Friday, July 13, 2012

CSS - Sketch Blog Hop - 7/13/2012

It is another StampTV blog hop. This is a sketch challenge which happen to be my favorite and Melissa gave us a great one for this hop! 
You should have arrived from the sketch designer, Melissa Cash, with her interpretation of the sketch. 

I made 2 cards for this hop. This first one is a square card that I made for my brother and sister in laws 40th anniversary.  This one was fun to make. For the first time I ordered some of GKD clear stamps and it came on this clear plastic sheet. So I stamped the bird cage image from the True Love stamp set on this plastic sheet with Staz-on. It is popped up a little on the wonderful GKD patterned paper, this one is called Petals and Wings. I stamped the sentiment from Fanciful Tags on some Lemon Yellow. I also used the Bubblegum Pink at panels.
I made this second card for the choir director at our church. She really loves my cards so I try to make special ones for her. This was stamped with one of the new stamp sets (that I got in the clear) called Grand Tags. I colored around the border and set the GKD pure luxury black and ivory off with a pink ribbon and a few gems. The background was made with stamping off once from the stamp set called Vintage Borders. These were fun cards to make and a great sketch to work with!   
Now hop on over to visit Sharri Seffens she always has a wonderfully creative project to share. If you want to start at the beginning or get lost along the way, just jump directly to the links for all of the wonderful creations on StampTV.

Make sure to leave a comment as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (July 17), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!

Thanks for stopping by! 


98 comments:

joy said...

Love both cards - but the piano is my favorite, the pink and black are so striking!

Kay S said...

Both are wonderful cards, but I do love the black and pink of the piano card.

Melissa Cash said...

Great cards Miesje! I love them both, but the piano card with that gorgeous pink ribbon has me singing a song.....and I can't sing! LOL

Rosy Newlun said...

Great dimensions on your cards - so lovely and feminine!!!

Carolina said...

Such beautiful and different takes on the sketch! You outdid yourself!

Olga said...

The cards are great!

rossi73 said...

Your two examples are wonderful...I love the black and the pop of pink...so dramatic.

Sheila said...

The first card very bright and cheery but I love the second card, it just pops. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful use of the sketch! Fabulous creations~

Cheri said...

Absolutely LOVE both of these cards, Miesje. The anniversay card is stunnning on the acrylic and your birthday card is sure to please your chior director. Love the big pink bow. I too received my last stamp order in the clear and I love them.

Lynne said...

Love the piano card as 2 of my grand daughters play.

stampqueen said...

Both are adorable cards- love how you layered the anniversary card and love the pink and black on the second one!!

Pam said...

Can't pick a favorite between the two. They're both great!

Pamela Selinski said...

Both cards are beautiful. That bird cage with the love birds is oh so cute and the piano card is absolutely regal.

bonnie32002 said...

I don't think I can pick a favorite. I have a son who plays piano but I really like the soft colors on the floral
Thanks for sharing!

scraphappy4067 said...

Awesome cards!!...really like both of them!!

Jan said...

Both cards are so beautiful. I think my fave is the grand piano, though. I really love black & white, and you've made this one so beautiful with your accents. Wow!

Robin said...

They are both so pretty and sweet!

windinstarsranch said...

I really like both cards. The grand is really grand.

Debbie Bradford said...

Both cards are beautiful! I love the piano with the pink and black and music bacground.

Julie said...

Both cards are beautifl, but I think the piano is my favorite, love the colors you used for it.

Nellie said...

Love both of your cards, but my favorite is the piano one... TFS

Judy Boyd said...

Great cards. I especially like the piano card. I know several folks who would love to receive it!

Becky said...

Great job on both of these. Love the piano.

jean w. said...

Two great cards!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful cards! Great idea to use the plastic sheet!

Big Auntie said...

I love both! The pink bow on the piano card is a great accent to the black and white.

--Marcy said...

Very nice - but when you see the piano stamp in this sketch you sure can see how easy it is to do an easy impressive card!

Linda said...

So beautiful and delicate I love them both

nannapat said...

Two lovely cards but that second one is just so classic - truly gorgeous. Pat x

verna garrison said...

LOVE BOTH CARDS BUT THE ANNIVERSARY ONE IS MY FAVORITE..I HAVE A SMALL BIRD CAGE I THINK WILL WORK THANKS FOR THE IDEA..

Evelyn said...

I liked both cards, but really loved the one with the piano. It's very lovely.

Kike' said...

Very creative...each card displays your imagination blossoming!

Vicki Padgett said...

I really like both cards. The first is cute and like the colors. But the black piano with the pink is striking. Love it.

Jessica said...

Such lovely work TFS

KraftyKim said...

Two great cards. I love the birdcage/vintage style but the piano is my fave - black and pink together just sings!!

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Angela july 14, 2012

Great cards, loved them both but the piano was my favorite. I do have a bird cage that I haven't used that I think I'll give try. Angela

Unknown said...

I love your grand piano card. Your choir director will love it. Great take on the sketch. Both are nice but that one is my fave.

Brenda Spa Gal said...

stunning cards! Thanks for sharing!

shensen said...

Great cards. Good job!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both your cards are stunning. I like the fact you took the sketch and used it in a more rectangle type of card and that the squares in the center worked well that way too.

