Sunday, February 9, 2014

DeNami Design's February Blog Hop: POLKA DOTS!


POLKA DOTS!!!!  AHHHHH!  I LOVE this month's blog hop theme!!  Who doesn't love happy li'l polka dots?  Seriously!  Not only are they cheerful and playful, but my OCD loves how they are perfectly spaced.  *happy sigh*

You should have hopped here from Lisa's Blog.  Ugh.  She is so amazing.  Love her blog!

If you need to head back to the mothership, head on over to DeNami Design's blog.

Now, it's time for my project.  So many ideas!  This idea popped into my head while I was in bed the other night.  I couldn't sleep so I decided to try and come up with blog hop card ideas.  I just adore the Medium Dot background stamp, so I figured that would be my background (seen below using Pearlescent Coral ink by Brilliance on top of DeNami's red cardstock).  But...what stamp should I use as the focal point of my card?  Well, I love the Garden Bouquet stamp, but I haven't used it yet, and I got inspired to do some fussy cutting and layer those flowers to make them pop! Well, before I knew it, I fell asleep, and I totally forgot about my plans until BAM! This afternoon (I'm writing this on Wednesday), I remembered my idea and decided to get down to it and make it happen!  Here's the finished product:



Here's a close-up of the flowers.  I layered each flower with 3 layers. The middle layers were all adhered at an angle to give the flowers a fuller look with more petals.  I used the Large Dot Circle stamp around the bouquet, and finished off the image with a puffy satin bow from May Arts ribbon (I used some of the Pearlescent Coral ink on the bow so the color would blend in better with the rest of the card.).  Oh, and no flower is complete without a glittery center (Gotta love Stardust glitter pens!), am I right?


Here's a side angle view so you can see all the dimensions. You can also see how I added some dots to the frame around the sentiment.  The frame is sitting on top of some gorgeous washi tape by Queen & Co.  


All stamps used are by DeNami Design.

Please leave a comment below and tell me what you think!  Make sure to leave comments on all the blogs for a chance to win a gift certificate for DeNami Design!

Your next stop is Jennifer's blog!  I can hardly wait to see what she makes for today!  She has truly wowed me with some of the past hops!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Crafting!
Amy

28 comments:

Brenda in IN said...

Your pearl polka dots really pop on the red cardstock. Love how you did your flowers. They too really stand out and look so full.

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

This is such a bold and colorful card! It is beautiful. The popped up flowers are fantastic and it is good to know the garden bouquet fits in the polka dot circle. Great job!

Linda said...

What a colorful card! I really like your layers on your flowers! That gives them such a full bouquet appearance! Dots and flowers worked together so nice!

gwhee60277 said...

I love the flower layering, it really gave it a fresh garden effect!

CraftySarcasm said...

Beautiful card. I love the dots, but I super LOVE the layering of your flowers. Just beautiful.

deb said...

The flowers are beautiful. Like the coral brilliance on the red paper.

Stacey Schafer said...

how cute, Amy! a perfect valentine!

Roey said...

Really bright and bold and beautiful, just love this card, thanks!

Lisa said...

Oh gosh I've done that before too! Had a good idea just before going to bed, then poof it's gone! Very sweet card Amy and I love the way you popped up the flowers!

Emily Keaton said...

Your beautiful bouquet is perfect for this dotty-rific card, Amy! I love your glittery accents on the flowers :)

Deb said...

Amy I love all the layering on your flowers! Gorgeous!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love the layered flowers for the bit of added dimension! Very pretty! Fun polka dot background on the red cardstock, and love the dot circle to frame the pretty flowers!

cghundley said...

Pretty card.
I like the
layered flowers.
Carla from Utah

Sue D said...

Lovely card. I like the coral ink you used and the layered flowers.

Kelly Flaherty said...

Very pretty card, the colors are beautiful

Greta said...

Beautiful bouquet for your wonderful card!

McStamper said...

Love this card. The flowers are just perfect.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!! :)

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! This is such a FUN Card!! I LOVE your take on the Polka Dot Challenge!! LOOK how BEAUTIFUL those Polka Dots are and the layered Flowers!! LOVE!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Laura Strack said...

Love the dimension on the flowers and your bow caught my eye, immediately! Wow, so pretty!!

Pat M said...

The flowers are beautiful!

Tina M said...

I just love those pearly polka dots, Amy! Perfect choice of inks to use. hey pop without taking away from the bouquet of flowers. :) Too darling!!!

Auntie Em said...

Your 3-D bouquet on the lacy topper and the fun polka dotted background make a lovely keeper of a card. A beautiful way to share a Valentine's greeting. :)

designbydonna said...

Love your polka dot background and the flowers are really special with the dimension to them

DisneyGirl0828 said...

Love the bold and beautiful brights! Great card!

Lisa Petrella said...

First off, Amy, I think YOU are amazing!!! Secondly...I, too, think about card ideas when I can't sleep! HA!! And finally----fantastic card!!! LOVE the polka dots in the background and those layered flowers are AWESOME!!!

Ruza Rebel said...

Amy this is so lovely! Love the backdrop, and your 3D flowers look so beautiful on the scalloped background, add in the sentiment is the perfect touch! :D

Dana said...

SHUT UP! If this is what you come up with when you can't sleep, I want some of your insomnia girl!! Look at that bow!!! I had to enlarge the photo just to be sure what I was looking at was REAL! I love that you made three layers for the flowers too...brilliant idea to turn one of them to add dimension and "extra" petals. I think I NEED that washi tape too...*swoon*
You rocked this hop Amy, and I love this card! (knowing that I despise the color red as as much as I do, that's saying a LOT!)