Sunday, May 20, 2012

DeNami Designs Pretty Pastels Blog Hop

**I am thrilled that this card made Top 3 at The Ribbon Reel 5/28/12**

So glad to have you along on the DeNami Designs Pretty Pastels Blog Hop.  You should have arrived from Jane's blog...if not and you just wondered in you can begin here.  
Here is my creation for the blog hop!

First I am going to apologize for the dark photograph, it has not been the best of weather this week. This card was started with stamping the Elegant Floral Arch in Stick Candy ink by repeat stamping at the top of the card as well as the bottom of the card. Some patterned papers were pieced together in the center potion of the card front adding some beautiful trimmings.  

A butterfly was die-cut from a recycled cereal box which was then embossed, painted, and sanded.
This butterfly was embellished with a crotched mat and paper rose. A fussy seam binding bow was tied and embellished with a button just above the butterfly. 

A hand-cut banner was created to host the Thinking of You sentiment. For a finishing touch some paper roses and pearls were added to complete the look of this pretty pastel treat!

Thanks for hopping along today! Remember to leave a comment along the way on each participant's blog to be eligible for a mini shopping spree from DeNami Designs. 2 very lucky commenters will win $20.00 gift certificates.  You have until  May 21, 2012, 11:59 PST to leave comments on all the blogs to be eligible for the gift certificates. 

Your next stop is the super talented: Dana Seymour

I am personally adding this to The Ribbon Reel Challenge - Spring Colors using DRY EMBOSSING plus 
IVORY/WHITE, LILAC, PINK and SOFT GREEN/TURQUOISE plus RIBBON!
Moxie Fab Gingham Challenge
Papercraft Star : Gingham and Checks
I hope you have a wonderful day!
~Tammy~

59 comments:

onecraftymama said...

Gorgeous colours! I love the embossing on the butterfly - so perfectly shabby chic, Tammy!

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGosh, this is stunning, Tammy! Absolutely gorgeous card! What embossing plate did you use on the butterfly?? I MUST get it!

Helen said...

Tammy, this is such a gorgeous card! I love the beautiful embossed butterfly, the sweet crocheted flower and all the beautiful ribbon lace & Pom Pom trim. Thanks so much for joining us at the Ribbon Reel this fortnight ;))

Tenia Nelson said...

Wow girlie....this is soooooo gorgeous!!!

Rose Petal said...

Hello Tammy. Wow, this is so beautiful. Lots of gorgeous colours, fabulous textures and lots of wonderful details. I love it. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

didi0518 said...

I adore that butterfly!

Annette said...

wow so awesome...I LOVE how you did that butterfly...looks amazing..

Pam Wendt said...

Wow, I love your butterfly - gorgeous work!
And your card is shabby chic perfection!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww! This is GORGEOUS!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the butterfly and the pompoms!!!

Arlene said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love the butterfly and all the great details.

Pauline said...

Wow! What a gorgeous creation Tammy, and I love that you are making the most of your cereal boxes! Love that yummy Pom Pom trim, such a lovely shabby chic card!

VanessaB said...

sooooooo beautiful! loooove your butterfly!

Dana said...

Tammy, will you STOP being so darned creative?! *chuckle* This card and all it's shabby chic trimmings blows me away. You are a serious rock star girl.

Barb said...

wow, this is gorgeous! i love the layers...so shabby pretty!

CraftySarcasm said...

Wow . . . so many layers! I love it. Love that you created the butterfly from a cereal box! And that pom pom border is AWESOME!

Charlene said...

Stunning , Stunning Tammy!!! Love, Love!!

Catherine said...

This is absolutely stunning....

Stacy said...

Oh my - I am smiling from ear to ear. This is just darling!

Karen Diebolt said...

You did an awesome job on your card, thanks for sharing.

Miriam Prantner said...

This is just gorgeous! Fantastic trims and layers, so pretty and I love the butterfly/crochet cluster!

Mirta Sanchez said...

Great texture, interesting layers, lovely color combo!

Lisa said...

Shabby,frilly,girly prettiness Tammy. You rocked this pastel blog hop!!

Debbie said...

