Saturday, 28 November 2009

GKD - CentreStage Spotlight Blog Hop

This is my second post today scroll down for the first one!



It's time for another CenterStage Spotlight Challenge Blog hop!


Hostess: Jessica Fick {Design Team Coordinator}
Theme:
Stamp and color the image on Patterned Paper
{ any occasion card acceptable, it doesn't have to be Christmas themed}
{ image may be cut out and layered, but must be stamped and colored on patterned paper}
Requirement: any GinaK Designs stamp set & Glitter
Bonus Challenge: decorate the inside of your card to coordinate



Hello Blogger's,


I've made two cards for today's hop. The challenge was to stamp directly onto designer paper and I've got two Christmas cards to show you.


My first card uses two of Theresa Momber's images and a sentiment from 'Very Merry Christmas' for Gina K Designs.

The base card is GKD Pure Luxury heavy weight in pure white.
To this I added the first of two designer papers used and this has two Christmas trees embossed in white to either side of the main image.
The main image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copic markers. I also used some Kindy Glitx for my glitter, over the flames in the hearth. The main image is matted to American Craft - Rouge and attached to the card with foam tabs. To complete the card I added the red gross grain ribbon and three Cherry Sprinkles.


My second is a shadow box card and uses Nina Brackett's set 'Lord of The Season' with a sentiment from 'Very Merry Christmas' and the little Christmas stockings from the Stamp TV set.

I used GKD Pure Luxury hw in pure white and covered the front of the card with the dp from Basic Grey - Wassail.

The tree was stamped onto Kaisercraft Elegance with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copic markers. I added some amber gems for the tree decorations.




The planting tub was stamped twice more and cut .... the tub with the bird..... then just the bird . They were coloured , then using foam tabs attached to the main image. The star at the top of the tree was treated the same way with the addition of some glitter.




I scored and folded the card top and bottom then using a Nestability die cut the oval for the window, making sure to centre it. A scalloped border was added to frame the window and some punched pine leaves either side of the top.

More stamping onto dp .... I stamped the Christmas stockings at the bottom of the window on either side and added some glitter to these too.
The dp with the tree image was attached to the base card and then using strong tape I stuck the top and bottom together and added the fine satin ribbon to both sides.

Hallelujah was embossed in gold for the sentiment and to finish I added the stocking charm.


This little card stands well but folds down flat and can be mailed in an ordinary envelope.



Hallelujah it's done!!! Thanks for dropping by, hope you like these!
OK so are you ready for more? Hop on over to these designing divas where you'll find lots of inspiration...........have fun.













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25 comments:

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cards Sue! I love them both.

Tina Gilliland said...

Great job, Sue!! My fav is the fireplace... very nice stamp for the challenge.

Selma said...

Both cards are beautiful Sue. I really love the shadow box card. I always like to make that type card.

Cheri said...

Wow, Sue, you just took this one to another level. Awesome. I'm speechless.

Stampin' Pam said...

Mmm Mmm good Sue! BEEEutiful work on the fireplace and the shadow box card is just loverly! :-)

Sharri Seffens said...

Sue, these are beautiful! I love the shadow box card!!

craftieodamae said...

these are fantastic! I love the shadow box, never tried one but after seeing this I may have to. It's gorgeous!!

NinaB said...

You did a fabulous job for this challenge, Sue. Your shadow box card is amazing!

Deb said...

Your first card is so warm and inviting, but my FAV is the 2nd! I just love special folds, and this image is so perfect for this one! LOVE it! Thanks for the how-to pictures!

Theresa said...

Great cards...tfs the details on the shadow box card.

tlgirl353 said...

Sue- awesome cards! I really loved the shadow box card and may just have to CASE it-LOL. Beautiful work, as always!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi sue! wow!! these are fabby!! and I love the shadow box! aren't they fun to make?! Have a great wknd my friend. :)

joy said...

Great shadow box! Thanks for the tutorial - inspires me to try one!

Patti said...

Both cards are awesome Sue! I love your shadow box!

Janice M said...

Cute cards! I like that shadowbox card!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Awesome cards, Sue! Love the beautiful scene on the first and the fantastic shadowbox on the second! Great designs for the challenge!

Giovana said...

Wonderful creations!

redwasher1 said...

Sue, both of your cards are fantastic!!! Geri

Brenda said...

Both cards are beautiful Sue!! Love the shadow box.

Joan B said...

These are both beautiful! The shadow box is amazing.

qvande said...

So pretty! I love how the first one looks like wallpaper, gorgeous and the shadowbox card is awesome.

Kerrie said...

How clever are you Walshie! ...... gorgeous shadow box card.... come and see my blog.....

Jessica said...

Sue!! Fabulous cards - love them both! Thank you so much for hopping with my challenge!

Melisa Waldorf said...

So pretty and an awesome tutorial!!

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