Welcome to the DeNami Design Pretty Pastels May Blog Hop. I hope you are finding lots of inspiration as you've been hopping from blog to blog. If you began at the beginning and hopped along, you've come here fromGreta Hess 's Blog.
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It's been a while since I played around with some new card designs, so I had lot's of ideas once I took a look at what I had to stamp with from DeNami, but it was the pack of Spring Pastels from Colorbok that I picked up recently that really brought the inspiration.
This is where I began. I wanted to do something with each of the shades in the pack. It's been years since I did any paper weaving....so I gave it a try with 1/4" strips through white cardstock. I've cut a scalloped circle and circle with Spellbinders dies. A bow in narrow ribbon to match is mounted under the "Dropping you a note" sentiment stamp stamped with VersaColor chalk inks in Purple Hydrangea. Everything is then mounted on light purple cardstock.
This began with two stamps from DeNami. The sentiment stamp Sending you God's Blesssing and the wheat stamp. In this presentation I have turned the wheat stamp into lavender and have it hanging upside down to dry. I used Zig brush colors to "paint" the flowers and stamp. the back row of plants are directly stamped to the white cardstock. A strip of green cardstock serves as the rack to dry out the lavender, that hangs with a bow of lavender floss. Three plants are stamped and cut out and popped up with stacked glue dots. The white cardstock is punched with an EK Success border punch and mounted on lavender swiss dot cardstock by Bazzil.
A white narrow ridge cardstock mounted on a light aqua cardstock base. a strip of the narrow ridge cardstock edged with an EK Success edge punch and mounted on top of the bottom edge of the white below creating another ridge. Then laying a narrow aqua ribbon just above the edging. Using an aqua dotted ribbon (that I really love) to "suspend" the greeting box, with the "Dropping you a Note" sentiment stamped in Colorbox's Robin's Egg ink.
I had circles in several sizes that I was playing around with...in the end I kept it super simple using all colors but the pink, so I used the pink to stamp the sentiment "with love" from the Petit Four set PF42 love sentiments.
Were four cards excessive? I hope not, after all, you if you have stuck it out to the very end...shouldn't we try for the finale at the fourth of July fireworks display? Hopefully you feel like you were rewarded for hangin' in and see something you liked!
Be sure to keep hopping on to the next inspired designer with fabulous ideas, remember to drop everyone a note too!
Your next stop on the list is Stacy M. Go and enjoy the creations awaiting to delight you!
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Just to remind you about the details of the blog hop:
When: The blog hop starts on May 20th at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until May 21st, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize)
Why: To be inspired by fun DeNami Design creations and also the chance to win mini shopping sprees on the DeNami Design website! We are giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to our website! We'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random participant (DT members not eligible) and then we'll also be giving away TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!