Sunday, November 14, 2010

DeNami Design's November Blog Hop: CHRISTMAS!

Whether you've hopped your way here or just stumbled in by accident, you have found my post for DeNami Design's Christmas Blog Hop! Aren't you excited? I AM! If you've been following the hop, you probably just finished seeing Nicki Scheck's beautiful creation. Her blog, Dream Create Inspire, always features lovely clean, simple, and elegant designs. If you are lost or would like more information about the blog hop (did you know there are PRIZES?!?!), please check in with DeNami Design's blog. You can start at the beginning and learn how YOU could potentially win a $20 gift certificate. At the bottom of this post, you'll find the link to the next blog.



There are so many things that I love about Christmas, but what could be better than a gorgeous, brightly lit, beautifully decorated Christmas tree? Both of my cards were created to showcase the fabulous Winter Tree Stamps by DeNami Design. These are, in my opinion, the most versatile tree stamps EVER. You can do just about ANYTHING with them. For my first card, I wanted to use Stickles to create the look of Christmas lights on the trees. I even used my Spica Glitter pens to draw the strands of lights on the trees! Lastly, you can NEVER go wrong with adding glitter ribbon to a card. Check out the bling! Oh, and guess what? That gorgeous ribbon is also by DeNami Design!









Supplies:


Paper: Purple, Lavender, White (TPC)

Ink: Rich Cocoa, Grape Jelly, Lilac Posies (Memento)

Ribbon: Lime 3/8" and 5/8", Fuchsia Glitter Ribbon (all by DeNami Design)

Other: Stickles, Spica Glitter Pen, Rhinestones (assorted)



Next, I wanted to create a classic Christmas Tree scene. Starting again with the Winter Evergreen Tree, I added a pine sprig stamp (in two different colors to add dimension). This particular pine sprig is part of a Petit Four set.

By using two different colors of green ink, the tree has more depth and looks lush and full. I had so much fun using that one little stamp to create such visual texture to my tree. Here's the finished product:










Supplies:

Stamps: Winter Evergreen Tree, Pine Sprig (from Classic Christmas Petit Four set), Ornaments (from Mini Ornaments Petit Four Set), Joy (from Christmas Word Dots Trifle Set), Solid Elegant Flower (from Elegant Floral Petit Four Set) (all stamps by DeNami Design)

Paper: Red, White Pearl Paper (Darice), Green Iridescent Paper (DeNami Design), Deckled Blue Shimmer Paper (Judikins), Red Velvet Paper (SEI)

Inks: Rich Cocoa, Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy, Lady Bug (Memento)

Other: Pearl Pens (Viva Decor), Stickles, Spica Glitter Pens, Glitter Liners (Viva Decor)


Thanks for checking out my blog, and now it's time for you to hop on over to the next blogger:
Annette is so talented. She has created many beautiful projects in the past, and today is no exception. Again, if you get lost or need more information about the blog hop, please return to DeNami Design's Blog: http://denami.blogspot.com/.
Happy Hopping!

49 comments:

Lynn said...

Beautiful cards and what a neat stamp to showcase!

Tenia Nelson said...

What awesome cards Miss Amy!!!

imaginethat said...

Holy Moly! I am addicted to stickles so I loooooved your first card.

Rosemary said...

lovely Christmas cards!

Michele Gross said...

Beautiful! Such creative uses of the tree! I love the stickles scene you created and that Christmas tree is divine!!

Lesley from WI said...

Love both of your cards.....wonderful!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Fabulous cards! The tree on the 1st card is so much fun with all those glitters!

Ruza said...

I love both of the cards. You went with traditional and non-traditional colors when creating your designs. Just lovely!!!!

Cyndi S said...

Love both your tree cards. They are inspiration for me to use my stickles.

Erin said...

I love the little sparkle lights on the first card, it's very festive!

jennyplace2 said...

Love both your Christmass cards, very well done. TFS
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Dr. Cathy Leogrande said...

