Sunday, August 22, 2010

Gina K Preview Day 1

Here I am - an actual Center Stage Design Team Member! Pinch me quick to see if it is real! This has been so much fun and a little intimidating too - you know those other names .... see the list below....yeah those names! They are really good! They have also been incredibly supportive and encouraging - thank you to all of the design team!

The first card that I made and am sharing is Melanie's Wild at Heart. It is so beautiful - I love it. 
I stamped the image on Pure Luxury Onyx Black with Versamark and then used a brush to brush some Pearl Ex on it. It is layered onto Ivory and the base is Bubblegum Pink. I then put some pink pearls on it and a simple word tag. The ribbon is a light pink with gold thread through it from Gina K. Both pictures are the exact same card but one is on a black background and the other on a white background and angled in the light. Isn't that cool?

The second preview I made with a new set by Nina called Grand Damask. It is amazing! Such a wonderful image and the possibilities are endless!
I stamped the damask image on Pure Luxury ivory with Memento black. I also stamped an image on some other small blossom shaped papers to make the flower. The ribbon is just some black organdy and I added the button and a gem flourish. I used a Cuttlebug folder on the Pure Luxury Turquoise Sea panel.


My final card for tonight is made using a set that you will turn to again and again! It is a must have for everyone! It is also from Nina and is called Fanciful Tags.
If you like to use the Spellbinders tags you will love this and if you don't you will still love it because you do not have to have them. The many phrases are fantastic. I made this card using Pure Luxury Ivory, Kraft, and Fresh Asparagus. I also used the Basic Grey Capella paper pack. I had the wonderful lace to go along with it. I stamped the background of the green panel with the Grand Damask set by stamping off once to create a faint image.



For more samples with the stamp sets being previewed tonight, please check out these participating designer's links:



You are invited to join us for our Release party this Thursday night, August 26 from 7-10 central time for contest questions, challenges, and chatter along with tons more samples!  The party leads up to the new products featured this week on our blogs being available for purchase online through GinaK Designs at 10 pm.  We hope you'll make plans now to be able to join us in all the fun!

27 comments:

Carolyn King said...

Congrats on being center stage---these cards are amazing!!! love the colors and designs! GREAT job!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wow Miesje!!!! You sure ROCKED tonite's showcasing!!! Stunning design and the shimmer on Mel's set is gorgeousness!!!

Becky said...

These are fabulous Miesje..the pearls are a nice touch on the first one. The colors are rich on the second, I own fancy tags so I have to get these stamps. :)

Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama said...

Beautiful cards! Love the lace ribbon treatment!

Kay S said...

Awesome cards, Miesje! You are doing a fabulous job as Center Stage Designer! Love the Pearl Ex card - I just put a container full of pearl ex pots into a "get rid of" box and now I'm thinking I just may have to pull those back out and try them again! Thanks for the inspiration!

Theresa Momber said...

Wowee! What absolutely fabulous designs, Miesje! You totally rocked it!!!

Vicki said...

Congratulations on being on Center Stage! You did a marvelous job with all your cards...I am totally in love with that background stamp!

HUGS!
Vicki

tlgirl353 said...

Miesje- I knew you'd rock ! See, all that worry for naught! Way to go, GF!

Betty Benton said...

Your are rocking Center Sage girl!! Your cards are beauties and how much fun you must have had playing with those stamp sets before anyone else could!! fun,fun,fun!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh Miesje, I'm over the moon with happiness for you being Guest Designer this month!!! And you've begun with gorgeous cards!!! I can't wait to see more!

Hugs,
Lisa

Lagene said...

Gorgeous cards...The pearl powder is lovely with this background stamp!!! And I love the fancy tag stamps!!!

Valerie said...

Over the top! Really, really fabously cards. I would have loved to see the inside of your last one. Great job!

Olga said...

First, congrats on being Guest Designer!!!! Second, both cards are fantastic!!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Truly wonderful creations! Such awesome design layouts, color themes and embellishments. Well done!

Sharri Seffens said...

Miesje, Gorgeous cards!!! You are an awesome Center Stage designer! Congrats!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Congratulations again, Miesje! Your designs are absolutely gorgeous! I love the different details and embellishments you used! Just beautiful!

catdidit said...

all o fyour creations are so awesome Miesje!! I really love the pearl ex brushed on like that!~

Jessica said...

Congrats on being center stage! You are very talented and desearve it very much. Thanks for sharing!

Kurtis said...

These are so pretty!

Melanie said...

Congrats miesje!! You did a wodnerful job with all 3 sets! Thanks for showing the 2 angles for the Pearlex card, the colors really are stunning!
hugs!

Brenda said...

Congratulations again Miesje!! Your cards are awesome!!!

Jessica said...

Oh Miesje! Look at you shine, our Spotlight designer! Your cards are all lovely - so fresh and beautifully designed! We are so lucky to have you as our guest designer this month!!!

Corina said...

Miesje these are very beautiful, I knew they would be, you have a wonderful talent. I hope you are enjoying being the Spotlight Designer, you are doing a brilliant job

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great job for day one! Looking forward to rest of days!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

you nailed it! now you can breathe LOL
so looking forward to seeing more (-:
hugs
Linda

Donna said...

fabulous cards!! congrats on CSS designer-knew you'd do an awesome job!

Bev Gerard said...

Miesje ... you are truly "taking over" with these creative samples! Way to go!

~Bev