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My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Monochromatic Blog Hop

 Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop! The theme for this hop is monochrome, so let's get right to it.  You should have arrived from Shona's blog, but if you didn't, please start here so that you can comment on every one's blog, and be in the running for some great prizes!  Woo- Hoo!
 
 
Both of my cards today feature digis from Michelle PerkettSparkle N Sprinkle carries her designs, many of which come in both rubber and digital :)
 
This first card is super simple.  I printed out the Bloom, Grow Live digi and changed the ink color to a pink in Microsoft Word.  I then added glitter and colored only the butterfly and cut the image out with my Nestabilities die.  I made my backing paper using Sticker Paper, Waterscape Glitter and an embossing folder and finished it off with some felt flowers and gems. I love me an easy card sometimes...lol.
 
 
 Next up, Lucky the Leprechaun was colored with my Copics, and since Sparkle N Sprinkle has many different green glitters, I decided to show them off gradient style.  I added strips of 1/2" Tear-iffic Tape and began with the lightest green glitter and ended with the darkest.  I layered him onto a Champagne glitter covered scallop and completed it with a sentiment from the set Just for You.  Would you look at him...He may be the cutest Leprechaun ever. If he's not, he's definitely the
 glittery-est!
 
 
If you need full card details, they can always be found in my gallery here!

 
 Ok, that's it from me, but you have one more stop and that's our fearless DT leader BRENDA! 

Thanks for hopping with us, and the full list is below in case there is a hiccup along the way.

Happy Valentine's Day!
 
 

43 comments:

April said...

Wonderful cards, Karin. I love all the sparkle!

Jacqueline Smith said...

Gorgeous Cards, love all the details and sparkle on your cards!

Barbara Bruder said...

Karin, what a great use of glitter on your cards. These cards are so pretty. I especially love your use of the glitter in the stripes on your Leprechaun card

E. Marie said...

Beautiful cards. I especially love the fantastic backgrounds you created to enhance these sweet images.

Shanna Shands said...

Awesome set of cards. I love how you did the glitter on tape technique for your second card.

Donna Ellis said...

You get the prize for glitter-i-est of them all, Karin! LOL Fabulous designs and really great ideas. They must look spectacular IRL with all the glitter - especially the elfin leprechaun. Wonderful cards!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Yes - I'd say he's the cutest - and definitely the glitteriest! Love that background.

Monica said...

Hello Karin,
These cards are so different and so striking and attractive. The first one is simple and elegant with a such touching sentiment and lovely border and the second is sparkly and and bright with such brilliant monotones.

Hugs,
Monica xxx

Anne Temple said...

Both cards are so cute and sparkly! Love how you did the gradient shades of green glitter on the second one.

Rose Wilson said...

Very pretty card

Julie Z said...

Cute cards Karin! The little lass looks so sweet in all pink!! And the leprechaun - I'm in glittery heaven! I LOVE the background you created - looks AWESOME!

Karalee said...

Karin - these are very cute and oh so glittery! Sparkle on!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What wonderful cards you shared with us today. I love the sparkle on all of them. That sure glitzes things up and makes the recipient filled with joy!

dmbennett said...

Gorgeous cards. Love all the sparkle and details on each one.

Lindsey said...

Great cards, but I particularly love that sparkly first one!

Brenda said...

Bling, bling and more bling - love it!!! I love that little leprechaun and all his green glory.... the first card is so sweet too

namabear said...

Very pretty cards Karin. The bloom grow live card is nice you even taught me a new way to edit on Microsoft which I use most every day. I have wanted to change the color of my digital images now I know how thanks for that. Your leprechaun is too cute. Thanks for sharing your great cards.

elf1023 said...

Love your cards. Great colors, elegant cards.

FranTic said...

Simple yet elegant!!!

Dianne Potter said...

Glitter and Sparkle everywhere! Love it, love it, love it! I especially like the little girl. Thank you and Happy Valentine's Day!

Debi said...

Your little leprechaun looks cute surrounded by all that glitter, or perhaps he found his pot of gold and it's all gold dust. Great card.

Michelle said...

Hi Karin,

I just LOVE your creations with my digi's especially Lucky, he is so sparkly and fun! Happy Valentine's Day!

Hugs,

Michelle

Gita said...

Love the different greens on the background of the leprechaun.

Karenladd said...

These are so fun, especially that St. patricks day one! The tape with glitter is fabulous!

crafty grandma said...

Both cards are very nice - the pink is so pretty and the leprechaun looks like he's ready to jump off the card!! Well done!

Anita Braddock said...

What Gorgeous cards the details of the layering and the blending of the added sparkle is great. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

great cards. Simple & easy way to glitter up a card. Love it, love it! Thank you for sharingf with us.
Linda Gibb

Anonymous said...

great cards. Simple & easy way to glitter up a card. Love it, love it! Thank you for sharingf with us.
Linda Gibb

Anonymous said...

love your cards & you sure did find an esy way to bling them up. Thank you for sharing with us.
Linda Gibb

karenajo said...

Great idea to use all the different green glitters behind your cute leprechaun ! Both cards are super - thanks for sharing !

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful cards Karin, love how you added some sparkle to the monochromatic theme! ~Diane

HelenM said...

very nice. Thanks

SusanH said...

Very cute cards - love the leprechaun!!

carrie said...

Great cards! I especially like the way you created your leprechaun card background. The glittery stripe background in different shades of green is perfect.

Auntie Em said...

Love, love, love the glitter and shine on your cards! They are both so pretty. Cute images on both.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Cheryl said...

These are fabulous! I love all the glitter. You have to tell me your secret for working with it. I seem to wear as much as I get on my projects when I use it. I love the pretty flower & bling border on the Bloom, Grow, Live card. And the leprechaun is just adorable. I think he is both the cutest and glitteriest.

Katy said...

I love all of the glittery goodness in both of your cards! I love how the glitter color changes in the St. Patty's Day card-thank you for the inspiration! :)

Frann said...

Love your two very sparkly cards!

Anonymous said...

Shona, love all the sparkles! Gorgeous!!
Cammy

Anonymous said...

Sorry Karin, my computer did not function properly. I meant to say Karin.
Karin,
I love the coloring on the leprechaun and the beautiful design and glitter that you had used on both cards. Pure perfection, Karin!!
Cammy

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Amanda R said...

Love the glitter, the felt and the rhinestones and how you made the image pink, too pretty!

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