Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Festive Frame hop with Gina K. Designs


festive hop

Tonight we are showcasing samples using Melanie’s new set, Festive Frame, which I know will be a timeless stamp set for years to come!  

Since I was not able to participate in the release previews of this set, I have 3 samples to make up for it!  My first one started out with me stamping the festive frame on vellum paper and coloring the back with markers for a soft, stained glass feel.  Then I had difficulty figuring out what I was going to adhere it onto and decided to place it on a pure luxury white base weight card.  So it almost looks like a one-layer card but not quite!  I like the elegant simplicity this set lends itself so a card.  I just topped the poinsettia with some small pearls as well as added a few bling & dazzle sateen flowers with pearl centers, and a sentiment in the frame.  

My next card is made adding Carolyn King’s Warm Winter Wishes blue snowmanset, release from last month.  I just love her snowman that you can add sentiments to the heart he’s holding!  I wanted to make this a cool card, with the blue poinsettia’s to match his hat & scarf.  The frame outline was filled in with a silver zig painty pen.  In the Navy cardstock was a great mat for this image in keeping with the cool blue theme.  The sentiment was stamped on silver lining cardstock.

deer festive frame

For my last card, I decided to go with a vintage feel with the festive frame by coloring my poinsettia’s cream & brown, which I really love!  I added some antique linen distress ink and the frame, poinsettia & reindeer harness are accented with opal liquid pearls.  I used rocket red & chocolate kiss cardstock for my mat layers and the card base is pure luxury ivory

Melanie Muenchinger, illustrator of Festive Frame has invited a couple of her friends to join in on the blog hop tonight and is also giving away a Bow-Easy and ribbon away, so be sure to leave a comment on ALL the blogs of those participating with samples because Melanie will choose a random commenter from one of the blogs to win: 
Joan Ervin
Linda Payne
Wendy Price

Then, check in on these GinaK Designer's participating in the Blog Hop tonight:
Carolyn King
Erika Martin
Jessica Fick
Lee Murphy
Theresa Momber

and our fabulous Center Stage Spotlight Team:
Deb Felts
Diana S. Queen
Melissa Cash
Sharri Seffens

And, don't forget to check in on GinaK's blog so you can leave your comment to be entered as a chance to win this stamp set, too! 

After you're done hopping to all the Designer's blogs stop by Gina K's Idea Center here: Festive Frame for lots more ideas on how to use Melanie's stamp set.  See ya tomorrow for Tami’s special mega set reveal beginning at Gina K’s blog at 10 pm CST. 

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55 comments on "Festive Frame hop with Gina K. Designs"

Giovana on 10:10 PM CST said...

Awesome cards!! Hard to choose a favorite. All of them are just pretty!!

Melanie on 10:15 PM CST said...

beautiful cards, the Vintage is my fave! i still need to ink up that reindeer! love the Liquid Pearls!

Susan White on 10:16 PM CST said...

Your cards are so pretty can't chose a favorite.

Theresa Momber on 10:17 PM CST said...

Oooh, I love them all, Donna! The deer is my fave!

Betty Benton on 10:20 PM CST said...

Love how you've combined the two other sets with Melanie's frame. All of your cards are fabulous!

Sharri Seffens on 10:24 PM CST said...

Donna, beautiful cards and I love that you combined the different sets with the frame!

Lori on 10:27 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards Donna!!

thestampinglady on 10:27 PM CST said...

Great cards Donna. I really like the various focal points you selected--such a nice variety of ideas.

Maria Levine on 10:27 PM CST said...

Beautiful Creations!

Carmen (guatelicia) said...

I love the snowman card! I would have never thought to use blue for the flowers, but I love the way it looks!

~ApriL~ on 10:30 PM CST said...

Donna beautiful cards as always!!! I have been following your blog for a couple of years now and I am so happy that I received this award and I am able to pass on the Lovely Blog Award to you!!! Just drop by the link below to grab your badge and other info! =) Keep up the great work!!

http://sugardaisycreations.blogspot.com/2009/11/one-lovely-blog-awards.html

Barbara said...

All of the cards are fabulous!! Who would have thought that a snowman or the deer would look so cute in the Festive Frames. :)

ginalovesdave on 10:41 PM CST said...

Beautiful job on all the cards! Gina

Payne Holler Cards on 10:42 PM CST said...

these are giving us all kinds of ideas and inspiration! love your combining it with the other sets...no favorite! well, maybe the reindeer!! TFS

Joan Ervin on 10:52 PM CST said...

All your cards are sooo beautiful...the colors are all gorgeous and I love how you added the stamped images in the frame...AWESOME work!!!

Alita on 10:52 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards!
You've inspired me to try some of these techniques as I too have this stamp set!
Thank you for sharing and inspiring us!
Alita
Bridalflowers2@yahoo.com

Lynne Phelps on 11:02 PM CST said...

I think this is one of the most versatile stamps I have ever seen! Mod, vintage, Holiday, not holiday. . . Lovely!

wordbird on 11:07 PM CST said...

