Monday, November 10, 2008

Sneak Peek: Up on the Rooftop...

Here's a peek today using TWO of Gina K's new holiday sets: "Seasonal Sayings", a perfect mix of sentiments in a variety of festive fonts, and "Funky Christmas"!! I loved making this card, the little curly shoes coming out the chimney are too cute and I came up with a simple way for anyone to put this image "up on the rooftop!"

Stamp and color your image. (I also went over it with my Versamarker and clear EP to emboss, give it's a nice shine and will resist my sponged ink so my image doesn't get muddied up) Notice the bottom of the chimney image is angled. Line up a piece of scratch paper diagonally with the bottom of the chimney. Place a punched circle over part of the image to mask a winter moon. Sponge blue ink in the shade of your choice (here Ballet Blue) until you have a wintery night, I like to keep some areas lighter than others to give the appearance of clouds. Remove your masks! Ta da! A snow-covered roof!

If you have the threading water punch, you can take it a step further and give your roof this quaint scalloped trim by punching along the bottom of a piece of scratch paper, then overlapping it about 1/2" over your masked roof line, keeping it parallel and sponging just a bit before removing the mask. (refer to top pic) Doesn't that give a great, fun detail and little shadow to the overhanging eave? Like a little gingerbread chalet!!

The greeting is popped up on dimensionals and the card bottom is Cuttlebugged with the Snowflake folder. I colored a few self adhesive rhinestones with my Red Cadmium Copic and added to the bottom, along with a piece of Pure Luxury Ribbon. Angling my focal point keeps it and fun and extra "funky"!
This sample uses BOTH weights of the new Gina K Designs PURE LUXURY CARDSTOCK, and I tell you, I am lovin' coloring on the 80 lb here and the fabulous finish and way my dry embossing is popping on the heavier 120 base! This cardstock is going to go FAST, I predict, so have those orders ready when the new products go live Thursday night, the 13th!
Enjoy more samples using these sets AND Rupa's from the rest of our team:
(I'll be sharing samples with the Rupa's set during the par-TAY!)
Tomorrow, peeks with MY sets, eek!!!! Thanks for stopping in! Release party on Thursday 7 PM CST, are you as excited as I am??

Reminder: Today is the last day to enter my cards for my contests, get them in before 6 PM CST tonight(Tuesday!!) for a chance to win one of my new release sets!!!

24 comments:

Theresa said...

Gorgeous!!! I love your design and that stamp is too cute! Can't wait to see more.

Gina K. said...

Melanie,
That is sooo creative! I love that tutorial! You rock!

Carolyn King said...

simply adorable. i love the slanted rooftop! Great card!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Ingenious - love the little rooftop scene you created with all your masking!!
hugs, Jami

yvonne said...

That is just TOO Cute!

Donna said...

how FUN is this?! oh my goodness -thanks for sharing!!

Marlou said...

very cute card :)

Amy Johnson said...

Oh, this is such a cute xmas card. I love the cb ef, and how the red pops against the white. Great moon idea too. TFS.

catdidit said...

OMG Mel! If this isnt the cutest thang everah! haha! I LOVE this! What a neat idea...might have to case this one! Wonderful creation Mel!

nikki said...

ohhh i love the curly shoes too! where is that stamp from?

Linsey said...

eeek!! how fun and totally cute! I think I'm gonna love this new holiday set! :) I love your card, Mel! Way adorable!!! Off to blog hop the rest of the DT's sneaks!! hugs!

Jessica said...

Your card ROCKS, Mel! Love your masking idea - thanks for showing how easy it is! Great job and welcome back!

Christina Fischer said...

Oh my gosh, Melanie -- this card is so much fun! It just made me smile! :)

Sharri said...

Melanie,

I love it! Very creative! Thanks for the tutorial!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Too flippin' CUTE, Melanie!!!

AG said...

You always have the most beautiful and creative cards! You are amazing!

Deb Wood said...

This is adorably, soooo cute!! Love it!!

Anne said...

Another incredible card that I would love to CASE even though I know my cards are never as beautiful as the originals. Thanks for continuing to share your talents with us.

Mary Dawn said...

Love LOVE LOVE!!! that stamp is amazing but how you put him on a roof, HELLO...you're always coming up with the coolest stuff

Sharon in NE said...

Adorable!!

Beverly said...

OMG!! This is to die for! Love what I have seen of this set!

Diane said...

This to way too cute! What great ideas. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Sooooooooo cute!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see more peeks!!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous Melanie!!