Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sneak Peek Day 3: Sweetest Blessings, Tag Lines, and Digi-Paper!

Today we have some peeks of a new illustrator, new product and new free with 3 set! This first card uses "Sweetest Blessings" by Mary Duffek. Isn't that cupcake cute? I colored it with Copics and popped it up on a dimensional. The smaller ones in the background? That's digital paper, new from Gina K Designs! (Digital paper for those of you who are unfamiliar with it, is paper you can print out, so you always have as much or little of each pattern as you need, cool stuff!)
The cupcakes are just one print you get in this great digi-pack! One thing I did to modify it though for this particular design, the cupcakes on the paper all have WHITE icing when you print it out. This means you can tint the frostings to any colors you choose to match your holiday or color scheme, here I made an assortment of pink, blue and green. I kept the shading minimal since the red solid base is already colored in for you.
I added a little Crystal Lacquer to the cherry and inked up just the word "sweet" from one of the sentiments in the set and stamped it in Black Staz-on onto my Heidi Swapp ghost shape heart. The shine of the heart looks great with the shiny cherry. (I was able to hide the glue dot I attached it with by tucking it under the scalloped punch.) Other little details like the dotted ribbon (from the Gina K Pure Luxury Holiday collection) and the dots on the green scallop layer and holes from the threading water punch along the bottom all accent that sweet delicate border on the cake. Great Mset, mary, looking forward to seing more from you! :) (Please note, although illustrated by Mary, this set will come in a Gina K tin, and priced at 18.95!)
Next up is the new Free with Three: "Tag Lines", a set of 18 greetings (which fit on the Nestie tags, shown below). One of my favorite sentiments in the set is "Doin' the happy dance!", because I say that a lot! and of course "dance" made me want to get out my zebra (or "Zack", as Cathy likes to call him!) ;) from "Jumping for Joy" to go with! (go Zack, go Zack, get higha..! LOL!)
The big balloon bouquet he brought with him was created with my "Just So Hoppy" balloon and is PIECED with more paper from the digi-pack I mentioned above! Love these warm orange and red prints. EDITED TO ADD: I used my Niji waterbursh and white craft ink to add a white highlight to the top of each pieced ballon and traced the underside of each balloon with a marker one shade darker than the paper to give it dimension, both blend so nicely inot the paper! I just couldn't stop without using all the others so the background and punched curved corners are digi-paper too! Would you like to get this new digi-paper for FREE? Gina K will be giving out a coupon code that will allow you to throw that pack into your shopping cart for free with any purchase! (but it's only good til Sunday, don't wait too long if you like to try this paper (of course you can pay for it later, it will be available for purchase) :)
BTW I had a lot of people requesting a zebra card during my blogaversary when I was coloring animals; the great thing about the zebra, he needs almost no coloring! ;) Maybe just a light gray for shadow on one side of all "his parts", and sometimes a little round circle of blush to the cheek (although I forgot it here) I love using him for a pop of black and white to punch up any other colors I'm using in my design.

Hope you enjoyed these peeks! Still a little time to get ready for the party, are you ready?? I'd love to hear who all is coming to chat with us and check out more peeks! (Teaser: I've got chocolate for those who dooooooooooo.... :)
EDITED TO ADD: I am so sorry I left on our team's sneak peek list, just realized! Gina K, Cammie, Jessica, Theresa, Kurtis, Erika, Donna, Emily, Melanie, Cindy, and our Spotlight Designer this month Mary Anderson!

29 comments:

Marilyn Hitterman said...

Thanks, Melanie, for the 'sneaks.' I love this new stamp set - what I can see of it - and how you designed your cards. Great colors, too!

Carolina said...

Adorable cupcake card and LOVE the sentiment with your adorable Zebra...put an instant smile on my face!

Casmiles said...

Oh my gosh - I'm already up to my free with three...and the digi paper coupon is cool too - what a way to check it out!!! Can't wait til tomorrow. Even had to tell the girls I couldn't go to the movies tomorrow, I had plans!!!

catdidit said...

