Friday, September 26, 2008

Carolyn's Heart to Heart Blog Candy

Carolyn (designer for Gina K Designs) has collected a boatload of goodies from amazing companies and individuals in the stamping community. She is giving the entire package to one person. Check out her blog entry here to find out how you can enter for a chance to recieve an amazing prize.

Three companies that have donated goodies:

Gina K Designs, Unity Stamp Company, & Verve Visual

Two individuals who have donated:
Beate Johns & Susan Roberts

I finally had a chance to create something for this amazing cause. Below is the card I am sending to the address listed on her blog. It will be in the mail tomorrow. I used the apple filled basket from Carolyn's set Whimsical Autumn. The DP is from a fall paper pack from Target Dollar Spot.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Elegant Black Tee

I still have not had enough of Melanie's Little Tee set. And just when I thought there could not be a cooler set than this one, Melanie designs another. Last night Gina K Designs released 5 new stamps sets. One of the sets designed by Melanie Muechinger contains a Hoodie Sweatshirt and a cute short sleeve base ball jersey style shirt (at least I think that is what it is, I'm not that sporty). But my niece is involved in Cheer leading and wants to play basketball. So this set is on it's way to my stamp studio. :o) Yeah baby!!!

Back to the Elegant Black Tee. I made this about a week ago, but haven't had a chance to download it from my camera. I am borrowing my friend's brand spankin' new computer to test drive it. He wanted me to try it out. How nice of him. It is very nice. So I finally installed Photoshop and the software for my Kodak EasyShare camera.

I used Bazzil Black card stock for the base and the tee. I stamped the flower sprig from Gina K Designs Comfort & Peace set using VersaMagic Cloud White chalk ink on the black textured card stock. Then I used a Gel Bursts metallic gel pen in pink and colored the buds to add some contrast. I also added little rhinestones to the center of each flower. Adds a little bling to my elegant tee. I pulled out my Kraft card stock that I never use and an old die cut of tags from SU in Kraft. I stamped part of the same flower on the tag in the white chalk ink and added another little rhinestone. I stamped Love from the Little Tees set on top of the flower. I inked the edge of the tag with black ink to add some more contrast. Both Kraft background pieces are stamped with Tres Chic background stamp from SU. I used VersaMark ink on the top Kraft layer and black on the bottom Kraft layer. I added some ribbon and button brads. Then a little Kraft colored flower with a rhinestone brad center. And voila a cute little elegant black tee card.

Card Details:
Stamps: Little Tees, Comfort & Peace {Gina K Designs} & Tres Chic {SU}
Paper: Black textured {Bazzil}, Kraft & Purely Pomegranate {SU}
Ink: Ranger Black, VersaMark, White VersaMagic, & Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: black stitched ribbon, black ric rac, linen thread, Kraft tag, Kraft Prima flower, MM rhinestone brad, mini rhinestones, & MM button brads