Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Gina K. Preview Day 2 – Bugs & Flowers


caterpillar sfytt

Look at this cute caterpillar I used on my card in the set Bug Me Anytime illustrated by Nina Brackett!!  I know most people are not too fond of bugs in real life, but how can you resist stamped bugs that are smiling?!  In addition to bugs of many kinds in this set, there are cute sentiments, flowers and more!  You are going to adore the digital papers that coordinate with the set too!  There are 2 – Summer (which I used on my card) and Pastels.  I used tangerine tango, brocade blue and chocolate kiss on my card which is for Jen’s Sketch For You to Try from Saturday-I just adore it to showcase 3 of the fun papers in the pack!

debossed flowers

Here is a follow up to Melanie’s A Year of Flowers and the biggest stamp Gina K. Designs has!!  It is called Arranged with Love, a 3.75” by 5” stamp; perfectly sized to allow for one to two matted layers behind it on a standard sized card.  I chose to do a de-bossed technique for my card: I stamped the background stamp with white craft ink of vellum cardstock and let it dry completely.  Then, I outlined the image with a stylus tool on the back with a piercing mat beneath my image to emphasize the outline.  I colored on the back with waterbased markers.  I cut out the box which looks like a card similar to what you would stick in a store bought arrangement (you know the one that says who it’s for and who it’s from) to draw attention to the Happy Birthday greeting which is stamped with versamark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  This set has 10 greetings for all the floral arrangement occasions you may need!  Of course you can always mix & match sentiments from other Gina K. Designs sets too! 

Here are links to inspiration from the Sr. Design Team today: Gina, Carolyn, Cathy, Cindy, Emily, Jessica, Kurtis, Lee,Lynn, Melanie, and Theresa

Be sure to check out our CenterStage Spotlight girls joining us with previews: Carla Suto and Melisa Waldorf

And Melanie has a few guest designers joining in previews of her Arranged with Love stamp set:
Dawn Lusk, Denise Marzec and Selma Stevenson

Don’t forget YOU are invited to our release party on SCS tomorrow evening, Thursday, June 25th 7:00-10:00 p.m. CST.  We will release 6 new stamp sets, new Pure Luxury card stock and some great new accessories! Gina will be giving away lots of freebies too, including templates and digital paper! A fun time for all!!  Hope to see you there!!

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22 comments on "Gina K. Preview Day 2 – Bugs & Flowers"

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) on 12:12 AM CDT said...

Just gorgeous Donna!!!! I love the inset of the little sign in the flower bouquet!!!!

Theresa Momber on 12:24 AM CDT said...

I love what you did with these, Donna! The flowers are so gorgeous stamped in white.

Melanie on 12:48 AM CDT said...

I reeeeeeeeeeally like how you cut out the card to let the yellow show thru!! gorgoeus, gorgeous!!

those bug papers are too cute, great layout!

Moni on 1:38 AM CDT said...

Gorgeous cards, love it! Hugs, Moni

Jerusha on 5:49 AM CDT said...

I love seeing all the different cards with that large stamp. I think your subtle, soft colours are fabulous! And that little bug card is SOOO cute!!

Anonymous said...

Love love your samples with the new set! The roses are gorgeous in white outline. Asela

catdidit on 6:03 AM CDT said...

Oh I just love how you did the de-boss technique on that flowers card, that looks awesome Donna! And the bug card, just too stinking cute!

Dawn on 6:26 AM CDT said...

oooh, I love the vellum! clever you...beautiful! and the bug card...too cute!

Carolyn King on 6:29 AM CDT said...

Ohhh...love how you framed the bug and your flowers card is soo pretty!

Carla (cmsuto) on 6:50 AM CDT said...

Wonderful cards, Donna! That little caterpillar is so cute and the debossed flowers are absolutely stunning!

Sandra on 7:03 AM CDT said...

Great ideas - I love what you did with Melanie's stamp - very nice!
Thanks for sharing your tips.
Sandra

Lynn Mercurio on 7:08 AM CDT said...

Donna - these are so very awesome. I love the windows in both your cards...so creative and a great way to highlight the images. You ROCK!

Jennie on 8:09 AM CDT said...

Love your card with Melanie's stamp set!! Beautiful debossing. Great coloring. The bug is cute too,

Denise (peanutbee) on 8:18 AM CDT said...

Fun papers on the first card. The detail you put into Melanie's set is AMAZING!! Love the look of the white ink on vellum. GORGEOUS!!

Selma on 8:46 AM CDT said...

Donna love how you made your card with Melanie's set. It is so beautiful. Your little bug card is very cute.

Cindy Lawrence on 11:36 AM CDT said...

Super cute buggie card, Donna! LOVE LOVE LOVE the gorgeous vellum embossed floral card!!! Yum-O! :)

Katherine A. said...

Donna, both these are absolutely wonderful. The flowers are fab!!

Lori on 4:06 PM CDT said...

Both cards are super!

Brenda on 4:33 PM CDT said...

Fabulous cards Donna!

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 on 8:31 PM CDT said...

WOW! Donna I love that technique with Melanie's stamp. I've never tried that, thank you for sharing. Simply Beautiful!
Cute catepillar as well!

Carolina on 2:23 AM CDT said...

Beautiful cards and love the peek-a-boo window's to show off the image on the first and the sentiment on the second one!!!

Jessie/knightrone on 8:42 PM CDT said...

Gorgeous work!!

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