Monday, 27 July 2009

Gina K July Stamp Release - Elegant Post


Hello!
Day one of the blog hop preview for Gina K Designs July stamp release!

Soooo much excitement over at Stamp TV with the members keen to get some new rubber to play with. Then there's all the fun of the release party to look forward to over at SCS on Thursday 30th July from 7 - 10pm (CST) which is 10am - 1pm Friday for us Aussies!!

The members of the July Spotlight Team were asked to make a card with one of the new sets - and I'm thrilled to be showing you a card and gift box I made with Nina Brackett's new set 'Elegant Post'. This is the third set Nina's designed for Stamp TV and like the first two the detail is really fine. So the perfect combination fine detail in a soft cushioned rubber stamp!
When I saw the set it reminded me of shopping in Stratford on Avon during the summer months, with the pretty window boxes and hanging baskets on display along the river. With these happy memories in mind I set to work.

I've stamped the image to match some new Green Apple cardstock that Gina has added for July. The post was clear embossed to give a little shine. I chose to use the hanging basket and after adding one image to the post the second was stamped onto a scrap of matching card, coloured then cut out and positioned over the first image with foam tabs.

Construction:
My base card is made using Gina K Pure Luxury Heavy Weight Card in pure white and measures 4 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches.
I've added a layer of Green Apple followed by some dp and a more Green Apple that I embossed with Swiss Dots.
I've used my favourite lace punch along one side of the stamped image and underlayed it with more punched lace using Rocket Red. Tied the ribbon along the bottom edge and attached this element to the card base with a small red tab in the top left hand corner. Stamped the elegant Birthday wishes sentiment across the top to finish the card.

The gift box is a very quick box made using just one sheet of Gina's Green Apple a scrap of dp and some more Rocket Red. I stamped another image from Nina's set, how cute are they, little love birds! Used a die cut to cut them into a circle and mounted this to more of the green and red cardstock before attaching them to the box with foam tabs. Added the Birthday wishes to the bottom of the box and tied some matching ribbon to close.

This is such a great little stamp set, I'm sure it will become a favourite of many. I've made some other cards that I will share with you soon. Think Christmas!!! well I did, Apple Green and Rocket Red - perfect, the red has some textured stripe running through it too which looks great on so many layouts. I Hope you like my little set, I've really enjoyed showing it you today. Don't forget the release party, there will be challenges from some of Gina's Senior Design Team and lots of fun.
Now......
For more projects made with the stamps previewed today, be sure to check out our other Senior Design Team Member's Blogs:
Gina, Cathy, Donna, Emily, Erika, Kurtis, Jessica, Lee, Lynn, Melanie, and Theresa
and, don't forget to check out our
CenterStage Spotlight designer joining us in Previews today: JenMarie Taylor has a card made with the new Inspiration Mosaic stamp set.

Enjoy your Blog Hopping.
Till next time.....

35 comments:

Shannon said...

Beautiful projects!!! Love how all the elements come together.

JenMarie said...

SUE! This is just stunning! Beautiful!

Theresa Momber said...

What a fantastic idea, Sue! Gorgeous!!!

Sandra said...

WOW! Great job - love your work.
Sandra

Melanie said...

what an adorable box! love the pop of red!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh My Lands Sue!!!!! This is a fab, fab, fabulous set!!!!! I love the red and the gorgeous edging!!!

Betty Benton said...

You have really done Nina's new set proud, Sue!! Gorgeous card and box. The colors are perfect too!

Carolina said...

What an adorable card and box...beautiful set!

NinaB said...

Sue, what a treat to find your beautiful projects after a long day of traveling! I am so impressed by your creations. Thanks, Sue!

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

Wowsers! Your creations are just gorgeous!!

homebase2008 said...

oh so pretty cards! ty for sharing...

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

Oh, how pretty!! I love the color theme you used. Just gorgeous!

emilymomto3boys said...

This is just lovely! Those colors do look fabulous together!

Sunshine said...

Sue...this is outstanding! I just love it..when are you sending it to me?? LOL!! Just lovely...I like everything about it. :)

catdidit said...

Gorgeous Sue! I LOVE the colors you have chosen to use, that touch of red makes everything just pop! LOVE it!

craftieodamae said...

Wow! Love the stamps, this is way over the top!

Kerrie said...

Sue, this has turned out beautiful, the colours are lovely.

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous - love the new rubber and the colours - great job!
xXx

Dawn said...

Sue, wonderful samples! LOVE the pop of red!!

CraftieConnie said...

What can I add Sue? You have made a hit! This is fabulous! You are too!

JazzyH said...

Those are great! I love the gift box!

Kurtis said...

This is Beautiful!

Stampin' Pam said...

Sue this is simply smashing! I love the card, the color combo and the box is so adorable - I'm totally in to custom packaging - did you make this box up yourself or use a template? Congrats on center stage - see you at the release party.

Lori said...

Lovely set, Sue!

Margaret Kane Ward said...

great projects; thanks for lovely inspiration

Kym Weber said...

Wow Sue! This is stunning. I love this new stamp. You did a fabulous job.

Tamara said...

What a gorgeous set. I love the colours, so often green, red and white become Christmas only colours, but you did a great job to use these and they don't look like Christmas at all.

Jessica said...

Sue, I LOVE your card and box! The Green Apple cardstock works perfectly with the Rocket Red cardstock!! Great job - we are so lucky to have you on our CenterStage Spotlight team this month!

Loz said...

I love the box and card Sue. Your blog is fantastic..Loz (Perth)

joy said...

Your card makes me anxious to get my hands on some of the green apple. Soooo pretty! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

Jennie said...

Love your projects! you are rockin the CSS!!! Great job :o)

Brenda said...

Sue your card and gift box are absolutely beautiful!!!

Selma said...

Sue you did a fabulous job as a design team member. This card and box are gorgeous.

Scrubbysue said...

WOW SUE!! these are so beautiful!!! great job!!

Donna Baker said...

beautiful job, Sue! I love the little box & how the hanging flower pot pops off the card