Wow! Simply beautiful!!!

rhogan18 said...

Pretty card.

PatQ's Cards said...

This is just gorgeous. What a great butterfly you created.

Bernie said...

WOW Tammy this is stunning. As always gorgeous colors! I love the embossing on the butterfly! I so wish I could master the shabby chic style, you do it so perfectly.
Hugs

Cardcrafter said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the frilly embellishments!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Wow Tammy this card is so gorgeous! The butterfly looks amazing, along with all those sweet embellishments! Thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star!

Anitra

Linda said...

Wow! So many great details! Lovely card!

Suzanne Bier said...

So many fantastic details! Great idea to recycle the cereal box to create an embellishment!

Greta said...

You are amazing! I'm in awe of this incredible creation!

Sharon Jones said...

Amazing what you did with that butterfly, Tammy! Absolutely gorgeous card!

Sherrie K. said...

I am sorry I haven't been around much lately :( I have been so busy with family things and just now trying to catch up:) I love all the gorgeous elements to this card Tammy-just fabulous!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Carol Hartery said...

What an interesting card. There's so much to see.

Carol said...

This is a beautiful and delicate card! Amazing!

Ryann Salamon said...

Wow! Super gorgeous card, Tammy! I love all the different elements coming together like this. Gorgeous!!

andrea said...

This card is so invovled...I didn't know where to start to take it all in! Layers, upon layers, I almost missed the butterfly, glad you showed off the technique! what a great use of cereal boxes (will tuck that idea away for future use)So many things to love! WOW!

Shelby said...

Over the top beautiful work!! Love it all but especially the butterfly.

Shelby

Sylvia said...

Another fabulous card, Tammy, love that butterfly! Thanks for joining us again this week with a fun card for the Papercraft Star "Checks or Gingham" challenge.

The Wolverina /// said...

Awesome job on the butterfly! Gorgeous card! :)

Mysterious Story said...

Cute card! I really like those light pastel colors! It's like this card is from the movie..

Lynn Mercurio said...

A truly beautiful creations and your embossed butterfly is such an awesome embellishments and adds to much to this lovely project.

Auntie Em said...

Your card is like a sweet dainty confection! I love the cereal box butterfly. Your techniques really hide the fact of where he originated. All the pretty layers and embellishments you used are just gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Ooooo! The colors and textures, of this beauty, are out-of-this-world! Yum! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

sandi said...

Wow! wow! Wow! This is just so pretty and gorgeous all at the same time! LOVE this!

Rochelle said...

Woah Tammy! This is amazingly beautiful! you ROCKED this!

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

This card is simply gorgeous, Tammy. I could go on and on about every thing I like about it, but that comment would be SO long. :) You did a fantastic job with this theme!

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow the butterful is gorgeous... love the way you did this embossing.... love the rest of the elements you did on your card... Soooo pretty - this card rocks!

Tina M said...

I am in utter and complete awe, Tammy!! This creation is everything I love in a card and wish I had the talent to do!! Simply stunning!

Phyllis Strickland said...

A lovely card with a little bit of everything.

Karen said...

Wow! That is an amazing, stunning, beautiful, inspiring..etc card. Great job!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Tammy, this is STUNNING!! What a lovely array of gorgeous pastels. And such beautiful details, too! I love what you created for this fun pastels hop. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!

Glenda J said...

Beautiful! Love all of your little details.

Amy Smidebush said...

So many different layers and textures! WOW!

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

This is absolutely breathtaking!! And that butterfly... I never would have guessed that it was once a cereal box! Amazing work, Tammy!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Shabby chic yumminess, Tammy!!!! I am in LOVE with that butterfly!!! And all of those layers are just BEAUTIFUL!!!

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVED seeing all the steps to make your FAB butterfly! Just an absolutely GORGEOUS card with so many FAB details! LOVE the lilac pom poms, too!

Tan's Hobbies said...

What an Awesome, beautiful and super-duper lovely card. Love the 'butterfly' technique, thanks for sharing and will try it one day!!! Love those flowers, sweet bow, laces and the pom2.

Lenet said...

Beautiful! that embossed butterfly looks great!!Thanks for joining us at the ribbon real.