Monday, November 30, 2009

GKD Preview: Lovely Shelf & Tech Talk


lovely shelf blue mom

I’m so excited to share samples made with the new Gina K. stamps that will be released this Thursday, Dec 3rd!  First of all, she has 2 beautiful new cardstock colors, which I’ve used on 2 of my samples today.  The first is on this card using Nina’s set Lovely Shelf, a beautiful collection of feminine images to cover card occasions for all the women in your life: from mom to friend and everything in between!  I used the new Ocean Mist blue on this card, which coordinates so nicely with the blue in the Basic Grey Urban Prairie paper I used.  I stamped the vase on the Ocean Mist cardstock with London Fog ink, cut it out and added some stardust glitter pen on the swirls. I stuck a flower inside the vase that was colored with Stardust Glitter pens {Meteor}, if you color and quickly use a waterbrush on it, you can spread your color around {click for a close-up}.  smilie mugs front
My next sample is using Melanie’s new set Tech Talk, which is a great computer set which will appeal to all the techies out there as well as bloggers and stampers because let’s face it – the majority of the general population works with a computer, laptop or more than 1!  We have 3 laptops and 2 desktop computers here.  All I need now is a cell phone with internet access (but I don’t think that’s going to happen any time soon!)  On my first card, I used the little coffee mug and put smiley faces on 1-inch circles and made windows on the card front so they peek through. 

I kept my card design clean & simple to draw attention to the smilie mugsmugs (plus, I had a small canvas to work with – 4.25” card).  Here is the inside , now you can see the front a little better.  I love this set!  Now I will have some stamps to make cards for John, who I hope will appreciate them! 

 

  you've got mail
On my next card, I made a wood ‘desk’ with woodgrain technique for my computer to sit on!  I love the ‘You’ve Got Mail’ sentiment in this set; it reminds me of when John and I first ‘met’ on-line 12 1/2 yrs ago.  My sister had AOL and I got email and whenever I got an email from John, I would hear that greeting – my heart would skip a beat, you know how it is with a new romance!  I know this card is a tad bit girly with the hearts, but I did manage to make it a somewhat masculine background and kept the colors simple (the green in the Basic Grey Urban Prairie paper is a perfect match for the new Gina K. Crème de Menthe color!

For even more ways to use these fabulous stamp sets, please check tonight's featured Illustrator's blogs:

Nina Brackett {Lovely Shelf}
Melanie Muenchinger {Tech Talk}

Then, visit our Designer's blogs participating in the previews tonight:

GinaK, Carolyn, Cathy, Cindy, Donna, Emily, Erika, Jessica,
Lee, Lynn, Tami, and Theresa

We also have two of our special Center Stage Spotlight Designers joining us with samples as well:

Cheri Weston
Melissa Shultz

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24 comments on "GKD Preview: Lovely Shelf & Tech Talk"

Carolyn King on 10:14 PM CST said...

how awesome. love your beautiful and creative designs using these sets!!!

Cindy Lawrence on 10:18 PM CST said...

Wonderful samples, Donna! Love the pretty colors on the first one, and your techie cards are awesome...especially the one with the circles punched out of the front! So cool! :)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) on 10:27 PM CST said...

Sooo sweet is that first one!!! And I love the "table" you've got your laptop on!!! :)

Janice M on 10:39 PM CST said...

Great cards Donna! Love the desk top you made for your laptop!

tlgirl353 on 10:52 PM CST said...

Donna- you are so so talented. What a great job you did with these sets!

JessicaK on 10:53 PM CST said...

So cute, Donna! I've got two laptops and a BlackBerry here, so I'm thinking Mel's new set is tailor-made for me. Love how you showcased the small images.

Alita on 11:00 PM CST said...

Donna,
You truly are an artist!
Loved all of your creation.
Thanks for sharing.

Theresa Momber on 11:06 PM CST said...

Oooh, these are gorgeous, Donna! Love them all.

joy on 11:36 PM CST said...

Love the way you have made the vase on the shelf pop!

Melanie on 1:20 AM CST said...

these are all great but i love the mug design, too cute, gonna have to CASE! :) the little one inch circles and the peek through are fabulous!!! :O)

Mary Anne / MA54K on 2:12 AM CST said...

Wonderful! So many ideas already! Can't wait!

NinaB on 3:26 AM CST said...

Such beautiful cards. I love the glittered vase on the first one and the peeking mugs are so very clever.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Such great cards! I love them all. The vase one is so pretty and those computer ones are awesome. Love the cups with the faces.

catdidit on 6:53 AM CST said...

OH so awesome Donna! I love all of them, but just really love that first one with the popped out flower! just stunning!

Paula Laird on 8:15 AM CST said...

I {heart} your mug card! They are all fab but that one is my favorite!

Carla (cmsuto) on 8:57 AM CST said...

Terrific preview cards, Donna! Love the creative ways you used the new sets!

Jennie on 11:19 AM CST said...

Donna, you are so creative! Love the design and dp you used on the first one, what a pretty vase! And the two coffee cup circles card is so very COOL! Love all of these designs. you think outside of the box so well....I aspire to be like you :o)

Sharri Seffens on 11:23 AM CST said...

Donna, Fabulous cards! I love that you made a wooden desk for the laptop to sit on! Very creative!

Lori on 3:27 PM CST said...

Very creative! Love them!

Queen Mary said...

Donna, I especially love the card with the smiley face mugs! The set looks fantastic! And you have such cool ideas!

buggin2stamp on 6:32 PM CST said...

Donna, I love them all. That wood grain desk is the bees knees. Genius!!

Emily Leiphart on 7:33 PM CST said...

The Mom card is really beautiful and I love those emoticon mugs!

Lori on 8:00 PM CST said...

I love every single stamp I have seen in this preview. Never in my 20+ years of stamping have I hit the order them all button but I feel a first coming on.

Please let Gina know how i feel about the stamps and also how I regret that a lifelong stamper can not enter the contests because I do not publish a blog. That disappoints me greatly.

Carolina on 12:02 AM CST said...

Ahhh, see I just knew you would knock this one of the park as well! Love the color combo of the first, the fun spirit of the second and the little scene you created for your third one is just right on - love it!

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