Wow Donna...beautiful projects! Each one is gorgeous...I have to say the deer card is to die for!! ;D Diana Q.

joy on 11:16 PM CST said...

I love the snowman! You have made him so appealing!

Carolyn King on 11:19 PM CST said...

Donna---all three cards are so fabulous!!!!!!!!! I adore what you did with the reindeer and the snowman framed is so cute. Fabulous!

Melissa Cash on 11:38 PM CST said...

Amazing cards Donna, I love them all!

Carol A on 11:40 PM CST said...

Each card is so unique! It's amazing that they all use the same set! Beautiful work!

Melissa Sauls on 12:37 AM CST said...

Just beautiful Donna. I especially love that reindeer one. Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you and hoping your precious pup is ok. *hugs*

Randi on 12:47 AM CST said...

I love them all but I went gaga over the last one. So beautiful!!!

Deanna on 1:12 AM CST said...

I love the snowman! It is sooo cute!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love them all. The traditional red poinsettias are lovely, the snowman one is super cute and that reindeer one blew me away.

wendyp on 5:05 AM CST said...

They're all GORGEOUS!!! I just love that soft vintage feel that the last card has! Stunning!!!!

Jerusha on 6:04 AM CST said...

I love these! They are all awe inspiring, but I especially like the snowman and how you've incorporated other GKD stamps into your designs!

Jenny McGee on 7:04 AM CST said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the colors in the snowman card. But all are great.

Teri on 7:10 AM CST said...

Gorgeous! Love the snowman the best. The colors are so soft.

catdidit on 8:08 AM CST said...

All of these are gorgeous Donna! I really love the one with the reindeer, love the vintage feel of that one!

Carla (cmsuto) on 8:21 AM CST said...

All of your cards are gorgeous, Donna! Love the different looks you achieved with each one!

chercroppin on 8:27 AM CST said...

Ok Donna, you're been a busy girl! Your first one is so classy and elegant, I just love the poinsettias in the corners! Awesome job on that!

Love how you did the corners of the other 2 as well....that snowman is just too cute! Lovely colors on that one.

And lastly, what a gorgeous image and colors you used here! It's absolutely beautiful hun!

Darla on 8:42 AM CST said...

They're all gorgeous, especially like the browns and creams!! :)

Thanks,
Darla

Tina Gilliland on 8:49 AM CST said...

WOW Donna!!! These are all gorgeous! I LOVE the snowman one and the reindeer too.. which I DO NOT HAVE yet!!!!! Ugh! Great job gf!

Tina Gilliland on 8:49 AM CST said...

WOW Donna!!! These are all gorgeous! I LOVE the snowman one and the reindeer too.. which I DO NOT HAVE yet!!!!! Ugh! Great job gf!

Theresa on 8:50 AM CST said...

Received this set last week...great ideas to use. Thanks.

Gulffire on 9:48 AM CST said...

Oh, I just love the vintage take on this set with the simple reindeer. What a lovely, unique idea.

Brenda on 10:04 AM CST said...

Wowza Donna, three beautiful creations. The snowman one is my favorite. Your coloring rocks!!!

Jessica on 10:07 AM CST said...

Love thse cards Donna, TFS

Jennie on 11:24 AM CST said...

These are beautiful Donna! Love all of the stamps you can put into the oval!

Janice M on 12:06 PM CST said...

Great cards!! I Love it done in Blue with the snowman!

Deb on 12:09 PM CST said...

All three of these are fabulous! The vintage one, with its soft colors and subtle elegance, is my absolute favorite! So gorgeous!

Sue D on 3:01 PM CST said...

Great cards--I like how you stamped on the vellum in the first one.

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom on 4:32 PM CST said...

Terrific! I love how you used different sets in the center of the frame.
~ky

Barbara Hale said...

I especially like the first card made with the vellum. All of your projects are beautiful. TFS

Lagene on 6:19 PM CST said...

Beautiful cards, they're all great!

Stampin' Pam on 6:41 PM CST said...

ALL of these are mojolicious Donna - I love them and now have so many ideas to case!!! *tee hee* Thanks for sharing so many :-)

Scrubbybubbles(sue) on 7:14 PM CST said...

Hi donna! wow...just beautiful creations and I love the different shades of colors.

StampinDi on 8:26 PM CST said...

Love all your samples. I really like the vintage one with the reindeer in the middle.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Three such lovely (and different) creations. You've really showcased the versatility of Melanie's set Donna!

Shelby Morgan said...

I agree with so many! The Vintage is gorgeous. I lovr it. Thanks for the wonderful variety and inspiration!

Tami on 10:07 PM CST said...

LOVE how versatile this set is! Gorgeous!

Christi on 3:35 PM CST said...

Donna, your cards are all so beautiful! I love the different stamps you used with the frame. Fabulous!!!

Jessica on 5:26 PM CST said...

Oh Donna! These are all fabulous! I LOVE them all - and think that reindeer card is absolutely gorgeous!! TFS!

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