Thursday, October 2, 2008

Roses are Red....

Sometimes Blue, but not today, Ive got red and white for you!

Ok, so I'm not a poet! But Welcome to Day 3 of the Preview for Gina K Designs! And today we have Melanie's TWO new sets! Yep TWO!! And you are going to be surprised and fall in love with these!! And as always, Mel jam packs them full of awesome stamps!

This stamp is from Mel's set called 'A Year in Flowers' For my first card, it's the Red rose...the color most think of when you say 'a rose':

For this card I used my copic markers, just like in a previous post with the apples I did. After shading with the copics, I also used my koh-i-noor pencils (also available from Gina K Designs) to add even more shading. I did this on the leaves also. You CAN use your pencils over copics, but NOT copics over your pencils. It will clog the tip of your markers up...I have one grey copic that I have ruined by doing this, so thought I'd throw that tip in there, lol. See the cute little ladybug on the leaf? That's part of the set too! And the white butterfly? Actually that was the silkeen flowers that Gina is going to be carrying in her store, and she happened to mention that you could make them into butterflies, so I did! Just cut one little petal out is all you do. The red ribbon is also some of that gorgeous ribbon that Gina K Designs will be carrying also...I am sooo loving this ribbon! For the other parts of the card, I just used vellum again (for some reason loving it lately)...ran it through the CB swiss dots folder and used SU! corner rounder to make the scallop on the edge. Used the scallop corner punch once again also. Then cut out the tag for the sentiment with vellum too using a spellbinders die, stamped with red ink and used clear embossing powder on it...Ta-Da! All done! Now for my second card...a bit different one:

See that quote? That is one of my absolute favorite quotes! It is From Mel's other set called 'Say it with Flowers'. (This set has ALL quotes in it to go with her flower set! How fantastic is that??) I used this quote way back when I was in high school to describe myself! LOL! So I HAD to use it! This is the same rose, but stamped on black cardstock with white chalk ink...then I used my white koh-i-noor pencil to 'shade' it. No OMS was used, I just varied the pressure I put on the pencil as coloring. I also highlighted some of the edges of the rose with my white gel pen. This is my first time to try this technique and I am far from expert at this, but I LOVE it. I love the 'sketchy' feel to this...reminds me of pencil and line drawings. I do need more practice, so be looking for more like this one! I also rubbed the edges with my metallic rub paste, also available at Gina K designs, this is silver from the holiday colors of the paste. And the rhinestones? MORE of what Gina K will be carrying with this release! Told you Gina has jam packed this release with goodies!!

So, get excited! The release is TONIGHT! WOOHOO!! There will be more previews (and I have a couple as well) plus full reveals!...and challenges and games...oh my!! Here is the link to the Gina K forum for tonight, beginning at 7pm EST:

Gina K Forum

BE there or be square! LOL!

Now, here are the links for more awesome previews! You don't want to miss these, I actually saw one of them and it just blew me away!

Gina K

Thanks sooo much for stopping by! I cannot tell you how fun and awesome it has been sharing these previews with you! I hope you have enjoyed them as much as I have doing them! Also, tomorrow, Gina K will be revealing more about her plans for World Card Making Day! Be sure and look for that post! You won't want to miss it...a chance to win HUNDREDS in prizes??? How could ANYbody want to miss that!!

Card Details:
Card #1
Stamps: A Year of Flowers by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! cardstock
Accessories: scallop corner punch, silkeen flower, red ribbon, koh-i-noor pencils all from Gina K Designs, black ribbon, vellum, red ink and clear embossing powder, white brads, white gel pen
Card #2
Stamps: Say it with Flowers, A Year of Flowers by Melanie Muenchinger from Gina K Designs
Papers: SU! cardstock, DP is by Making Memories
Accessories: oval nesties, white ribbon, white gel pen, white chalk ink, metallic rub paste and rhinestones from Gina K Designs

whew...I get long winded sometimes don't I??? Thanks for hanging through with me!!


Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

CAT!!!!!!!!!!!! I had to pick myself up off the floor after seeing these!!!!! OMGosh!!!!!!! I'm unworthy I tell are sooooo fabulously talented and creative!!!! That red, red rose is stunning and the butterfly is adorable! And the Black and White rose card............seriously!!!!!! A masterpiece!!!!!!

Theresa said...

WOW! Cat, I almost had to go grab my sunglasses for that first one. Talk about bright. I love it!

Your black and white card is fantastic. Great technique and I love your layout.

Melanie said...

your red rose looks so real I can SMELL it!! Heavenly!!!

using the rose with that white pencil technique which I just dciscoered too look sso cool! The SILVER paste on BLACK CS looks AWESOME!!! TFS that idea too!!

StamperSharon said...

Beautiful cards and great new set, Cathy! I especially like that black and white one (wink)!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Gorgeous! I love the hit of red and the embossed vellum. Love your technique on the blcak & white one too. That is SO frameable. Those stamps ROCK!

Jessica said...

Cathy, your cards are drop dead gorgeous! And you were rethinking them... are you crazy, lady?!?! I love your cuttlebugged vellum - have got to try that! Love your black & white card - got to try that too! I LOVE them both!

Bee said...

Lovely cards! And stunning coloring! This red rose looks like it just wants to get off the card and into a vase! :-)

mudmaven said...

These cards are totally gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration! ~chris

Nancy said...

Absolutely stunning cards! BOTH

Sharri said...

Beautiful cards!

Shi said...

Wow those roses are amazing! So life like.

Janine said...

AMAZING!!! Cat these are both gorgeous!!!

Deb said...

Wow the coloring on the first card is stunning, but I love them both!!

Carolyn King said...

They are both amazing different and yet both wonderful!

Annapurna said...

You talented gal you! That looks like a real rose sticking out of the card. Very nicely done. Sorry I am not around as much as I used to. Love all your creations.

Tamara said...

WOW!!! your cards are unbelievably gorgeous!

Jennie Harper said...

These cards are so pretty! The red rose looks real...just a phenomenal job! You ROCKED last night on the GKD forum! Great job with the designs.

Donna said...

both cards are AMAZING! esp the realness of the red rose & the white pencil technique, fabulous! TFS your stamping genius with us!

Shirley said...

Both are just gorgeous. The first one is just so realistic and lovely and the second is just so Black Magic and elegance at its best!

Shirley said...

Both are just gorgeous. The first one is just so realistic and lovely and the second is just so Black Magic and elegance at its best!

Newbie said...

BEAUTIFUL cards, both of them!! Roses, one of my favorite flowers! Your pencil technique was SUPURB! You do GEORGEOUS work. TFS!!

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