Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Gina K Preview Day #1

Welcome to the Gina K Blog Hop! Today I am previewing the newest set by Rupa Shevde for Gina K Designs called My Cuppa Joe!

I created a little SWEET box (tutorial HERE) and filled it with coffee candies and chocolate. This would be the perfect presentation for a Starbucks Gift Card for a teacher or a friend.

I created the box and then stamped the sentiment along the top and bottom. Then I crimped some caramel cardstock. The images were stamped (masked) and colored and then cut using the labels Nestability dies (Spellbinders). I crimped the handle to match the other accents on the box. This is an adorable set!

Materials used: Stamps-My Cuppa Joe (Gina K Designs); Memento tuxedo black; cardstock- very vanilla, black, caramel, kraft (SU!), Copic Markers; Spellbinders Labels Dies; Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Crimper (Fiskars); dimensionals (SU!); ribbon (Offray).


**There is one more thing I want to show you before you hop along. Aside from all the awesome new sets being released on Thursday, I am sooo excited for this release for another reason---Gina is releasing her very own PURE LUXURY cardstock. This was a long time in coming and I am so excited to be part of this. Because it is so hard to describe how wonderful this cardstock is...I thought I would show you a little demonstration.

I use Stampin' Up! Whisper White cardstock a lot. I love how the Prismacolor pencils move across this paper and I also love using Copics on it. The one thing I do not like is that when I do use it, I am limited to layering my cards because the Copics will bleed through.

Gina is releasing two weights of Pure Luxury cardstock--80 lb. and 120 lb. I used both of them and SU! Whisper White cardstock to show you a comparison of them.

I stamped two separate images on each 3" by 3" square. To color the leaf (from Whimsical Autumn), I used Copics...three shades and I liberally layered the colors always going back to the Sand color to blend the darker colors. To color the acorn (from So Grateful) I used Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits.

NOTE: I photographed all images together so I could not in any way alter the results (well, not with my limited computer knowledge anyway! )

The results:

As far as the stamped image--I noticed no difference. I used Memento ink and experienced no bleeding.

When coloring with Copics, I noticed that the colors were more vivid on the Pure Luxury. I followed all the same steps to color each image and you can see the finished product below.

When coloring with Prismacolor pencils, I experienced similar results with SU and the 80 lb Pure Luxury. The colors blended well. However, I did experience more dramatic color (again) on the Pure Luxury cs, esp the 120 lb weight. This cardstock seems to have a bit more texture to it (but is still soooo smooth) so that may be the reason why color sticks to it so well.

SU! Whisper White, Pure Luxury 80 lb., Pure Luxury 120 lb.

Then, I flipped the cardstock over.

You can see the results below. The Copics bleed through the SU cardstock quite a bit. There was just a bit of bleeding through with the 80 lb Pure Luxury (top right corner), and not a trace of bleeding with the 120 lb. Pure Luxury cardstock.

SU! Whisper White, Pure Luxury 80 lb., Pure Luxury 120 lb.

I am so impressed with this cardstock and am thrilled that I can create simple one layer cards with the heavy weight and not have to compromise the smooth feel and texture I love. On Thursday morning, I will be posting a one layer card I created with the 120 lb. Pure Luxury cardstock. You will be amazed at how much I could color and still not have any show on back. (JOY!)

Ok...now you can go check out all the amazing creations by the other design team members:

Jessica Fick

Joanne Basile

Donna Baker

Asela Hopkins

Erika Martin

Kurtis Admundson

Melanie Muenchinger

Courtney Fowler *In the Spotlight Designer

and, of course, Gina K!

See you tomorrow for another peek!

Thanks for stopping by!


43 comments:

Gina K. said...

Fabulous demo Cammie! I still can't believe it even tho' I see it right here in front of me! Beautiful project too! :)

Theresa said...

Gorgeous, Cammie! I love your sneak peak and I must have some of that card stock!

Carolina said...

What a great gift bag and great tutorial! Can't wait to see the rest of this set - woo hoo!

texasjodylynn said...

Great project!

Gina already convinced me I needed it just TALKING about it... but I appreciate seeing the difference. I am SO ready to place an order! :)

Alexandra said...

I LOVE this fabulously cute box Cammie!! What a totally cute idea - you are so talented, my friend!!! Sounds like great things happening at Gina K - now that I am allowing myself to branch out to other companies, I am really lovin' hers!! Off to check out the rest! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

DEBBY said...

cute box.Thanks for the tutorial!!

Debby

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a darling treat box!! Yum!! Thanks for sharing the cardstock comparison...amazing the difference a quality cardstock makes with markers!
hugs, Jami

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwwww, what an ADORABLE treat box. Great demo too!! Thanks for taking the time to do that!

catdidit said...

