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November 27, 2011

DeNami Design Sketch Challenge

The challenge this month at DeNami Design is a sketch created by Amber, one of the very talented design team members at DeNami Design. 

I kept the layout the same, but I used a square card instead.

You may recognize the stamping on this card.  When I created my project for the Anything but a Card Blog Hop, I wanted to give the technique a try before I created my project.  This is one of the practice pieces.  I thought it was too pretty to toss, so I made it into a card.  For more details on how to create the look, see the original post.  I used two stamps: Decorative Flourish, Mini Solid Flower that you can currently buy from DeNami Design, and two retired stamps.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! (Whimsical Words).

Card measures  4.5" x 4.25"
pearl trim from my stash
Recollections adhesive pearls
Spellbinders Labels 18
Clear embossing powder
Stampin' Up! ink-So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Tea Stain
Memento ink-Rose Bud

November 20, 2011

Happy Fall

The challenge this week at Meljen's Designs is to create a project with a fall theme.  There are lots of wonderful fall images in the shop as well as some adorable Thanksgiving images that were just released.

I used the Happy Fall Badge available in the Meljen's Designs shop.  I colored the image using Prismacolor pencils.  I sponged some Tea Stain ink from Stampin' Up! over the image to warm up the white cardstock a little.  I created faux stitching around the diecut that was sponged with some Baroque Burgundy ink from Stampin' Up! as well as some Tea Stain ink. There is light embossing on the scalloped circle, but it is so light it didn't photograph at all.  I used the Flourish Texturz Plate from Stampin' Up!

Card measures 4.5" x 4.25"
Pearl Brad-American Crafts
Small brads-Basic Grey
Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Scalloped Circles
Die cut shape & ribbon from my stash

November 15, 2011

Fall Favorite

The challenge this week at Meljen's Designs is to use Orange and/or Brown.  There are so many adorable fall images in the shop.  I used one of my favorites.

I colored Pumpkin Bumpkin with Prismacolor pencils.  I will probably add a sentiment, but wasn't sure what I wanted to use.  I added some flowers, ribbon and punched borders.

Card measres 5.5" x 4.25"
Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch
ribbon and flowers from my stash

November 13, 2011

Anything But a Card Blog Hop for DeNami Design

Hello everyone.  Welcome to your next stop on this journey of crafty inspiration.  You should have come here from Pattie's Blog.  If not, you should hop over to the DeNami Design Blog and start from the beginning.  I know you are probably tired, but you are almost finished.  Just a few more stops to go!

I used the DeNami Design Purse Template and printed it on Very Vanilla cardstock from Stampin' Up!.  After cutting it out, I stamped an overall design in VersaMark ink using a large stamp (pictured below) that is now retired.  I am not sure what it was called, but it is the P size and was made in 1999.  I used clear embossing powder to heat emboss the overall design.  I sponged on So Saffron (Stampin' Up!), Rose Bud (Memento), and Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!).  I wiped the ink from the embossed areas.  After getting the shading I was happy with, I stamped the Decorative Flourish over the design in So Saffron, the Mini Swirl Flourish and another retired flourish in Crumb Cake, and the Mini Solid Flower in Rose Romance (Stampin' Up!).  I wiped the ink from the embossing after each application of stamps.

Before assembling the purse, I printed another template on some pretty floral paper to line the inside.

After assembling the purse I added some ribbon trim and a ribbon rose to the front of the purse.  The last step was creating the handle.  I used some glass beads from Stampin' Up! and threaded them onto some wire and attached them to the purse.

These are the stamps I used to make this project:

This little purse is the perfect size to hold a gift card.  Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to comment.  DeNami Design is giving away two $20 gift certificates to two random commenters and one to a random participant (design team not eligible).  You have until November 14, 2011 at 11:59 PST to get those comments in. 

The next stop on your journey is Barbara's blog.  I am sure she has something wonderful in store for you.

November 12, 2011

A Fall Hello

The challenge this week at Pike's Playground is Anything Goes.  After missing the chance to play in the last two challenges, I was determined to get a card done in time this week!  I had cards done...I just got the challenge ending times wrong.  So frustrating!

I dare you to take one of his apples!!  I colored the image using Prismacolor pencils.  I used a few dew drops by The Robin's Nest and a paper flower with a tiny brad in the center.  Not many embellishments.  I loved the image and wanted it to be the center of attention.

Card measures 4.25" x 5"

November 2, 2011

Christmas?! Already?!

The challenge this week at Meljen's Designs is to create a project with a Christmas theme. I still can't get my head around the fact that it is that time of year again!  Hopefully this will get me jump-started for the holiday season!

I had to pull out my Meljen's Designs rubber stamps to make this card.  I discovered I don't have any Christmas digital images!  I will have to remedy that fact!  You can find the gorgeous red rubber images at Whimsy Stamps.  They stamp beautifully and are backed with cling foam for use with acrylic blocks.  This stamp is Elf Bell Mouse.  I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils.

Card measures 5" x 5"
Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch
American Crafts rhinestone brad
ribbon & rhinestones from my stash