Thursday, February 19, 2009

(Today's the DAY!) Bold and Elegant...


Have you ever looked at Gina's picture or read her blog and thought: "I wonder what she sounds like? what she's like in person? what it would be like to stamp with her?" Well, now you can find out! After year and a half, Gina's labor of love, "Stamp TV" is finally here: a free resource available to all stampers, featuring broadcast quality video tutorials by Gina herself (along with a lot of other fun STUFF!) using, of course, Gina K designs Products! Not only will she show you how to create beautiful projects, but she'll be releasing limited edition stamp kits several times a year filled with the Gina K materials you need to complete them right along with her on the video!

My sample today uses both stamps sets included in her first Showtime Stamps Kit "Floral Frenzy" : "Bold Flowers" a big and chunky modern set, and "Elegant Flowers", classic sentiments, line art and silhouette florals. You are correct if you guessed these irises are from "Elegant Flowers", but where's the "big and chunky?" you're probably thinking?? You'll be thrilled to find "Bold Flowers" includes two 2 inch square background stamps, one being this antique crackle pattern! Is that gorgeous or what? I stamped out the irises in Memento Black on Gina K Pure Luxury layering weight Ivory CS (yes, you read that right, IVORY!!!) and colored them with Copics (blue-purple irises are my fave!) Then I stamped over them (didn't mask) with the crackle stamp in Antique Linen Distress ink.

I stamped it 4 times to cover the whole mat, the uneven lines make it a cinch to "line up", no need for a stamp positioner to get even coverage, and I love that!) Everything else you see here is included in the kit: brads, this beautiful rust patterned paper (you get an assortment of several patterned sheets in the kit plus the digital file to print as much as you want when you run out!), this thick BLACK CS, and gingham ribbon. You won't believe when you see the rest of the kits contents (because there's more!) any more than you will believe the price, it's such an incredible value, but I'll let Gina tell you about that on her blog! Please go check and see all that Stamp TV has to offer, and check out the kit, (there's even a video that shows you the contents closeup!)available only at Gina K Designs!!
You can find lots of other fabulous projects with Floral Frenzy on these dt blogs:
Joanne, Erika, Theresa, Cindy, Emily, Jessica, Kurtis, Carolyn and Donna

17 comments:

Peggy M said...

wow.. what a wonderful card. I'm looking forward to seeing so many more new items, but I have to buy this one right away.

jules p said...

I have wondered that about Gina. It is so super neat to actually hear her. Very neat.

Sharon Harnist said...

Wonderful coloring, Mel, and beautiful card -- love that crackle stamp!

Jan Castle said...

Great card...especially like the crackle background stamp!
Jan

Angie said...

I love that background! I can't wait to try this kit, it's so fun!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhh I'm lovin' it!!! Well I've already ordered my kit and will be ready to stamp!!!! LOL

Ananya Gupta said...

I just love it when new stuff is relesed. it brings with it more cards and ideas too. The crackle makes your card unique.

Sharon said...

Wowsers is all I can say!
Sharon

chelemom said...

Such a gorgeous card!!! Love the "crackle" background!

asela said...

Love it!

lisa808 said...

I love irises!

It was great to hear Gina's voice. I already ordered the downloadable digi paper.

Anita said...

Beautiful card! i love the idea of learning new techniques.

Kim Marie said...

{{THUD}}

Wow.
Kim Marie

Rose Ann said...

Exciting news...and your card is gorgeous, Melanie!!

Norine said...

this is so pretty
Hugs
Norine

Tracey said...

A gorgeous card Melanie!

Carolyn King said...

seriously STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!