Sunday, February 9, 2014

Polka, Polka, Polka Dots!

We're hopping along with DeNami again, and this month it's all about polka dots! I think they're such a fun pattern; they're happy, cheerful, and fun to say. Polka dots. Polka. Dots.

Yeah, I need more coffee.

You should be arriving here from Amy's blog. Remember, if you get lost along the way you can always head back to the DeNami blog for directions. Be sure to comment on everyone's blog along the hop to try and win those lovely, lovely DeNami gift certificates!

So, what happens when you combine polka dots and coffee? In this case, I'm pleased to say the answer is massive cuteness:
DeNami Espresso Scene stamp
I stamped the Espresso Scene onto thick white card stock with black Memento ink then colored in the latte mugs with my Spectrum Noir markers. The background of the circles was lightly colored with a light latte color as well. While that dried, I sent my blue paper through the Big Shot in the polka dot embossing folder. A bit of sanding of the Core'dinations afterwards and we have instant texture (and polka dots!).
Side view to show the layers and coloring
I added a backer of coffee card stock to the blue then tied on my champagne chevron ribbon. The entire stack was then mounted to my card base with foam tape. Next came the latte mugs using more foam tape because, well, I love a good layer.
Close-up of the latte mugs; see the shimmer & shine?
Then came the fussy work; the polka dots around the cups got colored with a black Sakura gelly roller and the hearts and swirl of coffee got finished off with the clear Sakura pen. A bit of glitter via the clear Spica pen and my coffee was ready! A lovely espresso sequin in each corner finished off the card with a last bit of shimmer.
Looks good enough to drink!
Thanks for stopping by today! You're now off to the lovely Lisa's blog to see what she's done with the fun that is polka dots.

In case this is your first stop, here are the blog hop details:
When: The blog hop starts on February 9, 2014 at 6 AM, PST. However, you have until February 10, 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!

Happy Crafting!

28 comments:

  1. All of the details that went into these little polka dots is so cool. I like that sanding paper too. It's a fun card.

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  2. I always forget to sand my embossed images...great reminder! Lot of fun details and dots!

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  3. Wish I could join you for coffee with your great card. Love the shiny images you gave the coffee. I can smell it!

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  4. Love the polka dot background and use of the coffee stamps, will have to pull them out again!

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  5. Cute card. The polka dots around the cups look great.

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  6. Super cute card . . . I'm working on a card with coffee and cups right this minute. It's sitting on my work table collecting today's dust. You've reminded me to get back to it. The sequins add an extra dotty element, and I love the chevron ribbon.

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  7. love the coffee mug stamps, never get a chance to use mine, now I will! thanks!

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  8. Totally sweet, Jen! That's one great color combo, and I love the coffee cup theme. Plus, you added so many great polka dots to this fabulous design!

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  9. Jennifer, I love your combination of polka dots and coffee. Beautiful twill ribbon.

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  10. Sweet card! Love all the dots and the contrast with the fun striped ribbon!

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  11. Eek! This is sooooo cute! So sweet! I just LOVE it!!

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  12. Very cute card and
    the coffee cutouts
    are cute.
    Carla from Utah

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  13. Polka dots and coffee are cute together!

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  14. Cute card. Love the darling little cups,

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  15. Sweet card & I love that ribbon!

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  16. OMG!! This is such a FUN Card!! I LOVE your take on the Polka Dot Challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  17. Love that darling heart on each coffee mug! So cute. Loving all the polka dots on this hop! So much fun!!

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  18. I liked your interpretation of polka dots!

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  19. Totally adorable! I love all those little polka dot details :)

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  20. Very cheerful! The bow makes a lovely accent to go with all those happy polka dots. :)

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  21. Love all your different polka dot details and the way you spotlighted the coffee cups.

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  22. Love your contrasting colors. Very cheery!

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  23. So super cute!! Love all of the special little details you included!!!

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  24. Jen this is such a fun card! The bright colors, the embossed BG, and those darling cups of coffee all combine for a sweet treat for the eyes!

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