Saturday, January 8, 2011

Just Us Girls #66 and Gina K Designs!!

Happy Saturday everyone! This is a day that the Just Us Girls design team has really been looking forward to! Pam managed to have Gina K. Designs sponsor us! We were very thrilled to have Gina as our sponsor today! If you aren't familiar with the Gina K. Designs online store, click here to be wowed! Today Pam has challenged us to, of course, use Gina K. Designs stamps, but also line an envelope with decorative paper. Gina did a fabulous video tutorial on how to accomplish this. You can see it here. Here's what I came up with. I used the Buds and Vases set, illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger. I love flowers and terracotta pots, so I had to have this set! And when I was looking for dp to pair with it, I found the perfect one I've been hoarding for just such a card. It's by Sassafrass from the Yummy Vintage collection. I colored the flowers from the set to match the dp. The fun edge on the left is actually part of the paper, so this was definitely an easy card to produce! The decorating was already done for me! And the lining for the envelope was super easy to create with Gina's video tutorial! It gives it such a finished look, don't you think?The terracotta pot and the flowers are separate stamps. I stamped and cut them out, then I colored them with copic markers. I colored the pot according to Melanie's directions here. She gave perfect instructions. In the middle of each flower, I placed a yellow pearl. The entire pot and flowers were placed onto a pretty nestie. I distressed the inside of the circle with Wild Honey distress ink and the scallops with Tea Dye distress ink. The yellow dp was also distressed with Tea Dye. The corner piece was added last to fill up some blank space that just needed something. I wanted a birthday card for my friend whose birthday is today, but the Buds and Vases set didn't have one. So I used an older set from GKD called Friendship Blooms.


The sketch is from Card Patterns. I just left off the ribbons going horizontally.

Please stop by the JUGs blog and see how the other girls have lined their envelopes and used the GKD stamp sets! Fabulous, let me tell you! And Pam is giving away a GKD stamp set to one lucky winner. You can't win unless you play (look at what happened to those people who won the Mega Millions lottery!). LOL!!

Thanks for stopping in today! Have a great weekend!

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11 comments:

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Lisa! I love the sunny colors and beautiful DP you used! Fantastic coloring, too! Buds and Vases is another winner from Melanie!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

LISA! WOW! This is Stunning! I just love how you colored the flowers to match the paper - this is just glowing and warm!! Beautiful!

Sue said...

Hi Lisa, WOW, love your bright and cheery card, with the snow and cold, it's nice to see flowers and color! Awesome coloring!

Hugs
Sue Drees

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh my gosh - I adore this - great colors - stunning pot and flowers - your coloring is fab!! This is a real WOWer. You knocked it out of the park Lisa!

Andrea M said...

Hey Lisa!!! This is GOR-JUS!!!! Your coloring is exquisite!!!! WOW! I just love that patterned paper too - how perfect is it?!?! The off set corner of DP is just wonderful as are the pearls! I love how warm and friendly this card is!!! How lucky the recipient is going to be :) This card just makes me happy :)

Kathryn B said...

This is sooo beautiful Lisa! Love your papers they look just perfect with that terracotta pot and your popped up flowers.wonderful coloring job too!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

very sweet, Lisa! I love the matching envelope!

Denise Marzec said...

Absolutely stunning!!...and I never think to decorate the inside of envelopes....I NEED to do that!

Maria Levine said...

Beautiful job! Love that image and the colors you picked! Lovely!

Anita Hovey said...

This is gorgeous card!

Dana Gustafson said...

THis card is full of sunshine and smiles Lisa! Your color sense always knocks my socks off and the playful DP border on the left is a great compliment to the flowers.

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