Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lost Coast Design Blog Hop: 50 Shades of Green

Hello Everyone!
Today is the first day of the Lost Coast Designs Blog Hop!!  The hop starts March 11th at 11:am PST runs until  March 30th.  You can join in the fun and add your blog to the blog roll!!

The theme is 50 Shades of Green!  Make a project using shades of green and Lost Coast Design and/or Carmen's Veranda Stamps.
Read all the details:

How to Participate:
1.  Make a project using only Lost Coast Designs and/or Carmen's Veranda images with a green monochromatic colour scheme only!  White cardstock & black ink can be used but you must only use shades of green for your colour palette!

2.  Publish your projects on your own blogs any time between March 11 through to March 30 and provide your readers with all the details about our blog hop.   

3.  On March 11 you will be given an inlinkz code to embed into your post.
You embed the code by doing the following:
Draft up your new post like you always do and then switch your post draft to HTML view for Blogger or TEXT for Wordpress, insert the code, then switch back the view to compose mode & publish your post as normal.  Don't worry, it sounds complicated I know but it really is as easy as copying and pasting some text into your post to include our inlinkz blog hop collection and keep the blog hop rolling!

4.  Once you've published your project on your blog, copy your post URL and link it up to our blog hop by adding it to the inlinkz blog hop roll that is now included in your post, exactly the same way you join in on challenges!
Get the code here
5.  Enjoy hopping all the projects that will be added throughout March and leave a comment on each blog post as well as on the Lost Coaster's Review blog to qualify for the prize!

I used  shades of green to make this Steampunk card.

Materials List:
Stamps: Steampunk Grasshopper Train and Travel Quotes both from Lost Coast Designs
Ink: Olive Grove Memento
CS: Dark Green, Very Vanilla, Sage Shadow, and Lucky Limeade- Stampin' Up
Copic Markers
Gelli Plate
Gears Embossing Folder
Dots Border Embossing Folder
Acrylic Paints
Large Brad


  • Make a folded card from Lucky Limeade CS and layer with dark green CS
  • Create the background paper by using a Gelli Plate, acrylic paint and the embossing folders
  • Cut background paper to size and add to card base

  • Stamp the Steampunk Grasshopper Train with Olive Grove ink on Very Vanilla CS
  • Color with Copic Markers
  • Sponge edges with Olive Grove ink
  • Layer with Sage Shadow and dark green CS
  • Add to card base
  • Stamp the sentiment 

  • Cut four pieces of ribbon and secure them together with the wire
  • Add the large brad with glue and glue to card front
  • Add the sentiment
  • Decorate the inside of the card with a left over piece of the Gelli Plate background

Inside of card


  1. Absolutely stunning "shades of green" Karen! That steampunk grasshopper is so funky and fun!

  2. I have never pay attention to that stamp! it is wonderful! love the BCKGD, hugs bibaina

  3. Wow great card - love the steampunk theme!

  4. Beautiful green steampunk card! Your background is fabulous! This is a fun hop! Getting lots of ideas!

  5. Wonderful card and layout using the greens!

  6. This is a great card - love the steampunk theme!

  7. Such a nice card!.....on behalf of Pat C.

  8. your steampunk card is outstanding.
    stamping sue

  9. Great card! I love those stamp images but I've never known what to do with them. Neat idea and clever sentiment.

  10. WOW, Karen! What a FUN card--Love the gelli plate background that you created for this steampunky grasshopper train! What a cool image and WOW, you even put a little strip of wonderful background in the inside! That's great! I've got to start adding touches like that in my cards! I'm having such fun hopping around for LCD :) XOXO-Shari

  11. I am so into steampunk at the moment, you give me great inspiration!


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