Saturday, 15 August 2009

Nina's Elegant Post.







Most of the cards I've shared this month have featured Nina Brackett's new set Elegant Post and today is Nina's Blog Hop for this set. I'm very happy to be sharing two projects with you today and they are really the last for my Centrestage Spotlight time on Stamp TV. It's been a fantastic time, I've had so much fun and am so grateful for the opportunity.

So the first project is a card -
This is one of the first cards I made with Nina's set and the idea came from a very clever card maker Donna. I couldn't wait to try her layout and this is the perfect stamp for it. It's basically three layers onto a card base. Using a double sided card with the image stamped onto one side, then just folding.
  • Stamp: Elegant Post Nina Brackett for Gina K Designs
  • Card: GKD Soft Sand and Black. DP is a double sided from Kaisercraft- to have and to hold. The gold is a small piece I've had a while (sorry not sure).
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black





My second project is a gift pouch with four cards enclosed, two of each design.
The cards are very simple with the image stamped in silver and sitting on some black and silver dp. Eyelets were used at the top of these cards with a ribbon threaded through and tied in a bow to finish off.

I've used the post and the lantern from the set on the front of the pouch, stamped in silver with some light sponging. Spellbinder dies were used to cut both the ovals and Martha Stewart gems were set into each scallop.
The dp used is from Nina's coordinating digital paper which is also available from GKD. I've used the grey on the front with the red inside.
Ribbon is threaded through two silver eyelets to close the pouch.
I've added a picture of the side view to show that this is a pouch more than a folder .



For the inside I used the red digi paper and also stamped two more of the images from the set for the flap.
  • Card: Gina K Design Black, Soft Sand and PL Heavy weight Pure white and Nina's Elegant Post digital paper 'Elegant'
  • Ink: VersaColor - Silver
  • Embellishments: Ribbon, Martha Stewart Gems.
Hope you like both of these it's been fun sharing them.
If you would like to make this pouch you can download the tutorial here. Oh and let me know if you do I'd love to see your version.
Hope you'll visit again and leave me a message so I can come see you.

For more inspiration with her Elegant Post stamp set tonight, please see Nina Brackett's blog. Nina has also designed two gorgeous digital paper pack that coordinate perfectly with her stamp set. They are called Grungy Elegance and Simple Elegance.
Nina has asked her friends Silke Ledlow and Melissa Czapor to join in her blog hop tonight. We also have Gina and several of the GinaK Senior Design team members participating: Cathy, Donna, Emily, Erika, Jessica, Lee, Theresa ,Melanie and Kurtis.
And finally, be sure to check out the other CenterStage Spotlight Design team members' blogs: Brenda Turner and Shannon Bracken, for even more great projects!

Till next time......

27 comments:

Donna said...

I love your card pouch with cards! what a great idea

Selma said...

All your projects are beautiful. I really like the card pouch for gift giving. You have been a fabulous designer this month Sue.

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous work Sue!

Giovana said...

Beautiful cards!! Your work is fantastic.
God bless
Giovana

Theresa Momber said...

OMGosh! These are so beautiful! Amazing creativity!

NinaB said...

Oh, Sue. You certainly didn't disappoint this month being on the CS DT. I've loved everything you've made with my stamp design. These cards are beautiful, too.

Jessica said...

Look at you go, Sue!! What a great set of cards you've designed for us tonight!!! Thank you so much for all you've done for GinaK Designs this month - you are awesome!!!

Luv2Cr8Art said...

too cute. :)

Silke said...

WOW - these are some awesome design ideas!!! All of your card are absolutely beautiful - Sue!!!

Gina said...

Sue, Your cards are awesome!!

Linda L said...

This is so cool. I went to see how to make the pouch. Thanks for the link. Your cards are outstanding! I love the way you used silver and black and the red. You have great ideas!

joy said...

Both project are totally cool! I love the card set - great idea,just in time for Christmas. Thank you for sharing your talent

Helen F. said...

Beautiful projects...love these layouts and designs!

Randi said...

Beautifully done!!!!

butternutsage said...

hey SUE what a nice surprise and what a cute stamp that bird cage is. You are right that was perfect for this folded layout! I love it! I may just have to case the other samples you made for all of us to see! Hugs ~Donna

JessicaK said...

The black and white looks so elegant on these, beautiful.

Betty Benton said...

Hi Sue! What great projects you've made for the blog hop! I love the surprising red on the inside of the pouch. It's been so much fun seeing your Center Stage creations -- hope you had fun!

Konzerva said...

These are outstanding!!! You are so creative! I especially liked the gift pouch.

Minni said...

Hi and greetings from Finland :)
The cards you posted are truly wonderful. An inspiration for me

Jak Heath said...

Wonderful cards

catdidit said...

Oh so gorgeous and elegant Sue! LOVE all of them!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi sue! WOW!! what lovely cards!! I especially like the folds on the first one as well!! how wonderful!!!

Sharri Seffens said...

Sue, Wow! These are just gorgeous!!

Juls said...

gorgeous! You have been very creative!! Think it is so elegant!

Shannon said...

WOW! Beautiful card set!!!

Brenda said...

Fabulous card Sue, love them.

Carolyn King said...

omgoodness....LOVE what you have done. That pouch is stunning and love all the great cards too!!! Fantastic!