Linda said...

Love both cards. The dp in the first one is beautiful and I love the card with the piano. The pink ribbon really sets it off. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Judy Scott said...

Love both cards

Barbara said...

Lovely cards, but my favorite is the birdcage and birds. Very pretty.

dj1952 said...

Both of your cards are fabulous. My favorite is the one with the music theme. I always like to see it used as a background. Hugs, dj19152

Holly Hickman said...

I love the birds on the clear plastic sheet...what a great card!

Kathy said...

I love the birdcage card! Pretty colors:)

Sandi's Samples said...

I love your baby grand card! and the birdcage is so cute with the soft colors!

Aunt Fran said...

I love both of your cards. I think I will be using this sketch a lot. Thanks for sharing.

rakosturik said...

I'm loving the variety of subjects on the cards.

gobluektb05 said...

Time well spent. Beautiful cards.

Judy said...

Wonderful take on the sketch. Love your use of dp and color choices are awesome. Great cards!!

Marianne said...

The grand piano is just that grand. The hint of pink and the bow just make it pop.

Lagene said...

Great cards! I especially love the piano!

Vicki said...

Both cards are my favorite!!! The Happy Birthday one is fantastic.

Terri S said...

Both cards are just terrific; love that you've shown how versatile this sketch truly is.

elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards. I really love the second card. So elegant.

joann said...

love both of these can't pickjust one
jossie38

Unknown said...

These are so beautiful! I love the choice of paper and sentiments~ they match so well! Thanks for sharing... Laura Smith

Brenda said...

Very pretty cards Miesje!! I really like the piano one, it really pops!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Both of them are wonderful and I really love that pink bow!
I'm a fan of the clear stamps too!

redwasher1 said...

Both cards are gorgeous!! Love the pink bow on the black and white card!!

Sue D said...

Very sweet anniversary card and your second card is perfect for the choir director.

Mama said...

Love them both!

Chris said...

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Connie Ludgate said...

I love the cards. Very creative.

zehra said...

Wonderful cards, lovely mix of colors.

Pat Jandacek said...

The first card is nice, but O my gosh, your choir director is going to swoon over the card you made for her! Thanks for sharing.

Dee said...

My favorite is the grand piano with the music background. I like the way you stamped off to allow the piano to take center stage! Brilliant!

Joni said...

You created two great cards but my favorite is the piano card.

NJMullins said...

Cute cards! Like the effect of the acetate layer for the birdcage, and the piano card is lovely!

Kris said...

Wowsers! Super sweet cards! Lucky recipients!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

papercraftnut said...

Sweet cards. Your love birds are so pretty and I love the colours of your piano card.

Sonia said...

Wonderful! Love the cards!

Golda said...

Beautiful cards! Love the look of the bird one.

Sharon said...

Both cards are so pretty!

Donna Phelan said...

GREAT cards! Your piano one really hits a *note* with me! :) BUT I also just used that same set for an anniversary card for my Hubby, 24 years on the 22nd! They will LOVE it!!! Well done! TFS!!

Joyce T. said...

great cards. love the bird cage

Elisabet said...

Your creativity is awesome! I love the recycle/upcycle you did with the plastic sheet your stamps came on - the birdcage turned out fabulous! Both cards are really lovely! TFS!
Hugs,
Beth P

sghay said...

Love the bold colors of the second one..very pretty.

Sharri said...

Beautiful cards Miesje!
My favorite is the musical card! I have this stamp set on my wish list but after seeing your card I may have to order it sooner rather than later!
Your Brother and SIL and choir director are going to love their cards!

SandyK said...

Two hard to pick a favorite here. They will be treasured. Personal cards are a hit. Ok I guess my fav is the one with the piano.

naneruth said...

Great job on both!

Penny Dollinger said...

Not sure which one I like more! They both make such a statement. Love birds happy in a cage as long as they are together and the piano that let's the music flow into your soul. Thanks.

Indy said...

Beautiful cards! Love the splash of pink on your musical card!

Unknown said...

love the piano card very nice. TFS

Shirley Fong said...
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Shirley Fong said...

Love it. A very unique patchwork-like card. The stitching along the edges adds characteristics. Thank you for sharing.

Betty Neville said...

These are gorgeous, Miesje! I would never have thought of stamping on the plastic sheet - what a delicate effect! And your piano card is just stunning!

Marsha said...

I especially like the second card with the pop of pink.

ddlady said...

Miesje, both of your cards are wonderful but, my favoriteis the music card. The touch of pink makes it pop!

Gayle said...

Lovely cards, especially the music card and that fabulous grand piano and the pink

Roselass55 said...

Great cards, my favourite is the wonderful grand piano and the music background. TFS

Pattie J. said...

good ideas with this sketch, it is so useful for many creations.

mtscrapgal said...

The spark of pink on the "grand" card adds so much to its beauty. The other card is great too. Thanks

Linda said...

I love both cards but especially the Happy Birthday one. I liked the "pop" you gave it with the pink. Great job!

Linda said...

I love both cards but especially the Happy Birthday one. I liked the "pop" you gave it with the pink. Great job!

DC DESIGN said...

love the color combinations