Sunday, October 11, 2009

Gina K. release party challenges

Several days ago was the release party for Gina K. Designs stamps for the month of September. There were three challenges and I participated in two.

One was a color challenge; use red, gold and green and white (oops, I missed the white part. I got distracted by the challenge host's reference to the Culture Club song, Karma Chameleon, LOL! but that's ok I think it looks fine without any white). I stamped the poinsettia (image is from the stamp set A Year of Flowers) onto the red card stock, heat embossed it with gold embossing powder and cut it out. The sentiment is from The Magic of Christmas stamp set and I also heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. The strip of gold embossed paper is from The Paper Company.

The other challenge was to make a no layer card. I masked off an oval area and sponged in the background colors before stamping the flower and sentiment. These images are from the Elegant Flowers stamp set. This video gave me inspiration.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Here is the card I made for Gina K. Designs color challenge on SCS for World Card Making Day.

Materials used: card stock - chocolate kiss and pure ivory (Gina K. Designs), pumpkin pie (Stampin Up); stamped images (Gina K. Designs Elegant flowers set); patterned paper (Gina K. Designs floral elegance); scalloped shapes (Nestabilities); ink - pumpkin pie (Stampin Up)

World Card Making Day - WCMD09D and WSC100

Yesterday was World Card Making Day. To celebrate, many member companies of SCS issued some challenges. Here is the card I made for challenge WCMD09D. The challenge was to make a "Thank You" card, use different shades of brown and use the 100th sketch, WSC100, by Beate.

Materials used: card stock - soft sand (Gina K. Designs); brown paper (My Mind's Eye); tree image (Inkadinkado); sentiment (Studio G); ink (Memento rich cocoa), button (Basic Grey); floss (DMC); ribbon (JoAnn)