Oct 27, 2009

Day Two: First Christmas & Vintage Borders

Welcome to day 2 of our previews for GinaK Designs! Tonight we are showcasing two new stamp sets - so buckle up and get ready for a ton of inspiration from everyone on the GinaK Designs' team!

The first projects I'm sharing tonight are from Asela Hopkins' new stamp set called First Christmas. It's an adorable set with lots of fun images to color and experiment with! As you can see, I made another paper-mache` ornament with this bird image. Yes, I realize it's 'supposed' to be a Cardinal, but my almost 9 yr. old daughter Ashley insisted that it was a blue jay... so, I made this ornament just for her. (After all, I'm not sure how many people would really WANT a blue jay ornament, do you? lol!)

As you can see from this photo, I edged around the ornament with some elegant cording that I've been holding onto for some time now - see, it does pay off to be a hoarder sometimes! I also used some green flower soft and lots of stickles to embellish the bird's perch.

I'll show the back of the ornaments that I've made for this release tomorrow because there is a special stamp set that Gina made just especially for signing our projects ... but, more of that tomorrow, okay?

Next, is a coordinating card and gift tag - also made with some images from Asela's First Christmas stamp set ....

and the card - as you can see, I paper pieced the ornaments and layered them on some of my long nestability dies. The pearls are from GinaK and are colored with Copics to match.

Next, let's move on to Nina Brackett's new stamp set called Vintage Borders. This set is so elegant and very true to Nina's style - which I happen to love! I used a couple of images from her set on this Christmas card...

The embossing was done with the Textile Cuttlebug folder with Vellum and then layered over GinaK's All Spruced Up cardstock. It's an interesting look - I'm not sure if I'm wild about it being over the green cardstock, but I think it's okay.

and, here's the inside with a couple more images from Nina's set all embossed in Silver Fine Detail embossing powder ...

Finally, I have a fun 3D gift project to share - this is made with a little paint bucket that I've had in my stash for awhile.

Isn't that fun? The bucket is filled with a bag of Hershey's kisses... well, it WAS filled with it! I promised Ashley that once I got the photos of my project done, she could have the kisses to add to the kid's snack bowl. My kids LOVE chocolate - just about as much as I do! lol!


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 GinaK Designers' blog for even more projects with tonight's stamp sets:
Gina Krupksy
Carolyn King
Cathy Tidwell
Cindy Lawrence
Donna Baker
Erika Martin
Emily Giovanni
Jessica Fick
Kurtis Amundson
Lee Murphy
Lynn Mercurio
Melanie Muenchinger
Tami Mayberry
Theresa Momber

Our Release party will be held Thursday night over on SCS in GinaK'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!

Jessica

24 comments:

Sharri Seffens said...

Jessica, The ornament is so cute and I can see Ashley wanting a Blue Jay. Your cards are beautiful and I love the paint pail!

Carolyn King said...

do you sleep???????? ever?
Amazing creations Jessica! Wow! Love your cards, tags, pail......

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! Jess, how do you do it? These are all wonderful and the 3-D projects are simply amazing!

Janice M said...

Great stuff! I Love that ornament card and matching gift tag!

joy said...

Carolyn's right, do you ever sleep? I REALLY REALLY like the card with the silver vellum with the green cardstock - It is amazing! And the blue jay is just stunning!

Melissa Cash said...

Oh my goodnes, girl you are rockin' tonight! I love each and every project. Thanks for the inspiration!

Payne Holler Cards said...

wow - thud! these are truly incredible...love the bluejay!!! and I do like the vellum used that way ...if it wasnt 1am I would go try that now!!!
dont know how you find the time!!!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

WOW. Thud, end of story, WOW.
~ky

Shemaine Smith said...

These are beautiful!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

You know Jess.......every time you amaze me more and more.....I don't know how you do it all with a young family and work!!!! YOU are an inspiration!! And these are fabulous....your blue jay just shows how versatile and fun these images are!!! What a CUTE gift idea with the pail!!!!

NinaB said...

I love all your projects< Jess. Each one is a show stopper and so elegant. I love the green/silver combo.

asela said...

OMGosh! I love everything that you created! Gorgeous

catdidit said...

I agree with everybody else, you amaze me each time with all of your gorgeous creations! I love that vellum over the green, makes it look like silver!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Amazingly gorgeous projects, Jessica! I love the ornament, beautiful cards and the gift pail! Incredible details, as always!

Melanie said...

you're a good mom! ;)
gorgoeus projects! that paint can is adorable, and I love that elegant silver card!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Another post filled with OUTTA THIS WORLD beautiful creations. You're amazing woman!

Jennie said...

Love these cards Jessica! And your candy tin, cute! I am partial to Hershey Kisses too...remember the mint ones? I can't find them anymore (it was solid chocolate mint flavored) but regular will always work :o)

kerianne said...

I want to say something extremely complimentary here, but I am totally overwhelmed by all the amazing creations I just looked at. Can I come and live with you so I can create brilliant stuff like this? :)

wordbird said...

Jessica...each of your projects is so creative and beautiful! I love that you give us ideas for creating projects other than cards! You really have my brain spinning with ideas...thanks for the inspiration! ;D Diana

seamom said...

I VERY MUCH like the embossed vellum over the green. It gives a rich look. I think I must try that!

Deb said...

Jessica, every single one of these is stellar! i love them all! The silver is so very elegant, and I'm so happy to hear that someone else *hoards* until the perfect project comes along! :)

Giovana said...

Wow Jess!! Your creations are amazing. I really love your silver card and the 3D project!!

TFS
God bless

Lori said...

Beautiful! Just love your style, Jessica. The blue jay is lovely, I received a RAK with a cardinal colored blue, too.

Lori said...

Jessica, I truly love everything!!!!

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