OOOooo I LOVE your bright cupcake card, love how you colored that digi paper, too cool! And I am loving Zack! LOL! I always looked like to me he was doing the happy dance too! LOL! Awesome creations Mel, and you KNOW I'll be there! I want my chocolate, lol!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh what a cool concept with the digipaper!! I do love these Sweet Treats!! And look at the Zebra doin' a Happy Dance!!!! You know I'll be at the party with my credit card allllllll warmed up!!! LOL

melissac said...

Love the cupcake card. The digi paper looks cool -- I'm a little nervous about using it since I've never done it before! looking forward to seeing you tonight!

Nancy said...

I love your cards and the new sets. I will try to make it to the PAR-TAY! At least I hope I can, I'm up kinda late tonight/this morning.

I loooooooooove chocolate so hopefully I'll be there!

Shannon said...

Me too!!!!!!! I can't wait until tonight!!! I'm really going to need cupcakes now after seeing this set.

Great cards! I can't wait to see what you have for us tonight.

StampinCathy said...

Wow lovin all the sneak peeks. The digi paper is awesome. What program do you use for digi? I haven't done any digi YET, but I'm seeing so much of it, that I know I have to do it. LOL I'm going to try to come to the party. Thanks for some fabulous inspiring eye candy.

Kurtis said...

OH! Looky at the bright colors! Cute cards as always!! Love the orange with the zebra.

Norine said...

love the new stamp set and your cards are great as usual
Hugs
Norine

Sue D said...

The sneak peeks have been wonderful--I will be there tonight to see the full sets!

Prettier Stuff said...

I love the cupcake paper and the Zebra is too cute with those balloons. As always Great designs. I have to drop in on Gina K and check out those digi papers. Melissa

Theresa said...

Wow, Melanie, you ROCKED that new digi paper! Beautiful samples!

lakind said...

Melanie, I love your zebra card! I love zebras and the black and white paired with these bright colors is fabulous!

Amy Johnson said...

wow! Great cards! I love them both! I love that cupcake background paper, and I love the zebra card. I love how you did the balloons and the zebra brads. Great job!

Darlene L said...

Can't wait for the partee tonight. See ya there--are you bringing the cupcakes? Great samples today as usual.

Christi said...

Your cards are awesome!! I love that cupcake and that sentiment with that adorable zebra!! I'm sorry I'm going to have to miss the party tonight but I can't wait to wake up tomorrow and see all of these amazing sets!!

Tracey said...

Your cards are gorgeous as usual Melanie!! :)

mspiggy7 said...

Love your cupcake card! Actually I have enjoyed all of your sneak peeks & can't wait until tonight for the PARTY. Thanks for all your great designs.

Jennie said...

Love these two sneak peeks...what a yummy looking cupcake. Love the design and the digi paper. I also love the happy dance sentiment! It goes perfect with the zebra. I am looking forward to seeing the full sets! See you tonight at the party :o))

Anonymous said...

Love the bright colours (which I find I need in the dead of winter). I hope to be there tonight (I only made it to the last few minutes of the last one). And for chocolate I will make a little extra effort to be on time :-)
See you tonight
Catherine M

Mary said...

I love that you colored the icing on the cupcakes What a neat idea. I also love that you paper pieced one of the balloons on your second card with the new designer paper.

Mary

Carolyn King said...

adorable...that paper looks fabulous and lovin the zebra--he is such a cutie..have to pull his out again!

Jessie/knightrone said...

So totally adorable!! Love them both!!

Janet S said...

I will definitely try to pop in on the party. Can't wait to see the entire set of new stamps. Yippee!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Oh my - if "doing the Happy Dance" doesn't go precisely with your adorable little zebra! Yowza - it's too much! :)

Donna said...

I love the different colored icings on the cupcakes & the Zebra with digital paper - ADORABLE!

dianets7 said...

Great cards and great elements to add to them. Thanks for sharing!