Friday, July 9, 2010

STAMP TV CENTER STAGE ALUMNI HOP

Welcome to a fun blog hop being hosted by members of StampTV Center Stage Alumni.  I was so fortunate and honored when back in December of 2009, I was chosen to become a member of StampTV's Center Stage Spotlight Design Team.   What a fabulous group of ladies this is and I'm so grateful to be considered a part of this very talented team.   


A few of us have decided to get together a couple of times a month and host a themed hop in order to share our love for Gina K. stamps. If you've arrived from Carolina Buchting  then you're at the right place! To start at the beginning, please go to StampTV and hop from there.





The challenge for this hop is a Color Challenge ~ Kraft or Tan Leather, Green (Creme de Menthe, Grass Green, Fresh Asparagus, or Green Apple) and White. Here's what I came up with:



Card base is GKD PL Kraft, layered with Fresh Asparagus.  DP is Basic Grey, "Green at Heart".  The border embossing was done with Cuttlebug and I punched out the flower centers with MS punch then used pearls for accent.  I used Nestabilities labels 9 on PL White and layered with Green Apple.  Sentiment is from GKD Botanicals stamp set.
Here's another one:


I chose to do a little distressing on this card.  The card base is GKD PL White, using Kraft for layering.  I stamped the flowers and sentiment from the GKD "Friends are Forever" stamp set.  The flowers are colored with Copics YG00, YG03, E31 and Y32.  Using a ScoreBug I textureized the GKD Creme de Menthe CS then sponged Distress Ink "Antique Linen" to distress it.  Using a Nestabilities classic circle, I cut into the CS, leaving the 1/2 circle effect and used Popdots to pop it off the white CS.  The buttons were made using Gina's technique of distressed newsprint (only I used a page from an old book), clear buttons and 3D Crystal Lacquer to adhere them to the distressed book print.  I then attached them onto some crocheted old lace edging. 


Thanks for stopping by.  I welcome all comments, so I hope you'll leave me a little note.   Have fun at the hop!    Ready for more inspiration? Hop on over to the very talented Giovana Smith's blog to see her beautiful project!



Cheri




23 comments:

Carolina said...

Aack, don't know which I love more!!! Beautiful, beautiful cards!!! Love the dp you selected on your first...it really makes the sentiment pop. Your layout on your second is just brilliant...thinking we should use it for a future hop ~ just love it!!!

tlgirl353 said...

Cheri- both are stunning and I am intrigued with the half circle on the second one. I may have to CASE that, gf!

Tina Gilliland said...

Oh girlfriend... these are both FABULOUS!!! Love the embossed flowers on the first and the cut out on the 2nd... great job!!!! (As always!) *smile*

Kary said...

Cheri - very Lovely cards!!! Well done!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Wow! Both of your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Cheri! I love all the little details you incorporated!

Donna said...

Great cards! It amazes me how you can start with the same colors and make things so different. Just lovely!

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! Cheri, these are fabulous designs!!! Just gorgeous!

joy said...

Wonderful cards! I LOVE the half circle card and the embossing on it! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Joan Ervin said...

Such beautiful cards, Cheri....I love the paper and embossed panel on the first one and the lace with the buttons on the second card is a gorgeous detail!!!!

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cards Cheri! I love them both, but the second is my fav. Something about the half circle and the buttons that I just love!

buggin2stamp said...

Gogeous cards Cheri! There are so many beautiful details to both of them. I love the embossed flower border panel on the first one and the half circle and buttons on the second.

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Beautiful cards with great details. I especially love the embossing on the 1st one.

Jennie said...

Fabulous cards Cheri and you are so good creating two cards! Nice dp choice on the first card and love the design of the second one, so cool!!

Lori said...

Oh wow Cheri, these are both fantastic!!!

Giovana said...

Wonderful cards Cheri!! Love them both.

Betty Neville said...

WOW Cheri! What fantastic cards! Your embossed cs and the dp are so perfect on the first card, and I love your layout and the fabulous buttons on your second card! :)

Marianne said...

Cheri,
This is a great card. I have those embossing folders and didn't know what to do with them,thanks so much for the idea.

Lorraine said...

Beautiful cards! Such unique details!

Debra said...

Wonderful cards.

craftymom205 said...

Both cards are beautiful.

Banu said...

OMG!! Such stunning cards. Really cool!!

Gailanne said...

Beautiful cards, Cheri...both of them. You have a real feel for design! Love the Cuttlebug embossed tall flowers on the first card.

cheerios said...

I totally love the second card

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