The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Sunday, May 20, 2012

DeNami Pretty Pastels Blog Hop

Welcome to the DeNami Design Pretty Pastels Blog Hop! Today the DeNami Design Team and customers alike are showing off creations made with DeNami stamps that incorporate pretty pastel colors.

 
Hopefully, you've arrived here by way of Stacy M.'s blog, Sweethearts & Sweet Tarts. If so, you are on the right track! If not, you'll want to head over to the DeNami blog to start the blog hop at the beginning. (And remember, if you get lost along the way, you can always head over to the DeNami blog to get pointed in the right direction.)

Don't forget, there are delightful DeNami prizes to be won! Two lucky duckies will be drawn at random from among the comments left along the blog hop to win a $20 DeNami Design gift certificate! You have until Monday, May 21, 2012, 11:59 pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs to be eligible for a prize. 

Getting projects ready for DeNami Blog Hops is always a blast, but this one was especially fun because I just love pastels! Here's what I came up with:



I did some tone-on-tone background stamping using the scalloped border stamp from the cling-style DeNami Spring Garden 1 Set to frame some pastel polka-dotted ribbon from my stash. The "thinking of you" sentiment comes from the DeNami Thoughtful Greetings stamp set.  

I made that layered fabric flower myself from pink cotton fabric I had on hand, and hand-trimmed some DeNami celery cardstock into a leaf shape for my sentiment. Perfectly pastel embellishments, don't you agree?


Well, I do believe that I am the last stop on today's blog hop. I hope that you've been overwhelmed with DeNami inspiration in all shades of pastels today! Before you leave, be sure to leave a comment to be eligible for the randomly drawn prizes.

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my pretty pastels creation!
Emily

44 comments:

onecraftymama said...

I had to really stare at the flower to see it wasn't paper - that's some incredibly fine-woven fabric! I love the idea...and now I want to see if I can make one :) I love the sentiment on the leaf - that's genius :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card and that FLOWER....WOW!!!!

Pam Wendt said...

Now how adorable is this!?!

Love your flower, the button, the cheery ribbon, and your stitching -

true inspiration! :o)

Lisa said...

This is such a soft and lovely card Emily! LOVE your fabric flower and the polka dot ribbon. A beautiful way to end the hop!

didi0518 said...

a lovely card... Love your flower

Dana said...

That flower is made from fabric? No way! I was sure it was cardstock and kept looking for your creases. Amazing Emily. I love the celery leaf sentiment and that pretty tone-on-tone BG stamping.

Barb said...

stunning! that flower is gorgeous. i adore the subtle background strips...the whole thing is so pretty!

CraftySarcasm said...

Beautiful flower! I love that it is fabric and not paper. And I love that tone on tone stamping of the border stamp to create your background paper. Just gorgeous.

Stacy said...

I love your card, it is just precious. I am interested in what you didn't write about - the stitching. I'd like to learn how to do that, as far as punching out the holes so evenly and then lining up the two layers of paper. It is so pretty.

Karen Diebolt said...

Great card, I really like all the different textures.

Miriam Prantner said...

LOVE that flower! So simple and clean and it just makes the card. Great job!

Greta said...

LOVE this card, Emily! Your flower is wonderful & the design is perfect!

maryr917 said...

this is a beautiful pastel card Emily-I am in awe of your creativity with the fabric flower

rhogan18 said...

Such a pretty card. You always have such wonderful creative ideas.

PatQ's Cards said...

Great flower, Emily, and I love the combination of pink yellow and green together. Really pretty card.

~Tammy~ said...

Very pretty Emily! I thought the flower was paper! I love the banner down the center.

Cardcrafter said...

Very lovely card! The flower is creative! I like your polka dot strip!

Suzanne Bier said...

Emily, your folded flower is gorgeous! Love that you also added some tone-on-tone stamping...everything came together to make one fabulous card! :)

Linda said...

I love pastels too and you made a wonderful surprise with the flower! Great job!

andrea said...

Emily, I love the softness of your fabric fower and the added dimension it brings to the card. Tone-on-tone stamping in the background and the stitching along the sides along with the tucked in a leaf greeting make this card so sweet!

Sharon Jones said...

Total awesomeness on your card, Emily! I love EVERYTHING about it! ;D Hugz2u, Sharon

Marisa said...

Fabulous flower, Emily! Love the pastels too :)

Carol Hartery said...

Gorgeous flower. I always learn so much from you!

Carol said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the flower you made and the sweet polka dot ribbon you used.

The Wolverina /// said...

What a unique flower Emily! Gorgeous card! Great job!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so sweet and spring like! I love the pretty flower you made. How cute and the button in the center is a perfect center. The tone-on-tone stamping is a nice idea. I will have to give it a try.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving all the sweet messages. They always make me smile! :)

Pam said...

What a sweet fabric flower, love it! Very pretty with the pastel colors!

Rochelle said...

How darling!

...:::Paulina:::... said...

Emily, this is so cute! I really love that flower you created- hmmmm... maybe a tutorial in the future? :)

I think this was the PERFECT way to end this beautiful blog hop. Your card is so fresh and fun and yet not too overwhelming. :)

Tina M said...

Ohh Emily, this is a stunner!! I just love the flower you made, so creative and the tone on tone border is perfect!

Phyllis Strickland said...

Everything came together perfectly in this card!

Karen said...

Gorgeous!

Ardyth said...

I am so not a pastel girl, but this is just gorgeous! I LOVE it! Definitely have to try that flower and I think those dots just take it to the next level! Great card!

Mirta Sanchez said...

Love the tone on tone, very subtle and pretty! And I love the rosette!

Suzanne said...

Emily, I am just crazy about that flower!

Glenda J said...

WOW! Check out that amazing flower! Great job!

Amy Smidebush said...

I really loved how you stamped the borders so subtly in the background! LOVELY!

Brenda Funaro said...

Cute....cute....cute!

Benzi said...

What a pretty flower you made, Emily. And, I do love the pastel colors, too. You know, being a dotted lover, I am all over that ribbon. Super card!!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Emily, this is SO TOTALLY SWEET!! That flower knocks my socks off, girl!!! I LOVE how you stamped the sentiment on the leaf and the polka dots are SO FUN and PLAYFUL!!!! AMAZING work!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I like these flowers you make, and recall you did one like this with canvas for CARDS magazine. I keep meaning to try this! It's such a neat look.

Hope you are doing well, my friend! We'll have to chat again soon, though this week is quite full. maybe next week?

Tan's Hobbies said...

Wow!! The big pink flower with button is so pretty!! On the first look, I thought the flower is from paper =P Love the sweet and lovely layout. This card is absolutely stunning!!

Lynn Noe said...

This is so beautiful and such a clever design! I love it.

Kary said...

What a sweet card, Emily!! Love the pretty flower you made, such a clever idea. Love the colours too. Have a lovely day! {hugs}