Sunday, January 9, 2011

DeNami Design's January Blog Hop: Simply Scallops!



Happy New Year!

What could be a better way to really get this year started than another fabulous blog hop by DeNami Design? Did you know that DeNami Design released over 50 new stamps this month? They are fantastic! Make sure to check out all the new releases, including new colors of cardstock and grosgrain ribbon by visiting their site HERE.


Now, let's get back to our main event...

If you've been following the blog hop, you should have just seen the gorgeous creations of Virginia Larsen at her blog: Ginny Lou Studios. She has such a great sense of color and detail!




If you're just joining the hop or you're lost, start at the beginning on DeNami Design's Blog.




Don't forget to leave comments on every blog for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to DeNami Design!












This month's theme is Simply Scallops! How much fun is that?

Here's my card creation:

I wanted to use the scallops as interesting corners and borders. I was also so excited to stamp the polka dot background in rainbow colors. It's so easy to ink the stamp when using Dew Drops by Memento! Plus, I used my fabulous ATG adhesive to create my own glue dots for giving Mimi some dimension, and I used Diamond Glaze to give several of the elements on the card a glossy shine. I had so much fun with this card and the bright colors




Next on the blog hop is the incredibly talented and unbelievable sweet Sue Lelli. Her blog, Card Therapy is amazing! Check out the flowers she makes on many of her cards! STUNNING!





Lastly, if you've enjoyed reading my blog, please become a follower! If I can reach 50 followers, I will have a giveaway contest! Please follow my blog and tell your friends!






Supplies:


Paper: White, Purple (The Paper Company), Blue & Red (DCWV)

Ink: Tuxedo Black, Ladybug, Tangelo, Dandelion, Cottage Ivy, Danube Blue, Grape Jelly (all by Memento)


Tools: Scallop Border (Martha Stewart), Small Scallop Oval (Marvy), Small Circle (Picture Punches), Small Corder Rounder (The Paper Studios), Precision-Tip Scissors (Cutterbee)


Other: Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pen, Diamond Glaze, ATG adhesive

59 comments:

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I just love your rainbow stamped dots!

Annette Holleger said...

Great card. I love the rainbow polka dot background. Thanks for sharing your work.

Scrappin with the bug said...

Super card. This card would make me smile on a "rainy" day. Great job. I love the Glass efects. This is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Such a beautiful card! I love how you glazing her raincoat. It looks sooo real!

I'm already a follower, and enjoy seeing your creations. TYFS!

Wendy said...

I'm following you... SUPER fun polka dot background, and lovin all of your layers.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Such a cute & adorable card!

Laurie said...

Your card is so cute! I just love how you used the diamond glaze!

Andrea M said...

How cute is this?!?! Love the glossy Mimi, so perfect for the rainy day image!!! So glad you hopped along with us!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so so cute Miss Amy!!!!! Love the glaze!!!!

Barbara said...

Such a cute card!!! That glaze is neat!! Thank you for sharing!

Debc06 said...

Love your color palate. The card just pops.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Kimberly S. said...

I ABSOLUTELY love Mimi!!! I love your colors (the rainbow dots background is so cute) and the layout of this card! I like the scallops around the main image, too...very creative!!

Karen McAlpine said...

Groovy Mimi outfit! Really Fun card.

jmutchler said...

Cute card. I like the boots and coat with their slicker look.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the rainbow effect with the polka dots and LOVE LOVE LOVE the shine on her coat and umbrella! It makes me "feel" like she is out in the rain for REAL! LOVE the scallops! FAB card! You do love your diamond glaze, don't you????

Michele Gross said...

You rocked the scallops girl! LoViNg that glossy goodness you've got going on too! Always such a pleasure to have you join in the DeNami fun!! :D

Tina said...

I love how Mimi is holding a little sentiment! And how you incorporated the scalloped circles in your design. So fun!

Lin said...

I love the use of the Diamond Glaze on this rainy card!

