Feb 25, 2010

GKD Illustrator Blog Hop!

Happy Thursday!

Gina challenged the design team to make a card for tonight'a Illustrator Blog hop with one of the new stamp sets released a few weeks ago with at least 2 colors from the new Spring Assortment cardstock pack.  I decided to use 3 of the new colors: Lemon Drop (grosgrain ribbon), Creme de Menthe and Lovely Lavender cardstocks and paired them with the Spring Florals stamp sets.

I used a few FREE GKD digital papers on my card as well.  The woodgrain is a digital paper from Gina and the blue textured paper is from Emily Giovanni's Timeless Treasures Solid paper pack that you can find over on the StampTV Freebie page HERE

The flower image was colored with my Koh-i-noor pencils, Odorless Mineral spirits, blending stumps and then embellished with yellow, purple and green Stickles.  I haven't gotten out my colored pencils in ages and forgot how much I LOVE using them!  I'm thinking they need to get some more attention from me because they were so much fun and easy to blend with on Gina's Pure Luxury Ivory cardstock.

The inside sentiment and image are both from Rupa's Easter Blessing stamp set and worked well with the Easter theme of my card.

Are you aware of one of the best things about this stamp set?  It's the current Card Kit stamp set available through GinaK Designs!  That means that each purchase of the Spring Florals stamp set automatically includes a free card kit designed by myself that has enough pre-cut cardstock and pearls to make these three cards shown below.  The written tutorial with the measurements and instructions is also included in the packaging to keep for a handy reference guide.

This offer is valid until March 18th when the next Card Kit is released.  The stamp set retails for $19.95 and the card kit will be available for $9.95 after March 18th.  The card kits are a great way to purchase a beautiful stamp set, build your card stash, and get some of GinaK's fabulous Pure Luxury cardstock all at an affordable price!


For all the details on tonight's exciting blog hop event, please check out GinaK's blog!  We'd love to have you join in the hop by adding your project's direct link to Gina's blog in the Mister Linkey box.  Gina will be hand picking our next guest designer from all the entries!  It's going to be exciting to see who will be our next CSS Design Team member!

PLUS - Gina will have all the exciting details on a HUGE sale she is starting tonight - you are NOT going to want to miss out on the awesome promotion she is running through Sunday night in her online store!

When you're done at Gina's blog, please stop by all the designers joining in the hop tonight featuring February's new stamp sets:

Erika Martin

Happy Hopping!  I really hope you'll take the time to play with one of February's stamp sets and share your project link on Gina's Blog.  I can't wait to work with our next Guest Designer and welcome her/him to our GinaK and StampTV family!


Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Jess- Great card- love the coloring and the layout!

Lee said...

That is a gorgeous layout and sooo showcases the fabulous flowers!!!!

riaann said...

Fabulous stuff Jessica!

Natalie said...

What a great way to bring Spring into our homes, even though there may be snow on the ground!! Your cards are beautiful and are making me think Spring!

Theresa Momber said...

Oh, wow! Gorgeous, Jess! Love the sparkle on those flowers.

Melissa said...

Simply springy and sweet Jess!

NinaB said...

I love this set so much. It's perfect all year and your card is just beautiful. I love the distressed edges.

Cat Tidwell said...

You make me like glitter! LOL! LOVE these Jess!

Carolyn King said...

Beautiful! Love those glittery flowers!

Giovana said...

Beautiful card Jess!!

buggin2stamp said...

Gorgeous card Jessica. That "wooden" panel really sets it off.

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh wow is this gorgeous or WHAT??? Love it!

Jennie said...

So pretty Jess! Love those flowers :o)


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