Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Gina K Preview Day 4

Hello!! Tonight the Gina K Design team is on it's last night of previews. The sets being peeked tonight are called Nana's Needlework & Sentiments and Spring has Sprung and they are fantastic!

My first card uses this gorgeous doily-lacy design in Nana's Needlework. I am head over heels in love with this stamp. I paired it with a sentiment from Lovely Labels....because I thought it worked for this card.

To create the focal design, I embossed the image three times--once on chocolate kiss card base, once on some sweet corn cardstock and once on cranberry tart cardstock. I cut the portions of of the design I wanted to use to adhere over the chocolate base. TIP: Rather than emboss the yellow section again to use the little flower, I simply cut the flower out of the portion of the image that is underneath the red layer (since you won't see it anyway!) I popped the red circle up a bit for some dimension.

I added a pearl to the center of the design and then added some to the punched border. The sentiment is embossed as well. (I love the look of white embossing on brown cardstock!) Finally, I wrapped some jute twine around the front of the card to complete the design.

I thought this design would be perfect for the Moxie Fab: Diggin' on Doilies & Lace challenge. You can check out the challenge details HERE!

Next, here is the card I created with Spring Has Sprung:

I adore whimsical stamps...and this set is full of em. I created this card mostly with scraps in my scrap bin!!
Tip: To make the duck/umbrella appear that they are drifting in the water, I cut a slice in the design with my craft knife and just slid the edge underneath the fold. This makes it look like I went to the trouble of cutting layers in the paper...but I didn't!
I added some piercings around the crazy sun/sentiment...made to look like the wind or sun rays. They look neat in real life...but you almost cannot see them in the picture. (Sigh!) Oh well. The ribbon is included in the new Spring Mix stamp TV kit!

Wait till you see the other adorable images in this will be smitten!

For even more inspiration with tonight's new stamp sets:
start with Gina's blog

Nina Brackett {Illustrator of Nana's Needlework & Sentiments}

Then, visit these Designer's blogs:
Jessica Fick
Melanie Muenchinger
Theresa Momber
Carolyn King
Cathy Tidwell
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Donna Baker
Kurtis Amundson
Emily Giovanni
Erika Martin
Bev Gerard
Jennie Harper - Guest Designer

The Release Party is tomorrow night Thursday, March 18th starting at 7pm and ending at 10pm (all times CST) when all the new products will be available for purchase in Gina's online store.

To keep informed of all the party plans and activities, check out this link:
Release Party Forum on StampTV

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Maria Levine said...

Fabulous stuff! Love the ducky and the water he is floating in. Nice job!

Harriet Skelly said...

These look like great sets! I especially love that duck!!

Tina Gilliland said...

Oh your doilie is awesome!!! Hee Hee I love your duckie in his red umbrella.

Jennie said...

It is so pretty embossed on chocolate cardstock, it really pops! Beautiful design and the duck floating along is just adorable :o)

Bev Gerard said...

Oh how darling! I love the paper water for the sweet ducky! And truly, that doily reminds me of my Grandmother's handiwork!


Theresa Momber said...

Wow! That layered lace doily is amazing! Love the bright and happy duck card!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

That doily is stunning Cam layered with the different colors!! And your umbrella floating ducky is just darling with the dp waves and fabulous sun and piercing!! Fantastic cards!!

Casmiles said...

There he is again, that precious duck that I'm just going to have to have!!!

Yvonne Wilson said...

Love these cards. Great ideas too,

NinaB said...

Wow, your doily really pops. I love the layered look. And that ducky with the waves - just adorable.

Dawn Easton said...

Wowzers girl! That lace doily card is amazing!

Your ducky card is so stinkin' cute, especially with all those details, waves, sun and all around fun!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Both cards are fantastic, Cammie! That lace doily is stunning and the little duck in the waves is adorable!

Kazan Clark said...

lovely card - I like the layered look - a lot :)
Thanks for the inspiration

catdidit said...

Gorgeous Cammie! LOVE that doily medallion you made and the duck is just too cute in his bright red umbrella!

Starla said...

I cannot believe that doily is a stamp!! GORGEOUS!! I love the way you layered it.
CUTE little duck! And very clever to just slip in the edge of the umbrella!!

Melanie said...

Yup, as I made it I was thinking, "this is totally like something Carolyn would do!" (My cards must be improving!) ;)
I can't wait to get home and ink up that doily!! Those colors you used are gorgeous!!!

Lynette said...

Oh my, Cammie - these cards are both fabulous! I sure do love your work. Your details are always so perfect! Thanks!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wow!! That layered and embossed doily is gorgeous!!! And what a precious duckie scene!!

Lori said...

Your blessings card is so rich looking! The ducky is just adorable, the dp is perfect!

Debby said...

lovely card,such a cute ducky!

TN Granny said...

Thank you Carolyn for sharing your designs. You are doing such a fine job designing and I love the quilting card.
God Bless,

Sue from Oregon said...

A great combo...lace and pretty!

Jennifer said...

Wow! That lace doily looks totally real! Love how you put the different colors together and popped out the center!

Jennifer L

Deborah Anton said...

LOVE it! That duck is too cute!! And the doily... I can see why you love it!! Beautiful!

Bluemoon said...

Amazing card with incredible design elements! Wow!

Lisa Petrella said...

Wow! Your layered doily image is absolutely stunning! And that little ducky in the second card is super cute!!!! Both of these cards are awesome!!!

JulieHRR said...

So striking, Cammie!

Cath said...

Hey Carolyn! Thanks so much for entering the Diggin' on Doilies and Lace challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

Julie Campbell said...

Congrats, Cammie! Your doily card is so striking! I LOVE it!

NatQuebec said...

2 adorable cards! On the first one it,s like real lace
And the duck one is so cute :-)

Karen B. said...

Congratulations on your Moxie Win! This is a fabulous card, lovely choice of the yellow, browns and reds. So homey feeling.