Wednesday, September 7, 2011

DeNami Design Theme Challenge #07

The September Challenge for DeNami Stamps is a theme challenge of Animals.  At fist I thought I might just have to sit this one out as the only animal stamp I could think of was the sheep stamp that I have already used in a challenge and a blog hop. I don't want to be known as the one who has fifty ways to use the sheep stamp on a card. So I looked over the online store under animals to see if there may be one I'd overlooked and lo and behold, I have the swans! So instead of a fun cutesy animal card, I have gone for an elegant card using beautiful papers and the swans...

For this card I wanted to show some depth, so I stamped and embossed three sets and then trimmed each layer, back wings, body and fore wings. The back wings have also been slightly chalked with Pebbles Metallic Cream Chalks, to add depth. Layers of mounting tape to add dimension.

Papers used: SEI White Elegance patterned papers and
grey Pearlescence Paper by Best Occasions by Walmart
white felt card stock: Hollos
EK Success scallop punch
Spellbinders scallop oval and classic oval
embossing powder: Liquid Platinum by Ranger
foam mounting tape by Front Porch Treasures

Then as I was looking at the card I had another idea I thought I would try. It is a bit bold and not exactly "my style" but I couldn't help but envision the swans at sunset in black silhoutte against a dark sky and water with vivid oranges  and reds for the sunset.

DeNami Swans stamped and Embossed in Liquid Platinum on black cardstock. All colors are Deluxe Cardstock-primary colors by Best Occasions for Wal-Mart. Oval dies are from Spellbinders.

That's my contribution for the September Theme Challenge #07 With DeNami Design. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!



  1. Oh, both of these cards are so unique, Andrea! That first one is GORGEOUS!

    Thank you so much for joining us in the DeNami challenge! (Side note: even if you do use the sheep again, I know it'd be amazing!)

  2. Wow, both versions are out of this world!! Your swan cards are so elegant and lovely. Great embossing on that first one, and such vibrant colors on the second. Thanks for playing along with the DeNami Design Animals challenge! ~Emily, September Guest Designer for DeNami Design

  3. Absolutely stunning! That first one is really gorgeous!

  4. Stunning! I love the different way you have displayed the swan stamp!

  5. WOW..that first card..ohh so beautiful! Love all that fussy cutting and layering.

  6. Amazing how you can use those swan stamps so differently! They are both great.

  7. Beautiful work, Andrea! I especially LOVE the way you layered the swans in the first card!! Thanks for playing along in the DeNami Design theme challenge!!

  8. So elegant...I just love swans!!! Your card is really lovely...well done :)

  9. these cards are stunning Andrea! love the embossing and how each card is laid out to let the swans stand out...makes for a beautiful effect.

  10. Hello fellow Andrea :) This card is GORGEOUS! So elegant in the embossed silver! Thanks so much for playing along with DeNami Design!


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