Dec 9, 2008

Asian Inspired Previews.....

Good morning!

Haven't the preview cards been fantastic so far?! I have been loving what everyone has been showing and hope you have been as inspired as I have gotten checking out everyone's projects!

This morning we're showing 2 more new GinaK Designs stamps set that will be released this Thursday night. The first one that I'm showing today is from Rupa Shevde and is called Home Tweet Home. It is filled with the cutest birdhouses and birds along with some adorable sentiments.

I stamped the birdhouse and bird in Black Versafine ink and Clear embossed and then colored them in with Copics. I added some Doodlebug colored glitter with my Quickie Glue pen... rumor has it that both of these will be added to Gina's online store with this release! Have you seen how we store these little pots of glitter yet? Check out Gina's blog for the photos. You know that it's all about the packaging for us stampers, isn't it?! LOL!

Card Details: Home Tweet Home, Basic Grey Stella Ruby, Bazzil Cardstock, GinaK Pure Luxury cardstock, Fiskars flower border punch, Kaiser Krafts green and white pearls & Clear rhinestones, Copic markers, doodlebug glitter, quickie glue pen, cuttlebug textile folder, holiday metallic rub-on paste, SU ribbons, Marvy super jumbo scallop rectangle punch, paper piercer

The saffron background went through my Cuttlebug with the Textile Embossing folder. Then, I rubbed the green Metallic rub-on paste that you can find in the Holiday Rub-on set. Another fun little detail is that the Kaiser Krafts green pearls that I used on my card were a little too light, so I took my dark green Copic marker to darken them up.

The sentiment was stamped on patterned paper too and embossed with Versafine ink & Detail clear powder again. Then, I punched it out with the Yellow Super Jumbo Scalloped rectangle punch. After that, I turned that rectangle around so that that stamped side of the paper was touching the foam mat and used my Paper Piercer to pierce inside the scallops. When you turn it around, the scallops all have a nice white edge to the piercing since the paper has a white core.

Next up is Gina's stamp set called Tropical Flowers. This is actually a Stamping Cruise stamp set that was given to all the Cruise Gals, so you may have seen some projects done with it floating around on different blogs and even on Splitcoast.


I decided to stamp the flower images in this deep red Versamagic Craft ink and then clear embossed it before the ink dried. I love how rich the colors look when they are embossed. The leaf sprigs were embossed too.


Card Details: Tropical Flowers, Punchy Words, Basic Grey Euphoria paper, GinaK pure luxury cardstock, SU cardstock, K& Co rhinestone, Darice Rhinestone, Kaiser Krafts pearls, SU filagree flower, pink rhinestone, flowers, clear embossing powder, versamagic inks, cuttlebug textile folder, CraftT metallic paste, white craft ink, versafine black ink

This is a 5 1/2" square card. The colors were pulled from this Basic Grey paper pack... I used Stampin Up's Purely Pomegranate, Basic Gray, Mellow Moss and Basic Black. The pink and red rhinestones along the edge of the gray panel happened because I didn't have enough of one color to have 5 in a row... so I did what us stampers do best: improvise! I used a variety of shades of pink & red. It turns out that I really like how they all look together! I love it when that happens, don't you?

** edited to add: GinaK and Melanie are hosting the 12th Day of Christmas challenge over at PaperCraft Planet today too! The challenge today is to use 12 embellishments on your card. I know that it sounds hard, but I just looked over my cards above and they both qualify for the challenge - and I wasn't even really trying to complete the challenge! I actually have a few other cards that I made last night to share on PaperCraft Planet, but I thought I'd share how easy it really can be to do it.

Check out the main page for more details on how to enter your card to win a free GinaK stamp set. Be sure to add the tag: 12day12 to you photo to make sure it ends up in the album for the drawing. **

Now, be sure to check out everyone else's previews if you haven't already. Here's the links for you to follow....

Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow with a preview of Melanie's new stamp set!
Jessica

12 comments:

JessicaK said...

The colors and the embossing effect turned out fabulous!

Theresa said...

Jessica, both cards are gorgeous and so beautifully detailed!

Melanie said...

I esp love yout tropical flower card, GREAT mix of embellishments, where are those green flowers from and what Basic Grey pack is that?

emilymomto3boys said...

those are just lovely!!!

Carolina said...

Another gorgeous set of cards and the colors you selected are so lovely!

catdidit said...

Gorgeous cards Jessica! I really love the birdhouse one, LOVE birdhouses and cant wait to see this whole set!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

Both of these cards have such a beautiful vintage feel to them. You pull this effect off flawlessly! Just gorgeous!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Both cards are BEAUTIFUL, Jessica! SO many fabulous details on both...and the colors on the bottom one are AMAZING!

Kurtis said...

Lovely cards. I like the pinks and purples!

Carolyn King said...

beautiful cards--love the collaged look to the first and your flower arrangement is stunning!

Donna said...

wow! love both cards - esp the bird on the tag, love the BG paper (which one is it??) fabulous with the embossing & your embellishments (not sure if I could get away with that with myself, ha!)

TAC Angel Christina said...

Your cards are just beautiful! I love the layering, the colors and all the elements. Great job!

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