Friday 31 July 2009

July Release Party - Gina K

Two cards to show today, both from Nina Brackett's new set 'Elegant Post'.
This first one is made using the new Apple Green card stock from Gina K for the base of the card.
I stamped the post using black ink onto some white card then cut it out! Well, I wanted to wrap some fine gold cord around the post so I had to cut... OK. Once the cord was wrapped I used lots of narrow strips of tape to attach the post to a layer of Rocket Red card.
Using two Nestability dies I cut from Apple Green a circle to form the base of the wreath. I used the EK Success Pine punch to punch out a few pine springs then arranged these around the wreath adding some red gems here and there. This was attached to the red card, followed by the sentiment, stamped in black. I tied the knotted ribbon across the top right hand corner attaching the antique bell next.
Now my red card was complete I matted it to some white card. I machine stitched using red thread around the outside of the red card, before attaching this to the Apple Green base.

The second card is using the love birds (as I call them). This is such a pretty little image I've already used it a few times. Here I stamped it onto GKD Pure Luxury pure white card and using a Nestabilities circle die cut it and matted it to a larger circle cut the same way.
My base card this time is GKD Soft Sand and I've started with a digital paper from GKD.
I ran a layer of Apple Green through the Cuttlebug using Swiss Dots to emboss it. To this I added a layer of digital paper again from GKD.
I've punched along the bottom of some PL white card with the SU lace border punch them embossed the top of this card with Swiss dots leaving an area smooth to stamp the sentiment in Versa Color Sand Beige. This is under laid with a lace border punched from chocolate brown card then added to the matted green card. I've tied a ribbon across the top join before adding the stamped image which was popped up using foam tape. So now the green card is complete I added this section to the base card again using foam tape to pop it up.
This seemed like a long ramble today, sorry. Thanks for stopping by.

PS hope I see you at the Gina K Release Party over at SCS 8pm CST (11am Aus) today!!!!!

Until tomorrow.....

Just need to add this card today!!!
This is the latest freebie from Sunshines Paper Obsessions
and was available from Christina's blog!
There are new digital stamps due to be released very soon
so don't forget to check out her blog whilst your surfing!!!
Christina has a large design team and they will all be
showcasing projects using the new stamps.


The Other Patti Sue said...

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous Sue! Don't you love the luxury paper from Gina K.? I use it a lot!

CraftieConnie said...

I love how you decorated the lamppost for Christmas! And the Anniversary card is gorgeous too!

NinaB said...

Wow, I saw these at the party, but couldn't stay long to leave a comment. My parents were arriving in Orlando and I hadn't seen them in two years. I love what you've done with this set. Both of these are just beautiful. I hope you will post more in the coming days using this set :-) because I won't be able to being on the road for 10+ days. Thanks for sharing, Sue.

Heather said...

Super cards Sue. I love the wreath decorating the lamppost.

craftieodmae said...

These are great! You always make beautiful cards!

JayLynn said...

I like the checkered flag on you Superbird card!

Bev said...

Sue these are brilliant sweetie, LOVE the first one x

Kym Weber said...

Absolutely fabulous! Love the lamp post decorated for Christmas. Great idea! Superbird is awesome also.