Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February SNS Blog Hop - Monochromatic

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the February Monochromatic blog hop by Sparkle N Sprinkle.  If you arrived here by way of Julie's Blog , then you are at the right place, but if not and you want to be eligible for great prizes, then click here to start from the beginning. WOW.... by now you should be getting inspired. Are you having fun? Monochromatic!! What a great theme and such a great way to get started without having to pick out a few coordinating colors... Pick just one and roll with it...

Prizes will be awarded, so don't forget to leave comments on everyone's blog, 'cause that's how you become eligible for the prizes that are to be given away. This is a 2 day blog hop so you'll have plenty of time to view all the projects and leave comments.The prizes are stamp sets, flocking, glitter embossing powders, etc.  BTW, there are 3 designers who've been designated to have prizes "hidden" on their blogs, so comments are important and we LOVE getting comments.They really make our day. So without further adieus, here is the card I chose to share with you for this blog hop...



For this card, I started with a simple white cardstock base making my card 5X5 in size.  I used my scor pal to create the embossed edges around my card.  I embossed the sentiment in the upper right corner using Princess Rose Embossing powder from SNS.  This embossing powder is a cosmic powder which leaves a beautiful sheen.  I DID NOT use my embossing buddy because I wanted to cover the entire card front with the embossing powder and tapped it off... I heat set the card so the shimmer would stay on the card front instead of wiping it away.  That is how I got the pink shimmer effect to my white cardstock.  I then punched out my border and added a strip of tear ific tape across the center and applied my bubblegum glitter.  I attached the strip and then layered my cut out hearts in their desired location.  I added a crochet bow to finish this card off...  I made this card for my husband who is currently deployed and can't be here to celebrate with me this year... I photographed the card with a dozen red roses and 2 heart balloons and I will be sending him a photo to look at while he is away...  That is the best I can do for him this year..  :(


Thanks for me and the rest of the SNS team on this blog hop. Before hopping on to Brigita's Blog, please leave a comment here on my blog to be eligible for a prize.... Now don't forget to return to Sparkle N Sprinkle so that you can purchase everything you saw while on our blog hop so you too can recreate all of these wonderful projects..


In case you get lost here is a list in order of all the team members on today's hop.



** Marie Berquist ** Dawn Bennett  ** Julie Zippel  **Keri Brown (this is me)  ** 

 


38 comments:

Barbara Bruder said...

Keri, I love your card and that cosmic ep you used leaves such a beautiful shimmer. I know this is such a special card,I can see it in the card. Your husband will love his card.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love the colours and all the little details on your card!

E. Marie said...

Very sweet card!! Love the embossing around the edges.

Shanna Shands said...

This is beautiful and sweet.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Keri! So glad to see you posting. By the description of your card, it sounds amazing. Unfortunately, it remains a thumbnail size when clicked, or when I click your link directly under it :-( I'm a big fan of your style and know your husband will be so happy to receive your heart in a heart card. Beautiful, soft colors, too. hugs, de

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a gorgeous heartfelt card Keri. I'm sure hubby will love it.

Anne Temple said...

This is so pretty. I love using a scoring board to add interest to plain cardstock.

Julie Z said...

What a nice soft and delicate card. I have always loved the look of leaving the cosmic ep sheen on the card instead of wiping it off - I've done that from time to time too! So pretty isn't it! Love the bubble gum glitter lace as well! So sorry you can't be with your hubby, but I know he is going to love his Valentine's card! And Happy Valentine's Day from all your SNS "sweeties"! Big Hugs!!

Karalee said...

Keri-what a sweet card, all in pinks. The soft colors are a welcome change from the bold we usually see. Keep up the great work!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is so beautiful. Lovely in the soft pink colors. And, just enough layers and texture to add dimension and beauty to it.

dmbennett said...

Beautiful Card. Love the soft colors and all the details on your card.

namabear said...

Kari what a cute card and the way you are presenting it to you husband that's what luv is about. Thanks for sharing and Thank your husband for is service for our country.

Brenda said...

Such a sweet sweet card - perfect Valentine for a little girl perhaps :)

Brenda said...

AND - your husband will love it too!!! Hit enter before I finished LOL

elf1023 said...

Fabulous card. Would make a great baby card. Love the color combo.

FranTic said...

Colors are sooo soft love it!

Rose Wilson said...

Love this it is just so cute

Gita said...

What a sweet card. :-) Hope you're hanging in there with hubbie's deployment.

Dianne Potter said...

What a wonderful card and how proud your Hubby will be to receive your card and photo. God bless you both for his service and yours. Thank you for sharing and Happy Valentine's Day!

Dianne Potter said...

What a special card you’ve made for your Hubby. I know he will be very proud and happy to receive the card and photo. Thank you both for his service and yours. Thank you and Happy Valentine's Day!

Debi said...

A very soft, pretty, and truly lovely card. I love the simpleness of it with just the right amount of glitter.

crafty grandma said...

What a beautiful elegant card. Definitely made with lots of love. TFS

Karenladd said...

Oh, this sweet pale pink card is adorable!

Marci M said...

I love your card it's beautiful! I'm sorry your husband isn't with you this year, heres to many many years when he will be with you.

Karenladd said...

Not sure if I left a comment or not so hoping I'm not repeating myself! I love your sweet little pink card. It's so soft and girlie!

Anita Braddock said...

super sweet card love the layering of the Hearts. the shimmer is Awesome. love the details. the embossing is cool. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

what a sweet card for our granddaughters!Your pink EP on card front gives me an idea for my breast cancer support cards. You ladies are fantastic! I'm learning so much from all of you.
I'll pray for God to keep watch over your hubby & bring him home safely to you.
Linda Gibb

karenajo said...

Love all the detail you added to this very pretty monochromatic card ! Thanks for sharing !

Karin said...

I just love this card! The soft pink color and embossed edges make this super sweet!

April said...

So sweet and pretty! I love everything about your card!

HelenM said...

love the soft pink color! Thanks!!

SusanH said...

What a cute card for a special Valentine! Thanks for sharing.

carrie said...

Love the soft look of your color scheme. It is a really great card and I am sure your husband will love it.

aileen said...

I loved your sweet card. Your card was so simple in some respects--lots of pink powder, a simple statement, not fussy or overwhelming. I'm sure husband really liked it. I loved the overall effect of the card.

Auntie Em said...

Awww...so soft and sweet. I love the embossed frame around the hearts.
Lovely work!

Katy said...

Very pretty! So sweet and delicate! :)

Frann said...

Your card is so soft and sweet. I love everything about it. Your way of using the cosmic powder was brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Keri! I love the sweet and softness about it. Love the hearts and sweetness.
Cammy