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.