Thursday, November 10, 2011

My first blog hop with Sparkle N Sprinkle!

Hi everyone! Well this is my first blog hop with the Sparkle N Sprinkle design team and I am telling you, they have really made me step out of my comfort zone! Minimal copic coloring can you believe it? Our blog hop is about different Cultures. You should have arrived here from Linda's blog and if you get lost along the way just hop back to the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog page to pick up where you left off. My first card is more of an elegant theme and although I wouldn't consider it Asian it does have a little bit of that with the doily medallion for the center.

I have inked up only the center of the stamp image to try and make it look like the doilies that are so popular right now. The image is from the Frames and Borders set and I used Antiquities embossing powder on the image and the sentiment which is from the Just for You set. Some designer paper and lace and a simple but elegant card.

My next image is a tag using the same set of stamps, Frames and Borders, but in addition to using the center image again, I also used the flower border along the bottom.

Some more designer paper and paper flowers and you have a little tag to add to gift. The next stop is at Shona's blog and make sure you comment on everyone's blog as there are prizes to be had!

45 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

What an amazing card and gift tag, Amanda! Copic-less, tho you are, the first card is color opulent, and absolutely stunning! How ironic we both used the same image - with completely different results! I especially like how you stamped off the tag with the "flowers in a square" image. Such a beautiful use of elements, unexpected with the pleasures of your talent. Thanks for great projects!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Amanda, these are gorgeous and even more so IRL. I saw them at the store:) I love the way you cut out the center of that image to create the beautiful pieces for your projects, and the coloring on the second one really makes it pop!

Barbara Bruder said...

Your 2 creations are just beautiful!!! I love the way the medallion looks like a doily. And the coloring in the tag is spectacular!!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the old-fashioned lace and doily look of the first card and then the bright polka-dot look of the tag - shows just how a stamp can be used in complete opposite ways!

Lisa Jane said...

Just beautiful.. gorgeous colours and papers
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Pretty colors and love the lace!
TFS
Kim S
Kasot@aol.com

Linda said...

Great cards Amanda. I love the tag and the medallion is over the top.

April said...

Amanda, you have done a wonderful job on these. I love the beautiful colors and layouts!

Karin said...

While they don't have a colored image on them, they are bright and beautiful just like your usual style :) I love the paper and lace on the card and the beautiful flowers on the tag are just stunning!

Lana said...

Such beautiful and elegant designs you have created Amanda xx

Anonymous said...

Your tag just pops right off the page! It's stunning!!!!!!!!! Love how you made it also look like a doily on the top card - a beautiful understated fall card. What a great job of showing how one stamp can be used in totally opposite ways!!!!!!!!! Out of your comfort zone??? I don't think so :) Brenda

Anita Braddock said...

How beautiful. Love both cards the Detail and the colors are perfect love the Design. you have done an awesome job. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Charlene said...

Two beautiful elegant creations!

Rea said...

Beautiful projects.

Patty Sue 2 said...

I love the 'elegant' look with all the lace and beautiful lace I might add. I also love the colors.

Karalee Ingram said...

These are beautiful.

Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful sweetie ♥ pops x

Kristin said...

Very nice! Love the elegance.

carrie said...

What wonderful cards! Love the look of the lace and doilies and the colors that you choose to use.

Barbara said...

The card is beautiful, but I actually said, "Oh, wow!" out loud when I saw the tag. So pretty! Thanks for sharing!!

Anita said...

Both are beautiful Amanda. I love the elegant look of the card.

Gerlinde said...

Gorgeous! You wouldn't know they were the same stamp - two completely different looks! Love them both!

Vicky said...

Ooh...so pretty Amanda and I love the colours too hun...

big hugs Vicky xx

HelenM said...

OMG!!! The same stamp but 2 totally different looks! I love the colors you used on the card with the lace! Thanks for the inspiration!!

NWFlamingo said...

You would need a very special gift to warrant the use of such a gorgeous tag!

NanaConnie said...

Both cards are really beautiful, Amanda! Welcome to the SnS team. Love the way you used the medallion stamps, and your embellishments are terrific.

Gina R said...

I love the roses on the cards they make them special

Frann said...

Two very nice cards! I love the colors you used on both of them.

E. Marie said...

Beautiful card and tag. I love the antique look of the medallion on the card and the lovely designer paper and lace. Fabulous tag with those lovely roses.

Jann said...

I love the images and how you made two totally awesom, different cards from them. Fall is the lost season and you hit it right on the head

Hopemore Studio said...

Those are stunning, absolutely love the color choice you made.

~Angie

Kathy Vogel said...

I particularly like your tag with all the lovely flowers.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Beautiful creations, Amanda. Amazing how the same stamped image looks so completely different. I especially love the tag and the way that you chose to color just elements to make them stand out.

TerryH said...

How beautiful!
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Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I have a medallion stamp that I have yet to use. I am getting some ideas now.

NancyA
booknplays@aol

Mary J said...

WOW! Amanda, these are soooo elegant and beautiful! Love the richness of your makes!

Anonymous said...

graet use of the medallion I always think of it as oriental too. rustydoc1@yahoo.com Sandy

birdibrost@hotmail.com said...

unique cards.

happy said...

The doily effect is great.

pjw said...

Oh the first one is soooo elegant. Love your color choices, too.

Dawn said...

Great Job!! I had to put on my glasses to see the stamp detail on the second card. I couldn't believe it was the same stamp. It always amazes me how different a stamp can be with different colors.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful job I really love the roses!

Denise B.

Anonymous said...

The doilies and various "laces" certainly do make elegant cards. Nice job!

Julie Z said...

Wow -It's hard to believe that it's the same stamp in both projects! Such very different projects & both so very pretty. Great projects Amanda!!

Blessings from Cindy said...

Love the polka dots with the roses! Beautiful projects!
Blessings,
Cindy