Sunday, March 10, 2013

DeNami Birthday Bonanza Blog Hop

DeNami Blog Hops are such fun & since the theme is birthdays I knew I had stamps that would work--just a matter of choosing which ones to use.  Since 2 male family members have birthdays coming up, I decided not to use my favorite butterflies & daisies.  My hubby loves watercolor paintings & I read that primary colors are good to use for masculine cards.  That gave me the idea to use the Solid Decorative Crest with the Kaleidacolor Calypso rainbow pad.  After inking the image 3 times using my stamp positioner, I spritzed with Ink Potion No. 9, increasing the amount left to right.  Three lines were scored above & below before attaching it to a purple mat & mounting it with foam tape to the card front.  The sentiment is also a DeNami stamp.  Needed some embellishments, but since I plan to give it to a man, pearls, glitter & ribbon were out.  Fortunately, the little black Rain Dots gave me just the right look & the rectangle black gems don't look girly.  I think this works--do you agree?  Leave me a comment to be in the running for a prize--get all the details & the entire Hop line-up HERE.  You're right on track if you were just inspired by Pam & now it's time to see what talented DT member Wendy has come up with. Enjoy the hop!

33 comments:

  1. Lovely watercolor look! The score lines are a great addition!

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  2. GORGEOUS Greta! I love how the spritz made it bleed slightly. Such a unique look! The perfect masculine card!

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  3. beautiful effect with the spritz on the watercolour paper! Love how the colours immersed onto the cardstock.

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  4. WOWZA!!! What a stunning effect! Beautiful card and sooo perfect for a guy. Love this!

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  5. Awesome masculine card! From the clean lines to the colorful smudged image between the score line! Perfect for a guy! :D

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  6. What a perfect image to use for a masculine card! Love the rainbow watercolor effect!

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  7. I like the kaleidacolor ink pads and I like the spritzy water color look you have created. What a fun card to make for your husband! I agree about primary colors and masculine cards ~ you can not go wrong.

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  8. What a unique technique. Love the way your card turned out!

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  9. Love the scoring on this card; so elegant!

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  10. Hello Greta
    Anyone who loves watercolours (like me) is going to drool over this design, it is bright and beautiful and I just love the smudgy effect; with the inks running into each other, that you have created, you probably could not do it again if you tried... Great card, hubby will love it.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  11. So fun! I love this colorful and Happy birthday!

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  12. really cool card, greta... the watercolor effect is fabulous!!

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  13. I love the colors and watercolor effect. I have never heard of ink potion #9. I might have to check that out! I also love the "rain dots." Never seen those either. Love how the rectangular look works!

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  14. it's beautiful, I'm sure any man would be happy to get this beautiful card!

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  15. The decorative crest is one of my favorite stamps! Very nice simple card!

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  16. Love the card! It would be great for men or women. Very pretty and great colors!

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  17. Oh Greta, what gorgeous bursts of colour!

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  18. This is perfect for the gentlemen in your life Greta! What a pretty watercolor effect you made and yep I agree the black accents ARE manly! Tell Keesha Max says woof woof ;)

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  19. Cool technique, Greta!! Love the black accents and the scored lines as details too!!!

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  20. What a cool technique with the spritzing! It gives your card such an awesome effect!

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  21. WOW!! Beautiful creation for today!! I LOVE the colors and the Fun design!! All of the added details really make it pop!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  22. That is one cool watercolor-y card, Greta.

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  23. Wow, what a cool effect...very unique and definitely works for a nice masculine card :)

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  24. wow what a great result and effect! I love it!

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  25. What a neat effect, and your beautiful scoring is a great way to add interest without turning your masculine card girly! Great work! :o)

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  26. This is so creative, Greta! Your watercolor look on this card is truly unique. This makes for a fabulous masculine card :-)

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  27. This is just beautiful! The watercoloring is fantastic, and I like the scored lines a lot.

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  28. What a great idea!! The little black rain drops and scored borders make for perfect embellishments!

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