There's an awesome prize too that you can qualify for but you must comment on every design team member's blog. There will be one design team member who will have the Stamp TV logo on their blog, you'll need to look to see if you can find it. You can find a picture of it at CPC (Here)
You will have to identify which design team member has this logo in your comment on their blog. The prize winner will then be drawn from that blog and announced on Monday, January 11, 2009, at Christian Paper Crafts! What's the prize? It's a $25 gift certificate to Gina K. Designs! Whoo-hoo!! Is this not a great way to start the New Year!!
Gina's January release was on the 7th, so you can win this prize just in time to get one of her new stamp sets! Gina also has many more new releases of her exclusive Pure Luxury paper line, buttons, ribbons, punches, and a new Stamp TV kit! Don't forget to check out her Perfect Patterns Printable Templates too.
Here is my first project, but let me tell you how much I loved working with the Pure Luxury cardstock, WOW! It is perfectly named!! In this card I used the white and Kraft Pure Luxury and it was a dream to blend ink using the Tim Holtz blending tool from Ranger.
The stamp set I used is called "How Sweet It Is" is one of the stamp sets of "Stamps For A Cause" and this one benefits The American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. $7.00 of every set sold is divided evenly between these two organzations.Here is my recipe for the card:Ink: Stazon, jet black (image & sentiment) Ranger Distress Ink: worn lipstick (for blending) Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist, marshmallow (for a little sheen!)
I painted the image after stamping and I used the Claudine Hellmuth Studio Semi-gloss acrylic, sable brown, dash of red, the ice cream is painted with Adirondack Dabbers in the Metallic pearl and the spoon with the metallic silver (I didn't dab obviously but used a brush!) I also used a Prismacolor pencil, sienna brown for the stem.
Here is my second project using this adorable set of stamps and I had an even adorable subject to work with, my oldest granddaughter, Riley Ann! This is her 2nd birthday, which was less than a month ago and I thought these stamps were perfect to embellish the layout!!
"Embellished Flowers" for inspiration, I painted an originally white flower, red with Claudine Hellmuth Studio acrylic paint, (color: dash of red).
I used a piece of the 8.5 x 11 Black Pure Luxury Cardstock as a background on the 12x12 cardstock (Bazzill) to anchor the layout. I printed a free calendar page (http://www.printable2009calendar.net/) and then arranged the pics, matted two in the black Luxury cardstock. I used the EK Success corner rounder to soften the edges of two of the pics.
Here are more ingredients that I used: Stazon Ink, black; Distress Ink, worn lipstick; Dots on the flower (SU! retired stamp) Red and black sharpie; Buttons: BoBunny; Prismacolor pencils: rose deco, sienna brown, crimson red, deco yellow, rouge neon); OMS; See the wonderful tutorial on StampTV for Coloring with Colored Pencils. I did a little bit of embellishing with Icicle Stickles (on the cake) and I used the Marshmallow Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels to sparkle up the centerpiece of the flower which was cut out using the Marvy Uchida scallop circle punch. The red grosgain ribbon is from JoAnn's (Offray brand)
Thank you so much for looking and have fun hopping and we'll see throughout January (every Monday and Thursday) with featured projects showcasing for you at the Design Team Delights Gina K. Designs Gallery at CPC and here!