Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Christmas Peace, Hope, Love

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a good week so far. Tonight Melanie is hosting a blog hop with her newest release from Gina K Designs called Festive Frame.
I love how you can use this set simply by embossing the beautiful flower frame or dress it up by stamping it and coloring it.
I chose to color it in for this card. I stamped the frame on pure luxury white cardstock, colored it with Copics, and then cut it out...omitting the double lines on the inside of the circle and on the outer edge of the frame:
I stamped one of the beautiful sentiments in the center of the opening in two colors of ink. After mounting the panel to the front of the card, I stamped the bird from First Christmas and added it to the card as well.
I used some All Spruced Up ribbon and the Bow Easy to create the bow. Finally, I added some gold dots to the corners.


Melanie Muenchinger, the Illustrator of Festive Frame has invited a couple of her friends to join in on the blog hop tonight, so click on their blog links to see the projects they've created for us:
Then, check in on these GinaK Designer's participating in the Blog Hop tonight:
Carolyn King
Donna Baker
Erika Martin
Jessica Fick
Lee Murphy
Melanie Muenchinger
Theresa Momber
And our fabulous Center Stage Spotlight Team:
Deb Felts
Diana S. Queen
Melissa Cash
Sharri Seffens

After you're done hopping to all the Designer's blogs stop by GinaK's Idea Center here: Festive Frame for lots more ideas on how to use Melanie's stamp set. And, don't forget to check in on GinaK's blog so you can leave your comment to be entered as a chance to win this stamp set, too!
Thanks for stopping by!

70 comments:

Giovana said...

Love the colors you used Cammie!! Your card is really pretty!

JenMarie said...

Totally FABULOUS!!

Melanie said...

poo it idnd't take my first comment : GREAT MINDS! LOL! love the white on white layers and love the pale mint shading, gorgeous!

Susan White said...

Cammie, love how you added the cardinal, You card is beautiful!!

Ila said...

Oh Wow!! this is So Gorgeous Cammie...the sentiment is Lovely and the flower frame looks like stained glass..Beautiful!!

Theresa Momber said...

Oooooh, gorgeous coloring, Cammie!

Betty Benton said...

Love the cardinal with the red poinsettias! Lovely!

Sharri Seffens said...

Gorgeous Cammie! I love the look of the frame without the double lines and the coloring is amazing!

Darlene L said...

The cardinal is just the perfect addition on your card done with the festive frame. Your coloring always amazes me.

Lori said...

Absolutely fantastic Cammie!!

Maria Levine said...

Cammie! This is fabulous! And the cardinal is perfect! Love it!!

Carmen (guatelicia) said...

I love how you added the bird! Great job!

Barbara said...

I love the combinatin of the Cardinal and the Festive Frames.!!

ginalovesdave said...

I love the cardinal! Gina

Mary said...

Your card is beautiful Cammie. Adding the cardinal was a wonderful idea. What a wonderful Christmas card.

Mary

Payne Holler Cards said...

beautiful coloring! that cardinal is perfect perched on the frame!

Anita said...

Spectacular!

Alita said...

WOW!
I just love this card!
I too have this stamp set and am just amazed at how each one who has this can make such different but unique items from the same stamp set.
Thank you for inspiring us with your work!
Alita
Bridalflowers2@yahoo.com

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Gorgeous, Cammie! I love how you added the cardinal.

Joan Ervin said...

This is gorgeous, Cammie...the red against the white is soo striking and I love how you added the cardinal!!!!

Maren said...

So gorgeous, Cammie! I love it!! :)

Jennie said...

Beautiful! Love the cardinal and the pop of red in the writing :o)

Lynne Phelps said...

I love how you completely changed the look by trimming off the double border! And the red and aqua color scheme is wonderful!

wordbird said...

I just love this!...your cards are always just fresh and clean and beautiful! ;D Diana

joy said...

Really like the addition of the red cardinal. The colors are so dramatic!

Erin Smetak said...

Oh Cammy, this is gorgeous! I love how you added the cardinal! It works perfectly w/ this!!!
Fab job!!!

Melissa Cash said...

