Sunday, February 10, 2013

February Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog!  I'm one of the stops along the way in Denami's February 'Adorable Animals' blog hop!  

You should have arrived here from the lovely Lisa Elton.  For a full list of participants visit the Denami Blog.

I don't get a ton of time to stamp anymore, but when the chance came up to pull out these little kitty stamps again I couldn't resist!  Here are my cards:
I knew I wanted to group the kitties and use some grey.  I was also wanting to use my houndstooth background stamp (can't get enough of that pattern these days!).  After that it was just a matter of putting it all together.



Like a good stamper, I knew I needed to practice my layout a few times.  The first results didn't sit well for the card I wanted to make, so I decided to dig into my scrap stash.  The gold almost jumped out of the pile at me, so I fidgeted a bit and ended up with a second card out of the exercise!

 

I really like using animal stamps on textured paper.  I think it adds something nice when I color them in.  I used my colored pencils in the same way I would use Copic markers (including little shadows underneath them).

What do you think, should I add one more kitty to this?




Hope you liked these, or that they gave you some ideas of your own! 

Be sure to leave a comment, as it gives you a chance to win free money to spend in the Denami store!


Who: Anyone who has a DeNami animal stamp!  

When: The blog hop starts on February 10th at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until February 11th, 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!
Prizes: 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!    

Your next stop in the hop is: Larissa Heskett!

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31 comments:

Pam Wendt said...

Oh I love the glitter and the teeny kitties! So pretty!

Donna Bowman said...

Cute cards! Love the kitties and the background!

Tenia Nelson said...

LURVE!!!

Deb said...

Both of these cards are awesome!!! I love the blue and gold!!!

Dana said...

Oooh, the houndstooth is a great pairing with these kitties. I too like the texture under your stamped images...looks great.
Nope, I think three kitties is perfect! No need for another!

andrea said...

Nice houndstooth background and I really like the tabs and brads for texture and dimension on the card...very nice!

Barb said...

wow! seriously awesome cards! your coloring is fabulous and your layouts??? expert! great coloring too!

Ariana Fisch said...

The kitties on the textured paper is genius. It makes them look fluffy. I really like the little tabs you made with paper and brads, so effective.

VanessaB said...

so cute. great card designs :)

Lisa said...

Purrrrfectly adorable Christine! Great job on both of these ;)

Denise Bryant said...

Cute cute cute! Love the kitties!
DeniseB

Amy Smidebush said...

Oh, I just LOVE that houndstooth background! Super cute cards!

Linda said...

Fun, cute cards! The almost ribbon looking affect with paper and brads was such a creative addition! And you're right, the houndstooth works well!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

What precious kitties! Denami sure has cute animals! I'm really enjoying the hop!

Renee's ramblings said...

The kitties look maahvalous on the textured paper! Three of them is just right.

Emily Keaton said...

These projects are absolutely delightful! I love the extra glittery accents on the second one :-)

~Tammy~ said...

Love your coloring and they are super sweet! Lots of adorable goodness!

Ruza Rebel said...

Oh ... these are lovely! Love both versions! :)

Gayle said...

Love the gold and kittens.

Lynn said...

Cute. I like the look of the stamping on the textured CS. Cool!

elf1023 said...

Great coloring, cute kitties. Love your ideas.

Sue D said...

I like your kitty cards. I also like the houndstooth pattern.

Tina M said...

Cuteness cuteness cuteness!!

FranTic said...

I like the glitter effects!!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the touch of the glitter strips.

The Wolverina /// said...

Love the textured paper!! So cute!!

Larissa Heskett said...

Loving your Fun Cards!! Such great designs!! THANKS for sharing and have a fabulous week!! =)

cardsbymo said...

Those kittens are adorable but, I am in love with your hounds tooth background too!

Lisa Petrella said...

ADORABLE little cluster of kitties!!!! And that houndstooth background and the little loopy tabs are FABULOUS!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

cute cards...love the gold sparkly paper and the little tabs on the second one.

Heidi H said...

Cute little kitties, and I love your subtle shading!! Very cute cards.