Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Gina K PREVIEW day 2

Hello! Today is day two of the sneak peeks for the new Gina K release (on Thursday!). The design team is showing samples of two new sets today: the new set by Rupa called Home Tweet Home and a set by Gina called Tropical Flowers.

I am previewing Tropical Flowers. With the name of this set, I automatically thought of creating a tropical card, but I wanted to use this set in a more romantic way (thinking that someone would likely show you this set with a tropical feel.) So, I created a tag using these silhouetted flowers:
This was simple to create. I started with a purchased tag (Paper reflections) and I sponged the whole tag with barely banana (SU!) ink. I purposefully left it quite blotchy and because it is a light color--it looked mottled but still nice. Then I inked the edges of the tag with more mustard (SU!) ink, using a sponge and brushing the sides so that the ink overlapped onto the tag too. I sponged a bit around the outside edges of the tag as well.
TIP: When sponging darker colors, dip the sponge in the ink pad and then blot it off once or twice on a scrap page before sponging on your project. You will be less likely to get yucky blotches of color that way.

After I was happy with the sponging, I inked French Script (SU!) backgrounder with frayed burlap (Ranger) distress ink pad and stamped on the tag. I inked the flowers from Tropical Flowers in Vintage Photo (Ranger) distress ink and stamped over the tag. I used the little flower clusters to line the bottom and I stamped this part twice to create more depth. I stamped the smaller flower (that matches the larger one) on scrap paper and outlined it with Chocolate Chip SU marker. I cut it out, added the brad and adhered it over the first flower for some depth.

Finally I stamped the sentiment (from Christmas Blessings set) and added the hardware. I looped the key charm around some hemp and let it dangle and then added the ribbon tie. Very simple!

Materials used: Tropical Flowers, Christmas Blessings (Gina K Designs), French Script (SU!); inks-barely banana, more mustard, Choc chip marker (Stampin' Up), Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo (Ranger); tag-Paper Reflections; cardstock- choc chip (SU!); brad-American Traditional; sponge (SU!); oval punch (SU!); key charm-Sensational Beads-Oriental Trading Co.; hemp- Hobby Lobby; hardware-Stampin' Up!); ribbon- May Arts; dimensional (SU!).

Check out these amazing blogs for other samples using these sets:
Cindy Lawrence
Donna Baker
Emily Giovanni
Erika Martin
Jessica Fick
Joanne Basile
Kurtis Amundson
Melanie Muenchinger
Theresa Momber
Carolina Buchting - December In The Spotlight Designer
and, of course, Gina K.

Thanks for stopping by!

37 comments:

Melanie said...

this is GORgeous!!!! don't you love this set??!!

Theresa said...

Cammie, you tag is Gorgeous!

Carolina said...

Cammie what a lovely tag! Love the sponging and the key is just perfect with the images.

emilymomto3boys said...

beautiful! I love the aged feel!

Ila said...

Wow!! this tag is Gorgeous!! I love the warm colors, script..everything...Beautiful!!

Allison said...

This is gorgeous! What a totally different feel from the other previews I've seen as I am making my way through them! This is definitely romantic!

Gabriela said...

Stunning tag! Aged to perfection with your gentle hand. I'm smitten with your tag.

catdidit said...

How Awesome Cammie! I love the little key too tied in up there, and the sponging looks soo fantastic!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

I love the browns in this. Of course, it's one of my favorite colors.....everything about this tag is awesome!

Jessica said...

This is just stunning! I love the monochromatic and elegant feel your tag has. I need to pull out my French script background again... it works so perfectly with this beautiful stamp set.

Carla said...

Just beautiful, Cammie, I love it!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

So rich and elegant, Cammie!!! Love the brown...yummmm!

Linda said...

Love the tag! It's refreshing to see something other than a card. It makes the whole set look different. TFS!

Elaine said...

Beautiful tag! I love the techniques you used to decorate it!

Kurtis said...

Oh Carolyn!! What a beautiful project!

Lynette said...

Wow - this is so lovely! You have added so many wonderful embellishments that complement each other so nicely.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just gorgeous!!

Judi said...

Beautiful tag. I NEVER would of thought of this idea, you're so creative!!! TFS

Christina Fischer said...

Stunning!! I love the earthy colors and the combination of images!

Your ladybug card is darling, too -- these new sets are fantastic! :)

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Just beautiful girl! Love the colors and how you placed the sentiment in a frame!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Lovin' this tag Cam!! Love the colors, the sponging (grin), the images, the framed sentimet....the whole package!! Awesome!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Totally Elegant Cami!!!! WOW!

Christi said...

Wow!! This is absolutely stunning!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

You make THE cutest tags! Love all the distressed edgework and that ruffly ribbon!

Niki Estes said...

Gorgeous tag, Cammie! I love the colors!

Niki Estes said...

Gorgeous tag, Cammie! I love the colors!

Anita C said...

This tag is beautiful!!! I love it!!

Erin... said...

Gorgeous tag Cammie! Love the warm cozy feeling it has:)

Tracey said...

This is just gorgeous Cammie!! I love it!

Whimsey said...

WOW Cammie; it's sooooo beautiful!!! Love it!

6 wacky women said...

Beautiful tag, Cammie. Very elegant.

Karen x

Kim said...

Cammie that is a beautiful tag!!!
Hugs~ Kim

Sherry said...

Cammie this is FABulous!! It's so nice to to see a project "other than a card" .. Love the colors used too, gives it a nice Vintage feel! I also love the ribbon and the hardware additions.. Very Pretty Tag! Thanks for the inking tip! Ü

Deb Wood said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Alexandra said...

What a GORGEOUS tag Cammie!! Love the colors, and looks like I will be needing this set - LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Rose Ann said...

Your tag is just gorgeous, Cammie!! I love your aging, flower, and fab hardware!! Awesome!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Beautiful! The aged, romantic look is so lovely with this set!!
hugs, Jami