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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

DeNami Cuddly Critters Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the DeNami Cuddly Critters Blog Hop! The hop officially starts at 8 AM, PST, so I am a bit early. If you would like to hop along, you have until September 16, 11:59 PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).

DeNami is giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to their website! They'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random participant and TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop! How cool is that?!

If you are here for the hop, you probably arrived from Annette's blog: Feeding the Soul with Art If you encounter a hiccup during the hop, you can refer back to the DeNami Design blog.

I have actually made 3 CAS cards for the hop. I used the same stamp, colored the same way, for each card. The images are colored with Primsacolor Pencils and Goo Gone. I thought it would be fun to show how you can get different looks with the same stamp.


First up is a card using a technique that I love to do...it's as easy as 1-2-3! Pierce, score, embellish.... This technique is quick and easy and I love the fun little border it creates! I went monochromatic with the cardstock and choose Swarovski "AB" Crystals for embellishing. I was so glad I was able to capture the pink shimmer of the crystals when I photographed the card.



For my second card, I again kept the card monochromatic with shades of cream. The felt flower is cut with a Spellbinder's die; I added some pearls and finished off the card with some satin ribbon.



For my third card, I was going for a Tiffany effect with the blue card base, made with Bazzill Bling which has such a lovely shimmer. I embellished with white satin ribbon topped with a taffeta gingham ribbon. This card measures 4x4.
Following are the recipies for the cards:
#1
Image: DeNami
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select, Sweet Blush
Embellies: Swarovski "AB" Flatback Crystals
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Tim Holtz Piercing Ruler, Lasting Impressions Piercer, Scor-Pal, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, EK Success 3D Dots
#2
Image: DeNami
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream
Embellies: PTI Vintage Cream Felt, The Paper Studio Pearls, Cream Satin Ribbon
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities
#3
Image: DeNami
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Stamper's Select and Pure Black, Bazzill Bling
Embellies: White Satin Ribbon, Black/White Taffeta Gingham Ribbon
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Nestabilities, EK Success 3D Dots
Thanks for hopping along! Next up is DeNami's DT Member Rebeka with Beca's Sketches.
I hope you have enjoyed the hop today...don't forget to comment for the chance to win a DeNami gift certificate!
Thanks for stopping by!
Angela

36 comments:

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

Oh wow, you created three adorable cards, Angela! They each have such a unique flare and style- I cannot chose a favorite! :)

We are so happy you were able to join us in the Cuddly Critters Blog Hop!

Tina said...

Very creative cards - all three! Love them!

Michele Gross said...

Absolutely delightful! I love them all! :D

Wendy said...

Love the bling and texture you added to your cards. Great way to showcase such a cute stamp!

Audrey said...

What elegant looking cards! I love the pearls!

Amy said...

EEEK! All three of these are amazing Angela! I can't decide which is my favorite.

Lisa Condreay said...

Wonderful job. These cards are amazing. Love them all.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Love the CAS look of your cards. They all great looking.

Kathy said...

These are all so cute Angela. I think the second one is my favorite. Love how you used a felt die cut flower to mat the image, so sweet! Great job on all three. I've never seen these cuties, I'll have to check them out.

Laurel said...

Love the bling and/or texture you added to each card..... Great job on all three! You did these critters justice...

Kim Wilson said...

Angela, I love the variety of all of these :) So cute!

Ayana Posadas said...

Oh, I love your style. These are perfect cards for a wedding! The pearls and rhinestones make such a perfect touch! Your cards are ALL so cute!

Tammy said...

These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing such beautiful and elegant cards with such cute little critters!

jo said...

Love how simple, yet elegant your cards are! Thanks for sharing! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are soooooo rad!! I LOVE CAS cards!!!!

Kristy Smith said...

I absolutely love these cards! How cute for weddings for friends and family! Great job! =)

Lisa Petrella said...

Your coloring is fantastic! I think all three of these cards are cute, but I especially LOVE that second one!!! Just something about all of the white layers and the pearls!!

rhogan18 said...

So cute! What a great idea! Very clever.

Laura P said...

Very cute and elegant! I love the style of all three!

Kimberly said...

OMG so cute! I love the wedding stamp. Thanks for sharing!

jetsfan88 said...

Thanks for sharing your cute cards and for commenting on my blog as well. The chicks are adorable.

Chris said...

so cute cards, love the simplicity of this design!

Linda Palmer said...

Angela, these are both darling cards. I love your CAS cards. When I try them they look so plain but yours are beautiful.

Brelan said...

Simple, beautiful, and elegant. Great cards.

Amy said...

these are so whimsical and fun! great job!

Michelle said...

These are totally awesome! So simple yet super. What a great idea to just change up the colors.

Anita said...

All three cards are totally adorable.

karahoward said...

Wonderful cards! Especially diggin' felt, so the white card is especially calling to me. Thanks!

Julz said...

What great wedding cards! I just adore these!

Mandi said...

I love the clean simple ideas...thanks for sharing.

Sheryl said...

Love the bling! I especially like the variations on the same sketch. tfs!

Anne said...

Your cards are amazing!! I love each one, the simplicity of the design and the pop of bling -- especially the wedding ones!! Love your pink Swarovski Crystals!! What a great blog you have!! I'll be back to visit again!
Hugs,
Anne

Donelda said...

wow, what a great set of cards. They are all adorable but I think the one I like most is the cream one - the pearls fit the wedding theme perfectly!!!

Rebecca said...

That is fun to see the same stamped image used in different ways. I know you didn't ask for a favorite, but I'm loving that middle one. The pearls around the image on the flower are just gorgeous! Perfect for little love birds ;)

Jessica G. said...

Sweet cards, Angela! I really like how you created CAS cards and still demonstrated how they can all be unique and fabulous, too!!

Amy Smidebush said...

I love your cards! Within the past month and a half, I've been to 3 weddings. Your cards would have been perfect!