Sunday, September 27, 2009

The GKD Previews BEGIN!

Hello! Welcome to the first night of Gina K Designs release previews! On Thursday night, Gina K Designs will be releasing SEVEN new stamp sets as well as new digital paper, new cardstock, coordinating button assortments and ribbons. Wait till you see it all!!!

Tonight the design team is previewing A Very Merry Christmas (new set by Theresa Momber) and Special Delivery and Special Delivery Add-on (by new illustrator, Tami Mayberry).

Theresa's set is full of her amazingly detailed gorgeous drawings--these images will get you in the holiday mood. I chose to work with this tree stamp today:
I stamped the image with Memento ink on white pure luxury cardstock. The tree is colored with Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils. I added tiny red stickles over the berries to add some sparkle and some adhesive rhinestones to the corners of the card.

The red cardstock is rocket red (Gina K designs). I used some of the new ribbon and buttons that Gina will be carrying on Thursday. They are both from the Holiday Assortment collection.

Next, Here is a glimpse of Tami's sets- Special Delivery and Special Delivery Add-On. I can tell you right now...I will be using these a lot! These sets are very cool---I have a thousand ideas running through my head for these but I went with a gift set today. One of the biggest requests I get is to show some more simple (READ: Fast to produce and FLAT to mail!) cards. So, I used these sets to create a little card set:
(Sorry about the glare on the gift box!) I used a clear box (which will be carried in Gina's store on Thursday) and created the front of the box with a sturdy peice of onyx cardstock. I stamped the images in the set on ivory cardstock like a postcard. I added a bit of rocket red (Gina K Designs) and some new Holiday Assortment ribbon.
Here is a better view of the front of the box (without glare!):

Every image is from these sets. (And there are a TON more!) Then I created an EASY TO MAIL card set....each card mails flat so this will be the perfect gift to give someone and they don't have to worry about additional postage. Here is the card. I stamped the stamp outline and then added the pink block of ink and finally stamped the two hearts at angles. I used the rocket red cardstock and ivory cardstock on this as well as the Holiday collection ribbon again:
I left the sentiment off so that the recipient can use the card for any reason.

Finally, I created a little stamp holder. This small, vellum envelope slides right in the box and holds enough stamps for each card in the set.

Wouldn't this be a fun holiday gift? College kid gift? With all the fun stamps in this set, gift giving just got a lot easier.

Don't forget to stop by GinaK's blog today to add your comment to her blog entry for a chance to win the new stamp sets being previewed tonight our blogs!

Then, check in with the Illustrators of our two stamp sets featured tonight:
Theresa Momber: A Very Merry Christmas
Tami Mayberry: Special Delivery and Special Delivery Add-on
Design Team Members participating in the hop tonight:
Carolyn King
Cathy Tidwell
Cindy Lawrence
Donna Baker
Emily Giovanni
Erika Martin
Jessica Fick
Kurtis Amundson
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Melanie Muenchinger

CenterStage Spotlight Designers:
Kay Simmons
Linda Payne

Thanks for stopping by!

36 comments:

Lori said...

Both cards are fantastic Cammie!!!

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! Fabulous coloring on the tree! Love the Special Delivery card set!

Donna said...

fabulous! love the flat card set - so great!

Payne Holler Cards said...

love 'em both!!!great inspiration on that flat card set tfs :)))

Jennie said...

Love these Cammie! :o)

Deebi27 said...

Cammie, I love what you did in your previews. The tree looks so real and the flat heart stamp set are soft and full of love!

emilymomto3boys said...

Ok - those are all fantastic, but that tree is just breathtaking! It really just pops off the page with the realistic coloring - fab job!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh how cute!!! I love that design!!

Giovana said...

Awesome creations Cammie!!
God bless
Giovana

Carolina said...

Such adorable cards Cammy!!! Love the way you colored the tree and the background dp you selected is precious! The CAS design of the second is just precious!!!!

Carla said...

Love all of these! The Christmas card is spectacular!

lisa808 said...

The tree is a beautiful image and the 'postage' set you made is so cute.

NinaB said...

I love the colors of that tree. It just stands out with the crisp white background.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards Cammie! The new sets look fabulous! xx

catdidit said...

These are both just amazing Cammie! I LOVE your coloring on that tree and the little CAS gift set...well nothing CAS about it to me, it ROCKS!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

A+dorable, Cammie! The tree is just lovely and how can you not love that postage set!

asela said...

Gorgeous cards ! Love both stamp set samples

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful card with Theresa's set, Cammie! And the gift set with Tami's sets is awesome! Wonderful previews!

Donna said...

I love that tree from Theresa;s set. I can't wait to see all the stamps. Your gift set is wonderful. Love the idea. This is so exciting! Can't wait to see all the sets! I hope you are enjoying your time with your DH. Take care.

orchids R4me said...

WOW I sooooo love that xmas tree stamp! What beautiful colors to.. I SOOOO NEED THAT STAMP!!!! lol

Melanie said...

great CAS designs with the postage! I love the coloring of the tree and that brocade patterned paper you used!

Tina Gilliland said...

Cammie... I LOVE how you did BOTH cards!! You so rock!

Maria Levine said...

This is beautiful! What a fantastic tree.

Starla said...

Both are just DARLING cards!
Enjoy your time away!!

Allison said...

Great previews! Love the special delivery ones especially!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh I just adore these Cammie!! Fantastic sneaks!! TFS! HUGS

Anita said...

Beautiful card!

Clara said...

I love this stamp too. I can't wait to see the entire set.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Your tree is fabulous Cam!! And your *mail* cards are just charming!!

Sharri Seffens said...

Love them both! The tree is gorgeous!

Lori said...

Fantastic gift set! The tree you colored from Theresa's set is just gorgeous.

Debby said...

lovely cards!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous sneak peeks - Cammie!!! Hugs ~S~

Sharon Harnist said...

Wonderful coloring on the tree, Cammie -- beautiful card! Darling card set & box, too!

Lynette said...

Marvelous! Love all the cards. What an awesome gift that would be.

Jessica said...

How great are these! I love how you colored your Christmas tree - so pretty! And your gift card idea is so great too!