Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Gina K Preview Day 2

Hello! First....just have to shout it from the rooftops----We have a working refrigerator!!!!!!! Hooray......I am NEVER taking that for granted again!

My other happy news---I got something done so I could participate in this hop! Tonight, the Gina K Design team is previewing two new WONDERMOUS sets, First Christmas and Vintage Borders. They are both beautiful sets and I am sure you will see lots of amazing creations with them on the hop.

I used the Cardinal stamp in First Christmas (by Asela Hopkins) and the peace sentiment from Vintage Borders (by Nina Brackett) to create this card:
I stamped the bird with Memento black ink and colored it with Copics. I cut the bird out so I could place him on the die cut flourish. I pierced all around the border of the image and added some self adhesive nail heads to the corners.

I also used some of the new neutral buttons that Gina K is releasing this month. The blue background paper is from the digital paper pack- Vintage Holly (by Emily Giovanni).

Materials used: Stamps-First Christmas, Vintage Borders (Gina K Designs); ink-Memento black; red, sage shadow (SU!); Copic markers; sponge; cardstock-pure luxury white (Gina K Designs); designer paper-Grandma's Christmas Soup, can beef consomme (Jillibean soup); digital paper-Vintage Holly (Gina K Designs); buttons (Gina K Designs); ribbon -May Arts; Self adhesive nailheads (Gina K Designs); paper piercing tool; flourish die (Quic Kutz); Cuttlebug (Provocraft).

Next, I couldn't resist making a baby's first Christmas ornament with the sweet bear in the First Christmas set:
This ornament can be customized with the year, name or even a picture on the other side! The ribbons I used on the top of the ornament are from Gina K Designs Holiday assortment and the Holiday Cheer Stamp TV kit.
*ETA: Sorry ya'll. Forgot to add that I stamped the bear on pure luxury white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers. I cut it out and then embossed it with clear embossing powder so it would be durable. I stamped right on the ornament with Memento ink (works fine!) and then adhered the bear and rhinestones. Hope this helps!

Materials used: Stamps-First Christmas (Gina K Designs); Memento tuxedo black ink; Copic Markers; cardstock-pure luxury white (Gina K Designs); bisque ornament (Hobby Lobby); versamark; clear ep; heat tool; red adhesive rhinestones; ribbons (Gina K Designs).

For even more inspiration, please visit the Illustrators of the stamp sets featured tonight:

Tonight, we have several of our Center Stage Spotlight Designers joining in the previews. Here are their blog links:

Finally, stop by these Gina K Designers' blog for even more projects with tonight's stamp sets:

Our Release party will be held Thursday night over on SCS in Gina K's Forum from 7-10 pm CST. We'd love to have you join in the fun! There will be contest questions, challenges, chatter, and lots more samples from our designers throughout the party! See you then!

Thanks for stopping by!

32 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Ooooh, Cammie, these are both gorgeous! That ornament is sooo sweet!

Tina Gilliland said...

Ohhhh how pretty!! What a cute cute ornament!!

catdidit said...

Oh so awesome Cammie! I just love that bird on the swirl ...and the buttons are perfect touches! And that ornament, girl, we were definitely channeling each other, lol. you will see...lol!

JOY said...

Cammie, the ornament, you noted you used white cardstock? Will you explain that? I can't see how you did that.
I wanted to do a memorial ornament in memory of my sister, for all my 8 siblings, I saw these at Michael's today, but don't now what or how I would stamp something with a verse and her birth and death date. The memento ink is made for ceramic? is that like the Stazon ink? Can you give me an idea or the name of a stamp set I can buy from Michaels that would be good for memorial?

Thanks for sharing. I adore all your work. The card is great as well.

Sharri Seffens said...

Cammie, the ornament is precious! The coloring is awesome on both the teddybear and the cardinal!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic Cammie...both projects are so creative and so wonderfully colors. You amaze me!

Janice M said...

What a cute ornament!!

lisa808 said...

Glad to hear ou have a fridge again.

Your ornament is so precious.

Melissa Cash said...

Great stuff Cammie! I love your little ornament so much! P.S. Glad you got your new fridge! Life is good!

Deb said...

These sets ARE wondermous (what a great word!) and your creations w/ them are wondermous too! Gorgeous coloring on both! That ornament is so precious!

SO glad you've got a fridge! It's the BIG little things in life, right?

joy said...

Your cardinal sitting on the flourish is beautiful! What a fabulous job!

wordbird said...

Cammie...these sets are wondermous...and so are your card and ornament!! Thanks for the creative jolt you just inspired in my crafty little heart..LOL..I can't wait to get to Hobby Lobby so I can make one of those ornaments! ;D Diana Q.

Betty Benton said...

First and foremost, glad you have a working frig -- clean is good but working is better! Your cardinal is colored beautifully -- wonderful card and ornament!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

What a sweet ornament!!!! And I love that cardinal!!! I also just have to use that "peace" sentiment with him for a project!!!! LOL

And what a relief to have a working fridge!!! I don't know how you did that with 3 kiddos!!!!!

Diane said...

Love both your card and ornament..have 2 new babies in my family so the ornament is a great idea! Glad your fridge is working, the same thng happened to my Mom's fridge this weekend....hope there is not a H1N1 virus going around for "fridges"...LOL!

Debby said...

such a lovely card and the ornament is adorable!

NinaB said...

Yay for working refrigerators! I'm so glad that's over with. Your card and ornament are beautiful. I will have to try that 2nd one. It makes a perfect gift.

Shelia said...

The cardinal is so life like. Both projects are wonderful.

asela said...

Jumping up and down! These are perfect!!

Melanie said...

I love the flourish as a branch! perfect ornament, every baby needs one for their first Christmas!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful card and ornament, Cammie! Wonderful coloring and design!

Selma said...

Beautiful ornament and card. I like the flourish for the branch.

dpkennedy said...

Love the cardinal with the gingham paper! That ornament is so sweet too! Great projects!

Patti J. said...

That ornament is adorable! The card is absolutely stunning - I am lovin' that bird!!! SO glad to hear that you have a working fridge! Isn't it funny how we take our appliances for granted? Happy for you!!!

Jennie said...

Love that ornament Cammie! Precious card too :o) So looking forward to this release!

kerianne said...

Your card is bee-utiful and your ornament is adorable!!!

Giovana said...

Your card is beautiful and the baby ornament is fantastic!!

Glad to read you got a new refrigerator! :)

God bless
Giovana

Lori said...

Cammie the ornament is adorable and I am a sucker for cardinals!!!

Gabriela said...

Cammie, what a beautiful ornament! But it's the cardinal card that stole and ran away with my heart. I wonder if you'd consider selling it? It's lovely!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Your card is gorgeous Cam! Love your fabulously colored cardinal on the flourish! And your ornament is sweet as can be!!

Elena said...

Ornament is so precious! And cardinal card is gorgeous! Love the flourish so much!

Kimberly Crawford said...

your cardinal card is SUCH perfection!! GORGEOUS!!
Love all your projects!!! Don't know how you do it?!?!?
(((((((HUGS))))))))) and I prayed for you and your family today.