I really appreciate your work to show off the versatility of the tree stamp. It is really a year-round all occasion stamp.

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh! BOTH cards are FAB in their own different ways! I LOVE the stickle lights on the trees and that Glitter DeNami ribbon! Your second card is also STUNNING with the little ornaments and that velvet tree skirt! You really put me in the Christmas spirit!!!

Kim Wilson said...

These are so sweet Amy! I love all the glitter and the tree skirt is just adorable!!! :)

Kim said...

Cute cards.

Juicy Creations said...

love both cards.. good job.. thanks for sharing..
juicycreations808@gmail.com

ladydi47 said...

I LOVE DeNami's tree stamps! Thanks for sharing
Diana B.
crb_deb@bellsouth.net

...:::Paulina:::... said...

These are both so fun, Amy! I think you love the tree stamps as much as I do. :) I really like the second card- that tree is perfect, and the way you did the tree skirt was so creative!

Amy said...

I love the tree skirt on the second card!!

Linda said...

I love trees and you really showed how one tree can be changed for a whole new look! Great creativity!

Wendy said...

Lovin both of your tree cards. Especially the glitter ribbon and glitz!

sugarstamp said...

Purple and glitter--two of my faves! :-)

jordanbev5 said...

Just beautiful cards. Loved the versatility of these stamps together. Thank you for sharing them.

Ayana Posadas said...

Amy, you used some of my most favorite DeNami images on these cards. I love using those tree stamps! I adore how you dressed them up with "lights" and leaves in order to give them such unique looks. Both cards came out fabulous. And the way you created the tree skirt on the second card is absolutely genius!

stefeni said...

Great cards! Love the little glittered ornaments.

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Dana said...

Ack! I'm feeling so inspired right now!!!! I wish I could make something right now!!! Thanks for sharing!!

lovecrafts2007 said...

Love your cards. I got addicted to DeNami at Papertrix in Nashville. Thanks for sharing you beautiful cards.

Tina said...

Wonderful cards. Thanks for showing us the versatility of the tree stamp.

Cassie_lu said...

love how you decorated the trees

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, how sweet! I just love both of your decked out trees :)

Laurie said...

Fantastic cards! I am loving the glitter!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Great cards, Amy! I love all of the glittery ornaments on the first one and the way you used the pine sprig on the second tree!

Tammy said...

Awesome cards Amy! I love the tree skirt and I sure do love that glitter ribbon!!! I love this stamp!!!

Jo said...

Great cards. I love the use of the ornaments on the tree.

Esmommy said...

Your cards are too darn cute I am really lovin the first one. TFS
Tracy
NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com

Disp6194 said...

So stinkin cute, how clever building a tree with two different stamps!

rhogan18 said...

Cute Card.

Stitchinwitch said...

They are both so beautiful

~ Kendra ~ said...

Love your cards! What some neat stamps! Love what you did with the last tree! BEAUTIFUL!

Kendra

Karen McAlpine said...

How fun! Love all the gitter

R&L said...

Sparklie!

karahoward said...

I hope I don't have to choose which card I like more - both are wonderful and outside the box.

Nicki said...

I really like the colors on the first card. The shiny paper on the second one is really great too!

Lillian Child said...

Stickles and holiday trees just go together like PB&J! Great design!

Beth said...

First, let me just say that I love your blog ~ all your excitement really shows through in your writing! Now, your cards: the stickles XMas tree lights are an inspiration! And it's just amazing how you made that simple tree outline look so full . . . really impressive!!

Rae Ann said...

Love all of the sparkle on the first card. Such a creative way to use the tree. I really like the way you used the pine branch to make the second tree. It turned out really wonderfully.

feedingthesoulwithart said...

Two beautiful cards with lots of color and sparkle. I had to look closely at the second card to see that is was the simple tree stamp. Wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing your work.

Sheryl said...

Wow, look at all of the work you put into these cards! It really looks like lights on the bare trees at the park. tfs!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is adorable, cute tree....have a super weekend!

enjoy *~*