Mar 14, 2010

Day 1 previews: March Release

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Good evening!

Previews begin tonight for March's new stamp sets being released by GinaK Designs and I couldn't be more excited!  We have such a fun line-up of stamps to showcase this month that I honestly couldn't stop stamping and playing with them the past week.  (Last count I have already made 25 projects to share with the new stamp sets!!  That's the most ever for me!)  I decided to only share one card for each stamp set tonight so that I'd have plenty of new samples to share during the Release party on Thursday night and then on my blog throughout the entire next week ... even though I can't wait to share them all with you!

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My first card was a labor of love and was made with three of Melanie Muenchinger's stamp sets: her brand new A Beautiful Life along with her Pressed Flowers and A Year of Flowers.  I absolutely adore how they all work so perfectly together!  She designed each of the images to be exactly the same size in all her floral sets just for that purpose - great job, Melanie!

I stamped the tulips from A Year of Flowers, shaded a bit with some Copic markers and then cut them out to be popped up and layered over the gorgeous tulip frame in A Beautiful Life...

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Card Details (card size - 5 1/2" square)
Stamps: A Beautiful Life; A Year of Flowers; Pressed Flowers
Cardstock: GinaK white; DCWV patterned papers
Ink: Versafine black; memento; vivid
Other: Copic markers; detail clear embossing powder; corner rounder; stickles; black pen; tafetta ribbon; pearls; scortape; Petite Oval Nestabilities

The inside of this card shows the Pressed Flowers tulips and leaves layered with the outlined images from A Year of Flowers - no stamp-a-ma-jig necessary!  Which is great for this lazy stamper...

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My next card was made with Theresa Momber's stunning Sending Sunshine stamp set.  Theresa has included such gorgeous images in her stamp set (as always!) so I decided to make a scene with several of them.  Between the outside and the inside of the card, I ended up using seven images and there are still lots in the set that I didn't use!

This card was inspired by a couple of trips my husband and I have made to Savannah, Georgia to see my good friend...

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Card Details (card size 5 1/2" square)
Stamps: Sending Sunshine
Cardstock: GinaK white; lavender; violet; chocolate; DCWV patterned papers
Ink: Versafine Black
Other: Detail embossing powder; Copics; Stickles; gold brads; Memento markers

Theresa told us that her tree was a Wisteria tree, so I used lots of lavender on my card ....

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Whenever I stamp on patterned papers, I always try to emboss the images to help them really pop against the patterns.  I think my favorite image of all from Theresa's new set is that bird bath - I just LOVE it!

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My last card tonight is from Tami Mayberry's new Fairy Tales stamp set.  She has such fun, whimsical images in this new sets of hers that I know I'll be using it a lot for cards for my daughter Ashley and her friends.

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I decided to go with a pink, white, and black color scheme - so I pulled out some glitter papers from a Die Cuts with a View paper pack and made this girly card...

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Card Details (card size 4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
Stamps: Fairy Tales
Cardstock: GinaK white, black; DCWV patterned
Ink: Versafine black
Other: Detail clear embossing powder; Fiskars border punch; GinaK ribbon; stickles; Copics; Quikutz dots embossing folder

Tami designed such a fun set for girls of all ages - from tweens like my Ashley all the way to mommy's like me! lol!

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Are you ready for even more inspiration?  

Then, visit these Illustrator's blogs of these new stamp sets:
Melanie Muenchinger - A Beautiful Life
Theresa Momber - Sending Sunshine
Tami Mayberry - Fairy Tales

Finally, check out these Designer's blogs:
Jennie Harper - our Guest Designer for this Month!

StampTV is celebrating it's first birthday and the festivities are in full swing with this month's release!  We'll be holding this month's Release Party on StampTV and couldn't be more excited about all that Gina has planned for everyone!  The party kicks off this Thursday, March 18th starting at 7pm and ends 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

See you back here tomorrow night, where one of the sets we'll be featuring is the new card kit stamp set called Happy Spring!  I'm so excited to share the new kit with you!
Jessica 

28 comments:

Kathy H said...

Awesome!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Jess - the colors of your first card are just stunning! I adore that card!! Looking forward to all week and especially THURSDAY!!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

WOW! Gorgeous and cute! Love your cards!

catdidit said...

So0 very awesome Jess! Love that wisteria, wow!

Payne Holler Cards said...

THUD! I'm done - just hand you over my credit card now...i just started the hop and already know I'm a "goner"....these are just too incredibly amazing! you had me on the first one!!!
where is Thursday when you need it ??? LOL

emilymomto3boys said...

Love them all!! As usual - you rock all sets!!

joy said...

Love the birthday card. I agree with you the bird bath is so cute!!

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cards as always Jessica! I love the way you stamped on the pattern paper for the card from Theresa's set, such a pretty technique.

Theresa Momber said...

Dang, Jess, you are smokin' hot! I'm totally wowed by all three. After seeing your stunning tree, I'm afraid I am intimidated to use my own stamp. LOL!

Susan White said...

OMG!! Absolutely gorgeous samples!!

Jennie said...

WOW Jess, these are gorgeous! Love the way you did the tulip one and love the colors... Love the design of your tree card and beautiful coloring and such a sweet card with the Fairy Tales set. Great detail on the inside of each...I am in awe of you making 25 cards...you are my stamping idol, LOL!!!! hee-hee...

Janice M said...

Wow! Great cards Jess! The color of your tulip card is Beautiful!!

Nancy said...

Jessica, you've done it again! Your cards are gorgeous! I can't wait to see the rest of the stamps!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Aaaaamazing of course!!! The colors for those tulips are drop dead gorgeous!!!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Three wonderful samples, Jess! Thanks for showing some extra peeks of the stamps.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Your cards are super! The first one is so pretty with the way you did those tulips, the second one is just amazingly gorgeous and the last one is just plain adorable.

Colleen said...

Jessica,
I adore your cards! The first card with Melanie's tulips reminds me of my daughter and brought tears to my eyes. What you have done with Theresa's set is amazing and I just need to have it. What could be cuter than Tami's set. You rock, looks like there may not be bills paid or groceries this month LOL

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Oh, Jessica! All your cards are so gorgeous! I love the colors you chose for the tulip card! Wonderful scene with Theresa's set and super cute design with Tami's! I love them all, inside and out!

Donna said...

Love all your cards, Jessica! I just love the way you finish them off. Great inspiration and thanks for all the ideas.

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous stuff Jessica!! Love them all!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

I love what you did with the tulips....such a unique color combination. They're all gorgeous!

colleen said...

WOW... Jessica! That first one is the most beautiful!!! WOW...

I love the second one... all the glittery goodness... and the third is just too cute!

Shannon said...

OMG!!!! Love these!!! That tree card is amazing!!!

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Carolyn King said...

amazing jess--love em all...and the insides are just fabulous too!

buggin2stamp said...

Gorgeous cards Jessica. I like how you stamped on the pattern paper. Such a cool technique.

Lynn Mercurio said...

You're AMAZING! Truly - you always blow my mind with your awesome creations!

Carol A said...

Love your cards!!! Carol

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