my usual everyday checks for a week. Kind of been off center lately. I love what you did with the snowman!! Pumpkin is a cutie and so is the baby boy card. Later. Hugs.

Heidi said...

Curt! What a wonderful card! Love the 3D effect, makes me want to grab skis and join your snowman. What coloring and details! You know, I could sit all day on your blog, gazing at your slideshow! You should become a professional photographer, the pictures you take are AWESOME!

Lynn said...

Love! Love! Love! the snowman and his ski jumping skills!! The snow looks so real too!
huggs
Lynn xx

Audrey Frelx said...

OMG, this is beautiful!!!

What a wonderful place you have here and I'll be back to finish my tour, and be further inspired! In the meantime, I do hope you'll visit with me again too!

I'll be seeing you, my friend!!!