Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"It's A Culture Thing Blog Hop


Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle It's A Cultural Thing blog hop!  If you hopped here by way of Julie's blog at http://backtobasicsandbeyond.blogspot.com/ then you are in the right place! Otherwise, you might like starting from the beginning at SNS Home Blog addy: http://sparklensprinkle.com/blog/ to become eligible for four great prizes.  I chose an Asian theme for the Cultural blog hop   I only used three colors for this card -- white background, black and gold.  I used the Asian fan from Set 126 and stamped with gold ink on black cardstock.  I then embossed with gold detail embossing powder and fuzzy cut.  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder with black cardstock.   I then brayered gold pigment ink over the entire black embossed cardstock.  This picture isn't showing up the gold like it did in real life but it is brilliant in real life! A complete list of supplies and tutorial on how to make this card can be found at http://sparklensprinkle.com/g/view_photo.php?set_albumName=Oriental&id=agi. The following is a list of the blogs for you to visit to get more ideas!

Linda Loew http://www.lindamloew.blogspot.com
Amanda Reed http://cardscatsandcopics.blogspot.com
Shona Erlenborn http://shonasstampingstage.blogspot.com/
Angie Blasingame http://hopemorestudio.blogspot.com/
Barbara Bruder http://www.artandsoulcreations.blogspot.com/
April Williams http://stampwillydesigns.blogspot.com/
Julie Zippel http://backtobasicsandbeyond.blogspot.com/
Eleanor Jenkins http://stampinginva.blogspot.com/ (that's me)
Karin Martin http://karin-withaniforpaper.blogspot.com
Gerline Townsley http://mycreativecorner-gerlinde.blogspot.com
Marie Berquist http://craftemarie.blogspot.com/
Patti White http://iliveforsnsglitter.blogspot.com/
Sandy Meier http://simplysandylee.blogspot.com/
Dawn Thomas http://belladonnasgarden.blogspot.com/
Donna Ellis http://creativesmiles2.blogspot.com/
 http://sparklensprinkle.com/blog/ 

 I hope you enjoy this card and don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible to win some prizes!  Hop over to Karin's blog now to see her great card!  Thanks for hopping!

36 comments:

  1. How very elegant, Eleanor! Who would have guessed that those three colors would have made it so special! The fans are adorable!

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  2. Eleanor a very sophisticated card. I love the colors.

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  3. Really striking card, Eleanor. I like the BG for the Geisha. Wonder how you did that?

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  4. Eleanor, your black and gold combo takes my breath away! Such rich beauty is typical of Asian artwork - thank you for making such a lovely card to add to our cultural hop!

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  5. Black and gold is always so elegant..love the boldness of your card.

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  6. Eleanor, you card is so elegant. I love the colors you used. I am sure this is even more gorgeous in person!!!

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  7. I love gold paired with the black, such an elegant color choice! That little perfect bow on the fan is lovely as well :)

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  8. So simple and so elegant. Great job, Eleanor. Love black and gold together..... Brenda

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  9. Eleanor, your card is so pretty. I love the fans over top the pretty paper. I do see the gold over the large image. Nicely done!

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  10. Love the simplicity, yet it is loaded with beautiful details!

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  11. what a Beautiful card. the why you have made this is very cool. love the Gold and Black it makes your card very Rich and Elegant. the Details are Awesom. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  12. Eleanor, this is just lovely! Your Asian DP and the fans just really make your image elegant!!

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  13. What an elegant card. I love when the colors are so simple that the let the images really stand out. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  14. Elanor, I took a sneak peak this morning before I left for babysitting and this card just took my breath away! Absolutely beautiful! Three basic colors - who would have thought! Love the layout!

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  15. Black and gold is always a striking combination!

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  16. Oh, Eleanor, I love the black and gold elegance of this card. Gorgeous! I'm going to have to CASE this one, for sure.

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  17. I loved your 3 colors and how beautifully they looked on the cards. Youare an inspiration!

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  18. Great job, I cannot wait until I get this good at making cards.

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  19. This is stunning! I love the brayering you did, that is just gorgeous!

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  20. A beautifully elegant card. Great choice of colors!

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  21. What a wonderful creation using only three colors. I love all the gold and how you inked the embossed area and the fans go so perfect with it. Lovely!!

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  22. What a card At first glane the single fans looked like charms. I have to go to the site to find out nope i was wrong. It is a truely fantastic card and suitable for a special friend to receive

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  23. Wow, that is a stunning card. The colors and the techniques you chose work well together.
    ~Angie

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  24. Love the cut work on your fans...so elegant!

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  25. Gold on black is just stunning!

    NancyA
    booknplays@aol

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  26. ur card looks like you used aged newsprint very pretty & an idea I never thought of Sandy rustydoc1@yahoo.com

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  27. birdibrost@hotmail.comNovember 11, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Rich colors add to the Asian theme. Striking.

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  28. Eleanor, this is one dynamite card! Love you color combo?

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  29. The gold & black fans are lovely. I really like the embossing folder background as well.

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  30. I love the patterned paper and the gold and black combination.

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  31. This is such an elegant card. So beautiful!!!

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  32. Beautiful card I am sure it is even more pretty in person.

    Denise B.

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  33. I loved your card. The use of just three colors added an elegance to the theme. I loved the popped-out fans. They added just the right touch to complete the card.

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  34. Hey we used the same stamp - how cool! Love the look you came up with! The black & gold is just stunning! Bet it's even prettier IRL!

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