Jun 27, 2010

July Previews Day 1

Welcome to the first day of previews for GinaK Design's July Release!

Tonight, we are previewing 3 stamp sets, but I couldn't help put a little peek of an image from the next card kit stamp set too - so, you get to see 4 of the new stamp sets tonight on my blog!  My first card uses three new sets... the new card kit set called Seeds of Kindness (for the focal image and sentiments), Melanie's new Fun Year Round large background image (more about that in a bit), and Tami's new stamp set called Stitches.

I was going for a shabby 'chic' layered card on this first card with Melanie and Tami's images and needed a large focal image for my 5 1/2" square card, so I pulled out these potted plants and stamped them on Ivory cardstock and colored with Copics in a 'sketchy water-colored' look.  Then, I cut the image out and layered on the inked paper background that I edged with my favorite stitched image Tami included in her stamp set - it seriously looks like I pierced those holes in the line, but it's all the stamp!

Here's a closer look so you can see some of the stamped images a bit better...

Card Details
Stamps: Seeds of Kindness; Stitches; Fun Year Round
Ink: Memento; Distress
Cardstock: GinaK; Basic Grey Capella
Other: copic markers, buttons, sponge; corner rounder; marker spritzer & water based markers

Next, let's look at a card I made using that same background image in Melanie's Fun Year Round stamp set, along with a couple of floral images she included in the set.  This time, it was all about the bright colors - nothing shabby about this card!  lol!

The focal images were shaded with copic markers and then 'blinged' up with Crystal Stickles... love those Stickles!  The paper flower was inked to match the cardstock with some Distress inks and blending foam.

Card Details
Stamps: Fun Year Round; Stitches (on the inside)
Ink: Memento
Cardstock: GinaK; Basic Grey Sugar Rush
Other: Sewing machine; ribbon; ranger inks & paper flower; copics, stickles

Tami's Stitches stamp set made an appearance again on the inside of this card - love using these long images with the long acrylic grid block.  It's easy to line everything up straight if you have a grid line on the acrylic block, isn't it?

My next card uses a couple of images from Theresa's beautiful new Aloha stamp set.  The images Theresa included in her set are so fun - I can't wait to see what everyone else will be showing tonight with it!

I decided to go clean and simple with my card and used a basic layout that you'll probably see at least one more time as it's perfect for a large focal image such as this one.  Once again, I pulled out my Ranger Alcohol inks, blending solution, and felts to create the 'beachy' scene and then stamped the images in Black Stazon ink and set aside to dry.

The technique is called Polished Stone and can be made with any dye based reinkers, rubbing alcohol, and cotton balls.  I personally like to use Ranger's alcohol based inks (including the metallic ones) as they were specially formulated for techniques just like this one.  You could also use Copic refill inks, but I don't have any of those yet.

Here's a closer look at the focal image - check out the silver threading throughout the polished stone.  If you use any other metallic inks, they usually don't dry (due to the formulation of the metallic ink) but the Ranger inks, dry almost immediately!

Card Details
Stamps: Aloha
Ink: Stazon; Ranger Alcohol inks
Cardstock: GinaK; Glossy' Basic Grey Sugar Rush
Other: Rnnger blending solution and felts; rhinestones

 Now, for even more samples with the stamp sets being previewed tonight, check out these designer's links:
We'd also like to invite you to attend our Release Party this Thursday, July 1st starting at 7 pm central on StampTV! There will be challenges, contest questions, and more samples from our designers on all the new stamp sets being released this month!  We'd love to have you join in on the fun!

Happy Hopping!  See you tomorrow night with Rupa and Asela's new stamp sets!


Giovana said...

Awesome cards Jess!!

Lee said...

Wow!! What GOR--JESS cards again!!!! I love the softer vintage look and can't wait to try the distress inks!!!

Carolina said...

Beautiful cards Jessica! Love all the rich colors and your beautiful, beautiful designs!!!

Kary said...

Once again, really gorgeous cards, Jessica. Love the colours and designs on your cards!

stampqueen said...

Love all your cards - the lovely textures and layers on the first, the vibrant colors on the otgher 2...

JaniceAileen said...

Ooh, love how you combined so many of the stamp sets on the first card! And such a fun take on the next two. !:)

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous cards, Jess! I especially love the shabby chic design of the first one! Great combination of stamp sets! Love the vibrant colors of the others, too!

Theresa Momber said...

Oooh, so beautiful! Love the warm colors you used on these cards. Gorgeous!

Melanie said...

love these peeks1 The polished stone is perfect and love hwo you mde the sqaure focal point of floweers for the circle background! great mix of sets on the shabby chic card!

Sandy said...

Jessica what a great combo of stamp sets in your 1st card!! Course the others aren't too 'shabby' either:) Way to go!!

joy said...

Great Bright colors -- really love the orange one and the technique you used!

Cat Tidwell said...

Awesome combining of those sets Jess!! Loving the kraft and the retro look of the orange and the hippy look too, lol!

Tina said...

LOVE how you used Melanie's set on the first card... would make a fabulous distressed image card as well. The others are FABULOUS as well... as always. Can't wait to see the full kit tonight!!!

Carolyn King said...

Great cards Jessica. LOVE how you did the aloha card---beautifully done!!!!

Jennie said...

Wow Jessica, what fab cards inside and out! Love the extra sneak peek of the Card Kit set :o) You are so sweet to share a little extra with GKD fans!!! Great job on each of these...very inspiring.

Sharri said...

Jess, beautiful cards! Love how you combined the sets and the sneak peek of the card kit set!

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

You are the queen of shabby chic! Love them!


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