Very pretty Cammie! I love how you cut the frame and added the cardinal. LOVELY!!!

Carol A said...

What a fantastic card! Love the cardinal with the poinsettas!

StampinCathy said...

This is stunning and super inspiring. Love the colors and details on this card.

Betty N said...

Love your coloring and the addition of the cardinal!
Great card!

Randi said...

Love the cardinal. Great look.

Deanna said...

Good job. I love your variation. It looks more homey without the double lines.

Shelia said...

Beautiful, the white on white is gorgeous. And the cardinal is fabulous. I love to see cardinals in th winter on a snow laden branch. Makes me think of that

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love how you cut this out. Your coloring is amazing. Beautiful job with this beautiful set.

wendyp said...

Absolutely stunning!!! I love the addition of the cardinal to the frame!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love the addition of the bird! Beautiful!

Jerusha said...

Wow, this is absolutely beautiful. I love it!

rae said...

oh my WORD, this is absolutely gorgeous!!!! your shading/coloring is stunning... wish i had an inkling of your talent, girl ;)
(((hugs)))

Jenny McGee said...

Beautiful card, love the cardinal and the bright colors. So pretty.

Teri said...

STUNNING! Beautiful job. Thanks for sharing this.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Cammie!! I just love your layout with the poinsettia in the corners, your white background, and your fab coloring! Gorgeous!
~Chris

catdidit said...

Oh so awesome Cammie! Such gorgeous coloring and love the w hite on white!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Cammie! Outstanding coloring! I love how you added the cardinal!

StampinDi said...

Beautiful card! I love your coloring and how you used red for some of the words in the sentiment. They really pop out!

Darla said...

Gorgeous!!
I will be adding this to my "must CASE" list!! :)
Thank you so much for sharing!!!
Darla

Starla said...

*THUD*

Kim said...

Hi Cammie~ Sorry it's been so long since I visited! Hope you are doing good hun! What an AMAZING card! WOW I am in awe! Gorgeous coloring!
Hugs~ Kim

Tina Gilliland said...

Cammie... how GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE that you put the cardinal in there... he is my "challenge" this season and I might have to CASE this card!!! LOVE IT! (Even if you're NOT gonna be my friend anymore... :-P *hugs* Ms. Piggy)

Theresa said...

Received this set last week...great idea to use the cardinal too. Thanks.

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

I love the arrangement. What a great Holiday card:)I am going to have to check out the frames now thanks !!
one more thing to add to my wish list :)

Gulffire said...

Perfectly beautiful. I love the simplicity and the subtlety of your coloring.

Brenda said...

Very beautiful Cammie, I love it!

Jessica said...

What beautiful cards. TFS

Cindy Lee said...

What a lovely card!!

Janice M said...

Beautiful!! I love the added cardinal!!

Deb said...

Gorgeous Cammie! I love your coloring! It is bold and yet still soft and serene. The two-toned sentiment really draws the eye...so beautiful!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Stunning Carolyn, oh I love how crisp and clean this feels. Fabo card!

Sue D said...

Beautiful card and I love the cardinal!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Love the addition of the cardinal! Terrific coloring, too!
~ky

Donna said...

gorgeous card - love the combining of sets!

Barbara Hale said...

Since I ordered both First Christmas and Festive Frame stamp sets I guess I don 't have any really good reason why I cannot at least try to create something like your project. Just beautiful.

Lagene said...

Beautiful card! Such rich red poinsettas & cardinal!

Stampin' Pam said...

FABULOUS Cammie - love the cardinal and those tiny gold balls on the corners are a perfect finishing touch.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi cammie. :) this is just beautiful! I love the elegance of red cardinals. You did a wonderful job with this one!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Just lovely Cammie!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous!! LOVE this set!

Tami said...

absolutely beautiful- so elegant! Thanks for sharing

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

GASP!!!!!! Oh my word girl is this ever gorgeous!!! Your coloring is exquisite my friend!! WOW!! WOW!! WOW!!

Christi said...

Oh, your card is gorgeous! I love the cardinal with the poinsettia frame! So beautiful!

theneon said...

This is such a stunning card -- thanks so much for sharing your great talents.