What an awesome gift Cammie! OMG I cant wait for this set! And ...I NEED that cardstock NOW!! LOL! What an great comparison you did! Thank you for that!

Donna said...

what a 'sweet' package! love the comparison on the c/s you shared!!

Maria Levine said...

Hey Cammie- you treat box is great, I think I'm going to love that set! The new papers look awesome as well.

Kurtis said...

Cute project and fabulous comparison of the cardstock!

Dawn Easton said...

Wonderful project Carolyn! Thanks for doing the cardstock comparision and giving a colouring lesson all in one ;) Love your shading, it's always perfect!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a great gift bag! LOVE it!

Sharri said...

I love love love the gift box.
The new cs is a definite much have!

Rebekah said...

Ack, that new java set looks awesome!!!!!! ***SLURP***

Kim said...

Cammie this gift box set is ADORABLE!!!! I love it and what a GREAT idea for a Starbucks gift card! :) Love it!!!!

Also that paper looks like the bomb! I can't wait to see more of it!!!! I think I am going to have to invest in some of this!

Hugs~ Kim

tyrymom29 said...

WOW, this is Awesome!!!!

Jessica said...

Awesome information, Cammie!! I love that little box - it's so cute!

Yep, this paper is the best...

andrea murdock said...

love love love the gift box!!!! can't wait to try it today and thanks for the comparison, i wasn't sure which weight to get but now I know. I love making single layer cards and now i can use my copics!

Christina Fischer said...

LOVE the coffee set -- what a great gift idea! Thanks for the cardstock comparison, too! :)

Cindy Lawrence said...

So awesome, Cammie! Thanks for the cardstock comparison...gonna have to get me some of that Pure Luxury Cardstock! LOVE the coffee box of goodies...what a fun gift!

Gabriela said...

Adorable gift bag! Superbly written and expertly photographed tutorial too. I'm in such awe!

Jessica said...

So cute. The card looks just like my latte and pumpkin muffin this morning!

specialcraftmom4 said...

Okay, now I have to go order that stamp set Cammie (: I am the biggest coffee drinker. I want an apple laptop for the sole purpose of working at Mokka Coffeehouse in my town, LOL! I hope the other releases are not this perfect or I will really be in more debt (: Thanks for enabling(: Your project is just too cute for words!

Deb Wood said...

This is fabulous!! What an awesome gift!! I can't wait to own this awesome set!!

Christi said...

Your gift bag is fantastic!!! I also love how you compared that new cardstock. I'm sold! :)

LuLu said...

Love that gift bag and the idea of a Starbucks card ! ! I now many a teacher friend who would love to receive this.

Really loved reading through your demo as well. Very interesting and enlightening. Unfortunately it would be too expensive to buy and then send to the UK - boo hoo.

Anita C said...

Cammie, your box is adorable and thanks for the tutorial. OH!! I am sooo excited for the new cardstock......YiPEe!!!

JAR said...

That cardstock looks awesome! I am excited about that!

Your box is adorable!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

What a great gift box! Those stamps look wonderful.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally cute, I love it!!

Elena said...

Thank you Cammie for stopping at my blog and leaving a very kind comment!
I love your blog! You are an inspiration! And it is a big honor for me that you looked at my place!
Your gift box is so cute! I love new stamp set! Thank you for the tutorial on how to make it! Your cardstock adventures are so interesting!
Can't wait to see your one layer card!

6 wacky women said...

What a great little box. I just love it, and the stamp set too!
Take care
Karen

Katie said...

Oh, I LOVE the box! How adorable! That stamp set is perfect for a coffee junkie like me! LOL! Great demo. That new luxury cs sounds devine! Katie

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

AAAAAAAAAmazing!!!!!!!! I must have!!!!!!! LOL

Rita said...

This basket is awesome! Thanks for sharing your results, I'm very impressed!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

That little gift box is just precious!!!

Anonymous said...

Idea maddens!!! You work so pretty I love very to read in your blog and love your works.
keren

Vicki said...

Oh my!! How yummy yummy!!! This is fabulous!! Great coloring tips!! Thanks for those and boy do I need to save my money...I was so afraid to look at Gina's stamps because I knew that I'd want them ALL!! :)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Another adorable gift box by Cammie!! LOVE IT!! You so ROCK!! Love the paper demo too!!

Rose Ann said...

LOVE your adorable box!! Great demo (thank you). Need some of that CS. ;)

stampmonkey said...

Another darling gift idea! Sooo cute! Thanks, too, for showing us the difference between the different papers. ;)