Sunday, April 10, 2011

Denami Designs Monochromatic Blog Hop!

Hellooooo Hoppers! Are you having fun? Welcome to my little corner of the Internet that I call Imagine That! Glad that you hopped over from Julie's page The teal colors that I chose were inspired by an upcoming trip to Hilton Head Island in a few days...can't wait! The cool blue ocean water, sand between my toes...did I mention that I can't wait?! I wanted to make an elegant card that is out of my normal cutesy comfort zone and I chose DeNami's "Leafy Vine" stamp for this challenge. I started with a dark teal piece of card stock and created a basic gate fold card. I went a little crazy with the pearls, I know! To create the background, I used an ordinary piece of cardstock and scored it diagonally, both ways. I added a pearl at each intersection that would show when the card was closed. Martha Stewart's punch was used for the border along the bottom and again I accented with pearls. The medallion like scallop, courtesy of spellbinders helped to create the closure in the middle of the card. It is only adhered to one side so the card can still open. Denami's Leafy Vine stamp was used to create the background on the white cardstock. The real beauty (at least to me)is the inside of the card. But unfortunately, you will need to tip your head sideways because I couldn't figure out how to flip the picture. I wanted to make the card a gift card holder because that seems to be what people generally need for a wedding. You could also tuck in a check or cash in the pocket too, I suppose. I went crazy with my Leafy Vine and stamped all over the place, intertwining the images(much like a a marriage is a mix of the new couple...awwww, Hallmark moment!) Lastly, I replicated the border from the front of the card and added a bow. Be sure to leave a comment on my blog, as well as everyone's on the hop to be eligible for one of the $20 gift certificates. Time to get you hopping along to Nicki's Blog.

48 comments:

  1. What an EXTRAORDINARY gift card holder! Holy Moly! Love your beach inspired color theme! So soft, peaceful and pretty! Gorgeous details - elegant all over!

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  2. SPECTACULAR!!!! I don't even know what else to say. I am blown away by the uniqueness of your card. Wow!

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  3. You accomplished the elegance. This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! ;)

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  4. I love the pearls! And I love the pouch for the gift card. Great idea! And now I want the MS punch too! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. No, you did not go crazy with the pearls or the leafy stamp! Just perfect! I love the gift card idea inside. Just a beautiful card!

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  6. Very pretty card. I love the card holder!!! Perfect for a wedding card.

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  7. Lori, this is a STUNNING gift card holder! LOVE how you stamped the little bit of the leafy design on the front for the sentiment and then went wild with it on the inside! LOVE the scoring and the pearls! NEVER too many pearls! Fab Colors! Fab card!

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  8. This card is gorgeous and I don't think you went crazy with the pearls. It all looks fantastic. Fantastic card!

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  9. You may have gone crazy with the pearls, but it looks fantastic! Definitely worth the effort.

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  10. Really lovely card and a great inspiration!

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  11. You were striving for elegant and you got it. I just think your card is beautiful.
    cstephenson at q dot com

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  12. I love how you scored the card and added the extra bling. It makes your card very elegant. Great mix of colors, too.

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  13. What a clever, clever design for your card. Practical and beautiful at the same time. Thank you for sharing!

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  14. I am utterly in LOVE with that scored background, Lori! Also, those pearls are just the right addition to this beautiful project!

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  15. Super lovely project and perfect for a wedding gift! PS: have a great vacation!

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  16. Oooooooo, so pretty! LOVE the teal! The textured background is incredible, and the pearls are PERFECT! BRAVO!

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  17. What great scoring in your background! I love how you added the pearls to the resulting pattern. Great idea making this a gift card holder--it's so elegant!

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  18. This is a fabulous card featuring another Martha punch. Her designers are amazing. This card is spectacular inside and out with lots of amazing touches. Thank you so much for posting this card.

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  19. That is a gorgeous card. I love the teal colors. One of my favorites.

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  20. So lovely to see a teal card on the Hop! This is soft and pretty. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  21. A wonderful card....such good ideas...and I have to say aqua is one of my favorite colors.

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  22. Gorgeous! That color is beautiful and the way you scored the lines and added the pearls? Perfection!

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  23. LOVE the elegance of this and the color is so pretty!! Gotta love the pearls!!

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  24. Very pretty! Love the card format!

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  25. Super gorgeous! What a fab card holder!

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  26. Awesome...

    Rebecca
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  27. Wow this is super cute! Thanks for sharing! =D

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  28. This is SO beautiful! Very elegant!

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  29. Very pretty - I love the elegant scoring the pearl accents and the beautiful border punch.

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  30. Lovin' this card, Lori. I totally get the ocean feel just looking at it. And I love that it's a gift card holder, as well. Very cool! BTW...have a wonderful trip!

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  31. Gorgeous!! Love all of the little pearls, and your color choices are perfect. Hope you have fun at the beach!

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  32. What a great project! Love those scored lines and accents.

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  33. Super duper card. Love the pearls and scoring. Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  34. BEAUTIFUL wedding card!!! LOVE the color scheme, the gate fold design, and your incredible attention to detail!! Fabulous work!!! Have a wonderful trip to the beach!!!!

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  35. The pearls are PERFECT! Great job, this is beautiful!!

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  36. Such beautiful, serene colors. And thank you for the tip on using the scoring board. My husband gave me one for my birthday, and you just gave me a fabulous idea to try! And I don't think you went crazy with the pearls. They're the perfect touch!

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  37. Spectacular scoring! WOW. I love those shades of teal and the whole LO. Just fabulous!

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  38. So pretty...and that green color is lovely!

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  39. Great card. Perfect wedding card. Thanks for sharing!

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  40. such an elegant card. love it

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  41. SOOOOOO pretty Lori! Such a creative card! Love your colors and those pearls are fantastic!

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  42. Beautiful card. Love the pearls on the diamonds. Looks like a tufted cushion.

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  43. This is a great gift card holder! Love the scoring and the pearls in the background.

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  44. Beautiful card! I just love the teal!

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  45. What a beautiful card, inside and out - and practical too! Absolutely love how you scored the lattice pattern and added the pearls. Gorgeous card! :o)

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