Sunday, June 10, 2012

Denami Blog Hop June: Cards for Guys


Welcome to my entry for the DeNami Cards for Guys Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Lisa's blog:   http://bellalistona.blogspot.com.  If at anytime you get lost or want to start over, here is the main link to the Blog Hop:   http://denami.blogspot.com/2012/06/cards-for-guys-blog-hop.html

I know all the guys want to go to tropical islands and relax in hammocks and drink exotic concoctions and be fed fruit by beautiful girls (yeah, yeah--dream on....!)  So I decided to use the DeNami pineapple stamp as the focus of my blog hop projects.  



Directions:   Ink pineapple with yellow ochre and olive pastel colorbox chalk ink.  Stamp repeatedly over the front of a yellow A2 notecard.   Stamp sunny days with black dye ink on a yellow strip.  Back with a peachy-orange strip of Basic Grey cardstock.  Center onto notecard.  Attach a strip of printed paper tape (This paper tape was a lucky find at Target--I think it's a kind of Washi tape) with a peachy color print.  Stamp three separate pineapples with same ink onto white card.  Color with Copic markers, then overstamp again with the same inks to give emphasis to the stamp lines.  Cut out the pineapples and attach with dimensional tape to bottom center of card front.



Same stamp, different take:  Cut  1 1/2" squares of lime-green Basic Grey cardstock and also of peach.  Cut the peach triangles in half and lay on top of the the green squares.  Attach all to a 3" square of white card in the manner shown.  Stamp pineapple in the center.  Stamp pineapple also on peach card, cut out fruit portion and piece onto the stamped center pineapple.  Attach this square onto a white notecard covered with Basic Grey printed paper.  Punch 1" squares of green and peach card.  Attach these along a narrow white strip of white card to make a border.   Stamp "sunny days" along border.  Draw "stitch" lines with a black pen around "quilt pieces".


Take 3:  I have been playing around with some sketches I designed.  The sketch I used in the card above was originally designed for the Tim Holtz' Umbrella Man stamp.  I adapted the design to suit the pineapple.  First, instead of using actual book text paper like I did in the original, I printed out vacation words on the computer to a text box and then ran them on some text weight linen paper.  This was used as the left border of the card.  I then stamped and heat embossed the pineapple in copper on peach card and matted it with black.  For the lower border, instead of using tissue tape, I used some Basic Grey printed cardstock.  OOPS--I got the border a little crooked.  ( I had wanted to use the Target paper tape I used in card 1 above, but it looked washed out over the text.)  I forgot to say that before I started decorating my card I first printed the sentiment onto the card with my computer. The card looks peachy in the sample above but is actually manila.  I generated the scallop border with my Cricut Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge and laid it over the text box edge.

Here is the original card I designed this sketch for, and you can compare how I adapted the sketch to the DeNami image:


Thank you for looking!  I hope you have come away with some fun ideas.  Don't forget to leave a comment, because prizes are being given away!  How do you think I get my stamps?!!!

To continue the Blog Hop, you will visit Christine at http://christinezani.blogspot.com/




24 comments:

  1. Super fun collection of pineapple cards!

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  2. Three cards??? So impressive!! Love those pineapple cards -- so colorful and fun!!! :)

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  3. great cards! love the getaway vacation theme :)

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  4. Love your opening description - too funny! Fabulous cards... funny that we both used the pineapple. Great minds think alike!

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  5. I think the pineapple stamp is on my wish list now! What a fun set of cards you have made. Oh and the sunny days stamp is one of my all time favorites! I like how you used it on the second card :)

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  6. Love the tropical flair going on here! All of your cards are wonderful,thanks for sharing!

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  7. That is a great card. Love how it is manly but still summery too!

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  8. Love all those pineapples!! These cards are perfect for any guy wishing to visit the tropics. Thanks for sharing your fabulous masculine creations today!

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  9. Terrific idea for guy cards--wouldn't have thought of it! The first one is my favorite with the cut out images at the bottom.

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  10. Hi Jane,
    My mouth is now watering for fresh pineapple! What great cards, especially for men and summer. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Neat!! All kinds of inspiration to be found here. Love those pineapples.

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  12. Yeah, I'd like to be in a hammock on a tropical island being fed cool drinks by the cabana boy, but... Great cards!

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  13. Great job! All of them look wonderful!

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  14. Lovely set of pineapple cards. Beautiful lines and colors :)

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  15. All four are beautiful -
    I especially like your first card with all that sunny color and dimension!

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  16. I like all of the cards, but that first one...wow, wonderful!

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  17. Great set of tropical cards!

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  18. Love how you managed to used bright and pretty colors on these guy cards. Wonderful!

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  19. All of your cards look great, but I especially love the first and second ones. Love the ways the colors work on the second card.

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  20. Wow! I am always impressed with what you come up with. Your cards are beautiful. I wouldn't have thought to use a pineapple stamp for a masculine card, but it worked really well. I also love the silhouette man stamp. I love your designs for each of the cards.

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  21. This is great card Thanks For Sharing....
    Plastic Cards

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