Jen W. said...

Love the dotty rainbow background!

Lisa Petrella said...

Sweet card, Amy! LOVE your rainbow polka dots and your use of Diamond Glaze!!

Christine Zani said...

Rainbow background FTW!

Gabby said...

What a cute, sassy card! :)

Linda H. said...

Nice bright card. Great job with the scallops.

Linda said...

The glossy shine really adds to the "rain" affect of this fun and colorful card!

Kim said...

I love how you colored your Mimi stamp. Love the polka dot boots too! Very cute.

Kimmy said...

What a great layout, and I love how you used the diamond glaze.

Becky Dunham said...

Amy - I love the colors you have used here and the polka dots - love dots! I am a new follower and happy to be - browsed your blog and I like your creative style!

Pam said...

Great card! Love the rainbow polka dot background!

Lillian Child said...

Fabulous card design and coloring!

Moira said...

I love the rainbow dot background and how you glazed the raincoat.

Melis said...

Cute card - love the background! TFS!

Toni B said...

Great use of the Diamond Glaze! Cute card!

ntsisterz said...

Great creative use of the stamp! Can't believe how crafty all of you are! Thanks for sharing.

Pat said...

A very happy card!

Tanya said...

So cute, my favorite part is the rainbow polka dots. CUTE!

Michele said...

Love how you did her coat and boots. Cute!

Jo Muscutt said...

Love the rainbow dot background..and the diamond glaze is eye-catching!

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

Amy, the way you did the polka dot background- so awesome! I always love seeing Mimi in the Rain used on cards- she's my favorite Mimi. :) Glad you were able to join us for this blog hop- it wouldn't be the same without you!

Tammy said...

Great use of the multicolored polka dot background. Fun!

SDC Texas said...

Another great use of scallops from the border to the circles. Love that the dots can be seen as raindrops too.

Candycat said...

Love the dimension you've added to make some of your details shine! Great background, too.

spoelhoh said...

Cute card. I like the shine you've added to the raincoat and boots; beautiful color combination, too.

Emily Keaton said...

Really cute! I just love how you used your scallops. :)

Laurel said...

Oh, I love all the coloring and the glossy accents you added.... Love the polka dots.

Kimberly said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing!

Liz said...

I love how "shiny" the umbrella and jacket look. great job

ginaboyce said...

cute stamped used. I've seen it on another blog and love seeing how each crafter uses it differently!

Rae Ann said...

Love the colors you chose. The scallops add such a great accent to the image!

Victoria said...

Oh what an adorable card. Despite having seen this stamp already you have done such a totally different card!!! I love the way the dots make the stamp POP!!! Lol!! It's colours are fantastic as is your use of the glaze to sparkle some elements! Your scallops are greatcsnd have given me some great inspiration! Thanks for sharing!!

Kristy Smith said...

Amy this is adorable. Seriously ADORABLE! I love the way you made all of the rainy day elements shiny! It adds SO much to this card! Amazing job! Also, thanks for following my blog, I'm so honored! =)

Ayana Posadas said...

Wow, Amy! Talk about an AWESOME use of glaze on this card! I LOVE the dimension and shine. SO fabulous, girl!

Sue D said...

I like your rainbow colored dots and all the shine.

Ola said...

Very cute... I love the shine!!!

I noticed you are in Nashville, Indiana.... I'm too far from you, in Bedford!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com
zloe.blogspot.com
(CSN Stores giveaway coming soon)

Nicki said...

Cute card Amy! Love those scallops along the edge, and mimi is always great!

Kandi Phillips said...

I love that cute background you created, and love the shine you did!

Aparna said...

Love the card---the diamond glaze is the perfect accent! TFS-Aparna (aparnasaini (at) gmail (dot) com)

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Love the deco scalloped borders! :)

Karen said...

This is so cute. Thanks for sharing with all of us.
Karen L

Ruby said...

Such a cute card! Loe how you've done her boots, they're great!