Sunday, April 10, 2011

DeNami Design's April Blog Hop: MONOCHROMATIC!

DeNami April Blog Hop


Words cannot even describe how excited I am to be a part of DeNami Design's April Blog Hop. These blog hops are always insanely fun, overwhelmingly inspiring, and just darn fabulous! I'm sure you'll agree, whether this is your first time hopping with DeNami or if you're a happy return hopper. Before I show you my card, let's go over a few details.

If you've been following the hop from the beginning, you should have just arrived from Libby Hickson's blog: Libby's Little Addiction. Libby is tremendously talented, and her cards always have an exceptional use of color. I can't wait to see her creation for today's hop! I'm sure it's stunning! If you got lost along the hop, or you've just happened to hop in right now, I strongly suggest you start at the beginning so you can see all the talented participants. It all begins here: DeNami Design's Blog.

Also, it's strongly recommended that you leave comments on each blog for two reasons:



  1. It's just a lovely thing to do. It always makes my day to read comments from people who have read my blog. It's a short, simple way to spread smiles and joy!


  2. You could win a prize! As if spreading joy isn't enough of a prize, you could actually win a gift certificate to DeNami Design's incredible online store. They've got HUNDREDS of amazing stamps, as well as delectable ribbons, the most shimmery glitter you've ever seen, and sooooo much more! Plus, read at the bottom of this posting for another chance to win!


I'm really anxious to share my card with you, though, so here goes:

Green and blue are my favorite colors, but I wanted to go for something different and springy, so I chose PINK! Recently, the ever-talented Michele Gross posted a fantastic discovery. She layered the Harlequin Border stamp on top of itself, creating an argyle-like look. I totally FLIPPED over that, so I decided to give it a whirl. It's hard to see because I used such a light pink for the second layer, but if you look closely, you can see it.


I had a blast with this card. Originally, I wanted the tiered edges of the Harlequin Border stamping to show, but at the last minute, I just HAD to use the ribbons. Oh, and I'm addicted to masking now, which is how I stamped the polka dot border across the middle. I just LOVE to learn new things. If you ever come across a new technique that makes you squeal with delight, please let me know about it! Send me an email or simply leave a comment on my blog.


Here's a close-up photo of the center details:



Well, this is your last stop for the blog hop! However, don't forget to go back to DeNami's blog and leave a comment there. Let them know how much you enjoyed hopping! Also, here's the info I promised you about another chance to win! YOU can play along and create your own monochromatic project! Go to DeNami's blog and link your project for a chance to win, not only a few stamps, but you'll also get a guaranteed spot in May's blog hop! That is a FANTASTIC prize! These blog hops have been filling up SUPER FAST!

I hope you've smiled, ooooh'd, and ahhhhhh'd your way through this blog hop, and thanks so much for stopping by today!

Happy Crafting!

Amy


Supplies:


Stamps: J132 Decorative Crest Circle, N112 Harlequin Border, N133 Polka Dot Border, Love (from PF28 Heartfelt Greetings stamp set) (all stamps by DeNami Design)


Paper: Pink cardstock (TPC), Dark pink (scrap)


Inks: Memento, Ancient Page

Other: Grograin Ribbons (DeNami Design), Strawberry Freeze Sparklets Glitter (DeNami Design), Stickles, Scallop Circle Punch (Marvy), Adhesives (ATG, 3M Foam Mounting Tape, Quickie Glue Pen)

45 comments:

Jess said...

Wow! Your card is amazing! My eyes get pulled in so many directions and I love it!

Carol said...

I love everything about this card! I have so many friends that I know would love it! Thanks for sharing!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Amy this is gorgeous! Love how you used PINK, and that you created your own PP! Great way to end this fabulous HOP!!! ;)

Kim said...

Very pretty card. I love the color and all the details in your card.

Sue Lelli said...

Amy, I LOVE all of the stamping you did! And the masking is supurb! LOVE the ribbon and the love sentiment! PRETTY pink card!

Karen said...

LOVE THIS! Pink is my favorite color and you did a great job with it.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I like the argyle look you got with your stamp!

Julie Ranae said...

lovely card : )

Heidi said...

What a beautiful card! I love the pink theme, and all the different patterns you used! Thanks for sharing.

Cyndi S said...

Love your card.
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...:::Paulina:::... said...

Amy, you know how much I LOVE pink. Oh, this card is pinkalicious! :) Love the Harlequin Border background (which you stamped PERFECTLY), and the addition of the ribbons was a great touch!

Such a fun way to end this blog hop!

Karen McAlpine said...

Very cool stamped background. Love the sparkle on the center image.

Emily Keaton said...

What an utterly delightful monochromatic card! I love this in pink--and that *is* a stunning argyle-like background. I love everything about this!!

Andrea M said...

I love that you chose pink for your monochromatic card!!! It's so BEAUTIFUL!! The harlequin and polka dots are so fantastic together! Bravo Amy! This is absolutely LOVELY!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very very pretty!!! tfs!!

rhogan18 said...

Pretty pink card. Love all the elements esp. the harlequin background. Nice job.

Janet said...

Everything about your card is amazing...one of my favorite colors to create with.

Stacie said...

Pretty card!

Pam said...

Wow, this is beautiful! Seriously gorgeous card!

brrck said...

Awesome...

Rebecca
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imaginethat said...

love how you used the different background stamps

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous pink color, Amy...I adore your design and the lovely ribbon! A truly beautiful card!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Very pretty in pink. Love the sparkly touches you added.

Kristy Smith said...

Wow Amy I love this Pink!!! It's so so SO great! Thanks for sharing! =D

Jo Muscutt said...

Such a pretty card! I love the diagonal design!

Wendy said...

You may be the last stop on the hop, but it was worth the work getting here! Love the pinks, and all of the fun stamping!

Karen B. said...

Oh the pink! I get so scared with designing with pink but you've really worked it so well! What an inspiring card, thank you!

Colorado Crafter said...

Great card. TFS!!!

Lisa R. said...

Love the medallion. Great combo of paper patterns. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Lisa Petrella said...

FABULOUS card, Amy!!! You did an AWESOME job of layering that Harlequin Border stamp!!! And I LOVE your ribbon treatment and focal point too!!! Excellent work!

Mary said...

That Harlequin border stamp IS so cool! And what a great technique!

And way to bling out your sentiment...I love it!

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

I LOVE it! It also doesn't hurt that pink is my favorite color! ;-)

Dana said...

Such a great LO! Your pinks sure do sparkle and shine, and I've been eying that stamps for a while...you might just have convinced me I need it now!
I can't believe how PERFECT that BG is....wow.

Kimba's Kreations said...

I LOVE the argyle background!!!!

Kimberly said...

Very pretty card. I love the pinks! Thanks for sharing!

scrapalajen said...

Love it! Very girlish card.

Nicki S said...

Very pretty 'pink' card! Love that circular stamp. Love that glitter you added to it!

Tambo said...

very cute pink card

Bonnie said...

Super pink card. My daughters would love it.

Glenda J said...

So pretty!

Shirley said...

Such a pretty card! Love the glitter that you added to the design!

Pam Wendt said...

Oh I love pink, and these shades of strawberry are especially pretty. Love how you created the argyle, and the touches of bling. So pretty! :o)

christine mae Engcoy said...
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christine mae Engcoy said...

Lovely card!all the color complement each other,it is simple yet attractive.
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